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Riggins News: Free cooking classes set for March


Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote of the week is “When you cannot find the sunshine, be the sunshine.”

Congratulations to our eight Salmon River Lady Savages and their coach Paula Tucker for placing runners- up in the 2017 state girls basketball tournament. The Lady Savages won their first tourney game Thursday with Castleford with a close score of 52-51! They played their second game Friday with Genesis Prep School with a win of 51-65. They played the championship game Saturday morning coming in as runners-up to the champions from Butte County High School. Our Lady Savages played their hearts out and gave it their all. We are proud of you, Lady Savages!

Women with Bait Fishing Tournament is going full scale…lots of women are fishing and competing for prizes all month long. The women are on the river with their guides and jet boat drivers trying to make the catch of the day and the month! They also manage to schedule in lots of fun. Different teams each day.

The Riggins City Park stage project is full steam ahead! This is a large undertaking that “takes a village” to see completed. At present, they are looking for donations of materials, labor/skills, and cash to make it happen. You may volunteer and/or make those donations right at the Riggins City Hall. The renovation will expand the concrete stage, add a roof, some lighting, and a much-needed secure storage space. The city has received donations of $15,300 at this time with $10,500 from the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, a large donation from a longtime resident, and, of course, proceeds from our Rattle the Canyon Musical Festival last summer.

Hunter safety to start March 6

RIGGINS — Hunter Safety Education Courses will begin Monday, March 6, with a cost of $8. Go to https:/ to register. Call Dennis Brandt at 371-2869.

Free cooking classes will be offered in Riggins beginning Friday, March 3. These “Cooking Matters” classes are sponsored by the Idaho Food Bank in partnership with the Salmon River Seniors Nutrition Education Program. The classes will run for six weeks and will be held every Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center. Topics include preparing nutritious and delicious food on a budget and using safe cooking techniques. Participants will receive a bag of free groceries after each class to take home and prepare for their families while practicing the skills learned in class. Those who complete the course will receive a recipe book, graduation certificate, and a gift bag. Call Linda Hieter at 628-3780 to reserve a place in the class and get more information.

Thirty-one College of Idaho student athletes were among the 251 honored by the Frontier Conference 2016 Academic All-Conference Football Team . Our own Charlie Shepherd, son of Charlie and Susan Shepherd, was one of the College of Idaho honorees. This marked an all-time high in scholar-athletes for the football program and gave the athletic department 67 academic all-conference pick through the fall and winter season. Congratulations to Charlie and his family!

Riggins Rodeo Queen tryouts for the 2017 Riggins Rodeo will be held Saturday, March 11. Contact Lynda Mann at 241-8822 cell or 628-3670.

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.-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 PTO annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Riggins Elementary School grounds Saturday, April 15; more details are forthcoming.

Salmon River PTO Color The Canyon Run has been set for Saturday, April 22. This year Color the Canyon falls on Earth Day, so they are incorporating those two together. Registration is 8:30-9:45 at the Riggins Elementary School. The 5K begins at 10 a.m.; the free Kids Fun Run will begin at 11:30 a.m., on the Riggins Elementary playground. Food and soft drinks will be available. Prizes will be given for most spirit, most colorful, and first place in each age group. Sign up can be done by going to or You may contact Hannah McClure at 469-0499 or Karen Akins at 628-4101. Fees are $20 for ages 18 and up; $10 for ages 17 and younger before March 25; after that there is no guarantee of a shirt or color dust.


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