Resident Jenna Boggan enlisted Kim Grubbs — a Wrangler Team Roping Championships 2X National All-Girl champ, WSRRA national champ all girls team, WPRA Rookie of the year Heeling, Go Rope All Girls roping 3X champ, Women’s Timed Event Champion — for a youth/beginner clinic for team roping and…

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

MyBioSource.com, a biotechnical products distribution company, conducted a survey of 3,000 people to gauge how much the general public thinks that the unvaccinated should be incentivized in order to get a jab. Idahoans, on average, agree that the unvaccinated should be paid a substantial $14…

    RIGGINS— Headed to the Seven Devils/Windy Saddle area? The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (NPCNF) advises that although access to Forest Service Road 517 (FSR 517) — locally known as the Seven Devils Road — is open during Windy Shingle North timber operations, travelers may encounter …

    Riggins Ambulance recently announced installation of the ZOLL X Series Advanced to improve care during cardiac emergencies. As stated in their Facebook post, “The ZOLL has the capabilities of obtaining a 12 Lead EKG of our patient’s heart. We are able to send that 12 Lead to the hospital bef…

      RIGGINS— Headed to the Seven Devils/Windy Saddle area? The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (NPCNF) advises that although access to Forest Service Road 517 (FSR 517) — locally known as the Seven Devils Road — is open during Windy Shingle North timber operations, travelers may encounter …

      RIGGINS — Quotes of the week: “Strength grows in those moments when you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.” – ThinkPositivePower. “Never take the wisdom that comes from going through the school of hard knocks for granted! One day you will tell your story of how you overcame wh…

      GRANGEVILLE — At the Aug. 17 Idaho County Commissioners meeting, Jerry Zumalt, Idaho County Disaster Management coordinator, explained on behalf of the Riggins ambulance that they are short of volunteers and struggle to fully staff their ambulances (based on his conversation with Cody Killma…

      RIGGINS —- Quote of the week: “…parents, teach your children to sit with those sitting alone. Teach them to be kind. Teach them to offer their help. Teach them to encourage others. Teach them to be a friend to the lonely. Teach them to share. Teach them to look for the good. Teach them to th…

        RIGGINS — Logging operations are under way, as of Aug. 23 on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests’ Windy Shingle North timber sale and will continue through this winter. U.S. Forest Service officials said some delays on Forest Service Road 517 (Heaven’s Gate) may be expected.

        RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “In my life, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve hurt, I’ve trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve learned.” from Thinking Positive.

        RIGGINS — Salmon River High School and Riggins Elementary Schools will have school registration on Monday, Aug. 9 for new students; take a certified birth certificate and a copy of immunization records. Returning students will register Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 10 and 11. School K-12, pres…

        RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Life is like a road trip – enjoy each day and don’t carry around too much baggage.” – unknown.

          RIGGINS — Salmon River High School’s class of 1971 will hold their 50th class reunion Saturday, July 31. Dinner mixer will start at 6 p.m. MST with a roast pig dinner by Tim Heath at 7 p.m., with Bill’s jambalaya and desserts. The dinner will be held at Bill Spickelmire’s new house (Joe and …

          LUCILE — Traffic was delayed for several hours July 1 when a slide — caused by a significant rain event — blocked U.S. Highway 95 north of Riggins.

          Incorporated cities within Idaho County will start receiving their share of $54 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). For the seven cities totaled, this will add up to more than $600,000 to be received out of an eventual $1.23 million payment.

          An extended heat wave across the Pacific Northwest last week pushed the mercury high and broke records in several areas, including in Riggins.

            Thursday, July 1 — Located 14 miles northeast of Riggins, the Sand Creek Fire is currently between 40 to 50 acres, according to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. A total of 85 personnel are now assigned to the fire including aviation resources, hand crews, engines, smokejumpers, and…

              Music filled the air at Riggins City Park all Saturday afternoon and evening, June 26, as part of the Rattle the Canyon music festival. Attendees listened to Joaquin, Verna and Dave playing the first set, followed by The Stingrays into the evening. During the event, recognition was given to …

              Stop by Umpqua Bank, 147 W. Main Street, Grangeville, Friday, July 2, during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to wish Beryl Grant a happy retirement. She has been with the bank for 35 years.

                LEWISTON – Riggins’ senior center was among the recipients of Fast-Track Small Grants approved recently by the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation.

                Pine Tree Community Credit Union is again offering family portraits. Ken from Portrait West will be at the Grangeville branch Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14. Call 208-983-1558. He will be at the Riggins branch Thursday, July 15. Call 208-628-3100. You get a free 8x10 with an opportuni…

                RIGGINS — It’s “Rattle the Canyon” weekend! Salmon River Canyon will be rattling in the Riggins City Park this Saturday, June 26, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., sponsored by the City of Riggins as a big thank you to the stage crew, Salmon River Volunteers, as well as a fun time for everyone. There will b…

                  RIGGINS — Wildland firefighting resources from the Salmon River Ranger District, Idaho Department of lands, Salmon River Rural, and Riggins Fire worked late Saturday night, June 19, to stop the progress of a wildfire on private land that threatened structures. The cause of the fire remained …

                    RIGGINS — Rattle in the Canyon music event is set for this Saturday, June 26, Riggins City Park. Beer and wine, no coolers or dogs. Bring your own chair.

                    RIGGINS — Quote: “I guess the real fact of the matter is… we don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and the only thing we really have is… right now. So, don’t stay mad for too long. Learn to forgive and love with all your heart. Don’t worry about people who don’t like you. Enjoy the ones who l…

                    RIGGINS — Academic resources, teaching and student engagement at Salmon River High School are all heading in the right direction. SRHS recently received its official written performance review from the accreditation evaluation performed in February, and results are favorable.

                      Idaho County Weed Department and the Nez Perce Biocontrol Center have scheduled workshops for Riggins and Kooskia. Integrated Pest Management Workshops are set for June 24, Riggins City Park, 1-4 p.m. MST, and June 25, Kooskia City Park, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., PST.

                      RIGGINS — Quote of the week: “Dads are once ordinary men turned by love into heroes and adventurers, and story- tellers.” – quote from a plaque. Father’s Day is on its way, Sunday, June 20.

                      RIGGINS — Memorial Day was just celebrated, so I wanted to share this quote explaining why we celebrate each of the “military uniformed” days. “Armed Forces Day, celebrated May 21, is for those still in their uniform. Veterans’ Day, celebrated November 11, is for those who hung up their unif…

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