Month: March 2021

  • Skier Death

    For immediate release: March 18, 2021 Robert Allen Erickson, 63 years old, of North Dakota, was skiing at Bridger Bowl on March 16, 2021 when he fell and sustained head trauma. It was unclear whether he was wearing a helmet at the time. He was transported to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital where he died of […]

  • 3/18/2021 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

    For Immediate Release: March 18, 2021 The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that one more Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19. See the full press release here. The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. […]

  • 3.14.21 Flathead Pass Rescue

      On Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to a request for assistance from two individuals whose side by side ATV got stuck in the area of Flathead Pass. The two individuals were cold and needed help getting out. Volunteers responded and helped the stuck individuals. All […]

  • Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund Update

    For immediate release: March 15, 2021 Even before the flames were fully extinguished, Greater Gallatin United Way and the One Valley Community Foundation, in cooperation with the Southwest Montana Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SWMT COAD), created the Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund in response to the community requests. In total, more than $405,000 in […]

  • 3.13.21 Buck Ridge Rescue

    On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from Canyon Adventures for an injured snowmobiler on Buck Ridge. The person was riding on a snowmobile and sustained a lower back injury. Volunteers responded and helped the injured snowmobiler. All parties […]

  • 3.13.21 South Plateau Trail Rescue

    On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:15 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance from a snowmobiler on the South Plateau Trail System, approximately 15 miles south of town. Two individuals riding a two seat snowmobile, crashed into a tree while rounding a corner.  Both parties […]

  • Reported Kidnapping

    (Gallatin County, Mont.) At 3:57 p.m. today, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman Police Department, Belgrade Police Department and the Montana Highway Patrol responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping and homicide-in-progress. The call originated near Moffit Gulch Road and I-90.  The suspect vehicle was reported to be traveling westbound on I-90 traveling up […]

  • Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

    Media Release:  210310-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, 406-548-0111 Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time Bozeman, MT – As Gallatin County moves closer to spring, the risk of spring flooding increases.  While we can not predict if Gallatin County will see any flooding in 2021, we know that now is the time to prepare your property […]

  • Skier Death in Big Sky

    For immediate release: March 9, 2021 A Texas man died in a skiing accident at Big Sky Resort on Friday, March, 5, 2021. Kirby Smith, 60, from Dallas, Texas, was skiing with his son at the time. He died from blunt force injuries to the head. He was wearing a helmet. The details of how […]

  • 3/9/2021 Gallatin City-County Board of Health To Hold Special Meeting

    For immediate release: March 9, 2021 On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health will hold a special meeting to consider amending a COVID-19 related local public health rule to allow for increased group size limitations for events and group gatherings in Gallatin County. See the full press release here. The Gallatin […]