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Wet Weather Brings Fall Burning Opportunitites

Media Release:  170919-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Wet Weather Brings Fall Burning Opportunities Bozeman, MT – With fall weather setting in many fire departments are opening up burning for those with burn permits.  With increased precipitation the ability for … Continue reading

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Ricocheting Bullets

At approximately 2:00 am on Sunday, September 10, 2017, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Sourdough Road and Goldstein Road for a report of gun shots fired.  An errant bullet entered a residence after ricocheting off … 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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Have a Fire Safe Weekend

Media Release:  170901-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Have a Fire Safe Weekend Bozeman, MT – Everyone in Gallatin County is encouraged to use safe practices with fire over the weekend and for the remainder of fire season.  The conditions … 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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Bacon Rind Trailhead Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm., the Gallatin County Dispatch Center received a call regarding a 59-year-old female from Washington who had fallen off her horse and sustained injuries to her hip and shoulder. The … Continue reading

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ATV Fatality

On Wednesday, August 16th, a little before 9:00 pm, a 76 year- old ATV rider was reported overdue.  The man was riding in the Little Bear area near the mouth of Gallatin Canyon. Multiple crews from the various groups of … 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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Public Safety Academy This Fall

Ever wonder who keeps county residents safe, and how? If you have, the GCSO Public Safety Academy is a great way to answer your question. For ten weeks, one night a week, you can learn from the best in law … Continue reading

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