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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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

Carousel Reopens With a Little Help From Our Friends

By THERESA COX - A Carousel for Missoula reopened on Thur., Aug. 8, following a fifteen-day closure due to a broken cylinder bearing.... more

A Unique Gift to Give for Your Partner

There is nothing more heartwarming than to feel loved and appreciated by your partner, so whatever gift you’re going to choose, remember that it’s never just one gift. ... more

Businesses That Could Be Successful in Missoula, Montana

There is no denying that starting a business is both exciting and frightening.... more

How to Find a Good Accident Lawyer in Columbia?

Selecting the right lawyer to represent you is one of the surest ways to help your auto accident claim.... more

New-Look Grizzly O-Line Bigger and Better in 2019

By ERIC TABER - The Montana Grizzlies hit the weight room for the first time at fall camp on Monday morning, and also hit the scales to gather official weights and heights.... more

Mumford Concert Logistics

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Solution is in Sight for Carousel Closure

While it isn’t possible to run down to the carousel store to buy a cylinder bearing for a 101 year old carousel, the machinists of Missoula have proven that if they know what we need, they can make it.... more

7 Reasons to Pursue a Career in Criminal Justice

There are a wide range of reasons why people choose to enter into a career in the field of criminal justice. Here are just a few:... more

4 Ways to Make Home Improvements Easily

Your home should be one of the most comfortable places in the world to be. Here are four ways that you can make home improvements easily.... more

Is Selling a House in a Buyer’s Market a Bad Idea?

Whether it's a good idea or not, selling your home in a buyer's market is very dependent on how smart and lucky you are. ... more

Moving Forward as a Family: A Guide

Helping your child through a problem with addiction doesn’t have to be a journey you take alone. Here are some tips to help you and your family move forward and beat this together.... more

Moroccan Chicken Salad

We were inspired by the flavors of Morocco: apricots, lemon and warm spices By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN for the Flathead Beacon For a creative chicken salad, we were inspired by the flavors of Morocco: apricots... more

Customers For Life Are Often Made, Rather Than Found

By MARK RIFFEY - On their worst day, what can you do to make your customer's situation better, less frustrating, and memorable in a positive way?... more

How an Online Degree Can Increase Your Job Prospects

If you are job hunting but are struggling to find success, you should consider the merits of getting an online degree in your spare time. Rather than spending months browsing for your dream job, getting an onli... more

5 Tips on How to Better Enjoy American Sports

Here are some great tips to create a better sporting experience.... more

Dental Assistant Job Hunting Secrets to a Successful Interview

Listed below are helpful tips to a successful dental assistant job interview. ... more

Great Griz Encounter And Movie Night Returns August 23

Join us at Washington-Grizzly Stadium for the Great Griz Encounter! giving fans the chance to meet both the Montana football and volleyball teams.... more

5 Signs You Failed a Phone Interview

How to know if you failed a phone interview? There are certain criteria that will help you understand how successful your meeting was.... more

10 Reasons Missoula Montana is Perfect For A Second Honeymoon

Are you looking to celebrate your love with a second honeymoon right here in America? There are few choices as ideal as Missoula, Montana.... more

How to Have a Successful Business in Miami

If you live in Miami and are starting a business, now is the time to focus on which strategies you should implement to realize the goal of company success.... more

Teen Drivers Exceedingly Vulnerable on Missoula Roads

Although accidents can occur at any time, teen drivers seem to be at greater risk, especially if they partake in unsafe driving.... more

Broadway Beat Performances at MCT Aug 8-10

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Critical Finance Lessons We Need To Learn in High School

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How to Learn a Foreign Language Without Leaving Your Bed

When you are a travel junkie then you know why we are saying being able to speak as many languages as you can is important.... more

The Family Lifestyle: How to Practically Prepare For Starting Your Family

As easy as it can be to get swept up in the excitement of expecting your first child, it is crucial that you give some thought to making practical preparations ahead of time.... more

Are Playpens Good for Babies and Toddlers?

This is when a playpen comes in, your child’s very own designated play area.... more

5 Ways to Avoid Accidents When Driving in Big Cities

If you're planning a trip to a big city any time soon, follow these driving tips to stay safe:... more

Things You Should Know Before Buying a Flat Top Grill

Things to consider in making your decision to buy a new flat top grill.... more

Drive Sober to Save Lives

City of Missoula increases patrols to encourage sober driving during the holiday.... more

Self-Employed, Sick or Injured–What Are Your Options?

Life with an injury doesn’t have to be difficult, here are some things to keep in mind:... more

First Time Home Buyer in Montana: 5 Words of Wisdom

If you are buying a home in Montana, you will appreciate these pieces of advice. Welcome to this introduction for the first time home buyer in Montana.... more

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Caras Park at Downtown ToNight

Join the MDA in celebrating Independence Day next Thursday, July 4 in Caras Park from 5:30-8:30pm. Admission is FREE for this family-fun event. ... more

How to Earn Money Using Mobile Apps. Read This!

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet and technology, making a few extra bucks on the side can be as easy as logging into a mobile app!... more

Apps That Every Montana Sports Fan Should Have

From NFL to Baseball, here’s our guide to the best apps every sports fan should download:... more

Tips on How to Start an Acupuncture Clinic

If you're an acupuncturist, opening your own clinic can be a rewarding decision that not only allows you freedom but also the ability to increase the quality of life of your patients.... more

Top Tips to Properly Look After Your Guinea Pig Pet

in order to help your pet live a long, happy, healthy, and active life, here are some tips you should follow.... more

Why Spending Time in Nature Is Good for Your Health

If you don’t get to spend lots of time outdoors, here are a few benefits that might make you do that more often. ... more

How to Reduce Non-Biodegradable Waste and Recycle More Effectively

Besides recycling waste, you can considerably reduce it by adopting various healthier alternatives to non-biodegradable products. ... more

6 Reasons Why You Should Soundproof Your House

Sound pollution has become a major issue, especially for those who live in urban areas. Here are some reasons to consider soundproofing your home.... more

Mexican Street Corn

In Mexico, vendors sell this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn from carts.... more

Accountability Starts With You

By MARK RIFFEY - Are you holding your team members accountable for their work based on key performance indicators (KPIs), key process areas (KPAs), and/or key result areas (KRAs)?... more

Boaters: Remember to “Clean, Drain, Dry” This Summer

By JOLEEN TADEJ - The summer boating season in Montana has begun, and more than 24,000 watercraft have already been inspected at aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. ... more

Does Your Business Need a Virtual Phone Service?

Even with the rise of the internet, chat services and email, plenty of people still prefer to talk to an actual human being over the telephone.... more

How to Cope With the Pressures of University Life

Here are some coing mechanisms to help make university life bearable and stress-free.... more

Lighting the Tree of Resilience

Missoula's Western Montana Lighting has the honor of supporting art installation for Parkinson’s disease awareness.... more