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Spate of Recent Blazes Keep Firefighters Busy

A house fire started on Saturday night around 10 PM in Crane Acres, at the residence of Bucky and Sharon Billing. Broadus VFD Fire Chief Raymond Ragsdale told us that no official cause could be determined by the fire inspector, but it was suspected...

 

Powder River County Election Precincts Updated

Every ten years the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission meets to redraw legislative maps to meet with new census data. That map was drawn in 2022 for the upcoming 2024 elections, and resu...

 

Local Scientist Discovers Brain-Eating Amoeba In Wyoming Hot Springs

A deadly brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Grand Teton National Park hot springs for the first time. The lead author of the scientific paper that was published last month (...

 

Highway 212 Safety Action Plan Garners Public Input

On Wednesday, February 21st, a meeting to gather public comment for the Hwy 212 Safety Action Plan was held at the VFW in Broadus. 60 members of the community along Highway 212 attended the meeting,...

 

Subscriptions Due In March

Annual subscription cost is $38 in county, $39 out of county, and $40 out of state. Please mail checks to: Powder River Examiner, PO Box 328, Broadus, MT 59317. We will also mail an invoice as a reminder. Feel free to drop payments in the payment box...

 

Steps For Charity Week 4

By PR Extension Office Mary had a little lamb…or maybe it was three baby calves. “We couldn’t find three of our baby calves; I got 27,000 steps one evening looking for them,” explained Mary Rumph, Biddle Calving Crew member. And sure...

 

Cooking With Jackie

By PR Extension Office Join the fun preparing recipes for an air fryer and taste testing them with Jackie Rumph Beardsley, MSU Custer County Extension Agent. The class is scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center....

 

Church Notes

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH To Enable Believers/To Build Relationships/To Win the Lost Sunday, March 3rd - Pitch-in meal following service Sunday, March 10th - Communion as part of Service (Daylight Saving Time Begins) Saturday, March 16th - Governor’s...

 
 By Deanna Twedt    News    February 29, 2024 

Horseback Librarian

Last month, Lanette wrote of her latest happenings, which included a visit from Ada--one of the Pack Horse Librarians--receiving a letter from Maisie about her Christmas, the Colton children learning to read, her visits to Mrs. Dukater, her project...

 

Voices From The Past

February 29, 1924 Can Meat Now for Summer Use “This is the season of the year when it behooves every farmer to can his summer’s supply of meat,” said Eddie Barker when in town a few days ago from his place near here. “Frozen meat is all...

 

Broadus Town Council Minutes

Regular Council Meeting February 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm In Attendance: Mayor Chad Gatlin; Councilperson Raevyn Slovek; Councilperson Wanda Smith; Councilperson Lori Turnbough; Councilperson Cody Morris; Clerk/Treasurer Josie Morris; Public Works Cass...

 

SENIOR HAPPENINGS

By Senior Center Director Tammy Jackman “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have”. Happy March! We are still enjoying some nice weather and I am seeing many people out walking for their charities. Our cooking...

 

Daffodils Now Available To Brighten Your Day

By Terri Bird There are several ladies in the community taking orders for bright, yellow daffodils, in an effort to support our local Cancer Fund. The cost is one bunch of flowers for $10 or three bunches for $25, orders must be placed by the end of...

 

Steps For Charity Challenge

Grandma’s Going Down By PR Extension Office Maddy Reierson, a 6-year-old and member of Team Grandma’s Going Down, is as competitive as her mother Elizabeth (Riley) Reierson. When Maddy found out she was on a Steps for Charity team opposite her...

 

Department of Revenue reminds property owners of upcoming important deadlines

HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind owners of real and personal property about several important deadlines approaching soon: March 1 Due Date • Business and industrial equipment owners need to report their personal...

 

ST VINCENT de PAUL'S 2023 REPORT

By Dee Mobley Over the hump! A milestone reached! St V’s has been flirting with surpassing the $50,000 annual sales mark for the past two years. In 2023 it happened. And, in sync with that figure, we’ve recirculated almost $28,000 into the...

 

Commissioner Proceedings

Thursday, January 18, 2024 Commissioner Chair Lee Randall called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s office, Powder River County Courthouse. Commissioners Lori Fortner and John Olson were present. Commissioners reviewed and...

 

Voices from the Past

February 22, 1924 Dan Gilmore to Ride for Movies It was reported in Broadus this week that Dan Gilmore had accepted a position as horse rider with a moving picture concern at Hollywood, California. Mr. Gilmore, it is said, plans to leave for that...

 

Election Filings Still Open

As of February 12th, there have been no filings for the PR County Commissioner position coming open, nor the Clerk of District Court position, according to Elections Administrator Cynde Jo Gatlin. Redistricting has now placed all of Powder River...

 

Highway 212 Safety Task Force To Hold Community Input Meeting In Broadus

A task force involved with the US 212 Corridor Safety Action Plan will hold a Community Input Meeting in Broadus on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:15 pm at the Broadus VFW, with the public invited to attend. The task force is composed of...

 

Real Estate Transfers

Thomas Powers Etux, Lee Ann Powers Etvir to Alan Lloyd, Etal, Janice E. Lloyd, Etal, Warranty Deed T9S R45E 19 S2SE4, SE4SW4 T9S R45E 19 SW4SW4 T9S R45E 30 NW4NW4 T9S R45E 30 SW4NW4 T9S R45E 30 NE4, E2NW4 Allen E. Drane, to Shawn A. Wahl, Etal,...

 

Voices from the Past

February 15, 1924 Checks No Good, Gets 30 Days William R. Stultz alias Dick Hayden Saturday pleaded guilty to obtaining money under false pretenses by issuing worthless checks and was sentenced by C.B. Lewis, Justice of the Peace, to serve thirty...

 

Steps For Charity Week 2

By PR Extension Office 96 people on 24 teams!! That’s $1,440 raised for 18 charities entered in the Steps for Charity challenge. “I’ve tripled the steps I take each day,” explained Randy Sullivan, a HIT THE TRAILS member, “just to get...

 

Court Report

MHP Julio Rivera, Plentywood, MT., night time speeding, (70/65), $20. Christopher Rothe, Omaha, NE., speeding in a restricted zone, (95/65), $105. Jason Street, Wise River, MT., speeding in a restricted zone, (84/65), $85. Erin Whittingham, Everett,...

 

January Was A Month Of Extremes

Weather during the month of January in Powder River County was marked by tumultuous extreme temperature fluctuations, holding both record daily low temperatures and record highs. The month began with temps generally around average for the first part...

 

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