Press Releases: welcomes press releases from your organization, group, or business. Please follow standard press release format since, in most cases, your press release will be published unedited/unexpurgated using your organization’s byline. If you have a website, please include the URL. Submissions must be in electronic format. No faxes or snail mail.  You are encouraged to attach electronic photos/graphics with your press release.

We will consider submissions from anyone, including press secretaries, shameless self-promoters, and public relations representatives who view YubaNet readers as a valuable audience but are too cheap to place their clients’ advertising with us. If you abuse our generosity, we may limit your exposure. And if you’re going to ask YubaNet readers to read what you write, make it helpful to them and not you. Our tagline is “We Deliver News to the Sierra,” and we mean it.


As with press releases, all submissions must be in electronic format (email). No faxes or snail mail. Submissions must include your real name, city, state and phone number. Only your name, city and state of residence will be published.

Word limit: is an electronic medium and does not impose a word limit. Nevertheless, brevity is the soul of wit so we recommend the following guideline: try to keep it under 1,700 words.


If your letter is selected for publication, it will be posted as received (including misspellings and grammatical errors). Hint: use spell check.

Content: adheres to a strict civility policy. Only issue-oriented opinions will be considered for publication. During the election season, you are welcome to submit letters of support for candidates. does not publish any opinion that denigrates anyone on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. protects the right of privacy of non-public figures as defined by professional media associations and media law.

Email your press releases and op-eds.