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Caboose Project Moves Ahead

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

Your blogger has been AWOL on the caboose project, but here is a photo update to prove that there is still much progress on our little car.  Here Jim West (HPG founder and project manager) and sister-in-law Barb West (HPG …


Second Business Opens at the Depot

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

March 1 kicked off the start of Robin (Parkhurst) McKinney’s dream of having her own shop, as she opened “Thread It” adjacent to Karen Rohn’s shop, “Black Bird at the Depot.”  Robin is a University of Idaho graduate specializing in …


“Idaho Gives” challenge nets over $8500 for the Depot!

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

Restoring a 100-plus-year-old train depot is not a job for sissies, as some of these pictures remind us!  We put on the masks, picked up the shovels and did our part.  Yesterday many fine folks from all over the US …


Governor Butch Otter Pays the Depot a Visit

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

It is campaign season so Idaho’s governor was at Bennett Lumber for some handshaking while traveling through north Idaho. But he didn’t need any arm twisting to stop by the Depot to congratulate us on the May 1 “Idaho Gives” …


US Bank partners with Depot again!

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

Last week US Bank proved once again that it endorses what we are doing at the Depot. Michelle French, Potlatch branch manager, and Michelle Hovey, district manager, presented the HPG with a check for $3500. The bank has been generous …


Music again fills the Depot!

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

Thank you Gary Eller for strumming and singing at the Depot yesterday.  Karen Rohn, the WIMHPG VP, has carried Gary’s book in her store, and said yes to him stopping by to play a  few tunes. It was a sweet …


Speeders Still Draw a Crowd!

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

There was a different feel to the annual speeder event today, a much less hectic pace.  With less speeders coming to share rides, however, don’t think there was less enthusiasm!  People seemed to enjoy sitting on the dock, visiting while …


Railroad Station Historical Society Visits Today

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

With no warning, swarms of people with cameras filled the depot this morning.  Who knew the Railroad Station Historical Society was out to pay us a visit–unannounced?  They were a great group and I was happy to show them around, …


Celebration Time

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

While the blog has been inactive for quite some time, volunteers at the Depot have not! The big news is that last week, the HPG received TWO grants: $5000 from Idaho Heritage Trust and $24,900 from the Inland Northwest Community …


Blue Highway Scores Again!

March 7, 2020 | Posted in News & Updates

Leave it to seasoned dancers Leonard and Marlene Zahnow to kick off the dancing to Blue Highway on Potlatch Days. Zahnows owned the famous Riverside dance hall and park from 1957 to 1962, booking such greats as Johnny Cash, Little …