Category: Media Release

  • 3.13.21 Buck Ridge Rescue

    On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in Big Sky responded to a request for assistance from Canyon Adventures for an injured snowmobiler on Buck Ridge. The person was riding on a snowmobile and sustained a lower back injury. Volunteers responded and helped the injured snowmobiler. All parties […]

  • 3.13.21 South Plateau Trail Rescue

    On Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:15 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance from a snowmobiler on the South Plateau Trail System, approximately 15 miles south of town. Two individuals riding a two seat snowmobile, crashed into a tree while rounding a corner.  Both parties […]

  • Reported Kidnapping

    (Gallatin County, Mont.) At 3:57 p.m. today, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman Police Department, Belgrade Police Department and the Montana Highway Patrol responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping and homicide-in-progress. The call originated near Moffit Gulch Road and I-90.  The suspect vehicle was reported to be traveling westbound on I-90 traveling up […]

  • Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

    Media Release:  210310-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, 406-548-0111 Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time Bozeman, MT – As Gallatin County moves closer to spring, the risk of spring flooding increases.  While we can not predict if Gallatin County will see any flooding in 2021, we know that now is the time to prepare your property […]

  • Skier Death in Big Sky

    For immediate release: March 9, 2021 A Texas man died in a skiing accident at Big Sky Resort on Friday, March, 5, 2021. Kirby Smith, 60, from Dallas, Texas, was skiing with his son at the time. He died from blunt force injuries to the head. He was wearing a helmet. The details of how […]

  • 3/9/2021 Gallatin City-County Board of Health To Hold Special Meeting

    For immediate release: March 9, 2021 On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health will hold a special meeting to consider amending a COVID-19 related local public health rule to allow for increased group size limitations for events and group gatherings in Gallatin County. See the full press release here. The Gallatin […]

  • 3.8.21 Rendezvous Ski Trail Rescue

    On Monday, March 8, 2021 at approximately 1:18 p.m., the Hebgen Basin Rural Fire Department received a complaint of an injured skier on the Rendezvous Ski Trail System approximately 3 miles south of West Yellowstone. The skier reportedly sustained a leg injury from a fall. Volunteers from Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West […]

  • 3.8.21 Two Top Snowmobile Rescue

    On Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:56 a.m., the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash which had resulted in a possible broken leg. The 911 coordinates retrieved from the call indicated that the group was approximately 7 miles southwest of West Yellowstone on the Two Top trail […]

  • 3.7.21 Fairy Lake Snowmobile Crash

    On Sunday, March 7th, 2021 at approximately 3:50 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue responded to a request for assistance from a snowmobiler who sustained injuries following a snowmobile crash in the area of Fairy Lake in the Bridger Mountains. The crash occurred approximately six miles up Fairy Lake Road. In the course of […]

  • 3.5.21 Rendezvous Ski Trail

    On Friday, March 5, 2021 at approximately 2:40 pm, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance from a skier on the Rendezvous Ski Trail System. The individual had taken a hard fall while skiing and suffered an injured shoulder. Volunteers responded on a tracked 4-wheeler and were able […]