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Jet boats storm in this weekend

The 2017 Salmon River Jet Boat Races, the 33rd in this annual event’s history, is set to bring high speed boats to the Salmon River near Riggins this weekend. Pictured is a scene from the beach upstream of the Time Zone Bridge, where many race fans gather to watch.

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The 2017 Salmon River Jet Boat Races, the 33rd in this annual event’s history, is set to bring high speed boats to the Salmon River near Riggins this weekend. Pictured is a scene from the beach upstream of the Time Zone Bridge, where many race fans gather to watch.



— The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are scheduled this weekend, 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.

Racing action begins at 10 a.m. MT April 15, followed by fireworks at dusk at Riggins City Park. Sunday morning, action resumes at 10 a.m. MT.

The Little Salmon River was flowing 1,600 cfs, and the main stem was flowing at about 19,000 on April 11. National Weather Service forecasters are anticipating rain this week, with temperatures in the 50s.

Race details are online at facebook.com/SalmonRiverJetBoatRaces.



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