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Ponderay Neighbor Day, September 23, 2017

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Ponderay Neighbor Day – Celebrating Our Connections


Join your neighbors to celebrate our community at Ponderay Neighbor Day on September 23rd!

The sky’s the limit at this community celebration as we raffle off free tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting) throughout the afternoon. The event also features live music by the Miah Kohal Band, pony rides, carnival games, arts and crafts for kids, tasty food vendors, beer garden, jumpy castle and much, much more!

Celebrating our Connections is the theme of Ponderay Neighbor Day, and we have plenty to celebrate in our little community: Ponderay has an expanding trail and park system and a community transit system (the SPOT bus) that helps keep us connected. Give your feedback on how to improve these systems at the event.

While this family-fun event celebrates Ponderay and its immediate neighbors – everyone throughout the region is invited.

The gates open for Ponderay Neighbor Day from 3 to 7 p.m. in the field behind the Hoot Owl. Admittance is free. Parking will be off Emerald Industrial Drive and the SPOT bus will operate a special route in Ponderay and Kootenai to bring people to and from the site.

Ponderay Neighbor Day is sponsored by the City of Ponderay, Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail, Selkirk-Pend Oreille Transit (SPOT Bus), Kaniksu Land Trust, P1FCU and the LOR Foundation, with additional support from local businesses and the Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District.

A variety of additional sponsorships, booths and volunteer opportunities are still available –  Contact Jean Vorhies, Event Coordinator, for details on how to get involved in this great community event –


Click Here for additional information about the event.

WOW – Ponderay Community Clean-up 2017 was a huge success!!

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Here’s a summary of what we accomplished in the “Ponderay Village” during the clean-up event:

  1. Refuse Disposal
    • ±120 cu. yds of trash (3 huge 40 yard roll off dumpsters)
    • ±50 Tires
    • ±2 Ton of scrap metal
    • 1 Pallet of electronics
    • 3 Appliances (refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners only)
    • Miscellaneous paint and chemicals
    • Huge pile of brush and debris
  2. Painting
    • 1 House
    • 1 Snow roof
    • 1 Fence
  3. Construction
    • 1 Reconstructed wheel chair ramp
    • ±5 Fence repairs
    • Refaced one section of fence
    • Repaired soffit
    • Replaced house numbers
  4. Repaint fire hydrants
  5. Pressure washing
  6. Tree and Lawn Care
    • Trim trees
    • Brush and weed eat R-O-W to improve visibility
    • Raking
    • Mowing
    • Weeding
    • Weed Eating
    • Branch clean-up

A special thanks to all of the businesses and volunteers that made the 2017 Ponderay Community Clean-up event possible. We could not have accomplished so much without your generosity and dedication!

  • Participating Businesses
    • Sandpoint Church of Nazarene
    • Northwest Academy
    • Sandpoint Building Supply
    • Cedars of Idaho
    • North 40
    • In and Out Painting
    • Wray Plumbing
    • Pacific Steel
    • Bonner County
    • Waste Management
    • Northside Fire District
    • Yokes
    • Ponderay Police Department
  • Participating Volunteers
    • The Wray Family
    • Andres Tolosa
    • Katy Drake
    • Mike and Taylor Beauchene
    • Phil McNearney
    • Steve Fox
    • Lawson Tate
    • Debra Geiger
    • Val Syth
    • Allen Laude
    • Vicky Schilling
    • Sandpoint Church of the Nazarene Congregation
    • City Staff


Ponderay Community-wide Garage Sale June 17th and 18th

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Have you been thinking of having a yard sale? Lets join together as a community and make it a big success! On June 17th and 18th the City of Ponderay will provide advertising and signage for a Community-wide Garage Sale. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to join in and host a yard sale at your home. This event will be discussed in an upcoming article in the Bonner County Daily Bee and will be placed on the Sandpoint Online events calendar as well as other local publications!

Ponderay Community Clean-up Weekend June 10th and 11th

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The City has been very fortunate and had many community members, businesses and local groups reach out to offer a helping hand and give back to the community in a variety of ways.  As a result we are able to assist with property clean-up in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the following:

  • Lawn Care
  • Minor repairs – fencing, hand railing, steps, etc.
  • Recycling
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Pressure washing  for driveways buildings and decks
  • Ditch and culvert clean-up
  • Painting services – Minor projects, fences, hand railing etc (Please contact the City for details)
  • Planting and garden clean-up
  • Tree Trimming
  • Yard waste removal
  • If you are needing assistance with other than what is listed, please contact KayLeigh at City Planning – 265-5468.

To request assistance or to volunteer your time please complete the registration form below and return it to City Hall.  Or stop in and see us. Forms are available for pick-up at City Hall.

City Clean-Up Letter from Mayor Geiger

Registration form

A community BBQ will follow at Jesse’s Park. Please come and enjoy the food, festivities and get to know your community members, the Mayor and City Staff. Also, learn about current community projects.



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