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Nursing In a Pandemic

Healthcare workers have been in the news as of late, fighting the coronavirus and working long shifts to take care of their patients, all across the world. We talked to a pair of recent nursing graduates from Broadus to hear of their experiences...

 

Montana Moves to Phase Two June 1

On June 1st, the state of Montana will move into Phase 2 COVID-19 guidelines. There are a few major differences between Phase 1 and the new Phase 2 guidelines. In general, businesses and groups are able to operate in a more open manner than...

 

Broadus VFD Responds to Wildfires, Shop Fire

By Raymond Ragsdale, Broadus VFD Broadus Fire responded to a shop fire on May 5th at the John Stuver Ranch, which consumed a shop. The fire was caused by a generator, started during the planned power outage. The shop was a total loss. Carey Trumps,...

 

Election Connection

By Cynde Jo Gatlin, PR County Election Administrator As we get closer to Election Day, I would just like to remind and encourage voters to drop off their ballots versus mailing them. Ballots are due by 8:00 pm on Election Day. There is currently a...

 

Mary Washburn Retires

Mary Washburn, Special Education Teacher at Broadus Elementary School, retired last week after an impressive 41 years of teaching. Mary tells us that she spent the first two years of her career teachi...

 

Health Fair Coming Up Thursday, June 11th

By Kerry Gardner We are gearing up for the HEALTH FAIR on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Community Center and Hammond School. We have a variety of tests available including Chemistry Panel, Lipid Panel, CBC, TSH, PSA and HGB A1c for diabetics and...

 

Montana's Conservation Districts and the Stream Permitting Process

By Liz Riter, NRCS Broadus Healthy rivers and streams are important to Montanans for their lives and livelihoods: providing fisheries, clean water, recreation and aesthetics, agriculture and...

 

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Kindergarten Roundup Will Take Place June 4th

By Tracie Earley The 2020-2021 Kindergarten Roundup will be held on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 at Broadus Elementary School. Children must be five years old on or before September 10, 2020 to be eligible for Kindergarten. Attending the roundup does...

 

Healthcare Advisory Board Update

By the PR County Healthcare Advisory Board The last couple of months have been very interesting to say the least. What ever your opinion on it, COVID-19 has made an impact on our lives. The Healthcare Advisory Board took some time off to help with...

 

MT Farmers and Ranchers May Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Contributed by Mike Riley, Broadus FSA Office (Ed: This new program may apply to producers of cattle, hogs, and sheep, as well as certain farmed crops.) Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), whi...

 

Broadus Watercraft Inspection Station Now Open

All Watercraft Legally Must Stop Courtesy Liz Riter, NRCS Broadus The Watercraft Inspection Station opened last Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Powder River Taxidermy. If you are launching a boat,...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, May 31, 1990 Fifth graders meet actor Bo Denson’s fifth grade class enjoyed a special field trip last week to the Tom Trusler Ranch, which included attending a branding, touring the Trusler Mansion, and meeting movie star Tom Berenger....

 

Annual Member Meeting to be held at Rolling Hills Golf Course

By Pete Wenzel The Board of Directors at Rolling Hills Golf Course has decided to have the annual member meeting on June 9th, 6PM, at the clubhouse. We will keep the meeting fairly brief, and include agenda items such as a Clubhouse Manager report,...

 

Work to Resume on BillionGraves Project

by Katie Ward As of this Tuesday, 472 of the nearly 1500 headstones at Valley View Cemetery have been photographed, uploaded, and transcribed at billiongraves.com. To all who have participated in the past, THANK YOU! Now - with warmer weather...

 

Insights & Observations

By Joe Stuver My idyllic several months in Mexico flashed by in a flurry of friendship, wonderful food, soft, sweet smelling hugs and happy people. I stopped downtown to my favorite street side restaurants to say farewell, and exchange hugs, with...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Rich Robisch, Cincinnati, OH, speeding in restricted zone (55/40) $65. Tyler Townsend, Billings, MT, speeding in restricted zone (84/65) $85. Joshua Woodward, Epping, ND, daytime speeding (83/70) $70. Jesse Webb,...

 

4-H Family Feature

4-H Family Feature - 4-H member Emelyn Harper's (far left) projects are a steer and a pig. She loves spending time with her animals; most challenging has been teaching her steer to lead. Addison...

 

Bulbous Bluegrass Spreading

Courtesy PR Extension Office “Bulbous bluegrass is spreading everywhere,” stated Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. Rumph described the invader as a thin stemmed, wiry grass that cures early and is often found in areas vegetated by downy...

 

Boyes Cemetery Undergoes a Facelift

By Slug & Poppy Mills The town of Boyes was established by John & Claude Bruce in 1911. Soon after, it was a bustling community with many homesteaders and businesses. John Bruce donated the ground for a cemetery in 1914 with the death of a traveler...

 

Chamber News

By Jessica Malone May is National Beef Month so as the month draws to a close we wanted to recognize the many ranchers and ag support businesses at work in our community. Thank you for your contributions to our Montana agriculture industry and for...

 

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