June 13, 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, we focus on growing wolf pack numbers. (See the Region-Wide and Washington sections.)

Region-Wide

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Melting snow to fill up rivers around the Inland Northwest.

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Wolf numbers increasing in Yellowstone, and throughout the Northern Rockies. An excerpt:

“Wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains have met the FWS’s criteria for a recovered wolf population since 2002. As of December 2015, the US Fish & Wildlife Service estimated about 1,704 wolves and 95 breeding pairs in the Northern Rocky Mountain Distinct Population Segment.

The gray wolf was removed from the endangered species list in 2011 in Idaho and Montana. They were delisted in Wyoming in 2016, and that decision was held up on appeal in April 2017. Wolves are hunted in Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana under state hunting regulations.”

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Yes, there is a way that Oregon counties could become part of Idaho.

Idaho

Cd’A School District declares financial emergency.

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Video: A group of over 2,500 sheep were herded towards the Table Rock region in Eagle, Idaho.

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Over at Redoubt NewsNo Confidence in Idaho State Rep. Mark Sauter.

Montana

Montana’s wolves: 2022-2026 Wolf population forecasting report.

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Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Montana Gov. Signs Bill Banning Transgender Surgeries for Children.

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Avelo Airlines returning to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

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Montana transgender lawmaker faces censure or expulsion.

And,

Montana’s Transurrection – An Eyewitness Account.

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Montana House votes to bar transgender Representative from House floor.

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Family of Big Timber dog attack victim searching for answers after attack.

Central & Eastern Oregon

Prineville man loses trailer with 2 flat tires while chased by Crook County deputies; raid finds 350 lbs. of pot inside.

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The family of a boy who fell 40 feet while rock climbing wants to say ‘thank you’ to first responders.

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Black Butte Ranch gives us a grand tour of new $20 million lodge ahead of next Monday’s opening.

Central & Eastern Washington

State biologists confirm wolf pack on Mount Spokane during annual wolf survey.

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Annual Washington wolf population report shows growth in wolf packs and breeding pairs in 2022.

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Two people found dead on roadside after a suspected hit-and-run by drunk driverJWR’s Comments: Wow! “Car parts, including a license plate…” It is sorta hard to argue one’s innocence, with evidence, like that.

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Spokane Farmer’s Market moving to Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition.

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Police release body cam footage of Pasco officer involved shooting.  A quote:

“The video shows Officer Hanks pull into the Circle K where he stopped in front of the white BMW driven by 38-year-old David Ramos Galvez, later identified by police.”

A later news report:

Man accused of shooting a Pasco officer was ready to fire at a deputy too, says report.

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Woman sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering wife in Mesa.

Wyoming

Wyoming, Other Western States, Obliterate Snowpack Records.

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Wyoming Game and Fish talk hunting licenses and sheds.

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University of Wyoming students sue Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority over trans membership.

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