8/11/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: August 11, 2020

As of Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 965. There are 31 confirmed active cases and zero current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 931 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three 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.

West Yellowstone Shooting Incident Arrest

For immediate release: August 11, 2020

Brian J. Marks from Belgrade (47 years of age) was taken into custody yesterday for the shooting incident that occurred Saturday afternoon in the West Yellowstone area. Marks is in the Gallatin County Detention Center charged with three counts of Felony Assault with a Weapon and Robbery. Marks initial appearance will be on video this morning at 10:30 am with Justice Court. The affidavit of probable cause is available from Gallatin County Justice Court. I would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance with this case:

  • West Yellowstone Police Department
  • Hebgen Basin Fire Department
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Park Service
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Montana Highway Patrol
  • Idaho State Police
  • Bozeman Police Department (SRT)
  • Bozeman Fire Department (SRT)

Sheriff Brian Gootkin

8/10/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: August 10, 2020

As of Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has had 34 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, Aug. 7, for a cumulative total of 962.

There were 16 new cases reported on Saturday, nine new cases reported on Sunday, and nine new cases reported on Monday.

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.

Bridger Ridge Search

(Gallatin County, Mont.)

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was dispatched Saturday night at 10:45 for an overdue 34 year old Gallatin County Man hiking from Fairy Lake to the M.  He and his father started this morning and were separated when dad decided the hike was more that he could do.  He waited at the M trail head then contacted the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Gootkin stated it is not uncommon for people to underestimate the amount of time and effort that hike can require.  In this case we used a Life Flight Helicopter to search the ridge and had ground searchers ready to start the hike.  Fortunately a Deputy found the man on the Fairy Lake Road and made sure he made it out.  He added that SAR volunteers would rather get an early start and cancel than get the call late and be that much further behind.

 

Searching for Active Shooter near West Yellowstone

(West Yellowstone, Mont) On August 8, at 4:27 pm, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of people being shot at in the Whiskey Bay area north of West Yellowstone. The victims reported the suspect pointed a handgun at them, then shot multiple rounds into the ground. There are eight agencies with over 40 personnel on scene looking for a white male, late 30’s or early 40’s, last seen driving a silver Toyota pickup with Texas plates and a silver topper. If you see a vehicle matching this description, call 911 immediately and DO NOT attempt to make contact. This person is considered armed and dangerous. We do not have the suspect identified at this time but will update everyone as we confirm information.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin

Sheriff’s Office Searching for Man involved in Shooting near West Yellowstone

(West Yellowstone, Mont.)

On August 8, at approximately 4:27 pm the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of people being shot at in the Whiskey Bay area North of West Yellowstone.  The victims reported the suspect pointed the gun at them, then shot multiple rounds from a handgun into the ground.  There are eight agencies with over 40 personnel on scene looking for a white male, late 30’s or early 40’s, last scene driving a silver Toyota pickup with Texas plates and a silver topper.  If you see a vehicle matching this description do not attempt to make contact and call 911 immediately.  This person is considered armed and dangerous.  We do not have the suspect identified at this time but will update everyone as we confirm information.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin

8/7/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: August 7, 2020

As of Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 929. There are 36 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 890 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three 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.

8/6/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: August 6, 2020

As of Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 921. There are 43 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 875 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three 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.

8/5/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: August 5, 2020

As of Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 915. There are 45 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 870 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three 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.

Missing Children Found

(Gallatin County, Mont) On Monday, Aug 3, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Amsterdam Fire Department, Manhattan Police Department, and a Lifeflight helicopter responded to a search for two missing children. A six-year-old girl, her four-year-old brother, and their kitten were playing in a field next to their house in the Churchill area. They decided to go off on an “adventure” and walked away from their house. When their mother noticed they were missing a few minutes later, she and other family members began searching and called law enforcement for help.

Searchers responded with a helicopter, a drone, search dogs, and numerous ground crews. A little less than an hour after law enforcement was notified, the children and the kitten were located safe. They had travelled a little less than a mile to another neighborhood, where they were located in a garage.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to remind everyone to immediately notify law enforcement when vulnerable people such as children, the disabled, and the elderly with dementia, go missing. The sooner searchers are involved, the better the outcome.