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Guest author Kenneth Thiemann of Hancock holds a B.S. degree in Geology and
Natural Resources from the University of Michigan. He recently completed a B.S.
in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University as well.
Ken says he enjoys skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities --
including hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and running. In his free
time he also plays the guitar.
Originally from downstate Michigan, Ken has lived and worked In Colorado,
Wyoming, Utah, California, Virginia and Michigan.
"I ended up here after living in the South," Ken says. "I
wanted to come as far north as possible and get an engineering degree with
Committee Promotes "Greener" Michigan Tech
HOUGHTON -- The "greening" of the Michigan Technological University campus is underway, thanks to the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC), established by MTU President Curt Tompkins in response to a student proposal. Guest columnist Kenneth Thiemann describes the group's campus recycling program and plans for other environmental initiatives such as campus energy efficiency, green building design and transportation alternatives.
Houghton to host first Spring Art & Music Festival May 4
-- Houghton welcomes the first annual Spring Art and Music Festival from 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Featuring a variety of music by eight local and
guest bands, as well as artists' and organizations' booths, the festival will be
held along the waterfront and in the UPPCo parking area. In case of inclement
weather, activities will be moved to the Dee Ice Arena. more
skier questions Bohemia development
HOUGHTON -- Guest columnist Kenneth Thiemann -- skier, snowboarder and Michigan
Tech graduate in environmental engineering -- questions the Mt. Bohemia
development because of potential pollution of Lac La Belle and Lake Superior
from the septic system recently built for the ski hill. Thiemann asks concerned
Keweenaw residents to contact the Department of Environmental Quality by the deadline
of Feb. 6 to comment on Black Bear's antidegradation statement, required for
their wastewater discharge permit. more
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