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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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Make “Safe Thinking” Your Holiday Motto

Release:  190628-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 548-0111 Make “Safe Thinking” Your Holiday Motto Bozeman, MT – As we approach the Fourth of July Emergency Management encourages everyone to make “Safe Thinking” your motto as you are out celebrating.  Around the … Continue reading

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GCSO Looking for a Suspect

(Gallatin County, Mont) Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who attempted to perform a quick change scam at a bank in Three Forks this afternoon. The man headed toward I-90 in a silver Honda minivan with Illinois … Continue reading

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Arrest Made Following Late-Night Disturbance

(Gallatin County, Mont) Last night, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance with a weapon in Clarkston, north of Three Forks. The initial call indicated there were two different altercations involving three individuals, all … Continue reading

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A Message from the Sheriff to Forrest Fenn Treasure Hunters

(Gallatin County, Mont.) In the last couple years, two people have died, two have been rescued near death, several have had run-ins with local and federal law enforcement, and one told his wife today he was injured but not where … Continue reading

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Fees for copies of birth, death records increasing next month

Starting next month, fees for certified copies of birth and death records in Montana will be increasing. During the 2019 Legislature, which met earlier this year, lawmakers passed House Bill 126 that increases the fees for a certified copy of … Continue reading

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