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 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 25, 2020 

Three Forks School Trustees Appoint Marx

There is a new member of the Three Forks School Board of Trustees. Mat Marx was voted into the position last week. He will fill the term of Sheri Brown who resigned earlier this month. His term will expire in May of 2021. The board also interviewed... Full story

 

Three Forks Residents Invited to Attend Mitigation Meeting

Members of the public will learn about flood risks in the community and the mitigation steps the City is working on to reduce the risk. The public will also learn about the new floodplain mapping project and can review the draft floodplain maps.... Full story

 

FWP to capture, study mountain goats in Bridger Range

BOZEMAN – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists will capture mountain goats in the Bridger Range next month as part of a study that will help inform mountain goat and habitat management. The project will entail capturing 30 mountain goats,...

 
 By Chris Aadland    News    November 25, 2020 

Bullock announces new COVID restrictions

Gov. Steve Bullock has announced new public health orders, including limits on gathering sizes and restaurant and bar operations, in response to a continued surge of new COVID-19 infections in Montana... Full story

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    November 18, 2020

Meridian Bridge meeting November 18

The Gallatin County Commissioners will host a public meeting in Three Forks on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to discuss with the public the project to replace Meridian Bridge. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m....

 

MDT seeks input on two Interstate 90 Bridges

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to invite the public to comment on a proposal to rehabilitate two bridges west of Three Forks. The bridges carry Interstate 90 over an abandoned railroad located at approximately reference...

 

City asking for Public Comment

The City of Three Forks is actively seeking public comments for two sizeable projects: • 2020 Growth Policy Update • Madison-Ruby-Jefferson River Watersheds Flood Maps Update Growth Policy Update...

 

Three Forks Rodeo Board fundraising continues

Three Forks Rodeo Board members are continuing their fundraising efforts to pay for the new bleachers installed earlier this year. At a City Council meeting last week, Councilmen and Rodeo Board member Gene Townsend updated the governing body on...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    November 18, 2020

Closures announced

The City of Three Forks has closed their office to the public due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Gallatin County. The City Hall has a drop box outside our door to drop payments, or other completed applications/sign up forms. If residents...

 

Southwest Montana hunters see varied success over third weekend of general hunt

BOZEMAN – Hunter numbers and success continue to vary in southwest Montana as recent snowfall facilitated some harvest opportunity while creating challenges for travel and access. Wildlife biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks operated...

 

Phase None: Bullock says the state can't afford a return to stay-at-home restrictions as COVID-19 spreads uncontrolled

At Billings Clinic, the emergency room is turning away ambulances. In Bozeman, health care workers who are supposed to be quarantined because of exposure to COVID-19 are having to work. Ravalli County emergency room doctors say the community is "on...

 

Board of Health Enacts New COVID-19 Restrictions

At a Friday, Nov. 6 meeting, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health revised a local health rule that includes new restrictions on certain businesses intended to slow transmission of COVID-19. The ne...

 

New County Clerk elected

There will be a new Clerk of Court in Gallatin County. In unofficial results, Democrat Sandy Erdhardt defeated Republican Challenger Jesi Stahl by a vote of 35,035 to 32,129. She will take over for current clerk Jennifer Brandon. In the race for a...

 

Semi Carrying Cattle Catches Fire

A semi-truck carrying cattle feed caught fire on I-90 at around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3 several miles west of Three Forks. The driver pulled off to the side of the road and emptied two fire... Full story

 

Montana Legislature : How will the GOP spend its mandate?

On November 3, Montana voters gave the GOP unified control of state government, electing a Republican to the governor's office for the first time in 16 years, Republican candidates to all statewide offices, and expanding GOP majorities in the state...

 

Belgrade man convicted of bighorn sheep poaching

CHINOOK – A Belgrade man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to killing a bighorn sheep illegally this year. Matthew DeWit, 27, pleaded guilty to hunting during a closed season and unlawful possession, shipping, or transportation of a game ani...

 

Along the Gallatin River, Tester Introduces Montana Headwaters Legacy Act to Protect 336 Miles of Rivers in Southwestern Montana

Standing alongside Montana conservation organizations and advocates on the banks of the Gallatin River, U.S. Senator Jon Tester last week introduced his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act, new legislation to protect 336 miles of rivers in the...

 

Mandatory wolf trapping classes will be offered online in 2020

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer two online wolf trapping certification classes in November. The free online classes are set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14 and 21. The classes are identical, and trappers must complete only one of...

 

MSU Extension explains tax saving benefits

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has revised a MontGuide that explains how charitable gift annuities could be used to meet both the philanthropic and tax savings goals of many Montanans. “If you made a $10,000 gift to your favorite...

 

UM Study Reveals Patterns That Shape Forest Recovery After Wildfires

MISSOULA – New University of Montana research suggests recurring continent-spanning drought patterns set the tempo for forest recovery from wildfire. A study published Nov. 9 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that forest...

 

How Escalating COVID Cases Forced Montana to Change Its Masking Strategy

In Montana’s conservative Flathead County, prosecutors and local leaders were turning a blind eye to businesses that flouted state mask and social distancing mandates, even as the area’s COVID infections climbed to their highest levels. When...

 

Gallatin County Purchases Building For Sheriff's Office Operations

Gallatin County has officially purchased a new facility off of Jackrabbit Lane to house some Sheriff's Office (GCSO) operations. On Thursday, Oct. 29, the Gallatin County Commission signed closing... Full story

 

Committee to look at use of district land

The Three Forks School District has formed a committee to examine the use of 25 acres of land near the district bus barn. The district was approached in late September by Three Forks baseball and softball officials who were hoping to utilize a...

 

When local news isn't local

A late July article from Big Sky Times looks at first glance like a piece of old-fashioned investigative journalism, published on what appears to be a modern news website. "Montana media, GOP failed to investigate Bullock's conduct," reads its...

 

Hunter success at or above average during second weekend of general hunt in southwest Montana

BOZEMAN – The second weekend of Montana’s general deer and elk hunt in southwest Montana saw lower-than-average hunter participation for the same weekend in previous years, but hunter success was at or above average. Wildlife biologists with...

 

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