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

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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

Montana and Broadband: How Could the State Get Up to Speed on Connectivity?

While Montana undoubtedly thrives when it comes to sheer natural wonder and outdoor recreation, sadly it struggles when it comes to access to quality broadband services.... more

Tips on Cleaning a Big House

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What Hit and Run Victims Tend to Forget After an Incident

If you’re ever caught up in a hit-and-run accident, here’s what you should do on the spot:... more

The Relationship Between Casinos and Pop Culture

There are many things that make the pop culture what it is. It’s the clothes people wear, the movies they watch, the music they listen to and much more. So what does it have to do with casinos? Well, many peo... more

UK Gambling Affiliate Programs Explained, Along with the Best Ones Available Online

When it comes to Gambling Affiliate Programs, a common question arises about the best commissions.... more

Why People Are Finding Alternatives to Smoking Cigarettes

Here are some specific reasons why people are finding alternatives to smoking cigarettes:... more

Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Winter Months in Missoula

Preparing for emergency situations in winter is a task that remains a challenge not only for the county, but also to its residents.... more

Why Women Love Vacationing on Mykonos Greece

Here are some great reasons for women to visit Mykonos on their next vacation.... more

Refund Policy: An Essential Part of Any Purchase

Online business owners know how exciting it is to see that someone has made a purchase on a website. But this excitement vanishes if a customer asks for a refund.... more

Microsoft 70-480 Exam: How to Get High Scores Using Practice Tests?

Microsoft is undoubtedly the biggest company creating products that are used all over the globe. It provides both software and hardware technologies for all types of consumers, whether individuals or companies,... more

3 Unique Getaways for Sun Seekers

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Planning a Trip to Thailand? What to Consider

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Top 10 Hikes Around Missoula

By JEFF JONES - An insider's perspective of the top 10 hikes in and around Missoula, Montana.... more

Orediggers Stun Grizzlies in Missoula

By NIC HALLISEY - Montana head coach Travis DeCuire didn't like the urgency his team had been playing with lately, and it showed on Monday as the Grizzlies fell to Montana Tech, 74-72.  ... 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

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad

By KATIE WORKMAN - I think this is (possibly) the best Brussels sprouts recipe I have ever made. They are roasted and then tossed while still warm with an assertive dressing.... more

5 Tips for Students to Nail the First Job Interview

These 5 basic tips give you an idea of what it means to prepare and pass an interview.... more

Should You Register an LLC in Montana to Own Your Florida LLC?

The great thing about LLCs is that they can be owned and registered from almost anywhere.... more

5 Subtle Ways to Start Decorating for Christmas

Here are five subtle ways you can start decorating for Christmas, without going overboard:... more

Tips On Building A Brand For Your Highschool

Here are some ways you can build a successful brand for your high school.... more

How Online Services CanHelp with Writing a Research Paper

Here are some ways in which online services can help students in writing their college or university assignments to demonstrate that such business makes a difference in education.... more

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By BRUCE AUCHLY - Grizzly bear sign on the Rocky Mountain Front has led to a Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist to remind hunters to be bear aware.... more

Easy Ways to Make Money Online

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Sweet Potato Spoonbread

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Strong 2nd Half Lifts Montana to Impressive Road Win at Portland State

By ERIC TABER - All season Montana has been a second-half team, and that hasn't been more apparent than it was on Saturday, when the Grizzlies rallied for a 38-23 victory at Portland State.... more

Top Tips On Preparing Your Home For The Holidays

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The Best Places to Play Keno in Missoula

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How to Write Book Reviews Like a Professional

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Keeping the Memory Alive: Ways to Celebrate the Life of Your Loved One

Here are some great ways to keep the memory of your loved ones alive.... more

Making Your Money Go Further: Tips For Stretching Your Income Thanks to Thrifty Living Habits

Whether it is to stay on track with bills or build your financial security for the future, incorporating thrifty habits into your daily lifestyle can help your money go further.... more

Eagles to Return to Missoula for Rivalry Showdown

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Cyberbullying Has Become A Pandemic

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5 Ways to Increase Twitter Followers

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5 Tips for New Homeowners

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5 Social Media Hacks for Your Growing Business

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“Equitable Homes for All” Subject of Two Public Meetings

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Griz and Lady Griz Hold Maroon & Silver Scrimmage and 3-Point Competition on 10/22

By NIC HALLISEY - Griz fans will have their first opportunity to watch the 2019-20 Montana men's and women'sbasketball teams on Tuesday, as they hold their annual Maroon & Silver Scrimmage.... more

Memorial Rose Garden Volunteer Workday Slated for October 26

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MCT Presents Freaky Friday Oct. 24-Nov. 3

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MCT Holds Auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies

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Carousel Receives Generous Donation in Memory of Carver, Alex McDonald

By THERESA COX - Patricia Donlin, of Port Angeles, Washington, has given A Carousel for Missoula $1 million dollars as a memorial to her younger brother, Alex McDonald. McDonald, one of the original Carousel ca... more

New International Speaker Series Kicks Off Oct 21 at the Roxy Theater

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How to Lower Your Business Electricity Bill

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Payday Loans: The Good, The Bad, and When to Use Them

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Local Snowmobile Store to Host Annual Avalanche Training Event

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How to Successfully Optimize and Manage Your Business?

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