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  • Three Forks tennis team finds success at Choteau event

    STAFF REPORT|Apr 19, 2023

    The Three Forks High School Tennis team traveled to Choteau last Saturday for matches against Great Falls Central, Granite, Fairfield, Conrad, and the host Bulldogs. Head Coach Janna Lauver said it was a very busy and successful meet with 19 matches in nine hours. Picking up wins in singles play for the Wolves were Sarah Christman (2), Claire Cutler, Malia Eriksson, and Allie Kotter. In doubles play, Kotter and Sophie Meskimen, Maddie Griffiths and Alicia Deriana, and Eriksson and Cutler (2)... Full story

  • Meridian Bridge replacement nears, road closure set for April 17 to Sep. 15

    Staff Report|Apr 12, 2023

    Meridian Cemetery Road near Willow Creek will be closed to through traffic from April 17 to September 15. The closure will go into effect to allow for the replacement of the Meridian Bridge, a two-span steel truss bridge constructed in 1914. Through traffic must use Williams Bridge Road or Frontage Road during the closure. In September 2022, Battle Ridge Contracting was awarded the bid for the bridge replacement for $1,796,232.50. The funding for the new bridge is a joint effort between Gallatin County ($460,051), Jefferson County ($345,038),... Full story

  • City of Three Forks Ice Rink open for season

    STAFF REPORT, Three Forks Voice|Nov 23, 2022

    The City of Three Forks Ice Rink at Stevenson Park opened for the season on Sunday, November 20. Those using asking the rink are being asked to only wear skates while on the ice. Below is the Ice Rink Policy adopted by the Three Forks City Council in January of 2021. Ice Rink Use Policy: Ice rinks pose an inherent risk to all who use them including, but not limited to, broken bones, cracked skulls, ice particles breaking the skin or injuring eyes. In an effort to reduce risk and educate the users of the ice rink, a regular maintenance plan and... Full story

  • Wolves earn postseason accolades

    STAFF REPORT|Mar 23, 2022

    Three Forks was well represented on the 5B All-State and All-Conference basketball teams. The state champion Three Forks boys team had four players earning honors led by senior Owen Long, who was named All-State and first-team All-Conference. Senior Austin Allen was also named first-team All-Conference. The district coaches selected seniors Mikey O'Dell and Finn Tesoro to the second team. Senior Jayden Woodland was the first-team All-Conference for the girls' team, and Ashlyn Swenson was...

  • Middle School Team Shines at Home Event

    STAFF REPORT|Oct 13, 2021

    The Three Forks Middle School Cross Country team did not disappoint in front of home fans at the recent Headwaters Invitational. It was a great day for both the girls' and boys' teams, with top times from numerous runners in the two-mile race. Chris Harmon had a fantastic race for Three Forks with a time of 12:12. Kiai Ingraham-Edmos was also in the top ten, finishing in seventh with a time of 13:10. Also competing for the Wolves were Chayce Roberts (14:39), Howie Gayle (14:57), Cannon Greene (15:51), Jayson Davisson (16:13), Benson Judd... Full story

  • With regular season winding down, Three Forks Cross Country continues to excel

    STAFF REPORT|Oct 13, 2021

    With just one meet left in the regular season, the Three Forks High School Cross Country team continued their impressive 2021 season with a strong finish at last week's Capital City 7 on 7 event in Helena. In the boys' race, the Wolves finished 16th out of the 45-team field, including many of the top Class AA and A teams. In the varsity number one race, Beau Johnston finished with a time of 18:17.18. In the second race, Garrett Golding finished at 18:10.81. Sophomore Bryon Fanning had a great...

  • Three Forks excels at Headwaters Invitational

    STAFF REPORT|Oct 6, 2021

    With the season winding to a close, the Three Forks High School Cross Country team again showed at last week's Headwaters Invitational they will be a force to reckon with in the postseason. The Wolves had incredible times at last week's Headwaters Invitational in Three Forks. The boys' team finished in second place overall, and the girls' team also had strong performances on their way to a fourth-place finish. Beau Johnston had a fantastic race for Three Forks finishing in fifth with a time of... Full story

  • Willow Creek voters deny mill levy increase

    Staff Report|May 12, 2021

    Voters in Willow Creek decided against General Fund Mill Levy in last week’s School Election. In unofficial results from the Gallatin County Election’s Office, the levy failed by a vote of 49 (48.04 percent) to 53 (51.96 percent). Voters did elect two Board of Trustee members in the May 4 election. Current Board Chair Kris Skolrud ran unopposed and received 86 votes. There was three write-in votes. Chelsey Petz was elected to an unexpired trustee term with 86 votes. There were four write-in votes....

  • Three Forks Tennis Wraps up Regular Season

    STAFF REPORT|May 12, 2021

    The Three Forks High School tennis team will open the postseason this week when they host the Divisional Tournament scheduled for May 14 and 15 in Belgrade. Last week, the Wolves traveled to Boulder Tuesday for a dual against Jefferson High School and to Big Sky Friday for matches against Lone Peak High School. Macie Jensen won a tightly contested 7-5, 6-7 10-6 (tiebreak) match over Morgan Knickerbocker in Boulder. Chaylee Wester also won a tough match with a 3-6, 7-5, 12-10 (tiebreaker) win... Full story

  • Busy slate includes rummage sale, May Day events

    STAFF REPORT|Apr 28, 2021

    There will be no shortage of things to do this week in Three Forks. The packed schedule will kick off with the Three Forks United Methodist Church Spring Rummage Sale on Thursday, April 29, and will also feature a plethora of promotions on Main Street on Saturday, May 1. The popular annual Spring Rummage Sale will start at the Annex at 116 E. Cedar starting on April 29 with an early bird special from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. On April 30, the regular hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and there will also be a “Moonlight Madness” half-off... Full story

  • Wolves perform strong at MCHS event

    STAFF REPORT|Apr 28, 2021

    Faced with the daunting task of competing against a 20-team field, the Three Forks High School track and field team once again showed they could compete with the best in the state at last Thursday's Manhattan Christian Invite. The large invite took place at the new Gallatin County High School and featured teams from Class A, B, and C. According to Head Coach Tracy Welter, the girls' team was once again led by Jasmyn Murphy, who finished first in the long jump with a mark of 16'3". Murphy also...

  • No school election in May

    STAFF REPORT|Apr 21, 2021

    There will not be a May 4 School election in Three Forks. The election was canceled after incumbents Mat Marx and Robert Buchholz were the lone candidates to file prior to the March 24 deadline. Buchholz was voted in for a one-year term in 2020, and Marx was appointed in late 2020 to fill the seat of Sheri Brown....

  • Tennis team misses tourney, has busy upcoming week

    STAFF REPORT|Apr 21, 2021

    The Three Forks High School tennis team will be back in action this week after not competing last week. Originally set to travel to a two-day tournament in Choteau on April 16 and 17, the team cancelled the trip after a COVID-19 exposure late in the week. It will be a busy week for the Wolves with a trip to Townsend Tuesday, a meet in Livingston Thursday, and the DawgBite Friday and Saturday in Helena....

  • Big Day for Murphy, Wolves Shine at Livingston meet

    STAFF REPORT|Apr 14, 2021

    The Three Forks High School track and field team once again shined last week with some fantastic performances at a meet on April 9 in Livingston. Junior Jasmyn Murphy once again showed she is one of the best competitors in Montana with first-place finishes in the 200 meters, 300 hurdles, long jump, and triple jump. In the 200, Murphy won with a time of 29.31. In the 300 hurdles, she won with a personal record of 50.47. Murphy set another personal record in the long jump at 16-04.00. Murphy won the triple jump with a mark of 30-09.00. Addie Van...

  • Meridian Bridge meeting November 18

    STAFF REPORT|Nov 18, 2020

    The Gallatin County Commissioners will host a public meeting in Three Forks on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to discuss with the public the project to replace Meridian Bridge. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Three Forks Area Ambulance Station, 2 E. Hickory Ave. in Three Forks. The meeting will provide an overview of the 60% engineering design elements, a project schedule update, a discussion concerning the environmental permitting process, and an updated construction budget. Gallatin County has...

  • Closures announced

    STAFF REPORT|Nov 18, 2020

    The City of Three Forks has closed their office to the public due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The City Hall has a drop box outside our door to drop payments, or other completed applications/sign up forms. If residents require a receipt they can knock on the door or call the city at 285-3431 and they will get payments out of the drop-box immediately and mail back a receipt. The Three Forks Community Library has moved back to curbside pickup only. Librarian Fawn Venzor said with the growing number of COVID-19 cases in...

  • District updates fall sports attendance guidelines

    STAFF REPORT|Sep 23, 2020

    The Three Forks school district has updated its attendance policy for fall sports. The new guidelines will allow every Three Forks family of active players and coaches four pre-selected guests to attend sporting events. The number had previously been two. Visiting teams will now be allowed two pre-selected guests. The prior policy only allowed for visitors within Gallatin County. Masks are required for all spectators when not seated or socially distanced. The guidelines are set for the State of Montana Reopening Phase 2. If the state moves to...

  • Three Forks students invited to Montana Virtual College Fair

    STAFF REPORT|Sep 23, 2020

    Montana High School Students Invited to Shop for Colleges and Win Scholarship Money Statewide Montana Virtual College Fairs throughout the state will feature 100+ higher education institutions, 500+ Live Sessions, 100’s of Live 1-on-1 Meetings, and $1,000’s of scholarship money given away. The Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council (MPSEOC) will host a Virtual College Fair throughout Montana beginning September 21st – 25th. MPSEOC has conducted statewide college fairs since 1987. 1,000’s of high school seniors and/or...

  • Lady Wolves defeat Ennis

    STAFF REPORT|Sep 23, 2020

    The Three Forks High School volleyball team opened up a busy week last Tuesday in emphatic fashion with a 25-12, 15-25, 25-19, 25-14 road win over Ennis. Head Coach Tracy Welter felt the team did a lot of great things on offense and continued to be “tough as nails” on defense. “It was very rewarding to get that away win,” she said. Aubree Waldbillig and Natalie Pestel each had six kills, Addi Pestel had a team high 20 digs, Cheyenne Cavin had four blocked, Maddi Niles and Maci Jensen each had three aces and Jensen finished with 12...

  • Sergeant Major Sean C. Gifford honored at retirement ceremony

    Staff Report|Aug 5, 2020

    Three Forks Mayor and Sergeant Major (USA) Sean C. Gifford was honored in late July for his 21 years of service to the United States at a special retirement ceremony in Veteran's Park. Sean C. Gifford is a retired Sergeant Major in the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 1999, he enlisted in the Army and after completing basic training and airborne school was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. His next assignment was support with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). In 2005...

  • Governor discusses reopening of schools

    STAFF REPORT|Jul 8, 2020

    Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney released last Thursday the Governor's Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana to provide flexible guidance for public schools to prepare to offer in-person instruction in the fall. "We are acutely aware of the role played by in-person teaching, not only in the students' lives, but also in the lives of the entire family. Public education has shaped who we are today, and we want to make certain that our children have the same experience. This is why we've made the safe reopening...

  • Ward show July 19

    STAFF REPORT|Jul 8, 2020

    Barry Ward is making a return trip to Three Forks. After playing locally in 2019, the western singer is scheduled to play again on Sunday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 705 N. Main in Three Forks. Ward is a western singer who grew up on the western plains of Kansas. Barry, or "Bear" as he has come to be known by his friends, worked alongside his father and grandfather, working cattle and also doing farm work. His music and e songs deal not only with his experiences...

  • City officials discuss firework ordinances

    STAFF REPORT|Jul 1, 2020

    With the 4th of July just a few days away, City of Three Forks officials are reminding local residents of fireworks rules. Under State statutes, fireworks are permitted to be sold in Three Forks beginning June 24, 2020, and may be sold through July 5, 2020. In the city limits, fireworks may only be set off on Jan 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 a.m. to Midnight. While still in COVID-19 PHASE 2, please ensure to maintain 6-feet between social groups. While those from the same...

  • Summer Speaker Series Underway June 27

    STAFF REPORT|Jun 24, 2020

    The Summer Speaker Series will start later this week at the Missouri Headwaters State Park.On Saturday June 27th beginning at 7:00 p.m., the park will be hosting the Saturday night Summer Speaker Series with speaker, Mirandi Bakken. The theme this year is "Protecting our Natural Resources." Mirandi Bakken's topic will be Heritage: A Resource to Protect. Mirandi will discuss details from an archaeological field school she attended in Greenland, noting the role of archaeology, education, preservation, and land stewardship when it comes to...

  • Multiple Fires Reported in Southwest Montana

    STAFF REPORT|Jun 17, 2020

    It was a busy weekend for firefighters in Southwest Montana. Firefighters from across the area responded to the Lump Gulch Fire in north Jefferson County near Sheep Mountain, the Sappington Fire east of Lewis and Clark Caverns, and two fires in the Clarkston Area. LUMP GULCH On Saturday, June 13 a fire ignited in Lump Gulch in northern Jefferson County near Sheep Mountain. As of press time the fire is approximately 1,500 acres and considered to be 15% contained. The fire cause is still under investigation. Fire crews and heavy equipment will...

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