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Riggins News: Power outage scheduled for July 12


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My sweet 16 quote for the week is “America, America, God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.” I do hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July.

Power outage at Riggins will last eight hours July 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of a scheduled maintenance outage by Idaho Power. The planned outage will affect about 1,200 customers in Riggins. Idaho Power will move a portion of power line from the river’s edge to the highway right-of-way along U.S. Highway 95 north and south of Smokey Boulder Road. Crews also will be replacing five poles from Hazard Creek to Riggins. Idaho Power area manager Steve Moser said, “As this is a long outage, Idaho Power encourages affected customers to plan ahead to maintain comfort and convenience. It’s a good idea to charge mobile phones and other devices before the power is turned off, and to have a block of ice in the refrigerator to make sure food stays cold.” For customers with questions, call Idaho Power’s Long Valley Operations Center at 630-7908 or 630-7913.

50/50 Bingo Night along with desserts for sale is sponsored by the Salmon River Senior Citizens. Their first Bingo Night will be held this Friday at 6:30 p.m. for ages 18 and older in the upstairs of the Riggins Community Center. The fund-raiser will help with funding the Salmon River Transit Bus that takes senior citizens to McCall and Grangeville weekly. If anyone would like to donate Bingo prizes or cookies, call Cory at 628-3344 or Diane at 628-4106. They will pick them up.

Hot Summer Nights on tap for July 22, 23

RIGGINS — Hot Summer Nights will be rockin’ and rollin’ July 22 and 23 in the Riggins City Park. More info will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead. Anyone wanting to be in the Famous Talent Show needs to contact Tracey Bird or Linnaea Hinton at Main Street Hair, 628-3350. Sign-ups are limited to 30 total. Volunteers are needed at the ticket booths for Hot Summer Nights. They need volunteers July 22 for the food and drink ticket booth by the beer garden. Two people are needed from 10 to 11 p.m. July 23 at the Main Gate spots. One person from 2 to 4 p.m., one person 4 to 6 p.m., one person from 6 to 8 p.m. and two people from 8 to 10 or 11 p.m.. Contact Shari Medley at 628-4063 to let her know which shift you will take. Thank you in advance for wanting to help make the 2016 Hot Summer Nights a Success!

Check out Riggins’ own Karen Murray on the colored ad in the Free Press, “Driven by Commitment” about Salmon River Transit Bus. Timely, dependable access to healthcare services like clinics and pharmacies is vital to good health, especially in rural areas. St Luke’s supports Connecting U Salmon River Transit, a private non-profit program connecting our Central Idaho neighbors to health resources and much more. Throughout the year, these regularly scheduled trips help people live fuller, richer lives by maintaining important connections to providers, services, and amenities in nearby cities. For schedules and information, contact Salmon River Transit at 628-2394.

“On your Mark, Get Set, READ 2016” is available at the Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program! A beach setting is the theme, children age 1 through 8 are invited to attend the last three sessions, Tuesday, July 19, and July 26 at 1 p.m.. Miss Susan reads stories, does crafts, has treats, and gives books to the kiddos who attend. The display case at the Riggins City Hall created by Jeannie Fitch is filled with shells, beach toys, and children’s books to give the kiddos a “splash of fun” as they enter the library.

VBS, vacation Bible school, at the Salmon River Community Church will be held July 18 through 22 for ages 3 through 12. VBS is open to all local kiddos, as well as visiting cousins and friends. The Texas Team and Salmon River Community Church Team will be here to lead the activities of the week with a farm animal theme. There will be some crazy dress-up days, as well as some great new songs, and much more. See you there.

Did you collect lots of aluminum cans over the Fourth of July weekend? Take them to the “can pen” behind Riggins City Hall. The Riggins Ambulance is collecting aluminum cans for needed funding.

The SRHS class of ‘66 is going to have its 50-year reunion during Hot Summer Nights weekend, July 22 and 23. June Whitten is the contact person. It’s always a fun time when old friends gather.

The 80’s Decade SRHS Reunion will be held July 22 and 23 during Hot Summer Nights in Riggins! The contacts for 80’s reunion over Hot Summer Nights are Necia Clark, Tonya Grush and myself. Best way to make contact is via FB. Here’s what’s happening: Anyone who wants to do a half-day float trip on July 23 can sign up with Matt Laine. Cost is $50 per person. Spread the word to any and all people that the “80’s” are getting together over Hot Summer Nights July 23 and 24.

Dr. Jeppe, chiropractor, of McCall Chiropractic has opened an office in Riggins on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. He is located in the front office at the Riggins Motel. Call 634-8271 for an appointment; walk-ins welcome.

Riggins K9 Resort at Salmon River Kennels, owned and operated by Chad and J.J. Hopkins has shaded 12 by 12 outdoor kennels and indoor kennels, as well as a fenced large dog run for puppy play time and mini swimming pools. Contact them at 208-315-1169 to care for your dog anytime.

“RCFM ~ Better Foods” store located at 505 S. Ace’s Place Street in Riggins is open on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Hollon’s feature all organic raw fresh fruit and have a smoothie and juice bar. For more info call 628-3691 or 315-7118 or go to


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