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 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 18, 2022 

Column: Working at home

Until March of 2020, I had never spent much time working from home. Occasionally I would write a story at home, but I preferred to do it at the office. I always tried my best to separate work from home and going to the office to write allowed me to d...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 18, 2022 

Commissioners approve resolution establishing "court of record"

Last week, the Gallatin County Commission voted 3-0 to approve a resolution establishing the Gallatin County Justice Court as a “court of record.” According to County Communications Coordinator Whitney Bermes, a “court of record” means that...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 18, 2022 

Wolves track team strong at 5B District Meet

It was a banner day last Friday for the Three Forks High School track and field team with numerous outstanding performances at the 5B District Track Meet in Belgrade. The Wolves girls team finished in...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 18, 2022 

Wolves tennis shines at Divisionals

The Three Forks High School tennis team opened up the postseason in impressive style with a second-place finish at last week's Southeast B-C Divisional Tournament in Butte. Alicia Deriana and Ruby...


Community Day set for May 14

It will be fun for all ages on May 14, with the Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department hosting a Community Day. The free of charge is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stevenson Park. According to Fire Chief Keith Aune, the Community... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 11, 2022

Voters deny levies

Local voters last week denied two general fund levies for the Three Forks School District. In unofficial results from the Gallatin County Elections Department, the $241,650 high school district levy was defeated 546 to 340. The $398,350 elementary...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Eye on the prize: Murphy has lofty goals for 2022 postseason

After a winning state title in the long jump at the 2021 Class B State Meet in Laurel, Three Forks senior standout Jasmyn Murphy is readying for the 2022 postseason that begins Friday at the District... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Golfers battle wind at home invite

The Three Forks High School golf team wrapped up the regular season in windy conditions at the Headwaters Invitation. Head Coach Aaron Harkins said what started as a picture-perfect day on their home...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Tennis postseason starts this week

The Three Forks High School tennis team will open up the postseason this week at the Southern B Divisional Tournament scheduled for May 12 and 13 in Butte. In action last week in Billings, Three...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Wolves shine at Anaconda meet

With the postseason starting Friday at the 5B District meet in Belgrade, things are starting to come together for the Three Forks High School track and field team. Last week, the Wolves were strong at the Top 8 Meet in Anaconda, and a Saturday meet... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 4, 2022

Voters say no to mill levies

Local voters Tuesday denied two general fund levies for the Three Forks School District. In unofficial results from the Gallatin County Elections Department, the $241,650 high school district levy was defeated 546 to 340. The $398,350 elementary... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 4, 2022

CEDS Community Meeting set for May 17 in Three Forks

As they work on the five-year update of their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Gallatin and Park Counties, the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District (NRMEDD) is hosting several community meetings to gather...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 4, 2022

5 Wolves sign letters of intent

It has been quite the week for the Three Forks High School athletic program, with five Wolves signing letters of intent to continue their careers in college. The 2022 Class B State Champion Wolves... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 4, 2022

Country Jam offering student discount

The Headwaters Country Jam recently announced a new promotion for college students with $125 student passes for the three-day festival scheduled for August 18 to 20 at the "Bridge" near Three Forks....

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 4, 2022

Three Forks hosting golf tournament this week

The Three Forks High School golf team will get the opportunity to play on their home course when they host Thursday's Headwaters Tournament. Wolves Head Coach Aaron Harkins is looking forward to... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 4, 2022

Strong week for Wolves tennis

The Three Forks High School tennis team was impressive, winning seven of 11 matches in action against Jefferson High School last week. Head Coach Janna Lauver said the team played really hard through some exhaustion and soreness achieved after hard... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 27, 2022

Emergency Services a focal point of joint meeting

Concern about emergency services in the southern end of Broadwater County was a focal point of the discussion of last week's joint meeting between the Gallatin and Broadwater County Commissions. The... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 27, 2022

High School, junior high rodeo set for April 30, May 1

It's once again time for rodeo in Three Forks. The 2022 Three Forks High School Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1, at the rodeo arena. Rodeo Board Secretary Christina Kamps said the high school rodeo is almost always the... Full story


Column: Music on MTV

I’m old enough to remember when MTV played videos rather than a 24/7 schedule that does not include any music. Earlier this year, I giggled when I saw they still host the MTV Music Awards and found this strange since they most likely haven’t...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 27, 2022

Three Forks wins 16 matches versus Red Lodge, Forsyth

It was a great week of results for the Three Forks High School tennis team. Wolves Head Coach Janna Lauver said it was a beautiful and successful day of tennis last Tuesday in Billings, with the team... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 27, 2022

Wolves shine in Livingston

It was a tremendous outing last Thursday for the Three Forks High School girls track and field team with a first-place finish at the Park Hex Invite in Livingston. "The girls had a great day! They won the meet by quite a bit, and all of us were very...


American Heritage Girls Troop formed in Three Forks

After recent leadership training at the US Naval War College in Rhode Island with the Nation's security concerns fresh in her mind, COL Tracy Schmitt of Three Forks saw the need to develop local youth to embrace what the forefathers of the United... Full story


Our View: Importance of rummage sale, food bank

Later this week, the Three Forks United Methodist Church will start accepting donations for their Spring Rummage Sale. This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to go through items they may not use that could be donated for an extremely...


Column: Snow Day

Just when I thought winter had taken its final bow, last week was a perfect example of this was not the case. Mother Nature will do whatever it wants, and I might have to wait a few weeks to bring out the lawnmower. Growing up in Wyoming and having...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 20, 2022

Missouri Headwaters State Park receives River Fund grant

A project to trim hazardous trees at Missouri Headwaters State Park near Three Forks was one of six 2022 public recreation projects awarded grants and matching funds from the Missouri-Madison River... Full story


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