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The Portage Health Foundation Recognizes Good Deeds in the Copper Country

The Portage Health Foundation enjoys recognizing the amazing work done by volunteers throughout the Copper Country. The foundation is introducing a new recognition program, Do Good in the Copper Country. The program plans to feature a volunteer from any organization in the region, each month. Portage Health Foundation knows that …

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Houghton Council Introduces Parking Ordinance Change

At a low-key Houghton City Council meeting last night, councilors voted to advance a slight change to the parking enforcement code. The adjustment will allow the council to confirm future parking fee changes as a resolution, instead of as a full ordinance. Officials anticipate that will allow more flexibility as …

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Houghton City Searches for New Board Members

The City of Houghton is looking for a couple of new board members. One person is needed for the Board of Review. The candidate must be an elector of the city, and an owner of property assessed for taxes in the city. The Board of Review meets in March, July …

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Houghton US-41 Detour Will Stay In Place

The current detour around the Michigan Department of Transportation US-41 project in Houghton will stay in place well into the fall. Officials had hoped to revise the detour midway through the project. However, excavation for rebuilding underground utilities has been more extensive than anticipated, and that has caused a revision …

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U.P. Firefighters Tourney Opens Today

Firefighters from across the Upper Peninsula are gathering in the Copper Country for this year’s Volunteer Firefighters Tournament. The 127th edition of the tourney is being hosted by the Calumet Township Fire Department. Activities begin with a fire chiefs meeting this morning, and a firefighters association meeting this afternoon. Both …

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MTU Alum Donates Boat

Michigan Tech has a new boat.  MTU Image The 47-foot catamaran is now moored at the Great Lakes Research Center.  It was donated by alumnus Gary Hagstrom, a member of the class of 1972, who spent 35 years as an engineer and project manager for Chevron. Previously known as Crackerjack, …

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“Movies On The Green” Start Tonight

The city of Hancock’s “Movies on the Green” series begins tonight.  Over the next seven Thursdays, family films will be screened outdoors at Quincy Green. Showings will begin at dusk, which means start times will become earlier as summer wanes. Tonight’s feature is Encanto, and should start around 9:30. There …

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License Plate Recreation Passports Fund New Additions at the Hancock Campground

Hancock’s campground has a new bathhouse, thanks to Michigan’s recreation passport program. Michigan’s recreation passport funds are obtained from Michigan residents when they purchase their vehicle license plate tabs each year. The purchase of a recreation passport for your car provides access to many state parks, recreation areas, state forests, …

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Recycle Used Razor Blades at Hancock City Hall

Used and loose razor blades are common hazards throughout household bathrooms. And the difficult part is getting rid of used shaving blades safely. MTU’s Sustainability Demonstration House has set up a recycling box for old and used razor blades, at the Hancock city hall. The recycling program will also accept …

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Calumet Village Council Hears Theatre Energy Report; Appoints Interim Clerk

Drafty windows and doors, an out-of-commission steam boiler, and an energy-inefficient roof. Those are among the reasons the Calumet Theatre and village office complex are losing heat each winter. The energy study conducted by U.P. Engineers and Architects was presented to the Calumet village council last night.  The report did …

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