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

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.

January 9, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Crump wins barbecue from Whitewater Market

Happy Happy New Year 2019! You have rung in the New Year and are on your way to a wonderful 2019. Quote for the week: “I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love and being alive.” by B. Hampton Congratulations to our Salmon River basketball boys, Randy McClure, Ethan Shepherd, Reece Jones, Canyon Harper, Sane Nicolay, Jimmy Tucker, Garret Shepherd, and Jonathan Swift, and coaches, Levi Tucker, Brandon Ratcliff, and Mike Shepherd and scorekeeper, Joni Shepherd, for taking the Championship of the Christmas Tournament at College of Idaho with just eight boys on the team. They had to win three games for this honor. Randy McClure was named Player of the Game; all tournament honors went to Ethan Shepherd and Randy McClure.

January 2, 2019 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Have a ‘Happy New Year’ one and all

Quote of the week: “Spend some quality time with your loved ones this Christmas vacation and in the rush of the Christmas and post festivities and events. Quiet times or game times or story telling times top the list for quality time.”

December 26, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Whitewater Market anniversary event set for this Friday, Dec. 21

Quote of the week by the Chipmunks: “Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for joy and time for cheer. We’ve been good, but it can’t last. Merry Christmas hurry fast….we can hardly stand the wait. Please, Christmas, don’t be late.” We only have six more days ‘til Christmas…I can hardly wait as our kiddos and grandkiddos will be here with us beginning this weekend. Remember our rural fire department’s loving message for all of us: “Merry Christmas! Water your Christmas tree so we don’t have to.”

December 19, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

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..



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