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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Home Care Services in Missoula, Montana That You Can Depend on

Whether it be for ourselves or someone we love, in-home care can feel like a big deal. Here are some tips for choosing the right provider: ... more

Why Indoor Quality Matters

Most of us think that our houses are clean, so, we assume that there is no need to worry about fresh air. Think again.... 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

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 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

Cycling City

If you spend any time in Missoula, you'll notice lots of bikes on road. Cycling is a way of life for many residents of the city. Missoula’s biking heritage can be traced back to 1976 when a group of 4 Ohio... more

Currents Indoor Waterpark

If it’s January and you feel like a swim, where do you go? Currents Indoor Waterpark! Open 12 months a year, the Currents Aquatic Center features both leisure pools and lap pools with 20-yard lap lanes, tw... more

Take a Hike

The seemingly endless hiking and backpacking opportunities in and around Missoula offer thousands of miles of trails in wilderness areas, Forest Service lands, and BLM lands. Information on hiking in the bac... more