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Articles from the August 18, 2021 edition

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 By Eric Dietrich    News    August 18, 2021

U.S. Census releases detailed 2020 counts -- with an asterisk

The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed statistics Thursday on the 2020 populations and racial compositions of Montana counties, cities, towns and neighborhoods, providing a once-in-a-decade look at demographic change across the state, and also... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 18, 2021

Council Signs Letter Opposing Rest Area

The City of Three Forks City Council approved to sign a letter last week that opposes the Headwaters Rest Area. The Council unanimously voted to approve the letter written by Amy Weidinger that will... Full story

 

Headwaters Country Jam: Sotillo playing Next from Nashville Stage Friday

The 2021 Headwaters Country Jam near Three Forks will feature a Next from Nashville stage, allowing festival attendees to hear some of the future stars of country music. Among those in the lineup on the stage is rising talent Nolan Sotillo who is... Full story

 

Midland Headlining Thursday Night at Headwaters Country Jam

Midland will be the headlining act Thursday, August 19 at the Headwaters Country Jam near Three Forks. Midland's "The Last Resort" EP arrived last month, and with it comes a quirky, detailed roll-out...

 

The Prairie Doc: Laughter is the Best Medicine

It is often said that laughter is the best medicine, yet I have never written a prescription for a funny movie, or a television comedy show, and I have no clowns or rubber chickens in my office. On the contrary, doctors are often expected to be...

 

Column: Fast food and my bike

I used to ride my bike everywhere as a kid. Both houses I grew up in were near vast open spaces, and I would spend hours exploring the desert only to stop if I was trying to catch a lizard or horny toad. I prefer to go riding with friends, but if a...

 

35th annual Potato Festival this week

The 35th annual Potato Festival is slated for Saturday, August 21 in Manhattan with various family-friendly activities. The Manhattan Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast is scheduled from 6. a.m. to 10:30 a.m., or until the food is gone. The parade will...

 

The inaugural BOAR race benefiting homeless youth slated for Aug. 21

HRDC’s Blueprint Obstacle Adventure Race, the BOAR, a family-friendly,team-oriented race with 1K and 5K options, will be held on Aug. 21 at Glen Lake Rotary Park, formerly called the East Gallatin Recreation Area. Proceeds from the race will...

 

Aunt Dofe's Hosting Joint Exhibition

Aunt Dofe's Gallery in Willow Creek is hosting a joint exhibition by Jerry Rankin and Joop de Meij. The exhibition is scheduled for Friday, August 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be up through September...

 

Roberts Fundraiser set for August 28

Editor’s Note: A special fundraising event is scheduled August 28 to benefit Three Forks resident Ted Roberts. The fundraiser will begin at 1 p.m. at 354 Countryside Lane in Belgrade. The event... Full story

 

A bit of history of the Railroad and Trident Heritage Center

The Trident depot building that was moved to Three Forks in 2011 was over 100 years old at that time. It was built by the Northern Pacific Railroad to serve the cement plant and the company town of Trident. The Ideal Cement Plant at Trident was the l...

 

Back to School Walk-In Immunization Clinics with an Option for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Gallatin City-County Health Department will be hosting a number of immunization clinics for children entering kindergarten through twelfth grade who are in need of vaccine updates. There will also be an option for kids 12 and up as well as their...

 

Send us your best fishing photo and art

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces the annual fishing regulation photo and kids’ art contest. Winners will see their work on the front and back cover of the 2022 fishing regulation booklets. All submitted photos will be considered for the con...

 
 By Justin Franz    News    August 18, 2021

Cities grapple with what legal weed will mean

With five months until Montana's adult-use marijuana market opens up, municipalities from Kalispell to Billings are figuring out what legal cannabis will look like in their communities.   Voters legalized general-use cannabis for adults last...

 

Proposed Law Enforcement Office Addition to Headwaters Rest Area

Editor's Note: The following was a press release issued Tuesday by the Montana Department of Transportation. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is pleased to announce coordination with... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 18, 2021

Residents respond to MDT proposal

On Tuesday afternoon, the Montana Department of Transportation issued a press release with their plans to construct a law enforcement office at the planned Headwaters Rest Area in Three Forks. Within a matter of minutes, those who live close to the... Full story

 

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