Of all the newspapers that have come and gone from Bernalillo since territorial days, The Sandoval Signpost is the last one standing. The Signpost began as the Sign Post (two words) as a community newsletter started by Candy Frizzell in 1988. It quickly grew into a full community newspaper and in 1993 Barb and Ty Belknap bought the Sign Post where they published it until 2022 when they began seeking a new owner.

In 2022, Belknap Publishing sold the Signpost to CTRL+P Publishing, a community newspaper group owned by Pat Davis. Today, the Signpost and Corrales Comment are part of the CTRL+P group sharing coverage of Sandoval County.

Read about the 140+ year history of news in Sandoval County in Bill Diven’s look back at the Signpost’s history.

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The Signpost Treads a Newspaper Path 143 Years Old

The tradition of newspapers in Bernalillo dates to 1878 ahead of the railroad. Since then, The Mirror, Native and Bernalillo News all came and went.

By Bill Diven Of all the newspapers that have come and gone from Bernalillo since territorial days, The Sandoval Signpost is the last one standing. “It’s been so ingrained in me for 30 years,” said Barb Belknap, who with husband Ty has become publisher emeriti as new owner Pat Davis takes over. “I’ve raised my…

Sandoval Signpost gets new owner

Founders Barb and Ty Belknap cap 30+ years of high-quality news publishing

The Sandoval Signpost, the local paper of record for Placitas and southern Sandoval County, has been sold to the CTRL+P Publishing Group, a publishing company owned by Pat Davis. The publishing group also owns The Corrales Comment and The Paper. The Sandoval Signpost was published by Barb and Ty Belknap of Belknap Publishing, Inc. since…