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Articles from the November 3, 2021 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 3, 2021

Gallatin County Voters Approve New Law and Justice Center

A third time was a charm with voters who approved the funding for a new Gallatin County Law and Justice Center Tuesday night. After two unsuccessful attempts, the unofficial results from the Tuesday, November 2 election show voters approving the... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 3, 2021

Seat at the Table: Gallatin County Housing Prices Soaring

The Gallatin County Regional Housing Study released in July showed the median sale price of the single-family home at $648,000. The average income needed to afford the median home is $166,000, which... Full story


Successful Event for Friends of the Three Forks Library

The Friends of the Three Forks Library hosted their 13th annual Book Sale/Bake Sale during the second week of October, and it was the best one yet. This year, in addition to selling books, cookies,... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 3, 2021

School Board Receives Construction Update

The Three Forks School Board recently heard an update on the ongoing renovation/addition project. Andy Becker, Project Manager for Hulteng CCM, told the board that the total money spent on the project is $5.5 million, roughly 25 percent of the...


Writers on the Range: Sometimes, the simplest things can help wildlife

"Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day" Sad to say, but that wide-open home on t...

 By Nick Ehli    News    November 3, 2021

Fresh Faces, Fewer Tools: Meet the New Bosses Fighting Covid

VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. - Emilie Sayler's roots run deep in southwestern Montana. She serves on a nearby town council and the board of the local Little League. She went to college in a neighboring county and regularly volunteers in the schools of her...


Packed schedule at Three Forks Community Library

It is going to be a busy couple of months at the Three Forks Community Library. With Christmas just around the corner, the library will soon have a North Pole Ninja on staff to help with missions of g... Full story


Town Pump matching $1 million in 20th food bank fundraiser

With demand for food bank services continuing to surge in Montana as the pandemic wears on, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is matching $1,000,000 in contributions during its 20th annual fundraising campaign for food banks across Montana,...

 By Amanda Eggert    News    November 3, 2021

The problem of the urban bear

A survey of bear headlines across Montana over the past two months reveals a perilous situation for animals that have become increasingly accustomed to living among humans: "Info sought on grizzly... Full story


FWP Commission adjusts wolf trapping, snaring season, regulations

HELENA – Looking to minimize the possibility of non-target capture of lynx and grizzly bears, the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission made some changes to wolf trapping and snaring regulations for the 2021 season at its meeting Thursday.   The...


Governor Gianforte Announces Significant Step to Expand Broadband in Montana

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte last week announced a significant step toward expanding reliable access to broadband throughout Montana. The state has released a Request for Information (RFI) to support the ConnectMT Act broadband program,...


Montana's Centennial Farms and Ranches Book Available Now

The resilient people who kept their farms or ranches in the same family for 100 years or more are featured in a new Montana Historical Society book. "Montana's Centennial Farms and Ranches," by MHS historian Christine Brown, features narrative...


NRCS Announces 2022 Wetland Reserve Easement Funding Opportunity

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana is announcing fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) – Wetland Reserve...


Montana Reaches Record High of Employed Workers, Unemployment Rate Falls to 14-Year Low

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the number of employed workers in Montana hit an all-time high in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.3%, a low not seen since June 2007. The reported unemployment rate in Gallatin...


Hunters reminded to use extra caution and follow fire restrictions

Although the fading hours of daylight may suggest that we are in the heart of autumn and moving rapidly towards winter, fire danger across parts of north central Montana and especially along the Rocky Mountain Front remains high, and hunters and all...



Jack Jones, 89, of Three Forks, Montana passed away in his sleep on October 28, 2021. He was at his winter home in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Jack served in the U.S. Army, Green Beret, from 1951 to 1975. He did tours in Korea, Vietnam and Alaska.... Full story


Three Forks wins 2 at District Tourney

The Three Forks High School volleyball team fell one win short of a berth at this week’s Southern B Divisional Tournament. After starting last week’s 5B District Tournament in Manhattan 2-1 with... Full story


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