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 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 29, 2023 

Recycling Bins: Be mindful of what's deposited

While residents of the Gallatin Valley have the convenience of dropping off items at recycle bins, including at 150 E. Railroad Avenue in Three Forks, county officials remind them to be mindful of wha... Full story


Column: Did we just leave the turkey brine outside all night?

As much as I would have liked to visit my mom for Thanksgiving last week, it was too difficult to deliver the paper in Three Forks on Wednesday and prepare to publish the December edition of the Lewis and Clark Journal. Since traveling can be tricky... Full story


Three Forks Library hosting "Festival of Stories"

The Three Forks Community Library is starting a new tradition this holiday season. Beginning on December 1 and through December 25, the "Festival of Stories: Celebrating Holidays Around Town" will feature a guest Three Forks resident or business... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    November 29, 2023 

Experienced Wolves squad opens season Saturday against Harrison

Without a senior on the roster, the 2022-23 Three Forks High School Boys’ Basketball team finished at the top of the conference standings in the regular season and took home the 5B District... Full story


City of Three Forks asking FWP for exemption at ponds

The City of Three Forks recently sent a letter to Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Director Dustin Temple asking for a meeting with the agency about the Three Forks Ponds. At last week's Council meeting, Mayor Randy Johnston discussed the letter,... Full story


Sheriff discusses proposed Emergency Services Facility

With a proposed emergency services facility in the works in southern Broadwater County, Sheriff Nick Rauser believes it is very important to move forward with the project that would be located on three donated acres of land in the Wheatland Targeted... Full story


Darling wins 2 awards in Montana School Nutrition Association's School Food Contest

There was some fantastic recent news for the Three Forks Schools, with the announcement of Lead Chef Ashley Darling winning two awards in the Montana School Nutrition Association's School Food... Full story


Tax bills include SID assessment

The newest Gallatin County tax bills include the first per-parcel assessment of $195 for the City of Three Forks Jefferson River Floodplain Mitigation Project. In 2022, the Three Forks City Council passed a resolution of intent to create Special... Full story


City seeks letters of interest for Council vacancies

The City of Three Forks is seeking letters of interest from residents interested in two Council seats that will become vacant on January 1, 2024. Earlier this year, the governing body canceled an election for three four-year terms on the Council.... Full story


Gallatin Valley Vision celebrates 2 years in Three Forks, accepting new patients

Earlier this month, Gallatin Valley Vision celebrated the second anniversary of its Three Forks location at 9 E. Birch Street. Moving into year three of the business, Dr. Jessica Lemons is thankful... Full story


Winter Wonderland Toy Drive underway in Three Forks

The giving nature of the Three Forks community will be on display with the first-annual Winter Wonderland Toy Drive. The event organized by the First Security Bank Three Forks Branch and Headwaters Area Food Bank will allow residents the opportunity... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 8, 2023

Southern Broadwater County CTAP meeting set for Nov. 8

The third of four planned Community Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) meetings in southern Broadwater County is scheduled for November 8 at Bridger Brewing in Three Forks. The meeting hosted by the county and the Montana Department of Commerce... Full story


Three Forks Education Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

The Three Forks Education Foundation once again stepped up for the betterment of local schools last week by awarding their annual teacher grants. Eight Three Forks teachers were awarded grants for the... Full story


Column: I am not going to miss this game

When Melissa and I started the Three Forks Voice in October 2018, one of the first road trips we made was to cover the Wolves football team playoff game at Missoula Loyola High School. While Three Forks could not pick up the victory on that unseasona... Full story


Amazing season comes to an end for Three Forks High School Football team

While their season may have ended with a loss in a November 4 quarterfinal matchup at Red Lodge, it was truly a special 2023 campaign for the Three Forks High School Football team. The Wolves... Full story


Wolves runners headed to NXR Northwest Regional Championships

6 Three Forks student-athletes will travel to Idaho this week to compete at the NXR Northwest Regional Championships. Wolves Cross Country runners Micah Gather, Rhett Violett, Bryon Fanning, Teegan Gifford, Grace Kluin, and Dawson Petersen will... Full story


Running with the Best: Fanning readies for Regionals, Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

After a phenomenal senior season for the Three Forks High School Cross Country team, Bryon Fanning is not quite done with competition in 2023. Fanning and several other members of the Wolves Cross... Full story


Wolves Advance to Quarterfinals

Throughout the 2023 season, there has been a buzz building around the Three Forks High School football team as they inched closer to the postseason. After finishing the regular season with a 6-3... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 1, 2023

Design work underway on western Old Town Bridge

Design work is underway for replacing the Old Town Bridge (West) in Broadwater County. According to Broadwater County Commissioner Darrel Folkvord, once Stahly Engineering and Associates completes the work and it is reviewed, the bidding process... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 1, 2023

Sheehy makes stop at meet and greet in Three Forks

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tim Sheehy stopped in Three Forks last Friday morning for a meet and greet with area residents at Jack Chater Auto Works. For Sheehy, getting out and visiting rural areas in Montana is paramount for his campaign.... Full story


Column: Short term rentals

Over the past several weeks, I’ve read a couple of stories about short-term rentals in Bozeman, and there have been a lot of passionate opinions on the issue. I know quite a few people who have sworn off hotels and will only stay at short-term...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 1, 2023

Powerlifting Club on the Horizon

The Three Forks School District is in the beginning stages of adding a powerlifting club. At last week’s School Board Meeting, Three Forks teacher and coach Stan Provenza discussed the club that would afford students the opportunity to compete in... Full story


Wolves season ends at 5B District Volleyball Tournament

The Three Forks High School Volleyball team had its season come to an end at last week's 5B District Tournament in Manhattan. The fifth-seeded Wolves fell in the opening round of districts on October... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 25, 2023

Broadwater County seeks letters of support for proposed emergency services facility

The Broadwater County Commission is seeking letters of support for a proposed emergency services facility on the east side of U.S. 287 in the Wheatland Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD) near Three Forks. In a letter to county residents,... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 25, 2023

New bridge open to traffic

The Meridian Bridge Replacement Project is complete. The project, which saw full closure of the bridge on April 17, was completed and opened for traffic on October 19. The project was a joint effort... Full story


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