Compliance Checks

PRESS RELEASE

On June 22nd 2011 the Gallatin County Sheriff`s Office conducted alcohol compliance checks in the West Yellowstone area. A total of 12 businesses were contacted using an underage buyer attempting to purchase alcohol under the control and direct supervision of undercover officers.

The following businesses passed the compliance checks:
Wild West Pizzaria, Stage Coach, Food Roundup, White Markerplace, 191 Exxon, Corner Conoco, Happy Hour Bar, Food Mart, Bullwinkles Bar and Liquor Store.

The following 3 businesses failed the compliance checks:
Econosmart Phillips 66, Supersave Chevron, The Branch Restaurant and Bar

Businesses that failed the checks will be reported to the Department of Revenue for state-mandated actions against their respective licenses. The individuals that sold the alcohol at each respective business were issued a citation at the time the check was completed at each business.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County DUI Task Force and local police departments would like to remind each business that sells alcohol to appropriately check identification for alcohol sales. Refusing to sell alcohol to underage buyers is a fundamental key to keeping our community and its youth safe. Classes are offered by the Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County (ADSGC), in conjunction with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office every month for a nominal fee of $15 per attendee. Individuals or business can register attendees by calling ADSGC at 406-586-5493.

Deputy’s overtime wages incurred by conducting the checks were paid for by the Gallatin County DUI Task Force.

Gallatin River Forecast to hit highest level this year

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Media Release

Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, 582-2395

Bozeman, MT – Residents along the Gallatin River are encouraged to closely monitor the Gallatin River through this weekend.  The current forecast for the Gallatin River is predicting that the river will reach its highest level so far this year by the middle of the weekend.  Water over the road is already present in Gallatin Gateway and everyone is reminded to take the necessary actions to protect their property before flooding occurs.  Once flooding occurs it is to late to prevent damage.

Additional information is available at www.ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php.

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Burglary spree in Bozeman

 

Since June 1, 2011, our Bozeman police Officers have responded to 20 burglaries and attempted burglaries throughout the city.  These burglaries have occurred at night with the primary mode being entry into unlocked garages, prying open doors or breaking of windows.  These burglaries occurred during the night.  In some cases, nothing was taken but in others cash, alcohol, jewelry and tools have been taken.  Our officers are patrolling your neighborhoods with increased vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols.  However, we still need your help.  Here are some tips to help prevent your home from being the next target.  We also ask that you report anything you may see or hear that appears unusual or out of place.  If you have information regarding these burglaries, call Crimestoppers at 586-1131 or email us at policetips@bozeman.net

 

 

Areas burglarized:

 

June 4

1000 South Black

 

June 6

400 North Bozeman

 

June 8

1100 North 7th

100 South 10th

400 South 5th

 

June 10

3400 West Ravalli

400 South Willson

 

June 13

100 South Grand

100 West Babcock

400 South 3rd

400 West Koch

100 West Babcock

400 South 6th

 

June 16

200 North 7th

600 West Mendenhall

 

June 17

200 North 7th

200 East Story

 

June 20

200 East Story

110 South 11th

 

Burglary Prevention Tips:

·         Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that may be easily forced open. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one inch throw and reinforced strike plates held in place with three inch screws. All windows should have window locks.

·         Secure sliding glass doors. Place a metal rod or a wooden dowel in the track and install vertical bolts. These will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.

·         Always lock the door to an attached garage. Don’t rely on your automatic garage door opener for security.

·         Create the illusion that you are home by using timers on lights, radios and TV’s. Making your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, will deter criminals.

·         Keep the perimeter of your home well lit.  Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is a cost-effective way to discourage intruders, as well as highlight a house.

·         Never leave clues that you are away on a trip. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away so delivered items do not accumulate. You can also ask a neighbor to park in your driveway or parking place to give the appearance you are at home.   Keep your shades and blinds up and curtains open to maintain a normal, everyday appearance in your residence.

·         Never leave a message on your telephone answering machine telling people that you are away from home. A message that you will return at a certain time leaves your home vulnerable in the interim.

·         Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from entrances and walkways. While large, ornate hedges may be beautiful, they also provide a hiding place for burglars who need only a minute to break in through a window or door.

FREE SANDBAGS FOR THOSE IN NEED

FREE SANDBAGS FOR THOSE IN  NEED

A group of church kids will be filling sandbags to give to citizens of Bozeman and Gallatin County who are in need of them.  Sandbags can be picked up beginning at 2 pm on Friday, May 10, at the LDS Church parking lot, 2915 Colter Avenue on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Brett May 580-6656.

Big Sky Natural Resource Council joins FireSafe Montana and holds FREE Community BBQ to recognize June as Wildfire Preparedness Month

Big Sky Natural Resource Council joins FireSafe Montana and holds FREE Community BBQ to recognize June as Wildfire Preparedness Month.

Thursday June 23, 2011 community event will allow Big Sky residents to learn how they can prepare their property for wildland fires, review the completed Big Sky Forest Stewardship Plan, meet local foresters, and much more.

 What:  The Big Sky Natural Resource Council is hosting a FREE community BBQ for Big Sky residents. The event will include: a wildland fire preparedness message, unveiling of the Big Sky Forest Stewardship Plan, a forestry trade show, Smokey Bear, fire trucks, and much more… All community members and public are welcome to attend. The goal of this event is to help landowners learn how they can prepare their property for wildland fires, hear what the Big Sky Natural Resource Council is doing and review the Forest Stewardship Plan.

 When:  Thursday June 23, 2011, 5:00 – 8:00pm

 Where:  Big Sky Town Center Park, Big Sky, MT 59716

 Who:  Big Sky Natural Resource Council, FireSafe Montana, MSU Extension, Northern Rocky Mountain RC&D, Men@Work, Big Sky Tree Removal, US Forest Service, Big Sky Fire Department, Yellowstone Club, Moonlight Basin, Big Sky Town Center, Big Sky Community Corporation, Big Sky Owners Association, Merrill Lynch-Bank of America Corporation, Big Sky Institute, and Jack Creek Preserve Foundation.

 Visit http://foresthealth.wikispaces.com/ for more information on the Healthy Forest Initiative

or contact Crystal Hagerman at (406) 209-0344 or crystal.hagerman@montana.edu

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING AND CLOSURE UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING AND CLOSURE UPDATE

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

8:30 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

All of Kagy Blvd is now open with “Water Over Road” cautionary signage in place from South Tracy to Sourdough Road.

The trail connecting Legends and Creekwood subdivisions is closed just east of legends due to flowing water on the trail.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

All of Kagy Blvd is now open with “Water Over Road” cautionary signage in place from South Tracy to Sourdough Road.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: The trails east of the river are closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking lot to Tuckerman Parking lot:  The trail between the lots is open but use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park:  The park is open but use caution. Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: The portion of the trail off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Creekwood Subdivision Trail (near Legends Subdivision)The trail north of the two bridges on the east side of Legends Subdivision is closed.  The trail is completely washed out in at least one area.

 The trail connecting Legends and Creekwood subdivisions is closed just east of legends due to flowing water on the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Lindley Park:  Water continues to flow through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park). Use caution in this area.

Creekside Park (Rouse and Lamme) is closed until further notice.

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

CITY OF BOZEMAN – FLOODING AND CLOSURE UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – CLOSURE AND FLOODING UPDATE

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6:45 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

Creekside Park (Rouse and Lamme) is closed until further notice.

The east bound lane of Kagy Blvd from South Tracy to Sourdough Road is closed until further notice.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

The east bound lane of Kagy Blvd from South Tracy to Sourdough Road is closed until further notice.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: The trails east of the river are closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking lot to Tuckerman Parking lot:  The trail between the lots is open but use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

 Tuckerman Park:  The park is open but use caution. Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: The portion of the trail off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Creekwood Subdivision Trail (near Legends Subdivision)The trail north of the two bridges on the east side of Legends Subdivision is closed.  The trail is completely washed out in at least one area. 

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Lindley Park:  Water continues to flow through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park). Use caution in this area.

Creekside Park (Rouse and Lamme) is closed until further notice.

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

CITY OF BOZEMAN – FLOODING UPDATE

 CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING UPDATE

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

12:50 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE RISING RIVER, CREEK AND DITCH LEVELS.

Nash Spring Creek (aka Flat Creek) is overflowing its banks and is flooding a portion of the Valley View Golf Course. 

Bozeman Creek rose approximately 6”-8” at Bozeman City Hall overnight.  With the continued rain in the forecast, we can expect Bozeman Creek to continue to rise.  It is likely, if the creek level continues to rise, there may be more extensive flooding through Valley View Golf Course over on to Kagy Boulevard similar to what was experienced on May 25, 2011.

Bozeman residents are reminded that flooding could occur at any time.  Many of the creeks and ditches around Bozeman are at capacity and do not have room to accommodate additional water.  We strongly encourage property and business owners that are prone to flooding, or near a watercourse, to regularly monitor the water level and sandbag around the foundations of your homes and businesses.  Sandbagging information is detailed below.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

THERE ARE CURRENLY NO STREET CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: The trails east of the river are closed until further notice.

 

 

Gardner Park Parking lot to Tuckerman Parking lot:  The trail between the lots is open but use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

 Tuckerman Park:  The park is open but use caution. Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: The portion of the trail off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross. 

Creekwood Subdivision Trail (near Legends Subdivision)The trail north of the two bridges on the east side of Legends Subdivision is closed.  The trail is completely washed out in at least one area. 

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Lindley Park:  Water continues to flow through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park). Use caution in this area.

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

sex offender

Level 3 Sex Offender – Sheriff Media Header

Jaime Lee ease
Rogeven is a Level 3 sexual offender living in the Bozeman community. He was released from the Montana Department of Corrections May 21, 2011. He registered as a transient in Bozeman, MT on 5/24/11. Attached is a photograph of Rogeven.
Jaime Lee Rogeven
DOB: 05/28/85
Physical Description: 6’01, 160 lbs. Blonde hair, Hazel eyes
Address: Transient
Offense: 1 Count Child Molestation, victim’s sex: female, victim age: 13
Offense was committed in Kelso, Washington
Sentence date: 02/25/03
Rogeven was a juvenile at the time of the conviction.