SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on Wyoming’s cryptocurrency Special Purpose Depository Institutions (SPDIs). (See the Wyoming section.)


North Idaho Internet Provider Blocks Facebook, Twitter on Its Service Over Censorship

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Instead of going on, Idaho high school graduates stayed home. JWR’s Comment: Part of this is the conscious decision by many homeschooling families to avoid the leftist indoctrination that now the norm at most colleges and universities.

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From the leftist MacLean’s of Canada: What’s in store for a post-Trump America? An Idaho town may have the answer.

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Idaho State Police lay out expectations for 2021 legislative session

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Schweitzer halts twilight skiing due to ‘overwhelming’ lack of face mask compliance, verbal abuse


WW II veteran and founding Butte Symphony member dies at 95

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Daines demands Twitter reinstate Trump’s account

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Montana businesses lobby for COVID-19 liability bill

Central & Eastern Oregon

Warm Springs crews reach site of twin-engine jet crash that apparently killed two

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Bend teenager was stabbed ‘to teach him a lesson’

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Redmond man arrested after police chase that hit 100 mph on Hwy. 97.

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Two dead after Ontario hostage situation, police shooting

Central & Eastern Washington

A reader In Washington wrote to warn readers that Washington Senate Bill 5078 could be passed and enacted in 2021.  This “high capacity” magazine ban will have a quite limited grandfather clause, so it is important to stock up on your lifetime supply of magazines, NOW.

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Toxicology report complete from December in custody investigation

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Meanwhile, a word of warning, from west of the Cascades: The Fight for the Soul of Seattle — A KOMO News Documentary. Skip forward to the 20:50 mark for a summary of Seattle in the past seven months.


Wyoming’s digital asset banks offer solutions to growing class of investments. The article’s introduction:

“The global market size for cryptocurrency is expected to jump from $754 million in 2019 to $1.758 billion by 2027, according to a Fortune Business Insights analysis.

Heeding those projections, Wyoming lawmakers placed the state in a prime position to capitalize on the digital asset market by passing a series of laws that paved the way to bring the nation’s first digital asset bank to Wyoming. With so many pivoting to this class of digital investments, the services provided by a digital asset bank, more formally known as a Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI), will be vital.

A number of individuals and investment firms already own digital assets like cryptocurrency, though they have to control and manage those assets themselves, similar to keeping cash in a drawer, rather than a bank. As things are now, most vendors don’t accept cryptocurrency as payment, so such investors need to liquidate their crypto assets on third-party exchanges in order to make a purchase.

But with two Cowboy State SPDIs having already been approved – the only two in the nation – Wyoming is offering a solution to both those issues going forward.”

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Wyoming state park fees increased starting January 1st–preference given in booking to Wyomingites

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Federal Judge Sentences Escapee

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