Welcome to the Official Website of Rosebud County

Rosebud County was established on February 1, 1901 and is located in Southeastern Montana covering approximately 5,027 square miles. The county Courthouse was built in Forsyth in 1912.

Rosebud County is Montana’s twenty-second most populous county, with an estimated population of 9,233 as of the 2010 census.

Other cities and towns in Rosebud County include Angela, Ashland, Birney, Colstrip, Hathaway, Ingomar,
Lame Deer, Rosebud, and Sumatra. A large portion of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation lies within Rosebud County.

Current Issues / Events:


Election Results  available here after 8pm on November 4.
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Unofficial General Election Results at a glance:

Senate District 20 represents the following counties



New Precinct Voting Place:
Precincts 3, 6, 20 & 21 in Forsyth have moved voting places from the Forsyth High School Multipurpose room, Courthouse & City Hall to the Haugo Center located at 483 E. Rosebud in Forsyth. This is a permanent move.


EMS Service Award, Colstrip Ambulance Service.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will honor Montana Emergency Care Responders from Kalispell, Colstrip and Bozeman during an awards ceremony Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. in Helena at the Capitol Rotunda.

EMS awards
This event is part of National Emergency Medical Services Week held May 18-24, 2014. This year’s theme is “EMS: Dedicated. For Life.”
DPHHS Director Richard Opper will present awards to representatives from Flathead County EMS, Colstrip Ambulance Service, and Bozeman’s Gallatin Heart Rescue.
“These are people who are on call day or night to come to the aid of Montana’s children, families and visitors,” Director Opper said. “Today, we honor those Emergency Medical Responders for their dedication and service to this state.”
According to DPHHS EMS and Trauma Systems Supervisor Jim DeTienne, over 70 percent of EMS services are staffed by volunteers. Further, there are over 3,300 EMTs and paramedics who serve on a network of 265 EMS services across Montana. Hundreds more EMTs serve with law enforcement and fire agencies, in hospitals and clinics.
“These are people who dedicate their lives to assuring that for every patient, someone will be there to care for them,” DeTienne said. “This is something we must not take for granted, particularly in rural Montana, which as of late has experienced issues with the recruitment and retention of emergency response staff.”

Colstrip Ambulance Service is being recognized for its team approach and professionalism providing EMS service to their community.  They work hand-in-hand with Colstrip Medical Center staff to provide emergency medical care and transport of the sick and injured in southern Rosebud County. Under the leadership of the Service Manager, Shawn Hage, and Medical Director, Jose Ortiz, MD, Colstrip Ambulance Service strives to continuously improve the care they provide.

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