Idaho Newspapers

Idaho Press

The Idaho Press-Tribune is the second-oldest active newspaper in Idaho, first printing in December 1883. One of the first owners and editors was Frank Steunenberg. The paper that was soon born was the Idaho Free Press in 1919. This paper was sympathetic the Nonpartisan League, organized by farmers seeking political relief. The Nonpartisans even organized the Idaho Progressive Party. Bernard Mainwaring bought the Idaho Free Press and the Leader-Herald newspapers in about 1946 and merged them, leaving the Idaho Free Press as the only paper. The Scripps League bought the Idaho Free Press in 1954 and the Caldwell News Tribune in 1956. The official ownership was handed to Pioneer Newspapers in 1975. The Idaho Free Press and the Caldwell News Tribune merged in 1980. Press-Tribune is published by Matt Davison and edited by Vickie Holbrook. Headquarters are located currently at 1618 North Midland Blvd. Nampa, Idaho 83651.

Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Statesman is a US daily newspaper serving the Boise, Idaho, metropolitan area. It is owned by The McClatchy Company. The paper was first published as the Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman on July 26, 1864, by James S. Reynolds; it began publication from a log cabin on the current site of Boise City Hall. Reynolds owned and operated the paper for its first eight years, selling to Judge Milton Kelly in 1872. Kelly's 17-year run ended in 1888, with the expansion to daily publication, and a name change: The Idaho Daily Statesman.

Montpelier News Examiner

The News-Examiner is the oldest, continuous business in Montpelier and the Bear Lake Valley. Started in Montpelier in 1895 by Charles Harris as The Montpelier Examiner. In the 1960s, The Montpelier News joined forces with the Bear Lake Valley News, becoming what is known today as The News-Examiner.

Preston Citizen

The Preston Citizen is located in the county seat of Franklin County, Idaho, about 30 miles north of Logan, Utah. It has been the voice of the county since the late 1890s, as the Franklin County Citizen.