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  • Broadwater County seeks letters of support for GWIP in Wheatland Area

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 22, 2024

    The Broadwater County Commission is asking for letters of support for a possible Groundwater Investigation Program (GWIP) in the Wheatland Area. In an email sent by the Commission last week, they requested the letters for a project nomination package for the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology GWIP. According to the County, the GWIP study is an in-depth investigation that takes one to three years to complete, depending on its complexity. It would provide a more detailed understanding of water sources in the Wheatland area and will benefit... Full story

  • Three Forks Area Ambulance Community Update

    May 22, 2024

    April ended with 26 emergency responses. Six transports to Bozeman Health Deaconess Regional Medical Center were aided by AMR paramedics due to needed pain management. TFAA EMTs did six more transports to BDH. TFAA did one standby at a structure fire to support the Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department. The rest of the calls were for refusals (six) of transport and unfortunately one DOA. Three calls were cancelled prior to arrival on scene. Three Forks EMTs stood by both days of the Junior High and High School Rodeo. One major injury and... Full story

  • Interpretive programs begin at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

    May 22, 2024

    Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is kicking off its summer interpretive programs this month with talks that highlight everything Montana's first state park has to offer. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is about 15 miles southeast of Whitehall, along Montana Highway 2. For more information about the park, call 406-287-3541, ext. 9 ,or visit May 24: Not Just A Cave Although the park is famous for its caverns, there is so much more to Lewis &...

  • Firefighters, Stageline joining forces for Pizza Time Fundraiser

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 15, 2024

    Three Forks Volunteer Firefighters are partnering with Stageline Pizza for a unique fundraiser later this week. At the second Pizza Time event on Saturday, May 18, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Three Forks Firefighters will deliver pizzas to addresses within the Fire District. All tips and donations will go to the Three Forks Volunteer Firefighters 501c3 non-profit. According to Training Captain Charles Eastty, in 2023, one of the firefighters joked that they should deliver pizza as training one night... Full story

  • Three Forks Elementary receives grant from Montana Masonic Foundation

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 15, 2024

    There was some great news recently for Three Forks Elementary School with the awarding of a 2024 Public Schools Grant from the Montana Masonic Foundation. TFES Principal Steve Fanning said staff members applied for the grant to bolster the library in the area of decodable readers. According to the Foundation, the $2,419 grant is for new curriculum-related books for the library, specifically eight different book sets, totaling 389 "decodable" texts to encourage children to sound out words using...

  • Chamber dinner sells out

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 15, 2024

    There was an incredible turnout on May 11 at the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Meeting. Just moments before the event at the Three Forks Rodeo Grounds, Chamber President Leann Bryant shared she was excited they were able to sell out all the tickets for the annual event. Bryant said they sold eight tickets for the event two years ago, and this year, they sold 100. "That is amazing, and it's a big deal," she said. Bryant lauded the support from members and the community with... Full story

  • Greater Gallatin United Way Mobilizes Community for Day of Action: Igniting Change Across Four Counties with Countless Acts of Compassion

    May 15, 2024

    Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) is thrilled to announce its upcoming Day of Action, scheduled for June 21st, 2024. This event aims to unite individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and community organizations across Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, and Park counties for a day of impactful volunteerism and community engagement. The Day of Action serves as a celebration of unity, positive change, and collective impact. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds will come together to participate in various projects aimed at improving our communities. From b...

  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    May 15, 2024

    Most strokes can be prevented; when a stroke does occur, it may be treatable if evaluated quickly in the hospital May is Stroke Awareness Month, and physicians want patients to understand that most stroke cases may be prevented. 1 in 20 adult deaths are due to strokes, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US. Stroke is a term that physicians use when a part of the brain is damaged because of a problem with blood flow. Strokes can happen when: • An artery going to the brain gets clogged or closes off, and part of the brain goes with...

  • Graduating Montana State student closes in on goal of becoming registered dietitian nutritionist

    Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service|May 15, 2024

    In the midst of a challenging situation, Savanna Delger isn't one to stand back and watch; she'd rather dive in and help. So, when her father was diagnosed with a kidney disease known as IgA nephropathy while she was in high school, Delger worked with a dietitian to come up with a nutrition plan to help him manage it and delay dialysis, she said. Delger found that she really enjoyed the work. And, she said, it led her to dream of a career as a dietitian. On Friday, she'll take a significant...

  • Giving Big in downtown Three Forks

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 8, 2024

    In what was truly an amazing night for the Three Forks community, area residents made their way downtown on May 2 for the inaugural Give Big Three Forks Main Street Kickoff event. As part of the One Valley Community Foundation's 10th annual Give Big Gallatin Valley event, eight Three Forks area nonprofits hosted booths to raise money and introduce and educate the community about their mission and goals. The eight participating nonprofits in 2024 were the Headwaters Trail System, Headwaters Area... Full story

  • Back for year 2, tickets on sale for Rappin the Rivers

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 8, 2024

    Early bird tickets are on sale for the second Rappin the Rivers festival, which will be held on August 16 and 17 at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. This year's event will feature a wide variety of acts, including Brother Ali, Cordel Drake, Dizzy Wright with a live band, Mac Lethal, DL Down3r, Stevie Stone, Killah Priest, Kosha Dillz, Kottonmouth Kings, Lady Dice, Mickey Avalon, Montana of 300, Filth and Foul, and Talib Kweli. Looking back on the inaugural event, Nickel Barney of No-Coast... Full story

  • New members inducted into National Honor Society

    May 8, 2024

    Last week co-advisors Paula McDonald and Anna Berghausen, as well as principal Greg Heys and speaker Sandra Cutler, inducted the 2024 National Honor Society members in. Newly sworn in students include: Zaida Bertrand, Claire Cutler, Ciel Gayle, Aislynn Gifford, Corban Lewellen, Kylie Martin, Sarah Raffety, Mackenzie Roy, Rylee Smith, Abbey Tallman and Amanda Wilcox. Members that are still active include: Joshua Delger, Savannah Emens, Eliionna Fighting Bear, Isabella Jones, Devynn Judd, and...

  • Aunt Dofe's hosting season-opening exhibition

    May 8, 2024

    The 2024 season-opening exhibition at Aunt Dofe's Gallery in Willow Creek is set to open later this week. The exhibition's opening reception is scheduled for Friday, May 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery located at 102 Main Street. It will run until June 9. Alison Reintjes Bio: I'm a Montana artist making geometric wall sculptures and functional objects. I am committed to non-representational, shape-based abstraction and have maintained a studio practice for over 20 years. I...

  • Headwaters Trail Systems receives Open Lands Funding

    May 1, 2024

    At a meeting last week, the Gallatin County Commission approved using $100,000 in Open Lands Program funding for the Headwaters Trails System in Three Forks. The funding will be used to maintain over four miles of trail in three different sections: from the Madison River pedestrian bridge east to where the trail terminates, from the Drouillard Fishing Access site to Kansas Street in Three Forks, and from Hickory Street south to the base-ball fields. This is the second straight year the... Full story

  • Three Forks Schools offering Summer Drivers Ed Course

    May 1, 2024

    Three Forks Schools will be offering a summer drivers education course. The class will run June 17-July 24th. All classes will be two hours (8-10am). The first two weeks will be M-F and after that M-Th. No class on Thursday July 4th. The last two classes will be 8-9 am. Drives will be after class and possibly on the weekend. All classes and drives are required. Students must be 14-½ by the first day of class. Class will be filled by age, oldest first. Class fee is $250 (non-refundable) and is due at the parent meeting. To get on the interest... Full story

  • Rusty Bucket Antiques hosting Flea Market

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|May 1, 2024

    There will be plenty of great shopping this Saturday in Three Forks, with Rusty Bucket Antiques hosting its first Flea Market of 2024. The Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of the store located at 16 E. Cedar. Rusty Bucket owner Tina Tocci said people get really excited about the first Flea Market of the year, adding that at least 16 vendors will participate, many new to the event. "The first one of the year is always big," said Tocci. "People are ready... Full story

  • Teri Antilley named director of the Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development

    From the MSU News Service|May 1, 2024

    Montana State University Extension has selected Teri Antilley to be the next director of the Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development. As director, Antilley will provide leadership and establish strategic direction for the center and for all 4-H programs. She will also serve as the state 4-H program leader. Montana 4-H is the youth development program of MSU Extension. It reaches more than 17,000 youth each year and is supported by more than 3,000 volunteers. Antilley has served as interim director since January and previously held the position...

  • Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park announces tours for 2024 season

    May 1, 2024

    Staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are pleased to reopen the cave for the 2024 season starting May 1. Tours will be offered from May 1 through Sept. 30. Both first-come-first-served tours and reservable tours will be offered. Visitors are encouraged to check the website frequently as tour options, times and availability may change throughout the season. Reservable tours are available from May 24 through Labor Day. To make those reservations, call 1-855-922-6768 or at h...

  • 5 great momcation destinations to visit in 2024

    Stacker, Renee Martin|May 1, 2024

    It's that special day that moms everywhere look forward to – Mother's Day 2024 will be celebrated on May 12. presents some amazing destinations to head to for a momcation – a much-needed break from the demands of motherhood. Yes, we don't need a special day in particular to celebrate moms and motherhood. But it feels good to be pampered and made the center of attention once in a while. On such a mom-entous day, it makes sense for you to take a momcation of your own. You'll want to get...

  • Producer Partnership makes donation

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Apr 24, 2024

    There was fantastic news for the Three Forks and Willow Creek School Districts last week. On Thursday, April 18, the Producer Partnership delivered 931 pounds of top-quality USDA-inspected protein to Willow Creek and 1,185 pounds to Three Forks. The Cooper Hereford Ranch made the generous donations possible in an effort to put local beef in school lunch programs. "The Producer Partnership was founded in 2020 because of neighbors looking to help each other during Covid. The simple idea of... Full story

  • Levy discussion, candidate forum set for April 24

    Apr 24, 2024

    The Three Forks School District is hosting a School Board Candidate Forum and Informational Levy Discussion in the Gymnasium on Wednesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. All community members are welcome to attend the meeting, followed by a Spring Festival Open House with activities and food.... Full story

  • Three Forks High School and Junior High Rodeo this week

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Apr 24, 2024

    It's once again time for the annual Three Forks High School and Junior High Rodeo. This year's two one-day rodeos at the Three Forks Rodeo Grounds are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 8 a.m. Events at Montana High School Rodeo Association-sponsored rodeos will include barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, calf roping, ribbon roping, bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, steer riding, goat tying, and steer wrestling. THREE FORKS NRA RODEO W... Full story

  • School Board Candidate Profile: ROBERT BUCHHOLZ

    Apr 24, 2024

    Could you please provide some background about yourself? I was born and raised in Bozeman. I joined the USAF in 1997 and spent 9 years in the service. After separating from the military, I returned to Montana. I bought a house and settled in Three Forks in 2012. Why are you running for the Three Forks School Board? When the financial issues came to light, I started regularly attending school board meetings as a citizen and commenting on the issues. A board member resigned shortly after and I... Full story

  • School Board Candidate Profile: LEANA EASTTY

    Apr 24, 2024

    Could you please provide some background about yourself? I have lived in Three Forks for nearly 10 years and the Gallatin Valley for almost 15. I am a proud graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Accounting – Go Cats! – my lifelong connection to Montana runs deep, with my parents growing up in Great Falls and our family frequently visiting the Bozeman area growing up. My professional journey has been multifaceted. I have always had a strong tie to the real estate market, obt... Full story

  • School Board Candidate Profile: RYAN LAMPERS

    Apr 24, 2024

    Could you please provide some background about yourself? My name is Ryan Lampers, I am a father of two daughters, ages 8 and 15 that both attend the Three Forks School District. A husband of 28 years to my lovely wife Hillary and a resident of Three Forks, Montana for the past 6 years. As an outdoor enthusiast I've spent much of my life working in the outdoor industry, from the wilds of Alaska to the fishing coast of Washington state to now the hunting industry and education space here in... Full story

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