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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 10:54 A.M.

    Idaho officials vote to auction off state-owned commercial properties

    Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to auction off nine state-owned commercial properties, five of them in downtown Boise near the Capitol – even as another state official warned the …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 2:18 P.M.

    Idaho schools to get $10 million boost from endowment

    Idaho’s public schools will get a $10 million boost in funding next year from the state endowment due to strong earnings in 2014 and 2015.


  • MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 3:53 P.M.

    Idaho to auction off 41 Priest Lake cabin sites on Saturday

    Forty-one lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake will be auctioned off Saturday by the Idaho Department of Lands at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2015

    Idaho to auction nine unleased lakefront lots

    Previous auctions of state-owned lots on Priest Lake in North Idaho have drawn little competitive bidding, possibly because of a reluctance to bid against longtime cabin-owners who lease the land. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2015

    Idaho weighs private leases of public land

    BOISE – State officials are debating if they should allow groups to lease public land in a way that could prevent public access. A half-dozen times over the years, the …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015

    Eye on Boise: Schools could get $3 million a year more from endowment

    Idaho schools could collect nearly $3 million a year more from the state’s endowment starting a year from now. Based on how investment returns are coming into Idaho’s endowment, the …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

    Priest Lake cabin owners buy lake property they had leased

    Nearly all of the 60 cabin owners whose Priest Lake cabin sites were auctioned by the state of Idaho on Thursday were able to purchase the properties at the appraised …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

    Daredevil calls off plan to jump Idaho canyon

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho – A Texas motorcycle daredevil says he’s calling off plans to try to recreate Evel Knievel’s failed motorcycle leap across the Snake River Canyon next month – …


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

    Idaho board approves Priest Lake reappraisals

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Land Board approved new appraisals for hundreds of state-owned cabin sites at Priest Lake on Wednesday, though lot renters who’ve long had their cabins on the …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

    Idaho Land Board OKs lake cabin site auctions

    As many as 95 state-owned lakefront cabin sites could go on the auction block in the next eight months, after Idaho’s state Land Board cleared the way for the auctions …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013

    Idaho cabin owners outbid in auction for state land leases

    Two Priest Lake cabin owners were outbid for their leases on the state land under their Idaho cabins on Thursday – including one who has at least five ancestors’ remains …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

    Retry of Evel Knievel’s Snake River stunt will help schools

    Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel never finished high school but his stunt-jumping legacy could become a million-dollar boon for Idaho schoolchildren . As the 40th anniversary of Knievel’s attempt to jump …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2013

    Idaho schools won’t get funding hike

    BOISE – Members of Idaho’s Land Board wouldn’t budge Tuesday when asked by the state schools chief to increase funding for schools next year. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

    Ancestors’ ashes strewn on lake site up for auction

    The Starlin family stands to lose a lot more than the lake cabin their great-grandfather hand-built on leased state land back in 1933 as Idaho auctions off the parcel next …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013

    Auction of Priest Lake cabin sites off

    BOISE – Idaho has dropped the auction of three undeveloped lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake this summer. “Those three were not the ideal locations, after on-site review,” Thomas Felter, …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013

    Eye on Boise: Crapo addresses losing campaign funds

    BOISE – Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo is defending his former campaign manager who lost $250,000 in campaign funds in a risky investment, while also calling the incident “discouraging” and “distressing.” …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

    Priest Lake cabin owners can request new appraisals

    BOISE – Priest Lake cabin owners who object to skyrocketing appraisals on the state-owned land under their lake homes can request new appraisals, the state Land Board decided Tuesday. If …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

    Five cabins face ‘conflict bids’

    BOISE – Four cabin owners on state-owned, leased land at Priest Lake, and one at Payette Lake, could lose their lake homes this fall after drawing competitive bids for their …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

    Time short for cabin site renters

    BOISE – Idaho’s top elected officials quietly heard a presentation Tuesday on what happens if longtime renters of state-owned lake cabin sites just walk away from their leases as rates …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

    Idaho puts lakefront cabin lots up for auction

    For the first time, Idaho is opening up every state-owned cabin site on Priest Lake to bidding that could pit longtime leaseholders against new hopefuls willing to pay substantially more …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

    Priest Lake covenant proposal riles some cabin owners

    BOISE – As Idaho moves toward transferring hundreds of state-owned cabin sites on scenic Priest Lake to private owners through land exchanges or auctions, the state wants to protect the …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

    Idaho Land Board updating plan

    BOISE – An ideological debate in Idaho over government competing with the private sector has prompted the state Land Board to begin updating its asset management plan for the state …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011, 10:05 A.M.

    Idaho to update state lands investment policy

    Idaho’s state Land Board voted unanimously today to begin crafting updates to its asset management plan for the state endowment, to reflect recent updates, such as the decision dispose of …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

    Land Board OKs sale of cabin sites

    BOISE – Idaho in early June will prepare to sell or trade away some or all of its 521 leased lakefront cabin sites, including more than 350 at Priest Lake. …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011, 3:32 P.M.

    Idaho prepares to sell off or trade away lake cabin sites

    Idaho will start surveys and other groundwork in early June to prepare to sell off or trade away some or all of its 521 leased lakefront cabin sites, including more …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

    Judge says he’ll freeze cabin site rents

    BOISE – Priest Lake cabin owners scored a surprise win in court Tuesday, as a district judge in Boise indicated he’ll issue an order to freeze the rents they pay …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011, 5:24 P.M.

    Priest Lake cabin owners score surprise win in court

    Priest Lake cabin owners scored a surprise win in court Tuesday, as a district judge in Boise indicated he’ll issue an order to freeze the rents they pay for the …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011

    Eye on Boise: Idaho endowment fund sees nice earnings bounce

    BOISE – It’s been a good year so far for Idaho’s permanent endowment fund, with earnings on investments through March 31 at 23.1 percent. Larry Johnson, investments manager, said the …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011, 12:26 P.M.

    Priest Lake cabin owners get two more years

    Owners of cabins on state-owned land at Priest Lake got another two-year lease extension today, but it comes with a rent hike.


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 26, 2010

    Land Board’s PR agent well known among GOP

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Land Board has paid more than a quarter-million dollars since 2007 to one of the state’s top Republican operatives for a public relations campaign, but officials …


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