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Big Water Blowout on tap for this weekend




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— The 2018 Big Water Blowout River Festival is this Saturday June 2 on the Salmon River. The Blowout is an action-packed family fun event with Riggins outfitters offering discounted raft trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your thrill-seeking in and come paddle huge rapids with experienced guides and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the second deepest river gorge in North America. The Dutch Oven Cookoff and dinner in the park will begin about 4:00 followed by dancing for everyone. Everyone is invited to get out and have fun.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Manning Crevice Bridge is this coming Tuesday, June 5, on the bridge at 1 p.m. MT. The public is invited to attend the ceremony 14 miles east of Riggins on the Salmon River Road; parking will be at turnouts adjacent to the project and at the Jimmy and Ann Foy Elkhorn Ranch one mile upstream from the bridge. This is an excellent opportunity to hear more about the completed project, learn about the history of the area from a local historian, and celebrate the completion of the new Manning Crevice Bridge. Special thanks to the Western Federal Lands Highway Division and its project partners, the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho County, and the City of Riggins as well as the contractor, Reed Steel & Construction, Inc.

SRHS Graduation May 25, honoring valedictorian Miranda Hofflander and salutatorian Devan Branstetter, and fellow classmates Peyton Baugh, Deseri Jaramillo-Swan, Joe Fredrickson, Payton Branstetter and Taylor Ledgerwood was a complete success with the class party following. The Riggins Assembly of God and the Salmon River Community Church honored the class at its baccalaureate Tuesday, May 22, Salmon River PTO honored the Class of 2018 at the annual awards night Thursday, May 24. Congratulations to the class and best wishes to each of the graduates.

Peyton Baugh placed 2nd in the State pole vault event with a height of 13’6” and Ethan Shepherd placed 4th with a height of 11”6” in the pole vault at State Track Meet last week. Congratulations, Peyton and Ethan.

Dance lesson tonight Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wilderness Eatery right on Main Street in Riggins; they have offered the dance floor free of charge for these lessons.

End of year barbecue at Riggins Elementary School and last day of school with early release of 12:45 p.m. is tomorrow, Thursday, May 31. Last day of school for junior high and SRHS students is Thursday May 31. Have a fun summer!

Bingo is next Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive Bingo Pot is over $200.

Yoga in the Canyon summer class schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Check with Mariah Crump for more details.

Summer school events include: June 4-6 - ASK Volleyball Camp, June 11-14-ASK Basketball Camp, and June 18-22-ASK Outdoor Camp. Check with Paula Tucker for more details.

Sandlot Baseball will be held every Monday evening beginning this coming Monday, June 4, and running through Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the SRHS Baseball Field. All ages are welcome; no sign up; no fees. Bats, balls, and gloves are available for use. Remember to take your water bottle with you. This activity is not affiliated with City or Riggins, SRHS School District, or ASK, INC. All who attend, play at their own risk.

Hot Summer Nights will be here soon, Friday and Saturday July 27 and 28, 2018. Time think about entering the Famous Talent Show Friday night and be ready to dance your shoes off Saturday night after the Great Car Show Saturday afternoon.

More details to come. If you are planning to be here, you need to get your room reservations in now.

Leighton News: Leighton continues to work-out with the Dallas Cowboys. Cedric Wilson, BSU receiver, and Leighton got a special visitor the other day; Coach Avalos stopped by the Star.


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