KCHS Radio operates from 6 am. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays.
Publisher / Editor
Chief Financial Officer
Staff Reporter / Photographer
The Sierra County Sentinel strives to give its readers unbiased news coverage and on-the-scene reporting whenever possible. It is dedicated to the basic principles of truth and fairness.
The Sierra County Sentinel published its first issue on March 2, 1967. Back then, the publication was typed on every-day typewriters, justified by hand, and pasted up the old-fashioned way – using X-acto knifes and wax. 1,000 copies were circulated each week.
Today, 5,000 copies are circulated weekly. The paper is published using the latest in imaging technology and the finest products available in the printing business. Everything from a single ad to an entire page is designed and generated on high speed computers.
The Sierra County Sentinel has always been a leading-edge publication; in January 2001, it became one of the first weekly publications in New Mexico to add full color.
A family operation since the beginning, the Sierra County Sentinel operates alongside the county’s only locally-owned and operated radio station, KCHS 1400 AM. Both KCHS and The Sierra County Sentinel are properties of GPK Media, LLC, which was co-owned and operated by Patrick and Myrna Kohs until her death in November 2011.
With Myrna gone (but never forgotten!), her daughter Frances Luna has stepped up from her previous reporting position to manage various aspects of the business.