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 News    August 6, 2020 

Elgin Opens The Body Shop Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Kristy Elgin recently hung out her shingle as a private practitioner along the courthouse square in Broadus. The Body Shop Physical Therapy in now open for business in the Brewer...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Powder River Memorial Cemetery Dedicated to Fallen Soldiers

A dedication ceremony for the Powder River Memorial Cemetery took place last Saturday. The cemetery honors fifteen US soldiers who died along the Powder River in early September, 1865, during the Powd...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Chamber News - August 2020

By Jessica Malone It feels like the 4th of July was yesterday and suddenly it’s already fair time, so the summer is flying by as usual. We were fortunate in celebrating Independence Day at a point where the COVID climate appeared to be improving....

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $7 Million For Infrastructure Improvements in PR County

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Commerce recently Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $7 million grant to Powder River County, Montana, to make critical infrastructure improvements...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

BIG CHANGES AT POWDER RIVER HEALTH

By Sean Hill, PR County Medical Administrator As many of you know, we have been experiencing some profound changes throughout our organization. This includes staff retiring and making change in their personal worlds. We are transitioning through th...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Congregate Meals to Begin August 12

Last week the commissioners met with Heather Handran, Pat Ridenour, new Senior Center Director Rita Harden, and Linda Wolfe regarding the budget, Senior Center and Congregate Meals. At this time it was decided to move forward with opening up for...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, August 9, 1990 500 on hand for annual Crazy Days Barbeque Another successful Crazy Day, Customer Appreciation Day came and went in Broadus last Saturday. The day, the first Saturday in August, is set aside annually for the Broadus...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

MHS Unveils Historic Letters as Part of 19th Amendment 100th Anniversary

(Courtesy Montana Historical Society) The letters of three Montana women politicians offer historic insight as the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in August, which gave women the right to vote. Women’s earliest known r...

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office William Wash, Broadus, MT, operating vehicle not properly registered, $85. William Wash, Broadus, MT, fail to drive right of roadway, $85. Jordan Frank, San Diego, CA, speeding in restricted zone (45/30) $65....

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

COMMISSIONERS  PROCEEDINGS

July 13, 2020 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with all members present. The meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this time. Consent agenda – Rod moved, Donna seconded this motion, all in favor, motion carried. C...

 

PR County Records First COVID-19 Case

Powder River County has recorded its first COVID-19 case, with a local individual testing positive in mid-July. The official release did not state details about the individual, but we’ve independently verified the case as a female in her 30s, who...

 

Fleming & Long Opens For Business In Broadus

Earlier this year, area residents watched a new building take shape at the former Mobile gas station location, located across Hwy 212 from Cottonwood Park. The building and property, now owned by...

 

Buffalo Fire Consumes Over 11,000 Acres

Last Wednesday a large fire kicked off on Buffalo Creek, in South Central Powder River County near the Wyoming border. The fire is believed to have started from a burning coal seam, which ignited...

 

Broadus VFW Elects New Commander

By Devin Boman (pictured above) Broadus VFW post 1595 has elected a new Commander, Devin Boman. Previous Commander Russ Kinzer has stepped down from the position after many years of dedication, and...

 

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Library Notes

By Henry A. Malley Memorial Library Director June Ray July 27, 2020 New books added to our library: “Fair Warning” by Michael Connelly; “Daddy’s Girls” by Danielle Steel; “The House on Malcolm Street” by Leisha Kelly; “Red Notice...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, August 2, 1990 Softball team wins bronze at state games The Broadus Men’s Softball Team, sponsored by Stevenson and Sons, were the recipients of a Bronze medal after placing third at the recent Big Sky State Games in Billings. Forty-one t...

 

VFW Auxiliary News

By Annie Brimmer The VFW Auxiliary met July 8 for the first time since March. Protocol of the times was followed. The main issue of discussion was the county fair. We decided that the “virus” couldn’t get a good hamburger down. Once again the...

 

Spring Creek, Mizpah News

Marla Drga was gone visiting her mother Rosalie Ostendorf while Mark and Christina and family were visiting Hal Vosen and celebrating his 80th birthday. While there Hal had an accident and broke his neck. He is doing well in rehab after a big...

 

4-H Family Feature - Gaskill

4-H Family Feature - Farrah Gaskill (far left) took a swine project this year. She named her pig "Chomper". "My favorite part about my pig is his personality," said Farrah, adding, "He loves to run...

 

Local Recipes

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Kadence Bowman of Hanging Limb, TN. Corn Salad on the Mountain 1-12 oz. can white whole kernel corn, drained 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 cucumber, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 2 Tbsp....

 

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...

 

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