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 By Jack H. Smith    Business    July 8, 2020 

Latitude 45 offers Farm to Table Dining Experience

At a special after-hours event last week, members of the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce were able to learn more about Latitude 45, a local business that features Farm to Table Dining experiences,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 8, 2020 

Highway Patrol releases 2019 year end report

The recently released 2019 Montana Highway Patrol Annual Report listed a total of 184 fatalities, up two from 2018. Colonel Tom Butler said despite the number remaining virtually the same, it still means 184 people did not make it home to their...

 

Farmer's Market Kicks Off July 9

It's a little over a week away from the 2020 opening date of the Three Forks Farmer's Market. The first market of the season is scheduled to take place Thursday, July 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the...

 

Chamber Hosting Business After Hours Event

The Three Forks Chamber Business After Hours Program is returning next month with a special event scheduled at a new local business. The event is scheduled for July 1 from 5 p.m. till dark at Latitude 45: A Setting Under the Big Sky located at 5353 B...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 24, 2020

Hopes for onsite instruction for 2020-21 school year

While Three Forks Superintendent Jeff Elliott would like to have kids back at the three district schools at the start of the 2020-21 school year, he is also planning for alternative scenarios. Elliott addressed the issue at last week's school board...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 24, 2020

Outlaws hosting five straight

After a road-heavy schedule to start the season, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws American Legion Baseball team will be back at Imerys Field July 2 against Dillon, the first of five consecutive home...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Our View: Thanks for all you do Sheriff's Office, Search and Rescue

If you are an active user of Facebook and have not done so already, I would highly recommend following the pages of the Gallatin Valley Sheriff's Office and the Gallatin County Search and Rescue....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 17, 2020

Three Forks Rodeo Postponed to August

The Three Forks Rodeo will happen in 2020 – just a little bit later than originally planned. The Three Forks City Council voted last week to postpone the annual rodeo from July 17 and 18 to August...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 10, 2020

Bleacher Backer: Rodeo Board Raising Funds

The Three Forks Rodeo Board is looking for a little help for their "Bleacher Backer" project. The project is a result of the Three Forks City Council in January giving the approval to the board to...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 3, 2020

Voters approve Levy for Sheriff's Office

Broadwater County voters narrowly approved Tuesday a levy for 39.93 mills to fund approximately $700,000 for the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office. 1,398 voters were in favor of the levy and 1,329 voted against. According to County Attorney Cory...

 

Friends of Three Forks Library members work on new project

Members of the Friends of the Three Forks Library have recently been working hard on a flower bed project. They are also hoping to get more people to join the organization that raises money for projec...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 27, 2020

Superintendent discusses start of school year

Three Forks School Superintendent Jeff Elliott understands a lot of things could change prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year, but he still has the goal to reopen and with instruction the same way it has been in the past. Elliot wants the dis...

 

Boley looks back fondly at time with Johnson Flying Service

When she was 20 years old, current Three Forks resident Diane Boley was able to secure employment with the Johnson Flying Service out of Missoula. During her time with the company she would fly as a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 20, 2020

Three Forks High School Graduation Sunday

The Three Forks High School Class of 2020 will graduate in a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. The graduation is set to take place on the high school football field. Principal Greg Heys said the school is excited to be able to have the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 20, 2020

Bridger Aerospace to utilize local airport

Bridger Aerospace of Bozeman will soon be utilizing the Three Forks Airports for operating unmanned aerial vehicles. The aerial firefighting service has also expressed an interest in using the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Three Forks Voters Approve School Bonds

Last Tuesday was a huge day for the Three Forks School District. Local voters approved a $15 million High School Bond and a $10 million K-8 bond. In results from the Gallatin County Elections Office,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Willow Creek Students Back at School

While many school districts across the state will not be returning to onsite instruction this year, one local school is bucking the trend. The Willow Creek School board recently voted to return for...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2020

Lynn, Olson sign with MSU-Billings

Three Forks High School senior Kendall Lynn and 2019 graduate Bryce Olson will both be continuing their athletic careers next school year. The two signed letters of intent last Friday to compete in...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Editorial: Hats of the Class of 2020

Later this month the Three Forks High School Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas at what has been described as a unique and exciting ceremony. Not only will this ceremony be different than any class in the past, but the senior year for these...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 6, 2020

Three Forks Voters Approve 2 Bonds

In unofficial results from Gallatin County, local voters have approved two bonds for the Three Forks School District. Voters approved the high school bond by a vote of 725 to 517, and approved the K-8 bond by a vote of 742 to 510. The total bond for...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 29, 2020

Council approves bid for bleacher project site work

At a special meeting last week, the Three Forks City Council awarded a bid for foundation and civil site work on the Rodeo Arena Bleacher Replacement Project. The governing body approved unanimously...

 

School Board approves new hires

The Three Forks School District will have a third principal for the 2020-21 school year. The School Board of Trustees approved last week the hire of Jake Lynch as the new K-12 Assistant Principal. He will join the team of K-5 Principal Steve Fanning...

 

Trustees to decide if students will return

The Three Forks School board will meet April 29 to decide if they will reconvene on-site instruction on May 7. Governor Steve Bullock announced April 22 that districts could choose to reopen for the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 22, 2020

Elliott discusses closure, upcoming May 5 bonds

In the days before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Three Forks Schools Superintendent Jeff Elliott felt the district had some really great momentum in regard to the two bonds in the upcoming May...

 

Our View: Plenty of Positives

Over the past few months, I have certainly read about and even personally witnessed people acting in a manner that is not appealing to anyone. While there are certainly been a number of bad apples who are not following recommendations or directives...

 

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