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 located in the American Redoubt region that are of interest to preppers and survivalists.


Today is election day in many states, for state and local issues. Examine the backgrounds of your candidates closely, and then get out and vote!

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101 things to do in the Inland Northwest this summer.


Reader R.J. sent this: West Coast exodus drives surprising political effect in red state, and it’s not a liberal shift. Here is an excerpt:

“Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the country, according to recent census data, with most of the increase coming not from births, but from West Coast movers. The rapid population gains have ballooned housing prices and strained inventory, while also sparking fears among conservative Idahoans that their new neighbors will bring liberal policies across the state line.

On the politics front, however, voter registration data suggests Gem State Republicans have nothing to fear.

‘Politically, we are not changing anything’ Bonner County Commissioner Luke Omodt said. ‘Idaho is actually growing redder.'”

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Chad Daybell trial: Full recap of prosecution’s case.

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‘This case is turning into a hamster wheel’: Family of slain University of Idaho student frustrated at pace of murder trial.

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6 people killed, 10 others injured in Idaho when pickup crashes into passenger van.


Sun River WMA Shed [Antler] Hunt draws hundreds of people.

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New BLM rule will stop new coal land leases in Powder River Basin.

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Montana man restoring vintage horse-drawn farming equipment.

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‘An important mission’: Department of Defense visits with Montana families of missing servicemembers.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Avelo Airlines adding 5th Redmond-Los Angeles flight; offers promotional $100 fare.

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Bald eagle with severe lead poisoning being treated at Think Wild.

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Reward offered for information about poisoning of three wolves, two Golden Eagles in Wallowa County.

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Backlash from DEI programs fueled hate speech at city meeting in Oregon.

Central & Eastern Washington

To file under:  “All’s well that ends well”: Plane emergency lands on highway, pilots say they didn’t know about the spare fuel tank.

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Body recovered from vehicle that went over cliff in Grant County.

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Spokane Police continue investigation into downtown shooting during Torchlight Parade.


Appeals court hears Wyoming university students’ lawsuit against sorority for allowing trans member.

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Jackson’s Vertical Hydroponic Farm Goes National With First-Of-Its-Kind Urban Farm Model.

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Yellowstone National Park issues safety warning as elk calving season begins.

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