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Carl Anderson, Editor and president of Fort Collins Courier

Newspaper Research

Newspapers are one of the most versatile and heavily used sources of information for researchers, genealogists, students and the general public. The following resources are available for digging deeper into Larimer County's historical newspaper collections.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
  • Online, keyword-searchable scanned copies of the Fort Collins Courier, Standard, Weekly Courier, and Express dating from 1874 to 1923
At the Archive:
  • Microfilm of Fort Collins newspapers from March to November of 1874, and from June 1878 to the present
  • Card index for Fort Collins newspapers for 1878 through 1912, 1924, and from 1975 to 1987
  • Bound paper copies in storage of Fort Collins Courier, Standard, Weekly Courier, Express, and Coloradoan newspapers from 1874 to 1969
  • Paper copies in storage of the following community newspapers:
    • Fort Collins Forum, 1998 to November 2008
    • Fort Collins Now (was Fort Collins Weekly), 2003 to 2008
    • Fossil Creek Current, 2005 to April 2008
    • North Forty News, 1993 to 2007
    • Rocky Mountain Chronicle, 2006 to May 2008
    • Triangle Review, 1973 to 1995, card index for 1973 through 1979
    • Senior Voice, 1985 to 2008
    • The Wellington, 2007 to 2008
At Poudre River Public Library District:
  • Microfilm of Fort Collins newspapers from March to November of 1874, and from June 1878 to the present available on microfilm in the Reference Area of the Old Town Library
  • Online, full-text searchable copies of the Fort Collins Coloradoan newspaper from January 1, 1999 to present
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