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Articles from the August 25, 2021 edition

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Law enforcement office space added to Headwaters Rest Area

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) in coordination with the design and construction team recently announced plans to add a law enforcement office space to the Headwaters Rest Area design....

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 25, 2021

Residents respond to addition, lawsuit filed

Last week, 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 planned...


Pathways plans to relocate facility

There are some big plans in the works at Pathways Assisted Living in Three Forks. Owner Kathy Pruett recently said they have placed the building at 622 S. Main Street on the market and discussed plans to relocate the facility. “Our desire is to... Full story


School District in dire need of bus drivers

The Three Forks School District is in desperate need of school bus drivers. At a School Board meeting and in an introductory video posted last week, new Superintendent Dr. Rhonda Uthlaut stressed the...


Closures and restrictions lifted on several Montana rivers and river sections

Due to wet weather and cooler temperatures, closures and restrictions were lifted on several rivers and sections of rivers at 2 p.m. today. All restrictions were lifted on all rivers in western Montana (Region 2) including: • Bitterroot River from... Full story


FWP, WWC Engineering to host public meeting on Missouri Headwaters State Park master planning

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a master plan for Missouri Headwaters State Park and is seeking public input on current and future usage and needs for the park. Staff from Missouri Headwaters State Park and WWC Engineering will host a... Full story


Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park sees huge increase in visitors

Montana State Parks recorded more than 1.5 million visitors from January through June of this year. Compared with same time period last year, visitation increased by 11.1% and increased 44.1% in comparison with 2019 visitation. In the Southwest...


The Monthly Howl

The start of the 21-22 school year is right around the corner and the TFES team is SO excited for the start of another year. The TFES team would like to welcome all of our new families to Three Forks Schools and to the community of Three Forks. We... Full story


Guest Opinion: Why I am fighting so hard

Since the Headwaters Rest Area project finally became public knowledge, many have asked the question: “Why are you fighting it so hard?” That is a fair question to ask, and the answer overwhelmingly provided by the Three Forks community is a...


Guest Opinion: Dear MDT and "Headwaters Rest Area"

We read in your press release dated 17 August 2021 that “MDT is committed to being a good neighbor and is excited to provide our law enforcement partners with an office space to better serve the surrounding populations,”. You propose a law...


Mack is back: Coach impressed with hard work to start season

This season, there will be a familiar face on the sidelines for the Three Forks High School volleyball team. After a three-year hiatus, Shann Mack has returned as Head Coach of the program. Mack...


Seniors leading by example for talented Wolves football team

Now in their third year under the direction of head coach Connor Sullivan, a talented senior class will help lead the way for the Three Forks High School football team. Going into their season opener Friday at home against Roundup, Sullivan is...


Experienced Three Forks Cross Country Team Opens Season Saturday in Boulder

After a successful 2020 season, Three Forks High School cross country coach Tara Forsberg is excited for the 2021 season to start Saturday at the Jefferson Invite in Boulder. "We lost three seniors but have some great runners moving up. So far,...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    August 25, 2021

Trout in trouble : How this year's drought has impacted Montana's treasured cold-water fisheries, and the outfitters and anglers who rely on them

On July 12, Florence-based fly-fishing outfitter Jay Dixon took a look at the forecast calling for several days of near triple-digit heat and decided to temporarily close his business during one of... Full story


Blood Drive set for August 31

A Vitalant Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, at the Three Forks Area Ambulance Station. The drive is planned for 2:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the station located at 2 E. Hickory Street.   Scheduling is not required but can be done...


In a community with an abundance of wealth, mental health options still scarce

In June, the median price for a single-family home in Gallatin County was $702,000, an increase of nearly 54% from the previous year. According to census data from 2019, nearly 21% of the county's...


Caverns hosting final summer speaker

Lewis and Clarks Caverns State Park is hosting a “Spirit Tailings” talk on Friday, August 27 at 8 p.m. This talk will weave a ghostly web in a thought-provoking journey to Montana’s most spirited places. Like the tailings left by Montana's earl...


Barry Wayne McWilliams

Barry Wayne McWilliams passed away on August 14, 2021, at his home outside Whitehall, Montana. He was 79 years old. Barry was born on February 17, 1942, in North Hollywood, California, to Leigh and... Full story


DEQ Announces Approximately $1 Million in Available Grants for Water Quality Projects

HELENA—The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking applications for approximately $1 million in funding for nonpoint source pollution reduction projects available under the Federal Clean Water Act. Nonpoint source pollution is...


In Bozeman, Tester Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Wins for Gallatin County Alongside Local Officials

Following Senate passage of his bipartisan infrastructure package last week, U.S. Senator Jon Tester visited Bozeman City Hall last week to talk with community leaders about how the historic legislation will invest in Gallatin County's aging...


FWP to take a new, more inclusive approach to hunting regulations for 2022, 2023 seasons

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the biennial hunting regulations review process, and this year the department is looking to take a fresh approach. In the past, the biennial hunting regulation process typically had few changes t...


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