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Riggins News: Market grand opening a success; fishing continues




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— My quote for the week is about an American icon during World War II. “Naomi Parker aka Rosie the Riveter passed away Jan. 20, 2018, at the age of 96. Rosie the Riveter inspired so many young women with her iconic poster,“We can do it”, and her positive attitude. She is a cultural icon of World War II representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during WWII while the men were fighting for America; many of these women produced munitions and war supplies.” Go to google to learn more about Rosie the Riveter/Naomi Parker.

Riggins White Water Market held its grand opening last week with many people on hand to enjoy the celebration. The store is beautiful and sure has more choices in all departments than ever before. Time to go shopping there if you have not yet been in…and go back if you have.

Women With Bait still has fishing filled days all of February with many teams of women competing for most fish caught, biggest fish, and many other awards with their guides out on the Salmon River. February is always a great fishing month for these women and their guides. Keeps Riggins swimming with women as well as giving them time on the river to fish.

Jet Boat Race Fund-raiser will be held Saturday, March 17, 6-9 p.m. Get ready for the 2018 Salmon River Jet Boat Races to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 20-22, right here on the mighty Salmon River of No Return with three full days of racing action, barbecue and live music, dancing, and fireworks. Secure your reservations at one of our motels or vacation houses; rooms are limited; reservations are being made already.

Salmon River High School Boys’ District Tourney continues tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 24. State Play-in game is Saturday February 24th. State Tournament is Thursday, Friday, Saturday March 1,2, 3 in the Boise Valley. Go Savages.

While the North Tower of the Manning Crevice Bridge was being moved from its historical location up the Big Salmon River down to the Riggins City Park for locals and tourists to enjoy, the South Tower was being moved up the Big Salmon River about a mile to the entrance of the Cook Ranch to stand as an historical icon right on the Big Salmon River Road for locals, rafters, and tourists. The North Tower with the help of Gary Miller and D. Clay was loaded onto a trailer with a crane and had to be laid on its side for transport to Riggins to fit under Lake Creek Bridge. The South Tower with the aid of Ray Hamell, Dan and Dave Cook, and Pastor Mike Chapman was loaded onto a trailer with a crane and rode standing tall to its new home about a mile away. Both towers will continue to share the history of the original Manning Crevice Bridge and add to the ambiance of each area.

The new Manning Crevice Bridge is now open to travel. A grand opening may be held later. Take a drive up the Big Salmon River and be one of the first to drive across the new bridge and admire its handiwork.

The Pinehurst Quilters are once again offering a scholarship of $250 to one graduate from Salmon River High School who is currently attending college or a trade school. Applicants need to send a letter of introduction explaining where they are attending, what their major is, and how this scholarship will help them achieve their goal, as well as sending a letter of recommendation from a teacher/advisor from the school they are currently attending and a copy of their transcription to Pinehurst Quilters, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1184, Riggins ID 83549 no later than April 15, 2018. Applicants need to show proof of their upcoming enrollment for the next term be it summer or fall semester 2018.

March Miniature Madness with the Salmon River Art Guild will be held Saturday, March 10, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Pacific Time. There will be miniatures, crafts, and 11x14 and under paper goods by member artists $50 or less.

Let’s get ready to Rodeoooooooooo. The 70th annual Riggins Rodeo will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, with shows starting at 1:30 p.m., each day. Books open April 23-27; call 208-628-4084 to enter. More info at The annual Cowboy Breakfast will be serving great food Sunday morning followed by the annual Riggins Rodeo Parade.

White Bird Days Art Show and Sale will be held June 16, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Pacific Time in the White Bird IOOF Hall. There will be a raffle for a painting.

Salmon River Art Guild Regional Fall Show will be held Oct. 6 and 7, at the Riggins Community Center.

Color the Canyon 2018 will be held Saturday, April 28, for its fourth annual Color Run. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. There will be more details soon.

Hot Summer Nights will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, for one more great sizzling year of car show, talent show, and dancing.

EMTs are needed in our Salmon River Canyon. Talk to Janeen Eggebrecht go to the Riggins City Hall for more information. Thank you in advance.


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