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Articles from the August 17, 2022 edition

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Headwaters Country Jam starts Thursday

For the second straight year, the Headwaters Country Jam will be taking place in August. The popular annual event is scheduled for August 18 to 20 at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. Festival Director... Full story


Softball fundraiser Aug. 27

It was a banner day on June 21 for local players when the Three Forks School Board of Trustees voted to approve softball as a high school sport. Since then, members of the Three Forks Softball... Full story


Council changes meeting time

The Three Forks City Council voted last week to change the time of their meetings. The governing body voted unanimously to approve a resolution changing the times to 6 p.m. The Council had been meeting every second Tuesday and every fourth Tuesday...


Clarkston fire contained at 75 acres

Clarkston Firefighters were paged to a wildland fire on Saturday, August 13, at 5:21 p.m. According to a social media post from Clarkston Fire Service Area # 6, the fire was actively burning in trees... Full story


Gallatin County Voters to Decide on Mill Levy to Fund Gallatin Rest Home

This November, Gallatin County voters will be asked to decide on a mill levy to fund continuing operations at the Gallatin Rest Home, the soon-to-be only skilled nursing facility in the county. Last week, the Gallatin County Commissioners... Full story


City-County Health Department Announces First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Gallatin County

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD) confirmed a single probable case of monkeypox virus in a Gallatin County adult. Initial testing was completed last week at the Montana...


Op-Ed: Law enforcement fighting human trafficking, but needs more resources

It’s a horrific reality for Montanans to consider, but human trafficking takes place every day in our state. The odds are most of you have seen it but didn’t know. Last month, a man involved in a sex trafficking ring in Billings was sentenced to... Full story


Crystal Jean Houska

Crystal Jean Houska, born August 24th, 1947, succumbed to heart failure July 30th, 2022, surrounded by her family at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Crystal was born to Eugene and Viola Backes in White Lake, South Dakota. She was an only child. She met... Full story


Dennis D Voeller

Dennis D Voeller of Three Forks, MT sadly passed away on August 9, 2022 at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. He was surrounded by close family and friends. Dennis was born in Rugby, ND and spent most of his life between Rugby and Minot, ND. He... Full story


Trail system serving food at Farmers' Market

The Headwaters Trail System will be serving bacon cheeseburgers and brats at the Farmers’ Market this week, August 18th, from 4-7 PM in John Q. Adams Milwauke Railroad Park. People can purchase a bacon cheeseburger or a bratwurst with a bag of...


Column: Trouble Passing

There are so many wonderful things about living in Southwest Montana. One of my favorite things is the absolute beauty, and often, when the weather allows, I prefer to take an alternate route to the Interstate. I find the views to be better and the p...

 By Matt Volz    News    August 17, 2022

State of Montana Seeks More Religious Exemptions to Vaccination Requirements

State health officials want to create a religious exemption from routine vaccinations for kids and staff members in child care facilities and children in certain foster homes.  Under the two proposed administrative rule changes, parents, guardians,...

 By Keely Larson    News    August 17, 2022

The story of fire retardant

A thick stream of red mist falling from an airplane is one of the most common and dramatic images of Montana's wildfire season. But while the photos may seem self-explanatory, that red mist - also... Full story


Elk management group passes recommendations on to FWP director

After 10 meetings and much deliberation, the Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group has forwarded its recommendations to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Hank Worsech. "I'm very impressed with the work that went into these...


High temps prompt full fishing closure on Jefferson River

A full fishing closure went into effect Wednesday for the entire Jefferson River. Fishing restrictions, such as hoot-owl restrictions and full closures, are designed to protect trout and other fish that become more susceptible to disease and... Full story


Letter: Update from Rauser

Dear Editor/Broadwater County Residents It's been a few months since my last letter. I figured I better give an update on how the campaign has been going. I want to thank everyone for the continued support. It's been truly overwhelming. I have been f...


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