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Due to poor air quality, Salmon run postponed until next year


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— Happy belated Labor Day! Time to get ready for fall and all the events it brings.

With regret, the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the second annual Salmon Run due to fire traffic and poor air quality. Businesses that have already sponsored the Riggins Salmon Run for this year may choose to forward their sponsorship to next year or receive a refund by contacting Kelly Thompson, Vicky Lowe, or any Riggins Salmon Run Committee member.

Note from Mariah Crump, Riggins Salmon Run Director: “Yes, the second annual Riggins Salmon Run scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 12, has been cancelled. To all of our runners and walkers as well as to the public: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancelation of the Riggins Salmon Run 2015. There is much uncertainty on the Big River Road due to fire and smoke; out of respect for our runners/walkers, volunteers, sponsors and entertainment we made this very difficult decision. To all of our registered runners, we would like to offer you entry to next year’s event; plans are set in motion to create an incredible event next year. Thank you for your support and for your understanding. Click the following link and defer your registration to our 2016 Riggins Salmon Run. We look forward to seeing you on our Facebook page during the next several months. Train on!…/riggins-salmon-run/2015/runner. Contact us at with any questions or concerns. Sincerely, Mariah Crump, race director”

Replacement of the Race Creek Bridge on U.S. 95 just north of Riggins may or may not begin this week depending on fire situation. Construction of a new longer and wider bridge across Race Creek on U.S. 95 near Riggins will continue through mid-February 2016, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.

The Salmon River Savage football team won its opening game with Colton Wildcats 28-20. Salmon River Savage volleyball team won its opening game with Cascade Rambles.

“Win $100!” The Salmon River Boosters need a volunteer to grill its hamburgers at home games. Contact Susan Shepherd if you can help. Every time you volunteer to help in the Salmon River Booster Club concession stand, your name will be entered in a drawing. When football season is over the Booster Club will draw one name and that person will win $100! A big thank you to Jeff and Debora Dean for grilling hamburgers at the first home game of the season last weekend.

Did you hear of the Canyon Coat Drive? Donations of your new or very clean and gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarves will be accepted at the Riggins City Hall, Riggins Post Office and the Riggins Tackle Shop. There will be a free shopping day at the Riggins Community Center Saturday, Sept. 26, noon to 6 p.m.

The Riggins Ambulance Department is still collecting aluminum cans. You can drop off your cans behind the Riggins City Hall.


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