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 Gabby Petito. (See the Wyoming section.)


Idaho’s unemployment rate continues to drop

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Labor shortages are still impacting Idaho industries. This is why.

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COVID-19 surge forces health care rationing in parts of West.


One to file under: “Perps From Outside The Redoubt”: Butte officer on shootout with homicide suspects: ‘I was in fear for everyone’s life’.  Compared to many accounts of contemporary police shooting affrays in big cities, it seems that the officers showed proper restraint, once the suspects were not an immediate threat.

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Some more trial coverage: Barrus Trial: Jury sees the rifle state claims was used to kill Broadwater deputy.

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Name put to remains found in Granite County wilderness area in 2014.

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Rialto Theatre’s 100th-year celebration in Deer Lodge to end with Silent Film live music event.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Crooked River Grassland proposes ‘danger tree’ removal in area hit by nearly 6,000-acre Grandview Fire.

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Conceptual 3D renderings released for 2 proposed Bend homeless villages.

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Redmond theater’s COVID vaccine mandate-Nazi Germany comparison sparks controversy online.

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‘Busy beaver’ causes brush fire near Multnomah Falls. This article begins: “A brush fire near Multnomah Falls Thursday night was caused by a busy beaver according to Corbett Fire. Fire officials said the beaver caused a tree to fall onto a power line, sparking the flames.”

Central & Eastern Washington

Some bad news:  Presumably because of State of Washington WuFlu restrictions, the Spokane Hamfest committee decided to cancel the 2021 Spokane Hamfest and state ARRL convention.

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Pullman police, Fish and Wildlife capture wandering moose.

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Adam West Day happening in Walla Walla.


This looks like another one to file under: “Perps From Outside The Redoubt”: Gabby Petito Case: What We Know About the Van Life YouTuber Who Went Missing in Wyoming.

A follow-up: September 19th press briefing.

And, the most recent update as I’m completing this column: How the new 911 calls fit into the timeline.

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Antelope hunt finally allows women, but criticism remains over appropriation of Indigenous culture.

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Woman suffers significant thermal burns in Yellowstone National Park.

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