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,

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Jennifer Slayden – Main Street Realty

I grew up in a loud, musical house with six siblings. My dad was a professor at MSU and my mom stayed at home. To supplement his income, my father used his carpentry and math skills to build houses, putting all of us kids to work around the site. We loved taking the scrap building materials and creating elaborate forts. I enjoyed the process of watching my dad show and sell his spec homes. In college I landed in Missoula […]

This Week’s Missoula News Highlights- Week of Feb.11th

By TOM DIDDEL – Each week, Tom Diddel recaps the week’s most talked-about stories in Missoula. This week: the Jordie Johnson trial, comments by Pat Williams, Alex Apostle’s Pay Raise, and zombie attack warnings.

Missoula Story of the Week: Replace Historic Maclay Bridge?

By TOM DIDDEL – Maclay Bridge has been an iconic structure on the west side of Missoula since 1893. Due to engineering concerns, it may be in jeopardy.

Missoula is the Place for Bluegrass Music

By MARK VOSURGH. Wanna Jam? Missoulians, You are SO in luck. Missoula has a great bluegrass scene with at least 15 area bands playing bluegrass, and a ton of great musicians.

Introducing the Black Mountain Boys and
Weekly Missoula Bluegrass Music

By MARK VOSBURGH – Where is Missoula’s free weekly bluegrass show? Hint: Look for the grain bin on Reserve Street.