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Riggins News: Graduation set for this Friday night

My Sweet 16 quote of the week is actually the quote of the SRHS Class of 2016, “Go forth and set the world on fire.” Salmon River Graduation for the class of 2016, Morgan Bieren, Hannah Cornforth, Alex Diaz, Beau’D Hopkins, Ethan Mead, Diah Saputia Galland, Victor Schmidt, Ryan Simonson, and Rylie Travis, will take place this Friday May 27, at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Salmon River High School gymnasium. Family, friends, and the public are invited to attend this graduation and celebration as well as the reception to follow in the multipurpose room.

Riggins News: ‘Savage Pride Day’ is Thursday, May 19

My Sweet Sixteen quote of the week is “Life is what you do, not what you feel.” Riggins mayor, Glenna McClure, has declared Savage Pride Day 2016 is tomorrow, Thursday, May 19. The parade, featuring the kids on their school bus, will head through town to the Riggins City Park about 1:15 p.m. Let’s get out on Main Street and cheer our Salmon River kids on in a way to thank and honor them for a year well done! Wear your school colors, wave flags, make signs letting our kids know we love them and support them. Go Salmon River School kids, pre-school -12th graders!

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Riggins News: Healthy Hooter hike set for Pollock Saturday

My Sweet Sixteen quote of the week is “Mother’s Day is really every day of the year; however, it is really nice to set aside one day of the year to especially honor our mothers.” All ladies are invited to the annual Mother’s Day Tea, “Beauty Within,” at the Salmon River Community Church this Friday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the fellowship room. Jeannie Fitch will be the speaker, and ladies of the church will prepare the tea goodies. See you there.

Riggins News: 68th rodeo set for this weekend

My two Sweet 16 quotes for this week in honor of mothers for Mother’s Day, May 8, are “Mothers are beautiful simply by being what they are.” And “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, and your forever friend.”

Riggins News: Eggebrecht is EMS director

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.

Riggins News: ‘Color the Canyon’ run set for this Saturday

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, or Karen Atkins, 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.

Jet Boat races on tap for this weekend

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Jet Boat Race Weekend 2016 is here on the Salmon River this weekend, Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17. Prelim races will be ongoing Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for viewers’ entertainment.

Riggins News: Spaghetti feed on tap for April 9

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is from George Strait: “If you don’t leave the past in the past, it will destroy your future. Look what’s in front of you, not what yesterday took away. The best is yet to come.” The Salmon River Community Church Youth Group is having a spaghetti feed this Saturday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the church; there will be a money donation at the door. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Get on out for a fun evening and help out our Riggins youth.

Riggins News: B-ballers selected for all-conference honors

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~Carl Brand~ Anita Smith who turned 95 years young Feb. 14 will be honored at a 95th birthday celebration this Saturday, April 2, from 2-4 p.m. at the Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins. Everyone is invited to the party. Anita’s family is hosting the occasion and requests no gifts.

Riggins News: Easter events, egg hunt set at local churches, school

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “A wise woman I know said that Monday sets the tone for the week. How true! Start this week looking through the lens of love, weave in laughter and joy. Mark things off your to-do list and take time to play.” Hmm, I really like this quote.

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Riggins News: Blood drives set for March 29-30

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.” The annual Salmon River Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 26, beginning at noon at Riggins Elementary School.

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Riggins News: Farris, Diaz named Riggins Rodeo royalty

My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “No matter what’s happening, take time each day to remember all that’s good in your life.” Riggins Rodeo 2016 Queen is Macenzie Farris, daughter of Amy and Jeff Farris of Grangeville. She attends Grangeville High School and rode her horse Callie. Macenzie was also chosen Miss Congeniality by the contestants. Emily Diaz, daughter of Rachel and Javier Diaz of Riggins, is the 2016 Riggins Rodeo Princess. She attends Salmon River Junior High and rode her horse Cheyenne.

Riggins News: Queen tryouts set for this Sunday

My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is actually three quotes from Dr. Seuss, Theodor Suess Giesel, whose birthday is today, March 2. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” “The more that you read, the more things you will know.

Riggins News: Bridge meeting set for tonight

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is from my granddaughter Kylie, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Manning Crevice Bridge public informational meeting will be held this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at the Salmon Rapids Lodge concerning the traffic plans and how the public will be affected with the ongoing construction which will begin soon.

RIGGINS NEWS: Rodeo queen tryouts on tap for March 6

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is by Steven Aitchison. “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be wise, rich or beautiful, you just have to ‘be there’ when they need you.” Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift shop located at 103 1/2 N. Main St. in Riggins has 10-year-old Areona’s Sweetheart Magnets for sale at $3 each.

RIGGINS NEWS: Areona’s magnets available

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “To love someone is to learn the song in their heart, then sing it to them when they have forgotten it.” Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. February is the Month of Love… share it with everyone. Nothing better for our well-being than to love and be loved.

RIGGINS NEWS: RES fifth graders collecting pop tabs

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “The greatest gift is not found in a store, but in the heart of a true friend.” This is so true! Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop - Riggins, is sponsoring a fund-raiser for Areona’s Angels Fund-raising Campaign selling handmade conversation hearts made of reclaimed wood for $3 each which will be available this week during its winter hours, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. All monies raised will go to Areona’s Angels Fund-raising Campaign. Get on down to the Tourist Trap Consignment & Gift Shop to buy your “wooden heart” and help Areona.

RIGGINS NEWS: McCall Winter Carnival under way this weekend

My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “It is not the harvest you reap, but the seeds you plant that make the difference in your life and the lives of others.” McCall’s always-popular annual Winter Carnival kicks off Friday, Jan. 29. A hefty helping of snow in Idaho’s mountains has made McCall a winter wonderland.

RIGGINS NEWS: Ace memorial bench in works

Sweet ’16 is moving quickly. I do hope you are having many memory-making events. I found a great quote by Richard Gere to add to the Sweet ’16 list: “I am old, but I am forever young at heart. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious; you can only live it once. Do not regret growing older, it’s a privilege denied to many.”

RIGGINS NEWS: ASK offers classes

Remember, tis the Year of Sweet ‘16… 2016, that is… make every day of this year a day of sweet memories with yourself, your family, your friends, your work partners, your neighbors, the people in your town and across our great land of America. I challenge this quote for all of us this year. “Anyone can find the dirt in some, you be the one to find the gold.”

RIGGINS NEWS: Parenting classes to start next week

Tis the year of sweet 16… 2016, that is… I do hope all your days will be sweet… and filled with love and laughter, family and friends, days of making memories to last a lifetime.

RIGGINS NEWS: Tourist Trap is light contest winner

Happy New Year 2016! Time for new beginnings in the New Year. New Year’s resolutions are forthcoming. Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, may 2016 bring you time with family and friends, joy and peace, love and understanding.

RIGGINS NEWS: Secret Santa helps 20 local families

Merry Christmas to one and all! May family and friends gather round you and love be the center of your time together.

Riggins News: Crump to celebrate 90th birthday

Riggins Elementary School Christmas play, “Home for the Holidays,” and the After School Kids, Inc., winter musical recital, will be presented tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the SRHS multi-purpose room.

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RIGGINS: Shaw promoted to Lt. Colonel

Riggins native Ryan Shaw was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Friday, Dec. 4. Currently serving as a strategic planner at NORAD & US Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Ryan leaves soon for a one-year assignment in Jerusalem.

Riggins News: ‘Light up Riggins’ during contest

Congratulations to the “West All-Star Football Team” made up of five Salmon River football players: Alex Diaz, Devin Buys, Cody Day, Rylie Travis, and Beau’D Hopkins as well as five players from Council, Cambridge and Tri-Valley and coached by our own Charlie Shepherd and Dan Shumway from Council for winning the 2015 All Star Football Game last weekend.

Congratulations to SRHS boys state football champs

Congratulations Salmon River Savage State Champions for your courage, stamina and super win over Deary!

Savages on way to play-offs; Footballers play in Kibbie Dome Nov. 21

Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for winning the two playoff games for their right to play for the State Football Tournament Championship in eight-man football. The Salmon River Savages will play the Deary Mustangs in the Kibbie Dome Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. (PST)/8 p.m. (MST) for the State Championship! Go, Savages! If you can drive up to the game and cheer them on, go!

Thanksgiving potluck set for Nov. 22

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Thank you veterans for your service to the United States of America! You have given your dedication and lives to us… so this month of November, especially, we are giving honor to you as well as every day of the year.

Carnival set for Saturday

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Riggins school carnival sponsored by the Salmon River PTO is this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room.

SRHS volleyballers are district champs

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Congratulations to the Salmon River High School volleyball girls for their district championship title for the first time in SRHS volleyball history! Miranda Hofflander, Sarah Laritz, Maddy Tucker, Payton Branstetter, Ryan Simonson, Hannah Cornforth, Chevelle Shepherd, Diah Galland and Taylor Ledgerwood, with coaches, Paula Tucker and Layne Paradis, are now on their way to the state volleyball tournament at Lewiston High School in Lewiston this Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 a.m.! Go, Lady Savages!

School carnival postponed until Nov. 7; ASK party is Oct. 22

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Pinehurst Quilters annual craft and quilt auction is this Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Riggins Community Center located just behind the Chevron Station.

‘Touchdown for Troy’ cause raises funds for Branstetter

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Salmon River High School had a big win over Horseshoe Bend High School at its 2015 homecoming football game last Friday night.

History, memories of quilting to be discussed

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The Pinehurst Quilters are having an “Evening of Memories of Quilt Stories” at the Salmon River Heritage Center behind the Chevron Station tomorrow evening, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7-8 p.m.

SRAG art show is this weekend at center

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What a beautiful spectacular event watching the lunar eclipse Sunday Sept. 27! So glad we had a clear night so we could see it.

Baker to perform at Bible church

The free shopping day for the first annual Canyon Coat Drive in Riggins scheduled for Sept. 26 has been postponed for a later date in October.

Hooper will judge October art show

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The start date for the Race Creek Bridge project is Monday, Sept. 21. Idaho Transportation Department has scheduled a public information meeting today, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. at Riggins Community Center - Upper Level, to review schedules and plans for the Race Creek Bridge Project.

Due to poor air quality, Salmon run postponed until next year

Happy belated Labor Day! Time to get ready for fall and all the events it brings.

Fire meetings keep residents updated

Teepee Springs Fire burning up the Big Salmon River area to the north and the Little Salmon River area to the south has burned 78,000 acres and has kept Salmon River Canyon smoky and in “fire watch” mode.

School, activities in session

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School started Monday, Aug. 24, for Riggins Elementary School and Salmon River High School for students, teachers and staff.

Riggins schools to begin Monday

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It’s fair time. “Finding Neverland at the Idaho County Fair” opened this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 19, with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 22.

RFD runs on 30 local volunteers

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Kudos to our Salmon River Rural Fire Department!

Free ice cream? Blood donors treated Aug. 11-12

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Riggins Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room.

Blood drive on tap for Aug. 11

“Every Hero Has a Story” was Salmon River Public Library’s summer reading program which will meet today for the last Wednesday of this summer from 1-2 p.m. for ages 1-8.

Hot Summer Nights on tap for this weekend

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Riggins will be sizzling with Hot Summer Nights this weekend Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, in the Riggins City Park.

Hot Summer Nights slated for July 24, 25

It is time for Hot Summer Nights in the Riggins City Park, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25. Hot Summer Nights promises to be filled with lots of exciting activities including the sizzling car show, the famous talent show, kids’ games, visiting, and lots of dancing. There will be food booths, a beer garden, and combo waterslides, sno cones, face painting and games for the kids both days. Just $5 per person or $20 per immediate family each day… children under 6 are free. Plan now to attend.

City ready for Fourth celebration

The Riggins skies will be sizzling with colorful beauty and the quiet night filled with loud booms with fireworks bursting in air from the Riggins City Park this Saturday, July 4, beginning at dusk.

Veterans, families invited to event

There will be a wine and beer tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 19, in the gazebo in the orchard at Idaho Banana Company located at 1120 South Main Street in Riggins hosted by The Two Ladies Antiques. An antique show and sale will be ongoing in the orchard as well and will continue throughout the weekend of June 20 and 21. Anyone with antiques or vintage items as well as dealers is invited to join in on the fun. Space is available for you to sell your wares… call 628-3254 to reserve your space. Everyone is invited to stop by.

Summer sports camps under way

Riggins Summer Sports Camps sponsored by ASK and coached by Paula Tucker will be held at Salmon River High School. Basketball camp is this week June 8–11. Volleyball camp will be held June 15–17. Outdoor camp will be June 22–25. For information contact, ASK 628-2770.

Senior citizen dinner, auction will be June 5

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“It was the third of June another sleepy, dusty Delta day….” Do you remember that song?

ASK sports camps scheduled for June

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Paula Tucker’s Summer Sports Camps sponsored by ASK will be held at Salmon River High School. Basketball camp is June 8–11.

Graduation to be held Friday

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The annual awards banquet sponsored by the Riggins PTO will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, in the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room.

SR school levy vote set for this Tuesday

Salmon River JSD No. 243 levy vote is set for this coming Tuesday, May 19. Get out and vote for our kids.

Color Run slated for this Saturday

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Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, Monday, May 4, through Thursday, May 7.

Rodeo is this weekend

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Ya’ll come on down to Riggins to the 67th Riggins Rodeo sponsored by the Salmon River Cowboy Association this Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.

Rodeo royalty selling donuts

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What! No big event going on in Riggins this weekend! Well, we do need time to clean up from the super exciting jet boat races and the amazing fireworks to get ready for Riggins Rodeo next weekend! Come on down to Riggins for cowboys, cowgirls, dust, sunshine and rodeo action.

Jet boats roar into town this weekend

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Hey, it’s the weekend for Jet Boat Race 2015 sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce here in Riggins on the Salmon River this Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 17, 18, 19!

Mobile food pantry to be in town tomorrow

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The Mobile Food Pantry will be available at the city parking lot tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Call-ins need to phone 880-0272 to be put on the list.

Easter egg hunt, services set for area

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Happy Easter week to you! There are Easter services going on throughout this week here in Riggins as well as the annual Easter egg hunt Saturday and Easter services Sunday.

Junior high boys are Longpin champs

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Congratulations to the Salmon River Junior High basketball boys who are the 2015 Long Pin League Champions!

Junior high ladies tops in basketball tourney

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The Salmon River Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Clyde Hirst, Kelly Thompson and Jeff Joyce for putting the new salmon sign made by Trickwood on top of the Visitor Information Center above the Riggins City Park. It looks very nice and matches the carved salmon that hangs over the park bench.

Jet Boat fund-raiser is Saturday

Get ready for a night of fun this Saturday, March 14! Grab a friend and brush up on your gaming skills. All proceeds benefit the Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins and the Salmon River Joint School District 243. Meet a racer, win big and bid bigger! There will be lots of great auction items and door prizes!

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend

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Daylight Saving Time 2015 begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 8, and ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour before going to bed or you will sure be late getting to church or wherever you plan to be Sunday morning.

Rodeo queen clinic is March 8

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The Pinehurst Quilters have a $250 scholarship available for any Salmon River graduate already attending an institution of higher learning or vocational school.

District to elect new trustees May 19

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Salmon River School District will have elections for three of its five board of trustee zones — zone one, two and three — May 19. Zone one is the zone north of town, zone two is the zone west of town and zone three is the zone in town. See the district website for a detailed map of the board of trustee zones.

Food pantry to be in town Thursday

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! Valentine’s Day is a day of love. Love for family and friends and kids. Most kids look forward to Valentine’s Day all year long!

Paytons face trials, medical bills

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Ray and Kay Payton of Riggins are friends who have helped many of us right here in Riggins and are now in need of some help themselves.

Thinking about gift ideas for Valentine’s Day?

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Good time to think about your valentines with flowers, candy, time with loved ones, calls, dinner out, etc. Love is the greatest thing we can share with our family and friends.

Hollon, Calvin, Smith named P.O. coloring contest winners

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Congratulations to the talented coloring kids, Johanna Hollon, Logan Calvin and Min Smith, for winning the coloring contest for their age groups sponsored by the Riggins Post Office and made possible by the wonderful donations by The Banana Co., Blevins Agency, Sterling Bank, Salmon River Inn, Two River Coffee, Gold Dredge Builders Warehouse LLC, Alliance Heating and Air Conditioning, and Diane Thach. Lori Schmidt, postmaster, is also very grateful to these businesses for the smiles she received when the winners picked up their prizes. It was the highlight of the holidays!

Harpers fare well in area Elks Hoopshoot contest

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Grangeville held its 43rd annual hoop shoot Saturday, Jan. 10, with lots of kids hooping that ball! Several Riggins kids participated: ages 8-9 division were Tyrus Swift and Raney Walters; ages 10-11 division were Tysen Travis and Lotus Harper; ages 12-13 division were Canyon Harper and Emily Diaz. Congrats to Canyon Harper and Lotus Harper who each took second place in their separate age group. Nice job everyone!

‘Grateful Jar’ good way to remain thankful in 2015

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Happy New Year! Just a week into 2015 and what a beautiful way to begin again! There are so many wonderful ways to fill each day... let me share just two with you.

Couple loses home to fire

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Happy New Year’s Eve tonight and happy 2015 all year starting tomorrow morning! May your New Year be filled with blessings, joy, love, and great times together with family and friends. Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, may each day of 2015 find you blessed and well-cared for.

Salmon River Inn open for Fiesta Bowl

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Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours. May your Christmas celebration begin tonight and may Christmas morning tomorrow be filled with joy and peace, fun and laughter with family and friends.

RES program to be held Dec. 17

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The “Gift of Music” will celebrate the holiday season with a free music event for the whole community at the Salmon Rapids Lodge’s Big Salmon River Room this Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m.

Legion oranges for sale

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The American Legion Post No. 130 will hold its annual orange sales this Saturday, Dec. 13, beginning at10 a.m. in front of Cloninger’s grocery market. The funds from the orange sales will send SRHS boys and girls to Girls and Boys State in the spring. Cases of oranges can be purchased ahead of time from Dean at 628-3335, Gary at 628-3633 or Dale at 628-3727. White Bird oranges will be delivered in downtown White Bird Sunday, Dec. 14.

Town lighting ceremony is Saturday

December is here! Another year is quickly coming to a close… Enjoy this 2014 Christmas season!

Secret Santa tree is up at Umpqua: Variety of fun holiday activities on tap for town

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! May your day and weekend with family and friends be filled with joy, laughter, thankfulness and lots of good food! And with Thanksgiving just finishing up, Christmas season is here!

Help light up Riggins for the holidays

Join in on the fun to light up Riggins with Christmas decorations and lights to delight and share joy with our local people as well as people traveling though Riggins, of which we have lots!

Timber strumming his guitar

Dustin Rinker, son of Eric and Wendy Hook and senior at Carroll College who reached the all-time rushing record during this 2014 season which is Carroll College football program’s 100 year anniversary, will play his last home game this Saturday. Eric and Wendy will host a tailgate party at 10 a.m. at the college this Saturday, Nov. 15.

Blood drive to be held Nov. 18 at lodge

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Veterans Day is next Tuesday, Nov. 11. Thank a veteran today for his/her service to America. “Veterans Day has been observed on Nov. 11 since 1978, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls.

Quilters have auction success

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Halloween is this Friday, Oct. 31 … be ready for those little trick or treaters. Kids, wear light colored clothing or carry a flashlight …little ones, be sure to have an adult with you. Have fun and be safe. Happy Halloween!

Majors crowned Mrs. Idaho 2015

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Charity (Gaston) Majors - Mrs. Boise Metro, daughter of Steve and Sue Gaston, former Riggins residents, was crowned Mrs. Idaho at the 2014 Mrs. Idaho Pageant in Boise Saturday, Oct. 18, with 39 ladies vying for the position. Charity will now go on to the Mrs. America Pageant and hopefully to the Mrs. World Pageant. Charity represents Camp Rainbow Gold, a children’s cancer camp. Her platform is “health and nutrition, and being beaYOUtiful - being yourself is beautiful.” Her husband, Chris, is a Boise firefighter and Charity owns Boise Fitness Factory. She is a health and fitness coach and a graduate of Albertson College. Boise’s Kaley Sparling, who won Mrs. Idaho America in 2013, is the reigning Mrs. World. There are many amazing women in Idaho and across America who do wonderful things in and for their communities.

Homecoming events scheduled

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Salmon River High School 2014 Homecoming is this Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. on the SRHS football field. Savages will be playing Cascade Ramblers.

Art show scheduled for this weekend

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Salmon River Art Guild’s is having its 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction this weekend in Riggins at the Riggins Community Center behind Crump’s Chevron!

A nudge from Pollock folks

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The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. Artists are invited to participate in this show. Work accepted Friday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Run sees 130 participate

The Salmon River Art Guild’s 50th Regional Art Show and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riggins Community Center located behind Crump’s Chevron. Call 839-2493 or 839-2414.

Football, volleyball schedules set

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The Riggins Salmon Run — “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River,” is this Saturday, Sept. 13, in Riggins. Half marathon, $40, start time, 9 a.m. (MT); 10K, $30, start time, 9:30 a.m. (MT); 5K, $20, start time, 10 a.m. (MT). For details see Riggins news on-line (

Run set for next week

Pappy Wash, dear friend of many in Riggins and beyond, celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 7. His memory is sharp as a tack and he has a good time talking about old times.

‘Salmon Run’ coming up Sept. 13

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Enjoy your Labor Day weekend …be safe! Most of you will celebrate the ending of summer and the beginning of fall Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, with trips, picnics, rodeos, rafting, boating, resting, reading, sleeping or even working! Then it is back to work and school on Tuesday, Sept. 2!

Child screening events on tap

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Happy National Senior Citizens Day to all you senior citizens! National Senior Citizens Day is today, Wednesday, Aug. 20! Have a celebration with your senior citizen loved one… and/or help honor other senior citizens.

Klobetanz goes airborne

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Private First Class Eric James Klobetanz, son of Norm and Jeannette Klobetanz and a 2011 graduate of SRHS, officially completed basic training on June 12 at Sand Hill Fort Benning, Ga.

Give blood Aug. 12

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Riggins community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! The blood drive will be held at the Salmon River Community Church fellowship room, 1102 S. Main St., Riggins, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights event a success

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Wow! What a sizzling hot weekend in Riggins at the 22nd annual Hot Summer Nights! There were lots of people both nights helping to make this event such a wonderful success with the features from the Canyon Camillions, to the talent show, to the car show, to the games and music!

Hot Summer Nights is this weekend

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It will be sizzling in Riggins this weekend at the 22nd Annual Hot Summer Nights 2014, “Spinning with the Stars & Cars,” at the Riggins City Park!

Hot Summer Nights a week away

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Sign up now for the 2014 Hot Summer Nights Talent Show to be held Friday, July 25.

VBS activities set for week

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VBS, Vacation Bible School, began Monday, July 7, and runs through Friday, July 11, at the Salmon River Community Church from 9 a.m. to noon daily with the tremendous Texas Team of Teens leading the way. There’s still time for your kids to go Thursday and Friday.

Hot Summer Nights ready to roll in July 25

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Happy birthday America, Friday, July 4! Whether you fill your day with rodeos, parades, picnics, BBQs, hiking, rafting, sleeping, or celebrating and visiting with family and friends, remember we live in a free country because of men and women who have fought for this freedom for us.

American Legion picnic is June 29

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Riggins Summer Reading Program will begin next Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Riggins City Library for kids, age 2-6, with Librarian Susan Hollenbeak. Reading will be held each Tuesday in July ending July 29.

Pottenger, Bovey earn ‘Honor Star’

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Congratulations to John Pottenger and Ross Campbell for earning their Wastewater Collection Operator Class 1 certifications. John and Ross work for the City of Riggins and are doing a great job! Thanks, guys!

Big Water Blowout here

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The 16th annual Big Water Blowout River Festival is this Saturday, June 7, right here in Riggins! Celebrate summer and experience Idaho’s biggest water!

Volunteers set scene for Memorial Day

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Salmon River High School graduation went well as the class of 2014 was honored and celebrated with a full house of family of friends.

Graduation is Friday

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Salmon River High School graduation will be held this Friday May 23, at 7 p.m. in the SRHS gym followed by a cake and punch reception in the SRHS multi-purpose room honoring our 2014 graduates, Audrey Charlton, McCoy Hale, Megan Long, Thomas Meade, Nolan Richerson, Dalton Silva, Fred Taylor, Leighton VanderEsch, Tyrel Walker and Terrun Zolman. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to attend the celebration.

‘Savage Pride’ day set for May 15

Savage Pride Day is tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, as designated by the City of Riggins. The Riggins city officials and city staff are proud of the accomplishments of all our Salmon River athletes.

Annual rodeo brings crowds

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers! Mothers are known to bring special happiness to the hearts of all who love them. Sunday, May 11, is the day you can show your mom your love with a card, a gift, a phone call, dinner, or just sitting and visiting with her. Never miss an opportunity to tell your mother how much you love her.

Riggins Rodeo, parade are set for this weekend

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Jack and Arlene Hubbard, long time Salmon River residents, have been chosen as the 2014 Riggins Rodeo Grand Marshalls and will be leading the Parade on Sunday, May 4, followed by the 2014 Riggins Royalty Queen Cassie Chandler and Princess Phoebe Rupp. Jack and Arlene will be honored Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, at the Riggins Rodeo; Cassie and Phoebe will be helping in the rodeo arena as needed at the “66 years of Heroes and Legends,” the theme for the 2014 Riggins Rodeo.

Patsy, Fritz turn in $490 from recycling proceeds

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Mayor McClure has proclaimed Monday, May 5, as Arbor Day in Riggins. City officials invite everyone to gather at the city park at 10 a.m. for the planting of a nice, new tree in the park for all to enjoy. Mayor McClure and the City Council have designated Monday, May 5, as “City Pride Day” encouraging everyone to pitch in and help spruce up our town for the summer season. The city will provide garbage bags for trash collection.

Jet boat races set for this weekend

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Happy Easter to everyone Sunday! May you celebrate with family and friends and feel the joy of life. Time to get to the riverbanks for the 30th annual Jet Boat Race this weekend, April 18, 19, 20, right here on the Salmon River in Riggins with 16 teams signed up already…. nine U.S. boats and seven Canadian boats. Racing teams gather every spring for the annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races in Riggins for its three-day event.

Pottenger, Campbells are ‘rookies of the year’

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Congratulations to Riggins own John Pottenger and Ross Campbell for receiving the “Rookies of the Year” award from the Idaho Rural Water Association with 300 in attendance. John and Ross were really surprised. It is quite an honor to be recognized for dedication and hard work in their field. Each of the men received a beautiful engraved trophy along with a custom embroidered jacket. Nice job guys!

Boat races on the horizon

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Angela (Merritt) Martinez, daughter of Barry and Shirley Merritt, has received an award for “Staff of the Year” at Polk Community Living. Angela works for Polk Community Living with physically and mentally challenged adults in Independence, Ore., which has more than 800 employees. Congratulations, Angela!

No foolin’: Blood drive scheduled for April 1

Be aware… be very aware of April Fool’s Day happening next Tuesday, April 1! One never knows what could be lurking around from friends or family, neighbors or co-workers!

Local athletes are in action

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Congratulations to our Salmon River Junior High Lady Savages as the Long Pin League Champions at the Council tournament. Way to go, Payton Branstetter, Miranda Hofflander, Sofia Branstetter, Jordyn Pottenger, Lotus Harper, Emily Diaz, Crystina Jeffs, Sierra Bovey and Chevelle Shepherd! Kudos to Coach Brandon Ratcliff and Mike Shepherd! This team had a very successful season with all wins, no losses! They, too, are back to back 2013 and 2014 League Tournament Champions. They will have played their last away game Tuesday at Cambridge. Thursday, March 20, is their last home game starting at 5 p.m. with Tri-Valley. Go, young Lady Savages!

Savages take state for fourth time

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Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages for their fourth consecutive state championship title in the last two years. This team of boys has earned two state football championships and now two state championship basketball championships! Great job, team, coaches and parents! The three state tourney games they played were exciting, especially the final game that kept the players challenged and the fans on the edges of their seats.… oh, wait…. most of the fans were standing and jumping up and down cheering!

Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend, March 8-9

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Spring ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday, March 8, as Sunday, March 9, begins Daylight Savings Time. If you get somewhere an hour ahead of time, you will know you forgot to set your clocks!

Help sought for baby

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Congratulations to Salmon River High School science teacher, Mrs. Sarah Walters, for being selected to the Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholar’s mentorship program. This is the second selection for Mrs. Walters in three years. She will be a mentor in the Moscow area. Way to represent science and Salmon River area!

SRHS senior b-ball players honored

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Salmon River Savages had a great win Wednesday, Feb. 12, with a wonderful tribute to our senior players, Leighton Vander Esch, Terrun Zolman, Nolan Richerson, Fred Taylor, McCoy Hale, Tyrel Walker and Thomas Mead, at their last home game.… such a wonderful and talented group of kids.

Savage playoff week on tap

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Friday! Valentines are not just for kids…. adults like to celebrate, too. Treat your sweetheart to a day of love and joy! Nothing says “love” like spending time with your loved ones. Send cards, flowers, candy, or call if you cannot be with your loved ones. Remember your moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers, too!

Shepherd takes second place in Hoops Shoot

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is just a week away on Saturday, Feb. 14. Treat your sweetheart to a gift and card from one of our many Riggins businesses.

Wine conference set for today

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Salmon River Wine and Viticulture Conference will be held in Riggins today, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. (MST)/8 a.m. (PST) at the Riggins Community Center, 121 Lodge Street. “In the 1970s and again in 1996, three regions in Idaho were identified by the University of Idaho as suitable for growing wine grapes,” said organizer Melisa Bryant of Ida-Lew EDC. “The Snake River Valley has official American Viticulture Area status, the Lewis Clark Valley is working on AVA status and the Salmon River area is rich with possibilities. It makes sense to explore this industry for the Salmon River area: the global wine supply is barely keeping up with demand and U.S. wine is already a booming $34.6 billion industry.”

Dribble Team performs routines at halftime

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The Riggins Dribble Team coached by Paula Shepherd performed a new routine at halftime of the Salmon River Savage basketball game.

Mayor McClure is in the office

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Riggins Mayor Glenna McClure would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous new year. Mayor-elect Glenna McClure took the oath of office Monday, Jan. 13, along with new councilors, Roy Akins and Jonny Wilson, who join Carolyn Friend and Gary Miller on the Riggins City Council.

Happy 100th birthday to Jessie Wisenor

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Happy 100th birthday to Jessie Wisenor tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 9!

Wisenor to turn 100 years old Jan. 14

Happy New Year 2014! Wow, how can 365 days zip by so quickly!

Evans selected for scholar program

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Merry, merry Christmas today to one and all! I do wish each of you a wonderful day as you celebrate with family and friends in the special way you each celebrate.

It’s looking a lot like Christmas ...

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Riggins Elementary students would like to invite everyone to their Christmas play tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at the SRHS multi-purpose room. Their Christmas play is sure to add joy to your Christmas season.

Savages to host community appreciation dinner

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The Salmon River American Legion Post No. 130 is having its annual orange sale this Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Riggins.

Contest, open house events on tap

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“Light up Riggins,” sponsored by Two Rivers Coffee and Salmon River Chamber of Commerce gets under way this week.

Savages win second state title

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Congratulations, Salmon River Savages, 2013 State Football Champions! Salmon River rolls to its second straight Idaho 1ADiv2 State Title in eight-man football, beating Council 66-26, and finishing 12-0 on the season. In between these same boys won a state title in basketball too. So proud of those Riggins kids!

Savages to play on BSU’s blue turf Friday

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Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages on their win over the Dietrich Blue Devils 44-0 at the second playoff game in their actual first full four quarters of play this season.


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