Get the latest local news in Helena, MT through the Independent Record app. This app provides continually updating local and breaking news, weather, sports and more from around Helena.
Read and view the latest news, photo galleries, and video on local topics including politics, sports, entertainment, obituaries and more. Get local weather forecasts and current conditions.

• Share stories with your friends via social media, email or messaging
• Save stories to a favorites list for later review
• Receive notifications of breaking news
• Search the app for specific articles or topics
Easily access the very latest news from Helena with this fast, easy-to-use mobile app built especially for your device.

What’s New

Version 8.5

• Updated font throughout the app
• Improvements to navigation
• Bugfix for video continuing in background after exiting
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Cameronwgreer ,


News isn't overly current. Dear lord make it so that this app doesn't ask me about location services every single time I open it. I have changed the settings. It always reverts back. Why would you ever need to know where I am when reading the news.

Clint D O ,

Rating IR

I was in a much larger metropolitan area in Idaho (than Helena) last week and Sunday I had a need for some print news - so I bought a paper there. The Independent Record far exceeds the paper I read. I was done in minutes and was not mentally satisfied. Keep up the good work.

SKOLsson ,

Poor content worse execution

This app used to more closely follow the print edition now it is dominated by irrelevant local sports and has very limited local news. If you click on notifications to check the story, the text is blocked and you are requested to participate in a survey (this can, however, be averted by backing out of the story and then opening it from the app). This app needs a complete redo and a new content editor.


Lee Enterprises Inc.
40.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

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