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Students spend summer staring out into space
Written by Ethan Paz   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:48 AM

University of Dallas Department of Physics Chair Richard Olenick (left), who rents a home on Silver Lake, is helping students Anthony Kersting and Laura Aumen with their astronomical studies this summer at the lake. Also pictured is Arthur Sweeney.

IRON RIVER— Finding life in outer space is the goal of any astronomer, and Anthony Aumen and Laura Kersting are no exceptions.

 
Big crowds expected for the 55th annual National Trappers Association Convention
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:45 AM

Big crowds expected for the 55th annual National Trappers Association Convention

ESCANABA— More than 6,000 visitors are expected to attend the National Trappers Association (NTA) Convention/Outdoor Expo,  July 24 to 27, at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Admission is $10 for all four days with kids under 12 admitted free.

 
Scott to speak at ONF Wilderness Celebration
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:45 AM

WATERSMEET—The U.S. Forest Service announced that Doug Scott will be the keynote speaker for the Wilderness Celebration on Saturday, July 26, at the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet.

 
State parks make upgrades with Recreation Passport support
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:44 AM

State parks make upgrades with Recreation Passport support

CRYSTAL FALLS— Some campsite numbers have changed; double-check before reserving
More than a dozen of Michigan’s 102 state parks have recently completed infrastructure upgrades to campgrounds and day-use areas, improving the state park experience for visitors.

 
Pentoga gets new dock donation
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:03 AM

Through the efforts of Wildlife Unlimited, a new dock was donated to the Pentoga Park boat launch.

 
IC Watershed Coalition holds annual meeting
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:03 AM

AMASA—The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Iron County Watershed Coalition on Monday, July 21 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Room of White Water Associates, Inc., 429 River Lane, Amasa.

 
Public invited to Wilderness Act celebration on the Ottawa National Forest
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:01 AM

WATERSMEET—This year is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and the U.S. Forest Service is inviting the public to a special celebration on Saturday, July 26, at the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center in Watersmeet.

 
Expert trappers to demonstrate at NTA convention in Escanaba
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:01 AM

ESCANABA—There are 25 trapping demonstrations and one predator calling demo scheduled at the NTA Convention in Escanaba on July 24-27.

 
Bear sightings have fallen off
Written by Peter Nocerini   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:48 AM

These are not the bears that have been roaming around Iron River in recent months. This mother bear and her three tiny cubs (all in a straight line) were spotted July 1 along Wisconsin Highway 70 near Alvin, about 15 miles from Iron River, apparently snacking at an ant hill. They eventually went back into the woods. (Peter Nocerini photo)

IRON RIVER—Did Iron River’s wandering bears read the story about them in the paper, realize that the jig was up and decide to blow town?

 
Zebra mussels discovered in Fortune Lake
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 10:47 AM

IRON COUNTY— Iron Conservation District is informing residents and visitors that zebra mussels and banded mystery snails have been found in Fortune Lake at Bewabic State Park.

 
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