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  • Family sues to stop Priest Lake 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 campground closed for tree removal

    Beaver Creek Campground at the northwest end of Priest Lake has been closed today and visitors are being evacuated after Forest Service inspectors discovered more than 40 hazardous trees that …


  • Falling tree kills Sandpoint camper during storm

    Thunderstorms pushed over a 200-foot-tall tree Sunday night in the Priest Lake area that killed a camper, sending staffers with the Idaho Panhandle National Forests into a scramble to assess …


  • No cougar on Priest Lake island, officials say

    Campers on Bartoo Island in Priest Lake reported hearing and seeing what appear to be a cougar on Monday, but a search turned up no evidence that a cougar had …


  • 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, …


  • Vacant Priest Lake lots will be put up for auction

    BOISE – Idaho will auction off three undeveloped cabin sites on Priest Lake in North Idaho this year, partly to get a sense of land values on the lake as …


  • Idaho to auction off 3 bare Priest Lake lots

    Idaho will auction off three new undeveloped cabin sites on Priest Lake this year, partly to get a sense of the true bare-land values as the state moves toward divesting …


  • 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 …


  • 2013 is year of the kokanee for area anglers

    Region-wide forecasts suggest 2013 will be “the year of the kokanee” in the Inland Northwest. Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho and Lake Koocanusa in Montana are providing their best fishing in …


  • 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 …


  • Priest Lake history told through just-released photo collection

    Seventy years of Priest Lake history told through 380 photographs are now on display in your home, office or wherever you want to view them. The Priest Lake Museum Association …


  • Field Reports: Priest Lake fish plan to be presented at meeting

    FISHING – As a divisive debate on managing non-native lake trout with native cutthroats and popular kokanee at Priest Lake continues, Idaho Fish and Game officials will hold a public …


  • Out & About: Researchers to net mackinaw at Priest Lake

    Lake trout studied at Priest Lake FISHING – Coinciding with a debate about future management of the Priest Lake mackinaw fishery, the Idaho Fish and Game Department is joining a …


  • Lake trout yields boarder’s lost finger

    When Haans Galassi of Colbert got a call from the Bonner County sheriff Tuesday morning, he had a feeling he knew what it was about. “The sheriff called me and …


  • Lake trout gives fisherman the finger

    When Haans Galassi of Spokane got a call from the Bonner County sheriff Tuesday morning, he had a feeling he knew what it was about.


  • Covenants placed on Priest Lake sites

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Land Board voted Wednesday to impose restrictive covenants on state-owned cabin sites at Priest Lake to ensure that the land use there doesn’t change as some …


  • Idaho OKs restrictions for Priest Lake cabin sites

    Idaho’s state Land Board voted unanimously today to impose restrictive covenants on state-owned cabin sites at Priest Lake, to ensure that the land use there doesn’t change as some or …


  • 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 …


  • Idaho mulls covenants on Priest Lake cabin sites

    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 value of …


  • Priest Lake leaseholders could lose longtime homes

    When Jim and Myrna Brown invested in their Priest Lake cabin 20 years ago, they hoped summers on North Idaho’s “crown jewel” would become a family legacy. Like so many …


  • Police investigate boat crash on Priest Lake

    The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Wednesday night boating accident on Priest Lake that left three people in need of medical attention.


  • Snowmobiler-commissioned study disputes caribou impact

    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho – Protecting habitat for woodland caribou has cost North Idaho’s economy $26 million, with winter tourism in the resort area of Priest Lake taking the biggest hit, …


  • High court backs Idahoans

    A Priest Lake, Idaho, couple has prevailed in a property rights case involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Supreme Court sided unanimously with Mike and Chantell Sackett, who …


  • Sacketts tell panel about EPA woe

    WASHINGTON – A North Idaho couple took their fight against the Environmental Protection Agency to Congress this week, saying the federal government is destroying people’s lives. Mike and Chantell Sackett, …


  • Field reports: Visiting snowy owls find roads rough

    MIGRANTS – Snowy owls seem to be showing up in ones and twos all over the northern tier of the United States this winter as they migrate from arctic homes …

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