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Brian Gootkin

State investigators seek criminal prosecution of West Yellowstone police chief

A state investigation into the West Yellowstone police chief has resulted in a recommendation of criminal prosecution.

April 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gallatin County sheriff to evaluate West Yellowstone police training, investigations

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said his department will be evaluating the West Yellowstone Police Department’s training and investigations programs after months of concerns about operations within the small department.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

West Yellowstone Police Department draws sheriff’s scrutiny

Concerns over public safety and training issues with the West Yellowstone Police Department have drawn the scrutiny of Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin and prompted the National Park Service to suspend its mutual aid agreement with the department.

September 12, 2013 4:15 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montanans need Excellence in Mental Health Act

Long before there was an Aurora or a Sandy Hook, Montana organizations came together to talk about mental-health issues. Law enforcement, mental-health providers and advocates all agreed that we had to do more in our state to improve the availability of quality behavioral-health care. We rec…

May 26, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Man mauled to death by captive grizzly near Bozeman

BOZEMAN — A 24-year-old man was mauled to death Sunday morning while cleaning a grizzly bear enclosure at a wildlife casting agency in southwestern Montana, Gallatin County officials said.

November 04, 2012 9:09 pm Related Loading…

Investigation finds private school fire in Bozeman was arson

BOZEMAN — Gallatin County officials say a weekend fire at a Christian school in Bozeman was intentionally set.

August 31, 2012 5:45 amLoading…

2 skiers injured in Gallatin County avalanche

Two backcountry skiers were injured Monday when they were caught in an avalanche in Gallatin County.

June 12, 2012 6:56 amLoading…

Montana State student dies in kayaking accident

BOZEMAN — Gallatin County officials say a 21-year-old Montana State University student has died in a kayaking accident on the Gallatin River.

June 07, 2012 11:21 amLoading…

Suspect, victim identified in attempted homicide in Bozeman

Officials in Gallatin County say a woman faces charges of attempted deliberate homicide and attempted arson after a Bozeman-area man was shot in the head and chest.

May 30, 2012 10:27 pmLoading…

Gallatin County Sheriff Jim Cashell retiring

BOZEMAN - Gallatin County Sheriff Jim Cashell says he plans to retire at the end of this year.

November 28, 2011 7:22 pmLoading…

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