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 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 28, 2020

District hires general contractor

The Three Forks School Board voted last week to approve the recommendation of the General Contract/Contract Manager Committee to hire Langlas and Associates as the general contractor for the recently passed bonds. The two other companies that had sub... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 28, 2020

Playground equipment installed

City of Three Forks employees were busy last week installing new playground equipment at Bellach Park. The equipment was purchased with a donation from the now disbanded Headwaters Kiwanis Club....

 

Angler, FWP staff reflect on Madison River rescue incident

By the time Mark Bromley came to a stop, his strength had been almost entirely absorbed by the cold current pulling him downstream. His waders were full of water. Fly fishing line was twisted and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 21, 2020 

Broadwater County Sheriff's Office adds 2 local deputies

There will soon be an increased presence of law enforcement in southern Broadwater County. At last week's City Council Meeting, Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Mehan told the governing body he has hired two additional deputies to work in the area.... Full story

 

Gallatin County reports 5th COVID-19 related death

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that a Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19. The person was a woman in her 90s who passed... Full story

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    October 21, 2020 

Didn't get a mail ballot? Here's what to do

Hundreds of thousands of ballots were mailed Oct. 9 to registered Montana voters in 45 counties doing mail-in voting. Although most ballots should safely reach voters at their homes, it’s possible some may be late or missing. According to the Helen...

 

Sheriff's Office warns of scams

Recently the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office has received multiple reports regarding fraudulent unemployment claims. Most reports involve an unknown person having obtained the victim's Social Security number and date of birth and filing a...

 
 By Cecilia Clark    News    October 14, 2020

Why you should file the FAFSA right away

An influx of college financial aid applications this year means that money could run out for students who don't file early. Due to financial strain caused by COVID-19, nearly 40% of families that...

 

As COVID surges, health officials try to balance public buy-in with stricter measures

Montana has set multiple new records for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the past week, and now ranks among the top states in the nation in daily new cases per capita. Hospitals in some of Mont...

 
 By Aidan Morton    News    October 14, 2020

One more time: Rosendale, Williams try again in campaign for Congress seat

If Montana's campaign for the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives seems familiar, it's because both candidates have been here before. Democrat Kathleen Williams of Bozeman lost a...

 

Antelope Fire at 2,000 acres

Local firefighters are continuing their work on the Antelope Fire two miles north of Harrison. As of press time Tuesday, officials report the fire at 2,000 acres. An official cause of the fire first... Full story

 

Departments hosting fundraising events

Two upcoming events will allow local residents to give back to local emergency service providers. Willow Creek Fire and EMS are hosting their annual breakfast on Sunday, October 11 from 7 a.m. to 11... Full story

 

Accident reported on lower Madison River

On September 29th, 2020 at 1:45, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Three Forks Ambulance, and Three Forks Fire Department responded to the lower Madison River, approximately two miles north of Cobblestone...

 

MDOT Dedicates Toston Structures Project in Honor of Tim Reardon

The Montana Transportation Commission dedicated the new bridge spanning the Missouri River, currently being constructed, to retired Montana Department of Transportation employee, Tim Reardon. Commission Chair Barb Skelton and Director Mike Tooley...

 

Drafts of Madison River recreation rules, environmental assessment released

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks released a draft version of the Madison River recreation administrative rules as well as the environmental assessment (EA) for public comment Friday. The documents can be found online at fwp.mt.gov. The comment...

 
 By Alex Miller    News    October 7, 2020

LR-130 – Firearms and local governments

So, here's the question: How much power should local governments have to regulate firearms or prevent their possession by felons, minors, undocumented immigrants or people judged mentally... Full story

 

Board receives bond report

The Three Forks School board recently received a bond-building report. Andy Becker, Project Manager for Hulteng CCM, discussed the progress for the $15 million high school and $10 million K-8 bonds that were approved by voters earlier this year. On... Full story

 

Three Forks residents encouraged to use statewide 'My Voter Page'

Gallatin County Election Administrator Casey Hayes is encouraging Three Forks residents to visit www.myvoterpagemt.com. According to Hayes, the site was created in 2009 as a result of the Move Act, a Federal Law Allowing voters the ability to track...

 

City amends public meeting process

An unfortunate event in late August has led the City of Three Forks to amend its public meeting process. In the wake of a “Zoom-bombing” at the August 25 Council Meeting that featured foul languag... Full story

 

High court avoids 'impermissible bias' question in solar utility ruling

HELENA - The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a ruling from last year in which a state District Court judge criticized the Montana Public Service Commission's handling of a rate contract dispute between a solar power developer and NorthWestern...

 

District Hears Positive Feedback About Distance Learning Program

The feedback on the new Acellus distance learning program in the Three Forks School District has been positive. At last week's School Board meeting, Assistant Principal Jake Lynch told the trustees... Full story

 

Toston Project Paving planned for end of September or early October

At the end of August, workers were able to complete piers and steel girders for the Missouri River Bridge as part of the Montana Department of Transportation Toston Structures Project. Road crews are now doing preparation work for paving near the... Full story

 

District updates fall sports attendance guidelines

The Three Forks school district has updated its attendance policy for fall sports. The new guidelines will allow every Three Forks family of active players and coaches four pre-selected guests to attend sporting events. The number had previously...

 

Three Forks students invited to Montana Virtual College Fair

Montana High School Students Invited to Shop for Colleges and Win Scholarship Money Statewide Montana Virtual College Fairs throughout the state will feature 100+ higher education institutions, 500+ Live Sessions, 100’s of Live 1-on-1 Meetings,...

 

Lawmakers spar over legislative rules

HELENA — Republican lawmakers from the Joint Senate and House Rules Committee met last Thursday in an unusual effort to propose changes to legislative rules before the 2021 session. Democratic lawmakers boycotted the meeting, insisting that it was...

 

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