It has been quite an adventure since the beginning of Mountain Valley Living Magazine and the launch of mountainvalleyliving.com. I was so nervous when we printed our first run of 5,000. We now go through 10,000 magazines per month and have been consistently getting over three hundred thousands hits to our website each edition. We have embraced some great adventures and faced some tough times, but we have never lacked for readers and interest in the publication. We are the only publication in Nor Cal and Nevada that serves the people who live in the rural, “old west” towns Nor Cal and Nevada and those who enjoy visiting or look forward to relocating to a rural community in our Sierra Cascade region. Our website allows us to reach way beyond the colorful pages of our magazine.
We represent rural communities and promote the events that make our small towns unique. We explore lifestyles and adventures in the North State and into parts of Nevada, and now with great pleasure we enlarge our territory to include Red Bluff and Tehama County. This grand old ranching area well represents the old west ways our magazine strives to help preserve. I must say I have been nervous every time we have made a big move, and every time, it has proven to bring even more readers. Again with some nervousness, I approached the Red Bluff market. On my first day out meeting the community and the business owners, I ran into two separate locations where the person I was speaking with had lived in the same small town that I do! (I love it when I get confirmation like that!)
We are here for the locals who live in the communities we serve and we are reaching out for potential visitors from our neighboring areas. With travel trends showing folks are staying within a 400 mile radius these days, we are all about encouraging locals and travelers to get out and enjoy the communities, the special events and the outdoor activities that make mountain valley living so appealing. With home and garden in the center of life in the great outdoors, we enjoy showing off great ideas, projects and recipes. We hope you’ll share yours!
We invite you our readers to become part of your community magazine. We greatly appreciate all the excellent photos and story ideas we get from our readers. Let us know where some of your favorite spots are in our grand Sierra Cascade wonderland. Show us your innovative home projects or share a great recipe. We’d love to hear from you!
Eileen Majors, Publisher