As of Tuesday, August 5, 2014
RIGGINS — Riggins community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! The blood drive will be held at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room, 1102 S. Main St., Riggins, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kris Catherman is in charge of the Red Cross Blood Drive, 628-3572. If you pre-signed, your date will be one day earlier. Also, if you are interested in volunteering, there are a couple of openings and they would appreciate hearing from you! If you have any questions, call Kris. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds, and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!
The Idaho County Fair is coming to the Cottonwood fairgrounds and the big event is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for Aug. 20–23. The 2014 fair theme is “Jazzin’ It up at the Idaho County Fair 2014.” The fair premium books came out two weeks ago in the Idaho County Free Press and are available in Grangeville at the Idaho County Extension Office or on line. The time is now to get your 4-H, FFA, and Open Class exhibits ready to go to the fair.
Hat Ranch Winery and Vineyards is sponsoring a Sip ‘N Float Aug. 30 at Wild Rivers Adventures in Riggins. Call 995-0181 to make reservations.
Planned power outage will occur Aug. 19
There will be a planned power outage Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 8-11 a.m. that will affect about 2,400 customers from New Meadows to Riggins. Customers affected will receive an automated call two days in advance of the outage. The automatic call system does not leave messages for customers. The outage is happening to allow Idaho Power to complete required power transformer testing in its New Meadows substation, as well as maintenance on an associated power line. The testing is required every six years, and all of the work completed will help ensure reliable electric service for customers. “We understand that any power outage is an inconvenience to our customers, and we appreciate their understanding,” said Idaho Power Area Manager Steve Moser. “Although the outage is only scheduled to last three hours, Idaho Power encourages affected customers to plan ahead to maintain comfort and convenience. It’s a good idea to charge mobile phones and other devices before the power is turned off, and to have a block of ice in the refrigerator to make sure food stays cold.” Customers with questions about the outage can call Idaho Power’s Long Valley Operations Center at 630-7908 or 630-7913.
School is just around the bend… Riggins Elementary School and Salmon River High School will begin Monday, Aug. 25. School pictures, both class pictures and individual pictures, will be taken Thursday, Sept. 4, at Riggins Elementary from 8:30-10 a.m. Younger kids are invited to come to the Riggins Elementary for pictures before 10 a.m.
The Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River” – will be held Sept. 13 in Riggins. This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children ages 3-6. Half marathon, $40, start time: 9 a.m. (MT); 10K, $30, start time: 9:30 a.m. (MT); 5K, $20, start time: 10 a.m. (MT). Register now for the Riggins Salmon Run on Ultra SignUp.
Welcome to the First Territorial Capitol Interpretive Center at 12th and Main Street in Lewiston, open every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PDT). Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Cameras are invited. Contact John A. Mock, curator at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melva E. Mock, curator at email@example.com or call 790-0999.