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Staff Kim Latrielle

Frank Cudia

Amanda Hemry

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Executive Director of Program and Events

Korin Youngberg Director of Operations

Sarah Knobel

Bill Samsoe

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ince its incorporation in 1930, the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has played a vital role in providing community leadership and helping to sustain business vitality in the Missoula area. With over 800 members, the Missoula Chamber is the largest business organization in Missoula and is the voice of business. Through the Chamber, businesses can make a difference and take action for the progress of the community. Furthermore, the Chamber provides networking and educational opportunities, monitors and keeps members abreast on important issues impacting business and works with community partners to help make Missoula a great place to live and do business. As a member of the Chamber, a business is provided with a multitude of networking and marketing opportunities. Some of these include Business Networking Groups, a monthly Business After Hours event and the annual Business to Business Tradeshow and Health Fair. The Chamber offers a variety of committees which members can become involved in and each committee positively impacts Missoula business. The Chamber also offers training opportunities to its members. These include monthly safety trainings, quarterly health and safety forums and the Leadership Missoula Program, which is currently in its 29th year! This program has helped to build over 900 leaders who have been effective in shaping the Missoula community. For more than 80 years, the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to provide community leadership. With over 800 members, representing over 20,000 employees in the Missoula and surrounding area, the Chamber is comprised of people who want to help build a thriving business community. We invite you to join our business organization and hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of a great community.

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Ron Bender

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Nick Kaufman WGM Group

Michael McGill MCT, Inc.

Jim Decker

Chair-Elect, Decker & Sutherland

Shawn Clouse

Vice Chair, Pink Grizzly

Dick Shull

Gary Clark

Past Chair, Missoula Federal Credit Union

Stacey Mueller

Vice Chair, Missoulian

Bob Disney

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Payne Financial Group

Staci Flynn

Julie GemarWilliams

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JGW Consulting

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Table of Contents

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Table of Contents Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Retired Living & Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Welcome to Missoula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Missoula History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Visiting Missoula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Missoula County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Shopping Missoula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Business Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Community Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Higher Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Pet Friendly Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Public Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Private Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Missoula Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Plantlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Moving Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Missoula County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Ravalli County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Mineral County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Advertising Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Publisher: Stacey Mueller Advertising & Marketing Director: Jim McGowan Art Director: Mike Lake Senior Designer: Megan Richter

Advertising Sales: Jacque Walawander Advertising Sales Coordinator: Holly Kuehlwein Project Coordinator: Kim Latrielle, Nicole Childre & the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce staff

Photography by: Tom Bauer, Jeff Childre, Michael Gallacher, Chris Hart, Kim Dahl Latrielle, Megan Richter, Linda Thompson, Youa Vang, Kurt Wilson and Ron Williams

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Missoula’s Official Relocation Guide is a publication of the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce and the Missoulian, which is a division of Lee Enterprises. Copyright 2011 by the Missoulian. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission of the publisher is prohibited.

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Welcome to Missoula

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Welcome to Missoula

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issoula is a vibrant community with great diversity providing many opportunities for new businesses, families, and individuals seeking to experience the Montana quality of life. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, Missoula is one of the West’s most sophisticated smaller cities. Industries that support Missoula include: professional business and financial services, healthcare, trade, government, construction and real estate. Missoula is also home to the University of Montana which was founded in 1893. Since then students have been provided with a high-quality, wellrounded education and training for professional careers in the University’s three colleges – arts and sciences, forestry and conservation, and technology – and six schools – journalism, law, business, education, pharmacy and the fine arts. Located at the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM is a magnet not only for top-notch teachers and researchers, but also for students from across the country and around the globe. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture. In 2010, Missoula was selected as one of the ‘100 Best Communities for Young People’ which is a competition that honors outstanding efforts on behalf of young people by multiple sectors of communities. In cities, suburbs, small towns and counties across the country, this annual competition is leading communities to assess their efforts, work more

effectively together for young people and share best practices. Missoula is one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People, in part, because of its Flagship Program, which brings community resources and activities on site to the schools to provide safe and healthy activities for youth during non-school hours. Supported by local government, area business and schools, it helped over 2,000 students participate and partner with 48 community groups in a large number of activities such as community service and tutoring. Missoula is also home to western Montana’s largest indoor shopping mall, national discount and department stores and dozens of interesting and unique downtown stores and boutiques. The downtown is Missoula’s newest and fastest growing shopping district and a great showcase of Missoula. Our town offers a wide range of medical services. As the major medical hub between Minneapolis and Seattle, Missoula has over 9,700 people working in the health services industry who are committed to keeping Missoulians in top physical shape. There are two major medical centers in Missoula: Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital & Health Sciences Center. Missoula boasts a variety of outdoor pursuits from hiking a nearby mountain or river trail to golfing one of the many convenient courses. There’s something to do outdoors all year long. Skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, fishing, hunting, mountain climbing, river rafting, mountain biking and wildlife viewing are just some of the many things you can do outside.


For more information on Missoula resources, visit these sites:

• Destination Missoula www.destinationmissoula.com

• The Missoulian www.missoulian.com

• City of Missoula www.ci.missoula.mt.us

• Missoula County Public Schools www.mcps.k12.mt.us

• The Missoula Independent www.missoulanews.com

• County of Missoula www.co.missoula.mt.us

• Missoula Downtown Association www.missouladowntown.com

• Montana 211 www.montana211.org

• Dickinson Lifelong Learning Center www.thelifelonglearningcenter.com

• Missoula Housing Authority www.missoulahousing.org

• The Montana World Trade Center www.mwtc.org

• Missoula Building Industry Association www.buildmissoula.com

• Missoula Midtown Association www.missoulamidtown.com

• The University of Montana www.umt.edu

• Montana Community Development Corp. www.mtcdc.org

• Missoula Organization of Realtors www.missoularealestate.com

• The University of Montana College of Technology www.cte.umt.edu

• Missoula Public Library www.missoulapubliclibrary.org

Welcome to Missoula

• Better Business Bureau www.spokane.bbb.org

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Missoula Resource Quick Links

• The Western Montana Fair www.westernmontanafair.com

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Welcome to Missoula

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John Engen

Mayor of Missoula

elcome to Missoula. Whether you’ve come here for a new job or a new life as a retiree, we think you’ll find everything you need in our vibrant city. Missoula is my hometown, and even if it weren’t, I’d have claimed it as such long ago. Many of Missoula’s citizens feel the same way: Missoula is the city we’ve elected to call home because it is a wonderful place to live, work, play and raise families. We live in a city where strangers still say hello to one another as they pass each other on a sidewalk. We still do that here, and we’re proud of the feeling it gives to our city.

As you explore Missoula, we hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised at all the amenities it offers. From parks and open spaces to fine neighborhoods, old and new, to our precious Clark Fork River, to shops and restaurants and pubs, it’s all there for you to enjoy. We hope you prosper in our city. Thank you for joining us.

John Engen Mayor

Best Community in the West. - Sunset Magazine, about Missoula

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he Missoula Police Department is committed to helping maintain a high quality of life and sense of personal safety for everyone who lives in or visits our community. That commitment is the core concept of our Vision and the aspiration of partnerships within the community, guiding our delivery of professional law enforcement services. There are about 125 men and women working within the department to help respond to crime, identify community problems and reduce the fear of crime for everyone here in Missoula. Many of us were once newcomers to Missoula and recognize the value of a helping hand while getting settled in. We’re here to help make that as positive a process as possible. The website for the City of Missoula includes an enhanced web presence for our Police Department. We invite you to check out volunteer and employment opportunities, research crime statistics, view crime maps, read Department policies and follow the activities of all the Police employees who aspire to our commitment of serving the community

with Honor, Valor, and Pride. To accomplish our goals we need a connection to the community we serve, so make sure we receive feedback and let us know how to better interact and improve public safety for our magnificent community. There are many ways to contact us for assistance: • For an EMERGENCY, dial 911 • Visit or call us at our offices in City Hall, where we staff the phones and a 24 hour desk, seven days a week. Our non-emergency number is 552-6300. • For lowest priority assistance or inquiry you may send us an e-mail to: ContactMPD@ci.missoula.mt.us

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Missoula History

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issionaries, trappers, loggers, American Indians, prospectors, and train builders were among the key players in Missoula’s past. Today, this modern city offers numerous cultural, educational, medical, and recreational amenities to both residents and visitors alike. Whether you use Missoula's nickname, “The Garden City,” or call it the “Paris of the ‘90s” or “Nemissoolatakoo” (meaning “by the shining waters") as the local Salish Indians do, you will find Missoula to be western Montana’s center of trade, education, medicine and culture. In 1805, Meriwether Lewis first visited the “hub of five great valleys” — Flathead to the north, Frenchtown to the West, Bitterroot to the south, Blackfoot to the northeast and Hellgate to the east. Today travelers fish and float the Clark Fork, the Bitterroot and the Blackfoot rivers, which were made famous in the movie “A River Runs Through It.” Fur traders stopped here in the early 19th century. Thirty miles south, Father Pierre Desmet established a Jesuit mission

in 1841. Settlers arrived in great numbers after the discovery of gold in Montana in the 1860s. They founded Hellgate Township on Mullan Road in 1860. Four years later, the community moved a few miles east to Missoula Mills. Two of the biggest events in the history of Missoula happened within a decade of each other. First, in 1833, came the Northern Pacific Railroad, which quickly turned Missoula into a logging and marketing center. Next, in 1893, came the University of Montana, now more than 14,000 students strong, and, like the community, still growing. Today, Missoula is a thriving county of about 108,000 people. Professional and financial services, retail trade, healthcare and other professions have supplemented the older resourcebased economy. Missoulians love the scenic beauty of their surroundings, with its opportunities to ski, fly-fish, golf, hike or simply enjoy the outdoors. Sporting events, concerts, museums and fine restaurants are also bountiful in this beautiful city.

Number 1 Historic Small Town.

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Missoula Quick Links • Lewis & Clark www.lewisandclark.mt.gov

For more information on Missoula’s history, visit these sites: • Glacial Lake Missoula www.glaciallakemissoula.org

• The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula www.fortmissoulamuseum.org


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issoula County, Montana, covers approximately 2,600 square miles in the western part of the State. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County has a population of over 100,000 people and the County Seat is located in the City of Missoula. The present Courthouse (200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802), was designed by A.J. Gibson, Missoula’s premier architect. Construction began in 1908 and the Courthouse was completed in 1910. The neoclassical sandstone block building is crowned by a four-sided clock tower with a twoton bell that rings on the half hour and hour. Its south foyer is graced by a series of eight murals painted by famed western artist Edgar S. Paxson between 1912 and 1914. An annex was added to the north side of the building in 1966. The Missoula County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Missoula County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, consisting of three elected members who serve six-year staggered terms. All legislative, executive and

administrative powers and duties of the local government, not specifically reserved by law or ordinance to other elected officials, reside in the Commission (MCA 7-3-401). The current Board includes, Jean Curtiss, Chair for 2011, Michele Landquist and Bill Carey. The Commissioners hold a Weekly Public Meeting every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 201 on the second floor of the annex. Other Elected Officials include: County Auditor Barbara Berens; County Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer Vickie Zeier; County Superintendent of Schools Erin Lipkind; County Attorney Fred VanValkenburg; County Sheriff/Coroner Carl C. Ibsen; Clerk of District Court Shirley Faust; County Justice of the Peace John Odlin; and County Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech. Missoula County Rural Initiatives (RI) provides County citizens with an avenue for collecting and distributing data, legislation, regulations and policies relative to Missoula County. RI staff advise the Commissioners on issues of importance to County citizens in nine planning regions in Missoula County.

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Activities include comprehensive land use and parks planning; support for sustained agricultural, ranching and timber employment and opportunities at the local, state and national level; natural resource monitoring and protection; water course and water source protection; and cultural resource protection and enhancement. The work of RI staff is complemented by the efforts of an Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee established in November, 2006 when voters passed a $10 million Open Space Bond. The Missoula County Department of Public Works serves the residents of the County in the areas of engineering and surveying services; road and bridge construction and maintenance; water and wastewater facilities construction and maintenance; mapping; and Rural Special Improvement District (RSID) creation. In May, 2006, Missoula County adopted a Countywide Building Code Enforcement Program, administered through the Public Works Department. The Building Code Fee Schedule is reviewed and revised on an annual basis. The Missoula County Treasurer’s Office is the collection and distribution center for all taxes in Missoula County. Property Taxes can be paid online by accessing Webpay through the online Property Tax Payment System. The Treasurer’s Office also handles license plate renewals and title work for newly purchased vehicles. Appointments may be scheduled for title work, or for five or more

renewals, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for renewals and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. for title transactions. MasterCard and Visa credit cards accepted. Citizens in the Seeley Lake area can access a number of services at the County’s satellite office at 3360 Highway 83 North. On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., citizens can renew motor vehicle registrations and tabs, acquire 40-day temporary registration permits, obtain Montana birth and death certificates, pay real estate, mobile home, and business taxes, and obtain dog licenses and moving permits. The satellite office also houses the public works departments’ building codes division for the north end of Missoula County and resident deputies from the Sheriff’s department. Citizens can also access property information and recorded documents through the Property Information System, renew motor vehicle registration, check the status of their ballot during an election, and register their cell phones for reverse 9-1-1 notifications on the County’s website. These are just a few examples of the services that Missoula County provides. Additional information about all County Services may be found at www.co.missoula.mt.us, or by calling (406) 721-5700.


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Missoula City Population Missoula County

Missoula County Population

Distances from Missoula

Missoula’s Climate

Elevation...............................................3,199 feet above sea level Annual Average Temp......................................................... 44.4ºF January Daily Minimum Temp............................................ 29.5ºF July Daily Minimum Temp.................................................. 84.1ºF Annual Average Snowfall......................................................46.5” Annual Average Rainfall........................................................13.5”

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Billings...................................................................................273 Boise......................................................................................369 Bozeman.................................................................................166 Calgary, Alberta......................................................................467 Denver....................................................................................895 Great Falls..............................................................................205 Helena......................................................................................94 Kalispell.................................................................................121 Los Angeles.........................................................................1,211 Phoenix...............................................................................1,230 Portland..................................................................................549 Salt Lake City..........................................................................524 San Francisco......................................................................1,147 Seattle....................................................................................476 Spokane.................................................................................198

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Average Annual Employment Employment

Per Capita Personal Income

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2007

2008

Total Wage & Salary Jobs 54,440

55,497

47,002

2,562

2,526

Services

2,329

Retail Trade

8,225

8,516

8,368

Government

8,639

8,304

8,461

Manufacturing

2,700

2,579

2,435

Transportation, Comm. & Util. 3,026

1,590

1,464

Construction

3,187

3,263

3,430

Wholesale Trade

2,056

2,108

2,003

Finance, Insurance, Real. Est. 2,595

1,789

1,769

Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries 399

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Average Annual Wage Per Industry Per Industry

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Missoula Montana United States In 2008, Missoula had a per capita personal income of $35,108 Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

2009

Total Wage & Salary Jobs

$30,664

$32,233 $31,616

Services

$26,024

$22,861 $23,192

Retail Trade

$21,686

$22,724 $23,400

Government

$38,633

$35,251 $36,452

Manufacturing

$41,636

$42,658 $42,796

Education

Construction

$34,858

$36,627 $39,052

Wholesale Trade

$41,705

$43,353 $45,604

Public Schools (2008-2009) Elementary High Schools (MCHS) University of Montana College of Technology Private Schools (2008-2009) Special Education

Finance, Insurance, Real. Est. $36,195

$46,820 $47,892

Source: Missoula County Public Schools

Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries $40,384

$42,465 $45,032

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$50,363 $50,544

Transportation, Comm. & Util. $38,387 $36,263 $34.060

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Housing and Construction (2009) Median Price of Homes Homes Sold Average Monthly Rent Rental Occupancy Rate Source: Missoula Organization of Realtors

$ 208,775 1023 $725 97 %


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Economic Development Cost of Living The American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association’s (ACCRA) Inter-City Cost of Living Index report provides the following comparison of Missoula. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places. Composite Grocery Health Misc. Goods & City Index Items Housing Utilites Transportation Care Services Missoula, MT 101.8 117.8 94.0 94.8 102.8 106.0 103.7 Bozeman, MT 104.4 108.3 109.3 94.5 96.1 100.9 105.0 Laramie, WY 97.9 105.7 102.9 86.6 89.1 94.7 97.3 Fargo, ND 92.4 101.9 84 96.8 102.5 96.7 96.7 Flagstaff, AZ 115.9 105.1 153.2 94.8 105.1 105.4 100.2 Idaho Falls, ID 91.7 87.2 84.4 92.6 96.8 91.1 97.6 Kalispell, MT 101.5 117.8 99.3 85.6 100.8 102.6 102.0 Spokane, WA 93.1 93.7 83.1 84.7 106.4 106.7 97.8

Population (2009) Montana Missoula County City of Missoula

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Household (2008) 974,989 108,623 68,202

Median Age (year) 34.4 Under 5 years 6,076 18 years and over 83,426

Total Households Family Households Non-Family Households Married-Couples Families Householder Living Alone Average Household Size Average Family Size Source: Montana CEIC

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Missoula is known throughout Montana as a “college town,” being home to the University of Montana and serving as a major cultural center for the state. Although Missoula has many large employers, it is a small business community. Missoula has many notable small businesses, including companies like Adventure Life, who have gained local and national recognition for their work atmosphere. While the lumber industry has slowed in Missoula, the city’s

Missoula is conveniently located on the I-90 corridor in the western portion of Montana. The city serves as the gateway for travelers headed north, on Highway 93, to areas such as Glacier National Park or for those travelers headed west toward Spokane, WA.

Air For businesses who are considering relocating to Missoula, the airport currently has four airlines providing service to Missoula with non-stop destinations and connecting flights to thousands of cities worldwide. Airlines providing service include Allegiant, Alaska/Horizon, Delta and United. The airport is also perfectly situated across from the scenic Missoula County Development Park and the technology district, a 446-acre mixed use development that accommodates hotel/conference centers, restaurants, convenience and specialty stores, gas stations, banks, research and development, warehouses and manufacturing. For more information, visit the Development Park official website at www.missoula.mt.us/dev_park . Source: Missoula International Airport

Labor Supply The available labor supply in the seven-county northwest Montana region is estimated to be 71,800. This estimate is higher than any other labor market region, although statistically it is no different than the southwest or south central regions of the state. The available labor force is equally split between males and females. The age distribution of the available labor supply is almost identical to the state averages, with about two thirds of potential new workers aged 18-44.

Source: “The Available Labor Supply in Montana’s Labor Markets” Feb. 2009 by Patrick M. Barkey, John Baldridge and James T. Sylvester of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, The University of Montana.

Education and Training A well-educated workforce is essential in a competitive global environment and workers must be able to update and expand their knowledge as new technology and ways of working evolve. Missoula County Public Schools is committed to providing a quality education for our children and postsecondary and higher education resources are readily available to serve area residents and businesses within the Missoula area through the Lifelong Learning Center, the University of Montana and the University of Montana College of Technology.

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Source: History State Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. NPS Form 10-900(Rev. Oct. 1990) OMB No. 10240018 http://www.his.state.mt.us/shpo/register/MissoulaDwntwnHD.pdf 2/5/07:Google; ed. A. Phillip, 2007.) 2010 Lowell Elementary School

economy is driven by many other industries and is led by the following sectors: • Business & Professional Services • Retail Trade • Education • Health Care

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nto the first decade of the new century and into the teens, Missoula’s growth was primarily due to the railroad expansion, a nationwide increase in the demand for lumber products and improved agricultural methods and machinery. The timber industry remained an important player in the Missoula economy and national policy toward the public forests directly affected the city. The creation of the U.S. Forest Service in 1905 led to the designation of the Hellgate, Missoula and Lolo Forests. In 1908 Missoula became the district headquarters for Forest Service Operations in the Idaho-Montana District and later became regional headquarters for the Rocky Mountain District. In the 1980s Missoula created a local preservation ordinance and joined the Certified Local Government program overseen by the State Historic Preservation Office. During those interim two decades, business fled the downtown to take their place along the automobile dominated business strips and malls. As a result, the downtown suffered a business recession with buildings partially or totally empty. Many of the businesses that remained attempted to compete with the malls by applying modern materials to the facades of historic buildings. However, the formation of the historic preservation program, and funding assistance managed by the newly created Missoula Redevelopment Agency, began to convince business owners that the historic architecture was a valuable and unique asset in attracting customers back to the downtown. Educational efforts by the preservation office, and the monetary incentives offered to those owners of buildings listed in the National Register, led to the restoration of dozens of downtown historic buildings. Missoula continued to grow and prosper during the 1990s and into the new century. While the lumber industry has waned and government staffing has decreased, an increase in medical related facilities and service, and art industry has re-created the look of the Missoula economy. Historic surveys have continued and are supported by the downtown and neighborhoods that realize the value of historic architecture for both aesthetics and economics. One of the fastest growing cities in the state, with accompanying sprawling commercial strips on its periphery, Missoula has come to embrace the idea of historic preservation in its downtown and older residential neighborhoods.

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ot only is Missoula a wonderful place to live and recreate, the resources that the community provides to those looking to do business in the area are exceptional. The following information will help demonstrate the economic development efforts being put forth in the Missoula area and serve as great resources if you are looking to relocate a business, start a business or even expand a business in the Missoula Community.

Montana Technology Enterprise Center

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A collaborative effort between The University of Montana and the Missoula Area Economic Development Foundation, the Montana Technology Enterprise Center (MonTEC) is Missoula’s only technology and business incubator. Conceived to bolster local start-ups and to encourage the commercialization of University research, the MonTEC facility currently houses a number of Montana start-up and technology based companies.

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1121 E. Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 532-3200 www.maedc.org/montec

Missoula Economic Partnership The Missoula Economic Partnership has recently launched what is called the Best Place Project in Missoula. The project is a five year regional economic growth plan that will focus on the unique opportunities available in Missoula, such as a stable and diverse economy, a growing population, quality schools, stateof-the-art healthcare and a tremendously desired quality of life. Goals of the project include supporting the growth of existing

businesses, increasing innovation, entrepreneurship and small business support and attracting new businesses to enhance and diversify the local economic base. P.O. Box 7475 Missoula, MT 59807 (406) 327-1470 www.bestplaceproject.com

Missoula Small Business Development Center Missoula’s Small Business Development Center is located within the Montana Community Development Corporation. They offer support in developing the small businesses that nourish the economic life of small communities in Montana. The staff is dedicated to working with businesses to build the financial, managerial and technical skills they need in order to prosper. 110 E. Broadway #2 Missoula, Mt 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Montana World Trade Center The Montana World Trade Center (MWTC) is a program of the University of Montana and their purpose is to help Montana businesses establish or strengthen their international commercial capabilities. The Center works to develop the untapped international trade opportunities from the state and region. University of Montana Gallagher Business Building #257 Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-6982 www.mwtc.org


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Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) is a program aimed to service the area’s businesses and employers that are already in existence. The program consists of a BEAR Resource Advisory Team that meets with business owners in order to learn about their business and gain an understanding of their operations, views on the business climate and what their business goals entail. The Resource Advisory Team will help identify opportunities within the organization and recommend the service providers best suited to help facilitate those.

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Missoula Chamber - Business Community Development Committee

The BitterRoot Economic Development District, Inc is the federally designated economic development district for Western Montana Region covering Ravalli, Mineral, and Missoula counties. BREDD is responsible for regional economic development planning and collaborates with various private and public sector agencies to accomplish this goal. BREDD brings together the private and public sectors in a partnership necessary to provide a coordinated strategy and an ongoing economic development program for the region.

The Missoula Chamber of Commerce is committed to the betterment of the Missoula community and the mission of this committee is to ‘support regional economic development / gardening efforts by helping grow businesses that are essential to making our community a desirable place to live, work, play and learn.’

317 Woody Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 258-3435 www.bredd.org

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Montana Community Development Corporation Missoula is home to many creative and talented entrepreneurs whose businesses contribute to the local economy and community. The Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC) supports this entrepreneurial spirit through its business loans, trainings and one-on-one business consulting. MCDC is home to Missoula’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which, along with MCDC’s lending department, provides critical resources for new and existing small business owners. MCDC offers innovative financial packages, often partnering with local banks to get financing to people and projects that will make a positive impact on communities. MCDC is the only Montana community development entity qualified to provide New Markets Tax Credit Financing to large-scale projects throughout the State of Montana, including Missoula. Whether bringing federal financing to large-scale projects or microloans to small business owners, MCDC provides the spark to get Missoula business going.

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Business Resources

Resources for Doing Business In Missoula Missoula Job Service 539 S. 3rd St. W. Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 728-7060 www.employmissoula.com Missoula Small Business Development Center 110 E. Broadway, 2nd Floor Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Montana Community Development Corporation 110 E. Broadway Street, 2nd Floor Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Business Resources

Business Resource Guide from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The district office is located at 10 West 15th St., Suite 1100, Helena, MT 59626. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For program and service information, contact the Marketing Division at (406) 441-1089 or for information on financing, contact Rena (406) 441-1086. Further information can be found at www.sba.gov/mt.

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ot only is Missoula a wonderful place to live and recreate, the resources that the community provides to those looking to do business in the area are exceptional. The following information will help you whether you are looking to start a business or expand your business to the Missoula community. The following information can be found in the Small

Montana World Trade Center Gallagher Business Bldg #257 Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-6982 www.mwtc.org

Additional Sources of Employer Assistance Better Business Bureau

Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana 1525 Jefferson Suite 200 Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 455-4200 or (800) 356-1007 Fax requests to: (509) 838-1079 http://spokanebbb.org

Bureau of Indian Affairs 316 N. 26th Billings, MT 59101 (406) 247-7343

Federal income Tax – US Internal Revenue Service

P.O. Box 200801 Helena, MT 59620 (406) 444-5634 http://business.mt.gov

Montana Economic Developers Association 118 E. 7th St. Anaconda, MT 59711 (406) 563-5259 www.medamembers.org

Montana Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1730 Helena, MT 59624 (406) 443-7888 www.montanachamber.com

Montana Contractors Association 1717 11th Avenue Helena, MT 59604 (406) 442-4162 www.mtagc.org

Montana National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) 491 S. Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601 (406) 443-3797

Montana Secretary of State P.O. Box 202801 Helena, MT 59620 (406) 444-2034 http://sds.mt.gov

Native American Community Development Corporation 101 Pata St. Browning, MT 59417 (406) 338-2992 www.nacdc.org

Employee Considerations Employee Insurance Unemployment Insurance: Department of Labor & Industry (406) 444-3783

Federal Withholding U.S. Internal Revenue Service (406) 728-9127

State Withholding Montana Department of Revenue 1-866-859-2254

Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

Worker’s Compensation Insurance State Compensation Insurance Fund 1-888-682-7463

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Like the State Income Tax, the method of paying Federal Income Taxed Depends upon your legal form of business. The local Federal Tax Office is located at: 2681 Palmer St. #2 Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 728-9127

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hether you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner or a job seeker, if you’re thinking about relocating to Missoula you’ll want to visit the Missoula Job Service, www.employmissoula.com, voted Missoula’s premier employment agency. The combination of recruitment services and business services brings together both job seekers and business owners with an array of resources. Consultants are available to assist employers with their human resource practices, application of employment laws and finding answers to day-to-day dilemmas. Along with the business services is a resource room furnished with the technology and friendly, attentive staff to assist job seekers with all their job search needs, including information on available jobs within the community and career counseling. Sitting at the hub of five valleys and three rivers and being the home to the University of Montana, Missoula provides a diverse employment picture. Major industry sectors include

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health care and social services, professional and technical services, retail trade and accommodations and food services. The business community is comprised of both large and small employers with a strong entrepreneurial component. The largest employers include St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Community Medical Center, University of Montana, Opportunity Resources, First Interstate Bank, DirecTV, Wal-Mart, Costco, and local, state and federal government. As a major cultural center, Missoula offers many employment opportunities in arts and entertainment— galleries, museums, and theaters. With the proximity to the surrounding mountains and forests, employment in both yearround and seasonal work is available in recreational positions, guiding, and maintenance at ski areas, rivers, parks, trails, golf courses and national forests.

What Job Service customers have to say . . . The Missoula Job Service provided many valuable resources to aid our initial hiring needs from widely announcing our openings to advising us on interview tips and techniques. Job Service staff initiated telephone contacts to fill our available time slots saving countless hours of our time and allowed us to use their facilities to conduct those interviews. Darla Weishaar - Ross Dress for Less

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20 Largest Private Employers in Missoula County As of 4th quarter 2009 Source: Montana Department of Labor and Industry

Allegiance Benefit Plan Management 2806 S. Garfield St. Missoula, MT 59806 (406) 721-2222 www.abpmtpa.com Community Medical Center 2827 Fort Missoula Road Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 728-4100 www.communitymed.org Costco 3220 North Reserve Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 543-6445 www.costco.com Directv Customer Service 4900 Technology Ct Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 552-6866 www.directv.com

Town Pump 7985 Hwy 200 Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 258-6588 www.townpump.com

Express Employment \ Professionals 3709 Brooks St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 542-0323 www.expresspros.com

 pportunity Resources Inc O (ORI) 2821 S. Russell Street Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-2930 www.opportunityresources.org

Good Food Store 1600 S 3rd St W Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 541-3663 www.goodfoodstore.com

Progressive Personal Care 1921 Oxford St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 251-9333

Village Health Care Center 2651 South Ave W Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 728-9162 www.villagehealthcare.com

Safeway 3801 S Reserve St Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 251-3311 www.safeway.com

Wal-Mart 3555 Mullan Rd Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 829-8489 www.walmart.com

St Patrick Hospital 500 W Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 329-2905 www.saintpatrick.org

Western Montana Clinic 500 W. Broadway Missoula, MT 59807 (406) 721-5600 www.westernmontanaclinic.com

Target 2420 N. Reserve St. Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 543-4000 www.target.com

 estern Montana Mental W Health (WMMHC) 1315 Wyoming St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 532-9700 www.wmmhc.org

 issoula Developmental M Service Corporation (MDSC) 1005 Marshall Street Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-5484 www.mdscmt.org Missoula Family YMCA 3000 South Russell St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-YMCA (9622) www.ymcamissoula.org Missoulian 500 S. Higgins Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 523-5200 www.missoulian.com

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ince it was chartered in 1893, The University of Montana has provided its students with a high-quality, well-rounded education. UM is the center of liberal arts education in Montana, balancing that core commitment with intensive programs of professional preparation. The University is a major source of research, continuing education and economic development, as well as fine arts entertainment. UM also is a driving force in strengthening Montana’s ties with countries throughout the world. There are over 15,642 students who attend UM and the College of Technology in Missoula, including 13,577 undergraduate students. The University has nearly 400 foreign students representing over 65 countries around the world, yet 75 percent of students are Montana residents. The unique physical setting of UM is unparalleled. The main campus is situated near downtown at the base of Mount Sentinel. The Clark Fork River runs along its northern border. Students looking for a quick break from the books enjoy ample opportunities to hike along the river or up Mount Sentinel, or to take a bike ride into the nearby Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. Outside magazine named UM No. 15 among America’s 40 best colleges for combining academic quality and outdoor recreation. The University’s Grizzly Athletics programs consistently bring national attention to campus. The Grizzly football team won the Division 1-AA National Championship in 1995 and 2001 and was national championship runner-up in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2009. The men’s basketball team has appeared in the NCAA tournament seven times, appearing in the first round six times and the second round once. The Lady Griz women’s basketball team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 18 times, including 11 appearances in the first round and seven in the second round. UM’s mascot Monte was named the Capital One National Mascot of the Year in 2002 and 2004. UM was also ranked by Sports Illustrated On Campus magazine as one of the top 25 college sports towns – the only Football Championship Subdivision school to receive the distinction. The University’s South Campus is home to student housing complexes for families and singles. It also features a golf

course, as well as soccer and track facilities. UM’s College of Technology occupies two additional sites in central and west Missoula. Students there earn one-or two-year degrees or certificates in technical or vocational areas as well as two-year general degrees.

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Montana or another baccalaureate institution. The Certificate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Science in Registered Nursing degree programs provide outstanding career choices that offer opportunities to enter the workforce quickly. The College boasts smaller classes, outstanding student services, and an engaged and talented faculty. The College through its Outreach office responds to workforce development and training needs through credit and non credit courses and offers customized training programs. As University of Montana students, College of Technology students have access to all Mountain campus facilities including residence halls, UM transportation, the University Center, the Mansfield Library, all recreation facilities, Career Services and the student health services.

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he University of Montana College of Technology in Missoula is a student-centered leader in higher education and workforce development. The College is the fastest growing two-year college in Montana and offers rigorous educational programs in 35 different areas including allied healthcare, applied computing and electronics, business, computer aided design, culinary arts, customer relations, energy technology, general education, and professional industrial and trades. Programs and courses are offered throughout the day, in the evenings, in other communities, and to high school students in dual enrollment dual credit programs. The programs and courses are accessible via UMOnline, and on the three campuses of The University of Montana. The Associate of Arts degree program is a transfer degree for students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree program at The University of

The University of Montana is a wonderful treasure for the people of Montana, and a wonderful gift to Missoula. It’s a priceless resource. - Diana Davey, who earned a bachelor’s degree at age 64, quoted in the Missoulian.

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www.wallawalla.edu; (888) 296-7416

ounded in 1892, Walla Walla University is a private institution affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. WWU is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is dedicated to the academic, spiritual, social and physical aspects of a total education. The University seeks to impart a broad knowledge of the arts, sciences, and professions by careful instruction and open inquiry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Walla Walla University’s main campus is located on a 55-acre campus in College Place, Washington. In 1998, WWU accepted the invitation to begin serving the educational needs of Master level Social Work students in Missoula, Montana and the surrounding areas. Walla Walla University’s Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) and Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology at the College Place, Washington campus and a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) at College Place, Washington, Missoula, Montana and Billings, Montana. The BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The mission of the Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology, to affirm the dignity and worth of

every person, prepare leaders in academics and professional practice with individuals, families, and communities, and transform the world around us through empowering service, is reflected in the high quality, clinical education offered at all three sites. A unique feature of Walla Walla University’s MSW program is its clinical focus, which prepares students for employment in a variety of settings. In addition, Walla Walla University offers Advanced Standing (four-quarter) and regular standing (six-quarter) MSW programs. Small classes give ample opportunity for involvement with other students from diverse backgrounds. For students who are unable to attend full-time, WWU’s Missoula MSW site offers alternative programming that will facilitate ¾ time or ½ time curriculum plans. WWU has a rolling admissions process, with admission to the Missoula site available each quarter. Practicum (field learning) occurs concurrently with the coursework on the days that students are not in class. Missoula classes are held on Mondays only, leaving the remainder of the week for work and practicum. Located in East Missoula, at Mount Jumbo School, 735 Michigan Avenue, Walla Walla University’s Missoula MSW site is dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience for its approximately 70 Master-level Social Work Students.

Now Accepting Students for 2011 & 2012

Master of Social Work Program

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735 Michigan Ave. • Missoula, MT 59802

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• Program Caters to the Working Professional • Full or Part Time Options Available • Spiritual Environment • Clinical Emphasis • Advanced Standing Program 4 Quarters • Regular Standing Program 6 Quarters

Fully Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Call 406.549.4928 or 888.296.7416 for information Or email nancy.peters@wallawalla.edu


MCPS Adult Education Lifelong Learning Center 2011

Provided by The Lifelong Learning Center

www.thelifelonglearningcenter.com; (406) 549-8765

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Learn Something New:

Language: Sign Language, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, we have it all! Art & Crafts: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Beading, Jewelry making and more. Health & Safety: Learn medical terminology, billing, coding, CPR or First Aid.

Fitness and Dance: Keeping your body strong and healthy leads to success in everything else you do. Over 100 affordable and fun classes from aerobic kickboxing to Yoga every quarter.

Computer Classes: Affordable, hands-on day and evening classes that cover everything from keyboarding to Microsoft Office. We also offer classes in Adobe, AutoCAD, Quickbooks and Web Development to name a few.

Home Improvement: Save time and money by learning how to do basic plumbing and electrical repairs, plant a vegetable garden or learn how to build a backyard deck or pond.

Workforce Training: As a market driven program, our mission is to not only meet the needs of today’s workforce but also to prepare for tomorrow’s. We are continually creating new classes in response to the ever changing business needs. If employers can’t find the perfect class for their employees, we will arrange customized contract training.

Cooking: With hands-on instruction you not only learn how to prepare great food you get to take home the leftovers.

• Large Pool • Baby Pool • 5 Hot Tubs

• Jacuzzi & Family Suites • Indoor Waterfall • Game Room

Reserve Street & I-90 • Toll Free 888-989-5569 (406) 543-4600 • Fax 543-4664

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Higher Education

ifelong Learning is not just taking classes; it’s an attitude; it’s a choice. What was established in 1957 with a class of 20 journeyman carpenters who needed to learn welding skills has grown to an enrollment of over 11,500 registrants and more than 700 classes last year. Check the fantastic selection of classes at www.TheLifelongLearningCenter.com or call 549-8765 for a catalog.

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issoula County Public Schools is committed to providing an education system that ensures every student achieves and graduates – regardless of his/ her circumstances and abilities. The District is in the process of implementing a 21st Century Schools Initiative that is transforming its 17 schools into vibrant learning communities that provide more than 8,400 students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the 21st Century. With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum that includes project-based learning, International Baccalaureate, dual-credit (high school/college credit) classes, Advanced Placement classes, extensive foreign language classes (including Arabic and Mandarin Chinese) and music programs (band, choir and orchestra), the District is positioned to

support the needs of all students. The District is also working to integrate technology throughout the curricula, and is a participant in the Montana Digital Academy, which provides online coursework for Montana high school students. Parents who wish to learn more about student achievement in the District can access detailed information online at www.mcps. k12.mt.us. Parents who need to identify which school their child should attend can also access attendance boundary maps online or stop by the District’s Office at 215 South Sixth West. MCPS continues to partner with parents and community members through Graduation Matters Missoula, an initiative that focuses on reducing the drop-out rate and graduating as many students as possible. To learn more about this project, visit www.graduationmattersmissoula.org.

Elementary Schools

(K-5) See page 29 for map of elementary school boundaries. Chief Charlo Elementary

Hawthorne School

Paxson Elementary

Cold Springs School

Lewis and Clark School

Rattlesnake School

Franklin School

Lowell School

Russell School

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5600 Longview, Missoula, MT. 59803 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: David Rott Secretary: Cheryl Zinne (406) 542-4005 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/chiefcharlo

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2625 Briggs, Missoula, MT. 59803 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Webb Harrington Secretary: Lorie Paske (406) 542-4012 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/coldsprings

1901 S. 10th W., Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Mike Williams Secretary: Diane Johnson (406) 542-4020 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/franklin

2835 S. Third W., Missoula, MT. 59804 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Becky Sorenson Secretary: Rosalie Meltzer (406) 542-4025 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/hawthorne

2901 Park, Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Jack Sturgis Secretary: Thelma Elser (406) 542-4035 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/lewisclark

1200 Sherwood Ave, Missoula, MT. 59802 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Brian Bessette Secretary: Jan Larson (406) 542-4040 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/lowell

101 Evans St., Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Kelly Chumrau Secretary: Jo Garner (406) 542-4055 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/paxson

1220 Pineview Dr., Missoula, MT. 59802 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Jerry Seidensticker Secretary: Julie Jenkins (406) 542-4050 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/rattlesnake

3216 Russell, Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves kindergarten through grade 5 Principal: Cindy Christensen Secretary: Cindy Chumrau (406) 542-4080 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/russell


Missoula Elementary School Boundaries

Lowell Paxson Rattlesnake Russell

Public Education

Chief Charlo Cold Springs Franklin Hawthorne Lewis & Clark

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This map displays school attendance boundaries for students in and around the greater Missoula area for Missoula County Public Schools, Elementary School District 1. Every effort has been made to clearly identify which school a student should attend. Additional questions should be directed to the District Office at (406) 728-2400. There are nine elementary schools in School District 1 that serve K-5 students.

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Missoula Middle School Boundaries

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Public Education

This map displays school attendance boundaries for students in and around the greater Missoula area for Missoula County Public Schools, School District 1. Every effort has been made to clearly identify which school a student should attend. Additional questions should be directed to the District Office at (406) 7282400. There are three middle schools in School District 1 that serve students grades 6-8.

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MCPS Listings High School (Grades 9-12) See page 36 for map of high school boundaries.

C.S. Porter School

Big Sky High School

Meadow Hill Middle School

Hellgate High School

Washington Middle School

Seeley-Swan High School

4210 Reserve, Missoula, MT. 59803 Serves grades 6 through 8 Principal: Lisa Hendrix Asst. Principal: Christina Stevens Secretaries: Vicki Kaul & Patricia Scott (406) 542-4045 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/meadowhill

645 W. Central, Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves grades 6 through 8 Principal: Paul Johnson Asst. Principal: Craig Henkel Secretaries: Terrie Shaw & Diane Tamcke (406) 542-4085 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/washington

3100 South Ave. W., Missoula, MT. 59804 Serves grades 9 through 12 Principal: Paul Johnson Asst. Principal: Trevor Laboski Secretary: Wendy Gay (406) 728-2401 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/bigsky

900 S. Higgins, Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves grades 9 through 12 Principal: Russ Lodge Asst. Principal: Lynn Farmer Secretary: Cindy Waymire (406) 728-2402 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/hhs

Sentinel High School

901 South Ave. W., Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves grades 9 through 12 Principal: Tom Blakely Asst. Principal: Scott Whaley Secretary: Jan Wingo (406) 728-2403 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/sentinel

Willard Alternative High School 901 South 6th St W Missoula, MT. 59801 Principal: Donna Warren Secretary: Patty Sherry (406) 542-4073 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/willard

Public Education

2510 Central, Missoula, MT. 59804 Serves grades 6 through 8 Principal: Gail Chandler Asst. Principal: Bob Gearheart Secretaries: Karen Sweeney & Lori Willumsen (406) 542-4060

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Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)

456 Airport Rd, Seeley Lake, MT 59868 Serves grades 9 through 12 Principal: Tom Korst Secretary: Cathy Novak (406) 677-2224 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/seeleyswan

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Missoula Public High School Boundaries This map displays school attendance boundaries for students in and around the greater Missoula area for Missoula County Public Schools, School District 1. Every effort has been made to clearly identify which school a student should attend. Additional questions should be directed to the District Office at (406) 728-2400. There are four high schools in School District 1 that serve students grades 9-12. In addition, the District operates alternative high school programs at Willard School (students must apply and be accepted into alternative high school programs.)

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320 Edith Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-6101 www.missoulacatholicschools.org

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Sussex School

32485 Bible Lane Alberton, MT 59820 (406)722-4408

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Private Schools for Missoula County

602 South Ave E. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-7383 www.primrosemontessori.org

503 Edith St Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-1290 sjs.missoulacatholicschools.org 1800 South 2nd West Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-8327 www.sussexschool.org 2526 Sunset Lane Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-5781 www.valleychristianschoolmissoula.org

Where students learn by exploring the natural world and our community. Preschool through 5th grade.

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Public Information • Communications Officer for the City of Missoula www.ci.missoula.mt.us; (406) 552-6000

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issoula is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, but it hasn’t outgrown old-fashioned community involvement. Citizens who want to take an active role in community affairs have ample opportunity to do so, and local government welcomes participation. Missoula City government is led by a Mayor and 12 City Council members, two for each of the city’s six wards. City Hall is downtown at 435 Ryman Street, at the corner of W Spruce Street and Ryman Street. Regular City Council meetings are at 7 p.m. Mondays in City Council Chambers at 140 W Pine Street. Current office holders are Mayor John Engen, and council members Dave Strohmaier and Jason Wiener, Ward 1; Roy Houseman and Pam Walzer, Ward 2; Stacy Rye and Bob Jaffe, Ward 3; Jon Wilkins and Lyn Hellegaard, Ward 4; Dick Haines and Renee Mitchell, Ward 5; and Ed Childers and Marilyn Marler, Ward 6. The city’s chief administrative officer is Bruce Bender. Missoula is also the county seat of Missoula County.

A three-member Board of County Commissioners heads the county government. County commissioners are Bill Carey, Jean Curtiss and Michele Landquist. The chief executive officer is Dale Bickell. The commissioners’ weekly public meeting is held on the second floor of the Missoula County Courthouse at 200 W Broadway on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Public safety is the responsibility of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department, the Missoula Police Department, the Missoula Fire Department and the Missoula Rural Fire Department. According to the Missoula Area Economic Development Corp, there are 50 full-time law officers in the Sheriff’s Department. The Missoula Police Department has 100 sworn officers. The Missoula Fire Department has 91 uniformed firefighters. The Missoula Rural Fire District has more than 60 volunteer firefighters. In addition, Missoula County claims about 96 detention/corrections officers at the Missoula County Detention Center.

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Guide to Local Government

Neighborhood Councils

Registering to Vote A citizen may register any time up to and including the 30th day before an election at the Election Office, Missoula County Courthouse, the Montana Motor Vehicle Division, 2681 Palmer St., Suite A, Missoula (329-1355) when renewing his/her driver’s license, or by printing an application online at: www.co.missoula.mt.us/Election and mailing to the Election Office. A driver’s license number, the last 4 digits of Social Security number, photo ID or utility bill with current address is required for identification.

Late Registration Beginning 30 days before an election, citizens may register and vote up to and on election day at the Missoula County Fairground’s Election Center for all except school elections.

Failure to Vote

for which they are eligible to vote in that year. Primary elections for county, state and federal office are held on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in June in even numbered years. Montana law provides for an open primary, which means that the party choice of the voter is secret. Voters must vote for candidates of only one party in the primary. City elections are held on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November in odd-numbered years. Primaries may be held on the 2nd Tuesday in September. School districts, community councils, fire and irrigation districts hold their elections every year on the 1st Tuesday in May. Both the city of Missoula and school districts have the opportunity to hold elections by mail-in ballot. Contact the elections office for more information.

Voter Information

Government

Missoula is divided into 17 districts. Each district selects a leadership team to do administrative work and sends a representative to the city’s Community Forum to advise city officials on local issues and concerns. Forum meets the 4th Thursday, 7pm. in various locations. 552-6081 (staff)

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issoula’s self-governing powers give the city all authority not specifically prohibited by the Legislature. Missoula has a mayor/council form of government. Twelve non-partisan council members are elected for staggered terms in odd-numbered years in November for fouryear terms. Offices are located at 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. The City Council meets Monday, 7pm, City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine, and is televised live on MCAT

Missoula County Election Office (406) 258-4751 County Courthouse 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 www.co.missoula.mt.us/Election U.S. citizens may become voters for national, state and local elections if they meet the following requirements: • Citizen of the United States • Eighteen years old or older at the time of election • Resident of the state, county and precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election. • Registered to vote Montana Voter Information Hotline 1-888-884-8683

Failure to vote in two consecutive federal general elections may result in the removal of the elector’s name from the voter rolls unless he replies to mailed confirmation notices.

Montana Elections

www.missoulachamber.com

Voters must show identification at the polls to vote. These may include a voter registration card, driver’s license, tribal or student ID, or any other photo ID that includes the voter’s name. A current utility bill, bank statement, pay check, government check or other document that includes the voter’s name and current address may also be used. Voters who forget identification or are not listed in the poll book may vote in their precinct using a provisional ballot, which will be counted when election officials have successfully verified the voter’s identity and registration. Absentee Ballots may be requested for upcoming and/or all future elections from the Election Office in writing beginning 75 days before an election and ending at noon the day before the election, except for overseas military personnel who may request one at any time. Any voter may request to be put on an annual absentee list to receive absentee ballots for all elections

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Federal & State Federal Government

State of Montana

Executive

Term Expires President Barack Obama (D) 4 yrs 1/13 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 (202)-456-1111 (comments only) Fax (202)-456-2461 comments@whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov/president

Vice President Joe Biden 4 yrs 1/13

Government

comments@whitehouse.gov

Federal Election Commission

State Officials

www.mt.gov/govt/elected_officials.asp Term Expires

Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) 4 yrs 1/13

(406) 444-3111; governor@mt.gov

Lieutenant Gov. John Bohlinger (R) 4 yrs 1/13

(406) 444-5665; www.governor.mt.gov/ltgov

Attorney General Steve Bollock (D) 4 yrs 1/13

1-800-424-9530; www.fec.gov

Congress Term Expires Senator Max Baucus (D) 6 yrs 1/15 The Honorable Max Baucus 511 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2651; 1-800-332-6106 Missoula: (406) 329-3123 Fax: (202) 224-9412 www.baucus.senate.gov

Senator Jon Tester (D) 6 yrs. 1/13 The Honorable Jon Tester 724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-2604 (202) 224-2644 Missoula: (406) 728-3003 Fax: (202) 224-8594 www.tester.senate.gov Rep. Dennis R. Rehberg (R) 2 yrs. 1/17 The Honorable Dennis R. Rehberg 2448 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC, 20515 (202) 225-3211 Missoula: (406) 543-9550 Fax: (202) 225-5687 www.regberg.house.gov

(406) 444-2026; www.doj.mt.gov

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch (D)

4 yrs 1/13 (406) 444-2034; www.sos.mt.gov

Auditor Monica Lindeen (D) 4 yrs 1/13

1-800-332-6148; www.sao.ntt.gov

Supt. of Public Instruction Denise Juneau (D) 4 yrs 1/13

(406) 444-6199; www.psc.ntt.gov

Commissioner of Political Practices Jennifer L. Hensley

6 yrs 1/17 (406) 444-2942; jlhensley@mt.gov

Legislature

www.leg.mt.gov The Legislature meets January to April in oddnumbered years. Representatives serve for 2 years; Senators 4 years. 1-406-444-4800 www.leg.mt.gov/css/sessions/61st/default.asp Mail: State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620

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District Phone Term Expires 46 Carol Williams (D) (406) 728-8735 1/15 cwilliams@montanadsl.net 47 Ron Erickson (D) 48 Tom Facey (D)

(406) 549-4671 1/15 ron.senate@gmail.com (406) 728-6814 1/15 facey_tom@hotmail.com

49 Dave Wanzenried (D) (406) 543-2775 1/15 daveew@gmail.com 50 Cliff Larsen (D)

Kim Dahl Latrielle

District Phone Term Expires 91 Tim Furey (D) (406) 546-6025 1/13 tjfurey@montana.com 92 Bryce Bennett (D) (406) 546-3629 1/13 bennettforhouse@gmail.com 93 Dick Barrett (D)

(406) 396-3256 1/13 rnewbar@gmail.com

94 Ellie Hill (D)

(406) 218-9608 1/13 elliehill@montana.com

95 Diane Sands (D) (406) 251-2001 1/13 repdianesands@gmail.com 96 Carolyn Squires (D) (406) 543-6734 1/13 sqiqs@msn.com 97 Michele Reinhart (D) (406) 360-4762 1/13 michelereinhart@gmail.com 98 Sue Malek 99 Betsy Hands (D)

(406) 370-2424 1/13 suemalek@gmail..com (406) 721-3881 1/13 betsyhands@gmail.com

100 Champ Edmunds (R) (406) 240-0730 1/13 chmp.edmunds@yahoo.com

888-231-9393; www.opi.mt.gov

Public Service Commissioner Gail Gutsche (D) 4 yrs 1/13

Missoula County House Representatives

(406) 544-6263 1/15 cliff@larsenusa.com

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Missoula County 2011

Missoula County

Lolo Community Council

200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 www.co.missoula.mt.us; 721-5700 Commissioners Phone Term Expires Jean Curtiss (D) (406) 258-4877 1/15 jcurtiss@co.missoula.mt.us Michele Landquist (D) 1/14 mlandquist@co.missoula.mt.us Bill Carey (D) 1/16 bcarey@co.missoula.mt.us Auditor Barbara Berens (D)

(406) 258-3230 1/14

Superintendent of Schools Erin Lipkind (D) (406) 258-3349 1/14

Seeley Lake Community Council

P.O. Box 30, Seeley Lake, MT 59868 info@seeleylakecommunitycouncil.com Council meets 1st Mon, 6pm, Seeley Lake Barn Addrien Marx, Chair (406) 677-2445

Bonner Community Council

PO Box 655, Milltown, MT 59851 tobyd@pcimontana.com Meets 2nd Mon, 7pm, Bonner School Library Charles Erickson, Chair (406) 258-6930 guppieone@msn.com

County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg (D) (406) 258-4737 1/14 County Sheriff/Coroner Carl C. Ibsen (D) (406) 258-4810 1/14

Swan Valley Community Council

East Missoula Community Council

P.O. Box 11 Milltown, MT 59851 mtgrammie@yahoo.net Meets 3rd Mon, 7pm, East Missoula Community Hall Dick Ainsworth, Vice Chair (406) 549-1679 gnomehome@bresnan.net

The preceding “Guide to Government” was compiled by: League of Women Voters® of Missoula P.O. Box 8196, Missoula, MT 59807 www.lwvms.montana.com Underwritten by: Missoula County Association of Realtors®, Inc. 1610 South 3rd St. W, Suite 201, Missoula, MT 59801 406-728-0560 FAX 406-549-4307 www.missoularealestate.com and Associated Students of the University of Montana 105 University Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 www.urnt.edu/asum 243-2451

Government

Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer Vickie Zeier (D) (406) 258-3234 1/14

P.O. Box 1633, Lolo, MT 59847 skhadnot@hotmail.com Council Meets 2nd Tues, 7pm, Lolo Community Center Sue Hadnot, Chair (406) 273-6979

P.O. Box 1156, Condon, MT 59826 Meets 3rd Tues, 7pm, Swan Community Center Dwayne Forder, Chair (406) 754-2343 dwayneforder@hotmail.com

Taxes & Licensing Income & Property Taxes Property Tax (within Sch. Dist. 1-1) 2009 747.52 mills (based upon State classification percentage) Personal Income Tax (Net effective rate) 6.9% Corporate Income Tax 6.75% of Net Income Business Equipment Tax 3% Accommodation “Bed” Tax 7% Sales Tax None Inventory Tax None

Provided by the MAEDC www.maedc.org

Gasoline Tax Diesel Fuel Tax Cigarette Tax

27.8 cents/gallon 28.6 cents/gallon $1.70 cents/pack of 20

For further information, visit the Montana Department of Revenue site at www.state.mt.us/revenue or call 406-444-6900.

Note: The state has a statutory provision for automatic adjustment of tax brackets, personal exemptions or standard deductions to the rate of inflation.

Missoula’s courthouse

License Plates

You must register and title your vehicle within 90 days of your move, or immediately upon the start of employment in Montana. Call 406-258-4747 for more information.

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Provided by Missoula Organizations of Realtors

www.missoularealestate.com; (406) 728-0560

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n Missoula, people find a number of housing options and amenities such as parks, recreational and cultural opportunities, hiking and biking trails. The housing inventory is located throughout many unique neighborhoods. Missoula has not been immune from the short sales and foreclosures that have dominated the housing news. However, just as every market is different, there are different market dynamics in each neighborhood and price range. Researching the Missoula market and financing options in light of individual housing needs and preferences is a must. For those interested in either owning or renting a home, Missoula is a place that provides options for housing and the lifestyles it supports in a growing, vibrant, small city with a demographically diverse population.

Kim Dahl Latrielle

Shelly Evans REALTOR®

Quality Service Certified (QSC®) Shelly.Evans@RealLiving.com (406) 544-8570 www.MissoulaValleyHomes.com

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BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME?

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Buyers tips • Nearly one-third of homebuyers start their search on the internet and 84% used the internet during their search. (Source: National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2007) With literally hundreds of websites to choose from, how do you know where to start? Realtor.com includes some 3 million listings updated every 15 minutes. The amount of time a consumer spends on the site is three times greater than the next closest competitor.

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Source: Swanepoel Trends Report

• There are many websites which claim to provide an estimate of what your home is worth. However, Montana is one of a few states in the country which does not allow public dissemination of the sales price of individual properties. Consumers need to be aware of the limitations of the information on these websites. Source: Missoula Organization of Realtors, Real Estate Resource

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10 Common Buying Mistakes 2011

1. Doing it alone. Buying a house is a complex transaction. Even if you don’t use an agent, you’ll need a complete, dependable team: lender, lawyer, inspector, insurer, as well as referrals and advice from friends and family. Enlist the help of these individuals early in the buying process. 2. Buying at first sight. You may be in love with the place, but does it fit your family’s needs and budget? Make a list of your needs and wants and make sure the house fits your requirements. 3. Not getting pre-qualified and pre-approved. Being prequalified gives you a general idea of how much you can afford to borrow. Being pre-approved means a lender has verified your information and credit rating and agreed to provide you with a specific amount of money.

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4. Overbuying. You may qualify to borrow more, but can you afford to? Analyze your monthly costs: debt, food, transportation, entertainment, and savings. As a general rule, your total monthly debts, including your mortgage, should not exceed 36 percent of your income before taxes. 5. Not having the home properly inspected in a resale. This is not the time for surprises. Get an inspection from a qualified, respected professional. 6. Skipping the fine print. You need to understand what you’re signing before you pick up a pen. Ask for documents in advance, make time to read them and ask questions. Get copies of your mortgage papers a few days ahead of closing. 7. Forgetting or betting on resale. Avoid buying a home that costs 50 percent more than neighboring homes and think before buying the most expensive home on the block. Your neighbors’ lower home values will weaken yours. Remember, markets change.

9. Not getting what you want because you’re impatient. This is a big decision. You need time. Impatient decisions can lead to mistakes. 10. Having buyer’s remorse. No place is perfect. There will always be surprises. Don’t let a few initial blips spoil the whole ride. And don’t miss a great house waiting for the perfect one!

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8. Not checking out the builder’s reputation on a new home. Talk to three or four people who live in the builder’s homes and see what they have to say. If one builder did all the houses in a neighborhood, talk to the residents and get their input. (It’s also a great way to see what your neighbors would be like.)

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Realtors Why Use a Realtor®?

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Provided by the Missoula Organization of Realtors • A REALTOR® Knows the current real estate market and can help you set a realistic competitive price. A REALTOR® is also familiar with the local home loan market and can help you decide on financing that’s best to expedite your sale. • A REALTOR® knows how to figure the approximate net proceeds from your sale based on types of loans, outstanding loan balance and closing costs. • A REALTOR® can suggest how to add sales appeal to your home at low or moderate cost. • A REALTOR® knows where to find prospective buyers. Most homebuyers prefer to work with a real estate agent. Serious prospects are “qualified” as to their affordable price range before your home is shown. • A REALTOR® can tap an even larger market, if necessary, through referrals, marketing techniques and a Mulitple Listing Service. • A REALTOR® frees you from problems associated with showing your home. The REALTOR® handles all phone inquiries, makes appointments, shows your home and

follows up, leaving your time for you. • A REALTOR® maintains objectivity in responding to possible criticisms by the buyer and in presenting offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached. • A REALTOR® knows how to help the buyer meet local financing requirements and go about obtaining a mortgage loan. • A REALTOR® can familiarize you with closing procedures by explaining them in advance, and usually attends the closing with you.

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What’s happening in the Missoula Market 2011

Market Snapshot See below for the latest market statistics and commentary based on information from the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® Market information solely from listings entered into the MOR Regional Multiple Listing Service. There, figures may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Missoula County YTD-January 1 through April 30, 2011 # of Sales 240 288 243 337 402 466

Median Price Avg $198,200 $195,000 $224,000 $215,000 $215,000 $199,925

Days on Market 144 135 139 130 136 127

Sales repesent properties that have transferred and the transaction has closed. It is the best reliable indicator of what prices the real estate market will bear.

Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

# of Sales 191 239 199 268 319 363

Median Price Avg $205,500 $195,400 $223,000 $208,200 $206,000 $193,500

Days on Market 141 129 133 121 134 120

Missoula urban area Month of April Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

# of Sales 50 91 64 91 104 115

Median Price Avg $205,500 $185,000 $209,690 $202,000 $209,555 $185,369

Days on Market 125 127 119 127 145 106

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Renting in Missoula 2011

Provided by Real Estate Management Group

www.re-mg.com; (406) 532-9311

The current rental market for the Missoula area for houses is as follows:

Average Rent/Month 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms

$714 $854 $1155 $1447

The current rental market for the Missoula area for apartments is as follows:

Average Rent/Month $500 $567 $686 $846 $1145

Renting Tips

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Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms

• Landlords will hold your security deposit 10 – 30 days after you have moved out, which means that you will not be able to use that deposit for your new property. • Expect to pay over one month’s rent for your security deposit.

• If you go away for the holidays make sure you arrange payment of rent while you are gone to avoid fines. If you are going to be gone from the residence let you landlord know. • When you go away during winter months, make sure you do not turn off the heat or your pipes will freeze. Let your landlord know if you will be gone.

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• Pay your rent on time or early. Get in the habit of paying it on time the first few months and then it will be easy. Late fees can add up to hundreds of dollars.

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• Law requires that you give a written 30 day notice, even if it is at the end of your lease. This notice should include a forwarding address and be signed by every resident. • Be prepared to have your credit checked as part of the application process. Most property management companies require that the tenants have good credit. • Many property management companies now require their tenants to get renters insurance. This insurance protects you and your belongings.

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• Be aware of what items you are responsible for repairing or replacing. Items such as light bulbs, furnace filters, and smoke detector batteries are usually at tenant’s cost.

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n Request relocation packet from Chamber of Commerce or visit www.missoulachamber.com/community/ n Get estimates for movers or truck rental n Schedule movers or truck rental n Determine furniture layout for new home n Make inventory of household items n Arrange for school transfer n Ask for doctor and dental referrals; arrange for transfer of medical and dental records n Fill out change-of-address card with post office

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n Get packing supplies: boxes, packing paper, tape, markers nU  se up or dispose of food, cleaning supplies, and hazardous materials n Have garage sale/donate unwanted items n Arrange for carpet and drapery cleaning n Arrange for house cleaning n Arrange for move of pets n Arrange for move of plants n Arrange for utilities (cancel old; start new in Missoula, MT): ELECTRICITY/gas Missoula Electric Co-op (406) 541-4433; www.missoulaelectric.com NorthWestern Energy (406) 542-5950; www.northwesternenergy.com

Water/sewer Mountain Water Company (406) 721-5570; www.mtnwater.com Telephone/internet Blackfoot Telecommunications Group (406) 541-5000; www.blackfoot.com Bresnan Communications (406) 542-3900; www.bresnan.com Digital Bridge Communication (406) 542-5643; www.digitalbridgecommunications.com Falcon Communications (406) 728-4936; www.falconmt.com Montana Electronics (406) 721-2255 Qwest Communications (800) 875-7526; www.qwest.com Garbage/recycling Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC (406) 543-3157; www.disposal.com


Moving Checklist 2011

Cellular Telephone Providers: Alltel Wireless (406) 543-2355; (406) 541-2355 www.alltel.com Cellular-One (406) 541-5055; (406) 549-3277 www.cellonenation.com Cellular Plus (406) 829-1410 www.cellularplusus.com

Wireless Connection (406) 721-2470 n Arrange for transfer of homeowner’s/renter’s insurance n Begin packing

2-3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

n Set aside critical documents and items you will keep with you n Transfer prescriptions n Change address and notify: n Family and friends n Newspaper n Magazines n Bank n Health, life, and auto insurance policies n Credit cards and bills n Employer

n Confirm travel arrangements n Confirm arrival time of movers/pick-up time of rental truck n Gather and clean outdoor furniture n Return cable box, cable modem, DSL modem if necessary n Organize keys n Clean house n Finish packing

MOVING DAY

n Disassemble beds n Double-check that all cupboards, closets, dishwasher and other appliances are empty n Give movers tour and instructions for what is being moved

DONE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF MOVE

n Change address n Driver’s license n Auto registration n Voter registration n Re-establish safe deposit box n Enjoy new home!

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1-5 DAYS BEFORE MOVE

n Defrost freezer n Empty ice maker and ice cube trays in case of power shutdown n Clean refrigerator, stove, and oven n Disconnect and drain appliances for move n Drain fuel from power equipment n Close out safe deposit box

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Missoula Maulers

The Missoula Maulers Junior “A” Hockey team is part of the Northern Pacific Hockey League. They play 48 regular season games from October to February at the Glacier Ice Rink on the Montana Fairgrounds against teams such as the Helena Bighorns, Butte Roughriders, Bozeman Icedogs, Billings Bulls and Yellowstone Quake. The players are age 15-20 and looking to earn college scholarships or advance to the next level of hockey. For more information visit www.missoulamaulers.com

Griz football is huge here. People live and die for their football around here. - Princeton Review

Missoula Osprey

The Missoula Osprey is the Pioneer League affiliate to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since moving to Missoula in 1999 the Osprey have had seven former players make the major leagues. The Osprey’s season runs from mid June to mid September. Season tickets and individual game tickets are available by calling 406-543-3300.

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University of Montana Grizzlies

004 002 & 2 Year 2 : e t n o the Meet M ascot of M s ’ e n O Capital

The University of Montana Grizzly sports teams enjoy some of the most dedicated fans in the country. Basketball and volleyball are a few of the sports associated with UM, and the traditionally strong Division I-AA football team typically fills the 24,000-seat stadium. The Grizzlies won the national title in 1995 and 2001. Sports fans of all ages are entertained at the games by Monte, the energetic and athletic Grizzly mascot, who was named the nations Capital One Mascot of the Year in 2002 and 2004. For more information visit www.montanagrizzlies.com


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Missoula Independent (weekly)

317 S. Orange St. Missoula, MT 59801 www.missoulanews.com (406) 543-6609

KECI-TV (NBC)

340 W. Main, Missoula, MT 59802 www.keci.com (406) 721-2063

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KPAX- TV (CBS)

www.eagle93.com

KYSS 94.9 FM Country Radio

www.kyssfm.com

KBAZ 96.3 FM Alternative Radio www.963theblaze.com/main.php

KTMF-TV (ABC)

2200 Stephens, Missoula, MT 59801 www.ktmf.com (406) 542-8900

Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT) 500 N Higgins Ave., Missoula, MT 59802 www.mcat.org (406) 542-6228

KMSO 102.5 FM Hot AC Radio www.moclub.com KBQQ 106.7 FM Oldies Radio KLTC 107.5 FM Hot AC Radio www.energy1075.com Trail 103.3 FM Rock Radio www.trail1033.com KDXT 107.1 Country Radio www.107theranch.com K

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Classic Country www.moclub.com

KGVO 1290 AM News/Talk Radio www.kgvo1290.com

89.1 & 91.5 Missoula streaming at mtpr.org 91.9 Hamilton 90.1 Kalispell 89.9 Great Falls 91.3 Butte 91.7 Helena, Dillon Montana Public Radio The University of Montana Missoula MT 59812 406.243.4931

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KGRZ 1450 AM Sports Radio www.sportstalk1450.com

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KMPT 930 AM Missoula Conservative Talk www.kmpt930.com

NPR News Classical Jazz Kids Books Science

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KXDR 98.7 FM Top-40 Radio www.starfm.net KZOQ 100.1 FM Classic Rock Radio www.kzoq.com KVWE 101.5 FM Soft Rock www.1015theview.com

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KMZL 91.1 FM Christian Contemporary Radio www.sosradio.net KGGL 93.3 FM

Missoulian (daily)

500 S. Higgins Missoula, MT 59801 www.missoulian.com (406) 523-5200

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Healthcare

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issoula offers a wide range of medical services. As the major medical hub between Minneapolis and Seattle, Missoula has over 9,700 people working in the health services industry who are committed to keeping Missoulians in top physical shape. There are two major medical centers in Missoula: Community Medical Center and St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center.

Blue Mountain Clinic Family Practice

Blue Mountain Clinic is an independent, non-profit primary healthcare clinic with over thirty years of experience in providing care to the community. We provide care to all ages, gender and sexual orientations. We are open weekdays and offer same day appointments for urgent and acute care needs as available. Clinicians at Blue Mountain Clinic include a board-certified family physician, two physician assistants, and two licensed mental health counselors. We are proud to have earned “Best Health Clinic” and “Best Doctor” 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the Missoula Independent’s reader poll “Best of Missoula” awards.

Our services include preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, in-house lab services (lipid panels and other basic screening tests), women and men’s sexual health care, reproductive health care, pregnancy testing and options counseling, abortion services, birth control, HIV/STI counseling and testing, adolescent risk and prevention services, as well as pediatric and adolescent primary care. We also offer medical management of depression and anxiety in addition to mental health counseling services for school-age children, adults, and families. With over 8,000 patient visits a year, Blue Mountain clinic strives to make our services affordable and accessible. We accept private insurance, cash payments, and Medicaid/Medicare covered individuals. Although not a sliding scale subsidized care provider, our charges are relevant to the expense of care delivery, and typically competitive and affordable compared with other options. Additionally we can offer a 20% discount on office visits to individuals without insurance who can pay in full at the time of care. Blue Mountain Clinic Family Practice (406) 721-1646 or (800) 727-2546 www.BlueMountainClinic.org


Health Care Facilities 2011

Community Medical Center

Community Medical Center is a 151-bed acute care facility located in Missoula, Mont. The hospital sees more than 6,500 inpatients annually and provides more than 130,000 outpatient services each year. CMC’s clinic, Community Physician Group, provides more than 100,000 patient visits annually. CMC’s medical staff includes an estimated 400 physicians and allied health professionals. CMC is Missoula County’s second-largest private employer, with about 1,200 employees and an annual payroll of $48.6 million. CMC is a not-for-profit entity. The hospital’s responsibility and commitment to the community is extensive. Due to CMC’s nonprofit status, the hospital operates a 24/7 Emergency Department. The cost of provision of care to Medicare patients is much more than the amount CMC is reimbursed by the federal government for that care. This is a gap that CMC accepts as a non-profit. The hospital has policies that ensure that those who are unable to pay for their healthcare are still able to access that healthcare. As a non-profit, CMC has supported organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Watson Children’s Shelter, Missoula Family YMCA, United Way and Missoula’s Suicide Prevention Task Force. CMC also works to provide health improvement events to

the public, such as the Community Heart Check at Southgate Mall. CMC’s clinic, Community Physician Group community medical center Careflight (CPG), has more than 40 providers providing specialty and primary care to patients. New providers include family practitioners and mid-level providers who practice family medicine. CPG gladly accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients, as well as most major insurance. The provision of primary care through CPG and continual recruitment of new primary care providers is important; only two percent of physicians coming out of medical school today are going into primary care. CMC has a primary care clinic on South Reserve and at Northgate Plaza on Northgate Reserve, with extended evening hours for those who are unable to keep medical appointments during the workday. Community Physician Group

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You know the beat, you’ve got the rhythm. But you still might foxtrot into trouble. For dance-related injuries of all tempos, from emergency care, to orthopedics, to cardiology, we have the right level of care to get you back on your feet again. When it’s good health, it’s Community. Just one call: 327-4170

Community Medical Center is an independent, local non-profit hospital.

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also has locations on the CMC campus and in Stevensville. Much has happened in CMC’s diagnostic imaging department over the past several years. Diagnostic Imaging features a 64-slice CT Scan, the Montana Breast Health program, a new DEXA area, new radiation rooms, an upgrade in the nuclear medicine/ angiography/special procedures area, remodeled changing rooms and a new waiting area. CMC’s Emergency Department has recently been renovated and includes a pediatric room for our younger patients. The CMC ER is a Level III Trauma Center. CMC’s CareFlight air transport program has extended CMC’s market area –patients from as far as Libby, Dillon and Salmon, Idaho are transported back to CMC. One of CMC’s core programs is pediatrics. CMC’s affiliation with Seattle Children’s Hospital strengthens and enhances the provision of pediatric healthcare services in Western Montana. These services include Western Montana’s only acute care pediatric unit and pediatric intensive care unit. CMC also features a 24/7 pediatric hospitalist program, and Montana’s only boardcertified pediatric surgeon. This year, CMC has also welcomed a pediatric intensivist. CMC’s Pediatric Specialty Clinic brings to Missoula specialists from Denver, Salt Lake City and Seattle to work with children in the following areas: cleft/cranial facial, genetics, pulmonology, metabolic services, endocrinology, muscular dystrophy, nephrology, rheumatology, hematology and neurology. CMC’s Rehabilitation Institute of Montana (RIM) is the oldest accredited rehabilitation program in the state. RIM is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The program features a full continuum of care and service – this care extends beyond discharge from the unit. CMC’s WORCenter assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining work. Community Bridges is an outpatient program specializing in brain injury rehabilitation through residential and day treatment programs and outpatient multi-disciplinary therapies. CMC’s Home and Community Based Services program assists individuals with physical disabilities to live in the least restrictive environment by providing case management, education, advocacy and coordination of in-home services. Of the 15 individuals in the state certified to work with brain-injured individuals, 13 are employed at CMC. CMC dedicates a unit specifically for orthopedics, which means orthopedic patients are not placed in a medical/surgical setting. Nurses on the orthopedic unit are orthopedic-certified. CMC’s orthopedic unit features one of the lowest lengths of stay in the nation, along with a very high rate of direct discharge to home (versus discharge to entities such as assisted living facilities or nursing homes). CMC’s innovative orthopedic pain team ensures that patients are up and walking the same day as surgery, working

with therapists so that these patients heal faster and go home sooner. CMC partners with Montana Cancer Specialists to bring oncology to the CMC campus. CMC has also partnered with Billings Clinic to bring Montana’s only gynecologic oncologist to Missoula, so that Western Montana women with gynecologic cancers do not have to leave for Spokane or Billings for their care. CMC’s new Montana Breast Health program brings the latest in technologies for patients, including digital mammography, ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic biopsy. This program works to ensure a full continuum of care to breast patients. An interdisciplinary team of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, oncologists and plastic surgeons work to incorporate their specialties for this care model. This model also includes a breast health navigator, a doctor of pharmacy, oncology-certified nurses, a licensed clinical social worker, and American Cancer Society representatives. CMC’s Surgical Services include anesthesiology, pain management, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatric surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, podiatry, urology, vascular surgery and neurosurgery. CMC recently recruited to its campus its second neurosurgeon. CMC’s women’s and infant services include a board-certified perinatologist who works exclusively with women with high-risk pregnancies or facing roadblocks to becoming pregnant, such as women with high blood pressure or diabetes. CMC employs two board-certified neonatologists who oversee the hospital’s 15-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Last year, CMC sent home with her family Baby Sasha, who was born at 22 5/7 weeks of gestation. She went home after a four and one-half month stay at CMC’s NICU, the unit’s youngest survivor to date. CMC’s other programs also include cardiac services, including diagnostic and interventional catheterization, a wound care program, and a 24/7 adult hospitalist program. CMC is a partner in five joint ventures – Advanced Imaging, Big Sky Surgery, Missoula Sleep Medicine, the Montana Heart Center, and Partners in Home Care. Community Medical Center (406) 728-4100, www.communitymed.org

Partnership Health Center

Partnership Health Center (PHC) is Missoula’s community health center. Community health centers are local, non-profit, community-owned health centers where anyone can receive high quality health care, regardless of income or insurance status. PHC offers comprehensive primary care for the whole family, dental care, pharmacy services, and behavioral health services.


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Partnership Health Center (406) 258-4789, www.co.missoula.mt.us/phc

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The Western Montana Clinic was founded in 1922 as a partnership of five physicians. It has earned an excellent reputation for pioneering advances in medical technology. Today, the Western Montana Clinic consists of 51 health care providers practicing in 17 different specialties. The primary care physicians can handle the majority of health care needs. If specialized care is needed, there are a number of talented physicians practicing in specialty areas. By using the Clinic network, you will find a wide range of diagnostic services from preventive health care to critical care, newborns to geriatrics, plus there is a secure electronic medical record so all of your Western Montana Clinic physicians have access to your complete history. The Western Montana Clinic also has two Now Care clinics for your urgent care needs. They are ready to treat you as a walk-in patient without an appointment. While Now Care clinics require no advance appointment to see a physician, it is easy to make an appointment at any of our clinics – just dial 406-721-5600 or 1-800-525-5688 and your call will be directed to the appropriate facility for any physician you may need. And, because emergencies can strike at any time, we have doctors on call 24 hours each day to serve you. Western Montana Clinic (406) 721-5600, www.westernmontanaclinic.com

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We have dedicated, caring, certified, and professional staff; modern facilities and up-to-date equipment; and a commitment to meeting our patients’ individual needs. Our medical clinic offers diagnosis and treatment, physical exams, women’s health care, well child care, immunizations, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, HIV/ AIDS services, and a number of specialty clinics. Our dental clinic offers exams, cleanings, sealants, fluoride therapy, extractions, restorative fillings, and stainless steel and cast crowns. Patients at PHC qualify for certain medications at costs reduced 2550%, depending on the medication. Our pharmacy also has a number of medication assistance programs that can provide other discounts. PHC provides excellent health care at affordable prices. There are no income restrictions to receiving care at PHC. Depending on family income and family size, patients may qualify for discounts on our sliding fee scale. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP, private insurance, and patients with no health insurance. Our medical clinic and pharmacy are located at 323 W. Alder (corner of Orange and Alder) in downtown Missoula. Our dental clinic is located in the Creamery Building at 401 W. Railroad, two blocks from our Alder St. building.

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transport for adult and pediatric medical and trauma patients. St. Pat’s is the only Level II Trauma hospital in the region, complemented by a newly redesigned Emergency Department. The hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. We provide inpatient psychiatric treatment and outpatient and partial hospitalization in adolescent addiction treatment services. St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center (406) 543-7271, www.saintpatrick.org

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St. Pat’s is a 237- bed hospital that includes general surgery, cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, women’s care, bariatric (weight loss) surgery, cancer radiation and chemotherapy. St. Patrick Hospital was the first facility in Montana to have a da Vinci robot, for surgeries with significantly less pain, blood loss and scaring and a much faster recovery time than with traditional surgical methods. Our imaging services includes PET, CAT and MRI. In October 2009, St. Patrick Hospital Breast Center was awarded the Three Year Full Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. We are the only fully accredited breast program in western Montana. Our hospital is a Breast Center of Excellence as awarded by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. St. Pat’s is affiliated with the University of Montana in cancer, heart disease and neuroscience research projects. Our Life Flight program offers rotor wing, fixed wing and ground

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issoula is a great place to retire. In addition to dynamic, comprehensive services designed to allow people to age gracefully and in place, Missoula offers good weather, friendly folks, accessible outdoor recreation, affordable housing, public transportation and top-notch medical facilities. Our community features vibrant arts and culture, and opportunities for further learning through The University of Montana. A great part of what makes Missoula special is our strong culture of volunteerism. Through RSVP, Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs, Missoula Aging Services is the hub for older adults seeking involvement in their community.

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Senior Diner Club Participants receive restaurant vouchers that they exchange for a full meal at any participating eating establishment. If you are 60 or older and interested in joining the Senior Diner Club, call 728-7682. Home Delivered Commodities Through a cooperative effort of the Missoula Food Bank, Missoula Aging Services and USDA Commodities Program, eligible individuals receive a free box of food delivered to their home each month. Recipients must meet age and income guidelines. To find out if you qualify, call 728-7682. Farmers’ Market Vouchers Eligible seniors receive coupons per household that can be used to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at various Missoula farmers’ markets. To participate in this program, call 728-7682.

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Physicians and Services Near You

World-class specialists, the best technology, top-notch primary care and Montana’s first Medical Home all in one healthcare system.

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• Providence Medical Group - Bariatric Services             406-329-5866 • Family Practice Providence Medical Group - Florence Family Medicine             406-273-4923 Providence Medical Group - Frenchtown Family Medicine          406-626-5769 Providence Medical Group - Grant Creek Family Medicine          406-327-1850 Providence Medical Group - LifeSpan Family Medicine             406-777-5522 Providence Medical Group - Seeley-Swan Medical Center          406-677-2277 • Providence Medical Group - Hospitalists                  406-543-7271 • Internal Medicine - Providence Medical Group - Montana Internal Medicine          406-543-1197 - Providence Medical Group - Broadway Internal Medicine         406-327-1900 • International Heart Institute                             406-329-5615 • Providence Medical Group - Long Term Mobility Care       406-523-5503 • Providence Medical Group - Montana Nephrology          406-327-1900 • Providence Medical Group - Montana Spine & Pain Center   406-327-1670 • Providence Medical Group - Occupational Health           406-329-5746 • Providence Medical Group - Infectious Disease             406-327-1732 • Providence Medical Group - Montana Nephrology          406-327-1900 • Providence Medical Group - Outpatient Psychiatry          406-327-3362 • Providence Medical Group - Outpatient Rehabilitation      406-327-3260 • Providence Medical Group - Women’s Care Center          406-327-3057 • Providence Medical Group - Wound Care                  406-329-5736

Senior Services

For a full list of housing options, including assisted living and nursing homes please, contact Missoula Aging Services located at 337 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801. Call (406) 728-7682 or visit www.missoulaagingservices.org. Pick up Montana Mature Living, a statewide housing guide at the Missoulian or view online at www.mtmatureliving.com.

Meals on Wheels Provided by Missoula Aging Services, Meals on Wheels provides a hot meal to meet the nutritional needs of homebound seniors and adults with disabilities. Please contact Missoula Aging Services at 728-7682 for further information.

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Retired Living & Senior Services Senior Tours

In the summer Missoula Parks & Recreation offer senior tours departing from the Senior Citizens Center. Some of the trips have included to the National Bison Range, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Garnet Ghost town! Sit back and relax and let the Missoula Parks and Recreation take care of your tour needs! Contact Missoula Parks & Recreation at (406) 721-PARK for more information.

Senior Service Providers Missoula Aging Services & Meals on Wheels

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Social Security Office 700 SW Higgins Ave # 5 Missoula, MT 59802 1-866-931-9029 www.ssa.gov

Home Instead Senior Care 410 Expressway # D Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 523-9909 www.homeinstead.com Missoula Food Bank 219 S 3rd St W. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-0543 www.missoulafoodbank.org

Senior centers Alberton Senior Citizens Center 701 Railroad Alberton, MT 59820 (406) 722-3372

Missoula Senior Citizens Center 705 S Higgins Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 543-7154

Arlee Senior Center PO Box 392 Arlee, MT 59821 (406) 726-3213

Sela Senci Senior Citizens Center PO Box 55, Seeley Lake, MT 59868 (406) 677-2008 (Corner of Locust Lane and Pine Dr)

Frenchtown Senior Citizens Center PO Box 766 Frenchtown, MT 59834 (406) 626-4483 (Meets at St. John the Baptist Parish Center) Lolo Senior Citizens Center 272 Belle Fleur Dr Florence, MT 59833 (406) 273-0149 (Meets at Lolo Community Center)

Swan Valley Senior Services P.O. Box 1084 Condon, MT 59826 (406) 754-2373


Non Profit Health Services Serving the Missoula Area 2011

A.A. for the Missoula Area (406) 543-0011 www.aa-montana.org American Cancer Society 3550 Mullan Rd., Ste 103 Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 542-2191 www.cancer.org American Heart Association 700 South Ave West, Ste. D Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 829-3377 www.americanheart.org American Red Cross 1500 W Broadway St., Suite E Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 549-6441 www.montanaredcross.org

Association for the Blind Dan Burke (406) 549-1868 www.visionaware.org/mt Easter Seals Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain 2300 Brooks St Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-6969 www.esgw-nrm.easterseals.com Missoula Aging Services 337 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-7682 www.missoulaagingservices.org

Missoula Developmental Service Corporation 1005 Marshall St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-5484, www.mdscmt.org Partners in Home Care 2687 Palmer, Ste B Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 728-8848 www.partnersinhomecare.org Ronald McDonald House 3003 Fort Missoula Rd. Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 541-7646 www.rmhmissoula.org

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Missoula International Airport www.flymissoula.com (406) 728-4381

Airport Transportation Airport Shuttler (406) 543-9416 www.msoshuttler.com

Bus, Charter & Limo Services

Executive Limousine Services (406) 721-4629 Greyhound Bus Lines www.greyhound.com (406) 549-2339 Valet Limousine Service (406) 542-5466

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Tucker Transportation (406) 273-2694

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Green Taxi (406) 728-8294

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Yellow Cab, Inc (406) 543-6644

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Dollar Missoula Car Rental (406) 542-2311

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Enterprise Rent A Car (406) 721-1888

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Hertz Rent a Car (406) 549-9511

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National Car Rental (406) 543-3131

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Rent a Wreck (406) 721-3838

Alamo (406) 543-3355 Avis Rent a Car (406) 549-4711

Budget Car & Truck Rental (406) 543-7001

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Medicab Medicab provides non-emergency medical transportation. It’s restricted to medical and psychiatric appointments. One way travel up to 15 miles. For more information, call (406) 292-7114.

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Dial 511 or 1-800-226-7623 1-800-335-7592 (TTY) www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo

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Mountain Line www.mountainline.com (406) 543-8386

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Commercial Airlines Servicing Missoula ALASKA AIRLINES HORIZON AIR www.alaskaair.com Reservations: (800) 547-9308

ALLEGIANT AIRLINES www.allegiant.com Reservations: (702) 505-8888

DELTA CONNECTION www.delta.com Reservations: (800) 221-1212

UNITED EXPRESS www.ual.com Reservations: (800) UNITED-1

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hile visiting Missoula, whether for business or for pleasure, tourists will find that recreational opportunities are abundant and complement the Montana life style. Within a couple miles of Missoula, outdoor enthusiasts can experience several recreational opportunities complimented by four seasons in the millions of acres of wilderness and recreation area. Besides recreation, Missoula is also rich in cultural attractions ranging from symphony, arts, live theatre, historical museums, shops, galleries and numerous sporting activities and events. While Missoula enjoys four distinct seasons, fall may be Missoula’s most spectacular season, when the city’s numerous maple trees and other foliage turn bright orange, red and yellow and the air is crisp. Highs during September, October and November average about 56 degrees, with lows dipping to an average of 32.

A Carousel for Missoula

For more information on tourism in Missoula call Destination Missoula at (406) 532-3250; www.destinationmissoula.com

Keeping Missoula’s History Alive! Culture & Attractions

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Featuring: "The Road to Today: 250 Years of Missoula County History" and Special Changing Exhibits Plus 32 acres of grounds exhibits including the Forestry Interpretive Area, Drummond Depot, Grant Creek One-Room Schoolhouse, St. Michael's Church and the Alien Detention Center Barracks.

Home of Missoula's Annual 4th of July Extravaganza! Bldg. 322 Fort Missoula • Missoula, Montana 59804 (406) 728-3476 www.fortmissoulamuseum.org

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Feel like tasting a bit of Missoula’s fresh air? All within walking distance of each other, these attractions show off some of Missoula’s best.

Farmer’s Market Missoula Farmer’s Market includes fresh local produce, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 vendors in an outdoor setting. A cultural treat! Open from April 30th to October 22nd every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and on Tuesday evenings on July 5th to August 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (406) 777-2636 www.missoulafarmersmarket.com

Missoula Art Museum Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1987, MAM has always been a flagship institution in culturally savvy Missoula, Montana. MAM offers a spectacular attraction in the heart of the historic downtown: a fully accessible, free, public museum that boasts six exhibition spaces, a library, education center, and an inviting information lounge. They are committed to educating the community through contemporary art and to developing and conserving the Art Museum Collection in order to preserve and make accessible our cultural heritage.

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335 N. Pattee Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-0447 www.missoulaartmuseum.org

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The MCT Center for the Performing Arts has bustled with activity since its Grand Opening in October of 1998. It is home to the Internationally-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre, which takes original, musical theatre productions on the road to nearly 1,300 communities around the world every year! 200 North Adams Street Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-1911 www.mctinc.org

Missoula County Courthouse The Missoula County Courthouse boasts eight murals by Edgar Samuel Paxson, best known for his painting, Custer’s Last Stand, finished in 1899. In 1906, he began the group of murals depicting early Montana history, which he finished in 1914. The paintings can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Courthouse. 200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-5700 www.co.missoula.mt.us

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Missoula Historic Tours Allan J. Mathews, ‘Preservationist of the Decade,’ noted lecturer, and author of the National award winning book, ‘A Guide to Historic Missoula,’ leads walking tours of downtown Missoula and Historic Districts. The tours run from 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on your schedule, Allan also can be booked as a step-on guide for bus tours of Missoula, the Flathead Valley(including the National Bison Range, Flathead Lake and Glacier Park) and other areas of western Montana. (406) 728-2351

Missoula Saturday Market At Missoula Saturday Market, each summer, the city of Missoula closes a downtown street for a Saturday craft and food market run by local artisans. Enjoy traffic-free socializing, morning coffee and treats, local crafts, and interesting imports in historic downtown Missoula (within walking distance of the river, the Missoula Museum of the Arts, and other downtown events). (406) 830-3216 www.missoulasaturdaymarket.org

Montana Museum of Art & Culture Montana Museum of Art & Culture is home to one of the oldest and most prominent fine art collections in the Rocky Mountain Northwest. A year after The University of Montana was established in Missoula in 1893, the Montana Museum of Art & Culture (MMAC) Permanent Collection was begun. Today, MMAC has an international reputation and its staff maintains (in seven locations) more than 10,000 objects, including significant historic and contemporary artworks. University of Montana Main Hall, Room 006 Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-2019 www.umt.edu/montanamuseum

The Clark Fork River Market Located under the Higgins Bridge, in the Riverside Parking Lot, just east of Caras Park and the Wilma Building in downtown Missoula. The Clark Fork River Market provides a lively and scenic setting for buying locally-produced fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, organic dairy products, plants, flowers, fresh handcrafted pastas, baked goods, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, wool goods and other wares. Hours: Saturdays, 8am until 1pm from the first Saturday in May through the fourth Saturday in October. (406) 396-0593 www.clarkforkrivermarket.com


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All located within 10-12 minutes of downtown Missoula, these attractions bring history and adventure together.

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Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula was established by community effort in 1975 to save what remained of original Fort Missoula, and to interpret the area’s history. The museum is located on 32 acres in the heart of historic Fort Missoula. Its collection includes 24,000 objects including 13 historic structures. Building 322, Fort Missoula Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 728-3476 www.fortmissoulamuseum.org

Memorial Rose Garden Park In this park, more than 2,500 rose bushes are maintained as a memorial to the casualties of World War II and Montana’s Vietnam veterans. This small city park on Brooks Street also features a 12-foot bronze statue. Located between Brooks and Mount Street, Missoula.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema

Headstart School Worden & Phillips Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 829-0873 www.missoulaoutdoorcinema.org

Missoula Osprey Baseball

The Missoula Osprey is the Pioneer League affiliate to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since moving to Missoula in 1999 the Osprey have had seven former players make the major leagues. The Osprey’s season runs from mid June to mid September. Season tickets and individual game tickets are available by calling 406-543-3300. 700 Cregg Lane Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 543-3300 www.missoulaosprey.com

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The Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale The Missoula Symphony’s first concert was performed in 1955 and it is now celebrating its 56th season. Their concert season has grown to a five-concert season and each features two performances. In addition to the regular concert season, every year the orchestra performs an enormous free outdoor summer concert in August in downtown Missoula. 320 E. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-3194 www.missoulasymphony.org

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Montana Snowbowl

It’s Big. It’s Bad. It’s Calling YOUR name. Deep, powdery bowls and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical drop make Snowbowl an extremist’s dream. There is plenty of skiing for all ability levels. Cruise three miles down Montana’s longest run. Attack 900 acres of skiable terrain. Test yourself against Montana’s best, Snowbowl. 1700 Snowbowl Road Missoula, MT 59807 (406) 549-9777 www.montanasnowbowl.com

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Missoula Outdoor Cinema is a celebration of community and film, under the stars. Movies are projected outside on a huge 12’ X 25’ movie screen. Neighbors “walk in” to the playfield at the Headstart school (the old Whittier School) on the corner of Worden and Philips in Missoula’s historic Northside. Like Missoula’s Farmer’s Market, the Northside “walk in” cinema has become one of the City’s bestknown and most-appreciated summer attractions.

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Museum of Mountain Flying

Northern Rockies Heritage Center

Montana is the birthplace of mountain flying. This museum seeks to interpret and preserve the history of mountain flying in Montana and the northern Rockies. There are aircraft displays as well as interactive history displays.

Montana Natural History Center

The Northern Rockies heritage Center is a growing museum, cultural and educational center. The center works to preserve the heritage and integrity of historic Fort Missoula. The center focuses on connecting history, geology, and geography through studies in aspects of military science, the Native American presence, how extractive industries affected the growth of the West, agriculture versus urbanization, immigration, transportation, local culture and other topics of interest.

The Natural History Center has great displays on the local and regional geology, flora and fauna, and provides guided tours of the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum on the University Campus. The Center also produces the radio program ‘Field Notes’ for Montana Public Radio.

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History

713 S. 3rd St. West Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-3644 www.museummountainflying.org

120 Hickory Street Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 327-0405 www.montananaturalist.org

3255 Fort Missoula Rd. Missoula, Mt 59804 (406) 728-3662 www.nrhc.org

The Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History promotes the commemoration and study of the U.S. armed services, from the Frontier Period to the War on Terrorism. The Museum strives to impart a greater understanding of the roles played by America’s service men and service-women through this period of dramatic global change. Buildings T-310 & T-316 at Fort Missoula Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 549-5346 www.fortmissoula.org

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Culture & Attractions

Discover Elk Country • Trophy Elk Display • Elk Country Wildlife Diorama • Hands-On Exhibits For All Ages • Wildlife Theater • Elk Country Gift Shop

Directions: Take I-90 to Exit 101 in Missoula. Drive 1/4 mile north to 5705 Grant Creek Road. accessible with RV parking. Open year round. For information, call 406-523-4545 or 866-266-7750 or visit www.rmef.org.

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Elk Country Visitor Center is proud to be one of the newest and best conservation education facilities in the Northwest. The Visitor Center features hands-on conservation and hunting heritage exhibits for all ages and includes a Lewis and Clark display, an impressive collection of world record elk mounts, a western wildlife diorama and a state of the art conservation theater. Visitors will also enjoy the gift shop full of beautiful wildlife art and many hand crafted and Montana-made creations. The public is welcome and admission is free. Open year round. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Missoula, Montana, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. The Elk Foundation and its partners have permanently protected or enhanced 5 million acres and nearly 500,000 acres previously closed to public access are now open for hunting, fishing and otter recreation.

5705 Grant Creek Rd. Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 523-4500 or 1-800-225-5355 www.rmef.org


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The Smokejumper Visitor Center is the largest smokejumper base in the country. The center is a unique opportunity to learn about this unusual, demanding and dramatic occupation. The center provides free tours which include the Smokejumper loft, ready room and the National Smokejumper Memorial. There is a gift shop and museum which includes a fire lookout tower that was originally built in 1930. 5765 W. Broadway Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 329-4934

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Southgate Mall Hallways to History

Featuring a collection of historic framed photographs that chronicle 100 years of Missoula history. Located in the Southgate Mall (406) 721-5140

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Western Montana Fair

Celebrate summer at Missoula’s annual Fair and Missoula Stampede Rodeo, which features 4-H exhibits, art exhibits, cooking, 4-H Livestock Sale, a demolition derby, free stage acts, commercial displays, and a country-western concert. There is a rodeo Wednesday through Friday with performances by the Charlie Russell Riders each night. 1101 South Ave. W. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-3247 www.westernmontanafair.com

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The University of Montana

The University of Montana was founded in 1893 in the burgeoning pioneer town of Missoula, less than 90 years after Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery explored the area. Since then, the University has nurtured a tradition of cultural and scientific exploration. Today, “The Discovery Continues” at UM – from a local, regional and global perspective into the next frontier of space. 32 Campus Drive Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-0211 www.umt.edu

Places to Be Outside Town National Bison Range

To get to Garnet Ghost Town from the west, take I-90 east to Exit 109, the Bonner Exit. Continue on Highway 200 east for 23 miles. Shortly after the 22 mile marker turn south at the sign Garnet Ghost Town. The parking lot is 11 miles up the gravel road. Garnet is a historic mining ghost town located in west central Montana and sits at an elevation of about 6,000 feet at the head of First Chance Creek. It was named after the brown garnet rock which was used as an abrasive and a semi-precious stone found in the area. The town dates back to 1895 and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Garnet Preservation Association, a non-profit citizens group. More than 30 buildings have been preserved. Visitors to the ghost town will find a Visitor Center, interpretive signs and self-guided trails, as well as books, cards and other memorabilia.

Established in 1908, the National Bison Range is one of the oldest national wildlife refuges in the nation. The refuge was established to support a population of American bison and is home to about 350500 of these animals. It offers wonderful opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography of other large animals as well such as elk, white-tail and mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and black bear. There is also a visitor center that provides interpretive displays and orientation videos as well as a bookstore. The National Bison Range is located in the Mission Valley just north of Missoula.

(406) 728-1695 www.garnetghosttown.net

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Garnet Ghost Town

(406) 644-2211 www.fws.gov/bisonrange

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 to provide habitat for migratory birds and it is located along the meandering Bitterroot River. The Refuge offers spectacular viewing opportunities of both landscape and wildlife. (406) 777-5552

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Breweries Bayern Brewing Co. Experience a German masterbrew from the only German microbrewery in the Rockies! 1507 Montana Street Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-1482 www.bayernbrewery.com Our Current Tasting Room Hours are: Monday - Friday 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. Saturday & Sunday - Noon - 8:00 P.M.

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Big Sky Brewing Co.

Big Sky Brewing offers something a little different when it comes to great beers. We put our heart into it. Not our actual hearts, gross... No we care a lot that what you taste is what we taste. 5417 Trumpeter Way Missoula, MT 59808 (800) 559-2774 www.bigskybrew.com Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Kettlehouse Brewing Co.

Owner Tim O’Leary started the Kettlehouse in 1995 as a brew on premise (BOP). We have since evolved into a small microbrewery and neighborhood taproom. 602 Myrtle St. & 313 N. 1st St. W Missoula MT 59801 (406) 728-1660 www.kettlehouse.com Hours of Operation: M-Sat Noon to 9PM

Tamarack Brewing Company Tamarack started beneath the Rocky and Mission Mountains in Lakeside, Montana and has now expanded to the Missoula area. They are proud to be a casual brew pub where people can enjoy simple yet wonderful pub fare and ales in an unassuming and friendly atmosphere. 231 W. Front St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 830-3113

Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula Flathead lake Brewing Co. was established in 2004 and features ten premier award winning quality crafted brews as well as seasonal offerings. Their Missoula location is above Sapore restaurant and features wonderful hand crafted beers from The Flathead Lake Brewing Company and other Montana Breweries.

Breweries & Wineries

424 N. Higgins Ave. (406) 542-3847

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Missoula Winery

Missoula Winery is a community-driven gathering place with free wine tasting, a bocce ball court and outdoor seating. It hosts live music Thursday through Saturday nights. See website for tasting room hours. Missoula Winery 5646 W Harrier (406) 830-3296 missoulawinery.com

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Ten Spoon Winery

4175 Rattlesnake Drive Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com

Lolo Peak Winery 2506 Mount Ave. Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 549-1111 www.lolopeak.com

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issoula is home to western Montana’s largest indoor shopping mall, national discount and department stores and dozens of interesting downtown stores and boutiques.

Downtown

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North Reserve Missoula’s newest and fastest growing shopping district. This corridor offers a variety of hotels, national discount stores, casinos, restaurants and a movie theater.

Throughout Missoula there are dozens of arts and charitable organizations that help to make our community a beautiful place to live and work. As a locally owned and operated mall, Southgate is proud to support these organizations.

Missoula Shopping

Known as the “Garden City” for its dense trees and lush green landscape, Missoula lies in a mountain forest setting where five valleys and three rivers converge. Montana’s most culturally diverse city is rich with attractions, entertainment and recreational opportunities. The true flavor of Missoula can be found downtown, where residents and visitors alike come together. With the Clark Fork of the Columbia River streaming through the core of the community, Downtown Missoula boasts excellent choices in arts and entertainment; restaurants, pubs, breweries and bistros; shopping and professional services. Downtown is a showcase of Missoula. It is a reflection of the diversity, uniqueness, and exceptionality of our community. It is a place where people come together to celebrate, invigorate and rejuvenate. Downtown Missoula is the heart of the Garden City.

Midtown You will find great shopping, from unique one-of-a-kind stores, to large familiar department stores. Also located on the strip are many dining choices. www.missoulamidtown.com

Missoula’s Own

Southgate Mall Visit Southgate Mall, Montana’s premier enclosed shopping and dining destination. The Southgate Mall experience features over 100 top specialty stores, an unmatched collection of university favorite brand names and one-of-a-kind “Made in Montana” items as well as casual and fine dining and a host of personal services.

Happy Shopping • shopsouthgate.com

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A Carousel for Missoula A Carousel for Missoula is one of the first fully hand-carved carousels to be built in the United States since the Great Depression. From little more than dreams, hard work and love, a carousel was created by hundreds of volunteers. The Carousel has 38 horses and two chariots. The chariots allow easy access for wheelchairs; people with disabilities are always welcome to ride free on the Carousel. 101 Carousel Drive Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 549-8382 Hours of Operation: June through August - 11a.m. to 7p.m. September through May - 11a.m. to 5:30p.m.

The Children’s Museum, Missoula offers fun, interactive learning opportunities that allow children to explore their interests and abilities through play. The Museum is a destination for area families, a place where kids can be kids and grownups can network with other parents and caregivers and feel like part of a community – a community of kids and grownups coming together for positive learning experiences, developmental growth and quality family time. 225 W. Front, Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 541-PLAY (7529) Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm www.familiesfirstmontana.org/museum

Missoula Skate Park The Missoula Skate Park was completed in 2006 and is a 16,000 square foot free outdoor skatepark with a dedicated street section. MOBASH Skatepark 500 Cregg Lane, McCormick Park (406) 207-7558 www.missoulaskatepark.org

Splash Decks

Currents Currents is the year-round indoor water park in McCormick Park and is home to Parks and Recreation headquarters and Headwaters, a state-of-art community room available for public use. The sun is always shining at Currents!

Entertain the Kids

Glacier Ice Rink

Glacier Ice Rink is a non-profit full service ice skating arena. They have an outdoor and indoor rink for skating all year. Their goal, in a spirit of teamwork, safety and sportsmanship is to provide quality programs and facilities to teach and support the sports of ice hockey, figure skating and other ice related activities for people of all ages. Their programs include youth hockey, adult hockey, figure skating, open skating, stick and puck sessions and a special young skaters program. 1101 South Ave. W Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-0316 www.glaciericerink.com

Children’s Museum of Missoula

600 Cregg, McCormick Park Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-7275

Spraygrounds are aquatic play areas which incorporate water spray features on a surface designed for drainage. Each sprayground has an on/off sensor so kids activate can the sprayground on their own. State-of-the-art water treatment and filtration systems ensure safe water play and optimum water conservation. Marylin Park: Linda Vista & Robert Creek Franklin Park: 10th & Kemp Bonner Park: Ronald & Evans Westside Park: Scott & Sherwood 9 am - 9 pm Open May 26-September 1

Splash Montana

Dragon Hollow Dragon Hollow is a magical play land adjacent to A Carousel for Missoula. The plan land was the combined effort of artists and consultants from Leather’s and Associates, Inc., a playground architectural firm in Ithaca, New York and many local grade school students who we consider play area experts! The play area is free for all to use from dawn to dusk each day. 101 Carousel Drive Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 549-8382

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Splash Montana is a waterpark located at Playfair Park and includes three three-story waterslides, a swimmer-friendly zero-depth entry, lazy river float-way, floating play structures and much more. The park is open May 31 through August 29 (weather permitting). 3001 Bancroft, Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 542-WAVE (9283) Outdoor Water Park, Playfair Park, 3001 Bancroft (406) 542-WAVE (9283)

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Garden City Ballet Company

(406) 240-6042 www.gardencityballet.org

Headwaters Dance Company Headwaters Dance Company was founded in 2004 and is a professional contemporary dance company that showcases smart, theatrically oriented, contemporary works created by choreographers from all over the country. Headwaters is the only professional touring, contemporary dance company in Montana. (406) 728-1131 www.headwatersdance.org

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Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT, Inc.)

MCT offers year-round opportunities for school-aged children, as well as adults, by providing a full season of local children’s productions and community theatre. Each year MCT operates a summer performing arts camp on the shores of scenic Flathead Lake, which is attended by more than 200 young people from around the world! Also offered are local day camps in spring and summer as well as afterschool performing arts classes in fall and winter. The Missoula Children’s Theatre is the largest touring children’s theatre in the nation. Annually, 40 teams of two actor/directors are sent to 1,200 communities worldwide where they stage productions with local children. In one week’s time, the children are taught a full-scale musical production which is performed in front of hundreds of audience members. All local productions are held at MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 425 E. Broadway. For tickets call the box office, 728PLAY (7529) or visit www.mctinc.org.

Performing Arts

Garden City Ballet is a community-focused organization committed to inspiring Missoula dancers and sharing quality performances with Western Montana. They are home to outstanding students and their families as well as the best professional teachers, choreographers and guest artists from across the region and country. Their largest production is the annual Nutcracker that includes over 100 local dancers of all ages.

200 N. Adams St. (406) 728-1911 www.mctinc.org

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Montana Lyric Opera Montana Lyric Opera was established in 2007. They work to introduce professional opera to Western Montana as a relevant and comprehensive art form, through professional productions, educational youth productions, outreach to the schools and community and collaboration with local artists and arts organizations. Their schedule includes a Summer Opera Festival along with several performances. (406) 830-0323 www.mtopera.org

Performing Arts

The Rep is the professional theater company in residence at the University of Montana. It produces one or two main shows a year, which tour the U.S. as well as a mini-shows and workshops as part of an educational outreach program. Montana Rep delivers a theatrical experience in its entirety, bringing with it everything from lighting to sound design. Completely selfcontained, the Rep offers presenters large and small––in facilities ranging from new performing arts centers to high school gyms––the opportunity to enjoy first-class theatre. School of Theater and Dance University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-6809 www.montanarep.org

CLASSES October

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SHE LOVES ME

PERFORMANCES November

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Winter Performing Arts Classes

WINNIE THE POOH 16–February 17 PERFORMANCES February 18–19

GODSPELL

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Spring Day Camp

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA CLASSES April

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CLASSES January

Since 1998, Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre has provided audience members of all ages with a unique dance experience. The school’s integrated approach to dance brings students into the world of dance through a variety of explorations that actively engage them in perception, research, reflection and discussion. Curriculum includes ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, preballet and creative movement. 2704 Brooks St., Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-5155 www.rmbt.org

University of Montana Productions

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Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre

The Montana Repertory Theater

Fall Performing Arts Classes

On Center Performing Arts

On Center’s desire and goal is to offer the very best instruction of all performance arts, while instilling the appreciation, discipline, and knowledge required to excel in the chosen field. Our staff is carefully selected for their professionalism, intelligence, caring, positive attitudes, and attention to detail. It is also our goal for every student to gain the confidence, technical ability, and performance opportunities necessary to achieve the next level. We also strive to provide our performers who desire a professional career with the technical foundation and inspiration to pursue their dream. We take pride in offering the absolute best right here in Missoula, Montana. Professional training, atmosphere, attitudes, careers, and results! Welcome to the On Center Dance family.

WEST SIDE STORY

April 27–May 13, 2012 (406) 728-7529 • www.mctinc.org

UM Productions Performing Arts has been providing Western Montana with top quality programs diverse in culture, entertainment, education and opportunity for decades. It has featured incredible variety over the years from jazz to modern dance, comedy to gospel music, blues to ballet, Broadway plays to opera and much more. UM Productions attempts to reach an ever growing audience of students and community members by providing concerts and events which are focused on diversity with a strong dedication to the arts. (406) 243-6661 www.umproductions.org


Galleries

839 South Higgins Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 327-8757 www.thearthangup.com

The Artists Shop

304 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 543-6393 www.missoulaartistsshop.com

Big Sky Art Gallery & Custom Frame 1118 S Russell St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-7379

The Brink Gallery

111 W. Front St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-5251 www.thebrinkgallery.com

Brunswick Building Artist’s Studio 223 W. Railroad St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-0591

Ceretana Studios 801 Sherwood Ave Missoula MT 59802 (406) 829-1283

The Clay Studio of Missoula

1106 Hawthorne Unit A Missoula MT 59802 (406) 543-0509 www.theclaystudioofmissoula.org

The Dana Gallery

246 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-3154 www.danagallery.com

Eye of the Beholder 2230 N Reserve St Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 543-2787

Fresh Works

202 Takima Missoula, MT, 59801 (406) 721-3884 www.janynepiazza.com

Gallery of Visual Arts

In the Social Sciences Building, University of Montana (406) 243-2813

The Indigo Gallery

116 W. Front St., Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-1703 www.montanaindigogallery. com

Missoula, MT, 59801 (406) 728-0918 www.chrisfrandsenart.com

Pirnie Art Showroom

Missoula Art Museum

Rocky Mountain School of Photography & Gallery

337 E. Broadway Missoula, MT, 59801 (406) 543-5077 www.ladesignframing.com

335 N Pattee St Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-0447 www.missoulaartmuseum.org

337 E Broadway (406) 543-2317 www.pirnieartshowroom.com

216 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 543-0171 www.rmsp.com

Montana Museum of Art & Culture Rustic Mountain Art UM PARTV Center Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-2019 www.umt.edu/montanamuseum

Monte Dolack Gallery 139 W. Front St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 549-3248 or (800)825-7613 www.dolack.com

Murphy-Jubb Fine Art 210 N Higgins Suite 300 Missoula, MT (406) 728-7050 (866) 721-7050 www.kendahljanjubb.com

Patterson Fine Art Photography 119 S. 5th St. E, #C Missoula, MT, 59801 (406) 543-1911

419 Minnesota Ave (406) 549-6610

Studio 12 Art Gallery (406) 721-3880 www.studio12art.com

University Center Gallery

Second floor, northwest corner of the University Center at UM. (406) 243-4991

Zootown Arts

235 N. 1st St. W Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 549-7555 www.zootownarts.com

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L.A. Design

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First Friday Missoula On the first Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, galleries and museums in downtown Missoula host First Friday Gallery Night, which is an opportunity for all to enjoy new art exhibits, to socialize with artists and gallery owners, and to experience the energy of a lively downtown Missoula evening. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments create a wonderful experience for both tourists and residents, and several downtown restaurants offer menus of locally-grown foods.

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ou will always find something going on in Missoula. The following events are just a sample of some of the town’s annual festivals, fairs and events that occur. There are many community calendars that will be able to assist you as you plan your weekend or stay in Missoula. For a more complete listing of community events please visit: • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce www.missoulachamber.com • Destination Missoula www.destinationmissoula.com • Missoula Downtown Association www.missouladowntown.com

Carousel Sunday Market and Festival: MAY A Carousel for Missoula announces the establishment of the Carousel Sunday Market and Festival, a combination of a farmers’ market and an arts and crafts market, held Sunday afternoons from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning May 8. The Market will be located in New Park parking lot, which is between the Carousel and the Caras Park pavilion. Visitors to the Market will be treated to music by local, young musicians in addition to produce, meat, poultry and dairy products produced in Montana west of the Continental divide, juried arts and crafts and prepared foods. (406) 543-1969

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International Wildlife Film Festival: MAY

Community Events

The International Wildlife Film Festival promotes awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media. www.wildlifefilms.org

Farmers Market: mid-May to mid October

Missoula Saturday Market: May to October At Missoula Saturday Market, each summer, the city of Missoula closes a downtown street for a Saturday craft and food market run by local artisans. Enjoy traffic-free socializing, morning coffee and treats, local crafts, and interesting imports in historic downtown Missoula.

Missoula Farmer’s Market includes fresh local produce, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 vendors in an outdoor setting.

www.missoulasaturdaymarket.org (406) 830-3216

http://www.missoulafarmersmarket.com

Missoula Events Quick Links For more information on Missoula’s events, visit these sites: • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce www.missoulachamber.com • Destination Missoula www.destinationmissoula.com

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January Bridal Fair Health Fair

February

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

March

St Patrick’s Day Parade

April

YMCA Riverbank Run

May

IWFF WildWalk Parade & WildFest International Wildlife Film Festival Annual BrewFest Meet Me in Missoula

June

Garden City River Rod Run Car Show Silver Collector Car Auction

July

International Choral Festival Street Jam 3-on-3 Basketball Missoula Marathon

Here’s a list of community events in and around Missoula:

August

Monthly Events

Testicle Festival Western Montana Fair KidsFest KECI-TV Family Fest River City Roots Festival

First Friday Art Walk . . . . (First Friday of Every Month) Artini Night at MAM . . . . . . . (Every 3rd Thursday)

Weekly Summer Events

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HempFest GermanFest Missoula Mavericks BrewFest Montana Festival of the Book Alliance for the Wild Rockies Event Missoula Parade of Homes

Out to Lunch . . . . . . . . Every Wed 11am-2pm Downtown ToNight . . . . . . . Every Thurs 5:30pm-8:30pm Farmers Market, People’s Market & Clark Fork Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Every Sat Morning

October

UM Homecoming & Parade Montana CINE International

November

Day of the Dead Parade Renaissance Arts & Crafts Fair

December

Santa’s Arrival & Holiday Stroll Festival of the Trees First Night Missoula

Downtown Tonight: June- August

The Clark Fork River Market is located under the Higgins Bridge, in the Riverside Parking Lot, just east of Caras Park and the Wilma Building in downtown Missoula. Our hours are Saturdays, 8am until 1pm from the first Saturday in May through the third Saturday in October -- rain or shine! The market provides a lively and scenic setting for buying locally-produced fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, organic dairy products, plants, flowers, fresh handcrafted pastas, baked goods, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, wool goods and other wares from area farmers, ranchers and chefs. Breakfast, lunch, espresso, coffee, tea and cold drinks are also available, along with plenty of seating for customers who want to relax and enjoy the festive market atmosphere. Live music adds to the festivities from 11am to 1pm.

Downtown ToNight is Missoula’s favorite evening music and food festival! Offering an outdoor venue for live music, food vendors and the Bud Light beverage garden for residents and visitors alike. This event also highlights a weekly family activity and, as always, is free to attend! Bring the family and join us for Thursday night fun! Every Thursday in June, July and August from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

www.clarkforkrivermarket.com (406) 396-0593

Out to Lunch: June-August Out to Lunch is a weekly performing arts festival at Caras Park on the Clark Fork River, featuring musicians and over 20 varied food vendors. Open June, July & August from 11am2pm. www.missouladowntown.com

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Garden City Brew Fest: May This favorite annual event features more than 60 beers on tap, a wine bar, food and live music. www.missouladowntown.com

Street Jam: July

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Clark Fork River Market: May to October

www.missouladowntown.com

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Mark your calendar!

This is a great community event that you will want to be a part of! The Missoula Street Jam tournament is designed so that anyone can play; male or female, young and old, short & tall, the most experienced or no experience at all with the goal to provide an event to make the weekend entertaining & friendly for players and spectators beyond the game of 3-on-3 basketball. www.missoulachamber.com/events/streetjam.asp

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Community Events Western Montana Fair: August The western Montana Fair is a week long event that brings crowds from all over Montana. The yearly fair offers live entertainment, food, games and more. www.westernmontanafair.com

River City Roots Festival: August Our region’s largest arts and music festival showcasing Western Montana’s gem: Downtown Missoula. A unique public/private partnership, this event celebrates Downtown’s success and provides an opportunity to highlight some of Missoula’s most recently-developed attractions. www.rivercityrootsfestival.com

Parade of Homes and Remodeling Tour: September

www.buildmissoula.com

Homecoming Parade: September University of Montana Homecoming Parade is Missoula’s largest parade with over 100 entries. This parade draws visitors from in state and out of state, and proceeds the Montana Grizzlies football game. www.umontanaalumni.org

First Night Missoula: December An annual New Year’s Eve community wide, alcohol-free celebration of the arts. First Night® Missoula is filled with theater, dance, artists, poetry readings, plays, comedy, music, food and family entertainment.

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issoula is home to a wide variety of religious faiths, including virtually every Christian denomination as well as Jewish, Buddism and those taking part in traditional American Indian ceremonies. The Christian tradition formally came to western Montana with Catholic missionaries who visited Indians south of Missoula in the Bitterroot Valley and north of Missoula in what is now known as the Mission Valley. Today, there are some 75 places of worship in the greater Missoula area. Baptists, Catholics, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, join Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians among the many churchgoers here. Congregation Har Shalom holds monthly services for Jewish residents while Buddhists take part in regular meditation. Retreats and classes are offered through three local centers. For a full list of Community Churches, please visit: www.missoulachamber.com/community/religion.asp or contact thte Chamber at (406) 543-6623.

Meet. Over 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, a 13,000 sq. ft. Ballroom and complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hr. business center.

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Isolated, surrounded on every side by difficult terrain, [Missoula] is nonetheless urbane, artistic, hip.

Play. On-site video gaming and live poker action in a smoke-free setting and just moments away from golf, fishing, skiing, biking, and hiking. Easy access to boutiques, galleries, festivals, and sporting events. Minutes from Missoula’s finest Shopping Malls.

Worship

Stay.

Featuring elegant guest rooms and suites with microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker, workout facility, indoor pool, and complimentary airport shuttle.

Home of Missoula’s Finest Restaurant, Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern, featuring from scratch American Cuisine and beverages. To make reservations call 1-877-STAY-HGI, the hotel direct at 406-532-5300 or online at www.missoula.HGI.com. Everything. Right where you need it.®

--SkyWest Magazine

©2011 Hilton Hospitality, Inc.

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hen deciding to relocate to Missoula, the last thing you need to do is worry about how your favorite furry friend will handle the transition. Missoulians love their pets and in Missoula there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels, shops and services. Rarely will you ever pull up to a drive-through with your pet without driving away with an afternoon treat for your furry friend!

We encourage you to visit www.missoulapets.com/images/pet_ hiking_guide.pdf for a Dog Owners Guide to Missoula created by Missoula Parks and Recreation, Lolo National Forest and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The guide offers a full map and additional outdoor opportunities for your pet.

Without a leash

With a leash

The Missoula area has many opportunities and fantastic recreational locations throughout the city where you can let your dog romp and play. Areas throughout Missoula where your dog can run without a leash include: 1. Jacob’s Island Bark Park 2. Fort Missoula Canine Campus 3. Blue Mountain Recreation Area 4. Pattee Canyon Recreation Area (exceptions include on groomed ski trails in the winter)

If you would rather exercise your dog with a leash- areas include: 1. Hike the “M” trail on Mount Sentinel (where posted) 2. Mount Jumbo (where posted) 3. All parks and trails within city limits 4. Maclay Flats Recreation Site

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Pet Licensing

Both City and County residents must license all dogs over the age of 4 months. New residents must purchase a dog license within 60 days of moving into the county or city. If you live within the City limits, you can purchase a license at the City Finance Office in City Hall, County Health Department or at the Animal Shelter on Butler Creek Road. County residents can purchase a license at the County Treasurer’s Office in the County Courthouse, County Health Department or at the Animal Shelter on Butler Creek Road Please call 406-541-7387 for more information. Missoula also offers an abundance of resources for animals including:

Go Fetch!

(406) 728-BARK; www.gofetchdog.com

Kim Dahl Latrielle

There are also some wonderful Pet Groups in and around Missoula:

Animeals

Animeals provides food for hungry animals whose sole purpose is to keep animals fed and find them forever homes. (406) 721-4710; www.animeals.com.

Petsmart

MontanaPets.org

Dog Logic

Missoula Animal Control

(406) 549-9188; www.petsmart.com (406) 327-9663; www.nocagesmontana.com For a List of Pet-Friendly Hotels, Doggy Day Cares, Kennels & Borders & Pet Nanny Services and Pet Friendly Apartments Visit: www.missoulacvb.org/dog-acc.php

MontanaPets.org helps you find pets that need a home.

(406) 541-7387; www.montanapets.org/mac

Missoula Humane Society (406) 549-3934; www.myhswm.org

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Mountain Biking A wonderful way to see first hand the mountains and nature offered in the valley. Missoula and its surrounding communities offer numerous trails in the area. With lengths consisting of 2-20 plus miles no matter how avid a biker you are there is a trail for every type of experience level.

 For further information, please visit www.missoulabike.org

Missoula is known for its beautiful mountains and streams, which lend themselves to almost any outdoor activity. -Princeton review

Skiing With Missoula’s central location, skiers are able to access numerous ski hills right in Missoula or within a few hours drive. Montana Snowbowl is Missoula’s local ski area and within a one to five hour drive some of the other skiing opportunities include Whitefish Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Lookout Pass Ski Area and Discovery Basin. For a full listing of general winter activities and please visit the official state travel information site at www.wintermt.com.

Montana Snowbowl (406) 549-9777 Whitefish Mountain Resort 877-754-3474 Big Sky Resort (406) 995-8000 Lost Trail Powder Mountain (406) 821-3211 Lookout Pass Ski Area (208) 744-1301 Discovery Basin (406) 563-2184

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f you are looking for outdoor adventure, then Missoula, Montana is the place for you! Recreational opportunities are abundant and are complimented by millions of acres of wilderness and recreation areas. You can enjoy everything from the peaceful solitude of trying to catch a fish, playing the perfect golf game, the thrill of whitewater rafting and even experience the ultimate ski adventure. Wildlife, deep snow and beautiful scenery are just a couple of things that you will find right outside your door. If you are one of the lucky ones that know how vital recreation is to the quality of life, you will surely fit in Missoula, Montana.

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(Numbers used for locating parks on map on opposite page) Park name 1 Anderson 2 Bess Reed 3 BN Plaza/Circle Square 4 Bonner 5 Boyd 6 Caras 7 Clark Fork Natural 8 Downtown Lions 9 Elms 10 Fort Missoula (county) 11 Franklin 12 Garland 13 Greenough 14 Gregory 15 Honeysuckle 16 Jacobs Island 17 Kim Williams 18 Kiwanis 19 Lester 20 Little McCormick 21 McCormick 22 McLeod 23 Memorial Rose Garden 24 Mount Jumbo 25 Mount Sentinel 26 Nicole 27 North Hills 28 Northside 29 Penland 30 Pheasant Run 31 Pineview 32 Playfair 33 Rainbow 34 Rankin 35 River Pines 36 Russell Park West 37 Sacajawea 38 Skyview 39 Southside Lions 40 Toole 41 Wapikiya 42 Water Wise 43 Westside 44 Whitaker 45 Willowwood

Location Higgins & Blaine Pattee St. N. Higgins Ronald & Evans Ernest & Washburn Front & Ryman 3rd & Station Dr. California St. Agnes & Elm South & Fort Msla Rd. 10th & Kemp 23rd & Garland Greenough & Monroe VanBuren & I-90 Barbara Ln. VanBuren & 5th Campus Dr. Clay & Kiwanis Lester & Agnes Alder & Toole Cregg & Hickory North & Kent Brooks & Mount Access at Cherry St. Access at UM LindaVista Blvd Mtn View & Duncan Worden & Cooley Penland Way Arcadia & Garland Pineview & Rattlesnake Bancroft & Pattee Cr. LindaVista Blvd Madison & 5th Gharett Ct. Russell & Ashberry Ct. Orange & 6th Hillview Way & Skyview Bancroft & W. Kent S. 4th E. Arrowhead & Tahoe S. 4th E. Scott & Sherwood Whitaker & 39th Willowwood Ct.

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Mullan statue Band shell Pavilion, Carousel

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Outdoor Recreation Hiking

Cross-Country Skiing

With the vast mountains that are a part of the Montana and Missoula landscape there are an abundance of hiking trails no matter what direction you go. Missoula offers the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area just to the north of town, the Sapphire Mountains stretching far south of town, and many other areas of the Lolo National Forest that are within driving distance.

Missoula has several opportunities for cross-country skiing. Trails surrounding the area include: Rattlesnake Wilderness Area just north of town, Garnet Ghost Town, East of Town, Holland Lake, East of Town, Lolo Pass, south of town and Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails East of town. Missoula Parks & Recreation www.missoulaparks.org

 For a full list of trails in and around the Missoula area please visit www.missoulian.com/app/hikebike

Fishing and Hunting Missoula and our surrounding areas have plenty to offer if you are an angler or a hunter. With unlimited opportunity on Missoula’s three rivers and surrounding areas that are open to big game hunting, including elk, deer, big horn sheep and moose.

For full licensing, regulation information and other details please contact Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks at www. fwp.mt.gov or call (406) 542-5500.

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Whitewater Rafting The area offers adventures on the Blackfoot River, Clark Fork River at the Alberton Gorge and the Bitterroot Rivers. The Lochsa River is located 55 miles South of Missoula. Some of these locations offer class III and IV rapids. River adventures are available ranging from a relaxing evening float, to a day filled with exhilarating rapids. Not only will you have breathtaking scenery, but you will also have an exciting day.

For more on river regulations, please visit the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Clark Fork River Recreation Information at www.fwp.mt.gov or to find rafting guide companies please consult the local yellow pages or the internet.

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Outdoor Recreation

There are many great ways to see Montana; one of those is to go horseback riding – horses can be used for overnight trips, day trips, camping, and just for fun. Montana offers an abundance of maintained trails. Many times horses can get you to places you would not normally be able to see on foot, or by a motorized vehicle. There are many associations in the area including the Backcountry Horsemen www.bchmt.org, which is a great organization to help with any backcountry questions.

 For more information on trails, you may contact the U.S. Forest Service at www.fs.fed.us/recreation/map or call (406) 329-3750.

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If whitewater rafting is not your style, there are many guided and unguided trips that you can take part in on the Blackfoot River, Clark Fork River, and Bitterroot Rivers. Floating our local rivers will give you an opportunity to see wildlife up close, and take in the beautiful scenery along any of our major rivers. The Bitterroot & Blackfoot Rivers are especially good for floating on innertubes, as the water tends to be a bit slower later in the year.

For river conditions and closures, please visit the Fish Wildlife and Parks Website at http://fwp.mt.gov

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The Montana State Flower is the Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva. Long before explorers Lewis and Clark wrote about the beautiful purplish-pink flower of the bitterroot, Native Americans were using its roots for food and trade. You can find the bitterroot growing near the mountains and boulders of western Montana in spring and summer. The Montana State Tree is the Ponderosa Pine.

hough Montana offers natural scenic views, a favorite hobby of residents in the community is enhancing this beauty through gardening. Montana has a short growing season that results from our dry mountain climate, quick changing weather and low humidity. But don’t let weather discourage you and your green thumb as there are still many flowers, native plants and shrubs that will make for a beautiful garden and yard. For more information please contact the Missoula County Extension Office which includes the Conservation and County Weed district.

Information provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS by the United States Department of Agriculture http://www.nrcs.usda.gov. Helena Service Center, 790 Colleen St., Helena, MT 59601-9713, (406) 449-5278 and Caras Nursery in Missoula.

2825 Santa Fe Court, Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 258-4200; www.co.missoula.mt.us/extension

Native Flowers • Colorado Columbine • Fuzzytongue Penstemon • Hair Golden Aster • Wild Beebalm • Slender White Prarie Clover • White yarrow • Blanketflower

Popular Annual Flowers

• Perennial Prarie Sunflower • Dotted Gayfeather • Purple Coneflower • Smooth Aster

• Geraniums • Impatients • Petunias • African Marigolds • African Daisys Smooth Aster

Native shrubs • American Plum • Golden Current • Chokecherry • Redosier Dogwood • Serviceberry

Montana’s State Flower, the Bitteroot Lewisia Rediviva

Many gardens in the area include: • Radishes • Carrots • Beans

Keep your eyes peeled when in the great outdoors: Purple Coneflower

Plantlife

• Common Hackberry • Western Mountain Ash • Paper Birch • Quaking Aspen • Black Cottonwood • Narrowleaf Cottonwood • Plains Cottonwood

Vegetables • Tomatoes • Potatoes • Onions

• Million Bells • Pansies • Ornamental Grasses • Spikes • Bacopa

• Common Snowberry • Blue Elderberry • Woods Rose • Rabbitbrush

Native shade trees • Bur Oak • Green Ash • Honelocust • Ponderosa Pine • Douglas Fir • Limber Pine • Colorado Spruce

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The 1.6 million acre Bitterroot National Forest is located in west central Montana and east central Idaho. The Bitterroot National Forest is part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Elevations range from 3,200 feet at the north end to 10,157 at Trapper Peak in the mountains to the south. The Bitterroot Forest is home to many different species of wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose and black bear as well as a variety of smaller animals and birds. For recreational opportunities people can camp at eighteen developed campgrounds, hike or ride on more than 1,600 miles of trails, fish, hunt, raft, boat, kayak, mountain bike, rock climb and cross county ski to name a few.  his information was provided by the US Forest Service website. T For more information please visit www.fs.fed.us/r1/bitterroot/about

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Rattlesnake National Forest

The Rattlesnake’s major trailhead is located 4.5 miles north of Missoula. There is 61,000 acres of glaciated topography in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. This forest helps to form Montana’s premier urban wilderness. The Rattlesnake basin is fed by more than fifty small creeks and resting in the wilderness is more than thirty high mountain lakes. Day use is by far the dominant form of recreation, primarily due to an increase in use by joggers and mountain bikers. Hunting and fishing are the traditional uses of the Rattlesnake Wilderness. When snow conditions permit, the main Rattlesnake and side drainages are readily accessible to cross-country skiers. The lower half of the Rattlesnake provides a well established trail system allowing for opportunities for day trips. For longer trips overnight camping is allowed beyond the 3-mile radius from the Rattlesnake’s main trail head.  his information was provided by the Official State Travel T Information website: www.visitmt.com

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Encountering Wildlife

Always enjoy wildlife from the safety of your car or from a safe distance. Do not approach wildlife to take photographs. Visitors on occasion get too close to wildlife in order to get a picture. Sadly, injuries have occurred as a result. Use a telephoto lens instead. This will not only ensure your safety, but the safety of the animal. Ticks are most active in spring and early summer and through ticks several serious diseases can be transmitted like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Completely remove attached ticks and disinfect the site. If rashes or lesions form around the bite, or if unexplained symptoms occur, consult a physician.  his information was provided by the Glacier National Park Visitor T Centers website. For more information on encountering wildlife please visit www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/wildlifesafety.htm


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Clinton Clinton is an old mining and lumber town. In 1889 ore deposits were discovered and the Charcoal Mine yielded thousands of dollars worth of lead and silver. The first post office opened in 1892 and a stage station was started in 1883 on Mullan Road, which is now the frontage road running parallel with I-90. Clinton is located in southwestern Montana, approximately 20 miles east of Missoula. Rock Creek Lodge just outside of Clinton, Montana throws the world’s largest testicle festival every fall attracting more than 15,000 fans annually to its five day. Clinton also has a K-8 school.

Frenchtown

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The Seeley Swan Valley and Surrounding Area Welcome You to Visit! Enjoy a spectacular drive along the Blackfoot River, just an hour from Missoula. The vibrant and charming small towns of Seeley Lake and Condon lie between the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Mission Mountain Wilderness, serving as gateways to these natural wonders. You will find more spectacular unspoiled nature here than anywhere else in the lower 48 states, providing breathtaking experiences by day and relaxing hospitality by night. The Seeley Swan Valley Chain of Lakes is connected by the Clearwater and Swan Rivers. The nearby Big Blackfoot River, location of Norman Mclean’s A River Runs Through It is a world class fishery with scenic views in every direction. The waterways, to the prairies to the peaked vistas offer all of the scenery, wildlife and recreation that anyone can imagine. As a four season recreational area, there is always an opportunity to experience something new. There is lodging for every budget from basic motels to deluxe lodges offering a myriad of amenities. A public 18-hole golf course welcomes the novice as well as the experienced golfer. The valley has 36 designated trail heads for hiking. The world class cross-country ski trails become mountain bike trails in the summer. The valley offers over 300 miles of un-crowded groomed snowmobile trails. The annual Winterfest celebration kicks off the winter season with ice sculptures, horse dawn wagon rides, ice skating and much more… Seeley Lake, as the hub of the region, is a full service community offering the necessary services, conveniences and support, visitors expect. A strong Artisans Guild provides self guided tours to artist’s studios and galleries. You will find something for everyone in the beautiful Seeley Swan Valley. For more information, please visit our website: www.seeleylakechamber.com

Lolo is an important junction in Western history and is the gateway to the Bitterroot Valley. Visit the Lolo Pass Visitor Information Center on US Highway 12 near the Idaho/Montana border to learn more about the historic Lolo Trail. The pass was used by the Nez Perce Indians as a buffalo trail and by the Lewis and Clark Expedition en route to the Pacific. Lolo has schools providing education from K-12th grade.

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Frenchtown’s first settlers were French Canadians who came from Ontario and Quebec in 1864. Frenchtown anually celebrated June 24th as St. John’s Day, in honor of the town’s patron saint. The town was called Valley qua elth by the Indians, meaning ‘state of tranquility.’ The first post office was established in 1868 with Charles Cusson as postmaster. It was closed in 1869 and reopened in 1870. Hyppolite Lassere was appointed postmaster in March of 1873. Louis Barrette discovered gold in 1869 which brought 3,000 prospectors to the gulch. Frenchtown is located in southwestern Montana, 16 miles northwest of Missoula on I-90. Frenchtown has an elementary, middle and high school that has over 1200 students attending grades K-12. The elevation is 3044 feet.

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Corvallis•Darby•Florence•Hamilton•Stevensville•Victor

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pend a day or a week in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley, a place where the stunning peaks of the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains meet the gorgeous, fertile, tree filled Bitterroot Valley. As the Bitterroot River flows north towards Missoula, it passes wide plains with charming historic towns. The Bitterroot Valley is Geo-Tourism at its best. Throughout the valley you will encounter spectacular beauty and world-class recreation that any true outdoor enthusiast would love to experience. In the summer, you will find a multitude of scenic hiking trails and public fishing access sites and great hunting. Here the outdoor enthusiast can indulge his or her passion for outdoor sports and recreation of every kind. In the winter, you can enjoy a superb skiing and snowboarding experience at Lost Trail Powder Mountain, where the annual average is 300 inches of pristine powder. Great snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails also await you. The exceptional beauty of the valley entices artists of many genres to make their home here. The Bitterroot is filled with skilled artisans creating beautiful, unique and often functional works, from ornate pottery to luxurious textiles to paintings that reflect the beauty of our surroundings. The cultural appetite of the Bitterroot is also fed by two excellent amateur theatre groups, a superb performing artists series, an outdoor venue presenting musical talent, an excellent choral group, and a great many smaller musical groups and dance studios who entertain us frequently.

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For more information, please contact: Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 East Main Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 363-2400 localinfo@bvchamber.com www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com

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Darby Darby was established in the early 1800s. It has changed over the years from a sleepy little town, to a thriving little community. Its unique shops and friendly people make this town one of the valley’s best places to visit. Darby is located in Ravalli County, 59 miles south of Missoula. The community had a population of 710 with 316 housing units at the time of the 2000 census. k

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Hamilton In the middle of the Bitterroot Valley, in Ravalli County, is the county’s seat of Hamilton. Hamilton is home to over 4,000 people, and the immediate area around the town has somewhere over 12,000 people. Downtown Hamilton has several historic buildings with many unique shops and restaurants. Looking west on Main Street is a beautiful view of the mountains. Just finished in the spring of 2004, there is a newly revitalized downtown. New streetscape, trees, and street lamps make way to enjoy the unique downtown shops. Highway 93, which goes all the way through town, also boasts unique shops, grocery stores, and gas stations. For more information, visit www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com

Stevensville

For more information call: (406) 777-3773 Or e-mail: stevimainst@cybernet1.com www.mainstreetstevensville.com

Victor Victor is on the west side of the Bitterroot River and is near the site of the Curlew Mine. The mine was a very lucrative silver producer. In the mid 1860s, A. Sterne Blake and his Shoshone wife came to the valley and were among the original founders of Victor. Victor is located in Ravalli County, 32 miles south of Missoula. The above community information was provided by: www.travelmt.com/mt-cities-victor.html

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Montana’s first permanent settlement is thriving as a great little community overflowing with small town charm. The Stevensville Main Street Association, working with all of the community businesses, is always striving to ensure the community grows and prospers. The First Friday of every month residents and visitors

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Florence is located in Ravalli County, 16 miles south of Missoula. Florence Park is one of the nicest in the valley, with lots of room for baseball, softball, soccer, and tennis. A new addition to the park is Hideout Mountain, a playground with lots of surprises. Florence also hosts a Renaissance Fair every other summer and has a Harvest Festival in the fall. Both events are locally sponsored and help develop a sense of community. If you like walking, biking or riding; Florence has great trails. Along Highway 93 you can go north to Lolo onto Chief Looking Glass campground (on the Bitterroot River) or you can go south to Stevensville Bass Creek campground or Poker Joe river access. The Doug Vulcan trail runs from Florence to the Bitterroot River where the FWP maintains a river access. You can follow the Lewis and Clark trail where Clark and his men returned from Oregon in 1806 on the west side of the Bitterroot River.

enjoy “First Friday” when the Main Street Businesses stay open late and show you their “Stevi” hospitality. In the summer there are many community events, including Western Heritage Days, and the Creamery Picnic. Fall and winter activities include the North West Honey Fest, Scarecrow Festival and Christmas Gift Fair – “A Montana Country Christmas.” Stevensville has picturesque views, antique shops, gift shops, historic hotel, microbrewery and a variety store with an old fashioned soda fountain. There are amenities to meet all of your needs with great medical services, pharmacy and medical supplies. Stevensville also has a beautiful retirement home, nursing home and assisted living services. Stevensville is home to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Historic St. Mary’s Mission (Est. 1841), Fort Owen State Park, the Stevensville Historical Museum and the Stevensville Playhouse community theatre. Montana’s first permanent settlement is a culturally rich and historic town. The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the largest in the lower 48 states, is located in the mountains directly to the West of Stevensville and is accessible through numerous trailheads on the Bitterroot National Forest. Stevensville is located in Ravalli County, 25 miles south of Missoula. Stevensville’s present estimated population is approximately 1,914. The population in the Stevensville 59870 Zip Code area is 8,600. The elevation is 3370 feet. Stevensville has a land area of 0.52 square miles.

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ineral County is located in Western Montana near Idaho between Missoula, Montana and Spokane Washington. The County Seat is located in Superior - also home to the Mineral County Museum, Community Hospital, Sheriff’s Office, and a USDA Forest Service ranger district for the Lolo National Forest. There are several separate, but intertwined communities within the county: The West End (Haugan, Saltese, DeBorgia), St. Regis, Superior and Alberton. The county contains 1,223 square miles and a population of ~3,600. The majority of the land is within the Lolo National Forest and located through a narrow valley separated by the Clark Fork and St. Regis Rivers. Mineral County has much to offer in the line of recreation, health care, including a hospital, outlying clinics and first responders, and good schools. The County offers extensive recreation areas for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and some fantastic whitewater adventure. Winter activities include cross-country and downhill

skiing, snowmobiling, sledding and ice skating. Well maintained roads in the winter assure any visitor the ability to find the perfect spot for winter fun. Summertime offers anglers some of the best trout fishing that can be found and with the abundance of recreational land, opportunities for hiking, backpacking, four wheeling and whitewater rafting can be found with ease! Other unique visitor opportunities included the Hiawatha Bike Trail. This trail, which starts at Lookout pass, winds visitors through 10 tunnels and 7 high trestles. The 15-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The Hiawatha is best known for the long, dark St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel, which burrows for 1.66 miles under the Idaho/Montana state line. Self -guided auto tours are also available through the Historical Society in Superior, which leads visitors through the route of the 1910 Fire in the west end of the county, from St. Regis to Lookout. Many other community events take place over the year including the big Flea Market in St. Regis, Annual River Ball Float, auto shows, rodeos, golf tournaments and Rail Road Days in Alberton. For more information about Mineral County and all it has to offer please visit the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce at www.montanarockies.org/events.htm or call (406) 822-4891

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When the Milwaukee railroad established its trans-continental line to the pacific coast, Albert J. Earling chose the route on the north side of the river. The Milwaukee railroad had determined that a train station was needed to service the steam engines that were being used at that time. This location was 30 miles west of Missoula. The Milwaukee railroad had to buy the right-of-way, land for the railroad yards and for the town. This was bought from Henry & Catherine Brown who had homesteaded it in 1891. The Milwaukee railroad also purchased land from Charles Amadie and Phoebe Agnes Poirier who had homesteaded in 1899. The Milwaukee railroad was surveyed in 1907 and was built in 1908-09. The catchy name of the town at that time was Browntown. It was then changed to Alberton, after Alexander Albert who was one of first settlers in this valley. His homestead was south of the river across the natural pier bridge. It was also named after the railroad president, Albert J. Earling. The Milwaukee depot is now restored and used as the town hall, library, senior citizens center and by the American Legion. Alberton is known as the gateway to the Alberton Gorge which is favored by whitewater rafters, and avid anglers. With the Clark Fork river out it’s back door, it is no wonder that in the warm weather you can see people fly fishing, rafting, tubing or kayaking, to enjoy a nice relaxing day. This small town is not only a great place to live and do business but also offers a nice break from interstate travel.

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Advertiser Index 2011

Missoula County Airport............................................. 17 Missoula Downtown Association................................ 15 Missoula Electric Co-op............................................. 48 Missoula Federal Credit Union................................... 48 Missoula International School.................................... 37 Modory...................................................................... 78 Mountain Water Company.......................................... 18 Northwestern Energy.................................................. 38 Pierce Flooring............................................................. 7 Prudential Missoula Properties................................... 46 Prudential Montana Real Estate................ 11, 42, 44, 92 Real Living Greater Montana....................................... 42 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.................................. 68 Southgate Mall........................................................... 71 St. Patrick Hospital................................................58-59 The Springs at Missoula............................................. 60 Treasure State Bank.................................................... 51 US Bank....................................................................... 6 Walla Walla College................................................... 30 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage...................................... 35 Western Montana Clinic............................................. 57 Windermere Real Estate......................................... 9, 21 Worden Thane P.C....................................................... 29

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AAA Travel................................................................. 22 All Lanes Moving & Storage....................................... 51 Beautiful Weddings.................................................... 78 Canyon River............................................................. 45 Clark Fork School....................................................... 37 C’mon Inn.................................................................. 31 Community Medical Center........................................ 55 Copper Run at Reserve............................................... 46 Crestview Apartments................................................. 48 D.A. Davidson.............................................................. 2 DirecTV...................................................................... 25 Farmer’s Insurance..................................................... 27 First Montana Bank.................................................... 49 First Security Bank..................................................... 47 Hilton Garden Inn....................................................... 79 Historical Museum at Fort Missoula........................... 65 Junkermier, Clark, Campanella and Stevens................ 65 KUFM........................................................................ 53 La Quinta................................................................... 61 Lambros ERA............................................................... 3 LC Staffing................................................................. 25 The Living Room........................................................ 13 Loren’s Carpet One....................................................... 5 MCT, Inc.................................................................... 74

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