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2018 year in review


January 4, 2019

Powder River County elected officials took their oaths of office on Monday. From left to right are: County Attorney Jeff Noble, Justice of the Peace Cathy Landa, Public Administrator Phoebe Amsden, Treasurer/Assessor Pat Phillippi, County Commissioner Lee Randall, Superintendent of Schools Molly Lloyd, Sheriff Allen Drane, and Clerk & Recorder Cynde Jo Gatlin. Administering the oath of office is retiring Clerk & Recorder, Carole Richards, who completes her service to the county after 37 years.

As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights.

Perhaps the biggest story of the year was the late winter and early spring weather. 2018 began cold, and stayed that way for many months. Broadus had a recorded low on January 1, 2018 of -28, and some late 2017 snows stuck around and kept piling on, into March.

A large portion of the county kept several feet of snow on the ground into spring, with areas accumulating up to six feet of snow over the course of the winter, and breaking snowfall records across the area.

The snow, combined with cold temperatures,...

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