By Blaine Howerton, Publisher
North Forty News

Blaine Howerton
Publisher & Owner

Blaine Howerton is an award-winning program creator and producer, and news photojournalist. His mission is to create and communicate compelling stories, and to provide a vehicle for storytelling.

The television bug bit Howerton in high school, where he worked on Rangeview’s (Aurora, Colo.) weekly newscast. He tried to shake that passion while attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., pursuing a dream of becoming a forest ranger. It didn’t work. He soon found himself working for a small television news station out of Farmington, New Mexico, as a news stringer covering news in the Four Corners Region. From there, he made his way to Colorado State University to earn a degree in Technical Journalism, leading the Campus Television Program that received accolades.

From there, Howerton worked in the television news industry in Salt Lake City, Utah as a news videographer, and microwave live truck engineer. In 2000, Howerton came home to Denver, Colo., to join the start-up team for KDVR Fox 31. At the time, that station’s first newscast was the most successful launch of a Fox Owned and Operated station in history. It was at KDVR that Howerton created the station’s first Commercial Production Department, and later became the Technical Operations Manager.

Howerton has created original television shows and produced more than 80 live festivals and performances (including New Year’s Eve fireworks along Denver’s 16th Street Mall, and 4th of July with the Symphony in Denver’s Civic Center Park). In fall 2017, Howerton branched out into publishing. He purchased the North Forty News, a beloved local paper that covers Northern Colorado communities. The publication doubled its distribution in the first few months. Soon after, NFN acquired the New Scene Magazine, dedicated to covering music, concerts, and events.

Blaine Howerton is President of the Regional Emmy Awards (Heartland Chapter) and serves on the Governing Board of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He lives in Fort Collins, Colo. with his wife and two sons.


Matt Dierlam
VP Sales & Marketing

Matt Dierlam serves as Director of Sales and Marketing for North Forty News and New SCENE Magazine. Originally from Northern California, Matt has worked for over 25 years with newspapers and magazines in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Nevada. In Anchorage Matt worked for a variety of community newspapers and business publications and helped launch a few new ones. Working mainly in advertising, circulation and marketing-related positions, he greatly enjoys various aspects of the publishing business.

The opportunity to live in Northern Colorado and continue working with a community-based publishing company encouraged Matt to make Fort Collins his new home. Matt shared he is excited to begin exploring the area and to have the opportunity to work with the local business community. Matt still believes in the power and reach of independent, locally-owned community newspapers and that they remain a key component of democracy while supporting locally-owned businesses and nonprofits and encouraging vibrant and cohesive communities.




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