Otero County Newspapers

This page contains a listing of all current newspapers in Otero County with contact information. An historical listing of early day newspapers with the dates that they were in operation is also included. No copies of the historic papers are known to be available at any of the local paper offices or libraries.

Current Newspapers

Fowler Tribune

112 E. Cranston Avenue
Fowler, CO 81039
Voice: (719) 263-5311
Website

Obituaries and articles from this newspaper are available at the Fowler Public Library.

La Junta Tribune Democrat

422 Colorado Avenue
P.O. Box 480
La Junta, CO 81050
Voice: (719) 384-4475
Website

Obituaries and articles from this newspaper are available at the Woodruff Memorial Library in La Junta.

Rocky Ford Daily Gazette

912 Elm Ave.
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Voice: (719) 254-3351

Obituaries and articles from this newspaper are available at the Woodruff Memorial Library in La Junta.


Historic Newspapers

The following information was obtained from the records of City Library in La Junta and the book Guide to Colorado Newspapers 1859-1963, compiled by Donald Oehlerts of Colorado State University, Denver, 1964. W denotes a weekly, D denotes a daily paper.

CHERAW

Cheraw Clarion (w) 1910 - 1915

Cheraw Citizen (w) 1914 - 1915

Cheraw Advertiser (w) 1915 - 1916

Cheraw Herald (w) 1916 - 1924

FOWLER

Fowler Tribune (w) Sep 17, 1897 - Feb 23, 1900
   Continued as Fowler News
   Colorado Historical Society: Complete
   La Junta City Library: Complete

Fowler News (w) Mar 2, 1900 - Dec 1901
   Continued as Fowler Tribune
   La Junta City Library: Complete

Fowler Tribune (w) Jan 1902 - Present
   Colorado Historical Society: Mar 2, 1902 - Dec 28, 1911
   Colorado Historical Society: Aug 14, 1942 - Present
   La Junta City Library: Jan 1902 - Dec 28, 1911

Fowler Advertiser (w) 1912 - 1926

LA JUNTA

La Junta Tribune (w,sw) 1881 - May 31, 1944
   Became a daily paper in 1939
   Continued as La Junta Tribune-Democrat
   Colorado Historical Society: Jan 1, 1898 - Dec 31, 1917
   La Junta City Library: Jan 2, 1892 - May 31, 1944

La Junta Derrick (w) 1887 - 1889

Otero County Democrat (w) 1889 - 1920
   Continued as Otero County Democrat-Press (La Junta)

Otero County Eagle (w) Sep 11, 1889 - Jun 27, 1890
   Continued as Otero County Republican (La Junta)

Otero County Republican (w) Jul 11, 1890 - Feb 1891

Watermelon (w) 1890 - 1895

La Junta Advertiser (d,w) 1893 - 1894
   Continued as La Junta Advertiser-Forum

La Junta Call (d,w) 1893 - 1894

La Junta Forum (sw) 1893 - 1894
   Merged with La Junta Advertiser

La Junta Advertiser-Forum (d,w) 1894 - 1895

La Junta Graphic (d,w) 1894 - 1896

La Junta Times (w) 1894 - Dec. 1897
   Merged with Rocky Ford Republican

Watermelon (d) 1894 - 1895

Daily Democrat (d) 1896 - May 29, 1944
   Merged with La Junta Tribune
   Colorado Historical Society: Aug 16, 1897 - Jan 20, 1900
   Colorado Historical Society: Aug 1, 1921 - Oct 31, 1925
   Colorado Historical Society: Jan 1, 1926 - May 29, 1944
   La Junta City Library: Aug 16, 1897 - Mar 14, 1944

Otero County Republican (w) Sep 1901 - 1907

La Junta Free Press (w) 1909 - 1911

Otero County Press (w) 1911 - 1920
   Merged with Otero County Democrat (La Junta)

Megaphone (w) 1913 - 1915

Arkansas Valley Empire (w) 1914 - 1915

Otero County Democrat-Press (w) 1920 - 1924

Industrial Review (w) 1922 - 1925

Otero County Star (w) 1922 - 1926

La Junta News (w) 1938 - 1939

La Junta Tribune-Democrat (d) Jun 1, 1944 - Present
   Colorado Historical Society: Complete
   La Junta City Library: Aug 16, 1944 - Present

Arkansas Valley Journal (w) Feb 1949 - Present
   La Junta City Library: Mar 15, 1949 - Present

MANZANOLA

Colorado Fruit Grower (w) 1894 - 1896

Manzanola News (w) 1897 - 1900

Manzanola Sun (w) Mar 1901 - Present
   Colorado Historical Society: Apr 24, 1908 - Mar 21, 1919
   Colorado Historical Society: Sep 26, 1957 - Sep 27, 1960
   Colorado Historical Society: Aug 3, 1961 - Present
   La Junta City Library: Apr 24, 1908 - Mar 21, 1919

ROCKY FORD

Rocky Ford Enterprise (sw,w) Jun 1, 1887 - Mar 17, 1950
   Colorado Historical Society: Aug 31, 1893 - Dec 29, 1916
   Colorado Historical Society: Jan 2, 1942 - Jun 21, 1948
   Colorado University: Dec 19, 1941 - Mar 17, 1950
   La Junta City Library: Aug 31, 1893 - Mar 17, 1950

Rocky Ford Republican (w) 1888 - 1889

Watermelon (w) 1889 - 1890

Rocky Ford Graphic (w) 1894 - 1895

Rocky Ford Republican (w) Jun 1895 - Dec 30, 1897
   Continued as the Times-Republican (Rocky Ford)
   Colorado Historical Society: Feb 4, 1897 - Dec 30, 1897

Rocky Ford Tribune (w) Sept 1896 - 1947
   Colorado Historical Society: Mar 2, 1900 - Dec 29, 1916

Times-Republican (w) Jan 7, 1898 - Jun 15, 1900
   Continued as Rocky Ford Republican
   Colorado Historical Society: Complete

Rocky Ford Republican (d) 1899 - 1901

Rocky Ford Republican (w) Jun 22, 1900 - Mar 14, 1901
   Continued as Rocky Ford Gazette
   Colorado Historical Society: Complete

Rocky Ford Gazette (w) Mar 1901 - Feb 1909
   Continued as Rocky Ford Gazette-Topic
   Colorado Historical Society: Oct 17, 1901 - Dec 3, 1908
   La Junta City Library: Oct 17, 1901 - Feb, 1909

Western Farm Journal (w) 1906 - 1907

Rocky Ford Gazette-Topic (w,d) Mar 6, 1909 - Apr 19, 1954
   Became a daily paper in 1935
   Continued as Rocky Ford Daily Gazette
   Colorado Historical Society: Mar 6, 1909 - Dec 28, 1916
   Colorado Historical Society: Mar 20, 1950 - Apr 19, 1954
   Colorado University: Feb 16, 1942 - Apr 19, 1954
   La Junta City Library: Mar 6, 1909 - Dec 28, 1916
   La Junta City Library: Feb 16, 1934 - Apr 19, 1954

Rocky Ford Booster (d) 1932 - 1935

Daily Midget News (d) 1932 - 1935

Rocky Ford Daily Gazette (d) Apr 20, 1954 - Present
   Colorado Historical Society: Mar 1, 1964 - Present
   La Junta City Library: Apr 20, 1954 - Present

SWINK

Swink Advocate (w) 1909-1922

American Tolerance (w) 1924-1925

TIMPAS

Timpas Times (w) 1921-1923