Restrictions and Requirements in Place for Fall Burning to Protect Air Quality

Fall has arrived and that means if you plan to burn now through November 30, 2023, there are restrictions and requirements in place to protect Montana’s air quality. Burning should comply with state and local air quality rules. The Montana... Full story

Rural Press Call: Tester Discusses Defending Hunters Education Act

In his monthly Rural Press Call, U.S. Senator Jon Tester discussed the Defending Hunters Education Act, which would force the Biden Administration to reverse course on the recent decision to... Full story

Montana counties, governor spar over property tax that funds schools

Months of finger-pointing between state-level Republicans and local government leaders over who to blame for rising property taxes escalated last week as the lobbying organization that represents county governments sent a late-night press release... Full story

New census data helps define Montana's affordable housing crunch

Just how deep do Montana's widely discussed housing affordability woes run? Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau sheds some statistical light on one facet of the challenge. Housing... Full story

Gallatin County Sheriff's Report September 23, 2023

Page 1 of 5 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on September 24, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 09/23/23 00:22 CFS23-115719 PUBLIC ASSIST JACKIE JO JCT and CATES PEAK CT LE - Documented 00:44 CFS23-115725 PATROL CHECK GIDDY UP... Full story

Gallatin County Sheriff's Report September 24, 2023

Page 1 of 5 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on September 25, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 09/24/23 00:05 CFS23-116227 WELFARE CHECK MADISON ARM RD and FS 1738 (0.1 LE - Public Assist 00:18 CFS23-116233 DISABLED LE -... Full story

Gallatin County Sheriff's Report September 22, 2023

Page 1 of 5 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on September 23, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 09/22/23 01:03 CFS23-115216 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INTERSTATE 90 HWY and ACCESS (0.5 LE - Documented 01:12 CFS23-115220 VIOLATION OF... Full story

Gallatin County Sheriff's Report September 27, 2023

Page 1 of 7 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on September 28, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 09/27/23 00:44 CFS23-117577 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Warning 00:49 CFS23-117578 FOLLOW UP ENGBERG LN and N RIVER ROCK DR LE - Documented... Full story

Volunteers needed for cave maintenance at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are seeking volunteers to help with a post-season cleaning of the caverns. Volunteers in this event will get the chance to see the park up close as they...

Gallatin County Sheriff's Report September 28, 2023

Page 1 of 5 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on September 29, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 09/28/23 00:19 CFS23-118033 911 HANG UP REDWOOD DR and ACCESS (86.2 feet) LE - GOA / UTL 00:42 CFS23-118035 OUT W/ VEHICLE REDWOOD... Full story

Wolves move to 4-1 with home win over Jefferson

After falling behind 7-0 early in the fourth quarter of their September 22 conference home game against Jefferson High School (Boulder), the Three Forks High School football team would respond... Full story

Homecoming Week: Three Forks hosting Big Timber

The Three Forks High School Volleyball team will host their second consecutive home match on Saturday, September 30, against visiting Big Timber. Part of a packed Homecoming week of activities,... Full story

3 finish in top 20 at Bob Firman Invite

The Three Forks High School Cross Country team rose to the occasion with fantastic results at last week's Bob Firman Invitational in Boise. The Wolves had three runners finish in the top 20 of the... Full story

Business Spotlight: Hollowtop Heating and Cooling relocating shop to Three Forks

Hollowtop Heating and Cooling is relocating from Four Corners to a newly built shop at 213 1st Avenue West in Three Forks. According to Operations Manager Leanna Bryant, Hollowtop Heating and... Full story

Letter to the Editor: Show appreciation and respect for tow truck drivers

As a past Paramedic/firefighter I want to acknowledge another 1st Responder that is rarely recognized or thanked. Recently one of our County Newspaper articles had a thank you given only to the Police, Fire, and ambulance. We do not seem to value... Full story

Guest Editorial: Let's Focus on Property Tax Solutions Not Political Soundbites

Montana is facing a growing housing crisis, driven by an influx of out-of-state home buyers and telecommuters. This is pushing up prices, making it difficult for Montanans to find affordable housing, and increasing residential property taxes. A... Full story

Column: I bought the wrong sausage

As I sit here at my desk writing my weekly, it is raining cats and dogs, and for the first time in months, my heater kicked on. While I am not looking forward to using propane because filling the tank can devastate my budget, I look forward to the... Full story

Coaches Corner Navigating Grief: Finding Strength and Hope in the Storm

Grief is an inescapable facet of the human experience—a journey that can catch us off guard, leaving us with unsettled emotions. I, too, found myself in this uncharted territory when I first experienced the loss of my father. In the years that...

Magpie Foundation hosting Renaissance Faire

Not only will area residents have the opportunity to attend a family-friendly event at this week’s Magpie Foundation Renaissance Faire at the Missouri Headwaters State Park near Three Forks, but... Full story

Three Forks United Methodist Church Fall Rummage Sale next week

The Three Forks United Methodist Church Fall Rummage Sale is just around the corner, with the popular event scheduled for Thursday, October 5, to Saturday, October 7. Donations will be accepted at... Full story

Montana 4-H enrolling new members, seeking volunteers

From the MSU News Service Youth across Montana who would like to enroll in Montana 4-H are invited to do so during the month of October. Montana 4-H is the youth development program of Montana State University Extension. It offers a range of... Full story

Three Forks Schools Unveils New Strength and Conditioning Room

The 2023-2024 school year started off with a brand-new weight room. After having an outdated and worn-out weight room for years it was decided there needed to be an update. Jake Lynch, middle school... Full story

Historical Society Meeting October 5

Thursday, October 5, 2023, will be the date of the next Three Forks Area Historical Society Meeting. It will be at 7:00 p.m. in the Methodist Church Basement. Agenda items include end of season reports, the annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon,...

Frances Jean Dellinger

Frances Jean Dellinger died peacefully on September 25, 2023, at the Parkhaven Retirement Community in Manhattan, MT. Frances was born in Whitehall, Montana on October 26, 1936, to Lulla and Goodlet Rogers. She attended Cardwell Elementary School... Full story

Deloris F. Erickson Barney

Deloris F. Erickson Barney, 79, of Three Forks passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023. She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Barney; daughters, Kimberly Pennington and Melissa Demers; grandsons, Tyler and Austin; and multiple cousins, nephews,... Full story

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