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, some reporting on recent widespread thunderstorms.


Flood evacuation ordered for Ketchum community.

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Idahoans answer the call to help fight escalating fires in Canada.

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Juror speaks out about decision to convict Lori Vallow-Daybell. A quote:

“Prosecutors say Lori and Chad claimed her kids were zombies and conspired with Lori’s brother to murder them. Then months later, were seen dancing at their wedding on this beach in Hawaii.

‘I’m wondering what went through your mind when you saw this testimony, those pictures of Chad, Lori on the beach in Hawaii when her kids were buried in his backyard,’ Matt Gutman said.

‘I was disgusted,” Hernandez said. ‘I didn’t want to look at them. I just couldn’t believe how someone can be that happy when your kids are in the ground. And the person that was key in all of this is sitting across from you, smiling and dancing with you on the beach.'”

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First female US District Judge in Idaho takes office.


Video interview: The Governor of Montana is advocating for tougher penalties to halt the trafficking of fentanyl.

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Montana TikTok ban ‘unconstitutional’ and ‘impossible to enforce’.

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Grizzly Monitoring to Begin in Glacier Park. The article begins:

“Glacier National Park is participating in an interagency effort led by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park to monitor grizzly bear population trends in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem using bait stations, automated cameras, and traps to capture and monitor grizzly bears inside the park.

The park attempts to maintain a sample of up to 10 radio-marked female grizzly bears of an estimated population of 300 grizzly bears living in the park. Trapping efforts will continue at various locations throughout Glacier National Park May-October.”

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Busby woman admits armed meth trafficking on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Video: Lighting strike through double rainbow in Bend, Oregon, May 18, 2023. The still image from video at the top of this column is courtesy of Central Oregon Daily.

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Third night of thunderstorms brings hailstorms, sparks fires; flooding closes Jordan Road near Lake Billy Chinook.

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BLM offers reminder: Teaters Road is open to public, under court order.

Central & Eastern Washington

Security guard rescues man from RV fire at Camp Hope.

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Camp Hope nearing closure as more move out, program helps transform lives.

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Massage-parlor fugitives sue over seized money.

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Police: Evidence swiped in impound burglary. A pericope:

“East Wenatchee police say they themselves were the victims of a burglary that was discovered over the weekend, after a suspect got into an impounded car and stole items that had yet to be cataloged under a search warrant.

About 9:30 p.m. May 13, officers found that someone had broken into the vehicle impound area behind East Wenatchee City Hall. Once there, the suspect, caught on a security camera and believed to be male, entered a minivan that had been seized the previous day by a patrol officer and was being held while police requested a search warrant.

Police Chief Rick Johnson says items were taken from the vehicle, but it’s unclear whether the break-in was an effort to steal evidence related to the initial criminal investigation.”


Trial Set for Man Accused of Raping Multiple Victims in Natrona County.

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DOE awards Wyoming $41M for carbon storage hub.

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Yellowstone Park: Be Careful During Elk Calving Season.

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