Eagle Mine Hosts Community Forums Throughout Marquette County

October 31, 2018

Champion, MINovember 1, 2018 – Eagle Mine will host a series of community forums throughout Marquette County. The forums are an opportunity to learn more about the status of Eagle Mine and get an update on its operations.

Forums will be held on:
• Thursday, November 8, from 5:30-7 pm at the Humboldt Township Hall
• Friday, November 9, from 12-1 pm at Mt. Shasta in Michigamme
• Monday, November 12, from 12-1 pm at the Eagle Mine Information Center in Marquette
• Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30-7 pm at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay

For more information, please call the Eagle Mine Information Center at (906) 273-1550.… Read the rest

Governor Announces New Cyber Hub at NMU

October 31, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 31, 2018 – A new cybersecurity training hub at Northern Michigan University will accelerate talent development for the high-demand cybersecurity industry, creating jobs in the Upper Peninsula and making U.P. residents and businesses less vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) today announced plans to open the hub as part of the Michigan Cyber Range Network.

“There are more than 300,000 unfilled cyber jobs nationwide and 7,000 in Michigan,” said Steve VandenAvond, program manager and NMU vice president for Extended Learning and Community Engagement. “Northern is eager to lead the U.P. effort to close the talent gap in collaboration with education and industry partners. Our hub will offer accelerated paths to careers in the industry, augment NMU’s existing cyber defense academic program, and provide training and certification for professionals.… Read the rest

Shiras Board Donates Funds for Tennis Court Renovation

October 31, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 31, 2018 – The Shiras Board presented a check for $5,000.00 to MAPS on Wednesday, October 31st at 12:30 pm at the Marquette Senior High School tennis courts.  This is the second of three checks in that amount donated by the Shiras Board to MAPS for the renovation of the tennis courts.… Read the rest

Public, Education, Governmental (PEG) Channel Survey Results

October 31, 2018

Negaunee, MIOctober 31, 2018 – Earlier this year, the City of Negaunee filed a complaint against Charter Communications following Charter’s discontinuation of the City’s Local Origination Channel (“LOC”), and refusal to provide Negaunee residents a Public, Education, Governmental (PEG) channel. The LOC provided programming such as broadcasts of City Council meetings, public service announcements, and school related events. A PEG channel would carry much of the same programming, but with more content, some of which will be produced by Negaunee students. Currently, there are no channels carrying this type of programming, nor does the City have the capability to provide “live” broadcasts of its Council meetings.
The City and Charter mediated their dispute, and ultimately agreed to work together toward a resolution. To that end, Charter indicated it would consider accommodating the City’s request for a PEG Channel, but requested additional information demonstrating community support for a PEG channel.… Read the rest

Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market – November 3

October 31, 2018

Marquette, Mich.11/03/2018– Come see what the locals have to offer at the Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market in the Marquette Commons this Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

There is plenty to browse around for like: Fresh Michigan-grown produces, other farm-produced goods, baked goods, and various artisan wares.

Come see what the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has to offer every Saturday until December 15th. Check out www.mqtfarmersmarket.com!… Read the rest

National Homeless Awareness Month

October 30, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 30, 2018 – The Alger Marquette Schoolcraft Continuum of Care Planning Body (AMSCoC), as part of National Homeless Awareness Month for November, will be hosting a couple of public events as well as releasing a number of articles/stories aimed at raising awareness of the AMSCoC and the work it is doing to help homeless families and individuals in Alger, Marquette and Schoolcraft Counties.

The month long activities kick-off on November 7th with the 2018 Fall U.P. Health Strategies Summit: Solutions for the Chronically Homeless from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Marquette Ramada Inn. Registration is $55.00 which includes lunch and break snacks. The remaining month-long events are free (see attached flyer). The public is encouraged to attend.

The AMSCoC is comprised of numerous and varied service agencies, businesses and formerly homeless individuals. The coalition is working throughout Alger, Marquette and Schoolcraft Counties as part of Michigan’s statewide plan to end homelessness in Michigan.… Read the rest

Winter Hazards Awareness Week Starts November 4

October 30, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 30, 2018 – Winter will be here soon. In an effort to raise awareness about the potential dangers of the upcoming winter season, Governor Rick Snyder has declared November 4 – 10, 2018, as Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan. As we know, Upper Michigan winters are severe, so preparedness, awareness and common sense are always important when facing winter hazards. During Winter Hazards Awareness Week, Michigan residents are encouraged to learn about the dangers associated with wintry weather and how to stay safe during the winter season.

Looking back to last winter, it was a pretty typical winter across most of Upper Michigan. Temperatures averaged just below their long term average throughout the winter season. Snowfall was much more variable ranging from near normal across the Keweenaw, above normal across the southern U.P., and below normal across the central and eastern U.P.… Read the rest

Peter White Public Library Youth Services Re-Open

October 30, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 30, 2018 – Come see the new Youth Services space at the Peter White Public Library on Wednesday, October 31 from 10am-9pm! Halloween is our first day open again at the main Peter White Library and costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages are welcome all day! Come see our new Youth Services, check out books on our new self-check in the Youth Services room, play on the computers, read books, tweens can come check out their new space, play and trick-or-treat! See you there! Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

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