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 By Jack H. Smith    News    September 21, 2022 

Public Hearing for proposed Flood Mitigation Special Improvement District next week

At the September 27 Council meeting, the City of Three Forks is conducting a public hearing and decision on a Resolution of Intent to create the Jefferson River Flood Mitigation Special Improvement... Full story


Three Forks Area Ambulance in need of volunteers

The Three Forks Area Ambulance service is in desperate need of volunteers. With their current number, board member Barbara Mutter has dire concerns with the size of the service area, the rise in population including southern Broadwater County, and... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    September 21, 2022 

Stahly Engineering awarded project for Old Town Bridge design

After a public bidding process, Gallatin County has procured the services of Stahly Engineering to complete the design work for the closed bridge on Old Town Road. At a Road and Bridge Meeting last... Full story


Column: Announcing is tough

I love to watch football and was a little more than fired up to watch the Denver Broncos open the NFL season with a Monday Night Football matchup at Seattle. It turns out it was a very bizarre game with an awful ending. Even worse, I had to listen...


Wolves football back on the road Friday at Big Timber

The Three Forks High School football team will look to get out of the gates strong when they travel Friday for a conference matchup at Big Timber. In action last week, the Wolves (2-2, 0-2 Southern... Full story


Three Forks Volleyball preps for busy week

It will be a busy week for the Three Forks High School volleyball team. After a home game Tuesday, September 20, against Boulder, the Wolves will be on the road on September 22 at Whitehall and on... Full story


Three Forks Market adds to RV Park

Earlier this summer, there was some excellent news for the Three Forks Market when they officially opened 20 new sites at their RV Park. According to owner Rick Lamb, the 20 sites include a new... Full story


Yin-Cello event this week at Sacajawea Hotel

The Sacajawea Hotel and Practice Power Yoga have partnered for what should be a memorable evening Sunday, September 18, in Three Forks with a Yin-Cello and Wine Tasting event. The evening will begin... Full story


John Colter Run set for Saturday, September 17

Later this week, area residents will be able to retrace the famous steps of John Colter. The 45th annual John Colter Run will take place on Saturday, September 17, at the Missouri Headwaters State... Full story


Column: Did I really just panic buy Sriracha?

At the onset of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, I would cringe whenever I would go to the store and see people loading up their carts with toilet paper. I had no idea why everyone thought they needed excessive amounts, and it was frustrating when I... Full story


Wolves XC fares well at Bozeman Invite

The Three Forks High School Cross Country team had an impressive showing competing against some of the top-ranked teams from all MHSA classes at last week's Bozeman Invite. Head Coach Tara Forsberg said Bryon Fanning and Beau Johnston had excellent... Full story


Wolves football hosting Whitehall Friday

The Three Forks High School football team will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season with a Friday matchup at home against conference foe Whitehall. The Wolves (2-1) were defeated... Full story


Column: The morbid joy of funeral sandwiches

Every so often, I get in a bit of a rut when it comes to the nightly dinner menu, and we seem to be eating tacos and spaghetti a bit more than we probably should. While there is certainly nothing wrong with either, we probably eat them more than we... Full story


Our View: Hats off to the historical society

During the summer of 2021, I had a wonderful experience working at the Three Forks Visitors Information Center. It served as a great way to promote the Three Forks area and meet and visit with many of the people who were visiting the area. During thi...


Wolves defeat Manhattan

The Three Forks High School volleyball team picked up their first conference win last Thursday with an impressive three-set (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) victory at rival Manhattan. "We are super excited... Full story


Wolves continue hot start with 30-8 win

For the second straight week, the Three Forks High School football team used a dominant second-half performance on their way to a 30-8 home September 2 win over Thompson Falls. Now 2-0 on the season,... Full story


Felz inducted into FCCLA Hall of Fame

Earlier this summer in San Diego, Three Forks teacher Cathe Felz was honored for her hard work, dedication, passion, and commitment with an induction to the Family, Career and Community Leaders of... Full story


Flying Buffalo Project this month at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

It will be fun for all ages on September 10 at the Madison Buffalo Jump State Park near Three Forks. The Park is hosting a Flying Buffalo Project event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Montana State Parks AmeriCorps member Melanie Hertgen, the... Full story


Column: Ragtime Cowboy Joe

There are not too many things I enjoy more than watching college football on a beautiful fall day. I even love watching a game or three when it’s ten below outside, and the wind shakes the house. I’d pick a good college game over the NFL anytime.... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 31, 2022

Certified candidates announced for Nov. 8 ballot

Broadwater County Clerk and Recorder and Elections Administrator Angie Paulsen announced last week the certified candidates set to appear on the ballot for the November 8 election. In the race for Broadwater County Commissioner Seat 2, incumbent...


Wolves open with win over Red Lodge

It was a tremendous start to the season for the Three Forks High School football team, who picked up a 20-6 road win on August 26 over Red Lodge. "It felt good to go out and watch the kids compete. They battled every rep and gave tremendous effort th... Full story


Three Forks finishes 4th at Choteau Tourney

Not only was the Three Forks High School Volleyball team able to gain valuable experience with 12 two-set matches in two days at last week's Choteau Tournament, but they also shined on the court, finishing in fourth place. "We are so excited about... Full story


Montana Warrior Run-Gallatin Valley Saturday in Three Forks

The second annual Montana Warrior Run-Gallatin Valley, which raises money for area veterans, is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, in Three Forks. The Impact Montana event features a 10K/10K Ruck at 8:30 a.m., a 5K at 10 a.m., and one mile run at... Full story


Column: Where in the world is the sesame seed remover?

The summer before my senior year of high school, I was 17 and thought I knew EVERYTHING. Looking back two-plus decades, I did not know much about ANYTHING. At the end of my junior year, I decided to get a job and the best option at the time was fast... Full story


Pinky and the Floyd playing inaugural Bridger Brewing show

It should be an incredible night in a beautiful setting when Pinky and the Floyd take to the stage Friday, August 26, at the inaugural concert at the Bridger Brewing Three Forks location. To founding... Full story


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