Just a little bit of Gold Panner history...
The Gold Panner had its modest beginnings in Placerville, CA in the back bedroom of the Gold Panner's original founder in 1979. A little over a year later, September 1980, the move was made to a small office inside The Sierra Trading Post on Pleasant Valley Road. For local long time El Dorado County residents they will remember winding their way through the store into the back to place their ads.
At this same time in 1980 The Gold Panner's current owner began her employment in that very office. A few years later when the opportunity presented itself she purchased the Gold Panner, moved it to 247 Placerville Drive, Placerville and that's where the paper has been located since.
Over the years the Gold Panner has grown larger due to a regular customer base and very large readership. Our moto has always been to provide quality, dependable advertising at a very reasonable price.
The Gold Panner has found its home in El Dorado County since 1979, earning the trust of the community by our loyalty and dependability to our customers and readers. We feel we've earned our place here as the most trusted tabloid in El Dorado County.
Q: What day does The Gold Panner get delivered?
A: The Gold Panner is delivered every Friday, usually before noon.
Q: Can I place my ad by phone?
A: Yes, we accept ads by phone, fax and on-line.
Q: When is the deadline to place ads?
A: There are four different deadlines:
Buy & Sell ads - 12:00 noon Thursday
Commercial Display ads - 5:00pm Tuesday
Service Directory ads - 3:30pm Wednesday
Commercial Line ads - 5:00pm Wednesday
Q: How much does an ad cost?
A: A Buy & Sell ad starts at 20 words for $2.00.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, we accept, Visa, Mastercard, Amercian Express, Discover, and PayPal for on-line ads
Q: How many papers do you print each week?
A: We print over 15,000 papers.
Q: What is your circulation area?
A: We distribute throughout El Dorado County. (see distribution map)
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our address is 247 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. Directions:
From Hwy 50 Eastbound: Take Forni Rd./Placerville Dr. exit, stay to the right passing
over Hwy 50. Go .6 miles, passing through the light at Ray Lawyer Dr., the Gold Panner
driveway is on your left just before Imperial Printing, look for our sign.
From Hwy 50 Westbound: Take the first Placerville Dr. exit. Turn right at stop sign.
Go 1.2 miles, just past Imperial Printing, the Gold Panner driveway will be on your right,
look for our sign.
Q: Can I have The Gold Panner mailed to me if I live out of town?
A: Yes, the cost is $2.00 per week. Click here to print a subscription coupon.