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 By Pepper Trail    Opinion    January 19, 2022 

Writers on the Range: A new predator stalks the west

The grizzly bear. The wolf. The cougar. These magnificent creatures, apex predators, how can we not admire them? People cross the world for the opportunity to see one in the wilds of Yellowstone or Alaska. There, we view them from a distance, free...

 

Letters to the Editor: Rauser officially files

Dear Editor and the Citizens of Broadwater County: I want to let the voters of Broadwater County know that I, Nick Rauser, have officially filed to run for the Broadwater County Sheriff. I look forward to speaking with as many voters/residents as I...

 

Guest Opinion: Gallatin County Commissioners grateful for additional District Court Judge, new courts facility

With the ringing in of the New Year, we have much to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to in 2022 in Gallatin County! One of the things we are most grateful for is our newest judge, Andrew Breuner, who has joined the ranks as our fourth... Full story

 

Guest Opinion: Here's to a Bright, Healthy, and Collaborative New Year

As we look forward to the New Year, I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve the state of Montana’s public education system. As I’ve demonstrated to you in years past, my role has been to focus on the children, teachers, and parents...

 

Guest Opinion: Ranch buying spree has negative impact on Montana taxpayers

The ink is dry on another historic cattle ranch in the Upper Missouri River Breaks consumed by the non-profit organization American Prairie Reserve (APR).  With a deal to acquire the 73 Ranch, another piece of Montana’s history and leading...

 

Letter to the Editor: Update of MDT Rest Area Lawsuit

Lately, I have been working on a longer statement providing some more in-depth details concerning the lawsuit that was pending against MDT concerning the rest area near the 90/287 interchange. That statement will hopefully occur soon. Although...

 

Our View: Please slow it down

Those who like to pick up a Three Forks Voice each Wednesday may have noticed it was a few hours late last week. The roads from about Manhattan to Bozeman were a complete mess, so we waited a few hours before attempting to travel on the Interstate. T...

 

Column: Daydreaming

I’m probably one of the many who have spent time daydreaming about what it would be like to win the lottery. I probably get so involved with an elaborate daydream once a month that the phone will ring, and I will not have a clue what is going on,...

 

The Prairie Doc: 'Tis the Season for Y93.2

The holiday season is here, and many wonderful activities are happening. As you hustle and bustle, be aware that accidents and injuries can occur. When you see a doctor, they record a diagnosis code explaining the purpose of the appointment. Some...

 

Column: Pics at the Stroll

I was lucky enough to get a job at a daily newspaper in my hometown while I was still attending college. Don’t get me wrong, I feel like I got a good education, but I learned more in the first few weeks on the job than I did in four years of...

 

Our View: Community steps up during holidays

A few days before Thanksgiving, volunteers gathered at the Three Forks Senior Center for an outreach project that helped feed those who might have needed a little extra food. In the weeks before the...

 

Column: Never a bad meal

It would be pretty safe to say that I was one of many devastated a few months ago with the news that the LaHood Park Steakhouse near Cardwell was a total loss due to a fire. I recently read a book about the Sacajawea Hotel, and it mentions how Three...

 

Guest Opinion: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Creates Montana Jobs, Lowers Costs

As a farmer, I know firsthand that good things take time.  Every year, I plant my fields with crops like wheat, barley, peas, and saffron, and in July, August, and September, I harvest those crops and reap what I've sown.  Writing laws is much the...

 

Our View: Importance of shopping local

While Thanksgiving is traditionally known as a time for family and friends to come together, the following day has become synonymous with “Black Friday” and the start of the Christmas shopping season. It is a bit unfortunate that day has turned i... Full story

 

Column: Thanksgiving at home

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written a lot about food, including sharing a few recipes and my desire to make a seven-hour trip for Shakey’s Pizza and a five-hour venture to Salt Lake City for an In and Out Burger. As incredible as both sound,...

 

Gordon Darlinton

August 11, 1935 - November 15, 2021 Gordon Darlinton, 86, of Bozeman died Monday, November 15 at home at Hillcrest Senior Living in Bozeman, Montana. Gordon was born on August 11, 1935, and was raised on the Darlinton Ranch near Three Forks,... Full story

 

The Prairie Doc: Reach Out for that Lifeline

Imagine yourself in a blizzard so thick and cold and blinding that you could not see your hands right in front of you. Such blizzards were common 150 years ago on the upper great plains. Without much for houses and trees, the wind blew the snow with...

 

A trip to Shakey's?

When I was in grade school, Friday was always a big deal. Not only did it mean the end of the school week, but chances were also I would be going to what was and still is my favorite restaurant. Around 6 p.m., we would make the short drive to... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor: Thanks for your votes

Dear Voters of Gallatin County, As Gallatin County grows, so must the structures that keep our community functioning. With that in mind, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to our fellow citizens for supporting the new Courts building. Like...

 

Letters to the Editor: An Amazing Program

Thank you, Three Forks School, for the most amazing Veterans Day Memorial Program. We have attended many of these but this one was outstanding. The music the speeches and the attendees were caught up with the solemnity of the occasion Even the very...

 

Veterans Day 2021: A Legacy of Freedom

Military service by its nature is temporary. The legacy of that service, however, can benefit generations for centuries. Veterans Day can be traced to the armistice which ended World War I. Though the peace of that treaty did not survive the fascist...

 

Writers on the Range: Sometimes, the simplest things can help wildlife

"Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day" Sad to say, but that wide-open home on t...

 

Our View: Holiday donations huge for food bank

At this time next month, families will be coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is an excellent opportunity for friends and family to spend time together and enjoy a full turkey dinner, it also can be a difficult time for...

 

Column: A small town?

I think it would probably be safe to say that I might watch a little bit too much “true crime” television. While some may describe my pastime as a bit macabre, I am always fascinated by the stories. I must not be alone because several networks ar...

 

Writers on the Range: Please Don't Pet the Wildlife

“I can’t believe that person is getting that close.” Just off the road stands a bull elk — a 700-pound animal with three-foot tall antlers — and a woman is standing not even four feet away from it. All it would take is for the elk to make...

 

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