What does Ridenbaugh Press do?
We provide public affairs publications, primarily about the Pacific Northwest; and we provide editorial services internationally.
Public affairs publications? What are those?
Primarily, our PADs – the WPAD (Washington Public Affairs Digest), OPAD(Oregon Public Affairs Digest) and IPAD (Idaho Public Affairs Digest). Through them we keep our subscribers up to date with the full view of what’s going on in the region that’s of lasting importance (as opposed to the car crashes and house fires that dominated so much of the local TV news).
Daily, we also provide updates on our blog at the Ridenbaugh Press home page.
What services do you provide?
Check our service page for details, but briefly:
We help people produce books (we have been producing a series of books for theNational Association of State Auditors Comptrollers and Treasurers), as well as publish periodicals. We also provide writing, editing and proofreading services to a number of clients.
Who are you guys?
We’re a small but very efficient group of Northwesterners who keep a close watch on developments in the region.
Founder Randy Stapilus has been a journalist, analyst and author in the region since 1974. An award-winning reporter and editor for daily newspapers including those in Boise, Pocatello, Nampa, Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene, he is also the author of a number of books,
including the award-winning Paradox Politics (published by Ridenbaugh Press, 1988) and It Happened in Idaho (published by the Globe-Pequot
Press, 2002). He is editor and publisher of the Ridenbaugh Press publications.
Linda Watkins is the managing editor and marketing director of Ridenbaugh Press. She has worked as well with a wide variety of organizations, including the Idaho State Bar, the Idaho Controller’s Office and the National Association of State Auditors Comptrollers and Treasurers. She worked for a number of years on ranches and resorts in Idaho’s backcountry.
Ridenbaugh Press also has had a number of columnists and contributors.
How can we reach you?
In this connected age … many ways.
This web site provides, of course, e-mail contacts (you can use these links forStapilus and Watkins).
We have several mailing addresses, but the fastest currently is P.O. Box 834, Carlton OR 97111.
Our voice phone numbers are (503)852-0010; if more speed is needed, try cell (208) 484-0460.
Did you move? Are you publishing the same things you have been?
In March 2004 we moved some operations from Boise, Idaho to Carlton, Oregon, making us active in both in the interior and coastal parts of the Northwest. We’re in the process of expanding our Oregon and Washington efforts, but we’re keeping on top of our familiar Idaho publications and services as well. In fact, we think the expansion has added some new dimension to our Idaho activities.
How was Ridenbaugh Press founded?
It was founded in 1988 to publish Paradox Politics. Randy Stapilus then decided to publish more about Idaho, then about the Pacific Northwest and some other subjects; other authors are in the backlist as well.
It’s an old settler’s name in Idaho which has turned up on notable landmarks in the Boise and Moscow areas. Mainly, it sounded like a good name.
We’ve been contacted occasionally by out-of-region members of the Ridenbaugh family interested information about the Idaho Ridenbaughs. We’ve provided what little we have, but it isn’t much. If you’re interested, the best source of information would be the Idaho Historical Society.
Do you take credit cards?
In effect, yes – through Paypal. You can find out more here.