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Articles from the January 18, 2023 edition

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Three Forks team heading to LLS Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle

The Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department will be well represented at the 32nd annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb scheduled for Sunday, March 12, at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. To raise... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 18, 2023

Rural Fire District, Council conduct annual meeting

The Three Forks Rural Fire Department and City Council conducted their annual joint Special Meeting last week. In a report on the interlocal agreement between the two entities, Fire Chief Keith Aune reported they currently sitting at 19 volunteers.... Full story


Snowpack Conditions Ideal After Two Months of Consistent Precipitation

A late October winter storm brought widespread precipitation to many SNOTEL stations in Montana. That snow was within one to two weeks of the typical snowpack onset and earlier than the fall of 2021, which was nearly a month late in some locations... Full story


Three Forks Speech and Drama excels at Loyola, preps for postseason

We had a successful meet over the weekend in Loyola, both the Speech and Drama teams won 2nd in sweeps. In Speech, Loyola is still the team to beat as we look to Divisionals and State coming up. We have some strong contenders in individual events... Full story


Coaches Corner by Ellie West: Ripple Effect

I love being near water, throwing rocks, or skipping stones, especially on lakes that appear to look like glass. What happens when we throw rocks into a body of water? Once the rock hits the water, depending on the weight or size, it creates a...


Column: The Happy Meal is on the Roof

There is an infamous scene from the television show "Breaking Bad" where the main character tosses a pizza on the roof of his home in a fit of rage. As bizarre as that may sound, it seemed completely normal to me. While it wasn't a pizza, I had once... Full story


Three Forks Wrestling finds success at 2 large tourneys

The Three Forks High School Wrestling team had four wrestlers place at two large tournaments last week. Brayden Linville finished fifth (106), and Cole Rogers was seventh (113) at the prestigious... Full story


Rest Area a hot topic at Commission Meeting

The recently constructed rest area in south Broadwater County has been a hot topic as of late, and the conversation continued during the Jan. 9 county commissioners meeting. Elizabeth and Butch... Full story


Wolves get huge road win at East Helena

The Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team picked up a huge road win last week with a 46-44 victory on January 10 against Class A East Helena. "It was a pretty great night for the Lady Wolves. That was a huge win. The East Helena girls have... Full story

 By Mara Silvers    News    January 18, 2023

Senior care providers, urge Montana lawmakers to boost Medicaid rates

Advocates for senior services, assisted living facilities and nursing homes packed a hearing room in the state Capitol Thursday, imploring lawmakers to increase Medicaid payment rates or else watch the already wounded industry buckle in coming... Full story


Legislature to begin assembling feedback on new House and Senate maps 

The Legislature’s joint committee on redistricting will hold public testimony and adopt a resolution this week to provide feedback on how Montana establishes its new legislative districts, the chair of the committee said during its first meeting... Full story


Governor Gianforte Promotes Tax Relief for Families, Businesses

Governor Greg Gianforte last week spotlighted his pro-family, pro-business tax relief agenda in a press conference at the State Capitol. "All of our tax proposals are rooted in a simple philosophy: hardworking Montanans should keep more of what they... Full story


Three Forks hosting Columbus on January 20

In non-conference action last week, the Three Forks High School Boys' Basketball team lost 51-41 on January 10 at East Helena and 66-47 on January 14 at home against Manhattan Christian. "We had two... Full story


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