Stories tagged: Priest Lake
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Priest Lake revved up for snowmobiling with groomed trails, services
Relentless snowfall has smothered Priest Lake this winter, and snowmobilers are loving it. “This is one of those years when snowmobiles can drive right up to the restaurant, have a …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016, 2 A.M.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 12:31 P.M.
Reader photo: Smooth as glass
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 3:13 P.M.
Road near Priest Lake Tower Fire site closing for timber salvage
Forest Service Road 659 on the west end of Squaw Valley in the Priest Lake Ranger District will be closed this fall for timber salvage.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 12:48 P.M.
Small wildfire burning in remote area of Priest Lake Ranger District
A small wildfire is burning a mile south of Gleason Mountain in a remote area of the Priest Lake Ranger District, Forest Service officials said Monday.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Local lawyer dies in water skiing accident
Dan McGinnity, 43, died in a water skiing accident Thursday. Family and friends remember the Spokane patent lawyer.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 3:30 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: Emulating Lewis and Clark in family expeditions
There is something about the expedition of Lewis and Clark that inspires me every time I pack gear anywhere. I like to pretend I’m on a similar expedition as I …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
Reader photo: No groomed paths lead to Selkirk’s Lions Head
Often seen from a distance, the Lions Head is a formation of two 7,200-foot-plus peaks on the Selkirk Crest northeast of Priest Lake. A hardy few make the trek to …
MONDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Bidding spikes price for Priest Lake lot in auction
Another batch of lakefront lots on Priest Lake were sold at auction Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as part of a continuing effort by the Idaho Department of Lands to sell …
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.
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016, 3:21 P.M.
Idaho to study Priest Lake water level in case of future low-water years
A $300,000 study will examine adding water storage capacity at Priest Lake, which could keep lake levels high during drought years, while still providing downstream flow to Priest River.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
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: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015, 3:28 P.M.
Lack of planning turns last-minute kid-free weekend into solid adventure
Last year, after my wife and I realized we would have a kid-free week when our son and daughter went away to camp, we decided to organize our own summer …
UPDATED: MONDAY, 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 …
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. …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015
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 …
SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015
Sackett, who took on EPA, gets prison in sex case
A Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in a wetlands dispute decided by the nation’s highest court will spend more than a year in prison for a …
SUNDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015
Flow cut out of Priest Lake sparks worry about river’s health
Drought conditions are creating conflicts at Priest Lake. The mountain lake is one of North Idaho’s top resort destinations, drawing people from all over the region for fishing, boating and …
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Panhandle fisheries manager Jim Fredericks knows tending fish has social element
Jim Fredericks was named Panhandle fisheries manager seven years ago after seven years as the regional fisheries manager based in Idaho Falls. “Without a doubt, the biggest single challenge in …
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
Firefighters camp at Priest Lake will be used for regionwide deployments
Firefighters will be a common sight in Priest Lake this summer, with the creation of a camp that will dispatch crews to wildfires throughout the region. The facilities set up …
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015, 2:44 P.M.
Another bat tests positive for rabies
A dead bat, found on the shores of Priest Lake, has tested positive for rabies, according to a news release from Panhandle Health District.
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015
Crews battle flames near Colville, Springdale
As forest fires continued to burn in Stevens County and across Eastern Washington, officials banned fireworks and open burning. Hot temperatures and winds led to red flag warnings.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015, 7:28 P.M.
Man injured in sky diving accident near Priest Lake
The Priest Lake Search and Rescue team was called out Friday afternoon to find and rescue an injured skydiver.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
Field reports: Priest Lake canoeists shift plans after icy reception
CANOEING – Two Spokane-area canoeists thought they’d take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow last weekend to beat the boating crowd to Upper Priest Lake. They …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015, 6:55 A.M.
Search and Rescue teams learn winter survival basics from Air Force pros
The winter survival clinic conjured up visions from Jack London’s classic short story, To Build a Fire, as students labored to create life-saving warmth near the damp, snowy shores of …
SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015, 6:54 A.M.
‘Saved by Pedro’: Rescued climber ready to give back, joins Search and Rescue team
After being rescued from a climbing accident at Chimney Rock and recovering from the injuries, Ammi Midstokke has joined the ranks of the volunteers who saved her. “I get to …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Three masked robbers jumped from the woods and held up the “auto stage” of the Priest River-Priest Lake line and absconded with the passenger’s …