Powder River Examiner

The Powder River Examiner, originally established in October 1918 as the Broadus Independent, is the only newspaper printed in Powder River County, Montana, and is located in the county seat of Broadus.[1]

Powder River Examiner
TypeWeekly newspaper
EditorBilly Stuver
FoundedOctober 1918 (as the Broadus Independent), 1935 (as the Powder River County Examiner), and 1965 (as the Powder River Examiner)
Headquarters119 1/2 N. Park Ave.
Broadus, MT 59317
United States


  • The Broadus Independent was first published in Broadus, Montana in October 1918, and continued until February 1919.
  • From March 6, 1919 until April 17, 1919, the paper was published in Olive, Montana as the Olive Branch.
  • The Broadus Independent was published weekly from April 24, 1919 until 1935.
  • The Powder River County Examiner replaced the Broadus Independent in 1935, beginning publication and continuing weekly until 1965.
  • In 1965 the newspaper's name was shortened to Powder River Examiner, and remains that today.

Preceding Titles

Notable contributors

  • Billy Stuver, (current editor)


  1. "The Broadus Independent". Library of Congress. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
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