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Salmon River Jet Boat Races coming up

The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are scheduled this April 14-16, starting with an outdoor barbecue, 6-8 p.m. MT April 14 at the Salmon Rapids Lodge parking lot. Adults eat for $10, kids 6-12 for $5.

The race boats will get their technical inspection at that time.

The morning of April 15, racing action begins at 10 a.m. MT and continues at 1 p.m. MT, followed by fireworks at dusk at Riggins City Park.

Sunday morning action resumes at 10 a.m. MT, with the conclusion of the 10-lap race followed by the awards banquet at Salmon River Inn.

The race course extends from Island Bar upstream of town down to Lightning Creek, with the main event crowd typically gathering at the Time Zone Bridge.

The Little Salmon River was flowing 1,500 cfs, and the main stem was flowing at about 18,000 on April 4.

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