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Ski season wraps up on Gogebic Range

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] Another year of skiing has largely come to an end as some of the local ski hills that were still open wrapped up operations this past weekend. Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s website showed the ski hi...


Whitecap ends skiing season; three other hills still open

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] Given scarce snow all season and a current warming trend, the skiing season is now closed for Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wis. "This is the last day,"...


Resorts count blessings with cold snap

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Area ski hills are calling the recent extreme cold snap both a blessing and the third leg of a perfect storm of a crazy season. The business...


Theodore 'Teddy' A. Finco Sr.

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Theodore "Teddy" A. Finco Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, with his family... Full story


County board hears tourism report

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — A state program can help cities and counties learn to use visitor first impressions to help identify assets and realize potential, according to a tourism specialist who spoke to the Gogebic... Full story


Rose Marie Hakari

HURLEY, Wis. — Rose Marie Hakari, 84, of Ironwood, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley, where she resided for three years. Rose Marie was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Brentwood Township, daughter of... Full story


Resorts optimistic for regional skiing

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area ski resort managers are optimistic that more regional skiers will stay closer to home this season and help boost the struggling... Full story


Arlene M. Gierl

BESSEMER, Mich. - Arlene Gierl, 87, of Bessemer, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Arlene was born on Sept. 6, 1932, in York, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Calvin and Elnora Mills. In 1950,... Full story


Antonio 'Tony' U. Paterno

BESSEMER, Mich. - Antonio "Tony" U. Paterno, 72, of 1305 W. Lead St. Bessemer, passed away in his home after succumbing to a courageous battle against cancer. Tony was born Jan. 30, 1948, in Asiago,... Full story


Carol Jean (Thomas) Cocking

BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Carol Jean (Thomas) Cocking, 72, of Bessemer Township, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. She was born on April 5, 1947, in... Full story


Skiing season closes early amidst coronavirus warnings

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] The skiing season ended this past weekend on a busy note, despite recent warnings of coronavirus and various health mandates from state and national officials....


11th annual Sisu Ski Fest kicks off

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The 11th Sisu Ski Fest promises to be the biggest ever but it won't lose it's small-town charm, according to organizers. There are 750 racers... Full story


Gogebic Range rings in 2020

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - The fireworks were vivid under star-filled skies and snow covered ski hills and the sounds crackled sharply in the cold air to give...


Skiers enjoy warm Sunday at Indianhead Mountain

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Temperatures near 40 degrees brought steady traffic to the slopes at Big Snow Resort's Indianhead location on Sunday. The impending New Year's holid...


Families come together for festivities, fun

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - Christmas is a time when many friends and families gather from near and far, with many returning home for a visit. Traditions often arise -...


Appleton couple enjoys life on slopes

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — When winter arrives Fran Frye and Mark Stoeger leave Appleton, Wisconsin for the slopes of the Upper Peninsula. The two rent a...


Gogebic Range winter sports season under way

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] ERWIN TOWNSHIP - This week's storms brought enough snow to the Gogebic Range that local winter sport enthusiasts were able to get out and enjoy some of...


Copper Peak gala attracts support

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER - A 50th anniversary celebration of Ironwood's Copper Peak ski-flying hill was well-received on Saturday evening, with about 125 people enjoying the...


Wolverine Ski Trails to host winter triathlon

IRONWOOD - Wolverine Ski Trails will host the Mountains of the Midwest winter triathlon on Saturday, March 2. The race will include a 6k skate or classic cross-country ski, 8k fat tire bike ride and...


State politicians hear concerns from Range residents

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - The two men representing Gogebic County in the Michigan legislature were in town Friday visiting with local officials and holding a public...


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