Burglary spree in Bozeman

 

Since June 1, 2011, our Bozeman police Officers have responded to 20 burglaries and attempted burglaries throughout the city.  These burglaries have occurred at night with the primary mode being entry into unlocked garages, prying open doors or breaking of windows.  These burglaries occurred during the night.  In some cases, nothing was taken but in others cash, alcohol, jewelry and tools have been taken.  Our officers are patrolling your neighborhoods with increased vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols.  However, we still need your help.  Here are some tips to help prevent your home from being the next target.  We also ask that you report anything you may see or hear that appears unusual or out of place.  If you have information regarding these burglaries, call Crimestoppers at 586-1131 or email us at policetips@bozeman.net

 

 

Areas burglarized:

 

June 4

1000 South Black

 

June 6

400 North Bozeman

 

June 8

1100 North 7th

100 South 10th

400 South 5th

 

June 10

3400 West Ravalli

400 South Willson

 

June 13

100 South Grand

100 West Babcock

400 South 3rd

400 West Koch

100 West Babcock

400 South 6th

 

June 16

200 North 7th

600 West Mendenhall

 

June 17

200 North 7th

200 East Story

 

June 20

200 East Story

110 South 11th

 

Burglary Prevention Tips:

·         Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that may be easily forced open. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one inch throw and reinforced strike plates held in place with three inch screws. All windows should have window locks.

·         Secure sliding glass doors. Place a metal rod or a wooden dowel in the track and install vertical bolts. These will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.

·         Always lock the door to an attached garage. Don’t rely on your automatic garage door opener for security.

·         Create the illusion that you are home by using timers on lights, radios and TV’s. Making your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, will deter criminals.

·         Keep the perimeter of your home well lit.  Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is a cost-effective way to discourage intruders, as well as highlight a house.

·         Never leave clues that you are away on a trip. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away so delivered items do not accumulate. You can also ask a neighbor to park in your driveway or parking place to give the appearance you are at home.   Keep your shades and blinds up and curtains open to maintain a normal, everyday appearance in your residence.

·         Never leave a message on your telephone answering machine telling people that you are away from home. A message that you will return at a certain time leaves your home vulnerable in the interim.

·         Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from entrances and walkways. While large, ornate hedges may be beautiful, they also provide a hiding place for burglars who need only a minute to break in through a window or door.

FREE SANDBAGS FOR THOSE IN NEED

FREE SANDBAGS FOR THOSE IN  NEED

A group of church kids will be filling sandbags to give to citizens of Bozeman and Gallatin County who are in need of them.  Sandbags can be picked up beginning at 2 pm on Friday, May 10, at the LDS Church parking lot, 2915 Colter Avenue on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Brett May 580-6656.

Big Sky Natural Resource Council joins FireSafe Montana and holds FREE Community BBQ to recognize June as Wildfire Preparedness Month

Big Sky Natural Resource Council joins FireSafe Montana and holds FREE Community BBQ to recognize June as Wildfire Preparedness Month.

Thursday June 23, 2011 community event will allow Big Sky residents to learn how they can prepare their property for wildland fires, review the completed Big Sky Forest Stewardship Plan, meet local foresters, and much more.

 What:  The Big Sky Natural Resource Council is hosting a FREE community BBQ for Big Sky residents. The event will include: a wildland fire preparedness message, unveiling of the Big Sky Forest Stewardship Plan, a forestry trade show, Smokey Bear, fire trucks, and much more… All community members and public are welcome to attend. The goal of this event is to help landowners learn how they can prepare their property for wildland fires, hear what the Big Sky Natural Resource Council is doing and review the Forest Stewardship Plan.

 When:  Thursday June 23, 2011, 5:00 – 8:00pm

 Where:  Big Sky Town Center Park, Big Sky, MT 59716

 Who:  Big Sky Natural Resource Council, FireSafe Montana, MSU Extension, Northern Rocky Mountain RC&D, Men@Work, Big Sky Tree Removal, US Forest Service, Big Sky Fire Department, Yellowstone Club, Moonlight Basin, Big Sky Town Center, Big Sky Community Corporation, Big Sky Owners Association, Merrill Lynch-Bank of America Corporation, Big Sky Institute, and Jack Creek Preserve Foundation.

 Visit http://foresthealth.wikispaces.com/ for more information on the Healthy Forest Initiative

or contact Crystal Hagerman at (406) 209-0344 or crystal.hagerman@montana.edu

CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING AND CLOSURE UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING AND CLOSURE UPDATE

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

8:30 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

All of Kagy Blvd is now open with “Water Over Road” cautionary signage in place from South Tracy to Sourdough Road.

The trail connecting Legends and Creekwood subdivisions is closed just east of legends due to flowing water on the trail.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

All of Kagy Blvd is now open with “Water Over Road” cautionary signage in place from South Tracy to Sourdough Road.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: The trails east of the river are closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking lot to Tuckerman Parking lot:  The trail between the lots is open but use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park:  The park is open but use caution. Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: The portion of the trail off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Creekwood Subdivision Trail (near Legends Subdivision)The trail north of the two bridges on the east side of Legends Subdivision is closed.  The trail is completely washed out in at least one area.

 The trail connecting Legends and Creekwood subdivisions is closed just east of legends due to flowing water on the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Lindley Park:  Water continues to flow through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park). Use caution in this area.

Creekside Park (Rouse and Lamme) is closed until further notice.

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

CITY OF BOZEMAN – FLOODING AND CLOSURE UPDATE

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – CLOSURE AND FLOODING UPDATE

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

6:45 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

Creekside Park (Rouse and Lamme) is closed until further notice.

The east bound lane of Kagy Blvd from South Tracy to Sourdough Road is closed until further notice.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

The east bound lane of Kagy Blvd from South Tracy to Sourdough Road is closed until further notice.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: The trails east of the river are closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking lot to Tuckerman Parking lot:  The trail between the lots is open but use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

 Tuckerman Park:  The park is open but use caution. Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: The portion of the trail off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Creekwood Subdivision Trail (near Legends Subdivision)The trail north of the two bridges on the east side of Legends Subdivision is closed.  The trail is completely washed out in at least one area. 

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Lindley Park:  Water continues to flow through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park). Use caution in this area.

Creekside Park (Rouse and Lamme) is closed until further notice.

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

CITY OF BOZEMAN – FLOODING UPDATE

 CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING UPDATE

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

12:50 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE RISING RIVER, CREEK AND DITCH LEVELS.

Nash Spring Creek (aka Flat Creek) is overflowing its banks and is flooding a portion of the Valley View Golf Course. 

Bozeman Creek rose approximately 6”-8” at Bozeman City Hall overnight.  With the continued rain in the forecast, we can expect Bozeman Creek to continue to rise.  It is likely, if the creek level continues to rise, there may be more extensive flooding through Valley View Golf Course over on to Kagy Boulevard similar to what was experienced on May 25, 2011.

Bozeman residents are reminded that flooding could occur at any time.  Many of the creeks and ditches around Bozeman are at capacity and do not have room to accommodate additional water.  We strongly encourage property and business owners that are prone to flooding, or near a watercourse, to regularly monitor the water level and sandbag around the foundations of your homes and businesses.  Sandbagging information is detailed below.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

THERE ARE CURRENLY NO STREET CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: The trails east of the river are closed until further notice.

 

 

Gardner Park Parking lot to Tuckerman Parking lot:  The trail between the lots is open but use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

 Tuckerman Park:  The park is open but use caution. Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: The portion of the trail off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross. 

Creekwood Subdivision Trail (near Legends Subdivision)The trail north of the two bridges on the east side of Legends Subdivision is closed.  The trail is completely washed out in at least one area. 

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Lindley Park:  Water continues to flow through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park). Use caution in this area.

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

sex offender

Level 3 Sex Offender – Sheriff Media Header

Jaime Lee ease
Rogeven is a Level 3 sexual offender living in the Bozeman community. He was released from the Montana Department of Corrections May 21, 2011. He registered as a transient in Bozeman, MT on 5/24/11. Attached is a photograph of Rogeven.
Jaime Lee Rogeven
DOB: 05/28/85
Physical Description: 6’01, 160 lbs. Blonde hair, Hazel eyes
Address: Transient
Offense: 1 Count Child Molestation, victim’s sex: female, victim age: 13
Offense was committed in Kelso, Washington
Sentence date: 02/25/03
Rogeven was a juvenile at the time of the conviction.

5/31/11 City of Bozeman – STREET/TRAIL/PARK CLOSURES

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – STREET/TRAIL/PARK CLOSURES

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1:00 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

CREEKSIDE PARK AND ADJACENT SIDEWALK (LAMME STREET) ARE OPEN.

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.

Manley road is open;

Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

THERE ARE CURRENLY NO STREET CLOSURES DUE TO FLOODING.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

 

 

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

 

 

Tuckerman Park: Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

 

 

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

 

 

Legends Trail:  the trail on the east side of legends subdivision is closed.  The creek has come over the bank and is flowing down a section of the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is OPEN.

 

 

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

 

 

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No.

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Spring Flooding Isn’t Over

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Media Release

Contact: Patrick Lonergan, 406-582-2395

Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County is reminding citizens that flood season is not over with.  While we have seen the water receed from earlier this week, we are still primed for significant flooding this spring.  With the amont of water held in the mountain snowpack Gallatin County could very easily see signifcantly worse flooding this spring than what we saw this week.

The community is encouraged to take the necessary precautions to prepare their property for flooding.  If someone thinks their property could flood, then they should assume that it will this flood spring and prepare for flooding.  Once flooding has occured, it is too late to protect your property.  Residents are often caught off guard by flooding occuring during the night while they are asleep.  Spring flooding often has a peak height each night due to the freezing and thawing of snow in the mountains.  So while everything may be fine when you go to bed, water levels will often continue to rise late into the night resulting in people waking up to flooded houses.  Please visit www.ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php for more information on flooding.

While the use of sandbags is a very good tool against flooding, sandbags must be properly installed to be most affective.  Sandbags often get stacked in a vertical wall which results in the wall being weak and not holding up against the water.  To be most affective sandbags should be stacked in a pyramid shaped wall to add stability.  Residents are encouraged to view the US Army Corps of Engineer’s Flood Fight handbook at www.ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php for proper sandbag usage.

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CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOODING AND STREET/TRAIL/PARK CLOSURE STATUS

CITY OF BOZEMAN

PRESS RELEASE – FLOODING AND STREET/TRAIL/PARK CLOSURE STATUS

Friday, May 27, 2011

9:00 AM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

THERE ARE NO CHANGES TO STREET/PARK/TRAIL CLOSURES SINCE THE MAY 26th 1:50 PM UPDATE (BELOW).

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

City crews found no log jams or other debris at, or around the bridge on Mcllhattan Road.

Manley road is open;

Manley road bridge was also clear. There is, however, still water flowing across Manley Road approximately two inches deep;

There is water on the golf course on Augusta Drive;

Kagy Blvd. eastbound is completely open;

Kagy Blvd. westbound is completely open;

Mendenhall is completely open.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system: trails east of the river closed until further notice.

Gardner Park Parking Lot to Tuckerman Parking lot: Open- use extreme caution due to spot flooding and constantly changing conditions.

Tuckerman Park:Overflow from fields south of Goldenstein going under the road and into the park. The overflow, is currently finding the stream, will monitor hourly.

Hauser Park Trail: off of Sourdough Road near Kagy is closed.  There is a small walking bridge crossing the creek that is not safe to cross.

Legends Trail:  the trail on the east side of legends subdivision is closed.  The creek has come over the bank and is flowing down a section of the trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures and Cautions (subject to change):

Creekside Park is closed until further notice.

Lindley Park has water flowing through the Story Mill Ditch (west end of park) use caution in this area.

Ice Pond Park and spur: adjacent to the head gate diversion off of Bonner Ln. closed until further notice

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 586-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com and state and interstate road conditions are available from the Montana Department of Transportation

http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/scripts/rdrpt.pl?rptname=Detailed&box=No