The Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River, Priest Lake & Priest River Commission will be holding a quarterly meeting on March 26th 2014 at Dover City Hall.
The meeting begins at 9 am. Topics will focus on the Clark Fork Delta restoration project and Lake Level issues. This is a public meeting and your attendance is encouraged.
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Dinner Fundraiser for Priest Lake Food Bank
Ardy’s Café - Sunday, March 16
Come to Ardy’s for a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from 4 pm to 7 pm,
have a traditional corned beef & cabbage dinner with a delicious dessert
and help out the Priest Lake Food Bank.
All proceeds from the event go to the food bank. Info: 443 4086.
Tuesday, March 11th at 5:30
Come learn the basics of geocaching,
learn to paint on silk or
play a game of indoor soccer.
Refreshments and visiting from 5:30- 6:00 and classes from 6:00-7:00.
Enjoy time with friends and neighbors! We will have a couple of door prizes!
My Great Grandfather Emery "slim"Hand he was a regular at Hill's back in the 50's and prior to then as well. The mack in hand was quoted " Another big mack " by The Spokesman Review I believe the date was 1953 and the fish weighed 51 pounds if I remember right.
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Anderson said he’s already working on that issue “pretty much full-time,” and needs to focus on it. “I feel like my primary job now is on invasive species – I need to do that. I don’t want us go lose our waterways in the Columbia Basin.”
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Small & Rustic
Almost never available.
Electricity, excellent well water, and a completely modern bath house just a few yards away.
We are a low key community of thoughtful and creative sorts, quiet, mindful, and appreciative of the early days
when our grandparents built the Marina (1931).
Oh yes.. easy walk to a private little beach, the largest tributary into the lake
(Granite Creek) and lots of beautiful forest to explore.
The Marina also has
Boat slips available for rent.
510-847-3809 • 707-328-3046
"Beauty Lou and the Country Beast"
Friday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 22nd at Noon
Tickets are $5 at the door
preschool children and under are free
(Ticket sales go toward the cost of the performance)
Presented by our Incredibly Talented Priest Lake students!
Proudly Sponsored by the Priest Lake Elementary PTO.
Yep, it’s that time of year again!
A Pane in the Glass professional window cleaning is coming to Priest Lake.
We have 2 set times that we will be there to make your windows sparkle!
We will be in
Priest Lake May 16th 17th and 18th as well as July 11th 12th and 13th.
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.
208 946 1226
168 Rosemary Loop 1
It has been said there is a simple difference between a power boater and sailor. When the power boater runs aground on a sandbar he puts it in reverse and powers back to open water. A sailor in a similar predicament prepares a cheese tray, opens a bottle of wine and waits patiently for the tide to return and free his vessel. For a power boater everything is about the destination, for the sailor it’s the journey that matters.
I sail mostly on a scenic body of water in northern Idaho known as Priest Lake. Please understand there are better lakes for sailing. The wind is often unpredictable due to the surrounding mountains. It can be very still for days on end during the summer. But this is the lake I fell for and I accept her for who she is. Some weekends I go through the process of freeing my boat from her mooring and relocating her to the dock. I prepare the sails, lines and other equipment for a sail that never happens. Some days there just is no wind. On Sunday evening I reverse the process and return her to her mooring. This amuses my wife to no end, “All you ever do is move that boat back and forth and adjust things – do you really enjoy that?” I answer in a word, “Yes.”
I enjoy it because when the wind is up and the sun is out, within ten minutes I can be sailing. For me there is nothing as peaceful as cruising under full sail in a light breeze. As I cruise parallel with the beach about 100 yards off shore, between Four Mile Island and Coolin, I can hear dogs barking, bits and pieces of conversations and the sound of the water. Always, you hear the sound of the water. Sailing, you not only see the waves coming but you can hear them as well. As each bluish-green wave crests you can hear the sound of the white water falling from the wave’s upper most reach, marking its forward progress. You hear the wind. The sound of the wind moving through your sails is tuned in the same way you would tune a wind ensemble. Loud fluttering noise, pull the rudder slightly into the wind or fall off a degree and the pitch of the sound changes. Or adjust the sheet; and listen. I have had a disk problem in my neck for years, making it difficult to look up the mast. Most of my sailing adjustments are made based on the feel of the wind on my face and the sound of her sails. While a disability for some, for me it is a blessing. Relying on those senses puts me at one with my lady.
Sailing is an acquired skill. What draws people to sailing in part is that you get better every time you sail. I started learning as a boy at scout camp and my education continues fifty years later. Each time I return to shore I feel like I’ve learned something new about my boat and more importantly, myself. It’s nearly February now and it won’t be long and I will be breaking water in a new season. And I am ready.
© Terence Robinson 2014
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EAST SIDE DEEDED 2200 SQ FT CABIN
Deeded flat sandy lot 132.8 shared frontage feet
(4 cabins 20ft only), 1200+ sq ft lot, well, 12kw backup gen, on Coolin sewer,
SW exposure, grandfathered decks is only 40ft from the water's edge.
SUCCESSFUL VACATION RENTAL FOR 14 YEARS. $30-40,000 P/Y INCOME
4 miles North of Coolin. Bike, run, walk to Coolin on a quiet access road.
Closer drive from Spokane than many Priest Lake cabins.
Close to East side resorts. Year round access. Snowmobile from cabin to Echo Bowl.
Sunny till 8PM in the Summer!. Located in Steamboat Bay - one of the most desired areas of Priest Lake
$595,000 - (509) 710 4969
220 hours on full restoration: new 3M 5200 double bottom (water tight), rebuilt 283 V-8 original engine with added dual thermostats (185hp) - Freshwater use only; indoor winter storage at Coolin Marine; Covered boat lift storage during summer - Bimini top
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Full Cover, Single axle trailer with surge brakes.
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