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Real Loss to Helena: RIP Queen City News

I’d heard last week that Helena’s independent weekly the Queen City News was shutting down, but couldn’t get confirmation so I held off posting, mostly hoping that the news wasn’t true. If today’s story in the Independent Record is correct, Helena has certainly lost a valuable news resource and vehicle for community discussion.

It’s tough for an independent paper to make it, even in a one daily town. I just want to thank Cathy and her writers for having provided often critical, occasionally hilaroous news and insight over the past few years.

I know I won’t the only one who misses reading it every Wednesday.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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