RIGGINS — Congratulations to Salmon River High School science teacher, Mrs. Sarah Walters, for being selected to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholar’s mentorship program. This is the second selection for Mrs. Walters in three years. She will be a mentor in the Moscow area. Way to represent science and Salmon River area!
Yea! Way to go! The Salmon River Savage boys’ basketball team is the 2014 Long Pin Conference basketball champs. What a terrific winning season they have had. Now on to district tourney followed by state tournament!
Salmon River won the first round of the district tournament which started Saturday at McCall High School. They will have played another tournament game Tuesday, Feb. 25, by the time this news is printed with more action to take place in McCall tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 27. Drive on up to McCall and cheer this team on to victory and state tourney action March 6-8 in the Boise Valley. Go Savages!
Lillian, premature baby daughter of David and Elizabeth Galli, is in need of help for medical expenses. Tom Travis has made and donated a beautiful one-of-a-kind metal art piece for a drawing that will be held Saturday, March 8. Tickets, $2 each or three for $5 are available at The Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop and at Riggins Sterling Bank. If you would like to see Tom’s artwork, it is on display at Riggins Sterling Bank.
Friday, Feb. 28, ASK, the After School Kids Program, is going to the ice rink in McCall. Cost is $5 per person, and skating is from noon to 5:15 p.m. See the office for a form. Have fun, kiddos!
Riggins Rodeo queen tryouts will be held Saturday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds. All interested girls, contact Jenna Cereghino at 628-3071 as soon as possible. Riggins Rodeo will be the first weekend in May, Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4.
The annual Salmon Jet Boat fund-raiser will be held at the Salmon River Inn Saturday, March 15, beginning at 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our local Salmon River schools, the rest to the jet boat race needs. There will be games, live music, a silent auction and drawings for prizes. For information, contact Melissa at 890-8511 or Kim Olson at 469-0067. The 2014 Jet Boat Race will be held in April.
Idaho songs to be released
Four years in the borning, Bad Asses and Disasters of Early Idaho - Songs That Should Have Been Written But Weren’t, is at the printer. This project consists of an 80-page interpretive booklet and audio CD with 16 songs and two poems about notorious early Idaho events from 1811 to 1914. The songs and poems were written and performed by 11 of Idaho’s most talented event ballad singer/songwriters who live from the Wyoming border to the Owyhee Mountains to Lake Pend Oreille. The list of tracks is given below. You may listen to an audio track of Phantom Mule Train at http://www.bonafi.... “We think you’ll really like this project. If you are interested in a copy, send me your mailing address. Cost is $15 plus $2 shipping. Thanks for your support of our passion in preserving early Idaho’s musical heritage,” stated Gary Eller at www.bonafidaho.co...
The Women with Bait fish dance will be held Saturday, March 15, at the Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon with music by The Graham Brothers. Awards will be given to the winners.
Riggins has a great need for more trained skills of its EMTs. Riggins currently has an EMT director- Curt Brimacomb, four EMTs, one responder, and five drivers who provide this vital resource. EMT volunteers do receive “pay per run” depending on the level of training; advanced $40, basic $35, first responder $30, and driver $30. A new EMT Training Class is beginning in April 2014. Make a difference in your community of Riggins and Salmon River Canyon. Call Rocke Wilson now at 628-3957 or contact Susan Hollenbeak at the Riggins City Hall to enroll in the class. You will be glad you did!
The Salmon River Rural Fire Department has free smoke detectors to give away. Call Doug Boggan at 628-3567 to receive your free smoke detector.
Plan now to be in the first annual Riggins Salmon Run, Saturday, Sept. 13, being called “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River.” This is a family friendly event offering multiple distances including a kids’ fun run for children ages 3-6. The half marathon distance will kick off at 9 a.m. following the 10K start at 9:30 a.m. and a 10 a.m. start for the 5K. Runners will complete an out and back course retrieving a special token at the turn-around aid station. The finish line for all distances will be at Riggins City Park, where runners and their families can enjoy live music, food and drinks. “Finishers” prizes will be given in each distance as well as men’s and women’s first-prize awards. Contact Mariah Crump race director and contact person to sign up now.
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