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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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Weather for March was Mild, April Starts Out Cold

The weather for the month of March was quite mild in Powder River County, especially in comparison to 2019. This year in Broadus, the high temperature for the month of 71 was recorded on March 6th....

 

Election Connection

Hello everyone! As you all are probably suspecting, with everything that is going on, I have decided to conduct the 2020 Primary election as a mail ballot election. Since this is new to most of us, I...

 

Social Distancing at Rolling Hills Golf Course

Golfing is still open at Rolling Hills Golf Course. The Governor has advised we should adhere to the intent of the directive and eliminate all personal interaction between the golfing public and course employees. Golfers should follow the social...

 

Complaint Forms Available to Report Directive Violations

The Powder River County Health Department, in conjunction with the town of Broadus, have made a form available to report violations of the Governor’s COVID-19 Directives. The complaint form is available at the front door of the Broadus town...

 

Students Continue to Learn Through School Closure

With the school closure due to the coronavirus pandemic now in its fourth week, we wanted to take a look at the modified learning process at Broadus Schools. While some schools across the state and nation have gone to an online only learning format,...

 

SPRING FLING! Photo Challenge

Courtesy PR Extension Service There are signs of spring everywhere! "Powder River Extension has launched a second photo contest to encourage youth and adults in the community to get outside, enjoy...

 

Broadus VFD Responds to Fires, Plans for Future Calls

By Raymond Ragsdale, Broadus Vol. Fire Department On March 11th, Broadus Fire responded to a grass fire east of Highway 212 East along the Little Powder River. A controlled burn quickly became a pretty good grass fire when the wind came up. It ended...

 

Shelter in Place/Travel Advisory From PR Public Health

Governor Bullock’s directive on March 30, 2020 provides for all travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days to ensure they have not been exposed to COVID-19. Powder River County Board of Health advises all community members to avoid areas of...

 

Steps for Charity Raises $1,240

Courtesy PR Extension Service Thirty-one, four-member, teams tracked their steps in February and March as part of the Steps for Charity Challenge. Super Troopers, the winning team, who include John and Kristy Elgin and Sherry and Coaly Huckins,...

 

Epidemiologist Explains Need for Social Distancing

By Jonathon Smith, PhD candidate at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Epidemiology Courtesy PR Extension Service As an infectious disease epidemiologist, at this point I feel morally obligated to provide some information on what...

 

Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Courtesy Senior Center Director Pat Ridenour WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need...

 

Local Businesses Should Apply for SBA Funds

Courtesy PR Extension Service Was your business negatively affected by COVID-19? Then you should apply for both the $10,000, EIDL Funds, on line NOW at www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options, and the Paycheck Protection Program...

 

Extension's Great Nature Scavenger Hunt!

Courtesy PR Extension Service Three individuals were named winners in the first outdoor challenge issued by Powder River Extension last week, according to Extension Agent Mary Rumph. "Darren and...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

(The March 9th minutes are out of order. We printed the March 10th and 16th minutes last week.) March 9, 2020 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with all members present. Meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this...

 

Food Bank Receives Large Donation

By Pat Ridenour, Senior Center Director Powder River Food Bank located in the Senior Center has recently received 25 cases of food donated to them for public use from Broadus Insurance Service. This is the second donation from the local company in re...

 

Department of Livestock Issues Guidance for Branding Season

Agriculture, and the protection of our food supply, has been declared critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security during the COVID-19 response. This declaration means that we have a responsibility to maintain continuity within our...

 

Tick Alert!

By Mary Rumph, Powder River Extension Agent As I am encouraging people in our community to go outside to breathe fresh air and enjoy the many benefits of exercise, I was quickly reminded that ticks are out and about, as I carefully brushed them off...

 

Real Estate Transfers

Karen A. Hovermale to Jeanie A. Hovermale, Quitclaim Deed, T2S, R52E, Sec. 24, TRACT 1, COS #135303; T2S, R52E, Sec. 25, TRACT 1, COS #135303; Lot 1, T2S, R52E, Sec. 25, NE4NE4; Lot 2, T2S, R52E, Sec. 25, NE4NE4; Lot 3, T2S, R52E, Sec. 25, NW4NE4;...

 

30 Years Ago

April 12, 1990 Powderville CPO again threatened Once again, only fast action by a number of groups, many individuals and a congressman or two has saved the historical Powderville Contract Postal Station Office (CPO) from being arbitrarily closed...

 

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