(Bozeman) As of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,297.

There are 94 confirmed active cases and two current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,199 people recovered in Gallatin County. Four people have died from COVID-19 complications. One case previously assigned to Gallatin County was reassigned to another area. More data can be found on Gallatin City-County Health Department’s dashboard on our website here. This dashboard will be updated by 12 p.m. daily. Information on statewide cases continue to be found here. And weekly COVID-19 surveillance reports can be found here. New reports are released each Friday. Please note that local data may differ from data about Gallatin County provided by the state as the Gallatin City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the state. A recovered case means that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 has been released from isolation. It’s important to note that even when people are released from isolation, many continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 infection long after they are released from isolation. The Gallatin City-County Health Department calculates the recovered case number as the number of total cases minus any active cases, current hospitalizations and deaths. As we recently reopened schools, we expected to see new COVID-19 cases.

The unknown of community spread can be unsettling, but stay diligent. Wash your hands, sanitize frequently touched surfaces, keep social distance, and wear face coverings. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.

 

MainStreetMontana.com
Sept 14, 2020

Thanks to the rapid response of numerous area agencies, a fire at a residence on Rifle Road was under control and kept from spreading in less than two hours from the initial report.

Around 11 AM on Sunday, Sept. 13, an explosion and a fire was reported at a residence on Rifle Road.

Quickly after the initial report, the Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team #5, which is in the county to assist on the Bridger Foothills Fire, coordinated rapidly with local resources to respond to the fire. Two helicopters working with the Team used buckets to drop approximately 4,000 gallons of water to douse the flames of the fire to keep it from spreading further into the timber. One structure was severely damaged by the fire, but no other structures were damaged or lost.

Thirty homes were given pre-evacuation notices by law enforcement on the ground in the following areas: Rifle Road, Winchester Road, Colt Road, Goes Nowhere Road, High Ridge Road, Woodchuck Road, and areas of Trail Creek Road. Those who have signed up with the Community Notification System were also remotely notified about the incident. Those warnings concluded at 1 PM after the fire was under control.

One person received minor injuries.

In addition to 10 Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office deputies who responded, other agencies that assisted included Fort Ellis, Hyalite, Bozeman, Central Valley, Gallatin Gateway and DNRC fire departments, as well as Gallatin County 911, Gallatin County Emergency Management, AMR, Park County Sheriff’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the agencies involved in the quick, coordinated effort in responding to this incident. While the loss of the residence is devastating to the owners, it is thanks to the rapid response that no one was significantly injured and no other properties were lost.

The recent fires in Gallatin County are a reminder to residents to get signed up for the Community Notification System.

The free registration allows you to receive timely information about emergencies in your area such as wildfires, floods, law enforcements standoffs and more. The information can be localized to the areas of the county where you live, work or play. And it can be sent to you directly in a number of ways – text messages, phone calls, emails and more.


 

 

MainStreetMontana.com
Sept. 9, 2020

(Gallatin County) As of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. Gallatin County has 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 1,151. There are 45 confirmed active cases and 2 current hospitalizations. There have been a total of 1,103 people recovered in Gallatin County. Three people have died from COVID-19 complications. More data can be found on Gallatin City-County Health Department’s dashboard on our website here. This dashboard will be updated by 12 p.m. daily. Information on statewide cases continue to be found here. And weekly COVID-19 surveillance reports can be found here. New reports are released each Friday. Please note that local data may differ from data about Gallatin County provided by the state as the Gallatin City-County Health Department may be alerted to additional cases before the state. A recovered case means that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 has been released from isolation. It’s important to note that even when people are released from isolation, many continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 infection long after they are released from isolation. The Gallatin City-County Health Department calculates the recovered case number as the number of total cases minus any active cases, current hospitalizations and deaths. Thank you for keeping your child home from school if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. By coming together with persistence in washing hands, social distancing, wearing face coverings and staying home when sick, Gallatin County will also find success in controlling this pandemic. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The most accurate local source of information remains the GCCHD website.F

 

 

 (Gallatin County, Mont) On Monday, May 7th, at 3pm, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded to a report of four individuals stranded at the Mystic Lake Cabin in the Custer Gallatin National Forest. Two mountain bikers had planned an overnight mountain bike trip from Hyalite Canyon to Sourdough Canyon. The weather took an abrupt turn, dropping from a high of 87 degrees on September 6th to a high of 58 degrees on September 7th and higher elevations began to see snow in the late afternoon. The mountain bikers came upon a separate party of three hikers near the area of Mystic Lake Cabin. The hikers were also unprepared for such a drastic shift in weather. The group decided to stay put and make a fire, while one of the bicyclists rode to the Sourdough trailhead to call for help.

Search and Rescue volunteers and the Forest Service District Ranger reached the stranded party by vehicle.  SAR members successfully retrieved the party and transported them to the Sourdough trailhead where AMR Paramedics assessed their condition.  All members were medically cleared and allowed to returned home.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to remind everyone of the potential for rapidly changing weather conditions in Gallatin County as fall arrives.  Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, pack necessary provisions, and be prepared to stay out longer than expected when venturing out into our beautiful backcountry.