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  • Online registration underway

    Steve Fanning, TFES Principal|Jul 24, 2024

    It is mid-July and the start of another school year at Three Forks Schools is right around the corner. School staff will begin trainings and orientations mid-August with the first day of school for students in grades 1-12 being August 21st. The official first day of school for both 2YK and Kindergarten will be August 28th. Online registration for all incoming students officially kicked off on July 20th. Parents can access the District website at to find the registration link.... Full story

  • Fiber-optic cable route work ongoing in Three Forks area

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

    Work is currently underway in the Three Forks area on a project installing a new fiber-optic cable route across Montana. In 2023, Intermountain Infrastructure Group (IIG) began work on the project loosely following the I-90 corridor and Montana Highway 200 in the northwest portion of the state, with most of the construction taking place along the sides of primary and secondary highways. According to IIG, “the installation of this new fiber-optic cable route will expand the availability and r... Full story

  • DEQ Approves Assignment Change of Majesty Mining, Inc. to Bear Claw Mining Services, LLC

    Jul 24, 2024

    Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved a hard rock mining operating permit assignment for the Revenue Mine. The assignment transfers the operating permit from Majesty Mining, Inc. (Majesty) to Bear Claw Mining Services, LLC (Bear Claw). The assignment will allow Bear Claw to take over the approved operating plan and reclamation plan for the Revenue Mine, a gold and silver mine located approximately 4.5 miles southwest of Norris in Madison County, Montana. The Revenue Mine first began operating under a Small Miner Exclusion...

  • High temperatures trigger widespread fishing restrictions in Montana, Yellowstone

    Amanda Eggert, Montana Free Press|Jul 24, 2024

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has implemented fishing restrictions on 13 western Montana rivers that are exceeding temperature thresholds following an underwhelming snowpack and a heat spell last week that broke records in some parts of the state. The list includes both low-flow rivers that see hoot owl restrictions more years than not, such as the Big Hole, Beaverhead and Jefferson rivers, and other, higher-volume rivers that typically hold onto enough water to stay open for afternoon anglin...

  • Wildfires Increase Flooding Risks

    Jul 24, 2024

    Recent hot temperatures and dry conditions have triggered wildfires throughout the state. While some wildfire effects are predictable, a lesser-known effect can be an increased risk of flooding due to wildfire burns. “It is difficult to think about flooding in the middle of or after a wildfire event. We urge residents to be observant of rapidly changing conditions, especially on uphill slopes, and be prepared for the possibility of flooding,” said Traci Sears, the Montana National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator at the Department of Nat...

  • Career and Technical Education Department Receives Grant to Install Raised Garden Beds

    Jul 24, 2024

    The Three Forks Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department is thrilled to announce the installation of raised garden beds in the courtyard area between the elementary school and the new flex space. This initiative, aimed at enhancing educational opportunities and community engagement, has been made possible by a generous grant from the Montana Farmers Union Foundation. Additionally, the project has received support through a Rural Reserve Grant and Carl Perkins funding. The new garden area will serve as a versatile learning space for...

  • Community rallies in support of Horse Gulch Fire evacuees

    Zeke Lloyd, Montana Free Press|Jul 24, 2024

    On Wednesday, July 17, Brandi Castleberry stood behind the counter of the store at Kim's Marina & Resort, looking out over the empty room. Just outside the window, a fleet of boats floated idly at the docks. A few more dotted the water beyond. A thick cloud of white smoke hung over Canyon Ferry Lake. The Horse Gulch Fire had just turned a week old. "Typically we are on a waiting list, fully booked, with everything from RV sites to boat rentals," resort owner Lukas Jewett said. Jewett estimates t...

  • August Historical Society Meeting Cancelled

    Jul 24, 2024

    The August meeting of the Three Forks Area Historical Society has been cancelled on August 1st so we can serve our famous Walking Tacos at the Farmers’ Market that Thursday. We are looking forward to having everyone visit us at Farmers’ Market to check out the new pavilion next to the depot! It will be a great shady spot for the park’s picnic tables and a reminder of our past railroad history when there was a similar, but larger, pavilion next to the old Milwaukee Railroad Depot just down the street. Clay Feliciano has done a terrific job o... Full story

  • Headwaters Country Jam: 49 Winchester headed to the 'Bridge' near Three Forks

    Alan Sculley, For the Three Forks Voice|Jul 24, 2024

    "Leavin' This Holler," the new album from 49 Winchester, includes the song "Make It Count," which refers to both the opportunity and the challenge that faced the band when work began on the album. The previous 49 Winchester album, "Fortune Favors the Bold," had marked an inflection point for the band. After releasing three albums and building a touring base as a true do-it-yourself indie act, 49 Winchester had signed with New West Records and seen "Fortune Favors the Bold" get rave reviews and...

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report July 18, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on July 19, 2024 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 07/18/24 00:01 CFS24-098826 TRAFFIC STOP NORRIS RD and JACKRABBIT LN (103.3 LE - Warning 00:08 CFS24-098829 AGENCY ASSIST LE - Documented 00:10 CFS24-098831 NON INJURY LATIGO RD and CINCH LN (74.8 feet) LE - Documented 00:19 CFS24-098833 PATROL CHECK NORRIS RD and RIVER RD (0.0 miles) LE - Documented 00:32 CFS24-098839 PATROL CHECK W CAMERON BRIDGE RD and LE - Documented 00:43 CFS24-098842 PATROL CHECK AMSTERDAM RD and DRIVEWAY (67.5 LE -... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report July 19, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on July 20, 2024 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 07/19/24 00:14 CFS24-099364 FP BIG PINE DR and SNOWY MOUNTAIN LE - Documented 00:17 CFS24-099365 FP ASPEN LEAF DR and RAINBOW TROUT LE - Documented 00:18 CFS24-099366 PARTY LE - GOA / UTL 00:45 CFS24-099380 OUT W/ VEHICLE WOODEN SHOE LN and DRIVEWAY LE - Documented 00:48 CFS24-099382 OUT W/ VEHICLE CLARKSTON RD and ROUND BARN DR LE - Public Assist 00:49 CFS24-099383 ALARM SIMKINS DR and ASPEN LEAF DR (41.8 LE - Documented 00:52 CFS24-099384... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report July 20, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on July 21, 2024 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 07/20/24 00:04 CFS24-099886 FP BIG PINE DR and SNOWY MOUNTAIN LE - Documented 00:10 CFS24-099889 PATROL CHECK E VALLEY CENTER RD and FREMONT LE - Documented 00:11 CFS24-099890 PATROL CHECK COUNTRYSIDE LN and BAKER ST (37.1 LE - Documented 00:13 CFS24-099891 TRAFFIC STOP GALLATIN RD and MOOSE CREEK RD LE - Warning 00:16 CFS24-099893 FP ASPEN LEAF DR and RAINBOW TROUT LE - Documented 00:28 CFS24-099899 PATROL CHECK AMSTERDAM RD and DRIVEWAY (67.5... Full story

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report July 21, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on July 22, 2024 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 07/21/24 00:30 CFS24-100403 PATROL CHECK BUSINESS HUB DR and DRIVEWAY LE - Documented 00:35 CFS24-100405 FP BIG PINE DR and SNOWY MOUNTAIN LE - Documented 00:41 CFS24-100408 FP ASPEN LEAF DR and RAINBOW TROUT LE - Documented 00:58 CFS24-100414 PATROL CHECK LE - Documented 01:09 CFS24-100415 FLAG DOWN RAINBOW TROUT RUN and ASPEN LE - Documented 01:22 CFS24-100422 PATROL CHECK LE - Documented 01:26 CFS24-100425 PATROL CHECK GREEN BELT DR and NORTH... Full story

  • Broadwater County Sheriff's Report July 14 - 20, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    MEDIA REPORT Printed on July 22, 2024 CFS Date/Time Street Name Code : Description 07/14/24 01:12 HWY 287 NB DUI : DUI 07/14/24 07:32 24 : 24/7 07/14/24 08:03 FOLLOWUP : Follow up 07/14/24 08:17 CITASST : Citizen Assist 07/14/24 08:44 24 : 24/7 07/14/24 09:11 MVA : MVA 07/14/24 09:19 FOLLOWUP : Follow up 07/14/24 09:58 FOLLOWUP : Follow up 07/14/24 11:24 FOTHER : Fire Other 07/14/24 13:40 FOLLOWUP : Follow up 07/14/24 13:46 CITASST : Citizen Assist 07/14/24 14:20 MVA : MVA 07/14/24 15:22 SUSP : Suspicious 07/14/24 15:45 46.477929, -111.657164... Full story

  • Montana 4-H Foundation awards nearly $40,000 in scholarships

    MSU News Service|Jul 24, 2024

    The Montana 4-H Foundation recently announced that it has awarded nearly $40,000 in scholarships to 45 graduating 4-H members and alumni. The recipients, from 28 Montana counties and tribal areas, can use the scholarships for post-secondary education during the 2024-2025 academic year. Scholarship recipients were recognized July 11 at the 2024 Montana 4-H Congress held on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. Jane Wolery, executive director of the Montana 4-H Foundation, said the...

  • Fuller Promoted To Consumer And Commercial Loan Officer For Stockman Bank

    Jul 24, 2024

    Stockman Bank is pleased to announce that Paul Fuller has been promoted to Consumer/Commercial Loan Officer. His responsibilities include developing and servicing consumer and commercial loans and assisting customers with their lending and credit needs. Fuller joined Stockman Bank in May of 2021 and holds a bachelor's degree in business from Montana State University. He will continue to be an asset to Stockman Bank. Born and raised in Belgrade, Fuller enjoys volunteering for Petra Wilderness out...

  • Montana State recognized for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation

    Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service|Jul 24, 2024

    Montana State University has been recognized for its leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation. This month, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, or APLU, extended MSU's designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The distinction, which MSU has held since 2016, recognizes institutional commitment to economic engagement and work with public and private sector partners in Montana and the region. APLU extended MSU's designation for anot...

  • Guiding principles for mule deer management plan released for public comment

    Jul 24, 2024

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking for public feedback on work from a citizen advisory council tasked with developing guiding principles for developing a new Mule Deer Management Plan. “We know how concerned people are with mule deer numbers across the state,” said FWP Director Dustin Temple. “Our focus is developing a new plan that will guide our efforts to manage herds well into the future. The council’s work is a critical first step for our planning process.” In early 2024, FWP solicited applications from Montana citizens to serve on...

  • The Gallatin WIC Program Upgrades, New Location in Belgrade

    Jul 24, 2024

    The Gallatin Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program is headed to a new location in Belgrade. The Belgrade WIC office is now in the Heck/Quaw building at 91 West Southview Ave., Entrance 8 in Belgrade. This space is provided through a cooperative partnership with the Belgrade School District to better serve the families of Belgrade, Three Forks, Clarkston, and Manhattan. “We are very excited about a few updates in recent months for the Gallatin WIC Program,” states Amie Gatterdam, Maternal Child Health Services Group Manager at the Gal...

  • Montana's Plan to Curb Opioid Overdoses Includes Vending Machine

    Mara Silvers, Montana Free Press|Jul 24, 2024

    Before she stopped using drugs for good, Cierra Coon estimates that she overdosed eight times in a span of two weeks in the fall of 2022. One of those times, the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone helped save her life. She was riding in a car on the back roads of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana when she lost consciousness. Someone in the car grabbed a small bottle of naloxone, sprayed it up her nose, and performed CPR until she came to. Coon said having quick access to the overdose reversal agent, also known by the brand...

  • Food-conditioned grizzly bear removed after conflicts in Gardiner area

    Jul 24, 2024

    Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff shot and killed a grizzly bear Thursday after it had become conditioned to obtaining unsecured food attractants and breaking into houses in and around Gardiner. On Wednesday night, FWP grizzly bear specialists and game wardens conducted a patrol with partner agencies in search of a grizzly bear that has frequented Gardiner and nearby communities. Early Thursday morning, they received a report that a bear had broken into a home in Maiden Basin, north of Gardiner. FWP staff responded and dispatched the bear...

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report July 22, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    GCSO Calls for Service Yesterday Printed on July 23, 2024 Time Call # Type of Call Location Result 07/22/24 00:01 CFS24-100805 77 INTERSTATE 90 HWY and OFF RAMP LE - Agency Assist 00:54 CFS24-100820 ALARM GOOSE CREEK RD and FS 1005B (86.7 LE - 01:30 CFS24-100835 WELFARE CHECK E VALLEY CENTER RD and FREMONT LE - Case Generated 03:12 CFS24-100851 TRAFFIC STOP LE - Documented 03:17 CFS24-100852 PATROL CHECK RIVER ROCK RD and NORTH SHORE DRLE - Documented 04:40 CFS24-100860 ALARM ASPEN LEAF DR and DRIVEWAY (31.9 LE - Documented 05:00 CFS24-100864...

  • Gallatin County Sheriff's Report July 23, 2024

    Jul 24, 2024

    GCSO Media Report - All Printed on July 24, 2024 Date/Time Call For Service #: Location Type of Call 07/23/24 00:04:23 CFS24-101324 DRIVEWAY and BUFFALO HORN CREEK RD ANIMAL 07/23/24 00:04:23 - Sullivan, Jessica New CFS - DOG BITE 07/23/24 00:05:17 - Sullivan, Jessica - VIC - 07/23/24 00:05:37 - Sullivan, Jessica - RP IS NURSE AT BSMC 07/23/24 00:05:55 - Sullivan, Jessica - BITE HAPPENED AT 07/23/24 00:06:08 - Sullivan, Jessica - IS AT THE HOSPITAL 07/23/24 00:08:33 - Sullivan, Jessica - 634 - Assign 07/23/24 00:18:36 - Jarrett, Andrew - over... Full story

  • Rodeo Week in Three Forks: Numerous events scheduled from July 18 to 20

    Jack H. Smith, Three Forks Voice|Jul 17, 2024

    It's once again time for the most popular weekend of the year in Three Forks. Huge crowds are expected for the 77th Annual Three Forks NRA Rodeo and the Rodeo Dayz celebration, scheduled for July 18 to July 20. The Three Forks NRA Rodeo will take place on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20. Action will begin at 7 p.m. on both nights. Events at the 2024 Three Forks NRA Rodeo include Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping, Barrell... Full story

  • Allan headlining July 27 at Headwaters Country Jam

    Bill Forman, For the Three Forks Voice|Jul 17, 2024

    After his 2013 album "Set You Free" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Gary Allan should have had it easy. And by all appearances, he would. The album's first single "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" sold 2 million copies, topped the country charts, and earned the admiration of Maya Angelou. "There's a country song out now which I wish I'd written, that says, 'Every storm runs out of rain,'" the celebrated poet and civil rights activist told an interviewer. "I'd make a sign of that if... Full story

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