Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks


With almost 1.5 million visitors a year,

advertising opportunities

in Kaweah Country are limitless!


The Kaweah Commonwealth is the only newspaper reporting the news in depth for this region. The Commonwealth offers 100% non-duplicated coverage of the Kaweah Country marketplace. No other media in the area offers this complete market penetration.

The advertising opportunities in Kaweah Country are limitless since the readership’s retail dollars are concentrated not only in Three Rivers but throughout Tulare County.



Classified ad rates are $10 for the first 20 words and 20 cents for each additional word. Found ads are FREE. Payment for classified ads is required in advance. The deadline for current week is Wednesday, 5 pm.  

Classified ads may be submitted online via this website on the "Contact Us" page or email (call with credit card for payment), by mail (P.O. Box 806, Three Rivers, CA  93271), or delivered in person to the newspaper office at 41841 Sierra Drive.

The Kaweah Commonwealth is an adjudicated newspaper and, therefore, publishes all types of legal notices including, but not limited to, Fictitious Business Name Statements. Call for rates: 559-561-3627.



1.            PERSONNEL

John and Sarah Elliott, Owners/Publishers
John Elliott, Advertising Director


2.            MAILING ADDRESS

The Kaweah Commonwealth
P.O. Box 806
Three Rivers, CA  93271
Office (559) 561-3627


3.            COMMISSION

Recognized advertising agency commission:  15%. 



All advertisers receiving contract rates must have a signed contract.  Contract advertisers are subject to an extra assessment or credit rebate at the termination of contract according to actual inches used.  Rates may be raised on 30 days notice.  Terms are effective January 1, 2015.



Effective January 1, 2015.


               OPEN RATE PER COLUMN INCH: $9

Your ad reaches the households and businesses in Three Rivers, Lemon Cove, Woodlake, and Ash Mountain.  Includes delivery to visitor locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Giant Sequoia National Monument and businesses in Woodlake, Visalia, and Exeter. Your advertising will reach over 3,000 households and businesses.



Per Column Inch:

200 inches minimum per year: $9.00

       300 inches minimum per year: $8.50

       600 inches minimum per year: $8.25

       800 inches minimum per year: $8.00



           Copy to be set:  5:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Camera-ready copy:  Space reservations by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday; material deadline by noon Wednesday.




          Printed by offset.

          Page width:  5 columns, 10 inches total

          Page depth:  16 inches

          Column width:  2 inches

          Full page:  80 column inches



Per column inch:

Special TF ad rate: $9 (Three-month contract. No copy changes.)

Legal Notices: $9

(Fictitious Business Name Statement special rate: 

$40 for full run plus $5 for each name over one.)

Classified Display: $10

Kaweah Network: $12 / $20  (Special sizing of one-inch to two-inch by one column, four weeks minimum, first month payable in advance.)


AD CANCELLATION:  Composition of an advertisement which is cancelled before publication will be charged to the advertiser. Ads may not be cancelled later than Tuesday prior to date of publication. Publishers reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time.



A finance charge of 1-1/2% per month, 18% annually, is added to past due accounts.


                PREPRINT INSERT RATES PER 1,000:

Single Sheet: $65.00

4-Page Tab:  $80.00



1.  Delivery Deadline:  By noon on Thursday of the week of publication. 

2.            Ground shipping Address:

               The Kaweah Commonwealth

               41841 Sierra Drive

               Three Rivers, CA  93271

3. All inserts should be received packaged and labeled with quantity and date of insertion.


10.          CIRCULATION

The Kaweah Commonwealth is published every Friday and is an adjudicated legal newspaper of general circulation.

               Annual Subscription Rates of Print Edition (by U.S. Mail):

               In Three Rivers: $40

               OutsideThree Rivers: $45

               Other areas in U.S.: $45

               Outside the U.S.: Call or email for rates

               First Class: Call or email for rates

               Online Edition (digitized replica of print edition): See "Subscribe" page on this website


The Kaweah Commonwealth is delivered to dozens of drop points in Three Rivers and to key locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument, Lemon Cove, Woodlake, Visalia, and Exeter.  Additional mailings consist of subscribers in more than half of the United States and two countries.


11.          MISCELLANEOUS

1. All advertisements are measured to the nearest 1/4 inch.
2. All ads over 14 inches in height are billed at 16 inches.
3. The Publishers reserve the right to reject any advertisement for any reason.
4. Advertising is payable in advance unless the advertiser has established credit.
5. Publishers assume no financial liability for typographic errors or copy omissions other than the cost of space occupied by the error.



The Kaweah Network is a business directory that offers affordable advertising for small businesses and services. Ad sizes available are one inch by one column ($12 per week) and two inches by one column ($20 per week). Advertising in this section is accepted on a monthly basis. New ads are accepted until noon Monday with four weeks prepayment. There is no charge for headings; new headings added as needed.