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 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 9, 2017

When Dinosaurs Came To School

POTOMAC - From the ghastly to the hysterical with glamorous in-between, Potomac School went all out for the Halloween Parade of Costumes Oct. 31. Headless horsemen, clowns and spooky students set the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 2, 2017

Potomac Copper Drilling in Hibernation

POTOMAC - The seasonal search for copper above Potomac has ended for the year leaving the ground resting and reclaimed. According to Kennecott Exploration Company (KEC) Principal Geoscientist Clinton Roberts, the drill holes were completed east of...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 26, 2017

Potomac Pioneers Master Volleyball

POTOMAC - Coached by Potomac teacher Kristy Pohlman, 17 girls took to the court for the 2017 Potomac School A and B teams girls volleyball season. Girls from fifth through eighth grade make up the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 26, 2017

Pioneers' Flags Flying From Improvement

POTOMAC - This year Potomac School had enough players and coaches to have Pioneer flag-ripping power on their flag football team. Last year players and coaches were lacking. With community members...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 19, 2017

Potomac Annual Bike-a-thon Full of School Spirit

POTOMAC - Potomac School kindergartners through eighth-graders participated in the annual Bike-a-Thon Oct. 12. The Bike-a-Thon is a fundraiser to raise money for educational activities. The number of...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 19, 2017

Potomac School Balances Ideas and Issues

POTOMAC – The Potomac School Board heard public concerns and addressed regular items including reports and the principal’s plan at their Oct. 9 meeting. During public comment a letter from a community member was read raising concerns about volunt...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 12, 2017

Magnets Aren't Just for the Fridge

POTOMAC – Magnets are used in telephones, compasses and speakers. They can also prevent internal injuries in cattle. Some Potomac cattle producers give magnets to their cattle to prevent bovine...

 

From the Field to Woods N Water

POTOMAC - From a special hunt to perhaps a trophy animal, taxidermy is a way to preserve the memory. Woods N Water in Potomac is the place to get that done. Woods N Water is the new taxidermy shop loc...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    September 7, 2017

Liberty Fire: Islands Among Ash

POTOMAC - On the morning of July 15, lightning struck near Liberty Creek, southeast of Arlee, Mont. and caused a wildfire which spread toward Placid Lake, the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the Gold...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 24, 2017

New Principal Joins Potomac School

POTOMAC - Texan John Rouse is the new principal at Potomac School. Rouse said he brings life lessons to Potomac to support the faculty, staff, board members and community members to provide unsurpasse...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 17, 2017

Potomac 4-H Club Victorious at Western Montana Fair

MISSOULA - Potomac Valley 4H members wagon-wheeled right through the 2017 Western Montana Fair with projects ranging from cowboy poetry to leathercraft to English horsemanship, flashlights, hogs, and...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 10, 2017

Concerned Yet Reaching Out

POTOMAC - Liberty Fire personnel hosted an informational meeting in Potomac Aug. 5 that provided updates and addressed residents' concerns. The Potomac community has also stepped up with resources to...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 3, 2017

Potomac and Seeley Lake 4-H Projects to Watch For

MISSOULA - The 4-H Country Fair is open to the public Aug. 8 – 13th at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. The Country Fair is an opportunity for 4-H members to show off their projects and hard work. Livestock and other projects are highlighted in...

 

Sheep Mountain, Lolo National Forest, Trail No. 505

Directions: Turn north off Highway 200 East onto Gold Creek Road No. 126 near Potomac. Take next left up unmarked Twin Creek Road No. 2117. Stay on main road until trailhead. Total time to trailhead...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 20, 2017

Potomac Hoppers - Spray or Harvest?

POTOMAC - Multiple species of grasshoppers are throughout Potomac Valley this summer in hayfields, gardens, roadways and lawns. Some residents were concerned enough about crop and other plant damage...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 6, 2017

Potomac Garden Club Features Local Gardeners

POTOMAC - A colorful outing the evening of June 28 brought more than 23 sightseers and gardeners to four local gardens. The event was promoted by the Potomac Garden Club. The featured Potomac...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 29, 2017

Potomac Youth Excels in Accounting

POTOMAC - Potomac resident and Hellgate High School senior Mallory Philliber made her mark in the world of Fundamental Accounting earning second place in the nation at the Business Professionals of...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 22, 2017

Spring Bear Season Ends with Lower Numbers

The spring bear hunting season closed June 15 in Bear Management Units 290 and 280 in the Blackfoot Watershed. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports harvest numbers were lower this year than...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 8, 2017

The Blackfoot Valley Cannibalistic and Aposematic Salamander

POTOMAC - This time of year small amphibians can be found around Potomac waterways, yards and in the woods. The Ambystoma macrodactylum krausei, commonly known as the northern long-toed salamander,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 1, 2017

Blackfoot Outreach To Conserve Missoula County

POTOMAC - The Missoula Conservation District (MCD) brought knowledge, expertise and a listening ear to Potomac May 24. The meeting was one of many listening sessions held throughout Missoula County by the MCD to answer questions and clarify concerns...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 25, 2017

Seven Pioneers Close Out Season at Meet of Champs

FRENCHTOWN - The track season for the Potomac Pioneers culminated at the Meet of Champions May 16 in Frenchtown. There were seven athletes from Potomac that qualified for the final meet. It was a...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 18, 2017

Potomac School Updating and Revising

POTOMAC - The Potomac School Board discussed school operations, curriculum, safety, staff and technology at their May 8 meeting. John Rouse was hired as the new principal replacing Angie Williams. Starla Dugger will start next year as the special...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 11, 2017

Potomac Bingo Night Moves to Missoula

MISSOULA - The Potomac School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) is hosting the 14th Annual Bingo Night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Missoula May 13. A team effort of more than 10 PTC members guaranteed organization of the event. The venue had to change from...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 4, 2017

Six Point Construction, Inc.

Goal: Six Point Construction Inc. of Potomac is owned by longtime Potomac residents Bob and Crystal Cheff. The goal of Six Point Construction Inc. is two fold: to provide for family and to build the...

 

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