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Tue., Feb. 5, 2013, 12:04 p.m.

Survivalist compound proposed in North Idaho

In this photo taken Jan. 15, 2013, a statue of a logger stands outside an elementary school in St. Maries, Idaho near where a survivalist group plans to build a compound. The proposal is called the Citadel and has created a buzz among folks in this remote logging town 70 miles southeast of Spokane, Wash. The project would more than double the population of Benewah County, home to 9,000 souls.  (Associated Press)
In this photo taken Jan. 15, 2013, a statue of a logger stands outside an elementary school in St. Maries, Idaho near where a survivalist group plans to build a compound. The proposal is called the Citadel and has created a buzz among folks in this remote logging town 70 miles southeast of Spokane, Wash. The project would more than double the population of Benewah County, home to 9,000 souls. (Associated Press)

SURVIVAL -- The Citadel, a 2,000 to 3,000-acre enclosed survivalist compound proposed for the St. Maries, Idaho, area is not really an outdoors story, other than in its potential to change the complexion of hunting and fishing in the St. Joe River region.

But it's an ugly sign of the times to which everyone should be acquainted.

See today's AP story by Nicholas K. Geranios.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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