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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, 17 Apr 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Hadley Ferguson is everywhere. She's on the center beam that runs through Sean Kelly's pub. She's above the cozy nook in Liquid Planet where baristas grind espresso, along the wall of Paul's Pancake Parlor and next to the bar at the Rhino. She's in the ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:11:15 -0700

It's common practice for rappers to wear a little bling, and Supaman wears it from his head to his toes. Instead of gold and diamonds, however, he's adorned with beads and feathers. It's a pretty unconventional style in the world of hip-hop, which isn ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:56:15 -0700

Missoula Independent News April 10, 2014 Missoula Independent News April 3, 2014 · Contact Us · About Us · Privacy Policy · Submission Guidelines · Terms of Service · Archive · RSS · Twitter · Facebook · RSS. © 2014 Missoula News/Independent ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04:39 -0700

Nearly four years have passed since the public got its first detailed look at an ambitious 20-year, $20 million expansion plan for the ski area at Lookout Pass. The new vision for one of the region's smaller, more affordable ski destinations called for ...
Missoula Independent
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:02:31 -0700

Property rights advocates and fiscal conservatives predict the city of Missoula's complaint filed in district court last week seeking to forcibly acquire Mountain Water Company from one of the world's largest private equity companies will fail, and ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 03:05:57 -0700

Last week, media blogger Jim Romenesko noted that the Billings Gazette did not include charging documents in its story about criminal proceedings against state Sen. Jason Priest, R—Red Lodge. Priest has pleaded not guilty to one felony and three ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:01:59 -0700

On a recent morning inside a small funeral home in downtown Ronan, mortician Mike Thompson points to an array of sportsman-centric cremation urns with images of calf ropers, fishermen and golfers. Thompson says he has a vessel to satisfy just about ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:56:15 -0700

It takes a gentle but firm hand to coax young authors into turning their fledgling feelings into a worthy piece of writing. Billie Loewen, a writer who graduated from Big Sky High School in 2008, says she's grateful for creative writing teacher Lorilee ...

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