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Meeting planned to discuss potential Priest Lake cold-water bypass

A potential cold-water bypass in Priest Lake will be discussed at public meeting on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Priest Lake Elementary School.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 6:30 a.m.

Skade’s slug: Newly discovered North Idaho species named for wildlife biologist’s daughter

A new species of jumping slug has been discovered in the coldest glades of the Selkirk Mountains. It was named Skade’s jumping slug after a girl who will experience significiant …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Remains of woman missing since 2004 found near Coeur d’Alene

Remains found in a wooded area near Coeur d’Alene have been identified as 34-year-old Christine Lott,


Priest River Industrial Park: A small-town economic success story

After 37 years, a group of tenacious volunteers in Priest River, Idaho, just a few miles from the Washington border, can claim a spot among those that have succeeded in …


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: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Two Priest River boys shot at while fishing; one wounded in leg

Two Priest River teens were shot at while fishing near Priest River Tuesday and one was wounded in the leg as they fled the area, according to the Bonner County …


2017 Intermountain League preview: Timberlake seeks to continue title streak

The Timberlake football team may field its youngest team ever under coach Roy Albertson.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

Jogger killed by log truck in Priest River

A woman visiting family in Priest River, Idaho was struck and killed by a log truck last week while jogging along a two-lane road.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Plane crash lands in Pend Oreille River near Priest River

A pilot and his passenger were uninjured after they ended up in the Pend Oreille River after trying to land their float plane around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.


Intermountain League: Timberlake still the favorite but rest should close gap

While the Timberlake Tigers are favored to claim a 13th consecutive crown and advance to the state playoffs for a 14th straight year under Roy Albertson, this is the first …


Jim Meehan: Frank Capehart, 87, deals remarkable pair of aces

Frank Capehart was playing with his buddies at the Ranch Club in Priest River on May 10 so it was already going to be a good day. It got quite …


Priest River teacher marks 25 years of astronaut visits

Someone once told teacher Chris Naccarato he’d never get an astronaut to visit his students at Priest River Elementary School. He didn’t get one. He got over 20 astronauts – …


Idaho state lawmaker’s Confederate flag photo disappointing to some

An Idaho state representative’s Facebook post of herself posing with a Confederate flag has touched a nerve in the state, which still resents being associated with the racism of Richard …


Rally centers on veteran, potential weapons confiscation in Priest River

A group of about 100 people in Priest River, Idaho, lined up outside a U.S. Navy veteran’s house Thursday to protest claims that federal officials plan to confiscate the man’s …


Idaho Transportation Department to pay $52K in fines for asbestos error

The Idaho Transportation Department has agreed to pay nearly $52,000 in fines for demolishing a Priest River office building that was riddled with asbestos, without taking precautions to keep the …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago “Dead Man’s Curve,” on the road to Palouse about 8 miles east of Colfax, claimed two new victims.


Idaho boys basketball roundup: Lakeland Hawks end drought

It was a smile of relief. Sure Lakeland boys basketball coach Dave Stockwell was overjoyed to see his team break a state tournament drought. But it was definitely a stress-relieving …


Priest River looks for boys basketball coach after firing Nick Ivie

First-year Priest River boys basketball coach Nick Ivie has been fired. Ivie, a Priest River graduate, didn’t coach in the Spartans’ final regular-season game last week and wasn’t with the …


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 …


Softball notes: Sibling rivalry good for Spartans

Brittany Krampert’s initial response to her little sister showing an interest in softball was a bit short of welcoming. “For a while I was actually mad she was playing it …


Softball notes: LC’s Sage Scheiwiller always weighs her options

Sage Scheiwiller’s choices are as plentiful as her talents. Scheiwiller is having a successful season as Lewis and Clark’s pitcher, but she began her high school career at second base, …


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 …


Moscow advances to state tournament

Dane Randall and Nick Ellison combined to score 26 points as the Moscow Bears recovered from a shaky third quarter to beat the visiting Lakeland Hawks 60-53 for the 5A …


Driver in deadly I-90 incident charged

A Hayden man charged with killing a man who had stopped to assist another motorist on Interstate 90 west of Spokane was ordered Monday to remain in the Spokane County …


Drawdown of Priest Lake begins Oct. 8

The drawdown of Priest Lake to its winter level will begin Oct. 8.


N. Idaho sheriff candidate defends cross burning

A white power activist campaigning to be the next Bonner County sheriff hosted a cross burning last week with fellow Ku Klux Klan members and is defending the ceremony as …


Accident injures two near Priest River

Two people were injured in a late night accident on Highway 2 east of Priest River Saturday. The Idaho State Patrol reported that a 2001 GMC Yukon was heading west …


Then & Now photos: Priest River

Most people see the town of Priest River, Idaho, population 1,750, while en route to cabins and campgrounds on Priest Lake. But the town has a rich timber and railroad …


Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit debuts in big event for little Priest River

When one lifelong resident of Priest River, Idaho, learned a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution would spend more than a month in her hometown, this was her response: “I …


Kalispel Tribe restoring native trout in Pend Orielle tributary

The good ol’ days are back for cutthroat trout in a 5 1/2-mile stretch of a Pend Oreille River tributary. A handful of genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout have been …