Craft a Better Community

with Montana Free Press

Throughout October, Montana Free Press is partnering with Helena businesses to support free and independent news reporting for all Montanans. We’re hosting events all month long to raise awareness for the work we do to preserve journalism in our state.

Who are we?

Montana Free Press is an innovative, nonpartisan, public-powered news organization dedicated to delivering the information needs of all Montanans.

  • We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded by readers like you, which keeps us independent and advertising-free.
  • We are your friends and neighbors — we report on the news that impacts our community because it’s where we call home.
  • We believe in reporting news free of bias or partisanship — we hold truth to power, no matter where the lines fall.

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Our partners

Schedule of events

Ten Mile Creek Brewing

Montana Free Press will be at Ten Mile Creek Brewing every Sunday in October with food, live music and activities for all.

Oct. 10th — Reverend Slanky is bringing the Epicenter of Funk to Ten Mile Creek Brewery! Come out and enjoy a local beer and Slanky’s blend of soul, R&B, funk, African and Latin grooves.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Mosaic Architecture — Platinum Sponsor

Rialto Bar — Gold Sponsor

The Hawthorn Bottle Shop and Tasting Room — Silver Sponsor

Oct. 24th — Pumpkin carving contest! Join us on the walking mall and let your creativity flourish. You can either carve your pumpkin and bring it down for judging or bring a fresh one to the walking mall and carve it there (it’s BYO pumpkin and tools, so don’t forget anything at home). Grand Prize is a 2021-22 membership to the Ten Mile Creek Mug Club.

Oct. 31st — Prepare your heart for Montana Free Press’s Sunday Spooktacular. We’ll have classic horror movies playing on the walking mall and other scary surprises to make your spine tingle. Come by in your costume and get your fright on!

Gulch Distillers

Join Montana Free Press at Gulch Distillers each Wednesday in October for cocktails, conversations, and more.

Oct. 27th — Speakeasy night. But shh! Don’t tell anybody… Well, maybe tell a few people. We’ve stashed the password to the back entrance here…