Happy 4th of July!

Here in Montana, the 4th of July always seems to represent the start of summer. After a rainy June in Gallatin County, it’s time for fun in the sun and celebrations with friends and family. Along with the celebration—and with fireworks—there are some safety issues to consider in order to make sure that the weekend […]

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Thunder & Lightning Safety

“When thunder roars, go indoors.” Thunder is an immediate warning sign of dangerous conditions outside. Although rain can be a cool relief on hot days, if thunder is heard, anyone outside is in danger of being struck by lightning. Lightning kills an average of 49 people in the United States per year, and hundreds more […]

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Bike Safety in Gallatin County

April 28, 2015 | Recreation, Safety

The warm weather in Gallatin County seems to be here to stay, meaning it’s time to dust off those bikes and ride to work, hit some trails, or cruise the town for some fresh air on wheels. In Gallatin County and throughout the state of Montana bikes are considered legal vehicles, which means that cyclists […]

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Holiday Happenings in Gallatin County

November 18, 2014 | Happenings, Kids & Families, Recreation

‘Tis the Season in Gallatin County Curious about what’s going on in Gallatin County this holiday season? There are plenty of events for people of all ages! And best of all, some of them are free! Get your hats, scarves, and mittens ready and keep reading to find out what’s going on! Huffing for Stuffing […]

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Enjoy the Water Safely This Labor Day

August 29, 2014 | Kids & Families, Recreation, Safety

  The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is sending an important message to water enthusiasts: play it safe while out enjoying fun in the water this summer. To help reinforce this message, DPHHS recently sent educational materials to all Montana elementary schools to help children learn more about water-related illness and injuries. […]

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Wildfire Season

By Emergency Preparedness As the end of summer approaches, the vegetation in and around Gallatin County is dry from the hot, sunny days with little rainfall. But when rain does come, so do the afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Together, this creates the perfect recipe for fire. Wildfire season is here. Although some parts of the […]

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Freshwater Safety

There’s nothing quite like spending a day on or around the water on a hot summer day. And around Gallatin County, we are lucky to have a number of water sources nearby. We have rivers that offer the excitement of whitewater, like sections of the Gallatin River, to flatwater stretches on the Madison River. We […]

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Race for a Cause

Run or Walk for a Cause you Believe in Calling all runners, walkers, strollers…whatever your preferred mode of transportation, there are a number of ways to give back this summer while getting into shape. There’s nothing like competing in your first ever race, and making it over the finish line with friends, family, and community […]

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Top 10 Fun Indoor Activities with Children

It’s bitterly cold outside, and the kids’ snow gear is still soaking wet from a sledding adventure yesterday evening. You’re looking for some fun indoor activity ideas to keep your kids entertained, engaged, active, and ready to learn or use their incredible sense of creativity. Look no further! We’ve collected some of the best ideas […]

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Gun Safety in Gallatin County

October 10, 2013 | General, Recreation, Safety

Getting the guns out for hunting season? Here are some tips for doing so safely… With hunting season coming up, gun safety is once again on the top of the mind, especially for those gearing up to take their guns out of their locked safes, clean them, and put them to use in the Montana’s […]

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