High temps prompt full fishing closure on Jefferson River
A full fishing closure went into effect Wednesday for the entire Jefferson River. Fishing restrictions, such as hoot-owl restrictions and full closures, are designed to protect trout and other fish that become more susceptible to disease and... Full story
The story of fire retardant
A thick stream of red mist falling from an airplane is one of the most common and dramatic images of Montana's wildfire season. But while the photos may seem self-explanatory, that red mist - also... Full story
Gallatin County Voters to Decide on Mill Levy to Fund Gallatin Rest Home
This November, Gallatin County voters will be asked to decide on a mill levy to fund continuing operations at the Gallatin Rest Home, the soon-to-be only skilled nursing facility in the county. Last week, the Gallatin County Commissioners... Full story
Clarkston fire contained at 75 acres
Clarkston Firefighters were paged to a wildland fire on Saturday, August 13, at 5:21 p.m. According to a social media post from Clarkston Fire Service Area # 6, the fire was actively burning in trees... Full story
Council changes meeting time
The Three Forks City Council voted last week to change the time of their meetings. The governing body voted unanimously to approve a resolution changing the times to 6 p.m. The Council had been meeting every second Tuesday and every fourth Tuesday...
City-County Health Department Announces First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Gallatin County
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD) confirmed a single probable case of monkeypox virus in a Gallatin County adult. Initial testing was completed last week at the Montana...
State of Montana Seeks More Religious Exemptions to Vaccination Requirements
State health officials want to create a religious exemption from routine vaccinations for kids and staff members in child care facilities and children in certain foster homes. Under the two...
Elk management group passes recommendations on to FWP director
After 10 meetings and much deliberation, the Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group has forwarded its recommendations to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Hank Worsech. "I'm very impressed...
Op-Ed: Law enforcement fighting human trafficking, but needs more resources
It’s a horrific reality for Montanans to consider, but human trafficking takes place every day in our state. The odds are most of you have seen it but didn’t know. Last month, a man involved in a sex trafficking ring in Billings was sentenced... Full story
Column: Trouble Passing
There are so many wonderful things about living in Southwest Montana. One of my favorite things is the absolute beauty, and often, when the weather allows, I prefer to take an alternate route to the Interstate. I find the views to be better and the...
Headwaters Country Jam starts Thursday
For the second straight year, the Headwaters Country Jam will be taking place in August. The popular annual event is scheduled for August 18 to 20 at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. Festival Director... Full story
Trail system serving food at Farmers' Market
The Headwaters Trail System will be serving bacon cheeseburgers and brats at the Farmers’ Market this week, August 18th, from 4-7 PM in John Q. Adams Milwauke Railroad Park. People can purchase a bacon cheeseburger or a bratwurst with a bag of...
Crystal Jean Houska
Crystal Jean Houska, born August 24th, 1947, succumbed to heart failure July 30th, 2022, surrounded by her family at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Crystal was born to Eugene and Viola Backes in White... Full story