BREAKING: Bitter cold headed for Granite County

GRANITE COUNTY – An arctic front will bring bone-chilling temperatures to Granite County and the surrounding areas this week. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures well below normal for the weekend and into Monday, with some relief coming Tuesday. But along with the colder temps, strong winds are likely to accompany the front and will drive temperatures to potentially dangerous lows. Drummond Friday will see a 60% chance of new snow accumulation of about an inch. The high will be near 28 with the low dipping to -8. Winds will be out of the northwest at 15-22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wind chill could reach -36. Saturday the high dips to 11 with a low of -18. Sunda

4.2.1 Kitchen - Pocket Pies

Episode 1 - Pocket Pies Pie is a tricky thing. Once you've made one and cut into it, you've got a small window of time to eat your pie before it goes bad. Wasting pie? Well, that's a crime! These individual pies were inspired by my wife's father, who loves my wife's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie but who typically ends up not being able to eat the whole thing before it goes bad. So these pocket pies are the perfect solution for him as they freeze great! The only unique piece of equipment here is the air fryer, which we used as it helps bake the pie all the way around. You could likely use a regular oven, but I'd suggest using a rack to cook it on to help bake the underside of the pie as well. RECIPE

LETTER: Positions open on Granite County Hospital District Board

In case you missed the notice in the local news papers, there are two Granite County Hospital District Board trustee seats up for election in 2019. One has a term ending 2021, the other, ending 2022. The filing closing date was February 21, 2019, but the final date for Write-In Declaration of Intent is Monday, March 4, 2019 by 5 p.m. In the past years, the number of hospital district trustee candidates filing, was equal to or less than the number of seats to be filled. Since there was no need for any election, the May elections were cancelled. School election filing dates and deadlines are different, although serving the same purpose with the same May election day. So anyone who was thinkin

BREAKING: Drummond, Hall cancel class; Granite, Helmville will start on delay

GRANITE COUNTY – The impending snow totals slated for Tuesday, combined with the approximately 10+ inches that the area has already received, has cause the Drummond and Hall school districts to cancel classes for Tuesday. As of press time, both Granite and Helmville will be operating on a two-hour delay to start their school day. Mike Cutler, Philipsburg Schools Superintendent, stated that he will look at weather conditions in the morning to determine of a closure is warranted. The Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 11 a.m. The NWS also warns residents against travel, with large amounts of ice on roadways and visibility being reduced to n

BREAKING: School Delays, heavy snowfall expected in Granite County

GRANITE COUNTY – The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for areas in and around Granite County from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. The warning has resulted in areas schools issuing a delay in their start times. Drummond was confirmed as starting at 9:50 a.m. with buses running two hours later than usual, while Philipsburg confirmed it has pushed its start time back to 10:30. Likewise, Hall School will start at 10 a.m. In Powell County, Helmville will have a two-hour delay. The NWS has stated that it expects significant additional snowfalls in the areas of Butte, Georgetown Lake, Highway 12 to Garrison, Homestake Pass and MacDonald Pass. The projected sn

FWP getting ready for Deer, Elk Permit applications

2019 Deer and Elk Permit Applications For those hunters interested in applying for elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15. Click here to view available license and permits 2019 Deer, Elk and Antelope Regulations The 2019 Deer/Elk/Antelope Regulations are available on the FWP website. Hunters will notice some changes to this year’s regulations. The regulations booklet has been reorganized and reformatted for better flow and clarity. In addition, the legal descriptions will be published in a separate booklet. Click here to view regulations Hunt Planner Permit Tutorial Looking for help planning and researching for your March 15th deer and elk permit

Drummond boys, girls fall from Western Division tourney

BUTTE – In a pair of consolation bracket games early Friday, Drummond High School had both its boys and girls teams end their season with elimination from the Western Division tournament. The Lady Trojans were bumped from play in their Consolation Bracket in a 42-35 loss to the Blackhawks of Seeley-Swan. Drummond suffered from a poor shooting day, getting outscored in each of the first three quarters to trail 29-19. They righted their ship in the fourth to outscore the opposition 16-13, but it was too little too late. “The girls played hard today,: said Lady Trojan Head Coach Nate Bignell. “Our shots were not falling, but we played great defense. “The girls had a great season and I'm very pr

Trojan teams fall in Division Tournament openers

BUTTE – Drummond High School was 0-for-2 Thursday in their opening round games at the Western Division C Basketball Tournament at the Maroon Activities Center in Butte. The Trojan boys started the day facing off with Arlee, falling to the warriors 72-53. Despite big games from seniors Jonah Parke and Luke Holland with 23 and 20 points respectively, the Trojans trailed throughout as Arlee got their high-octane game into gear quickly. They established an 18-10 lead after one and were ahead 37-21 at intermission. Drummond managed to slow the bleeding in the third and outscored the Warriors in the fourth, but the comeback turned out to be too little, too late. “We just had an off day. We struggl

Trojans up to Ennis’ challenge, play Arlee Thursday

BUTTE – The Drummond Trojan boys basketball team faced a challenge game from the Ennis Mustangs Monday night, being forced to battle for the No. 2 seed from District 12C into the Western Division Tournament. They not only faced down the upstart Mustangs, but secured a spot against Arlee Thursday afternoon. In two previous meetings, the Mustangs and Trojans had won their home contests against each other. In Ennis Trevor Swanson had gone off for 44 points on seven three-pointers. But back in Drummond, Trojan Head Coach Levi Parsons devised a defense that slowed Swanson and the Mustang offense to give the Blue and White the ‘W’. But from the opening tipoff of the challenge game Monday night, it

"Saving the Burg" tells tale of the little town that could

Philipsburg resident and documentarian Jim Jenner and his team have produced a new movie that chronicles the resurgence of Granite County's seat from a broken down mining town to the shining gem of the Treasure State. After the interview, get a look at the trailer for "Saving the Burg: A story of blood, sweat and beers" which premiers Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Philipsburg. Get your tickets now! #SavingtheBurg #JimJenner #Documentary

2019 Basketball Seniors

Our graduating seniors from this years Drummond Trojan and Granite Prospector basketball teams. #DrummondHighSchool #GraniteHighSchool #BoysBasketball #GirlsBasketball #Seniors

Brewfest 2019!

A few images from the annual Brewfest celebration in Philipsburg! #Philipsburg #Brewfest

BOYS: Trojans forced into challenge game, Prospectors take fourth

DILLON – As they have all year, the Twin Bridges Falcons started fast and found a way to secure another win. This time they did it over the Drummond Trojans in the finals of the District 12C tournament in Dillon. The loss by the Trojans placed them second in the event, with Ennis beat Granite for third place. That allowed the Mustangs to force a game Monday (6 p.m. at the Maroon Activities Center in Butte) for the right to play as the second seed from the district in Butte next week. The two teams split their head-to-head series this year, each winning at home. “Tough loss tonight,” said Levi Parson, Drummond Head Coach. “Boys played well. Just couldn't put the ball in the hole. We barely s

GIRLS: Drummond second, Granite third in District 12C tourney

DILLON – The Lady Trojans fell to the top-seeded Ennis Mustangs Saturday in the finale of the District 12C Tournament, but will advance to the Western Division Tournament next week in Butte. The Granite Lady Prospectors took third, and because they had played Drummond earlier in the tournament, cannot force a challenge game Monday. Tournament Championship Ennis 44, Drummond 26 Ennis jumped out to a 21-10 lead after one period and held on the rest of the way to secure its third straight win of the season over the Lady Trojans. Drummond struggled offensively in the middle periods before again finding their rhythm and closing the game out strong. “We didn't play our best but we are on to the ne

Lady Trojans solve the riddle of Granite to advance to tournament championship

DILLON – For the Lady Trojans, the third time was the charm. At the time of year it mattered most, Drummond mustered its best effort of the year against county rival Granite High School, beating the Lady Prospectors 45-40 in the semifinals of the District 12C Tournament in Dillon. The win puts Drummond into the tournament final against Ennis Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, beat Twin Bridges 51-28. All is not lost for Granite, as they slip into the consolation bracket with a loss, they will take on Sheridan Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The winner advances to the consolation championship for third place, while the loser is eliminated. Should the Lady Prospe

Trojans withstand Prospectors late rally to reach tourney finale

DILLON – The Granite Prospectors put on a furious fourth-quarter rally, but the Trojans found a way to hold them off and punch their ticket into the District 12C Tournament final Saturday at 6 p.m. Drummond will play No. 1 seeded Twin Bridges, who beat Ennis 68-38 in their semifinal, in the championship. Granite falls into the consolation bracket and will play Sheridan at 9:30 a.m. The winner will face the survivor of the Lima-Ennis game for the consolation championship, while the loser is eliminated. Should the Prospectors win out and Twin Bridges lose to the Trojans in the tournament finale, Granite could force a play-in game Drummond jumped out to an early lead and hit the gas, holding a

Granite County teams advance, face each other in semifinals

DILLON – Three of Granite County’s four basketball teams were in action Thursday at the District 12C tournaments in Dillon, with each earning a first-round victory that will put them into the semifinals. The lone team not playing Thursday, the Drummond Boys, earned a first-round bye and advanced automatically. Girls Tournament Granite 53, Lima 8 The Lady Prospectors came out of the gate quickly, taking an early lead and easily handling the Lady Bears in the tournament opener. “Great team win, we did exactly what we needed to in that game,” said Granite Head Coach Brandon Piazolla. “The girls showed up ready to go and we're going to keep that momentum going into tomorrow.” Senior Sarah Goff l

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