RIGGINS — Happy 100th birthday to Jessie Wisenor tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 9! Wow! Jessie is one of our oldest living Idaho County residents. Can you just imagine the changes Jessie has witnessed throughout her lifetime! She has lots of family in Idaho, Washington and Oregon as well as many friends in Riggins, White Bird and Grangeville. Jessie is now living in Lewiston at Wedgewood Terrace, 2114 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501 if you wish to send her birthday wishes. Best wishes and lots of love to you, my dear friend and neighbor for 44 years!
Salmon River Art Guild will be hosting its annual open house on their 49th anniversary this Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PT) in the White Bird City Hall Community Center in White Bird. Art will be displayed for show and for sale, demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day, refreshments will be served and admission is free. Go on down and see what the artists have been up to and help them start off their 50th anniversary with a bang!
“Light up Riggins” with Christmas lights and scenes winners are first-place business, Blevins Realty, with second-place business going to Idaho Banana Company. First-place residence went to Peggy - the house behind the bank. Second-place residence went to Fred Ivy - the house on the river in Crump’s RV Park. The chamber of commerce noted that there were more voters this year. A big thank you goes to Salmon River Chamber of Commerce and Two Rivers Coffee for sponsoring the event. More prizes and more lights are promised for Christmas 2014.
Salmon River Savages won the Orofino Christmas Tournament in a barnburner Dec. 28, 2013! The Savages won by one point on Terrun Zolman’s three-point score with 20 seconds to go for the last game of the tourney. Down the whole game, at one point by 9, the Salmon River varsity basketball team closed out at crunch time. Twice after Zolman’s three-point shot, the defense had to turn back the Maniacs. The final score was 50 to 49. Leighton Vander Esch did miss the front end of a one-on-one down the stretch, but still was high scorer with 23 points and a huge 16 rebounds. Jimmy Shepherd had a season high offensive output with 17 points. Freshman Tucker Boyd in the backup starter role scored five points. Salmon River improves to four-two for the season. Coach Charlie Shepherd said that Orofino shot well keeping the lead until 20 seconds from the buzzer. The starting Savages have experience and versatility that includes a variety of shooters that can drain a three-pointer under pressure.
Salmon River Savages will take on Meadows Valley Mountaineers this Friday, Jan. 10, for the first home game in this year’s season. Salmon River Savages are the reigning state champions in classification 1A D2.
School started again Monday, Jan. 6, after a wonderful Christmas vacation. Students and teachers and staff are ready to finish the semester and play basketball. Check the SRHS office for a complete schedule of SRHS basketball games.
Remember to check out http://riversandmountains.biz for newsy tidbits about and around Riggins and the Salmon River Canyon!
The first Riggins Salmon Run consisting of a 5K, 10K, or 13.1K which is a half-marathon will be held Sept. 13 right here on the banks of our beautiful Salmon River in Riggins. The Riggins Salmon Run 2014 is a destination run in that we have so much to offer in our small town of Riggins! Local shops, restaurants and taverns as well as hunting, fishing and rafting — mark your calendars and start training. We will be waiting for you. We are excited to offer our local businesses as well as our business supports outside Riggins an opportunity for sponsorship! Offering an incredible event takes both runners and supporters! Check out some of what Riggins has to offer on our event link, http://www.rigginsidaho.com/salmon-river-chamber-business-directory. If you were planning to start a training program on Jan. 1 you had 255 days to train for this race.… now it is Jan. 8, so you still have 247 days to train. You can run, jog or walk.… log some miles, people, and be ready to participate! Plan to be there for the first of hopefully many Riggins Salmon Runs!