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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Staff

Jim Decker

Kim Latrielle

Kimberly Hannon

April Spletto

President/CEO

Director of Operations

administrative assistant

Nicole Hiler

Frank Cudia

Bill Samsoe

director of member relations

Director of Finance

Director of Membership

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ost Missoula-area business people can agree that things have been changing rapidly over the last several years. The still-shifting landscape forces businesses of all sizes and kinds to navigate through some serious immediate difficulties and rethink their longer-term strategies for how to be successful in an economic environment that is slow to recover. Although many economic factors are outside our control, Missoula business owners and leaders can help shape our local environment. And it is essential to the well-being of our community for all of us to do so. In the spring of 2010, the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors began a strategic planning process to evaluate our own shortand long-term strategies to ultimately get the organization into a stronger position to help businesses succeed in these uncertain times. That took asking some very hard questions about what it means to be a Chamber of Commerce today and in the future. Through this strategic work, we established a big and compelling vision that is attainable through focused effort. We also clearly defined our mission to guide our day-to-day work and we identified six core values that form our outlook and foundation. We also asked hard questions about the kinds of resources that will be essential to helping businesses thrive and we evaluated our responsibility within the business community to be a collaborative partner or a leading catalyst in providing those resources. The overall viability of Missoula depends upon good jobs and we need healthy businesses to provide them. We will diligently foster ways to build a strong future for our business community and we invite you to actively participate in this work.

Kim Latrielle

Jim Decker

Chamber President/CEO

Farm Bureau Insurance 2012-2013 Chairman of the Board

Thank you to our visionary members

Chairman, Farm bureau insurance

John Kappes

Vice Chair, Mountain Water Company

Ron Bender

Legal Counsel, Worden Thane P.C.

Chris Bosshardt

Shawn Clouse Chair-Elect, Pink Grizzly

Nick Kaufman

Vice Chair, WGM Group

Dick Shull

Treasurer, Galusha, Higgins & Galusha

Ken Farago

John Brauer

Past Chair, Windermere Real Estate

Walt Muralt

Vice Chair, Muralt’s Travel Plaza/Broadway Inn

Chad Bauer

Waste Connections/ Bitterroot Disposal

Staci Flynn

Holiday Inn Downtown

Roseburg Forest Products

Monida Healthcare Network

Jim Foley

Julie GemarWilliams

Mike Hawthorne

University of Montana

First Montana Bank

JGW Consulting

NorthWestern Energy

Consultant, Retired

Bill Kohl

Johnathan May

Michael McGill

Sten Sohlberg

Mary Windecker

Vicki Judd

May Technology

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MCT, Inc.

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

Retired Living & Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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

Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Missoula History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Visiting Missoula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Missoula County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Community & Business Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Galleries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Community Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Higher Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Pet Friendly Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Public Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Missoula Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Private Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Plantlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Missoula County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Moving Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Ravalli County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Mineral County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Advertising Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Publisher: Jim McGowan Marketing Manager: Stephanie Bull Art Director: Mike Lake Graphic Designer: Jesse Brockmeyer

Advertising Sales: Jacque Walawander Advertising Sales Coordinator: Holly Kuehlwein Project Coordinator: Kim Latrielle, Kimberly Hannon, Sarah Knobel & 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, Ron Williams and UM Photo, by Todd Goodrich.

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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 Group and Providence Medical Group. 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.

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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.

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MISSOULA, MONTANA: Next Big Thing - Outside 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

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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 Resource Quick Links

For more information on Missoula resources, visit these sites:

• Missoula Downtown Association www.missouladowntown.com

• The Missoulian www.missoulian.com

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

• Missoula Economic Partnership www.missoulaworks.org

• The Missoula Independent www.missoulanews.com

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

• Missoula Housing Authority www.missoulahousing.org

• Montana 211 www.montana211.org

• Dickinson Lifelong Learning Center www.thelifelonglearningcenter.com

• Missoula Job Service www.employmissoula.com

• 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

• Destination Missoula www.destinationmissoula.com

• Missoula Public Library www.missoulapubliclibrary.org

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

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

• The Western Montana Fair www.westernmontanafair.com

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AniMeals and I joined the Chamber two years ago, and since then I have greatly appreciated the friendships it has helped me cultivate and the knowledge that I have gained about our community’s many businesses. When it comes to helping businesses grow and opening doors for awesome networking opportunities, I have nothing but good things to say about the Chamber. Thank you for helping make our community strong.

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Mountain Broadcasting has been a member of the Chamber for many years. Chamber membership is a great way to help new staff members connect and network with the larger business community and an important source of feedback for our managers from business and community leaders. Volunteering for Chamber committees and events also gives staff members from even very small companies the opportunity to contribute and meet and develop relationships with other business executives at all levels of management. Chamber activities include social and networking events, public service and business advocacy, so there is really something for everyone, depending on their interests and time. Finally, supporting other businesses and giving business a voice in the community and the state is an important part of chamber membership for us.

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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. 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 and 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 109,000 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.

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For more information on Missoula’s history, visit these sites: • Glacial Lake Missoula www.glaciallakemissoula.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 two-ton 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. In 2009, Missoula County opened a north County office location in Seeley Lake, 3360 Highway 83 North, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. The office space, leased from the Seeley Lake Fire District, provides hours for several departments, and includes space for the Seeley Lake and Swan Valley deputies and a backup 9-1-1 center. In 2011, most administrative functions moved to the new Missoula County Administration Building, 199 West Pine, Missoula, MT 59802 (at the southeast corner of Pine and Ryman Streets, just east of the Courthouse). Departments housed include the County Commissioners, Human Resources, Financial Services, Auditors, Surveyors/GIS, Information Services, and Central Services. The new public meeting space, Admin B14, is on the basement level. The Missoula County Courthouse and Annex continues to house Motor Vehicle/Treasurer, Recording and Elections, Justice Court, Clerk of Court, District Court, Sheriff’s, and County Attorneys. 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 Bill Carey, Chair for 2012; Michele Landquist and Jean Curtiss. The Commissioners hold a public meeting on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Wednesdays of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Admin B14, the new public meeting space on the basement level of the Administration Building, 199 West Pine. They hold special public meetings on other Wednesdays as needed. Other Elected Officials include: County Auditor Barbara Berens, County Clerk & Recorder/Treasurer Vickie Zeier, County Superintendent of Schools Erin Lipkind, County Attorney Fred

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VanValkenburg, County Sheriff/Coroner Carl 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) is responsible for providing citizens with an avenue for collecting and distributing data, legislation, regulations and policies relative to Missoula County. RI staff advises the Commissioners on issues of importance in nine planning regions in Missoula County. Activities include comprehensive land use and parks planning; natural resource monitoring and protection; water course and water source protection; and cultural resource protection and enhancement. The work of RI is complemented by the efforts of the 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 (5) 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 are accepted. These are just a few examples of the services that Missoula County provides. Additional information about all County departments and services may be found on our website, www.co.missoula.mt.us, or by calling (406) 721-5700.

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Missoula (city) population in 2010 was 66,788; up 17.1% from 2000. Missoula County population in 2010 was 109,299; up 14.1% from 2000. Median annual income was $44,084.

School Enrollment (2010)

Attending University of Montana 15,642 ( 80% full-time) Attending UM-College of Technology 2,444 Additional providers of workforce training: The Missoula Job Service Missoula County Public Schools — Adult Education Division (American Community Survey, 2010, Missoula; The University of Montana, UM–Col-

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$37.99 $79,030 $34.63 $72,030 $48.66 $101,210 $26.56 $55,240 $27.86 $57,940 $28.29 $58,850 $24.75 $51,480 $16.57 $34,460 na $49,470 na $48,420 na $22,640 $16.79 $34,930 $28.17 $58,590 $12.17 $25,310 $19.59 $40,740 $9.31 $19,370 $10.73 $22,330 $10.61 $22,070 $15.05 $31,310 $14.23 $29,590 $14.74 $30,650 $19.22 $39,970 $19.06 $39,650 $14.23 $29,600 $16.18 $33,650

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, numbers may not include self-employed. May 2011)

Highest level of education attainment (adults, age 25 years and older) Missoula Missoula Co. Montana U.S. Less than high school diploma 4.4% 5.6% 78.3% 14.4% High shool diploma or equivalent 19.5% 22.3% 29.9% 28.5% Some college 23.5% 22.5% 25.1% 21.3% Associate’s degree 7.1% 8.9% 7.9% 7.6% Bachelor’s degree 24.7% 24.7% 19.8% 17.7% Graduate / Professional degree 19.0% 16.0% 9.0% 10.4% (U.S. Census, American Community Survey, 2010, Missoula.)

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Missoula Age in years Missoula metro area Younger than 5 4.7% 5.7% 5 to 9 5.8% 5.6% 10 to 14 4.4% 5.1% 15 to 19 6.6% 7.0% 20 to 24 14.5% 10.7% 25 to 34 18.9% 16.1% 35 to 44 11.7% 11.6% 45 to 54 11.8% 13.5% 55 to 59 6.5% 7.8% 60 to 64 4.2% 5.5% 65 to 74 5.0% 6.3% 75 to 84 3.1% 2.9% 85 and older 2.7% 2.1%

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FEMALE 47.8% Age 18 and older 84.1% Age 65 and older 13.4%

Missoula Missoula metro area ONE RACE 98.2% 98.1% White 93.2% 93.6% Black or African American 0.5% 0.7% American Indian or Alaska Native 3.2% 2.6% Asian 1.0% 0.8% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1% Other 0.2% 0.2%

Missoula Missoula metro area MALE 52.2% 50.9% Age 18 and older 80.3% 79.5% Age 65 and older 8.5% 10.2%

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49.1% 81.2% 12.5%

Cost of Living index Overall Index Housing Index Child Care Index Health Care Index Taxes Index Transportation Index Food Index Other Necessities Index

96 95 95 82 94 102 100 97

A Cost of Living Index provides a numerical comparison of local costs (here, Missoula) versus the entire United States. The national index is 100, so a local index of more than 100 means that item is more expensive in comparison—a local index of 135 means that item costs 35 percent more in that market than it does elsewhere. Typically, housing is one’s largest expense. (FindTheData.org.)

TWO OR MORE RACES White in combination Black in combination American Indian in combination Asian in combination (American Community Survey, 2010, Missoula.)

1.8% 94.8% 0.7% 4.1% 1.7%

1.9% 95.4% 0.8% 3.9% 1.4%

Family Income and Benefits (2010) Missoula Missoula metro area Median family income $57,625 $60,232 Mean family income $72,384 $69,822 Family households Less than $10,000 $10,000 to $14,999 $15,000 to $24,999 $25,000 to $34,999 $35,000 to $49,999 $50,000 to $74,999 $75,000 to $99,999 $100,000 to $149,999 $150,000 to $199,999 $200,000 or more

53.1% 4.9% 4.1% 8.5% 11.1% 15.1% 19.1% 17.3% 13.5% 3.2% 3.1%

(American Community Survey, 2010, Missoula.)

61.2% 4.1% 4.3% 9.3% 9.2% 13.6% 20.5% 18.5% 13.8% 3.5% 3.2%

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training. To support its on-going commitment, the district in 2010 partnered with local businesses and parents to form “Graduation Matters Missoula.” This Missoula-created initiative to help students stay in school and earn a diploma is now a statewide program. With its eye on the young learners as well as the future careers they will need, the district is implementing thematic academies in its high schools, beginning with a Health Science Academy, and an International Baccalaureate program. These and other programs are part of the MCPS 21st Century Model of Education—with its communitywide goal to create a model of education that supports students’ needs in the 21st century, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their careers and as future leaders in their communities.

Community assets for business Education & Training:

Workforce:

The University of Montana—College of Technology. This expanding two-year college offers more

than 30 programs leading to a career or transfer to the four-year campus. Founded on occupational and technical education, today some of its most highly enrolled programs are culinary arts, diesel technology, energy technology, information technology, nursing, paralegal studies and welding technology. To support local businesses, UM-COT also provides customized employeror industry-specific workforce training. And the college is an active partner with Missoula County Public Schools.

Transportation by air, rail or highway:

Missoula International Airport (MSO), located just ten minutes from downtown Missoula, served 600,000 passengers in 2011. Four commercial airlines —Alaska, Allegiant, Delta and United—offer nonstop service to eleven major metropolitan cities: Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. Three major air cargo companies, two fixed-base operators, the USDA Forest Service, NOAA, the Smokejumpers, the Museum of Mountain Flying, and a large general aviation have operations on-site. www.flymissoula.com Provided by the MSO-Missoula Airport

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The University of Montana. Located downtown, the state school provides undergraduate and graduate education, research and technical expertise, sports and cultural opportunities, and lifelong learner education. UM offers students many strengths including its education, training and research in forestry and wildlife, pharmacy and other biotechnology sciences. UM bioscience research efforts include ongoing work done in conjunction with the International Heart Institute. The School of Business educates and supports both students and local businesses with specific entrepreneurial development programs and research, and technology research specific to managing a business in the 21st century. Significantly, UM manages the Montana Technology Enterprise Center, a business incubator and tech-transfer program, and an Office of Technology Transfer, which focuses on directly connecting UM as an idea and talent incubator to the area business community.

Missoula’s workforce is educated and trained. No matter whether they were born here, came to school here or came to ski and fish here and never left, Missoula’s population of working adults is highly educated and highly trained across many disciplines. According to the American Community Profile for Missoula, 94.5 percent of adults age 25-plus have completed high school or above; 42 percent of adult residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and16 percent of adult residents have a graduate or professional degree.

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rom its historical roots as a Native American gathering spot and trading center, Missoula has grown into a vibrant, connected, educated and talent-driven community. Encircled by mountains and national wilderness recreation areas, today Missoula is a community that offers a major state university; reliable interstate transportation by air, rail and truck; a respected public K-12 school system; fiber optic communications; and a highly educated and trained workforce. Missoula maintains a full slate of business-oriented services, resources and programs created to help businesses not only succeed here but thrive and grow here. Missoula has grown up from a historical trading center to become the state-of-the-art regional hub for business, nonprofit operations and the people who live here.

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cross-country rails that connect Missoula to the rest of North America, getting cargo where it needs to go. Based in Missoula, Montana Rail Link is an FRA Class II regional railroad that has partnered with businesses for more than 25 years to ship their freight across Montana, the nation and the globe. The MRL system covers more than 900 miles of track, and serves more than 100 stations in Montana, Idaho and Washington. The local railroad connects with the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad at Laurel and Garrison, Montana, as well as Spokane, Washington; it connects with the Union Pacific Railroad at Sandpoint, Idaho.

Interstate 90 traverses the northern end of the Missoula valley on its way across the country and is easily accessible to Missoula’s industries and businesses, and to the airport. Northsouth Interstate 15 connects to I-90 about 90 minutes east of the valley. Fiber Optic Cables. Transportation of intellectual

/ data-based assets is achieved via high-speed intranet and Internet networks. The relatively uncongested northern eastwest U.S. line of fiber optic cables runs through Missoula, which also enjoys nearby access to the north-south Cut Bank U.S. / Canadian fiber. Close access, low congestion and fewer hops mean that Missoula businesses—from back-office data centers to biomedical labs to writers of analytic code and software—enjoy the dependable Internet service needed for their success.

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Other business assets:

The Missoula Development Park offers existing infrastructure and open land on its 446 acres of mixed-use development near the airport and Interstate 90. Businesses located here to date include hotels/conference centers, warehouses, light manufacturing operations, restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations, technical training facilities, and more. In addition, the Missoula County Airport Authority is planning to develop a new business park on up to 600 acres adjacent to the airport. Like the existing Development Park, this new location is excellent—minutes from major shopping and the downtown business core—and provides easy access to air transportation, I-90 and rail, making it ideal for light hightech manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and pharmaceutical operations.

The regional hub for business and services.

From its roots in trade and its wide valley floor, Missoula has become the center for commerce and professional services, serving residents and businesses throughout Western Montana and into Idaho and beyond. In addition to strong retail, Missoula is home to high-quality legal expertise (including highest-rated lawyers specializing in public finance, corporate and securities law; transactional work; and mergers and acquisitions), accounting and tax planning, finance and banking, and health care. From a foundation built by Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center, Missoula offers the full range of primary and ancillary medical services— in addition to a growing business cluster of bioscience / medical research, manufacturing and related support services.

Assets for business from the Missoula Economic Partnership: A collaborative 501(c)(6) economic development organization, the Missoula Economic Partnership helps existing local businesses and startups as well as best-fit businesses looking to relocate and/or expand to Missoula. The Partnership comprises a dedicated group of professionals who are focused on connecting these businesses and entrepreneurs to the intellectual capital, financial capital, technological expertise, workforce and other assets they need to not only do well, but to do very, very well.

Site selection expertise and relevant information to help local or moving-to-Missoula businesses

and industries locate the existing buildings and/or raw land they need to start or expand operations. The Partnership staff and the corporation’s local business partner-members are dedicated to helping startup or established companies conduct due diligence and succeed in a move to the Missoula area. In collaboration with the greater Missoula community, the Partnership works to attract best-fit businesses to Missoula, especially those in bioscience and medical, innovative technologies, advanced manufacturing, back-office support / professional services, forest products and renewable energy.

Professional assistance for business expansion and retention. A Partnership core goal is to support and

enhance the entrepreneurial culture of Missoula by building a collaborative business community. As part of that, Partnership staff with a team of local business leaders study, consult with and advise existing businesses to identify and connect them to the private and public sector resources they need to succeed and grow.

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The Innovation Initiative is a cooperative effort between the Partnership, The University of Montana Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and Hellgate Venture Network. The Innovation Initiative helps entrepreneurs make vital connections. Those connections vary, but often include capital, marketing, business planning, financial management, supply chain research, legal advice, manufacturing assistance and human resources management. Toward this end, the initiative offers seminars, brown bag lunch sessions and round-table discussions directed at common areas of need for tech-based or innovative startups. In addition, it creates direct opportunities for participants to connect with seasoned entrepreneurs and seed capital.

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The MEP Angel Network is a group of local investors who aim to make meaningful capital investments of between $250,000 and $750,000 in early-stage companies with ties to Missoula. Partnership / Angel Network staff screens, vets and coaches aspiring entrepreneurs and then manages the presentation sessions to potential investors. Find the Missoula Economic Partnership online at www.missoulaworks.org or call (406) 541-6461.

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issoula is a vibrant community with great diversity and character. The city provides many opportunities for new businesses, families, and individuals seeking to experience the incredible quality of life offered here. Please contact the following organizations for more information regarding economic development efforts in the Missoula area.

Business Expansion and Retention Program 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. (406) 542-5768 http://businessresources.mt.gov/bear/default.mcpx

Missoula Economic Partnership The Missoula Economic Partnership is a collaborative, 501(c) (6) nonprofit economic development organization serving the present and future business and entrepreneurial health of the Missoula area. The Partnership offers expertise, resources and programs created specifically to help and connect existing local businesses and startups as well as businesses looking to relocate and/or expand to Missoula. The Partnership works to connect these businesses and entrepreneurs to the intellectual capital, financial capital, technological expertise, workforce and other assets they need to not only succeed but to thrive. 2501 Catlin Street, Suite 205 Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 541-6461 www.missoulaworks.org

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. 229 E. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Montana Technology Enterprise Center The Montana Technology Enterprise Center (MonTEC) is western Montana’s premier business incubator. Affiliated with The University of Montana, MonTEC currently houses a number of Montana start-up companies and will complete a $3.5 million renovation project in 2012. 1121 E. Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 532-3200

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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Bitter Root Economic Development District (BREDD) The BitterRoot Economic Development District, Inc is the federally designated economic development district for Western Montana Region covering Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli 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. 317 Woody Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 258-3435 www.bredd.org

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Montana is home to many creative and talented entrepreneurs whose businesses contribute to their local economies and communities. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana Community Development Corporation (Montana CDC) supports this entrepreneurial spirit through its business loans, trainings and one-on-one business consulting. Montana CDC is home to Missoula and Bozeman’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) which, along with Montana CDC’s lending department, provides critical resources for new and existing small business owners. It also hosts the Missoula and Kalispell Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) to assist businesses with government contracting. Montana CDC offers innovative financial packages, often partnering with banks to get financing to people and projects that will make a positive impact on communities. Montana CDC is the only Montana community development entity qualified to provide New Markets Tax Credit Financing to large-scale projects throughout the State of Montana. Whether bringing federal

financing to large-scale projects or microloans to small business owners, Montana CDC provides the spark to get business going throughout the state.

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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

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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Resources for Doing Business In Missoula Missoula Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 229 E. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Missoula Job Service 539 S. 3rd St. W. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-7060 www.employmissoula.com Missoula Small Business Development Center 229 E. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Montana Community Development Corporation 229 E. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-9234 www.mtcdc.org

Missoula Economic Partnership 2501 Catlin Street, Suite 205 Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 541-6461 www.missoulaworks.org

Additional Sources of Employer Assistance Better Business Bureau

Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Montana 152 S. Jefferson Suite 200 Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 455-4200 or (800) 356-1007 Fax requests to: (509) 838-1079 Spokanebbb.org

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

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

Montana Economic Developers Association 118 E. Seventh St., Suite 2A Anaconda, MT 59711 (406) 563-5259 www.medamembers.org

316 N. 26th Billings, MT 59101 (406) 247-7925

Federal income Tax – US Internal Revenue Service

Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Montana Chamber of Commerce

Like the State Income Tax, the method of paying Federal Income Tax 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

900 Gibbon St. Helena, MT 59624 (406) 442-2405 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 www.nfib.com/montana

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

Native American Community Development Corporation 101 Pata St. Browning, MT 59417 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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Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce Business Resources The Missoula Chamber of Commerce will be a leading catalyst in creating a cooperative and prosperous community, which inspires and motivates the majority of area businesses to invest their resources with the Chamber in helping build Missoula’s future.

Business Community Development Committee The Missoula Chamber of Commerce mission is to preserve and advance the quality of life in Missoula by advocating for a healthy, responsible and diverse business environment and by providing resources that help businesses succeed. This committee endeavors to support regional economic development efforts by helping grow businesses that are essential to making our community a desirable place to live, work, play and learn.

Leadership Missoula and the Business Development Academy

Launching a new venture or growing an existing business can be an exciting but intimidating task; good resources can be hard to find! We hear the same questions often: how do I apply for a business license? How do I increase my Google ranking? Is there funding available for my organization? What are the state-specific regulations for my industry? Answering these questions used to entail reaching out to a variety of resources and spending valuable time on the phone and searching the Internet. Tools for Business Success, an online collection of resources offered by the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce, provides the answers to these questions and many more in a single location, with current and relevant contact information for links to sites outside of Tools for Business Success (TBS). TBS will help you formulate a safety and disaster plan, connect you with local and federal government bid requests, detail compliance regulations, highlight up to date Human Resource information and determine how best to begin a new venture. Get simple explanations on the effect keywords, SEO and page rankings can have on your business. Find tutorials on branding, marketing and advertising. Young entrepreneurs, find loan help and games to introduce yourself to business concepts and issues. For established businesses, use the evaluation tools on TBS to determine a sustainable path for growth. Conserve your energy and use Tools for Business Success; we hope your free time can be spent enjoying the people, places and events unique to Missoula. Hablamos Español en TBS!

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Looking to improve your business and leadership skills? The Missoula Chamber of Commerce has options for your personal and professional growth. If you’re looking to create a change in your business with a low time commitment, consider the Business Development Academy of Missoula (BDAM). This group meets once a month for 1.5 hours for 8 months, with a longer retreat at the beginning and end of the class. Learn about creating effective processes, managing time, team building, communicating well, creating fans and a number of other topics. Business Development Academy students will have the opportunity to utilize the strategies they learn and report results back to their class. Use the Business Academy to create a Strategic Plan for your business or implement meaningful change in your organization. If you’re willing to make a larger commitment to personal, professional and community improvement, think about applying for Leadership Missoula (LM). Leadership Missoula is in it’s 30th year of educating Missoulians about their city, their personality type and how to develop skills as a citizen, a professional and a person. The class

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requires a commitment of one day per month for 8 months, with a two-day retreat at the beginning and end of the class. Learn about the unique challenges that face Missoula, with sessions covering Natural Resources, Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Government and Politics, Health and Human Services and Education. A variety of speakers, presentations and leadership exercises are offered to enhance interpersonal skills, professional abilities and personal knowledge. The Missoula Chamber of Commerce believes that continuing education is imperative to a healthy business community and we invite you contact us if you’re ready to take your skills to the next level.

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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 Providence Medical Group, Community Medical Center, University of Montana, Opportunity Resources, First Interstate Bank, DirecTV, WalMart, 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.

With more than 750 members from business, education, non-profit organizations, and the public sector the Missoula Chamber of Commerce is an important meeting place to identify and address workforce issues in our region. The Chamber’s Workforce Development and Education Committee links local employers with leaders and policy makers from K-12, UM - Main Campus, UM - College of Technology, MCPS Adult Education, and workforce development professionals to ensure that business training and employment needs in our region are addressed and met. During the past two years, this Chamber committee has made significant contributions to enhance communication between all education and training providers in the community linking them to appropriate businesses for real world training needs. Recent concrete examples include the Committee’s work with the health care industry to assist with implementation of the new Health Sciences Academy at Big Sky High School and the CoT’s offering of Revit training to architecture and engineering professionals. The Chamber’s reach and its membership resources remain an effective tool to connect not only businesses to each other but also to the larger community of training, education and workforce planning. - Wolf Ametsbichler, Missoula Job Service www.missoulachamber.com


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CM Professionals

3709 Brooks Street Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 542-0323 www.expresspros.com

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Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-7060 www.employmissoula.com

Experience Works

CM 3700 S. Russell #121

Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 543-2300 www.experienceworks.org Work Force Inc.

Nelson Personnel

CM 2321 S. 3rd St. W.

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CM 1700 Rankin Street

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employment Non-Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate

Non-Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate January 2008-April 2012 2008-April 2012

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education The University of Montana Provided by The University of Montana

www.umt.edu; (800) 467-8636

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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. The University’s South Campus is home to student housing complexes for families and singles. It also features a golf course and 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. For more information: 800-467-8636 or www.umt.edu

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www.cte.umt.edu; (406) 243-7882

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. Through its outreach office, the college responds to workforce development and training needs through credit and noncredit courses and offers customized training programs. As UM 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. For more College of Technology information call 406-243-7882 or visit www.cte.umt.edu.

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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 UM. The Associate of Arts degree program is a transfer degree for students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree program at The University of Montana or another baccalaureate institution. The Certificate of Applied Science,

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Provided by Walla Walla University

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

education

Walla Walla University Located in East Missoula, Walla Walla University’s Missoula MSW site is dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience for approximately 70 Master-Level Social Work Students. ounded in 1892, Walla Walla University (WWU) is a private university 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 area. Walla Walla University’s Wilma Hepker School of Social Work and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology at the College Place Washington campus. A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is offered at College Place, Washington, Missoula, Montana and Billings, Montana.

1. Affirm the dignity and worth of every person. 2. Prepare social work leaders in education, professional practice, and public service who challenge injustice and advance a more caring society.

3. Change the world around us through compassionate

service. 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 (sixquarter) MSW programs. Small classes give ample opportunity for involvement with other students from diverse backgrounds. The Missoula Master of Social Work site offers alternative programming that will facilitate ¾ time or ½ time curriculum plans for students who are unable to attend full-time. Walla Walla University has a rolling admissions process, with admission to the Missoula site available each quarter. Practicum (field learning) occurs concurrently with the coursework on days that students are not in class. Missoula classes are held on Mondays only, leaving the remainder of the week for work and practicum.

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Provided by The Lifelong Learning Center

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

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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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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. 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. Cooking: With hands-on instruction you not only learn how to prepare great food you get to take home the leftovers. 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. Computer Classes: Affordable, hands-on day and evening Kim Dahl Latrielle classes that cover everything from keyboarding to Microsoft Office. We also offer classes in Adobe, AutoCAD, Quickbooks and Web Development to name a few. 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.

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he School of Extended & Lifelong Learning is a unique entity on The University of Montana campus. We house a great variety of programs that extend to UM students, UM faculty, Missoula community members, and a wide array of distance learners across the state and beyond. In addition, we house an excellent conference planning team, and our state-of-the-art Conference Center is the perfect venue for any event. Email us at sell@umontana.edu if you have specific questions. Mission Statement: The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning at The University of Montana engages people, organizations and communities for the purpose of advancing knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and applied research. For more information: www.umt.edu/ce or (406) 243.2983.

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www.mcps.k12.mt.us; (406) 728-2400

Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS)

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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

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(K-5) See page 37 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

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

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: Roberta Stengel 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

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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: Chris Christensen (406) 542-4080 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/russell


Missoula Elementary School Boundaries 2011

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.

Chief Charlo Cold Springs Franklin Hawthorne Lewis & Clark

Lowell Paxson Rattlesnake Russell

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Missoula Middle 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) 7282400. There are three middle schools in School District 1 that serve students grades 6-8.

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MCPS Listings 2011

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)

High School (Grades 9-12) See page 40 for map of high school boundaries.

C.S. Porter School

Big Sky High School

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

Meadow Hill Middle School

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

Washington Middle School

Hellgate High School

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

Seeley-Swan High School

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

Sentinel High School

901 South Ave. W., Missoula, MT. 59801 Serves grades 9 through 12 Principal: Tom Blakely Asst. Principal: Pete Hasquet 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: Jane Bennett Administrative Assistant: Donna Warren (406) 542-4073 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/willard

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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: Trevor Laboski Asst. Principal: Brian Fortmann Secretary: Wendy Gay (406) 728-2401 www.mcps.k12.mt.us/portal/bigsky

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

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Sussex School

1800 South 2nd West Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-8327 www.sussexschool.org

Valley Christian School

2526 Sunset Lane Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-5781 www.valleychristianschoolmissoula.org

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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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Wolken and Adam Hertz, Ward 2; Alex Taft and Bob Jaffe, Ward 3; Jon Wilkins and Caitlin Copple, Ward 4; Dick Haines and Mike O’Herron, 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 in its public meeting room at 199 W. Pine St. on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

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issoula has grown and diversified its people and its economy in recent years, 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 St., at the corner of West Spruce Street and Ryman Street. Regular City Council meetings are at 7 p.m. Mondays in City Council Chambers at 140 W. Pine St. Current office holders are Mayor John Engen, and council members Dave Strohmaier and Jason Wiener, Ward 1; Cynthia

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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

Neighborhood Councils 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)

Registering to Vote

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

Public Safety 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. There are 50 full-time law officers in the Sheriff’s Department. The Missoula Police Department has 100 sworn officers. The violent crime rate in Montana was 272.2 crimes per 100,000 people, according to federal reports from 2010 quoted by the Department of Justice. That compares to a nationwide rate of 403 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The Missoula Fire Department is staffed by 92 uniformed personnel. The Missoula Rural Fire District has more than 243 volunteer firefighters. In addition, Missoula County claims about 80 detention/corrections officers at the Missoula County Detention Center.

Montana Elections 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

Voter Information 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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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 comments@whitehouse.gov

Federal Election Commission

government

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. 1/13 The Honorable Dennis R. Rehberg 2448 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC, 20515 (202) 225-3211 Missoula: (406) 543-9550 Fax: (202) 225-5687 http:/rehberg.house.gov

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State Officials

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

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

Missoula County House Representatives

Term District Phone 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

Secretary of State Linda McCulloch (D)

96 Carolyn Squires (D) (406) 543-6734 1/13 sqiqs@msn.com

Auditor Monica Lindeen (D) 4 yrs 1/13

98 Sue Malek

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

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

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

97 Michele Reinhart (D) (406) 360-4762 1/13 michelereinhart@gmail.com

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 champ.edmunds@yahoo.com

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

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

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

Commissioner of Political Practices James (Jim) Murry

(406) 444-2942; jmurry@mt.gov

6 yrs 1/16

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

Missoula County Senators

District Phone Term Expires 46 Carol Williams (D) (406) 728-8735 1/13 cwilliams@montanadsl.net 47 Ron Erickson (D) 48 Tom Facey (D)

(406) 549-4671 1/13 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)

(406) 544-6263 1/13 cliff@larsenusa.com

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Missoula Legislative Districts


Missoula County

200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 www.co.missoula.mt.us; 721-5700

Term Commissioners Phone Expires Jean Curtiss (D) (406) 258-4877 1/13 jcurtiss@co.missoula.mt.us Michele Landquist (D) 1/15 mlandquist@co.missoula.mt.us Bill Carey (D) 1/17 bcarey@co.missoula.mt.us Auditor Barbara Berens (D)

(406) 258-3230 1/14

Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer Vickie Zeier (D) (406) 258-3234 1/14 Superintendent of Schools Erin Lipkind (D) (406) 258-3349 1/14

Lolo Community Council

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

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

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Missoula County Swan Valley Community Council

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

East Missoula Community Council

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

government

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

Taxes & Licensing Income & Property Taxes

MONTANA Gasoline Tax Diesel Fuel Tax Cigarette Tax

27.8 cents/gallon 28.6 cents/gallon $1.70 cents/pack of 20 Kim Dahl Latrielle

 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.

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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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

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Housing Provided by Missoula Organizations of Realtors

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

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In 2011, nine out of ten homebuyers started their search online before contacting a real estate professional (source: National Association of REALTORS®). With literally hundreds of websites to choose from, how do you know where to start? For a local search, check out MissoulaRealEstate. com. The site is owned and operated by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) so the data is updated and accurate. If you’re looking for more information on a national scale, check out REALTOR.com.  If you are looking at property on other popular sites, be wary of their estimated home values. Montana is one of a few states in the country that does not allow public dissemination of the sales price of individual properties, making the calculations of these sites inaccurate. To be sure of the property’s true value, contact a REALTOR® • Two of the most important things you should consider when purchasing a home are your lender and REALTOR®. Don’t be afraid to interview them, make sure they work the way you would prefer and can meet any deadlines that arise. Always ask for recommendations. Although you’ll only use them once, a professional has had the opportunity to see how they operate in many situations and can tell you who the best choice is.

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10 Common Buying Mistakes 2011

Homebuyer and Financial Education Homeword is committed to providing safe, healthy affordable housing using sustainable methods and promoting strong communities through housing counseling and education for those most in need. Homeword provides homebuyer and financial education classes, and offers pre- and post-purchase, financial and foreclosure intervention counseling. Visit Homeword.org for more information. Homeword 1535 Liberty Lane, #116A Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 532-4663 www.homeword.org

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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 counteroffers 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

Residential Market Activity in the Missoula Urban Area See below for the latest market statistics from the Missoula Organization of REALTORSÂŽ Market information solely from listings entered into the MOR Regional Multiple Listing Service. Therefore, figures may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Missoula County YTD-January 1 through May 31, 2012

Avg Days Year # of Sales Median Price on Market 2012 399 $204,200 143 2011 326 $198,127 142 2010 428 $196,550 126 2009 340 $220,000 136 2008 437 $217,000 126 2007 560 $215,500 131

Avg Days Year # of Sales Median Price on Market 2012 112 $218,182 128 2011 86 $199,278 136 2010 140 $199,925 108 2009 97 $214,250 130 2008 100 $222,000 114 2007 158 $219,450 120

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Missoula County Month of May

Missoula Urban Area YTD-January 1 through May 31, 2012

Missoula urban area Month of May

Avg Days Year # of Sales Median Price on Market 2012 95 $219,900 115 2011 65 $197,500 125 2010 123 $197,000 103 2009 73 $208,000 115 2008 88 $219,950 110 2007 121 $223,800 123 Sales for Missoula County provide a more regional picture. However, a county representation is not a reliable indicator of the market in any of the individual and unique communities within the county.

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Avg Days Year # of Sales Median Price on Market 2012 316 $205,700 131 2011 256 $202,434 137 2010 362 $195,400 119 2009 272 $215,000 128 2008 356 $210,000 118 2007 440 $210,000 131

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Property Management Company

• Tenant screening • Employ & dispatch a full-time maintenance crew • Inspection services • Retail, office space, apartments, townhomes, single-family & condo associations COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

(406) 728-7333 • gatewestrentals.com

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Renting In Missoula

Renting in Missoula

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Western Montana Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)

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 Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms

$500 $567 $686 $846 $1145

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Renting Tips • 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. • 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. • 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.

• 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. • 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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• 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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moving

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6-8 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

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

4-6 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

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 CM Mountain Water Company (406) 721-5570; www.mtnwater.com Telephone/internet Blackfoot Telecommunications Group CM (406) 541-5000; www.blackfoot.com

CM Optimum Phone: (866) 674-2943 http://west-optimum.aiprx.com/ Speed Connect CM (406) 542-5643; www.speedconnect.com Falcon Communications, Inc CM (406) 728-4936; www.falconmt.com

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CenturyLink (800) 875-7526 www.centurylink.com

Garbage/recycling Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC CM (406) 543-3157 www.disposal.com Garden City Recycling CM (406) 493-1528 www.gardencityrecycling.com

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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 CM (406) 829-1410 www.cellularplusus.com

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

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Wireless Connection (406) 721-2470 www.gowirelessconnection.com

2-3 WEEKS BEFORE MOVE

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

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 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

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n Arrange for transfer of homeowner’s/renter’s insurance n Begin packing

n Close out safe deposit box 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

Verizon Wireless (406) 542-1999 www.verizonwireless.com

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sports

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photo Courtesy of the University of Montana by Todd Goodrich

Missoula Maulers

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The Missoula Maulers Junior “A” Hockey team was established in 2007 and is part of the American West 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, Great Falls Americans, Bozeman Icedogs, Billings Bulls, Gillette Wild 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 call 406-830-FANG.

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University of Montana Grizzlies

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

Hellgate Rollergirls

The Hellgate Rollergirls(HGRG) Missoula’s competitive roller derby league, has brought fast action, hard hits, and women’s empowerment to the Missoula valley since 2009. The league features four teams, including the Brawlin’ Mollies, the Dirt Road Dolls, the Hellgate All-Stars and the newly developed “Team Purple.” The HGRG bout (game) season runs from February to November. They hold local home bouts here in Missoula as well as participate in away games in Washington, Idaho, Utah and other areas of Montana throughout the season. More than just a participant in the popular contact sport, HGRG is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting women’s strength, positive body image, athleticism, teamwork and love of the sport among its skaters and the community. It fosters these ideals for younger generations through its juniors’ league, the Hellgate Hellions. Coached by adult members of HGRG, Hellgate Hellions is open to girls aged 12-17 years old. For more information on upcoming games or how to join, please visit www.hellgaterollergirls.com.

Missoula Osprey

The Missoula Osprey is the Pioneer League affiliate to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since moving to Missoula in 1999 the Osprey have had thirty five 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. For more information visit www.missoulaosprey.com

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Radio Stations

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KUFM 89.1 FM & 91.5 FM

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o matter how you like to get your information, Missoula offers a wide variety of media outlets that will keep you up to date on all the latest news, current events and in tune to your favorite TV shows and music.

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College, Radio

KMZL 91.1 FM

www.kbga.org

Christian Contemporary Radio

Newspapers

www.sosradio.net

Missoulian (daily)

KGGL 93.3 FM

Country Radio

www.eagle93.com

KYSS

Country Radio

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

94.9 FM

Missoula Independent (weekly)

KBAZ

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

96.3 FM

www.kyssfm.com

Alternative Radio

www.963theblaze.com/main.php KZOQ 100.1 FM

Classic Rock Radio www.kzoq.com

Television Stations

KECI-TV (NBC)

KVWE 101.5 FM

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

KMSO 102.5 FM

Soft Rock www.1015theview.com Hot AC Radio

KPAX- TV (CBS)

KXDR 106.7 FM

1049 West Central Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 P: (406) 542.4400 F: (406) 543.7111

Top-40 Radio

www.starfm.net

KLTC Trail

KTMF-TV (ABC)

107.5 FM

Hot AC Radio

103.3 FM

www.energy1075.com

Rock Radio

KDXT

107.1

www.trail1033.com

Country Radio

Missoula Community Access Television (MCAT)

www.107theranch.com

Valley FM 107.9

Classic Country www.moclub.com

KMPT

Missoula Conservative Talk

930 AM

KGVO 1290 AM

www.kmpt930.com

News/Talk Radio

www.kgvo1290.com

KYLT

1340 AM

Talk Radio

KGRZ

1450 AM

Sports Radio

www.1340kylt.com

www.sportstalk1450.com

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

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

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Montana Public Radio

Public Radio, News & Music

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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.

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

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Force. Community also works to provide health improvement events to the public, such as the Community Heart Check at Southgate Mall. Community’s clinic, Community Physician Group (CPG), has more than 40 providers providing specialty and primary care to patients. New providers include family practitioners and midlevel 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. Community 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 make medical appointments during the workday. Community Physician Group also has locations on the Community campus and in Stevensville. Much has happened in Community’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, updated x-ray rooms, an upgrade

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

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Health Care Facilities in the nuclear medicine/angiography/special procedures areas, remodeled changing rooms and a new waiting area. Community’s Emergency Department has recently been renovated and includes a pediatric room for our younger patients. The Community ER is a Level III Trauma Center. Community’s CareFlight air transport program has extended Community’s service area –patients from as far as Libby, Dillon and Salmon, Idaho are transported back to Community. One of Community’s core programs is pediatrics. Community’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. Community also features a 24/7 pediatric hospitalist program, and Montana’s only board-certified pediatric surgeon. Recently, Community has also welcomed a pediatric intensivist. Community’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, gastrointestinal and neurology.

Community’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. Community’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. Community’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 inhome services. Of the 18 individuals in the state certified to work with brain-injured individuals, 11 are employed at Community. Community dedicates a unit specifically for orthopedics, which means orthopedic patients are not placed in a medical/ surgical setting. Nurses on the orthopedic unit are orthopediccertified. Community’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

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Community’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. Community’s women’s and infant services include a boardcertified 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. Community employs two board-certified neonatologists who oversee the hospital’s 20-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In December of 2011, Community opened the new 14,000 square foot Women’s and Newborn Center. This new addition gives moms and their new babies the region’s most up to date postpartum facility. Community’s other programs also include cardiac services, including diagnostic and interventional catheterization, a wound care program, and a 24/7 adult hospitalist program. Find out more about Community Medical Center at www.communitymed.org Or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/CommunityMedicalCenter

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living facilities or nursing homes). Community’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. Community partners with Montana Cancer Specialists to bring oncology to the Community campus. Community 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. Community’s 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.

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Health Care Facilities

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St. Patrick Hospital

St. Patrick Hospital is a not-for-profit medical center founded in 1873 by the Sisters of Providence. The 253-bed hospital offers general surgery, cardiology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, women’s care, bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, cancer radiation and chemotherapy. St. Patrick Hospital is affiliated with Providence Health & Services, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services including 27 hospitals, 214 physician clinics and health and educational services spanning five states across the Northwest. St. Patrick Hospital was the first facility in Montana to have a da Vinci robot for surgeries with significantly less pain, blood loss, scarring and a much faster recovery time than with traditional surgical methods. Our imaging services include PET, CAT and MRI. St. Pat’s is affiliated with The University of Montana in cancer, heart disease and neuroscience research. St. Pat’s is the only Level II Trauma center in western Montana verified by the American College of Surgeons and Montana Trauma Systems. We were the first Accredited Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center in the region. Our Life Flight program offers rotor wing, fixed wing and ground transport for adult and pediatric medical and trauma patients. 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. St. Patrick Hospital is home to western Montana’s most advanced healthcare as demonstrated by our numerous awards. We have received the Premier Award for Quality, The Thompson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals Award and have been acknowledged as the number one hospital in the nation for the lowest readmission rate for cardiac heart failure in 2010 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. St. Patrick Hospital: 406-543-7271, www.saintpatrick.org.

Providence Medical Group

Providence Medical Group is a group of over 40 clinics located in Missoula and surrounding communities. Our main campus is located at 500 W. Broadway inside St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Affiliated with St. Patrick Hospital and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Providence Medical Group physicians and providers work as a team to provide the most efficient and effective care for our patients. Our goal is to work with patients to improve their health through prevention, early diagnosis and chronic disease management. We provide comprehensive care to patients at all stages of their lives. Providence Medical Group offers expertise in a full range of healthcare services. We serve western Montana with eight primary care clinics located in Missoula, Stevensville, Florence, Frenchtown,

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Polson, Ronan and Seeley Lake. Our specialty clinics offer quality care in cardiology, cardiac surgery, weight-loss surgery, infectious disease, nephrology, occupational medicine, psychiatry, acute and chronic pain management, senior care and wound care. Providence Medical Group provides the highest level of care to our patients with a Mission-driven commitment to compassion for all. We are dedicated to building a strong connection to our patients through outreach medical services and technology. We also believe in maintaining an excellent level of satisfaction among our patients, physicians and staff and in growing responsibly to meet the health needs of the communities we serve.

To find a clinic near you, go online to: http://saintpatrick.org/index.aspx/ Health_Services/Clinics_Near_You or call 406-543-7271

Partnership Health Center

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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. 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 25-50%, 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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Health Care Facilities The Western Montana Clinic was founded in Missoula in 1922. The Clinic has always been innovative in bringing new medical advances and services to the Western Montana area. The Clinic’s primary function is to provide the highest quality medical care. The group has grown from the original five physicians to 55 providers in 18 different medical specialties with over 250 employees. The Clinic network has a wide range of diagnostic services from preventive health care to critical care, newborns to geriatrics. A secure electronic medical record gives the providers ready 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. They are located in Southgate Mall and in the Broadway Building. To make an appointment at our main location in the Broadway Building or at our Community Medical Center Campus or at Lolo Family Medicine just call 406-721-5600 or 1-800-525-5688. Your call will be directed to the appropriate area you need. Because emergencies can strike at any time, we have physicians on call 24 hours each day to serve you by calling 406-721-5600. www.westernmontanaclinic.com

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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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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. Farmer’s Market Coupons 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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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 55, a statewide housing guide at the Missoulian or view online at www.montana55.com.

Meal Programs 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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Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-7682/406-728-7587 www.missoulaagingservices.org www.mealcall.org Social Security Office 700 SW Higgins Ave # 5 Missoula, MT 59802 1-866-931-9029 www.ssa.gov

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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

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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)

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


Non Profit Health Services Serving the Missoula Area

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Association for the Blind Dan Burke (406) 549-1868 www.visionaware.org/mt

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 320 B E. Main St Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 829-3377 www.americanheart.org

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American Red Cross 2401 N. Reserve St. Suite 6 Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 549-6441 www.montanaredcross.org

Easter Seals Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain 2300 Brooks St Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-6969 www.esgw-nrm.easterseals.com

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Missoula Aging Services 337 Stephens Ave. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 728-7682 www.missoulaagingservices.org

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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

For a complete list please pick up a Health Resource Guide at the Missoula Chamber or view online at www.missoulian.com

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BUILDING ON BETTER BANKING

Dr. Joe knew it was time to grow. With Mike’s help, he built a new state-of-the-art dental practice in Missoula, just for kids. See how all of our local, dedicated lenders, like Mike, can help make your business even better. Watch this and other business success stories at www.firstmontanabank.com/testimonials

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When Dr. Joe Hylton purchased his practice, he wanted a local bank that put him first. He met Mike at First Montana Bank, who worked hard to earn his business, trust and friendship.

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Check the roads before you travel! This

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

Airport Transportation

Tucker Transportation (406) 273-2694

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Green Taxi (406) 728-8294

Yellow Cab, Inc

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Executive Limousine Services (406) 721-4629

Car Rental

Greyhound Bus Lines www.greyhound.com (406) 549-2339

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Alamo (406) 543-0926

Valet Limousine Service (406) 542-5466

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Royal Limousine Service (406) 363-3040

Avis Rent a Car

Budget Car & Truck Rental (406) 543-7001

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

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Dollar Missoula Car Rental

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Enterprise Rent A Car (406) 721-1888 Hertz Rent a Car

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National Car Rental (406) 543-3131 Rent a Wreck (406) 721-3838 Thrifty Car Rental

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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) 327-1510.

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

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

Commercial Airlines Servicing Missoula ALLEGIANT www.allegiant.com Reservations:

DELTA www.delta.com Reservations:

UNITED www.united.com Reservations:

(800) 547-9308

(702) 505-8888

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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 few miles of Missoula, outdoor enthusiasts can experience several outdoor 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.

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Missoula Historic Tours

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 8:00 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.

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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. 335 N. Pattee Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-0447 www.missoulaartmuseum.org Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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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 Art Museum 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

Missoula Children’s Theatre This state-of-the-art 324-seat theatre located in downtown Missoula is home to the Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Missoula Community Theatre. The lobby/concession area, theatre and meeting rooms are available to rent throughout the year. The Center is ADA accessible with ample parking for most events. MCT Center for the Performing Arts 200 North Adams Street Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 728-7529/Box office www.mctinc.org | mct@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.

The Clark Fork 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.

200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-5700 www.co.missoula.mt.us

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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 30,000 objects including 13 historic structures.

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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.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema

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.

Every Saturday evening in July and August, the 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 best-known and mostappreciated summer attractions.

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

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

Building 322, Fort Missoula Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 728-3476 www.fortmissoulamuseum.org

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The Missoula Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

Montana Natural History Center

Established in 1954, the Missoula Symphony Association is now celebrating its 58th concert season. The MSA’s mission is to ensure cultural enrichment essential to the quality of life in the Missoula area by providing live Symphonic music and outreach activities of the highest quality. It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a current operating budget of approximately $500,000, and presents a five-concert Masterworks Season each year, with two performances of each concert. In addition to the regular concert season, every year the orchestra performs an enormous free outdoor Summer Concert in August in downtown Missoula, performs two Youth Concerts each year for nearly 2,000 children from around the region, performs a sold-out annual Family Concert, provides educational performances in Missoula schools and outlying communities, and provides scholarships for University of Montana music students. The eighty member orchestra is conducted by Music Director Darko Butorac, and the one hundred member chorale is conducted by Dean Peterson. John Driscoll is Executive Director. The Missoula Symphony Association has been a member of the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce since 1992. 320 E. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-3194 www.missoulasymphony.org

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

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

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History

Montana Snowbowl It’s Big. It’s Bad. It’s Calling YOUR name. Deep, powdery

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The Montana Natural History Center has great displays on the local and regional geology, flora and fauna, and provides programs for children, families, and community members throughout the year. The Center also produces the radio program ‘Field Notes’ for Montana Public Radio.

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

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

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

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Smokejumper Visitor Center

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 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 theatre. 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. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 6 million acres – an area larger than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain and Great Smoky Mountain national parks combined. RMEF also is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. RMEF members, partners and volunteers, working together as Team Elk, are making a difference all across elk country.

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

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

5705 Grant Creek Rd. Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 523-4545 or (866) 266-7750 www.rmef.org

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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) 329-3194 www.blm.gov.mt/st/en/fo/missoula_field_office/garnet_ghost_town. html

(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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Draught Works

915 Toole Ave. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 541-1592

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

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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.

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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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.

Chapman Home Brew 2330 Higgins Missoula MT 59801 (406) 549-1111

Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula 424 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula MT 59802 (406) 542-3847

Ten Spoon Winery

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

Montgomery Distillery Hand-crafted spirits made with Montana’s finest ingredients in downtown Missoula. 129 West Front St Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 480-6355 www.montgomerydistillery.com ryan@montgomerydistillery.com Tasting Room & Tours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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

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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

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

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

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. (406) 721-5140; www.shopsouthgate.com

(406) 543-4238; www.missouladowntown.com

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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 and uniqueness 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.

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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.

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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. ponykeepr@gmail.com

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

Missoula Skate Park

Children’s Museum of Missoula 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

Currents Currents is the year-round indoor water park in McCormick Park and is home to Parks and Recreation headquarters. Currents features a full schedule of swim lessons and aquatics fitness classes. The sun is always shining at Currents! 600 Cregg, McCormick Park Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 721-7275

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) 530-9758 www.missoulaskatepark.org

Splash Decks and Spray Pools Open daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. Splash Decks Open 11 am - 9 pm Marilyn Park: 6100 Linda Vista Blvd. Franklin Park: 2100 10th St. Bonner Park: 1600 Ronald Ave. Westside Park: 1100 Sherwood St.

Spray Pools Open 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sacajawea Park: 810 South Orange St. Southside Lions Park: 2100 Bow St.

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Dragon Hollow Dragon Hollow is a magical play land adjacent to A Carousel for Missoula. The playa 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

Glacier Ice Rink

Splash Montana waterpark is located at Playfair Park and includes three exciting waterslides, a swimmer-friendly zero-depth entry, a lazy river, a 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, full-service cafe and much more. The park is open June through August (weather permitting.). 3001 Bancroft Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 542-WAVE (9283)

kids tip For summertime fun, Missoula has several parks with great water features for the kids to play in!

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Performing Arts 2011

Downtown Dance Collective

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121 West Main Street Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 541-7240 www.ddcmontana.com

Garden City Ballet Company

info@gardencityballet.org www.gardencityballet.org

Headwaters Dance Company Founded in 2004, Headwaters Dance Co. is a professional, modern dance repertory company performing work created by choreographers from all over the country. (406) 728-1131 info@headwatersdance.org www.headwatersdance.org

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Missoula Community Theatre

200 N. Adams St. (406) 728-7529 / Box office mct@mctinc.org www.mctinc.org

200 N. Adams St. (406) 728-7529 / Box office mct@mctinc.org www.mctinc.org

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. www.mtopera.org

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Missoula Community Theatre provides a full season of outstanding community theatre each year beginning in the fall. While best known for musical theatre, MCT also produces one non-musical drama or comedy each season and an opera with the UM every other year. Its 2012-2013 Season Series lineup presents Camelot, Miracle on 34th Street, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Steel Magnolias, and Footloose. Performances are held at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is committed to the development and enhancement of life skills in children through its involvement in the performing arts. Communication, self-discipline, and team work skills are fostered through MCT’s local children’s theatre, international traveling theatre, performing arts camps, and their Next Step Prep summer high school performance arts program. MCT’s International Tour company utilizes one-hourlong musical scripts of children’s stories, a red pickup truck that transports the touring artists, props and costumes, and a two person tour team. In one week they choose the cast; teach the children how to memorize their parts, music, and choreography; stage the play; and facilitate the performances. In 2011, MCT utilized approximately 47 two person teams and a repertoire of 24 titles to produce live theatre across the geographic scope of the entire United States, Canada, as well about 150 U.S. military bases abroad. In addition to the International Tour opportunity, the Missoula Children’s Theatre offers day camps, performing arts classes, Next Step Prep boarding school summer course, and play performances for children in classes K-12. Headquartered in the MCT Center for the Performing Arts since 1998, it shares its facilities with the Missoula Community Theatre. Funded by private and corporate foundations and corporate trusts such as the Montana Cultural Trust, the Montana Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, MCT brings the value of the performing arts to communities that no longer have funding for their own arts programs. Rooted in its core philosophy is MCT’s vision for the performing arts “as a vehicle to develop the life skills (social skills, communication skills, self-discipline, a strong work ethic, an understanding of the team concept and selfesteem) necessary to answer the challenges of our time.”

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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.

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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 self-contained, 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.

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School of Theater and Dance University of Montana Missoula, MT 59812 (406) 243-6809 www.montanarep.org

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Montana Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates its 40th season bringing two of Shakespeare’s finest to 59 communities this summer; for the very first time Hamlet, and the delightful love soaked comedy, 12th Night. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks… all performances are still free. Bring family and friends, blankets and a picnic for a spectacular evening of theater under the summer sky. P.O. Box 174120 Bozeman, MT 59717-4120 406-994-3901 http://www.shakespeareintheparks.org/

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre

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, pre-ballet and creative movement.

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. 1521 Cooper, Missoula, MT (406) 542-0730 www.oncenter.biz

University of Montana Productions 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

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Galleries 2011

The Art Hang Up

The Clay Studio of Missoula

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

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

The Artists Shop

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

Eye of the Beholder

1118 S Russell St. Missoula, MT 59801 (406) 549-7379

2720 Palmer St., Ste A Missoula, MT 59808 (406) 543-2787

The Brink Gallery

Fresh Works

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

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

Brunswick Building Artist’s Studio

Gallery of Visual Arts

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

223 W. Railroad St. Missoula, MT 59802 (406) 721-0591

The Indigo Gallery

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

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

Missoula Art Museum

Rocky Mountain School of Photography & Gallery

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 59802 (406) 728-7050 (866) 721-7050 www.kendahljanjubb.com

419 Minnesota Ave (406) 549-6610

Studio 12 Art Gallery 111 Ironwood Place (406) 721-3880

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

Patterson Fine Art Photography

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

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

Pirnie Art Showroom

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

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

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. Kim Dahl Latrielle

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Big Sky Art Gallery & Custom Frame

The Dana Gallery

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ncredible scenery, abundant wildlife and endless outdoor activities make Missoula a prime vacation spot. The city itself brims with life and unique culture, due in part to strong community support of small, diverse and funky downtown business. Saturday morning farmers markets, art walks and a bevy of local festivals guarantee a lively social scene nearly every week. Missoula has a unique appeal to musicians and writers, and is mentioned in the novels of Ernest Hemingway, Stephen Frey, Debra Earling and James Crumley. The city has been home to musicians from Pearl Jam and The Decemberists, as well as controversial filmmaker David Lynch. An extremely active town, Missoula strives to accommodate bikers and walkers. The Clark Fork River, as famously noted by Norman Maclean, “runs through” Missoula, providing recreation for kayakers, rafters and tube-floaters; June typically begins the river recreation season, as the water drops to prime levels and the weather heats up. The Rattlesnake National Recreation area provides beautiful hiking, biking and wildlife viewing opportunities. Activities and entertainment in Missoula are never hard to find; the only tough choice is which band, trail, brewery or restaurant you’ll want to sample first. • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce www.missoulachamber.com • Destination Missoula www.destinationmissoula.com • Missoula Downtown Association www.missouladowntown.com

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The International Wildlife Media Center & Film Festivals – Roxy Theater: april Two annual film festivals, the International Wildlife Film Festival in April and Montana CINE (Cultures & Issues of Nature and the Environment) in October plus a library of award winning films that can be rented anytime. The goal of the IWMC is to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media. Headquartered at the historic Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula, the Roxy houses three theaters under one roof with events year round. It can also be “rented” for private events. (406) 728-9380 or visit www.wildlifefilms.org

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, to be held Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5pm, beginning May 9. 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. For more information, call 549-8382, or contact the Market at carouselsundaymarket@gmail.com. (406) 549-8382

Farmers Market: mid-May to mid October Missoula Farmer’s Market includes fresh local produce, baked goods and coffee provided by over 100 vendors in an outdoor setting. http://www.missoulafarmersmarket.com

Missoula Saturday Market: May to October At Missoula Saturday Market, each summer, the city of Missoula closes a downtown street for a Saturday and Jeffcraft Childre food market run by local artisans. Enjoy traffic-free socializing, morning coffee and treats, local crafts, and interesting imports in historic downtown Missoula. www.missoulasaturdaymarket.org (406) 830-3216

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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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Community Events 2011

Mark your calendar! January Bridal Fair Health Fair

February

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

March

St Patrick’s Day Parade

April

YMCA Riverbank Run IWFF WildWalk Parade & WildFest International Wildlife Film Festival

May

Annual BrewFest Meet Me in Missoula Garden City River Rod Run Car Show Silver Collector Car Auction

July

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

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

September

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

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

October

Montana CINE International Film Festival

November

Day of the Dead Parade Renaissance Arts & Crafts Fair

December

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

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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 11am-2pm. 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 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

Homecoming Parade: September

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.

The University of Montana Homecoming Parade is a highlight of Missoula’s autumn season with more than 120 entries. The parade entertains visitors from both in and out of state before the Montana Grizzlies Homecoming football game.

www.westernmontanafair.com

www.umontanaalumni.org

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.

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. www.firstnightmissoula.org

Parade of Homes and Remodeling Tour: September

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First Night Missoula: December

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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.

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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 http://fwpiis.mt.gov/content/getItem. aspx?id=36598 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 (No dogs on groomed ski trails in 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

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:

4. Maclay Flats Recreation Site 5. Leash Areas: (refer to map) 6. Rattlesnake (refer to map) 7. North Hills (where posted) 8. Kelly Island Fishing Access Site

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.

MontanaPets.org

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

Missoula Animal Control

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

Go Fetch!

Missoula Humane Society

Petsmart

Missoulapets.com

(406) 549-3934; www.myhswm.org

(406) 728-BARK; www.gofetchdog.com (406) 549-9188; www.petsmart.com

Dog Logic

(406) 327-9663; www.nocagesmontana.com

A one-stop community resource for pets and animal shelters in the Missoula and western Montana area. Bookmark our blog (updated daily) and post your pet on our MyBFF page.

For a List of Pet-Friendly Hotels, Doggy Day Cares, Kennels & Borders & Pet Nanny Services and Pet Friendly Apartments Visit: http://www.destinationmissoula.org/dogs

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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 fishing, playing the perfect golf game or 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.

Mountain Biking

 For further information, please visit www.missoulabike.org

Skiing Missoula’s central location offers accessibility to numerous ski hills, all located with a few minutes to 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, please visit the official state travel information site at www.wintermt.com.

Big Sky Resort (800) 548-4486 Discovery Basin (888) 678-7669 Lookout Pass Ski Area (208) 744-1301 Lost Trail Powder Mountain (406) 821-3211 Montana Snowbowl (406) 549-9777 Whitefish Mountain Resort (877) 754-3474

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Biking is a wonderful way to see, first hand, the mountains and nature offered in the valley. Whether biking at a leisurely pace on city trails, touring long distances on highways and backroads or attacking steep mountain terrain; Missoula has something to offer every skill level.

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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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facilities

Mullan statue Band shell Pavilion, Carousel

Archery, Batting cages, Rugby

Dog park, fenced Natural area

Ropes course, Recreation building Open play area War memorials, Rose garden Natural area, Multiple use trails Natural area Natural area

In-line hockey/Skating

Open play area Football field, Track Alternative water/Plant mgmt.


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recreation 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 in every direction. 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, Pattee Canyon to the southeast, Garnet Ghost Town, the Holland Lake area and the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails. Missoula Parks & Recreation

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

Whitewater Rafting

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Fishing and Hunting

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www.destinationmissoula.org/x-country (800) 526-3465

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.

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. River adventures are available ranging from a relaxing evening float to a day filled with exhilarating rapids. Not only will you enjoy 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.

Horseback Riding

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 an excellent resource for any backcountry questions.

 For more information on trails, you may contact the U.S. Forest Service at http://fwp.mt.gov/recreation/activities/horsebackRiding.html or call (406) 444-2074

River Floating If whitewater rafting is not your style, there are many guided and unguided trips that you can take part in on the Blackfoot, Clark Fork 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 and Blackfoot Rivers are especially good for floating on innertubes, as the water tends to be a bit slower later in the year.

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

City Wins Bicycle Friendly Community Gold Status - L e a g u e o f A m e r i c a n B i c y cl i s t s

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Gardening in Montana

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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.

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

Popular Annual Flowers

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

• Geraniums • Impatients • Petunias • African Marigolds • African Daisys

Smooth Aster

Native shrubs

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

Montana’s State Flower, the Bitteroot Lewisia Rediviva

• Common Snowberry • Blue Elderberry • Woods Rose • Rabbitbrush

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

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

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

Vegetables Many gardens in the area include: • Tomatoes • Potatoes • Onions

• Radishes • Carrots • Beans

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

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.

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

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.

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wildlife Bitterroot National Forest

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.

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This information was provided by the US Forest Service website. For more information please visit www.fs.fed.us/r1/bitterroot/about

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.

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. This information was provided by the Glacier National Park Visitor Centers website. For more information on encountering wildlife please visit www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/wildlifesafety.htm

Shortly after the Montana Wilderness Association opened a new office in Missoula in the fall of 2009, we joined the Chamber of Commerce and it has paid dividends. I’m looped into critical community conversations and connected to people who are at the table discussing and influencing the future of the Missoula area. My participation on the Forest Resources and Governmental Affairs Committees has been especially rewarding. Both committees have offered new relationships and welcome opportunities to share our work with other key stakeholders and to learn from their experiences. The Chamber has been a very valuable source of perspective and professional connections. - Gabe Furshong, Montana Wilderness Association (MWA)

This information was provided by the Official State Travel Information website: www.visitmt.com

d i d yo u k n o w ? In Montana, the elk, deer and antelope populations outnumber the humans. - 50states.com Kim Dahl Latrielle

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Bonner•Clinton•East Missoula•Evaro•Frenchtown•Lolo•Orchard Homes•Seeley Lake• Wye

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estern Montana offers great communities around Missoula with accessible roadways which make living and commuting to Missoula easy to do.

Clinton

Frenchtown

Info provided by www.travelmt.com/mt-cities-Frenchtown.html

Lolo

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.

The above community information was provided by: www.travelmt.com/mt-cities-lolo.html

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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.

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.

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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 event. Clinton also has a K-8 school.

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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. 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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Stevensville

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.

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 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 Scarecrow Festival and Christmas Gift Fair – “A Montana Country Christmas.” Stevensville has picturesque views, antique shops, gift shops, a historic hotel, two microbreweries 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.

Florence 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.

Hamilton

For more information, visit www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com

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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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.

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Mineral County

Alberton•DeBorgia•Haugen•Saltese•St. Regis•Superior Provided by the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce

www.montanarockies.org/index.htm Mineral County Historical Museum: http://mineralmtmuseum.com/ Mineral County Information & Commerce: http://mineralcounty.info/index.shtml Route of the Hiawatha: http://www.skilookout.com/hiawatha/

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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, some fantastic whitewater adventure as well as the 9-hole Trestle Creek Golf Course. Winter activities include cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling and sledding. 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 Memorial Weekend Flea Market in St. Regis, Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show, Mineral County Fair and Rodeo, golf tournaments, concerts, Mineral County Fly-In, and Alberton Railroad Days.

Alberton Provided by www.albertonmontana.com.

Please visit this site or call the town of Alberton for more information at (406) 722-3404.

When the Milwaukee railroad established its transcontinental 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.

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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AAA Travel & Insurance.............................................. 80 All Lanes Moving & Storage....................................... 55 Bitterroot Motors........................................................ 68 Canyon River............................................................. 49 Clark Fork School....................................................... 41 C’mon Inn.................................................................. 39 Community Medical Center........................................ 60 Copper Run at Reserve............................................... 48 CTA........................................................................... 25 DeMarois Buick GMC................................................. 68 Family Dental............................................................. 87 First Montana Bank.................................................... 67 First Security Bank..................................................... 46 Gatewest Property Management................................. 52 Hilton Garden Inn....................................................... 55 Historical Museum at Fort Missoula........................... 73 Hoyt Homes................................................................. 6 Karl Tyler Chevrolet.................................................... 68 Kendall 4 Seasons Subaru.......................................... 68 La Quinta................................................................... 30 Lambros ERA............................................................... 3 Lambros ERA/Jan & Rod Rogers................................. 85 Lambros ERA/Julie Gardner........................................ 71 Loren’s Carpet One..................................................... 11 MCT, Inc.................................................................... 80 Missoula International Airport..................................... 15 Missoula Electric Co-op............................................. 42 Missoula Federal Credit Union................................... 17 Missoula International School.................................... 41

Missoula Nissan Hyundai........................................... 68 Missoula Textile Services........................................... 35 Modory...................................................................... 99 Montana Public Radio................................................ 57 Montana Transfer........................................................ 42 Mountain Water Company.......................................... 23 Northwestern Energy.................................................. 31 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute................................. 32 Pierce Flooring............................................................. 7 Properties 2000......................................................... 19 Providence Medical Group......................................... 64 Prudential Missoula Properties/Shannon Hilliard........ 50 Prudential Montana Real Estate............................ 9, 100 Real Living Greater Montana....................................... 51 Real Living Greater Montana/Shelly Evans.................. 52 Rocky Mountain Bank................................................. 50 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.................................. 73 Sleep City.................................................................... 5 Southgate Mall........................................................... 77 The Springs at Missoula............................................. 66 Summit Property Management................................... 53 Tru Painting................................................................ 76 Waddell & Reed......................................................... 32 Walla Walla University................................................ 34 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage...................................... 29 Western Montana Clinic............................................. 59 Windermere Real Estate............................................. 33 Windermere Real Estate/Dawn Maddux......................... 2 Worden Thane P.C....................................................... 84

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