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

Archive for the ‘All Lifestyles & Entertainment’ Category

MCT Upcoming Show: Shrek the Musical JR

The Missoula Children's Theatre is excited to wave the “freak flag” and raise the collective laughter level of the world as it presents Shrek The Musical JR. ... more

National Parks You Need to Visit When in Montana

If you’ve set your heart on Montana for your next trip, here are 8 national parks you absolutely need to visit during your visit. ... more

MCT’s Elf Comes off the Shelf

Available on-demand Dec. 21-30 for just $5, Elf the Musical is available to view as many times as you wish in the 48 hours after you first begin to view it.... more

How to Ensure and Actually Enjoy Sobriety?

Here you have it – tried and true tips to help you stay sober.... more

18th Annual Parade of Lights Slated for Sat., Dec. 5 REVERSE Parade on UM Campus Drive from 5-8 pm

The 18th Annual Parade of Lights is back with a twist on Saturday, Dec. 5, as the kickoff to the holiday season with a day of free and COVID-safe family activities.... more

MCT presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Take a holiday trip back to the 1940’s with the Missoula Community Theatre during It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Dec. 10-20. ... more

Build your Wine Collection from Scratch – Here’s How

If you are ready to embark on the most exciting journey of your life, check out the basics of building your wine collection from scratch we share below. ... more

How Did These famous Paintings End Up in Casinos?

When you think of casinos, beautiful and famous artwork may not be the first thing that pops into your mind. Most people think of bright lights, the sound of slot machines, and the whirl of the roulette whe... more

Gambling Laws: How Does Canada Compare to the USA?

Some recent changes have brought the US a step closer to creating a more permissive gambling environment, but there is still a long way to reach Canada’s level.... more

The Skincare Guide for People Under 30

Your skin will begin to change when you hit 30, but you can be prepared. Here are our top skincare tips for people under 30: ... more

How to Optimize Resale Value When Building a Custom Home

Thinking about selling your house during the development phase is a good idea if increasing savings and boosting profitability are top priorities. ... more

MCT Presents On-Stage and Live Streaming of Souvenir

In the wake of cancelling the Missoula Community Theatre’s production of Matilda, MCT has found a true gem to bring to the stage that can be produced while following health and safety protocols. ... more

Missoula Community Theatre’s Matilda CANCELLED

MCT’s Executive Director, Michael McGill, has announced the final decision to cancel the Missoula Community Theatre’s Matilda.... more

Great Activities for Students in Missoula

Planning to visit Missoula but don't know how to have fun? The city has many interesting locations. Here are great activities for students in Missoula.... more

Registration Open for the Wizard of Oz with MCT

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is excited to announce that registration is open for all of its local chil-dren’s programming, beginning with the fall production of The Wizard of Oz. ... more

A Guide to Montana Lottery: MT Lotto Winners & Games

Montana is one of the best places to be if you like playing lottery games. The state supports a series of national, multi-state and Montana-only lotteries. ... more

Centerfield Cinema: Stop Making Sense

Ready to have a (safe, socially-distanced) dance party? This may be as close as we see to a concert under the Big Sky this summer!... more

Missoula Children’s Theatre August Bonus Camps

These innovative Monday-Friday camps will take place Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14. Space is limited to 20 participants per camp.... more

Third Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begin in June

With a focus on providing safe, educational, and entertaining opportunities in Downtown Missoula, Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours are back for a third season! ... more

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) Performing Arts Camps Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Because of health, safety and travel concerns around COVID-19, MCT has made the difficult decision to cancel all overnight camps for the summer of 2020.... more

28th Annual Garden City Brewfest Cancelled for 2020

With an eye towards community care and safety, the Missoula Downtown Association has made the decision to cancel the 28th annual Garden City BrewFest for now.... more

Clark Fork River Market Opens With Curbside Pickup Service

The Clark Fork River Market kicked off the season a little differently on Monday when it began accepting online orders for its new curbside pickup service.... more

How Taking CBD Helps In Improving Your Immune System

Cannabidiol or CBD might be an organic solution to boost the body’s immune functions. ... more

Pet Nutrition: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Food

Owning a dog can improve the quality of your life, can decrease your blood pressure, your cholesterol levels, and your feelings of loneliness.... more

6 Tips to Give Your Skin That Rejuvenated Glow

Here are seven simple tips that can help give your skin that rejuvenated glow and many of them won’t cost you a penny!... more

Missoula Community Theatre Postpones Matilda the Musical

the Missoula Community Theatre has made the difficult decision to postpone Matilda the Musical, the final production of the 2019-2020 season.... more

Why Your Teens Need More Sleep Than You

As an adult, you should know that your teen needs more sleep then you do.... more

5 Ways to Maintain a Social Life and Be Healthy

Below are some ways through which you can manage to attain your health goals and at the same time have a great social life:... more

Amazing Role of Cannabis in Helping People with Cardiovascular Disease

Medical marijuana is linked to heart health, where it is said to play important roles in treating cardiovascular disease.... more

5 Places for a Student Trip in the US

Exhausted by their ongoing academic tedium, college kids will view the USA as their top destination for taking a break.... more

How Does CBD Oil Make Your Feel?

To find out whether CBD oil can really take you high, let’s take a closer look at the origin of CBD and its chemical composition.... more

How Organic Food is Making the World a Better Place

Here is how organic food is really making the world a better place. ... more

6 Questions To Ask Yourself For A Happier Life

Here are 6 questions to ask yourself so you can start building your life to be what you want it to be!... more

Things You Can Do To Be Healthier This New Year

Here are some easy things you can do to have a fresh start this year.... more

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Disney’s Frozen, JR.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is ecstatic to present Disney’s Frozen JR., February 6-8, 2020. ... more

Fun Things to Do with Your Family to Make the Most of Your Upcoming Weekend

Here are a few things to do to guarantee you’ll enjoy your family time together: ... more

4 Alternative Ways to Spend Time in a New Place

These four alternate ways to spend time and explore a new place could be exactly what you’re after.... more

Original Mattress Factory and The Bed Buying Tips For Families

Here are some helpful tips from the Original Mattress Factory on how to buy a new mattress for families.... more

Public Encouraged to Vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Through December 27, The public is encouraged to vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest.... more

5 Simple Ways to Get Intagram Followers

Here are some great tips on how to get more Instagram followers.... more

Music to Your Ears: What Age Should You Start Music Lessons For Your Child?

Whether you want your child to play a sport or play an instrument, you have to wonder what’s a good age to get them started in those activities.... more

17th Annual Parade of Lights in Downtown Missoula Saturday, December 7

Santa Claus is coming to town for the 17th Annual Parade of Lights!  More than just a parade, this beloved event features children’s activities at over 25 downtown locations.... more

Tips on Cleaning a Big House

A few simple tips and tricks can help you keep the house clean at all times. ... more

Sports Betting Coming Soon to Missoula – Online Gambling to Follow?

Towards the end of this year, Montana is expected to legalize sports betting.... more

MCT Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE on Stage!

The Missoula Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, is proud to present A Charlie Brown Christmas live on stage. ... more

Snow Bear Chalets Launches “The Giving Treehouse” Philanthropic Program to Aid Non-Profits

Recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 World's Greatest Places, Snow Bear Chalets, located on Hope Slope at Whitefish Mountain Resort is partnering with non-profit charities to raise funds for so many in... more

Top Tips On Preparing Your Home For The Holidays

Here are a few essential tasks to get your home ready for the season and ease some of your holiday stress.... more

5 Ways to Increase Twitter Followers

Twitter remains one of the best ways to communicate your message to people online. However, it can be difficult to find the best way to build your Twitter profile.... more

MCT Presents Freaky Friday Oct. 24-Nov. 3

The Missoula Community Theatre (MCT) proudly presents the new musical, Freaky Friday, Oct. 24-Nov. 3 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. ... more

MCT Holds Auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies

The Missoula Community Theatre will hold an open audition for the non-musical farce Leading Ladies on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1:00-4:00 PM.... more