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Column: DNR seeks input on 10 brookie rule

May 2, 2014 I thought it would be safe to take a week off in early May to mix a little early season trout fishing in with some spring cleanup projects around home and at camp. more »»

Young stewardship

April 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — If you want kids to appreciate and enhance the common milkweed’s role in the ecosystem, it’s best to teach them now. That’s at least one goal of a local environmental effort. more »»

Invasive feces

April 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Trail Network, which winds through some of the most picturesque spots in the area, attracts many hikers, cross-country skiers and other outdoors enthusiasts. more »»

Trout opening day can be a real crap shoot

April 18, 2014 It came to me just the other day that we were spoiled rotten for several winters in the early years of this century — until the winter of 2012-13. more »»

Gone fishin’

April 18, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Keweenaw Bay: The bite was slow but those fishing out from the Falls River did catch a few whitefish and burbot. more »»

Birds that stay for winter are a hardy lot

April 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — Many birds fly south for the winter, but in the case of this seemingly never-ending cold season, species that stick around are presented with challenges. more »»

Isle Royale plan a step in right direction

April 11, 2014 It appears Isle Royale National Park officials are taking the right course of action in regard to the dwindling wolf population on the island park. more »»

Gone fishin’

April 11, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Munising: Ice fishing continues, but anglers might find themselves breaking through the top crust of ice and slus. more »»

Informational open house set

April 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — An informational open house for a new animation program for kids will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at U.P. Children’s Museum, Marquette. more »»

Royal ball fundraiser on Saturday

April 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Youth Theatre Royal Ball Fundraiser will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Graveraet Gym, 611 N. Front St., Marquette. more »»

FUN Raiser Walk-a-thon in Gwinn

April 11, 2014 GWINN — U.P.Pink Power is hosting its Annual 17-mile FUN Raiser Walk-a-thon starting at 9 a.m. Saturday from Tall Timbers in Gwinn to Gary’s Knotty Pine in Arnold. Registration is at 8 a.m. more »»

The calendar

April 11, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing no later than one week before the event. more »»

Winter’s wages

April 4, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently issued its spring advisory, reminding the public it may be common to find dead fish, turtles and frogs or other aquatic creatures as... more »»

Keeping mind off snow-filled woods not easy

April 4, 2014 A friend at work made the astute — although depressing — observation that we are already losing stream fishing days because of the lingering winter weather. more »»

Gone fishin’

April 4, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Munising: Those fishing the bay reported catch rates as fair to poor. Because of rain, there was deep slush on top of the ice which made travel difficult. more »»

Networking in nature

March 28, 2014 MARQUETTE — Anyone studying wildlife and its management needs to get out of the classroom every now and then. more »»

Paddling their way back

March 21, 2014 MARQUETTE — A few local veterans didn’t let their disabilities interfere with trying what can be a demanding water sport. more »»

Forget long winter, shift into spring

March 21, 2014 I promised myself I would avoid sounding like a broken record and not even mention the weather this week, but I can’t resist. more »»

Gone fishin’

March 21, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: The Lower Harbor had no anglers but the ice remains solid. Strong winds in the Upper Harbor are shifting the ice while cold temperatures were making new ice. more »»

The Stream Teams

March 14, 2014 MARQUETTE — Scuds? Sideswimmers? Gilled snails? If these and other macroinvertebrates — basically, animals without backbones— are your thing, consider volunteering with the Alger Conservation... more »»



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