The Cook County Vikings Alpine Ski team had several athletes at the State Meet at Giants Ridge on Wednesday, Febraruy 15.
The Viking boys' team of Will Lamb, Erik Lawler, Logan Backstrom, Will Surbaugh, Ezra Lunde, Masen McKeever took first at the Section 7 meet and advanced to the State Meet.
Individual skiers advancing to State were Reilly Wahlers, Sela Backstrom and Will Lamb.
Rhonda Silence learns more about the challenging State Meet in this interview with Alpine Coach Charles Lamb.
My Human Services class at Mesabi is holding a raffle to raise money! We are raising money for a scholarship that will enable participants of Drug Court in Phase 3 attend Human Services and Chemical Dependency Classes at Mesabi Range College. Tickets are $2 a piece! This project is part of our grade for Helping Process Class. If you are interested, please let me know! Thank you so much for supporting my school, and for helping give participants of Drug Court a chance to go to school.
CONTACT: Sara Hadley
DATE: 02/17/2017 11:37am
Isle Royale National Park is considering a proposal by Isle Royale Seaplanes (IRS) to offer seaplance service from Grand Marais to Isle Royale. The company has an existing contract with the Park to provide air taxi service from Houghton to Isle Royale through 2025. IRS would continue to offer service between Houghton to designated landing areas in the Park (Windigo, Mott Island, and Tobin Harbor/Rock Harbor Lodge) and add Grand Marais as an additional destination. The second aircraft, a Cessna 206 nearly identical to the existing seaplane, offering the service would be based in Houghton County, Michigan.
The additional flight service would take place in and out of the Cook County Seaplane Base in Grand Marais. The Seaplane Base currently support seaplane arrivals and departures on two designated runways on Devil Track Lake. Depending on weather and demand, IRS currently provides up to five flights a day with a maximum of 20 people entering and leaving the island. The second aircraft could double that amount to 40 people a day. The second aircraft would provide uninterrupted service to the Park if one aircraft is out of service for maintenance and reduce waiting times when back-logs occur due to weather.
The new service would be authorized on a one or two year trial basis through a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) with Isle Royale Seaplanes (IRS). After the trial period, either party could choose to end the additional Minnesota service, a CUA may be reissued, or the existing contract may be amended.
The CUA would include flight pattern and altitude restrictions to limit impacts to visitors. Soundscape monitoring equipment would be placed on the island to assess and document the potential increase in aircraft noise. Data collected would be compared to soundscape data collected in 2013 and 2016.
This proposal is open for public review and comment on any concerns relative to the additional seaplane service. The comment period concludes on March 17, 2017.
Comments may be submitted online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov
It’s going to be a warm week, but we will still be skiing! Right now, the trail base is averaging around 13 inches in depth, firmly packed, and there’s nearly 2 feet of standing snow in the woods. We will have snow for quite some time yet; it isn’t going anywhere that fast! Expect warm conditions though. Trails will be groomed with a tiller in the early mornings or late evenings once temperatures are cool enough. Mid mornings should provide the best conditions. Keep and eye on both Bearskin and Golden Eagle’s webcams for daily photos.
For the most up to date grooming information, as well specific trail conditions, please contact Golden Eagle Lodge (1-800-346-2203) or Bearskin Lodge (1-800-338-4170). Central Gunflint Ski Pass required.
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency recently conducted a survey on homelessness in Cook County. Rhonda Silence spoke with the coordinator of the survey, Anita Jeziah of AEOA, to find out how things went.
For more information about homelessness throughout the state, visit: heading home dot org or contact Anita Jeziah at the Grand Marais AEOA office at 387-4547.
Come join us at Skyport Lodge and Raven Rock Grill.
Half Priced Appetizers from 4-6pm
Dinner Special: Delicious 10 oz. prime rib with vegetables, a roll, your choice of potato and soup or salad for $25
A late-breaking FREE opportunity for home school students at North House! There are four spots available in our Paddle to the Sea Program, offered Feb 21-23 from 11:35am-1:35pm daily at North House. The program is designed for students to participate in all three sessions. Suitable for ages 8-10. There is no charge.
This is an awesome hands-on program that uses the book Paddle to the Sea as a basis for learning about birch bark canoes, fur trade history, water displacement, watersheds and more. The students use very basic tools to craft a little "paddle" figurine of their own as part of the program.
We would highly recommend that students read the book, available at the GM Library or to purchase from North House in order to get the most out of the program. A parent doesn't need to participate in the program with the student, but they would be welcome to be present.
To register, please call North House at 218-387-9762 and ask for Jessa OR email email@example.com. Limited to four students. Thanks!
CONTACT: North House Folk School
DATE: 02/17/2017 09:42am
Wanted to buy small chest freezer for apartment. Must be clean and in working condition.
CONTACT: Paul anderson
DATE: 02/17/2017 09:27am
Open 8 am 9 pm
Fish Fry starts at 5 pm
Have a great day!
Sarah and crew
Would anyone want to exchange Jigsaw puzzles? Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATE: 02/17/2017 08:56am