CHAMBER BLOG

Snow at last!

December 15, 2020

Well, it has taken Mr. Jack Frost a long time to get here, but at last some good temperatures are here and a bit of snow has started to fall!!  Of course, this not the “usual” Ironwood snow for December, but then December 2020 (and ALL of 2020) has been most unusual.  You can keep […]

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Jack Frost Chamber Raffle Winners

December 5, 2020

At the 2:00 p.m. drawing today (Saturday, 12/4/2020) at Northwind Co-op, the following is the order of the prize winners:  1st Prize = Eric Lytwyniak, 2nd Prize = Paula Chermside, 3rd Prize = Cindy Franck, 4th Prize = Justin Richards, 5th Prize = Morgan Grasso, 6th Prize = Miquel Lewis/Lucy Koivisto, 7th Prize = Lea […]

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Looking Far Ahead

November 19, 2020

The weather for this time of year is really warm, but today that weather was very helpful as three important Iron Belle Trail display panels went up in Ironwood, marking out Mile “0” of the Iron Belle Trail.  Of course, we hope that soon this trail will be covered in two feet (or more) of […]

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Yooper Land

November 11, 2020

The above snapshot is from Ironwood’s Mt. Zion webcam this morning (11/11/20).  Winter is slowly making its way to Ironwood and the U.P.  Unfortunately, so is Covid-19.  We welcome visitors, but if you do visit, please follow safe practices and wear a mask, try to keep 6 distancing, and wash hands.  Hopefully at Winter’s end, […]

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October White

October 23, 2020

While not officially Jack Frost Festival time, the snow cascading down outside this morning sure lets us know that the fabled Yooper Winter is fast approaching.  Looks like there will be more than just “frost on the pumpkin” this year–a white blanket is more likely.  For those Chamber friends who check in at our events […]

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Snow and SISU 2021

October 2, 2020

Good morning! Friday, October 2, and we have had our first snow! How exciting to see the big flakes coming down! And–for even more motivation, Ironwood’s SISU Ski Fest just put up on their website https://www.sisuskifest.com/ the form for this year’s event and complete registration forms and instructions! Go there to get registered up for […]

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On Track

October 1, 2020

October has arrived! With all the rain and mist these past few days, we are made aware that the “Fall Train” is in the process of leaving the station while the “Jack Frost Train” is most probably due in the Friday, Oct. 3 (with maybe some white flakes as well!). The above Depot-in-the-Fall picture was […]

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Honoring the Past

September 28, 2020

The historic Chicago and Northwestern Train Depot in Ironwood is an iconic symbol of the Ironwood community. Currently, the Depot serves as the Ironwood Historical Society Museum and the office of the Ironwood Chamber of Commerce. The Depot roof is over 30 years old and active fund raising is ongoing so that the roof can […]

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Bridges & Bluffs Virtual Race

September 23, 2020

Enjoying our Fall beauty on the Iron Belle Trail and participating in this year’s Covid-19 re-imagined Bridges and Bluffs Virtual Race will certainly improve your mental and physical well being. The colors are really starting to show along the Iron Belle Trail! This will be the perfect week to get in your Bridges & Bluffs […]

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Nature’s Palette

September 23, 2020

The above picture forms the cover for Up North Action magazine, which is published by 5-Star Marketing–an Ironwood Chamber member. It is great to have the Western U.P. and Copper Peak featured in this Fall’s magazine. For a glorious few weeks, this entire landscape becomes a festival of nature’s color. If you have never visited […]

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Happy Trails to You

September 11, 2020

Thursday, September 12 saw the official opening of the Bessemer to Ramsay extension of the Iron Belle Trail. Your friendly Chamber blogger noted a goodly group of cars at the Ironwood Depot (beside the trail) and Bessemer “midpoint” and a number of them had out-of-state plates–proof that the Iron Belle is growing each year as […]

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Trailways

September 8, 2020

It’s open!! The next section of the Iron Belle Trail heading East from the Montreal river at Ironwood is now open. This section joins up in Bessemer and takes the bike or hike adventurer to Ramsay, MI, where it ends at a park that adjoins the famous Keystone Bridge. At about 10.5 miles from Ironwood […]

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