Category: Media Release

  • Gallatin County Attorney Withdraws Notice of Intent to Seek Death Penalty in West Yellowstone Homicide Case

    For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2023 Press Availability: Gallatin County Attorney Audrey Cromwell will be available to take questions from reporters today, Friday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 PM at the Law and Justice Center, located at 615 S. 16th Ave. in Bozeman.   Gallatin County Attorney Withdraws Notice of Intent to Seek Death Penalty in […]

  • 1.26.23 Junction 16 Snowmobile Rescue

    PRESS RELEASE INJURED SNOWMOBILER JUNCTION 16 On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call requesting assistance for a snowmobiler who had suffered a possible broken arm after striking a tree. The coordinates retrieved from the 911 call indicated that the incident was located southwest of West Yellowstone […]

  • 1.25.23 Buck Ridge Snowmobile Rescue

    PRESS RELEASE  Buck Ridge Rescue On January 25, 2023, at 10:51 am, Gallatin County dispatch received a call that a snowmobiler had sustained a leg injury on Buck Ridge Trail near mile marker 13 in Big Sky. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Big Sky Section volunteers responded to the scene by snowmobile with a […]

  • Public-Private Partnership Raising $4.5 Million for HRDC’s Homeward Point

      For immediate release: Jan. 25, 2023 Media contact: Whitney Bermes, Gallatin County Communications Coordinator whitney.bermes@gallatin.mt.gov 406-595-8963   Public-Private Partnership Raising $4.5 Million for HRDC’s Homeward Point Local governments, banks and businesses across Gallatin County have come together to support the Homeward Point portion of HRDC’s Community Commons campus that will include space for people […]

  • 1.24.23 Madison Arm Rescue

    PRESS RELEASE Madison Arm Trail – Rescue On January 24, 2023, at 11:10 am, the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a call for an injured snowmobiler on the Madison Arm Trail, five miles north of town.  The snowmobile accidentally left the trail and struck a tree.  The patient was complaining of chest and […]

  • 1-24-23: Sheriff/Coroner Dan Springer releases name of Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

    In the early morning hours of Friday, January 20, 2023, the Gallatin County Coroner’s Office along with the Bozeman Police Department and Montana Highway Patrol investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident at the East Main interchange in Bozeman. The accident occurred when the semi-tractor trailer left the roadway, landing onto the railroad tracks below the East […]

  • 1.20.23 Riverside Trail Rescue

    PRESS RELEASE Riverside Trail – Rescue On January 20, 2023, the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a call for an individual experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath while out snowshoeing on the Riverside Trail inside Yellowstone National Park, one mile east of the Town of West Yellowstone. Gallatin County Sheriff Search and […]

  • Gallatin County 911 Records Resuming Regular Public Office Hours

    For immediate release: Jan. 18, 2023 Media contact: Tim Martindale, Director of Gallatin County 911 406-582-2092 tim.martindale@gallatin.mt.gov   Gallatin County 911 Records Resuming Regular Public Office Hours The Gallatin County 911 Records Division is resuming regular public office hours this week. Since October, due to short staffing, the records department has been closing to the […]

  • 2022 GCSSAR Annual Report

    Sheriff Dan Springer and Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue (GCSSAR) has released the 2022 Annual Report.  The 2022 Annual Report contains statistics for GCSSAR missions and training.  Multiple missions are highlighted with applicable safety tips.  Many photographs and videos are included to provide a glimpse of our volunteers in action. Sheriff Springer would like […]

  • 1.15.23 Teepee Creek Snowmobile Rescue

    PRESS RELEASE STUCK SNOWMOBILERS TEEPEE CREEK On Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 4:52 p.m. the West Yellowstone Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call from a snowmobile group requesting assistance. Two snowmobiles had become hopelessly stuck and the riders were attempting to walk out the Big Sky Trail, 12 miles north of West Yellowstone. […]