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Coronavirus Affecting Travel

Non-residents traveling into Montana are now directed to self-quarantine for 14 days, per Governor Bullock’s directive issued Monday. The quarantine rule also applies to residents who may travel out of state – that is, if a Broadus resident...

 

County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

By PR County Health Nurse Darlynn Williams As of 3/30/20 there are no cases of COVID-19 in Powder River County. The number of positive COVID-19 cases in surrounding counties and states continues to grow and the threat is ever present. It is more im...

 

School Extends Closure Until April 10

The Broadus School Board, loaded down with agenda items and pressing matters related to the school closure from coronavirus, met late last week. With social distancing rules in place, the board moved...

 

Extension Office Hosts Nature Scavenger Hunt

Courtesy PR Extension Office If you choose to accept this mission brought to you by Powder River Extension… The Great Nature Scavenger Hunt! 7-day hunt March 30-April 5 Winner – most time/steps spent taking photos of the following: (When...

 

First Responders, School Team Up to Build Protective Masks

A recent trend with the spread of coronavirus and subsequent shortage of protective masks for emergency personnel is the 3D printed mask. Broadus First Responder Shane Copps has started building 3D...

 

Former Locals Affected by Coronavirus Tell Their Stories

With COVID-19 at our doorstep, we thought it prudent to contact some former Broadus residents who live in more affected areas, to hear their thoughts on the matter. Alessandro Galieni spent the 2018-19 year attending high school in Broadus, and...

 

Echoes of 1918 - Parallels Between the Spanish Flu Pandemic and Today

With the outbreak of COVID-19 across Montana and the world, we thought we’d take a look back at another pandemic which massively affected the people of Montana, just over 100 years ago. In 1918, an H1N1 influenza epidemic swept across the world,...

 

Courthouse Closures Explained

We asked the courthouse offices what changes have been made in their services due to the courthouse shut down. Here is their info, or their responses. County Commissioners The commissioners will hold a meeting on Monday, April 6. The meeting will fol...

 

Extension Continues to Be Active and Responsive

Courtesy PR Extension “Though the manner in which Extension provides education, information and services to the people of Powder River County has changed for the duration of shelter in place, we are still available,” according to Extension...

 

Steps for Charity Challenge, Week 8

Powder River Trails is the charity highlighted this week. Powder River Trails organized the Fit Trail, Walking Map, memorial benches, tree protector/bike racks, Steps for Charity, Moonlight Walk and 4th of July Freedom Run. Whew! Their goal is to...

 

Prepare for Grass Tetany in Livestock

Courtesy PR Extension Service With warm temperatures and moisture, the grass is greening up and cattle and sheep are chasing the new growth, noted MSU/Powder River County Extension Agent Mary Rumph. Producers are encouraged to take precautions to...

 

How Deadman's Gulch Got Its Name

A local history column, written by Historian Shane Dunning. Shane may be reached at [email protected] In southern Rosebud County, on private land just off the east side of the Tongue River (ne...

 

~ Marriage License Issued ~ 

Stephanie Lynn Spang, Billings, and Michael Ray Brooks, Ashland...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, April 5, 1990 Plane carrying Iva Kolstad makes emergency landing A light airplane carrying Lt. Governor Allen Kolstad’s wife Iva was forced into an emergency landing situation on a county road near Broadus last Saturday night. Mrs. Kolsta...

 

Elementary News

If anyone has a laptop they would be willing to donate to the school, would you please bring to the school, or call 436-2658 and we will pick it up. We have a number of students who need devices and we have now checked out the laptops we had...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

March 10, 2020 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with all members present. Meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this time. Consent agenda – Rod moved, Donna seconded this motion, all in favor, motion carried. Cons...

 

Mini-Grants Available via Growth Through Agriculture Program

Grants up to $5,000 available Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced mini-grant funding is now available through its Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Program. All projects will need to demonstrate how they expand...

 

Public Targeted in COVID-19 Stimulus Scams

The Montana Department of Revenue is warning all Montanans to watch out for scams related to the recently announced federal stimulus package. With recent news of direct payments to Americans based on their 2018 or 2019 tax information, scammers are...

 

Church Notes

OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA Pastor Julie Long, 436-2457 No public worship services until further notice. See our Facebook page for on-line devotions and worship opportunities. Contact Pastor Julie Long to receive written services and sermons...

 

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