Stories tagged: Idaho state Land Board
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Idaho approves 7 percent boost in school funding from endowment
Idaho’s public schools will see a 7 percent boost in their payout from the state endowment next year, under a plan approved unanimously by the state Land Board on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Idaho approves second state veterans cemetery, set for eastern Idaho
Plans for a second Idaho state veterans cemetery in eastern Idaho won approval from the state Land Board on Tuesday, nearly a decade after plans for a North Idaho state …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Idaho timber sale plan for state lands in 2018 draws praise from logging firms
Idaho’s top elected officials on Tuesday approved a logging plan for state lands next year aimed at selling 252 million board-feet of timber, in line with the levels of the …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: With Otter in Hawaii, Denney gets a chance to preside over Idaho Land Board
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney got his first chance to preside over a state Land Board meeting last week, as Gov. Butch Otter was in Hawaii for a conference …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Priest Lake cabin sites to be auctioned Friday
Four unleased, state-owned lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake will be put up for public auction this Friday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, with bidding starting around half a million …
Tue., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Idaho auctions 39 Priest Lake cabin sites, just one draws competitive bids
A 1.7-acre slice of North Idaho lakefront heaven on Priest Lake – with just a rustic, one-bedroom cabin on it – drew the only contested bidding at a weekend auction …
Mon., 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.
Sun., May 22, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: No automatic recounts in Idaho, but loser could request one
With a couple of close legislative races around the state, the question arises of possible recounts.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Lawmakers seek to boot Attorney General from Idaho Land Board, replace with state treasurer
Idaho lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to change the Idaho Constitution to remove the Attorney General from the state Land Board and replace him with the state treasurer.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process
When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
Idaho to auction state-owned lots at Priest Lake
In another step toward exiting the lakefront landlord business, Idaho will auction 38 state-owned lots at Priest Lake this week. Last year, the state auctioned 59 lots with lake homes …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Idaho wildfire season worst since 1926
BOISE – Fire conditions in Idaho are the worst they’ve been since 1926, the state forester reports, and things are only looking to get worse. In the past week, the …
Sun., Dec. 21, 2014
Eye on Boise: Otter cautious about potential conflicts of interest
There was an odd moment late in last week’s Land Board meeting, when the board had gone through a consultant’s recommendations on how to better manage the state endowment’s land …
Fri., 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 …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Eye on Boise: Business group launches campaign against Balukoff
The race for governor lurched into high gear last week, as the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, a lobbying group that represents the state’s largest businesses, launched an independent …
Sat., June 21, 2014
Priest Lake cabin owners file suit over state’s appraisal of leased land
Seventy-six cabin owners on Priest Lake who rent the land under their cabins from the state of Idaho have filed a lawsuit charging that the state is claiming ownership of …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Judge rules against Priest Lake cabin owners
A North Idaho judge ruled against a family who challenged the auction of their state-owned leased cabin site at Priest Lake. Cabin owners who rent their ground from the state …
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013
Idaho drops plans for Priest Lake cabin-site exchanges
BOISE – Planned land exchanges designed to let a fifth of the lake cabin owners at Priest Lake get ownership of the land under their cabins have been dropped. The …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013
Eye on Boise: Idaho cabin land swaps stall
BOISE – Three land exchanges designed to swap state-owned lakefront cabin sites for commercial property elsewhere were unexpectedly rejected by the Idaho State Land Board last week, after state lawmakers …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013
Eye on Boise: Idaho’s first lady mending from surgery
BOISE – Idaho first lady Lori Otter is recovering from successful shoulder surgery after an injury suffered while calf-roping last month. Gov. Butch Otter reported this past week that the …
Wed., 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, …
Tue., 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 …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2013
Eye on Boise: Tom Luna’s school fund push stalls
BOISE – Political fireworks flew at the Idaho state Land Board last week, as, for the second time in five years, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna sought to boost the …
Wed., 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 …