RIGGINS — 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. Thanks to all the river companies and guides who helped make this a super fun day. Dutch Oven King for 2018 is Fred Taylor, who won 1st place in the outfitter category and overall winner of the entire Dutch Oven Cookoff. Congrats, Fred. Our own Riggins Ricky German won third place for his delicious Dutch Oven brownies in the dessert division. I did not receive any other names, so congrats to all the cooks and their delicious food.

Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive Bingo pot is more than $200! Everyone 18 and older is invited to join the fun and help raise funds for the senior citizen transit bus.

Dance lesson tonight, Wednesday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wilderness Eatery right on Main Street in Riggins; there is no charge, and everyone is invited to get out, have fun, and learn some new dance steps.

Bruce Henderson, longtime Salmon River resident, died Wednesday May 30, 2018. He was a cowboy of a man who walked tall and was very quiet and gentle. He was loved by his family and many friends. More information will be in next week’s news. This was all the information I received by print time.

After School Kids, Inc. Summer Camp Dates: Volleyball -June 4 - 6; Basketball-June 11-14; Outdoor Camp-June 18 - 21. Silverwood Theme Park -Aug. 2 & 3; kids who participate in the camps get free tickets…families get a super deal! About $20-$25. It’s a great family event before school starts again! Call ASK 628-2770 or contact Paula Tucker about sports camps.

The Salmon River Art Guild, celebrating 54 years of creating art along the Salmon River, is pleased to host the 2018 The Salmon River Art Guild at White Bird Days Art Show & Sale to be held Saturday, July 16, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the White Bird IOOF Hall right on Main Street. There will be live Round Robin Painting, silent auction, art & craft tables, and the People’s Choice Award.

White Bird Rodeo is celebrating its 29th year honoring Duane and Sharon Sickels as grand marshalls and Kaylee Page as 2018 White Bird Rodeo Queen. Shows are Friday, June 15, starting with steer riding at 6:15 p.m.; rodeo at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 16, stick race w/Smokey Bear begins at 3 p.m., followed by mutton bustin’ at 3:45 p.m., and steer riding at 4:45 p.m.; rodeo begins at 5 p.m. All performances are Pacific Time; Rodeo grounds is located on Highway 95 & Twin Bridges on Rodeo Drive. Take a drive and enjoy a small-town rodeo with the Salmon River as the backdrop. The White Bird Arena is open to the public year-round; all they ask is that you help keep it clean and close all gates when you are finished riding.

Jeremy and Jordan Rausch are the proud parents of their first baby, Baby Rausch, born Sunday June 3, 2018, weighing in at 9lbs 1 oz; 21-3/4 inches long. His name will be announced soon. Riggins grandparents are Grant and Trish Simonson; great grandparents are Larry and Nancy Simonson.

Yoga in the Canyon summer class schedule is Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Check with Mariah Crump for more details.

Sandlot Baseball will be held every Monday evening through Aug. 27 from 6-8 p.m., at the SRHS baseball field. All ages are welcome; no signup; no fees. Bats, balls, and gloves are available for use. Remember to take your water bottle with you. This activity is not affiliated with City or Riggins, SRHS School District, or ASK, INC. All who attend, play at their own risk.

Stream of Dreams

Check out the fish “swimming” on the Riggins tennis court fence locate on Main Street at the Riggins Elementary School. Streams of Dreams, a nonprofit Organization in New Westminster, British Columbia, brought wooden fish to the Riggins Elementary School and to the Big Water Blow Out Festival for kids and adults alike to paint to add color to Riggins’ Main Street and to call attention to keeping our waters clean for our fish.

And, speaking of fish, Jon and Jennifer at Riggins Whitewater Market have put up some wonderful unique fish aisle markers to help you find your way in their new market. The aisle markers look great! Thank you for everything you are doing to help make our community market awesome.

Canyon Creamery is Riggins’ new ice cream and espresso store with 16 delicious flavors of ice cream and many flavors for your favorite espresso…and fish etched into their cement patio. You can’t miss it; it is adjacent to River Adventures and right across the street from Wilderness Eatery, Riggins newest restaurant. Make plans to visit each.

Hot Summer Nights will be here soon…Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Time to think about entering the Famous Talent Show Friday night…entries are already coming in…and be ready to dance your shoes off Saturday night after the great car show Saturday afternoon. More details to come. If you are planning to be here, you need to get your room reservations now.

Rocke Wilson recently asked for donations for wool blankets for the Riggins Ambulance, had a great response, and now has a good supply. He would like to give special thanks to Ed and Donna Jones and to Eva Masvari for their generous donations. Wool blankets are the best to wrap around an injured person when they are wet because the wool absorbs the water and makes a good thermal barrier.

Leighton News: An NFL auction was held recently…Summervilles, Bob Hvinden with Lockey U Outfitters, Clint Meckeland Danny Meckel partnered up and purchased a Dallas Cowboys’ helmet with Leighton’s first autograph as a Cowboy; the helmet will be on display in Summervilles Bar. The proceeds of $2030 are being donated by the NFL to the Salmon River football program. The Leighton NFL Draft Party held at Summervilles brought in $770 that was donated to the SRHS Booster Club. Charlie and Susan Shepherd were presented with $570; $200 will be used by the Booster Club for school activities.

“Oh, just in case you didn’t feel old enough, remember this year is the last graduating class of kids born in the 1900s.”

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