11/4/2020 COVID-19 Data Update

For immediate release: November 4, 2020

Due to the high volume of recent COVID-19 cases, the Gallatin City-County Health Department was not able to process and report all cases reported on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

As a result, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Health Department recorded 167 new cases since the day prior. Of those new cases, 77 cases are recorded for Nov. 3. The remaining 91 cases were added to the daily case total for Nov. 2, the day they were reported, for a total of 226.

The Health Department’s dashboard has been updated to reflect the changes.

As of Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Gallatin County has 77 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 3,950. There are 724 confirmed active cases and 15 current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 3,217 people recovered in Gallatin County. Nine people have died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

 

 

South Cottonwood Hiking Rescue

On November 3, 2020 at 1:09 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue personnel a report of a man who slipped and fell while descending South Cottonwood trail in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. The caller said her husband had slipped on the icy trail, resulting in a bad fall.  The man was in substantial pain from an injury to his quadriceps and unable to get back on his feet due to the injury.

Search and Rescue volunteers located the patient and transported him to the South Cottonwood trailhead on a one-wheel litter. AMR Paramedics transported the patient to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital for further medical evaluation.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

Great One Skiing Fatality

On November 3, 2020 at 1:23 pm, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to the Bridger Mountains, near Sacajawea Peak, for a skier who had suffered injuries in a fall.

Two women had hiked in from Fairy Lake to ski the Great One. The first skier successfully completed a run. The second skier ran into difficulty and fell during the run, resulting in traumatic injuries.  The first woman called 911 and initiated CPR. Unfortunately, due to the severity of injuries, lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. Search and Rescue volunteers were able to reach the scene by helicopter and both women were transported to a nearby landing zone. The surviving woman was further assisted by a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and Chaplain.

The deceased woman has been identified as Caroline Lupori, a Bozeman resident originally from Colorado.

Photo courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

11/3/2020 Gallatin City-County Board of Health To Meet This Week

For immediate release: November 3, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Board of Health will meet Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 AM to consider revisions to a local health rule that would include new restrictions on certain businesses intended to slow 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.

Election Safety in Gallatin County

For immediate release: November 2, 2020

Election Day is tomorrow and we want the public to know that your local law enforcement agencies are prepared to ensure that everyone can vote safely.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) and Bozeman Police (BPD) have been working closely with the Gallatin County Election Office and County Attorney Marty Lambert for weeks concerning drop-off locations and Election Day voting locations. We have been and will continue communicating with state and federal law enforcement, election officials, and intelligence agencies.

As always, the GCSO and BPD will work together throughout the voting process. If you have information about something that could potentially disrupt the election process,  please contact us at 582-2000 or 582-2100. For questions concerning how to vote, please visit GallatinVotes.com or call the Election Office at 582-3060.

We are confident our citizens will treat each other with kindness and respect, despite any differences – that’s the Montana Way! Enjoy exercising your constitutional right to vote, and know that we, your local law enforcement, are always here to protect and serve.

Sheriff Brian M. Gootkin
Interim Bozeman Police Chief Jim Veltkamp

10/31/2020 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: October 31, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that another 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.

10/30/2020 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: October 30, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that another 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.

Gallatin County Purchases New Building For Sheriff’s Office Operations

     

 

For immediate release: October 29, 2020

**Commissioner Scott MacFarlane and Sheriff Brian Gootkin will be available to answer media questions on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 PM at the Zero-In Indoor Shooting Center, located at 93 Laura Louise Lane.**

Gallatin County has officially purchased a new facility off of Jackrabbit Lane to house some Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) operations.

On Thursday, Oct. 29, the Gallatin County Commission signed closing paperwork to purchase the former Zero-In Indoor Shooting Center, located north of Four Corners at the intersection of Jackrabbit and Baxter lanes.

The county paid $5.4 million for the 25,000-sq-ft building and 6.48 acres of land.

Four of the GCSO’s seven divisions will relocate to this building.

County officials believe this is a sound investment for the future of the county that will reduce the cost of a future court building by approximately $10 million.

It is a beneficial, strategic location for GCSO as it provides easier access to a greater portion of the county for responding to calls – 60 percent of all calls for service occur within a 9-mile radius of Four Corners. And with the growth in Gallatin County moving west, we anticipate that percentage to increase.

The property is next to county land occupied by the Gallatin County Road and Bridge Department, creating a campus for county services and future growth.

Gallatin County has been and will be reimbursed for law enforcement and detention costs through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act this year. The money is specifically designated for critical law enforcement and detention services and is separate from other PPE and health. These funds freed up Gallatin County tax dollars. The County Commission believes the best use

“This is an operational benefit for the residents of the county and the Sheriff’s Office,” said Gallatin County Commissioner Scott MacFarlane. “It makes us safer and more efficient – a true win-win.”

10/29/2020 COVID-19 Death in Gallatin County

For immediate release: October 29, 2020

The Gallatin City-County Health Department is saddened to announce that a 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.

Drug Take Back Day Cancelled

Drug Take Back Day has been cancelled due to the recent rise in covid-19 cases. Expired or unused drugs can be dropped off at Drug Take Back Bins at these locations:
• Law and Justice Center, 605 S. 16th, Bozeman
• Bozeman Police Department 30 N. Rouse, Bozeman
• MSU Police Department
• Highland Park Pharmacy, at Bozeman Health Hospital (available during Pharmacy business hours)
• Belgrade Police Dept/City Hall, 91 E. Central Ave, Belgrade
• Manhattan Police Dept, 120 W. Main Street, Manhattan
• Three Forks City Hall, 206 N Main St, Three Forks (available during business hours)
• Big Sky Sheriff’s Office, 650 Rainbow Trout Run (available when a deputy is in the office or by calling 582-2100 and asking to speak to a Big Sky deputy)
• West Yellowstone Police Dept, 124 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone
• Park County Sheriff’s Office, 414 E. Callender, Livingston