County, cities seeking input to improve Hazard Plan

GRANITE COUNTY - An item from the Philipsburg Town Council Agenda for this coming Tuesday seeks to get input from Granite County residents regarding its Hazard Mitigation Plan. The statement from the agenda reads as follows: Granite County and the Towns of Philipsburg and Drummond are updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to better understand the natural and man-made hazards that pose a threat to residents and to identify steps to reduce the risks associated with these hazards. Resident input is essential for the success of the project. Please take a moment to complete the following survey. Resident Survey, here is a link to complete the online version: https:

Philipsburg Town Council Agenda: April 2, 2019

PHILIPSBURG TOWN COUNCIL MEETING April 2nd, 2019 7:00 P.M. Philipsburg Town Hall Heidi Heser – BBQ Cookoff and Carshow Robin Morrison – Alley Abandonment STANDING REPORTS Sheriff Town Clerk Director of Public Works Town Attorney Library Board Fire Department Parks Board Chamber of Commerce Minutes of Prior Meetings Payroll and Bills Payable Water and Sewer Adjustments Project Request Payments Financials OLD BUSINESS Deer Committee Report NEW BUSINESS Ambulance Building Water & Sewer Hookup Winninghoff Park Stage Streets & Signs Committee Report NON AGENDA ITEMS Council Public Comment on Matters within the Town Council’s Jurisdiction ADJOURN Granite County and the Towns of Philipsburg and Dru

No joke, new Firewood Permits available April 1

DILLON — New Forest Service firewood permits will be available for purchase beginning April 1. The annual permit allows firewood cutting April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. The cost of a firewood permit from the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is $20 for a minimum purchase of four cords. Additional cords may be purchased for $5 per cord up to a total of 12 cords per individual per year. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long. The permit allows woodcutters to remove downed timber or to cut down standing dead trees under most conditions in the national forests and grasslands in Montana, northern Idaho, and parts of Nort

Community helps fill sand bags, clear culvert in Drummond

DRUMMOND – Community members came together Saturday to help fill sandbags for use as waters rise with Spring’s warming temperatures. Mayor Gail Leeper indicated that the bags are there for public use. Some of the bags have already been deployed by residents in defense of their properties. Men from the Church of Latter Day Saints, Drummond school students and teachers, and a host of others joined forces to fill the bags that are located on the corner of Main and Edwards, just across from the post office. Sand bags can also be found in other areas of Granite County, including: State Road Shop Mt Hwy 1 South of Drummond Hall County Road Shop Mt Hwy 1 at Hall Rock Creek at the Sand Pile Philipsb

Sheriff's office warns of ongoing scams

GRANITE COUNTY - The Granite County Sheriff's Department has posted several warnings to their Facebook page about ongoing scams that are being perpetrated in Western Montana. Some of these relate to tax scams from the IRS to scams regarding the recent shooting of Montana Trooper Wade Palmer.. Please follow the link to read the article provided by the IRS. CLICK HERE #GraniteCounty #Sheriff #ScamAlert

CORRECTION: Granite’s Grange named to All-State hoop team

It was recently reported to the Flint Creek Courier that Granite High School’s Emma Grange was one of three girls named to the All-State Basketball Team for the 2018-2019 season. The omission was made after the season’s end when reported by other online media. Grange, a junior, was named to the squad along with seniors Whitney McKitrick and Jordan Klein of Ennis. This information has been added to the original story posted on the Flint Creek Courier. Thank you to Matt Grange for helping the Flint Creek Courier keep our stories accurate. #Correction #AllState #GirlsBasketball

Calving on Skinner Ranch faces challenges of cold, snow

HALL - Record or near-record snowfall, plus long stretches of bitter cold temperatures have been a challenge for Montana cattle ranchers.In this week's Montana Moment we visit the Skinner Ranch in Hall. The Skinners raise Registered Angus and Saler seed stock for commercial producers. NBC Montana spent time with the Skinners one cold day in early March. Calving on Skinner Ranch faces challenges of cold, snow #NBCMontana #Skinner #Ranching

John King, Levi Blom to appear in Drummond concert July 13

Concert Information at DRUMMOND – The Drummond Kiwanis and American Legion Concert, now titled the Midsummer Night Jame, scheduled for this summer has been pushed back one week to July 13 at the American Legion Rodeo Grounds in Drummond. The event had previously been tabbed for the night before the 78th Annual Drummond Kiwanis PRCA Rodeo, which will be July 7, 2019. But due to scheduling conflicts with the artists current tour, and logistical issues that conflicted with the rodeo, the involved parties all agreed that pushing it back one week would allow for two great events in the home of the World Famous Bullshippers. The featured artist will be country music up-and-

CORRECTION: Parke leads four 12C players onto All-State team

HELENA – The Flint Creek Courier inadvertently reported that no one from District 12C was named to the Class C All-State Basketball Team roster at season’s end. The mistake was found in a report made by when they erroneously listed the players as not having made the team. Four players from District 12C did, in fact, make the All-State team, most notably Drummond senior Jonah Parke. Also making the team were Bryce Nye and Daniel Kruer of Twin Bridges and Trevor Swanson of Ennis. A correction will be made to the original story by the Flint Creek Courier. #AllConference #Correction

Granite, Drummond land solid tally on District 12C teams

HELENA – The Montana High School Association released its All-District and All-State Teams Friday, with Drummond and Granite making a prominent showing. The Trojans landed seniors Jonah Parke and Riley Allen on the First Team All District, while the Prospectors’ found sophomore Kade Cuter on the list as well. Making the Second Team were Drummond seniors Luke Holland and Damian Pool and Granite junior Daniel Brabender. Parke was also one of four players named to the All-State Team from District 12C. Joining the Trojan senior from the district were Bryce Nye and Daniel Kruer of Twin Bridges and Trevor Swanson of Ennis. The Lady Prospectors and Lady Trojans each had two players make the All Dis

Sandbags made available as Granite County starts to thaw

GRANITE COUNTY – The Granite County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on their Facebook page Thursday notifying county residents of the availability of sandbags as the weather warms. The sandbags can be located at: State Road Shop Mt Hwy 1 South of Drummond Hall County Road Shop Mt Hwy 1 at Hall Rock Creek at the Sand Pile Philipsburg at the storage building behind the School Philipsburg Road Shop Hall County Road Shop Temperatures are expected to climb into the low 50s next week and remain there through Friday. #GraniteCounty #Sheriff #Sandbags

Annual 3-on-3 tournament cancelled

DRUMMOND – The Annual 3-on-3 tournament sponsored by the Drummond Booster Club was officially cancelled Wednesday morning. Darcy Schindler, organizer of the event and a teacher at Drummond High School, told the Flint Creek Courier that the tournament had to be cancelled due to a lack of entries. As of Wednesday only 11 teams had filed their paperwork. In past seasons the event has had upwards of 40 or more teams in a variety of age groupings from elementary through high school age players. #DrummondSchools #3on3Tourney

Flint Creek Titans Year in Review Video

GRANITE COUNTY - The Flint Creek Titans had another stellar year in 2018, posting their second-straight undefeated season and claiming back-to-back State Championships in MHSA Class C 8-Man Football. This video was played at the banquet and is now available on our YouTube Channel. #FlintCreekTitans #8ManFootball #TitansFootball #StateChampions

Drummond second at state culinary competition

BOZEMAN – The Drummond High School Culinary Team maintained its high standards Friday, finishing second at the Montana ProStart Invitational in Bozeman. The event is sponsored by the Montana Retail Association. It could be argued that Drummond was the best team, claiming silver in both the culinary and management divisions. For the third time in four years the Trojans finished just off first place, led by coaches Tina Wetsch and Brent Parker. In 2017 Drummond won the competition and the right to attend the National ProStart Invitational. This year’s menu consisted of cuisine inspired by and sourced from inside the Treasure State. The Appetizer course was prepared by Rachel Gesel and Nate Bra

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