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  • Powder River County Fairbook Dedicated To Randy And Katie Ward

    Jun 13, 2024

    By PR Extension Office "Humble, capable, kind, and hard working are just a few adjectives to describe the beloved couple the 2024 Fairbook is dedicated to: Randy and Katie Ward," explained MSU Extension Powder River County Extension Agents Mary Rumph and Julie Riley. When Julie and Mary stopped at the Powder River Vet Clinic to notify Randy and Katie they had been selected by the Fair Board, their reaction was mixed. "We are truly honored," said Katie, "however, we really prefer working b...

  • Voices from the Past

    Jun 13, 2024

    June 13, 1924 Barn at N Barn Ranch Burns; Fire of Incendiary Origin Fire of incendiary origin destroyed the barn at the N Barn ranch between 4:30 and 5 o’clock last Friday afternoon. The loss of the barn and its contents inflicted a loss between $3,000 and $4,000 on the owner, J. Link Wilson. That barn was a frame structure that would hold thirty-two head of horses through it was not occupied by them at the time of the fire. A considerable quantity of hay and corn were stored in the barn and lost in the fire. Blacksmith tools and harnesses w...

  • Montana Department of Transportation Announces Road Work on US Highway 212

    Jun 13, 2024

    Lame Deer, Mont. – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is announcing that summer road work on a 12-mile portion of US Highway 212 (US 212) east of Lame Deer is scheduled to commence in June. The project begins just east of the junction with Montana Highway 39 (MT 39) at the roundabout in Lame Deer and extends east. The contractor selected for work on this project is Prince, Inc. The Lame Deer – East project will include new surfacing, seal and cover (chip seal) operations, centerline and shoulder rumble strips, and upgraded sig...

  • History Funding Meeting Coming Up

    Jun 13, 2024

    On Wednesday, June 19th, a community preservation meeting will be held at the Historical Museum in Broadus. The event features Charlene Porsild from the Foundation for Montana History, who will details the steps needed to secure funding to help preserve the history of Powder River County. The event begins with a discussion of local history needs at 10-11 am, followed by the steps necessary to submitting a grant with the foundation. At noon, a free lunch will take place. Those interested in preserving the unique history of Powder River County...

  • Little Levi headlines a weekend of rodeo events

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Broadus Little Levi Rodeo takes place this weekend, headlining a host of rodeo related events. Action begins with Team Roping fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th. Enter at 9 AM, rope at 10. The Rodeo Royalty Pageant will follow team roping, starting at approximately 5 pm in the grandstands. There will be a Tri Tip BBQ Fundraiser following the pageant, everyone is welcome. Rodeo day will kick off on Sunday, June 16th with a contestant meeting at 8:30, including a church service with Pastor Tom Herzog. Rodeo Royalty coronation is at 9, with...

  • Quilt Show To Take Place July 4th

    Jun 13, 2024

    By Pat Ridenour Stitch and Chatter Quilt Club will once again sponsor a quilt show on Thursday, July 4th, at Faith Bible Church, from 11 AM to 3 PM, and beginning right after the parade. We invite all to bring your quilted articles to show that have not been previously shown at our quilt show. We will beging hanging and laying out the items at 3:30 to 5pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. You may bring them at that time for best display. There is no charge for entering your items or viewing at the show. No refreshments will be allowed. A door prize will...

  • Primary Election Turnout Was Low Statewide

    Jun 13, 2024

    The full set of results from the June 4th primary are now out. Voter turnout statewide was just over 41%, and 60% in Powder River County. Statewide, absentee voters returned 60.26% of ballots, with 67.43% of PR County absentee voters returning ballots. In the presidential race, Donald Trump received 574 votes in Powder River County, while Joe Biden received 55. Statewide, Donald Trump received 163,531 votes, and “no preference” 16,381 on the Republican ballots. Joe Biden received 93,756, with 9,142 casting “no preference” votes. In the US Senat...

  • Run, Walk or Bike the Freedom Run Set For July 4th

    Jun 13, 2024

    By PR Extension Office Bring friends and walk, run or even bike the 4th of July Freedom Run. Both the 5-mile and the 3-mile runs include a bicycling option. The 5-mile begins at 7:00 a.m.; the 3-mile begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 1-mile run, walk or stroll begins at 8:00 a.m. All races start on the west side of Cottonwood Park in Broadus. Registration for the 5-mile and the 3-mile run is $30 (includes a T-shirt) in advance but increases to $35 the day of the run. Prizes will be given to the first-place finishers for the running and biking d...

  • Library Notes

    Jun 13, 2024

    by Henry A. Malley Memorial Library Librarian Barb Mitchell Welcome to summer!! Kathy and I are taking a break from StoryTime, but we have a local young lady who would love to read to your children and instill the love of reading into their lives on Tuesday afternoons at 2 PM, when there is a break at the pool. Bring your kids and join Colleena McEuen on Tuesday afternoons. We have lots of new books for your reading pleasure, for all ages. For our beginner readers we have some new Step into Reading- “Tyrannosaurus Rex” by Scott Emmons, “Go...

  • Court Report

    Jun 13, 2024

    Sheriff’s Dept. Joseph Mockus, Frenchtown, MT., reckless driving, deferred prosecution agreement Joseph Donarski, Spearfish, SD., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $85. Pavel Tsykunou,Winnetka, CA., speeding in a restricted zone, (43/30), $65. Leigh Thomas, Knox, IN., speeding in a restricted zone, (80/65), $65. Olivia Cull, Ludlow, VT., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $85. Jenna Gamache, Mattapoisett, MA., (40/25), $65. Carlos Reyes Merida, Wenatchee, WA., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $75. Carlos Reyes Merida, W...

  • Museum Now Open

    Jun 6, 2024

    Submitted by Deanna Twedt Good news! The Powder River Historical Museum is now open for the 2024 summer season! We are open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Volunteers are still being accepted. Pending events soon to follow. Looking forward to seeing you!...

  • Financial Exploitation & Capacity Training

    Jun 6, 2024

    Courtesy MT DPHHS The Montana Aging Services Bureau will be hosting a Training in Broadus on Monday, June 10th. The class will take place from 2-5 pm at the Broadus Community Center. The training will focus on working with senior citizens, specifically how to assess capacity and look for signs of financial exploitation and abuse. Sometimes, the only person willing to stand up for a senior victim is a professional like yourself. Our training will give you the tools to report suspected instances of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation....

  • PR County Primary Election Results

    Jun 6, 2024

    The unofficial election results from the June 4th primary are shown in the link below. We'll have further coverage of the election next week. https://www.powderriverexaminer.com/home/customer_files/election_results/2024_primary_tally_sheet_final.jpg...

  • Powder River Count EMS: Safety Tips For Summer

    Jun 6, 2024

    By: Adam Johnson, Director of EMS/NRP Date: 5/29/2024 As the school year ends and summer takes over, Powder River EMS would like to take a moment to congratulate the 2024 graduates. With the increase in work at home and on ranches during this season, it is crucial to prioritize safety. ATV, UTV, and Side-by-Side Safety As you go about your workday, please exercise caution and ensure proper training and safety equipment, including helmets, chest protectors, and knee and elbow pads for ATV, UTV, and side-by-side operators. Powder River EMS has no...

  • IRS makes Direct File a permanent option to file federal tax returns

    Jun 6, 2024

    Expanded access for more taxpayers planned for the 2025 filing season WASHINGTON – Following a successful filing season pilot and feedback from a variety of partners, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it will make Direct File a permanent option for filing federal tax returns starting in the 2025 tax season. The agency is exploring ways to expand Direct File to make more taxpayers eligible in the 2025 filing season and beyond by examining options to broaden Direct File’s availability across the nation, including covering more tax sit...

  • Bowhunter Education Class Coming Up In June

    Jun 6, 2024

    Submitted by Jeff Noble The 2024 Bowhunter Education Field Day Course for Montana youth and adult bowhunters will be offered in Broadus on Saturday, June 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. A “field day qualifier” print-out is required. Youths need to bring a parent with them on the first day, to sign permission slips. Also, everyone is required to register online in advance, at the FWP hunter education website. The course will take begin at Jeff Noble’s office at the Courthouse in Broadus. Everyone is welcome, and the field day is free of charge. All n...

  • SENIOR HAPPENINGS

    Jun 6, 2024

    By Senior Center Director Tammy Jackman Well, those April showers moved right into much needed May showers, so I am assuming everyone is thrilled. It has been fun to look out the windows at the center and just see the rain come pouring down. As promised the trips have started! Our first trip in May was out to Dan and Marcy Davis’s to see the new foals. We were able to walk out among them in the pasture and take some very cool pictures, we even saw some elk on the way home. Went to Devil’s Tower on the 30th, it was a beautiful day, a couple of...

  • Vacation Adventure Bible Camp

    Jun 6, 2024

    By Laura Lee Ullrich We are excited to announce the Vacation Bible Adventure Camp to be held June 20-21 at Ullrich’s Ranch! The event, sponsored by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, will be two days of adventure, Bible Stories, food and fun in a rustic outdoor setting. The Camp begins with a ride to Ullrichs from at 10:00 a.m. on June 20, departing from the Lutheran Church in Broadus. Arriving at Ullrichs, the campers will get tents pitched, get name tags and assigned their Youth Group Camp Buddy. After Lunch there will be Bible Stories about Jesus...

  • Court Report

    Jun 6, 2024

    Sheriffs Dept Nicolas Maier, Summerfield, NC., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $85. Cory Miller, Billings, MT., speeding in a restricted zone, (80/65), $65. Richard Barber, Independence, MO., improper passing -no passing zone, $85. Rathin Agarwal, Elkhorn, NE., speeding in a restricted zone, (85/65), $85. David Trevino, Jr., Orting, WA., speeding in a restricted zone, (86/65), $95. Robert Henning, Roundup, MT., speeding in a restricted zone, (87/65), $95. Rachell Rogers, Billings, MT., speeding in a restricted zone, (75/65), $55. Vijah...

  • Voices from the Past

    Jun 6, 2024

    Regular Meeting Monday, May 6, 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 approved the consent agenda. Road Supervisor: Teel Mullanix met to discuss and present the gravel crushing quote by John Melgaard. Various options were discussed on repairing the Ranch Creek Road. Clerk & Recorder: Cynde Jo Gatlin met with the board to present journal vouchers. The quote for c...

  • Voices from the Past

    Jun 6, 2024

    June 6, 1924 John Minow Gets Hurt When Hit With Shovel by P. Jeloff John Minow sustained a short deep gash over his left ear yesterday forenoon when he was struck with a spade in the hands of young Pete Jeloff. The altercation between the two men occurred in the Cross S area. Others interceded, it is said and prevented Jeloff from doing more serious injury. Minow went to R.E. Rice’s place and had Mr. Rice bring him on to Broadus to have the gash dressed by Dr. James and also it was said to swear out a warrant for Jeloff charging him with a...

  • Geospatial Skills Camp for Students Set for June 10-14 in Broadus

    Jun 6, 2024

    MSU Extension Service – Powder River County is hosting a five-day “Geospatial Skills Camp” the week of June 10-14 at the Powder River Historical Museum with support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Montana State University Science Math Resource Center. The Broadus camp is led by Mary Rumph and Julie Riley, MSU Extension Agents. The Geospatial Skills Camp is designed for students in early high school and junior high age and will include activities such as understanding maps for analysis and navigation; collecting, analy...

  • Medical Clinic To Undergo Remodel

    May 30, 2024

    From June 3rd through the 7th, and potentially into the first few days of the following week, Powder River Medical Clinic will have limited staffing. Abbey Barnhart, PA, will be away in training, and a flooring remodel is in the works. Those with medical needs are asked to call and check ahead of a visit for nurse availability, at 436-2651....

  • Commissioner Proceedings

    May 30, 2024

    Regular Meeting Monday, April 22, 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. Ball Field: The commissioners and contractor Chad Gatlin met at the ball field to discuss the fence project. The commissioners will look further into the cost of fencing before the project is set to start. MSU Extension Interview Discussion: Larry Brence was scheduled to meet with the board to discuss the upcoming e...

  • Powder River County Claims

    May 30, 2024

    The following is a list of expenses from the county departments, as submitted by the Clerk & Recorder’s office and approved to be paid by the PR County Commissioners for the month of March, 2024. Allbridge $862.06 Broadus Insurance Services, Inc $39,075.00 Casey Trent $210.55 Dustin Hansen $278.55 Kelda Page $1,179.97 Nice $205.02 Powder River Examiner $1,003.00 Range Telephone Cooperative $3,943.34 SDI Architects & Design $10,700.00 Tebra Technologies Inc $416.92 Town of Broadus $2,484.48 Wex Bank $1,047.43 4imprint, Inc $112.09 Abbey B...

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