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Articles from the September 14, 2022 edition

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  • Three Forks Market adds to RV Park

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 14, 2022

    Earlier this summer, there was some excellent news for the Three Forks Market when they officially opened 20 new sites at their RV Park. According to owner Rick Lamb, the 20 sites include a new building with bathrooms and showers, now making it a fully self-contained campground. The new sites also include new trees, landscaping, gravel, and fencing. "It really turned out nice," Lamb said. With a total of 29 sites at the RV Park, Lamb is excited about what the additions brings to Three Forks.... Full story

  • Yin-Cello event this week at Sacajawea Hotel

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 14, 2022

    The Sacajawea Hotel and Practice Power Yoga have partnered for what should be a memorable evening Sunday, September 18, in Three Forks with a Yin-Cello and Wine Tasting event. The evening will begin at 4 p.m. with a 75-minute yoga class under the Ash trees at the hotel featuring the music of cellist Marley Ball of the Billings Symphony Orchestra. The wine tasting will follow this until 6:30 p.m. According to Sacajawea Hotel owner Hillary Folkvord, the idea for the event came from Practice Power... Full story

  • John Colter Run set for Saturday, September 17

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 14, 2022

    Later this week, area residents will be able to retrace the famous steps of John Colter. The 45th annual John Colter Run will take place on Saturday, September 17, at the Missouri Headwaters State Park near Three Forks. Hosted by the Big Sky Wind Drinkers running club, the 7.5-mile trail race re-enacts John Colter's infamous (naked) escape from the Blackfoot Indians over 200 years ago. According to Darryl Baker of the Big Sky Wind Drinkers, the event has become one of the most enjoyable runs in... Full story

  • Goetz to discuss stream access cases at MSU Library's Trout Lecture

    Sep 14, 2022

    From the MSU News Service Bozeman attorney Jim Goetz will present "The Waters Belong to Everyone: The Montana Stream Access Cases" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Cruzado Auditorium, 306 Romney Hall, on the Montana State University campus. The event is part of the MSU Library Trout Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. Goetz is a Bozeman attorney who was instrumental in passing Montana's Stream Access Law, which protects public recreational use of Montana's rivers and streams. His talk will provide an hist... Full story

  • Wolf Update: Traffic Education

    Sep 14, 2022

    Fall 2022 Traffic Education will be offered during Zero Hour and on Fridays and Saturdays. Please fill out the form (link below) by Saturday, September 17 if your student is interested in enrolling in Traffic Education offered Fall 2022. Students may also sign up in person in Mrs. Donnelly’s room. YOUR STUDENT CANNOT BE ENROLLED IF THEY ARE NOT ON THE INTEREST LIST BY SEPTEMBER 17. Class will be held during Zero Hour, as well as Friday and Saturday morning (see the schedule link below). Driving will take place after school and on Friday and S... Full story

  • Wolf Update: Drop-off info for TFES Parents

    Sep 14, 2022

    The TFES staff is super excited to get this school year underway. We do want to make sure things are smooth and efficient as we start the year with some big changes. One change is the new parent drop-off/pick-up area. By viewing the map (pardon the makeshift creation) below you can see that the new drop off area is to the NE of the TF campus. We are encouraging parents to use East Ash St to then access either 5th or 6th Avenue, which would bring you to East Oak Street where the new drop off... Full story

  • Coaches Corner: Facing storms in your life

    Ellie West, Contributing Writer|Sep 14, 2022

    “Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear your path.” -Unknown. What happens when you see a storm brewing and moving into your area? Do you have a feeling of fear that comes over you as you run for cover and perhaps hide? Some of you may have even been involved in an intense storm or have seen the after-effects of the storm. During a storm, we think about protecting our space, our homes, and our personal effects as we intently watch the clouds turn dark gray and move rather quickly. But how do you navigate and protect you...

  • Column: Did I really just panic buy Sriracha?

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 14, 2022

    At the onset of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, I would cringe whenever I would go to the store and see people loading up their carts with toilet paper. I had no idea why everyone thought they needed excessive amounts, and it was frustrating when I needed a couple of rolls and could not find any. I remember seeing a friend in Las Vegas posting a picture of him waiting outside in what was similar to a "Black Friday" line so that he could purchase a package. It was a really strange time, and I am so glad time has passed and I can at least find... Full story

  • Patricia Ann Britzius Fairhurst Marceau

    Sep 14, 2022

    Patricia Ann Britzius Fairhurst Marceau passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on 26 Aug 2022. Pat was born on 4 Aug 1928 in Harlowton, Montana, to James and Laura Britzius, a year before the Great Depression began. Although life was often difficult, Pat had very fond memories of her childhood. She often told stories about Christmas’s spent with extended family and the candle-lit Christmas tree and stuffed goose or turkey. In 1942 the family moved to Three Forks where Jim was employed by the Milwaukee Railroad. Pat was 14 at t... Full story

  • Wolves XC fares well at Bozeman Invite

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 14, 2022

    The Three Forks High School Cross Country team had an impressive showing competing against some of the top-ranked teams from all MHSA classes at last week's Bozeman Invite. Head Coach Tara Forsberg said Bryon Fanning and Beau Johnston had excellent races placing very well for the boys' team. She added freshman Chris Harmon looked very promising in his first varsity race. "Overall, our men looked strong," Forsberg said. In the girls' race, Forsberg said Bella Jones and Ari Judd were the top finishers. "The ladies have been working so hard, and... Full story

  • Department of Livestock Keeps Improving Disease Preparedness

    Sep 14, 2022

    The Montana Department of Livestock recently completed a training exercise to improve response to a foreign animal disease in a Montana swine herd. The four-day event was conducted in partnership with the National Pork Board and the Montana Pork Producers Association and involved a simulated detection of African Swine Fever (ASF); a swine disease that has recently been detected in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Traditional methods of disease control such as quarantine, vaccination, and early marketing are insufficient to control ASF, where... Full story

  • NorthWestern Energy warns of widespread aggressive scam activity

    Sep 14, 2022

    NorthWestern Energy customers have reported more than 400 attempts by scammers to steal their money since Sept. 1. The criminals are calling from spoofed phone numbers with state area codes and local prefixes. Customers say the scammers threaten to disconnect service in 30 minutes unless an immediate payment is made. Energy companies will never threaten their customers. Accounts with past-due balances received multiple notices in advance of a service disconnection. NorthWestern Energy personnel... Full story

  • Wolves football hosting Whitehall Friday

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Sep 14, 2022

    The Three Forks High School football team will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season with a Friday matchup at home against conference foe Whitehall. The Wolves (2-1) were defeated 35-6 last week at Townsend. Trailing 20-0 in the third quarter, Three Forks battled back to cut the lead to 20-6 on a Sawyer Andersen touchdown run before the Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Wolves Head Coach Connor Sullivan said the defense played their... Full story


    Sep 14, 2022

    Lewis K. May was born on October 12, 1926, in Sayle, MT; he was the 4th of 5 children born to Agnes (Griffin) and Keppie May. He died on September 9, 2022, of natural causes. He lived in Billings, Big Timber and Harrison while growing up; he graduated from Harrison High School in 1944 then enlisted in the Navy for 2 years from 1944-1946 following graduation. Lew graduated from Montana State College in 1950 with a degree in Pre-Medicine. He worked at the Wyoming State Board of Health before being offered a stipend to return to Montana State... Full story

  • Daily restrictions lifted on lower Madison River

    Sep 14, 2022

    A daily fishing restriction on the lower Madison River were lifted last Saturday as peak water temperatures have dropped due to cooler weather. The hoot owl restriction prohibited fishing each day from 2 p.m. to midnight downstream of Ennis Reservoir. Anglers can find a statewide list of current angling restrictions at Fishing restrictions, such as hoot owl restrictions and full closures, are designed to protect fish that become more susceptible to disease and mortality when conditions, such as low... Full story