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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]
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 (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:26:15 -0700

At a recent Draught Works staff meeting, the owners and employees gathered on the brewery's Toole Avenue patio. “It was about 10:30 at night, and it was lovely,” recalls brewery co-owner Paul Marshall. “That's why you live in Missoula and put up with ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:11:32 -0700

Missoula's favorite radio station (says right there in our Best of Missoula), Trail 103.3, is celebrating its 10th birthday with a party at Caras Park. Includes a river float, paddleboard raffle, food vendors, full bar, and music from Wartime Blues and ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Stories and images of the pre-colonized world are often depicted in dramatic ways: a Native American firing a bow into the flank of a galloping bison or a hunter crawling through the grass wearing a wolf hide, edging toward a wary herd. Less compelling ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Last week, media blogger Jim Romenesko reported that Brenda Bassett, the new public information officer in the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, had circulated a memo announcing an agreement with the Missoulian regarding coverage of her agency.

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700

It was the aging heating and ventilation system that signaled how badly the Missoula Public Library needed a new main branch. The HVAC system was requiring a replacement part every year—a part that cost $8,000 because the system was so old that the ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:13:18 -0700

Thanks to a bill sponsored by Sen. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, ride-hailing services like Uber can apply for licenses to operate in Montana starting this month. On behalf of every Missoula resident who has tried to call a cab at bar close, I would like ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Over the past decade, elk populations in pockets throughout the state have rocketed well beyond limits set by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Wildlife managers have employed a number of measures, including game damage hunts, in an attempt to put a ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:09:29 -0700

An ambitious plan to redevelop Southgate Mall and its surrounding property is still in the works, although it might not be approved as soon as developers would like. The mall is requesting an initial $12.9 million in public funds to pay for roadway and ...

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