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Stories tagged: idaho state land board


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Developer buys building back from state for nearly $1M less than he was paid in 2013

An eastern Idaho real estate investor is almost $1 million richer, thanks to the state Land Board’s changing policies on real estate investments.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Boat wakes, illegal buoys on the Spokane River cause a splash that ripples all the way to Boise

There are more than 70 illegal, unpermitted buoys on the Spokane River from Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Post Falls Dam that homeowners have put out to try to slow …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Idaho approves 7 percent boost in school funding from endowment

Idaho’s public schools will see a 7 percent boost in their payout from the state endowment next year, under a plan approved unanimously by the state Land Board on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Idaho approves second state veterans cemetery, set for eastern Idaho

Plans for a second Idaho state veterans cemetery in eastern Idaho won approval from the state Land Board on Tuesday, nearly a decade after plans for a North Idaho state …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Idaho timber sale plan for state lands in 2018 draws praise from logging firms

Idaho’s top elected officials on Tuesday approved a logging plan for state lands next year aimed at selling 252 million board-feet of timber, in line with the levels of the …


Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: With Otter in Hawaii, Denney gets a chance to preside over Idaho Land Board

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney got his first chance to preside over a state Land Board meeting last week, as Gov. Butch Otter was in Hawaii for a conference …


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 …


Idaho officials vote to auction off state-owned commercial properties

Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to auction off nine state-owned commercial properties, five of them in downtown Boise near the Capitol – even as another state official warned the …


Idaho schools to get $10 million boost from endowment

Idaho’s public schools will get a $10 million boost in funding next year from the state endowment due to strong earnings in 2014 and 2015.


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 …


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.


Eye on Boise: No automatic recounts in Idaho, but loser could request one

With a couple of close legislative races around the state, the question arises of possible recounts.


Lawmakers seek to boot Attorney General from Idaho Land Board, replace with state treasurer

Idaho lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday to change the Idaho Constitution to remove the Attorney General from the state Land Board and replace him with the state treasurer.


Eye on Boise: GOP decides national delegate process

When the Idaho Republican Party holds its presidential primary election on March 8, it’ll determine how the state’s 32 delegates to the Republican National Convention are apportioned, and it’s not …


Idaho weighs private leases of public land

BOISE – State officials are debating if they should allow groups to lease public land in a way that could prevent public access. A half-dozen times over the years, the …


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 …


Idaho wildfire season worst since 1926

BOISE – Fire conditions in Idaho are the worst they’ve been since 1926, the state forester reports, and things are only looking to get worse. In the past week, the …


Eye on Boise: Otter cautious about potential conflicts of interest

There was an odd moment late in last week’s Land Board meeting, when the board had gone through a consultant’s recommendations on how to better manage the state endowment’s land …


Priest Lake cabin owners buy lake property they had leased

Nearly all of the 60 cabin owners whose Priest Lake cabin sites were auctioned by the state of Idaho on Thursday were able to purchase the properties at the appraised …


Eye on Boise: Business group launches campaign against Balukoff

The race for governor lurched into high gear last week, as the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, a lobbying group that represents the state’s largest businesses, launched an independent …


Priest Lake cabin owners file suit over state’s appraisal of leased land

Seventy-six cabin owners on Priest Lake who rent the land under their cabins from the state of Idaho have filed a lawsuit charging that the state is claiming ownership of …


Idaho board approves Priest Lake reappraisals

BOISE – Idaho’s state Land Board approved new appraisals for hundreds of state-owned cabin sites at Priest Lake on Wednesday, though lot renters who’ve long had their cabins on the …


Idaho Land Board OKs lake cabin site auctions

As many as 95 state-owned lakefront cabin sites could go on the auction block in the next eight months, after Idaho’s state Land Board cleared the way for the auctions …


Judge rules against Priest Lake cabin owners

A North Idaho judge ruled against a family who challenged the auction of their state-owned leased cabin site at Priest Lake. Cabin owners who rent their ground from the state …


Idaho drops plans for Priest Lake cabin-site exchanges

BOISE – Planned land exchanges designed to let a fifth of the lake cabin owners at Priest Lake get ownership of the land under their cabins have been dropped. The …


Eye on Boise: Idaho cabin land swaps stall

BOISE – Three land exchanges designed to swap state-owned lakefront cabin sites for commercial property elsewhere were unexpectedly rejected by the Idaho State Land Board last week, after state lawmakers …


Retry of Evel Knievel’s Snake River stunt will help schools

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel never finished high school but his stunt-jumping legacy could become a million-dollar boon for Idaho schoolchildren . As the 40th anniversary of Knievel’s attempt to jump …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s first lady mending from surgery

BOISE – Idaho first lady Lori Otter is recovering from successful shoulder surgery after an injury suffered while calf-roping last month. Gov. Butch Otter reported this past week that the …


Idaho schools won’t get funding hike

BOISE – Members of Idaho’s Land Board wouldn’t budge Tuesday when asked by the state schools chief to increase funding for schools next year. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, …


Ancestors’ ashes strewn on lake site up for 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 …