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Hillclimb, uphill drags top Snowmo-Fest in Caspian
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:47 AM

Lots of snow makes for great trails across the Iron Range. Many heading to the Snowmo-Fest in Caspian will be arriving by trails this weekend. According to the Iron Range Trail Club, all the groomers have been out on the entire trail system and are on a regular grooming schedule. All of the trails are in the best condition the area has seen in a few years, with conditions improving each day.
CASPIAN—Come and cheer on the racers and watch the thrills and spills during the first Caspian Snowmo-Fest.
The Snowmo-Fest will feature the third annual Mid America Championship Hillclimb (MACH) on Saturday, Feb. 15, and the Iron River Country Club Uphill Drags on Sunday, Feb. 16. Both events are hosted and sanctioned by the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers, commonly known as the MASTERS Racing Circuit.

Enjoy Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:46 AM

A large pike was caught ice fishing recently at Michigamme Reservoir. (See article in this week's Reporter by Bill ziegler)
IRON COUNTY— The DNR invites everyone to take advantage of the upcoming annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16. On those two days, residents and non-residents can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

DNR Fisheries Division’s annual report highlights 2013 accomplishments and activities
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:46 AM

LANSING— A report highlighting the various activities of the DNR Fisheries Division during Fiscal Year 2013 has been produced and is now available online at

Fuelwood permits available from the DNR
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:45 AM

LANSING—In response to residents’ heating energy needs during Michigan’s exceptional winter, the DNR announced that it is now selling fuelwood permits – a month and a half before the traditional starting date of April 1.

WU volunteers build fish cribs at Way Dam site
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:58 AM

On Saturday, Feb. 1, about 30 volunteers met at site 19 on Way Dam for the third year of fish crib building. This year, they built 24 cribs 8-feet square and about 5-feet high.  The cribs will fall through the ice this spring, providing habitat for many species of fish.  Also, as the water is drawn down in the winter, it will provide places for smaller fish (minnows) to hide as the shallower water with weeds in it is drained away.  This was in cooperation with Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County, WE Energies and done with volunteers in 20-mile-per-hour winds.

IronLine crosses Chicaugon Lake PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:56 AM

Chad Grentz of Forest Creek Kennel in Nisula crosses Chicaugon Lake during the 10-dog IronLine Race on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Iron County.

Winner of the 6-dog race from South Africa
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:56 AM

Gerhart Thiart of South Africa and his dogs are still raring to go as they cross the finish line in first place for the 6-dog 40 mile class with a total time of 2:54:35. Thiart is from Magnusson Racing Kennel in Brownstown. Jerry Papke from Alder Creek Kennel in Kingston came in second place at 2:55:48, and Susan Serafini from Two-Hearted Kennel in Hancock claimed third place at 3:23:08.

Dog sledding demonstration to be held in the Ottawa
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:55 AM

WATERSMEET—The Ottawa National Forest invites you to join us at the Ottawa Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a unique program and opportunity to learn more about the sport of dog sledding.

Ice Hawks PeeWees face off against Miners PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:35 AM

The Ice Hawks PeeWees took to home ice against the Iron Range Miners of Negaunee on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Caspian. The Ice Hawks PeeWees hockey players include Greg Ghiotto, Nicole Polzen, Drew Hebert, Nolan Anderson, Evan Hedtke, Noah Thomson, Nathan Thomson, Kali Dennis, Holden Ross, Trey Bociek, Bink Cline and Lexi Dominici. The Ice Hawks won their games on Saturday, continuing to be a skillful and competitive team.

MASTERS snow drags join Tip Up Town
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:34 AM

CHANNING— After a two year absence, snowmobile racing will return to the Sagola Sportsman Club Tip Up Town on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The Snowmobile races will run on Eddey Lake, next to the Sagola Sportsman Club. The races will be sanctioned by the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers, commonly known as the MASTERS Racing Circuit. Unlike in the past, the snowmobile races will be on snow, where in the past they were on ice.