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BEACON Senior Newspaper
Contact Information

BEACON Senior Newspaper
PO Box 3895
Grand Junction, CO 81502

Phone: 970-243-8829
Fax: 800-536-7516

Publisher: Kevin VanGundy
Advertising Contact: Kevin VanGundy
Editor: Cloie Sandlin
Art Director: Melissa Trottier


People age 50 and older on Colorado's Western Slope. The BEACON is dedicated to inform, serve, educate, inspire and entertain the communities of Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties and is available at over 300 free distribution sites.

Markets Served
Mesa, Delta & Montrose counties, Colorado
775 (Mesa County) 225 (Montrose & Delta counties)
12,775 (Mesa County) 5,725 (Montrose & Delta counties)
Audited By:
Circulation Verification Council
General Information

Date First Published: 1986
Publication Format: Tabloid
No. Issues/Year: 12
Full Pg Ad Size: 10.375" x 10.982"
Page Trim Size: 11.125" x 11.75"
Column Width: 2.416"
Spot Color Available: No
Process Color Available: Yes
Accepts Pre-Printed Inserts: Yes
1X Full Pg Rate: $1249.61 (Mesa County) $855.71 (Montrose & Delta counties)
Space Reservations: 15th of month (previous)
Materials Due By: 20th of month (previous)

The BEACON Senior Newspaper is western Colorado’s most popular monthly publication for people 50 and older and offers a targeted medium at affordable rates that breaks through the clutter and confusion of other media. The BEACON has consistently been a top award winner at the annual journalism competition of the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA).

Special Events

BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair (Mesa County) - Held annually in April.

BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair (Montrose County) - Held annually in September.

Valentine's Dance (Mesa County) - Held annually in Februrary

Other Publications

The BEACON's annual Senior RESOURCE Directory published each November.



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