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Five groups sue to block reopening of road bisecting key grizzly habitat in Idaho

Five groups filed a lawsuit hoping to block the reopening of a long-closed road bisecting key grizzly bear habitat in the Idaho Selkirks.

New campsites available on Priest Lake

The Priest Lake Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests has new reservation options on Bartoo and Kalispell Island Campsites on Priest Lake.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Friday snow dump causes more than 100 collisions in Spokane, cancels classes

The first major snowstorm of the season brought more than half a foot of powder to the Spokane area on Friday, creating hazardous driving conditions, prompting colleges to cancel afternoon …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Spokane high school student pinned by falling tree in North Idaho; prepared classmates carry the day

The boys kicked the 90-foot tall, dead tree, tempting the widow-maker with each stomp, caught in the exuberance of outdoor adventure.

Change or perish: Hill’s Resort at Priest Lake transitions to next generation

“Our family goal, stated at all our meetings, has been to see Hill’s Resort stay in the family.”

Spokane woman dies in utility vehicle crash near Priest Lake on Sunday

Jessica Stovall, 36, was ejected from the vehicle after it rolled while she tried to negotiate a turn at a high speed, the Idaho State Police said. A passenger sustained …

August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake

August trip of the month: Rent a boat on Priest Lake

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Man swims 23-mile length of Idaho’s Priest Lake

There is a point in any endurance sport – once the muscles have loosened and the seconds have blended into minutes and then, even, hours – that the world condenses, …

100 years ago in Spokane: Voters back major road construction bond

Spokane County’s big road-paving bond issue passed by a nearly two-to-one margin.

100 Years Ago in Spokane: Fishermen missing after boat capsizes

Searchers were looking for five men whose boat capsized while on a fishing trip on Priest Lake. Among the missing were a lawyer and power utilities manager, and they set …

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

Judge orders John Stockton and Priest Lake neighbors to pay $500,000 in attorney fees

Basketball star John Stockton and his neighbors have been ordered to pay about $500,000 in attorney’s fees following their botched attempt to stop a development on Priest Lake, according to …

John Stockton’s bid to block development on Priest Lake wetlands falls short

Basketball legend John Stockton failed in a bid to block the development of 65 acres of wetlands near his Priest Lake residence.

Border Patrol agents want road reopened through grizzly habitat north of Priest Lake

U.S. Border security may prompt the reopening of a road bisecting important grizzly bear habitat north of Priest Lake.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Priest Lake property owners win tax appeal

Priest Lake landowners who challenged the assessed value of their waterfront parcels for tax purposes prevailed Monday in a lawsuit against Bonner County.

Priest Lake sled dog races set this weekend

The annual Priest Lake sled dog races will be held Saturday.

Fifty years (and more than a few beers) later, Priest Lake Snowshoe Softball tournament still going strong

If you’re going to drink beer and chase an oversized softball through fields of snow wearing cheap plastic snowshoes at least cover the ball in pink jello.

Priest Lake cold-water bypass in wait-and-see mode

The Priest Lake cold-water bypass project is in wait-and-see mode.

Idaho auctions Priest Lake lots for $25.6 million

Idaho officials have auctioned 51 state-owned lakefront lots on Priest Lake for $25.6 million.

Priest Lake’s Reeder Bay Campground closed for season

The Reeder Bay Campground, on Priest Lake, will be closed for the 2018 season while the campground is upgraded to flush toilets, according to a U.S. Forest Service news release.

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: Fri., April 6, 2018

Spokane’s Ruthie Henrickson pays tribute to Priest Lake on her debut album ‘Summers I Know’

Henrickson will release “Summers I Know” at the Bartlett on Friday.

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

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

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,

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

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

2 injured in Priest Lake boat crash

Two people were injured after their boat crashed into Papoose Island on Priest Lake early Monday morning.

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.

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

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.