4/8/2021 COVID-19 Deaths in Gallatin County

For Immediate Release: April 8, 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 Monday-Saturday 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.

4/5/2021 Gallatin City-County Board of Health Makes Changes to Local COVID-19 Emergency Rules

For immediate release: April 5, 2021

On Monday, April 5, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health made a number of changes to local emergency rules that are meant to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Gallatin County. 

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday 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. Find information on COVID-19 vaccines in Gallatin County here.

MSPOA Letter from Sheriff Dan Springer

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving a number of calls regarding a letter the community has received from the Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association.   Sheriff Dan Springer would like you to know that the M.S.P.O.A. is a legitimate organization that supports the important service our local law enforcement provides.  If you receive one of these letters, please consider supporting the M.S.P.O.A.

MSPOA Letter

3.30.21 M Trail Rescue

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at approximately 5:53 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to a request for assistance from a hiker who had injured their ankle while descending the M Trail. The hiker sustained a severe injury and could not make it to the trailhead.

Volunteers responded and helped the hiker down the steep and unstable terrain using a one wheel litter. American Medical Response stabilized the patient and administered medication.  AMR subsequently transported the hiker to Bozeman Health Deaconess for further evaluation and treatment.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

03/29/2021 Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Process

For immediate release: March 29, 2021

The Gallatin City-County Health Department has announced an updated COVID-19 vaccine sign up process.

See the full press release here.

The Gallatin City-County Health Department Call Center is open Monday-Saturday 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.

3.29 Hebgen Lake Kite Skier Rescue

On Monday March 29, 2021 at approximately 12:30 am, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance from a kite skier on the frozen Hebgen Lake. The individual had taken a hard fall while kite skiing and suffered a significant hip and back injury.

Volunteers responded on foot, and on snowmobiles with a rescue toboggan, successfully packaging and transporting the injured skier off the lake to an awaiting ambulance. The patient was transported by the Hebgen Basin Fire Department EMS crew to a medical helicopter provided by Air Methods, who then transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls for level one trauma care.

Photos courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

3/24/2021 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For Immediate Release: March 24, 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 Monday-Saturday 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.

Jackrabbit Lane Closures-03/25/21

For Immediate Release:

On March 25, 2021, the Belgrade Police Department will be conducting a follow-up investigation using a digital crime scene scanner, which takes measurements using digital photography. This operation will take place on Jackrabbit Lane, just south of the I-90 overpass. Unfortunately, much of this operation must occur during daylight hours and brief lane closures may occur.
We will attempt to keep traffic open to one lane, at minimum.  It is our hope that any closures will be momentary, as much of the work can be done from the side of the roadway.
Please expect delays, be prepared to merge, and pay close attention to Officers and Investigators while they are working in the area. Thank you for your understanding.