October 2001 News
Keweenaw Krayons artists make ornaments for national Tree of Hope
-- A stained-glass snowman with wings, a birch bark and driftwood duck, a bird cradled in a nest
-- These are just three of the ornaments made recently in Keweenaw Krayons' classes for youth and adults held at the Ramblin' Rose Arts Center in Mohawk. Designed with a winged concept in keeping with the theme of hope for the new millennium, the ornaments will hang on the 2001 United States Capitol Holiday Tree, which comes from the Ottawa National Forest.
Lakes storm causes Keweenaw power outage, high waves
LAC LA BELLE, ANN ARBOR Ė Residents of Grant and Eagle Harbor townships experienced a power outage Thursday, Oct. 25, as a result of the current high-wind conditions along the Keweenaw Peninsula. Meanwhile on Friday afternoon, Oct. 26, the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) reports that strong winds have been causing high waves, seiche conditions and possible beach erosion on the Great Lakes for more than 24 hours.
Rep. Rich Brown addresses Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District at 50th Anniversary Meeting
HANCOCK -- Michigan Rep. Rich Brown, D-Bessemer, guest speaker at the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation Districtís 50th Annual Meeting on Oct. 13, expressed his strong support for the potential state purchase of land at the Keweenaw Tip, as well as his interest in other local conservation projects seeking state and federal funding. At Finlandia Universityís Finnish-American Heritage Center in Hancock, the District celebrated 50 years of service to the Copper Country with a special dinner, progress reports and the election of two District board members.
Compromise on Gratiot River easement may increase land for public access
EAGLE RIVER -- Two men at odds over property rights for nine years decided to talk, arrived at a compromise and shook hands on a deal that could not only save a park for Keweenaw County at the
mouth of the Gratiot River but make another 503 acres and nearly 5,000 feet of Lake Superior shoreline north of the river available for public ownership and recreation.
Easement, bridge may jeopardize grants for mouth of Gratiot purchase
ALLOUEZ -- A newly proposed easement including a bridge across the Gratiot River could kill $588,000 in grants awarded to Keweenaw County for the purchase of the mouth of the Gratiot River, North Woods Conservancy (NWC) members heard on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners is expected to discuss the issue at their Ways and Means meeting at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Courthouse in Eagle River.
Legislature approves Trust Fund projects, including potential Keweenaw Tip sale
LANSING -- Governor John Engler lauded the Michigan House and Senate on Monday, Oct. 1, for swift passage of Senate Bill 291, which included appropriations totaling more than $37 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund
(MNRTF) projects statewide. Among the recommendations for 10 land acquisition projects is the potential Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Keweenaw Tip purchase of nearly 6,000 acres, including about six miles of Lake Superior shoreline.
DEQ to accept public comments on proposed Mt. Bohemia septic system
MARQUETTE -- A September 28, 2001, public notice on Black Bear's recent
groundwater discharge permit exemption application for the Mt. Bohemia Ski
Resort near Lac La Belle allows public comment to the Michigan Department
of Environmental Quality (DEQ) until October 29, 2001. Some South Shore
residents have expressed concerns about the proximity of the proposed
drainfield to Lac La Belle itself, to residents' wells and to a site where
prehistoric artifacts have been found. more
bipartisan House delegation visit New York devastation
WASHINGTON -- Members of a bipartisan House of Representatives delegation visited the site of the former World Trade Center on Oct. 1 as a fact-finding mission. However, for Rep. Bart
Stupak, D-Menominee, and other House members, the trip was a deeply emotional experience.
Nations United - Parade of Nations 2001
HANCOCK -- International students and visitors joined with Michigan Tech faculty, staff, students and local residents in the Nations United - Parade of Nations from Hancock to Houghton on Sept. 22. This year, instead of marching in separate groups, identified by a flag and a sign, people from various nations marched together in unity. The change was made after the tragic terrorist attack of Sept. 11. more
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