90 YEARS AGO APRIL 29, 1926 •H. Rothwell, present sheriff of Idaho County made the announcement he will be candidate for re-election on the Republican ticket in the August primary.
“You are the roots of our community. This room embodies philanthropy in the most amazing way,” Syringa Thrift Store Manager Kristi Brooks told a roomful of about 70 people last Thursday, April 21.
My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Always remember your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” Kudos to Janeen Eggebrecht, longtime Riggins EMT, who is now the new head of Riggins EMS as well as the safety coordinator. Riggins has only two EMTs right now who are covering all the shifts. Janeen and Bill Lenhart, who has recently received his EMT certification, are busy with their runs and volunteer work as well.
Short and sweet upriver news. People are moving in and out around here. Campers going up Selway, lots and lots of them. D of L doing slash burns up the Selway River in the rain, smoke starting all over again.
As most of the readers of this column already know, the road slid shut Friday night late but Westco had a lane open by 8:30 a.m. So we are back to our normal schedule.
It is spring clean-up time. Kooskia: City Park to leave items for disposal. Kamiah: Kamiah football field. Acceptable waste is small “around the house” items. If in doubt, call Simmons Sanitation at 935-2617.
It’s time to get the cows out to pasture. With the recent rains, the pastures are looking pretty good this year. We have seen lots of cattle being trucked to pasture recently. It is about time to plant gardens also. The Says Phoebe birds are back and already nesting.
The Reach Club is sponsoring Enrichment Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Since Friday, March 25, after-school and preschool teacher Nichele Slover opens the doors of the school to local children for this newest REACH program.
Seventeen Idaho County high school students have completed the 2016 Idaho County Sheriff’s Office Cadet program.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Le’ Beef for the Cure on April 30 in Cottonwood has been canceled. Anyone who has purchased tickets can get a refund from the person of purchase. Tami Quick said, “Sorry for the inconvenience.”
A Weekend with Local Idaho Wines on April 29 and 30 will take place at Colter’s Creek and Clearwater Canyon Cellars wineries. Bring your friends, or make new ones, or fly in and enjoy the wines of Colter’s Creek and Clearwater Canyon Cellars wineries. Gourmet dinners served Friday and Saturday nights, lodging for two nights ( lodging will be shared accommodations in cabins, or private accommodations in glamping tents).
My Sweet ’16 quote of the week “Life is like a cup of tea…it’s all in how you make it.” “Color the Canyon 5K Run,” sponsored by the Riggins Elementary School, is this Saturday, April 23. It is a fun family day. More participants are wanted; it is a colorful fun run with family and friends. Contact Julie Hofflander, 628-9226, Tracy Travis, 628 -3476; Hannah McClure, email@example.com or Karen Atkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or you can see Tracy Travis at Riggins Elementary or call her there at 630 -6055 or ASK, 628-2770. Be out on Main Street with your “color” to throw on the runners as they run by you.
Alan and Mary Hamilton of AIRE Boats down in Boise spent the weekend on the Lochsa boating, the river was right at four feet and such a perfect level for the start of the rafting whitewater season. Alan was saying the new boat or equipment of choice down in Boise is the Stand Up Paddleboard! Three Rivers Rafting took off on Saturday and Sunday morning with some new guides to get wet! Ten plus boaters had the most perfect weather, the most perfect water level, and almost perfect new guides!!!
APRIL 19, 2006 •Misty Dawn Taylor, former resident of Harpster, has spent the past year employed by Walt Disney, performing and greeting passengers on the Disney Wonder and Disney Magic Cruise Lines. •GRANGEVILLE – Cash and Carry/Idaho County Free Press Easter coloring contest first-place winners were 6 to 12 category, Chantel Key of Grangeville, and 5 and younger, Sophie Brouse of
Tri-Parish Spring Retreat 2016 will be held Saturday, April 16, at St. Mary’s Church, Cottonwood.