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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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

Tips on How to Be Good Sports Parents Whether They Win or Lose

Being a good sports parent is similar to being a good parent with their academics, meaning if you want your kids to participate and do well, you have to get involved. ... more

Why Animals Make Life Better

Humans and animals have been inseparable since the first horses were tamed and the first wolf cubs domesticated.... more

How to Protect Your Finances in the Aftermath of a Road Accident

In the aftermath of a road accident, take action to ensure that your money remains safe and you get the money you deserve when you make a claim.... more

Getting the Most Out of Your Video Streaming Video Services

How can you go about making sure you’re up to date with all the various streaming services? Below are some tips to send you down the right path.... more

Breakfast Tacos With Bacon

By AMERICA'S KITCHEN - When making these delicious breakfast tacos, there are two ways to cook bacon.... more

Mount JumboNorth Zone to Remain Closed until May 15

By BECKY GOODRICH - Parks and Recreation, in consultation with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, has extended the winter wildlife closure for Mount Jumbo’s North Zone.... more

5 Important Tips to Consider When Hiring a New Nanny

There are things to keep in mind when going through the process of finding a great caregiver.... more

10 Steps on How to Burn Those Fats Quickly

Observing these 10 steps will help you burn off those excessive fats quickly.... more

Griz Football Set to Host Marrow Registry Drive in UC Friday

By ERIC TABER - The Grizzly football team will do its part to help save lives this week by rallying the UM campus community to join the National Marrow Donor Program's Be the Match Registry.... more

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

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This is endlessly adaptable, depending on what you have in your pantry.... 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

27th Annual Run for the Trees Slated For April 20th

By BECKY GOODRICH - Celebrate National Arbor Month with a fun walk or run along the Riverfront trail system.... 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

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

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

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Zuppa di fagioli alla toscana is a quintessential bean dish.... more

Missoula in Motion Launches January Clear the Air Challenge

For the month of January, Missoula In Motion will challenge citizens to reduce the amount of C02 they emit into the air by trying to limit their solo driving trips.... more

How to Change Your Life and Start an Online Business

If you need a change of pace, this is the perfect time to begin standing on your own two feet and launch your very own online business.... more

How to Help Your Students Learn More With Trello

Trello is a tool that collaborates by organizing your projects into boards. It makes being a student or instructor easier. ... more

How to Start a Green Team at Your School

You’ve finally decided your school needs an Eco-messiah, and you’re looking into starting a green team, but you don’t know where to start? ... more

Shrimp Scampi

When I last made my way through a mediocre rendition of Shrimp Scampi, I decided it was time to realize this ideal scampi vision at home.... more

Can Tarot Cards Predict the Future?

People are often torn between wanting to know their future and being scared of knowing their future.... more

LIVE Results of Football Matches

Now it has become much easier to receive the latest and reliable information. ... more

Monkey Bread

The name “monkey” refers to how you eat this sweet treat – with your hands.... more

Cranberry-Apple Crisp

We achieved the perfect fruit mix by combining fresh and dried cranberries.... more

6 Entrepreneurship Lessons to Learn From Starbucks

Here are 6 entrepreneurship lessons to learn from Starbucks:... more

NBA Results at Sports Statistics Website

You can now follow all livescores at the website of sports statistics, which allows to not miss anything important. It offers the best line of events and pays attention to the tiniest details.... more

How to Start a Fashion Business As a Stay at Home Mum

If you’re a stay at home mum looking to start an online fashion business, you will know better than anyone else the value of time. ... more

Glazed Spiral-Sliced Ham

Heating and glazing a cured ham seems effortless, but many recipes yield leathery meat in an overly sweet glaze. ... more

4 Inspiring Ways to Cope in the Airport

If you don’t just want to enjoy your holiday, but want to find ways to enjoy the journey as well, then here’s how you should plan your time in the airport.... more

Mushroom Cornbread Stuffing

By KATIE WORKMAN - You can certainly cook this stuffing in the turkey if you want, but I rather love it in a pan, so the top gets crispy and browned.... more

What to Do If Injury Affects Your Work Life

In this handy guide, you will learn of three proactive things that can be done to get your life back on track after an injury.... more

Travel and See the World

The world that we live in is so amazing and extraordinary. Pictures don’t even do justice to most, if not the entire world’s natural beauty. ... more

Creative Ideas to Maximize Space in Your Missoula Home

Whether you’re looking to move to Missoula or relocating to the locality, here’s some useful ways to maximize a space to its full potential.... more

Cauliflower Tots

By KATIE WORKMAN - My family can eat a baking sheet of that before dinner even hits the table.... more

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

By SARA MOULTON - Eat these toasted seeds straight up, like nuts, or add them to soups or salads.... more

Instant Pot Mediterranean Lamb Stew

By KATIE WORKMAN - Don’t have an Instant Pot? You can also make this stew in a slow cooker. ... more

Korean Fried Chicken Tenders

By KATIE WORKMAN - You’ll probably dream about them until you eat them again.... 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

Hot Corn Queso Dip

By KATIE WORKMAN - It’s a lovely way to use up those ears of corn that seem to be exploding in the markets from July through September.... more

Stay Safe on the Water This Labor Day Weekend

By JOLENE TADEJ - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wants to remind boaters to be safe on the water this weekend. ... more

Roasted Broccoflower with Shiitake

By KATIE WORKMAN - Broccoflower has a slightly sweeter and less-bitter taste than either regular cauliflower or broccoli.... more

Tickets Still Available for Home Opener

By ERIC TABER - What could be better than watching football under the lights at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on a late summer evening in Missoula?... more

7th Annual Doggie Dash Slated for September 8 at Fort Missoula

By BECKY GOODRICH - Missoula Parks & Recreation invites you and your four-legged friends to the 7th annual Doggie Dash Pet Expo and Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Fort Missoula Regional Park West.... more

Green Beans with Tarragon Vinaigrette

By KATIE WORKMAN - This herb dressing is bright and bracing, with a lovely anise-y flavor from the tarragon.... more