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 expanding grizzly bear territory.  (See the Region-Wide section.)


In the Northern Rockies, grizzly bears are on the move.  Here is an excerpt:

“Keane had lived on the plains 16 miles north of Loma, Montana, for 14 years. He married into the farm and he and his wife grew wheat, canola, flax and hemp. They kept chickens, but not cows. To the best of Keane’s knowledge, the closest grizzlies lived some 150 miles west in Glacier National Park — certainly not in the wide-open ranchland of north-central Montana. He reasoned that the bear followed the Marias River, which flows east from Glacier County, near the Blackfeet Reservation, and runs along the edge of the Keane farm. “I guess he happened to smell the chickens and came up out of the river bottom,” Keane said.

At the time, Keane’s grizzly sighting was the easternmost in the United States in more than a century. He had heard murmurings around town that the bears were moving closer, “but you just don’t expect one to be in your backyard,” he told me. As the grizzly pulverized his poultry, Keane dialed up the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks to report the animal.”

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Pacific Northwest bracing for extreme fire risk this year.


Davos Elite Meeting in Idaho?

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City of Moscow reaches settlement with members of Christ Church following arrests at mask protest.

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Over at Redoubt NewsIdaho Must Cut Ties with the American Library Association.

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North Idaho College to retain accreditation status, for now.

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Three killed when freight train collides with a car in Bonner County.


Escaped suspect in Michigan murder taken back into custody in Montana.

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Huckleberry Fest in Whitefish, August 11-13.

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Montana State Library Withdraws from American Library Association “The Constitution Forbids Association with an Organization Led by a Marxist”.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Cayuse Fire burns east of Pendleton.

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Judge holds emergency hearing on requested order to halt Hunnell homeless sweep, sets another for Monday.

Central & Eastern Washington

Remains of missing Pasco woman found after four years.

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Spokane’s new 60-foot-long electric buses.


Judge Who Banned Feds From Censoring Social Media Lists Evidence: Here’s What’s In It.

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$347.9 Million Allocated For Wyoming High-Speed Internet Infrastructure.

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Woman accused of burning Wyoming’s only full-service abortion clinic reaches plea agreement.

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