The Lewis and Clark Journal began as a weekly newspaper in 2004 and evolved into a monthly human interest and events piece a little more than a year later.

Published by Main Street Office, the Lewis and Clark Journal pairs dynamic imagery with well-written stories of interest to local readers as well as information on area events for the month. It also provides the best means for advertisers to spread their message to those in and around the Three Forks community.

Supported solely by advertising, the new Lewis & Clark Journal features a cleaner layout and even stronger content that has been a staple of the community for nearly a decade.

We encourage our readers to engage, reflect, and enjoy! As an advertiser, you can be assured that our beautiful look and creative direction will reflect well on your brand.

CIRCULATION (updated 4/1/19):

Distributed by mail to each box holder and rural route recipient in

Three Forks, Willow Creek, Harrison, Pony and Cardwell. That’s over 2700 mailed with additional copies distributed free at locations around the area. Total print run is 3000.

Additionally, the Lewis and Clark Journal can be viewed in its entirety (including advertising) online at each month. E-subscribers receive e-mail reminders with links to the current issue in their in-box. Fans of the Lewis and Clark Journal on Facebook also see notifications in their newsfeed when a new edition is published.


Insertion deadline (space reservation) for ads is the 20th of the preceding month. Deadlines may be pushed back one business day due to holidays.



One year commitment, limited availability
Premium Calendar Ad Space (3.25” x 3”) $55

b. RUN OF PAPER (placement within the paper where best fits)

Modular ad sizes:
Business Card (3.25” x 2”) $35
Regular 3” (3.25” x 3”) $45
Regular 4” (3.25” x 4”) $60
Regular Vertical (3.25” x 5.5) $80
Wide 4” (4.875” x 4”) $85
Regular Banner (10” x 2”) $85
Quarter Page (4.875” x 5.5”) $130
Half Page (10” x 5.5”) $225
Full Page (10” x 11”) $400

Black and white: Less 15% of above rates.
Classified: $10 for up to 25 words, 10¢ per word after.
Classified Display: $6 / column inch (5 column spread)
Obituaries published at $5 / column inch (5 column spread)


15% discount off retail rates


Have your preprinted flyers insterted and sent out with the Lewis and Clark Journal. Call our office for quotes on flyer design and printing.

8.5X11 flyer $175
Larger Sizes (up to 11×17) $220


No additional charge for color. No charge for composition work
except for the following:
Photo Charges:
Taken in our office $ 5.00
Taken outside our office $10.00 + mileage


Platform: Both PC and Mac.
File Transfer: E-mail, CD, flash drive
e-mail camera ready ads to:
Acceptable files: PDF (preferred), InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. All fonts must be included or outlined, images embedded. File Formats: TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF & Photoshop Docs (PSD)­


We reserve the right to insert the word “advertisement” in all ads, especially “all copy” ads which may be mistaken for news articles.

We want your ad to be accurate and correct, and will make every effort to insure there will be no errors. However, should there be an error and it is our fault, we will give you a correction letter and rerun (or give credit) for the actual space occupied.
All advertising accepted is subject to the approval of the publisher. We shall have the right to revise or reject in whole or in part any advertisement.
All agreements must be signed within 30 days following first insertion for rate to be applicable from that date. At least one insertion must be made within 30 days from date of contract to be binding.

If agreement advertiser fails to provide copy stipulated, publisher may insert appropriate copy, of the minimum size, until new copy is furnished.
Agreement advertisers agree that the publisher may cancel their agreement, reduce the amount of space, or revise the rates on 30 days written notice. If such notice is given, the publisher agrees that the advertiser may cancel his agreement at that time without rate penalty, if he desires.

All rates on this schedule are net and non-commissionable to advertising agencies.
Any ad canceled after half or more has been produced will be charged at $60 per hour for production costs.

Placement of ads in the newspaper is at the option of the publisher. Guaranteed positions, when available, will be charged an additional 25% cost.

We reserve the right to revise rates on 30 days written notice to the advertiser.

The advertiser agrees to indemnify and save harmless the publisher against any and all loss, damage, cost and expense which the publisher may incur or become liable for by reason of any and all claims or actions for libel, violation of right of privacy, plagiarism, copyright infringement, and any other claims in connection with advertising matter published pursuant to the terms and provisions of this agreement, including without limitation the expense and cost of defending any and all such claims and actions.