Keweenaw Now is billed as a guide to news, views and life on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
They deliver in this spades, with concise and informative articles on everything from the Thimbleberry Jamfest (July 21!) art & music festival to upcoming exhibitions like Cherie Sampson’s outdoor sculpture at the Finnish American Heritage Center.
Whatever the subject, you can count on editor & publisher Michele Anderson and a great collection of guest columnists who really love the region to bring you a lot closer to life in the Keweenaw:
Last winter’s early warmth hit winter tourism hard enough that the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce looked into economic disaster assistance on behalf of affected businesses … snowmobile trails north of Houghton remained without rideable snow until about mid-January, and the ski hills didn’t get 100 percent of their runs open until February. Ice fishing was also affected, as it has been for a few seasons now, says Steve Koski, owner of Indian Country Sports in L’Anse … “Ice fishing used to be a very stable, predictable business,” Koski notes. “Usually by about Christmas time people were ice fishing the inland lakes and doing well, and by January they were fishing the big lake. Now it’s like February before you can even consider the big lake.”
-Businesses feel the heat: Lake Superior warms up, part 3
They’ve also launched a new Keweenaw Now blog and are having a Lake Superior photo contest as well.
Photo credit: Keweenaw Now photographer Gustavo Bourdieu photographed this sunset with freighter near the Keweenaw Tip during the Reading the Landscape “Shorelands” boat tour from Copper Harbor on the Isle Royale Queen IV June 30, 2007. Read more about Reading the Landscape in the 2007 Reading the Landscape Brochure. (Photo © 2007 Gustavo Bourdieu)