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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

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:52:30 -0800

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Missoula Independent

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:03:45 -0800

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Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:52:30 -0800

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Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:00:00 -0800

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Missoula Independent (blog)

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:00 -0800

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Missoula Independent (blog)

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:15:00 -0800

On Jan. 29, the Montana Public Service Commission announced its intent to take on Liberty Utilities for its purchase of Mountain Water and its parent company. Now Liberty says that the PSC is overreaching its authority. Some background: On Jan. 11, The ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:52:30 -0800

Montana Sen. Duane Ankney, R-Colstrip, took a seat before the Washington Legislature's Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee in Olympia Jan. 20 ready to defend the coal-fired power plant in his hometown from a cross-border ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:41:15 -0800

The Missoula Marathon and Run Wild Missoula have agreed to change policies regarding athletes with disabilities, in a conciliation agreement finalized on Jan. 22. "It was a huge weight off my shoulders," says Joe Stone, the athlete who brought the ...

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