September 18, 2013
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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.
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.”
My quote for the week is “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because, when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back, but you are sharing it with someone you care about.”
My quote for the week is “I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamed possible.” (I remember my mom telling me something similar to this quote…I did follow my dream to be a 1st grade teacher and I loved it! Thanks, Mom, for giving me “the push” to be what I wanted to be.) Riggins E
My quote of the week is “Your County Fair is one of the best events of the summer season. It closes summer, opens school, and brings on the fall season.” See you at the Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood today and the rest of the week. “We’ve got a good thing Growing at the Idaho County Fair” is the theme of the 2017 Fair today Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 16-19. Idaho County Fair started this morning at the Cottonwood Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. Get on out to the fair.
My quote of the week is “No matter what happens in life, be good to people; Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” Summer is quickly coming to an end. School will begin Tuesday, Aug. 29, for K-12; preschool begins Wednesday 30th; registration is Tuesday, Aug. 22. Teachers will have an in-service Friday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Aug. 28. Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 4, so, no school that day. Get outside and enjoy your last weeks of vacation before another great year of school begins.
My quote of the week is “Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay and absolutely necessary to shut down, kick back, and do nothing.” - Lori Deschene- (I did that Saturday!) “Bingo!” Come join the fun and win cash prizes at the monthly Bingo night, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located directly behind Gem Chevron. Money raised goes to help fund a new bus for our Salmon River Canyon Senior Citizens group. We always have a great time…see you there! The Salmon River Red Cross Drive is next week at the Salmon River Community Church, Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Wednesday, Aug. 9. Call Kris Catherman or Joy Swift to set up your appointment.
My quote of the week is, “Today is a good day to give thanks for our families, friends, health, homes, and freedom. These are all wonderful blessings; Let us not take our blessings for granted.”
My quote of the week is “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” — Tom Bodett VBS begins this coming Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Salmon River Community Church led by the Texas Team. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning. All kiddos, friends, cousins, and neighbors 4 years old through 5th graders are invited to join the Texas Team for a super week of Bible stories, games, songs, and crafts. Come a bit early to miss the rush.
My quote of the week is “Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones for positive steps ahead. Keep looking forward, never regret.”
My quote of the week is “Take all the time you can to spend time with your family…work or play…it’s time well spent.” Bingo is tonight, July 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station. All-American Cash prizes are exciting! Games are varied! Fun is everywhere! Come one and all. Ages 18 and older. Funds are for a van for our local Senior Citizens that takes them to Grangeville and McCall for medical or dental and/or shopping needs.
My quote of the week is “Talking about your problems is a big addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys!” Summer Reading Program, “Read, Build,Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak begins today, Wednesday, June 28, at 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. Reading dates will be Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9 at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help.
My quote of the week is “Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only a few have the same friend in all stages of life.” You know who you are. Summer Reading Program, “Read, Build, Create, Explore,” at The Salmon River Public Library led by Susan Hollenbeak will begin next Wednesday, June 28, 11 a.m., with crafts, stories, prizes, and snacks. They will meet again Thursday, July 6, Wednesdays, July 19, 26, and Aug. 2, and 9 at 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to provide snacks, a craft or just help with the kiddos; thanks in advance for your help. Thank you to John and Jennifer Llewellyn and Riggins Whitewater Market for donating bookmarks and magnets to the summer reading program.
My quote of the week is “Fathers are a most important part of a child’s life as a baby, toddler, youngin’, teen, and adult! Be there with and for your children and grandchildren; they need you as much as you need them.”
My quote of the week is “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” “Bingo” at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Chevron Station is tonight, Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes are exciting! Come one and all. Funds are for the senior citizens of our area. (An English teacher stated that “before” is a word, not a Bingo number “B4” as many are using in texts).
My quote for the week is “We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, so don’t stay mad for too long. Learn to forgive and love with all your heart. Don’t worry about the people who don’t like you. Enjoy the ones who love you.” Spend time with them and make memories that will last a lifetime.
My quote for the week is “Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth…for what they believe is what they will become.”
My quote for this week is “Hug O’ War…I will not play tug o’ war. I’d rather play hug o’ war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs. Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rugs. Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.” (One of those quotes where “Everyone could use a little good news today….”)
My quote for this week is “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do…regardless their age.” Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 14: Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!
The 69th annual Riggins Rodeo, Cowboy Boots and Country Roots,” is this weekend Saturday and Sunday May 6 and 7 with Queen Phoebe Rupp of Riggins and her Princess Jillian Lee Hausladen of Grangeville leading the way for lots of western action! Dave Wilson is this year’s Honorary Grand Marshall. Dave was a huge part of the Salmon River Cowboys Association for many years and helped make the Riggins Rodeo what it is today. Dave died in December, but will continue to be a part of the Riggins Rodeo forever. Hats off to the Salmon River Cowboy Association for its thoughtful recognition of a man who gave so much of himself and his time fueled by his love for people to The Riggins Rodeo and to the Salmon River Cowboy Association.
My quote of the week is “True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet who died together. It’s grandma and grandpa growing old together.” And sharing that love with each other, their children, grandchildren, friends, and family alike…(I added the last part.)
My quote for the week is “Never pass up an opportunity to volunteer for activities for our local kiddos. Color the Canyon still needs a few more volunteers to help make that day a colorful success.”
The 33rd annual Jet Boat Races and activities will be held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 14-16, sponsored by the Salmon River Jet Boat Committee. Race teams from Canada and the United States will be competing not only for cash prize awards, but also bragging rights for racing the famous “River of No Return” and having raced the most exciting and longest running river jet boat race in the U.S.A.! Race class sponsors are Rogers Toyota, American Turbine, Salmon Rapids Lodge, and Salmon River Helicopter. Get down by the river to be a part of the action.
Lee Simonson of Riggins, is 100 years young today, Wednesday, April 5. Lee was honored at a gala celebration Sunday at his church, the Salmon River Community Church, with family and friends…he received more than 100 cards! The Riggins Elementary students made 100 cards for Lee in addition to those he received on Sunday. It is not often we have the opportunity to share in the celebration of a friend who has reached his 100th birthday.
My quote for the week is so sweet: “No matter how old you both get, never stop holding hands, never stop dancing, and never stop saying, ‘I love you’ to each other.” Lee Simonson is turning 100 years young and will be honored with a birthday celebration this Sunday April 2, at the Salmon River Community Church following the morning service about 12:30 p.m. Shhhhh, mum’s the word, but we want to shower him with 100 birthday cards for this very special event! If you cannot be at the party, drop your card off or send it to the Salmon River Community Church.
My quote of the week was actually for last week…still appropriate…“For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way, good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. and, I just could not resist this one:“Do not iron your shamrock, you really don’t want to press your luck.” Each are from Author Unknown. Hope your St. Patrick’s Day last Friday was green with health, happiness, and joy.
My quote for this week is “Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” …and speaking of children, I found a wonderful children’s bookmark at our Riggins City Library that helps parents know how to help their children learn to read. It is written as if the child were talking: “If you want me to be ready to learn to read when I start school, here’s what you can do with me every day: 1) Read aloud with me for 15-20 minutes each day. You can get books at the library. 2) Talk with me throughout the day. Use lots of interesting words, and ask me lots of questions. 3) Sing songs and say rhymes with me. This helps me break down words into parts. 4) Do fingerplays with me, like Itsy Bitsy Spider. This will help my fingers be ready to hold a pencil. 5) Play with me! Games and pretend play help me grow and learn, and I love it when you laugh with me!”
This week’s quote is my own. “Every day is a gift in which to share love and joy, laughter and life with family, friends, and others that you meet along the way…a birthday is a special day to gather family and friends together to celebrate the joys and love of life and make more precious memories.” I will celebrate my 70th birthday this Friday, March 10. Wow!
So, did March come in like a lamb or a lion? Was is nice or was is fierce? I know it depends where you live…like, we are in Arizona; I’m not sure they even think about the lion or the lamb in relation to March and weather…now Idaho on the other hand, does have that dependence. What was it this year? Will March go out like a lion or a lamb?
My quote of the week is “When you cannot find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” Congratulations to our eight Salmon River Lady Savages and their coach Paula Tucker for placing runners- up in the 2017 state girls basketball tournament. The Lady Savages won their first tourney game Thursday with Castleford with a close score of 52-51!
My quote of the week is “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them…it may take seconds to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime.” Congratulations to The Salmon River Lady Savages! They are on their way to State Basketball Tournament with a 69-47 win over Council in District play Tuesday, Feb. 7, earning them the title of District Champions of the Long Pin League 1AD2. Our girls will play their first game tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6:15 p.m., at Nampa High School in Nampa. School will be dismissed early Thursday so everyone who wants may go cheer on our Lady Savages. Women with Bait Fishing Tournament is going full force…there are a lot of women fishing and competing for prizes all month long. The women are on the river with their guides and boat drivers trying to make the catch of the day and the month.
My quote of the week is, “We make a living by what we get; We make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill. Tis Valentine’s season…think about giving love and attention to your family and friends via visits, cards, calls, flowers, candy, etc.
My quote of the week is “Who thinks we are stuck in a snow globe and someone keeps giving it a shake?” and, “The sun will come out tomorrow….” soon!
My fourth quote of 2017 is “When you are young, your grandparents try to tell you their history and you don’t care because it does not interest you at the time. Later on, you wish you had written down what they said.” *This might be the year to ask your grandparents’ to tell their stories while you write down or record and have for later. Their stories really are a treasure to behold.
My third quote of 2017 is “One of the most valuable gifts in life is a loyal friend.” Riggins Mayor McClure and city clerk Brenda Tilley recently completed a 30-hour training course entitled, “Community Economic Projects: Putting All the Pieces Together,” sponsored by the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) of which the city of Riggins is a member. Eleven other city representatives from Grangeville, Kamiah, Kooskia, and Culdesac also completed the course which took place during a nine-month period in 2016.
My second quote of 2017 is “Do one act of kindness each day of this year and change 365 lives.” Anthony Douglas Williams. You have 354 opportunities to change lives…and you know it will change your life, too!
I do hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and are enjoying time with family and friends. Many Riggins kids, young and old, are sledding and skiing. Take care while driving in the snowy icy streets and roads, and be safe playing in the snow whether in your own yard or in the mountains or just plain ol’ having winter fun wherever. Severe weather warnings are in order for Riggins. This week, the weather forecast calls for extremely cold temperatures, expected to be in the high teens with lows hovering between -5 and 0. Make preparations and be safe. Stay inside and keep warm if you do now have to go out and about.
My last Sweet 16 quote of the year is actually a fun project for 2017 as well: “Why not start the New Year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen throughout the year. Then, New Year’s Eve, empty the jar and see what awesome stuff happened throughout the year.”
My Sweet 16 quote for this week is “I wish you a Merry Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” May you all have a wonderful, glorious Christmas with family and friends.
My Sweet 16 quote for this week is “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” By Leo Buscaglio. Tis the season for giving of these to everyone we meet.
My Sweet 16 quote for this week is about Pearl Harbor which happened 75 years ago today. “Just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just over two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.
My Sweet ’16 quote for the week is “Remember, laugh when you can. Apologize when you should. Let go of what you cannot change. Life is too short to be anything but happy.” Congratulations to Ethan Shepherd of Riggins who was the big winner of the “more than $1,000” in gifts and gift certificates sponsored by the Christmas bazaar with 18 local businesses and 27 Christmas bazaar vendors filling the prize basket. What a great way to encourage others involved on our local event! Kudos to the event planners, vendors, and shoppers. It was another successful event.
My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow….” Yes, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow; lots of fun times will be had at many a Grandmother’s house…especially mine! Be thankful for your family and times together with them; they are the most precious treasures we have.
My Sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart, so be careful with your words.” November is the month to think about being thankful…let’s think on those positive things. Congratulations to Salmon River High School senior volleyball players, Maddy Tucker and Sarah Laritz, who were chosen to play on the Senior All Star Volleyball Team. They played in the District 3 Senior All Star game Monday, Nov. 7, in Parma.
My Sweet ’16 Quote of the week is dedicated to our Veterans: “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets red glare! The bombs bursting in air! Gave proof through night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
My Sweet ’16 Quote of the week is “Treat people the way you want to be treated…including teens and kids. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to…teens and kids included. Respect is earned, not given.” Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, Nov. 6; Time to fall back an hour Saturday, Nov. 5, before you go to bed.
My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “The most valuable asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love with an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.” Congratulations Lady Savages as 1A Division II District 3 Volleyball Champions! What a way to end a wonderful winning season with a championship win! Now on to the state tournament in Idaho Falls Friday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m., at Bonneville High School. Go Lady Savages, Go!
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Love isn’t what you say. Love is what you do.” Quilt and Craft Auction by the Pinehurst Quilters is this Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center located behind the Gem Stop Chevron Station. Doors open at noon for browsing time. Refreshments will be available; there is a chance you could win a door prize.
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “Helping just one person may not change the whole world, but it can change the world for that one person.” Vance Hawk, son of Carl and Dana Hawk of Colorado and grandson of Amy (Clemens) Cooper and the late Duane Clemens, formerly of Riggins, now of Colorado, has completed his CRO training and has received his beret for Special Forces! Vance went through two years of hard training of survival and rescue. CRO is the Air Force equivalent of Navy Seals. Congratulations, Vance and family!
My sweet ’16 quote of the week, “People need to learn that their actions really do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do…it’s not always just about you!” Riggins and The Salmon River Realty welcome sales associate Abbey Tucker. Abbey and her husband Levi Tucker moved to Riggins more than a year ago to start Salmon River Electric and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle.
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face and body…and more to do with your heart and how you treat people.” Happy autumn! Wow! The colors are changing from green to red, orange, gold, and brown. Take some time to take a drive up the river or into the canyon or up into the mountains; beauty is everywhere.
Senior citizen lunch is served every Tuesday at noon at the Riggins Community Center just behind the Chevron Station. Lunch is open to everyone; and to keep this program going, they need more attendees. You are all encouraged to attend. Thanks for helping keep this program in Riggins. Bingo night, sponsored by the Senior Citizen group, will be Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center for all those 18 and older. Cash prizes for winners as well as snacks and water for everyone.
“Rattle the Canyon” with music, friends, and fun is this Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Riggins City Park sponsored by the City of Riggins and the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce who are excited to bring three live bands to the canyon this year! Gates open at noon; music begins at 2 p.m., with Ruff Kutt rattling out some great tunes followed at 5 p.m., with Lucky Tongue rattling on with more great hits, and ending the night with Jeff Crosby and the Refugees rattling the Canyon with more wonderful music 8 to 11 p.m. The Food Shack and the Beer Garden will be serving your favorite food and beverages from noon until 11 p.m.
My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “In this life, we are all just walking up the mountain. We can sing as we climb or we can complain about our sore feet. Whatever we choose, we still gotta do the hike. I decided a long time ago that singing made a lot more sense.” Author unknown. I sure agree with this statement!
My Sweet ’16 quote for this week is “The most valuable asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love with an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.” Salmon River High School begins at 7:56 and Riggins Elementary School begins at 8:08 a.m. this year. The new school year 2016-17 started yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Salmon River High School Football home games will be Prairie Sept. 9, Lapwai Sept. 23, Council Oct. 14, and Cascade Oct. 28 at New Meadows for a homecoming game for New Meadows. Volleyball home games will be Sept. 9, Cascade, Sept. 27 Council, and Oct. 4 Meadows Valley.
My Sweet 16 quote for this week is “When life gives you a Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day long.”
Kudos to “Miss Susan” Hollenbeak, Riggins City Librarian and Summer Reading Program Lady, for another successful Summer Reading program. Randy and Ronda Spickelmire were acknowledged by the Riggins City Council as July’s Community Volunteers for their community volunteer spirit. They offer a huge amount of help with the annual Hot Summer Nights event by organizing and working in the Beer Garden as well as other things in our community, including their many years of service on the Salmon River Cowboys Association. Mary Lou Hirst, Hot Summer Night organizer is especially thankful, saying, “Their love of family, community, and fun shines through in all they do while still working hard. They do everything from ordering to setup in the Park, organizing volunteers to man the Beer Garden the two days and hauling ice.
The Salmon River Senior Citizens Bingo Night is this Friday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. Bingo is open to the general public; you do not have to be a senior citizen to play…just 18 or older. Cash prizes will be awarded. Refreshments are free.
y Sweet 16 quote of the week is “Be the Reason someone believes in the good of people.” The Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program has one more session left on Tuesday, Aug. 2, due to the two power outages in July. Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend Tuesday, July 26, 1 p.m. Miss Susan has had a great summer reading program; Thanks so much having this valuable reading program for our little ones, Miss Susan.
My sweet 16 quote for the week is “When you cannot control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what is happening.” Riggins will be sizzling this weekend! Hot Summer Nights, sponsored by the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce, is this Friday and Saturday July 22-23 in the Riggins City Park.
My sweet 16 quote for the week is “If friends were flowers, I’d pick you.” I hope YOU have a friend like that! “On your Mark, Get Set, READ 2016” at the Salmon River Public Library’s Summer Library Reading Program! Children 1- 8 years old are invited to attend the last two sessions, Tuesday, July 19 and 26, 1 p.m.
My sweet 16 quote for the week is “America, America, God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.” I do hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July.
My sweet 16 quote for the week is “A toddler can do more in one unsupervised minute than most people can do all day.” (I get to be with my 2-year-old-toddler and 6 ½ year old this week. I will be alert at all times.)
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is by Josh Shipp: “You either get bitter or better. It is that simple. You either take what has been dealt and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you!” Salmon River School District 243 was Idaho’s top-performing district on the SAT and one of the state’s smallest districts. Salmon River is a four-day week district-based school in Riggins, Idaho with an enrollment of barely 100 students K-12 in the district; there were 37 enrolled high school students 2015-16. The school’s average SAT score was 1,123. Way to go Salmon River; we are all proud of you!
My sweet ’16 quote of the week is “A word of encouragement during a tough time is worth far more than an hour of praise after a success.” Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and granddads! This Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day. Remember fathers and grandfathers, regardless how tall your children and grandchildren grow, they still look up to you!
My Sweet 16 quote for this week is “Do what is right even when no one is looking; that’s called integrity.” A public information meeting about a resort tax will be held tonight, Wednesday, June 8, 6- 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins City Hall.
The 18th annual Big Water Blowout Festival is this Saturday, June 4! Celebrate summer and experience Idaho’s biggest water! Outfitters will be offering discounted raft trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact your favorite participating outfitter.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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, email@example.com or Karen Atkins, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
Merry Christmas to one and all! May family and friends gather round you and love be the center of your time together.
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.
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.
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 Salmon River Savage State Champions for your courage, stamina and super win over Deary!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Pinehurst Quilters annual craft and quilt auction is this Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Riggins Community Center located just behind the Chevron Station.
Salmon River High School had a big win over Horseshoe Bend High School at its 2015 homecoming football game last Friday night.
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.
What a beautiful spectacular event watching the lunar eclipse Sunday Sept. 27! So glad we had a clear night so we could see it.
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.
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.
Happy belated Labor Day! Time to get ready for fall and all the events it brings.
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 started Monday, Aug. 24, for Riggins Elementary School and Salmon River High School for students, teachers and staff.
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.
Kudos to our Salmon River Rural Fire Department!
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.
“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.
Riggins will be sizzling with Hot Summer Nights this weekend Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, in the Riggins City Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“It was the third of June another sleepy, dusty Delta day….” Do you remember that song?
Paula Tucker’s Summer Sports Camps sponsored by ASK will be held at Salmon River High School. Basketball camp is June 8–11.
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.
Salmon River JSD No. 243 levy vote is set for this coming Tuesday, May 19. Get out and vote for our kids.
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, Monday, May 4, through Thursday, May 7.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Congratulations to the Salmon River Junior High basketball boys who are the 2015 Long Pin League Champions!
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.
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 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.
The Pinehurst Quilters have a $250 scholarship available for any Salmon River graduate already attending an institution of higher learning or vocational school.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December is here! Another year is quickly coming to a close… Enjoy this 2014 Christmas season!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 (www.idahocountyfreepress.com).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Sign up now for the 2014 Hot Summer Nights Talent Show to be held Friday, July 25.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Salmon River High School graduation went well as the class of 2014 was honored and celebrated with a full house of family of friends.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.”
The Riggins Dribble Team coached by Paula Shepherd performed a new routine at halftime of the Salmon River Savage basketball game.
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 tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 9!
Happy New Year 2014! Wow, how can 365 days zip by so quickly!
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.
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.
The Salmon River American Legion Post No. 130 is having its annual orange sale this Saturday, Dec. 14, in downtown Riggins.
“Light up Riggins,” sponsored by Two Rivers Coffee and Salmon River Chamber of Commerce gets under way this week.
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!
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.