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, details on the sentencing of an Illinois woman for her foolish behavior in a grizzly bear encounter at Yellowstone Park. (See the Montana section.)


Free solo climber gets stranded halfway up 330-foot wall near Big Bend.

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Judge OK’s Chad Daybell’s request for change of venue, suggests Ada County.

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Idaho Falls man suspected in shooting arrested when attempting to retrieve seized handgun from police station.

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Police detail cultish beliefs of mom charged in kids’ deaths.  An excerpt:

“The report said Lori and Chad Daybell believed in reincarnation, and that Lori Daybell was a “Goddess” sent to bring the second coming of Christ. The pair also allegedly believed they had special powers, with Lori Daybell telling one friend that she could teleport between Arizona and Hawaii. Chad Daybell reportedly told the group that he had a “portal” in his home where he could receive revelations and travel to other realms, the report said.”


Woman sentenced after grizzly bear encounter in Yellowstone National Park.

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New Hardin Police Department moving forward.

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National story delves into Zinke’s residence, MT congressional race. JWR’s Comments: The article doesn’t mention the dozens of U.S. Congressmen who rarely visit their home states, preferring to live in or near Washington, D.C.

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More passengers join lawsuit against Amtrak after deadly derailment in Montana.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Anonymous donor’s $10K funds cleanup of China Hat Road area; 18K pounds of trash removed. JWR’s Comment: Not mentioned in the article (but in the comments) is the fact that this unincorporated area is home to a large, mostly seasonal homeless encampment.

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Fire destroys semi-truck full of apples, shuts Highway 97 north of Madras.

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One last gulp of water for farmers in Deschutes and Jefferson counties.

Central & Eastern Washington

An update on toxic algae in the Columbia River.

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13 state workers in Spokane County file lawsuit against Gov. Inslee, seeking to keep jobs without COVID shot.  Here is a quote:

“The state employees are suing multiple Washington leaders for their part in the vaccine mandate including Gov. Jay Inslee, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer, Department of Transportation Secretary Roger Miller and Social and Health Services Secretary Donald Clintsman.

“We are planning to amend the lawsuit to add more Plaintiffs and Defendants as well,” Wolf said.

Eleven reasons are listed in the lawsuit, claiming the mandate is unlawful.

“The challenges that are brought up in the lawsuit are wide-ranging,” Wolf said.

Some of the reasons including, claims of Gov. Inslee acting beyond his power and violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause that reads, ‘no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.'”

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Spokane man sentenced to 15 years in prison for touching, kissing two 14-year-old girls.


In Laramie, Wyoming? Student protesting masks handcuffed & arrested & school locked down.

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Rylee McCollum’s daughter to receive scholarship from Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. JWR’s Comment:  It is also noteworthy that the GoFundMe campaign for Rylee’s daughter raised another $691,000.

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Beartooth Highway Closes For The Season.

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Dog That Ran Into Yellowstone Hot Spring Dies, Owner Hospitalized.

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