Author Archives: Jason Jarrett

Avalanche South of Big Sky Claims Two Victims

(Madison County, Mont.) Monday Search and Rescue Volunteers from Gallatin County assisted the Madison County Sheriff’s Office with an avalanche recovery on Imp Peak.  The avalanche killed 23-year-old year Inge Perkins of Bozeman, MT. Preliminary investigation indicates that Saturday morning, Oct 7th, … Continue reading

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(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Friday, September 22, 2017, at approximately 4:00PM, the Gallatin County 911 Dispatch Center received a call from a passing motorist on I-90 at the bridge over the Gallatin River. The motorist stated they were certain they … Continue reading

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Bad Day for Legs in Gallatin County

 (Gallatin County, Mont.) Monday lived up to its reputation sending Sheriff’s Search and Rescue to three events and three people to the hospital with leg injuries.  The first at 9:37 a.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting … Continue reading

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Heart Problems are Scary. Heart Problems in the Backcountry are Worse

Press release Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office (Gallatin County, Mont.) Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a backcountry rescue in the Beehive Basin area near Big Sky.  The 911 caller advised that a 67 … Continue reading

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Bear Canyon Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  4:30 Friday afternoon Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Ft Ellis Fire Dept. were dispatched to the New World Gulch Trail in Bear Canyon East of Bozeman.  A hiker had come upon a lady laying beside the trail a mile … Continue reading

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Three Search and Rescue Calls with One Fatality

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue started a busy night at 5:30 P.M. yesterday when  missing 72-year-old woman with dementia was reported missing in Big Sky.  Sheriff’s Deputies and the Big Sky Division of Sheriff’s Search and Rescue … Continue reading

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Clarkston Fire

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  The fire reported in the Clarkston area North of Three Forks has been declared under control.  The human caused fire was reported about 1:30 P.M..  Fire Departments from around Gallatin and Broadwater County as well as the … Continue reading

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Woman Rescued After Fall From Horse near Big Sky

(Big Sky, Mont.) On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue at Big Sky and Paramedics from the Big Sky Fire Department responded to a backcountry rescue on the Porcupine Creek Trail.   A 73 … Continue reading

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Sheriff Gootkin Injured in Motorcycle Collision with Deer

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sheriff Brian Gootkin  is recovering at Benefis hospital in Great Falls after a motorcycle accident on Saturday, August 5. Sheriff Gootkin struck a deer outside of White Sulphur Springs. He was taken by medical helicopter to the … Continue reading

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Mountain Goats Cause Rescue on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Sunday morning about 8:00, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team responded to the Bridger Ridge Trail for a backcountry rescue. A family of three from Spokane, WA was hiking from Fairy Lake to the … Continue reading

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