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Memories of, and praise for, small ski hills

February 21, 2014 In Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River,” Nick Adams got off the train in Seney and walked on the railroad tracks out of the burned down town. more »»

Some information about hibernation/Brian Hess

February 14, 2014 Well this winter is turning out to be quite the season. First it pounded us with the snow. Now it seems that the thermometer rarely rises into the double digits on the positive side. more »»

Initial wolf hunt results indicate problem packs successfully targeted/Inside the DNR

February 7, 2014 With the end of Michigan’s first wolf hunting season on December 31, Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologists began receiving many questions about what the harvest results meant, primaril... more »»

John N. Lowe — a fisheries pioneer/Tom Rozich

January 31, 2014 John Nicholas Lowe could logically be called the Douglas Houghton of fish exploration in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Success for Ski Tigers

January 31, 2014 GIANTS RIDGE, Minn. more »»

Concerning the catfish family/Tom Rozich

January 24, 2014 The catfish family, scientifically known as Ictaluridae, contains species of fish commonly known as catfish, bullheads, and madtoms. more »»

From Russia with love/The Red Line

January 23, 2014 There are many things about my freshman year of high school I regret. more »»

On snow bikes and gravity/Dan Schneider

January 17, 2014 When I was in high school, I worked summers at a golf course still under construction. more »»

Snow drags sizzle in Ontonagon

January 10, 2014 ONTONAGON — Lake Linden's Jerry Buschell extended his unbeaten streak to three years in the Pro Mod 700 class, also took the Open Mod class and reached the Top Gun feature at last weekend's U.P. more »»

Speaking of snow this winter season/Brian Hess

January 10, 2014 The winter solstice has passed and winter is now officially here. With winter in the Copper Country, you can usually count on snow and this year is no exception. more »»

Wolf hunt the leading story of 2013 outdoors

December 27, 2013 HOUGHTON — The first wolf hunting season in recent Michigan history made headlines throughout 2013. As of earlier this week, the total of wolves taken in the hunt, which included three zones in the U. more »»

Otter Lake — status of the fishery/Tom Rozich

December 27, 2013 Otter Lake and its dam have been the source of much discussion, pro and con, in the past yea. more »»

Mid Am ready to race at Ripley

December 20, 2013 By BRANDON VEALE RIPLEY — Some of the best young skiers in the Midwest will take on Mont Ripley next month as part of the USSA Region 2 FIS Mid Am. more »»

Creeks and their names on the West Branch Ontonagon/Dan Schneider

December 20, 2013 Recently, I was tracing the origins of the West Branch Ontonagon River on U.S. Geological Survey maps. These were the 7. more »»

Eye on the sky for Geminid meteor shower/Brian Hess

December 13, 2013 The snow this year is really starting to pile up. If you’ve attempted to hike off the beaten path you have probably found that the need for snowshoes is warrante. more »»

Preliminary deer season results indicate drop in harvest/Inside the DNR

December 6, 2013 Another firearm deer season has come and gone, which means hunters are now looking for information from the Department of Natural Resources regarding how the season stacked up to years pas. more »»

Ruggedness and nicotine:?The outdoors in cigarette ads/Out There

November 15, 2013 The weather was lousy this past Saturday, so rather than looking for the outdoors in the actual outdoors, I went looking for it in the pages of Popular Mechanics magazines from the late 1970s. more »»

Hendee wins Copper Harbor Splake Derby

November 1, 2013 COPPER?HARBOR?— “If our first ever Fall splake derby proved one thing, it's throw a tournament and they will come,” said Don Kauppi, derby organize. more »»

Wolf season is new kid on the block this November/Inside the DNR

November 1, 2013 Fall in the Copper Country is chock full of hunting opportunities of seemingly endless variety, but once November hits, there is one species that moves into primetime for most Upper Peninsula... more »»

From the Pacific to Superior: Species of salmon/Tom Rozich

October 25, 2013 The fall of the year signals the return of salmon to their stream of birth and when they are targeted by anglers. more »»



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