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Child screening events on tap

Riggins News

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Happy National Senior Citizens Day to all you senior citizens! National Senior Citizens Day is today, Wednesday, Aug. 20! Have a celebration with your senior citizen loved one… and/or help honor other senior citizens. There are some mighty inspiring seniors in your town… wherever you live!

Child Find Free Screening in Riggins for children birth and up sponsored by Salmon River Joint School District will be held at the Riggins Elementary School Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27 and 28. If you are concerned about your children’s development plan, contact your local school district for an appointment at 630-6056.

Savage football schedule:

RIGGINS — Salmon River High School football game schedule 2014-2015: first game is Aug. 29 with Troy at Riggins at 7 p.m. (MST) followed by Sept. 5 with Colton at Colton at 4 p.m. (PDT); Sept. 12, Prairie at Riggins at 7 p.m. (MST); Sept. 19, Wilder at Wilder 7 p.m.; Sept. 26, Bye; Oct. 3, Council at Riggins at 7 p.m.; Oct. 10, Cascade at Riggins at 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, Garden Valley at Garden Valley at 4 p.m.; Oct. 24, Tri-Valley at Cambridge at 7 p.m.; Oct. 31, Bye; Nov. 7, Quarter Finals; Nov. 14, Semi-Finals; and finally, Nov. 21-22, State Championship. Go Savages!

If you haven’t registered your student for classes at Salmon River High School or Riggins Elementary School yet, stop by the school Monday–Thursday during the hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 25. School pictures will be taken Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at Riggins Elementary at 8:30 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” is nearly here… Sept. 3 in Riggins. This is a family-friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children 3-6 years of age. 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. Contact Mariah Crump for information.

“Jazzin’ It Up At The Idaho County Fair 2014” is the theme for the 80th annual Idaho County Fair starting today, Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds ending Saturday the 23rd. Ribbon cutting ceremony to open the fair was this morning, with a week to follow, chocked full of activities and fair events and food booths. Fair Premium Books are available at the fairgrounds. There is lots of history in this booklet as well as information for entering items in the fair and letting you know the events’ dates and times. “See you at the fair!”

Kick off your Labor Day weekend at the Idaho Banana Co. along with others who will have a wide variety of art, antiques, collectibles, rusty goods including “Two Old Cats in a Barn,” “G & H Enterprises,” “Sw1eet Water Design,” and so much more in the Banana Co. Orchard, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30. Oh yes, and wine, too! Anyone wanting to join in with appropriate goods, call Mary Lou at 628-3615.

The Salmon River Heritage Center wants your ideas for its new display… the winner of the display idea will get his/her idea displayed for the next six months or so! Along with ideas, the Heritage Center needs items and/or historical photos to go along with the theme or idea of the display. Contact Jeannie Fitch at 628-3845 with your idea today!

All artists are invited to participate in the Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction. Work accepted Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MDT) at the Riggins Community Center, behind the Chevron Station… follow the signs. A reception dinner will follow at 6 p.m. (MDT) in the lower level. The art show will be Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information about entering the show and the cost and reservations for the dinner, e-mail to srag.idaho@gmail.com or call 839-2493 or 839-2414.

It was sad to hear about the loss of adult chinook brood stock at the South Fork of the Salmon trapping facility. Severe storms caused large amounts of sediment to flow into the river and into the holding ponds. Fish and Game estimates 1,200 adult chinook were lost, and managed to save approximately 200. Surviving fish were transferred to the Rapid River hatchery and will be spawned in the next few weeks. These fish on the South Fork are huge.

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