Archives for July 2018

Heartwood Forest For Sale

Heartwood Forest Parcels up for sale…

That was the decison by the Marquette City Council last night. The heartwood forest is land the city owns near Marquette Mountain. And, city officials have agreed to sell one parcel to the owners of Rippling River Campground for $153,000. Four other parcels will be sold to a devloper for $573,000 to build residental homes. The city is working with groups to avoid interfering with trails in the area. A portion of the land will be set aside as a conservation easement.

Crash Sends One To The Hospital

A four car crash sends one to the hospital…

Police responding to the intersection of US-41 near the Teal Lake Ave., say the driver of a red Volkswagen Jetta travelling west on US-41, failed to brake for a maroon Pontiac G6 that was stopped in the left turn lane, which caused the vehicle to be pushed forward and rear-end a white Chevy Express Van, with six kids inside. Both of those vehicles were pushed left of center and then side swiped by another vehicle. One person was injured in the crash.

Five Rescued After Two Planes Crash

The U.S. Coast Guard says five people have been rescued after two planes crashed on an island in northern Lake Michigan…

The five were rescued from North Fox Island by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from the Traverse City Coast Guard Air Station. A plane that was landing collided with one that was already on the ground on Sunday. Three people had minor injuries, and the other two were not hurt.

Gas Prices On The Rise Again

Michigan’s average gas price is up eleven-cents a gallon from a week ago.

Triple-A Michigan puts the average at exactly three-dollars per gallon, about 52-cents more than this time last year. The auto club says the price jump is the highest increase in the nation over the past seven days, and Michigan’s average is the 13th highest in the country. Prices are hovering in the 2.89 a gallon range in the UP.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge Auctioned Off

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was successfully auctioned off Thursday…

The price tag — $1,292,500. The county originally asked for $1.5 million to repay debts owed to the state and federal government on the property. After six months with no buyer, they decided to auction off the lodge. John Lamb of 4Lambs Property placed the final bid. Lamb plans to keep the lodge open year-round.

Bill Schuette, Gretchen WhitmerLeaders For Gubernatorial Nominations

A new poll finds there are clear leaders in the race for both the Democratic Party and Republican Party nomination for governor.

The poll shows Gretchen Whitmer has a commanding lead on the Democratic side while Bill Schuette also has a decisive lead among Republicans. As of yesterday, Whitmer would get 49 percent of the vote with Ann-Arbor area businessman Shri Thanedar getting 22 percent. Schuette would collect 42 percent of the Republican primary vote with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley getting 24 percent.

Second State Disaster Declared For Houghton County

Second State Disaster Declared In The UP…

A second state of disaster has been declared for Houghton County in the Upper Peninsula. Governor Snyder issued the declaration due to heavy rains and widespread flooding on July 12th while the county was still recovering from the same issues from June. A local state of emergency was declared by Houghton County officials on July 13th.

Clean-up Of Menominee River Continues

Cleanup is making a dent on river issues in the UP….

Officials say progress is being made on cleaning up a river section in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that was contaminated during years of industrial use. Pollution from shipbuilding, paper manufacturing, wastewater treatment and other sources led to the designation of the lower three miles of the Menominee River as an “area of concern” more than 30 years ago. Government agencies have worked with local communities to remove contaminants from the river.

Woman’s Body Found In Field ID’d

The Ishpeming Police Department has identified the woman found in a field near the Ishpeming football field last week.

Police say the body of 26-year-old Kayla Jean Gilstorff of Ishpeming was found last Friday by a mountain biker. The cause and manner of Gilstorff’s death are still under investigation. An autopsy was performed Monday morning at UP Health Systems-Marquette. Police say they are awaiting lab results from UPHS-Marquette and results of evidence processed by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.

Two headed To Trap Shooting Championship

Two state champions in the sport of trap shooting will be heading to a national competition this weekend.

Justin Cobb and his sister Jillian, of Escanaba, began shooting at an early age and have grown up around the sport, and family says their naturals.
Justin has gone to state and national competitions before but this is his sister’s first year competing at either level. The pair will be competing in the National Championships in Sparta, Illinois this weekend.