Articles from the March 15, 2023 edition

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Man of the Woods: Mobile Barbershop Making Weekly Stops in Three Forks

In December 2021, the Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists officially passed new regulations to allow mobile units. As soon as Man of the Woods Barbershop in Big Sky owner Kyle Pemberton heard... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 15, 2023

Double homicide trial starts next week

The trial for Three Forks resident Zachary Norman, who faces two counts of felony homicide and two counts of tampering with evidence, will start on Tuesday, March 21, at the Gallatin County District Court in Bozeman. Norman was arrested following... Full story


Rebekah Lodge hosting St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser

This Friday will present an excellent opportunity for Three Forks residents to celebrate St. Patrick's Day while at the same time helping out a local organization. The local Rebekah Lodge is hosting... Full story


3 Wolves named to All-Conference team

The Three Forks High School basketball teams had three players voted to the 5B All-Conference team. Sophomore Dylan Swenson and junior Shane Williams were selected to the All-Conference Second Team... Full story


Coaches Corner by Ellie West: Finding quiet

It seems all too common that we have difficulty turning off our thoughts when we go to bed at night. Our minds keep racing…How do we quiet our minds and hearts? We think about many things, an event, a situation, or the stuff we didn’t mark off... Full story


Column: A March Madness Road Trip

I’m an avid sports fan, and my absolute favorite time of the year is the NCAA Basketball Tournament, especially the first four days. I may not leave the couch this Thursday morning until Sunday night, and I’m perfectly okay with this. As a kid,... Full story


Three Forks Firefighters attend Scott Stairclimb

The Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department had a tremendous showing on March 12 at the 32nd Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. Captain Charles Eastty,... Full story


Snowpack Percentages Increase After Above Normal February Precipitation

After a large late January storm ended several weeks of dry weather, active weather has persisted. "There were not many days in February in which it wasn't snowing somewhere in Montana," said Eric Larson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service... Full story


New Montana State program helps student teachers form connections with rural communities

When Montana State University education student Mariah Leum considered moving to a new Montana community to complete her student teaching, she felt nervous and anxious. But thanks to a new offering at MSU, Leum said, those feelings were eased right... Full story


Joan Mary Benusa

Joan Mary Benusa, 90, of Manhattan, MT, passed away March 7, 2023, at Parkhaven Retirement Community, where she had been a resident for the past 6 years. Joan was born to John Egnatius and Mary (Filip) Witucki at home in Bowlus, MN, on February... Full story


Bridger Brewing announces first act of 2023 Summer Series

The Bridger Brewing Three Forks location recently announced the first act of their inaugural Summer Concert Series. Country duo Muscadine Bloodline is scheduled to play on Saturday, June 24. The concert will take place on the lawn outside the Three... Full story


Avalanche reported on March 9 at Bacon Rind

On March 9, 2023 at 4:44 p.m., Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue was requested to assist Yellowstone National Park with an avalanche search in the Bacon Rind area on Gallatin Road near mile marker 23. The reporting party was concerned that...


Code Girls United Seeking Northwest Regional Competition Judges, Sponsors

Code Girls United invites judges and sponsors to support the Northwest Regional Competition in April 2023. The virtual event allows teams of two to five girls in fourth through eighth-grade to demonstrate their technical skills, teamwork and...


Gallatin County Hosting Open House for Discussion on Paved Pathway Between Bozeman and Four Corners

Gallatin County wants to improve safety along Huffine Lane and we need your support and input! The Triangle Trails Plan identifies a Primary Commuter Pathway along Huffine Lane from Four Corners to Bozeman. Gallatin County is applying for a grant to...


FWP: Help wildlife survive winter by giving them space

Winter and spring are stressful times for wildlife as they must rely on fat reserves and limited nutrition to survive. This can make encounters with people especially detrimental to wildlife as the stress of these encounters can deplete an...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    March 15, 2023

Montana's housing puzzle at the legislative halftime

There’s broad bipartisan agreement in the Montana Capitol that rising housing costs, driven by the state’s finite supply of homes and rapid in-migration from other states, rank among the most pressing issues facing Montana residents. According...

 By Emme Demmendaal    News    March 15, 2023

For the third year, Montana State ranks as a top 10 university with Military Friendly designation

BOZEMAN — Montana State University has been recognized for its efforts to support student veterans by being named a top 10 Military Friendly School for 2023-24. The honor marks the third year MSU has received the national designation from the...


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