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4-H accepting scholarship applications

The 4-H program for Houghton and Keweenaw Counties is offering its annual $500 scholarship again, and now soliciting applications. There are some restrictions on who can submit for the award. The person must have been part of 4-H for at least three years and still live in the area. The …

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Weight restrictions begin next Tuesday

Logging trucks and tractor trailers will be a bit lighter next week as spring weight restrictions are implemented in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. Maximum loads are reduced to 65% of normal legal capacity and weigh stations will be operating seven days a week until the curbs are lifted. …

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Grant Township Putting Together Survey for Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Grant  Township is looking into helping residents dispose of hazardous household waste. At their previous regular meeting they township was approached about beginning a disposal program so the community can dispose of items like used motor oil, old house paint, and other hazardous materials that tend to pile up over …

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Calumet JROTC earns recognition

At Tuesday’s Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Board of Education meeting, the group recognized the high school’s JROTC. Major Michael Farley and First Sergeant Mark Powell lead one of the oldest battalions in the nation. The goal of the program is to prepare students for college through physical fitness, academic success, and a focus …

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CopperDog seeks to thank volunteers

It takes over 100 people to help make CopperDog a success, and race organizers are trying to give thanks to all those who braved ice, wind, and freezing rain to ensure this year’s event was one for the history books. Krissy Kovachich says that a celebration has been planned for …

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Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce announces Bridgefest 2022

Bridgefest 2022 is a go, with Keweenaw Chevrolet as the title sponsor. The announcement was made Monday via press release from the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce. The Copper Country staple will once again take place over Fathers Day weekend and include traditional favorites like the parade and fireworks over the …

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Lake Linden ATV trail needs extensive work

The Keweenaw ATV Club presented on the repairs needed along the Lake Linden motorized trail Monday night, and they are extensive. Funding for the work is part of the Department of Natural Resources budget for the current fiscal year and the hope is that crews can begin by midsummer. Bids …

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Great Bear Chase brings significant economic benefits to area

You would be excused for not recognizing most of the faces at the Great Bear Chase this Saturday. Organizer Angela Luskin from UP Health System-Portage says about four in five of the competitors come from out of town. The unique thing about The Great Bear Chase, 80 percent of those …

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Library looking for new board members

The Portage Lake District Library’s Board of Trustees will have three openings soon. The vacancies must be filled by two residents of the City of Houghton and one from Portage Township. To submit an application, those interested should turn in the required paperwork to their respective municipal clerk. Documents can …

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The Experience of Volunteering with CopperDog 150

Volunteers heard many thank you’s all weekend, from mushers as they passed by with their teams. This year was a success for both those that won their race and those who safely guided teams at road crossings. Getting involved with CopperDog can become a yearly activity for some of the …

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