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, news of some additional bison habitat on BLM land in Montana. (See the Montana section.)


Potato Shortage Hits Idaho, Prices Soar in Grocery Stores

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I found this by way of Idaho Supreme Court Rejects Abortion Providers’ Attempts to Block State’s Abortion Bans – The New American.

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Utah man’s ‘eye-popping’ catch breaks Idaho fishing record. JWR’s Comment: 10 feet, 4 inches?  That isn’t a large sturgeon. That is a small whale!


Montana ag community reacts to American Prairie bison grazing announcement.

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Supreme Court rejects GOP’s proposal to elect regional judges.

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Two Montana Men Arrested for Poaching Trophy Elk and Stabbing Hatchery Trout.

Central & Eastern Oregon

A Devastating Fire Completely Destroyed the Pendleton Flour Mills in Oregon.

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A legislative alert from the Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF), about Ballot Measure 114:

“As you know IP 17 is now Ballot Measure 114. It has been approved for the November election.
The measure essentially ends the sale of all firearms in Oregon for the foreseeable future and bans the sales of most shotguns and all standard capacity magazines forever.
Possession of those items outside your home will be a criminal offense. If you are caught in possession of a standard capacity magazine inside your home you will be required to prove that you had it before the law went into effect. There will be no presumption of innocence.
You could be charged multiple times for possession of the same magazine.
You will need a “permit” to buy any firearm which will require a class that may only be taught by police, which virtually no police agency will be able to provide, and all your private information will be in a published database.
The “permit” this measure requires does not even allow you to purchase a firearm. It includes an Oregon State Police background check that has no time limits and permits any kind of investigation police agencies choose to dream up. If you can somehow actually get a permit, it only allows you to attempt to make a purchase with another mandated background check that can take literally forever.
While clearly unconstitutional, if it passes, virtually all gun stores will have no ability to actually sell any firearms until the unfunded permitting system is created. Many police agencies have said they see no way to comply with it.
We have created a PAC specifically to fight this extreme and dangerous measure. Please visit and share the Stop 114 website for details on the measure and a downloadable fact sheet you can share with your family, friends, and local gun dealers.”

Central & Eastern Washington

A KHQ television news segment: Cement truck flipped onto side after striking elk near Hanford site.

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Opening statements in former SPD officer’s rape trial set for Wednesday.

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Avian Flu detected in Walla Walla, bringing total infected flocks to 31.


Pipeline Break Spills 45,000 Gallons of Diesel in Wyoming.

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Last week’s Republican primary elections in Wyoming had good results, just as predicted: Solid conservative wins JWR’s Comments: Ultra-RINO Liz Cheney was soundly defeated (28.9%) by her genuine Republican rival, Harriet Hageman (66.3%). Cheney raised an unprecedented $15 million for her re-election bid. She spent nearly $8 million of that, in the recent campaign. What will happen to the remainder? Perhaps she’ll waste that as well, running her rumored Miss Piggy for President 2024 campaign. Now, we just have to count the days until the general election in November, and then January 3, 2023, when the new crop of U.S. Senators are seated. Hopefully, Cheney won’t do too much more damage, in the interim.

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Employee finds part of foot floating in Abyss Pool at Yellowstone National Park.

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