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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Team USA is Coming to Montana, Looking for Olympic Hopefuls

By NIC HALLISEY - The United States Olympic Committee has selected the University of Montana as one of six testing locations and will host a pro day on campus on Monday, April 29.... more

2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival Features Trout-To-Taimen Around the World

World-wide fly-fishing adventures will be premiered at the 2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival, April 27 at the Wilma Theater, Missoula, MT.... more

What, How, and Why: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Drinking Water Quality

How can you ensure you get quality drinking water? What are some of the most common methods used in water purification?... more

Taking Away the Stress of Traveling: A Guide

One of the best ways to reduce the stress of traveling is to prepare yourself. Here are five more things you can do to make traveling a pleasure rather than a pain.... more

Thinking About Your Thinking

By MARK RIFFEY - What else can go wrong? What'd we assume? How would others think about this?... more

Ultimate Lessons to Learn From Traveling

To some, traveling is all about having fun and enjoying the beauty of the world. However, for others, it is all about having a new experience and learning new things. ... more

Traveling on a Budget: 3 Genius Hacks

Here are 3 travelling hacks for when your budget is low.... more

What Are The Popular Uses Of Shipping Containers?

Shipping containers, these days aren't only used for transporting goods. Nowadays, there's so much more to them than that... more

What Are Today’s Lucrative Careers?

Not every career has the same earning potential. The right choice is not always obvious, especially when you consider your own personal skills and motivations.... more

Home Warranty Coverage for Montana Residents: Basics Explained

With the right home warranty plan, you’ll be able to save a lot of money as well as make your repairs of any appliance-related issues much more convenient.... more

Romantic Getaway For Couples In Missoula

The following is a list of some of these fun and fascinating Missoula-based things that are sure to spark a closer intimacy.... more

Montana’s Favorite Casino Games Both Online and Offline

Find out about the best games found at casinos in Montana and how you can play even more real money titles at online casinos on desktop and mobile devices.... more

Veterans Deserve More: Their Benefits by States

What are the benefits provided to veterans by the U.S. government? Are the enough?... more

PEO Companies Minnesota

While the decision whether to use a PEO or not lies with you, there are a ton of benefits a PEO can impact on your business. Here are some:... more

What, How, Why – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drinking Water Quality

Whether the water comes from the municipal water supply or from the well, you want it to be clear, clean and also good tasting.... more

5 Ways To Get Instant Cash Online

Do you want to make extra cash aside from your full-time job? The good thing is it is very easy to make money online, and quickly too. ... more

New Community Transportation Plan Set For Implementation Soon

The community of Missoula is determined to make the roads of the city safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike.... more

Don’t Let Poor Planning Crash Your Party This St. Patrick’s Day

Increased law enforcement will be on alert in and around the Missoula area this St. Patrick’s Day weekend to deter and detect drunk drivers. ... more

Best Ways to Learn and Teach Online

The Internet has made it easier for students to learn online and for aspiring teachers to have a teaching job via the Internet. ... more

How to Plan the Ideal Montana Weekend Getaway

This handy guide is going to help you plan the perfect weekend getaway in Montana so that you start having fun as soon as possible.... more

The Last Hoorah: The Non-Traditional Guide to a Baby Shower for Grown-Ups

Once you have the baby, it’s going to be all about the baby, so use your baby shower as a way to celebrate.... more

Parasitic Infections and You: A Definitive Guide

Parasites are very common and there are a lucky few whose immune systems are strong enough to keep them out naturally.... more

Tips to Get Better at Bocce Ball

Want to be the bocce master? Try out these tips:... more

How to Protect Your Children From Harm During Divorce Proceedings

If a child’s emotional needs aren’t cared for during a divorce, it can cause serious damage to their overall development.... more

Garlic Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

We started by infusing our chicken broth with a megadose of garlic, before adding tender morsels of chicken.... more

Griz Adjust Spring Schedule

By ERIC TABER - Winter conditions and an icy playing surface in Washington-Grizzly Stadium continue to wreak havoc on the Montana Grizzlies' spring practice schedule.... more

5 Jobs That Will Have A Huge Impact On Others

Your job not only gives you an income, but it can also give you a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in life.... more

What Boomtown is Doing to Support the Online Bingo, Casino and Slots Industry

The world of online betting grows more prominent with each day, but not every newly launched website is legit, and some of them have a hidden agenda.... more

Time to Celebrate the Seniors, Saturday vs. Southern Utah

By NIC HALLISEY - Saturday isn't the end of the road or even the team's last home game of the season. But it will be the night Montana will celebrate its tremendous senior class.... more

How to Deal with a Damaged Smartphone

So, what happens when your phone becomes damaged? ... more

How to Become a Personal Trainer

Becoming a personal trainer can be a gratifying career. So what does it take to be a personal trainer? ... more

Advice To Help You Plan For The Future

The following advice will help you to gather your thoughts so you can better plan for the future.... more

Chicken Enchiladas in the Slow Cooker

We wanted a more streamlined recipe for chicken enchiladas, one that utilized our slow cooker to make the filling.... more

Things You Need To Do During Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with a lot of challenges and changes that you must adopt for both your health and that of the baby.... more

VitalGround – A Grizzly Bear Conservation Organization

Missoula MT is home to the Vital Ground Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting Grizzly Bear Habitat and reducing conflicts between humans and Grizzly Bears. Their approach is similar to other co... more

7 Awesome Jobs That Pay the Bills and Let You Make Your Own Schedule

Considered working from home so you can make your schedule, have a stable income, or eliminate your commute? There are plenty of ways to do so.... more

Unconventional Workouts That Are Starting To Make a Scene

In the recent past, a lot of strange gym equipment has emerged to satisfy the growing market for workout equipment.... more

Seeking Vendors, Bands for Missoula Downtown 2019 Summer Events

The deadline to submit applications to be a vendor or band for Summer 2019 Missoula Downtown events is March 1.... more

Looking After Your Health While Working: A Guide

The importance of your mental health is something that can simply not go disregarded.... more

What Kind of Diet You Should do based on Your Body Type

Diet and fitness are both topics that are highly individual, and as such, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to either.... more

Tips on How to Preserve the Health of Your Eyes

Since the eyes are a very important part of our body there are many things we can do to keep them safe and healthy. ... more

A Note From Griz Basketball

Tomorrow we play E Washington in a rematch of last year’s Big Sky Conference championship. THIS GAME IS HUGE and we need YOU to pack Dahlberg.... more

How to Feel More Confident on Holiday

Feeling confident is a state of mind, and as long as you are happy in yourself, your confidence will shine through, whether you’re at home or away on holiday.... more

How to Boost Your Self Confidence

It’s a fact that no-one is born with endless self-confidence, but constantly knocking yourself is bound to negatively impact all aspects of your life. ... more

4 Common Missteps That People Make When Climbing Out of Debt

There is no shame in getting help, especially when it comes to money.... more

What Betting Games Can You Play in Montana?

Montana can be a confusing place when it comes to betting and casino gaming.... more

7 Tips on How International Students Can Get a Job After College

After finishing college students face a real problem: what to do after college and how can they earn their first money as employees? We have some tips!... more

20 Back to School Tips for Parents

A new school year means new experiences and academic expectations for your child. ... more

Why We Crave Comfort Foods

Ideally, comfort foods are high fat, energy dense as well as sweet.... more

How to Get Along With Your Boss

You will need to build a great relationship with your boss. This makes the working environment a favorable one. ... more