Idaho County Commissioners have a big ticket queued up for Tuesday, April 9, when the board will discuss and decide what to do about aging computer technology as a wave of obsolescence looms in 2020.

RIGGINS -- Quote for this week is mine: “Becoming a grammy or grandpa doesn’t mean you’re old, it means that you’ve been blessed with the most precious gift there is.” …and what a precious week we had with Finn and Darby…as well as a super time last weekend with Kylie and Ty.

    RIGGINS -- Pinehurst Quilters of Riggins will be hosting a quilt show Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., in the upper level of the Riggins Community Center. Admission is $3.

      RIGGINS -- Community Easter Service 2019, with a joint venture of Riggins churches, will be held Sunday, April 21, at the Salmon River High School football field at 8 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast of muffins, fruit, juice, and coffee. There will be a children’s Easter activity du…

      RIGGINS -- Quote for this week is mine: “How can it be April already! I remember so clearly the silly things my first graders would do to ‘trick’ me so they could say, ‘April Fools, Mrs. Fitch!” Their most famous ones…year after year…were, ‘Mrs. Fitch, there is a fire in the wastebasket or M…

      RIGGINS -- Quote for this week by Barbara Bush, former First Lady: “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 yo…

        RIGGINS – The Idaho Division of Veterans’ Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Riggins on Tuesday, April 2, at Riggins City Hall. The visit will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions about veteran benefits, assist with ongoing claims and take new claims for filing with the vete…

          Salmon River High School student Amelia Chapman is pictured here at the state basketball games playing the National Anthem on the violin (above) and in a portrait (right) afterwards. 

          GRANGEVILLE – “When Grangeville’s primary care clinic opened in 2006, it saw an average of three patients per day,” Syringa Director of Clinic Operations Michelle Schaeffer told the board at the February meeting. “Now, it has seven providers, and it currently sees an average of 1,000 patient…

          BOISE -- More than 1,400 students statewide competed in Boise at the State BPA (Business Professionals of America) Conference March 9-10. Those who qualified for the national event are invited to Anaheim. Calif., May 1-5.

          RIGGINS -- Quote for this week: “Don’t complicate life: Missing someone? Call. Wanna meet up? Invite. Wanna be understood? Explain. Have a question? Ask. Don’t like something? Say it. Like something? State it. Want something? Ask for it. Love someone? Tell them. Keep your life simple.” unknown.

            Idaho County Republican Central Committee has several openings available for precinct committeemen. Normally this is an elected position by the people of each precinct at election time; however, when seats go unfilled or the office is vacated, the committee fills the seats by accepting nomin…

            Keep your shovel handy, as the National Weather Service Office in Missoula forecasts the ongoing snowy weather to continue across Idaho County and the region.

            RIGGINS -- Quote for this week: “Good morning my wonderful friends! May your day begin with a smile on your face, love in your heart, and happiness within your soul.”

              COTTONWOOD -- The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude is building a collection of historical photos of Camas Prairie and the surrounding river areas. The photos should depict communities and features such as barns, post offices, main streets, community celebrations and people.

              RIGGINS -- Two Quotes for this week: “Every day may not be a good day, but there’s good in every day.” by Alice Morse Earle. Another one quite appropriate for this season: “If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow.” unknown

              RIGGINS -- With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought a couple of love quotes would be appropriate: “ I love you for a lifetime not only for a day. I love you for who you are, not what you do or say.” by Belinda Galea “I will always be there for you; you will never be alone. I will be that can…

              RIGGINS -- Quote for this week: “February: May this month bring you satisfaction, peace, and joy. May all the desires of your heart be granted. May this be the beginning of new things in your life. Stay strong, be positive, and fulfill your dreams. Happy February!”

                Quote for the week: “The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” Tibetan Proverb. The Salmon River Junior High 7th graders’ diligence and hard work paid off as they walked away with 5th in the state competition of Future City…and they were awarded a special plaque. Salmon River teacher Mrs. Sarah Walters and local retiree Bill Sampson helped the 7th graders as they planned and put together their Future City and worked on their unique presentation. Congratulations and keep “growing” cities. The 7th graders placed fifth overall and received the Multi-Modal Transportation Network Award from The Institute of Transportation engineers.

                  Quote for the week: “Always notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. They’re the ones who deserve a special place in your heart.” Bingo is tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m., at the Riggins Community Center. The progressive pot is now $146 and growing. Funds go to help with our Senior Transit Bus. Salmon River High School will hold its football and volleyball awards night tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 10. Check with the SRHS office for time and place.

                    Happy Happy New Year 2019! You have rung in the New Year and are on your way to a wonderful 2019. Quote for the week: “I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope there are days when you fall in love and being alive.” by B. Hampton Congratulations to our Salmon River basketball boys, Randy McClure, Ethan Shepherd, Reece Jones, Canyon Harper, Sane Nicolay, Jimmy Tucker, Garret Shepherd, and Jonathan Swift, and coaches, Levi Tucker, Brandon Ratcliff, and Mike Shepherd and scorekeeper, Joni Shepherd, for taking the Championship of the Christmas Tournament at College of Idaho with just eight boys on the team. They had to win three games for this honor. Randy McClure was named Player of the Game; all tournament honors went to Ethan Shepherd and Randy McClure.

                      Quote of the week: “Spend some quality time with your loved ones this Christmas vacation and in the rush of the Christmas and post festivities and events. Quiet times or game times or story telling times top the list for quality time.”

                        Quote of the week by the Chipmunks: “Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for joy and time for cheer. We’ve been good, but it can’t last. Merry Christmas hurry fast….we can hardly stand the wait. Please, Christmas, don’t be late.” We only have six more days ‘til Christmas…I can hardly wait as our kiddos and grandkiddos will be here with us beginning this weekend. Remember our rural fire department’s loving message for all of us: “Merry Christmas! Water your Christmas tree so we don’t have to.”

                          Quote of the week: “Children don’t need more things. The best toy a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them.” The planned protest about closing steelhead fishing turned into a celebration. “We would like to take a moment to thank local business owner, Roy Akins, for his efforts in our Salmon River Community, for his perseverance and dedication in this cause … organizing and leading meetings, devising a plan and launching the Alliance. Thank you, sir, and thank you to the many others who were front and center in this process.#community #rigginsidaho,” by Salmon River Chamber of Commerce. See more info on this protest/celebration in the Free Press.

                          “It came down to today for me,” 15-year Riggins resident and river guide Rusty Peterson told the Free Press after festivities on Dec. 8 shifted downtown. “I was ready to pack up, put my house to rent and go do something else.”

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