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Weld County Newspapers

This site includes newspapers published in cities located in Weld County and ‘Old Weld County' ONLY up until the dates the present counties broke away from Weld County. They are listed alphabetically by town, then chronologically by newspaper.

In so many instances, when a newspaper was not in existence very long, the papers were not preserved. When a location was found of preserved papers the location is noted along with the dates of the papers they hold. State Historical Society of Colorado has the best collection of old newspapers in Colorado. A definition of the abbreviations used for the location of the papers is listed at the end of this site.

The majority of the information on this site was taken from Guide to Colorado Newspapers, 1859-1963 and used with permission from Bibliographical Center of Research.

- Abbott -
(until Feb 1887, now in Washington County)

Homesteader
(weekly) 1887-1888


- Akron -
(until Feb 1887, now Washington County)

Akron Pioneer Press
(weekly) Nov 1, 1885-Nov 9, 1923. [Locations] CoHi: Jan 13-Dec 21, 1888; Jan 1-Dec 30, 1892; Jan 4-Dec 27, 1895; Jun 19-Dec 25, 1896; Jul 23, 1897-Jun 29, 1906; Jan 6, 1911-Nov 9, 1923.

Colorado Beetle
(weekly) 1886-1887

Akron Herald
(weekly) 1886-1889

Akron Star
(weekly) 1886-1892

Akron News
(weekly,semiweekly) Oct 13, 1910-Mar 7, 1929

Akron Reporter
(weekly) 1916-Mar 7, 1929. Merged into Akron News-Reporter.

Akron News-Reporter
(weekly) Mar 7, 1929--to present (Aug 2004). Bought by Eastern Colorado Publishing Co (Denver Post) Apr 4, 1996.

- Atwood -
(until Feb 1887, now in Logan County)

Atwood Advocate
(weekly) Oct 3, 1885-Feb 1887. Continued as Logan County Advocate (Sterling).

- Ault -

Ault Record
(weekly) Oct 24, 1903-Nov 26, 1904.

Ault Advertiser
(weekly) Nov 21, 1904-1927. Continued as Ault Booster. [Locations] CoHi: Jan 6, 1911-Sep 24, 1920.

Ault Booster
(weekly) 1927-1935. Merged with Crow Valley News. [Locations] CoEH: 1928-mid 1930's.

Ault Progress
(weekly) Apr 16, 1953-Jun 1972. Continued as Highland Today.

Highland Today
(weekly) Jun 1972-Apr 27, 1979. Merged out into the Eaton Herald as North Weld Herald.


- Briggsdale -

Briggsdale Banner
(weekly) 1911-Jan 26, 1939. Merged into Crow Valley News (Grover).


- Denver Junction -
became Julesburg
(until Feb 1887, now in Sedgwick County)

Denver Junction Gazette
(weekly) 1885-1886.


- Eaton -

Eaton Free Press
(weekly) 1891-June 1894

Eaton Herald
(semiweekly, weekly) Jun 1894-Apr 27, 1979. Continued as North Weld Herald. [Locations] CoHi: Jul 8, 1898-Dec 27, 1918; Oct 4, 1957-Jan 2002. CoU: Feb 13, 1942-Jan 3, 1947; Jan 2, 1948-Nov 25, 1955. CoEH: complete.

North Weld Herald
(weekly) Apr 27, 1979- to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoE: Jan 1981-Dec 1993. CoEH: complete.


- Erie -

Erie-Canfield Independent
(weekly) 1884-1894

Erie Independent
(weekly) 1894-1896

Erie Review
(weekly) 1900-1902

Erie News
(weekly) Jun 1903-1906

Western Mirror
(weekly) Jun 1904-1907

Erie Herald
(weekly) 1907-1915

Erie News
(weekly) 1930-1937

Erie Herald
(weekly) 1933-1949

Erie Echo
(weekly) Dec 8, 1977-1980. Continued as Frederick Farmer and Miner.


- Evans -

Evans Express
(weekly) Nov 1869-1870

Evans Journal
(weekly) Jul 1871-1889. [Locations] NN: Dec 28, 1872-Jul 18, 1873.

Evans Courier
(weekly) 1889-Dec 8, 1916. Continued as Evans Courier-Messenger. [Locations] CoHi: Jul 9, 1898-Dec 8, 1916.

Evans Messenger
(weekly) 1913-1914. Merged with Evans Courier.

Evans Courier-Messenger
(weekly) Dec 22, 1916-Aug 31, 1917. [Locations] CoHi: complete.


- Firestone -

Firestone Torch
(weekly) 1925-1930


- Fort Lupton -

Fort Lupton Cyclone
(weekly) 1889-1892

Fort Lupton Fact
(weekly) 1893-1896

Platte Valley Post
(weekly) 1897-1899

Platte Valley Advertiser
(weekly) 1898-1899

Fort Lupton Advertiser
(weekly) 1899-1903

Fort Lupton Spirit
(weekly) Dec 1901-1906

Fort Lupton Press
(weekly) 1906 to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoHi: Feb 8, 1907-Dec 27, 1918; Dec 15, 1922-Nov 14, 1924. CoU: Dec 18, 1941-Dec 19, 1946.

Fort Lupton Booster
(weekly) 1918-Oct 22, 1926. Merged with Ault Advertiser (Ault).

Farm Herald
(weekly) 1918-1922

Platte Valley News
(weekly) Mar 31, 1976-Jul 21, 1976

Weld County Advertiser
(weekly) abt Apr 7, 1977-Jun 16, 1977. Became part of The Market Place (Brighton).


- Fort Morgan -
(until Feb 1889, now in Morgan County)

Fort Morgan Times
(weekly) Sep 4, 1884-May 1, 1931. Combined with The Evening Times. [Locations] CoHi: Sep 4, 1884-Feb 25, 1887; Oct 5, 1888-Aug 23, 1889; Jul 2, 1897-Aug 25, 1921.


- Frederick -

Frederick Press
(weekly) 1908-1909

Carbon Star
(weekly) 1915-1917

Coal Ridge News
(weekly) 1921-1925

Farmer and Miner
(weekly) Oct 1932 to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoHi: Nov 17, 1938 to date (1964).


- Gilcrest -

Gilcrest Advertiser
(weekly) 1909-1913


- Greeley -

Greeley Tribune
(weekly) Nov 16, 1870-Jul 18, 1908. Continues as Greeley Daily Tribune. [Locations] CoG: complete. CoGS: Nov 16, 1870-Nov 26, 1873; Jan 6, 1886-Dec 31, 1890; Jan 5, 1893-Dec 27, 1894; Jan 3, 1901-Dec 30, 1909. CoHi: Jan 1, 1897-Jun 3, 1915.

Colorado Sun
(weekly) Nov 7, 1872-1883. Continued as Greeley Sun. [Locations] CoG: Nov 7, 1872-Oct 29, 1881.

Greeley Chronicle
(weekly) 1881-1882

Democratic Eye
(weekly) 1881-1882

Rocky Mountain Howitzer
(weekly) Feb 1882-1886. Continued as Howitzer (Greeley).

Greeley Sun
(daily, semiweekly, weekly) 1883-July 1, 1909. Bought by Weld County Republican. [Locations] CoG: Nov 9, 1889-Oct 13, 1908. CoHi: Apr 21, 1894-Jun 29, 1909.

Howitzer
(weekly) 1886-1889

Weld County Democrat
(weekly) 1887-1893

Greeley Exponent
(weekly) 1888-1889

Times
(weekly) Nov 1893-Sep 18, 1897. Continued as Weld County Republican (Greeley). [Locations] CoHi: Jul 3-Sep 18, 1893.

Greeley Herald
(weekly, semiweekly) 1895-1898

Weld County Republican
(weekly) Sep 25, 1897-Feb 1, 1913. Merged with Greeley Tribune. [Locations] CoHi: Sep 25, 1897-Dec 29, 1910.

Home Journal
(monthly) 1900-1901

Greeley Daily Tribune
(daily) Jun 29, 1908 to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoG: complete. CoGS: Jan 1-Dec 31, 1909; Dec 1, 1914 to date (1964). CoHi: Aug 13, 1942 to date (1964).

Greeley Country
(weekly) 1908-1911

Daily Pioneer
(daily) 1908-Jul 1,1909. Continued as Weld County Republican.

Greeley Daily Republican
(daily) Jul 1909-Jan 1913. Merged with Greeley Daily Tribune.

Greeley Insurgent
(weekly) 1910-1911

Weld County Progressive
(weekly) Abt Dec 1912-1930/1931. Continued as The News Publishing Co.

The News Publishing Co
(weekly) 1930/1931-Jul 6, 1933. Continued as Greeley Booster.

Greeley Spokesman
(daily) 1916-1917

Greeley Standard
(weekly) 1916-1917

Weld County News
(weekly) 1916-Jun 29, 1933. Continued as Greeley Booster. [Locations] CoHi: Oct 25, 1918-Apr 30, 1920; Mar 3, 1922-Jun 29, 1933.

Central Farm News
(weekly) 1918-1920

Greeley Coloradoan
(weekly) Abt 1929-Jan 11, 1935

Greeley Booster
(weekly) Jul 6, 1933-1984. [Locations] CoHi: Jul 6, 1933-Aug 28, 1942; Oct 4, 1957 to date (1964). CoU: Dec 19, 1941-Dec 14, 1945.

Farm Journal
(weekly) Feb 1935-1942

Greeley Journal
(weekly,semiweekly) Jan 18, 1935-Feb 22, 1978. [Locations] CoHi: Jan 31, 1960 to date (1964).

Town and Country News
(weekly) Dec 1, 1970-early 2004. Renamed Trib-Extra.

Trib-Extra
(weekly) 2004

A good source to the combining, merging, consolidation of Greeley's newspapers is the publication Colorado Newspapers, Editors, Owners 1935-1977

- Green City -

Green City Herald
(weekly) Apr-May 1874


- Grover -

Grover Pioneer
(weekly) 1888-1889

Tri-City Press
(weekly) 1908-1917. Continued as Pawnee Press.

Pawnee Press
(weekly) 1915-Jan 26, 1939. Buys and merges out Briggsdale Banner, becomes Crow Valley News (Grover).

Crow Valley News
(weekly) 1938-Apr 16, 1953


- Haxtun -
(until Feb 1887, now in Phillips County)

Haxtun Herald
(weekly) 1888-1889


- Hereford -

Crow Creek News
(weekly) 1919-1920


- Hoyt -
(until Feb 1889, now in Morgan County)

Hoyt Free Press
(weekly) 1887-1888


- Hudson -

Hudson Headlight (weekly) 1908-1921. Merged with Roggen News to become H.

Hudson Herald
(weekly) 1910-1911

Westoff Record
(weekly) 1911-1912

Hudson News
(weekly) 1925-Apr 3, 1952


- Hyde -
(until Feb 1887, now in Washington County)

Colorado Topics
(weekly) Apr 9, 1886-Jun 21, 1889. [Locations] CoD: complete. CoHi: complete.

Weld County Argus
(weekly) 1886-Feb 1887


- Johnstown -

Johnstown Breeze
(weekly) Apr 21, 1905 to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoHi: Dec 31, 1908-Dec 22, 1910; Dec 26, 1912-Dec 17, 1914; Dec 21, 1916-Dec 12, 1918; May 2, 1935-Dec 26, 1957.


- Julesburg -
(until Feb 1887, now in Sedgwick County)

Frontier Index
(semiweekly) Jun-Sep 1867

Julesburg Champion
(weekly) 1886-1890

Julesburg Gazette
(weekly) 1886-1887

Julesburg Republican
(weekly) 1886-1887


- Keenesburg -

Keene Valley Tribune
(weekly) 1914-1920. Continued as Keenesburg News.

Keenesburg News
(weekly) 1920-1926. Continued as Keene Valley Sun.

Keene Valley Sun
(weekly) Mar 12, 1925-1983. [Locations] CoHi: Oct 3, 1957 to date (1964).

The New News
(weekly) Jun 22, 1985-Jun 1996. Continued as South Weld Sun

South Weld Sun
(weekly) Jun 1996 to present (Aug 2004)


- Keota -

Keota News
(weekly) May 26, 1911-1923. [Locations] CoHi: May 26, 1911-May 14, 1915; May 19, 1916-Nov 29, 1918.

Pawnee Herald
(weekly) 1923-1926


- Kersey -

Kersey Enterprise
(weekly) Aug 1904-1914

Kersey Surprise
(weekly) 1912-1914

Kersey Midget
(weekly) 1914-1916

Kersey News
(weekly) 1916-1933

Platte Valley Voice
(weekly) Sep 13, 1979-Sep 1989. Continued as The Voice in Central Weld County

The Voice in Central Weld County
(weekly) Sep 1989 to present (Aug 2004)


- Lansing -
(until Feb 1887, now in Yuma County)

Kingston Lariat
(weekly) 1886-1889


- La Salle -

Weld County Farm
(weekly) 1909-1910

La Salle Observer
(weekly) 1910-1911

La Salle Optimist
(weekly) 1911-1918

La Salle Record
(weekly) 1923-1947

La Salle Leader
(weekly) Mar 17, 1948 to present (Aug 2004).


- Mead -

Mead Messenger
(weekly) May 1907-1912

Mead Messenger
(weekly) Apr 6, 1916-Dec 30, 1927. [Locations] CoHi: complete.

Mead Gazette
(weekly) 1931-1942


- Milliken -

Milliken Mail
(weekly) Nov 1909-1949. [Locations] CoHi: Dec 5, 1918-Nov 13, 1924. CoU: Dec 18, 1941-Sep 5, 1946.


- New Raymer -

Raymer Enterprise
(weekly) May 1910-Mar 1939. [Locations] CoHi: Sep 1, 1910-Dec 27, 1928.


- New Windsor -
Changed to Windsor, Apr 1890

New Windsor Bulletin
(weekly) Oct 9, 1886-1887

New Windsor Star
(weekly) 1889-1890


- Nunn -

Nunn News
(weekly) Nov 12, 1907-Apr 17, 1942. Becomes part of Greeley Farm Journal (Greeley). [Locations] CoN: Complete.


- Otis -
(until Feb 1887, now in Washington County)

Otis Enterprise
(weekly) 1886-1891

Otis Independent
(weekly) 1911-1991. Continues as part of Akron News-Reporter.


- Peckham -

Peckham News
(weekly) 1906-1907


- Pierce -

Pierce Record
(weekly) 1908-1914

Pierce Leader
(weekly) 1918-1923. Revived by Cleo Thompson Jul 14, 1939 but no further information.


- Platteville -

Platteville Record
(weekly) 1885-1890

Platteville Progress
(weekly) 1888-1891

Platteville Star
(weekly) 1890-1892

Silverwheel
(weekly) 1892-1896

Platteville Advertiser
(weekly) 1900-1903

Platteville Call
(weekly) 1901-1902

Platteville News
(weekly) 1903-1913

Platteville Herald
(weekly) Jul 1908 to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoU: Jan 15, 1942-Sep 12, 1946.


- Raymer -

Raymer Herald
(weekly) 1889-1891


- Roggen -

Roggen Record
(weekly) 1914-1915

Roggen News
(weekly) 1920-1921. Merged with Hudson Headlight to become Hudson News & Headlight.


- Sterling -
(until Feb 1887, now in Logan County)

Sterling Record
(weekly) May 13, 1882-1884

Sterling News
(weekly) 1884-1886

Platte Valley Record
(weekly) 1884-1889


- Windsor -

Windsor Leader
(weekly) Jan 7, 1898-Nov 1902. Continued as Poudre Valley (Windsor).

Poudre Valley
(weekly) Nov 1902-Mar 27, 1947. Continued as Windsor Beacon. [Locations] CoHi: Jan 4, 1908-Dec 25, 1909; Jan 3, 1935-Mar 27, 1947. CoW: 1908-1909, 1935-1939 on film.

Windsor Optimist
(weekly) Dec 1904-Sep 2, 1910

Windsor Beacon
(weekly) Apr 3, 1947 to present (Aug 2004). [Locations] CoHi: complete (1964). CoW: 1920-present (Aug 2004) bound copies.

Windsor Tribune
(daily) Sep 2003 to present (Aug 2004)


- Wray -
(until Feb 1887, now in Yuma County)

Wray Rattler
(weekly) 1886-Apr 30, 1949. Merges into the Wray Gazette. [Locations] CoHi: Jul 16, 1898-Dec 29, 1921; Jan 3, 1935-Dec 26, 1940; Apr 6, 1944-Jun 24, 1948.


- Yuma -
(until Feb 1887, now in Yuma County)

Yuma Sun
(weekly) 1886-1888

Yuma Pioneer
(weekly) Dec 25, 1886 to date (1964). [Locations] CoHi: Aug 5, 1898-Dec 29, 1916; Oct 3, 1957 to date (1964). CoU: Dec 18, 1941-Dec 26, 1946; Jan 1, 1948-Nov 24, 1955.


Additional information about the owners and editors can be found in the publications listed in the bibliography.


Bibliography

Donald E Oehlerts, Guide to Colorado Newspapers 1859-1963 (Denver, CO: Bibliographical Center of Research Rocky Mountain Region, Inc, 1964)

Carol Rein Shwayder, Weld County Old & New, Volume I, Chronology 1836-1983 Weld County, Colorado (Greeley, CO: Unicorn Ventures, 1983)

Walter H Stewart & Elma St John Stewart, Colorado Newspapers, Editors, Owners 1935-1977 (Greeley, CO: Elmarry Publications, 1978)

Walter H Stewart & Elma St John Stewart, Northeast Colorado Newspaperdom (Greeley, CO: Image Graphics & Designs, 1997)



Abbreviations

CoD Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
CoE Eaton Public Library, Eaton, CO
CoEH North Weld Herald Newspaper, 206 1, Eaton, CO
CoG Centennial Branch Library, Greeley, CO
CoGS University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
CoHi State Historical Society of Colorado, Denver, CO
CoN Dale & Kahla Barneby, Nunn, CO
CoU University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
CoW Windsor-Severance Public Library, Windsor, CO
NN New York Public Library, New York, NY


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