North Forty News Acquires Scene Magazine

In January, North Forty News acquired Scene Magazine. The agreement placed full ownership and operations of Scene Magazine operations under North Forty News.

“This acquisition by North Forty News brings together two unique community oriented locally owned publications,” said North Forty News Publisher and Owner Blaine Howerton. “Both publications have been been serving Northern Colorado for close to 30 years. I see a very bright future for two very special locally owned publications,” said Howerton.

Scene Magazine and North Forty News will remain as separate publications, sharing certain distribution points and corporate resources. North Forty News will be operating both publications as separate businesses. Starting in February, Scene has been slightly rebranded as the New Scene Magazine, it has increased its content by four pages, invested in improved printing quality and it has begun an expansion of Scene’s digital presence. Additional Journalists and content specialists have also been added.

In the coming months, the New Scene Magazine is focusing on outreach through community events and increasing  content to cover all of Northern Colorado.


Since its founding 30 years ago, Scene Magazine has become the premiere entertainment & lifestyle publication in Northern Colorado. It is the #1 source for music, arts and entertainment news in the region. Editorially, Scene supports those who are creative, enlightened and adventurous with thought-provoking, inspiring stories. Scene is well known as a local community sponsor and supporter of music, arts, culture and more. Readers along the Front Range pick up Scene to check the fully comprehensive music and arts event listings.


North Forty News was started in 1993 in LaPorte. The community newspaper served Northern Larimer County with rural news until its ownership change in 2017, when it announced coverage for all of Northern Colorado. Now, based in Fort Collins, North Forty News is experiencing unprecedented growth. In the past six months circulation and content has quadrupled, staff has tripled, and readership has increased by approximately 150%.

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