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Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

New 80 mph speed limit brings more tickets 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say troopers have handed out more speeding tickets on interstates where speed limits have increased to 80 mph compared to the same time period last year. The agency tells the…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014

Tom Wielgos celebrates after entering the winning bid for the Priest Lake site where he has a home on Thursday. His was the only bid on the property during the auction at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The state of Idaho auctioned long-leased sites, many with cabins or houses on them. In most cases cabin owners bought the land under their rural vacation homes. (Jesse Tinsley)

Auction wraps up; 59 of 60 cabin sites sold

The first auction of state-owned cabin sites at Priest Lake has wrapped up, with 59 of the 60 lots sold, no current lessees being involuntarily outbid for their cabins, and the state’s public school endowment fund earning $26,903,812. The crowd here at the Coeur d’Alene…

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School endowment has made $7.5M so far

By my calculations, the state's public school endowment has made $7,555,000 so far today at the auction of Priest Lake cabin sites. That's the amount that's been bid just for the land; the successful bidders were all the current lessees, so they already own the…

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'The process has been confusing and frustrating'

Denny Christenson, president of the Priest Lake State Lessees Association, has been watching today’s public auction of 60 state-owned lakefront cabin sites with interest. “We’re in the 5 o’clock session,” he said. “I’m encouraged.” When the first batch all went for appraised value, he said,…

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Number of cabin sites back up to 60

There are close to 250 people gathered in a ballroom at the Coeur d'Alene Resort now for the Priest Lake cabin-site auction, and state Lands Department deputy director Patrick Hodges says the number of sites on the auction block has jumped back up to 60,…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

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