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Articles from the November 16, 2022 edition

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Council pumps the brakes on slower speeds

After racing towards slower speeds, the Three Forks City Council put the brakes on conducting a speed study which could determine whether the town’s 15 mile per hour speed limit signs are enforceable within city limits during its Nov. 8 meeting.... Full story


Three Forks Schools Host Veterans Day Program

The Three Forks Schools hosted a Veterans Day Program last week. Voice Photos by Melissa Jenkins... Full story


Cromwell elected County attorney, Rest Home Mill Levy passes

After the final results following the counting of provisional and unresolved ballots on Monday, there will be a new Gallatin County Attorney. In the November 8 election, voters also approved the... Full story


Town Pump Charitable Foundation matching up to $12,500 in Three Forks

As Montana's food banks deal with record demand in the wake of soaring food costs and other everyday expenses, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is matching $1 million to help raise $4 million during its annual fundraising campaign for food banks,... Full story


Our View: Drive for the conditions

Last week was a perfect example of how bad the roads can get with snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. With winter weather underway, many area residents will face the daunting challenge of commuting or a trip with inclement road conditions. It is... Full story


Column: Cruise ships make me nervous

Owning a weekly newspaper makes it difficult to take a more extended vacation, and it has been years since I’ve taken more than three or four days off. I’m certainly not complaining because I have had a lot of jobs that I have hated, and I... Full story


Gallatin County 911 Director discusses importance of locally registered AEDs

At the beginning of October 2021, there were 90 registered automated external defibrillators (AED) in Gallatin County. After promotional campaigns by the Gallatin County 911 Department to get more registered in October 2021 and 2022, the number is... Full story


Headliners announced for 2023 Country Jam

STAFF REPORT The lineup has been announced for the 2023 Headwaters Music Festival scheduled for July 27 to 29 at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. The three headlining acts for the 2023 festival are Koe... Full story


Coaches Corner: Gratitude all year

Several years ago, I saw a post about a gratitude jar. Each day throughout the year, you write down what you are grateful for that day and drop it in the jar. At the end of the year, you open and read each gratitude. I loved the idea, so we adopted... Full story


Woodland excels at Rocky

STAFF REPORT A current freshman at Rocky Mountain College and 2022 graduate of Three Forks High School, Jayden Woodland helped lead the Battlin' Bears women's team to a second-place finish at the recent Frontier Conference Championship meet in... Full story


Three Forks Club team competes at Nike event

STAFF REPORT Three Forks runners competed against the best from the West last Saturday at the Cross Country Northwest Regional Championships at Eagle Island State Park outside Boise. The Three Forks club team was led by junior Bryon Fanning, who... Full story

 By Aaron Bolton    News    November 16, 2022

Homelessness among older people is on the rise, driven by inflation and the housing crunch

On a recent rainy afternoon in this small town just outside Glacier National Park, Lisa Beaty and Kim Hilton were preparing to sell most of their belongings before moving out of their three-bedroom,... Full story


Montana wolf regulations challenged in state court

Environmental groups WildEarth Guardians and Project Coyote are asking a Lewis and Clark County District Court judge to toss out Montana's current wolf-hunting regulations and declare four hunting... Full story


Governor Gianforte Announces Public Lands Agenda Focused on Improved Access and Better Management

Earlier this week at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) headquarters in Missoula, Governor Greg Gianforte announced the pillars of his public lands agenda to improve access to and better manage... Full story


Rauser elected as Broadwater County Sheriff

Nick Rauser will be the next Broadwater County Sheriff. A current Captain with the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, Rauser will take over for current Sheriff Wynn Meehan at the start of 2023. He defeated Josh Peters by a vote of 2,546 to 638 in...


Election results show widespread support for local marijuana taxes and sales

Two years after Montana voted to legalize adult-use marijuana, residents of more than a dozen counties and cities returned to the ballot box this month to consider local measures to either ban sales or add taxes to adult-use and medical marijuana....


CWD detected in Cardwell Deer

Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was harvested by a hunter in hunting district 311. The deer was harvested about 1 mile northeast of Cardwell on the... Full story


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