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Riggins News: Several exercise, health classes on tap for area




Jeannie Fitch 628-3845

— Quote for the week: “Always notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve a special place in your heart.”

Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive pot is now $146 and growing. Funds go to help with our Senior Transit Bus.

Salmon River High School will hold its football and volleyball awards night tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 10. Check with the SRHS office for time and place.

The Riggins office of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area will be closed through Jan. 29. For Forest Service information during that time, contact the Clarkston, Wash. office of the HCNRA at 509-768-0616; the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest’s Salmon River Ranger District in White Bird at 208-839-2211; or the Payette National Forest’s New Meadows Ranger District in New Meadows at 208-347-0300.

Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon located on Riggins Main Street is undergoing a facelift inside. Be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner when they reopen later this week.

Yoga in the Canyon schedule will return to regular times; evening classes will resume soon. Contact Mariah Crump for more details.

Exercise with Joy on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. classes held in the Yoga in the Canyon Studio just south of Riggins. Five dollars per class for a full-body workout…all equipment you need is supplied…all levels are encouraged to attend.

Fit and Fall Proof Exercise Class which helps with strength and balance meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., weekly at the Salmon River Community Church Fellowship Room.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life. This program helps you learn to change your lifestyle to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Groups meet for 16-weekly sessions and six, monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. Riggins will have a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Salmon River Heritage Center. Deana Cornforth is our local lifestyle coach and can be reached at 208-553-9285.


Facebook photo The Fitches, Shaws, Tumelsons and Crumps have been sledding together since all their children were littles. Now, they bring their grandchildren and still have a blast at Seven Devils Campground area.

Leighton Vander Esch News: Leighton Vander Esch was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year as announced by Fox News. Leighton was also named to the 2018 NFL All-Pro second team by the Associated Press. Congratulations to our hometown hero. Leighton once again played a great role in Cowboys versus Seahawks game last Saturday night…and BR Bleacher Report wrote a great feature about Leighton, “Leighton Vander Esch Was Born to Be a Cowboy,” by Dan Pompel, Jan. 4. It is too long to print here, but if you go to “BR Bleacher Report about Leighton Vander Esch,” you will enjoy Leighton’s story, learn about his growing up years in Riggins, Idaho, playing 8-man football, walking onto Boise State to play college football, being drafted to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, and finally playing his heart out each Cowboy game, loving every minute of it.


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