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Gallatin County COVID-19 cases up to 19

There were 12 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, five Tuesday, and three Wednesday in Montana bringing the statewide total to 53. There are two reported cases in Madison County and 19 in Gallatin...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 25, 2020

Instruction to resume at schools March 30

The Three Forks School District announced last Friday that instruction will resume March 30. Governor Steve Bullock announced Tuesday the closure of schools will remain until April 10. District...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    March 25, 2020

City passes emergency resolution

The Three Forks City Council approved a declaration of emergency resolution making the city eligible for federal relief funds as well as providing the authority to pass two mills. According to Mayor Sean Gifford, the two mills would be approximately...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 18, 2020

COVID-19 leads to school closures, events postponed

On Thursday of last week, Governor Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency to exist within the state of Montana related to the communicable disease COVID-19 novel coronavirus. In an effort to...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 18, 2020

City of Three Forks purchases portable radar sign

Those who have recently driven by the local schools are sure to have noticed a portable radar speed sign that was recently purchased and placed by the City of Three Forks. According to City Clerk...

 

Snowpack recovery improves streamflow forecasts

Following on the heels of January's abundant snowfall, February also delivered above normal to record-setting snowfall in mountain ranges supplying water to regional rivers and streams. New records were set for February snowfall at seven mountain SNO...

 

Donors Increase Rewards

Donors have increased the monetary rewards offered for information on two separate cases involving wildlife that were killed illegally in southwest Montana. Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife...

 

City holding special meeting Wednesday

The City of Three Forks recognizes there is a world-wide concern regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please note there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Three Forks. However, in light of the pandemic we will be holding a special City...

 

County confirms no known local cases of coronavirus

Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD) confirmed last week that there have been no known cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in Gallatin County or Montana. GCCHD officials also confirmed that to date, GCCHD has monitored five individuals who...

 

Bleacher project underway

Since 1946, Three Forks has hosted an annual rodeo. The tradition, now more than seventy years old, has become a significant part of our town's identity and continues to grow in popularity. Aside...

 
 By Axon Parker    News    February 26, 2020

Board votes to offer Elliott new contract

The Three Forks School Board of Trustees unanimously voted last week to offer Superintendent Jeff Elliott a contract for next school year. Vice-Chair Lori Sayers reported that Elliott's closed session...

 
 By Axon Parker    News    February 19, 2020

Council approves new bleachers

A brief city council meeting on Tuesday, February 11, was primarily concerned with the Three Forks Rodeo. Council Member Dennis Nelson presided over the meeting in the absence of Mayor Sean Gifford,...

 

Safety a key component of Three Forks School bonds

Safety is a key component of the upcoming Three Forks School Bonds. The Three Forks School Board of Trustees recently voted to move forward with two bonds for the May 5 election and the district has...

 

January adds to statewide snowpack

Abundant moisture spilled into the Treasure State from the Pacific during January, boosting snowpack in all river basins to near or above normal for February 1. In some locations, the amount of water...

 

District offering traffic ed courses

Three Forks School District is offering two Traffic Safety Education classes this spring and summer. Classes for the spring course will run 11 weeks beginning with the required parent meeting on March 16th. Class will be held Monday-Thursday 7-8:15...

 
 By Axon Parker    News    February 5, 2020

City Council approves NHB daycare request

The Three Forks City Council approved last week a request by Susan Frost to open a daycare at 223 N Main Street. The location is zoned NHB - Neighborhood Highway Business - and previously daycares were only permitted in the R Residential District or...

 
 By Greg Overman    News    February 5, 2020

Wolves finish third

The Three Forks High School Speech and Drama team competed at the state tournament this weekend in Big Fork, placing third in Speech. 30 Three Forks participants qualified for semi-finals and 22...

 
 By Greg Overman    News    January 29, 2020

Wolves speech wins divisional championship

The Three Forks Speech and Drama team competed at the divisional tournament on Saturday at Columbus Public Schools, placing as champion in Speech with a score of 131-129. The Speech team thus remains...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 29, 2020

Chamber hires director

The Three Forks Chamber has a new Executive Director. Leandra Hill officially started in the position on January 1. Hill said it is an amazing opportunity to become connected with the community she has lived in for 21 years. "There is a lot to do...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 29, 2020

Unveiling of plaque Saturday

Saturday will be a special day in Three Forks with the unveiling of the bronzed memorial plaque to honor men and women of Japanese ancestry who served and fought for America in WWII. The special ceremony is scheduled for February 1 at 10 a.m. at Vete...

 
 By Axon Parker    News    January 29, 2020

District ready to promote bond

The Three Forks School Board and administration are ready to promote the 2020 bond. "It's time to get the conversation started," said Superintendent Jeff Elliott at the January school board meeting. He shared copies of the brochure and explained...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 22, 2020

Headwaters Country Jam announces 2020 headliners

The lineup has been announced for the 2020 Headwaters Country Jam scheduled for Thursday, June 18 to Saturday, June 20 at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. The headlining acts for the festival are...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    January 22, 2020

Crop School set for Feb. 5

The Broadwater, Gallatin, and Madison/Jefferson County Extension Offices are joining forces to host a Crop School next month in Three Forks. The school is scheduled to take place Wednesday, February 5 at Headwaters Livestock Auction located at 25...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 15, 2020

District moving forward with 2 bonds

The Three Forks School District is moving forward with two bonds for the May 5, 2020 election. The total bond for the Elementary District (K-8) is $10 million and the bond for the High School...

 

Precipitation numbers well below normal

After an early-season storm dropped snow in Montana's high country at the end of September, it seemed like the new 2020 water year was off to a strong start. The wet and cold weather patterns that dominated October boosted snowpack and precipitation...

 

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