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Powder River County Claims

January CENTURYLINK $299.70 GLOBALSTAR USA $85.98 HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES* $2,486.39 MID-RIVERS COMMUNICATIONS $275.90 MONTANA DEPT OF REVENUE $35,771.40 POWDER RIVER EXAMINER $910.75 RANGE TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE $2,865.50 TOWN OF BROADUS...

 

Amanda Gaskill Memorial Tournament coming up in March

The 3rd Annual Amanda Gaskill Memorial Basketball Tournament will return this year, the weekend of March 22-24th. The tournament will be held at the PRCDHS gym in Broadus, and is open to men and women who are out of high school. Players may enter as... Full story

 

Challenge Accepted!

Thirty-four teams entered the Steps for Charity Challenge. That’s 136 people who plan to increase their physical activity in February and March. It’s a win, win situation for individuals, businesses and local charities. Individuals walk more and...

 

Hannah Rasmussen Serves as Page in the Montana 66th Legislature

By Hannah Rasmussen During the week of January 14th-19th I had the privilege of serving as a page for Senator Kenneth Bogner. I was able to meet many senators, go behind the scenes, and serve the...

 

Sweetheart Photos and Tea for Valentine's Day

Book a photo session for your sweetheart, your family or your grandma at the “I love my _____ because…” event to be held at the Broadus Senior Center on Thursday, February 14th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sarah Earley, Sarah Lynne Photography,...

 

70 Years Ago

While perusing the Montana Historical Society’s excellent quarterly publication, we came across an article about the terrible weather across much of the West and Northern Plains in 1949. Looking back through early 1949 issues of the Examiner, we...

 

Valentines Dinner - Your Date is Set

By Tom Herzog Can you believe February is here? And if you’re still wondering what do to for your Valentine this year, relax we’ve got you covered. Faith Bible Church will be offering a Valentine’s Dinner Date with all the details taken care...

 

January Legislative Recap

The pace of the legislature continues to pick up as we are more than half way to the March 2nd transmittal deadline for non-revenue bills. The transmittal deadline is the cut off for House bills to make it over to the Senate and vice versa. There...

 

Rancher kills wolf 40 miles east of Billings

BILLINGS – A rancher legally harvested a wolf on his property 40 miles east of Billings last Tuesday. The rancher, who held a Montana wolf hunting license, said he harvested the wolf after it chased some of his cattle away from a coulee where he...

 

Lawmakers Grapple Over the Future of Montana's Coal Industry

UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism HELENA -- The state of Montana’s coal industry is in flux. Conservationists blame the market’s move away from fossil fuels. Industry leaders blame strict regulations. Either...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

January 22, 2019 Commissioners met for their weekly meeting with Donna Giacometto, Lee Randall and Rod Schaffer present. No public comment was received at this time. Kathy Roberts, Transportation Supervisor, was in to update information on a county...

 

Warm conditions result in runoff

Warm temps and high winds conspired over the weekend to melt area snows, with the runoff providing a good amount of free irrigation. Unfortunately, cold temps were soon to follow, turning the...

 

Sheriff's Department now using body cameras

The Powder River County Sheriff’s Office has undergone a few changes over the last few weeks. Officers now sport body cameras, which time has become an integral part of the American law enforcement officer’s kit. Body cameras, when used...

 

Boyes Italian Dinner coming up February 10th

The members of the Boyes Community Club would like to welcome everyone to the 37th Annual Italian Dinner to be held on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at the Boyes Community Hall, with serving to begin at 1:00 pm. On the menu will be such favorites as...

 

4-H Members Learn Officer Skills

Running meetings effectively was one of the goals of a recent 4-H officer training workshop, according to Extension Agent Mary Rumph. "4-H members had an opportunity to lead a meeting and practice...

 

Subscriptions due in February

Cost is $37 in county, $38 out of county, and $39 out of state. Please mail checks to: Powder River Examiner, PO Box 328, Broadus, MT 59317. If you’d like to save a stamp, feel free to drop payments in the payment box on our front door, located...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Steve Welker II, Whitewater, CO, daytime truck speeding (77/60) $105. Taylor McCabe, Billings, MT, daytime speeding (84/70) $70. Anthony Hopkins, Greenville, TN, daytime truck speeding (72/60) $105. Karina...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

January 14, 2019 County commissioners, Donna Giacometto, Lee Randall and Rod Schaffer met for the weekly meeting. There was no public comment at this time. Minutes from the last meeting were presented, read and approved. Marty Drane, Maintenance...

 

Legislative Roundup – Week 3

Courtesy of Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce, UM Legislative News Service, University of Montana School of Journalism HELENA — Lawmakers in Helena are beginning discussions on how to build and maintain the state’s infrastructure, including roads,...

 

70 Years Ago

While perusing the Montana Historical Society’s excellent quarterly publication, we came across an article about the terrible weather across much of the West and Northern Plains in 1949. Looking back through early 1949 issues of the Examiner, we di...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, February 2, 1989 Julia Bird marks 100th birthday Julia Bird, a former resident of the Coalwood area, celebrated her 100th birthday in Seattle, WA, at a party at the St. Vincent and DePaul Retirement Home on Saturday, December 17, 1988....

 

Powder River County Claims

December 2018 CENTURYLINK $299.70 GLOBALSTAR USA $85.98 HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES $207.90 JOHNSTONE SUPPLY $199.05 MID-RIVERS COMMUNICATIONS $275.90 POWDER RIVER EXAMINER $812.50 RANGE TELEPHONE COOPERATIVE $2,872.11 TOWN OF BROADUS $1,809.66 1ST BA...

 

Church Notes

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH Pastor Tom Herzog Sunday, February 3rd – Pitch-In Dinner following service Sunday, February 10th - Communion as a part of regular service Thursday, February 14th – Valentines Dinner Sunday, February 17th - Mission Moment as...

 

Letters from the Legislature

By Eric Moore, House District 37 (which includes Broadus and Eastern PR County) "Getting into road gear" would be the best way to describe week #3. The first two weeks were training, getting bills introduced, and getting committees organized. Now w...

 

Broadus VFD 2018 Report

2018 was an interesting year. It didn’t seem like we had a lot of wildland fires, probably because none of them got very big since we didn’t have that much grass to burn. I believe the largest acreage fire was just across the county line in...

 

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