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 with Kids in Missoula’

Cycling Safety Tips From the Experts

Before you hop on your bike, get some expert tips on how to make your ride safer.... more

Registration Open for the Wizard of Oz with MCT

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is excited to announce that registration is open for all of its local chil-dren’s programming, beginning with the fall production of The Wizard of Oz. ... more

How to Prepare For Your Baby’s First Outing

Here are the top tips to head outside and still have a great time!... more

5 Ways You Can Work on Your Golf Game off the Course

Whether you’re new to the sport, or a seasoned pro, there is always room for improvement when it comes to upping your golf game. ... more

Centerfield Cinema: Stop Making Sense

Ready to have a (safe, socially-distanced) dance party? This may be as close as we see to a concert under the Big Sky this summer!... more

FWP “Kids to Fish” Program Allows Anglers to Borrow Gear & Tackle For Free

A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks program that allows kids and their friends or families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. ... more

Camp Cooking: What You Need to Know

If you are preparing for your next camping trip right now, read on below to find everything you need to know about camp cooking. ... more

4 Ways A Football Fan Can Keep Track of Live Scores from Anywhere

Here are four ways you can always keep track of the live score of any game you want and keep showing love towards your favorite sport.... more

Third Season of the Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours Begin in June

With a focus on providing safe, educational, and entertaining opportunities in Downtown Missoula, Unseen Missoula Guided Walking Tours are back for a third season! ... more

5 Insanely Creative and Fun Things to do in Missoula

From local farmer's markets to natural hot springs, we've compiled a list of the top-rated places to check out in The Garden City.... more

How To Improve Your Hunting Skills

It takes time, dedication, and guidance but anyone can become a safe and efficient hunter. ... more

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Golf Swing

If you want to improve on your swings, never hold yourself back, here are three golf swing basics to help you play better. ... more

5 Essential Items You Should Have When Playing Golf

There are several items you can take along when going to play golf. Some items are more important than others.... more

How to Enjoy Basketball While Staying At Home

With sports activities suspended all over the world, you might be looking for ways to stay active and enjoy playing basketball despite the restriction.... more

Family Activities in Missoula

Missoula offers a wide variety of activities that can be fun and entertaining for parents and children alike.... more

Griz Adjust 2020 Summer Camp Slate

The Grizzlies will now host two camps for high school-age players in the month of July as well as a pair of youth camps in June... more

Pet Nutrition: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Food

Owning a dog can improve the quality of your life, can decrease your blood pressure, your cholesterol levels, and your feelings of loneliness.... more

Carousel to Close for 10 Days Amid CoVid-19 Concerns

A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow will be closed for 10 days, from Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 25, as a precautionary measure for COVID-19.... more

Teaching A Man How to Fish: Guide For Beginners

If you are interested in learning to fish or teaching someone to do so, then this guide is for you.... more

Facts About the 4th of July That Might Interest You

Let’s dive into some more facts about this flag-waving holiday that all Americans love to celebrate!... more

Convenient Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

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

How Organic Food is Making the World a Better Place

Here is how organic food is really making the world a better place. ... 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

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

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents Disney’s Frozen, JR.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre is ecstatic to present Disney’s Frozen JR., February 6-8, 2020. ... more

Montana Returns Home With Clean Slate

By NIC HALLISEY - The first seven weeks of Montana's 2019-20 basketball campaign featured several ups and downs.... more

6 of the Most Fun Lawn Games for All Ages

There is nothing like spending the day out in your backyard and playing some fun games with your family and friends.... more

Buying Guide: Choosing The Best Scooter Your Child Will Definitely Love!

To help you in buying an ideal scooter that suits your child, we’ve jotted down a buying guide for assistance.... more

Exciting Things You Can Do With Your Family This Weekend

If you’re looking to spend the weekend with your family, the following are some of the many exciting things that you can do together.  ... more

Fun Things to Do with Your Family to Make the Most of Your Upcoming Weekend

Here are a few things to do to guarantee you’ll enjoy your family time together: ... 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

Awesome Ways to Memorize Mathematical Formulas

The problem with mathematics often isn’t about understanding the topics, but rather memorizing the formulas needed. ... 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

Music to Your Ears: What Age Should You Start Music Lessons For Your Child?

Whether you want your child to play a sport or play an instrument, you have to wonder what’s a good age to get them started in those activities.... 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

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

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

Cyberbullying Has Become A Pandemic

When teens or young kids, as well as adults, use electronic devices to send any threatening or intimidating message to another person, it is cyberbullying. Many will say that bullying has been around forever, i... 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

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

New International Speaker Series Kicks Off Oct 21 at the Roxy Theater

NEW ZEALAND - The first International Community Speaker Series (ICSS) event,is this Monday, Oct 21, at 7:00 p.m., at the Roxy theater. The event is FREE and open to the public! ... 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

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

Teacher Tips: How to Write a Lesson Plan That’ll Motivate Students

If you find your students losing focus or even skipping classes, it might be time to reassess the way you structure your lessons. ... more