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Fishing restriction in place for lower Madison River

A daily fishing restriction is in place, effective immediately, for the lower Madison River to reduce fish stress and mortality during high water temperatures. The hoot-owl fishing restriction, which prohibits fishing each day between 2 p.m. and... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 30, 2021

Johnston lone candidate to file for Mayor

There was only one candidate to file by deadline for November’s race for Three Forks Mayor. Randy Johnston was the only resident to file by June 25 for the position currently held by Mayor Sean Gifford. Appointed by the Council in 2019 to fill the...

 

Gallatin County Agencies Holding Press Conference to Discuss Fire Concerns Heading into Fourth of July Weekend Posted on

Representatives from agencies across Gallatin County will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, June 30. Officials will discuss current fire conditions in the area, fire and fireworks restrictions that are in place, and precautions to take... Full story

 

Deputies visit area youth

The Three Forks School summer lunch program had some special guests last week. Gallatin County Sheriff's Deputies Tom Pallach and Kaelin Kiesel were both on hand at the school to hand out lunches and...

 

Missouri Headwaters Summer Speaker Series: Into the wild with Gifford Pinchot and John Muir

Missouri Headwaters State Park will host a free presentation featuring guest-speakers Marisa Diaz-Waian and John Clayton on Saturday, July 3, at 7 p.m. in the park’s campground. Bring your own lawn chair. A marshmallow roast follows each program, w...

 

Guest Editorial: Commission discusses APRA funds

After a tumultuous year for all of us – (How is that for an understatement?!) – our communities and citizens of Gallatin County are now facing a historic opportunity. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which Congress passed in March, has delive... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Column: Stuck in the parking lot

To say it has been hot the past few days in Three Forks would be an understatement. I’m thinking not only could you have fried an egg on the sidewalk, but it was also warm enough to have cooked a complete Irish breakfast with ham, bacon, sausage,... Full story

 

Tester Reintroduces Montana Headwaters Legacy Act

U.S. Senator Jon Tester last week re-introduced his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act, legislation that will protect 377 miles of rivers in the Custer-Gallatin and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests-the most significant wild and scenic designation i...

 

Helen Louise Bellach Peterson

Helen Louise Bellach Peterson, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and teacher passed away following a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s, on June 19, 2021, at the age of 83 to join her Heavenly Father.  Helen Peterson was born to... Full story

 

Christopher Aaron Allen 1990 - 2021

 We all were blessed to have Christopher join us on January 10, 1990 and he rode out his way on June 22, 2021. Beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, grandchild and friend to many past and present. Chris was so proud to have had a dad and best friend... Full story

 

Three Forks School Audit shows no findings

In his last week in the position, Three Forks Superintendent Jeff Elliott had some fantastic news to report for the district. According to Elliott, the district just received their audit form for Fiscal Year 2020, and there were no findings. Elliott...

 

Historical Society Meeting set for July 1

The Three Forks Area Historical Society will next meet Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m. The meeting is scheduled for the Methodist Church Annex. Topics to be discussed are updates on the NP depot engine restoration, repairs to the orange Milwaukee caboose...

 

Keep bird feeders clean or put them away for the summer

HELENA – To prevent the spread of disease, such as salmonella, bird enthusiasts should consider either removing their bird feeders for the summer or cleaning the feeder regularly. Montana Fish, Wild...

 

2020 Madison River report to NorthWestern Energy finalized

BOZEMAN – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently completed its annual report to NorthWestern Energy for the Madison River drainage. Through its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license, NorthWestern Energy provides mitigation funds to...

 

Three Forks All-School Reunion: Annual "Tidbits"

Some of the photos on the “Alumni Wall” in the Gilmore Room of the Headwaters Heritage Museum have faded over the years, and a project is now underway to restore them. The photos were copied from the museum’s collection of annuals (or... Full story

 

Montana's Our Little Miss Amanda Grace Wilcox Collects Band Aids for Shodair Children's Hospital

Amanda Grace Wilcox is an Ambassador for Crowns for a Cause and is the reigning Montana's Our Little Miss 10-12 Universal Beauty Queen. She has been involved with Crowns for a Cause since March of...

 
 By Brian Sexton    News    June 30, 2021

Don't bet against redband rainbow trout

I love fish - the way they look, the way they fry up, the secret lives they live under the water.  And of all the fish in the sea, river or lake, I most prize those that descended from the great oceangoing salmonids, trout and char.  For me, the... Full story

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 30, 2021

What 'waters of the U.S.' means for Montana

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a close look at a 2020 rule that removed Clean Water Act protections from a significant number of waterways across the country, including a huge number of...

 

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