Sunday, October 1, 2023

About us

Support local news.

Supporting your local newspaper is support for our community. Newspapers are the one local business that touches everyone in a community from city hall to the local small business.

Our writers, delivery drivers and staff live here, shop here and, like you, get their news here.

Our history.

Volume I Issue 1 of The Corrales Comment arrived in newspaper boxes on February 26, 1982. For 40 years thereafter, founder Jeff Radford ensured that The Comment kept Coraleños abreast of the latest happenings in Village Hall, new business openings, and made a public record of special events and notable residents up and down Corrales Road.

On his 80th birthday, in the summer of 2022, Radford announced that he would retire and sell the Comment to Pat Davis, who was launching CTRL+P Publishing to save New Mexico’s best local newspapers from closure.

Today, The Corrales Comment is delivered by subscription to more than 1,000 homes in Corrales and surrounding communities – that’s almost 1-in-3 households who receive their local newspaper every other week, and weekly online. 

In late 2022, the Corrales Comment added coverage for the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque as the Los Ranchos News.  The Comment shares coverage of Sandoval County with our sister publication the Sandoval Signpost.

Why local newspapers matter.

Local newspapers are watchdogs for local government and often the best (and now, the last) way for small businesses to reach their community shoppers.

When a town loses its local paper to a big corporate hedge fund or, worse, just closes for good, local governments have no one watching. 

The local newspaper – in print and online – is the one place everyone in town goes to see what’s happening. We’ve spent years developing a relationship with subscribers who visit for new news every week, and sometimes daily. That makes a readymade local audience for small businesses who would have to spend a big budget and a lot of time to reach all those readers from scratch. 

This newspaper is a part of the CTRL+P Publishing group, an alliance of local newspapers committed to preserving local news coverage for New Mexico’s small towns.