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 News    June 16, 2021 

City of Three Forks to receive ARPA funding

Governor Greg Gianforte announced Friday the disbursement of nearly $6.3 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to 18 towns and cities across the state. The City of Three Forks is set to receive $262,463.90. "The ARPA... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 16, 2021 

Willow Creek Fire at 100 Percent Containment

Officials reported Sunday, June 13 the 330-acre Willow Creek Fire near Three Forks was at 100 percent containment. The was first reported at 3:37 p.m. June 9 on private land six miles southwest of... Full story

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

State Parks see record visitation so far for 2021

Mild weather during the first quarter of 2021 contributed to a record number of visitors for Montana State Parks. MSP recorded 393,175 park visitors in the first quarter, a 20.2% increase over 2020 and a 78% increase over the same period in 2019. Of...

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

City of Three Forks Wading Pool open for season

The City of Three Forks Wading Pool at Stevenson Park is officially open for the summer season. The hours for the pool are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will close on all legal holidays. The City reserves the right to close the pool due to lack of staffing...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 16, 2021 

Gianforte sets wildfire priorities for 'above-normal' season

In a wildfire briefing at the state Capitol attended by more than a dozen land use and wildfire response agency leaders, Gov. Greg Gianforte said he wants to double the number of treated acres on Montana's forests and pressured the National Park...

 
 By Alex Sakariassen    News    June 16, 2021 

OPI asks feds to approve COVID relief spending

HELENA - The Montana Office of Public Instruction submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday outlining how it intends to spend $382 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. The...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 9, 2021

Elliott Discusses Tenure as Three Forks Superintendent

At the end of June, Three Forks Superintendent Jeff Elliott will be stepping down from the position. While there were undoubtedly challenges during his three years, Elliott is walking away proud of... Full story

 

Text to 911 Now Available in Gallatin County

Gallatin County 911 is pleased to announce another tool for citizens and visitors to reach our dispatchers during emergencies. Text to 911 is now available in Gallatin County. We urge the community to always call 911 when possible, but to use this... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 9, 2021

Uthlaut Brings Wealth of Experience

Earlier this year, Dr. Rhonda Uthlaut was named the new Superintendent of the Three Forks School District. Before her approval by the school board earlier this year, Uthlaut had the opportunity to answer questions for both the community and board...

 

Precipitation Returns in May Adding to the Snowpack, Snowmelt is in Full Swing

Following two months of well below average precipitation, rain and snow was welcomed across much of Montana during May. Two mid-month storms brought significant precipitation to the Rocky Mountain...

 

Chip sealing delayed on Toston Structures Project

Chip sealing on the Montana Department of Transportation Project has been delayed a week to June 14. The work was initially scheduled to start June 7. The work will include single lane traffic with reduced speeds, flaggers, temporary signal lights,... Full story

 

Paving Complete on US 287 North of Three Forks Project

Paving of the main road and approaches is now complete on the US 287 North of Three Forks Project. There will be a break in construction activity for 2-3 weeks pending final seal and cover work in mid to late June. This work is weather dependent and...

 

Search and Rescue responds to Gallatin River incident

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at approximately 4:48 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to a request for assistance for a kayaker who came out of their boat on the Gallatin River near mile marker 60. Volunteers responded and...

 

Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission to Meet on June 10

The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission will meet on June 10 at 1 p.m. to consider the criteria commissioners will use to create congressional and state legislative district lines. In addition, commissioners will continue to discuss the...

 
 By Alex Sakariassen    News    June 9, 2021

Taking control: City and county leaders statewide are struggling to come to terms with rollbacks of municipal authority

After months of legislative debate, Montanans are beginning to glimpse how new laws passed by the 67th Legislature are poised to impact their lives. For county and municipal leaders, those impacts amount to a notable reduction in their ability to...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 9, 2021

Despite challening conditions, Willow Creek Fire remains at 350 acres

Despite challenging conditions Thursday with wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, officials reported Friday morning the Willow Creek Fire near Three Forks remained at 350 acres. At a stakeholder meeting... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 2, 2021

Survey results show interest in local bus service

Amid a five-year update on the City of Three Forks Growth Policy, preliminary results of an ongoing questionnaire show 131 of 265 responders indicating they would like to see some sort of local bus system or rideshare program. A bus pickup service... Full story

 

City of Three Forks Awarded 2021 Recreation Trails Grant

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced last week that the City of Three Forks was one of 42 trail organizations, communities, and various land-managing agencies throughout the state to receive federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant awards...

 

Three Forks High School Earns Grant For Adding Personal Finance Elective, Teaching Three Forks Students About Money

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), the leader in financial education in middle and high schools in the U.S., has issued Three Forks High School a $1,000 Grant under its Mission: 2025 Challenge after...

 
 By Mara Silvers    News    June 2, 2021

Judge temporarily halts campus carry bill

HELENA — A district court judge on Friday temporarily enjoined the enforcement date of House Bill 102, the bill that would expand permissions for concealed carry firearms on campus starting June 1....

 

Search and Rescue assits hikers who fell into Gallatin River

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at approximately 7:20 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from two hikers that fell into the South Fork of the Gallatin River. The first individual slipped and...

 

Proposed Resurfacing on US-287 near Ennis

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) would like to announce and invite the public to comment on a proposal to resurface about 6 miles of Highway 287, north of Ennis. The project begins at the intersection of US-287 and MT-287 and extends...

 

Fish mortality observed in lower Madison River

Fisheries biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are monitoring an area of the Madison River where a number of dead fish have been observed. A cause of the mortalities has not yet been determined. Biologists have collected many samples... Full story

 

Seat Open on School Board

There is a vacancy of the Three Forks School Board. At last week’s monthly meeting, the board voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Stephene Kamerman. She was first elected to the position in May of 2019. The board also approved to...

 

Local FFA Chapter Creating Community Garden

Do you want a garden, but have no space? Three Forks FFA has your solution with their brand-new community garden! They are offering thirteen 6' x 12' raised garden beds on a first-come-first-served...

 

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