September 23, 2020 Bonner County Daily Bee
COOLIN – The Idaho Water Resource Board has given Strider Construction the green light to proceed with the Priest Lake Water Management project, officials said. Priest Lake waterfront owners and boat owners are encouraged to remove their boats and docks in September as a 3-foot drawdown will occur, beginning Oct. 1, to lower the lake level for construction activities. Public boat ramps may become unusable by mid-October. READ HERE Photo Pecky Cox
This evening, a very unfortunate bird decided to land near a critical switch on the Bonneville Power Administration’s transmission circuit serving our members in the Priest River and Priest Lake areas. This resulted in the destruction of that switch and our members in the area losing service.
Line crews have been dispatched with replacement hardware, but it will take several hours to make this repair. We currently expect service to be restored by midnight.