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New security screening process at Law and Justice Center starting next week

After three weeks of practicing, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office personnel will begin a new screening process at the Law and Justice Center starting Monday, Feb. 25. To increase safety for everyone who uses the Law and Justice Center, there will … Continue reading

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Annual Gallatin County Spelling Bee to be held Feb. 23

The 2019 Gallatin County Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. in the Hager Auditorium of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. One of the oldest academic competitions in the area, the bee features the … Continue reading

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Gallatin County Commission to consider agreement settling Bear Canyon Road lawsuit

Next week, the Gallatin County Commission will consider an agreement that settles years-old litigation between the county and the state surrounding portions of Bear Canyon Road. If the commission votes to approve the proposed settlement, a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of … Continue reading

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Commissioners support effort to add fourth District Court judge to serve Gallatin County

On Feb. 1, Bozeman Senator JP Pomnichowski introduced a bill requesting the Montana State Legislature create a position for a fourth District Court Judge in the 18th Judicial District, which serves Gallatin County. Senate Bill 203 is co-sponsored by a majority … Continue reading

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Gallatin County 911 working through big changes

It has been a year of change at the Gallatin County 911 Dispatch Center, including brand new dispatching, paging and phone systems, among many other improvements. Couple growing pains from adopting new systems with a shortage of dispatchers, however, and that has … Continue reading

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Gallatin County finalizes Logan Landfill land exchange

After over a decade of work, a land swap between Gallatin County and the state has been finalized, giving the county ownership of the ground the Logan Landfill sits on, and increasing access to public lands for citizens and visitors. … Continue reading

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Gallatin County Treatment Court honoring participants with Christmas celebration

Gallatin County Treatment Court will be holding its annual Christmas celebration on Friday, Dec. 14. The celebration is to honor the participants’ commitment to changing their lives. Treatment Court starts at 9 a.m. in Gallatin County District Court Judge John … Continue reading

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Two people killed in Bridger Canyon crash identified

Two people died following a head-on collision on Bridger Canyon Road near mile marker 15 on December 8, 2018. Drivers of both vehicles, Deborah Jean Stratford, 65 of Bozeman, and Brett Randle Ferre,  41 of Bozeman, were pronounced dead on scene. Montana Highway … Continue reading

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Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputies participating in Shop with a Cop

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with area law enforcement for the annual Shop with a Cop event, taking place in Bozeman on Saturday, Dec. 8. Eleven members of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Brian Gootkin, will … Continue reading

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