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OSC hosts shooting camp

OSC hosts shooting camp

by Chris Ford Although school is out for the summer, eight area youth spent a week back in school, so to speak. The group participated in the June 13-17 Junior… Read more »

Great Trout Fest! Crowd enjoys perfect day

Great Trout Fest! Crowd enjoys perfect day

by Barry Drue The 11th annual Lake Trout Festival brought smiles to hundreds at the L’Anse Waterfront on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Just how many hundreds is up for debate,… Read more »

Lake Trout Festival Saturday in L’Anse

Lake Trout Festival Saturday in L’Anse

by Barry Drue L’Anse waterfront will be hopping Saturday, June 11, 2016 for the 11th Lake Trout Festival. Activities, entertainment and more than 40 food and craft vendors will fill… Read more »

Pressure on fisheries raising tension; KBNRD focus on stocking, assessment and education; Agencies coordinating to manage Superior fishery

Pressure on fisheries raising tension; KBNRD focus on stocking, assessment and education; Agencies coordinating to manage Superior fishery

by Barry Drue Keweenaw Bay Natural Resources Department (KBNRD) wants people to know more about its management and support of Lake Superior and inland water fisheries. KBIC licenses between 15 and 20 commercial fishers, mostly using small boats and hand-pulling… Read more »

Ford Center and Forest branching out

Ford Center and Forest branching out

by Nancy Besonen The Ford Center and Forest (FCF) in Alberta is branching out, in a big way. “We’re repositioning this into a regional outdoor and environmental education center,” said Ken Vrana, Director of… Read more »

Citizens, Walsh debate Warden emissions, dust –LWEC CEO updates county board on biomass plant

Citizens, Walsh debate Warden emissions, dust –LWEC CEO updates county board on biomass plant

by Nancy Besonen The L’Anse Warden Electric Plant generated heat at the April 12, 2016, Baraga County Board meeting when the public and CEO Steven Walsh squared off on plant operations and emissions. Warden is out of… Read more »

Apply for 120 wind turbines

Apply for 120 wind turbines

by Barry Drue An unknown entity has applied to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permits to build 120 giant wind energy turbines across rugged and remote wild country from the Mt. Arvon area to Eagle Mine… Read more »

DEQ-Warden compliance negotiations continue–CEO Walsh expresses anger over environmental challengers

DEQ-Warden compliance negotiations continue–CEO Walsh expresses anger over environmental challengers

  by Barry Drue and Chris Ford Negotiations continue between the Department of Environmental Quality and officials with the L’Anse Warden Electric Company (LWEC) to bring the biomass generator back into permit compliance. DEQ Senior Environmental Quality Analyst Ed Lancaster… Read more »

UPEC, KBIC ‘Celebrate the UP’

UPEC, KBIC ‘Celebrate the UP’

by Barry Drue The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition celebrated the UP and the grassroots group’s 40th year with a day and a half of special events and an annual meeting. The group was hosted by Keweenaw Bay Indian… Read more »

Turunen will get his day in court; Judge sides with farmer in motion hearings

Turunen will get his day in court; Judge sides with farmer in motion hearings

by Barry Drue “Now we’ll get our day in court. . .” Bellaire Road pig farmer Roger Turunen said after two hours of testimony in Baraga County Circuit Court on Friday, March 4, 2016. Circuit Judge Charles Goodman… Read more »

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