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 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 3, 2021 

Uthlaut Accepts District Top Job

The Three Forks School District will soon have a new Superintendent. According to Elementary School Principal Steve Fanning, Rhonda Uthlaut was offered the job Monday, and she accepted. The School Board must officially approve at a special meeting... Full story

 
 News    March 3, 2021 

Three Forks Airport receives funding

The Three Forks Airport will receive $13,000 in grant funding to keep up with costs and continue projects amid the Covid-19 project. The funding is part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was signed into law...

 
 News    March 3, 2021 

Southwest Airlines Coming to Bozeman; Daily Service to Begin May 27

In its 50th year of service, Southwest Airlines will bring low fares to the state of Montana on May 27, 2021 with the addition of service to Bozeman Yellowstone Int'l Airport (BZN).  The new service...

 
 News    March 3, 2021 

Flood Plain Open Houses Next Week

Gallatin County residents will have the opportunity to learn more about draft FEMA floodplain maps at two Public Open House Meetings next week. The Gallatin County Planning Department and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation...

 
 News    March 3, 2021 

Council seat vacant

There is a vacancy on the Three Forks City Council. Town officials announced last week the immediate resignation of Erin Schattauer. The appointment of the vacancy is planned for March 23 at 7 p.m. The deadline to file is March 18. The Three Forks... Full story

 

Sheriff Meehan Concerned About Lack of Infrastructure

Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan is concerned with the growth in the Wheatland area near Three Forks. At the top of the list of concerns for Mehan is the lack of infrastructure. "The county is gr... Full story

 

Health Officer Urges Residents to Wait Turn

With Gallatin County still in Phase 1B of the Covid-19 vaccine distribution process, Health Officer Matt Kelley is asking some help from the community and pleads with them to not skip their place in line. "We need you to know that if you are in a...

 

Superintendent interviews next week

The Three Forks School Board will meet Wednesday, February 24, to select candidates for the new Superintendent of Schools. The staff and public interview process are scheduled for Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 2 (see photo) at a... Full story

 

Proposal to nullify local mask mandates advances

Lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would essentially nullify local health measures like mask mandates and prohibit local governments and health officials from adopting similar requirements in th...

 

Suspect fires at GSCO Detective, apprehended after chase

On February 17, 2021 at approximately 11:45 p.m., officers with the Belgrade Police Department were dispatched to a residence in Belgrade for a report of a partner or family member assault. The...

 

Three Forks School Disrict Announces Candidates for Superintendent

The Three Forks School District #J24 received four applications for the open Superintendent position and the school board and administrative team met Wednesday evening to screen the applications. The team selected two finalists that will take part... Full story

 

Missouri River Drug Task Force wages war on meth

The effects of methamphetamines and other drugs can have a devastating impact on a community. The crippling effects of drug abuse are present in Three Forks and throughout the Gallatin Valley, both... Full story

 

Landowner questions flood maps, mitigation

Last week, a local landowner approached the Three Forks City Council, asking them to pull back from the FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure Grant funding process. Terry Anderson requested the City provide more information to area residents about...

 

City committee discusses several improvements

The City of Three Forks Streets and Alleys and Parks Committees have recently been discussing several improvement projects. At last week’s City Council meeting, Council and Committee member Gene Townsend discussed a recent tour of several areas...

 

Statewide Mask Mandate Expires, local order still in effect

Governor Greg Gianforte issued a new directive last week allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire. While the statewide order has expired, local mandates do remain in effect. The Gallatin...

 

Gallatin City-County Board of Health extends, amends Local Health Rule

On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health extended its emergency public health rule that places operating restrictions on certain businesses in order to slow the spread of... Full story

 

Snowpack Percentages Decline Across Montana After Warm and Dry January

BOZEMAN - While January started off on the right foot, with snow falling at many locations in the state, the remainder of the month was hit-or-miss for mountain and valley snowfall. Atmospheric circulation patterns early in the month were similar to...

 

Governor Gianforte receives approval to redirect COVID-19 vaccine doses

Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week he received federal approval to redirect 19,500 unused COVID-19 vaccine doses to vulnerable Montanans. "Every dose Montana receives is critical, which is why I promised you in my first week in office that...

 
 By Greg Overman    News    February 3, 2021

Wolves Win State Speech Title

The Speech and Drama team competed at the Class B/C State Tournament this weekend hosted by Huntley Project digitally, spanning the course of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Speech team won the... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    February 3, 2021

Health Department Continues Phase 1B Vaccine administration

In his weekly press conference last Friday, Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley discussed local efforts regarding the Phase 1B administration of Covid-19 vaccinations. According to...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 27, 2021

Board Accepts Superintendent Resignation

The Three Forks School Board voted unanimously last week to accept the resignation of Superintendent Jeff Elliott. His last day with the district will be June 30. Originally hired in 2018, Elliott had previously served as the Principal at Fergus... Full story

 

Board of Health extends 3 local emergency health rules

At a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health extended three local emergency health rules intended to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Those rules include: • Requiring face coverings in public places • Isolation...

 

Montana Moves to Phase 1B of Vaccine Distribution

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week Montana is moving into Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. In Phase 1B, COVID-19 vaccines are available to Montanans 70...

 

Opt-In COVID-19 Vaccine Notification System Available for local residents

For residents who wish to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination in Gallatin County, a new tool is available to receive those updates right on your phone or email. This opt-in notification system will provide direct updates as Gallatin County moves...

 
 By Amanda Eggert    News    January 27, 2021

Committee approves bill imposing stiffer penalties on hunters who enter private property without permission

HELENA — The House Fish, Wildlife and Parks Committee approved a bill earlier this session, that significantly strengthens penalties for hunters who trespass on private property.  Rep. Denley Loge, R-St. Regis, is sponsoring House Bill 108. It...

 

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