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MDNR closes Trail 2 between Ramsay, Wakefield

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — A failure to create a connecting route between Ramsay and Wakefield has resulted in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources closing that part of Trail 2 for the 2023-24 snowmobile season. The...


Master of Mt. Zion

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] IRONWOOD - Mt. Zion Ski Area manager and director of Gogebic Community College's Ski Area Management program, Jim VanderSpoel, is preparing for retirement...


Michael F. Kimball

ARBOR VITAE, Wis. - Michael F. Kimball, 69, of Arbor Vitae, passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2023, with his wife of 25 years by his side. Mike was born in Ironwood, Michigan, on July 24, 1953, to... Full story


Stoked for the season

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - Skiers and snowboarders flocked to Black River Basin last weekend as Snowriver Mountain Resort opened the site on Thanksgiving Day - the...


Pallin retires from snocross racing

By JASON JUNO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Kyle Pallin laughs when he thinks about it. Ten years ago, when he was just starting his professional career, the sport of snocross with all its twis...


Evelyn June Kahila

RAMSAY, Mich. - Evelyn June Kahila, 96, a lifelong resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 20, 2022, at her home. Evelyn was born on Dec. 25, 1925, in Bessemer Township, a daughter... Full story


Area ski hills open for season

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] All area ski resorts are officially up and running. Blackjack Mountain Resort was the first to open for the season on Dec. 3, Indianhead opened the...


Raymond Joseph Baker

WAKEFIELD, Mich. - Raymond Joseph Baker, 71 of Wakefield passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. Raymond was born June 23, 1950, to Ina and... Full story


Wakefield Township opts out of Indianhead water system

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday evening to refuse an offer to take over the Indianhead Mountain water system. “My thoughts are that we don’t have a water operator,” said Supervisor...


Frank P. O'Berto

HURLEY, Wis., – Frank P. O'Berto, 88, of Iron Belt, passed away on April 10, 2021, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Hurley. Frank was born on Dec. 4, 1932, in Ironwood,... Full story


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...

 By Tom LaVenture    News    March 19, 2021

GRWA readies for Wakefield decision

RAMSAY — As the city of Wakefield prepares for a decision on assuming control of the Indianhead Water system, the board of the current operator, Gogebic Range Water Authority, sought to learn more about the option at its virtual meeting on March...


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,"...


First 'Muk Up' ski benefit offers sun, speed

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP - The first "Muk Up" ski race event had good weather and plenty of participants and fans on Saturday at Blackjack Mountain. "I hope...


$1.4 million grant sought for road to proposed casino

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD Township — A six-year-old dream of establishing a hotel and casino complex at the top of Indianhead Mountain in Wakefield Township is inching closer to reality as plans are now in the works to const... Full story


New year welcomed with torchlight parade, fireworks

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks display on Thursday at Blackjack Mountain ski resort attracted hundreds of vacationing skiers and area residents to...


Mt. Zion opens for the season

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Mt. Zion opened for the season on Monday after a brief delay due to a lack of snow. “It went pretty good actually. It went as expected,” said Jim Vanderspoel, director of Gogebic Community...


Cecil B. Powell

DULUTH, Minn. - Cecil B. Powell, age 96, of Ashland, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, Oct 19, 2020, at Essentia Health-Saint Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Cecil was born March 25, 1924, in Bryant,... Full story


Allen Eugene Porter

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. — Allen Eugene Porter, age 89, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in New Brighton. A native of the Twin Cities, he was a part-time resident of Bessemer for the past 20 years along with his late wife, Jeannine. He served on the ski... Full story


ORV/snowmobile trail gains support in Ironwood

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Parks and Recreation Committee on Monday approved a resolution to support an organization's efforts to extend the western Upper...


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


Wet weather makes for fun ride

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP - An area ski resort looking to grow by adding off-season opportunities held its Lake Superior North Country Adventure Fest this past...


Effort ends to reduce Water Authority board size

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] RAMSAY — An effort to reduce the size of the Gogebic Range Water Authority Board ended after opposition from municipality members led to removing the action from consideration at its regular meeting...


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