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 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 14, 2019 

Commissioners place justice center bond on ballot

The Gallatin County Commissioners voted 3-0 Monday to place a $59 million bond to replace the current Law and Justice Center on the November ballot. The new county facility would house the Gallatin...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    August 14, 2019 

OUR VIEW: Page great way to highlight schools

This week's edition of the Three Forks Voice will feature a special page dedicated to news from the Three Forks School District. The Voice has partnered with the district and Sheri Brown of Venture West Realty for a space in each edition throughout...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    August 14, 2019 

Column: The sump

With the heavy moisture early in the summer I really haven't had to worry too much about watering my grass. While it certainly hasn't needed much additional water, it sure has not had any problems growing. In fact, my lawn has probably grown a half...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 14, 2019 

Lyman returns home to "Rock" the Rivers

On the third day of the Rockin' the Rivers Festival near Three Forks, those in attendance were able to enjoy the sounds of Crashdown Butterfly of Seattle, a band with ties to Southwest Montana. The...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 7, 2019

Union members revisit picket line

Members of the Boilermakers Local D-239 made a symbolic return to the picket line last week in Three Forks. The return recognized the one-year anniversary of last year's August 2 lockout date. A...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    August 7, 2019

Outlaws wrap up season at state tournament

A magical season came to an end last Wednesday for the Gallatin Valley Outlaws. The Outlaws finished their season with a heartbreaking 15-14 loss to host the Bitterroot Red Sox at the Montana/Alberta...

 

Column: A new shirt

A few years ago, I was covering a Class B State Track meet in Butte and it was a typical Montana spring day that featured just about all four seasons. When I left the house in the morning it was frigid and appeared it might snow at any minute. This...

 

Donation huge for depot project

Thanks to a generous donation from the GCC Trident Plant, The Railroad and Trident Heritage Center in Three Forks is one step closer to opening to the public. According to Pat Townsend of the Three...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 31, 2019

Rockin' the Rivers next week

In a little over week music enthusiasts from across the state will make their way to "Bridge" near Three Forks for the 19th annual Rockin the Rivers festival. The music festival is scheduled to take...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 31, 2019

COLUMN: Catfish

A few of my summer breaks during college I was lucky enough to get a really good construction job that really helped me with my expenses. I also had a few summers where it was very difficult to find a job that didn't involve fast food. While I...

 

42nd annual Three Forks Fly In next week

There will be plenty of fun for all ages next week at the 42nd annual Three Forks Fly In. The event sponsored by the Montana Antique Aircraft Association is scheduled to take place Friday, August 2...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 24, 2019

Buchholz is new Three Forks Trustee

The Three Forks School Board has a new member. The trustees voted unanimously to appoint Robert Buchholz to the position vacated by Candace Rochford. He will serve in the position until the next...

 

Our View: Great job the local FCCLA Chapter

Earlier this month, members of the Three Forks High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter attended the National Leadership Conference in southern California. Not only...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 24, 2019

COLUMN: THE STARE

Ten years ago, I probably would have had plenty of crazy adventures to talk about in my weekly column. A night out with a pack of friends to a bar or a trip to Vegas would usually result in some sort of shenanigans. The older I get; I'm finding more...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 24, 2019

Outlaws win district baseball title

After winning four games in four days to take home the Montana American Legion Class A South District Championship, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws now have their sights set on a state crown. The Outlaws will open the 2019 Class A State Tournament in...

 

FCCLA chapter shines at national conference

Three Forks High School students shined brightly at the recent Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim. During the conference, the Three Forks FCCLA...

 

Food truck opens in Three Forks

To Blue Smoke Barbecue owner Justin Koller there is something special about small town America. Shortly after opening his food truck at the Venture West Realty/Remuda Coffee location at 202 MT HWY 2 E...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 17, 2019

Headwaters Bank Walk/Run next week

Participants from across Southwest Montana will be making their way to Three Forks Saturday, July 27 for the 15th annual Headwaters Bank Walk/Run. Registration is scheduled to start at 6:30 a.m. at Veteran's Park with the Half Marathon scheduled for...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 17, 2019

Sullivan hired as new Wolves football coach

There will be a familiar face on the sidelines next year for the Three Forks High School football team. Former Montana State standout tight end Connor Sullivan was recently hired as the new head...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Our View: Rodeo Dayz all about community

It's once again time for the annual Three Forks Rodeo Dayz celebration. In last week's editorial, I touched upon the importance of volunteers for Rodeo Dayz and this week would like to encourage local residents to attend and make this the best event...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 10, 2019

Warmer temps on the way

It’s about to get a lot warmer in the Three Forks. According to the National Weather Service in Great Falls, summer-like temperatures will return to Southwest Montana starting today and will likely...

 

Variety of music at Lewis & Clark Caverns event

The sounds of music will be coming to Lewis & Clark Caverns this summer. The Montana State Park will be hosting their annual Music Days at the Park with the first event scheduled for Sunday, July 28...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 10, 2019

COLUMN: Three Spots

The 4th of July is always a great time for friends and family to come together to celebrate one amazing Country. It also means the Interstate and Highways are jam packed with people. The increase in traffic means that gas stations and truck stops...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 10, 2019

Outlaws continue hot streak

With a 13-1 conference record, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws are looking to keep up the momentum as they inch closer to the postseason. Assistant coach Ryan Murphy said the team is currently sitting in...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 10, 2019

Sullivan hired as new Three Forks High School Football Coach

There will be a familiar face on the sidelines next year for the Three Forks High School football team. Former Montana State standout tight end Connor Sullivan was recently hired as the new head...

 

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