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Articles from the October 20, 2021 edition

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Local Calls Must Use 406 Area Code

Residents in Three Forks and across the Treasure State are recommended to update their cell phone and or home phone contacts. Beginning October 24, 2021, all local calls in Montana must be dialed... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 20, 2021

Council receives water project update

Last week, the Three Forks City Council heard an update about test wells that will be drilled as the first phase of an ongoing water project. Susan Hayes of Great West Engineering told the Council they solicited bids for the two wells to be drilled... Full story


Great Harvest Bazaar Oct. 30

The Great Harvest Bazaar is scheduled for next week in Three Forks. The event will take place Saturday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Three Forks High School Gym. Organizer Brooke McLees said the idea behind the bazaar came from wanting... Full story


Election Department Mails 2021 Ballots

The Gallatin County Election Department mailed ballots for the 2021 Municipal General Election today, Wednesday, Oct. 13, to all registered active voters in Gallatin County. Voters will likely start... Full story


Rauser Announces Campaign for Broadwater County Sheriff

Broadwater County Sheriff's Captain Nick Rauser, a thirteen year law enforcement veteran, announced today he is running to succeed retiring Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan. Rauser is currently the third-ranking leader in the Office. "Broadwater... Full story


Three Forks High School Hosting FAFSA Night

Three Forks High School is hosting a FAFSA Night event on Tuesday, October 26at 6 p.m. in the library. Twila Miner, Assistant Director of the Office of Financial Aid Services at Montana State... Full story


Writers on the Range: Please Don't Pet the Wildlife

“I can’t believe that person is getting that close.” Just off the road stands a bull elk — a 700-pound animal with three-foot tall antlers — and a woman is standing not even four feet away from it. All it would take is for the elk to make...


Letters to the Editor: Support our new Law and Justice Center

Are you a registered active voter in Gallatin County? Then you should have your ballot in the mail by now. This year it is about a new court house for the county. $29 million is the price tag. That’s a lot but there are many reasons why this might...



Guy Miller, 83, long time resident of Belgrade, MT passed away Monday, Oct 11, 2021. He was born Nov 3, 1937 in Three Forks, MT to Newell and Edna Miller. He lived and attended Trident grade school thru grade 3, then moved to Willow Creek where he... Full story


LaHood owner plans to rebuild

In late September, the fire that consumed the LaHood Park Steakhouse near Cardwell was saddening news for residents across southwest Montana. A little over a week after the fire, there was some positive news with the announcement that owner Phil...


Fire season 2021: Early to start, late to finish, and smoky in the middle

The state's first major winter storm dropped snow on parts of southern Montana early this week, signaling the final act of an active fire season that had prompted Gov. Greg Gianforte to issue a...


Bear safety for hunters: virtual and in-person opportunities

Human-bear conflicts increase in autumn as bears gorge in preparation for hibernation, and people take to the woods for archery and rifle hunting seasons. Elk and deer rifle season opener is Oct. 23, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting two...


Western Legacy Center headed to Southwest Montana

Last week, the Western Legacy Center (WLC) announced its plan to create a viable, vibrant tourism-based enterprise to generate economic and cultural value for Whitehall and the surrounding area. The Western Legacy Center will celebrate Montana's cowb...


Wolves football senior night Friday

It will be senior night Friday for the Three Forks High School Football team when the Wolves will look to get their fourth win of the season with a season finale against conference foe Big Timber. Third-year Head Coach Connor Sullivan said the...


MSU to offer summer STEM program for elementary teachers with $600,000 NSF grant

BOZEMAN — With a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Montana State University will offer a summer program for elementary schoolteachers to gain hands-on research experience and fresh ideas for bringing science, technology,...


Three Forks excels in Townsend

The Three Forks High School Cross Country team passed their final test of the regular season with flying colors. Competing at last week’s Rusty Raisland Memorial Cross Country Meet, the Wolves... Full story


Governor Announces 16% Savings in Fire Costs Through Cost-Sharing Negotiations

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the state of Montana achieved a 16-percent reduction in fire costs for Fiscal Year 2022 from the Fire Suppression Fund through cost-sharing negotiations between the Montana Department of...



Townsend, MT - Trailhead Christian Fellowship Church is kicking off a fundraising campaign entitled “Building to Serve,” raising funds to expand their current facility by 7,200 square feet in an upcoming project with plans to break ground in the...


Tester Secures Nearly $350,000 to Support Montana Law Enforcement Agencies, Enhance Public Safety

U.S. Senator Jon Tester this week announced $341,238 in Department of Justice (DOJ) Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAGs) to help law enforcement agencies across Montana keep communities safe and keep officers on the job.  “Law enforcement office...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    October 20, 2021

Nine ways to divide Montana

An effort to divide Montana into two districts for U.S. House elections over the next decade now has a set of nine finalist maps — and an unmistakable partisan divide. The maps were advanced this week by the Montana Districting and Apportionment...


Wolves volleyball home finale Thursday

The senior members of the Three Forks High School volleyball team will be honored Thursday prior to the home finale against Big Timber. The members of the senior class are Kayden Benson, Halee... Full story


Three Forks has phenomenal performance at state meet

Week in and week out during the 2021 regular season, the Three Forks High School Cross Country team produced incredible results. When it mattered the most Saturday afternoon at the Class B State Meet in Missoula, the Wolves performed phenomenally... Full story


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