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Convicted felons must be given an honest chance to work

February 2, 2014 Those convicted of felonies often face difficulties finding work after being released from prison. The unfortunate result is that many return to a life of crime. more »»

New phone scam in area seeks to bilk residents

February 1, 2014 Regrettably, we find it necessary to once again use this space to issue an alert to local residents about a telephone scam that is apparently working in our are. more »»

Recent frigid weather helps this weekend’s event

January 31, 2014 We Yoopers are a resilient lot. We go about our business, even as the snow piles up, even in incredibly cold weather. more »»

Trail town title puts city on national hiking map

January 30, 2014 The Marquette area has made great strides in recent years to develop and maintain the many trails that criss-cross the area. more »»

Child sex crime bill appropriate change in state statute

January 29, 2014 We support action taken by the Michigan House of Representatives, which voted recently to increase the penalties for soliciting sex from a minor. more »»

Noque overcomes cold, delivers much fun, surprises

January 28, 2014 It’s important for us to recognize successful events that draw visitors to our community. This past weekend’s Noquemanon Ski Marathon is one such event worthy of praise. more »»

City long-range arts, culture planning a wise move

January 27, 2014 The city of Marquette is once again examining its Arts and Culture Master Plan, hoping to incorporate new ideas and new events by collaborating with more groups and forming long-lasting partnership. more »»

County, Ishpeming working together on grant application

January 26, 2014 Marquette County is currently working to help facilitate a Community Development Block Grant application for the city of Ishpeming. more »»

Women’s hall of fame nominations open until March 21

January 25, 2014 We’d like call readers attention to the fact that nominations are being accepted for the 2014 class of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. more »»

Noque watching a great way to spend weekend

January 24, 2014 Welcome to all participants in the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. It’s one of the best events that takes place all year in the Marquette area. more »»

Heavy snow makes snowmobile safety tip review a good idea

January 23, 2014 The abundance of snow the region has received this winter has certainly been well received by those who enjoy snowsports, including snowmobile enthusiast who are enjoying some of the best trail... more »»

Griffith a good choice to receive Rydholm award

January 22, 2014 We wholeheartedly approve of the selection Gail Griffith as the recipient of the Fred Rydholm Sisu Award, recently given out for the first time by Save the Wild U.P. more »»

Winter a great time to get out and enjoy recreation

January 21, 2014 The Upper Peninsula has its own sports and fun that beckon, when winter grips the region. more »»

Snyder speech should have had greater substance

January 20, 2014 As we listened to Gov. Rick Snyder deliver his fourth State of the State address Thursday, we heard a lot of wonderful things about Michigan. more »»

Improved Sawyer traffic totals a positive for area

January 19, 2014 Marquette County officials reported this past week the number of passengers flying into and out of Sawyer International Airport has continued its skyward trend over the past several months to reach... more »»

We must make it easier for Michigan to vote absentee

January 19, 2014 Voter turnout in Michigan's last presidential election was 63 percent, better than the national average of about 57 percent, but far below turnout in Georgia, at 72 percent, or Maryland, 74 percent. more »»

Residents warned about reported email scam

January 18, 2014 We’d like to pass along a warning about a potential scam involving email that apparently has hit some other states. more »»

Special Olympics will focus attention on athletes, gifts

January 17, 2014 In just a few weeks, athletes from around the globe will gather in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics, drawing the rapt attention of billions of television viewers around the world. more »»

NTN trailhead effort is gaining momentum

January 16, 2014 It’s no secret that the Marquette area has become a bicycling mecca for trail riders, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Noquemanon Trail Network. more »»

Great Lakes worth protecting in compromise budget

January 15, 2014 It appears likely that funding will be restored to an environmental spending bill that has enjoyed bi-partisan support since President George Bush initially backed it. more »»

 
 

 

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