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Gogebic-Iron County Airport awarded grant money

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Gogebic-Iron County Airport manager Michael Harma said the airport was recently awarded $159,000 through the new bipartisan infrastructure...

 

Wakefield to replace master water meter

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield plans to replace the master water meter that supplies the Gogebic Range Water Authority after learning that it is failing to calibrate correctly. The city is the primary...

 

Kids learn to ski ahead of Sisu

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - Ironwood's Depot Park was transformed into a cross country ski trail on Friday for the annual Depot Dash. Held in conjunction with the Sisu Ski Fest, the event offers area children a free cross...

 

Sisu races into Downtown City Square

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - For the first time in the history of the Sisu Ski Fest, racers took off from ABR Trails in Erwin Township and headed for the finish line in...

 

High COVID-19 transmission continues in 2022

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HOUGHTON — There is still no end in sight for the coronavirus pandemic in 2022 as COVID-19 case rates have more than doubled in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties since the last u...

 

Snowmobiles temporarily use part of Mercer bike path

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer board of supervisors discussed the recent use of the town’s bike path by snowmobiles at its regular meeting on Thursday. Mercer Area Sno-goers snowmobile club...

 

Wakefield eyes first responder training grant

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield is in the process of writing a grant to apply for funding for training and recruitment of first responders, according to city manager Robert Brown. “We are going to...

 

Iron County Public Health to hold exercise programs for seniors

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County Public Health will hold Strong Bodies exercise programs for midlife and older people at three locations in Iron and Gogebic counties starting on Tuesday. Program Assistant Sue...

 

Iron County officials submit paperwork for spring election

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] On April 5, Iron County residents will elect candidates to the Hurley City Council, Mercer Board of Supervisors and Montreal Common Council, as well as to the Iron County Board of Supervisors and the...

 

Lake effect snow blankets region

by CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — It appears Mother Nature heard the pleas of area ski resorts and enthusiasts crying out for snow and made many area children happy to boot. On Tuesday night, between 4 and 5 inches of snow fell...

 

Sisu Ski Fest ready for big weekend

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Sisu Ski Fest is gearing up for a weekend full of activities, including sponsoring First Friday events, the races on Saturday, and a fat tire bike event on Sunday. “We are returning to a...

 

Powerball jackpot worth over half a billion

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - With tonight's Powerball jackpot at an estimated $575 million, many are eager to try their hand in an effort to start the new year richer than...

 

First weekend of Snowmobile Olympus features vintage races

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Despite arctic temperatures on Saturday, many racers and enthusiasts came out to attend the first day of the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus at the...

 

Hurley looks to build trail to school

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley School District is looking into building a trail along Range View Drive and Tenth Avenue into town to provide children with a safe path to walk or bike to and from school. The proposed...

 

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...

 

Salvation Army raises money to help community

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Salvation Army didn’t fare as well this holiday season as it has in previous years. Locally, the 2021 Red Kettle Campaign brought in $25,000, which is 50% of its 2020 earnings. The...

 

Wakefield eyes water projects

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield is moving forward with Phase 1 of its water system improvement project. The city council gave permission for U.P. Engineers and Architects of Houghton to continue with...

 

Road construction projects continue

Editor's note: The Daily Globe is counting down the Gogebic Range's top five stories of 2021 each day through Friday, New Year's Eve. We continue today with the No. 2 story of the year: Major road...

 

Mt. Zion to open today

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — After a couple of miss starts, the Mt. Zion Ski Area plans to open today. The hill was originally scheduled to open on Dec. 19, but the opening was postponed twice due to a lack of snow. Jim...

 

Bessemer to apply for two trailhead grants

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER — The city of Bessemer will be applying for two grants to help cover the cost of a new trailhead for the Iron Belle Trail behind City Hall. City Manager Charly Loper told the city’s Recreation...

 

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