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Missoula Independent
Missoula Independent Logo.jpg
Type Newspaper
Format Alternative Weekly
Owner(s) Matt Gibson
Publisher Lynne Foland
Founded 1991
Headquarters 317 S. Orange St.
Missoula, MT 59802
 United States
Circulation 41,000[1]
Official website www.missoulanews.bigskypress.com

The Missoula Independent is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Missoula, Montana, USA.

The Independent publishes investigative journalism, political analysis, and critical coverage of local music and culture. The paper also maintains an events calendar for the Missoula area. The Independent also publishes nationally syndicated columns including "News Quirks" by Roland Sweet, "Advice Goddess" by Amy Alkon, "Free Will Astrology" by Rob Brezsny, and several local columns as well. The paper also publishes the "Jonesin" crossword puzzle by Matt Jones and the comic strip This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow. The Independent publishes a popular "Best of Missoula" issue every year that showcases readers' favorite food, culture, people, and media in the Missoula area.

The Missoula Independent is the largest weekly newspaper in Montana. It is published on every Thursday, and is delivered throughout western Montana. As of a 2012 audit, it had a circulation of 19,000 and is distributed from 500 locations.


  1. ^ "Missoula Independent". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 

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148 news items

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Vicky Gordon is running for a seat on the Missoula Board of County Commissioners, but it's unclear what she plans to do with it. The platform page on her campaign website says that she is a Missoula native whose family has lived in Montana for 100 years.

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Among the tides of dramatic series like "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" that have marked a Golden Age in television, this year's "Manhattan" washed to shore quietly—at first. The fictional story is set in a real time: 1943, during the Manhattan Project ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Austin trio I Am the Albatross creates a thick, dark, chilly atmosphere on its self-titled EP that will cling to you and color your mood even after the music stops. Lead vocalist and guitarist Jesse Berkowitz told the review website FlashWounds.com ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Jim Conkle insists he is not “anti-tax.” But, along with being a father, a former insurance agent, a youth sports coach and a volunteer committee member for Missoula County Public Schools, he is among the most vocal opponents of the 20-year, $42 ...
Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Forward Montana billed its viewing party for the Oct. 20 U.S. Senate debate as a Star Wars theme, but that quickly went the way of the Death Star. Aside from the event posters and the text in the free space of their Debate Wars Bingo cards—“May The ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:46:54 -0700

Going into the Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show at the Top Hat, which had its second sold-out performance on Saturday, I wasn't really sure what to expect. Coming out of it, I have to admit that the title of the show is quite fitting. The musical, written ...
Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0700

Presented by KBGA for Trash & Treasure Night, first Thursday of every month! This month The Roxy is showing 'THE ROOM' (2003) for only $5! //// The Room is a 2003 independent romantic drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Tommy ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700

On Thursday, Oct. 16, President Barack Obama nominated Helena native Dava Newman to be the next deputy administrator of NASA, the second highest post at the nation's space-exploration agency. Her qualifications? Well, she has her PhD in biomedical ...

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