~This Week’s Chamber Bulletin~

Weekly Bulletin November 10th through November 15th


We need our own help!

Please help our local Food Bank. 
~Our community needs us~ 

The need for food has more than doubled this year and the signups for
Thanksgiving boxes have began...

What can we do?

Every dollar right now will be matched
through the TownPump Foundation!

Donate $5 and it becomes $10 ~ Just like that.
Please send a check for $5 or more to 

Headwaters Area Food Bank (That's us!)
PO Box 836
Three Forks, Mt  59752

...or drop it off at their new location: 216 1st Ave West

Please - join me to day, if you can, in sending a check to the Headwaters Area Food Bank right away.
They can buy more with $1 than we can with $2.

~Welcome Jill Ypma-Peterson~

The Three Forks Chamber of Commerce
is proud to welcome Jill as our
newest board member!

She also represents the Three Forks Youth Rec Task Force, one of our local non-profits!

Jill ~ We are so honored to have you join us.

Iron Horse Cafe & Pie Shop

Starting Monday, November 9th through Friday, November 20th
The iron Horse Cafe we will be holding a food drive at the restaurant to help our community and the Headwaters Food Bank!

Dig deep in your pantry and let’s help them out. ❤️
And in return, the Three Forks Pie Lady

is sharing the Pie happiness with a coupon for $1.00 off a slice of pie with a food donation!
Will you be offering a Black Friday Special?


Your very own Three Forks Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a BLACK FRIDAY event.

~Send us your specials~ 

We will post it on our Facebook Event!

Email or call



·        If you are feeling ill, you should still seek medical attention by calling your medical provider, or 9-1-1 if you need it.

·        For Mental Health emergencies call the Help Center 24/7 at 586-3333

·        Western Montana Mental Health Center offers online and phone therapy 556-6500

·        Acute crisis services are available at the Hope House 585-1130

·        Crisis Text Line: text “MT” to 741-741



The City advertises “vacancies” for all boards as terms expire, providing for the opportunity for those who would like to “toss their hat in the ring” to apply, as well as we send a letter asking the current board member if they wish to be reconsidered for another term.

One vacancy exists on the Three Forks Rodeo Arena Board of Directors. This term would be for three years and would expire on June 30, 2023.

We are in still searching for a volunteer to represent the more rural residents of Three Forks on the Zoning & Planning Board.  Two vacancies exist on this board: both must be Gallatin County representatives who must live within the 1-mile jurisdiction.  This term is for two years and would expire on December 31, 2021.

If you are interested in serving on any of these boards, please complete the board application available at City Hall or on the City’s website at  and return it to City Hall.  And of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 285-3431.  

Gallatin Valley Health Department
latest COVID announcement

For immediate release: November 6, 2020

Press Release Board of Health Enacts

At a Friday, Nov. 6 meeting, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health revised a local health rule that includes new restrictions on certain businesses intended to slow transmission of COVID-19. The new restrictions went into effect on Friday.

The Board approved measures to address the rapidly rising level of COVID-19 disease in Gallatin County and throughout Montana. Gallatin County has seen rapid, widespread, and sustained increases in new cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations, and outbreaks in several long-term care facilities for seniors. The rising level of disease is pushing hospitals in some Montana communities and neighboring states to near capacity, causing dozens of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Montana, and driving up the number of deaths of those who contract the disease. More than 230,000 Americans stricken with COVID-19 have died since March.

The Board approved revisions to an emergency rule that governs how certain businesses – including bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, and places of assembly – operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes are intended to limit close contact between people and include:

  • ●  Moving the mandatory closing time for bars, tasting rooms, distilleries, casinos, and restaurants from 12:30 AM to 10 PM, and limiting group size at tables to 6 people;

  • ●  Requiring that higher-risk businesses – such as gyms/fitness centers, places of assembly, bars, restaurants, distilleries, casinos – limit the number of patrons to 50% of capacity. The Board’s current local emergency rules allow these businesses to operate at 75% of capacity;

  • ●  Limiting most physical group gatherings in Gallatin County to no more than 25 individuals, regardless of the ability to physically distance. This restriction applies to both indoor and outdoor events. Currently, the Board of Health allows groups of up to 50 people without social distancing, and larger groups if social distancing can be accommodated.

    The rule revisions include exceptions for certain businesses and organizations where social distancing is most feasible, including houses of worship and certain places of assembly.

    The restrictions will be in effect for 90 days or until the board revokes or modifies the rule based on certain epidemiological metrics.

As you know, the 2020 Three Forks Rodeo was one we were really looking forward to (and we hope you were too). We couldn't wait for you to enjoy the rodeo from our brand new grandstands. But unfortunately, COVID changed our plans.

While we can't get together in person, we would ask that you consider donating the $15 you would have spent on your rodeo ticket to the fundraising efforts for the new bleachers.
Your tax-deductible donation towards this project will have a significant impact on the community and will be appreciated by rodeo goers for years to come.

Of course it's more than just a donation.

Added benefits to donors include advance opportunities at reserved seats for 2021 and a number of appreciation awards to be given out weekly starting in September leading up to the 2020
No Go Rodeo virtual event in December.

Help here:…/2020-No-Go-Rodeo-38544


2020 Chamber of Commerce
Board Members

President Brooke Leugers, Member

Vice President Julia Caruana, Cowgirl Creativity

Treasurer Ranee Berg, Chiropractic Clinic of Three Forks

Director Chuck Wambeke, Electrical Consultants, Inc.

Director Dave Tudor, Tudor and Associates

And our newest Board member.....

Director Jill Ypma - Peterson, Three Forks Youth Rec Task Force




Cheers to our Platinum Members and our Board Members

Three Forks Chamber of Commerce     406-285-4753
                    P.O. Box 1103 Three Forks, Montana 59752

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