These photos are of pages of the Falcon Herald, dated Jan. 4, 1890, found in
the walls of an early Falcon home. Click a picture to enlarge.
The Falcon Herald was a weekly newspaper launched in Falcon, Colo., in 1890. One might imagine a weekly newspaper chock full of articles about homesteading and ranching, the happenings at the six town saloons and pool hall, the visitors in and out of the two train stations and a few ads citing the best deals at Falcon's blacksmith shop and two general stores.
However, the introduction of the automobile and a flood in the mid 1930s fueled a change in Falcon. The Rock Island railroad junction closed and businesses followed. The lively center of town turned into a ghost town, and the Falcon Herald was no longer.
Well, Falcon is once again a boomtown. The movement toward the prairie has spurred growth beyond many of the old homesteaders' imaginations. Amid the boom was a chance to give birth to a new Falcon Herald; thus, we launched The New Falcon Herald in January 2004.
What began as a four-page newsletter has blossomed into a monthly newspaper,
with 5,000 copies distributed the first Saturday of each month. Articles
include information about what's happening in and around Falcon and the
eastern plains. We focus on the school district, the fire department, the
business and service groups and commercial and residential development.
Our regular monthly features have become a popular must-read for our
subscribers and others. Check out Face to Face (an interview with a Falcon
resident or business owner), Monkey Business (crazy happenings) and Rumors
(interesting tidbits about what might be going on in Falcon). We also publish
monthly columns on a variety of topics such as pet care, health and wellness,
and book reviews.
Our mission is to provide the residents of Falcon, Calhan, Peyton and Black
Forest with in-depth articles about local, state and national issues that
affect them. As a monthly newspaper, we work toward articles of interest,
rather than in-the-moment news. And we are always open to suggestions and
information from our readers.
Thanks for checking our Web site.
Michelle, and her husband John, are the owners of The New Falcon Herald which
they started in January, 2004. As the publisher and sales manager of the NFH, Michelle utilizes her skills in management and marketing. Michelle is a
hands-on owner. She oversees the process of publishing a monthly newspaper
which includes managing a professional group of writers, sales representatives
and an editor. She is involved in the day to day operations of the design,
printing, circulation and accounting departments.
In addition, Michelle brings her expertise as the publisher of the successful Woodmoor Monthly, Jackson Creek Monthly, Northgate Monthly and Gleneagle Monthly community newsletters.