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 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 15, 2018

Winter Rain Causing Potomac Flooding

POTOMAC - Some county and non-county roads throughout Potomac have recently been flooded out, iced up, washed out, slushed up and snowed in. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 8, 2018

Preventing Icy Toe Jam

During extreme conditions, snow and ice can impact the feet and hair of domestic animals and can cause more than discomfort. When the temperature drops and rises and the snow melts and clings,...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 18, 2018

Potomac School Explorers Program Terminating

POTOMAC - This spring when school is out, the Potomac School Explorers program, as it currently exists, will end due to loss of funding from the 21st Century Grant. A core group of impacted families are working together to find solutions to continue...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 18, 2018

Potomac School Board Hosts Crucial Discussions

POTOMAC - Potomac School board continued discussion on armed staff, the ending of the Friday Explorers program and adult education at their Jan. 8 meeting. They encourage the community to get involved in the discussions that will continue at their...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 4, 2018

Woodstoves - Not Just for Staying Warm!

Camping indoors when the power is out has the potential for creativity when it comes to eating healthy and staying hydrated. Woodstoves are a great resource not only for keeping warm and drying snow c...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 28, 2017

Students Be-Bopping Christmastime in Potomac

POTOMAC - Wintertime woods with birds, deer, Christmas trees, snowflakes and a snowman framed the stage while hats and tropical leis flew through the air for the annual Holiday Program at...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 21, 2017

Potomac Tree Embellishes Helena

HELENA - A live Christmas tree from Potomac made its way to Helena and adorns Governor Steve Bullock's reception room. After deciding to use a live tree this year, the capital reached out to the Monta...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 21, 2017

Potomac Pioneers Layup the Season

POTOMAC - Potomac School boys basketball team made it to the championship game against St. Joes Dec. 15. Head Coach Brad Hall said the Pioneers came away with a great year taking second in the...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 14, 2017

Christmas Comes Home to Potomac

POTOMAC - More than 80 community members turned out for the Annual Christmas Comes Home event in Potomac Dec. 9. Young and old enjoyed indoor fellowship including Santa and his sleigh, the Christmas...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 7, 2017

Crafting Skills Shine Through

POTOMAC - Expertise in art and crafts, baking, knitting, concrete molding and knife making filled the Potomac/Greenough Community Center Dec. 2 for the Potomac Craft Fair. The event brought a steady...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 23, 2017

Potomac Residents Count Their Blessings

POTOMAC – This time of year Potomac residents share thankfulness and celebrate Thanksgiving in multiple ways. Longtime Potomac resident Janelle Shiller is thankful for her family. "I am very...

 
 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...

 

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