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Articles from the March 22, 2023 edition

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  • Council chats on Chickens

    Eliza McLaughlin, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    Three Forks City Council members hosted a first reading for an ordinance amending the city’s Livestock and Fowl policies during its March 14 meeting, which would implement an annual renewal fee for residents holding a chicken permit. If the amended ordinance is approved at the City Council’s April 11 meeting, those raising chickens within city limits would pay a $10 annual fee to maintain their permit and cover the “resources used to communicate with each chicken permit holder and verify the permit holder still [has] chickens,” reads the ord... Full story

  • MDT Proposes Erosion Control on I-90 Madison River Bridges

    Mar 22, 2023

    The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is seeking public comments on a proposal to remove and install new erosion control measures under the east and westbound Interstate 90 structures over the Madison River, approximately half a mile east of Three Forks. Proposed work includes placement of bank and stream bed stabilization material into the stream channel. The purpose of the project is to enhance the safety of the bridge by minimizing erosion at the bridge supports. Construction will... Full story

  • Commissioners Approve Airport Loan, Aeronautics Board Awards Funding

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    The Three Forks Airport will see improvements soon. Earlier this month, the Gallatin County Commission approved an $88,000 loan from the Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division. According to County Lead Grants Coordinator Jamie Grabrinski, the money will be used for taxiway and airfield improvements. The loan approved by the governing body comes after the Three Forks Airport was awarded a Federal Aviation Airport Grant last year. "We currently have one FAA grant for... Full story

  • Spring Sports: Three Forks tennis team welcomes back 12 players

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    Going into the 2023 season, Three Forks High School Tennis Head Coach Janna Lauver expects continued improvement of individual player skills and continuous improvement as a team. After missing a Divisional title by just two points in 2022, Lauver said the Wolves also want to take that title this season. Three Forks will open the season with 18 players, including 12 from last year's squad. "We are thrilled to have 12 athletes from the 2022 team returning, and adding six new freshmen is a great ad... Full story

  • Spring Sports: Golfers Open Season March 27 in Helena

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    Along with several key returners, there will be plenty of new faces on the 2023 Three Forks High School Golf Team. "We are super excited again this year to have over 30 kids out for the golf team, with roughly half of those coming out for the first time. Great to see kids want to try and improve at the game of golf," said Head Coach Aaron Harkins. On the girls' team, Harkins said they lost a few key seniors from last year but do have a handful of underclassmen that will hopefully be able to fill... Full story

  • Spring Sports: Inaugural TFHS softball season begins on March 28

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    It will be a historic day on March 28 for Three Forks High School when the Lady Wolves Softball open their inaugural season with home games against Manhattan, with varsity scheduled to start at 3 p.m. and junior varsity to follow at 5 p.m. "We are getting more excited as we get closer. I am really hoping to see girls beaming with pride and thankfulness to be representing Three Forks High School on the softball field come the 28th. Many of these girls have been praying and hoping for this to... Full story

  • Guest Op-Ed: Three Forks student discusses Affirmative Action Policies

    Madison Griffiths|Mar 22, 2023

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in Op-Ed’s published in the Three Forks Voice are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the publication. By Madison Griffiths Prejudice, racial inequity, and discrimination are just a few of the words that could be used to describe the college admissions process. But why? You would think, at this crucial time of your life, your application would be viewed the same as equally qualified applicants. Unfortunately, this is not the case because of Affirmative Action (AA) Policies which have d...

  • Column: No beef with a four-day week

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    While there certainly are some hassles about being self-employed, there are also many rewarding things. One of my favorite things about having a home office is unless I’m out covering an event or doing an in-person interview, I can wear whatever I want. There is something comforting about writing a story or editing photos in sweatpants and a t-shirt. Based on watching this year’s NCAA Basketball tournament, college coaches are also fine wearing the equivalent of pajamas while they work. While I do enjoy the mini office in my bedroom, I som... Full story

  • Headwaters Golf Course open when weather permits, clubhouse expansion discussed

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Mar 22, 2023

    In recent years, the Headwaters Golf Course in Three Forks has closed for winter from November 13 through the end of February. With warmer temperatures in the forecast, local golfers looking for a chance to get on the course can play as long as the temperature is at least 40 degrees for several hours. According to Pro Shop Manager Sydney Rochford, in March, they must first get the snow and ice melted on the course before they can allow players. "Then the guideline to open is the temperature has... Full story

  • As soil acidity threatens Montana fields, Montana State research explores remedies

    Reagan Colyer, MSU News Service|Mar 22, 2023

    BOZEMAN – As soil acidification becomes a more pressing issue for Montana farmers, researchers in the Montana State University College of Agriculture are conducting on-farm experiments around the state to help explore precision treatments that fit the conditions measured in individual fields. Assistant research professor Manbir Rakkar and professor Clain Jones of the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences are taking a multifaceted approach to managing and preventing increases in... Full story

  • Coaches Corner by Ellie West: Setting Boundaries

    Mar 22, 2023

    Setting personal boundaries is an integral part of your self-care and can help you prioritize your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. We all have had relationships that have helped us understand the need for boundaries. Striving to put our health and well-being first allows us to establish boundaries; for some, it may come naturally. For others, it may cause some anxiety. I used to think that we set boundaries for others, but the reality is that we set boundaries for ourselves. Over the years, it has been challenging and...

  • Pandemic-Era Emergency Rental Assistance Program Announces Final Application Deadline

    Mar 22, 2023

    The Montana Department of Commerce's Montana Housing Division announced March 17 it will no longer accept applications for the pandemic-era Montana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MERA) starting Friday, March 24, 2023. MERA, which began providing rental assistance to Montana households during the pandemic in 2021, reaches its end as the pandemic-era U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance program runs out of funds available to states. "Montana has stretched what funding...

  • Hunter, Bowhunter Education classes offered in southwestern Montana

    Mar 22, 2023

    Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes will be offered in several locations throughout southwestern Montana this year. Many of these classes have been scheduled and will soon be opened for registration. Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes are taught by skilled volunteer instructors, offering hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for students to ask questions of experienced hunters. Students learn how to handle firearms and archery equipment safely, basic survival skills, hunting ethics, wildlife management, game identification,...

  • Gianforte signs $1 billion Republican tax rebate, tax-cut package into law

    Eric Dietrich, Montana Free Press|Mar 22, 2023

    Flanked by dozens of Republican lawmakers on the steps of the state Capitol, Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a tax cut, rebate and spending package totalling more than $1 billion last week. The eight-bill package, which provides short-term property and income tax rebates and also cuts state income taxes on an ongoing basis, puts a major slice of the state's estimated $2.5 billion budget surplus toward what the governor called "the largest tax cut in Montana history." The bills also cut the state's... Full story