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 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    March 22, 2023 

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

 News    March 22, 2023 

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

 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 22, 2023 

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

 News    March 22, 2023 

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...

 News    March 22, 2023 

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...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    March 22, 2023 

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

 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 15, 2023

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...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    March 15, 2023

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...

 By Emme Demmendaal    News    March 15, 2023

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...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 8, 2023

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 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

 By Eric Dietrich    News    March 8, 2023

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

 By Amanda Eggert    News    March 8, 2023

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

 By Diana Setterberg    News    March 1, 2023

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


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