Articles from the June 15, 2022 edition

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NWS issues flood warning on Gallatin

High waters and flooding are currently impacting several areas in southwest Montana leading to evacuations and unsafe conditions. With ongoing snowmelt with rainfall over the Gallatin and Madison... Full story


Three Forks Schools offering free meals

The Three Forks Schools are once again serving free meals this summer. The food will be prepared and served Monday to Friday at the food trailer located near the football stadium concession stand. Breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and... Full story


Headwaters heritage museum celebrates 40th anniversary at current location, new updates

Both the Headwaters Heritage Museum and the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center will receive some long-awaited updates and installments this summer, according to Three Forks Area Historical Society... Full story


Local author endeavors to trade a book for land for a public campsite

Montana real estate prices are skyrocketing, creating additional hurdles for conservation work. Feeling the need for a new approach, local author and conservationist Thomas J. Elpel initiated a trade-... Full story

 By Ellie West    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Coaches Corner: The Japanese Art of Kintsugi

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of taking something broken, like pottery, and then through a mixture of precious metals—gold, silver, or platinum— the pieces are put back together. They repair to such a point that their brokenness becomes part of...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Column: Mini Vacation

A few weeks ago, I made a three-day trip to my hometown in Wyoming for the first time since 2019. This was the longest I had ever gone without making the trip, and I had no trouble jumping out of bed at 5 a.m. so I could get on the road early. The fa...


Bowhunter class in Three Forks

Are you hoping to go bowhunting for the first time this year? We're hosting a Bowhunter Education course in Three Forks later this month. This in-person class will give students hands-on practice and... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 15, 2022

Local voters approve marijuana excise tax

Residents of Gallatin Valley voted last week to approve a 3% local-option excise tax for both medical and non-medical marijuana and marijuana products. In results from the Gallatin County Election Department, the non-medical excise tax passed by a...


Three Forks earns recognition as Tree City USA

Three Forks was named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Three Forks achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: forming a tree board or de...


Gallatin County Weed District Seeking Nominations For Noxious Weed Management Award

To kick off Montana Noxious Weed Awareness Week, the Gallatin County Weed District announces the opening of nominations for a new award to recognize area landowners for their work in controlling noxious weeds in our area. Gallatin County would like...

 By Aaron Harkins    Sports    June 15, 2022

2022 Three Forks Wolves golf scramble a success

A huge thank you to all who helped and participated in the 2022 Three Forks Wolves Golf Team Benefit Scramble.  It was truly an amazing day, and we greatly appreciate all of you who helped raise money for the Wolves golf team and the Mason Moore... Full story


FWP seeks public input on local elk management issues, OHV proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be hosting a series of public meetings this summer and fall to gather ideas about local elk management issues and population objectives. Meeting places, times and details are posted on the FWP website. FWP...

 By Frank Eltman    News    June 15, 2022

New developments aim to ease affordable housing crisis

BOZEMAN - The first time Anna Stone encountered "Randy" in 2019, he was sleeping under a bridge. She recalled he appeared to have psychological issues and was not interested in the help of a...


Letter to the Editor: Cromwell thanks voters

Thank you Gallatin County for voting for me in the primary election. I am honored to have earned your confidence and support! With your vote, you are prioritizing Gallatin’s public safety and offender accountability. You are also supporting a moder...


Collins reported missing

Editor's Note: The Broadwater County Sheriff's Office reported that Collins has been located and is safe. The Broadwater County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing individual. The BCSO is looking for Michelle Collins. She...


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