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 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 9, 2021

Elliott Discusses Tenure as Three Forks Superintendent

At the end of June, Three Forks Superintendent Jeff Elliott will be stepping down from the position. While there were undoubtedly challenges during his three years, Elliott is walking away proud of... Full story

 

CIty Makes Changes at Parks

The City of Three Forks has recently completed several new projects that will benefit local residents. According to Mayor Sean Gifford, city employees made a beach area at the ponds at Bellach Park...

 

Text to 911 Now Available in Gallatin County

Gallatin County 911 is pleased to announce another tool for citizens and visitors to reach our dispatchers during emergencies. Text to 911 is now available in Gallatin County. We urge the community to always call 911 when possible, but to use this... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 9, 2021

Uthlaut Brings Wealth of Experience

Earlier this year, Dr. Rhonda Uthlaut was named the new Superintendent of the Three Forks School District. Before her approval by the school board earlier this year, Uthlaut had the opportunity to answer questions for both the community and board...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Our View: Your Voice Matters with Growth Policy Update

With the City of Three Forks currently in Phase 2 of a five-year update on their Growth Policy, input from residents will play an integral role in the final document. For those who may not have had the opportunity to fill out a questionnaire, it...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Column: Slow it down

I was lucky enough to have grown up in Wyoming and to spend the past six years living in Montana. In my humble opinion, there are not two better states in America. I should probably visit all 50 states before making that assumption, but I’ve done... Full story

 

Precipitation Returns in May Adding to the Snowpack, Snowmelt is in Full Swing

Following two months of well below average precipitation, rain and snow was welcomed across much of Montana during May. Two mid-month storms brought significant precipitation to the Rocky Mountain...

 

Parks and Trails Cleanup this Week

The City of Three Forks Parks Committee is hosting a Parks and Trails Cleanup Day this weekend. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The City was approached by an enthusiastic member of the public, ready and willing to...

 

Chip sealing delayed on Toston Structures Project

Chip sealing on the Montana Department of Transportation Project has been delayed a week to June 14. The work was initially scheduled to start June 7. The work will include single lane traffic with reduced speeds, flaggers, temporary signal lights,... Full story

 

Paving Complete on US 287 North of Three Forks Project

Paving of the main road and approaches is now complete on the US 287 North of Three Forks Project. There will be a break in construction activity for 2-3 weeks pending final seal and cover work in mid to late June. This work is weather dependent and...

 

Tickets on sale for 2021 Big Sky Country State Fair

Tickets for the Big Sky Country State Fair are on sale NOW! The Big Sky Country State Fair is Back Better Than Ever and tickets are on sale now. The Big Sky Country State Fair is offering six amazing ticket packages to choose from. Don't forget to...

 

Summer Speaker Series June 18 at Caverns

Come explore June 18 the varied ways in which wildlife can respond to changes in regional weather and climatic conditions. You will learn about how alpine animals react to these shifts by following American pikas and marmots, two of Montana’s small...

 

Search and Rescue responds to Gallatin River incident

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at approximately 4:48 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to a request for assistance for a kayaker who came out of their boat on the Gallatin River near mile marker 60. Volunteers responded and...

 

Fishing Derby set for June 12

Gallatin County Parks Department is holding the first ever Trout Fishing Derby, in honor of Father’s Day, at the Kendeda Lake in the Gallatin County Regional Park in Bozeman. This event will be held from 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, June 12....

 

Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission to Meet on June 10

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission will meet on June 10 at 1 p.m. to consider the criteria commissioners will use to create congressional and state legislative district lines. In addition, commissioners will continue to discuss the...

 
 By Alex Sakariassen    News    June 9, 2021

Taking control: City and county leaders statewide are struggling to come to terms with rollbacks of municipal authority

After months of legislative debate, Montanans are beginning to glimpse how new laws passed by the 67th Legislature are poised to impact their lives. For county and municipal leaders, those impacts amount to a notable reduction in their ability to...

 

2021 Memorial Day Ceremony in Three Forks

A large came out to Veterans Park on May 31 for the annual Three Forks Memorial Day Ceremony. Photos by Melissa Jenkins... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 9, 2021

Despite challening conditions, Willow Creek Fire remains at 350 acres

Despite challenging conditions Thursday with wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, officials reported Friday morning the Willow Creek Fire near Three Forks remained at 350 acres. At a stakeholder meeting... Full story

 

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