Stories tagged: Priest Lake
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
Priest Lake’s lake trout fishery will not be suppressed
Priest Lake’s abundant lake trout population will not be suppressed, Idaho Fish and Game told stakeholders last week.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
Idaho set to upgrade Priest Lake outlet dam and keep Thorofare navigable
The Idaho Water Resource Board will spend $2.4 million on upgrades to Priest Lake, including work on the outlet dam and improvements to the Thorofare linking the upper and lower …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:07 p.m.
State study says Priest Lake needs $5M worth of work on channel, outlet dam, breakwater
Priest Lake needs $5 million worth of work, to keep the narrow, 3-mile-long Thorofare between the upper and main lakes open to boats. That’s the conclusion of a $300,000,
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
In brief: Water study, Thorofare topic of Priest Lake meeting
An open house meeting to explain alternatives for managing Priest Lake water levels and navigation through The Thorofare is set for Friday at 4-7 p.m. at Priest Lake Elementary School, …
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
2 injured in Priest Lake boat crash
Two people were injured after their boat crashed into Papoose Island on Priest Lake early Monday morning.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5 a.m.
Fire burning in roadless wilderness causing problems for the Forest Service
A fire has been burning in remote wilderness straddling the Washington-Idaho border north of Priest Lake for six weeks.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning
A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6 p.m.
Black bear swats Priest Lake jogger on Kalispell-Reeder trail; injuries minor
A black bear charged a man jogging along Priest Lake on Monday, inflicting minor injuries to his leg before running off, Idaho Fish and Game Department officials say.
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
SUP pioneer applies Pacific Ocean skills to paddling Priest Lake
It wasn’t quite like paddling 40 miles across Pacific Ocean waves from Molokai to Oahu, but a stand-up paddleboarding pioneer relished his
Thu., July 13, 2017, 6:25 a.m.
Kokanee or mackinaw: Which will anglers prefer for Priest Lake?
Anglers attached to fishing Priest Lake tend to fall into two camps that are being asked to make a decision. One group favors a return to the good old days …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:27 a.m.
Woman, two dogs injured in bear attack near Priest Lake
A 60-year-old woman hiking with her dogs was seriously injured in a bear attack near the Priest Lake visitor center on Tuesday morning
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:10 a.m.
Vocal Point: Exhale releases tree frog from teapot
Everything was peaceful and quiet as we read and played solitaire. Suddenly we heard a funny noise: “Gu-rr-ump!” We looked at each other. Then we heard it again. “Gu-rr-ump!” “Gu-rr-ump!”
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Reader photo: Smooth as glass
Sat., 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.
Mon., 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.
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
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 …
Sat., 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 …
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.
Mon., 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.
Wed., 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: Wed., 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: 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 …
Fri., 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. …