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

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The Timeless Gems from Montana That the Queen Adored

Here’s a brief history of some of the timeless Gems from Montana that the Queen Might have adored:... more

Griz Move up in National Rankings at No. 2 in both Polls

After a 3-0 start to the season, the Montana Grizzlies are now the consensus No. 2 team in the nation this week... more

Grizzly defense suffocates Coyotes in 24-7 win

The Montana defense put in yet another commanding performance Saturday, keeping South Dakota scoreless for three and a half quarters of football in a 24-7 rout.... more

10 things to do in Missoula to celebrate an event

Missoula is a must-visit place when traveling to the US. Here are ten things you should do on your next trip. ... more

How To Sell A Home Out Of State

Here are ways to stay calm while selling a property in another state.... more

4 Ways to Know If Your Bedroom Needs a Redesign

Does your bedroom need a redesign? A lot of people miss the signs and no longer like this space. Click here to know when you should revamp your bedroom.... more

Montana Nearing Record Season Ticket Sales as Kickoff Approaches

With Montana picked to win the Big Sky Conference title and receiving a top-two preseason national ranking, excitement for Griz football is high in Missoula.  ... more

Montana Finalizes 2022 Television Schedule

Television details for the remainder of Montana's 2022 football season have been finalized. Here they are:... more

2022-2023 Children’s Theatre Season Announcement

The Missoula Children’s Theatre announces a full season of fun for children and families, beginning with a celebration of Arts in Education Week. ... more

Missoula City Council Seeks Applicants for Mayor

The Missoula City Council is accepting applications to fill the vacancy for the office of Mayor following Mayor John Engen’s death.... more

It’s Time for the 16th Annual River City Roots Festival!

Music. Art. Food. Community. The Missoula Downtown Association’s River City Roots Festival returns Friday and Saturday August 26-27.... more

Missoula Loses Mayor John Engen

Missoula Mayor John Engen died Monday morning, Aug. 15, of pancreatic cancer. He was 57.... more

Griz Picked No. 2 in AFCA Preseason Poll

The FCS football coaches around the nation have tabbed the Montana Grizzlies as the No. 2 team in the nation in the (AFCA) preseason top-25 poll. ... more

Missoula Downtown Foundation Brings Shade Structure to Caras Park

Missoula’s recently-renovated Caras Park will get a little cooler, thanks to the Missoula Downtown Foundation and its partnership with Dick Anderson Construction and the City of Missoula Parks & Recreation.... more

Griz in at No. 3 in Preseason Media Top-25

After being picked to win the Big Sky Conference title race by the league's coaches and media, the Montana Grizzlies slotted in at No. 3 on the Stats Perform Preseason Top-25 on Monday.... more

Three Griz Named to Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List

This year, three more Grizzlies are favored to join that list of the nation's elite defenders, with Patrick O'Connell, Justin Ford, and Robby Hauck each being named to the Buchanan Award preseason watch lis... more

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Garden to Make it Stand Out

This article will provide several creative tips for decorating your garden to make it stand out from the rest. So read on and get inspired!... more

MCT Performing Arts Camp Presents: Broadway Junior Revue: RAISE YOUR VOICE

PAC is BACK!  The Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Performing Arts Camp (PAC) Music Theatre International’s Broadway Junior collection, "Raise Your Voice."... more

Montana’s 2022-23 Big Sky Slate Begins Dec. 29 vs Eastern Washington

The Big Sky Conference announced its 2022-23 men's basketball schedule on Thursday morning.... more

Big Sky Announces 2022-23 Women’s Basketball Schedule

he Big Sky Conference released the league’s women’s basketball schedule for the 2022-23 season on Wednesday morning.... more

6 Veteran Tips for Transitioning to Civilian Life

Here are some valuable tips that might help ex-military personnel adjust to ordinary life and make it easier.... more

Griz Set Kickoff Times for Home Football Games

Kickoff times for Montana's slate of six home games for the upcoming 2022 football season have been confirmed... more

VR Has Become So Popular, and It’s Not Hard to See Why

There are many reasons why VR is becoming so popular and here are just some of those:... more

5 Amazing Places To Visit In Montana: A Travel Guide

If you're looking for a fantastic travel destination, look no further than Montana.... more

Team IMPACT Delivers Special Addition to Griz Basketball Program

Sometimes the best recruits are the most unexpected.... more

Four Montana Legends Earn Place in Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame

Grizzly Athletics proudly announced the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame incoming class of 2022, and the recipient of the Grizzly Lifetime Honors Award.... more

Several Rivers in Stillwater County Closed to Recreation Due to Multiple Hazzards

Following is a list of sites that are also closed due to flood damage, leaving the sites unsafe:... more

Sheep Return to City Open Space, Some Areas Temporarily Closed to Dogs

The City of Missoula’s wooliest employees are back this summer to help with noxious weed control on City Open Space.... more

PBR’s Challenger Series Stomps into Kalispell (PHOTO GALLERY)

It was a historic night of bull riding Friday in the Flathead as Brady Oleson claimed victory at the first PBR Challenger Series event to be held in Montana.... more

How New Businesses Can Improve Their Online Presence

There are several things that even the smallest startups can do to improve their online presence. Here are some of them.... more

Most Lucrative Online Industries for Remote Workers in Missoula

If you are looking to change your profession or are just starting out in your career, it helps to know where the most employment opportunities lie.... more

Sundberg Promoted to Deputy Athletics Director

Longtime University of Montana athletic administrator Greg Sundberg has been promoted to deputy athletics director.... more

How to Find the Best Little Black Dress for Your Wardrobe

The secret for all the adoration over LBDs and the way they make every wearer look chic? It’s all in the color black.... more

Why Consider Caregiver Jobs in Missoula Montana

If you are currently in the health care field (or hope to be) and you want to offer your services in a caring community set within the Northern Rockies, come to Missoula.... more

Boost your Missoula Business with Word Invoice Templates and Other Microsoft-Ready Tools

For new businesses, the following Microsoft-ready business tools will help boost your Missoula-based company to one of the leaders in the economy of Montana.... more

Parks and Recreation to Host Free Organic Lawn Care Webinar

Residents are invited to join Parks & Rec for a free Zoom virtual webinar on organic lawn care on Wednesday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. ... more

Fifth Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begins This Week

Historical Guided Walking Tours Running Weekly April through September... more

The Great Resignation Is Making Missoula a Top Relocation Destination

Thanks to The Great Resignation, Missoula is experiencing a surge in popularity as a relocation destination. Here's why:... more

10 Tips Before Choosing To Use Cryptocurrency

Here are ten tips that will help you make a wise decision regarding using cryptocurrencies.... more

5 Tips for Visiting National Parks With Children

Our national parks can feel intimidating when you're watching out for little ones. Here are some useful tips for managing:... more

Mount Jumbo South Zone Opens to the Public March 23

Mount Jumbo’s South Zone, which includes the Lincoln Hills Trailhead and all points south of the Saddle Road, will reopen to the public at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23.... more

5 Things to Consider Before Taking Your Dog to the Mountains With You

Make sure you've considered the following five points to ensure your dog's safety while in the mountains with you.... more

A First-Time Homebuyer Should Know These 8 Important Things

While it's true that buying a home is a big undertaking, there are some key things that every first-time homebuyer should keep in mind.... more

Police Warn of Danger and Presence of Fentanyl in Missoula

Be educated about the dangers of Fentanyl and the presence of Fentanyl in our community.... more

MCT’s Nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

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9 Tips For Securing Your Children’s Financial Future

How do you secure your children's future and prepare them to handle their finances in adulthood?... more

MCT presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods

The Missoula Community Theatre is incredibly honored to produce one of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved shows, Into the Woods, March 10-20, 2022.... more

Missoula Fire Department Saves Spokane Firefighter’s Life

On Dec. 27 at 1:19 a.m., the Missoula Fire Department was dispatched to a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) incident.... more

Like Climbing? Here’s How To Find The Top Gear

It’s better to do a little research than to just wander into nature and climb! So here’s how to find the best gear for your climbing trip! ... more

Rejected Proposal Exacerbates Senior Housing Proposal in Missoula

It is essential that every effort is made to find affordable housing solutions for Missoula’s seniors.... more