April 20, 2024

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, a report of heavy April snowfall in Casper, Wyoming. (See the Wyoming section.)

Region-Wide

Wallowa County voters respond to ‘Greater Idaho’ ahead of May election.

o  o  o

Oregon residents may secede over ‘east-west’ political divide: ‘Not a unified state to me anymore’.

o  o  o

10 Most Conservative Cities in America. JWR’s Comment: Not surprisingly, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Great Falls, Montana made the list.

o  o  o

Yet another attempt by a left-leaning newspaper to make the American Redoubt movement look racist: Idaho at the epicenter of American Redoubt, white Christian nationalism movement. JWR’s Comments:  Once again, a journalist has slapped on the false “racist” label, ignoring facts. These journalists never mention the blacks and Asians involved in the movement. Nor do they ever mention that since the very beginning when I launched the movement, I have encouraged both conservative Christians and Jews to relocate to the Redoubt region. Shame on Bob Kustra and The Idaho Statesman newspaper for publishing this attempt to unfairly tar the American Redoubt movement.

Idaho

Idaho becomes second state to make gender-affirming health care for minors a felonyJWR’s Comment: Note the way that the writer at the left-wing site The Hill phrased this article.  Bias in the mass media is pernicious.

o  o  o

A Welcome Rethink on Ranked-Choice Voting: Idaho joins other states in banning the confusing election system. This Wall Street Journal article begins:

“Progressives want to impose the system known as ranked-choice voting around the country, which is a good reason to pause and ask why. That now seems to be happening, as Idaho becomes the latest state to put the brakes on a confusing system that has produced dubious outcomes.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little in late March signed a bill prohibiting county election officials from using ranked-choice voting (RCV) in any local, statewide or federal election.”

o  o  o

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signs bill banning employers from requiring coronavirus vaccines.

o  o  o

Sources: ID from Idaho killings found in Kohberger home searches.

o  o  o

Jury set in Lori Vallow-Daybell trial.

o  o  o

Idaho state fishing record shattered by 5-year-old girl one cast at time.

Montana

Reader Paul B. sent this: Montana most polite state in the U.S., while Californians could use some lessons in manners.

o  o  o

Floods, soon? Community organized a Spring Runoff Informational Meeting in Red Lodge.

o  o  o

This winter was one of the coldest in Yellowstone National Park.

o  o  o

Montana Rail Link: ‘Significant progress’ cleaning up train derailment site.

o  o  o

California couple files petition to save house in Glacier National Park.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Bend home sales prices on rise again, Redmond holds steady as spring sees boost in interest.

o  o  o

Two men dead after small plane crash near Oregon-Idaho border.

o  o  o

Nurses union files unfair labor practice charge alleging St. Charles ‘spied’ on nurses during personal time.

Central & Eastern Washington

Deputies recover over 1,000 Xanax pills from a stolen vehicle.

o  o  o

$4.3 million awarded to move Spokane’s unhoused population into permanent housing.

o  o  o

Dayton man shot while attempting to break into a home in Walla Walla.

Wyoming

Late snow: Casper hired contractors to help with snow removal. A pericope:

“The people of Casper have had quite the hole to dig themselves out of — literally.

City snow removal crews are working 24-hour shifts, while six different private contracting companies are all working 12-hour rotations. This, in an effort to clear snow from arterial streets and neighborhoods following this week’s record-breaking blizzard.

City crews, including Streets, Public Utilities and Solid Waste, have been working round the clock on 12-hour shifts since Monday, April 3. Five private contracting companies began working 12-hour shifts Wednesday, and a sixth was added yesterday.”

o  o  o

Billionaires Are Moving Millionaires Out Of Jackson, Similar Trends Happening Across Wyoming.

o  o  o

Wildlife officials determine likely cause that killed hundreds of Wyoming pronghorn in a matter of weeks.

o  o  o

$7K+ in Catalytic Converters Stolen From South Cheyenne Tow Yard.

Send Your News Tips

Please send your American Redoubt region news tips, event announcements, and American Redoubt-based companies worthy of a mention to JWR. You can do so either via e-mail or via our Contact form.