Three Forks Drug Drop Box

(Three Forks, Mont) Thanks to the Bozeman Elks, Lodge 463, Three Forks now has a drug drop box. It is in the Three Forks City Hall and is available 9-12 and 1-5 Monday-Friday. It provides an opportunity for people to safely and anonymously empty medicine cabinets of drugs that have expired or that are unneeded, including over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs that contain controlled substances. Any expired or unused pills, capsules, or patches can be dropped off at the drop box and the DEA will incinerate them to dispose of them safely.

Photo courtesy of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and Bozeman Elks Lodge 463.

7/6/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: July 6, 2020

As of Monday, July 6, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has had 32 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, July 3, for a cumulative total of 326.

There were 16 new cases reported on Saturday, 11 new cases reported on Sunday and five new cases reported on Monday. One case that was previously assigned to Gallatin County was reassigned to another county.

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.

7/3/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: July 3, 2020

As of Friday, July 3, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 295. There are 45 confirmed active cases and no hospitalizations. There have been a total of 249 people recovered in Gallatin County. One person has died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

7/2/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: July 2, 2020

As of Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 11 a.m. Gallatin County has four new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 288. There are 46 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 241 people recovered in Gallatin County. One person has died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

7/1/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: July 1, 2020

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11 a.m. Gallatin County has 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 284. One case previously assigned to Gallatin County has been reassigned to another county.

There are 49 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 234 people recovered in Gallatin County. One person has died from COVID-19 complications.

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.

 

6/30/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: June 30, 2020

As of Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 274. There are 44 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 229 people recovered in Gallatin County. One person has died from COVID-19 complications.

Three cases that were previously assigned to Gallatin County have been reassigned to other counties.

See the full press release here.

Matt Kelley, Health Officer for the Gallatin City-County Health Department, will be holding a virtual press conference on Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. Mountain Time. Matt will be giving a general update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County and answering press questions.

Call-in information is below:

+1 406-247-0860

Conference ID: 473 905 324#

The press conference will also be streamed live on the GCCHD Facebook page.

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.

 

July 4th Holiday Patrols

 

 

June 30, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Plan for a Sober Ride: Increased Patrols Watching for Impaired Driving Over Fourth of July
Law enforcement out in full force for the holiday in Gallatin County

Gallatin County, June 30, 2020 –Fourth of July and the celebration of our country’s independence brings many things to mind – family, friends, food, and fireworks. But all too often, alcohol and driving are added to the mix with tragic results. Law enforcement is increasing patrols on the roads in all areas of Gallatin County, along with the Montana Highway Patrol statewide, around the Fourth of July holiday to remind motorists to drive sober or get pulled over.

Summer is the deadliest time of year for motor vehicle crashes, over the last decade 48% of all fatal crashes and 45% of all serious injury crashes in Montana occurred between June and September – the period of time known nationally as the “100 Deadliest Days.” Historically, the 100 Deadliest Days in Montana has represented 50% of the annual roadway fatalities involving an impaired driver. (2010-2019).

“There is no excuse for driving while impaired. It’s every driver’s responsibility to be sober and take traffic safety seriously – for themselves, their friends and family, and everyone else on the road.”

As law enforcement leaders we encourage everyone to make a responsible plan before the Fourth of July celebrations begin; whether that means having a designated driver, calling a cab, ordering a ride share or offering a sober ride to others if you’re not drinking.

It is illegal to drive in Montana with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .08 or higher, and the consequences include a DUI charge, having your driver’s license revoked, mandatory classes, possible jail time, and up to $10,000 in fines and legal fees. Unfortunately, in the event of an impaired driving crash, the cost can be serious injury or even death.

This Fourth of July celebrate your freedom by making the right choice. If you choose to drink, plan for a safe, sober ride. Do your part to help Montana reach Vision Zero – zero deaths and zero serious injuries on our roads – by always driving sober, buckling up and calling 911 to report suspected impaired driving.

Sheriff Brian Gootkin – Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Dennis Hengel – Manhattan Police Department
Chief Steve Crawford – Bozeman Police Department
Chief E. J. Clark Jr. – Belgrade Police Department
Chief Bill Dove – Bozeman/Yellowstone Airport Police Department
Chief Kevin Gillilan – Montana State University Police Department
Capt. Mark Wilfore – Montana Highway Patrol District 7 Commander

This is a Vision Zero Message from the Montana Department of Transportation. This and other enforcement and educational campaigns are strategies to reach Vision Zero — zero deaths and zero serious injuries on Montana roadways. For more information about Vision Zero, contact Janet Kenny, Montana Department of Transportation, (406) 444- 7417, jakenny@mt.gov

Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights,
Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.

West Gallatin Raft Rescue

(Gallatin County, Mont) On June 27, 2020, at 3:40 pm, Gallatin County 911 received a report of a middle-aged couple who were rafting on the Gallatin River when their boat flipped over; the caller could no longer see them. Members from Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and first responders were able to quickly locate the couple and get them to safety. The woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The couple had been rafting on the Gallatin River and were just north of Gateway South Rd when they drifted under an overhanging tree branch which caught the side of the raft and flipped it. The couple floated underneath the overturned craft for 100 yards down river until they were able to grab onto a log.

Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office

6/29/2020 Update on COVID-19 in Gallatin County


For immediate release: June 29, 2020

As of Monday, June 29, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Sunday. Between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning, there were 18 new cases, for a cumulative total of 266. There are 43 confirmed active cases and one current hospitalization. There have been a total of 222 people recovered in Gallatin County. One person has died from COVID-19 complications.

The new cases are located across Gallatin County, and are a mix of contacts to known cases, community spread and travel related.

See 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.

 

Search and Rescue 2019 Annual Report

(Gallatin County, Mont) Last year, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue went on 108 calls, of which 42 were searches and 62 were rescues. It included 16 mutual-aid calls. One hundred and fifty-two volunteers dropped what they were doing to go help someone 1367 times and spent over 10,000 hours on calls and training. For more information on what happened in 2019, see our 2019 Annual Report.

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Photo courtesy of Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office