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Articles from the October 13, 2021 edition

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Districts statewide struggling to staff their school bus routes

Despite offering perks, paid training, and higher wages, school districts and bus companies across Montana are scrambling to fill vacant school bus driver positions.  Though there is a continual... Full story


Changes to annual City Fall Cleanup

With the Fall Cleanup dumpsters scheduled for October 23, City of Three Forks officials announced a significant change to the annual event at the Rodeo Grounds. According to City Clerk Crystal Turner, Republic Services does not have enough drivers to...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 13, 2021

Sheriff discusses break-ins, thefts at local trailheads

Vehicle break-ins and thefts at trailheads in Gallatin County were once again a problem during the summer months of 2021. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reported an uptick of the instances in September, and according to Sheriff Dan Springer,... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 13, 2021

2021 event a boon for rodeo board

After record attendance numbers in 2021, Three Forks Rodeo Executive Secretary Christina Kamps joked that board members are still recovering from July’s annual Three Forks NRA Rodeo. Three months after the event, Kamps said last week she was...


Niedermeyer hired to fill chamber position

The Three Forks Chamber of Commerce has a new Executive Director. Deb Niedermeyer, who was hired to fill the position earlier this month, said she is thrilled to be selected. Niedermeyer was drawn to the position because of the small-town feel of... Full story


Partnering with Parents: Tools for Parents

TFS teachers and staff took part in a PIR professional development session this past Friday. These PIR days provide a great opportunity to bring in experts from around the state that can share their insight and talents on a variety of topics,...


Middle School Team Shines at Home Event

The Three Forks Middle School Cross Country team did not disappoint in front of home fans at the recent Headwaters Invitational. It was a great day for both the girls' and boys' teams, with top times from numerous runners in the two-mile race. Chris... Full story


Guest Opinion: County Commissioners discuss bond for Law and Justice Center

Gallatin County voters: we heard you. In two different elections, you rejected proposals to replace your aging Law and Justice Center. And we understand. The price tags for those proposed bonds were... Full story


With regular season winding down, Three Forks Cross Country continues to excel

With just one meet left in the regular season, the Three Forks High School Cross Country team continued their impressive 2021 season with a strong finish at last week's Capital City 7 on 7 event in...


Three Forks battles to the final whistle against rival Manhattan

While the outcome did not go their way, the Three Forks High School football team fought to the end of last week’s 26-7 road loss at rival Manhattan. After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers would outscore the Wolves 20-0 in the second quarter....


Wolves defeat Ennis, Big Timber

It was a fantastic week for the Three Forks High School volleyball team. The Wolves picked up two victories, the first a five-set road win over Ennis, and wrapped up the week Saturday with a four-set... Full story

 By Mara Silvers    News    October 13, 2021

Bozeman Health presents roadmap for inpatient psychiatric unit

Bozeman Health, the dominant medical care provider in Montana's most rapidly growing region, has announced plans to develop a 12-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Deaconess Hospital by 2023,... Full story


Future Fisheries Improvement Program grant deadline is Nov. 15

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds landowners, watershed groups and others that this winter's deadline to apply for Future Fisheries Improvement Program grants is November 15. The goal of FWP's Future Fisheries Program is to restore rivers, s... Full story


Governor Gianforte Solicits Applications, Nominations for Judgeships in 13th, 18th Judicial Districts

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today again solicited applications and nominations for vacancies in both the 13th Judicial District (Yellowstone County) and 18th Judicial District (Gallatin County). The governor is still accepting...

 By Matt Volz    Opinion    October 13, 2021

Our Covid Cocoon: The Parents Aren't Alright

HELENA, Mont. - My unvaccinated 7-year-old son began hacking and sneezing in late September as the hospitals in our home state of Montana started buckling under the latest covid surge. I took him to get tested when his symptoms wouldn't go away. The...


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