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Luce County campground moves to lottery system

By Carol Stiffler Camping space is coveted at the Luce County Park and Campground. Luce County Parks and Recreation Director Ben Rahilly says the campground, which is full, receives 20-25 phone calls a day from people who want to camp there, and Rahilly himself gets...

Be on the lookout for backyard hawk visitors

Summertime is the best time to see baby animals in Michigan, as young birds and mammals venture from their nest and den sites and begin to learn from their parents how to hunt and forage for food. Young Cooper’s hawks and red-tailed hawks might visit your neighborhood...

The End of the World (not)!

By Bill Cook Major forest insect outbreaks generally occur in cycles.  Environmental factors favor the explosion of a population, then natural controls knock that population down, which may take a season or two.  Then all remains calm for a decade, or longer, until...

Birdwatch: Who is chirping now?

More than 350 bird species have settled in across Michigan as they establish breeding territories and search for a mate. These birds are easier to identify in summer, as many of them have swapped their drab winter colors for brighter and more decorative plumage.  Many...

Michigan’s endangered pollinators

Michigan Department of Natural Resources When we say “pollinator,” the image of a honeybee probably pops into your head. But many other species are essential pollinators, too. There are more than 450 species of native wild bee in Michigan and around 4,000 in the U.S....

Lubben/Rohloff win Veteran Bass Classic

The team of boater Colter Lubben and Luce County Veteran Ken Rohloff won the 4th Annual Luce County Veterans Appreciation Bass Classic on South Manistique Lake, Sunday, June 13 with a five-fish limit weighing 13.04 pounds. Lubben and Rohloff won the $650 first place...