Month: June 2021

  • Gallatin County Commission Bans Fireworks, Open Burning in Two Fire Districts

      For immediate release: June 30, 2021 Due to dangerous fire conditions caused by a continued drought in southwest Montana, the Gallatin County Commission has banned fireworks, recreational burning, and open burning in two high fire hazard areas in the county ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. On Wednesday, commissioners approved an emergency […]

  • 6.29.2021 Spanish Creek Lost Hikers

    On June 28, 2021, Gallatin County dispatched received a call from a hiker who became separated from a party of three near the Gallatin Peak trail.  The caller had made it down to the trailhead but the two other members of the party were still in the backcountry.  The caller advised the two lost hikers […]

  • Gallatin County Agencies Holding Press Conference to Discuss Fire Concerns Heading into Fourth of July Weekend

    For immediate release: June 29, 2021 Representatives from agencies across Gallatin County will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, June 30. Officials will discuss current fire conditions in the area, fire and fireworks restrictions that are in place, and precautions to take during with our area’s dry conditions to safely celebrate over the upcoming […]

  • 6.26.2021 Porcupine Creek Rescue

    On Saturday, June 26, 2021 at approximately 6:17 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from a hiker that lost their way on the Porcupine Creek Trail. The individual, who was out on a day hike, misjudged the trail length and route, became disoriented, and requested […]

  • Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools Appoints Bozeman School District Trustee

    Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools   For immediate release: June 21, 2021 The Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools has appointed a successor to fill a vacant position on the Bozeman School District Board of Trustees. On Monday, June 21, Superintendent Matthew Henry notified the Bozeman School District that he has appointed Lisa Weaver to fill […]

  • 6.19.2021 Buck Ridge Rescue

    On Saturday June 19, 2021 at approximately 5:47 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from an individual approximately 6 miles up the Buck Ridge Trail, south of the Big Sky junction.  One individual riding an ATV rolled the vehicle and sustained multiple injuries.  The individual […]

  • 6.19.2021 Sourdough Canyon Rescue

    On June 19, 2021, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call of a camper who had been bitten by a bear at Mystic Lake. The patient was too injured to make the trip down, but found a nearby runner who was able to quickly make it to cell service and call 911.   Gallatin County Sheriff […]

  • Update on Gallatin County Growth Policy

      Gallatin County Planning Department For immediate release: June 14, 2021 The Gallatin County Planning Department is excited to announce that, after nearly two years in the making, the Gallatin County Growth Policy has now moved into the adoption phase. The Gallatin County Growth Policy is the document that guides growth, development, and land use […]

  • Logan Landfill Temporarily Closed Due to High Winds

    The Logan Landfill has been temporarily closed due to extremely high winds and low visibility from dust. Wind speeds have been in excess of 45 mph with sustained winds at 35-40 mph. Per the landfill’s wind closure policy, the landfill will remain closed until wind speeds reduce. Please contact the Logan Landfill staff with any […]

  • Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools to Interview Bozeman School District Trustee Applicants

    Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools Office For immediate release: June 9, 2021 The application process/timeline for appointing a replacement trustee for the Bozeman School District No. 7 Board of Trustees was posted on the Gallatin County website on May 25 and had a 10-day submission window (until June 8) for any interested individuals. During that […]