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County Budget Finalized

The county budget was finalized last week; the accompanying chart breaks down the budgets of each department. The county commissioners told us that key takeaways from the 2020-21 budget are that local taxes will remain essentially the same as last...

 

Election Connection

By Cynde Jo Gatlin, PR County Election Administrator As you all know, I have decided to move forward with a poll election in November. At this time, I have enough judges to run a poll election. However, with the unknown future of COVID-19 in our...

 

Town Council Minutes

January 7, 2020 Mayor Lyman Amsden; Councilperson Pete Wenzel; Councilperson Cody Morris; Councilperson Lori Turnbough; Public Works Raymond Ragsdale; and Clerk Peggy Fruit. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Amsden called the meeting to...

 

30 Years Ago

September 20, 1990 Board puts Class C proposal on hold The Unified Board of School Trustees, at a meeting Monday evening, decided, at least for the present time, not to petition the Montana High School Association to be moved from Class B status to...

 

4-H News

Powder River Rising Stars September Meeting On September 9, 2020, President Reuben Kinzer called the meeting to order at 3:39 p.m. in the Election Room at the Courthouse. Pledges were led by Addison Harper. Secretary's minutes were read and...

 

VFW Auxiliary News

By Annie Brimmer The VFW Auxiliary met September 9, 2020 at the VFW Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Officers for the ensuing year were installed. Past Post 1595 Commander, Marty Drane, was installing officer. Officers are as follows:...

 

PR COUNTY CLAIMS

August 2020 Airnav, LLC 24.00 Fair Premium-Extension Service 2250.00 Globalstar USA 88.54 Incontact Inc. 391.69 Montana Coroner's Association 475.00 Powder River Examiner 1424.00 Range Telephone Cooperative 2868.36 Robert Janssen 26.45 Town of...

 

Fires Blanket Area in Smoke, Consume 200,000 Acres

Temperatures in the 90s, low humidity, and high sustained winds gusting to nearly 60 mph helped contribute to numerous fires across Eastern Montana on September 2nd. Three large fires started near...

 

August Weather - Drought Rivals 1988

August of 2020 was dry by even normal standards in Broadus, with a scant .27" of rain falling during the month. When combined with the previous dry months, 2020 has drawn ominously close to a dubious...

 

Real Estate Transfers

Connie Rumph to Thomas W. Brewer, Warranty Deed, Lot 11, Block 12, City of Broadus, Original Townsite Subdivision; Lot 12, Block 12, City of Broadus, Original Townsite Subdivision. Cori Schock, Etal, Estate of Ruby Alice Olson, Etal to The Public,...

 

Commissioners Set County Budget

On Tuesday, the Powder River County Commissioners finalized the county budget for the 2020-21 year. In good news for taxpayers, taxes will not be raised, nor will any major budget cuts affect services in the county. We’ll have a more detailed...

 

Co-founders Cancel 31st Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music, and Art Show

Courtesy Eric Lovec and the Ekalaka Eagle There will not be an Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show this year according to founders, Gay Arpan and Chris Maupin. The women who have produced the show since 1989 have decided to cancel due to...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, September 13, 1990 Elaine Allen winner of W.I.F.E. Ford pickup Elaine Allen of Biddle was the lucky winner of the new 1990 Ford supercab 4x4 pickup, which was raffled off by the W.I.F.E. (Women Involved in Farm Economics) Chapters of...

 

Court Report

Powder River Co Sheriff’s Dept Stewart Shy, Billings, MT, speeding in restricted zone (84/65) $85. Geoffrey Tulloch, Nashville, TN, speeding in restricted zone (84/65) $85. Kathleen Davis, Roscoe, IL, speeding in restricted zone (85/65) $85. Ramon...

 

Sparks Wins Range Board Seat

Rich Sparks won the District #2 position on the Range Board on Wednesday, beating incumbent candidate Sid Samuelson 271 to 233 votes. The position is a three-year term. Range conducted their annual meeting via Zoom, where the results of the race...

 

Vital Statistics

Marriage Licenses Issued Nicholas Joseph Knoblauch and Caeligh Morgan McCarthy, Broadus Joseph Robert Notsch and Athena Victoria Smith, Volborg Decree of Dissolution of Marriage Quinn M. Godwin and Dawn M. Godwin...

 

BillionGraves Workday Scheduled

A BillionGraves workday is scheduled for this Saturday, September 12, from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Contact Katie Ward for more information 935-2979....

 

4-H Family Feature - Presley Williams

4-H Family Feature - 4-H member Presley Williams enjoyed learning how to show a sheep this year and preparing her animals for the fair. The hardest part of her project was saying goodbye to her lamb...

 

'It's Time We Count' Campaign Aimed at Increasing Montana's 2020 Census Count in Final Push

Facing Shortened Census Deadline, Montana Department of Commerce and Windfall Partner to Increase Census Count in Low-response Areas Courtesy MT Dept of Commerce HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce recently announced a targeted...

 

Community Development Virtual Meetings Scheduled

By PR Extension Office For years, the idea of rural “brain drain” has been how we view our small towns. The notion that the best and brightest of our community leave for college or for bigger and better opportunities and never come back has...

 

4-H News

Powder River Rising Stars August Meeting On August 25, 2020 President Reuben Kinzer called the meeting to order in the Election Room. Addison Harper led the pledges. We had roll call and we told what our projects were at fair and how we did. There...

 

Commerce Department Sends $123.4 Million to Over 8,200 Small Businesses

Montana’s Business Stabilization Program has now provided more than 14,000 grants MONTANA – The Montana Department of Commerce announced Friday that more than 8,200 small businesses in Montana have now received $123.4 million through Governor...

 

30 Years Ago

Thursday, September 6, 1990 Two story brick building razed The razing of Ken Jesse’s brick building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Holt Avenue was a shock for many residents. The Broadus Truck and Supply, under Jesse, epitomized courtesy,...

 

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” All are welcome! Please join us for worship at 11:00AM. (note the change to fall worship time) Holy...

 

PR County Records Second Positive COVID-19 Patient

By Powder River County Health Nurse Darlynn Williams Powder River County Public Health is investigating the second positive case of COVID-19 in the county. (Edit: The second case is no longer active, as of August 25th). A Powder River community...

 

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