The Branson Tri-Lakes News is the local newspaper covering Branson, Taney County and Stone County in Missouri, and traces its roots to the oldest publications in Taney County.[10]

Since 2009, it has only been printed twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). It used to be published five times a week.

In 1992, the Taney County Republican merged with the Branson Beacon, the White River Leader, and the Southwest Missourian to form the Branson Tri-Lakes Daily News.[3][11] It retained that name until it stopped being a daily newspaper in 2009.[5][6]

The Taney County Republican began publishing in 1895. The Branson Tri-Lakes News recognized 100 years of continuous publication by itself and its various precursors in January 2012.[7]

The paper also produces several regular special publications, including the monthly entertainment-themed Ozark Mountain Visitor, Ozarks Outdoors, and the Tri-Lakes Shopper. All of its publications, including both editions of the Branson Tri-Lakes News, are full color.


In 2011, the Branson Tri-Lakes News was awarded first place in its class for General Excellence and Best News Content by the Missouri Press Association.[8]