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Articles from the August 11, 2021 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 11, 2021

Three Forks to play host to Montana Warrior Run

The upcoming Montana Warrior Run-Gallatin Valley in Three Forks will help raise for area veterans. The Montana Impact event is scheduled for August 28 and will feature a 10K/10K Ruck at 8:30 a.m., a 5K at 10 a.m., and one mile run at 11:30. According... Full story

 

Rockin' the Rivers this Week

After a cancellation in 2020, the Rockin' the Rivers is set to return this week with a packed three days of music to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival. The 2021 event at the "Bridge"...

 

Voters to decide on new courts facility

This fall, Gallatin County voters will decide on a bond for a new courts facility. The Gallatin County Commission unanimously voted last week to put a $29 million bond on the general election ballot this November. According to county officials, the... Full story

 

Benches at Bellach Park Vandalized

The City of Three Forks reported last week vandalism to two benches at Bellach Park. Officials reported that one bench was destroyed and the other was damaged and rebar is poking out at the end....

 

Restoration work underway on steam engine, caboose

If you would have told Gene Townsend in February that sandblasting, and painting would be taking place this summer on both the steam engine at the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center and the old...

 

Guest Opinion: Shoulder seasons not meant for public lands

In Montana, private-land elk hunting is moving toward 11 weeks for people who can pay thousands of dollars for trophy bulls, while others are left to hunt cows in deep snows and bitter cold when they’re struggling to survive the winter. That’s...

 

Column: It can wait

Although I have quite a few pet peeves, I try not to let many of them overtake my life daily. If this happened, I would either be so mad I could not function or so crazy that you could probably just put me in a padded cell with a straight jacket and... Full story

 

Caverns Friday Summer Speakers Series: 'Cave Science: What & Why?'

How do we find out the secrets a cave is hiding? Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a free talk entitled “Cave Science: What & Why?” on Friday, August 20, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater. Cavers are on the front lines...

 
 By Justin Franz    News    August 11, 2021

'This Summer is different'

Firefighters working on the east shore of Flathead Lake thought they had the Boulder 2700 Fire in check as the sun set on Saturday afternoon. The fire started the night before - the cause is unknown...

 

Outlaws finish second at regional tournament

A dream season came to an end Tuesday for the Gallatin County Outlaws with a 4-0 loss in the championship game of the Northwest Class A Regional American Legion Baseball Tournament in Anchorage. The...

 

Big Sky Country State Fair Sets Record High Attendance Numbers

Final attendance numbers are in from the annual Big Sky Country State Fair held in Bozeman, MT July 21-25. The regional attraction, presented by Your Local Montana Ford Dealers, drew 57,203 people,...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    August 11, 2021

'Economic transformation' commission adopts priorities, seeks public input

HELENA — Officials serving on a commission tasked with helping Gov. Greg Gianforte spend $150 million of the state’s COVID-19 relief money to bolster Montana’s post-pandemic economy agreed Wednesday to consider proposals sorted into four...

 

How to comply with Montana's new vaccine discrimination law

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry this week offered guidance to government agencies and private businesses on how to adhere to a new state law barring discriminating against people on the basis of vaccination status. The agency's...

 

FWP seeks public comment on emergency haying/grazing leases on WMAs

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish emergency haying and grazing leases on portions of 14 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in the state.  The purpose of these late summer/fall 2021 leases is...

 

Gianforte Announces Investments to Support Montana Families and Children

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced that the state will invest federal funds to prevent child abuse, expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training program, and provide early intervention...

 

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