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BBB has determined that Gold Country Media meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Gold Country Media include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 2
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Gold Country Media
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 22, 2005 Business started: 01/01/1872 Business started locally: 01/01/1872 Business incorporated: 11/29/1956 in CA
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ms. Joyce Smith, Accounts Payable Mr. Kelly Leibold, Publisher
Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Joyce Smith, Accounts Payable
Business Category


Alternate Business Names
Auburn Journal Auburn Trader Colfax Record El Dorado Hills Telegraph Granite Bay Press-Tribune Lincoln News Messenger The Folsom Telegraph The Placer Herald The Press-Tribunes
Products & Services

Gold Country Media are publishers of community newspapers, Web sites, magazines and shoppers.

Additional Locations

  • 1030 High St

    Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 885-5656

  • 188 Cirby Way

    Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 786-8746

  • 5055 Pacific St

    Rocklin, CA 95677 (916) 624-9713

  • 553 F St

    Lincoln, CA 95648 (916) 645-7733

  • 921 Sutter St. Suite 100

    Folsom, CA 95630

  • PO Box 5910

    Auburn, CA 95604

  • PO Box 755

    Colfax, CA 95713 (530) 346-2232

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Additional Phone Numbers

  • (530) 885-2471(Phone)
  • (916) 795-8746(Phone)
  • (916) 985-2581(Phone)
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Complaint Detail(s)

1/28/2013 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Poor delivery service. Some days we get no paper.Some days we get a partial paper(classified section of Sacromento Bee).I have to call & request a paper each time.We can't seem to get uninterupted service for 30 days at a time. There are 2 households at this address that subscribe to the paper & we both have this problem. I refuse to be on auto pay any longer because of this problem. If you can't fix this problem then I will cancel my subsciption.

Desired Settlement: Uninterupted service for 30 days at no charge to me.

Business Response: Business' Initial Response
Contact Name and Title: ****** - Circ Manager Contact Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX Contact Email: ***** I have talked with ******. He now has excellent delivery. I am giving him a 30 day credit for the delivery problems he had. As per his request over the phone, I am also going to switch him over to regular billing as opposed to his payment being automatically deducted each month. He is now a hapy customer and does not want to cancel his subscription.

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved

3/19/2012 Delivery Issues