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Community Day set for May 14

It will be fun for all ages on May 14, with the Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department hosting a Community Day. The free of charge is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stevenson Park. According to Fire Chief Keith Aune, the Community... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 11, 2022

Voters deny levies

Local voters last week denied two general fund levies for the Three Forks School District. In unofficial results from the Gallatin County Elections Department, the $241,650 high school district levy was defeated 546 to 340. The $398,350 elementary...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    May 11, 2022

Gov. Gianforte presses to extinguish all fires in 2022 Montana wildfire briefing

Gov. Greg Gianforte asked land managers for their commitment to aggressive initial attack to extinguish all wildfires at a 2022 wildfire briefing in Helena last week. "In Montana, we do not, and will not, have a 'let it burn' policy," Gov. Greg... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Eye on the prize: Murphy has lofty goals for 2022 postseason

After a winning state title in the long jump at the 2021 Class B State Meet in Laurel, Three Forks senior standout Jasmyn Murphy is readying for the 2022 postseason that begins Friday at the District... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Golfers battle wind at home invite

The Three Forks High School golf team wrapped up the regular season in windy conditions at the Headwaters Invitation. Head Coach Aaron Harkins said what started as a picture-perfect day on their home...

 

Guest Editorial: It's time to stop warehousing people with dementia at the State Hospital

One of us is a Republican legislator representing rural Gallatin County. The other is a Democratic legislator representing the city of Missoula. Despite our political differences, we are committed to taking action to end the crisis at the Montana... Full story

 
 By Ellie West    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Coaches Corner: Follow your Heart

Throughout history, many cultures have emphasized the importance of following our hearts or listening to our hearts. When we speak of the "heart" we are not referring to the physical organ but our spiritual heart. Our heart is the key to our deepest...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park announces tours for 2022 season

Staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are pleased to reopen the cave for the 2022 season. Tours will be offered until Sept. 30. Visitors are encouraged to visit the state parks website...

 

Letter to the Editor: Hamilton running for House District 69

To the voters of House District 69: In the last legislative session, our lawmakers spent less time searching for solutions to problems our communities are facing, and more time on nationally-driven issues. Our district deserves better, and I am... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Tennis postseason starts this week

The Three Forks High School tennis team will open up the postseason this week at the Southern B Divisional Tournament scheduled for May 12 and 13 in Butte. In action last week in Billings, Three...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 11, 2022

Wolves shine at Anaconda meet

With the postseason starting Friday at the 5B District meet in Belgrade, things are starting to come together for the Three Forks High School track and field team. Last week, the Wolves were strong at the Top 8 Meet in Anaconda, and a Saturday meet... Full story

 

City of Three Forks accepting applications for Judge position

STAFF REPORT The City of Three Forks is accepting applications for a City Judge. According to City Treasurer and Court Clerk Kelly Smith, Judge Wanda Drusch has put in her resignation for June 30, and they will be looking to fill the position as soon... Full story

 

Avian Influenza Reported in Backyard Flock in Gallatin County

Gallatin County officials were notified that avian influenza A (H5N1) was detected in a flock of domestic poultry located in rural Gallatin County. The site was identified late last week near Manhattan/Belgrade. The Montana Department of Livestock...

 

Commerce Awards $580,000 in Workforce Training Grants

The Montana Department of Commerce announced last week that more than $580,000 of grant funding has been awarded to 22 Montana non-profit and for-profit businesses for skill-based training of new and existing employees. The funding is through...

 

Gallatin County Treatment Court Hosting Informational Meeting For Volunteers  

Interested in learning about peer support, peer coaching or volunteering with the Gallatin County Treatment Court? Please join us for a very informative meeting. The Gallatin County Treatment Court will be hosting a meeting on Thursday, June 2 from 6...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    May 11, 2022

Poll finds three-quarters of Montanans worried about housing affordability

Housing affordability, development and Montana's changing character topped the list of issues Montanans identified as serious problems facing the state in a poll commissioned by University of Montana researchers last month. A striking majority of... Full story

 

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