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Riggins News: Fair, fall sports and fun runs in future


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “Your County Fair is one of the best events of the summer season. It closes summer, opens school, and brings on the fall season.” See you at the Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood today and the rest of the week.

“We’ve got a good thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair” is the theme of the 2017 Fair today Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 16-19. Idaho County Fair started this morning at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. Get on out to the fair. Visit with friends and neighbors and see what our youth have done in 4-H and FFA as well as adult projects. Highlights of the week Wednesday: Official opening of 2017 Fair with the annual Ribbon Cutting was this morning at 8:30 a.m., open class exhibits will be accepted, judging started, pigtail contest, 4-H Fashion Show at 7 p.m.; Thursday: 4-H and FFA fitting and showing, Old Time Fiddlers, musical program featuring Shiloh; Friday: 4-H and FFA livestock judging, Potato Bar 4-7, Royalty Evening and Crowning of 2018 Royalty followed by the annual Green Swing Dance; Saturday: Fair Parade 10 a.m., 4-H Awards, barbecue 1-4 p.m., 4-H Market Livestock Sale 1 p.m., fair closes 6 p.m. See you at the fair.

Run happy, Run grumpy, Run speedy, Run slow, Run a little, Run a lot…just Run at our Riggins Salmon Run Saturday, Sept. 9. Our Riggins Salmon Run which takes place on the road along the banks of the Salmon River is a family event…5k-$25, 10k-$35, or 13.1-$45. Register now at; receive a 10% discount when you add 5 or more people to the cart at registration. Contact Mariah Crump for more info.

The Salmon River Cowboys Association still has room for family or business signs to be displayed on the back of the wooden bleachers at the Riggins Rodeo Grounds. The donations for the signs will help pay for the metal bleachers that were installed just prior to our 2017 Riggins Rodeo. Contact Joni Shepherd if you would like to purchase a sign which has a seven to eight-year life or more.

The 90th birthday celebration honoring Leola Campbell was a huge success! She was surrounded by nearly 200 family members as well as friends who stopped by to offer hugs and good wishes. She was presented with a “90th” birthday balloon as well as 90 red, white, and blue balloons! Some family members enjoyed a raft trip on the Salmon River before the birthday party…no, Leola did not go on the raft trip. Visiting went on until dark even through the 17 drops of rain! Family and friends had sent “memories” via email that they had made into a book for Leola…it is also available online for those who wished to have a copy.

School News:

SRHS Football practice has started. The schedule will be 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday and Friday is TBD. Adjustments will be made accordingly for the air quality. Football schedule is available online or at the SRHS Office.

SRHS volleyball practice has started in the mornings at 8-11 a.m. and evenings 6-8 p.m.; Aug. 14 -19, 2-a-days TBD – based on best fit for the group. Volleyball schedule is available online or at the SRHS Office.

Sports fees must be paid before the first game. If you are unable to pay, speak with Mr. Fredrickson.

Registration dates scheduled for Salmon River High School were Tuesday, Aug. 15 for seniors and juniors, and are today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, for sophomores and freshmen, and Thursday, Aug. 17, for junior high. If you have children in more than one grade, just select one day to register them all.

Registration for Riggins Elementary School is Tuesday, Aug. 22. Check in at the school office.

School begins Tuesday, Aug. 29. There will be no school Monday, Sept. 4, however and there will be school Friday, Sept. 8 for all grades.

Kris and Joy would like to thank all those wonderful people who donated blood at the Summer Red Cross Blood Drive here in Riggins as well as a big thanks to the Salmon River Community Church for providing ice cream cups for the donors as well as allowing the Red Cross to hold its drive in the Fellowship Room. Kudos to all the volunteers including Kris and Joy who gave their time to help at the Blood Drive. The next Riggins Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in November…contact Kris Catherman or Joy Swift to sign up early.


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