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Riggins News: Spaghetti feed on tap for April 9


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is from George Strait: “If you don’t leave the past in the past, it will destroy your future. Look what’s in front of you, not what yesterday took away. The best is yet to come.”

The Salmon River Community Church Youth Group is having a spaghetti feed this Saturday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the church; there will be a money donation at the door. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Get on out for a fun evening and help out our Riggins youth.

Salmon River Heritage Center has new displays in its cases catching the western theme as well as days of yesteryear and an American flag display. The collections belong to Buck and Jeannie Fitch including a log cabin table lamp built by her Uncle Halsey in the late 1940s for her mother, Pearl Buell… Jeannie and her sister used this as a doll house for many years. There are also some handmade clothes sewn in the 1950s, some by Jeannie’s mother, some by Jeannie. One display case features The Cowboy. Though the Heritage Center is not open on a regular basis, there are classes, meetings, voting and family or friend gatherings. If you would like to tour the Heritage Center, check with the City Hall or call Jeannie.

Looking for a job?After School Kids, Inc., in Riggins is seeking a highly motivated, friendly and passionate individual who loves working with children of all ages. ASK is now accepting applications for a program manager. Applicant must have a high school diploma… some college preferred, but not required… and a minimum of two years’ experience working with at-risk children in a school atmosphere. Applicant must have excellent experience in computer (Excel, Word, etc.), reading, math and communication skills. Duties include, but not limited to: program teacher, school liaison, monthly calendar activities, attendance, snack, events coordinator, state and federal reports, etc. Applicant must pass background checks, First Aid/CPR training. Salary DOE. E-mail current resume with references to: or mail to: After School Kids, Inc., P.O. Box 118, Riggins, ID 83549. Position open until filled.

Jet boat races set for next weekend

RIGGINS — Jet Boat Race Weekend 2016 will take place on the Salmon River next weekend, Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17. Prelim races will be ongoing Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for viewers’ entertainment. The Show and Shine Boat Show will be held in the Salmon Rapids Motel parking lot with the annual barbecue from 6-8 p.m. with music by Joaquin and Verna and Dave. Public is welcome and encouraged to attend both. Race apparel will be available all weekend. Jet Boat weekend is sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce.

The jet boat races begin Saturday morning at Island Bar and will run to Lightning Creek beginning at 10 a.m. with three turnarounds… six laps total for each boat. Racers will break for lunch and begin running again at 1 p.m. There will be fireworks in the Riggins City Park at dusk.

Sunday races will begin at Island Bar and run to Lightning beginning at 10 a.m. with two turnarounds… four laps total for each boat. Awards ceremony will be held at Summerville’s following the final race of the day.

Pine Tree Credit Union in Riggins has the quilt that was made and donated by the Pinehurst Quilters on display for a fund-raiser for “Hikin for Healthy Hooters.” The beautiful metal coat rack made by Tom Travis as a benefit for his sister-in-law, Gail Travis, who is facing a liver and a kidney transplant, is also on display. Tickets are available for purchase also.

Gail Travis would like to thank all the wonderful people who have and are contributing for her medical benefit. She is touched with the generosity and love of the Salmon River Community. She sends kudos for Tom for making this metal coat rack and for Pine Tree Credit Union for displaying it for all to see.

Color the Canyon 5K will be held Saturday, April 23, at Riggins Elementary School. Registration is 8:30-9:45 a.m. Race starts at 10 a.m. Register at Questions can be directed to Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101.

The 68th annual Riggins Rodeo is the first weekend of May, Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, with great shows each day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Cowboy breakfast and Riggins Rodeo parade are added to the excitement Sunday morning. There will be lots of western action at the Riggins Rodeo led this year by 2016 royalty, Princess Emily Diaz of Riggins and Queen Macenzie Farris of Grangeville with Buck and Jeannie Fitch as grand marshals for the rodeo weekend.

The annual Mother’s Day tea at the Salmon River Community Church will be held Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship room of the church with Jeannie Fitch as the featured speaker. All ladies are invited to attend.

Hikin’ for Healthy Hooters, Salmon River Canyon cancer fund-raiser, will be held Saturday, May 14, in Pollock at 10 a.m. with a $20 entry fee that includes a 2016 lime green and black T-shirt with moisture wicking fabric. Get entered soon to order the correct size shirt. The walkers, runners, joggers will begin at the Little Salmon Lodge, 121 Old Pollock Road and go as far down the road as they wish, then return for the delicious barbecue that follows. They will have their annual silent auction… contact Patty Solberg with any auction items you would like to donate. The Pinehurst Quilters have made a beautiful elk quilt to add to the fund-raiser; tickets can be purchased at Tourist Trap Consignment and Gift Shop or from Bernice Morell, Linda Ryska, Patty Solberg, or Jeannie Fitch as well as at the event that day.

“Bridging the Past, Present, and Future,” is a book in commemoration of 25 successful years of the Idaho Heritage Trust. It is an excellent portrait of the wonderful history of Idaho as shown through its buildings and human landscape by Ivar Nelson and Pat Hart, a “CCC in Idaho” Project. This beautiful photobook is meant to be a keepsake for friends and family as it illustrates the diversity and allure of Idaho’s heritage as well as highlights many of the historic preservation projects the Trust has helped support through their first 25 years. The cover of the book is our own Manning Crevice Bridge. $25 for 25 years. Books may be purchased from the Trust’s office at 549-1778 or (wholesale pricing for resale is also available for any book sellers).

Friends of the Salmon River Canyon are honoring our “Salmon River Nifty 90s.” We are looking for friends who are 90 or older including those who lived most of their lives here, but have moved away. Call or send me the name of your family member and/or friend who is 90 or older, so we can honor them as well.


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