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RIGGINS NEWS: Rodeo queen tryouts on tap for March 6


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is by Steven Aitchison. “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be wise, rich or beautiful, you just have to ‘be there’ when they need you.”

Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift shop located at 103 1/2 N. Main St. in Riggins has 10-year-old Areona’s Sweetheart Magnets for sale at $3 each. One hundred percent of all monies collected will be given to Gracie Barron to provide financial relief while Areona fights acute myeloid leukemia. Monetary donations can be made by going to at any Pine Tree Community Credit Union in care of Gracie Barron. Cards and letters can be mailed to St Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Areona Hibbard, pediatrics room 4634, 190 East Bannock Street, Boise, ID 83702. In lieu of any gifts, Gracie would also like to thank everyone for their donations, prayers and support.

Riggins elementary fifth graders and their teacher Mrs. Travis are collecting aluminum pop tops to deliver to the Ronald McDonald House in Boise where Areona is staying. Drop off all pop tabs at Riggins Elementary School in care of the fifth grade.

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts are Sunday, March 6, at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds beginning at 11 a.m. with horsemanship followed by a barbecue at 12:30 p.m. Contact Jenna Cereghino at or call 451-3253.

The annual Riggins Rodeo will be held the first weekend in May, Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, with the Rodeo Cowboy Breakfast and parade to be held Sunday morning.

WWB, Women With Bait runs through March 12th… those women are catching lots of fish and having fun. WWB hoodies are available at Blevins. Go, ladies! Fish on!

The 2016 Salmon River Jet Boat Races will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 15, 16 and 17. There will be a Monte Carlo Night at Summerville’s Saturday, March 12, to help raise funds for the jet boat races. More information will be forthcoming.

Color the Canyon’s second 5k fun run is April 23 sponsored by the Salmon River PTO which is a non-profit organization that encourages parents to assist with various school activities and provides financial assistance where needs are identified. Moneys raised will go to support any of the programs the PTO funds.The race will start at 10 a.m. and end at the Salmon River Elementary School. Registration will be 8:30-9:45 a.m. For kids 17 and under the entry fee will be $10; for adults (18+) the entry fee will be $20. Entry fee includes a white T-shirt shirt and color dust. The color dust is cornstarch and food coloring, so super safe. Bystanders will be able to purchase color dust and throw it as the racers will be going by. Your shirt will be colored by the canyon dust by the end of your race, if you choose to wear it. There will be food and music and the coming together of family and friends to make this their best 5k of all time.


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