About Randy Stapilus

Randy Stapilus founded Ridenbaugh Press in 1988 (as publisher of his book Paradox Politics) and the same-named web site and blog in 1994, making it one of the oldest political-oriented blogs in the Northwest. He edits and publishes the Idaho Weekly Briefing e-publication and an electronic monthly publications on water rights the National Water Rights Digest (both available by email), and writes a column on Idaho for several newspapers in the region. He is the author of a number of books on Idaho, most recently including 100 Influential Idahoans 2015, some published by Ridenbaugh Press and others by the Globe-Pequot Press and by the Caxton Press. (See the Ridenbaugh Press bookstore for a full list.) He lives in Carlton, Oregon, with his wife Linda.

Website: ridenbaugh.com

Randy Stapilus’ Books

Crossing the Snake

I lived in Idaho for almost exactly 30 years, first for a couple of months in the fall of 1973, then for a long time starting in August 1974. A few months shy of that three-decade anniversary, on March 17, 2004, I drove a Penske moving van west across the I-84 bridge at Ontario and… [Read More]

New Editions

Newspapers are going through changes. But that’s nothing new: From their beginnings they have evolved in more significant and surprising ways than most people know. New Editions shows how time has shaped the newspapers of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, what they’re like today, and where they’re going. Which may not be where you think. New… [Read More]

Outlaw Tales of Idaho

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