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 cover Missoula, Montana’s most recent resident grizzly bear sow. (See the Montana section.)


Chronic wasting disease found in two deer in Idaho.

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Idaho Supreme Court consolidates redistricting map lawsuits.

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I stumbled into this vlog: Living Right Debt Free Homestead.

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Former US representative challenges Idaho attorney general.

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Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.8%, among best in nation.


Missoula resident grizzly bear developing bad habits.  A pericope:

“We first told you last month that Missoula has its first resident grizzly bear.

The North Hills grizzly sow is now developing some bad habits that could prove fatal for her and her cubs. It’s hoped she’ll hibernate soon but until then, the hope is this threatened species isn’t threatened by temptation.”

“We’ve been beating that drum for years and years the grizzlies are coming, the grizzlies are coming,” noted Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wildlife Management Specialist Jamie Jonkel. “Well, this is our first family group of grizzlies that I feel is a resident female.”

It turns out, this sow has three cubs, not two. Unfortunately, she’s been breaking into some unoccupied structures, a vehicle, and a garage looking for food. Those types of stories don’t usually end well.”

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100-mph wind gusts across parts of Montana.

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Rural Montana suffering from a lack of housing and workers.

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Meet The Man Who Shoots At Birds All Day To Keep Them Off A Toxic Pit — World Wide Waste.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Driver flees NE Bend traffic stop; police K-9 team finds suspect hiding in bush.

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Bend real estate group sues state over pending ban on ‘love letters’ to homebuyers.

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Deadline approaches for SBA loans for damage caused by Bootleg Fire.

Central & Eastern Washington

Suspect in Otis Orchards bus crash arrested for third time in recent weeks.

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Tri-Cities Walmart security guard and robbery suspect exchange gunfire in parking lot.

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Woman’s vehicle rammed multiple times in Spokane road rage incident.


Climate, population drops, prompt BLM to revise Wyoming sage grouse plans.

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Video: Top 3 Tips once you move to Wyoming.

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Video from a 21st Century van nomad: My Life in Wyoming.

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