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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, 24 Jul 2014 00:52:30 -0700

click to enlarge Missoula Independent news. His confusion and frustration derive from a confounding paradox: The most likely explanation he can come up with for what happened is also the most difficult explanation to prove. As far as Howard can tell ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

I never liked salad. I know it's healthy. I get that it's part of a balanced diet. I've seen enough "Popeye" cartoons to understand it has the power to make my biceps instantly flex. And, like most Missoulians, I too spend my summer Saturdays walking ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:26:42 -0700

... the country of Montenegro officially existed, before anyone worked as an “SEO Specialist” or wrote on a blog, before DVDs had been invented, before Harry Potter was first published or Justin Bieber learned his first word, the Missoula Independent ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:56:15 -0700

A few weeks ago, Terry Cole brought a cooler full of records into Missoula's Ear Candy Music. He had driven all the way from Middletown, Ohio, in his Honda hatchback to peddle his wares: 2,000 45s produced through his record label, Colemine Records, ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

When Steven Fite first joined the board of the Blacktail TV Tax District as a volunteer in 1998, television reception in the Flathead Valley was terrible. "That was all we were used to—snowy pictures," Fite says. After joining Blacktail, Fite began ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:07:30 -0700

I am decidedly not in the business of reviewing children's movies. In fact, I'm almost certain I've never done a kid's film review over nearly two decades of writing for the Indy. Because really, what's the point? Sure, there are some children's films ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:56:15 -0700

What it is: A new Bavarian-style dark wheat beer from Stevensville's Wildwood Brewing. The first batch of this seasonal selection was tapped in early June and then canned a few weeks later. Wait, Wildwood already brews a wheat beer: Why, yes, it does.
Missoula Independent
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Despite recent efforts by city officials to identify and eliminate a smell described by Northside and Westside residents as similar to natural gas or propane, locals say the odor persists. "When I wake up in the morning, (I'm) physically uncomfortable ...

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