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 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    June 22, 2022

City council approves marijuana business permit

The Three Forks City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit to Top Shelf Botanicals Montana LLC. for a marijuana dispensary within the city zoning limits along with a conditional use permit for an existing non-permitted apartment and... Full story

 

Headwaters heritage museum celebrates 40th anniversary at current location, new updates

Both the Headwaters Heritage Museum and the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center will receive some long-awaited updates and installments this summer, according to Three Forks Area Historical Society... Full story

 
 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    June 8, 2022

City helping with sidewalk replacements

Three Forks residents can get assistance replacing their dilapidated sidewalks from the city as part of a project to beautify the streets while making them safer, according to an email sent by the city on June 1. "The City is committed to the... Full story

 

'Murica -Trailer Trash Bash' themed rally June 16 in Cardwell

Dozens of trailer trash themed camper trailers will converge at the Cardwell Campground on June 16 for the sixth annual Big Sky Vintage Trailer Rally. The 2022 Big Sky Vintage Trailer Rally welcomes... Full story

 
 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    June 1, 2022

City council approves new lighting district boundary

The Three Forks City Council passed a resolution to exclude properties within city limits larger than one acre from the town’s special improvement lighting district tax rolls during its May 24 meeting. The decision to amend the district boundaries... Full story

 
 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    May 25, 2022

Board approves 4-day school week

The Three Forks school board unanimously adopted a four-day school week for the 2022-2023 school year during its May 18 meeting, following the trend set by many other small town, Montana schools. With the new schedule, students will begin their... Full story

 

Board discusses high school softball team

More than a dozen community members approached the Three Forks High school board with the request to consider a high school girls softball team for the next spring sports season and to share their softball experience during the board's May 18... Full story

 
 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    May 18, 2022

City Council approves zoning changes

The Three Forks City Council unanimously passed three changes to local zoning ordinances which will allow conditional use permits for adult-use marijuana dispensaries and work-live structures, during its May 10 meeting. The council also held a... Full story

 

Final draft growth policy chapters released

After months of preparation and anticipation, the final chapters of the Three Forks draft growth policy plan, which focus on plans for future land use as well as the goals and policies that will guide development for years to come, are ready for... Full story

 

Three Forks Schools face staffing shortages

The Three Forks School system is continuing to deal with significant staffing difficulties. In recent editions, the Three Forks Voice has addressed the challenges that the Three Forks School District...

 

Public hearings fill the Council Agenda

The Three Forks City Council held a public hearing for the first reading of four amendments regarding adult marijuana use, city water system regulations and proposed zoning changes. The city council... Full story

 

Headwaters Area Food bank asks residents to 'grow a row'

With hints of spring flowing through Three Forks air, many residents have begun preparing their gardens. To help provide a balanced diet to their clients, the Headwaters Area Food Bank asks that...

 

Canine Companion: Student seeks permission for 'Abe' to come to school

A Three Forks High School student approached the school board at their March 15 meeting seeking permission to bring her 17-week-old puppy Abe to school with her. Abe isn't just any ordinary dog. He is a Canine Companion in training. Canine... Full story

 

School Board approves recommendation to general fund mill levies for $640k

The Three Forks School Board unanimously passed a motion to recommend that voters approve $640,000 in General Fund mill levies at their March 15 meeting. The district will use the funds from this... Full story

 

Three Forks City Council approves additional $15,000 for well expenses, streets superintendent steps down

The Three Forks City Council approved allocating an additional $15,000 for costs associated with the digging and testing wells for the public water supply at their March 10 meeting. The city will use $12,000 for conducting a 72-hour pump test of...

 

Willow Creek School Board discuses changes

The Willow Creek School Board met Tuesday afternoon to discuss potential changes for the district. With only 17 staff members in the Willow Creek School District, many find themselves working multiple positions. However, the Willow Creek School...

 
 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    March 9, 2022

Let the Freedom ring–or roll–in the Gallatin Valley

Residents of the Gallatin Valley and law enforcement officials welcomed the western group of the People's Convoy–dubbed the Montana Freedom Convoy by many–that passed through the area on March 2.... Full story

 

Townsend Tire breaks ground on new location

Townsend Tire has broken ground on their new Three Forks/Wheatland location. Mike Larson, the owner of Townsend Tire, says that the shop's grand opening will be in June 2022; however, construction... Full story

 

Three Forks Dog License Renewals Due April 15

Three Forks residents with dogs need to relicense their dogs before April 15, per city ordinance 6-4A-2. Dog licenses cost $15 per dog and need renewal every year. Owners with four or more dogs must... Full story

 

Education Foundation Fundraiser set for March 8

The Three Forks Education Foundation will host its annual dinner and auction fundraiser at 6 p.m. on March 8 in the school cafeteria. Tickets for this event are available for pre-purchase at the school office and the event. One plate costs $15; meanw... Full story

 

Three Forks School Board hits pay dirt

The Three Forks School Board hosted their monthly meeting on the evening of Feb. 15. Though their conversation was short and to the point, the board discussed plenty of information. For those who were unable to attend or tune into the live stream,... Full story

 

Fish, Wildlife and Parks prepares to release Headwaters State Park master plan

After seeking public input, Fish Wildlife and Parks met with the Headwaters Advisory Board to review the Missouri Headwaters State Park master plan on Friday. Members of the advisory board and the public shared their thoughts on future development... Full story

 

Headwaters Bank Run back in action, coming July 2022

After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Headwaters Trail System is preparing to bring back its annual fundraiser: the Headwaters Bank Run. Residents of the Gallatin Valley jump at–or rather... Full story

 

Three Forks Growth Policy Plan Available for Public Comment

Envision Three Forks released the first chapter of the Three Forks Growth Policy Plan draft on Jan. 17. The city will use the final draft of the Growth Policy Plan to guide future development decisions. "The Growth Policy is meant to inform and... Full story

 

Three Forks School Board Opens Discussion of Possible New Mill Levy

The Three Forks School Board opened discussion of passing an eventual General Operation Levy at their Jan. 18 meeting. Talk about a new Mill Levy was brought up during Lisa Morgan’s, the District Clerk/Business Manager, report to the school board....

 

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