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  • 05/19/2014 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    Group Facilities at Montana State Parks Day Use Areas Available

    Through Online Reservations

     

    (Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today that it has added group facilities at day use areas to the Online Reservation system.

     

    Host a reunion, work picnic or other group event at a Montana State Park day use area. There are now four day use parks with reservable, group use facilities. The facilities are located at Lake Elmo State Park, Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Giant Springs State Park and Travelers’ Rest State Park. The cost is $75 per day with a $25 reservation fee. Reserve a Montana State Park group use facility online at montanastateparks.reserveamerica.com and at 1-855-922-6768.

     

    Join us in celebrating Montana State Parks 75th Anniversary in 2014! Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

     

    Download our new APP! Montana State Parks Outdoor Guide

  • 05/16/2014 2:20 PM | Anonymous

    Three Forks Schools is seeking business partners in its student internship program. Students are interested in all business disciples and are especially interested in learning about all that it takes to run a business. Internships are tailored to the student’s and business’s schedules. Please contact Principal Robert DoBell if you are interested in partnering with the Three Forks Schools Internship Program.

     

    A grant in the amount of $1,500 is available provided by the Graduation Matters Montana (GMM) program for business sponsorship. A requirement of the grant is for at least three representatives from Three Forks attend the GMM Summit on June 17th, 2014. Please see below for Summit details.

     

    Register now for the GMM Summer Summit: June 17, 2014

    We look forward to seeing GMM teams from over 40 communities representing 2014 GMM grantees and existing GMM communities. The Summer Summit is a time for us to share ideas, strategize and celebrate. You do not have to be a recent Graduation Matters grantee to participate in the Summit. The GMM Summit is open to school staff, students, and community and business leaders. We require all 2014 grantees to send a team of no less than three school and community partners. The Main topics of this year’s Summit include improving attendance and building community partnerships.

     

    As you register for the GMM Summit, please note that it is comprised of two workshops: the Graduations Matters Montana Grantee Meeting (8:30 AM -2:30 PM –lunch included) and Graduation Matters Montana Talks (3:00 PM -4:00 PM). You must register for both workshops. Our luncheon keynote speaker is Jeff Edmondson of StriveTogether, a cradle to career collective impact initiative being explored by more than 40 communities across the nation. You are also invited to register for “The College Journey,” a session on working with first-generation college goers, held on Wednesday, June 18 from 1:00 PM -4:00 PM.

     

    Contact Principal Robert Dobell for more information:

    Robert DoBell (Three Forks MS/HS Principal)

    Phone: (406) 285-3224 ext. 218

    Email: rdobell@threeforks.k12.mt.us

  • 05/16/2014 8:45 AM | Anonymous

    -Saturday, May 17 at 11am-

     

    (Whitehall, MT) – Join us - Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) for In Plain Sight: A Hike for Montana’s Most Cryptic Lily at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, May 17 at 11am.

     

    Lilies are some of Montana's favorite wildflowers and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is home to a couple of lilies including a gorgeous one that is often overlooked; the chocolate lily. Join Park Ranger Tom Forwood for a short hike to search for this hidden gem while you enjoy other spring wildflowers, any wildlife and birds that appear along the way. The hike is 1.5 miles round trip hike with one steep climbing section in prairie habitat. Cost is free for Montana residents and registered campers, non-residents are required to pay a $5 per vehicle park entry fee. Each Saturday we will have guided hikes in the park and there will be many other great events this summer for State Parks 75th Anniversary. 

     What: In Plain Sight: A Hike for Montana’s Most Cryptic Lily

     Where: Lewis & Clark Cavern State Park, meet at the Main (lower Visitor Center)

     When: Saturday, May 17 at 11am

     Presenter: Tom Forwood, Montana State Parks Ranger

     

    Join us in celebrating Montana State Parks 75th Anniversary in 2014! Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

  • 05/07/2014 10:55 AM | Anonymous
    Tester, Walsh schedule outreach in Three Forks, Manhattan, Belgrade

    Senator Jon Tester and John Walsh's Bozeman field representatives have scheduled outreach for tomorrowMay 8th, in Three Forks, Manhattan and Belgrade.

    Tester's Regional Representative Siobhan Gilmartin and Walsh's Regional Representative Jesse Anderson will visit the three towns on Thursday, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Three Forks.  They will be at the Three Forks City Hall at 206 Main Street until 11:00 a.m.

    Gilmartin and Anderson will next be at the Manhattan City Hall in Manhattan from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The city hall is located at 120 W. Main Street.

    Gilmartin and Anderson will conclude their outreach in Belgrade at the Thomas B. Quaw Square Courtoom from 2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.  The Square is located at 91 E. Central Ave.

    All constituents are welcome to stop by to share concerns, information and ideas and possibly open casework - just as they would at any of Tester's eight field offices across the state.  No appointments are necessary.


  • 05/06/2014 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    Park Campgrounds Beginning to Open

    Apgar Campgound is Available

     

    WEST GLACIER, MONT. –Many of the Glacier National Park’s campgrounds will be opening for the summer season in upcoming weeks. Currently, Apgar Campground, located on the west side of the park, is open with services available. 

     

    The Apgar Campground is the largest campground in the park and hosts almost 200 camping sites for tents and RV campers.  Potable water is accessible in the campground, and restroom facilities provide flush toilets and sinks with running water.  All Apgar Campground sites are first-come first-serve, with a summer overnight fee of $20.   

     

    Most campgrounds in Glacier are on a first-come first-serve basis.   Reservations are available at Fish Creek and St. Mary Campgrounds beginningJune 1, and may be made up to six months in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service at http://www.recreation.gov/  or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  Campers without prior reservations are also welcome at these campgrounds, as space is available.

     

    Water is available at most campgrounds, but there are no electrical or water hookups at any campground in the park.  Dump and water fill stations are available at most campgrounds.  Water is not available when a campground is in primitive status.  Many campgrounds can accommodate campers and trailers, with some size restrictions.

     

    Specific information about each campground, including a map of the sites, operating dates, available services, current and historic fill times, and more is available by visiting http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/cgstatus/cgstatus.cfm.  

     

    Campgrounds in primitive status cost $10/night.  When campgrounds are in primitive status no water is provided.  Any water taken from streams or lakes requires treatment before use.  Primitive and winter front-country campgrounds include pit toilets, no running water and only a limited number of sites. 

     

    Hiker/bicyclist sites are available at Apgar, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Sprague Creek, and Two Medicine Campgrounds for $5 per person per night, and at Fish Creek and St. Mary for $8 per person per night. 

     

    Group sites are available by reservation for groups of 9 to 24 campers. These sites are located in the Apgar and St. Mary Campgrounds.   These sites can be reserved up to one year in advance through the National Recreation Reservation Service at http://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 1-877-444-6777.    Many Glacier and Two Medicine Campgrounds have one group site at each campground, and both are on a first-come first-serve basis. 

     

    Campers are reminded to keep a clean camp and obey food storage regulations.  Animals are attracted to food and food odors. All food, garbage, and equipment used to cook, serve or store food must be kept sealed in a vehicle or in an approved bear-resistant container.  For more information about food storage regulations, please visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or contact the park at 406-888-7800

     

    The park’s campground opening and closing dates are as follows:

     

    Glacier National Park Campground

    Operating Dates

     (Through night of dates listed)

    Nightly Fees

    Primitive Camping Operating Dates    

    (No water available)

    Apgar

    May 2 – October 12

    $20

    Primitive camping in picnic area October 13-31, and April 1-May 1: $10 per night, November 1-March 31: Free with valid entrance pass

    Avalanche

    June 20 –September 7

    $20

    Closed for season Noon September 8

    Bowman Lake

    May 22 – September  14

    $15

    Primitive camping September 15- October  31 (weather dependent) $10 per night,  November 1 through closure: Free with valid entrance pass

    Cut Bank

    June 6 – September  28

    $10

    Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon September 29

    Fish Creek

    June 1 – August 31

    $23

    National Recreation Reservation System   

    Kintla Lake

    June 13 - September 14

    $15

    Primitive camping September 15- October 31:(weather dependent) $10 per night, November 1 through  closure: Free with valid entrance pass

    Logging Creek

    July 1 – September  21

    $10

    Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon September 22

    Many Glacier

    May 23 – September 28

    $20

    Primitive camping September 29 – October 31 (weather dependent ) $10 per night

    Quartz Creek

    July 1 – October 30

    $10

    Operated in primitive status all season, closes Noon October 31

    Rising Sun

    June 20 – September 14

    $20

    N/A

    Sprague Creek

    May 9 – September 14

    $20

    N/A

    St. Mary

    May 23 – September 21

    $20/23

    May 23- 31, and September 2-21 $20 per night

    June 1-September 1: National Recreation Reservation System $23 per night

    Primitive camping April 1- May 22 and September 22-October 31: $10 per night

    November 1-March 31: Free with valid entrance pass

    Two Medicine

    May 23 – September 28

    $20

    Primitive camping September 29 - October 31 (weather dependent) $10 per night

     

     

     

    - NPS -

  • 05/05/2014 1:10 PM | Anonymous
    The long awaited news is here! The road is OPEN from the NE Entrance of Yellowstone National Park through Silver Gate/Cooke City/Colter Pass on to Chief Joseph Hwy 296 towards Cody.  The Beartooth Pass is not scheduled for opening until Memorial Day Weekend.  

    Please remember we live in the mountains! Snow is predicted so when traveling please check the weather forecast before heading this way.  The park also has a road condition # 307-344-2117.

    There is a great webcam on Chief Joseph if you would like to check it out.  

    Questions on in town weather call the Cooke City Chamber at 406-838-2495.
  • 05/05/2014 11:56 AM | Anonymous
    Business Mixer: May 9th 5-6:30 PM at the Sacajawea Hotel, 5 N. Main Street, Three Forks
    Join us for a fun evening of Networking, Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks
    Everyone is Welcome! Please RSVPtfchamber@gmail.com or 285-4753

    The recent interest and concerns with the flood plain have prompted many questions about the future of our town and we have invited all local realtors and insurance agents to attend our Mixer.  This will provide an opportunity to do some fact finding and discuss possible solutions.

  • 05/01/2014 1:41 PM | Anonymous
    Hiring Youth Activities Counselors in Three Forks, MT.  This position assists in implementing and leading daily activities. Direct supervision of children ages 5-14 in group sizes ranging from 10-30. Minimum requirements include being 16 years of age or older, an average GPA of C+ or better and reliable transportation to get to and from work.  This position is seasonal part-time Mon. – Thur. June – Mid Aug. To apply pick up the application at the high school office or the Three Forks Library. Please submit resumes to threeforksyouth@gmail.com or drop off at the Three Forks Library. Application deadline is May 5th.
  • 04/24/2014 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    The Sacajawea Hotel is now accepting applications for part-time summer employees to serve on our Events Team.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to the events we host as we have the facilities for Weddings, Family Reunions, Parties, Conferences and Corporate Retreats.

     

    We have a busy summer ahead and we are looking for hardworking, positive and energetic team players who have an eye for detail and work well in a fast-paced environment.

     

    Please send your resume to events@sacajaweahotel.com

    *This job requires weekends and the ability to lift 50lbs.

  • 04/23/2014 9:40 AM | Anonymous
    Let us know and we will update your information in the new 2014 Three Forks Phone Book, coming soon! Call 285-4753 or email tfchamber@gmail.com
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