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 News    April 14, 2021 

Board of Health Extends Face Covering Rule

Last week, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health made a number of changes to local emergency rules that are meant to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Gallatin County. Changes include: ... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 14, 2021 

Truck, other items stolen in Milligan Canyon area

A vehicle and numerous other items were taken last week from a residence in the Milligan Canyon area. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle, the truck and items were stolen on April 4 around 6:15 a.m. on Cottonwood Road in Cardwell.... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 14, 2021 

Commission to Discuss Proposed Rest Area

The discussion of a proposed rest area near the Town Pump in Three Forks will be on the April 22 agenda of the Montana Transportation Commission. The commission will meet on April 22 in Helena to discuss the proposed Bozeman Rest Area Replacement...

 
 News    April 14, 2021 

Warm and Dry March Weather Patterns Cause Decreases in Forecasted River Volumes

Just when it seemed like the snowpack was on the right track to rebound from the dry December and January, March yielded substantially different weather patterns than the cold and wet conditions experienced during February. Snowpack percentages on...

 
 News    April 14, 2021 

Commission opens up applications for Madison River Work Group

HELENA – The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting applications for the Madison River Work Group, which will work to develop recommendations to the commission on how to implement aspects of the Madison River recreation administrative...

 

Filing for City Positions Begins April 22

The filing period for this November’s Municipal Election in Three Forks will begin later this month.  Three Council seats and Mayor Sean Gifford’s position are all up for re-election, with filing beginning on April 22 and closing on June 21,...

 

Updates to Covid-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Process

Starting April 1, 2021, Gallatin County began following the state's guidelines on expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 years or older. However, officials continue to provide dedicated a... Full story

 
 By Eric Dietrich    News    April 7, 2021

Multibillion stimulus bill aims to spur Montana into post-COVID prosperity

HELENA — Racing to beat a procedural deadline, Montana lawmakers have advanced a first-draft plan for spending billions of dollars in federal stimulus money through an initial vote in the state House less than three weeks after President Joe Biden...

 

Gallatin County Health Officer Kelley Announces Departure

Bozeman, Montana – Matt Kelley, Health Officer at Gallatin City-County Health Department (GCCHD), announced on Wednesday that he has accepted a new position as the first chief executive officer of the Montana Public Health Institute (MTPHI).... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 31, 2021

Todd selected as new councilmember

The City of Three Forks has a new Council Member.Last week, the governing body voted to select Nancy Todd to fill the seat of Erin Schattauer, who retired earlier this month. Todd will serve in the...

 

Gallatin City-County Health Department Confirms Expanding Eligibility Criteria with Emphasis on Access for Higher-Risk Groups

On Tuesday, Mar. 23, after meeting with community stakeholders and health care professionals, Gallatin City-County Health Department confirmed that it will be following the state's expanded...

 
 By Brook Stroyke    News    March 31, 2021

Governor Gianforte visits local meat shop, ranch

To close out Montana Agriculture Week, Governor Greg Gianforte toured the Feddes’ Family’s Amsterdam Meat Shop in Manhattan, which was awarded a MT Meat Processing Award Grant from the CARES Act....

 

2 File for School Board

Two current trustees were the lone candidates to file for the soon to be open seats on the Three Forks School Board. According to District Business Manager Lisa Morgan, incumbents, Robert Buchholz and Mat Marx were the only candidates to file prior...

 

Election Department Receives Prestigious National Recognition

The Gallatin County Election Department recently received national recognition from the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for its mobile satellite program that was used during the 2020 general election. The program included a two-day stop in Three...

 
 By Austin Amestoy    News    March 31, 2021

Montana State Budget Clears House of Representatives, Lawmakers Consider Ag Bill in Week 12 of Legislative Session

The state budget cleared another major hurdle in the Montana Legislature after lawmakers in the House  of Representatives passed it down party lines on Wednesday, March 24, with all 67 Republicans voting in favor and 33 Democrats against. House...

 

Governor Gianforte Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte recently extended the payment and filing deadlines for Montana individual income taxpayers’ 2020 tax returns to May 17, 2021.  “Last year brought real, serious challenges to Montanans, and it’s only...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 24, 2021

Rest Area may be coming to Three Forks Area

The Three Forks area could soon be home to a new Montana Department of Transportation Rest Area. The Bozeman Rest Area Replacement Project may lead to a new facility at the Interstate 90 Exit 274 in Broadwater County. According to MDT Butte District...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 24, 2021

Groundbreaking nears for TF school project

An official groundbreaking is on the way for the Three Forks School District Addition and Renovation Project. Andy Becker, Project Manager for Hulteng CCM, reported at last week's school board meeting...

 
 By Mara Silvers    News    March 24, 2021

State to expand vaccine eligibility to residents 16 and older

HELENA - After months of calculated and incremental expansions in vaccine eligibility, all Montanans 16 and older will be allowed to sign up to receive inoculations beginning April 1.  The Tuesday announcement by Gov. Greg Gianforte was prompted in... Full story

 

MSU Extension offers information for those concerned about memory loss

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has teamed up with several state departments to create a free packet of information related to giving care for those with memory loss. “Legal and Financial Steps and Resources for Caregivers and Others...

 

Board of Health Amends Local Public Health Rule

A new local public health rule will allow for increased numbers for events and gatherings in Three Forks and the rest of Gallatin County. The Gallatin City-County Board of Health voted March 12 to increase gatherings for indoor events to no more... Full story

 

Imerys Announces Completion of Sale to Magris Resources

The North American Talc Subsidiaries of Imerys (Imerys Talc America, Imerys Talc Vermont, and Imerys Talc Canada or, collectively, the "Debtors") recently announced the completion of the sale of... Full story

 

Council Approves New Development Review Fees

The Three Forks City Council voted last week to create new fees for development review. They also voted to increase several fees. The new fees adopted by the Council included $1,500 for a Water or Sewer Capacity Letter from the City Engineer and...

 

Spring Flooding – It's Almost That Time

As Gallatin County moves closer to spring, the risk of spring flooding increases.  While we can not predict if Gallatin County will see any flooding in 2021, we know that now is the time to prepare...

 

Paving Complete on Toston Project

Montana Department of Transportation officials announced last week paving for the Toston project is now complete and traffic is now utilizing the paved surface and new bridges. Spring work on the project started Monday. Crews will be working on...

 

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