Holy smokes, friends: We're one week away from the 18th annual Best of Missoula issue. That's a big deal because it's our biggest issue of the year and it reveals the winners — and finalists — you chose in more than 160 categories. There's also a little get-together at Caras Park to celebrate, with live music from Tom Catmull and the Clerics and DAWNS (featuring David Boone), plus food, drinks and family-friendly stuff. All of that starts at 5:30 on Thursday, July 12, and the admission is free.
In the spirit of next Thursday's big day, we'll spend some time between now and then looking back at past Best of Missoula happenings. Today, we offer a slideshow of our five favorite BOM covers from the last 18 years.