Winter can be beautiful, but don't forget to use caution. See the safety tips below.
Thanks to John Graham for this beautiful view.
Welcome to the U.P.!
Are you new to our lake? Have you had any changes to your contact information? LMPO needs to have the correct information. (Select Around Town at top * Click on Contact Form * Fill it out and SUBMIT)
There is a chance of a medical first responder class starting towards the end of February. The class is about 60 hours long. There is a dangerously low amount of EMS volunteers in Western Marquette County. If you are interested in taking the class and joining the responder team, please contact Paul Peterson at 906-371-0376.
Michigamme Reservoir is Michigan's 17th largest inland lake, with 7,200 acres and a depth of 42 feet. One interesting note- Michigamme Reservoir has 78 miles of shoreline, giving it the most shoreline of the 20 largest inland lakes.
Snowmobile Show March 8th & 9th
Join us for our 2nd annual snowmobile show at Maple Ridge Resort. The event starts on Friday with a vintage snowmobile ride. We will be meeting at Moose Country Snowmobile Clubhouse in Republic at noon for a potluck-style lunch, then riding from the clubhouse to Maple Ridge Resort in Michigamme.
On Saturday, the snowmobile show starts at noon. Kids Easter Egg Hunt at 2:00 and awards at 4:00. Food trucks will be on-site, or bring your own picnic lunch. Swap meet area to buy, sell and trade snowmobiles, parts and gear. Snowmobiles can ride on the lake, and bring your snowshoes and fat tire bikes to explore 20 acres of trails on the resort property. This is a fun, family event you won't want to miss!
Rooms are available. Call us at 906-323-6334 for details.
Looking for something to do? Don't forget to check out our calendar of local events.
If you know of anything else you would like on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email the information.
Support our 1st Responders
Be unique with these Lake license plates. $12 each. They an be purchased at Marti's Michigamme Market or the Village Hall.
Don't forget - if you are selling, buying, looking for something, we have a place you can list it. (Under Around Town tab above.) Also looking for winter rental information.
Tired of being inside? Come see our Township Fitness Room
It is now open from 6am to 2pm Monday-Friday. Available for your use is a treadmill, rowing machine and Nu step cross trainer. Please make sure you sign in and out to ensure the safety of all. This equipment was purchased through grants (West Marquette County Health Foundation) We need to show there is an interest and the equipment is being used. An increase in interest can offer the possibility of more equipment.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents boarding a domestic flight or entering certain federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants must show a REAL ID-compliant document. The federal standards known as REAL ID were drafted in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks based on recommendations from the 9/11 Commission. REAL ID sets document and security protocols for the production of driver’s licenses and ID cards, including the use of features to prevent illegal copying or altering. If the convenience of carrying a license or ID that meets all requirements for boarding a plane for domestic travel appeals to you, then a REAL ID-compliant license or ID is the right choice for you. If you have an enhanced driver’s license or enhanced state ID card, you already have a REAL ID-compliant card. If you don’t have an enhanced card, please continue reading. Michigan Residents: Take your Michigan license or ID card and proof of your Social Security number and citizenship or legal presence to a Secretary of State office. You may apply for a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card at any time. Or you can wait until it’s time to renew. Your renewal notice will state whether or not your license or ID is REAL ID compliant if there is any question about it. All Applicants: Your photograph will be taken at the branch office and the appropriate driver’s license or ID card fees will be due. There is no additional fee for obtaining a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card. Name Changes: If your name is different than what is shown on your birth certificate, you will need to provide evidence of a legal name change, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court action. If your driver’s license or state ID card is not REAL ID compliant, you may show another form of acceptable documentation, such as a valid U.S. passport or passport card.
There have been some snowmobile tracks on the lake recently since in most areas there is plenty of ice. However, even with the cold temperatures, you still need to know where you are and the thickness of the ice before venturing out on the lake. Please be safe.
Simple Winter Ideas
1. Bring out those hands!Hold it! Don’t remove those gloves or mittens yet. I mean, just think twice before walking outside with your hands in your pockets. Why? Keeping your hands in your pockets increases the risk of you falling or completely losing your balance in case you slip while walking on ice or snow. 2. Mittens VS. GlovesGloves sure look fashionable but donning mittens can actually save your life. With your fingers touching each other inside mittens, they generate more body heat than when they’re inside gloves. 3. Warm up before shoveling. Before you get rid of all the snow and ice, do some stretching exercises first. You can also march in place or walk for a couple of minutes. With your muscles all warm, not only will you work more efficiently, you also reduce the risk of injuring yourself. 4. Forget coffee and cigarettes. Before shoveling or doing any strenuous work, avoid caffeine and nicotine. They increase your heart rate and may cause your blood vessels to constrict. 5. Rock salt + Kitty Litter = Safer walkways Have some rock salt and kitty litter on hand. Rock salt helps melt the ice on slippery surfaces. Kitty litter can act gives temporary traction. 6. Tin can + Matches + Candle + Paper Cup + Snow = Drinking water Yes, you read the equation right. Before going on the road, you better prepare a tin can, candle, paper cup, and some matches. Should you get stuck in the middle of the road and run short on water, you can always melt some snow with the supplies above as part of your emergency kit. 7. Warm up before driving off While it pays to do some stretching exercises before delivering goods or driving to work, you should warm up your vehicle, too. This helps reduce the moisture condensation on the inside of your car windows. Remember, though, not to warm up your vehicle in a closed garage. 8. Six inches equals danger Be wary of floods. Be doubly cautious of running water that is 6 inches deep or more, or you run the risk of getting swept off your feet. 9. Report those damaged lines! And finally, after a winter storm, immediately report any downed power lines or broken gas lines in your area or workplace.
First reviews are great! Trout was light & flakey and cooked well. Steak...AAHHH...cooked exactly to request. Did you need more? Have room for dessert? Blueberry Lemon Cake and Turtle Cheesecake tasted as good as they looked! Why not try it for yourself?
Monday-Saturday Open for Lunch & Dinner 906-662-0120
CLICK HERE for the entire story of how this slot machine 'returned home'
Thanks to all of you who supported our Pig Roast. Hope you enjoyed your meal.
Things like the dinners help Keep these Beautiful Fireworks Going!
The fireworks were once again a "hit"!!!
At the start of the fireworks, there were over 85 boats vying for the best place to anchor. But whether you were on a boat, sitting watching from a car or dock, or even enjoying the fun at the park itself, no one was disappointed.
As Janice Anderson mentions, "They really need people on the First Responders too. The time may be approaching when someone having a health crisis may find there is nobody to assist them." If you can help in any way, now is the time.
Michigamme EMS & Fire department are in DIRE NEED of volunteers! Please ask if there is anything you can do to help our community.
Reminder the last day for paying taxes without a 3% penalty is February 14th.
No payment will be accepted after February 28th. All payments must then be sent directly to the Marquette County Treasurer
Winter Safety Tips... Drive Safely in the SnowDriving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with these helpful tips. Avoid Strain while ShovelingShoveling snow is a major winter activity in many parts of the United States. Taking a few precautions can help you prevent unnecessary pain and suffering. Treat Frostbite ImmediatelyUse first aid to help someone who may have hypothermia or frostbite. Online and classroom courses are available through NSC. Prevent Carbon Monoxide PoisoningCarbon monoxide detectors save lives, but less than one-third of American homes have one installed. With December and January at the peak of CO poisonings, check out our fact sheet and be sure to follow tips like these:
- Thanks! YOU DID make the difference
Thanks so much for helping today! It was nice to see new faces. When we all share the 'load', we can keep our roads clear and be proud of our area. Thanks again go out to: Dixon Holmgren, Ginny Graybill, Marcia Schiltz, Susan Alexander, Dave Shook, Nancy Bergin, Jim, Jessica & Ava Gustitis, Larry Sparks, Bob DellAngelo & Pam Borlace
Wonder why the fish aren't biting?
Join the conversation going on "Let's Talk". We need ideas on how to 'encourage' more fishing in our lake.
9-1-1 LMPO Annual Meeting had a representative from 9-1-1 to clarify how you can get help more quickly. If you did not get one of the fliers or were unable to attend the meeting click on 'Unofficial Notes'
Super thanks to Joan Haara for these unique views of the Antique Car Show!
If you haven't been to the library lately, you should check us out. Reminder that it is always open, free to all and we always welcome your help with new books and even a little 'muscle'. Look at the VOLUNTEER page for more information.
Did you miss paying your LMPO dues? $25 Make check out to Lake Michigamme Property Owners Association P.O. Box 137 Michigamme, MI. 49861 (reminder our dues help everyone around the lake - fireworks, dock, buoys, etc)
Boats? Docks? Boating Equipment? Lake 'toys'?
Are you interested in buying or selling anything around the lake? Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your free ad put on the website.
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
One change is coming... January 1, 2018 NO glass of ANY KIND will be accepted in the recycle bins. Please make sure all glass is put into the regular garbage for pick up.
Many of you already know Joe Perry. He is looking for your help!
Hello! My name is Joe Perry and I have recently taken over as Fire Chief for our department. I have served on our department and the responder team for the past 26 years. We need your help. Both the Fire Department and responder team are low on membership. Both require training and certification. Both require compassion and dedication. If you, or someone you know are interested in joining either please let me know. Thank you!