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 a charging bear incident.  (See the Montana section.)


CBS video: The movement to shrink Oregon and expand Idaho.

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‘Unusually snowy’: Farmers’ Almanac predicts snowy, wet winter for region.

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An un-narrated three-minute CBS video: Nature: The Continental Divide.


‘Respect the election process’: Idaho Secretary of State responds to West Bonner recall.

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Local professional bareback rider dies after rodeo injuries.

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The Museum in the Sky.

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Athol man sentenced for Illegal Animals.


Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks says angler kills grizzly bear in self-defense in the Tom Miner Basin. An excerpt:

“An angler killed a grizzly bear in self-defense this week in the Tom Miner Basin, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

FWP says the incident happened this past Wednesday, Aug. 30, on private land along Tom Miner Creek.

Two anglers were walking through dense vegetation when they were charged by the grizzly.

One of the anglers shot and killed the bear. No people were injured.”

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Cause for concern, in Montana: American Prairie: Restoring bison to northern Montana with a patchwork nature reserve — 60 Minutes.

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Butte cold case heats up after recent victim identification.

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Company gets $2.6 million to relinquish oil lease on Montana land that’s sacred to Native Americans.

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Lone Peak High School gets #1 ranking from U.S. News and World Report.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Week-old Petes Lake Fire in Three Sisters Wilderness not growing, but only heavy rain – or snow – will put it out.

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The growing city of La Pine could see new several new businesses coming: Starbucks, Walgreens, AutoZone.

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About 1,500 firefighters working through holiday weekend to control four Willamette National Forest fires.

Central & Eastern Washington

Deputy’s bodycam shows him narrowly escaping the Oregon Road inferno.

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Leavenworth becomes Washington’s first official bear-resistant community.

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Unearthing the ice age: Inside the Coyote Canyon mammoth dig site in Tri-Cities.  A pericope:

“…the folks at McBones’ Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig Site are unearthing bones dating back to ice-age floods, around 15,000-18,000 years ago.

The story starts over two decades ago. The property owner was digging into the hillside and selling fill dirt. Someone called him up, and said, ‘I didn’t order any bones in my dirt.’ So, that’s the way it always happens. It’s all quite by accident. They went back, poked around, and found an upside-down jaw, which was kind of amazing. Had some unusual teeth in it.”

After the owner put out a photo of the unusual jaw, Kleinknecht says the image fell into the hands of Bax Barton, who we’re told, at the time, was a grad student at the University of Washington. Barton is now the research director on the Coyote Canyon dig.”

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Spokane County inmate accused of trying to smuggle 300 fentanyl pills into jail.


CBS video: The new land rush in WyomingJWR’s Comment: In Jackson, the millionaires are complaining that the billionaires are pushing them out.

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Union Pacific still says a leak caused 30 tons of chemicals to go missing.

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Casper Inmate: He Ain’t Guilty, He’s My Brother.

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Photos: Wyoming National Guard Rescue Injured Climber in Box Elder Canyon.

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