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 By Jack H. Smith    News    February 1, 2023 

Three Forks Speech, Drama finish third at State

It was a fantastic end to the season for the Three Forks Speech and Drama programs, with both finishing in third place at last weekend's State Meet. "I am proud of the student effort during the State... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Wolves dominant in victory over Whitehall

The Three Forks High School Boys' Basketball team was dominant from start to finish in a 68-26 home conference victory on January 26 over Whitehall. The Wolves came out of the gates strong, taking an... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Huge fourth quarter propels Three Forks to win

The Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team saved the best for last in a 44-38 home win on January 26 over Whitehall. Trailing at the end of each of the first three quarters, the Wolves outscor... Full story


Counseling Services return at Three Rivers Medical Clinic

Counseling services are once again available at the Three Rivers Medical Clinic. Jen Kamps was recently hired as a Counselor for the Behavioral Health Program at the clinic located at 16 Railway Avenu... Full story


TF Schools Adult Education Program to start on February 13

The Three Forks Schools are hosting their annual Adult Education Program next month. The program will start on February 13 and run for eight weeks. According to Program Director Tyler Palmer, they will be offering 19 classes with four first-time inst... Full story


Drama finishes second, speech third at Divisionals

The Three Forks High School Speech and Drama team had top-three finishes at last week’s Divisional Tournament in Columbus. The Drama team finished in second place in Class B behind only Broadwater County High School, and the Speech team ended the... Full story


Column: Don't eat the gas station egg salad sandwich

When I first decided to move to Montana nearly eight years ago, I ended up staying for a few weeks at a hotel. I was very excited about my new adventure, but looking back, I did not enjoy my time at the motel. The hotel room was the type of dirty... Full story


Senior wrestlers recognized, Wolves finish second at Class B/C Duals

Not only did a January 19 Mixer event give local fans a chance to cheer on the Three Forks High School Wrestling team as they won 12 of 16 matches, but it also was an opportunity to highlight the... Full story


Three Forks preps for busy week of conference action

It will be a busy week of conference action for the Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team, with a Thursday home game against Whitehall and a Friday contest at Boulder. In action last week,... Full story


Wolves defeat Columbus with buzzer beater

It was quite the week for the Three Forks High School Boys' Basketball team. The Wolves snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday, January 20, with junior Shane Williams hitting a shot at the buzzer for a thrilling 64-63 win over... Full story


Three Forks team heading to LLS Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle

The Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department will be well represented at the 32nd annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb scheduled for Sunday, March 12, at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. To raise... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 18, 2023

Rural Fire District, Council conduct annual meeting

The Three Forks Rural Fire Department and City Council conducted their annual joint Special Meeting last week. In a report on the interlocal agreement between the two entities, Fire Chief Keith Aune reported they currently sitting at 19 volunteers.... Full story


Column: The Happy Meal is on the Roof

There is an infamous scene from the television show "Breaking Bad" where the main character tosses a pizza on the roof of his home in a fit of rage. As bizarre as that may sound, it seemed completely normal to me. While it wasn't a pizza, I had once... Full story


Three Forks Wrestling finds success at 2 large tourneys

The Three Forks High School Wrestling team had four wrestlers place at two large tournaments last week. Brayden Linville finished fifth (106), and Cole Rogers was seventh (113) at the prestigious... Full story


Wolves get huge road win at East Helena

The Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team picked up a huge road win last week with a 46-44 victory on January 10 against Class A East Helena. "It was a pretty great night for the Lady Wolves. That was a huge win. The East Helena girls have... Full story


Three Forks hosting Columbus on January 20

In non-conference action last week, the Three Forks High School Boys' Basketball team lost 51-41 on January 10 at East Helena and 66-47 on January 14 at home against Manhattan Christian. "We had two... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 11, 2023

Center Offers Tips for 'Avalanche Terrain'

While many Three Forks residents and others throughout southwest Montana enjoy getting outside to recreate during the winter, they should be mindful of increased avalanche dangers due to an above-aver... Full story


Three Forks FFA Hosting Leadership Development Event

The Three Forks Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter is hosting the Southwest Leadership Development event next week. According to Advisor Connie Olsen, approximately 200 to 250 Blue and Gold Jackets will converge at Three Forks High School on... Full story


Column: In bed by 10 on New Year's Eve

I’m sure many people festively celebrated the New Year when the clock struck midnight, officially making it 2023. I was not one of them. In fact, I was in bed at about 10 p.m. I wasn’t a huge fan of 2022, so I did not want to celebrate anything... Full story


Three Forks picks up conference win

One night after a tough 40-34 rivalry loss at Manhattan, the Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team bounced back impressively with a 54-49 home win on January 7 over Townsend. The Wolves... Full story


Well-balanced attack leads Wolves to rivalry win

It has been a strong start to 5B Conference play for the Three Forks High School Boys' Basketball team. The Wolves finished the first half of conference play last week with a 4-1 record that included... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 4, 2023

Green lights added to MDT snowplows

Many Treasure State residents might have noticed green lights added to Montana Department of Transportation snowplows during the recent winter storms. With the average number of 24 MDT snowplows hit b... Full story


Our View: Looking towards a great 2023

Looking back on 2022, there were plenty of great moments for the Three Forks community, and there should be plenty of more exciting news in 2023. One of the most important news items of 2022 was the continued work on the Three Forks Flood Mitigation... Full story


Column: Get me a cherry pie, I'll time you

When I was a little kid, I sat down to eat a cup of tapioca pudding when someone told me it was made with fish eggs. From that moment on, I was horrified by the dish, and it took me about 30 years before I tried it again and realized it did not... Full story


Big weekend for Lady Wolves basketball

The Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team will be looking to get their second conference win of the season with 5B matchups this week on January 6 at Manhattan and January 7 against Townsend. The Wolves picked up two wins in December, the fi... Full story


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