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 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...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 8, 2018

Potomac School Friday Program Unresolved

POTOMAC - The future remains uncertain regarding the Friday Explorers program at Potomac School. Parents feel they have little support from the school in trying to sustain a Friday program while the board chair does not feel it is appropriate to...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 1, 2018

Potomac 4H Club Partners with Local Fire Department

POTOMAC - Sausages, coffee and eggs were hot, pancakes were flipping and conversation was buzzing during the first annual partnered "Pancakes and Permits" event at the Potomac/Greenough Community...

 
 By Sigrid Olson    News    March 1, 2018

Girl Pioneers Working Hard

POTOMAC - "From personal experience, you learn you can't give up so easily," said eighth grade Potomac Pioneer Hailey Oien. Although the Pioneers girls basketball team has not won a game yet, they...

 
 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...

 

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