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CWD detected in Cardwell Deer

Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was harvested by a hunter in hunting district 311. The deer was harvested about 1 mile northeast of Cardwell on the... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 9, 2022

City eyes speed indicator signs

Speed indicator signs could be in the future on South Main/Old Yellowstone Trail in Three Forks. The Three Forks City Council recently voted unanimously to send a letter to the Gallatin the Montana De... Full story


Open burning in Gallatin County ends on Nov. 30

There are only a few more weeks of open burning left in the season in Gallatin County. Open burning in Gallatin County ends on November 30 and will reopen on March 1. If you still have burning... Full story

 By Carly Graf    News    November 9, 2022

Montana youth mental health needs on the rise

Young people in Montana were twice as likely to die by suicide than in the rest of the country during the last decade, according to state statistics. Data from 2011 to 2020 released this spring by the state's Department of Public Health and Human... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 9, 2022

Voters Approve Gallatin County Rest Home Mill Levy, Carlson re-elected

Editor’s Note: This article was last updated with unofficial preliminary results posted by the Gallatin County Elections Department on November 9 at 4:37 p.m. Local voters on Tuesday, November 8 approved the Gallatin County Rest Home Mill Levy. In... Full story


Flood Mitigation Presses Forward

The Three Forks City Council unanimously approved the creation of a flood mitigation special improvement district during its Oct. 25 meeting to help gather funds for the construction, maintenance and incidental costs of the project. The council... Full story


Elections Office offering options

Some Gallatin County voters have reported not receiving their absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 general election. The Gallatin County Elections Office has a variety of ways to get those voters replacement ballots to ensure they are able to vote in the...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 2, 2022

'Wishlist' items huge for food bank

Later this month, the Headwaters Area Food Bank will hand out its annual Thanksgiving Food Boxes. In anticipation of the giveaway of the boxes scheduled for Saturday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Christian Center Church in Three Forks,... Full story


Montana State University Extension publishes results of statewide needs assessment

Montana State University Extension is using the results of a statewide needs assessment to help prioritize programming, inform strategic investments, consider new collaborations and partner with communities and stakeholders to address needs and...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    November 2, 2022

Gianforte pushes trades education, additional construction as fixes for Montana housing crunch

Standing in front of a luxury apartment complex under construction in Bozeman Thursday, Gov. Greg Gianforte touted his efforts to address Montana's housing affordability crunch by promoting new residential development. Flanked by construction...


Gallatin County DVRT Tackles Domestic Violence Issues

Read the papers in Gallatin County often enough and it’s plain to see that domestic violence is a problem in our community: Stories of strangulation and other violent acts appear regularly. In the past few weeks alone, there were three...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 2, 2022

Campaigns signs vandalized

Over the past several weeks, campaign signs and banners supporting Montana State Representative Jennifer Carlson (HD-69) have been vandalized or stolen. Two large banners were vandalized in Three...

 By Eric Dietrich    News    October 26, 2022

Housing Task Force presents recs to Governor

A task force charged with identifying solutions for Montana's housing crunch formally passed recommendations for legislative action to Gov. Greg Gianforte Wednesday, teeing up debates over state... Full story


Three Forks enrollment on the rise

Like the local population, Three Forks School District’s student enrollment has been on the rise and in an attempt to prevent overcrowding, the school board has moved forward with a policy which will close the district to new out-of-district studen...


Game Animal Carcass Disposal Available in Gallatin County

Southwest Montana hunters can help prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) by properly disposing of game animal carcasses at three locations across Gallatin County this hunting season. Dumping carcasses is illegal, unethical, and can... Full story

 By Keely Larson    News    October 26, 2022

Montana's muted 2022 fire season fizzles

Early-summer moisture and unstrained resources for aggressive suppression conspired to deliver a more muted fire season than had been expected in spring. But in hindsight, meteorologists and land... Full story


Trapper education field day set for Nov. 19

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a trapper education field day in Bozeman on Saturday, Nov. 19. The field day will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. at FWP's Bozeman office, 1400 S. 19th Ave. Students must register for the field...


Grizzly bear conflicts continue in southwestern Montana

BOZEMAN – Bear specialists and game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks have responded recently to several separate conflicts involving grizzly bears in southwestern Montana. No people were injured in these conflicts. However, one grizzly b...


'Misuse' prompts shooting restrictions on State Land Trusts

Due to ongoing misuse of State Trust Land associated with recreational shooting – including public safety concerns, shooting debris left on site, and concerns that private property will be further damaged – the Department of Natural Resources... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 19, 2022

Listening Sessions garner feedback from residents

Area residents discussed opportunities and challenges in Broadwater County at several “Listening Sessions” last week. The sessions hosted by the Broadwater County Development Corporation (BCDC) included a stop Wednesday afternoon in the... Full story


Council receives request from Magris Talc, hears Rest Home Tax presentation

During its Oct. 11 meeting, the Three Forks City Council was approached via a letter by Magris Talc requesting assistance with a federal grant application that would improve the safety of the pedestrian crossing on the Montana Rail Links track near... Full story


Gallatin County Mails over 62,000 Absentee Ballots

On the morning Friday, Oct. 14, the Gallatin County Elections Office is mailing out over 62,000 absentee ballots for the 2022 federal general election on Nov. 8. Voters who are registered to receive... Full story


Bozeman CWD sampling station hours to be extended on 2nd day of youth deer hunt

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff in Bozeman will be available to help youth hunters learn how to sample their harvested deer for chronic wasting disease at the conclusion of Montana's two-day youth deer hunt. The CWD sampling station at... Full story

 By Eric Dietrich    News    October 19, 2022

Housing task force details regulatory reforms, other proposals aimed at affordability crunch

A draft report released last week by Gov. Greg Gianforte's housing task force details a slew of ideas to boost housing supply in an effort to tackle Montana's affordability crunch, previewing legislation that could be advanced by the governor and... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 12, 2022

Ambulance Service particpating in SIM-MT Training, hosting open house

Later this week, members of the Three Forks Area Ambulance service (TFAA) will participate in a Simulation in Motion Training – Montana (SIM-MT) event. With the local service in desperate need of... Full story


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