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Column: Music on MTV

I’m old enough to remember when MTV played videos rather than a 24/7 schedule that does not include any music. Earlier this year, I giggled when I saw they still host the MTV Music Awards and found this strange since they most likely haven’t...

 

Our View: Importance of rummage sale, food bank

Later this week, the Three Forks United Methodist Church will start accepting donations for their Spring Rummage Sale. This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to go through items they may not use that could be donated for an extremely...

 

Column: Snow Day

Just when I thought winter had taken its final bow, last week was a perfect example of this was not the case. Mother Nature will do whatever it wants, and I might have to wait a few weeks to bring out the lawnmower. Growing up in Wyoming and having...

 

Opinion: Daines, Risch response to Haaland editorial

Idaho and Montana’s successful recovery of the gray wolf was a significant achievement in species conservation. In less than ten years, not only were biological recovery targets for gray wolves met, they were exceeded. Unfortunately, delisting of t...

 

Column: Poppers

The older I get, the less social life I have, and I am completely okay with this. I remember often being told that I was a “social butterfly,” but those days are long gone, and I’m fine with getting done with work and getting into pajamas hours... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Superintendent discusses general fund levy

Dear Three Forks Community Parents & Stakeholders, A $241,650 high school district and $398,350 elementary general fund levy will be on the May ballot following a unanimous vote by the Three Forks Public Schools Board of Trustees. Three Forks... Full story

 

Guest Opinion: Say no to the special session

It is important to correct the record relating to recent representations about Montana's respected 100-plus year history of conducting fair elections: There has been no credible evidence of systemic fraud in Montana elections. In fact, the Montana Se... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Column: What did you shoot Shawn?

As I was writing a high school golf story last week, it started to bring back memories of when I decided to join the team before my freshman year in Wyoming. I had been on a golf course since I could walk, so it was only natural I join the team...

 

Letter: Rauser give campaign update

Dear Editor/Voters of Broadwater County, When I started this journey, running for office was something that I never thought I would do. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of having many mentors and leaders that have helped shape me into...

 

Guest Editorial: Regulations stand in the way of attainable housing

We are five of the youngest lawmakers in the Montana Legislature. At 20, 21, 24, 29, and 31 years old, we are in various stages of renting and home ownership, and all of us are concerned about the housing crisis facing Montana. In every one of our... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Thank you from the bottom of my heart

My heart is still smiling. I am absolutely humbled and so grateful for all the amazing friends and family we have been blessed to have in our lives! As I write I’m brought to tears from the amount of love, compassion, kind words, letters, gifts,... Full story

 

Letter: Cromwell running for Gallatin County Attorney

Dear Community Members, This is the first time Gallatin County will choose a new County Attorney in 25 years – it’s critically important that we get this right! As you learn more about my record of public service and the strategies I will use to... Full story

 
 By Hank Worsech    Opinion    March 23, 2022

Guest Opinion: Finding access solutions for elk management and elk hunting

Montana elk management has been in the news more than usual lately. The big issue is the lack of public access in areas overburdened by huge elk herds and FWP's attempts to reduce those numbers. Here's some background to help you make sense of what... Full story

 

Guest Editorial: Support for Ukraine and Democracy Must Be Bipartisan

As I watched Russian troops march across the Ukrainian border in an unprovoked war that immediately made the world less safe for our kids and grandkids, I thought about the words of a World War I veteran from Great Falls named Mike Mansfield, spoken...

 

Commissioner Brown: Congratulations to Three Forks basketball team

Congratulations to the Three Forks boys varsity basketball team on bringing home the Class B State Championship trophy! It takes years of sweat equity to pull of such a feat, and you boys - and your families – ought to be so proud. You have honored...

 

Guest Editorial: We need more housing

Montana has been discovered. We were the second-fastest-growing state in the country last year. Our rapidly increasing population presents many challenges and opportunities, and it's also driving a... Full story

 

Guest Opinion: Bringing accountability and transparency to cattle markets

In Montana, cattle outnumber people by nearly three to one, so it's no wonder that Montana beef plays such a large role in our rich legacy of agriculture and our economy. Montana ranchers take pride in producing the best cattle and highest-quality...

 

Letter to the Editor: Update on Rauser campaign

Dear Broadwater County Voters/Editor: Things have been going very well so far. I want to thank everyone for the support I have received. I wanted to let everyone know why I feel I am the best candidate for the Broadwater County Sheriff. To start off...

 

Our View: Please slow it down in school zones

Things would be easier in the winter if people drove appropriately for the conditions. As much as I hope this happens, there will always be people driving out of control and endangering not only... Full story

 

Column: Too Many Wings

It started as friendly banter. It would end several weeks later with me never wanting to eat another chicken wing. One summer night, I watched an NBA Finals game with my buddy at a local watering hole when a commercial for Buffalo Wild Wings came... Full story

 

The Prairie Doc: The Physician-Patient

Last spring, I was at home washing my hands, and as I glanced up into the mirror, I noticed something unusual. My bathroom light hit my neck just right as I swallowed and there it was: a prominent lump. I diagnosed myself with a thyroid nodule and wo...

 

Column: Aqua Socks

There is never a dull moment with a 15-year-old in the house. There are times when Shayla is as sweet as a fresh Georgia peach, and others that dealing with her is moodiness is worse than a scene from the “Exorcist”. I’m just glad she stays...

 

Our View: Thanks for being 'Heart of the Community'

This week’s edition of the Three Forks Voice includes a special “Heart of the Community” advertising section highlighting some of the area’s incredible non-profits, emergency services, law enforcement, and organizations. In this editorial,... Full story

 

Column: The spicy pasta dish

While there are certainly some occasions, I don’t feel like cooking after a long day of work, and I usually don’t mind spending a little bit of time in the kitchen making a dinner that, hopefully, the family will enjoy. I have a few what I would...

 

Guest Editorial: PSC descends into dysfunction

For the past eight years, I served on the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, six as Chair. When combined with my eight years in the House, I have spent more time evaluating the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) regulatory duties and... Full story

 

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