Post Register

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Post Register
Post Register logo.png
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Adams Publishing Group
PublisherRoger Plothow
EditorRoger Plothow
(as The Daily Post)
Headquarters333 Northgate Mile, PO Box 1800
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
United States

The Post Register is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Idaho Falls, Idaho, area, as well as Jackson, Wyoming, and West Yellowstone, Montana. It is owned by the Adams Publishing Group.[1]


In 1931, The local Daily Post merged with Times-Register to become the Post Register.

Jim Brady, entered the business in 1933. In 1941, Jim Brady's brother Robb entered the business. Robb Brady was given the position of publisher in 1977 when the previous publisher died.

In 1984 Jim Brady died and shortly thereafter his son, Jerry Brady, entered the family business. Jerry Brady was given the position of publisher in 1988 after Rob Brady retired.

In 1998, a number of family shareholders sold 49% of their interest in the company to an Employee Stock Ownership Trust, and established employees of The Post Company as official stockholders of the business. The Brady family maintained enough stock, however, to maintain control of the company.[2]

In 2002, Jerry Brady ran as a Democrat for Governor of Idaho and named Roger Plothow publisher.[3] Brady lost the election to Governor Dirk Kempthorne. After losing the election, Brady officially turned over the title of editor and publisher to Plothow.

In 2005, the paper won the Scripps Howard Foundation's First Amendment prize for an exposé on pedophilia in scouting.[4] Post-Register journalist Peter Zuckerman won the Livingston Award in the category of local reporting for his work on the same story.[5][6]

In November 2015, the Post Company, which owned the Post Register as well as weekly newspapers Shelley Pioneer, Challis Messenger, and Jefferson Star, was purchased by the Adams Publishing Group, a family-owned media company based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.[7]


  1. ^ Plothow, Roger. "Not just anyone will do". The Post Register. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Hathaway, William (2009). Idaho Falls Post Register. Arcadia Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 9780738559681.
  3. ^ Wallace, C. G. (April 7, 2002). "Idaho Paper's Tough New Beat: The Boss's Gubernatorial Bid". The Washington Post.
  4. ^ Scripps Howard Foundation National Award Winners Archived 2010-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Miller, Dean. "A Local Newspaper Endures a Stormy Backlash". Nieman Reports. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  6. ^ Livingston Awards - Past Winners Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Luke Ramseth (October 7, 2015). "Adams Publishing Group buys Post Register, weekly publications". Post Register.

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