West Yellowstone Snowmobile Rescue 1/30

(West Yellowstone, Mont) At 2:00 PM on Saturday January 30, a 50-year-old woman crashed her snowmobile on the Two Top trail system about 4 miles west of West Yellowstone.  She missed a corner, left the trail and struck a tree, sustaining shoulder, back, and face injuries. Members of Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone reached the patient on snowmobiles with a specialized snow ambulance.  They were unable to place the woman on a backboard due to the extent of her shoulder injury, so she was seated on the back of the rescue snowmobile. SAR members then slowly transported the woman back out to town and into an awaiting ambulance from the Hebgen Basin Fire Department.  She was then transported to the Big Sky Medical Center.

Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

West Yellowstone Snowmobile Rescue

(West Yellowstone, Mont) At 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, a 45-year-old man got his snowmobile stuck in the backcountry on the Big Sky trail system about 16 miles northwest of West Yellowstone. The man was snowmobiling by himself and did not have gear to survive the night outdoors. Fortunately, he had cell phone service and was able to call 911, allowing dispatchers to pinpoint his exact location. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue members were able to ride to the man and after a group effort, including a few SAR members getting stuck in the very deep snow, they were able to get the man’s snowmobile unstuck. The man was then able to ride out of the backcountry on his own.

Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

1/28/2021 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: January 28, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that one more Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

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.

1/27/2021 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For Immediate Release: January 27, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that one more Gallatin County resident has passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

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.

1/26/2021 COVID-19 Deaths in Gallatin County


For Immediate Release: January 26, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that two more Gallatin County residents have passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

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.

Two Top Lost Snowmobilers

(West Yellowstone, Mont) At 3:30 pm on Saturday January 23, a 26-year-old man and a 40-year-old man got their snowmobiles stuck in the backcountry on the Two Top trail system about 8 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. Both men were unsure of their exact location, but were able to walk to a location with cell service. From this location, they were able to send a GPS location showing where they were.

Emergency responders from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue met the two lost snowmobilers at the GPS location provided. SAR volunteers loaded the two on the back of the rescue sleds and drove them to their stuck snowmobiles. Team members were able to find the stuck sleds and free them. All SAR members and the rescued party were able to ride out on their own snowmobiles. No injuries were reported.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Two Top Snowmobile Rescue

(West Yellowstone, Mont) At 11:16 AM on Saturday, January 23, a 64-year-old woman crashed her snowmobile while snowmobiling on the Two Top trail system about 12 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. The snowmobiler was stopped when another snowmobile crashed into the back of her snowmobile, sending her snowmobile down an eight-foot embankment, and she was launched over the handlebars, sustaining rib, back, femur & wrist injuries.

Emergency responders from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue reached the patient on snowmobiles.  After a quick patient assessment, they requested a medical helicopter to respond due to the severity of her injuries.  The female was placed on a backboard and loaded into a specialized snow ambulance, then transported about ¾ mile to a safe landing zone for the helicopter. Air Methods out of Idaho Falls responded, landing in the backcountry. The patient was loaded onto the helicopter and transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

1/22/2021 Opt-In COVID-19 Notification System for Gallatin County

For immediate release: January 22, 2021

For residents who wish to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination in Gallatin County, a new tool is available to receive those updates right on your phone or email.

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.

 

1/21/2021 COVID-19 Deaths in Gallatin County

For immediate release: January 21, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that two more Gallatin County residents have passed away from complications due to COVID-19.

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.

1/20/2021 Gallatin City-County Board of Health Extends Three Emergency Health Rules

For immediate release: January 20, 2021

At a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health extended three local emergency health rules intended to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

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. for 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.