Escanaba’s Overnight Winter Parking Restrictions Now In Effect

The City of Escanaba is reminding residents and business owners that the Winter Parking Regulations that govern overnight parking on city streets took effect on Thursday, December 1st. With no snow on the ground, Escanaba Public Safety typically does not enforce the rules, but people should be ready to get their vehicles off of the street at the sign of the first significant snowfall. the rules are designed to make sure that there are no vehicles on the roads when snowplows do their work late at night and in the early morning hours.

 

Muzzleloading Deer Season Under Way Across Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the 2016 muzzleloader deer season opened across the state on Friday.

Zones 1 and 2 will remain open to muzzleloading until Dec. 11. Zone 3 is open to muzzleloader deer hunting until Dec. 18.

Hunters are reminded that archery deer season also is open statewide during this time. Archery season started again on Dec. 1 and runs through Jan. 1, 2017.

Hunters should be aware of any applicable antler point restrictions in the areas where they are hunting.

 

Bay College Plans Event For High School Seniors On Friday

Bay College and the Delta County College Access Network are collaborating to offer area seniors the opportunity to visit Bay College campus on December 2, 2016 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

With around 50 percent of Delta County college-bound seniors choosing community college, specifically Bay, this is a positive way to prepare students on what to expect on their educational journey. Additionally, starting this process while the students are still in high school allows for additional support and guidance as students make this transition.

 

Governor Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Murdered Officer

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, Dec. 2, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose. Officer Rose died Wednesday, Nov. 23, after he was shot in the line of duty on Nov. 22.

“Officer Rose dedicated his life to protecting fellow Michiganders and was well-respected by his colleagues and the communities he served during his career.

 

City of Marquette To Usher In Christmas Season Friday Night

The Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & 41st annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, December 2. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Fair Avenue and will venture down North Third Street, ending at the Marquette Commons. The Marquette Commons is also the site of the tree lighting ceremony, which will take place promptly following the conclusion of the parade.

This downtown tradition transforms Third Street into an enchanted scene from the North Pole,

 

Delta County Clerk On Stand-by As Michigan’s Recount Is Halted

A potential recount for the presidential election results in Michigan is on hold, as the Donald Trump campaign is objecting to the request by Green Party nominee Jill Stein. And that has everything on hold so that the Michigan Board of Canvassers can meet Friday to make a ruling on that objection.

The delay is being felt by local clerks across the state who have to conduct the recount. It was supposed to start Friday morning in Oakland and Ingham counties,
 

Michigan GOP Helping Trump Campaign In Objecting To Recount

Michigan Republican Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel blasted the Stein campaign, citing the objection filed with the Board of Canvassers challenging the ridiculous petition for recount which will cost taxpayers millions of dollars but not change the outcome of the election to anything different than Donald Trump winning Michigan and Jill Stein coming in fourth place by a margin of more than 2.2 million votes.

“Jill Stein’s 1% temper tantrum cannot go unchecked,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel. 

 

Chicago Man Arrested On Drugs Charges In Houghton Hotel

One man from the Chicago area is behind bars after he was discovered to be in possession of heroin and prescription narcotics at the Super Eight Hotel in Houghton.

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says that on Wednesday, detectives arrested the 38 year-old man on multiple felony drug counts. Detectives from UPSET-West received information of possible drug activity in a hotel room at the Super 8 Hotel in Houghton. Detectives gathered enough evidence to obtain and execute a search warrant for the hotel room.

 

City of Escanaba Has New ‘Report a Pothole’ Program

The City of Escanaba is announcing the implementation of a new “pothole” reporting program.

Pothole repair is an ongoing aspect of the City of Escanaba’s street maintenance program. Repairs include patching of potholes, depressions, bumps, and pavement edge defects to city streets.

Under the new program, potholes can be reported to the City in three (3) ways:

· Emailing potholes@escanaba.org (24/7/365).

· Calling the Neighborhood Nuisance Hotline at 789-7317 (24/7/365).

 

Michigan Unemployment Rate Edges Higher In October

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in October increased slightly in 16 of the state’s 17 major labor market areas, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.  Total employment and labor force levels were mixed over the month.

“Michigan’s local labor markets in October experienced minor unemployment rate increases both over the month and over the year,” said Jason Palmer, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives.  “However,