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County commission creates Gallatin Valley Tourism Business Improvement District

Gallatin County Commissioners have created an expanded tourism business improvement district that will raise funds to be used to help tourism, promotion and marketing within Gallatin County. On Tuesday, July 23, the Commission adopted a resolution that officially created the … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Flood Portion of Hazard Mitigation Plan

Gallatin County is a participant in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) Program.  This program offers landowners in County jurisdictional areas a discount on their flood insurance premiums dependent on an evaluation and scoring of the County’s floodplain management program. Gallatin … Continue reading

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Fees for copies of birth, death records increasing next month

Starting next month, fees for certified copies of birth and death records in Montana will be increasing. During the 2019 Legislature, which met earlier this year, lawmakers passed House Bill 126 that increases the fees for a certified copy of … Continue reading

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Gallatin County Commission to consider ballot issue changing county elections to nonpartisan

At their June 18 public meeting, Gallatin County Commissioners will consider asking voters if they want to change county elections from partisan to nonpartisan for Gallatin County offices. In this year’s Legislature, Montana lawmakers passed House Bill 129, which allows … Continue reading

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Gallatin Local Water Quality District launches online interactive water quality map

The Gallatin Local Water Quality District (GLWQD) has launched an online interactive map where citizens can view water information. This map, developed by the Gallatin County GIS Department shows water quality results for thousands of locations in Gallatin County. It … Continue reading

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Gallatin County Commission to consider support of Forest Plan revision recommendations

At their May 21 public meeting, Gallatin County Commissioners will consider sending a letter in support of the Gallatin Forest Partnership’s proposal as part of the Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision process. U.S. Forest Service officials are working on revising … Continue reading

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2019 Declamation Contest for Gallatin County’s rural schools

The 68th Annual “Patriotic Declamatory Contest For Rural Schools” will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Gallatin County Courthouse. Sponsored by the Gallatin County Bar Association and American Legion Post 14, … Continue reading

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Fourth annual Law Enforcement DUI Awards Ceremony

The fourth annual Law Enforcement DUI Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Gallatin County DUI Task Force, will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The event will honor the top three officers from each law enforcement agency in Gallatin County … Continue reading

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Gallatin Local Water Quality District to conduct Well Awareness Courses

The Gallatin Local Water Quality District will be conducting Well Awareness Courses designed to educate private well owners on best practices for protecting their drinking water. The courses, held in April 2019, are $20 each. Registration and more information is … Continue reading

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Road reopens in West Yellowstone following federal investigation

Teams from multiple agencies that responded to help with a federal investigation in West Yellowstone were released Friday. This week, the West Yellowstone Police Department investigated a felony stalking complaint. When the suspect was taken into custody, officers suspected violations … Continue reading

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