Eat, drink, and be merry

Missoulians enjoy local food and local music at Downtown ToNight, a weekly summer event at Caras Park.

Community

Yes, the community of Missoula is truly unique. At its core and its pride is a passionate and eclectic mix of residents who make up this former timber town that has slowly matured into a small cosmopolitan city.

It’s not everywhere that you’ll find loggers and ranchers co-existing with holdover hippies and artistic types. Add in college students, immigrants, young families, retirees, entrepreneurs, minimalists, sports fanatics, green living addicts, and everything in between, and you have a rich, vibrant, and diverse community.

Though there are differing political points of view over things like growth planning and the environment, for the most part the “live-and-let-live” code of the West still thrives in Missoula. It’s for this reason that Missoula is as often identified with its tolerance as much as with its diversity.

We don’t all have to like the symphony, organic food, Grizzly football, or back country hiking, but for the most part, we respect those who do.  As our community continues to grow and evolve, this tolerance and respect for one another is what makes Missoula truly special – and a place we all call home.

"Missoula is urbane, artistic, hip...perhaps Missoula's greatest assets are a legacy of quick accomplishment and citizens positively smitten with their town."

- Skywest Magazine

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of April 25

Featured Jobs: A PT AR/Collections Clerk, Dock Worker/Forklift Driver,... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of April 25

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN - Saturday's Grizzly intra-squad scrimmage brou... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of April 25

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New Trails and Old Tales: That’s What Bonner is Made Of

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - As we eagerly await the Milltown State park to open, we continue to celebrate the accomplishment of the removal of the Milltown Dam.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of April 18

Featured Jobs: A Help Desk Engineer, Grounds Worker, PCAs or CNAs, Scheduling Coordinator, Psychometrist, Information/Referral Specialst, PT Office Help & More!... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of April 18

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN - It was 40 years ago this week that Michigan State reached out to Missoula to get their new basketball coach--Jud Heathcote. ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of April 18

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More Training Tips – Weeks 5-10 for June/July Marathons

By DAN LYNE-With Missoula and many other Northwest marathons coming up in June and early July it’s not too late to register and even start training (provided you have a running base.)... more

Liz Marchi: Home Again

By LIZ MARCHI - I just returned, from what has been annual pilgrimage, from a week in the Deep South with my Mom and Dad. As I age, I cherish my amazing family all across the country and cultures.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 11

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of April 11

Featured Jobs: An Estimator, Operations Manager/Trainee, Lawn Technicians, Housekeepers, Travel Counselors & More!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of April 11

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of April 11

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN - It was thirty years ago this spring when prep softball made its debut in Montana with the first championship held in Cut Bank. ... more

Missoula Spring Fishing Report

By TONY REINHARDT- The new Montana fishing season started in March and it was a great month to be on the water. The Skwala stonefly hatch begins in March. ... more

Is Home Buying Really as Easy as HGTV?

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - I’m going to admit it right here on Make it Missoula. I have an addiction to HGTV. Especially the renovation shows.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of April 4

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN - The U Conn women's basketball team has posted exactly 100 wins between Jan. 4, 2014 and Tuesday's title game. Over the same span of time the Montana Lady Griz have won 58 games.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of April 4

Featured Jobs: An Elementary School Paraprofessional, Receptionist/Legal Assistant, Operations and Program Director, Lawnmowers, Recording Clerk, CNA, Senior Accounting Clerk & More!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of April 4

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | April 4

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of March 28

Featured Jobs: A Receptionist, Logging Truck Driver, Office Manager, Night Auditor, Travel Counselors, Executive Director to promote school readiness in preschool age children and More!... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of March 28

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN - Well it appears that facing a Montana team during the season is good way for Syracuse to get ready for a trip to the final Four.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of March 28

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | March 28

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Bows, Bunnies and Baby Cows

By LIZ MARCHI - A recent visit by friends reminded me of the importance of Easter traditions and rituals in the south. We love our homes cozy and well decorated, we love our food.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of March 21

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- While the 2015-16 season ended a little bit earlier than the Montana Lady Griz would have liked the outstanding group of seniors had an tremendous 4 year run.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of March 21

Featured Jobs: A Hospital Receptionist, Weed Education Assistant and Youth Crew Leader, Caregiver, Nutrition Associate, Sandblaster/Powder Coat Painter, HCAs, PCAs, HHAs, and CNAs and More!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of March 21

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MissouLUCKY!

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - (PHOTO GALLERY) I’m only a wee bit Irish, but I can tell you, I feel extremely lucky to call Missoula my home. Not just on St. Patrick’s Day, but 365 days of the year.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of March 14

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of March 14

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The last time Oregon State was in the NCAA tournament it was March of 1990 and "Pretty Woman" was No. 1 at the box office (a fact I learned from coach Tinkle).... more

How to Start Training for Your June/July Marathon

By DAN LYNE-Believe it or not, it’s time to start training for the Missoula Marathon (July 10) or any number of other Northwest marathons this summer.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of March 7

Featured Jobs: A Care Coordinator Supervisor, Irrigation Repair Technician, Part-Time Office Job, Forestry Worker. Office Clerk, Care Givers & More!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of March 7

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of March 7

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The Montana Lady Griz open Big Sky Touranament play facing Northern Arizona who struggled to a last place finish in 2016. ... more

Building Tiny Houses With Big Dreams

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - Brian Daigle grew up building forts as a child, and now that pastime has turned into a successful and ever- growing company--Montana Tiny Homes.com.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Feb 29

Featured Jobs: Two Attorneys, a part-time Receptionist, a full-time Laborer, Public Safety Communications Officer, Janitorial Help, Sales Clerk, Ernichment Coordinator & More!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 29

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Feb 29

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The Lady Griz are going to get plenty of frequent flyer miles in the next 10 days with flights to Grand Forks, Greeley and then Reno for the league tournament.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Feb 29

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Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Feb 22

Featured Jobs: An Executive Sous Chef, Young Family Advocate, Night Auditor, Housekeeper, Resource Specialist, Mechanic, Delivery Driver, Receptionist/Admin Assistant & More!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 22

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Feb 22

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The Griz will find their last regular season road trip easy in the way of travel, but the two foes awaiting them do not promise to be overly hospitable. ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Feb 22

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Shake Off the Winter Blues and Try Some Brews

Come and enjoy the sixth annual Winter BrewFest on Friday, Feb.19, from 5-9 pm. Featuring 40 plus winter brews from Montana only breweries, food, entertainment & more!... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Feb 15

Featured Jobs: A Human Resource Assistant, Concrete Pump Operator, Chef/Restaurant Manager Program Director, Field Rep/Runner, Assembly Workers, Floor Tech/Custodian & More!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 15

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Feb 15

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-Currently the Lady Griz are just a half a game out of fourth place, a spot they need to reach to ensure a first round tournament.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Feb 15

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MISSOULA-LA-LOVE (plus chocolate)

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - Missoula is like a box of chocolates. The neighborhoods may all be housed in our great city, but each area has its own unique taste, feel, and characteristic.... more

Liz Marchi: Reflection

By LIZ MARCHI - One of the joys of aging for me has been time for reflection, the time to find a “neutral zone” and really think and reflect.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Feb 8

Featured Jobs: A DevOps System/Software Engineer, Executive Director, Substitute Para Educator, Teacher, Nurse and Kitchen Helper, Senior Magento Developer & More!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 8

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Volunteer Missoula Cheers for Charity Event at Draught Works Brewery

Volunteer Missoula is having a Cheers for Charity fundraising at Draught Works Brewery on Tuesday, February 9, from 5-8pm.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Feb 8

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- On Sunday the Denver Broncos became only the 8th NFL franchise to win at least 3 Super Bowl Titles.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Feb 8

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Running in Missoula

By DAN LYNE-Last summer, I stopped in Missoula, a small city along the Clark Fork River in western Montana. I had heard that Missoulians are very passionate about their running. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Feb 1

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Feb 1

Featured Jobs: Office Assistant, IT Support Tech, Bank Teller, Personal Care Attendant, Outreach Coordinator, Shipping & Receiving, Church Administrator & More!... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Feb 1

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- No Super Bowl has gone into overtime and none have ended in a shutout.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Feb 1

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To Stay Put or Uproot? SPACE ODDITY

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - Space. It matters! So when it comes to buying, here are a few start up questions to begin defining the type of space your would like for your home.... more

30 Day Declutter Challenge

By ERIN TURNER- February is my month for some serious decluttering--but doing a whole house can be overwhelming. So why not break it down by room?... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 25

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Jan 25

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- For the first time in a very long time the Montana Lady Griz head to Bozeman for their annual " Brawl Of the wild" with the MSU women's team with a lot of the line.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Jan 25

Featured Jobs: Youth Counselor, Guest Services/Front Desk, Safety Manager, Application and Research Chemist, Quality Assistant, Mainenance/House Person, Breakfast Attendant & More!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Jan 25

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Zim’s Chili

By BOB ZIMORINO - There is chili and then there is chili. It is one of those dishes that almost anyone that cooks probably has a version of. This is my ground beef chili.... more

Liz Marchi: Sleep

By LIZ MARCHI - I am grateful every morning that my alarm doesn’t go off at 4:00am as it did for the better part of 20 years.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 18

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

The Future of Whole Person Care: How to Better Manage Serious Illness

The Future of Whole Person Care: Renowned physician and author, Dr. Ira Byock, to lead a community discussion on how to better manage serious illness - Tues. Jan. 26, 2016.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Jan 18

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Thursday night the Idaho Vandals are at Dahlberg Arena to face the league-leading Griz. The Vandals will be looking for their first win in Missoula since December of 1999.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Jan 18

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Make it Matter: The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center

By WILL SCHULTZ - Established in 1986, The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, or JRPC, is Volunteer Missoula's Organization of the Month!... more

Give Us This Day

By BRIAN MARSH - Cheers to the ‘Zoo…to it’s indescribable beauty and indefinable people, it’s unbounded heart and unlimited soul.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Jan 11

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-One thing that could be a major factor in this weekend's Grizzly basketball home stands are the crowds.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 11

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Jan 11

Featured Jobs: A Medical Assistant/Scribe, CNC Plasma/Torch Operator, Car Rental Sales Agent, Store Merchandiser, Car Salesperson, CDL Truck Driver, Assembly Line Worker, and more!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Jan 10

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Location, Location, Location!

By JENNIFER SLAYDEN - Location, location, location! Yes, the most overused phrase in Real Estate can seem as obnoxious as the Brady Bunch phrase, “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!” ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Jan 4

Featured Jobs: An Excavation Leader, Youth Case Manager, Lead Wildnerness Field Staff, Industrial Sandblaster and Painter, Welder, Housekeeper & More!... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Jan 4

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-One thing that could be a major factor in this weekend's Grizzly basketball home stands are the crowds.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Jan 4

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Liz Marchi: In the New Year 2016

By LIZ MARCHI - The last two years have been spent trying to change habits, explore new opportunities and changing tempo. I have had mixed results.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Dec 28

Featured Jobs: An Administrative Assistant, CNA or PCA, Housekeepers, Night Auditor, Desk Clerk, Senior Zoologist, & More!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 28

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 28

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-The Griz and Lady Griz basketball begin the "Road To Reno" this weekend as Big Sky play begins.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Dec 28

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Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Dec 21

Featured Jobs: A Merchandise Associate, Delivery Driver and Salesperson, Membership Director, Security Officer, Life Enrichment Coordinator & More! ... more

The Missoula Food Bank is Volunteer Missoula’s Organization of the Month

By WILL SCHULTZ - Recently, I worked a shift at the Missoula Food Bank. The Food Bank dedicates it’s time to fighting hunger in the city of Missoula. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 21

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 21

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- McCallie Feller had a tournament for the ages in this past weekend's Lady Griz holiday Classic.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Dec 21

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The State of the Jungle

By PAUL WHEATON - The more stuff I create and post online, the more people need to give me their feedback. Just reading their feedback is bigger than a full time job. ... more

The Old Homestead (VIDEO)

By BOB ZIMORINO-Lately the world has been a stressful place and I wanted to do something nice with a feel good message. The Old Homestead gave me every opportunity musically.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 14

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Dec 14

Featured Jobs: A legal assistant , paralegal, manager/bookeeper, line/prep cook and customer service agent, over-the-road truck driver, wildland firefighters & more.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 14

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-There have been big wins, tremendous upsets, and heroic effort, but nothing quite compares to December 16, 1995 in Huntington West Virginia.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Dec 14

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Inexpensive Trick for Fresh New Holiday Decor

By ERIN TURNER-I’ve discovered a new little trick for giving my décor some new life while not spending very much money.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Dec 7

Featured Jobs: A parking Services Director, Restaurant Team Members, Store Merchandiser, Sales & Marketing Assistant, Shipping & Recieving Clerk, Financial Specialist & more.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 7

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 7

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-It has been nearly a decade since the Montana Grizzlies have traveled to Gonzaga to take on their old friends the Gonzaga Bulldogs. ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Dec 7

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Strategies to Improve Your Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday

By MARK RIFFEY -The rushes are over. What did you learn? What can you fix now? What needs to be fixed for next time? Write it down.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Nov 30

Featured Jobs: An Insulation Installer/Driver, Auto Detailer, Production Team Member, Treatment Services Technician, Respite Provider, Administrative Assistant, and more.... more

Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1

By BECKY GOODRICH-Most of Mount Jumbo closes to recreational use during the winter months to protect wintering elk. Read more about the closures areas.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 30

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Nov 30

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 30

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-The Montana Grizzlies renew their long-running post-season rivalry this Saturday in Fargo North Dakota.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 23

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 23

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- When the South Dakota State Jackrabbits come to town you know something exciting is going to happen.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Nov 23

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Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Nov 23

Featured Jobs: A Human Resources Generalist, Administrative Assistant, Lead Teacher, Accounting Clerk, Legal Assistant/Paralegal and more.... more

Downtown Holiday Decor to be Installed This Week

With support from the Missoula Downtown Foundation and the City , the MDA has funded the holiday décor infrastructure repairs to light and decorate Downtown Missoula for the season. ... more

Ducks Unlimited Dumps Access Advocate

By ROB BREEDING- It will be unfortunate if DU's conservation mission suffers due to this misguided decision.... more

Lessons From Working at Home

By MARK RIFFEY -Geoffrey James put together a list of 10 lessons learned from his working from home. I’ve worked at home and in my kayak since 1999 so I thought I'd chime in. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 16

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- The Montana Grizzly football team has made a habit of beating the MSU Bobcats in Bozeman. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 16

Here's a look at what's happening this week in Missoula from music to dance, theatre to museum exhibits and more--brought to you by our friends at the Missoula Cultural Council.... more