Fort Collins Coloradoan

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Fort Collins Coloradoan
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett
Publisher Kathy Jack-Romero
Editor Lauren Gustus
Founded 1873
Headquarters 1300 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Coordinates: 40°34′31.94″N 105°3′14.3″W / 40.5755389°N 105.053972°W / 40.5755389; -105.053972

The Coloradoan is a daily newspaper in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Coloradoan‍ '​s website is updated throughout the day with breaking news and video coverage of community news. A portion of the paper's newsroom serves as Northern Newsroom for 9News.


Founded by Joseph L. McClelland in 1873 as Larimer County Express, Fort Collins Newspapers Inc. was established in 1937 when Speidel Newspapers acquired the publication known as The Express-Courier. The Coloradoan moved from its Old Town Fort Collins location to 1212 Riverside Ave. on the city's east side in 1974. Gannett acquired the newspaper when it merged with Speidel in 1977.

In 2004, Gannett began construction on a new $6 million facility on property adjacent to their Riverside site. In June 2005, advertising, circulation, human resources, news and technology staffs moved into 1300 Riverside Ave. The 30-year old printing press remains at 1212 Riverside Ave.

The new facility includes the Northern Colorado Bureau for KUSA-TV (9NEWS), which is also owned by Gannett.

Daily paper[edit]

The Coloradoan focuses on local news in its A section. Section B features content from USA TODAY, including national and international news. There are also daily Sports and Life sections.

A lifestyles content with themed pages leads coverage. Monday is health and fitness; Tuesday is transportation; Wednesday is food and drink; Thursday is Xplore (outdoors); Fridays is causes; Saturdays is home and garden; Sunday is a Your Life section that includes a Sunday Conversation with a member of the community, celebrations, columns and reader-submitted photos.

Sports includes local high school coverage, CSU and semi-pro teams around the area as well as Denver pro teams and national sports.

The Publisher of the Coloradoan is Kathy Jack-Romero. The Executive Editor is Lauren Gustus.


What was once a single page on the back of the "B" section, has turned into a four-page spread in the second "A" section. Each day is filled with local content, wire content and a small sampling of local stocks. The section features Katy Piotrowski's "On the job' column for those looking to find or change jobs or careers, "Small business" by syndicated columnist Rhonda Abrams and WorkBytes, a workplace column for Generation X written alternately by Dawn Sagario and Larry Ballard, both of The Des Moines Register.


Miles Blumhardt leads the sports department, which includes four reporters. The staff includes Matt Stephens (Colorado State University), Kelly Lyell (Colorado State University), Tyler Silvy (high school sports) and Kevin Lytle (high school sports/Windsor Beacon).


Xplore is the Coloradoan‍ '​s destination for outdoor adventure topics. Outdoors content appears in print on Thursdays and Sundays and at Reporter Stephen Meyers leads outdoors coverage.

Coloradoan Connection[edit]

A free weekly shopper, Coloradoan Connection, contains repurposed material from the newspaper and is delivered to non-subscribers bundled with full-color advertising inserts.

Extra editions[edit]

The Coloradoan printed an extra November 18, 1991, upon the release of Beirut hostage Thomas Sutherland, a Fort Collins resident. The Coloradoan‍ '​s banner headline read "He's Free".

The newspaper also published an extra edition on September 11, 2001.


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