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Houghton-Portage Township Schools Approves Ski and Swim Co-Op

Skiers and swimmers from 6 schools in the area are joining forces for a co op in both sports. Houghton Portage Township Schools approved the co op between themselves, Hancock, Jeffers, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Chassell and Dollar Bay for high school skiing and swimming. Additionally, with the school year wrapping up …

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WUPHD, Keweenaw Waters Resort Awaiting Approval from EGLE, MDHHS Before Construction Begins

Progress on the Keweenaw Waters Resort has stalled, due to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services and EGLE careful consideration. The health department spoke yesterday with MDHHS and EGLE to get a status update on the campground’s site approval. Both departments have concerns with lack of knowledge of …

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Hancock Planning Council Advances Business Park

The new Hancock Business and Technology park took another step forward last night. The city’s planning commission approved the final draft of the park ordinance last night, and forwarded it to the city council. The park will be built on a 40-acre parcel behind Hancock High School. Most of the …

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L’Anse Marina Plans Delayed; Spring Cleanup Set

The upgrade of the L’Anse village marina will proceed more slowly than planned. At last night’s council meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave said one of the state officials overseeing the project recently died, and the transfer of the project to another official will cause a delay. Construction on the new …

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Green Acres Rd. Traffic Light Work Starts Today

The Michigan Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin maintenance work on the traffic signal at the intersection of M-26 and Green Acres Road today. Crews will upgrade the signal control systems and traffic detection cameras. The work may require intermittent brief lane closures and signal interruptions. If all goes …

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Bergman Flips Gubernatorial Endorsement

First District U.S. Representative Jack Bergman has changed his endorsement in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Bergman had initially supported former Detroit Police Chief James Craig. Craig was the early front-runner, but his campaign hasn’t gained traction, and has suffered from some high-level staff turnover. Bergman now says …

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Salmi Addresses Houghton Parking Deck Demo Cost

Houghton city voters will go to the polls a week from today to select a new council member. Mike Salmi, Robyn Johnson and Craig Waddell are on the ballot, and all appeared on Copper Country Today this past Sunday. With a bill for more than a million dollars coming up …

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Boyne Mountain Concedes Longest 2022 Season to Mount Bohemia

Boyne Mountain gave up last week, making Mount Bohemia the last standing ski resort open in the state. Boyne shut down their artificial snow operations as temperatures in Michigan’s lower peninsula move into springtime. Driven by a solid winter of natural snow, over 300 inches in Keweenaw County, Mount Bohemia …

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Underwater and Shoreline Archeology Presentation at GLRC Tomorrow

State Maritime Archaeologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wayne Lusardi, will present “Aviation Maritime Archaeology in Michigan” at 10 am tomorrow. The talk will highlight research opportunities to study underwater and shoreline archaeology and natural systems. Balloons, biplanes, helicopters, fixed wing monoplanes, jet aircraft, even rockets and satellites, …

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More Lift Bridge Closures Planned

Maintenance work will require more early morning traffic delays on the Houghton-Hancock Bridge this week. Contractors will be closing the bridge multiple times between tomorrow morning and Friday morning. Closings will range from 25 to 40 minutes each. No more than four closures are planned for any one morning. Traffic …

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