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City Council Commits $2.8 Million to Flood Mitigation Project

The Three Forks City Council voted last week to commit $2.8 million for a flood mitigation project. According to city officials, the proposed project is a conveyance channel and culvert crossing... Full story


Numerous Accidents Reported After Storm, Drivers Should Prepare for Conditions

When one of the first snowstorms of the season hit last week, it was a busy two days for the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. According to Captain Matt Boxmeyer, from midnight on November 11 until... Full story


Gianforte Announces Advisory Councils for 13th, 18th Judicial District Vacancies

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced advisory councils to assist in reviewing qualified candidates to fill the district court judge vacancies in the 13th Judicial District (Yellowstone County) and 18th Judicial District...


Three Forks Schools host Veterans Day Program

The Three Forks Schools hosted a Veterans Day program last Thursday. The program included several guest speakers and performances from the students. See more pictures in the online...


The Prairie Doc: Reach Out for that Lifeline

Imagine yourself in a blizzard so thick and cold and blinding that you could not see your hands right in front of you. Such blizzards were common 150 years ago on the upper great plains. Without much for houses and trees, the wind blew the snow with...


A trip to Shakey's?

When I was in grade school, Friday was always a big deal. Not only did it mean the end of the school week, but chances were also I would be going to what was and still is my favorite restaurant. Around 6 p.m., we would make the short drive to... Full story


How Montana got its new congressional map

HELENA - With a final vote Friday, Montana's Districting and Apportionment Commission made it official: The state has a new congressional map, political lines drawn to define how Montanans are... Full story


Council receives update on Three Forks Library

At last week’s City Council meeting, Three Forks Librarian Fawn Venzor presented her annual report for the fiscal year 2020-21. Venzor told the governing body that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, they never truly shut the doors by first offering...


Letters to the Editor: Thanks for your votes

Dear Voters of Gallatin County, As Gallatin County grows, so must the structures that keep our community functioning. With that in mind, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our fellow citizens for supporting the new Courts building. Like...


Letters to the Editor: An Amazing Program

Thank you, Three Forks School, for the most amazing Veterans Day Memorial Program. We have attended many of these but this one was outstanding. The music the speeches and the attendees were caught up with the solemnity of the occasion Even the very...


Lewis & Clark Caverns Sees Increase in Visitors

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recorded more than 2.9 million visitors at state parks from January through September of this year. Compared with the same time period last year, visitation decreased by 2%, and compared to 2019, it increased by 27.1%....


Report: Outdoor recreation added $2.2 billion to Montana economy in 2020

While Montana's outdoor recreation economy wasn't spared the pandemic-spurred losses that swept the globe in 2020, it remained a cornerstone of the state's economy, according to a report released toda... Full story


Hunter success varies but remains within long-term averages in southwest Montana

BOZEMAN – Hunter success in southwest Montana has varied but remains close to long-term averages as the general hunting season reaches the half-way mark. Wildlife biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have operated several check stations...


Governor, DPHHS Launch Angel Initiative To Increase Access to Treatment

Last week with Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier, Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter, and Rimrock CEO Lenette Kosovich, Governor Greg Gianforte announced a new initiative by the state to address Montana's...


Supply chain woes land on school lunch trays

Tammy Wham can't get her hands on canned corn or whole grain muffins. Both are staples in the public school kitchen in Ennis, where Wham serves as kitchen manager - or, she quips, "head lunch lady." Wham and her staff serve breakfast and lunch to...


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