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New Publisher of The Idaho Enterprise, Has Old Local Roots

May 26, 2021 10:50AM ● By Justin Adams

With this week’s publication, The Idaho Enterprise is under new ownership. The Idaho Enterprise will now be published by Loyal Perch Media, a Utah company that publishes 20 newspapers and 6 monthly magazines. The company is managed by Bryan Scott, who has been publishing newspapers in Utah and North Dakota for the last 10 years. Scott is the grandson of Gerald and Donna Scott and graduated from Malad High School in 2001. 

“When I saw that I had the opportunity to be the next publisher of the Enterprise it made since on many levels. In a way everything I know about newspapers came from reading the Enterprise when I was younger. I, along with many people from Oneida County, owe a great deal of gratitude to Kristine Smith,” Scott said. 

Community newspapers across the United States have been closing down, since 2004 over 2100 newspapers have been lost. “There’s never been a time when disseminating local news to a community has been more important than it is today,” Scott said. “I’ve been fully committed to community newspapers for many years, and I’m thrilled and honored to be back here in my hometown as publisher of The Enterprise.”

Scott plans to continue the traditions of The Idaho Enterprise, bringing to the community the news our residents need and want. Along with the latest news and sports, we’ll also add a mixture of feature stories as well as covering some state and national stories with a local impact and perspective.

For the past seven years, Bryan Scott has published the City Journals in 19 different cities in Salt Lake and Davis Counties in Utah. They are delivered to over 250,000 homes and have won a number of awards. 

“I’m excited to work with local businesses since I grew up here and patronized so many of them,” Scott said. “Many have asked what we can do to make this newspaper successful, when many papers are cutting back operations or shutting down. I believe it means taking a proactive approach, getting very involved in the community, making communication a two-way street, and providing information that the public can’t get anywhere else.”

Our offices will remain at the same address—100 East 90 South in Malad. You can reach us at 208-766-4773.

“I’ll be out getting reacquainted with members of my hometown, as well as meeting new people,” Scott said. “We’re anxious to hear from you, what you think about The Enterprise and what you’d like to see us do going forward. It’s great to be back in the area where I grew up—great to be home.”