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Articles from the July 7, 2021 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 7, 2021

Cheering for an amazing cause: Three Forks well represented at East-West Shrine Game

Each year the Montana East-West Shrine Game in June highlights some of the best football and cheerleaders throughout the state, at the same time raising money for the Shriners Children's Hospital in... Full story


Gianforte declares drought emergency

Governor Greg Gianforte last week issued an executive order declaring a statewide drought emergency in Montana. “Every region of the state faces severe to extreme drought conditions, and the situation is getting worse. These alarming drought... Full story


Headwaters Bank Walk/Run will return in 2022

The 16th annual Headwaters Bank Walk/Run will not take place in 2021. This is the second straight cancellation of the event that is a fundraiser for the Headwaters Trails System. According to Gene...


Governors Gianforte, Little Urge President Biden To Commit to "Active, Responsive" Partnership on Wildfires

HELENA, Mont. – Governors Greg Gianforte of Montana and Brad Little of Idaho last week President Biden to commit to an "active, responsive" partnership with states in wildfire response, wildfire preparedness, and active forest management....


The Prairie Doc: The Liver, We Can't Live Without It

The liver is one of the most amazing but underrated organs in our bodies. We cannot live without it, and, unlike the kidney, we cannot bypass it with a dialysis machine. Lose your liver and you lose your life.  The liver is essential for digestion,...

 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Column: Stallin(g)

For pretty much the entire final semester of high school, I spent my first-hour class sitting in a chair in the attendance office. To this day, I say it was just a tremendous misunderstanding, but nobody wanted to hear my side of the story. I should... Full story


High temps prompt additional fishing restrictions in southwest Montana

Angling restrictions on several additional rivers in southwest Montana go into effect today due to warming temperatures and low flows. The restrictions include what are commonly known as "hoot owl" restrictions, which means fishing is closed from 2... Full story


Welcome to Three Forks: Visitors have three opportunities to learn more about area

With summer in full swing, visitors to and new residents of Three Forks have ample opportunity to learn more about the area. The Railroad and Trident Heritage Center, Headwaters Heritage Museum, and... Full story


2021 All-School Reunion News

A meeting of the 2021 All-School Reunion Committee took place Tuesday, July 6, at the Methodist Church Annex. With only a little more than a week before the event, all plans were discussed in detail. A registration desk will be set up on the lawn of...

 By Alex Sakariassen    News    July 7, 2021

Union stalwart Ekblad retires

When Al Ekblad woke up on Nov. 4, 2020, his mind immediately turned to the approaching legislative session. Montana voters had just elected a slate of Republican candidates to statewide offices  -...


Department of Livestock Asks Montanans to Stay Alert

The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) is asking residents to remain vigilant about the presence of feral swine. Though there have been no confirmed sightings in Montana, populations are spreading and the risk of introduction to Montana is high....


Game wardens seek information on pelicans killed on Jefferson River

Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on two pelicans that were recently shot and killed illegally on the Jefferson River. The pelicans were found near the Limespur Fishing Access Site, about a mile upstream from...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    July 7, 2021

High-elevation forests now burning more frequently than any time in the past 2,000 years

As climate change drives up temperatures and creates longer, more expansive droughts, the typically cool, moist high-elevation forests of the central Rockies are burning with greater frequency than any time in the past 2,000 years, according to a...


Elizebeth "Liz" Ferrall

Elizebeth "Liz" Ferrall, 60, of Three Forks passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021. She was born December 17, 1960 in Frederic, Wisconsin to James and Irene Bailey. The family moved around a bit, but Liz finished out her life at one of her favorite... Full story


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