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Newspaper The Cimarron News and Press (Cimarron, N.M.) 1907-19??

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About The Cimarron News and Press (Cimarron, N.M.) 1907-19??

The Cimarron News and Press was first published on January 10, 1907, in Cimarron, New Mexico. It appeared every Thursday and sold for an annual subscription of $2.00. Advertisement space cost 15¢ per inch. In selecting a name for the paper, it was decided to seek the advice of the public. A former resident of Cimarron offered the name Cimarron News and Press, the title of the first newspaper ever published in northern New Mexico.  Although this name was ultimately adopted by a committee, the News and Press published the long list of alternative titles that people had put forth, including the “Cimarron Leader,” which was the suggestion of a small boy, the youngest newspaper carrier on the Raton Range. 

Under its masthead, the paper informed its readers that “the type used in this heading is from the old plant of the Cimarron News and Press (1875-1881) and was used for a heading for the paper in the seventies.” TheNews and Press argued that “the western part of the county should be represented by a first class county paper and it will be their earnest desire to give to our readers an ideal county newspaper.” It went on to say that it would “represent the interests of the stockmen, and the growing interests of the town of Cimarron.”

The Cimarron News and Press published local, territorial, and national news. Among its stories was a report on the careless and unsatisfactory service provided by the Colorado Telephone Company, which the paper claimed, had prompted many merchants and business people to use the telegraph instead. The paper also noted approvingly that a group of Dunkards, a German Baptist sect, had just purchased 50,000 acres of land west and northeast of Springer, New Mexico. The Cimarron New and Press commented:  “this will insure an immediate settlement of this fine section of country with a most thrifty class of farmers, and a most desirable community of people.”

On September 5, 1907, the paper reported that on by the authority of President Theodore Roosevelt, Secretary of the Interior James R. Garfield had decided to make no further effort to bring up again in Congress the question of joint statehood for Arizona and New Mexico.

On February 23, 1908, the Cimarron News and Press ceased publication. Shortly thereafter, it merged with the Cimarron Citizen  to form the Cimarron News-Citizen.

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About this Newspaper


  • The Cimarron News and Press (Cimarron, N.M.) 1907-19??

Dates of Publication

  • 1907-19??

Created / Published

  • Cimarron, N.M. : Cimarron Pub. Co.


  • -  Cimarron (N.M.)--Newspapers
  • -  Colfax County (N.M.)--Newspapers
  • -  New Mexico--Cimarron
  • -  New Mexico--Colfax County
  • -  United States--New Mexico--Colfax--Cimarron


  • Newspapers


  • -  Weekly
  • -  Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 10, 1907)-
  • -  Archived issues are available in digital format from the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.


  • v.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn92070543

OCLC Number

  • 26678030

ISSN Number

  • 2375-6012

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Chicago citation style:

The Cimarron News and Press Cimarron, N.M. -19??. (Cimarron, NM), Jan. 1 1907.

APA citation style:

(1907, January 1) The Cimarron News and Press Cimarron, N.M. -19??. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

The Cimarron News and Press Cimarron, N.M. -19??. (Cimarron, NM) 1 Jan. 1907. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,