Saturday kicked off the 2nd annual Marquette Downtown Showdown rail jam. Snowboarders and skiers threw it down once again at the end of Washington Street. From young kids to seasoned veterans, these boys and girls had to be kicked off the hill before they gave up on their best slides, jibs, and whatever else the cool kids are calling them these days. This is one snowboarder who is out of touch with the current lingo. Maybe … Read more
We just caught wind of this awesome montage from Justin Armstrong. These clips were shot in fall of 2013 in and around the shores of Marquette including Presque Isle, Blackrocks, and Sugarloaf Mountain. You can see more of Justin’s work on his Facebook Page.
Pretty cool, but we’d rather be outside facing the elements! If you’re new to the Yooper Scooper go order yours today from Silver Bear Manufacturing. While speaking of Yooper Scoopers, does anyone else have a scar from one? I remember being a little kid running around the yard pushing the Yooper Scooper when the front edge hit some uneven ground. And since about age 10 I have always had a scar in the middle of … Read more
There are few rivalries in sports that date back as far as the Calumet Wolverines and Portage Lake Pioneers. The claim has been made that it’s the oldest rivalry in hockey, and we’re sticking to that belief. That rivalry is so old that it existed before there was a place to play hockey indoors. Local hockey legends have made their mark. Countless teeth have been lost. And there have likely been as many Gordie Howe hat … Read more
It’s time for a new mountain bike, one fitted for snow and ice. Marquette has been on a number of lists for best outdoors town in America. Everyone is familiar with the vast options for kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and the list goes on. There is now an upcoming group of snow bikers and this 5-part documentary was put together showcasing what they’re up to on the trails. Cold Rolled is an action documentary … Read more
Whether you’re reading up on the history of the Upper Peninsula or looking for some new places to explore this year, it’s always a good idea to have a few Upper Peninsula books lying around. I recently received the Upper Peninsula Almanac as a gift. Great work by Ron Jolly and Karl Bohnak. I’ve been keeping it on my coffee table and pick it up regularly to read just a few pages at a time … Read more
According to a poll taken earlier this year, Christmas is the favorite town name in the Upper Peninsula. Here is a map of Christmas for those of you from outside of the Upper Peninsula who may not be familiar with Christmas. It is located NW of Munising, about a 5-minute drive along M-28. The town of Christmas has booming population of about 400. Ok, perhaps it’s not “booming”, but on a business night at the … Read more
This post was contributed by Lucy Hough, a freelance writer from Marquette. She’s also a master’s student at NMU. You can follow her on Twitter at @yes_lucy. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech archives. From an early age, we learn that to needlessly yell “Fire!” in a public space is dangerous, and, more, against the law. This law has groundings in the tragic incident that happened in Calumet in 1913, 100 years ago this December. The … Read more
This video shows highlights of Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino testing in the Upper Peninsula leading up to this weekends annual Lake Superior Performance Rally. The race kicks off today and goes through the weekend. If you’re looking for an adventure get out there and watch. Cheer on for Keweenaw locals Moyale Racing and FY Racing. We don’t think Ken Block has a chance against the hard working teams from the U.P. Keep tabs on the standings at … Read more
Our rendition of the Keep Calm And Carry On poster.