Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Clarkston Fire Contained

Media Release:  170815-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395 Clarkston Fire Contained Clarkston, MT – The Clarkston Fire located North of the Clarkston is now contained.  Approximately 55 firefighters spent Tuesday mopping up hot spots and patrolling the fire.  As of … 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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Fire in Clarkston

A fast-moving fire south of Miller Canyon is moving north. Residents should consider evacuating the threatened area or be prepared to evacuate if conditions dictate or change.

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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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