Monthly Archives: February 2019

Avalanche Victim Identified

On February 26, 2019, Gallatin County Dispatch Center received a call of an avalanche in the Truman Gulch canyon. Gallatin County Search and Rescue, Bridger Ski Patrol, Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, and Central Helicopters responded to the scene. Two … Continue reading

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Big Sky Death Update

On February 25, 2019, at 1408 hours, Big Sky Fire and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unresponsive, cold to the touch, 32 year old female at a residence on Aspen Leaf Drive. Whitney Versteeg was … Continue reading

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Bridger Mountain Range Avalanche

On Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Bridger Ski Patrol, Gallatin N.F. Avalanche Center and Central Helicopters responded to an avalanche on the west side of the Bridger Mountain Range. One skier was caught in the avalanche; two skiers in the area … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Affecting Gallatin County

Media Release: 190226-01 Contact:  Emergency Management (406) 548-0111 Winter Weather Affecting Gallatin County Bozeman, MT – Residents around Gallatin County are encouraged to utilize safe winter practices as this winter storm affects Montana.  The community is encouraged to drive safety … Continue reading

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Big Sky Death

  On February 25, 2019, Big Sky Fire and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an unresponsive, cold to the touch, 32 year old female.   Whitney Versteeg was deceased and a subsequent investigation indicated the death … Continue reading

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Two Groups of Snowmobilers Retrieved near West Yellowstone

Sunday at 2:26 p.m. West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch received a call from a group of three snowmobilers from Minnesota who indicated they were having difficult locating the trail due to the extremely windy and snowy conditions. Dispatch advised them … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Youth Dies at Big Sky

(Big Sky, Mont.) On February 19th at 2:51, a 9-year-old boy from Carlisle, MA was reported missing by his father. The boy went missing near the junction of Middle Road and Lobo Ski Run at Big Sky Ski Resort. Shortly … Continue reading

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New security screening process at Law and Justice Center starting next week

After three weeks of practicing, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office personnel will begin a new screening process at the Law and Justice Center starting Monday, Feb. 25. To increase safety for everyone who uses the Law and Justice Center, there will … Continue reading

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Annual Gallatin County Spelling Bee to be held Feb. 23

The 2019 Gallatin County Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. in the Hager Auditorium of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. One of the oldest academic competitions in the area, the bee features the … Continue reading

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Snowmobiler Rescued from Cabin Creek

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Tuesday at 2:02 p.m. West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch received a 911 call from a snowmobiler reporting that a member of his group had crashed and broken his femur. The injured snowmobiler, a 44 year old male … Continue reading

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