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Winter Issue / Hiatus:
Each year we print a special January/February Winter Issue that is published the first week in February.
Megan, our ad sales expert often goes on vacation in December/January and our production team takes a hiatus from December 5th through January 15th. You may not be able to reach us when we’re on vacation/hiatus.
Contact our Advertising Expert Megan for all the information you need to place an ad in the Catron Courier. Her number is (407) 739-3492 or send her an email at My.Catron.Courier@gmail.com.
When you advertise in the Catron Courier you’re doing more than promoting your business, event or service — you’re supporting a non-profit, community run newspaper that gives us a voice, entertains us, educates us, and promotes our local economy.
Did you know that every issue of our paper is mailed to all local, state and federal representatives? Let them know what you think!
Our paper is produced, printed and distributed 100% by your advertising dollars.
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PLEASE NOTE — These are our Advertising Policies:
a) Management reserves the right to reject advertising for any reason at any time at our sole discretion. Please note that item d) and e) from the Article Submission section below apply to advertisements also.
b) Advertising accuracy is ONLY guaranteed when ad requests are complete, clear and concise, are typed or emailed, sent to the correct mail/email address, proofs are specifically requested, all materials are received by the 15th, and approved via email before the 20th. The guarantee is limited to the price paid for the single ad or a correction in the next issue.
c) Unless an advertiser pays for premium ad placement, they shall have no control over where their ad will appear in the paper.
d) We have a strict limit to how many color ads we an print in each issue. Color ads are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please consider a contract to assure that your ad can run in color each month.
e) Ads cancelled by the customer after the closing date (the 20th of the month) must pay a 50% cancellation fee.
f) Sometimes ads are omitted due to space restrictions. Omitted ads will be run in the next issue. We do our best not to omit event/date driven ads.
g) Please carefully review your invoice. One Time advertisers, Monthly advertisers and Contract advertisers have different payment deadlines. Prompt payment, as specified in your invoice, receives a substantial discount (of about 25%).
h) Please see the chart above and ask Megan about our current rates and discounts. We consider payment to be when we receive the payment, not when it was sent by the customer.
i) Sorry, we don’t accept advertisements from national or global businesses. We only serve to promote and support local businesses.
j) Returned checks result in a $50 fee.
k) We aggressively pursue payment because we can’t afford to forgive debtors — remember, we are a non-profit and we operate hand-to-mouth. Please only advertise if you can afford to pay your bills.
l) These terms are subject to change at any time. Please visit this site before advertising to make sure you have read, understand, and agree to the current terms as spelled out here.
m) Contract customers may request monthly proofs. The fee is $10 per month for this additional service.
n) Submit advertisements only if you’ve read, understand, and agree to these terms.
Official Sponsors are those advertisers who also make a donation to Cielito Lindo Ranch, Inc. of at least $100 per month above and beyond their advertising fees. These donations are tax deductible (as allowed by law) where as advertising fees are not.
Official Sponsors are gifted a special border for their ads which draw the readers attention. The border reads: “(sponsor name) is an Official Sponsor of the Catron Courier — Please Support them with Your Business.”
a) We regularly publish articles that are entertaining, and/or educational, and of general interest to our community — such as articles about local events, local issues, area history, community service organizations, public safety, local government meetings, recipes, gardening, sustainability tips, local artists or writers and their works, local businesses, exceptional students, interesting residents, and obituaries are always free. We’re always looking for good jokes, “Country Wisdom”, and riddles too!
b) If your piece is an editorial, try to keep it down to 500 – 750 words. The shorter the article the more likely we can use it.
c) All submissions are all edited and modified (both text and photos). Submitters have no control over how we modify, how we print, when we print, or if we print submissions.
d) This is a family-friendly, positive, constructive publication — so we never print articles (or ads) that are objectionable, false, inflammatory, contain rumors, are libelous, divisive, overly political, endorse or criticize any political candidate, or attempt to influence legislation.
e) Don’t send us submissions that make allegations against an individual or business or deal in any way with conflicts, contracts, litigation, or law enforcement issues — that’s what mediation, attorneys, and court is for.
f) We also will never publish any article that is submitted anonymously or is nothing but a disguised advertisement or press release.
g) Our non-profit organization promotes local businesses as per Article One, Section Two of our Bylaws. We especially like covering the opening/re-opening of new businesses in the area – and for that reason we often ask for information on such business. Then we plan, but do not guarantee, to run an article which includes information on that business. This is done at no charge in our efforts to promote a strong local economy. However, these articles are not an advertisements, so the information provided is not going to appear in the paper in it’s exact form. Some of the information provided will be used, along with other information, to create a brief, entertaining, and informative article of interest to our readers. A draft will not be provided to the business for approval prior to publication. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
If a new or re-opening business would like complete editorial control, to receive a proof prior to publication, and an accuracy guarantee they will need to run a paid advertisement.
h) Space is at a premium, so we only print a fraction of the articles that are submitted. The shorter the article the more likely it will be published. But don’t give up; we often hold articles over to future issues when space becomes available.
i) Also, the only pictures we can use must be submitted via email to My.Catron.Courier@gmail.com as JPG files no longer than 5 meg each. Your pictures will be cropped, adjusted, and edited. We can’t use print outs or physical photographs – please don’t sent them.
j) We don’t pay for articles, opinion pieces, or photographs.
k) The Catron Courier is distributed nation wide through our subscription program and through our partner PressReader receives global distribution. Each issue states that the authors of the materials we publish retain ownership and copyright of their works. Your works may appear, fully attributed, in reprints of our articles.
l) All text MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A “.TXT” OR “.DOCX” FILE. An image of a document in “.PDF” cannot be used. Text within an email can not be used.
All photos MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A “.JPG” FILE.
m) Anything you submit, including letters to the editor, become our property and we have the right to print it.
n) No physical materials sent to us (such as letters, documents, photographs, etc.) are ever returned to the sender. Such items become our property.
o) The Catron Courier has no political or ideological bias, so all submissions will be printed as long as they adhere to all of our guidelines, especially item “d” above.
p) Submit material only if you’ve read, understand, and agree to these terms.
Why is Cielito Lindo Ranch Publishing the Catron Courier?
Did you know that the average meal travels 2,000 miles before it arrives on your dinner table? It’s crazy that the hamburger you bought for dinner came from Argentina while your neighbor who is a cattle rancher can’t make a living selling his cattle. This happens because of globalization and the weakening of local economies and impotent local government. The amount of fuel used, jobs displaced, and loss of local control is devastating. Only by bringing communities together and strengthening local economies can this be resolved. This is a critical part of sustainability — the ability to maintain a good, healthy, and happy way of life that will last the test of time.
The Catron Courier is a local newspaper that helps promote local businesses (you’ll never see a Walmart or Safeway ad in the Courier), involve people in strong local government, teach people sustainable living tips and techniques, creating their own power, improve their health by making better food and lifestyle choices, and encourages a balanced local economy. All these things lead directly to a sustainable life for us, and eventually the entire world.
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