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 ‘Lifestyles’ Category

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

Protect Yourself From Heat And Sweat With A Lightweight Hunting Outfit

If you want to protect yourself from heat and sweat, lightweight hunting gear is the best bet for you and here's why:... 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 Missoula Is Making The Shift Towards Renewable Energy

If the Missoula County Commissioners and City Council have their way, the whole urban area will run on 100% clean electricity by 2030.... more

6 Interesting Things To Do In Missoula

Missoula is a great place to live and visit. Find out six interesting things to do while in the city. ... more

You Should Try These Exciting Water Adventures at Least Once in Your Life

If you are planning on going for a vacation to a seaside destination or any other place that offers access to freshwater, here are some things to do:... more

Types of Surfboards: Their Usage and Components

Here we discuss some of the most common surfboards and their appropriate usage:... more

Essential Pet Toys and Accessories for A New Dog and How to Find a Store Near You

This article will help you choose the best products for your pet, based on their needs.... more

3 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions Fit for the Whole Family in Missoula, MT

When it comes to finding family-friendly activities that are also accessible in Missoula, Montana, there are a variety to choose from.... 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

How Tactical Gear Impacts Your Performance While Hunting

Here are some tips on tactical gear that will improve your hunting success:... more

Main Reasons to Travel to Missoula as a Student

Do you want to visit Missoula and have a good time enjoying your holiday? Here are the main reasons why this city is suitable for any student.... 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

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

MCT’s Nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

What began as an extremely popular animated cartoon on Nickelodeon (seen in more than 170 countries) has become a full-blown Broadway musical that in 2018 received 12 Tony award nominations and the Drama Desk A... 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

Could the Reserve Golf Course at Moonlight Basin Become a Regular Stop-off on the PGA Tour?

It's no secret that The Reserve Golf Course at Moonlight Basin is a breathtaking golf course that maximizes any golf experience.... more

How Mailing Bags Are Sustainability In Practice

Let’s explore further how mailing bags are a sustainable packaging choice.... more

MCT Audition for nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

MCT is proud to announce that on Sunday, February 20th from 1-4PM there will be an audition for the final entree of the 2021-2022 Missoula Community Theatre’s à la carte season. ... more

The Dos and Don’ts of Taking Your Dog Camping: What You Need to Know

Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you draw closer to your next adventure with Fido.... more

Aim to Shoot: Tips on How to Easily Improve Your Aim

Shooting can be fun but aiming at targets is the tricky part. Read this article for some key tips to improve your aim easily. ... more

City Sponsors Christmas Ever-Green Tree Recycling Program

The City of Missoula is hosting its annual Christmas Ever-Green tree recycling program, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14. Residents may drop off cut Christmas trees at three area parks and at Garden City Compost to be recycl... more

The Seven Best Ski Resorts in Canada in 2021

We are pleased to present to you our list of the top ski resorts to visit this season, promising fun for the whole family!... more

A List Of 6 Fun Things To Do In Your Leisure Time

Here are six things you can do during your leisure time: ... more

5 Ways to Make Your Camper Feel Like Home

With a bit of effort and money, here’s how to make your camper look homier. ... more

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at MCT

Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, live on stage at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, January 20*- 23 and 27-30, 2022.... more

Where To Ride A Bike In Missoula?

If you’re someone who enjoys active outdoor recreation, you might want to take your electric bike on a journey to Missoula. Here are some places to check out for your next bike ride:... more

Missoula Community Theatre Presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Perfectly timed for the Holiday season, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" will run December 9*-12 and 16-19 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.... more

Elk Hunting in Montana: What you need to know?

In 2020, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported 170,000 elk population, and it can be said that Montana is a dreamland for avid elk hunters.... more

How to Holiday at Home in Missoula

Here are some of the things you could try in Missoula, but use our website to do a little searching and you'll be amazed at what you can find.... more

MCT Presents Broadway off Broadway, A Musical Revue

MCT Presents Broadway off Broadway, A Musical Revue, November 12-14, 2021, at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. ... more

Setting Bad Habits Ablaze: 7 Campfire Cooking Mistakes to Avoid

Next time you want to cook up some camp stove burgers for the family, here are seven campfire cooking mistakes to avoid.... more

Missoula Downtown Foundation Raises $650,000 For Caras Park Upgrades

The Missoula Downtown Foundation has raised $650,000 to help jumpstart implementation of the North Riverside Parks & Trails Plan with major improvements to Caras Park.... more

The Best Things to Do around Missoula

If you’re looking for something to do around Missoula, you’re in luck. Read our blog for all the details on Missoula’s best attractions.... more

MCT Executive Director Michael McGill to Retire in 2022

After a span of 40 years performing nearly every role, on and off stage, MCT’s Executive Director, Michael McGill, will make his final curtain call next spring.... more

Outdoor Activities you Do With Your Pet in Missoula

Tucked away into a peaceful corner of the Rockies, the pet-friendly city of Missoula offers plenty of outdoor activities you can do with your pet. ... more

Things to Do in College Instead of Partying

Check out this list for a few activities you might consider adding to your college schedule.... more

Top 10 Cars That Fit the Montana Outdoors

To go out and enjoy Montana's outdoors, the first thing you need is a vehicle that can take you where you want to go. Here are some ideas:... more

Public Invited to Marshall Mountain Celebration September 12

Missoula Parks and Recreation invites residents to tour the new Marshall Mountain Park on Sunday, September 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.... more

Audition for MCT’s Nunsense Jamboree

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition on Sunday, August 29th for Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree.... more

A Year with Frong and Toad KIDS Classes Begin Sept.14th

This fun class is back on track and ready for your K-8 student to begin September 14th, exploring the classic friendship of Frog and Toad!... more

Benefits of Playing Football For Kids

In this article, we look at the top 3 reasons why football is a great sport for kids.... more

7 Effective Ways To Help You Improve Your Golf Skills

Here are 7 effective ways that will help you achieve your goal of improving your golf skills.... more

Missoula Children’s Theatre Explores Inventions

MCT is closing out the 2021 summer of fun with one more day camp called Inventions--August 16-20 for students grades 4-12.... more

Missoula Favorite Lil’ Smokies to Headline River City Roots Festival

The Lil’ Smokies will be the Saturday night headliner for the 15th annual River City Roots Festival in the streets of Downtown Missoula August 27-28, 2021.... more

Dry, Hot Conditions Call For Special Consideration When Living With Wildlife

More than 70 percent of Montana is experiencing severe drought conditions. You can help avoid conflicts with wildlife by following these suggestions:... more

Wildlife Officials, Blackfoot Community Work Together on Fatal Bear Attack Details and Next Steps

Wildlife officials and the local Blackfoot Valley community are working together to wrap up details of the July 6 fatal grizzly bear attack of a camper in Ovando.... more

SteelDrivers Tour Stops in Seeley Lake, MT on August 6, 2021

The GRAMMY- award winning SteelDrivers are coming to Bob Marshall Music Festival on August 6, 2021.... more