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About The Mountain Home Observer

The Mountain Home Observer is a family and veteran-owned online newspaper located in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The award-winning online paper was founded in Oct. 2021 by journalist Christopher Fulton and his wife, Alison Fulton.

The Observer focuses on providing quality, neutral, and locally focused news to the great people of Mountain Home and the surrounding area. It is a Media Member of the Arkansas Press Association.

In 2024, the Observer became the first online newspaper in Arkansas to win the APA’s General Excellence Award.

The Team

Local Family Owned and Operated

CEO / Publisher / News Reporter


Christopher Fulton is an award-winning Arkansas-based journalist and U.S. Navy veteran who formerly wrote for the Baxter Bulletin and Memphis’ Institute for Public Service Reporting. His articles have also been published in the Daily Memphian.

Fulton graduated from the University of Memphis in 2020 summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. After seeing a void in Mountain Home’s local news market, he founded the Mountain Home Observer and currently serves as the online newspaper’s CEO, publisher and news reporter.

His work as a journalist has covered various issues ranging from police brutality cases within the Memphis Police Department, the Ku Klux Klan, politics, history, COVID-19, and local business. His investigative reporting resulted in H.R. 390 being passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The bill was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Dec. 21, 2021.

Sales / Marketing / Editor / News Reporter

Alison was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Mass Communications from the International Academy of Design and Technology.

She has almost two decades of experience in Marketing and Communications, Design, and Web Development, working with brands and organizations such as the City of Memphis, the City of North Little Rock, AT&T, Alessi Foods, WellCare Health Plans, Orkin, Ironman Foundation, and the Aveda Institute, among others.

Alison is an award-winning designer, her design and web work have been seen by millions across North America.

She is a member of the American Advertising Federation and the Mountain Home Rotary Club.

Together, Alison and Chris decided to move away from the big city after the 2020 pandemic brought much social instability in metropolises around the country. They decided to move to Mountain Home, AR because of the family-friendly culture and career opportunities in the local media landscape.

They moved to Mountain Home in July 2021 and as they say, the rest is history.

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