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 Feb 8

Featured Jobs: A DevOps System/Software Engineer, Executive Director, ... 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 Draugh... 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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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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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

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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

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Nov 16

Featured Jobs: A Marketing Director, Inventory Clerk, TIG Welder, Deputy Coordinator of Disaster and Emergency Services, General Laborers, An Adult and Youth Case Manager, & more!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Nov 16

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Your Referrals Leave An Impression

By MARK RIFFEY -Only a fool would believe that a referral doesn’t reflect on the one who makes it. So why do it poorly?... more

Police Dept. Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy

By LAURIE CLARK - The Missoula Police Department is accepting applications for its 2016 Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA). ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 9

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 9

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Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Nov 9

Featured Jobs: Permanent Fire Positions with the Northern Rockies Region of the Forest Service, Substitute workers, a Full-time Recreation specialist & more!... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Nov 2

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Since the Portland State Vikings joined the Big Sky Conference they have manged just two narrow wins over Montana... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Nov 2

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 Nov 2

Featured Jobs: A Registered Nurse, Salesperson for Manufactured Homes, Roofing Laborer, Library Page, Delinquent Collection/Treasurer & more!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Nov 2

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Draught Works Brewery And Volunteer Missoula Launch Pints for Partnership Program

Volunteer Missoula is partnering with Draught Works Brewery to launch a new Pints For Partnership Program.... more

UM Sports Trivia

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Since the Portland State Vikings joined the Big Sky Conference they have manged just two narrow wins over Montana... more

Making Employees Feel Safe

By MARK RIFFEY -When people don’t feel safe, it damages every conversation. Often they say nothing, as if they have no opinion, have nothing to add, and agree with whatever’s already been said.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 26

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 Oct 26

Featured Jobs: Health-care-related positions, Therapist, Caregivers, Road Reporter, Family Advocate, Registered Nurse, Clinic Receptionist & more!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Oct 26

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Swords, Iron, Missoula Blood and Pie

By PAUL WHEATON - Turns out I have too much iron in my blood and it's leading to exhaustion. So I get the idea of just donating blood to see if I then feel supercharged. ... more

The Ones You Can’t Trust

By MARK RIFFEY -Stop putting up with them. Stop encouraging them. Stop tolerating them.... more

Liz Marchi: Curiosity and Perfection

By LIZ MARCHI - I am so glad I lived to read Lean In by Cheryl Sandburg. She affirms both curiosity and bossiness as positive attributes in girls. ... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 19

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 Oct 19

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Back in the 1960's Sentinel assistant football coach Frank McElwain was friends with then Griz offensive coordinator Dave Kragthorpe. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Oct 19

Featured Jobs: Bookkeeper, Auto Detailer, Program Director, Mobile-Home Set-Up Worker, Medical Scribe/Assistant, Habilitation Technician HVAC Installer & more!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Oct 19

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On The Playing Field, Little Things Matter

By MARK RIFFEY -Little things drive the quality of your customers' experience but they don't happen by accident.... more

The Birth of a Pumpkin Patch

By ERIN TURNER - What began 7 years ago out of frustration and desperation has turned into an incredible experience and a blessing for our family...The Turner Farms' Pumpkin Patch. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Oct 12

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Historically the Griz do well coming off a bye week. Since 1985 the Griz have gone 19-6 before an off-week and 18-6 following the break.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Oct 12

Featured Jobs: A Behavioral Intervention Specialist, Kitchen Manager, Kitchen Staff, part-time Clerk, Assistant Art Museum Director, Parent as Teachers Educator, & more!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Oct 12

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Jumping Spiders and Daddy Longlegs in Your House Keep Away Brown Recluse

By PAUL WHEATON - This video is of a jumping spider that found its way onto my monitor. I used to kill all spiders, but here's why I don't anymore.... more

Liz Marchi: Seasons Change

By LIZ MARCHI - Fall has arrived and we are preparing the ranch for winter. We downsized this year but the plan is to ranch until the end. I am good with that.... more

Selling, Marketing and Wyoming’s Cutt-Slam

By MARK RIFFEY -The fish rejects your fly for the same reason that prospects ignore your message.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Oct 5

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 Oct 5

Featured Jobs: A Maintenance Technician, Housekeepers, Welder, Laborers, CNC/Manual Machinist, Sales Trainee, Office Assistant and More!... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of Oct 5

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Washington Grizzly Stadium has not proven to be an enjoyable palce for the Weber State Wildcats. Weber State has lost its last 13 visits to the home of the Griz.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Oct 5

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Testing, testing…Is this job on?

By CHERY SABOL - Free tests allow employers to score job applicants. At Missoula Job Service, we help employers find workers. And we can Prove It!... more

Residential Water Conservation

Conserving water in your home is much easier than you think. By taking just a few simple steps, you can save water and decrease your water bill!... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 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 Sept 28

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- This is the fourth time since 1998 that the Grizzlies have begun the season at 2-2 and two of those seasons saw Montana reaching the FCS play-offs ... more

ATTENTION Missoula Dogs: Bark for Life Event Oct 3, at Silver Park

By PAM VOTH - Missoula Dogs, grab your leash and your human and let’s have some fun at the Bark for Life event on Oct 3 at Silver Park!... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Sept 28

Featured Jobs: A Receptionist/Legal Assistant, Operational Assistant, Inventory Clerk, Bookkeeper, Computer Systems Analyst, Head Cook and More!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Sept 28

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Experience Management Matters

By MARK RIFFEY -Delivery of a product or service is about far more than the act of your client opening the box or getting the service they paid for.... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 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 Sept 21

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- As the Grizzlies face the possibility of going 1-3 to start the season it is only fitting that the Homecoming parade Grand Marshall is the last coach to begin a Griz season in 1992.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Sept 14

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Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of Sept 21

Featured Jobs: A Chef De Cuisine, Receptionist, Cleaning Technician, Education Paraprofessional, Hygienist, Fence Installer, Production Worker and More!... more

Beware Of National Distraction Season

By MARK RIFFEY -National distraction season is upon us. Are you ready? I’m referring to election/political season and the drama it brings to the workplace.... more

Fishing Moose

By ROB BREEDING- I’m not sure I really appreciated how dangerous moose can be until I saw a video of a man who was killed by one on the University of Alaska campus.... more

Country Music: Good vs. Bad

By BOB WIRE. “You should write a song about that!” Any songwriter will tell you he or she hears that almost every day. Especially if, like me, they tend to write about the less-explored detritus of life, li... more

This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Sept 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