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PR County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

At 12:01 AM on Friday, July 24th, Powder River County moves into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions until further notice. The decision to enact the restrictions was made by the county commissioners on Monday, and was made in response to the dry weather, hot...

 

COVID-19 Update

Powder River County announced their first positive COVID case on Thursday. A Powder River Community member presented to the Medical clinic with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Subsequent testing revealed a confirmed positive. Powder River Public...

 

What Really Happened To George Mitchell?

The fourth and final article in a series, written by Historian Shane Dunning. Shane may be reached at [email protected] George Mitchell was, by even the accounts of his friends, an...

 

Stockman's Club Under New Ownership

Twilla Hanson and Brad Field recently took ownership of the Stockman's Club in Broadus. We sat down with the partners last week to discuss their new venture. "It's been my lifelong dream to own a rest...

 
 By Jim Hansen    School    July 23, 2020

School Plans for Re-Opening

By Broadus Schools Superintendent Jim Hansen Like most schools in Montana, Broadus Public Schools plans to begin onsite instruction with students beginning August 19th. It is our mission to provide the best education possible under these...

 

Let'er Buck at the Centennial Powder River County Fair!

Courtesy PR Extension Office The 100th Powder River County Fair will be held August 4th-7th (Tuesday through Friday) with a few new twists. The 4-H Horse Show will be held on Tuesday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The official kick-off for Fair will take...

 

Compensation Board Sets Elected Official Salaries

The County Compensation Board met earlier this week to set the salary for the elected officials for the coming budget year. The board consists of all three county commissioners (Donna Giacometto, Lee Randall, and Rod Schaffer), as well as County...

 

4-H News

On July 8, 2020, the Mizpah Masters 4-H club held their 5th meeting. Six out of the seven members were present. The meeting was held the Aye's house. The club discussed the upcoming fair. Lea Aye, Justin Aye, and Madisyn Kramme reported on the...

 

Mobile Fabric Store Coming To Broadus

By Pat Ridenour Stitch and Chatter Quilt Club has invited a mobile fabric store to come to Broadus on July 28th, 2020. They will set up on the East side of the Powder River Historical Museum at 10 AM and close at 6 PM. The Wayward Quilters Halfway...

 

Commissioners vote on pay

As we reported last week, the PR County Commissioners discussed and planned a vote on changing their salary from the current full-time pay of around $43,000 a year and dropping to ¾ time pay. The vote came after our publication was sent out to the...

 

Marriage Licenses Issued

Dillon Joe Isaak and Samantha Christina Ferree, Melba, ID Tell Norman Shannon, Broadus, and Tyler Diane Friez, Forsyth...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, July 26, 1990 1990 Fairbook dedicated to Gary and Beverly Green The 1990 Powder River County Fairbook is dedicated to Gary and Beverly Green of the Stacey Community. Gary is the son of Loy and Evelyn Green. He spent his entire life on the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Billy, I want to commend Governor Steve Bullock for doing what many governors in rural states like ours were unable or unwilling to do -- work with both parties to expand access to health care and boost our economy through Medicaid expansion. By brin...

 

LOCAL RECIPES

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Kadence Bowman, daughter of a former Army buddy, Jesse Bowman. Jesse’s mom, Debbie made this recipe, subscribes to the paper, and was a great host and truly wonderful person when I visited their family in...

 

4-H Family Feature - VerWolf

Shooting Sports is one of Darren VerWolf's 4-H projects. Darren (pictured far left) said, "I enjoy shooting my bow!" He said it is challenging "to hit a 10x." He has also been practicing social...

 

RANGE BOARD SEATS UP FOR ELECTION

Forsyth, MT – Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will hold its 67th Annual Meeting Virtually Wednesday, September 9, 2020. At that time, the membership will elect trustees to fill the four board seats that are up for election. There are four seats...

 

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