The Friends of Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail have climbed another rung of the ladder in their effort to secure a public waterfront trail. At the Ponderay City Council meeting Monday night, members decided to support the group by purchasing the third of four property parcels in a four-year acquisition plan. The Friends of Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail have been pursuing city support ever since the Hall family put the property on the market. “For the first time in history, that trail would be open and available to the public,” group member Susan Drumheller/Cameron Rasmusson, Bonner County Bee. More here.