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Primary Election Results

Here are the Primary election results from June 2, 2020. The results are unofficial until certified. Click on the following link to bring up an image with the data: https://www.powderriverexaminer.com/home/customer_files/specialpu...

 

A Century-old County Fair

Courtesy PR Extension Office “PREMIUM LIST FOR FIRST COUNTY FAIR” was the headline of the August 27, 1920 Powder River Examiner, one hundred years ago. The first Powder River County Fair was held in conjunction with the Broadus Roundup on...

 

May Weather Was Hot and Dry

The weather in May was hot and dry across much of Powder River County. Overall precipitation levels in 2020 have been exceptionally dry, with 3.33" of precipitation falling in Broadus from January 1st...

 

PR County Coronavirus Update

Here’s the status of coronavirus in Powder River County, as of June 2nd. Last week, fifty coronavirus tests were performed on Powder River Manor staff and residents, as part of the governor’s directive to test high risk populations. All tests...

 

Alfalfa Weevil is Present

Courtesy PR Extension Office A chronic problem for many producers is the alfalfa weevil, a key insect pest of alfalfa, causing variable levels of economic damage across Montana each growing season according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rump...

 

Free Personal Use Firewood Gathering Continues in 2020, Permit Now Necessary

Bozeman, MT – June 1, 2020 Personal use firewood cutting across the Custer Gallatin National Forest and National Forests and Grasslands throughout Montana, Idaho, North Dakota and portions of South Dakota will continue for free for the remainder...

 

State Officials Encourage Safe Handling Of Live Poultry

Courtesy MT DPHHS Raising backyard poultry has become an increasingly popular activity in Montana. Spring is a common season to purchase and begin raising young birds, and there are many feed stores in Montana that sell chicks and ducks. While...

 

Broadus NRCS has new summer intern

The Broadus NRCS Office has an intern this summer. He provided us a short bio: Hello! My name is Trever VandenBos and I am from Valier, Montana. I am currently attending Montana State University in...

 

Church Notes

OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA Pastor Julie Long, 436-2457 “Rooted in the Word, Dwelling in Christ, Branching out for the sake of the World” “In-Person” Worship began Sunday May 31st and will continue unless stricter guidelines for...

 

Ella Mae Howard

Ella Mae was born on March 22,1947 to Oscar and Gladys Cain, in Miles City. She died on May 30, 2020 at Friendship Villa, in Miles City. She was the youngest of 5 children. She began her education in...

 

Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Unemployment Rate at 11.3% in April

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock last week announced Montana’s unemployment rate was at 11.3% in April due to impacts created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana unemployment rate remains below the national rate of 14.7% in April. “Montana...

 

Letters to the Editor

Billy, The foxes bring back a good memory - we raised one, one summer. It finally ran away (maybe to the river). Our little dog was seen playing with it in the field by the Tastee Freez. I sure enjoyed Joe’s Mexico trips. I look forward to reading...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

May 4, 2020 All commissioners present for meeting. No public comment was heard. Consent agenda, Rod motioned, Donna seconded, all in favor, motion passed. The board then discussed and voted to repeal Resolution 2020-11, Resolution to Access...

 

INSIGHTS &  OBSERVATIONS

By Joe Stuver (Continued from last week) After wandering over half of central Mexico last year, and getting caught in the nightmare nighttime traffic of Guadalajara, I actually had the route down...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, June 7, 1990 $1500 raised for new Biddle Hall at Hubub Day A strong wind Saturday kept the crowd size at a minimum at the Help Us Build Up Biddle Fun Day, but did little to dampen the spirits of those on hand. The day of games and...

 

Powder River County Claims

April 2020 Globalstar Usa 86.30 Powder River Examiner 466.25 Range Telephone Cooperative 2934.26 Town Of Broadus 2195.11 Alderman Oil Co. 6091.49 Allbridge 609.58 Alyson Ragsdale 115.00 Amazon.Com Credit 192.66 American Welding & Gas Inc. 126.46...

 

More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

MONTANA – More than half of Montana households have now self-responded to the 2020 Census, yet the state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count. Self-responding to the Census means the household has fill...

 

4-H Family Feature - Kayleigh

Kayleigh Opstedahl is taking a market lamb to the fair. She said, "He was born in February. I have halter broken him over the last couple of months and have been feeding him grain. Another activity I...

 

4-H Family Feature - Delaney

4-H member Delaney Ruland and her favorite silkie chicken Diamond are good buddies. Diamond is a good sport about being packed around in a jacket, sitting on the trampoline and doesn't even mind...

 

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