POVAPend Oreille Valley Railroad

     Community Involvement

The Port Commissioners and Staff believe it is important to be actively involved in making our county and communities a great place to live and raise families. The Port participates in activities that are for the betterment of the county through activities and associations such as:

Newport Business Park - In conjunction with EDC, the City of Newport and the PUD, the Port District is currently seeking funding to assist with the development of a small industrial park in Newport on approximately 3 acres of land owned by the Port.

Rotary Club Kiosk - The Newport-Priest River Rotary Club has installed a kiosk at the boat launch at Oldtown, Idaho. This kiosk depicts local history and provides information to tourists about sites to visit and events to see. The Port District has space on this kiosk that tells about the Port's inception and the railroad history associated with its development.

Drug Dog - The Port assisted with the purchase of the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office drug dog.

Port Commissioners assist with drug dog purchase

Operation Lifesaver - This provides information regarding train safety to local organizations, school districts and driver's education programs.

Rivers Edge Park - The Port provided equipment that assisted Cusick and the many volunteers in their efforts to build a skate park and swimming area.

Sweets n' Drinks - The Port participates in this fund raising activity that raises money for projects in the Priest River, Oldtown and Newport areas.

As individuals, we are involved in many areas ranging from the Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue, Pend Oreille County Sportsmen's Club, Pend Oreille County Planning Commission, Habitat for Humanity, 4-H, Schools, Youth Sports and more.


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