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Council chats on Chickens
Three Forks City Council members hosted a first reading for an ordinance amending the city’s Livestock and Fowl policies during its March 14 meeting, which would implement an annual renewal fee for residents holding a chicken permit. If the... Full story
MDT Proposes Erosion Control on I-90 Madison River Bridges
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is seeking public comments on a proposal to remove and install new erosion control measures under the east and westbound Interstate 90 structures over the Madison River, approximately half a mile east... Full story
Commissioners Approve Airport Loan, Aeronautics Board Awards Funding
The Three Forks Airport will see improvements soon. Earlier this month, the Gallatin County Commission approved an $88,000 loan from the Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division.... Full story
Pandemic-Era Emergency Rental Assistance Program Announces Final Application Deadline
The Montana Department of Commerce's Montana Housing Division announced March 17 it will no longer accept applications for the pandemic-era Montana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MERA) starting Friday, March 24, 2023. MERA, which began...
Hunter, Bowhunter Education classes offered in southwestern Montana
Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes will be offered in several locations throughout southwestern Montana this year. Many of these classes have been scheduled and will soon be opened for registration. Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes are...
Gianforte signs $1 billion Republican tax rebate, tax-cut package into law
Flanked by dozens of Republican lawmakers on the steps of the state Capitol, Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a tax cut, rebate and spending package totalling more than $1 billion last week. The eight-bill... Full story
Double homicide trial starts next week
The trial for Three Forks resident Zachary Norman, who faces two counts of felony homicide and two counts of tampering with evidence, will start on Tuesday, March 21, at the Gallatin County District Court in Bozeman. Norman was arrested following... Full story
Snowpack Percentages Increase After Above Normal February Precipitation
After a large late January storm ended several weeks of dry weather, active weather has persisted. "There were not many days in February in which it wasn't snowing somewhere in Montana," said Eric Larson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service... Full story
Avalanche reported on March 9 at Bacon Rind
On March 9, 2023 at 4:44 p.m., Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue was requested to assist Yellowstone National Park with an avalanche search in the Bacon Rind area on Gallatin Road near mile marker 23. The reporting party was concerned that...
Gallatin County Hosting Open House for Discussion on Paved Pathway Between Bozeman and Four Corners
Gallatin County wants to improve safety along Huffine Lane and we need your support and input! The Triangle Trails Plan identifies a Primary Commuter Pathway along Huffine Lane from Four Corners to Bozeman. Gallatin County is applying for a grant to...
FWP: Help wildlife survive winter by giving them space
Winter and spring are stressful times for wildlife as they must rely on fat reserves and limited nutrition to survive. This can make encounters with people especially detrimental to wildlife as the stress of these encounters can deplete an...
Montana's housing puzzle at the legislative halftime
There’s broad bipartisan agreement in the Montana Capitol that rising housing costs, driven by the state’s finite supply of homes and rapid in-migration from other states, rank among the most pressing issues facing Montana residents. According...
For the third year, Montana State ranks as a top 10 university with Military Friendly designation
BOZEMAN — Montana State University has been recognized for its efforts to support student veterans by being named a top 10 Military Friendly School for 2023-24. The honor marks the third year MSU has received the national designation from the...
City seeking public input on CIP Update
Currently in the process of updating its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the City of Three Forks is asking for assistance from residents in filling out a survey for advice on selecting and prioritizing the municipalities most essential needs. The sur... Full story
2023 Open Burning Season Underway in Gallatin County
The open burning season in Gallatin County begins started last week. Open burning requires the purchase and activation of a burn permit, which can be obtained at www.gallatinburnpermits.com. Permits... Full story
Broadwater County Trust Board Major Supporter of Local Recreation
Broadwater County, which includes its county seat of Townsend, sits nestled between the Big Belt and Elkhorn Mountains. It offers a myriad of activities and recreation opportunities via access to the Missouri River, Canyon Ferry Lake, Fairgrounds,... Full story
Montana Senate votes forward statewide TikTok ban
The Montana Senate voted Thursday to advance a statewide ban on Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok, calling the service a threat to privacy, national security and public safety. The text of Senate Bill 419, sponsored by Sen. Shelley Vance,... Full story
Committee votes on four wolf bills
The House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee voted on four wolf-related measures last week ahead of a key legislative deadline. The committee narrowly approved two bills that would codify wolf trappin... Full story
Elk Hunting Access Agreement application deadline is May 15
Landowners have until May 15 to apply for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Elk Hunting Access Agreement Program. These agreements, which were established by the 2001 Legislature, provide landowners with an elk license or either-sex permit in...
Multiple area crews respond to Thursday fire
STAFF REPORT The Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department was quickly on the scene at a camper fire last Thursday off US 287 in the Wheatland Area. According to the TFVFD, they were paged out at 3:24...
NorthWestern Energy and The Missouri-Madison River Fund Trust announce 2023 projects
NorthWestern Energy and the Missouri-Madison River Fund announced nine public recreation improvement projects awarded grant and matching funds by the River Fund Trust and NorthWestern Energy. NorthWestern Energy's $196,500 in funding and $511,538... Full story
Rock star: Montana State Earth sciences professor receives grant to study geologic history of the Rockies
BOZEMAN – Though the rock you idly kick along that mountain trail isn't sentient, it does have a long memory – one that a Montana State University researcher is tapping to reveal the geo-logic history of southwest Montana dating from hundreds of...
Governor Gianforte Announces State Topped Forest Management Goals for Second Consecutive Year
Together with Amanda Kaster, director of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Governor Greg Gianforte last week announced the State of Montana increased active forest management in 2022, nearly tripling the number of forested...
Project page created for Old Town Bridge replacement
Stahly Engineering and Associates has created a project page to inform residents about the progress of the replacement of the Old Town Bridge north of Three Forks. The page, which can be found at... Full story
Three Forks hosting FWP Mountain Lion Quota Meeting
Wildlife staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public meeting next month to discuss mountain lion management and tentative quotas for the 2023-24 mountain lion hunting season in southwest Montana. The meeting will be on Thursday,... Full story