Hi, I'm Blaine Howerton, Publisher and Owner of North Forty News.
Five years ago, North Forty News was a failing newspaper. I took on this endeavor, so I could save one of Northern Colorado's last remaining locally-owned newspapers. Over the years, North Forty News has expanded from a tiny monthly newspaper to a weekly news service -- serving all of Northern Colorado with local news through the newspaper and our website.
We now reach tens of thousands of people each week. We have successfully prevented the growth of news deserts in small and large communities throughout Northern Colorado.
As we continue to grow, North Forty News needs to diversify its revenue to protect it for generations. That is why we have started the Go Fund Me Campaign.
One of the future goals of diversifying North Forty News' revenue, is to form a Northern Colorado Marketplace.
The marketplace will feature only Northern Colorado products and services in a brick-and-mortar central location and through an online store. North Forty News will promote these products, services, and locations through our newspaper and online initiatives.
I am raising this funding to make a more robust North Forty News. I can't do it alone. I need our community to help!
I have made significant investments in North Forty News over the past five years, and I continue to do so.
Those who support this campaign will get complimentary subscriptions to North Forty News based on the value of your contribution. For example, if you contribute $70, we'll give you a one-year driveway delivery subscription. After your donation, just let us know if you'd like the subscription, and we will make sure you get it.
Also, if you are interested in participating in the conversations to build North Forty News, sign up for our email list at [email redacted].
Many of you have already supported North Forty News by sending us good 'ole fashioned checks. We'll take those too! Please make a note on the check.
Our mailing address is: 2601 S Lemay Ave, Suite 7 PMB 227, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Will you help me do this?
This is NOT for me. It's for the communities North Forty News supports throughout Northern Colorado.
Local Journalism is essential!
Invest in our communities and locally-owned communication by contributing today to this campaign.