The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Healthy living in Missoula’

Vaping Laws in Missoula Montana

As vaping continues to grow in popularity, various states and municipalities are expanding their laws and regulations that govern the entire scene.... more

Is It Possible To Gain Weight on a Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic diet is famous for being low-carb and its amazing health benefits. But it is possible to gain weight on a Keto diet. ... more

How to be There for a Friend Confronting Their Alcoholism

Being there for a friend as they come to terms and begin recovering from an addiction is one of the most selfless things you can do for someone you love.... more

Is Vaping Bad For Your Health

Ever since vaporizers became a hot trend, we’ve heard numerous opinions from people about the safety of vaping.... more

How is Missoula Fighting Back Against Terminal Cancer?

By JOHN DANIELS - Missoula is a county in Montana that has made big strides against cancer in recent years. ... more

More Missoula Residents Are Signing On For Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery

If you’re at your ideal weight or close to it, but your stomach just doesn’t look as sleek and toned as you want it to, this cosmetic procedure will be a good fit.... more

How To Safely Treat Sun Spots And Melasma

By MARK ALVARADO - Whether you're a beach bum or you're somebody who prefers sunny days over any other weather, you may well be aware of the dangers of extreme sun exposure.... more

Transforming Health Care: The Healthy Heart

Providence Health & Services—Western Montana is sponsoring a free community talk on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. called Transforming Health Care: The Healthy Heart.... more

The Seasonal “Seven”

By ERIN COMMONS - Snickers, caramel apples, turkey, gravy, cookies, and fudge – oh, my!  It’s no wonder the average American gains seven pounds from Oct. 31 through Jan. 1.... more

You’re a Stand Up Person: You Deserve a Stand Up Desk

By CLAY SPRINGMEYER- Regular exercise and eating right isn’t enough to abolish the detrimental health effects of prolonged butt-resting. If your job requires a lot of sitting, consider getting a standup desk.... more

The Missoula YMCA Hosts Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 11

The Missoula YMCA encourages kids and their families to come to the Y for Healthy Kids Day--this Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. ... more

The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana is Critically Low on Donor Milk

To all the nursing mothers: the Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana is critically low on donor milk. We are looking for mothers who have extra milk to be used to help premature and sick infants thrive. ... more