Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the Idaho primary election returns.
This article is a decade old, but quite informative: Where to Go to See Old Growth Forest in the Inland Northwest
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Last week’s Idaho primary election returns were mostly positive. But I’ll start with the sad headline at Vox: Brad Little, the establishment pick, wins the Republican primary in Idaho’s governor’s race. The nomination for one of Idaho’s two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, was in a seven-way race. That went to “mainstream” Republican Russ Fulcher. (Many Redoubters had been hoping for a more conservative candidate.)
The better news is that many solid liberty-loving Republicans won in the primary. These include Heather Scott and Vito Barbieri. Also, the Republican dominance in Idaho politics seems more solid than ever. In most cases the Democrats are going through the motions of selecting candidates, but they have little chance of winning. Thankfully, most Idahoans can see through the Democrat rhetoric, and want nothing of their Big Government/Nanny State plans.
The other good news is that Bonner County Idaho voters voted against proceeding with the proposed establishment of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness area. That was a wise a wise decision, but don’t be surprised if the The Powers That Be over-ride the clear will of the electorate. At this point, what is needed is a corresponding vote by the residents of Montana on the east side of the proposed wilderness. Hopefully, that will make it abundantly clear that the whole scheme is a bad idea.
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Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the 1978 to 1987 Superman movie series died last week at her home near Livingston, Montana, at age 69. She was a long-time resident of Montana.
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A reminder: The Helena Gun Show will be held the first weekend of June. JWR plans to be visiting the state and will have three tables at this show on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.
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The owners of Kestrel Van Concepts, in Montana, were recently profiled in The Flathead Beacon: A Van of Adventure.
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