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 the death of USMC Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, and its repercussions. (See the Wyoming section.)


Idaho exploring legal action against Biden’s COVID-19 plan.

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White-tailed deer test positive in Clearwater Region for EHD. The article begins:

“The Idaho Department of Fish and Game say hundreds if not over a thousand white-tail deer have been killed by a virus infecting the animals.

Officials said the dead deer in the Clearwater Region have tested positive for EHD or Epizootic Hemorrhagic disease. They have tested samples not only from the Kamiah area but the outlying regions like Lenore and Potlatch areas.

All tests have confirmed EHD in the dead deer. The blood virus is caused by a gnat that habits watering holes. Wildlife staff anticipated the potential for a disease outbreak due to this year’s extended hot and dry weather.”

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few cited for Driving Under the Influence by Coeur d’Alene Police. JWR’s Comment:  I suspect that he told the police: “I only had a Few.”


Helena: State AG Promises Court Challenge of Federal Vaccine Mandate.

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Glacier National Park ticket reservation entry program comes to a close.

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Black bear spotted on University of Montana campus.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Rural GOP lawmakers seek broad exceptions to worker vaccination requirements.

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Recently soaring Bend, Redmond home prices are now ‘stabilizing,’ appraiser says.

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La Pine businesses struggle after fourth year of Labor Day weekend break-ins, thefts.

Central & Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington hospitals on the brink.

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Spokane man arrested twice in one day for DUI. JWR’s Comment: Another huffer…

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Walla Walla man crashed into house after ramming vehicle & fleeing.


Wyoming troop deaths 20 years apart bookend Afghanistan war.

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Pregnant widow of slain Marine left her meeting with Biden distraught after he showed ‘total disregard’ for her husband: Report. Here is a quote from the article that was circulated on Augst 30th:

“President Joe Biden arrived at Dover Air Force Base on Sunday with the intention of paying his respects to the 13 U.S. service members killed in last week’s terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. But according to at least one family, the president’s attendance at the solemn ceremony was anything but respectful.

During the “dignified transfers,” as they have come to be known, Biden met privately with family members of the fallen. The Washington Post reported that during the meetings, some expressed anger at the president, holding him responsible for the bungled military withdrawal that led to their deaths.

The family of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, in particular, found it difficult to embrace Biden after Rylee’s tragic death. The 20-year-old was a husband and expecting father — his young wife Jiennah only weeks away from giving birth to their first child.

Biden could have consoled them in their grief. Yet he amplified their pain by reportedly offering only a “scripted and shallow” response to their loss.”

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The GoFundMe campaign benefitting the unborn child of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum (KIA) has now topped $662,000.

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Climber’s body found on Teewinot Mountain.

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Wyoming’s Governor speaks out: Gordon Blasts Biden’s Vaccine Mandate: “This Has No Place in America”.

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