Stories tagged: Ruby Ridge
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Tremors of Ruby Ridge in today’s national divide
A quarter-century after Ruby Ridge, the same fires burn. The same fault lines tremble beneath the same schisms.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
25 years after Ruby Ridge, our divisions have grown
I find myself thinking about Ruby Ridge more and more lately, as I watch our country riven by these deep divisions – not just political differences – but a chasm …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Journalist was eyewitness to tragedy, nightmare of Ruby Ridge
Ruby Ridge was an American tragedy that’s now a historic icon – one born in our region’s backyard. Yet 25 years later, many either don’t know about the event in …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Return to Ruby Ridge: ‘American Experience’ returns to the North Idaho mountain where one family and the government fatally collided
The story of the Randy Weaver family and Ruby Ridge – of the events leading up to the 11-day standoff – is being revisited this week on the PBS series …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
Past opinions offer perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history Pinchot’s death, Oct. 7, 1946
Tue., March 8, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions offer historical perspective
Topics: FDR’s budget, Maple Street Bridge construction, Mideast arms sales, Ruby Ridge and the Washington State Lottery.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016, 5 a.m.
Huckleberries: Ex-mayor with Ruby Ridge role has Malheur advice
Sensible readers should agree with former Bonners Ferry Mayor Darrell Kerby, who says “Let’s hope those in authority are more concerned about life than (saving) face.”
Tue., Aug. 21, 2012
Editorial: Don’t lose lesson on Ruby Ridge anniversary
Twenty years ago today, a 14-year-old boy and a deputy U.S. marshal were killed in a tragic firefight on a nowhere hillside called Ruby Ridge. The boy’s mother perished a …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2012
Timeline from OPR report on Ruby Ridge
Timeline from the report to the Office of Professional Reponsiility of investigation of allegations improper government conduct in the investigation, apprehension and prosecution of Randall C. Weaver and Kevin Harris.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Ruby Ridge carved niche in history
Twenty years ago this week, the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in North Idaho claimed the lives of a mother, her son and a federal marshal. The standoff became a …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Ex-reporters recount Ruby Ridge standoff, aftermath
The 11-day siege known as Ruby Ridge became a bookmark in the lives of two Spokane journalists who covered the event before their careers moved in other directions. “I remember …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
Woman forgives Ruby Ridge federal agents
KALISPELL, Mont. – Sara Weaver-Balter has forgiven the federal agents who shot and killed her mother and brother 18 years ago on Idaho’s Ruby Ridge. That’s the message she wants …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010, 5:16 p.m.
Woman caught up in Ruby Ridge shows forgiveness
Sara Weaver-Balter has forgiven the federal agents who shot and killed her mother and brother 18 years ago on Idaho’s Ruby Ridge.
Thu., July 15, 2010, 8:19 p.m.
Tax protester headed north instead of to court
A Deer Park man, whose ex-wife said he might “go Ruby Ridge” if the government tried seizing his home for unpaid taxes, was ordered held without bond Thursday after being …
Thu., Sept. 7, 1995
A Look Back
Randy Weaver ran afoul of the federal government in 1989 by selling a Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms informer two illegal sawed-off shotguns and then refusing to help agents …
Mon., Aug. 31, 1992
Weaver surrenders at Ruby Ridge
A federal fugitive whom more than 400 law enforcement officers held at bay for 11 days walked down from his mountaintop refuge Monday, ending a bloody siege that killed his …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Harris gives up, but Weavers remain at cabin
Kevin Harris surrendered at Randy Weaver’s mountaintop cabin Sunday, as former Green Beret Bo Gritz continued coaxing Weaver and his daughters to give up and bring an end to a …
Sat., Aug. 29, 1992, 6:19 p.m.
Weaver discusses surrender at Ruby Ridge
Randy Weaver prayed to his god, Yahweh, Saturday and decided with his daughters’ support to delay any surrender at least one more day.
Fri., Aug. 28, 1992
Negotiator Bo Gritz reports Vicki Weaver’s death
Randy Weaver’s wife Vicki died in a gunbattle last Saturday, said former Green Beret Bo Gritz, who marched up Ruby Ridge on Friday night and may have talked Weaver into …
Thu., Aug. 27, 1992
Officers’ nerves on edge as tense Ruby Ridge standoff drags on
Randy Weaver yelled down to his sister from his ridge-top cabin Thursday, as the fugitive’s tense seven-day standoff with federal agents continued to fray nerves.
Wed., Aug. 26, 1992
Feds get first, brief response from Randy Weaver
As a tense standoff on Ruby Ridge passed its 100th hour, fugitive Randy Weaver made his first contact with federal agents Wednesday after a robot dropped a telephone beneath his …
Tue., Aug. 25, 1992
Agents not sure who killed Samuel Weaver
The son of fugitive Randy Weaver was killed instantly by a bullet during a gunfight Friday with deputy U.S. marshals, but authorities Tuesday night would not say who fired the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Agents find body of fugitive’s son; death of 13-year-old incites rage of crowd
Federal agents surrounding the cabin of mountaintop fugitive Randy Weaver found his 13-year-old son shot to death and lying next to the boy’s rifle in a shed.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Charges filed in marshal’s killing; separatist’s protege now fugitive too
Federal murder charges were filed Sunday against a Spokane man who has taken refuge in a mountaintop cabin with a fugitive who is far more notorious.
Sat., Aug. 22, 1992
Authorities brace for long wait at Ruby Ridge as arms buildup continuing outside cabin
An army of police equipped with helicopters and armored personnel carriers poured into the woods Saturday where a U.S. marshal was killed, but they failed to dislodge a fugitive from …
Fri., Aug. 21, 1992
U.S. marshal fatally shot at Ruby Ridge; fugitive’s cabin surrounded
A Federal marshal was shot and killed Friday while keeping an eye on the North Idaho mountaintop fortress of a fugitive who has vowed he and his family will not …