RIGGINS — My quote of the week is “Who thinks we are stuck in a snow globe and someone keeps giving it a shake?” and, “The sun will come out tomorrow….” soon!
Congratulations to Triston Adams and his McCall Mountaineers’ Hockey Team for taking 1st place in the Lewiston Tournament last weekend. Kudos to Triston, a student at SRHS, who made four successful goals during the game and was named MVP of the game.
Super Bowl Sunday is this Sunday, Feb. 5, featuring the football game and activities at Summervilles supporting the Salmon River Booster Club. There will be a drawing for prizes including lots of shirts, Legacy backpack, Firefly golf bag, Keystone tent, Rockstar snow board, Rockstar suitcase and five bottles of wine…one bottle will have a $100 bill attached to it. You must have tickets to win; tickets may be purchased for $1 each…every drink purchase during the game also earns one ticket as well. Absolutely 100 percent of the drawing proceeds will be donated to the Salmon River Booster Club for our Salmon River kids.
The Senior Citizens Group will hold its February Bingo next Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center in its downstairs room for adults 18 and older.
The 2017 Volunteer Firemen’s Valentine Ball sponsored by the White Bird Chamber of Commerce will be held next Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., PST at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird. There will be a live and a silent auction fund-raiser, which supports our volunteer firemen from Riggins to Grangeville. Invite your friends and have a sweet Valentine’s date with your honey. Contact Barb Lowe at 839-2444.
Idaho Fish and Game says, “Stay clear of wintering wildlife.” Winter provides great opportunities to view Idaho wildlife against snow-covered hillsides. However, it is very important to enjoy the view from a distance; winter can be very stressful for wildlife, especially in winters like this year’s when the snow is deep and temperatures are cold.
Women with Bait Fishing Tournament begins this month…more info to follow.
Salmon River Art Guild art show and sale, “March Miniature Madness,” is set for Saturday, March 18, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST. This is a great opportunity to get out for lunch, visit the artists, and enjoy artwork. All items are “miniature” in size and are priced $50 or less. Salmon River Art Guild is celebrating its 53rd year of creating art along the Salmon River.
The Salmon River PTO sponsors many school activities, programs, and events including the Community Birthday Calendar now for 61 years! That is some record and helps us keep up with birthdays, anniversaries, and local meetings and events. Other activities are the Santa Goody Bags given to the students at Christmas, AR Store honoring our Accelerated Readers where they “shop” with reading points for wonderful items, the annual ski trip to Brundage in January which includes lessons as well, school Spell-A-Thon in February, Color the Canyon Run for the whole family April 22, Earth Day with a family event being planned also April 22, the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 15, Awards Banquet in May, and many more. You are invited to join the PTO and help support our schools PreK-12th grades. Next PTO meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m., in the Riggins Elementary Lunchroom.
Salmon River PTO Color The Canyon has been set for Saturday, April 22. They will have a website open for registration soon. This is a fun family run, so walkers, runners, even runners with strollers are welcome. If you are unable to participate in the run but would like to be a volunteer or donate money, please let Hannah McClure or other members of the committee know.
Riggins/Salmon River Canyon events in 2017: February-Women with Bait Fishing Tournament, April 14-16-Salmon River Jet Boat Races, May 5-6-Riggins Rodeo, Cowboy Breakfast, and Rodeo Parade, May-Sacred Salmon Ceremony, June 5-Big Water Blowout River Festival and Dutch Oven Cookoff, July 28-29-Riggins Hot Summer Nights, Sept. 9-Riggins Salmon Run, and Oct. 7-8-Salmon River Art Guild regional art show.
The Riggins Community Center located behind the Gems Chevron Station serves a wonderful lunch every Tuesday for a small fee. The Senior Citizens Group welcomes you to have lunch with them; enjoy visiting with friends and neighbors.
Salmon River High School has offered the SRHS multi-purpose room Monday-Thursday mornings between 8-9:30 a.m. for people to be able to walk inside. Park in the parking lot, not at the building.
Fit and Fall Proof exercise class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., at the Salmon River Community Church in its Fellowship Hall in the back. Everyone is invited to attend; the class really helps with strengthening and balance.
Yoga in the Canyon with Mariah Crump meets Monday-Wednesday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30-10 a.m. Drop-ins are welcome; $5 per class. For information, contact Mariah.