The Mountain-Ear is located at:
20 E. Lakeview Drive, Unit 109 (inside Brightwood Music).
Our mailing address is PO Box 99, Nederland, CO 80466.

Phone: (303) 810-5409

Support local #newsCOneeds


Support quality local journalism that puts people first with a gift to The Mountain-Ear newspaper. Help us reach our goal of $5,000.

This is #newsCOneeds.

The importance of local journalism cannot be overstated—it’s what keeps our community informed and connected, day after day, and is a cornerstone of a healthy democracy.

That’s why we are excited to be one of 26 Colorado newsrooms joining forces to amplify the impact of local journalism – not just in our newsroom, but in communities across our state – thanks to the generosity of the Colorado Media Project and their matching gift campaign.

From November 30 until December 31, the Colorado Media Project will match readers’ new monthly donation/ subscription or membership at 12x per year, or double your one-time gift up to $1,000, for a total of $5,000 in matching funds for The Mountain-Ear.

Collectively, our work is essential to a better-informed community and a healthy democracy. However, it would not be possible without the support of our readers.

Your contribution towards raising $5,000 for The Mountain-Ear contributes to:

• Continue our in-depth reporting on community news in the Peak to Peak.
• Hold in-person and online gatherings to keep our readers connected.
• Continue our podcast (it turns one in January).
• Pay our staff a competitive living wage.

We know we are stronger together, valuing cooperation over competition as we strive to serve our communities. Be a part of something great. Give today to strengthen local news in Colorado.

To learn more, please contact me, Barbara Hardt at or call 303-810-5409.

Invest in the future of Colorado news by visiting support-the-mountain-ear or sending your gift made payable to The Mountain-Ear, PO Box 99, Nederland, CO 80466.

Additional sponsor options are available on page 15, including two-for-one subscriptions, sponsor an intern, donate with a coupon and more.

As always my door is open (in Nederland and Black Hawk), my phone is on (303-810-5409) and my email gets checked regularly at Thanks for reading!