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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Be Safe on Montana’s Waters This Summer

Montana’s many rivers, lakes and reservoirs offer fun recreational opportunities but it’s important to remember to be safe while enjoying the water.... more

10 Foliage Plants to Grow That Can Make Your Garden a Work of Art

Here are some beautiful foliage plants that you might want to consider planting around your house. ... more

Top 5 Casinos in Missoula, Montana

Here is your introduction to the best land-based casinos in Missoula, Montana. Plus, there’s a bonus mention of Ignition Casino as an online option.... more

Missoula’s Beloved Out to Lunch & Downtown ToNight Summer Series are Back!

Downtown Missoula comes to life with the 35th season of Out to Lunch on Wednesday, June 2 and the 20th season of Downtown ToNight on Thursday, June 3. ... more

Missoula Children’s Theatre in-person Performances!

The MCT Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a summer of Beanstalks, Frogs, Princes, Buzzards and so much more! ... more

Bring the Nature Indoors: 10 Tips for Creating a Cozy Environment

Here are 10 easy ways to add nature to your indoor design!... more

DMP Staff & Volunteers Hang 110 Flower Baskets Through Downtown Missoula

This year staff and volunteers will hang 110 flower baskets on Tuesday, May 25 throughout Downtown Missoula.... more

11 Staging Tips To Sell Your House Fast

You might ask yourself, “Do I need a realtor to sell my home?” But, before you answer that question, here are the staging tips you can consider:... more

River City Roots Festival Moving Forward

Music. Art. Food. Community. The Missoula Downtown Association’s River City Roots Festival returns to the streets of Downtown Friday and Saturday August 27-28.... more

Downtown Spring Ladies Night April 21 in Downtown Missoula

After a year hiatus, a springtime favorite returns to Downtown Missoula on Wednesday, April 21. ... more

Bo Parfet on Getting Real with Your Time

The solution to navigating your time lies in navigating your habits.... more

Practical Ways You Can Make Your Home Interior Look More Classy and Stylish

Here you’ll find some unique inspirations - practical design tips for creating a cozy and even more so a stylish and classy living room.... more

10 Things You Wouldn’t Think to Insure – But Should Anyway

In addition to health insurance, car insurance, and home insurance, there are many more things you actually should insure. Here are 10 of the most common.... more

Spring and Summer 2021: Fashion Tricks And Tips To Look Elegant

With a little bit of fashion sense and clever hacks, you can become the iconic dresser among your group.... more

MCT Presents Schoolhoue Rock Live!

To close the 50th Anniversary year, the Missoula Community Theatre is going back to school and the stage with Schoolhouse Rock Live! ... more

MCT Presents Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS

Come on inside the Magic Tree House with the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), as they present the musical adaptation of Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS. ... more

Helpful Tips for Planning the Perfect Bridal Shower

Here are some helpful tips for planning the perfect bridal shower without breaking a sweat.... more

3 Things to Consider When Transitioning to Home Ownership

Here are 3 things to consider when transitioning from renting to owning.... more

Giftza Online Family Gift Store Review

It can be difficult to buy for the family. Sometimes it is because the family member appears to have everything; other times, you are simply stuck for ideas. This is where an online store such as Giftza may com... more

MCT Announces Summer Day Camps

MCT is excited to host 6 summer day camps: Jack and the Beanstalk (June 14-18 and July 5-9); The Frog Prince (June 21-25 and July 12-16) and The Wiz of the West (June 28-July 2 and July 19-23).... more

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Day Camp March 15-19

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast will mosey on to the stage of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts March 15-19. Open to students in grades K-12.... more

15 Best Bridal Shower Ideas

Do you want to host a bridal shower to remember? Check out these amazing bridal shower ideas that will dazzle everyone!... more

Why Are Celebrities Turning To Cryotherapy?

This article will walk you through the reasons why LA celebrities use cryotherapy. So, keep on reading to know more about it.... more

How to Prepare Your Home for Your Newborn in 6 Easy Steps

As parents, you want to make all possible preparations for that big day when you welcome a new member of your family.... more

Why Plants Became So Popular

A few years back the culture of household plants was associated with grandmothers’ apartments and something complicated and useless. But, as often happens, fashion can change course overnight: today, housepla... more

Top Tips and Tricks for Perfect Photography

No more being in the dark when it comes to how photographers achieve the result they do. These five tips will help you create professional-looking photos in no time. ... more

How to Easily Inform Yourself About Your Cat’s Needs

You need to understand how a cat behaves when a new cat is introduced to the family. Please read this guide to educate yourself on your cat's behavior. ... more

Is Drooling in Your Sleep Normal?

Here are some helpful answers to common questions that you may have regarding drooling in your sleep.... more

What You Need to Know About Being a Nurse

If you think that being a nurse is your life calling, these are some of the harsh truths about this profession you need to be aware of before you start your training. ... more

Understanding How the Cremation Process Works

Before a person’s passing, it would be best to give them the choice as to whether or not they want traditional burial or cremation.... more

How to Give Your Home a New Look by Changing Just a Few Things

Are you ready to give your home a quick makeover? It only takes a few minutes to find simple ways to add a fresh look to your rooms. ... more

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