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Moeykens Wins National Title

Montana State Freshman Tayla Moeykens had an incredible end to her first year with the school's rodeo program at last week's 72nd annual College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY. Moeykens of Three Forks came from fourth place to win the barrel... Full story


FWP seeks input on proposed brown trout fishing regulation changes on some rivers

Due to public concern regarding brown trout declines in some popular rivers in southwest Montana, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public input on potential fishing regulation changes. Studies conducted by FWP and the U.S. Geologic...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 23, 2021

Potts is new board member

There is a new member on the Three Forks School Board. The trustees voted last week to appoint Christian Potts to the position vacated last month by Stephene Kamerman. Potts said she has lived in Three Forks for about eight years and was interested...


Fireworks sales start June 24

Fireworks sales in Three Forks will be permitted by state statute starting Thursday, June 24, and will run until Monday, July 5. Fireworks are legal in Three Forks City limits July 3 from 6 p.m. to...


Guest Editorial: The debt we owe wildland firefighters

“It’s like having gasoline out there,” said Brian Steinhardt, forest fire zone manager for Prescott and Coconino national forests in Arizona, in a recent AP story about the increasingly fire-prone West. Now something else is happening — and...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Column: Like Mike

A famous Gatorade commercial saturated the airwaves in the early 1990s featuring the famous slogan of “Be Like Mike.” The campaign with the iconic former Chicago Bull Michael Jordan had millions repeating the catchphrase, and I’m sure that I... Full story


Construction finished on Nixon Bridge

The Nixon Bridge boat ramp at Gallatin Forks Fishing Access Site has reopened after Gallatin County crews finished construction where the bridge was replaced last year. Now that the bridge...


Potluck for Superintendent Elliott Thursday, June 24

A potluck for outgoing Three Forks Superintendent Jeff Elliott is scheduled for Thursday, June 24. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stevenson Park and those in attendance are asked to bring a dessert and their own chairs. If there...


All-School Reunion: History of Three Forks Schools

Since there will be an All School Reunion this summer, maybe some information about the beginnings of the school system in Three Forks would be appropriate at this time. Information for this article... Full story


Growth Policy moves to adoption phase

The Gallatin County Planning Department is excited to announce that, after nearly two years in the making, the Gallatin County Growth Policy has now moved into the adoption phase. The Gallatin County Growth Policy is the document that guides growth,...


In Mental Health Crises, a 911 Call Now Brings a Mixed Team of Helpers

By the time Kiki Radermacher, a mental health therapist, arrived at a Missoula, Montana, home on an emergency 911 call in late May, the man who had called for help was backed into a corner and yelling at police officers. The home, which he was...


Dixie Ardell Reich

Dixie Ardell Reich of Manhattan, Montana passed away June 9, 2021 after suffering complications of dementia. Dixie was born July 19, 1934 to Dick and Margaret Muir in Bozeman, Montana and raised on the family ranch in Manhattan where she also... Full story


Gail Janette Ebright

Gail peacefully passed with the compassionate care of Stillwater Hospice and Parkhaven staff on June 17,2021 at the age of 93. Gail, better known as Janette to family and friends was born March 14,1928 on the ranch of Sam and Sarah Lane, south of...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 23, 2021

Shively tosses perfect game

Mayson Shively did last week what no player in Gallatin Valley Outlaw history had accomplished. The soon-to-be senior at Three Forks High School pitched a perfect game in a 22-0 five-inning win over Mead (Spokane) at the annual Gjerde American... Full story


Camper Bitten By Bear

On June 19, 2021, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call of a camper who had been bitten by a bear at Mystic Lake. The patient was too injured to make the trip down, but found a nearby runner who was able to quickly make it to cell service and... Full story


Chesney to play Bobcat Stadium in 2022

BOZEMAN – After postponing a tour stop last year in Bozeman due to the pandemic, country music star Kenny Chesney announced today that he will now play Bobcat Stadium on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Mont...


Be safe on Montana's waters this summer

As the summer heats up, boaters, floaters and swimmers are hitting the water to cool down. Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities like swimming, boating and floating, but it’s important to remember to be...


DEQ Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Mine Amendment in Jefferson County

HELENA—The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts from a proposed tailing reprocessing project at the Golden Sunlight Mine. The...


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