Missoula IndependentMissoula Independent
As Montana’s largest weekly newspaper, the Missoula Independent provides a popular antidote to conventional local media. Published on Thursdays and distributed free at more than 630 locations across Western Montana, the Independent reaches a broad cross-section of readers. Half of all the adults in Missoula County read the Independent, and thousands more read it throughout the region, from Hamilton to Whitefish.
Home of the University of Montana, the U.S. Forest Service’s regional headquarters and Snow Bowl, one of the gnarliest ski/snowboard areas in the Pacific Northwest, Missoula isn’t just a paradise for the New Itinerants. It’s a place where loggers and lawyers, students and professors, as well as trustafarians and young professionals all seek the golden life. The Independent offers a rich, in-depth perspective on our unique culture here in the northern Rockies. From the courthouse to the theater, the Independent covers “The Last Best Place” in all its variety.