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Articles from the May 10, 2023 edition

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  • MDT meeting May 23, rest area opening soon

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 10, 2023

    The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting on May 23 in Townsend with Butte Operations Manager Gino Liva on hand to update and answer questions from area residents. In a Facebook post to county residents, Commissioner Debi Randolph said there are all kinds of rumors about what MDT will or won't be doing in Broadwater County and invited them to the meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Flynn Building at 416 Broadway. Along with possible future plans in Broadwater County, m... Full story

  • Montana's Snowpack Peaks and Snowmelt is in Full Swing

    May 10, 2023

    After a couple of months of above normal precipitation across most of Montana, active weather largely slowed down in April. "In typical Montana fashion, last month's weather consisted of a combination of sunny days, winter weather, and rain," said Eric Larson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Water Supply Specialist. The most notable storm occurred around April 18-22 and delivered 20 to 30 inches of dense snow to upper elevations in the northern Swan Mountains, central... Full story

  • Sayers, Kennedy elected to TF School Board

    May 10, 2023

    Local voters denied on May 2 two levies that would have raised $674,000 for the Three Forks Schools. Voters also elected one incumbent and one newcomer for three-year terms on the Three Forks School Board. In unofficial results, the $385,350 Elementary Mill Levy was defeated by a vote of 482 (for) to 774 (against). The $288,650 High School Milly Levy was defeated by a vote of 492 to 767. The funds from this Mill Levy would have been used for increased operational costs and to fund new staffing positions. Incumbent Lori Sayers was reelected...

  • Wolves tennis competes in East Helena, Divisionals May 15 and 16

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 10, 2023

    The Three Forks High School Tennis team battled cold and rainy conditions at last week’s Jefferson Invite in East Helena. According to Head Coach Janna Lauver, the Wolves had a few key matches against host Jefferson to help their seeding at Divisionals and matches against Simms, Broadwater, Darby, and Superior. Ali Kotter won 8-2 against Alex Baranko of Simms at number one singles and lost 4-6 against Jefferson’s number one Morgan Knickerbocker. Lauver said they would use Kotter’s 3-2 division and 7-12 season records to get her a good seed... Full story

  • Three Forks excels at State Music Festival

    May 10, 2023

    Three Forks High School students competed last Friday at the State Music Festival in Billings. According to Music Teacher Jonathan Sutton, it was a great weekend for the four students who made the trip. Sutton said freshmen Danni Kober and Nora Wambeke earned Superior Ratings for their vocal solos. Eleanor Charon and Kober earned a Superior rating for their vocal duet, and junior Noah Murphy earned an Excellent Rating on his vocal solo. Sutton added the students also participated in a vocal... Full story

  • Golfers shines at Friday's home event

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 10, 2023

    On a perfect day for play last Thursday at their home course, the Three Forks High School Golf team did not disappoint with a fantastic performance at the annual Headwaters Invite. "Our kids ended up doing great. We had a few set PRs, and the teams did great as well," Head Coach Aaron Harkins said. It was quite the day for the boys' team, with Dylan Kamps shooting a PR of 78 for a fifth-place finish and Devon Long finishing in eighth with a PR of 83. "With the help of those two scores, the... Full story

  • Regular season winding down for Three Forks Softball

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 10, 2023

    The regular season is coming to an end for the Three Forks High School Softball team. The Wolves wrap up the program's first regular season on May 9 at home against Anaconda, a game Head Coach Clay Feliciano will likely be a must-win to advance to next week’s Divisional Tournament hosted by the Copperheads. In action last week, Three Forks fell 11-7 at Ennis. “We had a tough loss in Ennis. I was pleased with how well we hit as a team. Fallon (Page) pitched a great game. She continues to improve her strike percentage and mix locations and spe...

  • Guest Op-Ed: Dams - I really like them

    Rollie Miller|May 10, 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. Dams – I really like them. As the manager of Vigilante Electric Cooperative, I am very thankful for the 31 federal hydroelectric dams that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) uses to supply us with low cost, renewable, carbon free power. In addition to this power being low-cost, renewable, and carbon free the driving force is reusable and is used several times to generate power bef...

  • Column: You better stop this Greyhound Bus

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 10, 2023

    If you ever want to be extremely uncomfortable on a long trip, I highly recommend riding a Greyhound Bus. A few years back, I was able to take a few trips on a Greyhound, and it is something I still think of a lot – and not fondly. On one occasion, I was sitting on a bus at the station in Las Vegas, and an entire K-9 crew showed up and stormed down the aisles. It was something straight out of a television show, and I wouldn’t say I liked it at all. There was another time I met some “travelers” from Australia who gave me a big scoop of Vegemit... Full story

  • Gallatin City-County Health Department, DPHHS Continue to Investigate Foodborne Outbreak

    May 10, 2023

    The Gallatin City-County Health Department, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), other local health departments, and federal agencies continue to investigate the foodborne illness outbreak linked to eating food at Dave's Sushi in Bozeman. The investigational activities are ongoing, and DPHHS and the Gallatin City-County Health Department acknowledge that the investigation may not be able to identify a specific pathogen as the source of this outbreak. This outbreak appears...

  • Coaches Corner by Ellie West: No Regrets

    May 10, 2023

    Have you ever experienced - “What was I thinking?”… “Why did I do that?” … “ I can’t believe I said that!” … or “Why didn’t I stand up and say something?” These are all common expressions of regret, and we all have them at some point. You crumble under pressure or make poor decisions. Perhaps you have let your family down or have a disconnected relationship. Whatever that voice is telling you, it is simply not true. It’s time to declutter your mind and heart and not let those nagging voices haunt you. Stop blaming God for the “why’s,” God is...

  • Three Forks Track and Field Athletes continue to set PRs

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 10, 2023

    It was another week of numerous personal bests for the Three Forks High School Track and Field Team. Head Coach Casey McWethy said the team had 31 PRs at Saturday's meet in Laurel. Three Forks impressively opened the week, with the boys finishing third and the girls fourth in a field of 23 teams at the John Cheek Top Eight event in Anaconda. It was a fantastic day in the distance races as Beau Johnston finished first in 1600 with a time of 4:48.3 and second in the 3200 at 10:54.9. Bryon Fanning... Full story

  • Vacancy of Three Forks City Council

    May 10, 2023

    For the second time in 2023, the Three Forks City Council has had a member resign. City officials announced last week that longtime Councilmember Debra Mickelberry has resigned effective immediately. Every resident of the City of Three Forks who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of Montana, and a resident in the city limits for at least 60 days pursuant to 7-4-4401, MCA, and a qualified elector pursuant to Article IV, Part IV, Section 2 of the Montana Constitution is eligible to hold the office of council member. Interested candidates... Full story

  • Justice court send out 4,500 summonses

    May 10, 2023

    The Gallatin County Justice Court sent out 4,500 jury summonses to citizens last week. If you receive one, that means you’re a prospective juror in our Justice Court jury pool beginning Sept. 1 and ending Aug. 31, 2024. This is not a summons for a specific trial, but simply a notification that you could be called anytime in that year. Make sure to fill out your questionnaire and return it ASAP. If you don’t return yours, you may be getting a visit from a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Justice Court is responsible for civil and crimi...

  • Well water testing kits available in Gallatin County

    May 10, 2023

    Unlike public drinking water systems that serve many people, private wells are not monitored by public health authorities. When you are a private well owner, you are responsible for monitoring the quality of your drinking water and ensuring its safety. It is best to sample routinely, even when there are no apparent changes, as some contaminants do not present with any noticeable signs or smells. Test kits are available at the Gallatin Local Water Quality District office in Bozeman and the Gallatin Conservation District office in Manhattan. For...

  • Boaters should be prepared for high water this spring

    May 10, 2023

    With the high levels of snow and very warm temperatures this spring, boaters can expect high waters soon. The combination of high water and high expectations can be deadly when conditions are too extreme for safe boating. It can be hard to put safety ahead of adventure when you've spent hours planning a boat trip, but sometimes the only safe choice is to stay off the water. All water users should wear a well-fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device, or life jacket, when on and...

  • Bill sponsor pushes for veto override after Gianforte rejects popular marijuana tax bill

    Amanda Eggert and Arren Kimbel-Sannit, Montana Free Press|May 10, 2023

    The sponsor of a popular initiative seeking to divvy up more than $50 million of marijuana tax revenue is requesting that lawmakers be given an opportunity to override a veto Gov. Greg Gianforte issued in the final hours of the 2023 legislative session. At issue is Senate Bill 442, which proposes to divide tax revenues levied on recreational marijuana sales between the General Fund, county road construction and maintenance, conservation and recreation programs, addiction treatment and veterans...

  • Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park announces tours for 2023 season

    May 10, 2023

    Staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are pleased to reopen the cave for the 2023 season. Tours will be offered through Sept. 30. Both first-come-first-served tours and reservable tours will be offered. Visitors are encouraged to visit the state parks website frequently as tour options, times and availability may change throughout the season. Reservable tours are available from May 25 through Labor Day. To make those reservations, call 1-855-922-6768 or visit During... Full story

  • Update on pre-hospital trauma life support

    Three Forks Area Ambulance|May 10, 2023

    Three Forks Area Ambulance Service hosted Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support training this past weekend, May 6th, and 7th. The course was provided by Montana State EMS and was funded by the Department of Transportation Grants. Emergency medical providers from all over our state and TFAA EMTs and current EMT Students attended the 2-days of classes. Simulation in Motion Montana provides courses using high fidelity simulation mannequins along with medical clinicians and certified instructors. Three... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report May 8, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    Page 1 of 37 GCSO Media Report - All Printed on May 9, 2023 Date/Time Call For Service #: Location Type of Call 05/08/23 00:09:51 CFS23-052718 INTERSTATE 90 HWY and ON RAMP (0.1 RECKLESS 05/08/23 00:09:51 - Perry, Morgan - New CFS 05/08/23 00:10:23 - Perry, Morgan - YELLOW CAMERO 05/08/23 00:10:24 - Perry, Morgan - SPEEDING UP 05/08/23 00:10:27 - Perry, Morgan - SLOWING DOWN 05/08/23 00:10:31 - Perry, Morgan - BREAK CHECKING RP 05/08/23 00:10:35 - Perry, Morgan - WONT LET RP PASS 05/08/23 00:10:43 - Perry, Morgan - MN PLT: UNK 05/08/23 00:10:56... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report May 9, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    Page 1 of 38 GCSO Media Report - All Printed on May 10, 2023 Date/Time Call For Service #: Location Type of Call 05/09/23 03:27:33 CFS23-053243 FRONTAGE RD and DRIVEWAY (56.4 feet) BURGLAR 05/09/23 03:27:33 - Sullivan, Jessica - New CFS - ZONE - 1 05/09/23 03:27:53 - Sullivan, Jessica - BUSINESS SPARK GREENHOUSE 05/09/23 03:28:12 - Sullivan, Jessica - KH - CAROLINE 314-517-0439 05/09/23 03:28:13 - Largess, Andrew - 611, 665 - Assign 05/09/23 03:28:17 - Sullivan, Jessica - NO CONTACT W/ KH 05/09/23 03:28:55 - Largess, Andrew - 611, 665 -... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report May 10, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    Page 1 of 36 GCSO Media Report - All Printed on May 11, 2023 Date/Time Call For Service #: Location Type of Call 05/10/23 00:26:03 CFS23-053664 RAINBOW RD and S 19TH AVE (126.6 feet) DUI 05/10/23 00:26:03 - Greer, Andrew - New CFS 05/10/23 00:26:23 - Greer, Andrew - DAUGHTER WOKE UP IN THE NIGHT 05/10/23 00:26:38 - Greer, Andrew - A CAR WAS STUCK IN RPS DRIVEWAY THEN LEFT 05/10/23 00:26:55 - Greer, Andrew - NO DAMMAGE 05/10/23 00:27:08 - Greer, Andrew - WAS STUCK IN THE DITCH 05/10/23 00:27:37 - Greer, Andrew - UNKN PLATE 05/10/23 00:28:29 -... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report May 11, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    GCSO Media Report - All Printed on May 12, 2023 Date/Time Call For Service #: 05/11/23 00:15:32 CFS23-054162 05/11/23 00:15:32 - Russell, Natalie - 666 05111/23 00:20:56 - Russell, Natalie - 66 - 05111/23 00:23:34 - Russell, Natalie 05111/23 00:27:03 - Russell, Natalie - 6 • Ava, Location Type of Call ANACONDA DR and PAINTBRUSH PL (73.7 OUT W/ VEHICLE 05/11123 00:36:35 • Lieurance, Doug - Checked on a vehicle parked near the park area on Anaconda. Made contact with the two occupants from Canada who advised they were traveling and got tired and... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report May 13, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    Date/Time Call For Service#: 05/13/23 00:15:51 CFS23-055163 Location W CAMERON BRIDGE RD and DRIVEWAY 05/13/23 00:15:51 - Morley, Logan - 602- Field Event 05/13/23 00:18:58 - Largess, Andrew - 602 - 3 VEH 05/13/23 00:41 :53 - Morley, Logan - 602 - Complete 05/13/23 00:42:09 - Morley, Logan - 602- Complete Printed on May 14, 2023 Type of Call PATROL CHECK 05/13/23 00:17:51 CFS23-055168 W MAIN ST and W COLLEGE ST (230.3 feet) TRAFFIC STOP 05/13/23 00:17:51 - Largess, Andrew - 679 - Traffic Stop 05/13/23 00:23:46 - Largess, Andrew - 679 - Status O... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report May 12, 2023

    May 10, 2023

    Date/Time Call For Service#: 05/12/23 00:32:08 CFS23-054659 05/12/23 00:32:08 - Greer, Andrew - New CFS Location CULVER PL and ACCESS (57.9 feet) 05/12/23 00:32:21 - Greer, Andrew - "YOUR GD RIGHT IM CALLING THE COPS" 05/12/23 00:33:08 - Greer, Andrew - SO 05/12/23 00:33:15- Greer, Andrew- ATTEMPTING TO GET HIS STUFF OUT 05/12/23 00:33:28 - Greer, Andrew - SPIT IN RPS FACE 05/12/23 00:33:40 - Greer, Andrew - RP SHOVED HIM OUT THE DOOR 05/12/23 00:33:56 - Greer, Andrew - POSS DROVE OFF 05/12/23 00:34:02 - Crawford, Maya - 407 - Assign 05/12/23... Full story

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