Harvest Camp http://wxpr.org en Harvest Camp Turns One http://wxpr.org/post/harvest-camp-turns-one <p>The Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp celebrated its one-year anniversary this weekend. &nbsp;</p><p>On Saturday, April 26th, a group of about thirty people gathered in Iron County to feast on pancakes and locally produced maple syrup they call “Penokee Gold.” &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Paula Mohan came from Madison for the event.</p><p>“I wanted to come for the pancakes and the Penokee Gold and all the other food and the fact that it is the one year anniversary," Mohan said. "I was last here in February and it’s kind of nice to be here because it is not twenty below and there are no bugs yet."</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Monie Shackleford 17628 at http://wxpr.org Harvest Camp Turns One Vander Puy Responds To Sen. Tiffany's Voting Complaint http://wxpr.org/post/vander-puy-responds-sen-tiffanys-voting-complaint <p>A member of the Harvest Camp near the proposed Gogebic Taconite mine in Iron county says he went through the proper process to vote as a homeless person.</p><p>Thursday, State Senator Tom Tiffany filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board and Attorney General, saying Nick Vander Puy allegedly improperly voted in the town of Anderson on April 1.</p><p>Vander Puy says the complaint is without merit....</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:04:02 +0000 Ken Krall 16492 at http://wxpr.org Vander Puy Responds To Sen. Tiffany's Voting Complaint LCO Harvest Camp Says It Will Comply With County Rules, But Won't Pack Up http://wxpr.org/post/lco-harvest-camp-says-it-will-comply-county-rules-wont-pack <p>Members of the Lac Court Oreilles Harvest Education and Learning Project plan to rotate in and out of the site to comply with Iron County rules.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this month the Iron County Board of Supervisors gave Harvest Camp residents six business days to leave, saying they were in violation of a 14-day camping limit.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Camp spokesperson Paul DeMain says the site will remain as it is, but longterm residents will follow the rules by leaving every two weeks for at least 24 hours.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:02:47 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16051 at http://wxpr.org LCO Harvest Camp Says It Will Comply With County Rules, But Won't Pack Up Iron County Votes to Evict Harvest Camp http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-votes-evict-harvest-camp <p>The Iron County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to close the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp Thursday night, saying residents are violating a 14-day camping limit on county forest land.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:48:27 +0000 Monie Shackleford & Natalie Jablonski 15563 at http://wxpr.org Iron County Votes to Evict Harvest Camp Iron County Won't Evict Harvest Camp, At Least Not This Month http://wxpr.org/post/iron-county-wont-evict-harvest-camp-least-not-month <p>The Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp in Iron County won’t be going anywhere for the time being.&nbsp; The Iron County Board has taken the camp’s eviction off its Tuesday agenda.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Harvest camp residents have been staying on county forest land since the spring in response to </span>Gogebic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Taconite’s mine proposal.&nbsp; But the Iron County Forestry Committee voted last week to evict them.</span></p><p>Iron County Clerk Mike Saari says this week’s delay doesn’t mean the issue is gone for good.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:05:36 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12029 at http://wxpr.org Iron County Won't Evict Harvest Camp, At Least Not This Month Eviction Vote is Deja Vu for LCO Harvest Camp http://wxpr.org/post/eviction-vote-deja-vu-lco-harvest-camp <p>Iron County Forestry and Parks committee members have again unanimously voted to evict the residents of the Harvest Camp near the site of a proposed iron mine. &nbsp;</p><p>Members of the Lac Courte&nbsp;Oreilles tribe and other supporters have been camping on county land since early spring in opposition of Gogebic Taconite’s mine proposal.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:40:15 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11743 at http://wxpr.org Eviction Vote is Deja Vu for LCO Harvest Camp LCO Harvest Camp Giving Thanks http://wxpr.org/post/lco-harvest-camp-giving-thanks <p>The Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp is celebrating a feast day Thursday. &nbsp;</p><p>The camp formed in the spring of this year in response to a proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:56:17 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11270 at http://wxpr.org LCO Harvest Camp Giving Thanks Harvest Camp Negotiations Underway http://wxpr.org/post/harvest-camp-negotiations-underway <p>Negotiations have begun between Iron County officials and the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp.&nbsp; Tribal members and supporters set up camp in May near the site of a proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills. &nbsp;</p><p>After signs that county officials planned to evict the group, the tribe asked to negotiate for a long term arrangement.&nbsp; Tribal member and camp overseer Mel Gasper says he believes the conversations will be fruitful.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6643 at http://wxpr.org Harvest Camp Negotiations Underway