In December 2016, local media entrepreneur Nic Mattson — seeking veteran advice — approached Bob Chute about the magazine business. Through a conversation over lunch, the two began negotiations for the sale of the Paso Robles Magazine to Nic and Hayley Mattson. The sale was made final in September 2017.

In July 2018, Nic and Hayley launched Colony Magazine and are running the largest distribution of print media on the Central Coast, with 50,000 copies locally distributed monthly.

As a native of San Luis Obispo County, since 1978, Nic has a passion for the Central Coast, and North SLO County. After moving back to Atascadero from Mammoth Lakes in 2006, he found a renewed sense of belonging in San Luis Obispo County and through Paso Robles and Colony Magazines, he is committed to sharing his passion for his home county to residents and visitors.

The Colony Media family of magazines is a news and lifestyle magazine focused on a special blend of North SLO County, and Central Coast-related content, to deliver a high-quality product for local residents and visitors. On the Central Coast, we have so much to share. We host visitors from around the world looking for a getaway to our world-class beaches and world-famous wine country. We also have new permanent residents and multigenerational families who share strong hometown values and sense of responsibility for our corner of the world. We relate to that.

Please join us in celebrating our community by submitting an article idea, or becoming a regular advertiser for this publication so we can continue to deliver high-quality content to everyone in the Paso Robles area.

Thank you,

Nicholas & Hayley Mattson
Owners, Colony Media

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