The American River Messenger is a community-oriented newspaper produced and distributed to serve readers primarily in West Sacramento and its surrounding areas. We will bring our readers general news stories, local business and real estate news, special announcements, news on events, local commentaries and editorials, church news, entertainment listings, seniors news, local sports, volunteer news, syndicated columnists, cartoons and games.
Our distribution serves approximately 3,500 home deliveries and 500 Newsstands, Stores, Restaurants, helping them to thrive within these communities.
My background in publishing includes over twenty-five years of management in newspaper and magazine publishing. Our contributors all have publishing experience, which will help us to better serve our advertisers and readers. We believe this will drive the Messenger to become a solid publishing choice within these communities.
If there is ever a problem, either with an advertisement, a story or editorial, or even distribution, it will be handled promptly and courteously, as customer service is what keeps people loyal to a local publication.
I personally hope you will invest in our publication, either by advertising or by subscribing. Your support is what makes it possible to give our community what it really wants in a hometown newspaper.
Paul V. Scholl, Publisher
Our mission is to produce a quality community newspaper that gives our readers local news, information and resources in an easy to read format that makes the experience of reading it a joy.
We base our publishing decisions on sound customer service and business practices and the understanding that our product is our vehicle to promote, uplift and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
Send us your letters, announcements or notices about your special events. It is always best to send them by email in a WORD format to:
We will publish all we can in each issue, but space is limited. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for grammar, spelling and space limitations.
Submissions sent to the newspaper are not guaranteed to be published.
If you have a photo to accompany your submitted materials, please send them as an attachment to your email. Photo credits and return contact information (your telephone number and address) must be supplied for verification purposes.