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Riggins News: Riversong is closing its doors

Quote of the week: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Michael J. Fox. Riggins needs some additional EMTs. If you are interested in helping keep our ambulance and EMT services in Riggins and the Salmon River Canyon, please contact the Riggins City Hall to learn how to become certified. We currently have two certified EMTs and one or two drivers; our volunteer firemen help when they hear the call. Kudos to those who help and those who will come onboard to help.

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


Riggins News: Salmon Fun Run sees 60 runners compete

My quote for the week: “Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.” Ron and Ruth Mahurin will be honored at a send-off reception Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. PST, at the IOOF Hall in White Bird, Idaho. They are moving, come wish them well. Desserts and refreshments will be served. Tell your friends and neighbors to join this celebration.

September 12, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Salmon Run is this weekend

My quote of the week: “Always be kind. If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If someone is being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. Be who you needed when you were going through hard times. Just one small act of kindness could mean the world to someone.” I saw lots of this kindness last week in the 4-H/FFA barns in Montana at Beaverhead County Fair.

September 5, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Free rafting event on tap for this Friday

My quote of the week is again from me with an addition: “I did ride in a convertible…a 1963 Red Corvette convertible in the Idaho County Fair Parade. (I had several people who were not at the parade ask why I didn’t get a convertible…well, I just didn’t mention that part last week.) What a grand week at the Idaho County Fair as the 2018 Grand Marshal.”

August 29, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: School starts in Riggins Aug. 28

My quote of the week is from me: “The Idaho County Fair in Cottonwood was a grand fair. As grand marshal, I officially opened the Idaho County Fair Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, then the fair board served coffee, orange juice, and cinnamon rolls …each day I was introduced: at the stock show, the livestock judging, and the market sale, as well as the events in the evenings: the 4-H Fashion Show, the talent show, and the crowning of the 2019 queen and princesses…then to complete my week, I was right behind the American Flag leading the Idaho County Fair Parade in a beautiful red 1963 Corvette!

August 22, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Come see us at the Idaho County Fair

My quote for the week is the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health for better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world. I believe in 4-H for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.”

August 15, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: EMTs desperately needed in Riggins

My quote for the week: “Our County Fair is the best County, don’t miss it, don’t even be late. From cinnamon rolls to livestock to clothing to garden goodies to artwork…add in family fun and friends to the parade and livestock sale…and don’t forget the yummy food booths…our County Fair is a great place to be next week.” See you there.

August 8, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: School registration on tap for next week

My quote for the week: “Why we need best friends: Because they laugh at the same stupid things we do. Because they give us honest advice. Because they will be there for us, even if they are thousands of miles away. Because they celebrate with us when we are at our best, but still love us at our worst,” by Lilac and Lavendar…thank you to my best friends.

August 1, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Hot Summer Nights are here; events set for Friday, Saturday

My quote for the week: “Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.” Sizzling Hot Summer Nights 2018 is here in Riggins this Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, sponsored by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. Hot Summer Nights admission is $5 per person for 11 and older; 10 and younger are free. No pets, no coolers. Both nights will feature a food booth, beer garden, water slide, ASK sno cones and face painting, photo ops, games, and fun for everyone.

July 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Bovey fund-raiser dinner is Saturday night

My quote for the week: “Not all wounds are visible. Walk gently in the lives of others.” VBS, vacation Bible school, at Salmon River Community Church, will be held next Monday-Friday July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to noon; registration will begin at 8 a.m. Monday morning. The Texas team will once again lead the way. VBS is open to kiddos 4 years old-6th graders with 7-12 graders invited to be junior leaders; the SRHS football field will be a gathering place for 7th graders through college kids to have an evening of fun with the Texas team.

July 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: VBS upcoming with team from Texas at community church

My quote for the week: “Always be kind. If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If someone is being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. Be who you needed when you were going through hard times. Just one small act of kindness could mean the world to someone.” Wow! THIS quote really spoke to me Sunday afternoon as I helped a family in need.

July 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: PTCCU offers free portraits July 19

Happy 4th of July week to everyone! Let freedom ring! Celebrate with family and friends in your special way. Remember that freedom is not free; we still have military men and women fighting for our freedom…just as those have done for us in the past.

June 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Mignerey takes ASK job

My quote for the week is “Re-set, re-adjust, re-start, re-focus, as many times as you need to…there is no limit to starting over again.” Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” started yesterday, Tuesday, June 26, and will be open each Tuesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7. All kiddos ages 2-10 are invited to join in on the fun; Miss Susan reads stories, the kiddos do crafts, and snacks are served. It is a great reading program sharing the excitement of books with children.

June 27, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: ‘Rock out’ at the city library starting Tuesday

My quote of the week is “A father stands tall regardless the height of his children.” Belated Happy Father’s Day to all you dads, fathers, stepfathers, and grandfathers. Thank you for your vital part in the growing up of your children. Salmon River Public Library Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” will begin Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., and each Tuesday following, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7.

June 20, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Murphy’s collections on display at Heritage Center

My quote of the week is “If you like someone, tell them. If you miss someone, let them know. If you love someone, show it. Life is too short to keep your feelings inside.” White Bird Rodeo is celebrating its 29th year honoring Duane and Sharon Sickels as grand marshals and Kaylee Page as 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen. See this week’s Free Press for all the news on White Bird Days and Rodeo. The Salmon River Heritage Center has a new feature in its main display case showcasing Patsy Murphy’s collections of salt and pepper shakers and other knickknacks that she willed to the Heritage Center. Check at Riggins City Hall for a time to visit Salmon River Heritage Center; it is not open on a regular basis.

June 13, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Fred Taylor is the ‘Dutch Oven King’

My quote of the week is “Life is like a camera…focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out…take another shot.” Big Water Blow Out had another successful day on the water, great Dutch Oven cookoff and meal, and super dancing in the moonlight at the park.

June 6, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Big Water Blowout on tap for this weekend

The 2018 Big Water Blowout River Festival is this Saturday June 2 on the Salmon River. The Blowout is an action-packed family fun event with Riggins outfitters offering discounted raft trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your thrill-seeking in and come paddle huge rapids with experienced guides and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife in the second deepest river gorge in North America. The Dutch Oven Cookoff and dinner in the park will begin about 4:00 followed by dancing for everyone. Everyone is invited to get out and have fun.

May 30, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Muzzie Braun to play on Memorial Day

My quote for this week is the 2018 Salmon River High School Graduates’ Class Motto: “It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are.” Salmon River High School graduation will be held in the main gym this Friday, May 25, 7 p.m., followed by an all-class party in the multi-purpose room. Help honor the 2018 SRHS graduates, Miranda Hofflander, Payton Branstetter, Devan Branstetter, Taylor Ledgerwood, Joe Fredrickson, and Deseri Jaramillo-Swan as they celebrate their big day and look forward to the next part of their life’s journey as indicative of their Class Song, “Send Me on My Way.”

May 23, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Hike for hooters this Saturday in Pollock

My quote for this week is “Try not to become a person of success, but rather a person of value.” Congratulations to Dr. Dave Hall, who received the 2018 Idaho Family Physician of the Year at their 70th Annual Conference in Sun Valley by the Idaho Academy of Family Physicians. A tribute was made to Dr. Hall for his generous contributions to his profession, to medical education and his service and dedication to his community and the state. For the past 24 years, he has practiced rural family medicine at Salmon River Family Medicine as well as St. Luke’s Clinic Payette Lakes and St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center. Brad Neuendoerf, former SRHS teacher and coach, was recognized as the Wyoming Secondary Principal of the year for 2018.

May 16, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: RES ‘Spring Fling’ set for Thursday

Happy Mother’s Day! My quote for this week is “No one and nothing can ever take the place of your mother. She knows and loves you more than anyone.” Salmon River Community Church will honor mothers and daughters on Saturday, May 12, noon, with a Mother’s Day Tea. All ladies are invited to come and enjoy a special day with a great program designed especially for mothers. Tea sandwiches, petite cookies, tea, coffee, and punch will be served by the deaconesses.

May 9, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Riggins Rodeo on tap for this weekend

My quote for this week is another one from Barbara Bush: “You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

May 2, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Color the Canyon Run is Saturday

My quote for this week is fittingly from former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people-your family, friends, and coworkers and even strangers you meet along the way.” Barbara Bush 1925-2018 — a great lady. The fourth annual Color the Canyon 5K Run 2018 sponsored by the Riggins PTO is this Saturday, April 28, with your favorite emcee, me! You may still sign up at 8:30 Saturday morning, but no promise of a T-shirt. Pick up numbers and color dust at Riggins Elementary School between 8:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The run will begin at 10 a.m. with great signs to lead your footsteps 5K and back to Riggins Elementary. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. For information contact Hannah McClure at 208-469-6499.

April 25, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Donkey basketball to trot in Thursday night

My quote for the week is “Being told you are appreciated is one of the most uplifting things you can hear.” Riggins 4-H’ers are having a unique fund-raiser…Donkey Basketball will be in Riggins at the Salmon River High School gym Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. To ride a donkey, it will cost $15 for two 10-minute games; sign up with Sarah Walters. Advance tickets are $9-adult, $7 student 7th-12th, and $6 children K-6 and can be purchased from Riggins Canyon 4-H members, Tracie Pottenger at Pine Tree, or message Sarah Walters. Gate tickets be $1 more each. Family fun, thrills and spills, and lots of laughs await you at this unique type of basketball.

April 18, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Hausladen to serve as Riggins Rodeo Queen

My quote for the week is “What if…everything you are going through right now is preparing you for a dream bigger than you can imagine.” “Come one, come all”… to the Riggins City Park this Friday morning, April 13, 10 a.m. for the ribbon cutting of the North Tower of the Manning Crevice Bridge that is now the entrance to the north stairs going down to the park. Kudos to all who had a part in getting this historical piece of the Salmon River Canyon to a place for many to see and learn a bit more about our area.

April 11, 2018 6 a.m. read more..
 

Riggins News: Sports Illustrated in town to interview VanderEsch

My quote for the week is “Happy first signs of Spring! Let go of what’s gone, be grateful for what remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” How can it be the end of March when we just ushered in March? Easter is early…it is this Sunday April 1, with lots of Easter traditions being planned for homes, churches and communities.

March 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: EMTs needed; course cost covered

My quote for the week is “Love isn’t what you say. Love is what you do.” Right from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. EMT volunteers are needed in the Riggins area. This need is real…and is important. We need both EMTs and drivers. The rewards outweigh the commitment. EMT training is provided right here in Riggins: two three-hour classes per week for a total of 140-160 hours

March 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Jet boat fund-raiser is this Saturday

My quote for the week is “Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?” Miranda Hofflander placed 4th in Business Law and Ethics at BPS, Business Professional Association, at the State competition in Boise last week. She will now go on to BPA National competition in Dallas, Texas. Lotus Harper placed in the top 10 in Fundamental Word Processing at the State competition. Congratulations, young ladies! And thanks to Ms. Andre Hale and Mr. Brandon Ratcliff for co-advisors of this group of young business-minded students.

March 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Fund-raiser on tap for March 17

My quotes for the week are from one of my favorite children’s authors, Dr. Seuss…difficult to choose just one…so, I chose two: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” from Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” from Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Hope you all celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Saturday, March 2, in great Dr. Seuss style with a Dr. Seuss book in your hand…perhaps reading to a child…I sure did!

March 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: SRHS BPA kids on way to state competition

My quote for the week is “A Special Friend is hard to find, hard to lose, and impossible to forget. True friends are never apart…maybe in distance, but not in the heart.” Hmmm…will March come in like a lion or a lamb? We will sure know tomorrow March 1st. Salmon River High School BPA, Business Professionals of America, members Lotus Harper, Jordyn Pottenger, Emily Diaz, Payton Branstetter, and Miranda Hofflander will be going to state competition March 8-10. Congratulations and best wishes!

February 28, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Market grand opening a success; fishing continues

My quote for the week is about an American icon during World War II. “Naomi Parker aka Rosie the Riveter passed away Jan. 20, 2018, at the age of 96. Rosie the Riveter inspired so many young women with her iconic poster,“We can do it”, and her positive attitude. She is a cultural icon of World War II representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during WWII while the men were fighting for America; many of these women produced munitions and war supplies.” Go to google to learn more about Rosie the Riveter/Naomi Parker.

February 21, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Catherman honored as volunteer fireman; fishing continues

My quote for the week is “Look for Love. Love is all around you. Love. Pass love around.” uknown. Happy, happy Valentine’s Day to you! What a beautiful day to tell someone or many loved ones that you love them…and not just today, but every day day of the year. I am happy to report that school children still love to give and receive Valentines in their Valentine boxes. Dr. Seuss, a favorite author of many kids of all ages, author of more than 60 children’s books, and ninth-best selling fiction author of all time, approximately 500 million copies sold, will once again be honored and celebrated this Friday March 2. Whether it is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” or “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham” or “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”, or “On Beyond Zebra”, get out your favorite Dr. Seuss book and read it to a child, a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or to yourself.

February 14, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: EMTS desperately needed in Riggins

My quote for the week is “When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take seconds to say, but for that person, it could last a lifetime.” Bingo night and chili feed combo is tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Riggins Community Center. The chili feed begins at 5 p.m., for everyone; Bingo at 6:30 for those 18 and older.The package deal is $10 per person which includes chili and two Bingo cards … or for those who would just like to have chili it is $5…for those who choose to just play Bingo it is $5. You win money prizes at Riggins Bingo! Get over and support our Senior Citizen Program and have a fun evening.

February 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Bingo, chili feed at community center Feb. 7

My quote for the week is “Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.” unknown. Sunday night, Jan. 28, about 10 p.m., in Arizona, Buck and I saw what appeared to be a beautiful meteorite falling from the sky right over John Wayne Street where we were walking! It lasted for five or six seconds! It looked like a Roman Candle that my dad used to light off on 4th of July at our little home fireworks show. It was bright green, yellow, and pink. Another couple was sitting in the outside hot tub and also witnessed it falling. What a great way to end the day.

January 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Bingo, chili feed event set for Feb. 7

My quote for the week is from Nicholas Evans’ book, The Horse Whisperer, “I wish we could make now last forever…I guess that’s all forever is…just a long trail of nows. And I guess all you can do is try and live one now at a time without getting too worked up about the last now or the next now.”

January 24, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Following accident, Shepherd still plans to coach spring track

Bingo for those 18 years and older will be held at the Riggins Community Center Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. You win money prizes. Get over and support our senior citizen program and have a fun evening. Partnership for Healthy Communities will be offering a free health screening Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Riggins Community Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For information call Linda at 208-400-0116.

January 17, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: ‘Wellness Summit’ on tap for Jan. 16

My quote for the week was sent to me from my niece Erin: “I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough friends to get you through the final good-bye. I wish you all enough in the New Year!”

January 10, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Taphouse, brewery opens on Riggins’ Main Street

Happy New Year! 2018 came in with family and friends, bells and whistles, food and drink. My quote of the week is “In with the new, out with the old.” Time for all of us to take a look at our clean slate of 2018 and fill it with family and friend times, new adventures and activities, wise decisions, good times, and more great memories. Salmon River Schools resume classes Monday, Jan. 8. Basketball will be in full swing with both boys and girls games. Check with the SRHS office for a full schedule of games where you can cheer and support our SRHS kids. There will be no school Monday, Jan. 15, as it is Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

January 3, 2018 6 a.m. read more..


Riggins News: Chambliss retires

My quote for the week is “The New Year 2018 is just around the corner. Ring in the New Year with joy and cheer at midnight Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Happy New Year! New Year’s Day is a time to celebrate new beginnings, new adventures, new whatever you choose as well as celebrating tried and true traditions. Celebrate with your family and friends, your neighbors and those who may be alone for the day. Skiing, sledding, skating, basking in the sun, walking along the beach, going on a picnic, reading a book, taking a nap are all things you can do. You probably have your traditional type of celebration; just remember to fill your day with love and joy and cheer.

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


Riggins News: White Water Market open at new location

My quote for the week is “Christmas is the time to celebrate love and giving, sharing and caring.” Christmas is this Monday, Dec. 25. Celebrate this day with your family and friends, neighbors and perhaps, those who have no one. In this season of love and giving, reaching out to others is a perfect thing to do. Your kindness may seem a small thing to you, but it may mean the whole world to someone else. Merry Christmas everyone!

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

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