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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Missoula Children’s Theatre in-person Performances!

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MCT Presents Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS

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3 Things to Consider When Transitioning to Home Ownership

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MCT Announces Summer Day Camps

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Why Are Celebrities Turning To Cryotherapy?

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How to Prepare Your Home for Your Newborn in 6 Easy Steps

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Top Tips and Tricks for Perfect Photography

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How to Easily Inform Yourself About Your Cat’s Needs

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Is Drooling in Your Sleep Normal?

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What You Need to Know About Being a Nurse

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Understanding How the Cremation Process Works

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How to Give Your Home a New Look by Changing Just a Few Things

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MCT Upcoming Show: Shrek the Musical JR

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National Parks You Need to Visit When in Montana

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MCT’s Elf Comes off the Shelf

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How to Ensure and Actually Enjoy Sobriety?

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MCT presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

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Build your Wine Collection from Scratch – Here’s How

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Gambling Laws: How Does Canada Compare to the USA?

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The Skincare Guide for People Under 30

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How to Optimize Resale Value When Building a Custom Home

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Missoula Community Theatre’s Matilda CANCELLED

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Great Activities for Students in Missoula

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A Guide to Montana Lottery: MT Lotto Winners & Games

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Missoula Children’s Theatre August Bonus Camps

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Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) Performing Arts Camps Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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How Taking CBD Helps In Improving Your Immune System

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Pet Nutrition: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Food

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5 Ways to Maintain a Social Life and Be Healthy

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Amazing Role of Cannabis in Helping People with Cardiovascular Disease

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5 Places for a Student Trip in the US

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How Does CBD Oil Make Your Feel?

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How Organic Food is Making the World a Better Place

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6 Questions To Ask Yourself For A Happier Life

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Things You Can Do To Be Healthier This New Year

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Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Disney’s Frozen, JR.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is ecstatic to present Disney’s Frozen JR., February 6-8, 2020. ... more

Fun Things to Do with Your Family to Make the Most of Your Upcoming Weekend

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4 Alternative Ways to Spend Time in a New Place

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Original Mattress Factory and The Bed Buying Tips For Families

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Public Encouraged to Vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest

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5 Simple Ways to Get Intagram Followers

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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

Tips on Cleaning a Big House

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Sports Betting Coming Soon to Missoula – Online Gambling to Follow?

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MCT Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE on Stage!

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Snow Bear Chalets Launches “The Giving Treehouse” Philanthropic Program to Aid Non-Profits

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Top Tips On Preparing Your Home For The Holidays

Here are a few essential tasks to get your home ready for the season and ease some of your holiday stress.... more

5 Ways to Increase Twitter Followers

Twitter remains one of the best ways to communicate your message to people online. However, it can be difficult to find the best way to build your Twitter profile.... more

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

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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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Explore: The Flathead Maze

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Solution is in Sight for Carousel Closure

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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

Broadway Beat Performances at MCT Aug 8-10

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Montana Football: Griz Women’s Football Clinic Set for June 6

By ERIC TABER - Announcing the return of the Griz Women's Football Clinic, a fun way for female fans to learn more about football and interact with coaches and staff.... more

The Markets Are Back in Town

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27th Annual Garden City Brewfest Features Over 70 Beers, Ciders & Wine

By BRAM MOORE - Over 70 beers from 43 different breweries will be available for tasting at the 27th Annual Garden City BrewFest on Saturday, May 4.... more

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

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Dragon Hollow Expansion in Need of Volunteers and Tools

A Carousel for Missoula is looking for 2,300 volunteers to help refurbish and expand Dragon Hollow Playarea. ... 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

Vaping Laws in Missoula Montana

As vaping continues to grow in popularity, various states and municipalities are expanding their laws and regulations that govern the entire scene.... more

Montana Cowboy Culture Remains Alive and Kicking

There’s also plenty of good reasons why Montana has earned some of its unofficial nicknames. ... more

Liz Marchi: Life Interrupted

By LIZ MARCHI - As I age, I have found it very valuable to look at life’s circumstances as opportunities to learn more about this amazing journey we call life.... more

The Art of Making Good Decisions And the Science Behind It

There is a lot of science behind the decisions we make, but in the end, good decision-making is an art.... more

Liz Marchi: Picking Raspberries

By LIZ MARCHI - The greatest reward for me in my modicum of new found patience is picking raspberries... more

8 Inspiring Films to Boost Your Studies

By NICOLAS WALKER - These are eight films which encourage you always to learn more.... more

Auditions for Elf The Musical at Missoula Community Theatre

By MICHELLE NYE - The Missoula Community Theatre will hold an open audition for Elf the Musical on Sunday, September 30 from 12:30-4:30 PM. ... more

Stories And Stones Historical Tour

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Shop Until You Drop In Missoula

By CINDY CUMMINGS - Missoula has plenty to offer any shopper. Don’t be surprised if you have one too many bags to carry after you are done.... more

Missoula Community Theatre Announces Auditions for Sister Act

The Missoula Community Theatre is holding an open audition on Sunday, August 26 for Sister Act. The audition will take place from 12:30-6:00 PM.... more

2018 River City Roots Festival

Don't miss the 2018 River City Roots Festival in Caras Park August 24-25!... more

Andorcles and the Lion with MCT

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Liz Marchi: Summer on the Ranch

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Thirty Artists Selected For River City Roots Festival Art Show

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Audition for Sister Act

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Kidsfest 2018 Slated for July 24 at Caras Park

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Fort Missoula Regional Park Phase 2 Grand Opening Slated for July 26

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Out to Lunch & Downtown ToNight Launch June 6 & 7

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Smell Makes Cents

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MCT’s 7th Annual Adapted Performance

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Make Montana Home

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Death Over Dinner

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I’m Not in Love with the Reverse Mortgage

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