Powder River County

Powder River County, Montana

PO Box 270
Broadus, MT 59317
Phone: (406) 436-2657
Fax: (406) 436-2151

On the southeastern border of MT, southeast of Billings; organized Mar 7, 1919 from Custer County. Name Origin: For the river, which runs diagonally through the county; the river's name comes either from the fine black sand resembling gunpowder that is found along its banks, or from an incident when a group of soldiers were attacked by Indians, and one yelled "hide the powder!"

Area (sq mi):: 3297.94 (land 3297.18; water 0.76) Population per square mile: 0.50
Population 2005: 1,705 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.20%; 1990-2000 -11.10% Population 2000: 1,858 (White 97.00%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,351; median household $28,398; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,629-$18,947
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 13.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Notes: Bids received by: Powder River County Commission C/O KLJ 2611 Gabel Road Billings, MT 59102.
The winning students, who were announced by APHA in May, are Kiyra Crooks, of the University of Texas at San Antonio; Craig Earley, of Powder River County District High School in Broadus, Mont.
Northern Border has expressed an interest in gaining commitments for gas produced from White's conventional gas play in the Powder River County, Montana.
Management continues to seek funding for its existing operations and is reviewing a number of additional business opportunities including an oil and gas project in Powder River County, Montana.
the "Company") (OTCBB: TLSH - News) is pleased to announce that in keeping with its decision to acquire Oil & Gas properties in the USA, it has entered into an agreement to purchase leases of 89,762 acres (80,609 net acres), representing mostly a 100% working interest, located on the Montana side of the Northern Powder River Basin, Powder River County, Montana.