The group of Wyoming family owners included Gary and Sue Stevenson, Robb and Jen Hicks, and Tom and Annie Mullen. Other previous owners of the Teton Valley News included Vern Craver in the 1990s and Fred and Elizabeth McCabe of Jackson, Wyoming. Pioneer Newspapers, Inc. is a private, family-owned publishing business. Jim Scripps, who died in 1986, formed Pioneer Newspapers in 1974.The Scripps family has a long history in newspapers, starting with E.W. Scripps in the middle 1800s in the Midwest. Pioneer holds a majority of weekly and daily newspapers in Utah, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Idaho including the Standard-Journal in Rexburg, the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, the Idaho Press-Tribune in Nampa and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.