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 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    October 4, 2018

Potomac School welcomes Olsen

POTOMAC - Ashley Olsen is the new second and third grade teacher at Potomac School. Olsen looks forward to learning and growing in the classroom, deepening her teaching knowledge and meaningfully shap...

 

Wallace joins Potomac staff

John "Ike" Wallace is known to his new students at Potomac School as a teacher of multiple strengths who feels humbled each time he walks into the classroom. He said he enjoys the challenges that...

 

What's new at Potomac School - The bases are set

POTOMAC - Along with new and returning coaches, staff and students, Potomac School has hit the ground running with improvements and ideas both inside and out. New custodian Greg Stevens completed building repairs and paint touch up as well as...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 30, 2018

Potomac youth wrestles overseas

POTOMAC - Potomac's Bridger Hall journeyed 4,889 miles to Germany where he wrestled and experienced the German culture. Hall has been wrestling for more than 10 years and enjoys it. "I like wrestling...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 16, 2018

Potomac Valley 4-H Club pioneers the future

MISSOULA - Potomac Valley 4-H Club had 17 members for the 2017-2018 4-H year. Members brought awards and many ribbons home from the Western Montana Fair as well as top awards including Luke Wilson...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 9, 2018

New take on classic 4-H projects

Local 4-H clubs are preparing for the 2018 Western Montana Fair Aug. 6-11 at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. This is the opportunity for 4-H members to share their projects that they have been...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    August 2, 2018

Mixed harvests for local crops

POTOMAC – Low spring temperatures combined with above average moisture had both positive and negative impacts on local crop growth. Missoula County crops were slow to start growing from lack of...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 28, 2018

Keeping Animals Safe During the Fourth of July

As the patriotic holiday approaches, many rural families are preparing for traditional Fourth of July affairs. Picnics, fishing, camping, rodeos and of course, fireworks. While some animals tolerate...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 21, 2018

Potomac Rendezvous - Fun for the Whole Family

POTOMAC - The Blackfoot Rendezvous made more than $2,500 from the day-long event. It will help fund the Potomac School Explorers Program. Supporters were pleased to see such a great turnout of hardy...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 21, 2018

New Hires and Contracts Top School Board Discussion

POTOMAC - Resignations, the contract with the Potomac Greenough Community Center (PGCC) and Explorers funding were the main topics of discussion at the Potomac School Board meeting June 11. With five resignations at the end of this school year, Potom...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 14, 2018

Potomac Milestones Celebrated at Graduation

POTOMAC - Graduating kindergarten and eighth grade students were "champions of the night" according to Potomac Principal John Rouse June 6 where more than 90 people attended the annual event to...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    June 7, 2018

No Fallacies on Potomac Snipes

POTOMAC - Like clockwork from May to June, small brownish birds with long legs and long beaks are seen on fence posts and in wet grasses near water around Potomac. The 'snipe hunt' has been told as a...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 17, 2018

Heat-Seeking Questers Reach Out

With the snowmelt on warm slopes, certain parasites are hidden amongst growing foliage. Ticks are out and seeking blood to survive. Male and female American Dog and Rocky Mountain ticks can be found...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    May 3, 2018

Springtime Thinning: Double Duty

POTOMAC - Springtime is a good time of year for property owners to look ahead to fire season. Creating defensible space through fire mitigation can not only protect homes but establishes a healthier...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    April 12, 2018

The Resort at Paws Up: Embracing Montana Through Community

SALMON LAKE - The island log home retreat on Salmon Lake is under new ownership, becoming the property of the Montana Education Benefits Foundation (MEBF) at the Resort at Paws Up. The "Island Lodge"...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 29, 2018

Springtime Kindling

Survival of the species with rabbits is successful. Every 28 to 31 days, five to 10 blind, pink, slightly velvety and squirmy rabbit kits are kindled, or born. If unregulated breeding occurs, one...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 22, 2018

Explorers Program and School Safety Discussions Continue

POTOMAC - Funding for the Friday Explorers program, school safety and staff changes dominated the Potomac School Board meeting March 12. The parent group striving to maintain the Friday Explorers program presented their second plan to the board regar...

 

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