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 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 12, 2021 

Envision Three Forks: Third Questionnaire Available

With work continuing on the five-year update of the City of Three Forks Growth Policy (GP), residents are being encouraged to participate in a third questionnaire, which launched in late April. According to City Clerk Crystal Turner, the first... Full story

 By JACK H. SMITH    Community    May 12, 2021 

'Batty' new addition at Caverns

There is a wonderful new addition at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. It is also one that came as quite the surprise to Park Manager Rhea Armstrong. When a new flagpole was recently installed at...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Column: Dad, shut up

I probably watch way too many sports on television, but the way I like to look at it is there are a lot worse things I could be doing with my time. One of the things that always seems to be on in my house on a Saturday is mixed martial arts, and a... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 12, 2021 

Wolves end regular strong at Anaconda, Livingston meets

The Three Forks High School track and field team wrapped up their regular season last week at Tuesday's John Cheek Top 8 event in Anaconda and a meet last Saturday in Livingston. The Wolves will open up the postseason Friday at the 5B District Track...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Our View: Added Seat a Boon to Montana

In the months leading up to and throughout the U.S. Census count in 2020, the Three Forks Voice and other newspapers across the state published editorials on the importance of residents ensuring they are counted. Not only was the vote crucial for...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Column: The Stuffed Burger

Whenever I make a seven-hour trip to my hometown, one of my first stops is at Grub's Drive-In for a double shamrock burger. It is four patties of wonderful. The only thing I have found similar to a shamrock is a 4x4 at In-N-Out burger. The first... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 5, 2021

Rogers Finishes National Tournament as All-American

Three Forks wrestler Cole Rogers recently earned All-American status at a prestigious national tournament. A freshman at Three Forks High School, Rogers finished in sixth place at April’s UWW Cadet, U15 & Future Nationals tournament in Wisconsin... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 5, 2021

Shorthanded Wolves still excel at Manhattan Invite

While the entire team was unable to compete, Three Forks High School Track and Field Coach Tracy Welter was happy with those who made the trip to last week’s Manhattan Invitational in Belgrade. “We had several athletes that are either nursing...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 5, 2021

Rockin' the Rivers Returns this August

After having the event canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rockin' the Rivers is set to return in 2021. According to RTR office manager Jodie Petitt, the 2021 festival is scheduled to take... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 28, 2021

Commission Approves Rest Area Design-Build Project

The Montana Transportation Commission unanimously voted last Thursday to approve a staff recommendation on a design-build contract for a new rest area at Interstate 90 exit 274 in Broadwater County near Three Forks. The commission voted to award the...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 28, 2021

High School Rodeo Saturday, Sunday

Rodeo is back in Three Forks. After having the 2020 season canceled, action will return this weekend with the Three Forks High School Rodeo. The two-day event is scheduled to begin Saturday, May 1 at... Full story


Our View: Great to see packed schedule

There certainly should be a buzz in the air this week in the Three Forks, with a variety of events planned later in the week. The busy schedule kicks off Thursday with the United Methodist Church Spring Rummage Sale, and Saturday, May 1, will...


Column: Concert Season

When I was a junior in high school, I was able to go to my first concert, and it was an eye-opening experience I will never forget. I had been to a few concerts at the local fair, but it was nothing like what I would experience when I was able to... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 28, 2021

Bids come in $1 million under budget

There was a double dose of good news at last week's Three Forks School Board meeting. Andy Becker, Project Manager for Hulteng CCM, reported the bids opened March 31 for the Three Forks School building addition and renovation project, and they came...


Three Rivers Laundry Open for Business

Three Forks is now home to a laundromat. Three Rivers Laundromat officially opened for business last week and is owned by Tami Hill, and managed by Brandon Harper. The new business located at 15 Main... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 21, 2021

Spring Work Underway on US 287 Project

Spring work has started on both the USA 287 North of Three Forks and Toston Structures Projects. According to MDT Public Information Officer Becky Bey, this week, travelers on 287 can expects to see reduced speeds and flaggers, but two-way traffic...


Farmer's Market gets early start in 2021

"Thursdays in Three Forks" will be getting an early start in 2021. At last week's City Council meeting, Three Forks Chamber member Leandra Hill and event organizer, asked the city to use John Q....


'Three Forks Lunch Ladies' win statewide photo award

Throughout the school year, the "Three Forks Lunch Ladies" work hard to provide nutritious and delicious meals to students. They were recently recognized for their efforts during Luau Day at the... Full story


Column: Laundry and the steam tunnels

Earlier today, I wrote a story about the new laundromat in Three Forks, and it reminded me of my first experience of doing my laundry regularly. While I did do an occasional load of laundry in high school, it was not until that I made it to the... Full story


Dr. Seuss Read-Along April 27

The Three Forks Community Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss with a special online read-along event scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Three Forks Librarian Fawn Venzor said they love Dr....

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 21, 2021

Kelley discusses J&J vaccine pause

After receiving questions from numerous area residents, Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley recently discussed the CDC and FDA recommendation to suspend the Johnson & Johnson (Jansssen) vaccine. According to Kelley, Gallatin County's...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 21, 2021

Track and Field continues hot start

As the season moves forward, the Three Forks High School track and field team has continued to put together some incredible performances. In a busy week that included a Tuesday meet in Laurel and a Friday trip to Livingston, the Wolves once again cam...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 14, 2021

Truck, other items stolen in Milligan Canyon area

A vehicle and numerous other items were taken last week from a residence in the Milligan Canyon area. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle, the truck and items were stolen on April 4 around 6:15 a.m. on Cottonwood Road in Cardwell.... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 14, 2021

Commission to Discuss Proposed Rest Area

The discussion of a proposed rest area near the Town Pump in Three Forks will be on the April 22 agenda of the Montana Transportation Commission. The commission will meet on April 22 in Helena to discuss the proposed Bozeman Rest Area Replacement...


Column: Taco Tuesday

The other day I heard someone on a television show mention “Taco Tuesday.” This not only made me hungry, but it also made me take a trip down memory lane to my time in high school. I was never a huge fan of high school, but one thing I did... Full story


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