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High Water Summit is Tuesday

Time is running out to register for the BIA-Tip of the Mitt Watershed COuncil High Water Summit being held on Tuesday, August 25 at noon. Follow this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HmZVNM5LQCWK15aEmYJ0qQ
State health officials loosen masking requirements

State health officials loosen masking requirements

Starting Thursday, state orders will no longer require that you wear a mask outdoors at gatherings of fewer than 100 people nor are they required indoors at residential meetings where everyone is vaccinated. Also relaxed are testing requirements for sports teams—tests...

Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee Watch

The US Fish and Wildlife Service contacted Beaver Island with a request to be on the look out for a rusty-patched bumble bee which is listed as an endangered species. It was last seen in Michigan in 2006. Rusty-patched bumble bees are active May through November....

CONGRATULATIONS! – We did it!

REPRINTED FROM :NorthernIslander News & Beaver BeaconWE DID IT! Thanks to all for voting by mail or tweet to help make this happen! The Beaver Beacon was the only Beaver Island newspaper since James Jesse Strang’s Northern Islander was published in the 1850s....
Health Department asks unvaccinated islanders to complete survey

Health Department asks unvaccinated islanders to complete survey

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has asked that all islanders who are 16 and older and who are still awaiting COVID vaccination to complete a survey at this link: https://patienteducationgenius.jotform.com/z/HDNWM. The information will be used to plan for...
Help digitize the Beaver Beacon archive

Help digitize the Beaver Beacon archive

You can help get the Beaver Beacon selected as a paper to be included in CMU’s project to make historic newspapers available online. All you need to do is vote. There are two ways. Get ten votes by sending in a postcard with a Michigan image and #DigBeaverIsland...