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Articles from the August 3, 2022 edition

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'Hoot-Owl' implemented on area rivers

Daily "hoot-owl" fishing restrictions to reduce fish stress and mortality were implemented last week at various rivers in Southwest Montana. Hoot-owl fishing restrictions prohibit fishing each day... Full story


Find a one of a kind gift at Custom Cups by Kim

While pursuing the Three Forks' Farmers' Market, visitors will come across a booth featuring custom tumblers made by a friendly face. Kim Lazoff, the founder of Custom Cups by Kim, started crafting se... Full story


Three Forks Fly-In this week

STAFF REPORT It will be fun for all ages later this week at the Montana Antique Aircraft Association's 45th annual Three Forks Fly-In. Residents are invited to stop in on August 6 at the Three Forks Airport to check out the airplanes and for food...


Growth in Three Forks: As more permits approved, finding housing still presents a challenge

In January, Future West and the One Valley Community Foundation presented a study to the Three Forks City Council explaining the areas need for the construction of approximately 94 to 217 homes in the Three Forks area by 2026. Since the... Full story


Guest Opinion: It's Time for FWP to Follow the Law on Elk Management

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable objective levels in most hunting districts. FWP’s goal is 92,000 elk in Montana, but today there are an estimated 175,000. That excess elk... Full story


Column: Trash Roulette

While the Voice hits newsstands on Wednesday, the paper is usually about 95 percent done by noon on Monday, so I generally start getting things together on Tuesday for the next edition. I generally like to have a column that is something...


Gallatin County Voters To Decide Again On Local Marijuana Taxes

After a clerical error negated the results of two local-option marijuana tax ballot questions in the June primary election, Gallatin County voters will be again asked to decide on the two taxes, but... Full story


Gallatin County Commissioners Considering Placing Mill Levy To Fund Rest Home on November Ballot

The Gallatin County Commission is considering asking voters to decide on a mill levy to fund operations of the Gallatin Rest Home, the soon-to-be only skilled nursing facility in the county. On Tuesday, July 26, commissioners unanimously passed a res...


MDT gives update on Headwaters Rest Area

Last week, the Montana Department of Transportation issued a construction update on the Headwaters Rest Area near Three Forks.   Since the original announcement of relocating the current rest area... Full story


Council approves motion to continue test well negotiations

On July 12, the Three Forks City Council approved a motion allowing Great West Engineering to continue negotiating to secure another test well site on a property near Talc Road. The property in question is owned by Conner Kent Limited Partnership, a... Full story


Three Forks Area Historical Society selling 'Walking Tacos' at Farmers' Market

The Three Forks Area Historical Society will NOT be having their regular monthly meeting in August. We will be serving Walking Tacos at the Farmers’ Market this Thursday, August 4th, from 4-7 PM at the John Q. Adams Milwaukee Park. The cost is $7... Full story


Richtmyer seeks Commission seat

Hello Broadwater County! My name is Lindsey Richtmyer and I am running for District Two Broadwater County Commissioner in the general election in November. A few months ago, I embarked on this journey to get involved with our local county government.... Full story

 By Ellie West    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Coaches Corner: Anything is possible

Since 2020, there seems to have been a shift in people's lives and professions. How often do we think about our purpose and passions but never take action? Returning from a women's retreat, we were talking about our intent. A question came up, and I...


Headwaters Heritage Museum Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Plans are being made by the Three Forks Area Historical Society to celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary. The museum first opened at 202 S. Main Street in July of 1982 in the old Three Valley’s State Bank building, one of the oldest buildings... Full story


4 Paws Rescue announces raffle winners

4 Paws Rescue in Cardwell recently announced the winners of their Frontier Days Raffle. The Grand Prize winner is Terry Kuehl of Whitehall, who won the tooled leather bridle and rein, halter and lead rope and the medium stable horse blanket.   The...


Fish and Wildlife Commission to hold work session Aug. 4

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a work session on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. This is an information session during which the commission will discuss recommendations from the Madison River Work Group. The work session will include...


FWP seeks public comment on ice fishing contests

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on ice fishing contests proposed for the 2022-2023 season. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Applications for fishing contests...


Montana State hosts Hutton Scholars Summit

Montana State University hosted 20 high school students from across the U.S. earlier this month for a summit aimed at addressing looming shortages in the fisheries and wildlife biology workforce. ...


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