Community Events

Happy New Year!

We had a lovely event on December 21, 2021. Mark your calendars for December 21, 2022 because we’ll do it again!

Here are a few photos from the magical evening and preparations throughout the month of December.

We want to acknowledge our helpers and volunteers. There were a few people that spent many hours at the Lion’s Park working on lights and decor. Matt at Rocky Mountain Line was especially gracious. He donated hours of time and use of his bucket truck to get that magical tree adorned.

Thank you to the River of Life church for donating cider and hot cocoa.

Santa and Ms. Claus were the most perfect addition. They almost didn’t make it all of the way into the park after being spotted at the fence by some kiddos. We hope they’ll join us again in 2022.

Thank you so much to the Lion’s who donated power and Jack Ballas for his time and burly extension cord. This community is a better place because of the East Missoula Lion’s and the park. *Psst: We were thinking it might be fun to have a skating rink!*

And, the biggest thank you to all of you who donated lights in 2021. You left them in that red bucket under the pavilion at the park. We can give ourselves a big pat on the back for making all of the pieces come together.

Remember if you’d like to volunteer to help with 2022 decor, we’ll take extra hands. We will decorate sometime after Thanksgiving, follow us on FB for event details or subscribe to our newsletter to ‘be in the know’.


Another Variance

In the Ole’s Parking Lot, we’ve got another variance to address. Please see the details below. Thank you!

Here we are again… We promised that we would do our very best to keep the neighborhood informed, but had no idea just how many times we would find ourselves in this spot, over and over again. The Ole’s lot surrounding the gas station. For many years, it has had a planned variation that would allow housing/apartments. The developer is asking for a revocation of the planned variation. Why might you ask? Well because the planned variation would only allow 44 units. If the property reverts to the same zoning as the rest of Ole’s, they can built 59 units! Three stories! More is better, right? I will not do more today than let you neighbors know the facts. Time is short, comments are due in a couple of weeks. Think about how you feel about this. Please post comments! We can meet as a group to discuss a unified message, if we have one. Check the links below, I am not sure how well they will work, but I have the originals and can forward them to anyone who needs them. Comments are requested by Monday, November 8, 2021. Thank you in advance for your consideration; your comments are much appreciated. Comments received up to that date will be included with the staff report and public hearing packet. Any comments received after that date will be brought to the public hearing.

Should you wish to attend the public hearings concerning this request, the public hearing before the Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM. See information on how to view the hearing and submit comments including a Citizen Participation Guide at:

Public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners will be held over a Microsoft Teams call on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM. To join the call on your phone, call 406-272-4824, Conference ID 513 904 676#.

The application and attachments can also be viewed here:


Happy Halloween!

We thought it a might be beneficial to create a Halloween Trick-or-Treat map for our neighborhood. If you were missed, please feel free to message us and we’ll get a tiny ghost added for your location.

You’ll notice a few icons that have our famous EMU icon, and those are special safety stations provided by our friends at River of Life. There are two more, not pictured on our map, at 187 S Easy St – Ben Hughes Park & another on the Corner of West Riverside Dr. & 4th St. (Milltown). We wanted our map to be “walkable” but also inclusive. There is one more address that was submitted in West Riverside – 7810 W. Riverside Dr. so if you plan to find treats in that neighborhood – don’t miss that spot!

We hope to add to our map next year. Enjoy!

Here is a link if you prefer that.

Stay Safe!

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Yard Sale Map!

Hey Neighbors & Visitors,

Here is an active map of the sales that will be happening in East Missoula Saturday (Sept 11th) and Sunday (Sept 12th). You may have to download the Yard Sale Treasure Map application to get the most out of this map, but you should be able to access it on Google Maps, if you’d rather not. If you’re in need a paper map please visit our friends at Habitat Restore on Hwy 200 (across from the Reno Cafe). We will post one on the door for you to take a photo of, with your phone. We also hope to have a list of addresses for all of the participants to share with treasure hunters at each of the addresses on the map.

If you’re tooling about East Missoula looking for sales, look for the infamous EMU. And, if you’re simply looking for a list of participants you’ll find it below.

We hope to make this an annual event and would love to have help with advertising and organizing next year. Would you like to be on the committee? Contact us if you are interested.

Happy Treasure Hunting!

Feel free to print me for your home made yard sale sign.


4135 Placer Lane, Missoula, MT 59802

817 Speedway Avenue

560 Colorado Ave

25 Canyon View Drive

Habitat ReStore! 3655 MT-200 East

720 Speedway

4225 Placer Lane

224 Sommers Street

756 Montana

220 Clyde

315 Minnesota

3972 Highway 200 East

428 Speedway

404 Speedway

28 Canyonview Drive

711 Speedway

2 Canyon View Drive

364 Colorado Ave

630 Angels Court

205 ½ Speedway

750 Dakota

975 Montana

859 Cheyenne Lane

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Community Yard Sale

We’re joining forces and making East Missoula the destination for any/all treasure seekers. Do you want in?

EMU Yard Sale Flyer

Please let us know ASAP if you’d like to be on the destination list for the Community Yard Sale weekend. The more participants we get, the bigger crowd we’ll draw.

You know how to get in touch with us, if you have questions please let us know.

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Call To Art

We want to share your art with our neighbors. We’re looking for artists ages 0-17 that would like to draw, paint, photograph, (all mediums welcome) what “My Neighborhood – East Missoula” means to them.

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Art submissions are due by 10pm on August 18th (if you need to sneak one in on the morning of August 19th, we won’t turn you away) and will be displayed at 7pm on August 19th. We are accepting submissions at Habitat Restore in East Missoula, or electronically via email at [email protected] or in Facebook messenger. Please notify us at 406-686-2288 if you’re unable to submit your pieces, any of these three ways, and we’ll arrange for pickup.

If you are in need of some art supplies to complete your piece please let us know, we have some available. You can call the number above or use our contact form and we’ll prepare some supplies for you to pick up at Habitat Restore.

We will share your artwork on our Facebook page (if permitted) as well as have it on display at Mount Jumbo School and Lion’s Park in East Missoula. The art event will be held on Thursday, August 19th at 7pm. This is the night of our monthly neighborhood walk event. We will share some light refreshments (cookies and lemonade) while we peruse the talents our our neighborhood artists.

Please keep your art submissions to no bigger than 12″x9″ – so we can put them in a protective cover for the event. If you are sharing your submission electronically, this isn’t a concern.

Please be sure your first name, last initial and age are with your submission. We want to give credit where credit is due.

We look forward to seeing your creativity and celebrating your submissions! Tell your neighbors and friends!

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Earth Day Deets

This is where you’ll find a complete list of items we can and absolutely cannot accept at our event. Message us if you have any further questions.


In an effort to make the days run more smoothly our event will only be open from 12pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. We cannot accept anything outside of these hours.

What we can take off your hands:

Here is what we WILL and WON’T take: We’ll have a metal recycling bin from Pacific Recycling available, but the bin is strictly for the items listed in the document below. We cannot take your entire car, so please arrange for pick up of that elsewhere. Montana Public Radio has a program where they’ll pick up your vehicles, so reach out to them for more details.

Recycling Details:

We cannot recycle any containers that are closed, the pressure within can be very dangerous. Please read the detailed document above to learn what we can accept.

If you have cardboard or paper you’d like to recycle please visit Pacific Recycling, they have bins outside (*always open*) for the public to recycle.

Garbage Details:

We will have TWO 20 yard dumpsters on site at Burnich. We want to fill them up, but once they are full, we cannot take anything else. So, bring us your garbage!

Acceptable Garbage

Yard Waste:

We encourage you to take your organic yard waste to Garden City Compost. We can give you further directions at Burnich, if you happen to pull through the lot. Review their website to see what they accept. We will have a very limited number of passes available to Garden City Compost if you’ve got yard waste to drop off. If you’d like to donate a trailer to our event to collect waste, please contact us.

Hazardous Waste:

We cannot accept hazardous waste. Please visit the Missoula County Health Department for details on their next Haz Waste Day. They will have one in the fall of 2021. Dates coming soon.

Drive-in Directions:

Map for Entry

You MUST enter the parking lot from Minnesota Avenue, NOT Hwy 200. We cannot create a hazard in the middle of that busy highway, so please enter using the map below.


This is for you, for our neighbors. We have sponsors to thank for helping us provide this ‘free to you’ service. We want you to take advantage of this opportunity to save on dump fees, to connect with this new neighborhood organization (East Missoula United) and to chat with other neighbors emerging from hibernation after a long winter. The events we hold are to connect us to one another.

Please reach out if you or a neighbor need help. We’d appreciate knowing in advance, so we can try and find volunteers to be where we need them on the 24th & 25th. On that note, if you want to be a volunteer, we need you! We need all of the help we can get. We’ll feed you donuts.

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Volunteers Needed!

Our Earth Day Clean-Up Event is right around the corner and we need helpers. It’s the best time of year to get out in the sun, roam the streets, clean up a bit and chat with neighbors.

If you’re interested in being a neighborhood walker, or being on-site at Burnich to help direct traffic and sort through car loads we need you!!

Please reach out if this event interests you or you know of someone that might want to help. AND, please reach out if you (or a neighbor) are in need of clean-up help and you live in East Missoula.

Happy Spring!

Community Action

Shoveling Need

Call to Action!

Hey East Missoula Friends/Neighbors,

We need your help. Do you like shoveling? Do you have a snowplow and love putting it to use?

We have a friend in our neighborhood, with a disability, who would like to be able to reach out to our community to get their property shoveled when/if we have a snowstorm. We probably have many other neighbors with this need as well.

This request has prompted us to form a new list of people to call upon when the need arises. If you’d like to be on this snow-removal list please send us a message or give us a call at 406-686-2288. We’ll need your phone number too, in case we need to contact you quickly, in emergency situations.

Thank you! We appreciate you! If you’d like to be removed from the list at a later date, you can simply notify us the same way.

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Earth Day Clean-Up

We’ve got a plan in the works. If you’d like to be a part of the committee we’d love to have you join our meetings. We’re cleaning up our neighborhoods on the weekend of April 24-25, in lieu of Earth Day.

Earth Day Clean Up East Missoula United

We’ll have a dumpster available (in the Burnich parking lot), as well as some recycling options. If you are able to help with the logistics of these things please holler. The main thing we need is for you to spread the word! We would love to have the neighborhood bustling with people pitching in. Can you mark your calendar? Would you share these dates with your neighbor(s)? We would be so grateful.

Our friends at Hellgate Canyon Storage have graciously offered to sponsor this event. If you have interest in being a sponsor too, please let us know. We are looking for all of the support we can get.

Please contact us with any questions and/or if you’d like to be part of the planning committee. We would love your input and assistance. We will have a few Zoom meetings leading up to the event – you are welcome to join them. Message us for a link.