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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

Missoula Independent
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

About six years back, Martin City resident Gerard Byrd was wiping down the interior of the spare bus he uses to ferry school kids between West Glacier and Columbia Falls when he noticed some odd rust below the rear driver's side window. He took a swipe ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:04:00 -0700

On a recent Friday, Chris Carlson laced his leather hiking boots and set out on the south trail up Mount Jumbo. Armed with a snake hook, he stepped carefully over logs and rock piles as he switchbacked his way through the conservation area. Carlson ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

I want to write about Jon Krakauer's Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town about as much as I want to never hear about it again. When the blue hardcover copies appeared at the bookstore where I work, I sat down with a copy for most of ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Advocates of the controversial "school choice" movement declared their first major policy victory last week when Senate Bill 410 passed into law without Gov. Steve Bullock's signature. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, establishes an ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Good cinema is subjective and all, but then again some films are so generously and universally celebrated by the people, it becomes a moot point to argue otherwise. Such is the case with Mad Max: Fury Road, an action picture so carefully constructed ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:33:45 -0700

Enjoy some great bluegrass from the Gravelies, and listen to some of Missoula's powerful new voices in environmental writing at the Bluegrass Benefit for Climate Change 5:30-7:30 PM at Harmony Stables, 3500 Duncan Drive. Proceeds will go toward the ...

Missoula Independent (blog)

Missoula Independent (blog)
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Where you're drinking: It's been a little over two months since Imagine Nation threw open its doors on West Broadway. Neighborhood denizens and craft beer fanatics alike wasted no time elbowing up to the brewery's serpentine bar, and the subsequent ...

Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent
Wed, 20 May 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Jay's Upstairs: Cultural watershed, or just a lot of noise? Elitist rocker clubhouse or The Giving Tree of the Missoula scene? We might ask MASS FM bassist Christopher Baumann, just 14 when his first band, Absolute, a Binaca blast of hyper teen punk ...

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