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 News    July 6, 2022 

City Receives TSP Grant for Headwaters Trail System

STAFF REPORT Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced last week the City of Three Forks is one of 32 trail organizations, communities and various land-managing agencies throughout Montana to receive Montana Trail Stewardship Grant Program (TSP)... Full story

 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    July 6, 2022 

Council proposes maintenance ordinance

The Three Forks City Council approved first readings of ordinance that authorizes the city to take action when city residents neglect to remove weeds on their property and a resolution of intent proposing changes to the tax assessment methods for str...

 News    July 6, 2022 

Gallatin County officials respond to overdue paddle boarders

On June 30, 2022, at 9:00 p.m., Gallatin County dispatch received a call for two paddle boarders that were overdue from the Madison River near Greycliff Fishing Access. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers from the Valley Section resp... Full story

 By Eric Dietrich    News    July 6, 2022 

Tax-cap measure CI-121 and other initiatives will miss the fall ballot

A proposed property tax cap and three other ballot initiatives supporters had hoped to put before Montana voters in November's general election are dead in the water after failing to meet... Full story

 News    July 6, 2022 

Waggener is new City of Three Forks Judge

STAFF REPORT The City of Three Forks has a new judge. Pamela Waggener was sworn in at last week's City Council meeting and will fill the remained of the term of former Judge Wanda Drusch. The term will expire on December 31, 2022. The position will... Full story

 News    July 6, 2022 

State Agencies Highlight Wildfire Preparation and Air Quality Awareness

As we move into the summer months, wildfires can occur throughout the state and nation. Wildfire smoke from both in-state and out-of-state wildfires can impact Montana’s air quality causing unhealthy air. The State of Montana has some helpful tips...

 News    July 6, 2022 

Gov. Gianforte Announces Transition at the Department of Public Health and Human Services

Governor Greg Gianforte last week announced that Charlie Brereton will succeed Adam Meier in leading the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). Meier will transition out of his role as director of DPHHS on August 12 due to...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 29, 2022

Officials discuss Old Town Road Bridges

On June 6, Gallatin County announced the closure of one of the bridges on Old Town Road. Last week, the Gallatin County Commission voted at their regular meeting to approve emergency orders to extend... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 29, 2022

Marijuana Excise Tax Ballot Measure back on Gallatin County ballot

The results of this month's Marijuana Excise Taxes vote in Gallatin County were not certified and will be back on the ballot in November. The Gallatin County Commissioners voted Monday not to accept the results due to an administrative error dealing...


DEQ to Host Public Meeting on Draft Gallatin River Assessment

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has completed a draft water quality assessment for a segment of the Gallatin River. DEQ completed the assessment after hearing concerns from local groups and receiving a petition to assess the... Full story


Flooding Creates Potential Human Health and Recreational Risks in Rivers Across Montana

River recreators should avoid contact with water during and for at least two weeks after flood events. Floodwaters have already impacted communities in the Yellowstone River basin, and more flooding is anticipated elsewhere in the state, such as in t...


Permanent repairs, upgrades scheduled for Hebgen Dam gate

Permanent repairs and upgrades to the release gate at Hebgen Dam will begin later this summer and are expected to be complete by mid-September. A stem coupling on the release gate failed on Nov. 30, 2021, causing the gate to partially close. An... Full story

 By Eliza McLaughlin    News    June 22, 2022

City council approves marijuana business permit

The Three Forks City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit to Top Shelf Botanicals Montana LLC. for a marijuana dispensary within the city zoning limits along with a conditional use permit for an existing non-permitted apartment and... Full story

 By Amanda Eggert    News    June 22, 2022

'Exceptional set of circumstances' converge to shatter streamflow records across southern Montana

Low temperatures and persistent precipitation combined with an unusually high June snowpack to set the stage for historic flooding in southwest and south-central Montana last week. At least five rivers in Park, Carbon and Stillwater counties set... Full story


River rescue Sunday on Gallatin

On June 18, 2022, at 7:10 p.m. Gallatin County Dispatch received multiple calls from several residents along the Gallatin River who had watched an empty 14 foot raft go by their homes. While investigating, a deputy came across two other individuals... Full story

 By Cameron Evans    News    June 22, 2022

Fallout from historic flooding already devastating tourism in park's gateway communities

The phone for Park Hotel Yellowstone in Gardiner has been ringing around the clock with guests canceling summer reservations after historic flooding led to the closure of Yellowstone National Park... Full story


BCSO locates missing person

The Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office reported on the evening of June 15 that missing person Michelle Collins had been located and is safe. Collins had been last seen walking away from the Travel Lodge/Wheat Montana area in Three Forks on Friday,...


Hunters can soon register online for Game Damage Hunt Roster

Hunters interested in participating in game damage hunt opportunities need to register online for the Hunt Roster through MyFWP ( The roster is used by Fish, Wildlife & Parks to quickly respond to...


State, Local Officials Report Alarming Number of Fatal Overdoses in Recent Weeks

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Montana Department of Justice, in conjunction with local law enforcement, have identified an alarming number of recent fatal overdoses across the state. In the period from May 22 to June... Full story


NWS issues flood warning on Gallatin

High waters and flooding are currently impacting several areas in southwest Montana leading to evacuations and unsafe conditions. With ongoing snowmelt with rainfall over the Gallatin and Madison... Full story


Bowhunter class in Three Forks

Are you hoping to go bowhunting for the first time this year? We're hosting a Bowhunter Education course in Three Forks later this month. This in-person class will give students hands-on practice and... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 15, 2022

Local voters approve marijuana excise tax

Residents of Gallatin Valley voted last week to approve a 3% local-option excise tax for both medical and non-medical marijuana and marijuana products. In results from the Gallatin County Election Department, the non-medical excise tax passed by a...


Gallatin County Weed District Seeking Nominations For Noxious Weed Management Award

To kick off Montana Noxious Weed Awareness Week, the Gallatin County Weed District announces the opening of nominations for a new award to recognize area landowners for their work in controlling noxious weeds in our area. Gallatin County would like...


FWP seeks public input on local elk management issues, OHV proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will be hosting a series of public meetings this summer and fall to gather ideas about local elk management issues and population objectives. Meeting places, times and details are posted on the FWP website. FWP...

 By Frank Eltman    News    June 15, 2022

New developments aim to ease affordable housing crisis

BOZEMAN - The first time Anna Stone encountered "Randy" in 2019, he was sleeping under a bridge. She recalled he appeared to have psychological issues and was not interested in the help of a...


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