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New publisher takes the helm of the Telegraph

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A longtime newspaperman has joined the team at the Telegraph. W. J. Brehm, chairman of Brehm Communications, Inc., announced that Ken Larson was named publisher of the Folsom Telegraph and El Dorado Hills Telegraph. He took over the post on March 28. Larson left his position as general manager of the Desert Entertainer and the Desert Mobile Home News in Palm Desert. He’s a 34-year veteran of newspapers. He started in Montana, where he owned a weekly newspaper in Havre. Larson has also worked at several other newspapers in the Northwest prior to joining Brehm Communications in 2000. “We are glad to have Ken join our management team at Gold Country Media and bring strong leadership to the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Telegraph newspapers,” Brehm said. “Ken brings good journalism and marketing skills to the job of publisher as well as a sense of community involvement.” Larson has led the two niche publications in Southern California for the past six years after serving as publisher of the Sun Advocate, twice-weekly newspaper in Price, Utah, and the Emery County News in Castle Dale, Utah. Larson, who worked as a consultant for Gold Country Media over the summer, said he fell in love with the Folsom and El Dorado Hills communities. When the opportunity to move to Folsom opened up at the Telegraph newspaper team, Larson jumped at the chance. “I have managed newspapers and advertising teams for many years and my true passion is bringing communities together through the pages of the newspaper,” Larson said. “No matter how much our communities change, people still rely on their community newspapers for news, views, advertising messages, photos, etc.” Larson said he looks forward to leading papers that have been so involved in their communities. The Folsom Telegraph is celebrating 155 years and the El Dorado Hills Telegraph has been serving the community for a decade. “The newspaper is a mirror of the community and it is my goal to continue the fine tradition of the Folsom and El Dorado Hills communities,” Larson said. In his role as publisher, Larson will oversee the advertising department and replaces outgoing Advertising Manager Nina Jaeger. ~ Staff report