Merced County Times Newspaper
The Power of Positive Press

About Mid-Valley Publications

Established in 1964, Mid-Valley Publications (MVP) is an employee-owned group of five weekly community newspapers in Merced and Stanislaus counties. With the Merced County Times, Atwater-Winton Times, Hilmar Times, Hughson Chronicle & Denair Dispatch, and Waterford News , we are one of the longest-standing publishers of local newspapers within these two counties.

Mid-Valley Publications offers a variety of important services including providing relevant and positive news, community announcements, local and national display advertisement creation and publication, classified advertisements, legal notice publications, obituaries, and other important event announcements.

Mid-Valley Publications was founded by John Derby, who retired in 2004 as Publisher, though he continues to provide a guiding hand in daily operations of the company.

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us at 209 358 5311 or email our staff for more information or to obtain a subscription for our newspapers.


Merced County Times

2221 K Street,
Merced CA, 95340

Phone: 1.209.358.5311
General Email: [email protected]
Legal and Public Notices Email: [email protected]
Billing Inquiries Email: [email protected]