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Larsen completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Kylie Larsen graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Larsen, daughter of Kelley and Cindy Larsen of Twin Bridges, earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is a 2018 graduate of Twin Bridges High School.

Flint Creek Campground closed

PHILIPSBURG — Flint Creek Campground, located south of Philipsburg along Highway 1, will be closed during the 2019 camping season for reconstruction of the road and camp spurs. The work is being completed through funding from Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee and the Anaconda Job Corps.

During 2018 much progress was made to complete the road work and it is expected that work will be completed by the end of 2019 in order to reopen the campground for the 2020 season.

The area is closed to all entry to provide for public safety while students from the Anaconda Job Corps work with heavy equipment to regrade and install culverts along the main road and realign the campsites.

Granite County employees and private landowners can still access their facilities during the construction period. Details: Pintler Ranger District, 406-859-3211.

Walking program begins Monday

“Walk with Ease,” a free six-week walking program designed for people of all ages and abilities, will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, May 20 through July 1.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Father Sheehan Park. Details: Theresa, 406-497-5085 or Lori, 406-497-5025.

Shelter readies for walking program

The Butte Silver-Bow Animal Shelter is once again asking for volunteers for its “Walk a Shelter Dog” program.

To get started, fill out a short volunteer form, and show up ready to walk. Shelter staff will make sure that you have a compatible dog for your level of experience.

The program starts Saturday, May 18, and runs through mid-October (as long as the weather holds). Walking times are 8:30 to 11 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

For details, call 406-497-6528.

Toastmasters list winners

Top O’ the Mornin’ Toastmasters weekly winners included Tonette Hollingsworth, best speaker and best topic respondent; and Billie Holmlund, best evaluator.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Perkins.

BHS student gets scholarship

Solvay USA Inc. has awarded their annual Solvay USA Inc. Engineering for Environmental Protection Scholarship to Jaden Cleveland of Butte High School. Cleveland plans to pursue an environmental engineering degree at Montana Tech.

In 2001, Rhodia Inc. began awarding the scholarship to future Montana Tech students who share their commitment to the environment and who are pursuing a degree in engineering at Montana Tech.

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