Granite County remains under fire warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) has Granite County under a Red Flag Warning for a third straight day to temperatures and wind. The warning lasts from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thunderstorm activity in the area, combined with windy conditions, could lead to potential lightning strikes that could start a fire, said the NWS Tuesday morning.. If you see such a strike, make sure that it is a blaze before calling 9-1-1. Have exact coordinates, location information or a description of the area where the fire is along with common landmarks to help the initial attack teams get to the fire as quickly as possible. The warning was issued on the National Weather Service website for the communities of Drummond

Red Flag Warning continues in Granite County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has Granite County under a Red Flag Warning until 9 p.m. for the second straight day. Thunderstorm activity in the area, combined with windy conditions, could lead to potential lightning strikes that could start a fire, said the NWS Tuesday morning.. If you see such a strike, make sure that it is a blaze before calling 9-1-1. Have exact coordinates, location information or a description of the area where the fire is along with common landmarks to help the initial attack teams get to the fire as quickly as possible. The warning was issued on the National Weather Service website for the communities of Drummond, Philipsburg, Maxville and Georgetown Lake.

FWP offers Wolf Trapping Certification course in Bozeman

Bozeman, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting a Wolf Trapping Certification course at its regional headquarters in Bozeman on Aug. 17. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 1400 S. 19th Ave. Preregistration is required for the course. In addition to license and permit requirements, a person must attend and complete a wolf trapping certification class before setting any trap for a wolf in Montana. Completion of either the Idaho or Montana wolf trapping certification class will be recognized as meeting this requirement. A certificate will be awarded to those completing the Montana trapping certification class. To sign up or to see other Wolf

Faded hunting and fishing licenses can be replaced for free at FWP offices

Hunters and anglers with licenses that are displaying faded text making them difficult to read can have those licenses replaced at no cost at their regional Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. Another option is to go to fwp.mt.gov, login to MyFWP and request a digital version of your license to print at home or download to a smart phone. Digital licenses are good for everything but a carcass tag. Replacement at an FWP office for faded licenses do not count against the number of replacements an individual is allowed. Local license providers are unable to offer free replacements; the cost is $5 for each license replaced.

Commissioners approve water flow, funding for county TV

PHILIPSBURGH – The Granite County Commissioners were in session Tuesday, handling a variety of topics that help keep the county moving forward. Perhaps the largest decision reached in the session was to approve $19,000 of funding for the free television program that is broadcast throughout Granite County. The money would see $15,000 go to Drummond for upgrades and repairs while the other $4,000 goes to Philipsburg. The antennae, which are located to provide a signal on a line=of-sight basis, provide a variety of channels which include NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS as well as other channels. In all, Drummond has 15 channels and Philipsburg 13. Blanche McClure, along with Drummond representative Mike

Granite County under Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has Granite County under a Red Flag Warning until 9 p.m. Monday night. Thunderstorm activity in the area, combined with windy conditions, could lead to potential lightning strikes that could start a fire. If you see such a strike, make sure that it is a blaze before calling 9-1-1. Have exact coordinates, location information or a description of the area where the fire is along with common landmarks to help the initial attack teams get to the fire as quickly as possible. Below is the warning as it appeared on the National Weather Service website for the communities of Drummond, Philipsburg, Maxville and Georgetown Lake. Red Flag Warning URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSA

5 Classroom Technologies Making Learning Easy and Fun

(StatePoint) New technologies being introduced into the classroom are making learning easy, fun, and engaging, and are transforming education in the following ways: 1. Virtual Reality. More educators are turning to VR to provide immersive experiences for students and bring the curriculum to life. Whether it’s to allow students to learn a subject more deeply or to take them places they have never been before, VR presents an opportunity to engage students in a new way. 2. Next-Generation Projectors. The latest projectors are providing educational solutions that offer teachers greater flexibility. For example, Casio Superior Series LampFree Projectors can be operated remotely through a smart de

How to Find the Best Back-to-School Deals

(StatePoint) With households nationwide spending $27.6 billion on items like clothes, accessories and supplies, back-to-school is now the second biggest shopping season of the year, according to Deloitte research. Americans may be parting with a lot of their money, but not necessarily happily. A recent survey from online retailer Zulily finds that 71 percent of Americans think that shoppers spend too much on back-to-school shopping. It’s no surprise then that over half of respondents marked budget as the most important factor in making purchases for that first day of school, over convenience and being on-trend. But experts say you don’t have to sacrifice convenience or style to stay on-budge

Preparing for the New School Year

(StatePoint) Teachers, students and families busy prepping for the year ahead all know that having the right supplies in and out of the classroom can help pave the way for a successful back-to-school season. With that in mind, consider these ideas to hit the ground running: • Math Class: There’s no reason math needs to be your most challenging course. With the right calculator, it can be easy to view how mathematical concepts actually work. For example, the fx-CG500 brings touchscreen technology to the graphing calculator. Its extra-large screen allows for more complete and detailed viewing, and its drag-and-drop functionality enables students to quickly and intuitively pull information from

How to Transfer Your Military Skills to the Corporate World

(StatePoint) A military background brings with it an ability to collaborate, problem-solve and thrive under pressure, making veterans well-positioned to take on leadership roles in the corporate world. Having worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years and in his 30th year with the U.S. Army, Jerry Quinn is an example of someone who has maximized his military leadership skills in the corporate world. As senior vice president, and head of Enterprise Military Talent External Recruiting at Wells Fargo, Quinn also serves as chairman of the Association of Military Banks of America. To help make your transition from military service go smoothly, Quinn is offering the following tips and i

5 Delicious Low-Carb Recipes Perfect for a Cookout

(StatePoint) Food on the grill, carb-loaded side dishes and high-sugar desserts are at the center of most seasonal cookouts. But this doesn’t mean you need to avoid those countless neighborhood barbecues to ensure you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle. Courtney McCormick, manager of Clinical Research & Nutrition for South Beach Diet, recommends these five lower-carb recipes that are great to bring along to any cookout. • Shredded Chicken Chili: Just toss some chicken, beans, tomatoes and a combination of chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and oregano in your slow cooker and let that magic machine do all the work. Six hours later, you’

How to Keep Your Data Safe in Today’s World

(StatePoint) Is your data secure? Whether you’re a typical consumer gearing up with smart home technology or a business owner with dozens of clients, understanding the latest trends in cybercrime can help you protect what matters. Enter the latest updates from the SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which provide key insights into current threats based on real-world data from more than 1 million international security sensors in over 200 countries. While the report found that global malware volume is down 20 percent, a spike in other forms of cyberattack means that consumers and organizations need to stay vigilant. Here are a few key findings and what they could mean for you: • A 15 percent incre

Tips from a Pro for Weight Loss Success

(StatePoint) Losing weight is often an idea rather than an undertaking, suggests a recent Gallup Poll, which found that while 51 percent of adults want to shed pounds off their frame, only 25 percent say they are seriously working toward that goal. “With so many trendy diets advertised, identifying accurate and insightful information is one of the biggest hurdles for many would-be dieters,” says Carrie Elkins, division manager for Jenny Craig, who leads a team of expert consultants who have been providing weight loss and healthy eating advice for more than 35 years. “Many looking to lose weight begin their chosen programs with good intentions, but when push comes to shove, they have trouble

2019 Flint Creek Valley Days Parade

PHILIPSBURG - The annual Flint Creek Valley Days Parade brought out the best that Philipsburg had to offer, with classic cars, floats and a ton of people. Below are some images for the 2019 parade.

Flint Creek Courier merges social media outlets

GRANITE COUNTY - The Flint Creek Courier has successfully merged its pages on Facebook, providing a single media source for Granite County residents on the popular social media platform. Previously the Courier had run pages for Philipsburg News and Granite County Events, which required a great deal more maintenance. It also resulted in some readers not seeing stories because they happened at the other end of the county. This merge will do nothing to they way that the Courier's stories are transmitted via social media, but rather will serve as a way for Granite County to become united in how it understands the county's news, events and sports.

Hess, Cutler represent at East-West Shrine Game

BUTTE - It was a full house at Montana Tech's Alumni Stadium Saturday for the 73rd Annual East-West Shrine Football Game. The contest features all-star players from all divisions throughout the state, pitting the best from the east and west against each other. The Flint Creek Titans had two representatives on hand in the form of graduated senior Kane Hess and Head Coach Mike Cutler. Cutler played in the game in 1988 and as a coach in 2002 and 2017. Hess was a standout lineman for the Titans in their back-to-back state championships in 2017 and 2018 which culminated in a consecutive win streak of 25. During his Titan career Hess amassed 104 total tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 4.5 quarterba

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