Montana Voices and Western Montana News is a community-powered news and opinion social media site built for the citizens of Montana. Anyone from Montana may make a contribution to the site.


To share content on Montana Voices, Montanans may sign up for an account and then navigate to the Compose page. Users who sign up for an account may share their voice by composing a Voice or submit a more thoughtful local story or op-ed by composing a Story.

Montana Voices aims to provide a platform where anyone from Montana can express themselves freely.


Anyone may submit a thoughtful local story or op-ed by composing a Story. Once a Story is submitted, the editorial team collaborates with the user to prepare their Story for primetime. We offer help editing a Story and creating a featured image for a user's Story.

Each Story is shared directly to our network of thousands of Montana subscribers across the website, email, push notifications, and multiple social media channels.

Users can also receive a Tip from a reader on a Story. Users keep all their tips less a fee from our payment processor. WMN does not take users tips.


Anyone may sound off and express themselves by composing a Voice. A Voice is immediately published to the site. Users may attach a photo or PDF document to a Voice.


The Firehose is a news feed that combines national and world news from multiple sources with Voices shared by local Montana users.


Users with a red check Verified are considered verified by Montana Voices. This means the user has published a story and has spoken with our publisher.


Users with accounts may post a comment or reply to other comments on a Story or Voice.


Montana Voices aims to provide a platform for any Montanan to express themselves. Abuse of this service will not be tolerated.


If you have questions or comments about Montana Voices or would like to learn about joining our team, email us.