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Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend, March 8-9

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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

RIGGINS — Spring ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday, March 8, as Sunday, March 9, begins Daylight Savings Time. If you get somewhere an hour ahead of time, you will know you forgot to set your clocks!

Congratulations, Salmon River Boys for earning the title of District Champs for the fifth consecutive year! Way to go! Now the Salmon River Savages are on their way to State Basketball Tourney.… Salmon River plays Carey in the first round of the state tournament at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 6, at Caldwell High School. Go Savages!

Congratulations to Nolan Richerson, SRHS senior and son of Steve and Deb Richerson, on receiving an offer of appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Congratulations to Megan Long, Salmon River High School senior, who recently placed second at the Regional Leadership Conference sponsored by Business Professionals of America at Lewis Clark Community College in Lewiston. Long placed second in the Advanced Interview Skills event where students are assessed in advanced proficiency in job search, interview situations and portfolio development. She is now qualified to compete at the State Competition held in Boise this March 6-8 with an opportunity to place and compete at the national event in Indianapolis April 30 – May 4.

Team members who accompanied Megan to the Regional Leadership Conference were Bryson King, Riley Travis, Alex Diaz, Sarah Laritz and Sunny Galli. Members, Hannah Cornforth and Ryan Simonson, were unable to attend due to illness. Students are challenged with a Workplace Skills Assessment Program and a choice of event(s) they may enter. These events range from accounting to computer program and even management assessments.

“Today’s students. Tomorrow’s business professionals,” reads the slogan which describes an organization focused on student workforce development in the areas of leadership, technology, citizenship and academics known as Business Professionals of America. Programs are offered at the regional, state and national levels. Local chapters are established through the high school and facilitated by the local advisor, typically the business teacher. Some of the duties include setting up the local chapter, recruiting members, holding the first meeting, setting goals, and constructing a calendar for the BPA year while also becoming involved in state conferences and programs. Ratcliff points out that the program emphasis is on co-curricular activities that take the students from the classroom to career exploration, which includes travel and networking with other students as well as leadership training. Members also have access to scholarship opportunities.

Congratulations to our 2014 Riggins Rodeo queen, Cassie Chandler, daughter of Travis and Shandra Chandler, and to Phoebe Rupp, daughter of Jim and Rachel Rupp, as junior princess. These two Salmon River girls will be participating in the Riggins Rodeo May 3 and 4 as well as representing Riggins Rodeo in many parades around the state all summer and fall.

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, to help Lillian, premature baby daughter of David and Elizabeth Galli, who is in need of help for medical expenses. Tickets, $2 each or three for $5 are available at The Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop and at Riggins Sterling Bank. Go to Riggins Sterling Bank to see Tom’s artwork.

The Riggins area does not have a recycling program. On March 11, at 7 p.m. (MT) at the Riggins Community Center a meeting will be held in an effort to bring the Idaho County Recycling program to the Riggins/White Bird corridor. Volunteers and a local site are needed. There would be no cost to taxpayers.

The annual Salmon River Jet Boat fund-raiser will be held at the Salmon River Inn Saturday, March 15, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be games, live music, a silent auction and drawings for prizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit our local Salmon River schools, the rest to the jet boat race needs. For information, contact Melissa at 890-8511 or Kim Olson at 469-0067. The 2014 Jet Boat Race will be held in April.

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 during the evening of fun and dancing.

The first annual Riggins Salmon Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, and is 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 years of age. The half marathon distance will kick off at 9 a.m. followed by 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.

Remember to check out http://riversandmountains.biz for newsy tidbits about and around Riggins and the Salmon River Canyon

Now’s the time to sign up for Hunter’s Education classes at SRHS from April 7-19. Cost is $8 and registration may be done in person on April 7 or at fishandgame.idaho.gov/hed/public/default/aspx. Parents, contact Gary Phillips at 628-3940 if you’re interested in becoming a hunter education or bow hunter education instructor.

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