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

Posts Tagged ‘Things to do in Missoula’

State Lands Remain Open For Day Use

Fish Wildlife and Parks adjusts facility management in response to COVID-19; and state lands remain open for day use. ... more

COVID-19 Update in Downtown Missoula

By LINDA MCCARTHY-We encourage you to continue to care for yourselves and your families, and we ask you to support your business neighbors and friends.... more

New to Surfing? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you are serious about venturing into the surfing world, though, there are some things that you need to know.... more

Missoula Community Theatre Postpones Matilda the Musical

the Missoula Community Theatre has made the difficult decision to postpone Matilda the Musical, the final production of the 2019-2020 season.... more

Buyout Of Flood Victims’ Homes Planned, But All Residents Need Flood Protection

Missoula County plans to  apply for a $4 million grant to buy out homeowners whose properties are prone to flooding in the west of the city.... more

5 Great Ways to Save Money on Memorial Day

We’ve put together these five great ways to save some money this Memorial Day, while still enjoying the break and having a fun and active weekend.... more

7 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a High-Paying Job

If you're trying to figure out how you can get more money from a job, here are 7 effective ways that can help you out. ... more

7 Best Ways AI Can Improve Business Efficiency

Below we list 7 best examples of AI application for improving business efficiency. ... more

The Things You Should Consider When Running a Small Business

Here are some of the things that you should consider when running a small business.... more

A Look At The Recent Extreme Weather In Missoula

As Missoulians know, extreme weather is a part of life in this area of the country. Property damage is unfortunately a common result of harsh conditions.... more

Improving You: What You Need to Know About Cosmetic Surgery

Your decision to go through with cosmetic surgery should also involve carefully choosing the right cosmetic surgeon. Among the factors you’ll need to consider include:... more

Tips on Choosing the Right Insurance Plan for You

Navigating through insurance plans can be quite the homework assignment. Here are some tips that will help you choose a plan that’s in your best interests.  ... more

Here are Some of the Top Nightlife Hotspots in Missoula

When it comes to nightlife in Missoula, you’ll never be short of things to do.... more

Top Ways To Determine If Your Spouse is Cheating

A cheating spouse is not a myth; in fact, most of couples are not aware of this reality. When you get to know that your partner has been cheating on you then it is a trauma for you. However, by behaving a littl... more

Convenient Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Here are a few easy ways you can beat the summer heat.... more

How Does CBD Oil Make Your Feel?

To find out whether CBD oil can really take you high, let’s take a closer look at the origin of CBD and its chemical composition.... more

Family Disputes That Will Need Mediation

Here are the most common issues where mediation is needed:... more

Lady Griz Seeking Bye as End of Regular Season Approaches

The Montana women's basketball team will play a single game this week, facing Montana State on Saturday in Bozeman.... more

Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Property Agent

Here are some of the things you should know about being a property agent.... more

Frequently Asked Questions About Home Improvement

Here are the most common frequently asked questions about home improvement. ... more

How To Pick The Best Fireproof Gun Safe

Regardless of what your views may be on gun control, safety is the most important thing when it comes to guns because they exist and they will continue to exist.... more

Six Great Things to Do When You’re in Missoula

If you're looking for an unforgettable vacation, one great place to check out is Missoula, Montana.... more

Essential Winter Driving Skills To Learn To Survive Slippery Montana Roads

Citizens must remember these useful winter driving tips to avoid possible car accidents due to slippery roads.... more

Increased Caution Required When Driving In Missoula During Winter

As long as drivers adhere to all the rules of the road and practice a healthy dose of common sense, driving in winter does not have to be overly stressful for anyone. ... more

Traveling with Your Dog? Check out These Pawsome Stays!

Spending time with man's best friend is never a dull moment. The enjoyment we get from spending time with our dogs is valuable for us because they can bring so much joy. Even just snoozing on the couch or g... more

Winter’s Tale

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Right now, it’s too late for hunting, too early for fishing and I’m too old for winter mountain climbing.... more

Why Every Household Should Try Water Softener

Different levels of water hardness can cause various effects to your household. So, why should every household try using a water softener?... more

Food Related Businesses to Try in Missoula

Here is a list of some food and beverage businesses that could prove to be successful in Missoula. ... more

6 Best Wedding Venues in or Near Missoula

If you live in Missoula, Montana, you don't need to move across the world to wed. In this post, you'll find the amazing wedding venues Missoula has.... more

Factors You Need to Consider When Comparing Broadband Plans

Ask yourself the following to determine which broadband plans to focus on as possibilities. These items help you determine which plan you need.... more

Land Your Dream Job – Here’s How to Get Recruiters to Notice You

So, in order to land your dream job, here’s everything you need to do to get recruiters to notice you:... more

Increased Law Enforcement on Patrol During Holiday Season

By TRAVIS WELSH - Increased patrols in the Missoula area will begin during the weeks leading up to Christmas and lasting through the New Year holiday to keep Montana’s roads free of impaired drivers.... more

Looking for a Pro-Cleaner in Your Area? Here’s How to Find a Reliable One

Here are a few tips on how to find a reliable professional cleaner to give you the desired results.... more

4 Alternative Ways to Spend Time in a New Place

These four alternate ways to spend time and explore a new place could be exactly what you’re after.... more

Did You Know That There Are More Options Than Just Insurance Pet Care Solutions?

When it comes to pet care, we automatically think about pet insurance plans. But several other approaches can help you tend for your furry friend’s needs.... more

Original Mattress Factory and The Bed Buying Tips For Families

Here are some helpful tips from the Original Mattress Factory on how to buy a new mattress for families.... more

Public Encouraged to Vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Through December 27, The public is encouraged to vote in Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest.... more

How to Start a Franchise Business?

We have come up with seven steps to start a franchise business. So, let’s get started, and take a look at them, one by one.... more

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

Montana and Broadband: How Could the State Get Up to Speed on Connectivity?

While Montana undoubtedly thrives when it comes to sheer natural wonder and outdoor recreation, sadly it struggles when it comes to access to quality broadband services.... more

The Relationship Between Casinos and Pop Culture

There are many things that make the pop culture what it is. It’s the clothes people wear, the movies they watch, the music they listen to and much more. So what does it have to do with casinos? Well, many peo... more

UK Gambling Affiliate Programs Explained, Along with the Best Ones Available Online

When it comes to Gambling Affiliate Programs, a common question arises about the best commissions.... more

Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Winter Months in Missoula

Preparing for emergency situations in winter is a task that remains a challenge not only for the county, but also to its residents.... more

Top 10 Hikes Around Missoula

By JEFF JONES - An insider's perspective of the top 10 hikes in and around Missoula, Montana.... more

Orediggers Stun Grizzlies in Missoula

By NIC HALLISEY - Montana head coach Travis DeCuire didn't like the urgency his team had been playing with lately, and it showed on Monday as the Grizzlies fell to Montana Tech, 74-72.  ... more

MCT Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE on Stage!

The Missoula Children’s Theatre, in partnership with the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, is proud to present A Charlie Brown Christmas live on stage. ... more

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

Montana’s Farmers Fear Being Caught in the US-China Trade War Crossfire

Farmers across Montana are increasingly concerned that the spillover of increased tariffs on wheat exports to China could have devastating consequences on their businesses.... more

The Best Places to Play Keno in Missoula

We’ve scoured the local community to help find some of the best places and ways to play, from the rambunctious and rowdy to the quiet and contained.... more

Making Your Money Go Further: Tips For Stretching Your Income Thanks to Thrifty Living Habits

Whether it is to stay on track with bills or build your financial security for the future, incorporating thrifty habits into your daily lifestyle can help your money go further.... more