Category Archives: Media Release

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Social Security Scam

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls of a scam involving Social Security Numbers. The scam call is generally a voice recording stating that the person’s Social Security Number has been suspended. The recording then states for the … Continue reading

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Drowning in Hyalite Canyon Reservoir

On August 7th the Gallatin County sheriffs office, Hyalite fire department, AMR and REACH AIR were dispatched to the Hyalite canyon reservoir. The Sheriff’s Office had received a report of a five-year-old child who had drowned. The child had been … Continue reading

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Rescue from the Great One

(Gallatin County, Mont) Sometimes good dates go bad. On August 7, 2019 at 9:30 pm Gallatin County 911 received a call regarding a 23-year-old local woman who was on a first date to ski the Great One at sunset and … Continue reading

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Weather Strands Hiker on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.) Saturday afternoon at 3:47, Gallatin County 911 received a call from a 45-year-old runner from Atlanta.  The runner had started at the Fairy Lake Trailhead with the ambition of running the Ridge trail but found himself disoriented … Continue reading

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Summer Dehydration on Bridger Ridge

(Gallatin County, Mont.)  Thursday evening at 7:00 911 received a call from a 23 year old mountain biker worried about being dehydrated and thought he might pass out.  The 911 center was not able to pin point his location but … Continue reading

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County commission creates Gallatin Valley Tourism Business Improvement District

Gallatin County Commissioners have created an expanded tourism business improvement district that will raise funds to be used to help tourism, promotion and marketing within Gallatin County. On Tuesday, July 23, the Commission adopted a resolution that officially created the … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Flood Portion of Hazard Mitigation Plan

Gallatin County is a participant in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) Program.  This program offers landowners in County jurisdictional areas a discount on their flood insurance premiums dependent on an evaluation and scoring of the County’s floodplain management program. Gallatin … Continue reading

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Rescue in Corbley Gulch

(Gallatin County, Mont.) On Sunday, July 21st, around 2:24 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to a backcountry rescue in the Bridger Mountains.  A 24-year-old, who was hiking alone about four miles from the Corbley Gulch Trailhead, injured … Continue reading

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Climbing Accident Claims Search and Rescue Member

(Gallatin and Park County Mont.)  With a heavy heart, Sheriff Brian Gootkin and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue share that our friend and teammate Travis Swanson lost his life in a climbing accident yesterday on Mount Cowen in Park … Continue reading

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Weekend Search and Rescue Activity

(Gallatin County, Mont.) The last weekend in June saw 80 Search and Rescue Volunteers spend 285 hours on three incidents. The first incident was Saturday evening when Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Central Valley Fire were dispatched to an injured … Continue reading

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