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Increased patrols for 2021 holidays

The holidays have arrived. As you make plans to celebrate with friends and family, also make plans to have a safe ride home by designating a sober driver or using a ride share service. Don't spend...


No Three Forks Voice on Dec. 29

The Three Forks Voice weekly newspaper will not print an edition on Wednesday, December 29. After the December 22 edition, the paper will miss a week and be back with a paper being distributed on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.... Full story


City Submits 2 grant applications

City of Three Forks Treasurer/Flood Plain Administrator Kelly Smith reported last week the City has officially submitted FEMA Building, Resilient, Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant applications to the state of...


Three Forks Native Awarded National API Scholarship

Heather Wilson, a native of Three Forks and a senior at Montana State University at Bozeman, is one of five medical laboratory science students nationwide awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the American Proficiency Institute (API). "Whether the gift of... Full story


Our View: Please slow it down

Those who like to pick up a Three Forks Voice each Wednesday may have noticed it was a few hours late last week. The roads from about Manhattan to Bozeman were a complete mess, so we waited a few hours before attempting to travel on the Interstate. T...


Column: Daydreaming

I’m probably one of the many who have spent time daydreaming about what it would be like to win the lottery. I probably get so involved with an elaborate daydream once a month that the phone will ring, and I will not have a clue what is going on,...


Montana Airports to Receive $28.6 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award an estimated $28.6 million to Montana’s 69 airports from funding made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This includes $159,000 for the Three...


3.1 magnitude earthquake reported near Three Forks

Several minor earthquakes were reported last week in Three Forks. The largest was a 3.1 magnitude earthquake that was reported early Friday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at 12:53 a.m., five miles north of...


DEQ Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Septage Land Application Sites in Gallatin County

Today, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) published a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Robbins Septic regarding proposed septage land application sites in Gallatin County, Mont. The proposal includes two application sites...


Wolves win 3, move to 5-0

Three Forks High School boys basketball coach Terry Hauser was ecstatic with the way his team played last week, especially on the defensive side of the court. The Wolves moved to 5-0 with a 74-46 Tues... Full story


Three place at CMR Holiday Classic

The Three Forks High School Wrestling team had three athletes place at last week's CMR Holiday Classic Tournament in Great Falls. Cole Rogers (103) and Brayden Linville (113) finished in sixth place at the enormous tournament that featured 80 teams...


Three Forks fires on all cylinders in win over Whitehall

The Three Forks High School girls basketball team ended last week in impressive fashion with a 57-25 win over 5B rival Whitehall. The Wolves jumped out of the gates early, taking an 18-5 lead at the... Full story


'Firestorm' of public comment leads FWP to rethink elk management proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has backpedaled on a controversial elk management strategy after a public response that FWP Director Henry “Hank” Worsech described as a “firestorm.” Even after the department backed away from the most... Full story


State Employees Donate 3,000 Pounds of Food to the Montana Food Bank Network 

HELENA, Mont. – After wrapping up his 12 Days of Giving campaign, Governor Greg Gianforte today announced state employees donated over 3,000 pounds of food to the Montana Food Bank Network in his inaugural interagency food drive competition....


Game night Dec. 31

The United Methodist Church in Three Forks is hosting a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Game Night. The church is inviting local residents for the free dinner on December 31 at 6 p.m. in the Annex, followed by family friendly games starting at 7 p.m....


MSU Extension releases updated MontGuide about filing homestead declaration to protect value of home

Montana State University Extension has an updated MontGuide about filing a homestead declaration and the benefits it gives homeowners. Montana defines a homestead as a house a person lives in and the land on which it sits. A mobile home or...


MSU Extension to offer second level of estate and legacy planning learn-at-home course

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension is offering the second level of its learn-at-home course on estate and legacy planning topics for Montanans. The five-lesson, learn-at-home course, “Estate/Legacy Planning for Every Montanan,...


Michael Davis

Michael Davis, 86 September 11, 1935 - November 26, 2021 Michael Gardner Davis, age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 26, 2021 at his daughter's home in Glendive surrounded by family. Cremation has taken place and a family graveside... Full story


Inez Olind Reynolds

Inez was born October 5, 1925 and died on December 14, 2021. She was the fifth child born to Ed and Edna (Parsons) Olind of Harrison Montana. She grew up in the area graduating from Harrison Highschool in 1943. Her life desire to be a teacher was... Full story


Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee accepting new project proposals Projects to benefit Broadwater County

The Helena–Lewis and Clark National Forest invites interested parties to submit project proposals for funding consideration by the Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC will consider proposals for projects that are on or...


Montana manufacturing bouncing back from pandemic, according to annual MMEC report

BOZEMAN — Despite struggling with worker shortages, disrupted supply chains and increased shipping costs, Montana manufacturers fared relatively well during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic and could see a return to pre-pandemic activity...


Montana Correctional Enterprises receives aluminum shipment, resumes regular license plate production

After facing a shortage of aluminum in late October because of supply chain disruptions,  Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) received about 40,000 pounds of aluminum last week, allowing workers there to resume regular license plate production...


Montana's Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low With Strong Jobs Growth

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week Montana’s unemployment rate decreased 0.3% in November to 2.8%, tying the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded in the state. Strong job growth continued in November, with over 3,000 jo...


Parental rights advocates come to Arntzen's defense

A pair of public school board trustees from Missoula and Kalispell emailed a letter to state Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Tuesday refuting recent criticisms of her leadership of the Office of Public Instruction and praising her "steadfast support"...


Lois Miller

Lois Miller, 82, long time resident of Belgrade, MT passed away Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021. She was born Sept 2, 1939, in Virginia City, MT to Roy and Gladys Daems. She joined one older sister Merrilyn. Lois lived at Varney, MT, and attended school in... Full story


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