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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Another 59 Priest Lake cabin sites auctioned off by state of Idaho – this time for $29.1 million

Fifty-nine lakefront cabin sites on scenic Priest Lake were auctioned off by the state of Idaho last Friday and Saturday, with no competitive bidding – all sold for their appraised …


Eye on Boise: A fifth of Labrador’s fundraising is for general, not primary election

Of the $309,046 that Raul Labrador has raised for his run for 2018 governor so far, $65,000 – more than 20 percent – is designated for the general election, not …


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 …


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 …


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.


More Priest Lake cabin sites to go to auction

Idaho’s state Land Board has voted to offer all remaining lessees of state-owned lake cabin sites an opportunity to bid on the ground under their cabins at auction by the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 7:42 p.m.

Idaho auctions off 8 Priest Lake cabin sites

One Priest Lake cabin site – an acre and a half of lakefront land with a rustic A-frame cabin on it – drew bidding that drove the price 50 percent …


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. …


Priest Lake lot auction brings in $15 million for Idaho schools

Idaho’s public school endowment made $15.65 million last week when the state auctioned off 35 lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake. All the lots were purchased at the appraised price …


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 …


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 …


Priest Lake cabin site sales bring in nearly $27 million

At the Aug. 28 auction of state-owned Priest Lake cabin sites at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, many in the crowd wondered if Idaho really was getting a better deal for …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Lawmakers return donations from Priest Lake land lessees

Top Idaho lawmakers have returned scores of campaign contributions that appeared to be linked to action on state-owned cabin lots at Priest and Payette lakes. Stunned last fall by the …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Priest Lake cabin owners can get new appraisals

Priest Lake cabin owners who object to new Idaho appraisals that showed the state-owned land under their lake homes ballooning in value this year by an average 84 percent can …


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 …


Four Priest Lake cabin owners face competitive bids for properties

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 …


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 …


Clock ticking for state-owned Priest Lake cabin sites

Idaho’s top state elected officials Tuesday quietly heard a presentation on what happens if longtime renters of state-owned lake cabin sites just walk away from their leases, faced with big …


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 …


Priest Lake cabin owners face costly choice

For the first time ever, the state of Idaho is opening up every state-owned cabin site on Priest Lake to conflict bidding – meaning others could bid against the current …