Boulder Newspapers: Dates, Founders, Publishers, and Editors

This list generally does not include papers from other than within Boulder City itself.
Some exceptions may occur.

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  • Valmont Bulletin, est. January 1, 1866, in Valmont. Co-founders were Dr. H. William Henley,and  printer named Daniel G. Scouten. The paper ended in September 1868.
  • Boulder Valley News April 3, 1867-September 1868.D. G. Scouten and W. C. Chamberlain
  • Boulder County  News, October 1869, Scouten - co-owner
  • Boulder County Pioneer, February 10-September 14, 1869, Dr. J.E. Wharton,  publisher.
  • Colorado Banner September 30, 1875-September 1883, Otto Wangelin and Robert Tilney, founders.
  • Sunshine Courier  November 1878 , William G. Shedd, merged with Boulder News
  • Boulder County News, October 12, 1869-November 8, 1878, Robert Tilney, editor and proprietor. Henry A. Cort took over the News in May 1871. William C. Wynkoop and Scouten were publishers, Joseph P. McIntosh. Wynkoop became  owner in 1872.
  • Caribou Post, Amos Bixby, editor
  • Boulder County News and Courier November 15, 1878-October 26, 1883,Shedd & Wilder, proprietors, Dr. Thomas H. Everts, editor. The News & Courier  merged with the Banner to become:
  • Boulder News & Banner Nov. 1883-June 5, 1888, Robert H. Tilney, editor. In 1888 Crockett Ricketts, and others, bought the paper and the name became:
  •  Boulder News June 12, 1888-November 1914. Ricketts sold an to U. G.. Kerr and a Mr. Robinson. Watson W. Avery and Ira DeLong bought the paper Sept. 15, 1912.  Arthur E. Parkhurst purchased the paper June 1, 1914  and called it:
  • Boulder Morning News.  November 10, 1914-February 17, 1916 it merged with the Herald.
  • Boulder County Bee April to November 1875 
  • Colorado Press in 1914, Guy Hardy, editor
  • Boulder Herald February 18, 1880-1916, Otto Wangelin, founder
  • Boulder Daily Herald April 17, 1880-February 14, 1916. Wangelin
  • Boulder News-Herald February 18, 1916-February 29, 1932, Arthur Parkhurst
  • The Camera bought the News-Herald February 29, 1932
  • Boulder Sentinel #1 July-September 1871, E. S.. Lowe and H.J. Hall, founders: L.C. (Lucius Carver) Paddock, the founder, son,  A. A. (Alva Adams) and Paddock, L.T. Paddock
  • Boulder Sentinel #2 June 1884-November 29, 1890, George Newland and L. C. (Laurence Turner) Paddock, founders.
    Paddock sold the paper in 1888 to Clarence H. Pease,  C. Edgar Smith became editor. Smith owned the Sentinel when it became the Camera in 1890.
  • Boulder Miner 1888-1889, L. L. Gray, founder. It became:
  • Boulder Tribune October 18, 1889-September 21, 1921
  • Boulder County Miner #2 July 8, 1901-December 30, 1920, M. W. Tomblin, founder
  • Boulder County Miner & Farmer 1920-June 1949
  • Boulder Sentinel #3, April 4-18, 1946, only two issues
  • Rocky Mountain Eagle September 17, 1873-April 18, 1875, Webster Morris, founder.
  • Home Mirror 1880, a literary monthly
  • Colorado Representative June 10, 1897-December 12, 1903, Leo Vincent, founder. The name was changed Oct. 17 to:
    Boulder Representative (The name was changed back to the original name in 1898.)
  • Boulder Times, 1897-1907 Hamby & Maupin, founders. The name was changed to:
  • Semi-Weekly Times February 17-September 29, 1903 continued as:
  • Weekly Times or Times or Boulder County Times October 8, 1903-February 14,1907. A. S. Rudd  publisher in 1906.
  • Friday Social & Industrial Review 1899, short lived.
  • Labor Leader 1900-1902, A. J. Roberts
  • Oil News 1901-1902, absorbed into Camera
  • Boulder Advertiser 1903-1904
  • Saturday Truth 1903-1904
  • Free American September-October 1904
  • W.C.T.U. Messenger 1905-?, Lena A. Dwight, editor.
  • Boulder Citizen May 27--April 4, 1909
  • Coloradoan 1915-1918, founded in 1893
  • Progressive Citizen March 23-April 17, 1917, daily.
  • Rocky Mountain American January 31-July 31, 1925; William Francis, ed.
  • Boulder Free Press 1931, briefly.
  • Boulder Advertiser #2, April 15, 1932-November 1932.
  • The Remainder 1932.
  • Boulder County Journal September 22. 1932-September 29, 1933. Earl Le Veque & H. Russell Thompson, Jr. Thompson was the son of H. Russell Thompson who had been with the Boulder Herald. Journal October 3, 1933-April 20, 1944. In 1940 it merged its plant with the Miner & Farmer, but the two papers were issued separately. It was revived as: Boulder County Journal May 8, 1947-1952.
  • Wall Paper November 1932-1933.
  • Boulder Star November 24, 1932-January 19, 1934, Charles I. Taylor
  • Broadcaster 1938-1939
  • Boulder Mirror October 7, 1942-1944. Jack Blackmarr and Don Klock
  • Trailerite 1948.
  • Boulder Forum June 23-October 15, 1950, Frank Swerer.
  • Boulder Reporter July 10-November 30, 1952.
  •  Lens-Leader May 1954-?, D. H. Loving, founder. Merged into Lafayette Leader.
  • Downtown Shopper 1963-1979, begun as a monthly in 1963 by James G. Johnson,  In 1966 the name was changed to:
  • Town & Country,  Johnson  May 1978  1979.
  • Boulder County Commercial Ledger Bill Stark. June 11, 1970,
  • Express, 1970, Community Free School; underground press.
  • Boulder County Business Report January 1980 to date. It is a monthly. Jerry Lewis became owner in 1993. 
  • Boulder Camera September 27, 1890-1891, weekly, Frederick P. Johnson, nephew of Thomas Patterson
    owner of the Rocky Mountain News and Bert Ball, founders.
  • Daily Camera March 17, 1891 to date.

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