Support CHNC

Donate to Help Put More Historic Colorado Newspapers Online

Newspapers are one of the most versatile and heavily used sources of information for researchers, genealogists, students and the general public. Feature stories, society news, classified and picture advertisements, school and church announcements, news from surrounding towns, editorials and cartoons, all give the reader the sense of “being there.” Often the papers contain historical information that is not available in any other source.

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) was created using federal grant funds from the Institute for Museums and Library Services and the Library Services and Technology Act, but now continues to grow through contributions from individual libraries, museums, and other organizations. Together, these institutions have supported the digitization of over 780,000 additional pages. But there is still much more to do. You can help make these important resources available online by donating to CHNC.

Help Us Begin the Preservation Now

If you have found the CHNC to be useful, we hope that you will consider making a tax deductible contribution to provide general support for the resource. Your donation will support the CHNC’s mission to get all of Colorado’s earliest newspapers online. There are more than 2 million pages from over 200 Colorado newspapers available for digitization through 1922.

Donation Form

You can make a general donation to CHNC, or “Adopt a Paper” and donate for the digitization of a particular title.

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Red denotes counties with no online newspaper representation.

Can’t find your community’s historical news in CHNC? Currently the CHNC does not hold any titles in the following counties: Baca, Broomfield, Cheyenne, Costilla, Crowley, Delta, Dolores, Fremont, Jackson, Otero, Prowers, and Rio Blanco.

This county history needs your support. For information on the titles available for each of these counties please contact Leigh Jeremias. If you have a particular paper you would like to see in CHNC and do not see it in our adoption list below please contact CHNC staff. We can research the title, find availability and give you details on is needed to add the paper to the database. Adopting a newspaper is an unique way to get involved with the CHNC. You can help provide the funding needed to continue to grow our collection in ways that support your local history.

Papers that Need Your Support

Rifle Telegram

Founded by L. L. Cummins and B. F. Miller, the Telegram was published from January 23, 1903 to April 7, 1916. Early on the paper struggled but was bought and saved by a group of businessmen. The Telegram was bought and merged with the Rifle Telegram-Reveille in 1916. The years 1903 and and some of 1909 have been digitized.

Support the Digitization of the Rifle Telegram and Rifle History
  • June 5, 1909- September 12, 1913 Goal  $1525
  • September 19, 1913 – December 29, 1916 Goal  $1305
  • January 26, 1917 – September 2, 1920 Goal  $1357
  • September 9, 1920 – October 12, 1922 Goal  $1396
Donations So Far
  • $5,600 needed 
    25% Complete

Host a Presentation

We would also be delighted to visit your community to provide free presentations to interested groups upon request. If you are interested in a free presentation or want more information on financially supporting the digitization of your community’s newspapers, including cost estimates, please contact Leigh Jeremias at the Colorado State Library: or 720.483.4261.