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 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    August 14, 2019 

OUR VIEW: Page great way to highlight schools

This week's edition of the Three Forks Voice will feature a special page dedicated to news from the Three Forks School District. The Voice has partnered with the district and Sheri Brown of Venture West Realty for a space in each edition throughout...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    August 14, 2019 

Column: The sump

With the heavy moisture early in the summer I really haven't had to worry too much about watering my grass. While it certainly hasn't needed much additional water, it sure has not had any problems growing. In fact, my lawn has probably grown a half...

 

Column: A new shirt

A few years ago, I was covering a Class B State Track meet in Butte and it was a typical Montana spring day that featured just about all four seasons. When I left the house in the morning it was frigid and appeared it might snow at any minute. This...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 31, 2019

COLUMN: Catfish

A few of my summer breaks during college I was lucky enough to get a really good construction job that really helped me with my expenses. I also had a few summers where it was very difficult to find a job that didn't involve fast food. While I...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 24, 2019

COLUMN: THE STARE

Ten years ago, I probably would have had plenty of crazy adventures to talk about in my weekly column. A night out with a pack of friends to a bar or a trip to Vegas would usually result in some sort of shenanigans. The older I get; I'm finding more...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Our View: Rodeo Dayz all about community

It's once again time for the annual Three Forks Rodeo Dayz celebration. In last week's editorial, I touched upon the importance of volunteers for Rodeo Dayz and this week would like to encourage local residents to attend and make this the best event...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 10, 2019

COLUMN: Three Spots

The 4th of July is always a great time for friends and family to come together to celebrate one amazing Country. It also means the Interstate and Highways are jam packed with people. The increase in traffic means that gas stations and truck stops...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 3, 2019

OUR VIEW: Great job by City Council

At last week's City Council meeting the governing body voted to appoint Sean Gifford as the new Mayor of Three Forks. Prior to the vote, the council allowed the three candidates who were seeking the p...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Column: It's not real?

When I was a little kid, I was a borderline obsessive fan of professional wrestling. It wasn't today's era where I could catch a program or one of the many easily accessible pay per view events, instead I had to wait to watch my favorites like Sting...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 26, 2019

COLUMN: The smell of Taco Bell

I'm not sure if I had to choose, I could pick a favorite sport between football and basketball but would easily admit that the NCAA basketball tournament is my favorite sporting event of the year. I also really enjoy covering high school basketball...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 19, 2019

COLUMN: Let em score...

While I much rather watch a basketball or football game, whenever the United States soccer team is playing in a World Cup, I pay attention. I don't know much about soccer, don't like it enough to call it football, but do love cheering on my country...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 12, 2019

Our View: Thanks for your service Mayor Hamilton

In mid-May, Steven Hamilton announced his resignation as Mayor of the City of Three Forks. Hamilton was in his second term as Mayor and had also served six years as a member of the city council. In a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 12, 2019

COLUMN: TOO Much Honking

When Oliver Lucas created the first vehicle horn in the 1910 it was a much-needed invention that is still as relevant today. It has also become a major pain in the back side. Rather than just use it for what is intended, the horn has become as...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 5, 2019

Column: Some field trip...

Over the past weeks kids from across the area were able to wrap up the school year with their annual spring field trips. I was able to read online about what seemed to be some pretty amazing trips and the kids really seemed to be happy about where...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Column: Horsing Around

When I was in seventh grade it was a very normal routine to go to the high school for every home football game. I'm sure there was some cheering going on for the Tigers, but it really was more about socializing. The first year of junior high was a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 22, 2019

COLUMN: The Nap

About three minutes ago I was abruptly woken up by a semi driving way too fast in a 25 mile per hour zone. I'm writing this on May 15 which just so happens to be my birthday so I decided I would take a quick post lunch nap. Wednesday mornings are a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 15, 2019

COLUMN: Moo

Throughout the years I've moved around quite a bit and had a lot of different neighbors. Some of them have become friends, some of them barely said a word, there were plenty that were mean, and have made for some very interesting stories. The one...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 8, 2019

OUR VIEW: OUR VIEW: Fundraiser big for baseball program

It was great scene last Saturday at Imery's Field in Three Forks as members of the Gallatin Valley Outlaws and Posse baseball teams hosted a clinic for younger players. This was a job well done by the players and coaches to pass on their knowledge...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Column: Kitchen Chaos

As I type this article, I'm still in the process of moving which as I have said before in my weekly column is one thing, I do not enjoy doing at all. Later this afternoon will be the absolute worst part because it is time to move all the big stuff...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 1, 2019

COLUMN: Spiders and KISS

I'm not sure of how old I was, but I remember as a kid spending a great deal of time with my Uncle Howie. It was always a lot of fun until he brought out his records. I've always been a huge fan of music, but as a younger child I was very frightened...

 

COLUMN: Jack in Jackson Hole

With a winter that won't seem to stop, I haven't been this is excited for summer in a really long time. Although I'm moving in a few days, I'm not getting too depressed about everything that goes along with packing up everything and taking it...

 

COLUMN: Store shenanigans

The other day I was at the grocery store searching for some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce when I overheard two ladies having a conversation. They had not seen each other in quite some time and were very happy to see each other and exchange...

 

COLUMN: Nicked nose

The past couple of years I've spent a great deal of time with a beard. Every so often I would let it get a little too long and perhaps look more like a Grizzly Adams than a newspaper guy. It is just really convenient to have a beard. I don't have to...

 

OUR VIEW: Take Back Event A Huge Deal

Opioid addiction is a major crisis in the United States. It affects communities both large and small. While the epidemic is one faced by many adults, it is really scary to see what the consequences opioids have had on the youth of America. Most...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 3, 2019

OUR VIEW:Trail event huge for Three Forks

For Three Forks residents, those across the Gallatin Valley, and visitors, the Headwaters Trails System has become a go to destination that is utilized throughout the year. May 8 is surely to be a mon...

 

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