Billings Gazette

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Billings Gazette
Logo of Billings Gazette.png
The logo of the Billings Gazette
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Dave Worstell
Editor Darrell Ehrlick
Founded 1885; 133 years ago (1885) (as Billings Daily Gazette)
Language English
Headquarters 401 North Broadway Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101
United States
ISSN 2372-868X

The Billings Gazette is the largest newspaper in Montana. It is geographically one of the most widely distributed newspapers in the nation.

Each day carriers deliver more than 39,000 copies, and that number increases to more than 44,000 on Sunday. To accomplish this 450 independent carriers and bundle haulers drive in excess of 12,000 miles (19,000 km) to deliver papers in more than 120 towns across more than 105,000 square miles (270,000 km2).[citation needed]

  • The first newspaper in Billings was published in 1882.
  • The first edition of the Gazette was published May 3, 1885, on a single sheet of paper.
  • The Billings Gazette moved into its North Broadway Avenue building on July 20, 1968.
  • The Billings Gazette facility is approximately 94,000 sq ft (8,700 m2) and employs more than 200 people. There are people working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Billings Gazette prints three editions every day: local, State, and Wyoming. The Wyoming edition is printed first because it has the farthest to travel.


The press runs from around 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. daily and prints approximately 45,000 copies of the Billings Gazette; as of 2013, non‑Sunday circulation was 39,405, the highest in Montana;[1] on Sunday, the press runs from around 9:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. and 44,937 copies are printed.[1]


  1. ^ a b "2013 Media Directory" (PDF). Montana Newspaper Association. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 17, 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • Lee Enterprises profile of the Billings Gazette
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