History in Print!

The BCHA presented "History in Print" on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

We wished to provide a study of the history of print media in the history of Bonneville County. Two speakers were featured, first was Roger Plothow, of the Post Register, who gave the origins and history of that newspaper. Speaking next was Jason Harris of Harris Publishing, who gave a history of his company and a discussion of the interaction between his magazines and the community. There was an intermission between the speakers presentations, and a silent auction was completed. After the formal presentations, the speakers entertained questions from the audience.


Roger Plothow
Roger Plothow


Roger Plothow spent most of his youth in Provo, Utah after moving there from Indiana at age 11. He began his journalism career as a part-time sports writer in 1976 shortly after graduating from Provo (Utah) High School. After attending Brigham Young University, he began his full-time journalism career as a reporter for the Daily Herald in 1982 and has also worked at newspapers in California and Idaho. He's won awards for reporting, editorial writing, photography and page design and his newspapers have won numerous regional and national awards, including the 2005 Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Service to the First Amendment. He will complete a long-delayed task by receiving his bachelor's degree from Southern New Hampshire University this winter. He has spent 19 of the past 24 years at the Post Register as managing editor, general manager, and, since 2002, editor and publisher. He has served on the boards of many local organizations and currently serves on the Andrus Center for Public Policy Board of Governors and is a member of the Idaho Community Foundation's Eastern Idaho Steering Committee. He founded the Newspaper Association of Idaho in 2011 by facilitating the merger of two existing organizations. He remains the NAI's treasurer. He and his wife, Kathleen, have four children and five grandchildren. In his off time he enjoys tennis, photography, music, writing and travel. He is the author of two Kindle e-book murder mysteries, with a third due out in 2015. He maintains two blogs in addition to writing an occasional column for the Post Register.


Jason Harris
Jason Harris


Jason Harris is the third son to Darryl and Chris Harris, founders of Harris Publishing. He graduated from Bonneville High School, Ricks College, and Idaho State University, and has a Degree in Mass Communication Journalism, with a Minor in Business. He served a two year mission for the LDS Church in Brazil. He has worked at Harris Publishing from 1987 to the present, holding positions as graphic artist, sales representative, editor, and publisher. He bought Harris Publishing in 2008, and has served as President since. He married his high school sweetheart, Michelle, in 1993, they have four daughters, and live In Idaho Falls. He enjoys time with family, golfing, snowmobiling, boating, ATVing, Utah Jazz, and BYU games.

Past BCHA Events

2015 Parade Photos
"Idaho Day 2015" was held March 4th, 2015
"History in Print" was held in October, 2014
Five City Parks Treasures Tour
     History and Stories - held September 2014

Downtown Idaho Falls Treasure Tour
     held September 2012

Bonneville County Dinosaurs!
Community Collections Donations
2011 Parade Photos
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2010 Parade Photos
Program from the Bonneville County Centennial Celebration (1911-2011) [PDF]

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