Downstate Woman Still Missing In Pictured Rocks Lakeshore

Law enforcement agencies were still searching Monday in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for a woman who went missing while hiking on Friday.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Department says that 57-year-old Cara Moore was last seen Friday afternoon in the Little Beaver Creek-Beaver Basin Wilderness area of the lakeshore. The Michigan State Police helicopter and K9 team joined the search for her on Saturday, along with Pictured Rocks park rangers.

Moore is described as being white,

 

Survey Names Bay College As Great Place To Work

Bay College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.  The results, released Monday in The Chronicle’s tenth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities.

Only 79 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition, with only 22 being two-year institutions. 

 

Ontonagon County Man Charged With Home Invasion

A 27-year-old Dollar Bay man is in custody after he was found living in an unoccupied relative’s home in Bruce Crossing.

The Ontonagon County Sheriff tells Local Three News that the arrest stemmed from what started as an identity theft complaint. That led them to the as-yet unidentified man, who was arrested at the home without incident.

He is currently being held at the Ontonagon County Jail on a $10,000 at 10% bond.

 

Second ‘Strings At Bay College’ Concert Tuesday Night

Strings on the Bay at Bay College continues with its second of three concerts at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, July 18th, at the Besse Center Theater at Bay College.

Joining Paul Lundin, violinist, and director of the concert series, will be two familiar faces to the Besse stage. Violinist Daniel Foster and pianist Garik Pedersen are both professors of music at Eastern Michigan University and have appeared several times on the Strings on the Bay series.

 

Former NMU WIldcat Goalie Dies In Traffic Crash

A former goalie for the NMU Wildcats hockey team died Saturday in a traffic crash in Minnesota.

KAAL TV dot com reports Michael Doan was killed when his car went into a ditch and struck a utility pole near Rochester. The accident happened at about 8:30 Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old Sault Ste. Marie native played for the Wildcats from 2013 to 2015. Prior to his NMU career, he played for the Soo Birds of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.
 

DNR’s Indian Lake Boating Access Site Closing For Week

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will temporarily close the Indian Lake boating access site in Iron County, beginning July 17, for installation of a new concrete boat ramp.

Indian Lake is in southern Iron County, southwest of Crystal Falls, off County Road 424 and Pentoga Trail.

“A DNR Parks and Recreation Division construction crew will accomplish the work and it is anticipated the project will be completed by Friday, July 21,” said Zachary Bishop,

 

Michigan Onion Producers Voting On Extending Marketing Program

Michigan’s onion producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development beginning Monday, July 17, 2017 through Friday, July 28, 2017.

Ballots were mailed to onion producers on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Producers are eligible to vote if they produced onions valued at more than $800 at first-point-of-sale in any of the last three years.

 

DNR Conservation Recruit School Starts Sunday In Lansing

Recruit School #6 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olumpics, Lansing Mi.

Twenty-five candidates will try to make the grade as Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers when the 8th Conservation Officer Recruit School gets under way Sunday, July 16, in Lansing.

Recruits face 23 weeks of intensive training that taxes their bodies, minds and spirits. This year’s class is composed of 18 men and seven women. Four candidates are from the Upper Peninsula, 18 are from the Lower Peninsula and three are from out of state.

 

Downtown Marquette Getting Ready For Blueberry Festival

Preparation is underway for the 16th Annual Blueberry Festival, set for Friday, July 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Marquette.

Washington and Front streets will be bustling with sidewalk sales, food vendors, artists, demonstrations, pony rides, inflatable arcade games, and activities for children and families. Downtown restaurants will satisfy your cravings for blueberry fare, from blueberry pizza to blueberry beer, while many downtown shops offer will offer “blue” specials.

 

Hiawatha National Forest Taking Comments On Trails

Do you have ideas about recreation trails on Hiawatha National Forest?

If you are a trail user or enthusiast who would like to help identify opportunities to improve connectivity, sustainability, and user experience across the Hiawatha National Forest trails system, this is your chance!

“In February, Hiawatha National Forest announced preparations for a Comprehensive Trails Analysis,” said Paul Holeva, Recreation Program Manager. “Now we want to remind you to send us your feedback on how we can create a better experience for all of our forest trail user.”

This spring,