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 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 15, 2019 

4H, not just about the show

MISSOULA - The 4H year is a journey for all members, especially when something happens to the project animal. Owning livestock provides opportunity for responsibility but sometimes things happen that...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 11, 2019

Warriors from Potomac set inspirational pace

MISSOULA – Six "Potomac Warriors" walked and ran strong during the Missoula Half Marathon June 29. The 13.1-mile race began at The Peak off Highway 93 and finished on Higgins Street in Missoula in...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackfoot Rendezvous breakin' records, havin' fun in the sun

POTOMAC - The second annual Blackfoot Rendezvous was a screaming success according to the Explorers Parent Group that hosted the event. "We made more than $4,000 this year, thanks to our generous cash...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    July 4, 2019

Potomac School updates for next school year

POTOMAC - Potomac School is ready for 2019-2020 school year with rearranged staff positions, new staff coming on and updates to the school facilities. Security measures remain in place with security cameras and door buzzers to control who enters the...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 20, 2019

Potomac students take the next step forward

POTOMAC - Memories and laughter partnered with smiles the evening of Potomac School's kindergarten and eighth grade graduation June 12 at the Potomac Greenough Community Center. More than 120 people...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 25, 2019

Potomac students participate in county and statewide bees

Potomac School eighth grader Connor Bush and seventh grader Lauren Nordberg recently competed in the Missoula County Orthography Bee and state Geography Bee. Both received a certificate of...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 4, 2019

Fallen antlers are spring treasures

With the weather starting to warm up, south slopes are baring off and outdoor enthusiasts can be found searching for newly dropped antlers. Shed hunting for these treasures is growing in popularity. M...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 28, 2019

Potomac Pioneer girls bring strength to the court

POTOMAC - "One of the greatest strengths that I saw was the support the girls gave to each other continually through the whole season," said Potomac Pioneers Head Coach Christi Taillefer about the...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 21, 2019

Blackfoot Peacemakers quilting the fabric of life

POTOMAC - For the last 24 years Potomac ladies have been getting together and creating quilts. Some of the quilts are donated to hospice, raffles, families in need, Potomac Bingo night, the...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 28, 2019

Burn permits Potomac style

POTOMAC - The partnership between the Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) and the Potomac Valley 4-H Club was a continued success Feb. 23 at the annual Pancakes and Permits event in Po...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    February 7, 2019

Pioneers unstumped by bees

POTOMAC - Potomac School hosted their annual geography bee Jan. 23 and spelling bees Jan. 28 and 30. The bees have been part of Potomac School tradition for more than 15 years. The geography bee is...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 31, 2019

Gold star for Potomac teacher

POTOMAC - Terri Klein, the first grade teacher at Potomac School, was awarded the Gold Star Award for December 2018. KECI has sponsored the award for 27 years. It recognizes excellence in education....

 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 24, 2019

Potomac horse found after 50 days

POTOMAC - Dinkelman, a 16-year-old gelding quarter horse, got lost around Thanksgiving during hunting season on the north side of Potomac. Local snowmobiler and hunter Jeff Hahn found him on Jan. 11 a...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 17, 2019

Potomac Dodgeball coming soon

POTOMAC - A double elimination Dodgeball Tournament will be held at the Potomac/Greenough Community Center Feb. 2 starting at 10 a.m.  This event is a fundraiser to help the Potomac eighth grade...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    January 3, 2019

Potomac offers new preschool program

POTOMAC - Potomac School is offering a preschool program this year. Jodi Hausmann teaches the Potomac Early Learning Program in the Potomac School Library and History Center. The preschool program is...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 27, 2018

Pioneers ring in the holiday season

POTOMAC - The 2018 Potomac School Holiday Program Dec. 19 brought more than 200 people to the Potomac Greenough Community Center including students, their families, community members, teachers and...


Thank you volunteers

Thank you Greenough/Potomac QRU and all Emergency Responders: Our Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) and Quick Response Unit (QRU) volunteers are always available for their community. They deserve high five, thumbs up, pat on the...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    December 13, 2018

Potomac Christmas shopping fun

POTOMAC - Potomac hosted its second annual Craft Show Dec. 8 at the Potomac Greenough Community Center. Crafts at the event included wreaths, fudge, scarves and hats, wine holders, knives, canned...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 29, 2018

Beetles with a view

Ladybugs are not 'bugs' but actually beetles in the order Coleoptera and swarm on or around mountain peaks. Common species in the Blackfoot Watershed include the convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 15, 2018

Bike-a-Thon raises over $6,325

POTOMAC - Bikers, walkers, runners and scooters bundled up for Potomac School's annual Bike-a-Thon Oct. 17. More than 90 students, teachers and parents and siblings participated in the all-day event....

 By Sigrid Olson    News    November 1, 2018

Explorers host fall carnival

POTOMAC - More than 40 people attended the first annual Potomac Fall Carnival presented by the staff and students of the Explorers Program. The event took place Friday, Oct. 26 at the... Full story

 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 25, 2018

Pioneers' volleyball season ends with smiles

POTOMAC - Coached by teachers Christi Taillefer and Ashley Olsen, 17 Potomac Pioneers turned out and played for the volleyball season. The coaches said the season went well and that the players...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 25, 2018

Taillefer continues passion for teaching in Potomac

POTOMAC - Christianna Taillefer co-teaches in the mornings in first through third grades for Math, Geometry and Algebra at Potomac School. During the afternoon she is a Paraprofessional. She also...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 18, 2018

Teaching touches close to home

POTOMAC - Jen Vogel is Potomac School's new special education teacher. Her dedication for teaching and working with students with special needs stems from a love of her students and their families. Vo...

 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 11, 2018

The "working man" predator hunts throughout the watershed

Bears are not the only large predators that come in close to homes. Mountain lions are strong predators who live a secluded existence, following their prey and hunting day to day far and wide througho...


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