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Snowmobiler Rescued up Olsen Creek

(Gallatin County, MT) At 7:15 pm on January 24th, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to Olsen Creek, off Bridger Canyon Road, for a missing snowmobiler. The reporting party said that he and a friend had been riding … Continue reading

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Sheriff/Coroner Identifies Victim of Truck, Train Collision

(Gallatin County, Mont) Sheriff/Coroner Brian Gootkin identified the man killed this morning as 46 year old William Terry of Belgrade.

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Two Snowmobilers Rescued near West Yellowstone

Sunday at approximately 2:51 p.m., West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch received a call from a local snowmobile rental company reporting a snowmobiler who was stuck in a deep narrow canyon somewhere west of West Yellowstone. A Gallatin County Sheriff’s deputy … Continue reading

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Structure Fire in Fort Ellis FSA

At approximately 7:50 am, Wednesday, January 16th, Fort Ellis Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a reported chimney fire on Blue Grouse Court.  On arrival crews found some smoke from around the chimney with reports that the home was filling with smoke.  … Continue reading

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Sheriff Identifies Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash

(West Yellowstone, Mont.) The Office of the Sheriff/Coroner today identified the man killed Monday in a snowmobile crash in West Yellowstone.  60 year old Michael Najjar of Five Points Alabama was declared deceased at the scene.

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West Yellowstone Snowmobile Accident Fatality

PRESS RELEASE January 14, 2019 10:00 PM On Monday, January 14, 2019 at 3:27 PM a snowmobile with two riders was traveling southbound on Dunraven Street approaching the intersection with Gibbon Avenue in the Town of West Yellowstone. Gibbon Avenue … Continue reading

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Stranded Snowmobilers Rescued

(West Yellowstone, Mont.) Monday at 5:15 p.m., West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch received a 911 call from two Minnesota snowmobilers who were stranded. Given the steep terrain and low snow levels the two men in their 20’s indicated that they were incapable … 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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Back Country Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  On Thursday January 10, 2019 at 5:38 p.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting one lost and stuck snowmobiler. Three males were snowmobiling in an extreme backcountry area and became separated.  … Continue reading

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New York Woman injured in Snowmobile Crash

(West Yellowstone, Mont.) Tuesday at 10:02 a.m., Yellowstone National Park received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash in the Park near Riverside Drive about 6 miles East of West Yellowstone.  The crash caused both the snowmobile and rider to end up in … Continue reading

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