RIGGINS — 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.

Dan Catherman was honored as the City of Riggins volunteer of the month for his many years on the Riggins City Fire Department. Dan served as fire chief several times during the past 20-plus years…most recently 2006-2012 and continued to volunteer until retiring in August 2017. Dan stepped up whenever needed; our residents and business owners thank Dan for his many years of dedication and commitment to the welfare of our Riggins community.

Women With Bait is ongoing during the month of February with many teams of women out on the Salmon River with their guides competing for most fish caught, biggest fish, and many other awards. February is always a great fishing month for these women and their guides.

Jet Boat Race fund-raiser will be held Saturday, March 17, from 6-9 p.m. Get ready for the 2018 Salmon River Jet Boat Races to be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 20-22, right here on the mighty Salmon River of No Return with three full days of racing action, barbecue and live music, dancing, and fireworks. Secure your reservations at one of our motels or vacation houses; rooms are limited; reservations are being made already.

The Salmon River Lady Savages played hard in district basketball tournament last week. The ladies played two tough games winning one and losing one by only three points. We are all so proud of these girls for playing their hearts out each game with only eight players. Congratulations on a grand season.

Salmon River High School Boys’ District Tourney is Feb. 14, 19, 21, and 24. State play-in game is Saturday, Feb. 24. State tournament is Thursday, Friday, Saturday in the Boise Valley. Go Savages.

Riggins City Park is getting a facelift, or should I say a tall tower from the Manning Crevice Bridge which is being placed over the stairway to the Riggins City Park. Gary Miller, Riggins Councilman is the chairman for this project. The history of the Manning Crevice Bridge will be kept alive with the Tower and accompanying plaque telling about the bridge standing tall at the entrance to the Riggins City Park. The project should be completed in February or March.

The new Manning Crevice Bridge is now open to travel. Several have already driven across the new bridge to get from north to south and south to north. A grand opening may be held later. Take a drive up the Big Salmon River and be one of the first to drive across the new bridge and admire its handiwork.

March Miniature Madness with the Salmon River Art Guild will be held Saturday, March 10, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Pacific Time. There will be miniatures, crafts, and 11x14 and under paper goods by member artists $50 or less.

White Bird Days Art Show and Sale will be held June 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Pacific Time in the White Bird IOOF Hall. There will be a raffle for a painting.

Salmon River Art Guild Regional Fall Show will be held Oct. 6and 7 at the Riggins Community Center.

Color the Canyon 2018 will be held Saturday, April 28, for its fourth annual Color Run. Plan now to be a part of this fund-raiser for our Riggins schools. There will be more details soon.

Hot Summer Nights will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, for one more great sizzling year of car show, talent show, and dancing.

EMTs are needed in our Salmon River Canyon. Talk to Janeen Eggebrecht or go to the Riggins City Hall for more information. Thank you in advance.

I just wanted to end with a fun event: four of us 1965 JCHS graduates from Buffalo, Wyo., Cheryl, Tammy, Linda, and I met at the Turf Paradise Horse Race Track Saturday for our sixth Arizona annual mini-reunion…two live here year-round; two of us visit during the winter. Fun time getting together with friends who attended 12 years of school together way back when.

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