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 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 22, 2019 

Hamilton resigns as Mayor of Three Forks

The City of Three Forks will soon have a new Mayor. Current Mayor Steven Hamilton announced last week he would be resigning from the position effective June 2. Hamilton was elected to his first term in 2013 and to his current term in 2017. Prior to...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 22, 2019 

Helvik resigns as Three Forks 6-12 Principal

Three Forks High School and Middle School will have a new principal for the 2019-20 school year. The school board of trustees approved Tuesday night the resignation of 6-12 Principal Justin Helvik who will be taking a position as the assistant...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 22, 2019 

COLUMN: The Nap

About three minutes ago I was abruptly woken up by a semi driving way too fast in a 25 mile per hour zone. I'm writing this on May 15 which just so happens to be my birthday so I decided I would take a quick post lunch nap. Wednesday mornings are a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 15, 2019

Three Forks High School Graduation Sunday

The Three Forks High School Class of 2019 will graduate Sunday at a ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. A total of 40 students are set to graduate and the ceremony will begin with an opening speech from Student Body President John Jennings. This will be...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 15, 2019

Rails-to-Trails event takes place in Three Forks

The City of Three Forks was one of four locations nationwide to host a live reveal of their preferred cross-country route for the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Great American Rail-Trail. A signature...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 15, 2019

COLUMN: Moo

Throughout the years I've moved around quite a bit and had a lot of different neighbors. Some of them have become friends, some of them barely said a word, there were plenty that were mean, and have made for some very interesting stories. The one...

 

Three Forks High seniors receive scholarships

Nine high school seniors were awarded at total $9,600 in scholarships at a special Three Forks Education Foundation ceremony last week. Heidi Oliver of the foundation said two $500 scholarships were given through the Ray Lau VFW Post 7621. Traci...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 8, 2019

Levies defeated, new trustee elected

Two $55,000 levies that would have been used to hire additional teachers at the Three Forks Schools were defeated by voters Tuesday, both falling by a slim margin. The Three Forks Elementary General...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 8, 2019

Baseball fundraiser Saturday

The Three Forks Baseball League is hosting a Golf Scramble and Auction Fundraiser Saturday, May 11 at the Headwaters Golf Course. The golf portion of the event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 8, 2019

Bikes for Books rewards readers

Each year the Three Forks Masonic Lodge #73 encourages local students to read with their Bikes for Books program. This year a total of 12 students were chosen as winners at the annual Bikes for Books...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 8, 2019

OUR VIEW: OUR VIEW: Fundraiser big for baseball program

It was great scene last Saturday at Imery's Field in Three Forks as members of the Gallatin Valley Outlaws and Posse baseball teams hosted a clinic for younger players. This was a job well done by the players and coaches to pass on their knowledge...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Column: Kitchen Chaos

As I type this article, I'm still in the process of moving which as I have said before in my weekly column is one thing, I do not enjoy doing at all. Later this afternoon will be the absolute worst part because it is time to move all the big stuff...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 1, 2019

School board candidates discuss issues

Three Forks School Board of Trustee candidates Robert Buchholz and Stephene Kamerman were able to discuss a variety of topics at a candidate forum last week at the school library. The lone candidate forum prior to the May 7 election was also...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 1, 2019

Trails event next week

On May 8, the Rails to Trails Conservancy will be hosting a live reveal of their preferred cross-country route for the Great American Rail-Trail. Three Forks is one of four nationwide locations that...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 1, 2019

COLUMN: Spiders and KISS

I'm not sure of how old I was, but I remember as a kid spending a great deal of time with my Uncle Howie. It was always a lot of fun until he brought out his records. I've always been a huge fan of music, but as a younger child I was very frightened...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 1, 2019

Lady Wolves finish first in Bozeman

The Three Forks High School track and field team had an amazing showing last Saturday at the Manhattan Christian Meet in Bozeman. The Lady Wolves finished in first place with 112 points and the boys...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 24, 2019

Out of district policy discussed

At a Tuesday night community meeting, Three Forks Superintendent Jeff Elliott told audience members the district is at a point where they are full, and changes need to be made to their...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 24, 2019

Rodeo this weekend

The Three Forks High School and Junior High Rodeo is just a few days away. The annual event is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at the Rodeo Arena. Three Forks Rodeo Board President Chuck Wambeke said he is excited...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 24, 2019

Council approves agreement with BCSO

The Three Forks City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Three Forks and the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office to share office space at 115 Main Street. The location is currently being utilized...

 

COLUMN: Jack in Jackson Hole

With a winter that won't seem to stop, I haven't been this is excited for summer in a really long time. Although I'm moving in a few days, I'm not getting too depressed about everything that goes along with packing up everything and taking it...

 

New LED lights added at caverns

New LED lights and plenty of family friendly events should make for a great summer at the Lewis and Clark Caverns. Parks Manager Rhea Armstrong said they are very excited as they prepare for the 2019...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 17, 2019

Three Forks High School Rodeo next week

There will be plenty of great rodeo action next week in Three Forks. The annual Three Forks High School and Junior High Rodeos are scheduled to take place Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. The event will start at 9 a.m. on April 27 and 8 a.m....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 17, 2019

Fatal accident number down statewide in 2019

There has been a total of 24 fatalities on Montana roads in 2019, five occurring in the MDOT Region 7 that includes the Three Forks area and Gallatin County, Broadwater County, Meagher County, Madison County and Park County. A report from the...

 

Park Use Public Hearing April 23

The Three Forks City Council will host a public hearing April 23 on a resolution establishing fees for "park user groups". In September of 2018, the City Council established Title 8, Chapter 6 to defi...

 

COLUMN: Store shenanigans

The other day I was at the grocery store searching for some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce when I overheard two ladies having a conversation. They had not seen each other in quite some time and were very happy to see each other and exchange...

 

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