Welcome to Desert Messenger - Quartzsite's FREE Community Paper

Founded by Walt Akin in 2004, Desert Messenger provides Quartzsite, Arizona with local news, events and entertainment.
Now published year-round by Shanana "Rain" BearCat, Desert Messenger is distributed twice a month September thru May,
with special monthly editions in June, July & August. 

Desert Messenger provides print and digital advertising options for businesses in Quartzsite, and La Paz County, Arizona.

Regular features include: 

  • - Desert Daze Comic Strip by the famous local bookstore owner, Paul Winer.
  • - Joanne Winer writes articles about local people and events.
  • - Rosalee O. Wheeler's excerpts from her book, "In the Shadow of Saguaros",  
  •        shares wonderful history stories of southwest Arizona.
  • - Jenn Jedidiah Free of RocksInMyHead.com writes "Adventures with Rocks" column.
  • - "Traveling with Gypsy Jane" is a fun column all about RV travels
  • - Longtime Astrologist, Barbara Lee, shares her unique Astrology column, called "Astrological Perceptions". 
  • - Then there is the fun puzzle page!
  • - The Quartzsite Show Schedule and Map are included in each issue during the season.
  • - Great deals can be found in the Classified Section.

Pick up the Desert Messenger FREE at over 60 locations in La Paz County - including Quartzsite, Brenda, Ehrenberg and Bouse.


                          For more information,

                                      contact Shanana "RAIN" BearCat

                                           Email Editor@DesertMessenger.com


Desert Messenger, PO Box 3185, Quartzsite, AZ 85359


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Shanana "Rain" BearCat

Publisher since 2008

About Us

Email: Editor@DesertMessenger.com