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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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Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:15:00 -0800

After three days of testimony and a few hours in the cloistered deliberation room on the second floor of the Missoula County Courthouse, my fellow jurors on a recent rape trial kept saying they wanted more. More evidence, more proof, more than just the ...
Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

When Brian O'Leary's daughter was having trouble in math class at Cold Springs School earlier this year, he asked her to bring her book home so they could go over the lesson together. But like all third- through fifth-grade math students in Missoula ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:15:00 -0800

Director Vera Brunner-Sung's first feature film, Bella Vista, is a moving piece of cinema—and that's impressive, as there's very little movement in it at all. The film follows Doris, played by Kathleen Wise, an adjunct English language teacher at the ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

Two months ago, the Missoulian named 17-year Lee Enterprises veteran Mark Heintzelman as its new publisher. The announcement was made nearly three years after Jim McGowan rose to the role from his position as sales and marketing director, a position ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:12:53 -0800

On a recent weekday morning, bundled up Poverello Center clients hurry past a man sleeping on a bench inside the homeless shelter's first floor hallway. Temperatures outside are well below freezing. Inside the Ryman Street facility, one of two boilers ...
Missoula Independent
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0800

... with award-winning guest chefs including Andrew Wilson, Brooke Williamson, Eric Skokan, Andy Blanton, Tanya Holland and Missoula's own Beth and Susan Higgins. $150. Tickets at msochef.brownpapertickets.com and the Missoula Independent office.
Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

Missoula Parks and Recreation has had a bit of trouble on Mount Jumbo of late. According to conservation lands manager Morgan Valliant, the department's effort to post signs about the city's Dec. 1 winter closure on the conservation property have been ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:16:51 -0800

While having coffee with Mark Metcalf at Break Espresso on a recent afternoon, I glanced around at the table-dwellers peering at their laptops and wondered if anyone had taken notice of him. Metcalf has a charming presence and star-studded credits, but ...

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