Photo detail

Jeannie Fitch

Stories this photo appears in:

Junior high boys are Longpin champs

Riggins News

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

Junior high ladies tops in basketball tourney

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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?

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

VBS activities set for week

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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’

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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’

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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 ...

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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

Savages win second state title

Riggins News

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

Riggins News

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.

Savages named to All-Star team

Riggins News

Congratulations, Salmon River Savages, on your big win of 56-6 in third quarter of play over Kootenai Warriors in the first of two playoff games for the 2013 State Football Championship.

Quilts of Valor to be given out Nov. 11

Riggins News

Salmon River Savages, 2013 Long Pin Conference and District III, 1AD2 football champions, vs. Kootenai Warriors will be the football game to attend this Saturday, No. 9, in Harrison beginning at 2 p.m. (PDST) which is 3 p.m. (MDST) (Riggins).

Don’t forget to ‘fall back’ this Saturday night

Riggins News

Congratulations to the Salmon River Savages 2013 Long Pin Conference and District III, 1AD2 football champions!

Hollon is rookie of the year; common core meeting set

Riggins News

It is carnival time in Riggins…. school carnival, that is…. The Salmon River PTO Carnival will be held this Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Salmon River High School multi-purpose room from 6-9 p.m. with some new games, cake decorating contest, bingo, a haunted house, as all the fun games from past carnivals.

Hirst receives volunteer kudos

Riggins News

Clyde Hirst has been spotlighted by the Riggins City Council as an outstanding community volunteer in Riggins. The Riggins City Council gave kudos to Clyde Hirst for everything he does….

Art show on tap for weekend

Salmon River Art Guild Fall Art Show will be held in Riggins this weekend, Oct. 11-13, at the Salmon Rapids Lodge, 1010 S. Main Street.

Savages win at homecoming game

The Salmon River Savages were the victors at their 2013 homecoming game with the score 56-8 over the Colton Wildcats. This makes SRHS 4-0 for this season. Way to go, Savages!

It’s homecoming week at Salmon River High School

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” – Benjamin Disraeli. There is just too much bullying and not enough compassion going around. Let’s help promote kindness! Don’t be a bully, be kind to everyone you meet.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment