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In a word, (besides, "cold"), the snow is "slabby". Last week's wind apparently came from all directions and thus trashed all of the good snow up high (above 6500').
Better skiing can be had below that where much of the snow settled. At 5500' where I started touring, the fresh snow was easily 15" deep...but got increasingly shallow and wind blown the higher I skied.
Lots of propagation cracks with each step up higher, and very slabby, view HERE. Did I mention beautiful, clear (cold) day?
- ATLC Weather Correspondent
Two Priest Lake cabin owners lose state leases
Betsy Z. Russell
Two Priest Lake cabin owners were outbid for their leases on the state land under their Idaho cabins on Thursday - including one who has at least five ancestors’ remains buried on the site.
The family is hoping to overturn the results of the auction through its pending lawsuit, and their Spokane attorney said he was surprised the state went ahead with the auction; state lands officials said there was nothing legally to stop it.
“Because there was no injunction filed, there was nothing that would preclude it moving forward,” said Idaho Department of Lands spokeswoman Emily Callihan. “We have a legal obligation to put expiring cottage site leases up for advertisement. If somebody other than the current lessee emerges who’s interested in acquiring that, we have to hold the auction.”
Spokane attorney J. Scott Miller said, “The litigation is still pending.” He’s waiting for a ruling from a North Idaho judge on his motion to “declare that the auction process itself was flawed and it was an invalid auction. So what the state has done is they’ve gone ahead and had the auction regardless.”
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December 4, 2013
By GORDON RAGO Staff writer
A team of county officials last week submitted 147 pages of objections in response to Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ revised forest plan released in September.
This year is the first year in roughly a quarter century that the plan has been updated and for the next 10-15 years it will act as a guideline for land management activities including grazing, acquatic habitats and air quality, among others.
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SANDPOINT — Bonner County commissioners are urging the U.S. Forest Service not to designate any more lands as wilderness in the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai national forests.
The board’s position is something of a departure from previous commissions, which have over the years mostly supported the establishment of proposed Scotchman Peaks wilderness in northern Idaho and western Montana.
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On behalf of The Priest Lake Food Bank and The Priest Lake Kaniksu/Coolin Lions Club, we want to thank all the wonderful people who have donated to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Food Drive.
With your tremendous support, we are able to make a wonderful holiday food basket for the many people who use our food bank. Items that they normally do not receive will be made available for them during this Holiday Season. We will also be able to build Christmas Baskets with the funds raised.
We want to thank The Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, a charitable foundation for stepping forward with their "Match" donation program.
Their support with our fundraiser really put us over the top. We raised over $15,000.00 and checks are still coming in.
That's right ! over $15.000.00
We want to thank the following individuals who have made this fundraiser such a great success:
Heidi Stephan Powell:
I think you are 100% right! Craig landed on the corner of that thing, crotch first, one summer and it wasn't pretty. Scared everyone in the boat and I think he was lucky to ever have children! LOL!.
Wow, he really did live his life to the fullest!
Looks like the ski ramp just south of Hills . . . back in the late 50's.
Audrey Bennett: Schenck:
I was going to write the same thing, I worked up there in 58 and 59 and remember that. wonderful memories.
Crystal Shirey: The good old days lots of fun. Miss him.
Dena Miller Sodergren:
I remember that jump~! Long long time ago.. I was just a kid, staying @ Hill's every summer ...
This photo also made the Spokesman, which I have..... Love it!
Jim, Jim Luby, and Randy Watkins! Bunch of studs!
Robin Luby Grant:
I wish I was around to see this! I know my dad Steve Luby skied alot with these guys as well. Very cool Pic!
Maryann Olson: Who r these people?? Jim s Jim l and??? Craig??
I'm looking for a lamp or plant stand or other turned wood creations by the late Art Moore, Priest Lake marina owner & woodworker. He made many beautiful lamp bases and plant stands. I'd love to have one or two or maybe more! Barb Benscoter - 208 443 3172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thank you to our whole community for coming out and helping us honor Veterans at our Veterans Day Celebration.
We had over 30 veterans in attendance, along with many parents and community members.
We raised $2,022 for Inland Northwest Honor Flight!
We really appreciate you!
James A. Stejer
James A. Stejer, 64, passed away at his home at Priest Lake, Idaho on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Jim was born on September 29, 1949 in Spokane, Washington. He was the youngest of three sons of Fred and Lil Stejer.
Throughout his life, Jim loved his summers at the Stejer cabin at the end of Kalispell Bay Road at Priest Lake. As a child he spent his summer days playing on the beach, jumping off of Indian Rock, swimming out to the semi-submerged rock near his cabin, driving his small outboard around Kalispell Bay, and learning to water ski. When he was ten years old, his father bought a 21 foot Century Coronado, over which Jim soon claimed primary control, beginning a lifelong love of boats in general and Centuries in particular. He kept the original Coronado going for more than 20 years, and it became an icon cherished by Jim and his many friends at Priest Lake.
Jim grew up snow skiing at Mount Spokane and by his twenties was by all accounts a world class skier. He considered trying out for the 1972 United States Olympic downhill team, but his parents encouraged him to stay in school, rather than take the time away from his studies that would have been required to compete for the team. He followed their advice and wistfully watched the 1972 Olympics on television, as he completed his final year of college.
His love of snow skiing took him to Utah, where he ran a successful real estate business in the 1970s. By the 1980s, he had had enough time away, and returned to his beloved Priest Lake cabin. He obtained his Idaho real estate broker's license and established Lifestyle Real Estate, located at his office on Highway 57. Priest was his permanent residence for the past 25 years, with winter months spent in Vail or other snow skiing destinations.
I do not remember exactly when I first met Jim, but it was probably in 1963. Jim Stejer, Jim Luby and I started water skiing together that summer. Back then we always skied off of Hill’s dock. We would get up early, before other boats were on the lake and the wind picked up. In the mid-1960s our pursuit of calm water extended to the downwind north shores of Kalispell and Bartoo Islands, and the protection of Cavanaugh Bay. By then Randy Watkins was skiing with us, forming a lifelong circle of friendship, later including Randy’s wife Jan, Jim Luby’s wife Shirley, and my wife Diane.
In the 1970s and 80s Jim and I would take a few days each summer, pile some camping gear into my 14 foot Lido sailboat, and sail to the Upper Lake. In the 1980s and 90s Jim and I hiked different segments of the Selkirk Crest, working our way north, and supplementing our camping with day trips on the lower ridges on dirt bikes. We hiked or rode on pretty much every ridge, and climbed or approached almost every peak that you can see from the lake between Sundance and Lookout.
Jim’s great gift was a love and appreciation for the thrill and beauty of our world, in all of its forms. He loved fresh snow, calm water, boats of all kinds, motorcycles, snowmobiles, mountain views and clear night skies. His loving friend and business partner Lisa Thaler told me that Jim would sometimes call her at three in the morning, so that she could run outside and see the northern lights. This reminded me that he occasionally made me bring my car to a screeching halt for the same reason.
Jim had a loving, adventurous heart. I have always been proud to say that he is my friend. Priest Lake will not be the same without him.
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The time has come!
We are a "Village Post Office".
If you live around us you will be getting a post card in the mail.
Our services are limited, but help with with the basics of the limited hours of the post office in Coolin.
We sell books of stamps 20 ct, singles, and rolls of 100.
You can bring you pre paid mail and packages here.
You can drop of letter here to be mailed out. 2 PM cutoff to leave the same day!
You can pick up flat rate boxes and letters for free!
You can have your Fed Ex and UPS packages shipped here for pick up. They will stay dry and safe!
Our signs are up and we are ready to do what we can for you
During the month of November, we want you to stop by and say hi, so we are offering a special on Books of Stamps..... $ 8.99, reg $9.20 These are forever stamps.
Thanks again for your support!
To Bob, Rich, Roger, Cindy, Pam,and Linda. As you know our family and friends have vacationed with you at Grandview for close to forty years along with many others. It has been a vacation we all look forward to every year. Hopefully the new owners will continue to run this as a resort and rent to the same families. The two weeks we stay has become like a big family reunion, but it's going to be different. Every year when we pull in, the welcoming that we receive from Bob, or Roger mixing us a drink behind the Bar, or Rich riding up on the four wheeler and saying " I see your problem, You did'nt bring enough stuff", or Cindy checking us in and welcoming us back. You all have helped create some great memories for a lot of people. A place where you can relax have fun with friends and get away from the city life. Hopefully this won't change too much under new ownership. Grandview has character, just like Elkins and Hills. As Bob Hope would say "Thanks for the memories". Wish you all well and hope to see you around-
- Bill Tomalin
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