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 By STAFF REPORT    News    May 27, 2020 

2 Summer Events Cancelled

The 2020 annual Headwaters Bank Walk/Run held the 4th weekend of July has been cancelled by race organizers. It was determined that the event could not be held safely or meet Governor Bullock's Phase...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 27, 2020 

Superintendent discusses start of school year

Three Forks School Superintendent Jeff Elliott understands a lot of things could change prior to the start of the 2020-21 school year, but he still has the goal to reopen and with instruction the same way it has been in the past. Elliot wants the dis...

 

Montana to enter phase two of reopening

Montana will lift its 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers as the state transitions to phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan on June 1, Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday. Lifting the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 20, 2020

Three Forks High School Graduation Sunday

The Three Forks High School Class of 2020 will graduate in a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m. The graduation is set to take place on the high school football field. Principal Greg Heys said the school is excited to be able to have the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 20, 2020

Bridger Aerospace to utilize local airport

Bridger Aerospace of Bozeman will soon be utilizing the Three Forks Airports for operating unmanned aerial vehicles. The aerial firefighting service has also expressed an interest in using the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Three Forks Voters Approve School Bonds

Last Tuesday was a huge day for the Three Forks School District. Local voters approved a $15 million High School Bond and a $10 million K-8 bond. In results from the Gallatin County Elections Office,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 13, 2020

Willow Creek Students Back at School

While many school districts across the state will not be returning to onsite instruction this year, one local school is bucking the trend. The Willow Creek School board recently voted to return for...

 

Cool April Weather Prolongs Snowpack Across Montana

Weather patterns during the first two weeks of April, while cooler than average, didn't yield much precipitation across the state of Montana. However, the below average temperatures during this period did help to delay snowmelt at many low- and mid-e...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

School District will finish year with distance learning

The Three Forks School Board voted unanimously last week to not reconvene onsite instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The district will continue with distance and online...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    May 6, 2020

Task Force shares recommendations

HELENA - An advisory council appointed to help Gov. Steve Bullock decide how to spend $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief money from the federal government submitted its formal recommendations...

 

With beef backlogged and the market in flux, Montana cattle ranchers face tough choices

The beef supply chain in the United States typically starts on a ranch like Marty Malone's, in Paradise Valley, with the birth of calves. After a summer of grazing, a cow reaches about 500 to 700 poun...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 6, 2020

Three Forks Voters Approve 2 Bonds

In unofficial results from Gallatin County, local voters have approved two bonds for the Three Forks School District. Voters approved the high school bond by a vote of 725 to 517, and approved the K-8 bond by a vote of 742 to 510. The total bond for...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 29, 2020

Bullock details phased reopening plan

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock unveiled the state's official plan April 22 for gradually shifting Montana out of anti-coronavirus emergency mode, specifying dates for scaling back his stay-at-home directive and reopening some non-essential businesses...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 29, 2020

Council approves bid for bleacher project site work

At a special meeting last week, the Three Forks City Council awarded a bid for foundation and civil site work on the Rodeo Arena Bleacher Replacement Project. The governing body approved unanimously...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    April 29, 2020

Multiple agencies respond to incident near Three Forks

Local first responders came together during an incident last Saturday in Three Forks. According to the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 8:30 p.m. dispatch received a call about a male at the Three Forks Town Pump shooting a gun...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 22, 2020

Elliott discusses closure, upcoming May 5 bonds

In the days before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Three Forks Schools Superintendent Jeff Elliott felt the district had some really great momentum in regard to the two bonds in the upcoming May...

 

How contact tracing slows the spread - and why getting Montana back to work requires more of it

Editor's Note: This article was originally published by Montana Free Press. For more information please visit www.montanafreepress.org BOZEMAN - Adam woke up with a fever on the morning of Tuesday Feb. 25. His body ached and his sheets were soaked...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 15, 2020

Who - and why - Montana tests for COVID-19

HELENA - Jim Murphy, Montana's chief epidemiologist, has heard the same stories most everyone in the state has heard about residents who've made unsuccessful attempts to get themselves tested for...

 

Healthy April 1 Snowpack Results in Near to Slightly Above Average Streamflow Forecasts

BOZEMAN – On April 1, many low- and mid-elevation mountain snowpack monitoring locations are typically approaching their seasonal peak snowpack for the year, giving hydrologists good insight into...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    April 15, 2020

Directives extended, Montana cases at 404

Local residents will find out April 21 if Directives issued by Governor Steve Bullock will be extended past April 24. Bullock announced last week the directives issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by the slowing of the spread of the virus...

 

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic Directives Extended Through April 24

Governor Steve Bullock yesterday extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on...

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 8, 2020

What the $2 trillion stimulus bill means for Montana

Editor's Note: This story was originally published by Montana Free Press. For more information, please visit www.montanafreepress.org HELENA - Four days after President Donald Trump signed the...

 

State COVID-19 number over 300

The number of COVID-19 cases in Montana is now over 300. As of Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., the number of reported cases in the state is 319, with 119 in Gallatin County. The total number of tests completed in the state is 6,985 with 27 hospitalizations,...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    April 1, 2020

COVID-19 total over 200 statewide, 76 in Gallatin County

As of Wednesday morning, there were a total of 208 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana, with 76 of the positive tests in Gallatin County. There have currently been 4,918 tests completed statewide,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 1, 2020

Board Discusses upcoming bonds

The Three Forks School Board will decide this month if they will be moving forward with their May 5 bond election. At a special meeting last week, Trustee Joe Petersen discussed the possibility of postponing the $10 million K-8 Bond and $15 million...

 

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