Founded in 1993, the North Forty News is a monthly newspaper and daily hyperlocal website (at NorthFortyNews.com).  The service covers interesting people, events, news, the outdoors, the arts, gardens & landscapes, historical topics and more.  The North Forty News Coverage area includes all towns and cities North of Longmont to the Wyoming state line, West to the continental divide, and East to Greeley.

North Forty News is growing and we encourage support from the community through subscriptions and advertising.  The more support the North Forty News has from Northern Colorado, the more comprehensive our coverage will be.

“Striving to be a small, credible voice in a big, complicated world.” – North Forty News, March, 1995


The term “north forty” from which this paper takes its name, has agricultural roots tied to the Homestead Act of 1862. The Homestead Act allowed for the transfer of 160 acres (a quarter section) of unoccupied public land to each homesteader on payment of a nominal fee after five years of residence or a fee of $1.25 an acre after six months of residence.

Homesteads were generally laid out in four quarters on a north, south, east and west square of 40 acres each. “North forty” was a reference to the northernmost block of the homesteader’s property. Subsequently, rural people referred to the property as the “north forty,” the “south forty” or even the “back forty.” It does not always mean an actual 40 acres — it could be more, or it could be less. Hence, the North Forty News — reaching Northern Colorado.


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