Home / News (page 58)

News

Gasoline and energy costs surge again

Consumers bludgeoned by soaring prices at the pump and heating costs are about to get socked again. Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine has sent energy commodities soaring. Brent oil is at $98 per barrel and gasoline futures are nearing $2.80. Once you add in transportation costs, profit margin, and taxes …

Read More »

Great Bear Chase registration cost increases soon

For those interested in participating in this year’s Great Bear Chase cross country ski race, there are a couple of trends to be aware of. Each race has a cap on the size of the field and some of the offerings fill up faster than others. The 50 km classic, …

Read More »

Trail 3 near Copper Harbor “ride at your own risk”

Brockway Mountain will be best viewed from afar for the next 24 hours or so. The Keweenaw Snowmobile Club will not be grooming a portion of Trail 3 until midday Wednesday at the earliest due to the winter storm. The portion of the trail that hugs US-41 will be maintained …

Read More »

Copper Dog registration due this week

Mushers for this year’s Copper Dog need to register by Sunday, February 27th. Entrance fees start at $125. The races are the following weekend, with the 150 mile event beginning in Calumet on Friday, March 4th. There are three different distances in which mushers can enroll; the 150, 80, and …

Read More »

Presidents Day holiday affects school board meetings

Houghton, Hancock, and Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School Districts typically hold a monthly Board of Education session on the same night. All three use the third Monday except for rare occasions when holidays throw a wrench into the calendar. February, and Presidents Day, is just one such time.  Houghton-Portage Township Board …

Read More »

Copper Island Academy considering high school

Copper Island Academy Principal Steve Aho was a guest on Copper Country Today this week. The school is beginning its open enrollment period for the 2022-23 academic term. Aho says that the first year has been a success, characterized by energy and enthusiasm that comes with starting something new. The …

Read More »

Calumet Theatre raffle tickets available throughout area

The Calumet Theatre Company has finalized the details of its annual raffle. This year’s format is a 50/50 drawing scheduled to take place on December 10th. There are two options for ticket purchases, one for $25 or five for $100. This year’s raffle is being chaired by Jacob Mihelich. In …

Read More »

Winter weather snarls most likely will continue

Howling winds caused problems across the region over President’s Day weekend. Athletic events were canceled beginning Friday night in some cases. Blizzard conditions kicked up along the immediate Lake Superior shoreline, closing M-28 between Chocolay Township and Munising. High profile vehicles were barred from crossing the Mackinac Bridge all day …

Read More »

Alice in Yooperland Preformance in Ontonagon this Weekend

Tonight throughout the weekend, in the sleepy town of Ontonagon the harbor town players will wake up in a strange land. The players are putting on their show, Alice in Yooperland, an Alice in Wonderland parody for the Upper Peninsula. Leo Siren’s production will follow Alice’s encounters with the interesting …

Read More »

Houghton County Sheriff Launched a New Website Recently

Police departments, sheriffs, state police and communities all benefit when communication is more responsive and transparent. Houghton County Sheriff Joshua Saaranen posted to the department’s facebook page a link to the sheriff’s new website. The new website’s purpose is to bring the Houghton County Sheriff into the 21st century. As …

Read More »