Teton Valley News (Driggs, ID)

Teton Valley News
75 North Main Street
Driggs, Idaho 83422
Main: 208-232-4161
Fax: 208-233-8007

About

Surrounded by the grandeur of the nearly 14,000 foot Grand Tetons and outlying mountain range, Driggs holds the county seat for Teton County, Idaho. Internationally renowned for its potatoes and world class mountaineering, Driggs prides itself on maintaining a balanced and diverse economy with agriculture, recreation, manufacturing and growing tourism traffic. The Teton Valley has a wide variety of attractions that include wildlife, fishing, hiking horseback riding cultural arts and skiing. The area’s natural beauty has attracted artists across all mediums, from photographers to painters, musicians and writers. With 2,400 square feet of studio and education space, The Teton Arts Council ensures that the arts are omnipresent in Driggs.

Driggs has a population of 1,600 residents nestled into the mountainous horseshoe of Teton Valley. The town thrives year round as the gate to Grand Targhee Ski Resort, headwaters of the Teton River and base for Grand Teton Distillery’s multiple award winning potato vodka. Most original settlers came into the Teton Valley with the completion of the transcontinental railroad and the Homestead Act of 1862. Many current residents of Teton Valley are fifth generation descendants of early settlers.

The Teton Valley News was founded in 1909 and has endured many changes in over a century of publication. Pioneer Newsgroup acquired the publication in 2006. The Teton Valley News publishes weekly and serves the Valley’s five towns with a variety of print and online products.

Awards

Idaho Press Club 2013

Spot News Coverage – Weekly Print

  • Rachael Horne – Teton Valley News – “House fire”

Page Design – Weekly Print

  • 1st Amy Birch – Teton Valley News – “Time for Tea”

General News Photography – Weekly Print

  • 2nd Ken Levy – Teton Valley News – “Water Pig”

Agriculture Reporting – Weekly Print

  • 3rd Bridget Ryder – Teton Valley News – “Quinoa in Teton Valley”

Religion Reporting – Weekly Print

  • 1st Bridget Ryder – Teton Valley News – “Quinceanera”

Rookie of the Year – Weekly Print

  • 3rd Bridget Ryder – Teton Valley News