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 News    July 29, 2021 

Couple Strike Into New Venture With Purchase of Powder River Lanes

Following twelve years of ownership by Bob and Darlene Salomon, the iconic downtown landmark Powder River Lanes has changed hands, with new owners Jeff and Jenny Alterman taking over this week. We...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

PR County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

On Monday, the County Commissioners signed Resolution 2021-27, initiating Stage 1 fire restrictions across Powder River County, effective immediately. Under Stage 1 restrictions, campfires are prohibited, as are fireworks and smoking outside of a...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Powder River County Fair

By PR Extension Office The annual Powder River County Fair “It’s Just a Small-Town Throwdown” will be held August 10th-13th (Tuesday through Friday). The 4-H Horse Show will be held on Tuesday, beginning at 9 am. The official kick-off for...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Storm Brings Wind and Fires

A storm last Thursday carrying some lightning, some rain, and a lot of wind swept across the county, leaving a path of broken branches and small fires in its wake. Broadus received 0.12" of rain in...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

"4K For the Cure" Runners/ Cyclists Stop in Broadus

By Julie Long On Tuesday, July 20th, we had the honor of hosting 30 young adults from the “4K for the Cure” program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. This is the 6th time we have hosted...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Subscriptions Due in August

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...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Chamber News

By Jessica Malone The summer is flying by and the County Fair is just around the corner! If you missed our “Positive Partnerships” article about the Fair Board in last week’s Examiner, you can still read it at www.powderriverexaminer.com. The...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Additional Fire Restrictions Implemented on Custer Forest

Bozeman, MT (July 20, 2021 ) – The Custer Gallatin National Forest is implementing additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning July 21, 2021 at 0001. Under the additional restrictions ALL campfires, even in designated sites and metal fire rings...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

VFW Auxiliary Change of Meeting Date

By Annie Brimmer Because of County Fair dates, the Auxiliary changed the date of our August meeting to August 4th. It will be at the VFW hall at 5:15 p.m. The final details of the concession stand and work schedule will be addressed. (Yes, folks,...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Church Notes

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH Pastor Tom Herzog Sunday, August 1st - Pitch-in following service w/ guest speaker Stan Reib of Rocky Mountain Church Network Sunday, August 8th - Communion during service w/ guest speaker Tim Huff of Camp Bethel Saturday, August...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Voices from the Past

July 29, 1921 First Big Shipment of Stock to the Markets The first big shipment of livestock for market is being rounded up this week and within a very short time will be headed for the railroad at Belle Fourche, SD. The consigner is Osborne...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

DPHHS seeks Centenarian information

DPHHS is also asking Montanans who will turn age 100 as of December 31, 2021 or those who are already over the age of 100 to submit their name and a brief profile. Centenarians, or friends or family members, are encouraged to supply DPHHS with the...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Senior Center Happenings

By Senior Center Director Rita Harden The Powder River County Senior Citizen’s would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Bob and Darlene Salomon. We would like to thank them for being in our lives and caring about each one of us. We...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Commissioners Proceedings

July 8, 2021 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with Lee Randall, Donna Giacometto, and John Olson present. Meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this time. Consent agenda approved. Clinton Watters stopped in to ask...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

PR COUNTY CLAIMS

June 2021 Best Western Grantree Inn 390.64 Globalstar USA 90.86 Incontact Inc. 349.06 Powder River Examiner 998.50 Range Telephone Cooperative 2960.63 Town of Broadus 2185.32 US Post Office 956.00 1st Bank 20.00 AANAC 136.00 Alderman Oil Co....

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Tyrese Poole, Carrollton, GA, speeding in restricted zone (90/65) $95. William Lucas, Missoula, MT, speeding in restricted zone (85/65) $85. William Lucas, Missoula, MT, operate vehicle not properly registered,...

 

A Year of COVID-19 Cases in PR County

In late July of 2020, Powder River County received its first positive COVID-19 test. Over the course of the next year, 161 Powder River County residents would test positive for the virus, with a strong likelihood that others exhibited mild symptoms...

 

Positive Partnerships: Getting to Know the Powder River County Fair Board

By Jessica Malone The Building a Better Broadus Committee of the Powder River Chamber of Commerce & Ag is launching a new campaign called “Positive Partnerships”. The goal is to raise awareness, acknowledge contributions, and foster partnerships...

 

Build Your Capacity to Handle Tough Times

By PR Extension Office Montanans are resilient people. The pandemic forced us to rethink how our children are taught and how we work. Many of us lost loved ones. This summer, we’ve battled heat and drought, which are impacting decisions on how to...

 

MSU Extension offers MontGuide on first-time homebuyer accounts

BOZEMAN — For those looking to buy a home for the first time, Montana State University Extension has a MontGuide available discussing how Montana law allows individuals to have a special savings account to pay for homebuyer expenses and reduce stat...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

June 30, 2021 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with Lee Randall, Donna Giacometto, and John Olson present. The meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this time. Consent agenda was approved. Pat Phillippi, Treasurer,...

 

Vital Statistics

Marriage licenses issued: Kyle Jaxon Copelan and Kathryn Joyce Riley, Volborg, MT. Tyrel Otis Shannon and Sarah Renee Tuttle, Broadus, MT. Kalen Dane Adamson and Ambria Summer Holm, Broadus, MT. Logan Ryder Brown and Kelsi Elizabeth Klaahsen, Miles...

 

Voices from the Past

July 22, 1921 Homestake Doing Local Coal Work Joe Marengo, accompanied by another man, arrived Monday night from Lead, S.D., to work at the Sand Creek coal bank this summer in the interests of the Homestake Mining Company. He brought with him a...

 

Library Notes

We received the 2022 Battle of the books list from school Librarian Kendra Hartman and now have them all in the library. For the 3rd and 4th graders we have: “Aven Green: Sleuthing Machine” by Dusti Bowling, “The Ember Stone” by Katrina...

 

Commissioners Will Move To 3/4 Pay

A pair of meetings on Monday set the elected official salaries in Powder River County. In a morning meeting, the commissioners voted on a motion which would reduce their full-time pay from 100% to 75%. The motion included an exception that if there...

 

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