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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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

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 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

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

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

5 Great Tips for Moms with New Babies

Here are 5 great tips to ensure your baby is safe, happy, and healthy.... 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dental Assistant Job Hunting Secrets to a Successful Interview

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

Season Ticket Pick Up Party Set for Aug. 14

Season ticket holders will again get a head start on the season at the annual ticket pick up party, scheduled from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on August 14 at the Adams Center lobby.... more

Missoula’s Annual Chip Seal Program at Work

City of Missoula Street Division crews are hard at work applying oil and chips to city streets in the City’s annual Chip Seal Street Maintenance Program July 22 through Aug. 8.... 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

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

How to Increase Your Career Prospects in 12 months

To prevent your job application and resume from being overlooked, here are a few ways to stand out from the other applicants.... 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

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

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

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

Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Home

When preparing to sell a home, it is important that you know what to expect and prepare well.... more

Is it Possible to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card?

By following the tips provided, paying for your mortgage using your credit card can reap you some juicy rewards while enabling you to make timely payments.... more