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Articles from the January 5, 2022 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 5, 2022

New Mayor: Johnston takes the reins

In December, the City of Three Forks celebrated the retirement of longtime public works employee Randy Johnston. After nearly 31 years with the city, Johnston is not entirely done playing an integral... Full story


Ice Jams reported on Gallatin, Jefferson

STAFF REPORT The National Weather Service issued Sunday night a flood advisory for the Jefferson River near Three Forks due to an ice jam. On Monday, an ice jam was reported on the Gallatin River... Full story


Commission passes rule changes on Madison, regulations on stretch of Big Hole

HELENA – The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission approved two rule changes on Monday concerning recreational and commercial use on the Madison River. In addition, commissioners approved an adjustment to brown trout regulations on a section the...


Shively signs to play baseball at MSU Billings

Gallatin Valley Outlaw standout pitcher and Three Forks High School senior Mayson Shively will be playing baseball at the collegiate level. Before the Christmas break, Shively signed a letter of... Full story


Guest Opinion: Here's to a Bright, Healthy, and Collaborative New Year

As we look forward to the New Year, I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve the state of Montana’s public education system. As I’ve demonstrated to you in years past, my role has been to focus on the children, teachers, and parents...


Guest Opinion: Ranch buying spree has negative impact on Montana taxpayers

The ink is dry on another historic cattle ranch in the Upper Missouri River Breaks consumed by the non-profit organization American Prairie Reserve (APR).  With a deal to acquire the 73 Ranch, another piece of Montana’s history and leading...


Vigilante customers to receive January rebate

Recent news from Vigilante Electric Cooperative (VEC) officials will be a boon to area customers. The member-owned non-profit corporation recently announced their board of trustees approved a rebate back to all rate classes in the total amount of...


Ross Riley Buckingham

Ross Riley Buckingham of Three Forks, MT, passed away at his home on December 14, 2021.  Ross, the son of Charles (Chuck) Buckingham and Marion Theresa Riley was born on October 23, 1951, in Deer Lodge, MT.  He grew up in Garrison, the Wolf Creek... Full story


As ice recreation season begins, anglers, others encouraged to practice safety

It's that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists head out to Montana's "hard" waters for the winter season. Whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling or just taking a walk, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks...


Paulsen, Franks sworn in last week

Angie Paulsen, recent Executive Staff for Montana's Secretary of State, was sworn as Broadwater County Clerk & Recorder / Election Administrator. "The Clerk & Recorder/ Election Administrator job is an important position for Broadwater...


Gov. Gianforte: State of Montana More than Doubles Forested Acres Treated in 2021

HELENA, Mont. - Together with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that the State of Montana reached its goal to more than...


Letter to the Editor: Update of MDT Rest Area Lawsuit

Lately, I have been working on a longer statement providing some more in-depth details concerning the lawsuit that was pending against MDT concerning the rest area near the 90/287 interchange. That statement will hopefully occur soon. Although...


Adult Education Program in search of teachers

The Three Forks Schools Adult Education program is seeking teachers for the 2022 session. Program Director Tyler Palmer is currently organizing this year’s schedule and said they have increased the pay to $25 an hour. Palmer is hopeful to start...


MSU to host free Jan. 20 online mathematics competition for middle school students

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Middle school students from across the state of Montana are invited to register for a free online mathematics contest set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. The American Mathematics Competition 8 contest is part of...


Public comment period extended for hunting regulation proposals 

HELENA – The deadline for public comment on the 2022/20223 hunting regulation proposals has been extended from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21.   Those interested can view the proposals and provide comment online at


Gallatin City-County Health Department Update on CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

The Gallatin-City County Health Department, along with key partners and stakeholders, carefully reviewed the isolation and quarantine guidance provided by the CDC. A shift in process like this involves discussions with local healthcare facilities,...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    January 5, 2022

Federal judge: At least two Public Service Commission districts are 'presumptively unconstitutional'

A federal judge issued an order yesterday blocking the state's top election official from certifying candidates running for the Public Service Commission until the constitutionality of the commission's district map has been evaluated. Read the... Full story


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