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.
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.
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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 Streetwise (a question of the month),
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: Wild Hare and Prairie Tales.
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.