Riggins News

Riggins News: SRAG art show set for this weekend

My quote of the week is “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until is becomes a memory.” The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Annual Regional Art Show is this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT) and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MDT) at the Riggins Community Center, 121 S. Lodge Street, just behind Chevron Station. Admission is free.

October 4, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Community church to welcome new pastor Nov. 1

My quote of the week is “Life is too short to be serious all the time. So, if you can’t laugh at yourself, call me…I’ll laugh at you.” I’m still chuckling about this quote. A point of clarification: the North Tower only of the Manning Crevice Bridge is being considered to be moved to town by Mayor McClure and the Riggins City Council after a finalized agreement with the contractor is reached. The City Council wants to move the North Tower to the upper parking lot of our Riggins City Park to keep the history of this local landmark alive for our community and visitors to Riggins. So, it is just the North Tower, not the entire bridge as last week’s headline led some to believe.

September 27, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Plans on the table for bridge

The new Manning Crevice Bridge may be ready for travelers later this year, and two possibilities have emerged for what may happen to the old one when work is finalized next spring or summer. The questions looming over the old bridge are who, if anyone, would pay the maintenance expenses involved with keeping it in place – and if no one will pay the cost of keeping it up, where it will go when it comes down.

September 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: City hopes to take possession of Manning bridge

My quote of the week is “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” Mayor McClure and the Riggins City Council with Gary Miller heading up the project are finalizing an agreement with the contractor to take possession of the north tower of the Manning Crevice Bridge and move it to the upper parking lot at our Riggins City Park. The City Council hopes to help keep the history of this local landmark alive for our community and the many visitors to Riggins.

September 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Art walk, sale set for Sept. 30

The Salmon River Art Guild and Central Idaho Art Association will have an art walk and sale in conjunction with the bi-annual Quilt Walk, put on by Home Grown Quilts, during Grangeville Oktoberfest.

September 20, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: Fun run winners are McClanahan, Schreiner

My quote of the week is “Happy Birthday to The American Flag; Sept. 3, 1777, was the first day the American Flag was flown.” May our Flag ever fly for our freedom and for the honor of those in the service who fought or are fighting for our continued freedom. Bingo is tonight Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located just behind the Chevron Station. Everyone 18 and older is invited and encouraged to join us. Cash prizes and lots of fun await you…proceeds help fund our Senior Citizen Transportation Service. Come on out and have fun while helping our wonderful “older” citizens who have given to us for many years.

September 13, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Fun run slated Sept. 9

The Riggins Chamber of Commerce’s annual Salmon Run fun run is Sept. 9. Fees are $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K and $45 for the half-marathon.

September 6, 2017 8:03 a.m. read more..

Riggins News: RES back to school night is Thursday, Sept. 7

My quote for the week is about school and teachers since we have just begun a new year. I know this is true because I had that teacher who inspired me to become a teacher. “It only takes a single teacher to turn a child’s life around. Some children will go to school today because of that teacher. Be that teacher every day.”

September 6, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

A unique blend for a small town: Two Rivers Coffee Roasters

Worldwide travel and a lifetime of experiences finally led Dorian and Marie Clay back to Riggins seven years ago. Dorian grew up in the area and has family ties to the Circle C Ranch. When he discussed with Marie the possibility of living in Riggins, she wasn’t so sure. “It took a while, but once we decided on the business, I was ready,” she smiled. “And I love it here.”

August 30, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..

Manning Crevice Bridge replacement work runs into rock removal issue

First, the rock held up the work. Then the work held up the rock. Now what’s the holdup? Last Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Manning Crevice Bridge replacement project contractor, RSCI, told the Idaho County commission they may be asking the Federal Highway Administration for a change order to allow the rock to stay.

August 9, 2017 6 a.m. read more..

Crime in Idaho County 2016: Larceny, drug, assaults area’s top crimes

Theft, or larceny, was Idaho County’s top offense for 2016, according to an annual crime report released this month from Idaho State Police. Last year, a total 77 larceny incidents were reported to the region’s three law enforcement agencies: Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, and Grangeville and Cottonwood police departments. Tying as the county’s second highest reported crime were drug/narcotics and drug equipment offenses at 61 each, followed by 59 simple assaults, 56 burglaries and 31 vandalisms.

August 9, 2017 6 a.m. read more..


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