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Quartzsite, Arizona

Monday, April 4, 2011

Quartzsite Free Community newspaper invited to state library

Desert Messenger, Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper has been invited to
Arizona State Library

Quartzsite, AZ- Shanana “Rain” Golden-Bear, Publisher of the Desert Messenger, announced Monday, April 4th, that Quartzsite’s FREE Community Paper, will soon be available at the Arizona State Library in Phoenix.

The Arizona State Library gathers newspapers from around the state and archives them for historical purposes. The Desert Messenger will be added to the short list of La Paz County newspapers: Parker Pioneer and the Quartzsite Times.

Victoria Tafoya, of the Law and Research Library Division, will visit Quartzsite next week to pick up copies of every edition of the Desert Messenger from October 2004 through the present. These papers will be microfilmed and added to their extensive collection.

"This is an exciting time, not just for the Desert Messenger, but for the whole community of Quartzsite!" said Golden-Bear. "Quartzsite will now have a powerful and growing presence at the State level," she continued. "What a great honor for the wonderful town of Quartzsite!"

The latest print copies of Arizona Newspapers are kept in the Law and Research Library in the 1938 addition to the Capitol Building. Newspapers dating from Arizona’s Territorial period through two years ago and all newspapers on microfilm are housed in the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building located near the Capitol at 1901 W. Madison Street, in Phoenix. Online access to newspapers is available at both buildings through

Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works through their public and school library websites. The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.

The agency serves the Arizona Legislature and Arizonans, providing public access to public information, fostering historical/cultural collaborative research, information projects and ensuring that Arizona’s history is documented and preserved. Visit the Arizona State Library online at

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The Desert Messenger is locally owned and published by Pilot Rock Publishing Co.

Now in our 7th year, Desert Messenger publishes the first and third Wednesday of each month September through May; the first Wednesday in June, July & August. Founded by Walt Akin in 2004, Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear now continues his vision of creating a voice for the people.

Desert Messenger is your source for local news, events and entertainment. Find out what's going on in Quartzsite, the Rock Capital of the World! As the population swells in winter, events and happenings abound! Make sure to pick up your copy of the Desert Messenger first when you arrive in town. Locals look forward to the next issue to keep in touch with all the events. Or view the whole paper online at:
Phone: 541-218-2560


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