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County Experiences COVID-19 Outbreak

By Sean P. Hill RS, MBA, MPH, CEO/Medical Administrator, Powder River County Health Officer Powder River County is experiencing another outbreak of COVID-19 that rivals previous outbreaks. Currently we have twenty active cases with two additional...

 

Cunningham is JR NFR Saddle Bronc Champ

Garrett Cunningham, Broadus Class of '21, has a long history of incredible rodeo performances, especially for someone of his young age. In 2017, he won the Saddle Bronc Championship at the Junior NFR...

 

Fairbook Dedicated to Bub and Carlene Gaskill

By PR Extension Office Long-time Powder River County residents, Andrew (Bub) and Carlene Gaskill have been involved in one way or another, in the Powder River County Fair for many years. Both Bub an...

 

Freedom Run Results

By PR Extension Office It was a cool, overcast event for runners and walkers of the 5-Mile Freedom Run held in Broadus last Saturday, at least for most of the race. Joan Jilka set the pace winning...

 

Library Wants Your Input

By Henry Malley Memorial Library Director Cody Earley The public library is looking for community input. Whether you are a regular visitor, haven't come in for a while, or have never been here, we want to hear from you! What are we doing well? What...

 

A Family Tradition Takes Hold Over 4th of July

4th of July activities kicked off last Friday with a home run derby, with 18 entries in the men's division, and nine in the lady's division. The overall home run champion was Wrye Williams, and the...

 

Takedowns and Tacos

By Steph Shaffer Come join us at 6:00 pm, Friday, July 9th, at the high school gym. Wrestlers from Broadus and surrounding areas will compete in a takedown tournament at the culmination of camp led by USA Olympic Wrestler Mike Zadick. The camp is...

 

High School Football Camp coming up July 26 and 27

The full contact camp will be free to attend, at the high school in Broadus. Times are tentatively planned for 8-9:30, and 11-1, though if temperatures are exceptionally hot, the times may be pushed earlier in the morning. Please contact Coach Ross...

 

Truck Wreck Claims Life Along Hwy 212

A truck wreck on Hwy 212 just west of Epsie on July 1st resulted in the death of a 64 year old woman, identified as Debra Sloan of Texas. Local emergency responders including the Broadus VFD, ambulance crew, and Sheriff’s deputies responded to a...

 

Library Notes

by Henry A. Malley Memorial Library Librarian Barb Mitchell I cannot believe that June is over! We have a community-wide reading program going on through August 6th. Every book you read gives you a chance to win a prize. The next drawings are being...

 

Locals Band Together To Fight Fires

A spate of fires kicked off over the first few days of July across the local area. On July 1, the Box Elder fire, located near the Camp Creek Road in NW Powder River County burned 1700 acres, with...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Courtney Gilmore, Post Falls, ID, speeding in restricted zone (79/65) $65. Brandon Kerns, Blue Springs, MO, speeding in restricted zone (79/65) $65. Jacob Dreyer, multiple addresses listed in OR and WA, improper...

 

Voices from the Past

July 8, 1921 B-Divide Fourth of July Roundup and Picnic The B-Divide Community Club picnic and celebration was an unqualified success. The program opened by the crowd standing and singing the song “America,” it being represented by the thirteen s...

 

Karen Nisley Knutson Returns Home To Teach Art Class

By Lana Smith What do a sunflower, an abstract color study, and a chicken wire drawing have in common? They are all subjects and techniques studied and practiced by a total of 20 enthusiastic artists...

 

Invasive Grassy Weeds Workshop

By PR Extension Office The best way to prevent invasive weeds from overtaking the range or cropland is early detection and control, according to Montana State University (MSU) Extension Powder River Agent Mary Rumph. “The problem with grassy...

 

Grazing High Nitrate Grain Fields

Courtesy PR Extension Office An Extension researcher and forage specialist have developed recommendations to salvage drought stricken cereal grain fields. These recommendations are from Northern Ag Research Center, Havre, Supervisor Darrin Boss...

 

Gaskill Promoted At Stockman Bank To Ag Lender

BILLINGS – Andrew Gaskill has been promoted to Ag Lender for the Stockman Bank Billings market. His responsibilities include developing and servicing agricultural loans and assisting clients with their lending needs. Gaskill, who grew up on his...

 

Stress Relief!

Courtesy PR Extension Office Is this summer throwing you for a loop? Drought, heat, grasshoppers, high nitrates, blister beetles…the list is continuous. Stress can manifest itself in many ways, and the ability to deal effectively with it can be...

 

Real Estate Transfers

Estate of Marie Gotfredson, Etal, Estate of Marie Gotfredson Scoville, Etal, Marie E. Gotfredson, Etal to Edwin K. Gotfredson, Etux, Notice of Termination of Life Estate, T7S, R53E, Sec. 11, S2SW4, S2SE4; T7S, R53E, Sec. 13, S2SW4, SW4NW4, NW4SW4; T7...

 

Health Officials Suggest Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Courtesy MT DPHHS State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is...

 

State Officials Report Alarming Trend of Fentanyl-Related Fatalities in Montana

Courtesy MT DPHHS State officials said recemtly that the alarming increase of fentanyl-related fatalities in Montana that occurred in 2020 does not appear to be slowing down thus far into 2021. The Montana Department of Justice’s State Crime Lab...

 

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