Month: September 2021

  • 9.27.2021 Upper Triple Tree Rescue

    On September 27, 2021, at 8:34 am, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for help at the Upper Triple Tree Trail. While returning to the trailhead, a cyclist was going over rough terrain and braked hard, causing them to fall forward over the handlebars resulting in multiple injuries. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue, Hyalite […]

  • Liberty County Train Derailment – Sunday Release

    Press Release Sunday, September 26, 2021 (Chester, Liberty County, Mont) As of 2:00 Sunday afternoon the Liberty County Sheriff’s office has been able to account for all of the passengers that were on board the Amtrak train that derailed yesterday.  Challenges included the number of patients, transports to 5 different medical facilities around the state […]

  • 9.24.2021 Portal Creek Lost Hunter

    On September 24, 2021 at 6:04pm, a hunter called 911 due to being lost in the backcountry near Portal Creek. The hunter had a well charged cellphone but spotty cell service. After providing essential information to dispatch and Search and Rescue personnel, the hunter was instructed to remain stationary and keep checking in at regular […]

  • Liberty County Amtrak Derailment

    Press Release (Chester, Liberty County, Mont) At 3:57 P.M. MST on September 25, 2021, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received word of a significant train derailment near Joplin, Montana. The Sheriff’s Office and local fire departments responded immediately. There were between 100 and 150 people on board.  There were injuries that were transported to hospitals […]

  • 09/23/2021 COVID-19 Deaths

    For Immediate Release: September 23, 2021 The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that three 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 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about COVID-19. […]

  • 9.16.2021 Sourdough Lost Hikers

    On September 16, 2021, at 6:00pm Gallatin County Dispatch received a call from a hiker who was separated from two other members of their hiking group. The group departed from Bear Canyon expecting to hike a loop and return to the same location. While hiking, the group became lost and started to walk in the […]

  • 9.16.2021 Little Bear Stranded Motorist

    On September 16, 2021 at 5:04pm, Gallatin County 911 received a report from an individual whose side-by-side broke down near Big Bear Lake in Little Bear Canyon. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded by Forest Service road and located the driver.  Upon locating, responders learned that the vehicle’s steering became disabled, and the driver […]

  • 9.12.2021 Sypes Canyon Rescue

    On September 12, 2021, at 11:12 am, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to a report of a paragliding accident in the Bridger foothills. A paraglider flew too low while descending from the launch point above the “M”.  The pilot snagged a tree, resulting in a back injury from the crash.  The pilot made […]

  • 9.12.2021 M Rescue

    On September 12, 2021, at 1:11 pm, Gallatin County Dispatch received a call for help at the “M” trailhead. An experienced hiker fell while hiking down the long route of the M trail. A muscle spasm caused the hiker to lose footing and, consequently, fall onto some rocks resulting in a back injury. Gallatin County […]

  • Update on Lone Mountain Trail TIGER Grant Project in Big Sky

    For immediate release: September 9, 2021 While major updates to Lone Mountain Trail/MT Highway 64 in Big Sky were delayed this year, the project is moving forward this fall with some important components of the project beginning construction this month while the rest of the project is re-bid. See the full press release here. Media […]