Connect With Your Community!

Articles from the November 15, 2023 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 20 of 20

  • Local High-Tension Cable Rail Project Complete

    Nov 15, 2023

    Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Coral Construction Company have completed installing median high-tension cable rail along more than 40 miles of Interstate 90 (I 90) east of Bozeman, from Three Forks east to the Bear Canyon exit. This project is the first phase of a four-phase safety improvement project that will install 150 miles of median high-tension cable rail along sections of I 90 in the Missoula, Butte, and Bozeman areas and Interstate 15 (I 15) in the Butte and Helena... Full story

  • Tax bills include SID assessment

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Nov 15, 2023

    The newest Gallatin County tax bills include the first per-parcel assessment of $195 for the City of Three Forks Jefferson River Floodplain Mitigation Project. In 2022, the Three Forks City Council passed a resolution of intent to create Special Improvement District #34 and selected a per-parcel assessment method to help cover the costs of the project that will use a grass-lined conveyance channel and culvert crossing improvements to reduce flood risk from the Jefferson River. City of Three Forks officials have been meeting monthly with FEMA... Full story

  • City seeks letters of interest for Council vacancies

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Nov 15, 2023

    The City of Three Forks is seeking letters of interest from residents interested in two Council seats that will become vacant on January 1, 2024. Earlier this year, the governing body canceled an election for three four-year terms on the Council. Current Councilmember Ed Tharp was elected by acclimation after being the lone candidate to file before the September deadline. The Council must appoint two candidates to serve until the next general election in November 2025. City Clerk Crystal Turner... Full story

  • Gallatin Valley Vision celebrates 2 years in Three Forks, accepting new patients

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Nov 15, 2023

    Earlier this month, Gallatin Valley Vision celebrated the second anniversary of its Three Forks location at 9 E. Birch Street. Moving into year three of the business, Dr. Jessica Lemons is thankful for the support of area residents. "I feel the community here has been very welcoming, and that has been very exciting for me. Literally every week, someone tells me thanks for being here and opening the office here so they don't have to drive to Bozeman for the service. It's been nice to feel... Full story

  • Town Pump matching up to $12,500 for Headwaters Area Food Bank

    Nov 15, 2023

    As ever-increasing food costs and other everyday expenses push more Montanans to local food banks for help, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is again matching over $1 million to help raise $4 million during its annual fundraising campaign for food banks, including the Headwaters Area Food Bank in Three Forks. A record 110 food banks statewide are participating this year in the "Be A Friend in Deed" campaign, which originated in 2001. The campaign has raised over $48 million for Montana food... Full story

  • Guest Opinion: A productive legislative session for hunters and landowners

    Nov 15, 2023

    By Montana State Senators Steve Hinebauch, Bob Brown, and Mike Lang Hunting season has arrived! As hunters flock to the hills in pursuit of Montana’s treasured big game species, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the good work that was done in this spring’s legislative session for hunters, landowners, and conservationists alike. Wildlife issues have frequently been overcome with intense division in previous legislative sessions. 2023 was different. Various stakeholders that are often in sharp disagreement on wildlife and land man... Full story

  • Coaches Corner: Decluttering Beyond the Closets

    Ellie West, Contributing Writer|Nov 15, 2023

    While decluttering is commonly associated with organizing physical spaces, closets, drawers, and storage areas, its significance extends far beyond the tangible aspects of our lives. It be-comes a journey into the depths of our hearts and minds, aligning with biblical principles, re-leasing possessions, shedding emotional burdens, and fostering a compassionate connection with ourselves. In a recent transformative week with a client, we dug deep into both inner and outer decluttering, focusing on cleansing. She also experienced a rejuvenating...

  • Gifford shines at NXR Northwest Regionals

    Nov 15, 2023

    After finishing fifth at the recent Montana High School Association Class B State Meet, Three Forks eighth grader Teegan Gifford ran her way to another podium at last week's prestigious NXR Northwest Regionals in Boise. Competing in the 3K Middle School Division, Gifford finished in 12th place in the girls' race with a time of 12:01.8. Three Forks High School runners were also well-represented at the meet. Senior Bryon Fanning led the boys' race at 16:57.80. Senior Micah Gather finished at... Full story

  • NorthWestern Energy electric rates higher than regional peers

    Amanda Eggert and Eric Dietrich, Montana Free Press|Nov 15, 2023

    Montana's utility regulation commission has come under criticism recently for an agreement that lets the state's largest power company, NorthWestern Energy, implement a substantial residential electric rate increase. With some help from retired MTN News reporter (and occasional MTFP contributor) Mike Dennison, we've compiled a comparison of the residential electricity rates charged by different utilities around the region, estimating the typical monthly electric bills paid by residential... Full story

  • Neil G Toma

    Nov 15, 2023

    Neil G Toma passed away on November 1, 2023, due to natural causes. Neil was born in Townsend, Montana on September 30, 1943. He was the sixth of six children born to Eli and Marion Toma, and was raised on a ranch near Radersburg, Montana. On the ranch, Neil learned the value of hard work that helped him later in life. He had to travel to Townsend for school, and later lived with his sister, Dorothy LeTempt in Three Forks and finished school in Willow Creek. He graduated from Willow Creek High School in 1961. Neil married Sharon Ranney of Three... Full story

  • Getting Involved: Broadwater County has board vacancies

    Nov 15, 2023

    With the new year approaching, what better time to start being more involved in your community? Broadwater County has many vacancies on their county boards starting in January. The following list are boards that need volunteers. Airport Board, Broadwater County Trust Board, Compensation Board, Tax Appeal Board, Townsend Mosquito Board, Three Forks Mosquito Board, Museum Board, Parks and Recreation Board, Planning Board, Weed Board, Board of Health, Broadband Advisory Board, and the Mental...

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 13, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 7 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 14, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/13/23 00:07 CFS23-138741 TRAFFIC HAZARD LITTLE COYOTE RD and TWO GUN LE - Documented 00:20 CFS23-138745 THREATS MAGENTA RD and INDIGO RD (176.9 LE - Documented 02:48 CFS23-138773 PATROL CHECK RIVER ROCK RD and NORTH SHORE DRLE - Documented 02:59 CFS23-138778 PATROL CHECK FRANK RD and LEXLEY ACRES LE - Documented 05:40 CFS23-138799 911 HANG UP S OLD PLACE LN and TOPAZ RD (0.1 LE - Documented 06:48 CFS23-138803 PATROL CHECK S... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 14, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 8 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 15, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/14/23 00:06 CFS23-139274 AGENCY ASSIST LE - Agency Assist 00:10 CFS23-139277 COMMS PROB VAQUERO PKWY and DRIVEWAY (57.1 LE - Documented 00:26 CFS23-139279 WELFARE CHECK INTERSTATE 90 HWY and ACCESS (0.2 LE - Public Assist 00:41 CFS23-139283 TRAFFIC STOP N 19TH AVE and COMMERCE WAY LE - Case Generated 00:53 CFS23-139287 PATROL CHECK SETTLEMENT TRL and MARTINGALE LE - Documented 01:15 CFS23-139289 PATROL CHECK W CAMERON BRIDGE RD... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 15, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 7 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 16, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/15/23 00:10 CFS23-139816 PATROL CHECK GALLATIN RD and DRIVEWAY (244.2 LE - Documented 00:23 CFS23-139821 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Warning 00:40 CFS23-139822 PATROL CHECK AMSTERDAM RD and DRIVEWAY (67.5 LE - Documented 01:01 CFS23-139825 PATROL CHECK S COTTONWOOD RD and ALPHA DR LE - Documented 02:26 CFS23-139842 CIVIL LINNEY RD and DRIVEWAY (0.1 miles) LE - Documented 03:09 CFS23-139848 DISORDERLY S 16TH AVE and W DICKERSON ST (54.7... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 16, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 7 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 17, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/16/23 00:06 CFS23-140336 TRAFFIC HAZARD FRONTAGE RD and FRONT RD (51.3 LE - Documented 00:08 CFS23-140337 FOLLOW UP BEDIVERE BLVD and GALLAHAD WAY LE - Documented 00:48 CFS23-140348 PATROL CHECK HEIGHTS CIR and MAMMOTH FORK DR LE - Documented 00:52 CFS23-140349 PATROL CHECK S MAIN ST and W CEDAR ST (28.4 feet) LE - Documented 01:05 CFS23-140356 PATROL CHECK GALLATIN RD and BEAVER CREEK RD LE - Documented 01:06 CFS23-140357... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 17, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 7 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 18, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/17/23 00:16 CFS23-140883 PATROL CHECK BUSINESS HUB DR and DRIVEWAY LE - Documented 00:31 CFS23-140885 PATROL CHECK W CAMERON BRIDGE RD and LE - Documented 00:36 CFS23-140887 ASSAULT ASPEN LEAF DR and RAINBOW TROUT LE - Case Generated 01:32 CFS23-140905 GUNSHOTS RAMSHORN DR and PRONGHORN TRL LE - GOA / UTL 04:51 CFS23-140921 TRAFFIC HAZARD INTERSTATE 90 HWY and ACCESS (0.1 LE - Documented 04:52 CFS23-140922 PATROL CHECK HOWSER TR... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 18, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 6 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 19, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/18/23 00:00 CFS23-141465 PATROL CHECK BUSINESS HUB DR and DRIVEWAY LE - Documented 00:10 CFS23-141467 COMMS PROB VAQUERO PKWY and DRIVEWAY (57.1 LE - Documented 00:59 CFS23-141485 CIVIL S 16TH AVE and W DICKERSON ST (37.6 LE - Civil 01:07 CFS23-141486 AGENCY ASSIST BAKER CREEK LN and DRIVEWAY LE - Documented 01:12 CFS23-141488 NOISE S 15TH AVE and W STORY ST (40.8 feet) LE - Warning 01:48 CFS23-141491 PATROL CHECK RIVER ROCK RD... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 19, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 4 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 20, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/19/23 00:11 CFS23-141978 PATROL CHECK RIVER ROCK RD and NORTH SHORE DRLE - Documented 00:12 CFS23-141979 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Citation 00:46 CFS23-141984 PATROL CHECK GIDDY UP DR and BAXTER LN E (16.0 LE - Documented 01:10 CFS23-141990 WELFARE CHECK LEEP LN and E RIVER ROCK RD (50.2 LE - Documented 03:13 CFS23-142005 77 LE - Agency Assist 05:50 CFS23-142019 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Citation 06:22 CFS23-142023 PATROL CHECK S BROADWAY ST... Full story

  • Broadwater County Sheriff's Report November 12-18, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 5 MEDIA REPORT Printed on November 20, 2023 CFS Date/Time Street Name Code : Description 11/12/23 00:42 THREE FORKS TOWN PUMP VEHABND : Abandoned Vehicle 11/12/23 01:40 MEDEMER : Medical Emergency 11/12/23 03:44 Agency : Agency Assist 11/12/23 05:43 /LF BAUM RD SUSP : Suspicious 11/12/23 07:13 911H : 911 Hang Up 11/12/23 10:13 SPRUCE GROVE RD Agency : Agency Assist 11/12/23 10:16 TSTOP : Traffic Stop 11/12/23 10:41 TSTOP : Traffic Stop 11/12/23 12:04 I 90 EB Traffic Complaint : Traffic Complaint 11/12/23 14:01 RIVER RD 1ST STATE... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report November 20, 2023

    Nov 15, 2023

    Page 1 of 8 GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on November 21, 2023 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 11/20/23 00:24 CFS23-142532 PATROL CHECK BULL TROUT RD and JACKRABBIT LN LE - Documented 00:28 CFS23-142533 PATROL CHECK E VALLEY CENTER RD and FREMONT LE - Documented 00:28 CFS23-142534 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Warning 00:41 CFS23-142535 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Warning 00:50 CFS23-142537 THREATS S 16TH AVE and W DICKERSON ST (54.7 LE - Documented 00:58 CFS23-142539 PATROL CHECK GALLATIN RD and BEAVER CREEK RD LE - Documented 01:07... Full story

Rendered 07/12/2024 21:38