The Idaho Statesman is a U.S. daily newspaper serving the Boise, Idaho, metropolitan area. The paper has a circulation of 47,855 daily, 74,905 Sunday, and employs about 200 people. It is owned by The McClatchy Company.
The paper was first published as the Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman on July 26, 1864 by James S. Reynolds; it began publication from a log cabin on the current site of Boise City Hall. Reynolds owned and operated the paper for its first eight years, selling to Judge Milton Kelly in 1872. Kelly's 17-year run ended in 1888, with the expansion to daily publication, and a name change: The Idaho Daily Statesman. Source