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RIGGINS — My Sweet 16 quote for this week ““Once a mom always a mom…No matter how grown the kids are, they will always be precious babies in mom’s eyes.”

This quote is especially for moms who are taking their kids to kindergarten or first grade for the first time as well as those who are taking their teens to college for the first time.

Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood kicked off this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 17, and will run through Saturday, Aug. 20. For details see this week’s Free Press and its special fair section.

Yoga Retreats with Yoga in the Body by Elizabeth are being offered at the Ram House Lodge up the Big Salmon River this summer. Call 315-0820 or @IDAYOGAGIRL #CREATESPACETOCENTER.

I have had many great reports from those wonderful retreats.

The Second Annual Riggins Salmon Run, Saturday Sept. 10, is quickly coming to the starting line. Riggins Salmon Run, a family event offering multiple distance run, is a “foot race along the beautiful Salmon River located in Riggins, Idaho” which includes a Fun Run for children of ages 3-6, a half marathon, a 10K, and a 5K. Runners will compete on an in and- out course receiving special tokens at the turnaround aid station.

The finish line for all runners will be in the Riggins City Park where runners and their families and others can enjoy live music, food, and drinks.

Finisher prizes will be awarded for each distance as well as men’s and women’s first prize awards.

Entry fees are 5K- $20, 10K- $30, and 13.1 -$40, and free for the kiddos ages 3-6. Register today at WWW.RIGGINSSALMONRUN.COM.

You will get to meet up with former Riggins Salmon Run runners as well as meet new ones in addition to seeing old friends and neighbors who may run or may just greet you at the Riggins City Park at the finish line. Riggins Salmon Run Poster Making Party for everyone interested will be held in the Riggins City Park from Friday, Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Come on out and create a poster to inspire our runners on race day…all for free. Bib/packet pickup for the Riggins Salmon Run will take place in Riggins City Park located toward the north end of the town across the street from the Mountain River Outfitters Friday, Sept. 9; packets can be picked up from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening and Saturday morning before the races from 7 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Starting line for half marathoners can be found at Shorts Bar, which is on the Salmon River Road, just more than a mile from Highway 95. The starting line for the 5K and 10K can be found just past the Riggins Rodeo grounds across the river from Highway 95. Finish line for all runners is in the Riggins City Park. Parking for the half marathon is at the Riggins City Park. All half marathoners will be shuttled to the start line. Runners must be at the park no later than 8:30 a.m. to be shuttled to the starting line. If for some reason you must park at Shorts Bar, shuttles from the finish line will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 30 minutes.

The Kids Race will be free to all kiddos 3-6 and will be held in Riggins City Park at 12 noon. Ages 3 to 4 will run first, ages 5 to 6 will follow. Participation prizes will be handed out after the race.

Music and food will be available at the park from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Runners will receive a complimentary food voucher/ticket in their goodie bags prior to the race. Bring that ticket to the finish line. Tickets will also be available to the public for purchasing of food and beverage.

The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists, 18 and older, of fine art media to enter the 2016 Regional Art Show in Riggins, Idaho, in October at the Riggins Community Center. Prize money of up to $1,175 will be awarded. For in-formation on rules and regulations, interested artists may write to: S.R.A.G., PO Box 32, White Bird, ID 83554 or call Nancy Gresham at 839-2493, Kathryn Van Acker at 839-2808, or Gloria Teats at 839-2305 or Email: SRAG.IDAHO@GMAIL.COM



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