Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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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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