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PTO Color Run slated for May 9

RIGGINS — The Salmon River PTO is sponsoring “Color the Canyon 5K Run” Saturday, May 9. The start/finish line will be at the Salmon River Elementary School playground beginning at 10 a.m.; $20 for adults and $10 for youth before April 10. The youngest runners will have their run at the playground while the older runners will run through town. Register on-line at or register that morning from 8:30-9:45 a.m.

RIGGINS — What! No big event going on in Riggins this weekend! Well, we do need time to clean up from the super exciting jet boat races and the amazing fireworks to get ready for Riggins Rodeo next weekend! Come on down to Riggins for cowboys, cowgirls, dust, sunshine and rodeo action.

Yup! Let’s go, let’s show, let’s rodeo at the 67th Riggins Rodeo Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3, with shows beginning at 1:30 p.m. The annual cowboy breakfast will be served Sunday, May 3, from 6-10 a.m. at the Riggins Community Center just behind Crump’s Chevron. The famous Riggins rodeo parade will be Sunday, May 3, at 11 a.m. with yours truly, me, announcing with help lineup from Buck and LeRoy. Come on down to Riggins and enjoy the first rodeo of the season… some of you will get to sit on the new bleachers!

Riggins Rodeo Princess Ryan Simonson of Riggins and Riggins Rodeo Queen Bella Klapprich of Grangeville will be representing Riggins at local rodeos and parades throughout the following year. As a fund-raiser, the girls are selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts which are $10 per dozen with the choice of original glazed, chocolate iced, cream filled, raspberry filled or lemon filled. Contact Queen Bella at 507-0960 or Princess Ryan at 628-3298 soon… delivery will be Thursday, April 30.

Memorial service will be held for longtime Salmon River resident Ernie Chase, Saturday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Riggins Assembly of God Church. Ernie will long be remembered for his quick wit and love for family and friends.

Tammi Woodley is moving to Lewiston this week. After living most of her life in Riggins, Tammi is moving to be closer to her daughter, son and grandchildren. Tammi, with her infectious smile and positive way, will sure be missed here in Riggins.

The Riggins Senior Citizens group is holding a taco feed Friday, May 15, at the Riggins Community Center to help raise funds for a Community Food Pantry building.

Run for the cure of cancer at the Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters 5k run Saturday, May 16, in Pollock followed by a barbecue.

Do you have “treasures” or baked goods or handmade items you would like to sell? The 11th annual Memorial Day Flea Market at The Idaho Banana Co. Orchard will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23, 24 and 25. Contact Mary Lou at the Idaho Banana Co. or call her at 628-3615.

Riggins ASK, Inc., our After School Kids Club, is into its baseball season with limited equipment... if you have mitts, gloves, bats, softballs or soft hardballs you would like to donate to the program, contact Jamie Simar at ASK or Jim Thibodeaux, ASK coach, or take them by the ASK building at Riggins Elementary School.

ASK will hold its baseball games on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 28. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the games and cheer on the ASK kids.

Salmon River Community Church will hold its annual Mother’s Day luncheon Saturday, May 9. More details will be available next week.


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