County creates informational page for Law and Justice Center bond

In an effort to educate voters on their decision whether to help fund the replacement of the county’s Law and Justice Center, Gallatin County has created a page on its website dedicated to information about the bond, which will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

On this webpage, citizens can find everything from what the building would look like, who would be housed in it to how much it will cost individual taxpayers and what the floor plans look like.

Also included on the page is an events section that details on upcoming tours of the current Law and Justice Center as well as community events where county officials will be on hand to answer questions.

Citizens will also find a frequently asked questions section where they can find some answers to many of the questions county officials field on the project. Don’t see the answer you were looking for? You will find on the page contact info for how you can reach out to get your specific questions answered.

A direct link to the page can be found here. There is also a link on Gallatin County’s homepage at here.

The page will continue to be updated, so be sure to check back for fresh information!

Renderings provided by ThinkOne Architecture of Bozeman

Media contact:
Whitney Bermes, Gallatin County Communications Coordinator
406-595-8963 (cell)

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 caller to press #1 to speak to an authorized Social Security Representative.

The Sheriff’s Office advises the community not to respond to the call or any requests the caller may make.

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 underwater for a short period of time before family members and bystanders located him. Resuscitation efforts were immediately initiated and continued until the child was pronounced deceased at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services.

The parents and siblings were from out of state and were visiting the area. The Sheriff’s Office and other responders would like to express their condolences to the family.

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 had fallen up to 800 vertical feet. Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was mobilized and immediately responded to Battle Ridge for staging. Four members of the Heli-Alpine Team were flown to the trailhead by Life Flight while twelve other SAR members hiked in from Bridger Canyon. Shortly after midnight, SAR members reached the patient, performed a medical assessment, and got her in a litter. Once the patient was ready to travel, SAR members rigged up ropes and lowered her down the steep rock face. The patient was then taken back down the mountain, over rocks and deadfall, on a one-wheel litter. She was transferred to LifeFlight at Fairy Lake Trailhead just before sunrise.

Sheriff Gootkin noted, “She would have been in a lot worse shape without her helmet – it was pretty beat up.” He reminds everyone to wear helmets if they are climbing or skiing on steep terrain.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office