As of Tuesday, March 17, 2015
LOWELL/SYRINGA — Road building and timber salvage is starting up on the Selway, lots and lots of it —USFS land, state land and private land, too. It’s a different world we live in. New neighbors finally moving into several houses that sold nearby, up the Selway Road, details iffy, and the Wilderness Inn and Cougar Canyon Station have their lights on lately, but not their open signs yet. Steve and Ann Ryan are back from their trip to Iowa. They are getting ready to sling some hash, just a figure of speech, but good food is being prepared.
Shelley McDowell has been building her inventory at Cougar Canyon Station in preparation for opening.
Down at Syringa, Jackson’s place is looking great, the buildings are super nice and getting nicer. Scott Swearingen is busy working on his property, his cabin has a special homey feeling and very inviting, and a new neighbor, just behind ROW, River Dance Lodge, Rick Harris, a longtime friend of the Mike Smith family is building a new cabin. The Greg Smiths of Syringa are busy outside working on several projects; their place is landscaped expertly as well as the Fiore’s log cabin. Spring has sprung, life is good.
One paragraph on Smiths of Lowell. Luella Marie Smith will be 11 on March 18 with party plans in progress, Marty and Dani Smith and the crew from Three Rivers Rafting will be heading out to Spokane to the Big Horn Sportsman Show to promote their rafting adventures on the Lochsa, Selway and Salmon rivers. This will be their 25-year meeting and greeting the folks interested in rafting with us. Lara Smith, the region’s representative on the Idaho Travel Council, will be attending a meeting this week in Moscow. St. Patrick’s Day is happening with the whole green beer thing, somewhere in the state, and I’m gone next week so no news from Lowell or Syringa. It’s just a minor thing, hope they don’t cut out my sense of humor, ha ha, and I wish I was going to Vegas, but I’ll be dreaming about it!
We are tearing down some old buildings on the property and Robert Simmons has been so helpful with his “Rolloffs.” He sure is a good businessman, he calls back right away when you leave a message, he gets the job done, and in my next life I am going to be a sanitation guy. If he comes up one more time to haul junk out of here people will say we’re in love. Thanks, Robert, and your driver, Chris, for making things easier. Marty thanks you too, and Rick Moore too, we all thank you, let’s “do” lunch sometime.
Whenever I’m pouring Max (18 months) a sippy cup of apple juice he sits on the counter and says “ice, ice, ice, ice, ice, ice,” just sayin’ he likes his apple juice on the rocks!