-- January News
December 2001 News
Copper Country Peace Alliance to hold third Walking Vigil
HOUGHTON -- The Copper Country Peace Alliance will sponsor a third Walking Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence on Saturday, Dec. 22. Anyone wishing to join the walk is asked to meet at the Motherlode
café in Houghton at 11:30 a.m. During the second walk, on Dec. 15, about 36 participants walked from Houghton to Hancock and back, carrying signs asking for peace in the world.
Sheriff's toy drive to aid Keweenaw families
EAGLE RIVER -- Keweenaw County Sheriff Ron Lahti says local donations to his
"No Kid Without a Toy for Christmas" drive will all go to help
Keweenaw County families. While his office has already collected "quite a
pile" of toys, including five bicycles and several pairs of snowshoes, the
drive will continue through Friday, Dec. 21. Donors may still drop off toys at
the Sheriff's Department in Eagle River or at Slim's Café
in Mohawk. The Houghton County Sheriff's Office is also participating in the toy
Black Bear awaits DEQ septic permit
MARQUETTE -- Black Bear, Inc., is waiting for final approval of a Part 31 Wastewater
Discharge Exemption for the sewer and drainfield septic system constructed
recently for the Mt. Bohemia Ski Resort near Lac La Belle. The Waste Management Division of
the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) had earlier expected to
issue the permit in November, but the DEQ Surface Water Quality Division staff
-- who did baseline water testing of Lac La Belle last summer -- requested more information that has delayed the permit.
In addition, DEQ Land and Water Management staff recently inspected a wetland to
the west of the drainfield in response to residents' concerns. more
Copper Country Peace Alliance leads Walking Vigil
HOUGHTON -- Copper Country Peace Alliance members led a Walking Vigil for Peace and Nonviolence from Houghton to Hancock and back on Saturday, Dec. 8, to express their view that violence, such as military intervention in Afghanistan, can only beget violence. The group also passed out leaflets with their response to the events of September 11th and global
terrorism -- including proposed actions they believe should be taken by the United States government and U.S. citizens.
Senate defeats amendment to allow Arctic Refuge drilling
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Since the Senate's Dec. 3 defeat of the amendment to allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge, a spokesperson for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) says now is
the time for senators to write a clean energy plan putting conservation first --
beginning with improvements to car and truck fuel economy standards. See the NWF
Web site for more
See also the Dec. 4 Washington
Post article concerning this Senate debate.
to vote today on amendment to allow Arctic Refuge drilling
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Monday, December 3rd, at 5 p.m. Eastern
time, the United States Senate is scheduled to vote on whether to allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Federation
(NWF) is asking citizens to take action to save the Arctic Refuge by contacting their senators today. See the
NWF Web site for more information and means to contact Michigan Senators.
County expects to close on Gratiot River purchase by Dec. 15
AHMEEK -- Keweenaw County is likely to close on the purchase of 100 acres, 4,000 feet of Lake Superior shore and 3,000 feet of the Gratiot River,
from International Paper/Lake Superior Land Company by December 15, 2001, at the
latest. The closing could occur before the county decides whether or not to
accept federal funding to match the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant
that is to fund 75 percent ($441,000) of the $588,000 purchase. more
-- January News
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