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ituated in the cradle of the Selkirk Mountains, the Pend Oreille River Valley is home to some of the country’s most stunning natural beauty, as well a growing hub of arts, food and shopping. Come visit us to enjoy the Pend Oreille River – one of only 20 north flowing rivers in the United States – running through the Colville, Panhandle and Kaniksu National Forests. It is also home to the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge and part of the International Selkirk Loop – a national scenic byway. Come visit us to attend a variety of festivals – from rodeo to timber – festivals celebrating our rich history in timber and mining, and new traditions of motorcycle rallies and art. Turn north on Highway 2 from Interstate 90, or head south on Highways 31 from Canada. Come visit us to experience a small-town, homegrown community that is ready to welcome you.
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There are a variety of activities that people can take part in throughout the Pend Oreille Valley, from farmers markets to cave tours, Pend Oreille and Bonner counties boast a plethora of activities appealing to a wide range of interests.
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The Scenic Pend Oreille River Train Rides offers a new scenic experience with rides from Newport to Dalkena. Each 24 mile roundtrip train ride starts in Newport and goes to Dalkena then turns around and ends back in Newport. This is the same great train the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club operated
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for the past 35 years, but at an exciting new location. The Newport/Priest River Rotary Club is the new operator. Rides will depart from historic Newport on a regular schedule from August, until well into October. The route follows the absolutely gorgeous Pend Oreille River, the same route Native Americans followed and lived along for millennia. The train crew knows the history and the romance of this fantastic corner of the Inland Northwest. SPORT runs north from Newport to the little whistle-stop at Dalkena. Along the way, riders might spot a moose or elk. Eagles will be eyeing the trains from treetops. Riders will want to be on the lookout for the descendants of the Dalkena Wild Bunch Gang – nefarious train robbers and fancy women from a hundred years ago. Hang onto that wallet and pocket
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watch! The pleasant, historical ride lasts about half an hour. The 2017 train schedule is a as follows: Aug. 12 and 13 at noon and 3 p.m.; Aug. 26 and 27 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Oct. 7 and 8 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and Oct. 14 and 15 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, including purchasing tickets, go to www.sporttrainrides.com.
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Go to the Farmers Market
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The Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market is every Saturday, May through October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can get handmade crafts, soaps, fresh produce and flowers at the Pend Oreille Valley Farmers Market, located at Centennial Plaza on Highway 2 in downtown Newport. The North Pend Oreille County Farmers Market in Ione is every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17 through the month of September (except the Saturday of Downriver Days). The market is next to Highway 31.
Take a dip at Albeni Cove
Albeni Cove is one of the nicest little swimming holes and camping areas in the Newport-Oldtown area, with a sandy beach and a dock. To get there from Highway 2 in Newport, turn south onto Highway 41 at Safeway. Go about a half-mile over a railroad bridge and turn east on Fourth Street into Oldtown. Follow for about three miles to the campground. The booking period for campsites is Sunday, May 21, 2017, through Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Reservations must be made three days ahead of arrival and can be made up to six months in advance. Albeni Cove is open May through Sept. 9. Albeni Cove is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and camping fees are only $20 per night. Call 208-437-3133 for more information.
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The Live and Learn series at Priest River Public Library offers a variety of workshops and activities for adults and teens designed to broaden horizons and challenge minds. Programs are held at the Priest River Library, located at 11 Main St., in downtown Priest River. To find out about any workshops or activities that might be happening during your visit, call 208-448-2207.
Come in for an art class at the Blanchard Community Center in Blanchard, Idaho, with various creative skills taught year-round. All kids’ classes and workshops are free and adult classes are $20 each. There are drawing classes, stitching classes, and other activities available. Blanchard Community Center is located at 685 Rusho Road. Call 208-437-1037 for more information.
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Go to a thrift store, hit up a yard sale
The Newport and Priest River area is home to a variety of second hand, vintage and thrift stores and a plethora of yard sales for the hardcore bargain and treasure hunter. You can find tools, guns, antiques, clothes, toys and collectibles, and more. You can spend hours going through the merchandise, buying practical items, or looking for that special piece that could be worth a fortune.
Take an art class, enjoy the garden
CREATE Art Center offers a variety of art classes for kids and adults, as well as concerts and literature events, throughout the year, including drawing, dancing, fiber arts, painting, and more. CREATE also has a pleasant community garden the public is invited to visit. Located at 900 W. Fourth St., in Newport, see a schedule of activities and events at www.CreateArts.org or call 509-447-9277.
Share the Dharma
One Sunday each month, Sravasti Abbey, a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Newport, holds Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity to explore the Buddhaâ€™s teachings and share in community fellowship through meditation, discussion and vegetarian potluck lunch. The events go from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Upcoming Sharing the Dharma Days for 2017 are June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6. The Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane in Newport. Find more activities and events online at www.sravastiabbey.org.
Hike the Wolf Trails
If you want to see wildlife, wildflowers and have a scenic walk near Newport, you canâ€™t go wrong hiking the Wolf Trails. The area is a wooded oasis, bound by houses on two sides and a farm and a highway on the other two sides. The Upper Wolf Trail System provides
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2.5 miles of non-motorized looped trails for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. It is located on the north edge of the city of Newport. At the intersection of Highway 20 and Larch Street turn west and follow Larch Street for one block to Laurelhurst Drive. Continue on Laurelhurst Drive to trailhead. The lower Wolf Trail is a .75-mile barrier-free trail through mixed conifer forest. There are picturesque views of Ashenfelter Bay on the Pend Oreille River.
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Slide down the granite waterslides
A bit of a drive and a mile and a half hike gets you to one of Priest Lake’s best secrets – granite slopes covered in running water, slick enough to slide down. Bring a plastic garbage bag to ride on and wear your swimsuit and hiking boots. The bottom of the slide is a refreshing splash in a natural pool. To get to the slides, drive north on Highway 57 from Priest River toward Priest Lake. Follow the signs to Coolin, where you take a right and drive along the east side of the lake for about 20 miles, toward Lion Head Campground. Instead of turning into the campground, turn right onto the unmarked gravel road. Drive five miles, staying to the left at any forks in the road. Continue on the main road until the trail head, marked by large rocks. This is where you get out and walk. The 1.5-mile trail is at a gentle incline, suitable for most walkers.
Take in a play at the Pend Oreille Playhouse
One of Newport’s theatre groups, the Pend Oreille Playhouse puts on a host of performances throughout the year. Located at 236 S. Union in downtown Newport, the talent represented by the Playhouse is boundless and entertaining productions are put on by all ages. The theatre also has a concession stand with candy The Miner Newspapers
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That perfect fishing hole may be located below Albeni Falls Dam. It is located on the west, bottom side of the dam, reached only via a turnout along Highway 2 between Newport and Priest River. The trail goes about 200 yards down to the water. Giant boulders become great standing spots on the rocky shoreline. The water is swift, with the dam causing crazy currents, but anglers say if you play the current and let your bait drift, it will be a great spot to catch smallThe Miner Newspapers
mouth bass, northern pike, and trout. Explore the history of the Albeni Falls Dam and Pend Oreille River from the historical and informational exhibits inside the Visitor Center or take a tour with one of the park rangers daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. all summer long. If you’re stopping by for a break, feel free to get a drink of water, use the restroom or eat your lunch at one of the many shaded picnic tables near the dam. If you need information on your future travels, informational brochures are available for all types of recreation in the area.
Attend a performance at the Circle Moon Theatre
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Highway 211, north of Highway 2 near Sacheen Lake. From Newport, turn right at the start of the four-lanes. Coming in July 2017 it’s the 8th Annual Northwoods Unleashed, American Bandstand Part 2. Many performances can include dinner and it’s always a packed house. For tickets and information, call 208-4481294 or visit www. northwoodsperformingarts.com.
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separate listing). The trail follows the 49th parallel and offers families a chance to picnic and enjoy the scenery of both countries. From Newport, follow Highway 20 about 60 miles until Boundary Road in the town of Metaline. Turn left onto Boundary Road and follow into Crawford State Park about 12 miles up the road. Once at Gardner Caves, walk behind the cave entrance to a trailhead. Follow the trail until you reach the last picnic table in the U.S. and a large clear-cut area indicating the border. This is one of the few places in the county that you can be in two places at once. Enjoy a picnic and the view; just don’t eat on the wrong end as they may send you home with a ticket.
Go ATV riding
Pend Oreille and West Bonner counties are
all-terrain vehicle (ATV) friendly, which brings lots of tourists to the area to enjoy a day out riding. With about 100 new roads being opened to off-highway-vehicle (OHV) travel on the Colville National Forest, there are many loop opportunities for longer rides. Some routes include Bead Lake Loop, Kings Lake Loop, Middle Fork ATV Trails No. 313, No. 314, No. 315, and Thomas Mt. Trail No. 151. Check with the Forest Service for current route information. Also, visit www.newashingtontrails.com/pend-oreille-county-atvtrails.
Tour Gardner Cave
Visitors can experience true darkness at the bottom of Gardner Caves when the lights get turned down 90 feet inside the cave during a tour of the third largest limestone cave in Washington.
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From Newport, follow Highway 20 about 60 miles until Boundary Road in the town of Metaline. Turn left onto Boundary Road and follow it into Crawford State Park about 12 miles up the road. Stalactites, like icicles, cling to the cave roof. Stalagmites build from the cave floor up. Where the two meet, a column is formed. The 7.8-ton Gardner Cave column is the largest
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through Monday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., from May through mid-September. Wear a jacket, as the cave is a constant 41 to 43 degrees. Never touch the cave walls, as this causes irreparable damage to calcite growth.
Stay at Sullivan Lake Campgrounds
There are several options for camping around Sullivan Lake in the north part of Pend Oreille County. Head north on Highway 20 about 46 miles leaving Newport, and continue on to Highway 31 for about three miles. Turn right on Sullivan Lake Road, and stay to the left after the orange bridge. The lake is about 10 miles up the road. The Sullivan Lake Campground, Noisy Creek Campground, West Sullivan Campground and Sullivan Lake Ranger District Campground all offer camp-
ing opportunities. Sullivan Lake recreation offers boating, fishing, swimming and hiking for people of all ages.
Play at the Mudhole in Priest River
Don’t let the name fool you! Swimming at the Mudhole in Priest River is great way to cool down on a hot summer’s day and relax. The Mudhole is located to the east of Priest River with the entrance off Highway 2. There are campgrounds for overnight stays and large grass areas for throwing a Frisbee or having a barbecue. The swimming hole is shallow, where children can walk out more than 20 feet before it starts to get deep. It is a great place to hold a family gathering or to enjoy the cool waters of the Priest River meeting the Pend Oreille.
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Things to see
There are many things to see throughout the Pend Oreille River Valley that you can take in year round. Some are well known, some less so. Here are a few.
Visit the Pend Oreille County Historical Society Museum
The Pend Oreille County Historical Society Museum is located in Newport, Wash., at the Newport Centennial Plaza, where the south end of Washington Avenue intersects with U.S. Highway 2. Entry into the museum grounds is through the former Idaho and Washington Northern Railroad depot. There you will find a gift shop, featuring historical items as well as hand crafted
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gifts, books, museum T-shirts, ball caps and postcards for sale. The Pend Oreille County Historical Society’s annual Big Smoke collection of historical stories and information is available for sale. Big Smoke issues go back to 1969. The outdoor grounds feature full landscaped flower gardens; several original log cabins moved to the site; an open block building featuring tools of early industry and home tools; a replica of an L-4 fire lookout tower; the Penrith Milwaukee railroad flag-stop station, an original ice house, early printing press room, and a complete sawmill moved to the grounds. The museum offers a digital research center and has available more than 5,000 photographs covering the area’s early history. Out of print western history books, scrapbooks and a complete catalog of The Newport Miner newspapers are available for research. To learn more about the historical society and museum visit www.pochsmuseum.org. Memorial Day through Labor Day the museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. September through the middle of October, it’s open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Visit Manresa Grotto
This is a nice little picnic spot and rest area along the LeClerc Road just north of Usk, located within the Kalispel Indian Reservation. The trail to the grotto switchbacks up the hillside and is very short; no more than a half-mile round trip. In some places wooden hand railings have fallen down, so visitors with small children would need to keep a close eye on them. Otherwise, consider this a super short, super easy hike to visit the cave. Restrooms and a small picnic area are there as well.
See the Buffalo at Usk
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Take in the Camas Center for Community Wellness
The Camas Center is one of the real jewels in Pend Oreille County. Located about 19 miles north of Newport at 1821 N. LeClerc Road, the Camas Center offers a variety of activities, including a 33-foot rock climbing wall, a 25-meter lap pool, a recreation pool with a water slide, a hot tub, a sauna, state of the art fitness equipment in a group exercise room, a gymnasium with seating for 300 people, a deli, a game room and internet access. Adults can buy a day pass for $10. For people 55 and older and those under 18, a day pass can be purchased for $5. Monthly passes are also available. More information can be found online at www.kalispeltribe.com/camas-center/overview.
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is welcome to walk the grounds, take photos or set up a painting easel. Iris plants are also available for purchase. Newport Naturals Iris gardens are located on Craig Avenue, just north of First Avenue in Newport. Visit www.newportnaturalsiris.weebly.com.
Newport City Park
Children of all ages flock to the Newport Spray Park in Newport City Park, located at First Street and Calispel Avenue. There are several different water-spraying features on a 3,000 square foot splash pad for children to enjoy. The spray park is open from 1-7 p.m. June 15 through Aug. 29. The park offers a gazebo, as well as play equipment and a skate park.
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Street in Newport, allows people to enjoy the bustle of downtown Newport. Restrooms are available seasonally, and picnic tables are great for family gatherings or birthday parties. There is also a rock waterfall and rock benches.
Pend Oreille County Park
Camping, backpacking and horseback riding are a few of the things Pend Oreille County Park is known for by locals. The park entrance is on Highway 2 about two miles from the Spokane County line and is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A day-use area is also available.
Fred G. Anderson Veteran’s Memorial Park
The Veteran’s Memorial Park is approximately .2 acre. This park is a downtown rest stop with an added feature of a veteran’s memorial. This park includes an ADA restroom for tourists
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traveling through the city as well as benches to sit on and enjoy the beauty of the veteranâ€™s memorial. The Veteranâ€™s Memorial Park is located at 211 South Union Ave., between the Newport Fire Hall and the Washington Federal parking lot.
Launch a boat in Ione Park and enjoy the scenic river in the north part of Pend Oreille County. Boaters can boat within one mile of Box Canyon Dam. Head north on Highway 20 about 46 miles after leaving Newport, and continue on to Highway 31 for about four miles. Turn right onto Main Street and the park entrance is a couple blocks up the road. There is a gazebo for events, barbecue pits for a gathering, and views of the scenic river that runs the length of the park. Itâ€™s one of the countyâ€™s Watertrail sites.
Crawford State Park Heritage Siteâ€™s Gardner Cave
The Crawford State Park Heritage Site is a 49-acre, forested day-use park featuring Gardner Cave. A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use and the park is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Touring Gardner Cave is a popular activity at the park. With a slope length of 1,055-feet, the cave is the third longest limestone cavern in Washington. This cave is filled with stalactites, stalagmites, rimstone pools, and flow stone. With large groups and holidays, extra tours can be given. Park staff limits tour size to 25 people. A call before arrival will help in accommodating large groups. Call Crawford State Park at 509-446-4065. Suitable walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended for touring the caves and surrounding area.
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Paddle to Pee Wee Falls
One of north Pend Oreille Countyâ€™s hidden gems is Pee Wee Falls, a more than 100-foot waterfall that can only be seen while boating the river. Launch the boat at Boundary Dam, located about 60 miles up Highway 20 from Newport. Turn left onto Boundary Road and follow signs to the dam.
Metaline Waterfront Park
Grass, a boat launch, picnic areas, a large pavilion, a large barbecue pit, as well as a childrenâ€™s playground, all make Metaline Waterfront Park a place to stop. From Newport, follow Highway 20 about 60 miles until entering the town of Metaline.
Metaline Falls Park
Metaline Falls Park offers a place to sit and enjoy fresh lemonade or a picnic in the grass. From Newport, head north on Highway 20, staying straight when it changes to Highway 31. Follow until you cross the bridge to enter town.
Priest River City Park
Enjoy the fresh air of the scenic river while visiting Priest River City Park. From Newport, head east to Priest River on Highway 2 and the park is on the right just after the stoplight.
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Where to Worship PINE RIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1428 W. 1st St. Newport Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. (509) 447-3265
ST ANTHONYâ€™S CATHOLIC CHURCH 612 W First St. Newport Sunday Mass 11 a.m. (509) 447-4231 www.pocparishes.org
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3rd and Spokane St., Newport, WA Worship Service 10:00 a.m. (509) 447-4121 www.newportucc.org
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Visit the Tiger Store and Museum
Ice cream and snacks can be enjoyed while learning the history of Tiger at the Tiger Store and Museum. From Newport, head north on Highway 20 about 46 miles. The store is on the left just before the town of Ione.
Take in a show at the Cutter Theatre
The historic Cutter Theatre offers plays, art shows, coffee and a host of other events throughout the year. The 1912 building was originally designed by architect Kirkland Cutter as The Metaline Falls School and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Drive north on Highway 20 about 61 miles until reaching Metaline Falls. Turn right onto Grandview Street and follow it to the historic theatre.
Tour Boundary Dam
Tours of Boundary Dam will show the immense size of the dam and the 299,000 horsepower turbines. The dam provides more than one-third of Seattle’s electricity. Thursday through Monday tours are available at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. You’ll need a photo ID. Tours are free and frequent, but depending on national security threats, access may be restricted. Phone ahead at 509446-3083. From Newport, drive north about 60 miles on Highway 20 and turn left onto Boundary Road. Follow signs to the dam.
Stretch your legs at the Cusick Rest Stop
The Kalispel Tribe built the rest area one mile north of Cusick in 2013. It highlights the history of the tribe as well as offering a bathroom for travelers. The Kalispel Kafe is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and offers coffee, and a hot breakfast and lunch menu.
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The Pend Oreille River Valley is home to a myriad of annual events, from the Down River Days in the north part of Pend Oreille County to Newport’s Rodeo to the Timber Days in Priest River, there are plenty of annual events to take in.
Newport Rodeo, Parade: June 23-24
Probably the biggest event in the area each year is the Newport Rodeo weekend, well, Friday and Saturday really. The rodeo action is only part of the festivities. There is also a parade, games for kids, vendors, live music, and a beer garden. The rodeo starts Friday night, with all the regular rodeo events. Ranch bronc riding was added several years ago and is a popular event. It’s a special contest in which working cowboys try to ride a bucking horse with a regular saddle. Just about anything goes and contestants can ride with one hand, two hands or no hands. The wildest ride wins. The Miner Newspapers
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Run Whatcha Brung Motorcycle Drags: June 30 - July 1
Bikers from throughout the Northwest and beyond gather in Oldtown for motorcycle drag races. Bikes of all makes and models line the parking lot in front of Ben Franklin. Racers start arriving Friday, with the races Saturday. Live music, beer gardens, vendors and games provide fun for the entire family.
Diamond Lake Fourth of July Boat Parade: July 4
If you’re in the Diamond Lake area on the Fourth of July, one of the must do things is watching the Boat Parade. It has become a tradition for the lake community to get as many unusual vessels on the lake as possible, with everyone wearing the required life jackets, of course. The Diamond Lake Improvement Association puts on fireworks that night at dusk.
Newport Rough Stock Open: July 14
If you like bucking horses and bulls, the Newport Rough Stock Open is for you. Featuring just the bucking events – known in rodeo lingo as the Rough Stock – spectators will see some of the best riders in the Northwest competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding and the ranch bronc riding. Stock contractors McMillan-Layton bring some of the orneriest
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The Newport Bull-A-Rama: July 15
Bull riding, with its danger and excitement, has long been the most popular rodeo event. The Newport Bull-A-Rama features the bull riding, along with barrel racing. The top bull riders in the Elite Professional Bullriders Association make it a stop on their tour and Mel Layton of Elk makes the short trip to Newport to bring bucking bulls that are known as some of the best in the Northwest. Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Check it out online at: www.newportrodeo.weebly.com/bull-a-rama
Tri-Town Float Down: July 22-23
There is always fun to be had while paddling down the scenic Pend Oreille River, and fun is sure to be had at the Tri-Town Float Down in
north Pend Oreille County. Boaters launch at the Ruby Crossing boat launch near mile-marker 404 on Highway 20. The early morning start gives paddlers a gorgeous view as they head north to Ione Park. There are three stops on the first day for cards, one at the launch and take-out, and one about halfway on the paddle. The second day, floaters put in at Box Canyon Dam, using tubes and floating devices or a small boat. They end the Float Down at Metaline Park, where the last card is given. This year, the Float Down is partnering with the North Pend Oreille Chamber of Commerce to give away $1,000 in the Ducky Derby Sunday, July 23.
Down River Days: July 28-30
People come from all over the area to participate in the annual Down River Days celebration in Ione Park. The Watercross brings a new level
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to snowmobiling in the summer. There will also be Extreme Barbie Jeep races and a tug-of-war, featuring four person teams in canoes. Head north on Highway 20 about 46 miles after leaving Newport, and continue on to Highway 31 for about 4 miles. Turn right onto Main Street and the park entrance is a couple blocks up the road. Saturday events include shopping at vendors for clothes, jewelry, blown glass and other household items. Food can be purchased from local groups raising money for their sport or organization, and can be eaten along the scenic river at the waterfront part of the park. The Watercross takes center stage on Sunday, with snowmobiles lining up at the boat launch. Throughout the day, participants race their machines across the river, landing on a strip on the east side of the Pend Oreille. The park is still full of activities for the young and old while the Watercross takes place. Watch the races from a boat in the water or from the
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park, and attendees will quickly learn that a snowmobile does not float.
Timber Days: July 28-29
In celebration of the heritage that built Priest River, Timber Days highlights activities around the logging industry. Drive through Priest River, heading east, and the park is on the right side of the Highway, just past the only streetlight in town. The event begins Friday evening with the Asphalt Angelsâ€™ Hot Neon Lights Car Show through downtown Priest River. Saturday kicks off with the Run for the Berries Fun Run. A parade of floats, most in a logging theme, comes through Priest River City Park at 11 a.m. Children are thrown candy from parade participants for their enjoyment throughout the day. The classic car show at the junior high is enjoyable for people of all ages. Kids games and logging competitions occur in the park, and lawnmower races will
start their engines in downtown Priest River at 4 p.m.
Kalispel Tribe’s Powwow: Aug. 4-6
The Kalispel Tribe’s 42nd annual Powwow will take place at the powwow grounds at Usk, located about 20 miles north of Newport at 1981 Leclerc Road. The event is open to the public and admission is free. One of the highlights of
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Lawnmower drag races
Souped up lawnmowers drag race down city streets, while fans watch from the sidelines. The Big Back-In circuit holds drags throughout the region, including in Oldtown and Priest River. Anyone is welcome to race. Sign up three hours before the race for $20 each, or bring your lawn chair and be a spectator. The mowers are loud - bring earplugs for little ones. Priest River’s drags are held in conjunction with Timber Days. June 18 – Spirit Lake, Noon July 8 – Post Falls, 11:30 a.m. July 29 – Priest River, 4 p.m. Aug. 12 – Athol, Noon Aug. 19 – Oldtown, Noon Aug. 26 – Sandpoint, Noon
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Master Gardeners Garden Tour: Aug. 6
The 26th Annual Master Gardeners Garden Tour and Dinner will be held Aug. 6, showcasing some of the best gardens and yards in the area. Visit www.extension.wsu.edu/pendoreille for details closer to the event date.
Bonner County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 8-12
The goal of the Bonner County Fair is to provide a free educational opportunity for residents of Bonner County to display their ideas and projects from their areas of expertise and interest, as well as allowing local organizations and businesses to present their products to the public. Events and contests are held throughout the week, such as a spud decorating contest, a pig scramble and coloring contests. A 4-H Market Animal Sale is held on Saturday, and a parade of champions is that afternoon. The fairgrounds are located in Sandpoint, on Boyer Avenue. Visit www.bonnercountyfair.com.
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Poker Paddle: Aug. 5
Boaters launch at Oldtown Rotary Park for the 36th annual Pend Oreille Poker Paddle and head north along the river. Taking in the views from a water perspective, paddlers travel toward the Canadian border to the finish line at the Usk boat launch at the Usk Bridge. There will be about seven marked stops along the way for poker card opportunities. Participants throw a dart to get the cards. Festivities are set up at the finish line in Usk for participants to enjoy, and the paddler with the best poker hand will win a prize. The Miner Newspapers
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Community & Civic Organizations
Pend Oreille Historical Society 402 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-5388 Pend Oreille County Library District 116 S. Washington Ave Newport WA (509) 447-2158 Pend Oreille Public Utility District 130 North Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-3137
Accounting & Bookeeping
All Faz’s Bookkeeping & Office Supply 220 S. Washington Ave., Newport WA (509) 447-5200 Gregory L. Jakeman, CPA 121 South Union Avenue Newport WA (509) 447-1040 Essential Solutions PO Box 655 Newport WA (509) 589-0012
Advertising & Media The Miner Newspapers 421 South Spokane Avenue Newport WA (509) 447-2433 The Local Pages Newport WA (801) 963-1702 Priest River Times 5809 Highway 2, Suite C Priest River ID (208) 448-2431 The Beacon PO Box 1949 Priest River ID (208) 448-1949
E & L Service 128 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-0940 Roger’s Body and Frame 530 South Cass Newport WA (509) 447-4225 Napa-Newport Auto Parts 300 South Union Newport WA (509) 447-4515 Les Schwab Tire Center 4357 Highway 2 Priest River ID (208) 448-2311 Perfection Tire 311 West Walnut Newport WA (509) 447-3933 Oldtown Auto Sales 303 North State Avenue Oldtown ID (208) 437-4011
Blue Sky Broadcasting 95.3KPND/K102Cntry 327 Marion Ave Sandpoint ID (208) 263-2179
Tan Linez 127 S Washington Newport WA (509) 209-3274 Hare Studio 221 S. Washington; Ste B Newport WA (208) 874-2680
Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Business & Professional Services
River Arts Alliance PO Box 456 Newport WA (509) 671-0295 CREATE 900 West 4th Street Newport WA (509) 447-9277 Pend Oreille Players Association 236 South Union Avenue Newport WA (509) 447-9900
Crafty Chicks Retreats PO Box 155 Newport WA (509) 671-7672
James A. Sewell & Associates 600 West 4th Street Newport WA (509) 447-3626 Petroglyph Printing and Signs 300 West 2nd Street Newport WA (509) 447-2590
SERVPRO of NW Spokane 11 S Fir Deer Park WA (509) 276-2548
Computers & Telecommunications Exbabylon IT Solutions 318 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-0440 Concept Communications, Inc. 412 South Union Avenue Newport WA (208) 437-4544 Pend Oreille Valley Network 108 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-3067
Construction, Equipment & Contractors East River Plumbing LLC 997 E River Loop Priest River ID (208) 920-0057 Empire Construction PO Box 1302 Newport WA (208) 755-0651 Excess Disposal 2654 East Highway 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-4502 Excess Portable Service 2654 East Highway 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-4502 Sherman Rock and Concrete 433173 State Route 20 Newport WA (509) 447-4214 Newport Equipment Enterprises, Inc 328772 Highway 2 Newport WA (509) 447-4688 Priest River Glass, Inc. 12 Dew Valley Loop Priest River ID (208) 448-2511
Family, Community & Civic Organizations
American Cancer Society 920 N Washington St Spokane WA (509) 455-3440 Angel Paws 201 Laurelhurst Dr Newport WA (509) 671-3457 Better Health Together 412 E Spokane Falls Blvd Spokane WA (509) 321-7503 Rotary Rotary Park Priest River ID (208) 661-3402 Rural Resources 301 W. Spruce St., Suite D Newport WA (509) 550-7049 Soroptimist PO Box 1892 Newport WA (509) 671-2552
Finance & Insurance
Washington Federal Bank 224 South Washington Newport WA (509) 447-2491 Mountain West Bank 330 North Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-5641 Pioneer Insurance 301 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-5629
STCU 202 West Walnut Newport WA (509) 447-5634
Club Energy 328 West 4th Street Newport WA (509) 447-4273
Government, Education & Individuals
City of Newport 200 South Washington Ave Newport WA (509) 447-5611 City of Oldtown 215 N. Washington Avenue Oldtown ID (208) 437-3833 Community Colleges of Spokane Newport Center 1204 West 5th Street Newport WA (509) 447-3835 Pend Oreille County 625 West 4th Street Newport WA (509) 447-4119
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Port of Pend Oreille 1981 Black Road Usk WA (509) 445-1090 Priest River Development Corp. 106 Shanon Lane Priest River ID (208) 448-1312 Tri County Economic Development District 986 South Main, Suite A Colville WA (509) 684-4571
Newport School District 1380 West 5th Street Newport WA (509) 447-3167 Kalispel Tribe of Indians 1981 LeClerc Road North Usk WA (509) 445-1147
House of the Lord Christian Academy 754 Silver Birch Lane Oldtown ID (208) 437-2184
Newport Vision Source, P.S. 205 South Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-2945
Newport Hospital 714 West Pine Street Newport WA (509) 447-7928 Seeber’s Pharmacy 336 South Washington Newport WA (509) 447-2484
Home & Garden
Albeni Falls Building Supply 520 Highway 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-3153 Critical Carpet Care 881 Freedom Meadows Dr. Newport WA (509) 671-6489
Frontier Title and Escrow 121 N. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-4454
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Lodging & Travel
DannyAnn’s Bed and Breakfast 131 North Spokane Street Newport WA (509) 447-3787 Walden House Inn 631 North Warren Newport WA (509) 447-5771 Inn At The Lake 581 Southshore Diamond Lake Road Newport WA (509) 447-5772 Little Diamond KOA 1002 McGowen Road Newport WA (509) 447-4813
Manufacturing, Production & Wholesale
Ponderay Newsprint Company 422767 SR 20 Usk WA (509) 445-1511 Priest Community Forest Connection P O Box 892 Priest River ID (208) 448-0210 Stimson Lumber Co 403 South Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-3686
Moving & Storage
Newport Mini Storage 101 West 2nd Street Newport WA 99156 (509) 447-0119 Graywolf Properties PO Box 1740 Newport WA (916) 212-5746
Personal Services & Care
Cedar Mountain Massage Therapy 322 S. Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-3898 Sherman Knapp Funeral Home 423 West 2nd Avenue Newport WA (509) 447-3118
Pets & Veterinary
Pend Oreille Veterinary Clinic 909 Highway 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-2145 TLC Pet Boarding 382 Lillijard Rd Newport WA (509) 671-3416
Kelly’s Restaurant & Lounge 324 W. 4th St. Newport WA (509) 447-3267 McDonald’s of Newport 422 North Newport Avenue Newport WA (509) 447-0420 Owen’s Grocery and Deli 337 South Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-3525
Dick Bockemuehl - Century 21 Beutler Waterfront 1836 Northwest Blvd Couer d’Alene WA (509) 951-4390 John L. Scott Real Estate 301 North Union Suite A Newport WA (509) 447-3144 Northwest Lands/ Spring Ridge Estates 12171 SR 211 Usk WA (509) 671-1691
Shopping & Specialty Retail
Angela Newcomb - John L Scott Real Estate 301 North Union Avenue Newport WA (509) 671-2088 Coldwell Banker North Country Realty 300 South Washington Ave. Newport WA (509) 447-2421
Religious Organizations Church of Faith 36245 Highway 41 Oldtown ID (208) 437-0150 Pine Ridge Community Church 1428 W 1st Newport WA (509) 447-3265
Restaurants, Food & Beverages
Bushels 2445 Green Road Newport WA (509) 447-2100 Golden China Restaurant 1596 West 7th Street Newport WA (509) 447-2753 Popeye’s Lounge 80 Main Street Priest River ID (208) 448-1548 Westside Pizza 204 W Walnut St.; Suite B Newport WA (509) 447-2200 Union Street Perk 328 W 4th St Newport WA (208) 755-2687 Mi Pueblo II 311 N Washington Newport WA (509) 447-3622 Nomad Coffee Company East 205 North HWY 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-3309 Ranch Club Golf Course 4555 Highway 2 Priest River ID (208) 448-1731
Ben Franklin 201 East 4th Street North Oldtown ID (208) 437-4822 Country Lane Inc. 310 South Washington Newport WA (509) 447-4224 Griffin’s Furniture 217 South Washington Newport WA (509) 447-4511 Selkirk Ace Hardware 495 East Highway 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-5669 Shanty 235 North Union Avenue Newport WA (509) 447-3160 Oldtown Family Foods 202 E. 5th St. North Oldtown ID (208) 437-2212
City Service Valcon 2459 Highway 2 Oldtown ID (208) 437-3513
Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance PO Box 1182 Newport WA (509) 671-2147
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Pend Oreille County Fair and Rodeo: Aug. 17-20
The annual fair and rodeo at Cusick are a muchanticipated time of the year, both for participants and visitors. For participants, it is a time to show off your animals, vegetables or hobbies and see where they stand in relation to other entries. For the visitors, the Pend Oreille County Fair is a great example of what a rural fair can be. There are a variety of animals to see, from chickens to llamas. There are displays of the best fruits and vegetables, canned goods, photography and spinning demonstrations. One of the highlights for many is the ProWest Rodeo held Aug. 19-20. The Saturday show is a night performance starting at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday show starts at 1:30 p.m. You can find more information online at www.povn.com/pocofair.
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Vintage Trailer Rally: Sept. 1-4
A four-day and three-night event in Newport City Park, the rally features a variety of vintage camping trailers and vehicles and coincides with Bob’s Car Show (see event description below). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are available Monday and all proceeds go to benefit Shepherds for Lost Sheep, a non-profit organization that trains and connects service dogs with veterans. For more information on the rally, call 509-638-6117 or email musclequilt@ hotmail.com.
Affair on Main Street: Sept. 2-3
The small town of Metaline Falls puts on a big showing for the annual Affair on Main Street. From Newport, head north on Highway 20, staying straight when it changes to Highway 31. Follow until you cross the bridge to enter town. Vendors pack Metaline Falls Park, located at the end of Main Street, selling a variety of fun, inter-
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esting products. Area groups set up shop and sell hot dogs, burgers or huckleberry lemonade.
call 509-447-7928 or Newport Hospital & Health Services.
Great Northwest Fall Tour: Sept. 3
Head of the Pend Oreille Regatta: Sept. 29-31
Enjoy a beautiful bicycle ride in the country. Choose either the 15-, 30-, 50-, or 85-mile route, all of which are on paved county roads. The 15- and 30-mile courses include a few easy hills while the 50- and 85-mile courses have enough hills to make it challenging, including a few sustained climbs. The event is sponsored by the Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. Check in at Newport City Park starting at 7 a.m. The 85-mile ride begins at 8 a.m. All the rest start at 9 a.m. Visit www.gnwft.homestead.com.
Bob’s Car Show: Sept. 4
Bob’s Car Show brings vintage cars to Newport City Park on Labor Day. The event is named for the late Bob Gray, a former Newport City Council member. Gray was an auto enthusiast who was elected to the city council, even though he didn’t campaign. The show features classic cars and vehicles and offers a pancake breakfast prepared by local firefighters. Proceeds will benefit Shepherds for Lost Sheep, Inc. an organization committed to breeding, raising and training high quality German Shepherd dogs for the express purpose of being used as PTSD serviced dogs by veterans. The show raises money by asking for a $15 donation for each car. Admission to the event for spectators is free, although donations are accepted. You can find more information online at www.bobscarshow.com or on the event’s Facebook page.
Newport Autumn Bloom 5K/10K Fun Run: Sept. 16
This annual event is scheduled for 9 a.m. in TJ Kelly Park in Newport. Both routes in the run wind through the streets of Newport, and it benefits Newport Hospital Foundation’s Healthy Kids Snack Bag Program. For more information The Miner Newspapers
Located on the beautiful Priest River, Idaho’s only regatta is held on the last weekend of September. The three-day event starts with a practice for rowers Friday night, and kicks off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with a 17K head race. A barbecue lunch is Saturday at the Mudhole Campground, followed by a 500-meter Stake Race. Amateur rowers can experience the Priest River Sunday, during a row with the Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association, weather permitting. Visit hopregatta. org.
Priest River’s Oktoberfest: Oct. 7
The annual Priest River Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday, Oct. 7, on the streets of downtown
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Priest River, where there will be a variety of activities, including a sidewalk chalk art contest, pumpkin painting contest, and a scarecrow contest. Kids’ activities include a climbing wall, plus there will be food and craft vendors. The event is organized by the Priest River Chamber of Commerce.
Who Let the Girls Out: Nov. 4
Two of the biggest shopping promotions in Newport are the Who Let the Girls Out events, held in the spring and fall. The spring one is in May and the fall WLTGO is Saturday, Nov. 4. Businesses in Newport and surrounding areas participate by stamping a shoppers “passport” at each store, making the participant eligible for a host of raffle drawings. There are sales specials and complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.
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The Waterfront Restaurant
Family friendly dining at the water’s edge. Specializing in Italian Cuisine including Chicken, Seafood, Beef, Pasta and Vegetarian choices. Open Wednesday through Sunday, Memorial Day – Labor Day Lunch 11-4 PM / Dinner 4-9 PM / Sunday Brunch 10 AM - 2 PM Beer and Wine Service, Summer spritzers, and Catering Reservations appreciated and required for party of 6+
Selection of Northwest Wines and Ales served on the deck overlooking Cavanaugh Bay complimented with appetizers and light cuisine from 11 to close Wednesday – Sunday.
Two for $25 pasta dinners including pasta entrée, salad, dessert. Beer and Wine available 5 PM to close
BLUES, BREWS, BBQ – July 29
Tap your toes and dance to the lively music of Scotia Road playing Rock, Country, Folk and Blues from 5 - 9 PM. Combine that with a full-on BBQ on the Deck for an evening of fun.
Boats in Rental Fleet
Maxum and SeaRay boats for skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding Pontoon boats for cruising to the Upper Lake NEW Yahama Waverunners Evening Party Boat Dinner Cruise 6:30 – 8:30 PM
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