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The Idaho County Free Press presents this year's Get Acquainted 2021. The 38th annual issue …

Sterling Cook took flight during this bareback ride Sunday, May 2, at the annual Riggins Rodeo, which made its return to the head of the line at the start of local rodeo season, having canceled last year due to covid. Cook scored 69 points, and placed fourth in that event.

Cooper Cooke scored 78 points on this ride Sunday afternoon at the annual Riggins Rodeo, and that ended up being enough for first place in the bareback riding. The Riggins event, held the first weekend in May each year, marks the start of the local rodeo season.

RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “What do you think success is?” asked the boy. ‘To love,” said the Mole.” from the book ‘The Boy, the Mole, and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackery. This is a great book filled with wonderful simple quotes to live by.

    The 37th Annual Riggins Rodeo show times are 1:30 p.m. MT each day May 1-2. See the Riggins Rodeo Facebook page, rigginsrodeo.com or call 208-628-4084 for details.

    RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Which is more important, the journey or the destination?” asked a friend. “The company,” said the other friend.” – unknown.

      The 37th Annual Riggins Rodeo is May 1-2, and contestant entries are open April 19-23. Show times are 1:30 p.m. MT each rodeo day. See the Riggins Rodeo Facebook page, rigginsrodeo.com or call 208-628-4084 for details.

        Turnout was bigger among both racers and spectators on Saturday, but the crowd in town for Sunday’s closing of the annual jet boat races boosted local merchants and marked the start of the hot season in Riggins.

        Pine Tree Community Credit Union is going paperless. PTCCU will no longer be mailing printed statements after Dec. 31. Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency estimates Americans use about 99 million tons of paper each year and paper makes up about 34 percent of the waste in our cou…

          RIGGINS – The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Riggins on Tuesday, May 4, 10 a.m.- p.m., (MT) at the Salmon River Heritage Center (green building behind Gem Stop), 109 South Lodge Street.

            The 37th Annual Riggins Rodeo is May 1-2, and contestant entries are open April 19-23. Show times are 1:30 p.m. MT each rodeo day. See the Riggins Rodeo Facebook page, rigginsrodeo.com or call 208-628-4084 for details.

              The annual Salmon River Jet Boat Races are back for 2021, with events in Riggins April 16-18 for the whole family. Boat show is that Friday at 4 p.m. MT, and racing time trials begin at 10 a.m. MT each day that Saturday and Sunday. Fireworks are that Saturday night at Riggins City Park, begi…

              Salmon River Mobile Veterinary, Amy Keehner, is a new veterinarian serving Riggins. Dog wellness exams and a vaccination clinic will be held at the Salmon River Heritage Center, Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Preregister by email at appointments@salmonrivermobilevet.com. A cat only clini…

              Grangeville Arts, Inc., will be back in Pioneer Park this summer for the Free Summer Concert Series! Look for more details soon, but know Vintage Youth and American Bonfire have been booked for July 22 and 29, respectively.

              RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” – unknown. We sure love our “family” who have traveled this…

              RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “In case no one told you today: You are beautiful. You’re loved. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. You’re stronger than you think. You’re going to get through this. I’m glad you’re alive. Don’t give up.” – sent to me from Judy Wutzke.

              RIGGINS — Dr. Seuss “Hats Off to Reading Week” begins this Saturday, Feb. 27, to March 6. Find your favorite Dr. Seuss book, read it, then share with a friend to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Read to a child, let a child read to you. Be a part of the biggest annual reading celebration …

                RIGGINS — Everette Vannatta, 32, April Sorrell, 37, and their four children, who were reported missing on Sunday, Feb. 21, have been found safe this morning, Monday, Feb. 22, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.

                  RIGGINS — No injuries, but rather property damage was reported earlier this month when a boulder rolled from a hillside into a Riggins residence.

                  RIGGINS — “Hats Off to Reading”, a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration will be ongoing Feb. 27 - March 6. Find your favorite Dr Seuss book and share it with a friend. My three favorite books are “Green Eggs and Ham”, “One Fish Two Fish” and “On Beyond Zebra”. Read to a child. Let a child read to …

                  RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “You never really know the true impact you have on those around you. You never know how much someone needed that smile you gave them. You never know how much your kindness turned someone’s entire life around. You never know how much someone needed a long hug or d…

                  RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “You’re going to come in contact with an awful lot of people who are at their absolute breaking point this month. Friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, strangers in the grocery store, retail workers. While it may be the merriest time of year for some, …

                  RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go, but the purdy-est sight to see is the holly that will be on your own front door… It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, soon the bells will start, and the thing that will make them ring is the …

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