are some general suggestions
about submitting a news release or story idea:
- MAIL OR DELIVER IN PERSON to The Kaweah
P.O. Box 806, 41841 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers,
- FAX it to us at 559-561-0118; or
- EMAIL to 3Rnews@kaweahcommonwealth.com
- SUBMIT NEWS IN A TIMELY MANNER. If you are
seeking advance publicity for an event, allow
a minimum of four weeks notice. If you are
reporting the outcome of an event, please
submit it within one week.
- TYPE press releases and double-space.
- INCLUDE A CONTACT NAME, telephone number,
- USE FULL NAMES
on submitting news:
We want timely news relevant to Three Rivers, Lemon Cove,
Woodlake and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Examples of business
news that appeals to our readers include personnel promotions, awards,
company reports, acquisitions, and expansions.
We are interested in new-business stories. The amount of
space depends on the newsworthiness.
Buying advertising in The Kaweah Commonwealth does not
buy special treatment in news articles. All news is judged on the basis
of interest to our readers.
There are two types of news: School activities and
School activity news includes requests for publicity about
school fundraisers and school or class programs. If the activity lends
itself to an interesting photo, a photographer may be assigned. We also
seek a variety of activity photos. Photographs (digital preferred) submitted
need to be focused and properly exposed, with all subjects identified
Education news includes coverage of school board issues; a new or innovative
teaching technique; an interesting teacher or student; how local schools
are dealing with state or national trends; and complaints or concerns
from students, parents, educators or taxpayers. If you have an idea for
a story, contact the editors, 561-3627.
Photographs add interest to news stories, but not every
story will be accompanied by a photograph. If you have an idea for a photo,
If it is a publicity photo you are seeking, make sure you
call at least two weeks before the event. Because many more requests are
made than possibly can be filled, the editor will probably ask you detailed
questions concerning the suggested photo assignment so its potential news
value can be compared with other pending requests. We will, occasionally,
accept photos not taken by staff photographers with a priority placed
on the quality of the photograph.
in The Kaweah Commonwealth are news stories
and are written and edited by The Kaweah Commonwealth.
There is no charge for this service. We consider
obituaries as some of the most important stories
we publish since it is a permanent documentation
of a life and an accurate record of death. To
ensure there is no omission of pertinent information
and obituaries are as accurate as possible,
forms are available at The Kaweah Commonwealth
office. We don’t take obituary information
over the telephone. Click
here for an Obituary Form.
Religious news can include short announcements of church
activities and, if space allows, features on other aspects of religion.
The type of news we are interested in includes new clergy, new local church
leaders, building programs, special speakers, and entertainment. Church
groups are also encouraged to publicize their activities and events with
display advertising offered at special non-profit rates.
CLASSES, MEETINGS, AND EVENTS
The KAWEAH KALENDAR is published each Friday in The Kaweah Commonwealth. To include an event, it should be submitted
three to four weeks in advance to ensure publication. Announcements are
repeated as space allows; items in Three Rivers, Lemon Cove, Woodlake,
and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks are given priority. All necessary
information must be included — name of event, sponsor, date, time, location,
contact phone number, and brief description. Photographs (digital preferred)
to accompany the event are welcome; subjects in the photo must be identified.
Information may be mailed to P.O. Box 806, Three Rivers;
sent by fax to 561-0118, electronically mailed to 3Rnews@kaweahcommonwealth.com,
or delivered to the Commonwealth office, 41841 Sierra Dr.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Kaweah Commonwealth welcomes letters for publication
on any subject as long as they are tasteful and responsible and are signed
with the full name of the writer (who should include a phone number and
address for verification purposes only).
The newspaper reserves the right to edit for brevity, taste,
and style. Please, no business thank-yous, business endorsements or complaints,
commercials, or extensive lists. Sarcasm and vilification are also not
appropriate. Unpublished letters are not returned.
We do not publish Internet articles, anonymous letters,
or letters sent to other persons, public officials, or other newspapers.
Letters may be submitted by mail (P.O. Box 806, Three
Rivers, CA 93271), by fax (559-561-0118), by email 3Rnews@kaweahcommonwealth.com,
or delivered in person to the newspaper office at 41841 Sierra Drive.
CLASSIFIED ADS / PUBLIC NOTICES
ad rates are $9 for the first 20 words,
and 20 cents for each additional word. "For
Rent" ads (homes, property, commercial,
apartments) are published in the print edition
of the newspaper and online and cost
$10 ($12 if an online link is requested) for
the first 20 words, 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 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.
Kaweah Network is a business directory
that offers affordable advertising for small
businesses and services. Ad sizes available
are one inch by one column ($10 per week) and
two inches by one column ($18 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.
Kaweah Network ads may be submitted by mail (P.O. Box 806,
Three Rivers, CA 93271) or delivered in person to the newspaper office
at 41841 Sierra Drive.