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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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

Eagles to Return to Missoula for Rivalry Showdown

The Montana Grizzlies return home to a renewed rivalry this week as the Eastern Washington Eagles come to town for the first time since 2017 after sitting out a one-year hiatus in 2018, a lapse in the schedule ... more

Griz and Lady Griz Hold Maroon & Silver Scrimmage and 3-Point Competition on 10/22

By NIC HALLISEY - Griz fans will have their first opportunity to watch the 2019-20 Montana men's and women'sbasketball teams on Tuesday, as they hold their annual Maroon & Silver Scrimmage.... 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

Ways to Stay Safe on Your Next Family Camping Trip

As exciting and eventful as a family camping trip can be, your safety has to take priority. Here are some tips for staying safe on your next outing:... 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

What is VPN And Why Do You Need It?

Most of us have heard somewhere or from someone about a VPN, but we don’t know enough about it. How does it work or why do we need it?... more

5 Reasons You Should Start Managing Property

While you might not have considered owning and managing property before, now is a great time to consider it. ... more

Montana River Cruises: Why You Should Make it Part of Your Trip

Are you planning on making a trip to Montana? Here is why you should do it in the form of a scenic river cruises. ... more

14th Annual River City Roots Festival Begins Friday, August 23

River City Roots Festival is on Friday, August 23 featuring Honey Island Swamp Band as the headliner Friday night and Leftover Salmon will close out the festival Saturday, August 24.... more

Why the People of Missoula Prefer to Gamble Online

There’s nothing wrong with having a big night out at a Missoula casino, but when you gamble online you can make every night a big one without even leaving the house.... 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

Businesses That Could Be Successful in Missoula, Montana

There is no denying that starting a business is both exciting and frightening.... more

Mumford Concert Logistics

The sold-out Mumford & Sons concert at Ogren Park at Allegiance Field the evening of Aug. 11 will draw thousands of fans to Missoula's civic stadium.... more

Moving Forward as a Family: A Guide

Helping your child through a problem with addiction doesn’t have to be a journey you take alone. Here are some tips to help you and your family move forward and beat this together.... more

Griz QBs Feature Depth and Versatility in 2019

By ERIC TABER -0 The Montana Grizzlies officially return to the field in one week's time with the first practice of fall camp on Tuesday, Aug. 6 starting the leadup to the season opener at South Dakota.... more

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

10 Reasons Missoula Montana is Perfect For A Second Honeymoon

Are you looking to celebrate your love with a second honeymoon right here in America? There are few choices as ideal as Missoula, Montana.... 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

Broadway Beat Performances at MCT Aug 8-10

From Motown to rock to disco to pop to punk, a Broadway Beat has emerged that the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will celebrate Thu., Aug. 8-Sat., Aug. 10.... more

5 Ways to Avoid Accidents When Driving in Big Cities

If you're planning a trip to a big city any time soon, follow these driving tips to stay safe:... more

Why Spending Time in Nature Is Good for Your Health

If you don’t get to spend lots of time outdoors, here are a few benefits that might make you do that more often. ... more

5 Fun Activities To Do In Missoula In May

Home to more than 66,000 warm and friendly people, Missoula, a city in Montana, is the place to visit this May.... 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

Romantic Getaway For Couples In Missoula

The following is a list of some of these fun and fascinating Missoula-based things that are sure to spark a closer intimacy.... more

Montana’s Favorite Casino Games Both Online and Offline

Find out about the best games found at casinos in Montana and how you can play even more real money titles at online casinos on desktop and mobile devices.... more

New Community Transportation Plan Set For Implementation Soon

The community of Missoula is determined to make the roads of the city safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike.... more