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’

Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

Vacations are meant to be about relaxation and unwinding, but all too often, small stressors can add up and erode the enjoyment of your time off.... more

4 Biggest Compound Archery Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Archery is an excellent sport for building confidence and can make you mentally stronger.... 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

The 6 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Utah

Although it is arguably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful of all US states, Utah is often overlooked as a vacation spot.... more

6 Reasons to Visit a National Park

There are many great reasons why you should definitely have a national park at the top of your to-do travel list!... more

Why Your Teens Need More Sleep Than You

As an adult, you should know that your teen needs more sleep then you do.... more

Stealthy Learning: Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer Without Them Knowing

To prevent learning loss from happening to your kids, try incorporating some of these stealthy learning tactics into your child’s summer schedule.... more

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping

Camping is a great outdoor activity everyone seems to enjoy. Not only is it super fun to spend the night under the starry night but it also guarantees great fun.... more

6 Ways to Make Your New Cat Feel at Home

Here are 6 helpful ways to make sure that your new cat feels comfortable with you at home.... more

Gardening 101: Understanding the Different Types of Fertilizers

Here's a quick overview of popular types of fertilizers and what they do to your plants and soil.... more

Three French Destinations for Your Family Getaway

France has become a hugely popular holiday destination with families over the years. Here are the top three French destinations for your next family getaway:... 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

Time Well Spent: Great Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Family

It’s so easy for us to get caught up in our own busy schedules that we forget to take time out for family time. ... 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

5 Subtle Ways to Start Decorating for Christmas

Here are five subtle ways you can start decorating for Christmas, without going overboard:... more

Tips On Building A Brand For Your Highschool

Here are some ways you can build a successful brand for your high school.... 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

Ultimate Packing Guide for a Road Trip with Kids

Here is an ultimate packing guide to assist you in planning all of the essentials you may need on your road trip!... more

5 Great Tips for Moms with New Babies

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

Explore: The Flathead Maze

The maze took about four weeks and hundreds of hours to assemble.... 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

The Family Lifestyle: How to Practically Prepare For Starting Your Family

As easy as it can be to get swept up in the excitement of expecting your first child, it is crucial that you give some thought to making practical preparations ahead of time.... 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

Top Tips to Properly Look After Your Guinea Pig Pet

in order to help your pet live a long, happy, healthy, and active life, here are some tips you should follow.... 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

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

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

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

How to Plan the Ideal Montana Weekend Getaway

This handy guide is going to help you plan the perfect weekend getaway in Montana so that you start having fun as soon as possible.... 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

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

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

Support Someone’s Dream on Small Business Saturday

The Downtown Missoula Partnership encourages all Missoulians to support the local economy by shopping and dining Downtown November 24 on Small Business Saturday.... 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

Tourism and Innovation. How Montana is Trying to Get Ahead

One of the most northerly of the U.S states, Montana is widely appreciated for its numerous outdoor opportunities, tourist attractions and local culture. ... more

Fort Missoula Regional Park Hosts Old-Fashioned Fall Family Fest on Oct 20

By BECKY GOODRICH - Fort Missoula Regional Park invites kids and their families to the 18th Annual Fall Family Fest and Kaboom! Play Day on Saturday, October 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.... 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

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

Top 6 Essential Accessories For Your Road Trip

What to do before departure and while travelling to enjoy the stress-free journey.... more

Over 140 Players Break in New Fort Missoula Regional Park Pickleball Courts

By BECKY GOODRICH - Over 140 pickleball players, ranging in age from 17 to 84, will compete in Missoula this weekend at the fifth annual Montana Open pickleball tournament.... more

Keeping Vigilant on Protecting Montana’s Waterways

With summer half over, more than 50,000 watercraft have been inspected at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state.... more

Sheep Return to City Open Space, Pet Owners Required to Leash Dogs Near Herd

By BECKY GOODRICH - Visitors to City open space are reminded: leash your dog when hiking near grazing sheep this summer.... more

“Bears of Durango” Triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival

“Bears of Durango” received dual awards during a ceremony at the 41st annual International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) on Saturday, April 21st.... more

MCT’s 7th Annual Adapted Performance

On Tuesday, May 8, MCT will present an adapted performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.... more

Citrus-Marinated Salmon

By KATIE WORKMAN - The bright flavors of lemon and orange are a nice complement to the fish in this recipe.... more

Lady Griz Fall to Top Seed Bears

In the end it was simple math more than anything else that ended Montana's season on Wednesday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament.... more

Mini Pizzas

By KATIE WORKMAN - If you want to wow your gang during an Oscar viewing party, game day, or a movie-watching or Netflix-binging session, mini pizzas are a great way to go.... more

Parks & Recreation Offers Variety of Fall Programs

By BECKY GOODRICH - From game night to tennis to adult sports and more, Parks and Recreation has something for everyone this fall. Learn more and register online .... more