Ely Winter Festival

The Ely Winter Festival kicks off this weekend!  It began in 1984 and has, over the years, morphed and changed into the nearly 2 week winter extravaganze that it is today.  Snow sculptures, fat bike races, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sled dog rides, guided snowshoeing and classes available from beading bracelets to tanning animal hides, this event has something for everyone.  Shauna Vega is one of the organizers for the festival.  She talks about all the magic of the Ely Winterfest in this segment of Let's Vi


Friday mornings Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger gives us the scoop on the stories they've been covering this week.  This time:

-Major bumps in the road causing rough rides for Hwy 169 travelers between Virginia and Tower

-A new Ely community wellness center

Grant Frashier

Close to Home visited the Ely Winter Festival to talk with some of the snow carvers on a frigid day.


Each week Timberjay editor Marshall Helmberger tells us about the stories they've been covering.  This week, besides an update on the Bois Forte band, the US Forest Service change in a study on lands where copper nickel mining is proposed, the Ely Winter Festival and gray foxes showing up far more north then they usually do. 


Molly Olson from the Ely Folk School told us about some fantastic opportunities happening this month at the school and she also told us about the Winter Festival that runs from now thru February 11th in Ely.  Slovenian Ravioli, egg writing, rug knotting, beginner carpentry and even a class on tracking animals in the snow are just a few of the options the Ely Folk School has put together this month.  Check out their website for a full calendar.