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Articles from the July 28, 2021 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 28, 2021

Petition aims to put a halt to rest area

Residents, law enforcement officials, and emergency personnel raised concerns last week at an open house for the Montana Department of Transportation's relocation of the state rest area in Bozeman to... Full story

 

Commissioners adopt county-wide burn ban

Due to historically dry fuel levels, ongoing drought conditions, and a lack of firefighting resources regionally, the Gallatin County Commission has signed an emergency ordinance banning burning and other activities that increase the risk of wildfire...

 

Lending Library added at Missouri Headwaters State Park

Over many years backpacking and camping, Patricia Wise said she found herself desperate for something new to read and always appreciated a campground or trailhead that offered reading materials. "I would trade in my old, dog-eared copy for something... Full story

 

High temps prompt additional fishing restrictions on several Montana rivers

Several angling restrictions on rivers in southwest, north-central and south-central Montana went into effect last week due to warming temperatures and low flows. The restrictions include what are commonly known as "hoot owl" restrictions, which...

 
 By Paul Roman    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Guest Opinion: The Perfect Storm

The Bozeman Rest Stop at 19th Avenue is planned to be relocated to Three Forks off Interstate 90 on North SR 287 between USF Reddaway and Wheatland Road. Recent mailing from MDT of Frequently Asked Questions noted,” MDT has not experienced... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Column: Shampoe Brown

I was always lucky on the first day of school because it was impossible to mess up the pronunciation of my name during roll call. For some of my classmates, it was awful to watch the teacher butcher their names. Although I’m completely fine with my... Full story

 

Iron Horse hosting fundraiser

The Iron Horse Café and Pie Shop is hosting a special event Thursday to help raise money for the medical fund for head cook/assistant manager Destiny Paddock. The fundraising concert with Claudia Williams of Montana Rose is scheduled for July 29...

 

CAROL ANN PANION

Carol Ann Panion our beautiful, sweet, loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, and friend passed away on Monday afternoon July 19, 2021 in Madison Valley Medical Hospital Ennis, Montana. Surrounded by so much love for her last days. She was born on... Full story

 

Outlaws qualify for state tournament

The Gallatin Valley Outlaws are headed to the state tournament. The Outlaws finished second at last week’s American Legion Class A South District Tournament in Livingston and will open state Thursday, July 29, against the top seed from the East,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 28, 2021

New Superintendent impressed with community interactions

In her first several weeks in the position, new Three Forks School Superintendent Dr. Rhonda Uthlaut has been impressed with her interactions with the local community. At last week’s School Board Meeting, Uthlaut said she had been welcomed by both...

 

Film Crew Puts Montana on the Big Screen

Editor's Note: Scenes for the movie "Broke" were filmed earlier this month at the Three Forks Rodeo. The movie has also been shooting in Butte and Deer Lodge, and stars Wyatt Russell and Dennis Quad....

 

Letters to the Editor: To those in charge of the Three Forks Rodeo

My wife and I have always enjoyed attending rodeos.  We recently attended the rodeo in Wilsall and really enjoyed it except my goodness we could not hear anything over their loud speakers. What a joy to be able to hear every word that the narrator h...

 

Missouri Headwaters Summer Speaker Series: Common owls and raptors of Montana

Missouri Headwaters State Park will host a free presentation on Saturday, July 31, featuring the University of Montana-Western Emeritus Professor Jack Kirkley. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the park campground. Bring your own lawn chair....

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    July 28, 2021

Political district-drawing commission finalizes its sideboards

HELENA — Montana’s Districting and Apportionment Commission voted Tuesday to finalize the criteria it will use to draw Montana’s new U.S. House and state legislative districts using data from the 2020 census. The commission previously approved...

 
 By Alex Sakariassen    News    July 28, 2021

OPI reports $29 million in COVID funds already disbursed to schools

HELENA — On Friday, the Montana Office of Public Instruction delivered an update to the state Board of Public Education about the status of federal COVID-19 relief funds for K-12 schools. According to the figures presented by OPI Chief Financial...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    July 28, 2021

Missouri River tributary runs dry after restoration project

Helena anglers are expressing concern over the loss of surface flow in Beaver Creek, an ecologically important tributary of the Missouri River, following restoration work conducted by the U.S. Forest...

 

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