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COVID-19 vaccinations begin in PR County

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Powder River County began this week, with healthcare providers receiving their first dose of the Moderna vaccine this Tuesday and Thursday. An update to the vaccine sch...

 

Earley is new Library Director

After graduating from high school in Broadus in 2014, Cody Earley may not have seen his path leading towards a career as a librarian, but now that he's back home, he's exceptionally happy his path...

 

Fitness Classes Start in February

By PR Extension Office “We’re excited to offer activities to improve health and increase physical activity,” explained Morgan Weller, Community Health Coordinator in Powder River County. Weller will be co-teaching the Arthritis Exercise...

 

Births - Henry James Boman

Henry James Boman was born December 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm at Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, SD. He weighed 8 lbs and measured 21 inches at birth. He is the first born son of Rebecca and...

 

Voices from the Past

Friday, January 14, 1921 Brothers Spell Names Different Two brothers with a different spelling of their surnames are residents of Powder River County. This peculiarity has its origin with the Civil War. T.M. Drane was a lad of but 14 years with the...

 

Legislative Roundup - Week 1

By Austin Amestoy UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism Legislature, Gov. Gianforte Offer COVID-19 Plans as First Legislator Tests Positive HELENA -- A bill to reduce COVID-19 liability for Montana businesses and the...

 

COVID-19 Vaccines expected this week

* Updated Jan 5 By Powder River County Public Health Officer Sean Hill January 4, 2021 Powder River Public Health is anticipating our first shipment of Moderna COVID vaccine this week and will be vaccinating healthcare workers and frontline staff as...

 

2020 was driest year on record

7.49” of moisture in 2020 was over ¼” drier than 1988 total Broadus recorded its driest year on record in 2020, with a scant 7.49” of precipitation falling over the course of the year. 1988 was the previous driest year on record, with 7.77...

 

Moorhead Bridge Construction expected this spring

Other bridges to follow in 2022 A schedule of construction for the damaged county bridges was recently provided to the Powder River County Commissioners. The Moorhead bridge will be bid out in February of this year, with construction on the bridge ex...

 

Enter your team in the Steps for Charity Challenge

By PR Extension Office Do you have a favorite charity? Do you need motivation to get out and walk? Then enter a team in the Steps for Charity challenge organized by Powder River Trails and the Powder River County Extension Office. The 8-week...

 

Voices from the Past

With articles from 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago. January 7, 1921 Local Briefs J.B. Cassady and Morgan Elliott of Powderville were county seat visitors the past week and while here both enrolled on the Examiner subscription list. Mr. and Mrs. A.S....

 

Church Notes

OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Pastor Julie Long, 436-2457 “Rooted in the Word, Dwelling in Christ, Branching out for the sake of the World” Sunday worship 11:00 A.M. Holy Communion celebrated First and Third Sundays and Festival Sundays....

 

MSU Extension to offer Estate Planning Education via MontGuide Mondays

By PR Extension Office Improve your estate planning knowledge by participating in MontGuide Mondays, a virtual discussion led by Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist and several Extension Agents. MontGuide Mondays will run fro...

 

Library Notes

by Henry A. Malley Memorial Library Librarian Barb Mitchell Happy New Year to you all. We would like to welcome Cody Earley as the new Library Director. He is excited about starting up StoryTime on January 15th from 10:30-11:30. Please call the...

 

4-H News

Our November meeting was short. We did the achievement night Awards ceremony. We put together the care packages we planned at the last meeting. We delivered thank you cards. We might build a snowman at our next meeting. Noah Dudek, Tongue River...

 

Real Estate Transfers

Dennis W. Robinson to Justin Madsen, Etal, Shasta Madsen, Etal, Abstract of Contract for Deed, Lot 3, Block 6, City of Broadus, Trautman Subdivision. Estate of Augustine Lopez, Etal, Linda Jane Lopez, Etal to Linda Jane Lopez, Termination of Joint...

 

Powder River Conservation District Awards Two Scholarships

By Liz Riter Congratulations to Alyssa Riley and Kareena Appleman, who were awarded scholarships from the Powder River Conservation District to use during their spring semesters. Alyssa is the...

 

Commissioners Proceedings

December 15, 2020 Commissioners Donna Giacometto and Lee Randall met for their weekly meeting. Commissioner elect John Olson joined the meeting. Meeting was called to order. No public comment was received at this time. Consent agenda was read and...

 

Montana minimum wage increasing to $8.75 in 2021

HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is reminding Montanans that workers earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2021. An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 Montana workers, or 2 percent...

 

Examiner Christmas Edition

This will be our final publication of 2020, as we take a week off over Christmas every year. No major vacations are planned over the break, instead we will be updating some software for the coming year. In this issue you will find a cornucopia of...

 

Community rallies around injured youth

A vehicle wreck early in December sent one local youth, Aidan Kenelly, to the hospital with a traumatic brain injury and fractured jaw, and unleashed an outpouring of support from our community. Aidan was flown to the Primary Children’s Hospital in...

 

Subscriptions due in January

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...

 

Christmas Past

Thursday, December 20/27, 1990 Christmas Past 60 Years Ago The community Christmas tree and program will be Sunday night, December 20 at Macy’s Hall in Broadus at 7:30. The following is program: Welcome song, Mrs. Wiley’s and Mrs. Wood’s...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co. Sheriff’s Office Carrie Jensen, Kent, WA, speeding in restricted zone (85/65) $85. Clifford Gay, Fairburn, GA, speeding in restricted zone (78/65) $65. Layan Alquisi, Des Moines, IA, speeding in restricted zone (89/65) $95. Maklin...

 

PR COUNTY CLAIMS

November 2020 Boss Office Products 1062.12 Cynde Jo Gatlin 79.94 Globalstar USA 88.99 Incontact Inc. 392.99 Lee Randall 4761.98 Powder River Examiner 1085.75 Range Telephone Cooperative 3318.80 Town of Broadus 2115.52 #9 Trucking 742.50 Alderman Oil...

 

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