Gallatin County Purchases New Building For Sheriff’s Office Operations

     

 

For immediate release: October 29, 2020

**Commissioner Scott MacFarlane and Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be available to answer media questions on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 PM at the Zero-In Indoor Shooting Center, located at 93 Laura Louise Lane.**

Gallatin County has officially purchased a new facility off of Jackrabbit Lane to house some Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) operations.

On Thursday, Oct. 29, the Gallatin County Commission signed closing paperwork to purchase the former Zero-In Indoor Shooting Center, located north of Four Corners at the intersection of Jackrabbit and Baxter lanes.

The county paid $5.4 million for the 25,000-sq-ft building and 6.48 acres of land.

Four of the GCSO’s seven divisions will relocate to this building.

County officials believe this is a sound investment for the future of the county that will reduce the cost of a future court building by approximately $10 million.

It is a beneficial, strategic location for GCSO as it provides easier access to a greater portion of the county for responding to calls – 60 percent of all calls for service occur within a 9-mile radius of Four Corners. And with the growth in Gallatin County moving west, we anticipate that percentage to increase.

The property is next to county land occupied by the Gallatin County Road and Bridge Department, creating a campus for county services and future growth.

Gallatin County has been and will be reimbursed for law enforcement and detention costs through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act this year. The money is specifically designated for critical law enforcement and detention services and is separate from other PPE and health. These funds freed up Gallatin County tax dollars. The County Commission believes the best use

“This is an operational benefit for the residents of the county and the Sheriff’s Office,” said Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane. “It makes us safer and more efficient – a true win-win.”

10/29/2020 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: October 29, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that a Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com​.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

Drug Take Back Day Cancelled

Drug Take Back Day has been cancelled due to the recent rise in covid-19 cases. Expired or unused drugs can be dropped off at Drug Take Back Bins at these locations:
• Law and Justice Center, 605 S. 16th, Bozeman
• Bozeman Police Department 30 N. Rouse, Bozeman
• MSU Police Department
• Highland Park Pharmacy, at Bozeman Health Hospital (available during Pharmacy business hours)
• Belgrade Police Dept/City Hall, 91 E. Central Ave, Belgrade
• Manhattan Police Dept, 120 W. Main Street, Manhattan
• Three Forks City Hall, 206 N Main St, Three Forks (available during business hours)
• Big Sky Sheriff’s Office, 650 Rainbow Trout Run (available when a deputy is in the office or by calling 582-2100 and asking to speak to a Big Sky deputy)
• West Yellowstone Police Dept, 124 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone
• Park County Sheriff’s Office, 414 E. Callender, Livingston

10/20/2020 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: October 20, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that a Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com​.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs by family members and visitors, including children and teens. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

To address this problem, DEA and partner organizations have set up Drug Take Back Days when the public can bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal, no questions asked and at no cost to them. Last fall, 1720 pounds of drugs were collected in Montana. All drugs gathered are incinerated by the DEA.

You can get rid of any expired or unused drugs at the Drug Take Back Day, October 24, including pills, capsules, and patches. Drop them off at the Law and Justice Center between 10am and 2 pm. This is an opportunity to safely and anonymously empty out your medicine cabinet of drugs that have expired or that you don’t need any more, including over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs that contain controlled substances.

Expired or unused drugs  can also be dropped off at Drug Take Back Bins at these locations:

  • Law and Justice Center, 605 S. 16th, Bozeman
  • Bozeman Police Department 30 N. Rouse, Bozeman
  • MSU Police Department
  • Highland Park Pharmacy, at Bozeman Health Hospital (available during Pharmacy business hours)
  • Belgrade Police Dept/City Hall, 91 E. Central Ave, Belgrade
  • Manhattan Police Dept, 120 W. Main Street, Manhattan
  • Three Forks City Hall, 206 N Main St, Three Forks (available during business hours)
  • Big Sky Sheriff’s Office, 650 Rainbow Trout Run (Available when a deputy is in the office or by calling 582-2100 and asking to speak to a Big Sky deputy)
  • West Yellowstone Police Dept, 124 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone
  • Park County Sheriff’s Office, 414 E. Callender, Livingston

10/16/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

For immediate release: October 16, 2020

As of Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 44 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 2,202. There are 271 confirmed active cases and 10 current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,926 people recovered in Gallatin County. Five people have died from COVID-19 complications.

See the Oct. 16 weekly COVID-19 surveillance report here. See the supplemental K-12 schools information report here.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

10/15/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County

 

For immediate release: October 15, 2020

As of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 70 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 2,158. There are 283 confirmed active cases and eight current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,870 people recovered in Gallatin County. Five people have died from COVID-19 complications.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

Gallatin County Seeking Public Input on Growth Policy Update

Gallatin County Planning Department

For immediate release: October 15, 2020

Calling all residents! – Gallatin County has a NEW engagement opportunity!

Gallatin County is updating its Growth Policy and we would like your feedback on the draft Goals and Policies chapter. The Goals and Policies chapter is the heart of the document, intended to balance a variety of needs and concerns while accurately representing the community’s vision for the future through meaningful land use policy.

Please visit the project website envisiongallatin.com, watch the brief instructional video, and fill out the questionnaire! You are able to contribute to as many or as few topics as you are interested in. Please share this with any friends, family, and acquaintances who might be interested in participating. Thank you for your thoughtful input and time!

Media contact:
Sean O’Callaghan, Gallatin County Planning Director
sean.ocallaghan@gallatin.mt.gov
406-582-3130

10/15/2020 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County


For immediate release: October 15, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that a Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com​.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

10/14/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: October 14, 2020

As of Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 61 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 2,089. There are 272 confirmed active cases and eight current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,813 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.