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Army Corps to host public information meeting in Priest River April 30
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting April 30 in Priest River, Idaho, to inform the public on Albeni Falls Dam operations.
Representatives from the Corps will discuss upcoming spring and summer operations, lake level coordination and review winter operations. In addition, a representative from Bonneville Power Administration will discuss Columbia River power and flexible winter power operations.
Public Information Meeting Details:
Thursday, April 30, 5:30-7 p.m. Priest River Event Center
5399 Highway 2 - Priest River, Idaho 8385
A place of serenity and reflection to remember and honor loved ones.
Many more winter months have passed with very positive results for the Memorial Garden effort. Subsequent to a generous land donation pledge from one of our community's most giving residents and a start up grant from the Kaniksu Lions Club, the steering committee focused on two more essential start up initiatives: finalizing the 501(c)3 tax status and finding a location that would be most representative of the Memorial Garden's mission statement.
The search for a location for the Garden has been narrowed to three sites. Contact has been made with each respective property owner, and we are optimistic a "final" site selection can be made very soon this spring. Once the final location has been obtained, the next phases of design and development will begin in earnest.
The Priest Lake Memorial Garden will be a wonderful addition to our community. Much more needs to be accomplished in the coming months and your help will be most appreciated!
Please contribute a tax deductible donation to:
Priest Lake Memorial Gardens
PO Box 32
Coolin, ID 83821
Email us with your thoughts at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your consideration, assistance, and support!
Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidate forum on May 4th at 6:00 at Hill’s Resort for the West Bonner County School District Trustee Zone One position.
Meet candidates Shari Dovale and Margaret (Margy) Hall. The election for the school trustee positions is Tuesday, May 19th. There will be a question/answer session. The restaurant and bar at Hill's will not be open during this event.
Give us a call so we can get you on the schedule.
We look forward to seeing our repeat customers as well as some new ones!
509-954-9152 or 509-315-4313.
Pane in the Glass
in my list, every year!
- Pecky Cox
Update: Please RSVP
Registration and Payment HERE
Reservations close Apr 27
Priest Lake Community Education Foundation Presents
Join us as we explore wines of Northern Italy with the guidance of wine
expert, Starr Jensen of Idaho Wine Merchant.
Starr will take on a delightful journey tasting the Barolo/ Barbaresco wines
of the Provence of Piedmont in Northern Italy.
Deliziosi spuntini !
(Heavy Italian Appetizers)
Saturday, May 30th at 5:00 p.m. Priest Lake Lake Golf Course
at the newly remodeled
Sandbagger's Bar & Grill
This unique event has limited seating so call now to reserve!
(208) 443 2551
$65 per person
All proceeds from this delectable event to benefit
Priest Lake Pre-School, a PLCEF Program.
PLCEF, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
The Breakwater Committee will be meeting this weekend (4/11) for the purpose of formally structuring committee assignments and responsibilities. In addition we will update progress of assembling funding resources with Bonner County, Idaho Parks and Recreation, Federal resources and private giving opportunities.
There have been a number of private tax deductible donations coming to our “Save the Thorofare” fund as a well as a matching fund pledge of $300 maximum which has already been met and will be paid at end of year. We cannot emphasize how important it is for those who are interested and care about preserving access to the Upper Lake that they show that caring with a donation or a pledge.
In obtaining grants from sources there is a specific question about what other sources are are available for the project. When they see community participation it is a great plus on the application. We appreciate all of your good thoughts about Saving the Thorofare. Of the hundreds of conversations and communications we have had in the last two months we have had no one not care. Donations shout even more! Just go to: www.priestlakethorofare.com and hit the donate button. Paypal, credit cards, checks - all are good and deductible.
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Guest Opinion: Priest Lake presents a great state vs. federal basis for a public lands study. IdahoStatesman.com
BY JOE HINSON
April 8, 2015
Somewhere within the debate over who can best manage public lands — the federal government or the states — is a tacit assumption that state lands, because they are managed to produce revenue, must therefore fail to produce important environmental values. Conversely, then, federal lands, managed for multiple uses, should routinely provide more or “better” public benefits. It’s time to challenge that assumption.
BREAKWATER COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER No. 1
Priest Lake - March 25, 2015
The revival of the Priest Lake Breakwater Committee was held February 7th. This committee was formed by the Bonner County Waterways Committee in 2004 and it was formed for similar reasons that we again face. These problems are detailed on the the Priest Lake Thorofoare website. VIEW HERE
The last month has been focused on establishing informative media and developing a plan to seek funding from wherever we can. Paperwork is already in process for us to seek resources from Bonner County which has, in the past, been there to assist in repair of the breakwater and channel improvement. On the same subject, we will be attempting to find help from our State of Idaho and even from Federal entities.
People Helping People Auction • Frequently Asked Questions
What is People Helping People Auction?
Now in its 22nd year, People Helping People Auction is the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce’s largest fund raising event assisting our local community by raising and giving funds to community non-profits directly serving the greater Priest Lake area. In other words, the PHP Auction helps Priest Lake help itself.
Who is helped by People Helping People Grant Fund?
Priest Lake community non-profit organizations: Coolin/Cavanaugh Bay Fire Department, Coolin Civic Organization, Coolin Community Garden, Hospice at Priest Lake, Nordic Sports Club, North of the Narrows Fire District, Phyllis Low Memorial Music Fund, Priest Lake Ambulance, Priest Lake Community Education, Priest Lake Elementary School, Priest Lake EMT, Priest Lake Food Bank, Priest Lake Groomers, Priest Lake Library, Priest Lake Museum, Priest Lake Search & Rescue, Priest Lake Senior Center, Priest Lake Sportsmen’s Association, Priest Lake Trails & Snowmobile Club, Sportsmen Club Fishing Clinic, West Priest Lake Fire District.
What is the Grant Fund?
The People Helping People Grant Fund was established 22 years ago and has contributed over $800,000 to non-profit organizations at Priest Lake. The People Helping People Grant Fund continues to strive to make available financial support to the community.
How is the money distributed?
Grants are awarded by an application process and carefully reviewed on a quarterly basis by the People Helping People Board of Directors. Once approved a financial grant is then awarded to the organization to move forward with their said project.
We are happy to announce the remodel of the Pro-Shop, Restaurant and Bar at the Priest Lake Golf Course.
Sandbagger’s Bar & Grill
will be open to the public, offering a completely re-imagined food and drink menu along with expanded bar seating.
Additionally. two new screens and couches have been added offering
a great place to enjoy a good meal & cold beverage while watching a sporting event or just visiting with friends.
We are excited for the 2015 Season and can’t wait to see You all !
The Priest Lake Christian Community Outreach (PLCCO), is a Christian volunteer driven Association, who assists those in need of subsistence, shelter, fuel, clothing, transportation, and spiritual needs through the combined efforts of the churches and other volunteer organizations within the Priest Lake, Idaho area.
The PLCCO plans to create a Thrift Shop in the Lamb of God Lutheran Church building which also houses the Priest Lake Food Bank. We have the authorization from the Church, and have consulted with the Food Bank in sharing the space. The Thrift Shop will be open on a day that does not conflict with the Food Bank. It will be open several days a week. All proceeds will go towards supporting the PLCCO mission.
We plan to be open starting around Memorial Day and will offer clothing, kitchen utensils, and other small items for a suggested donation. If someone cannot meet the suggested donation and has a need, we will work with them.
We are currently accepting clothing, kitchen utensils, small tools, and other small items. If someone wishes to donate, they may take it to their church or bring it directly to the home of Dick and Susan Hamm. Call 443-2456 for directions. We CAN NOT accept appliances, furniture, bicycles, or other large items.
Copper Bay Construction seeks a full time employee to be part of our marine construction crew. Job requires motivation to learn quickly and work hard. General carpentry skills and safe use of chain saws is required as well as some experience with construction framig.
Ability to weld and operate equipment is a plus. Must be at least 18 years of age. Wage depends on experience. Please send a resume or completed employment application to email@example.com
Contact 208 443 2193 if you have any questions about the position.