Riggins News


Riggins News: Harper joins public works department

Quote of the week: “Children don’t need more things. The best toy a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.” The planned protest about closing steelhead fishing turned into a celebration. “We would like to take a moment to thank local business owner, Roy Akins, for his efforts in our Salmon River Community, for his perseverance and dedication in this cause … organizing and leading meetings, devising a plan and launching the Alliance. Thank you, sir, and thank you to the many others who were front and center in this process.#community #rigginsidaho,” by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. See more info on this protest/celebration in the Free Press.

December 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Steelhead business interests form up to combat closure

Now the fishermen are lawyering up. A notice of intent to sue filed in October was met by an Idaho Fish and Game commission decision to close the winter steelhead fishing season at the end of the last day of the notice period, Dec. 7. The closure stands to ripple through river communities from Orofino to Riggins that depend on steelhead fishing to bring anglers – and their wallets – to town during otherwise slow winter months.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Winter Ball is Saturday

Quote of the week: “It’s not what’s under the Christmas Tree that matters; it’s who’s around it.” Charlie Brown. The Winter Ball 2018 is this Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Riggins Community Center featuring a no-host Cocktail Hour where Bev Knight will be playing piano music, followed with a dinner of prime rib and Seven Devils Shrimp. Reservations are required; all tables are now filled. Dance to the music of Joaquin, Dave, and Verna from 8:30 p.m. to midnight; the dance is open to the public at 8:30 p.m., for $10 per person. Buck Fitch will be auctioning gift items including a beautiful Christmas wreath, and the nine fantastic centerpieces throughout the evening.

December 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins, Idaho County sign on to Midas community agreement for ‘voice’ at table

Idaho County and the City of Riggins both signed on to a community agreement put forward by Midas Gold, which is pursuing Forest Service permission to restart the old Stibnite Mine near Yellow Pine. “From the beginning we asked for a voice at the table, and they’ve made it so we have it,” Riggins City Councilor Roy Akins told the Free Press Nov. 16.

November 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Tree lighting set for this Saturday

Quote of the week: “Be thankful for the little things in life for they may actually be the big things. Each of us has so many things to be thankful for that we do not even stop to think about all our blessings, let alone count them.” Note that the time for Riggins Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 5:30 p.m., this Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Two Rivers Coffee Shop parking lot. Christmas Caroling will begin just after the tree is lit. Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m., in the Riggins fire truck driven by Jeff Joyce; hay rides begin at 7 p.m., with Doug Boggan at the helm. There will be hot drinks and light refreshments.

November 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Hack, hack... Idaho County sees whooping cough case

North Central District Health Department last week confirmed one case of pertussis in Idaho County, said Peg Gehring, nurse practitioner, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. “That’s more commonly known as whooping cough,” Gehring added.

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: SRHS footballers are 1AD2 champs

My quote of the week: “Those we love stay in our hearts forever.” Congratulations to our Salmon River High School Football District Champions for placing third in 1AD2 State Football Tournament 2018. The Salmon River Canyon is proud of you!

November 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

County considers participation in Stibnite mine advisory group

Midas Gold is working to establish an advisory council that would participate in the Forest Service process under which the company could gain the federal permit required for new production at the old Stibnite mine near Yellow Pine – a group that would write a comment letter regarding the project, and that would also participate in a new charitable foundation.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Savages to tackle Lighthouse Christian Nov. 10

My quote of the week: “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it,” by Dr. Seuss.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins: Savage footballers to play Deary at SRHS on Saturday

My quote of the week: “Love the people God gave you because He will need them back one day.” Halloween is tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 31! Get your trick or treats and/or costumes ready because kiddos will be knocking at your door with their costumes and goodie bags soon.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..



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