RIGGINS — The Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River,” is this Saturday, Sept. 13, in Riggins. 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). For details see Riggins news on-line (www.idahocountyfreepress.com).
Longtime Riggins resident and friend, Jerry Holland, died Friday, Sept. 5, surrounded by his loving family. His beautiful smile, his gentleness, and his unassuming way will long be remembered. Celebration of his life will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Salmon River Community Church with a dinner to follow in the fellowship room.
Salmon River High School football will see action on the SRHS field this Friday, Sept. 12, with Prairie at 7 p.m. (MST). The Savages’ final score last week was Colton 32 - Salmon River 22. They will continue their football schedule: Sept. 9, Wilder at Wilder, 7 p.m.; Council at Riggins, 7 p.m.; homecoming, Oct. 10 with Cascade at Riggins, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, Garden Valley at Garden Valley, 4 p.m.; Oct. 24, Tri-Valley at Cambridge, 7 p.m.; then Nov. 7, quarter finals; Nov. 14, semi-finals; and finally, Nov. 21-22, state championship.
Salmon River Savages had a varsity volleyball game last Tuesday for the first time in two years thanks to eight girls in high school this year. They were awesome! They went five games with Cascade and lost the final game 14-16. Thursday the Savagettes won their volleyball game with Council! SRHS volleyball schedule is Sept. 11, Tri-Valley in Midvale; Sept. 16, Meadows in Riggins; Sept. 18, Council in Council; Sept. 25, Garden Valley in Riggins; Oct. 2, Cascade in Cascade; Oct. 7, Tri-Valley in Riggins; Oct. 9, Garden Valley in Garden Valley; Oct. 14 Meadows in Meadows; Oct. 18-21, districts in McCall; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, state in Declo. Dates and times are subject to change.
During the week-end, Salmon River High School alumni, Dustin Rinker, at Carroll College in Helena, Mont.; Jake Manley at University of Idaho; Charlie Shepherd at College of Idaho, and Leighton Vander Esch at Boise State were all a part of college football 2014. I did not receive news tidbits about Jake or Leighton, but received short tidbits about Dustin and Charlie.
The return of College of Idaho football started with a bang after 37 years with no football… and ended with a celebration. Freshman, Charlie Shepherd, Salmon River High School, blocked a 25-yard field goal attempt with 22 seconds remaining to preserve a wild and thrilling 35-34 win at Pacific on Saturday afternoon!
Veteran at Carroll College, Dustin Rinker, was right on his average, rushing for 142 yards and a score. Dustin Rinker did extremely well and the offensive line protected well.
The College of Idaho will play Montana Western this Saturday, Sept. 13, at the College of Idaho for the Coyotes first home game in 37 years. Hope to see some of you at the game… we will be there; Buck’s dad, Woody, played football for the C of I from 1931-1936.
Rocke Wilson has been busy collecting and scanning Salmon River High School annuals. Thus far, he has scanned 1948 and much of 1950, all of 51 through 71, and, 74, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 85 and 89 as well as the seniors from the first nine years which were 1941 through 1949. He has put these all as jpegs on a DVD. If you are interested in obtaining one, contact Rocke and he can mail you a copy. He is asking for a donation of $5 plus $2.32 S&H. The donation goes to the Riggins Ambulance to help fund new equipment. Even if you still have your annuals, it’s really a much more convenient way to view them and you can zoom in when you want to, or even print them. He scanned the whole page of each annual at 400 dpi as jpeg… and most of the years he scanned the individual seniors at 600 dpi so it is possible to make full-size portraits from them; it is possible to make a portrait from the 400 dpi using some Photo Shop tricks. They are all on one DVD. If you have annuals not listed, contact Rocke so he can make arrangements to use yours to add to this DVD.
Brian and Ann Ann Marie (Tootsie) Guelff are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Addison Marie, born Sept. 4, at 1:13 p.m., eight pounds, six ounces and 20 inches long! Gordie and Melinda Hill are the proud grandparents; Eileen Pottenger is the proud great-grandmother… they all live in Billings, Mont., now, but were longtime Riggins residents.