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Riggins News: ‘Rattle the Canyon’ music fest on tap



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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— “Rattle the Canyon” with music, friends, and fun is this Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Riggins City Park sponsored by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce who are excited to bring three live bands to the canyon this year! Gates open at noon; music begins at 2 p.m., with Ruff Kutt rattling out some great tunes followed at 5 p.m., with Lucky Tongue rattling on with more great hits, and ending the night with Jeff Crosby and the Refugees rattling the Canyon with more wonderful music 8 to 11 p.m. The Food Shack and the Beer Garden will be serving your favorite food and beverages from noon until 11 p.m. Plan now to join in on the fun. Tickets, $15 for ages 18 and older, $7.50 for ages 10 – 17, and free for ages 9 and younger. Must be 21 or older to be in the beer garden! ID is required. No pets. No coolers. Just lots of music and fun. This new event will help raise funds for the construction of a new stage in the Riggins City Park. A new stage will bring opportunity to our canyon with unlimited possibilities of live music, theater, movies in the park! You get the idea! See you there!

Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone, and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins.

Salmon River Run winners named

RIGGINS — The second annual Riggins Salmon Run was a wonderful success with 111 participants running along our beautiful Salmon River to the Riggins City Park for the finishers’ celebration and cash prizes to the first male and female in each category. Each runner was given a beverage glass with the Riggins Salmon Run logo, ticket for lunch and beverage, and a banana in addition to the T-shirt, bandana, and runners’ bag each received at the beginning of the race.

Results: Maureen Guida came in with a time of one hour, 41 minutes to take first for the women in the ½ marathon winning $100. Kevin Swearinger came in first with a time of two hours, three minutes for the men in the ½ marathon winning $100. Jesse Webb took first in the men’s 10K winning $75. Lovina Englund came in first for the women’s 10K winning $75. Wade Spickelmire came in first for the men’s 5K winning $50. Charlee Hollon took first for the women’s 5K winning $50. The kiddos Fun Run had about 10 runners total for the two divisions each receiving a gold medal as they crossed the finish line. Winners in the 3-4-year-old division were Jayden Verbeck and Holt Agnor; winners in the 5-6-year-olds were Jaxon Verbeck and a sweet blonde haired girl with a big smile…sorry I do not know her name. The top boy and girl runner in each category won a runners’ bag.

Kudos to Mariah Crump, Hannah McClure, and Ruth Spickelmire for heading up the Riggins Salmon Run! Those three ladies put in lots of time and effort to make this Riggins event a success. They would like to thank all the runners, all the sponsors, and all the volunteers for their vital part in helping make this weekend special. Those three are already making plans for the third annual Riggins Salmon Run in September 2017.

The Salmon River Senior Citizens, sponsors of the Riggins Community Food Pantry, will have it open the fourth Tuesday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Free food for all those in need; no income verification required. Call Nightfeather 628-2394.

The Salmon River Senior Citizens are running the local transit in the Salmon River corridor and are looking for funds to assist with the purchase of a newer vehicle as an integral part of plans to expand the service. They offer a free shuttle every Wednesday to Grangeville making stops along the way if people call in to use the shuttle for medical services, pharmacy, banks, shopping, eateries, and more. The shuttle is open to the general public with priority seating to senior citizens, disabled, those with medical appointments. Call 628-2394 to reserve a seat 48 hours in advance. Funding is supported through joint efforts between Syringa Auxillary and Grangeville Chamber of Commerce. Donations are accepted to ensure the continuance of this program. Call Linda 628-3780 or Nightfeather 628-2394.

The Salmon River Senior Citizens next Bingo night with cash prizes for adults 18 and older will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 pm.

Salmon River High School football won its first home game with Prairie last Friday, Sept 9. Two other home games will be with Lapwai Sept. 23, with Council Oct. 14, and the third home game with Cascade, Oct. 28, will be in New Meadows, so New Meadows can have its own homecoming game. (There are some New Meadows High School guys who are members of our SRHS football team).

SRHS Volleyball did not play last weekend. They have two more home games, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., Council, and Oct. 4, Meadows Valley. Be sure to get to the games and cheer on our Savages and Lady Savages. Get your complete schedule at the SRHS office.

Salmon River Middle School won both their volleyball games and football games last weekend. Their home games will be Sept. 22 with Cascade at 5 p.m., and Sept. 29, at 5 p.m., with Council. Away games are Sept. 15 at Garden Valley at 5 p.m., and Oct. 6, Tri Valley at 5 p.m. Go help cheer on the middle school athletes.

Picture day for Salmon River High School is today, Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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, in October at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Gem Stop. The public will be invited to view the show Oct. 1 and 2. Contact SRAG, 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.

The Two Ladies Antiques, adjacent to the Idaho Banana Company at 1120 South Main Street, is having its annual anniversary open house wine and beer tasting party Saturday, Oct. 7. Everyone is invited to help celebrate. The Two Ladies Antiques will have its Christmas open house Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, with a wine and beer tasting party Friday the 18th and Christmas shopping both days

School News:

Salmon River High School football won its first home game with Prairie last Friday, Sept 9. Two other home games will be with Lapwai Sept. 23, with Council Oct. 14, and the third home game with Cascade, Oct. 28, will be in New Meadows, so New Meadows can have its own homecoming game. (There are some New Meadows High School guys who are members of our SRHS football team).

SRHS Volleyball did not play last weekend. They have two more home games, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., Council, and Oct. 4, Meadows Valley. Be sure to get to the games and cheer on our Savages and Lady Savages. Get your complete schedule at the SRHS office.

Salmon River Middle School won both their volleyball games and football games last weekend. Their home games will be Sept. 22 with Cascade at 5 p.m., and Sept. 29, at 5 p.m., with Council. Away games are Sept. 15 at Garden Valley at 5 p.m., and Oct. 6, Tri Valley at 5 p.m. Go help cheer on the middle school athletes.

Picture day for Salmon River High School is today, Wednesday, Sept. 14.



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