John Cheek Top 8 Meet Results

ANACONDA - Official Results of the 2019 John Cheek Top 8 Track and Field Meet, hosted by Drummond and Granite and held in Anaconda, are not currently available due to a technical issue. Granite County athletes and their finishes listed below. For a complete list of meet results, click HERE. #DrummondHighSchool #GraniteHighSchool #TrackField #JohnCheekTop8

Granite gains valuable experience in chilly tennis twin bill

PHILIPSBURG – The Granite Lady Prospectors faced off with a pair of foes Tuesday in Philipsburg, gaining some much needed experience as the schedule makes the turn toward the postseason. “It was a COLD day of tennis,” said Granite Head Coach Meredith MacDonald. “With each match these girls are playing, I am seeing significant improvement. They are a tough group who will give it their all until the bitter end and I am just so proud of them.” The Lady Prospectors started the day playing a tough Loyola team, losing 4-2. Singles players Makayla Pederson (No. 2, 8-6) and Alaina Marletto (No. 4, 8-6) were the only locals to notch a victory. Sierra Metesh played No. 1 singles while Lavinia Tenesch

Gardeners Beware! Freezing temps headed back into local forecast

GRANITE COUNTY – Those hoping to finally get started on their spring planting may have to wait a few more weeks before stuffing their green thumb into Montana’s ground. The National Weather Service is predicting a spring cold snap this weekend and into next week for Granite County and all of Western Montana. Friday will see temperatures in the high 40s to low 50s during the day with possible rain and snow showers in the afternoon and evening that should bring trace snow accumulations. Lows will be in the low 30s. Saturday the cool down begins in earnest, with the highs dropping in the mid 40s and the lows dipping into the 20s. Sunday the weather stays cold and moisture enters the equation. A

Fatality shuts down I-90 Wednesday night

DRUMMOND – A car crash proved fatal Wednesday night just west of Drummond. Erika Kruger of Helena (16 years of age) was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected and died as a result of blunt force trauma in connection to last night’s reported fatality crash on Interstate 90, 3 miles west of Drummond at mile marker 150. According to a Granite County Sheriff’s Department press release, at approximately 8:57 P.M. Wednesday night emergency responders were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 90. Both occupants of the vehicle were ejected and Kruger died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Another occupant of the vehicle was flown to a Missoula area Hospital for treat

Philipsburg Concert partners with Grizzly Scholarship Association

PHILIPSBURG - The 10th Annual Philipsburg Concert, has partnered with the Grizzly Scholarship Association for this year's event. This annual concert is a fund raiser for the Philipsburg Rotary Club. To see the GSA's complete press release, click on the link below. GSA Press Release #PhilipsburgRotaryClub #SummerConcert

GCHD Trustee Candidate: Genevieve Kulaski

NOTE – The Flint Creek Courier invited the candidates running for the Granite County Hospital District Trustee seats to submit letters as to why they are running. These letters/statements are solely the views and opinions of candidates and do not represent the views of the Flint Creek Courier. Why I am Running I was honored to be appointed to the Granite County Hospital District Board in August, 2018. I applied for the seat because I am interested in helping out in my community and working with the Hospital on the many projects and improvements they are working on. I am excited to bring my experience with strategic planning to the Board as we work on creating a solid plan for the future of

GCHD Trustee Candidate: Chris Cornelius

NOTE – The Flint Creek Courier invited the candidates running for the Granite County Hospital District Trustee seats to submit letters as to why they are running. These letters/statements are solely the views and opinions of candidates and do not represent the views of the Flint Creek Courier. Why I am Running I’m a hometown Granite County Hospital District Board Member hopeful – my name is Chris Cornelius. I have lived over half of my life in Montana; 25 years in St. Ignatius and 15 years in P-Burg (well, up behind Maxville off the grid). When we first moved here I worked out of town. About six years later I landed a job at Doe Brother’s. I worked a year as one of their Head Cooks. When t

GCHD Trustee Candidate: John Barbara

NOTE – The Flint Creek Courier invited the candidates running for the Granite County Hospital District Trustee seats to submit letters as to why they are running. These letters/statements are solely the views and opinions of candidates and do not represent the views of the Flint Creek Courier. Why I am Running- Tim Allen, from the Flint Creek Courier, asked me to write a statement as to why I am running for another term on the Hospital Board. The answer is quite simple, this is a critical time for the Hospital District with important work yet to be done and I feel I am the most qualified to do it. Having worked on Wall Street for over forty years, I have a background in Finance and Informa

GCHD Trustee Candidate: Elena Gagliano

NOTE – The Flint Creek Courier invited the candidates running for the Granite County Hospital District Trustee seats to submit letters as to why they are running. These letters/statements are solely the views and opinions of candidates and do not represent the views of the Flint Creek Courier. Why I'm Running In a nut shell: To promote the peoples' right to know and to welcome their presence and participation at all meetings where actions and deliberations take place. How else can they oversee how their local officials conduct their business and spend their money? It would also be my duty, as their public servant, to listen to them, not just to hear them. In a recent local article, one of th

Lady Prospectors best Copperheads in Anaconda

ANACONDA – The Granite Girls Tennis Team made short work of the Anaconda Copperheads Tuesday afternoon, besting the opposition on the road. Senior Sarah Goff claimed a straight set win over Anaconda’s Harley Fullmer, 2-0, Goff won the first set on a tie-breaker 7-6 (9-7) before going on to cruise in the second set 6-2. Reece Pitcher played No. 3 singles and earned a hard-fought win over Jaycee Jette in three sets. After dropping the opener 3-6, Pitcher rallied to take the second set 6-2 and a 10-point tie-breaker in the third, 11-9. Molly Ballweber and Annabelle Locke played No 4 and 5 singles, respectively, with each notching easily wins. Ballweber beat Keilana Clark 6-3, 6-1 and Locke best

Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burning near Dillon

DILLON — Fire officials from the Dillon Ranger District will begin prescribed burning starting mid-April which may result in visible smoke intermittently through mid-May, 2019. Firefighters will be conducting jackpot (scattered slash) burning on 240 acres near the Bender Center and approximately 300 acres in the Birch Creek area of the eastern Pioneer Mountains. They will also be burning 100 acres in the Shineberger Creek area south of Lima and west of I-15. These are areas where aspen restoration projects have recently occurred. Fire crews will burn as weather permits under prescribed conditions and monitor the burns after ignition to ensure fire stays within the prescribed boundaries. Trav

Sheriff responds to fatal car accident on I-90

GRANITE COUNTY – The Granite County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release Tuesday regarding a fatal car accident that occurred on I-90 Monday, April 15, just went of Drummond. The release reads as follows: April 15, 2019 A Deputy and Highway Patrol Officer were dispatched to an On-Star report of a disabled vehicle West of Drummond on Interstate 90 possibly involving a crash. After a search of the area, the vehicle was found approximately 130 feet off of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was deceased. Preliminary reports indicate the person may have died as a result of a medical condition prior to leaving the roadway. The Decedent was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office

LETTER: Candidates filing for GCHD Trustee positions

For any of you residing in Granite County, or personally know people there, I have filed as a write-in candidate for one of the Trustee positions to the Granite County Hospital District (GCHD). The position term expires in May, 2021. Previous Trustee appointment, Genevieve Kulaski, has filed for the same seat. The election will be held by mail in ballot due by May 7. Ballots to be mailed out on April 17,2019 and must be filled out and returned by mail or hand delivered to the Clerk and Recorder no later than May 7, 2019. There is another write-in for the other Trustee seat term ending 2022, Richard Motta. John Barbara and Chris Cornelius have also filed for that seat. By statute, there shoul

Home and Garden Improvements That Will Benefit Local Wildlife

(StatePoint) When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your property. Here are a few important steps you can take. Plant Native Species By planning native species exclusively in your garden and yard, you will be promoting a healthy local ecosystem while providing proper nourishment and a natural habitat for visiting wildlife, whether that be insects, birds or furry creatures. Because native plant species are meant to thrive in your local climate, they will require less maintenance, which means a beautiful yard with less stress. Prevent Bird Strik

5 Great Ways to Relieve Stress

(StatePoint) Stress is a daily part of life but, left unchecked, can be bad for the body, mind and soul. Here are five great ways to reduce tension, relieve stress and feel better. • Practice Yoga: Yoga is a powerful stress reliever as it combines the benefits of stretching, meditation, controlled breathing and exercise all in one package. It’s as simple as unfurling your yoga mat when stress runs high. While studios are easy to find these days, there are plenty of free videos you can find on YouTube when you need to de-stress on your own schedule and at home. • Play music: Music can reduce stress, particularly when you are the one playing it. But first you need the right gear. Consider this

Easter Gift Giving: 6 Alternatives to Candy

(StatePoint) When it comes to Easter, there’s no doubt about it: candy is the go-to gift item for kids. But whether it’s to avoid triggering food allergies or sugar overload or you just want to do something a little different this year, there are many reasons you may be in need of some alternative gift ideas. With that in mind here are six Easter gift ideas that aren’t candy: • Great books: You don’t need to forgo the Easter basket entirely. Just fill the basket with books in lieu of sweets. This is an opportunity to foster a love of reading and help build a young reader’s personal library. • Music maker: Give the gift of music for life with an instrument that’s designed to help someone lear

Smart Ways to Protect Your Smartphone

(StatePoint) When you check out the latest smartphones from Apple, Google or Samsung, you’ll notice they have something in common: glass designs. Why? Glass allows for wireless charging, better connection signals, bigger display screens, and truth be told, glass feels great and looks beautiful. But these features come with a price -- durability. Compared to metal or plastic, glass cracks, shatters, scratches and can get slippery. Fortunately, there’s guidance available for consumers wondering about the durability of new phones. When new smartphones launch, SquareTrade, an Allstate company that provides highly-rated protection plans to millions of smartphone owners, conducts independent durab

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