Monthly Archives: January 2019

Morning Update from Montana Rail Link

Trail Creek Derailment Update  As of 8:00 am Wednesday morning, MRL crews continue to make progress in cleaning up 39 coal cars involved in a derailment that occurred yesterday at 12:50 PM. We do not currently have an estimated time … Continue reading

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Trail Creek Train Derailment

Montana Rail Link Comment At approximately 12:50 PM, a loaded coal train headed west derailed an estimated 40 cars east of Bozeman. There were no injuries to the crew and the train was not carrying hazardous materials. MRL is continuing to … Continue reading

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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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