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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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

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

NEW ZEALAND - The first International Community Speaker Series (ICSS) event,is this Monday, Oct 21, at 7:00 p.m., at the Roxy theater. The event is FREE and open to the public! ... more

How to Lower Your Business Electricity Bill

When it comes to small businesses, it’s more important than ever to utilize energy efficient practices to help reduce your energy costs.... more

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

Here’s your complete guide on payday loans and what they have to offer; along with drawbacks, and when’s the best time to utilize one.... more

Local Snowmobile Store to Host Annual Avalanche Training Event

Gull Boats & RV will host a free annual avalanche traiing event at Big Sky Brewing on October 30 at 6pm featuring instructor Mike Duffy from the American Avalanche Association.... more

How to Successfully Optimize and Manage Your Business?

Below are some of the tips that business owners could use for them to optimize and manage their business.... more

Some Tips on How to Write a Stunning Resume

Below are some of the tips that you use in order to write a stunning resume.... more

4 Ways to Make a Holiday Trip to Missoula More Affordable

To make the trip become more affordable, here are some suggestions about how to turn it into a reality.... more

Common Fears Among Children According to Age and How to Treat Them

If you have a young child or teen, here are some common fears they have as well as the different ways you can help them overcome those fears.... more

How to Create an Outstanding CV in Simple Steps

To increase the chance of victory in the struggle for the dream job, the quality of the resume comes to the fore.... more

Ways to Stay Safe on Your Next Family Camping Trip

As exciting and eventful as a family camping trip can be, your safety has to take priority. Here are some tips for staying safe on your next outing:... more

How to Have a Successful Business in Missoula? With Marketing Tactics!

As enterprises strive to develop a strong presence, gain a competitive edge, and drive more sales, they implement marketing tactics with proven effectiveness to do so.... more

Ten-Minute Tortilla Soup

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN -While most of my recipes are weeknight-friendly — I decided to create recipes that were extra quick for those nights when even a half hour seems impossible to find.... more

Bird Hunters Need to be Bear Aware

By BRUCE AUCHLY - With the Oct. 12 opening of pheasant season, bird hunters around western Montana should be prepared for an encounter with a grizzly bear.... more

Invasive Mussels Found on Boat at CSKT AIS Check Station

A boat from Chicago bound for Seattle was quarantined and decontaminated at the Ravalli watercraft inspection station operated by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT).... more

7 Reasons Why Local Businesses Should Be Managed by Credentialed Professionals

Starting a local business is an aspiration that many people have, but only a relative few will actually follow through with.... more

How to Become a Cop in Montana

Choosing a career in law enforcement isn’t for everyone, but it can still be a great option if you enjoy variety, public interaction, and looking after your community.... more

5 Quick Ways to Avoid Digestive Issues for Pregnant Women

Read on for more information about what digestive issues can be expected during pregnancy, as well as ways to relieve and completely avoid such issues, quickly.... more

Griz Rebound From Slow Start to Route Bengals

By ERIC TABER - Montana proved it is a championship-caliber team and kept its season rolling with a 59-20 win over the Bengals to improve its record to 5-1.... more

Why Choose Short Term Loans for Emergency Conditions?

Emergency situations are associated with trouble, stress, and anxiety. It is the time when one needs to manage things wisely.... more

Ultimate Packing Guide for a Road Trip with Kids

Here is an ultimate packing guide to assist you in planning all of the essentials you may need on your road trip!... more

Griz Look to Keep Momentum Hosting Dangerous Idaho State

By ERIC TABER - The Grizzlies return home for Homecoming this week following a 45-20 demolition of the previously 4/5 ranked UC Davis Aggies.... more

Is It Too Late for a Career Change?

Battling with the thoughts that you might have picked the wrong career path is nothing unique – you’re far from alone if you’re feeling this way. And while in most of these cases the feelings are not actu... more

Central Air Conditioning Does More Than Beat the Heat 

Installing a central air conditioning unit in your home comes with many benefits for everything from your health to your comfort.... more

Simple Things to Do to Create a Successful College Paper

Here are some ideas of how to become a more successful writer.... more

Planning a Field Trip in 6 Step

Here's a quick guide on how to go about planning a field trip. Take the time to read through each step and think about the easiest way you can go about doing it!... more

How to Earn and Save Money Using the Internet as Your Tool

There is always a way to make and save money, so long as we have the internet.... more

What You Should Know Before Starting a CBD Business in Montana

While there have been some advances when it comes to medical marijuana in the state and have been initiatives to make it legal for recreational purposes, recreational marijuana is still illegal in Montana. ... more

How to Write a Thesis Statement for a Research Paper

This article will reveal a lot of practical tips on how to master the art of writing a college paper.... more

Why Vaping is so Popular Among Teenagers

The popularity of vaping (electronic cigarettes) among teens is growing.... more

Great Reasons For Getting a Home Loan

Getting the house of your dreams may just be at the tip of your fingertips.... more

Passing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Certification Exams with PrepAway Exam Prep!

Having the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification puts you in a better position to win multiple jobs available in the market. ... more

Explore: The Flathead Maze

The maze took about four weeks and hundreds of hours to assemble.... more

Apple Crumble

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN -The arrival of apple season is a worthy consolation prize for the departure of summer.... more

4 Essential Tips for a Successful House Renovation

Whether you are renovating a whole house from top to bottom or a couple of rooms to bring them up to a modern standard there are a few basic principles that you should follow,... more

How Fast Can You Expect to Build Muscle Naturally?

So here's how you can become the next Mr. Olympia. ... more

What is VPN And Why Do You Need It?

Most of us have heard somewhere or from someone about a VPN, but we don’t know enough about it. How does it work or why do we need it?... more

What To Look For When Renting A House

With this guide, you’re going to learn about the top things to consider when attempting to rent a house.... more

How I Began a New Life after Drug Rehab

My life was centered on alcohol and drugs since I was 24 years old. When battling active addiction, everything is turned upside down. Personally, my life was full of endless chaos. I thought I knew everything a... more

5 Reasons You Should Start Managing Property

While you might not have considered owning and managing property before, now is a great time to consider it. ... more

How to Marinate Just About Anything

Marinating is a terrific basic kitchen technique. Essentially, you can take any kind of meat, fish or seafood, submerge them in a marinade, and you’ve turned a plain something into a great dinner.... more

Why Should You Buy a Central Air Conditioner for Your Home?

There are dozens of benefits associated with adding air conditioning to your home. Here are just a few:... more

Cheap Ways to Build a Website for Emerging Businesses

A few decades ago, building a website required knowledge of coding as well as programming and the use of certain specialists. However, nowadays, pretty much anyone can build a website without it costing a f... more

An Overview of the Most Common Dental Procedures Available Today

If the sight of a dentist’s chair fills you with anxiety, rest assured that you are not alone!... more

Montana River Cruises: Why You Should Make it Part of Your Trip

Are you planning on making a trip to Montana? Here is why you should do it in the form of a scenic river cruises. ... more

Oven-Roasted Salmon with Tangerine and Ginger Relish

Salmon is often roasted in butter, but we wanted a healthier approach that would contrast with the fish’s richness. So we made a bright tangerine relish perked up with spicy ginger.... more

14th Annual River City Roots Festival Begins Friday, August 23

River City Roots Festival is on Friday, August 23 featuring Honey Island Swamp Band as the headliner Friday night and Leftover Salmon will close out the festival Saturday, August 24.... more

Why the People of Missoula Prefer to Gamble Online

There’s nothing wrong with having a big night out at a Missoula casino, but when you gamble online you can make every night a big one without even leaving the house.... more