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Jeannie Fitch 628-3845 fitchi@hotmail.com

— My quote of the week is from me: “The Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood was a grand fair. As grand marshal, I officially opened the Idaho County Fair Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, then the fair board served coffee, orange juice, and cinnamon rolls …each day I was introduced: at the stock show, the livestock judging, and the market sale, as well as the events in the evenings: the 4-H Fashion Show, the talent show, and the crowning of the 2019 queen and princesses…then to complete my week, I was right behind the American Flag leading the Idaho County Fair Parade in a beautiful red 1963 Corvette! What a grand week. I think 4-H and FFA are great programs for our youth and I am happy to be a part of that. I wish to thank the Idaho County Fair Board for honoring me as the 2018 fair grand marshal.”

Become qualified to be an EMT to serve our Riggins community and Salmon River Canyon. Call Riggins City Hall, 208-628-3394, or stop by and see how you can become an EMT or driver serving our community in a life-sustaining, caring way.

Riggins Elementary and Salmon River High Schools begin next Tuesday, Aug. 28. Preschool begins next Wednesday, Aug. 29. If you have not registered, call Riggins Elementary or SRHS or stop by their offices to do so. Team up with Riggins Whitewater Market to help our local kids get back to school with needed supplies. Supply lists and drop-off boxes are available at the market.

First SRHS volleyball game of the 2018 season is next Thursday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m., in Cascade; next game is Tuesday, Sept. 5, in Riggins at 5 p.m., with Council. First SRHS football game of the 2018 season is next Friday, Aug. 31, Riggins, at 6 p.m., with Lapwai. See you at the games cheering on and encouraging our SRHS athletes.

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Finn Fitch, grandson of Buck and Jeannie Fitch of Riggins, was brave enough to offer his fiddling talents for the “One Minute Wonder” spontaneous act at the Two Minute Talent Show at the Idaho County Fair Thursday, Aug. 16.

Yoga in the Canyon with Mariah Crump is Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Riggins and Monday and Thursday in White Bird 10-11 a.m. PST.

The seventh annual Sip n Float will be Saturday, Aug. 25, with Wild River Adventures where the fun begins. Check online for more information or drop by Wild Rivers Adventures right on Main Street in Riggins.

Work continues on the stage project in the Riggins City Park; contact MaryLou Hirst if you would like to volunteer doing work, donating money or supplies, or helping in any way.

Riggins Salmon Run is quickly coming to our River and Canyon area…it will be Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring a 5K, 10K and 13.1 Register online at www.raceentry.com/races/riggins-salmon-run/2018/register. Register by Sunday, Sept. 2, to get the race shirt. The races begin at intervals upriver with the finish line at Riggins City Park. More info in next week’s Riggins News.

The Salmon River Art Guild extends an open invitation to all regional artists 18 and older of fine art media to enter the 2018 Regional Art Show in Riggins in October at the Riggins Community Center. Prize money of over $1000 will be awarded in Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor/Water Media, Other…pastels, drawing, mixed media…, sculpture, and photography. More details will follow in the next few weeks.

Tammi Woodley has moved to a new place, Prestige Care & Rehabilitation, 1014 Burrell Avenue, Lewiston, Idaho…she would like cards and visitors.

Salmon Run is Sept. 8

Riggins Salmon Run is quickly coming to our River and Canyon area…it will be Saturday, Sept. 8, featuring a 5K, 10K and 13.1

Register online at www.raceentry.com/races/riggins-salmon-run/2018/register. Register by Sunday, Sept. 2, to get the race shirt. The races begin at intervals upriver with the finish line at Riggins City Park. More info in next week’s Riggins News.

On behalf of the Education First Student-Community Tour Group, we would like to thank all of our community supporters who graciously donated to our Movie Night Under the Stars fund-raiser. It was a huge success. We appreciate not only the sponsors, but also the City of Riggins and A.S.K. for their support and donations as well. Here is the list of sponsors that we would like to thank. Bronze Sponsors: Big Eddy RV Park and Lodge, River Rock Cafe, Wild River Adventures, Big Iron Motel, Blevins Real Estate, River Song/ Jim Adair, Two Rivers Coffee, Alliance Heating and Air, Heath Realty, Pine Tree Credit Union, Salmon Rapids Lodge, City of Riggins, and Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. Silver Sponsors: H20 Rafting, Riverview Motel, Lt. Col Ryan Shaw. Alumni Class of 1995- Washington DC, and C4 Property Maintenance- Lewiston- LeRoy Shaw, Gold Sponsors: Kate’s Cattleman’s, Salmon River Inn/ Summerville’s, Gem Stop Chevron, Mountain View Specialty Meats, Mountain River Outfitters, Riggins White Water Market, Salmon River Experience, and C4 Construction- Lewiston- Chad Shaw and Tracy Shannon Shaw. The Education First Student-Community Tour Group would also like to specifically thank Salmon River Inn for its donations from the silent auction. Our students and kids are very thankful that you see the value and opportunity that comes with traveling and learning.

Meadows Valley Days set for Sept. 1-3

NEW MEADOWS — The 53rd Annual Meadow Valley Days will be held Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 1, Sunday 2, and Monday 3. There will be arts and crafts, axe throwing, log burling, pie sale, the parade and car show, barbecue, and a Hillbilly Breakfast Monday morning with the Old-Time Fiddlers, including our own Riggins fiddlers playing.

Leighton Vander Esch News: Sean Lee of the Dallas Cowboys commented about Leighton, “Leighton has been unbelievable. Everything that we thought he was going to be when it comes from the type of person he is to how hard he works.”



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