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 railroad transport in the American Redoubt region: passenger, freight, and even scenic excursion trains.

Idaho

Construction continues in Idaho’s busiest track confluence: Second rail bridge at Sandpoint.

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Lakeside Idaho City Is America’s Hottest Housing Market in New WSJ/Realtor.com Index

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Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves heads to governor

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Idaho Lawmaker Aaron von Ehlinger, accused of raping 19-year-old, resigns. (A Republican, from Lewiston.)

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Idaho’s first intermodal rail terminal will help agriculture

Montana

Montana Border Towns Squeezed By International COVID Restrictions and Southern Crisis

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Grizzly wanders near Drummond

Here is how the article opens:

“A male grizzly bear captured last fall near Gold Creek and relocated in the vicinity of the Scapegoat Wilderness wandered back to the region in recent weeks and turned up at a chicken coop near Drummond.

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks set a live trap in Edwards Gulch on April 20 to try for another capture of the GPS-collared grizzly. But he wandered off.

James Jonkel, a wildlife management specialist for FWP, said the bear has been “bouncing around in the east Garnets.” He said the bear, which FWP workers named Lingenpolter in the fall, occasionally ambles down to Interstate 90, apparently to consume road kill.

The grizzly is believed to be 4 or 5 years old and to weigh between 350 and 370 pounds. He got into trouble in Gold Creek by dining on domestic ducks.”

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Biden Cost Montana Millions Over Keystone Ban As a Favor to His Billionaire Railroad Donor

Central & Eastern Oregon

The Sumpter Valley Railroad

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The Eagle Cap Wilderness Excurision Train

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At Wikipedia: List of Oregon railroads

Central & Eastern Washington

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At Wikipedia: List of Washington railroads

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MSN: Nuclear waste tank in Washington state may be leaking. (A hat tip to H.L. for the link.)  An excerpt:

“An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday.
FILE – In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a sign at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is posted near Richland, Wash. Officials say an underground nuclear waste storage tank that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground. The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday, April 29, 2021, that Tank B-109 holds 123,000 gallons of radioactive waste left from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Officials say an underground nuclear waste storage tank that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground. The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday, April 29, 2021, that Tank B-109 holds 123,000 gallons of radioactive waste left from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

It’s the second tank believed to be leaking waste left from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The first was discovered in 2013. Many more of the 149 single-walled storage tanks at the site are suspected of leaking.

Tank B-109, the latest suspected of leaking, holds 123,000 gallons (465,000 liters) of radioactive waste. The giant tank was constructed during the Manhattan Project that built the first atomic bombs and received waste from Hanford operations from 1946 to 1976.”

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Palouse River and Coulee City (PCC) Rail System

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This article was dated August, 2020: Connell rail interchange project completes design phase

Wyoming

EPA, Railroad Agree to $140,000 Settlement for Wyoming Spill

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Sen. Cynthia Lummis Proposes to Restore Young Americans’ Right to Purchase Firearms

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At Wikipedia: List of Wyoming railroads

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