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 the dramatic rescue of a drowning man, on the Snake River. (See the Idaho section.)
Mountain Home family helps save the life of a man drowning in the Snake River. The article begins:
“The day started as a typical day for Rachelle Ruffing and her family; They had planned a trip to Twin Falls after their family dog had passed away. They decided to spend the day paddleboarding the Snake River before their dinner reservations. They headed to Pillar Falls and spent some time there before heading back, but things took a turn when they noticed an empty kayak right behind them.
“And I just made an assumption or conclusion that somebody was supposed to be in that kayak, and then I just waited, and I started paddling as fast as I could in my paddleboard to get over to the kayak,” Ruffing said.
The kayak belonged to Brendon Lease, who was on a road trip with some friends. They made a stop in Twin Falls where Lease decided to go kayaking, but the currents in Pillar Falls cause his kayak to flip over.
A couple of minutes after noticing the empty kayak, Ruffing says they spotted Lease’s body, by that time his lungs had filled with water and Ruffing says his body was already blue.
After locating Lease, Ruffing’s daughter’s boyfriend immediately jumped into the water to retrieve the body.”
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Flying into the Frank Church Wilderness to the river of no return
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Investigators say campground shooting involved off-duty cop
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Nelson outlines special legislative session

Survivor of grizzly bear attack is frustrated with FWP response
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Postal Service stops Montana mail changes amid objections
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Many Billings business owners unaware of new requirement to provide paid sick leave
Eastern Oregon
Pandemic and Riot Fallout: Businesses Looking To Relocate To Central Oregon. A snippet:
“Pat Kesgard of Compass Commercial real estate says businesses in urban areas like, Portland, Seattle and L.A. are moving here to avoid stringent pandemic restrictions, and, in some cases, issues related to the demonstrations. Kesgard says they’re having a hard time keeping up with the demand. Multi-family housing is also a big draw for investors. He says, however, restaurant and retail properties are still a question mark. He says most businesses are managing rent payments, which is good sign.”
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Trespassing Incident Leads To Shooting Death Of Dog
Eastern Washington
In Spokane’s latest fight over fluoride, advocates are making their case to leaders, not voters
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Police locate bronze statue of child previously stolen from EWU campus
Governor praises ‘multi-billion dollar’ F.E. Warren nuclear missile replacement project. Here’s an excerpt:
“The Air Force says that the ICBMs will be replaced with “ground based strategic deterrent” (GBSD).
‘Military construction is phased ahead of the actual deployment of GBSD to allow time for initial beddown, ensure facilities are ready for any unique mission equipment, and support training and operational certification prior to the first sites obtaining operational status at each wing,’ the Air Force says. ‘Using infrastructure at current locations allows both the Minuteman III and GBSD weapons systems to continue meeting all nuclear surety and safety standards throughout their operational lives, particularly during the transition period.’”
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Detectives reopen 22-year-old cold case of Cache Creek skeleton
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