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MDT’s commitment to safety!

Hey, ya know those big piles of dirt you see when you travel… What are they for? Why a dirt hill that leads to literally nowhere.

As new projects take off across the state over the last several years have sparked an increase in questions about specific aspects of these large construction projects. MDT has developed an educational safety video on one aspect of these bridge and highway projects that is regularly asked about – surcharging.

Surcharging is a relatively inexpensive process that helps stabilize the ground below a designated road, ensuring the new roadway will be able to handle the expected load. Their goal is to help Montanans embrace this process. It is there to help create a safe roadway while saving thousands of dollars in the process.

Hey Jack!

Don’t like the winter? Well, what the heck are you doing in Montana bud? Embrace winter as it holds on for a few more weeks and get ready for a fun weekend at Glacier Ice Rink! It’s the FINAL regular season home games for your very own Missoula Bruins Hockey! They’re taking on the Yellowstone Quake Friday and Saturday before the playoffs officially begin!

If you and the family want to check out the fun as the Bruins take on the Quake this weekend, your buddy Jack has you covered with two family four packs to either Friday or Saturdays game! To enter to win CLICKHERE  fill out our form and Jack will call the winners Friday! If you’re not into winning tickets then get your own tickets at Glacier Ice Rink.

Bruins VS Quake Friday game
Join friends and neighbors at Glacier Ice Rink Friday, March 8 for a special night in which we pay tribute to our amazing Billet Families and Bruins Den Booster Club Members!
It’s the final regular season home series of 2018-19 before the playoffs begin. Details —->HERE

Also, our friends at The Still Room are continuing on with HOCKEY NIGHT, the second FRIDAY each month.

Come drink Draught Works beer and raise money for the Glacier Ice rink!! At 7:30p The Still Room hosts Hockey Trivia, with fun prizes and giveaways!

The second Friday of every month is Hockey Night in Missoula – The Still Room has teamed up with Draught Works and the Glacier Ice rink to raise money for a new zamboni to keep the rink up and running.

100% of the sales of a select Draught Works beer on tap – 100% – will go to the Glacier ice rink. So all you have to do it show up and and drink absolutely delicious beer!

Missoula Bruins Playoffs & Hockey Night
Jack heads East looking fine with the help of Lithia Ford of Missoula
Jack is feeling lots more confident about hitting the road with his newly detailed rig courtesy of Lithia Ford of Missoula
The crusty clods of dirt have been scrubbed off the bumper and the stale potato oles from under the seat are finally gone! He’s headed east up HWY 200 and has some ideas for you!

 McCabe Creek Trail

A beautiful, shady stroll above McCabe Creek, a little visited area in the southern foothills of the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

McCabe Creek makes for a fantastic hike three seasons of the year.  In the spring, woodland wildflowers create colorful patches on the forest floor.  In the summer, the largely shaded trail and streamside stops are a cool option on a hot day.  In the fall, colorful foliage from aspen and low bushes again create a colorful mosaic.  And, best of all, it’s unlikely that you’ll see many people along the way.

The trail begins behind four large boulders at the edge of the trailhead.  The first 100 feet is wide along an old roadbed, then signed Trail #1104 becomes narrower as it ducks into the woods above McCabe Creek.  Pass through a delightful mix of Doug fir, larch, and even aspen, then enjoy views down into McCabe Creek from occasional scree fields and meadows.  The trail is well above the creek for the first 1.4 miles, at which point it approaches the stream near open cliffs.  This is a great destination for a shorter hike, or continue to your hearts’ content with more access to the stream.


From Highway 200, turn north onto Monture Creek Road (right across the highway from the turnoff to Ovando) and drive 4.4 miles on well-graded Monture Creek Road.  Turn right onto Forest Road 5401 and drive 2.5 miles.  Arrive at the signed McCabe Creek Trailhead Parking, which is on the south side of the road and is wide enough to accommodate trailers. 

Or, for passenger cars, save yourself .2 miles of walking:  just past this parking area turn left onto Forest Road 17536 and drive 0.1 miles to the trailhead on the right.  There is space for 3-4 cars in front of four large boulders marking the beginning of the trail.  The sign marking the trail is 100 feet down the trail past the boulders.


Roundtrip Distance

2.8 mi.

Total Elevation Gain

223 ft.

Highest Elevation

5023 ft.

Trail Features

River / Stream


Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Type

Dirt, Rocky



Vehicle Access

Suitable for all vehicles


Take your pick of the many fantastic camp sites along the Blackfoot River. Here are a couple of ideas close by the trail head:
  • Monture Creek – Lower: Lovely scenery along the meandering Monture Creek, just before it empties into the Big Blackfoot, with large secluded camping spots. This is near where Meriwether Lewis camped with his group on his return trip without Clark on July 6th, 1805. Take Highway 200 west approximately 5 miles to Monture Creek fishing access. There are parking spots and camping right off the highway, or follow the road back for more seclusion, and better fishing.
  • Monture Creek – Upper: Beautiful timbered scenery amongst old growth forest near the boundary of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. From the west Ovando exit, cross Highway 200 right onto Monture Creek Road. Continue up for about 15 minutes. The bridge will cross over the Creek and parking and camping are available.


Check out the charm of Trixies in Ovando. Great spot to belly up to the bar and order a steak:

Jack FM Missoula wants to send you to the biggest concert of the season at a brand new venue on the Blackfoot River. Logjam Presents & 105.9 Jack FM Present Melissa Etheridge & Pat Benetar with Neil Giraldo, live at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater on August 12th!

How to win? Well, it’s simple. Jack wants to know who would you walk across the fire for? Drown in desire for? Take to a concert?
Tell us about it and you could win a pair of tickets to see the show!

Fill out my online form.

Purchase tickets HERE

Stay tuned to 105.9 Jack FM Missoula for more chances to win tickets!

WIN tickets to the biggest show of the summer!
Osprey tix on sale Saturday!

The Missoula Osprey will kick off their 19th season on the diamond in less than two months, and we’re already gearing up for another exciting summer of giveaways and promotions!

XFiqaJfETicket sales open at 10 am through 4 pm this Saturday, May 6th, at the MSO Hub for the season that begins June 23.

May 6th will also be a great day to stock up on your Osprey merchandise – all the new stuff rolls out, PLUS Ollie Osprey (and plenty of snacks and refreshments) will be on hand!

Advance Home Plate Club tickets are $12 apiece, with Baseline Club tickets going for $11. General Admission bleachers and grass seats start at $7.

Children, seniors and military members (active and veteran) will each enjoy discounts on their tickets.

And don’t forget to reserve your seats for the fireworks shows! Those are set for June 24, July 3, July 29 and Sept. 1.

Tickets will also available be available May 6 and thereafter by calling 543-3000 or at

And be sure to tune in to Jack FM Missoula all season long – we’ll again be giving away tickets and hosting some great game promotions you won’t want to miss!