Articles from the August 24, 2022 edition

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City closer to FEMA grant

The Federal Emergency Management Agency in Denver has selected Three Forks for further review before awarding the town a Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant, which would fund most of the city’s project. Being selected for further review brings Three... Full story


School purchases 2 new buses, seeks other equipment

The Three Forks School Board approved the purchase of two new school buses and tabled discussion on whether or not to purchase grounds maintenance equipment during its Aug. 16 meeting. The new buses will cost the district approximately $225,000. The... Full story


Montana Warrior Run-Gallatin Valley Saturday in Three Forks

The second annual Montana Warrior Run-Gallatin Valley, which raises money for area veterans, is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, in Three Forks. The Impact Montana event features a 10K/10K Ruck at 8:30 a.m., a 5K at 10 a.m., and one mile run at... Full story


Increased patrols over holiday weekend

As the Labor Day weekend approaches, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and the Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) are encouraging Montanans to plan for a sober ride home before celebrating. Labor Day... Full story


FWP seeks comments on recommendations for Madison River use

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments from the public on a set of recommendations for commercial-use and recreation management on the Madison River, one of the most popular fisheries and recreation destinations in the state. Public... Full story


Guest Editorial: Scholarships support more Montana students

The start of the 2022-23 school year marks the dawn of new educational opportunities for students across Montana. The Tax Credits for Qualified Education Contributions Program will send its largest ever number of scholarship recipients to... Full story


Column: Where in the world is the sesame seed remover?

The summer before my senior year of high school, I was 17 and thought I knew EVERYTHING. Looking back two-plus decades, I did not know much about ANYTHING. At the end of my junior year, I decided to get a job and the best option at the time was fast... Full story


Pinky and the Floyd playing inaugural Bridger Brewing show

It should be an incredible night in a beautiful setting when Pinky and the Floyd take to the stage Friday, August 26, at the inaugural concert at the Bridger Brewing Three Forks location. To founding... Full story

 By Ellie West    Opinion    August 24, 2022

Coaches Corner: Importance of Self-Care

Self-Care seems to be a buzzword in recent years. Oxford dictionary defines self-care as taking action to preserve one’s health. Self-care includes everything you do to take care of your well- being in your physical, emotional, mental and... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    August 24, 2022

How you can avoid causing Montana's next big wildfire

For more than 70 years, Smokey the Bear has had the same message for us: Only you can prevent forest fires. The U.S. Forest Service's Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Program, also known as the Smokey Bear Program, was created to prevent... Full story


AG Knudsen: New data show fentanyl is top public safety threat in Montana

Anti-drug task forces in Montana are on pace to triple last year's record-shattering fentanyl seizures and have already taken 58 times more fentanyl off the streets this year than in all of 2019,...


High temps prompt full fishing closure on Jefferson

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



Maxwell ("Max") A. Townsend, 80, of Goodyear, AZ, died in his sleep of natural causes on 7/18/22. Max grew up in Norris, Harrison, Trident, MT, and graduated from Three Forks High School in 1960 as the senior class valedictorian. He participated in... Full story


Harmful algae blooms reported in Southwest Montana

Harmful algae blooms (HAB) are present on Hebgen Reservoir in the northeast portion, in the Grayling Arm area, of the reservoir. Routine monitoring and field testing in the Rainbow Point area of Hebgen Reservoir has detected the presence of an algal... Full story


Three Forks Area Historical Society meeting September 1

The Three Forks Area Historical Society is having their monthly meeting on September 1st at 7:00 PM in the Methodist Annex. Agenda items include finalizing plans for the September 11th 40th Anniversary Party for the Headwaters Heritage Museum and... Full story


Three Forks Community Library update

Three Forks Community Library is hosting a Fundraising Dinner at the Farmer’s Market on August 25th from 4pm-7pm. $7 dinner includes pulled pork sandwich, chips, water & a nilla wafer dessert. The library will have a Reading & Crafting Corner.... Full story


Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Invest $18 Million To Increase Access to Child Care

Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton announced last week an $18 million investment to fund 31 child care innovation grants across the state.  “For too long, Montana’s... Full story


On the Rise: Three Forks establishes top-tier Class B Cross Country program

Anyone who has followed the Three Forks High School cross country team over the past several seasons has witnessed a steady growth of the squad into one of Class B's premier programs. With the boys... Full story


Program-Wide growth for Wolves volleyball

In the fall of 2021, Shann Mack returned to the sidelines for his second stint as head coach of the Three Forks High School volleyball team. With the student-athletes gaining a year of experience in... Full story


Men of character: High expectations on and off the field for Wolves football

Entering his fourth season as head coach of the Three Forks High School football team, Connor Sullivan has high expectations for his players, both on and off the field. The first focus Sullivan has... Full story


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