Missing Person Correction

An earlier press release gave the wrong spelling for a missing person. The correct name is JoVonne Justice. Apologies for the error.

CORRECTED PRESS RELEASE

(Gallatin County, Mont) The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating JoVonne Marie Justice, 44 years old. JoVonne was reported missing from Gallatin County on September 14, 2020. She is 5’5” and 140-160 pounds, with blue eyes. She currently has blond hair but has been known to dye it different colors in the past; she usually wears her hair in a ponytail as seen in the photo. She does not have a vehicle and her destination is unknown.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of JoVonne, please contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (406) 582-2121 or Gallatin County Dispatch at (406) 582-2100 ext. 2.

Missing Person

(Gallatin County, Mont) The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating JaVonne Marie Justice, born 9/11/1976. JaVonne was reported missing from Gallatin County on September 14, 2020. She is 5’5” and 140-160 pounds, with blue eyes. She currently has blond hair but has been known to dye it different colors in the past; she usually wears her hair in a ponytail as seen in the photo. She does not have a vehicle and her destination is unknown.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of JaVonne, please contact the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (406) 582-2121 or Gallatin County Dispatch at (406) 582-2100 ext. 2.

Photos courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

9/18/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: September 18, 2020

As of Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,220. There are 47 confirmed active cases and two current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,169 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

The Sept. 18 COVID-19 weekly surveillance report can be found here.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

9/17/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: September 17, 2020

As of Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,207. There are 46 confirmed active cases and two current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,157 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

See full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

9/16/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: September 16, 2020

As of Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,193. There are 41 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 1,148 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

9/15/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: September 15, 2020

As of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,187. There are 37 confirmed active cases and zero current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,146 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

9/14/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: September 14, 2020

As of Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has had 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, Sept. 11, for a cumulative total of 1,180.

There were six new cases reported on Saturday, five new cases reported on Sunday, and zero new cases reported on Monday.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. Reach the Call Center by phone at 406-548-0123 or email at callcenter@readygallatin.com.

The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

Fire on Rifle Road

For immediate release: September 13, 2020

Thanks to the rapid response of numerous area agencies, a fire at a residence on Rifle Road was under control and kept from spreading in less than two hours from the initial report.

Around 11 AM on Sunday, Sept. 13, an explosion and a fire was reported at a residence on Rifle Road.

Quickly after the initial report, the Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team #5, which is in the county to assist on the Bridger Foothills Fire, coordinated rapidly with local resources to respond to the fire. Two helicopters working with the Team used buckets to drop approximately 4,000 gallons of water to douse the flames of the fire to keep it from spreading further into the timber. One structure was severely damaged by the fire, but no other structures were damaged or lost.

Thirty homes were given pre-evacuation notices by law enforcement on the ground in the following areas: Rifle Road, Winchester Road, Colt Road, Goes Nowhere Road, High Ridge Road, Woodchuck Road, and areas of Trail Creek Road. Those who have signed up with the Community Notification System were also remotely notified about the incident. Those warnings concluded at 1 PM after the fire was under control.

One person received minor injuries.

In addition to 10 Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded, other agencies that assisted included Fort Ellis, Hyalite, Bozeman, Central Valley, Gallatin Gateway and DNRC fire departments, as well as Gallatin County 911, Gallatin County Emergency Management, AMR, Park County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the agencies involved in the quick, coordinated effort in responding to this incident. While the loss of the residence is devastating to the owners, it is thanks to the rapid response that no one was significantly injured and no other properties were lost.

The recent fires in Gallatin County are a reminder to residents to get signed up for the Community Notification System.

The free registration allows you to receive timely information about emergencies in your area such as wildfires, floods, law enforcements standoffs and more. The information can be localized to the areas of the county where you live, work or play. And it can be sent to you directly in a number of ways – text messages, phone calls, emails and more.

To sign up for the Community Notification System, please visit alerts.readygallatin.com.