Ridenbaugh Press

Ridenbaugh Press We specialize in the Northwest region, and in the issue of water rights. But our interests in books, periodicals and the web range farther afield.
Ridenbaugh Press provides independent public affairs updates and analysis of events of note in the Northwest, specifically Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In addition to general political and public affairs activity, we watch and report on water rights news in both the Northwest and the United States. We produce the ONLY monthly report on water rights legislation, laws, and litigation in all 50 states.

Looking for a seasonal gift that’s a little different, and a lot useful? Something that will keep on giving in the weeks...
11/23/2018
Idaho Weekly Briefing

Looking for a seasonal gift that’s a little different, and a lot useful? Something that will keep on giving in the weeks and year ahead?
Consider the Idaho Weekly Briefing.
Each Monday those people you designate will be able to catch up on what’s going on around the state – courtesy of ONE SINGLE DONATION from you.
We’re trying a crowd-funding campaign to allow us to continue sending out a weekly news briefing filled with events of note that happened in the Gem state the previous week. It’s kind of like “The Week” for Idaho. They won’t have to fight their way through the pop-up ad jungle to get to the actual news – because we don’t run ads. there’s no “Fake News” – we draw from the original source and include links back to the source.
By supporting this effort, you’re helping support independent journalism; you’re contributing to an Idaho institution (the Briefing has been in publication for more than a quarter century); you’re helping keep alive a record of Idaho’s living history; and each week, the folks you designated to receive the Briefing will be reminded that you care about them.
When you make a contribution, you personally receive the premium indicated for the various contribution levels...AND YOU GET TO NAME YOUR GIFT RECIPIENTS! We offer special perks in return for specific contributions, and those perks can be sent either to you or someone you designate. And we’ll make sure the people who receive it know it’s coming from you.
Contribute today. You can do it, and learn more .at:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/idaho-weekly-briefing

Getting and staying informed in Idaho - every week | Check out 'Idaho Weekly Briefing' on Indiegogo.

The fundraising campaign for the Idaho Weekly Briefing I mentioned earlier this week is now underway.We're planning to r...
10/04/2018
Idaho Weekly Briefing

The fundraising campaign for the Idaho Weekly Briefing I mentioned earlier this week is now underway.

We're planning to replace subscription fees entirely and make the publication free access - assuming we receive the funding we need.

We have launched at the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. The address (you can go there right now) is:

https://igg.me/at/iwb

There you'll find a button for contributing to the campaign, and special perks - available nowhere else - if you do.

There's also a note about the publication and the campaign (and several samples of recent Briefings) at www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/weekly-briefings/

The campaign will run six weeks. Please spread the word with your contacts – anyone interested in what’s happening in Idaho. And contribute, if you’re inclined.

Getting and staying informed in Idaho - every week | Check out 'Idaho Weekly Briefing' on Indiegogo.

Ridenbaugh Press's cover photo
10/02/2018

Ridenbaugh Press's cover photo

Just a reminder: If you're Cyber Monday shopping, that books are always a great gift for any time of year, and you can f...
11/28/2016
www.ridenbaugh.com

Just a reminder: If you're Cyber Monday shopping, that books are always a great gift for any time of year, and you can find something for just about anyone from Ridenbaugh Press.

Our books focus on Northwest topics, and are written by Northwest authors...everything from our two most recent releases: What Sells Books -- a step-by-step publishing & marketing guide by Randy Stapilus, RP publisher and award-winning author...

and Pathway of Dreams - the story of the creation of Boise's Greenbelt - from a wasteland/dump to the city's central jewel and major recreational and parks system.

You'll also find books like: Eye on the Caribou a first hand account by Chris Carlson -- communications director for then-Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus who was responsible for carrying out the Alaska Lands Act which determined how Alaska's lands were allocated to the native peoples and the U.S. government.

For lighter reading there's The Unpublished ... letters to the editor of the Idaho Falls Post Register that didn't quite make the publishing cut.

There are books for parents and grandparents (Raising the Hardy Boys by mom, columnist, and author Nathalie Hardy) to books on politicians (Conversations with Atiyeh by W. Scott Jorgensen) to books on Water Law and the Snake River, to memoirs of Viet Nam - then and now.

Our focus is on sharing stories of the Northwest - politics, history, and contemporary life - from Northwest authors. And even if you live east of the Rockies, there are lessons to be learned and stories to be had between these pages.

Visit: www.ridenbaugh.com for the complete list and to order.

04/30/2016
Nathalie Hardy: author site

Today is the last day of April...which this year means you have SEVEN DAYS to figure out what you're getting the mothers in your life for MOTHERS' DAY!

And of course we'd love to help - but you need to move on it now: Books are always a great option (along with a box of bon-bons and a bottle of wine - and a day off for Mom).

Ridenbaugh Press has a variety of books, in both e-versions and traditional, hold-it-in-your-hands books. Our first suggestion would be Raising the Hardy Boys, by mother, author, and columnist Nathalie Hardy.

Customer reviews on Amazon all give it 5 stars and comments include: " It is something any new mom would love, and any "non" mom would thoroughly enjoy it as well. Great gift for an expectant mom." " Nathalie's lack of pretense is refreshing and rare...and makes you feel like you're comparing notes with your best friend...no judgement here!" "Her words are deep, sweet, funny, transparent and poignant."

Available on Amazon, or order directly: http://ridenbaughpress.com/nathaliehardy/

From the introduction . . . So, now that we’ve established what this book is not, I’d like to tell you what it is. I really would. Except I don’t know, not exactly. Every year when it’s time to submit entries for newspaper competitions I look over my collection and wonder how to answer that. Essenti…

FYI folks: today is Cyber Monday on Amazon & one of their specials is a Kindle for $49.99. & if you buy one it makes it ...
12/01/2015
Merry Is Optional: Christmas Chaos With the Hardy Boys

FYI folks: today is Cyber Monday on Amazon & one of their specials is a Kindle for $49.99. & if you buy one it makes it that much more convenient to buy e-copies of Ridenbaugh Press books, such as the new: Merry is Optional (http://www.amazon.com/Merry-Is-Optional-Christmas-Chaos-ebook/dp/B018N8QH4S) by Nathalie Hardy.

From the author of Raising the Hardy Boys, here are more columns and other writings about the Christmas season in the Hardy household - and lessons learned.

11/27/2015
David Frazier: official author site

http://ridenbaughpress.com/davidfrazier/
Drafted!
"After three return trips to Vietnam I find it impossible to “forget about Vietnam and move on.” I have attempted to encourage other vets to go back to no avail. For some the memories are just too painful and others have the squalor of the country and the horrors of war locked in their minds so deeply they wouldn’t even consider it. The entire experience, during 1967-68 is without question the most interesting and formative period of my life. ... After recalling the Army and Vietnam memories and putting them on paper for this book, I realized I have been searching for some sense of logic about the Vietnam War my entire life."

Tomorrow the "official" Christmas shopping season begins. If you want to shop, but don't want to venture out, check out the books we have available. Order early directly from RP so books can arrive in time; or you can order via Amazon. We just would like to encourage you to support local NW authors and (of course) a local NW publisher.

David Frazier has been on air – on the radio – talking about Drafted! Here are a couple of his interviews. Michigan State University WKAR Boise State University Radio

Time to start shopping...buying a book will not only give a lasting, useful gift, you're supporting local Northwest auth...
11/24/2015
Eye on the Caribou

Time to start shopping...buying a book will not only give a lasting, useful gift, you're supporting local Northwest authors, and publisher! Today's book is a great find for Alaskan friends, fans of Pres. Jimmy Carter, fans of former Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus, wilderness and land use planning folks, and folks who like reading political procedurals (yes - we know you're out there!):

Eye on the Caribou:
Told from the perspective of one who was on the inside, here’s the story of how an immense collection of eco-systems in Alaska were saved and preserved. It was an effort spanning 80 years, from the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt and culminating with President Jimmy Carter signing into law the greatest piece of conservation legislation in history. It is also the story of many outcomes, some of them unexpected. It is a story of grit, greed, political double-crosses and shrewd strategy that achieved what many thought unobtainable.
http://ridenbaughpress.com/chriscarlson/index.php/eye-of-the-caribou/

Hate to do this, but...Christmas is coming! And if you want to get that special person a special book, you need to order...
11/20/2015
Ridenbaugh Press/publisher: our writers, projects and services

Hate to do this, but...Christmas is coming! And if you want to get that special person a special book, you need to order early (and often!). Check out our great selection of Northwest-specific books at www.ridenbaughpress.com.

Scroll down the column on the right side to see all of the great titles from politics to parenting to memoirs and biographies.

Our focus is the Northwest, our authors live here, and so do we.

This Christmas: Support your local publisher and authors!

We all read letters to the editor...and we all sometimes wonder what the ones they don't print look like. Well, wonder n...
04/03/2015

We all read letters to the editor...and we all sometimes wonder what the ones they don't print look like. Well, wonder no more! The Idaho Falls Post Register has compiled a selection of the letters that "never made it into print...until now." It's our newest release and it's available through the Post Register, or here: http://www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/ridenbaugh-book-store/the-unpublished/

Still thinking about getting a Valentine gift? Books last a lifetime...ours focus on Northwest authors and subjects, but...
02/06/2015
Ridenbaugh Press/Northwest » Ridenbaugh Book Store

Still thinking about getting a Valentine gift? Books last a lifetime...ours focus on Northwest authors and subjects, but that still gives you a broad range to consider: Raising the Hardy Boys, this collection of columns by award-winning columnist Nathalie Hardy is a great read for parents, grandparents, and non-parents (seriously - I don't have children and I enjoyed this conversation on keeping parenting real); Fighting the Odds by LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer examines the life of Idaho Senator Frank Church: From his role in developing wilderness areas to his early opposition to the Vietnam War, to investigating the CIA, Church was a leader on a host of difficult issues – and he did so representing a state where his views were not always in the majority.

For those interested in that era, two other books: One Flaming Hour, and Drafted! share experiences of VietNam - one from the view of a medivac helicopter pilot who left with more questions than answers, the other from a photographer who has returned to VietNam several times since the war and shares his pictures and observations.

All of the books are available through Amazon, so if you order now, you'll have them in time for Valentine's Day...and a number are available as e-Books.

You can see the full list at:
http://www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/ridenbaugh-book-store/

Through the WatersisThrough the Waters: An Oral History of the Snake River Basin AdjudicationSee the THROUGH THE WATERS page.

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09/04/2014

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09/04/2014

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Untitled Album
09/04/2014

Untitled Album

Our latest book is out: The memoir from former Twin Falls Times News publisher, and current state legislator, Stephen Ha...
03/11/2014
Ridenbaugh Press/Northwest » Journey West

Our latest book is out: The memoir from former Twin Falls Times News publisher, and current state legislator, Stephen Hartgen. He is clear in his views, which you may agree with or not, and his storytelling as well. Hartgen is a fine writer, and whatever your views you'll find his story compelling (and generating plenty of opportunity for discussion). I know we did.

From years ago, Ridenbaugh Press named Stephen Hartgen as one of the most influential people in Idaho, and that was long before he became a state legislator, becoming better known around the state.

2014 Oregon Political Field Guide is now hatched! Know your state. Know your county - and all of Oregon's counties. Know...
02/13/2014

2014 Oregon Political Field Guide is now hatched! Know your state. Know your county - and all of Oregon's counties. Know your state and local officials, and best of all: Know your fellow voters. Check it out:

The Orgon Political Field Guide 2014. By Randy Stapilus and Hannah Hoffman; published by Ridenbaugh Press, Carlton, Oregon. 320 pages. Softcover. (e-book forthcoming). List price $15.95. Also at Amazon.com, and at book retailers around the Northwest.

NOTE: (pdf copy of the book is available for review)

Online at: http://www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/political-field-guides/

There's a new Idaho Political Field Guide just now being released, and it has a new author too: co-author Marty Trillhaa...
02/11/2014
Ridenbaugh Press/Northwest » Political Field Guides

There's a new Idaho Political Field Guide just now being released, and it has a new author too: co-author Marty Trillhaase, writing this one with Randy Stapilus (who wrote the last edition two years ago). Check it out (and order) at this page.

Idaho 100 by Randy Stapilus and Martin Peterson. Order the Kindle at Amazon.com. For the print edition, order here or at Amazon.

01/14/2014

Something special for the new year.

This year - for the second year - we're putting out a yearbook based on the Idaho Weekly Briefing. It's an e-book in PDF format, like the Briefings, so the vast number of links in it are hot. The annual compiles the core of the Briefings, the most significant reports from the full year, into one place, easily reviewable and easily searchable.

And subscribers can get their copy sent right away by email for just $3.95. The cost for nonsubscribers is $13.95.

It's available absolutely nowhere else other than through our website. Go to the main page - at www.ridenbaugh.com - and make your selection. Oregon and Washington Briefing annuals are available too, and there's a low price for buying all three.

Check it out!

Just back from a town hall meeting with Representative Suzanne Bonamici. She was cool and explanatory, outweighing some ...
10/21/2013
Ridenbaugh Press/Northwest » Bonamici at Yamhill

Just back from a town hall meeting with Representative Suzanne Bonamici. She was cool and explanatory, outweighing some of the misinformation in some of the tin-foilish questions.

The period after a federal government shutdown and near-default, both fomented by extremists, might seem to be a time when cooler heads might dominate the discussion and raise the questions. The situation seems to be more mixed at congressional town hall meetings, however: tin foil was amply in appe...

Micah was proof to me that the future really could belong to my generation. I had seen an article at one point that dubb...
10/12/2013
Ridenbaugh Press/Northwest » Transition: excerpt 3

Micah was proof to me that the future really could belong to my generation. I had seen an article at one point that dubbed us “Generation Indentured,” in light of the huge deficits and limited opportunities being dropped into our laps. But if Micah’s situation was any indication, we were up to the challenge and ready to start right away.

This is an excerpt from the Ridenbaugh Press book Transition, by W. Scott Jorgensen. More will be appearing over the weeks to come. The book is available now from Ridenbaugh Press.

Got a NW history buff that you need a Christmas gift for? Have we got a deal for you!Today, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct....
10/26/2012
The Intermediary

Got a NW history buff that you need a Christmas gift for? Have we got a deal for you!

Today, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28, the Kindle version of The Intermediary the Intermediary, the great bio of early Idaho settler William Craig, is available through Amazon for FREE!

But just for three days.

What happens when cultures clash, and one person tries to get them to live together? At a time when Americans were only exploring what are now western states, William Craig tried to broker peace between native Nez Perces and newcomers from the East. A native Virginian on the run, Craig became a m...

Copies of the Idaho Political Field Guide and the Oregon Political Field Guide arrived today - buy early and we'll make ...
04/20/2012
Ridenbaugh Press » The Oregon Political Field Guide

Copies of the Idaho Political Field Guide and the Oregon Political Field Guide arrived today - buy early and we'll make sure Randy signs your copy! http://ridenbaughpress.com/the-oregon-political-field-guide/

Oregon politics isn’t just the story of politicians: It is also the story of the people whose votes puts them into office. The Oregon Political Field Guide, the first book-length independent and current review of Oregon politics in a generation, focuses hard on those voters: Who they are and how the...

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The fundraising campaign for the Idaho Weekly Briefing is now underway. We're planning to replace subscription fees entirely and make the publication free access - assuming we receive the funding we need. We have launched at the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. The address (you can go there right now) is: https://igg.me/at/iwb There you'll find a button for contributing to the campaign, and special perks - available nowhere else - if you do. There's also a note about the publication and the campaign (and several samples of recent Briefings) at www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/weekly-briefings/ The campaign will run six weeks. Please spread the word with your contacts – anyone interested in what’s happening in Idaho. And contribute, if you’re inclined.
The fundraising campaign for the Idaho Weekly Briefing I mentioned earlier this week is now underway. We're planning to replace subscription fees entirely and make the publication free access - assuming we receive the funding we need. We have launched at the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. The address (you can go there right now) is: https://igg.me/at/iwb There you'll find a button for contributing to the campaign, and special perks - available nowhere else - if you do. There's also a note about the publication and the campaign (and several samples of recent Briefings) at www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/weekly-briefings/ The campaign will run six weeks. Please spread the word with your contacts – anyone interested in what’s happening in Idaho. And contribute, if you’re inclined.
The fundraising campaign for the Idaho Weekly Briefing I mentioned earlier this week is now underway. We're planning to replace subscription fees entirely and make the publication free access - assuming we receive the funding we need. We have launched at the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. The address (you can go there right now) is: https://igg.me/at/iwb There you'll find a button for contributing to the campaign, and special perks - available nowhere else - if you do. There's also a note about the publication and the campaign (and several samples of recent Briefings) at www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/weekly-briefings/ The campaign will run six weeks. Please spread the word with your contacts – anyone interested in what’s happening in Idaho. And contribute, if you’re inclined.
Tomorrow I’m launching a fundraising campaign for the Idaho Daily Briefing, and I wanted to give you a heads up and make a request. You may know about the Briefing (about what’s happening in Idaho, 40-50 pages, delivered online by early Monday morning), which I’ve published for quite a few years. To now, I’ve supported it with subscription fees. I want to make it freely available, and make some improvements in it that will entail expense, so I’m starting a crowdfunding campaign to make that happen. It launches tomorrow on the site IndieGoGo. I’ll send the address for that site tomorrow. There more about this (and several samples of recent Briefings) at www.ridenbaugh.com/index.php/weekly-briefings/ The campaign will run six weeks. As of tomorrow, I’ll be spreading the word as best I can, so what I’m asking is that you spread the word as well with your contacts – whoever is interested in what’s happening in Idaho. And contribute, if you’re inclined. And please let me know what you think. The whole idea is to make this a community project. Thanks.