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The Current News

Published on Tuesdays at least twice per month by the undisputed and uncontested best staff in the world. Mission Statement To inform and entertain the people, community and visitors of Riggins as well as the surrounding Salmon River Corridor area, from Lewiston to Kamiah & Kooskia and south to Cascade and up the Salmon River to Mackay Bar. The goal is to provide accurate information concerning events and issues that are directly related to and impact the area and people, as well as to create a forum where opposing views/ issues are intelligently debated and to offer a common platform where businesses, clubs and organizations can advertise their information and events to townspeople, travelers and to our outlying neighbors. We aspire to do all this in a timely manner, twice per month. Publisher • Editor • Art Director • Janitor Richelle Barger Bookkeeper Nightfeather Bogan Advertising Current Office 208-628-2340 Contributors Francie Ford - Riggins Ed Jameson - Politics Ed Pramuk - Music ShoshannahHollon - Mothering Mariah Crump - Yoga Design * Ad Layout Richelle Barger Proofreading Monday noon Francesca Moldenhauer Lucia Knudson Photography Richelle Barger Subscriptions $38 per year plus tax. Call 208-628-2340. Seasonal (Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall) subscriptions also available at $10 for 3 months. (3 months) $10. Mail your check to PO Box 1483, Riggins ID, 83549. Free: Complimentary copies are sent upon request to any resident who is spending time in a care facility. Simply give us their name and address and we will send a copy. Please specify duration of stay. The Current is printed on the Lewiston Morning Tribune’s high speed web press. It takes less than 13 minutes to print! There are 3600 copies of this paper. You may pick up the newspapers throughout central Idaho at almost all businesses between the White Bird Summit and New Meadows and at various locations in Grangeville, Cottonwood, Keuterville, Craigmont, Kooskia, Kamiah, Stites, Harpster, Lake Fork, Donnelly, McCall and Cascade! Call for more information, or to get papers in your business, 208-628-2340.


Letters to the People

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Opinion • Thoughts • Ideas

Hot Stuff! -Richelle Barger

We have lots of hot stuff for you in the following pages! Make sure you grab a popsicle while you read –– to stay cool. It’s been three weeks since we last saw your smiling faces looking at our pages. We’ve missed you! Between fires, storms, heat and rain and music and cars... summer is happening and there is more to come! Within these pages some hot things you will find: hot sauna vans, hot limo rides, summer storms, hot music, hot deals, what more do you need to make summer any better than it is?

Today’s Dare is a public service message from The Current News because we believe in all things healthy, fun, creative, educational, and informational. And because sometimes we forget and need to be reminded. If you have a dare you would like to pose to the community, please send it to


Contents Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Chamber Music & Jazz in McCall . . . . 10 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Guess Who . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 -Theresa Henson From the Desk of Ed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 McPaws Auction for the Animals . . . . 7 Rest deeply into the bright love. Hot Summer Nights Dare: . . . . . . . . . 2 Dawn brings light and an entryway Big Salmon River Road Project . . . . . 3 into the new season — a launch of Farmers’ Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 the mighty breath of beauty Hot Stuff! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Puddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 over the rivers, the prairie. Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Vinegar Creek Recreation Site Notice 13 Cover An evening full moon float from Hammer Creek to Pine Bar! Thanks Flag Football in Riggins . . . . . . . . . . 13 to Jessi, Courtney, Hayden and Beth for a fun night and a wild ride! Politics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Full Monty July 28- Aug 4 . . . . . . . . 10 Jukebox Saturday Night at the Movies 10 This issue was written, designed and edited while dancing, raftThe Good Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ing, eating indulging, having no internet for three days at the office, adjusting to the changes in email systems, enjoying a staySauna Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 cation in North Central Idaho and anticipating change. Time for Where are you? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


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Deadlines Submission & Advertising Friday: Classified Ads, Calendar of Events. Tuesday: Display Ads, Articles for Submission, Letters to the People. Sunday: Celebrations of Life: Weddings, Baby Announcements, Obituaries. Letters to the People Policy Rules and guidelines: We reserve the right to edit for space, accuracy and offensive language. We also reserve the right to publish or not to publish any letter, for any reason. We will accept emailed, typed or handwritten letters. They must come directly from the author by mail, email or delivered in person. Each letter must have contact information including current address and phone number for verification purposes. We try to print all letters, and will give precedent to those that are emailed. Send written articles to: PO Box 1483 Riggins, ID 83549 phone/fax: 208-628-2340 The opinions of the writers are not necessarily those of The Current. We are not responsible for typographical errors, but we do regret any and all mistakes. If you find one, please bring it to our attention.

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Warbird Weekend airshow in Grangeville last weekend. Photo by Nightfeather.

HSN gets down in Riggins with the talent show on Friday and the Fabulous Chancellors to get your groove on Saturday Night. We’ll see you there. The biggest party of the year in Riggins

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vL&L Fish Report Salmon fishing is closed . Gone are the Chinook salmon and here today are the bass. And toads. lots of toads. The kids at the Bent Rod caught one the other day!




Vinegar Creek gets ready for some boat ramp work. See page 13 for more information.

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Roseberry Music Festival was canceled due to weather just before teh headliner act played to an outside audience. See Fast Eddies article on page 13 and photos on the back page.

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Community Schedules To get your event in the Calendar of Events call the Current at 628-2340, or email us at - see music happenings on p 8-9 all times are local.

SRHS Class of 1982: Make your dinner reservations for Saturday $25 jeannette@


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Nelson Mandela’s Birthday 6pm Gun Club Meeting at Heritage Center-Riggins

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Get to know your customer’s Day 10-11am Fit & Fall Proof at SR Community Church 3-6 Farmers Market - Riggins 4:30pm Yoga at Heritage Center

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“Like” Riggins Farmersʼ Market on Facebook

Call Michelle at 315-1639

Idaho Pathfinders Association (ATV Club) (208) 839-2303, eanda@


American Legion 2nd Monday Legion Hall 3pm American Legion Auxiliary 4th Thursday Legion Hall *A.S.K. Board Meeting 2nd Monday-#243 Dist. Office at *4:30pm

Biggest Loser Tuesdays 5:30pm at Assembly of God Church

Nez Perce National Historic Park (208) 843-7001

Booster Club 1st Tuesday 5:30pm SRHS Library City Council 2nd Monday - City Hall 7pm Urban Renewal Dist. Meetings 6:30pm City of Riggins 6283394

Salmon River Art Guild 2nd Thursday, 10am, in White Bird. Contact Kathryn Van Acker at (208) 8392808 for details.

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White Bird Chamber of Commerce (208) 839-2777

Pioneer Day •Cousins Day • National Drive-thru Day • National Tequila Day • Tell an old Joke Day 10-11am Fit & Fall Proof at SR Community Church 11am T.O.P.S. at SR Community Church 11am Dream Big Read - Riggins Library Noon Senior Lunch at IOOF Hall 4:30pm Yoga at Heritage Center 5:30pm Biggest Loser at Assembly of God

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays 7 pm at Assembly of God Church

White Bird Rodeo Association (208) 839-7701

National Hot Dog Day • Gorgeous Grandma Day

3-6 pm Riggins City Park

Rebekahs - Royal Gem #13 (208) 839-2438

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Riggins Group Meetings

Fit & Fall Proof Tuesday & Thursday 10-11am at the Salmon River Community Church Fiddlers The Riggins Fiddlers play at Riggins Manor on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7pm. No admission charge; public welcome.

White Bird Volunteer Fire Department (208) 3393414

Salmon River Gun Club Meetings Every third Wednesday at 6pm at the Hells Canyon National Recreation Center

USFS - Salmon River Ranger District (208) 8392211

Hells Canyon National Rec. Area 628-3916

Email your group information to us at

JSD 243 School Board 3rd Monday in the District Board Room at 6pm unless otherwise posted Pinehurst Quilt Club 4th Friday at 10am at the IOOF Hall PTO 2nd Wednesday at 4:30pm at RES Library when school is in session

Helicopter Tours

Rebekahs 2nd Tuesday of the month. 2:30pm, IOOF Hall Riggins Library Hours 10am - 5pm M-F Salmon River Dive Team 3rd Tuesday, 6pm Riggins EMS 4th TuesdayFire Station 6pm Salmon River Chamber of Commerce 2nd & 4th Wednesdays rotating restaurants, Noon Senior Lunches held every Tuesday at Noon at the IOOF Hall. $4 for Seniors and $5 for anyone under 60 years old.

Charters, Tours & Heavy Lift Construction


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T.O.P.S. Take off Pounds Sensibly Tuesdays at 11am, SR Community Church Yoga Class meets Tuesday, Thursday 4:30pm at the Heritage Center.

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The View From Here

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photos of Dan Cathermans sauna van What is hotter than a summer day in Riggins? A sauna! What is hotter than a sauna, yet super cool, as well? Dan Catherman’s Sauna Van! Yep! It is a sauna made out of an ’86 Plymouth Voyager van, totally visualized and fabricated by Riggins Fire Chief, Dan Catherman. He’s been talking about the concept as long as I’ve known him and, silly doubter that I am, I figured it was one of those piein-the-sky dreams we all indulge in now and then. Was I ever wrong! Last fall and winter, Dan removed the engine from the van and put in its place a woodstove fashioned from a 55-gallon water heater. It is engineered so that it has a reverse draft with a deep vortex, which not only causes the fire to blaze easily with little wood, but also brings the heat up and inside the top of the stove, which is surrounded by tin flashing, some of which covers the windshield to reflect heat to the interior. Heavy chains are coiled on the stovetop and do the work of regular heat spreading sauna rocks. Chains, unlike rocks, do not burst if cold water is thrown on them for steam. The stove does use one rock—to set the draft so that, after the sauna, the heat can be maintained. Further utilizing the removed engine space, Dan installed old wire shelving on which he stores split wood, his axe,

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and the stove pipe, all of a piece, which lifts off the top of the stove so the hood can come down for traveling. To the side, accessible from the drivers’ side door, he left the steering column and the emergency brake, both of which are used to position and secure the van before use.

steam is heaven to the sauna enthusiast. It is only after several water applications that you realize that the bucket is an enameled coffee can, and the dipper an enameled tuna fish can, attached to a branch made from the same rustic wood as the handrails.

He gutted the interior, building a chest high front panel, which separates the stove from the rest of the van. He covered the panel, as well as the sides and top, with red fir, left natural. Running along both sides are red fir benches, which have accommodated as many as ten sauna bathers. The floor is covered and treated with porch paint, into which he mixed sand to create a slip-free surface. The windows remain uncovered and, should the inside become too warm, can be opened.

No sauna is complete without the plunge into cold water after you have sweated enough. To that end, the sauna van is designed so that it can be parked close to a water source, such as the river or a stream. For the true sauna enthusiast it is, in every sense of the word, a blast!

You enter the sauna van through the driver’s side door, having first waded in a plastic carryall footbath to ensure the cleanliness of the sauna floor. Dan made a stepstool so there is easy access to the interior and, to make the entrance even more stable, he constructed rustic handrails from mountain mahogany branches.

But there is more! Once the sauna is no longer in use, the floorboard can be removed and slid into grooves along the seats, creating the perfect platform for a large double bed. In the front, Dan has hinged the grill of the van so that it swings down and creates a table. Here the fish, burgers, chicken or steaks that were barbecued in the woodstove can be placed for serving. Further, after dinner, folks can gather around, watching the fire in the now opened stove. They can even finish the day in the perfect way: with s’mores.

Once everyone is seated, he takes the elegant, black water bucket with the neatly matching dipper and throws water on the coiled chain, accessible over the front panel. The resulting eucalyptus scented

Because the engine is removed and the sauna van is much lighter than it was, it qualifies as a utility trailer, and can be licensed as such. Dan pulls it behind an ’86 Ford Bronco, rear lights on


the van hooked up and ready for towing. The tow bar, made from recycled metal, can be disconnected and slid under the rig so that there is nothing to climb over when the van is set and ready for use. Dan describes his sauna van as making “your campsite ten times better.” He has underestimated his marvelous cre-

ation. It is elegantly designed, down to the last detail, and even a non-sauna enthusiast would be delighted to see it. It is the ultimate result of a combination of creative ability and mechanical-technical knowledge. He describes the finished product as made from recycled material; I describe it as the ultimate in upcycled creativity.

“Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow You are invited to stay with us! We have boat parking!

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Senator LeFavour Appreciates the Outpouring of Support From Teachers, Encourages Idahoans to Join the Campaign to Vote No On Propositions 1, 2, 3 Boise - Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District candidate Senator Nicole LeFavour, has received an outpouring of support from teachers around the state after the Idaho Education Associations’ decision to endorse Congressman Mike Simpson for the November Election. “I’m humbled by the passion of Idaho teachers and by the messages, Facebook posts and emails from educators across Idaho in support of my campaign,” Sen. LeFavour said. In 2011, Sen. LeFavour was one of Idaho’s most visible leaders, standing at the forefront of efforts to stop cuts to the state education budget and passage of Tom Luna’s three “reform” bills. These reforms cut or diverted millions in funding from Idaho public school classrooms and teachers, forcing schools to lay off educators, increase class sizes and spend tens of millions on laptops and mandatory online courses. The three reform bills will be on the ballot for Idaho voters to consider this fall. The IEA endorsed Simpson in spite of his failing grades from the IEA’s national parent organization, the National Education Association. “As a teacher, I share the disappointment in the IEA’s decision, but know we all have a common issue to unite around this fall. I deeply appreciate the important work the IEA is doing to ensure Idahoans vote no on Propositions 1, 2 and 3 on November 6.” Added LeFavour, “Idaho schools have faced a loss of critical resources that teachers need to make sure every child achieves his or her full potential. I strongly oppose forcing kids to learn in crowded classrooms as a result of state and federal budget cuts or untested policies which put politics and private enterprise before sound education policy. Idahoans know I am dedicated to strengthening our nation’s public schools for the sake of

our families, our economy and our children’s future.” LeFavour teaches writing and also holds certificates in English, Life Science and Social Studies. She has taught every grade from kindergarten through college. “I understand the resources, respect, rigor and dedication that enables great teachers to provide the best possible education for their students,” she said The past four years of state and federal budget cuts have created fiscal crises in school districts. Communities have lost jobs and property taxes have risen as levies have become essential for school operations. As a Congressman, Mike Simpson voted in favor of the Ryan budget, which further cut federal Title I funding for Idaho schools. He opposed the 2009 federal emergency education funding, which spared Idaho schools from early catastrophic budget cuts. He repeatedly supports cutting federal funding to the nation’s classrooms at this critical time when state resources are so severely reduced. Congressman Simpson has five times received an F grade or failing rating from the National Education Association. His most recent two grades are a C and an F. home/42168.htm According to the IEA, “Last year, the Idaho Legislature passed three hastily written education reform laws that take away teachers’ voices, base bonuses on standardized test scores, and start the privatization of public education.” Despite efforts in this year’s legislature to fix these hastily passed bills, last year’s faulty laws are still in place. I look forward to working side by side with the IEA and it’s members to make sure Idaho schools again do better, which they will if Idahoans vote no on these bills this November 6.

Sons of Abraham Three thousand three hundred years ago an outstanding young Egyptian general named Ramses, despite being outnumbered maybe ten-to-one; defeated the Hittites to gain final control of the surrounding territories to create one country called Egypt. “Ramses the Great” began to build an empire lasting one thousand three hundred years, until the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC. Ramses lived to be older than ninety years and left to our world the most perfectly intact, well preserved mummy ever discovered. But even before Ramses, history was made in Egypt. The blood of Abraham of four thousand years ago, courses the veins of both Egypt and Israel. From his wife Hagar and her son Ishmael, the blood spread in Egypt. From his wife Sarah and her son Isaac, the blood of Israel spread. Egypt and Israel are nations of the same father who was named Abraham. In 1979, Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty declaring, officially, an end to thirty years of war. Despite the best intentions of that historic agreement, political/religious machinery today is re-adjusting to the collective insanity of groups who define their main purpose in life to be the destruction of Israel. The Arab

From the Desk of Ed Jameson, New Meadows

Spring has possibly rendered the 1979 peace treaty null and void. We see on evening news, huge crowds of Abraham’s sons in Cairo calling for the death of Abraham’s sons in Jerusalem. After four thousand years from Abraham, after three thousand three hundred years from Ramses; this is what it all has come down to. After all that this world has learned about warfare and suffering, we still can’t seem to get enough of it. Instead of Egypt, Iran and others building better civilizations for their peoples, some still want the final destruction of Israel, “the Armageddon.” And of course Israel will never allow that to happen. There is something different, this time. The world may be headed for a long drawn-out depression. In countries in Asia, South America and, of course, Europe; people are pleading to have their jobs return so their lives will return. People in the Mid-east are asking that factories and jobs come to their countries also, because their living standards need to be raised. But these sons of Hagar and Ishmael and others, by the obvious instability of their politics and hatred of Israel, are guaranteeing that no business will risk investment in their nations.

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SRHS Class of 1982 How many can you identify in this 1977 photo?

McPaws Auction for the Animals Thursday, July 19 | Northfork Lodge | 5:30pm - 11pm PAWS to GIVE and to PARTY at our festive fundraiser featuring a cocktail reception and DEE-LICIOUS buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and music and song with Dan the Piano Man. Tickets are $75 each, with table sponsorships available for $1000. See our website to download an RSVP form to complete and mail, or purchase your tickets at the shelter or MCPAWS Thrift Store. Take a peek at some incredible auction items: A two-hour private party cruise with 84 of your very best friends aboard Payette Lake Cruises’ vessel The Idaho A six-day Middle Fork or Main Salmon River trip for two with Canyons River Company

A stunning diamond and 18k gold hammered coin disc necklace and earring set from Denise James’ most popular Sunshine Collection at Mountain Monkey Business A day crafting and sampling beer with the brewers at the Salmon River Brewery Seven-night stay at in a luxurious and fully-furnished Hearthstone vacation home Sailing Payette Lake and lunch for four on a 25 foot Catalina sailboat Our famous one-of-a-kind dog and cat bowls hand painted by well-known local artists One week vacation at the beautiful Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort on the Big Island

Buffalo Gal Chef Tom Steinberg will be your private chef at your dinner party for eight One week canoe rental and K9 personal safety flotation device (yours to keep) for your furry companion from Gravity Sports

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A private gourmet dinner for eight in a setting with breathtaking views of Payette Lake A coveted MCPAWS calendar cover featuring your animal companion And much more! See our website to download an RSVP form to complete and mail, or purchase your tickets at the shelter or MCPAWS Thrift Store.


SUPERMARKET Open Mon- Sat 7am-10pm PST Sunday 8am-8pm PST

Wide Variety of Groceries Choice Meats (Featuring Premium Angus Beef)

Fresh Produce • Hot & Cold Deli • Fresh Bakery

Everyday Low Prices • Harvest Value Specials • Friendly Service Fast & Accurate Checkout • Video Rental & Movie Sales • Idaho Lottery Idaho “Park N’ Ski” Permits • Money Orders • Gift Certificates Case Sales at Cost plus 10%

Don your apron and head into the kitchen with Stacey Kucy to bake and sample her sweet and savory Stacey Cakes treats One of a kind 14k gold and diamond paw pendant designed by local jewelry artist Nancy Hoyt and donated by McCall Jewelry Company

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A private beach party including a picnic dinner and drinks for eight at a beautiful Payette Lake home

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548 Old Pollock Road Riggins, ID 83549

We Support Youth Athletics In Our Communities Cascade • McCall • New Meadows • Riggins 400 Deinhard Lane • McCall • 634-2234


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Salmon River

Summer Nights Wow, it’s been hot in McCall but you good folks further north are not interested in hearing me whine about the heat. After all, you live near a place appropriately called Hells Canyon.

east coast to do the gig. They drove up the hill. They arrived to lightning and mayhem. They wisely got back into the van and left Idaho to resume their tour of the east coast, all in the same day. Wow, all the way here to turn around and go back. Makes me re-think what is presumed to be the wild and exotic life of a touring musician. Sounds like a lot of time wasted in airports.

So no wonder the upcoming event in Riggins is called Hot Summer Nights. The Fabulous Chancellors headline on July 28 and wow, looks like you all are in for a treat. These guys have a list of over 120 songs, mainly well-worn rockers from the 60’s and 70’s. A lot of dance stuff, but I won’t belabor the point, they had me at “arriba la bamba”.

The silver lining until the storm was openers The BSide Players who kicked up a smoldering first set that had people dancing from the first few notes of the first song. Super nice guys, they didn’t want to leave the stage even when the lightning was starting to get a bit close for my comfort.

By the way, the lyrics to La Bamba translate, loosely, to this: In order to dance the Bamba A little humor for me and for you Faster and faster I’ll be for you I’m not a sailor I’m captain

The Good Noise

River Brewery on Sat., July 21.

Crustys has a doubleheader on Sunday, July 22 with Wasteland Hop and the Echo Chamber Show. I have no idea who these folks are and am feeling too lazy to Google them, but the names certainly sound intriguing. I trust Chris at Crustys, he never books duds. Salmon River has a show on July 24 with Nicky Bluhm and the Gramblers. What is a

grambler? Is that like a grunting gambler? They also will have Ophelia on July 28, a band fronted by two very attractive young ladies. That in itself is enough for me, but I am sure their music will also be of a high quality. Enough ranting, I promise to get over my disappointment by next column. Until then, thanks for listening!

The B-Siders later offered to play for free if an indoor venue could be found, but alas, no takers could be found. We were left unfulfilled. But I am sure we will see them return to the area sooner or later. I think they were really surprised by true Idaho hospitality. But let’s face it folks, most people in the rest of the states have no idea what we are really all about, do they?

Come on! Is that what Ritchie Valens is really saying? That is almost as bad as the words to Louie Louie. OK, I know I am on the edge of a rant and you are probably wondering what is setting me off. It’s because I didn’t get to see Dumpstaphunk play Roseberry. A huge storm system rolled thru the valley and it was, in a word, gnarly.

Other musical tidbits for the upcoming weeks: Fast & Burning Ben continue their July tour of Valley county (9 gigs in 15 days!) with an outdoor show at Salmon

The band flew in from the

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- Ed Pramuk, McCall




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Alpine Theatre -McCall

Full Monty July 28- Aug 4

The Alpine Playhouse has been hot the past few weeks. They started July with the Air Band Fundraiser and if you haven’t been, and you like edgy, funny risque entertainment, you need to put it on your list for next year. The production of The Full Monty begins on Saturday, July 28. Many folks that you and I know will be in the cast singing and playing music! The story is about a community struggling through hard economic times. It rings close to home. Is there anything to do but laugh? And maybe take off your clothes? When times are tough, the tough get naked! In keeping with our Naked July theme, check out the Alpine Theatre in McCall starting July 28 for showtimes at 8pm each night except Monday. Cost is $10.


Lewiston Civic Theatre

Jukebox Saturday <Guess Who Night at the Send your old photos to Rocke Wilson at rockewilson@yahoo. Movies ight com. Saturday N Lewiston Civic Theatre presents:

Jukeboxt the Movies A If you live in another community

Featuring music from Elbesides Riggins and have Guess ThursdayaFriday Saturday - 7pm vis PresSunday at 1:30 pm Who! you would like to share, ley, Elton 3 let Rocke or The Current News 01 2012-2on Seas ets J o h n , Tickthan know! Less Blue Oys5 $7 ter Cult, For Kids Cher, The Drifters and many more, this year’s Jukebox promises to be a fun romp through cinema history.

Last Issue’s Guess Who was Chris (Cooper) Phillips>

3401 208-746- thea

Kidsʼ Workshop & Play starts June 13 Performances June 29 & 30 School House Rock youth Auditions July 1-2 Performances August 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26.

Cost for each is $100.

Also on sale are the 42nd Annual Fine Arts Celebration tickets! The Fine Arts Celebration will be July 28th at 6:00pm at the Masonic Temple, located at 855 Main Street, Lewiston. Give us a call at 208-746-3401 or login online to purchase tickets!

Lewiston Civic Theatre Lewiston Idaho 208-746-3401

Lewis Clark Centre for Arts & History Shelli Markee: Bird Show Thru August 17

Markee’s wire birds are installed in an organic realistic flock formation circling the room. The exhibition is experimentation with the projection of light creating dramatic shadows. From her home studio in Seattle, Markee carefully handcrafts each piece in her collection. In Lewiston on Main Street.

July 25-July 28

40 piece Orchestra will play Classical Chamber Music & Jazz in McCall

McCall SummerFest 2012 classical chamber music and jazz concerts held at multiple venues in McCall, Idaho, presented by McCall Music Society. Guest Artist: Maestro Yaki Bergman of New York City, Classical Pianist: Gerald Robbins, a Van Cliburn award-winner Jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal, from Juilliard; and Soprano: Sarah Parnicky, from Southern California.

Those attending will be treated to a variety of chamber music, including classical, jazz and pops, all performed by prominent regional and national musicians. Reception: 6pm July 25, Pavilion in Shore Lodge, Tickets $75. A Baroque Bash: 8pm Friday, July 27, , LDS Church and featuring works by Bach, Vivaldi and Arvo Part for soprano, trumpet, violin, cello and solo piano with full orchestra. Tickets $25.

Peter and the Wolf: 11am Saturday July 28, with narration for children and their parents. This entertaining and educational program will be performed at the LDS Church, taking the audience through an exciting tour of the instruments of the orchestra.

Playing through July 22. They have also added today, Wednesday, July 18, there will be an extra family performance with ticket prices of $10.65. Also added is an extra matinee on Saturday, July 21. That’s two more chances to this Lewiston Civic Theatre original production. We’ll see you in the audience! Those lively characters of Jukebox Saturday Night have to convince a woman scorned that the movies aren’t toblame for her lousy boyfriend. Utilizing music from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, they serenade Sue about their favorite movie genres. Can they convince Sue to love the movies once again, and perhaps help her find love once more? Directed by Harmoney Jordan, rated G. Purchase tickets online at www.lctheatre. org, or through the box office at 208-746-3401. Showtimes-through July 22 Evenings: House opens at 7pm.• Show starts 7pm. Practice in McCall - 106 Park St. Suite 102 Visiting Grangeville once per month call for an appointment Grangeville - Ray Holes Mall upstairs

Matinee: House opens 1:30pm • Show Starts 2pm

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Salmon River

Music July

Summer is such a wonderful time. It brings back the joy of lazy summers as a child.





Bottom Line Si Buenos• McCall


Grangeville City Park


Cody Beebee & the Crooks



Seven Devils


Bottom Line


Double Eagle• Donnelly

27 Baroque Bash

Fast & Burning Ben


Salmon River Brewery • McCall

Bottom Line

LDS Church • McCall

Woody’s • McCall


Bottom Line


McCall Golf Course Putting Green

Bottom Line


Frankie & Steven’s Wedding • Riggins

22-23 sunday-monday

Ben Burdick Trio


Peter & the Wolf LDS Church • McCall


Shore Lodge • McCall




Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Salmon River Brewery • McCall

Bottom Line Woody’s• McCall

29-30 sunday-monday

Ben Burdick Trio Shore Lodge • McCall


Grangeville City Park

4 aka Belle saturday

Salmon River Brewery • McCall



Rebecca Scott & Friends Salmon River Brewery • McCall

18 wednesday

The Shook Twins Salmon River Brewery • McCall

19 thursday

Seven Devils Grangeville City Park




Gizzard Stone

Hillfolk Noir

Salmon River Brewery • McCall


Salmon River Brewery • McCall


Oh, the summer night

Full Monty Alpine Playhouse • McCall


Has a smile of light



Finn Riggins

And she sits on a sapphire throne.

Salmon River Brewery • McCall



Deja Blue Salmon River Brewery • McCall

~Barry Cornwall

15 Like a Rocket Salmon River Brewery • McCall

22 Tom Drake & Friends

214 Lenora, McCall Idaho 634-5005

Salmon River Brewery • McCall Salmon River Brewery • McCall

The Mountain Treasure Chest Come in and see all the cool stuff unlocked for your delight!

11am - 5:30pm • Closed Sunday 206 Lenora • McCall


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Business Business Listening Session

Meet with the Director of Idaho Department of Labor, Roger Madsen Director Madsen welcomes business owners, operators, and community members to share their suggestions and concerns regarding employment in our area. Representatives from the Idaho Department of Labor will briefly review the services we offer to businesses and our community. Current labor market information will be presented by our regional economist. Director Madsen wants to hear from you! Please join us for the 2012 Business Listening Session. Thursday

The Rubicon Limo Service

August 2nd 10:00a to 11:30a Super 8 801 Southwest 1st Street Grangeville, ID Please RSVP to Sara at 208-983-0440 x3789

- Richelle Barger

Rubicon outfitters is offering the first I have seen in 10 years of river rafting, a limo shuttle.


The summer night is like a perfection of thought. -Wallace Stevens

Leonard Hansen, owner and retired college coach of wrestling, and football and college health instructor; he has a masters in health and outdoor recreation. Hansen is now in his third year of owning Rubicon Outfitters, which he bought from Kerry Brennan and Rapid River Outfitters. Rubicon has a SA7 A, B, & C permit. This means Rubicon is licensed to guide whitewater trips on Riggins section from Vinegar Creek to Hammer Creek and can fish Steelehead from Vinegar to Island Bar and because he had both permits, last year drew a special permit for salmon fishing (Vinegar to Hammer Creek). Leonard acquired the Lincoln Continental Limo at a sheriff ’s auction and has put some considerable work into refurbishing the vehicle. It is being offered at $1.25 per mile or $150 for the day (which ever is higher) to anywhere you want to go. The vehicle seats eight. So grab your seven best friends and pool your $20 (that’ll make a nice extra $10 tip for your always, feel free to give more.

2012 Silverado LT 1500 4x4 Short Box 4-Door

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Photos above Rubicon owner, Leonard Hansen opens the door for Rexann Zimmerman. Below, Lutra Barger joins her inside the posh interior.

If you are not barefoot, you’re overdressed.

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*After factory incentives All-Star-Edition saves $1,500, Trailering with Intergrated Trailer Brake Controller, Automatic LOCKING Rear Differential, 100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, Power Driver’s Seat, Windows and Locks. Our Most Popular Vehicle.

Full-Service Mechanical Shop • Warranty Service for ALL GM Vehicles • Full-Service Body Shop

-Summer 2012.

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Riggins Auto Salvage & Tow New & Used Parts Auto & Truck Repair Tune Up & Brakes Air - condition Service m-f 9am - 5pm sat 9am-3pm


Salmon River

Vinegar Creek Recreation Site Notice

Water & Sports

The Salmon River Ranger District is planning to commence work on Vinegar Creek Recreation Site. Construction to begin as early as August 10th, 2012. Specific dates are difficult to predict due to water levels and in-stream work needed on 2 boat ramps. Current work identified includes; 2 ramp extensions, parking expansion, and new double vault toilet. Specific work items awarded will be determined after bid item review and contingent on funding available. The goal of this notice is to inform river users of future work and delays. Under the construction requirements the following guidelines have been put in place for access to the site; these include. 1. Only 1 ramp may be closed at one time. The duration for each closure may not exceed thirty calendar days. 2. Work will be completed on lower ramp (high water ramp) before beginning work on most up river ramp (main ramp). 3. No road closure will be allowed; Temporary closure in the immediate vicinity for a maximum of 30 minutes at a time. 4. Ramp work will be completed prior to October 10, 2012. 5. Parking expansion and vault toilet installation shall be completed by November 30, 2012. In an effort to help construction activity we ask river users to remove excess trailers that have been on site for long periods to make room for equipment and staging. River users also need to keep immediate ramp areas clear of trailers and vehicles beginning August 10th, 2012. The Forest Service will plan on fencing off these specific areas to accommodate contractors. Please help us in doing your part be abiding by the requirements. Your cooperation on site will help stream line improvements and lessen the time needed for work to be completed. Please pass this notice on to interested parties. Thanks again for your cooperation. If you have any questions regarding this project please contact; Jeremy Harris at 208-839-2109 or

We are not the center of this funny universe.

Richie Withycombe of Salmon River Experience launches forward during a secret spillage near Riggins on the Salmon River. Richie, stop in at Salmon River Photos and they will give you a copy of the photo for your wall of shame and watch for your gift certificate from River Rock Cafe.

Flag Football in Riggins, Thursday Nights

Summer is in full swing, and it is almost time to get together for some flag football. Tentatively, we will plan on playing - Red Hot Chili Peppers on Thursday nights, beginning Thursday, July 12 and running 5 weeks through Thursday, August 9 (day of the week can Kelly’s Whitewater Park be changed if Thursdays don’t work for a lot of people). All presents: community members are welcome, so invite your friends. Welcome Center hours Sun-Fri 10am to 7pm We will determine teams each Sat 9am-8pm. week based on numbers and skill levels. Games will be played at the Salmon River Thanks to all who attended the Kayak Championships! High School football field, No starting at 7pm each week. I HOMETOWN THROWDOWNS: entry prizes will send email reminders ber all each game to anyone who fees! o f Freestyle Kayaking, Down River Raceparticpants! fore supplies me with an email address. & Community Picnic - Saturdays 11am

July 28

August 18

Kelly Kayak School Graduation-

Idaho Whitewater Association water safety Saturday- 9 am to 4 pm

Compete in kayak event or spectate.

Sept 1

Fishing Derby Sept 1-2 The Weenie Wagon will serve free hotdogs to all participants and first 50 customers on July 28! for more information, click on or call208-405-3000

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If you have any questions, please email me at Racboss1@gmail. com.


JOY in JULY at the beautiful


Men’s League - Tuesdays Women’s League - Wednesdays 2-Person/9-Hole Scramble - Thursdays (only $20) 5:30pm start

NEW SPECIAL OFFER for 9-Holers 10-Round Punch Card - $150 (excl. cart)

Upcoming Tournaments

July 25 Meadow Creek Women’s Golf Association Invitational Aaugust 2 Shepherd’s Home Golf Tournament 4-person Scramble & Dinner August 4 FOSDICK Dinner, Calcutta & Auctions August 5 FOSDICK Golf Tournament August 11-12 Diamond Line Classic 2-Man Best Ball (with $5,000 added prize money) August 17 I Golf for iPads - St. Luke’s Fundraiser Scramble

MeadowCreek Golf Resort offers: 18-round Play in Regulation Time (4h15m) Rental Clubs Available Heated Swimming Pool & Spa for the enjoyment of family members Call Our Pro Shop For Further Information and

Book your Tee Time


MeadowCreek Golf Resort is located in the

Meadows Valley

Thereʼis something for the off Highway 95 2 miles north of entire family to enjoy at MeadowCreek Golf Resort New Meadows

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Yoga | Spirituality | Education ASK goes to Silverwood again!

Students that attended the ASK summer camp programs have a chance to go to Silverwood Theme Park / Boulder Beach. Anyone else that would like to purchase tickets at an outrageously discounted price is welcome, too. All you need is your own transportation & lodging. The tickets & prices are only good on August 7th & 8th (Tuesday & Wednesday). Ages 8—64 are only $19.99 (regular price--$42.99); ages 3—7 & 65+ are only $14.99 (regular price--$26.99); ages 2 & under are free. Ticket purchases must be made & paid in full by July 15. If interested please call Rhonda (628-3493) after 5:00 pm and leave a message. Someone will return your call. It’s a great opportunity to have some summer fun with the family.

Chataranga Dandasana - Mariah Rose Crump, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, Riggins

Ahhhhh good old Chaturanga! Practioners all over the planet love and loathe this posture! It is power, it is focus, it is balance of breath and willingness of mind. To come into Chadaranga, move to Plank Pose – the top of a push up, press through the back of the heels, reach the crown of the head forward - so that the energy is moving both backward and forward. Hug the elbows in toward the torso. The spine is lengthened by drawing the crown of the head forward and the heels backward. Move the elbows directly back coming into a hovering Chaturanga, be sure to keep the shoulder blades broad on the back, press the fingers energetically into the mat. Be sure that the elbows do not splay out; keep them firmed against the torso. This pose can be practiced in a sequence or by itself, if you choose to use this pose in a flow sequence begin in Downward Facing Dog, move to Plank then to Chaturanga, dive under the wave to Upward Facing Dog and then back to Downward Facing Dog practice this several times moving with grace and building strength. Take the challenge of sustaining hovering Chaturanga for several seconds to several minutes. Remember that practice makes possible!

**Benefits This pose greatly strengthens the arms, wrists and abdominals. Chaturanga is a full body, strong mind posture.

**Beginner’s tips Chaturanga Dandasana is a challenging pose and will take practice; beginners can choose to lower the knees to the floor as you begin to build strength in the arms and chest.

While we’re young and beautiful, living free and easy. Here without



dancing in our bare feet because when the summer’s done we might not be so young and beautiful. -Unknown

CABS offers 6 person shuttle. The Canyon Area Bus Service (CABS) is currently operating a 6 passenger, easy-access Community Van for shuttles and groups. The van was acquired with generous donations from local business and individuals. Please call CABS dispatch at 628-CABS (2227) for more information or to reserve your trip. CABS has been offering transportation services in the Salmon River Canyon for over 4 years. It specializes in Safe and Clean trips for residents and visitors. As the service grows, input from our customers will help to design future programs, so please call the dispatch number above, or send comments to

Congratulations to our

**Peeling away the layers It takes time, effort and commitment to build strength. Chaturanga will not come easily for most practioners, but with practice is 100% possible. To build your strength be wise and drop the knees to the floor so that you can achieve the proper alignment. I like to teach Yoga pushups as a strength and fire builder – from Plank knees to floor (or not), slowly drop down into Chaturanga, stay for one full cycle of breath then press directly back up – repeat 5-25 times. | 14 | Wednesday July 18-Aug 1, 2012 | The Current News | Late July 2012 | Hot Summer Nights Edition 7-18-12

Love from Bob, Mary Lee Doug Diane Steven & Gage

Salmon River

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Classified advertising in print minimum charge $15 per month, .20 per word after first 20 words. Payment in advance is required by credit card or by mailing check to The Current News Classified, PO Box 1483, Riggins, ID 83549. Call 208-628-2340 or e-mail classified to Caps, Bold or Underline is $1 extra, online insertion is included.

ART The Art Shack in Riggins is now offering open studio times for adults and kids. Classes Saturday, June 30, July 14. 9am-noon. Cost is $2 for kids, $5 for adults. Call 208-628-2340 for info.


Own your own newspaper! This one is for sale. It has been a great way to raise a family in a small river town for the owner. Make your own hours. Report about things that are important! Work with interesting people! call Vicky Lowe Salmon River Realty 628-3320. Or us here at the shop! The Current News 628-2340

CONSIGNERS WANTED Tourist Trap Consignment Accepting Handmade & Homemade New & Gently Used items Big return on items sold. Call Michelle 208.315.1639


Salmon River Joint School District #243 is taking applications for the position of: Head Cook: Full time Position includes 32-35 hours per week. Approximately 10 months of the year. Starting date to be determined but will be approximately August 20, 2012. Pay will be between $12,500 and $15,000 depending on experience. This position includes District benefit package. Experience preferred and ability to use technology for planning, following federal guidelines and ordering is a must. You must also be able to work with and direct other staff and enjoy being around children and teenagers. For application go to website ( or call Michelle Hollon at the District Office, 628-3143. Position is open until filled.


1978 Honda Goldwing GL-1000, full dress, lowers, floorboards, 35mpg, chrome engine, elect. ignition, in storage, needs work/battery. $1,300 OBO. 208-634-1166.

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RACING DVD 2012 World Jet Boat Race DVD includes St. Joe, Snake Clearwater & Salmon Rivers! Pro-edited and shipped immediately, Send $20 ppd to: Franks Photos, Box 287, Riggins, ID 83549 or call 208-628-3743.


ELK LAKE ROAD - 2.5 acres. Very nice home remodeled in 2001. 2 car garage.Pasture & room to have a magnificent garden! Water rights + a well. Covered deck, $169,000 CENTURY 21 Whitewater Clark. Call Mary 208630-4642 Rapid River area lots. Four w/septic approved. All 1/2 acre+or-a little. Owner financing if wanted- O.A.C. 208628-3283. Bright, open, artistic house for sale and 1316sf cottage 2 bed + office space 2baths. Clawfoot tub in the bathroom. $122k, call 208-891-4669


Available August 1 - 3 bedroom 1 bath shop, fenced yard, garden space, fruit trees, $550 + city services. Call Michelle 208.315.1639 2 bdrm duplex w/garage on Fish Trap Rd Rapid River. Range, refrigerator, water, dumpster, septic, fenced yard and patio. $425. 628-3283 to see. RIGGINS MANOR RENTALS 1 bdrm apts, furn•unfurn. Call Sharon. 628-3508, 983-2008, 628-3164


Riggins RV Park. 6 all new full hook-up spots. Almost Downtown Riggins. Quiet Location. By the month only. Call Mary 630-4642.


Time to start thinking about signing up for the 2012 HSN Talent Show! Call Jeannie Fitch @ 628-3845 or Sandy Karling @ 628-4144.

Service Directory ANIMAL BOARDING

YARD SALES July 20-21 9-3pm. toys, Clothes,

Bucky’s Saw Shop Stihl Dealer • 628-3480 Pinehurst Area

camper, boat,. Something for everyone. 457 Seven Devils Rd. 2.2 miles on the left. 628-2775

SCHOOL Salmon River Joint School #243 in Need of Trustee Salmon River Joint School District #243 is looking for a patron living in Zone 4 (South and South East of Riggins mainly. Zone 4 runs along the southern edge and runs south of the Big Salmon River) to apply for a position on the school board. This opening is due to the resignation of Brad Sawyer, effective July 16, 2012. The current Board of Trustees will appoint somebody to this position within 90 days of the July 16, 2012 Board Meeting. This is a maximum time frame and the appointment could happen sooner than 90 days. Anyone interested should send a letter of application stating your desire and qualifications to be a Trustee for Salmon River JSD #243. Please send Letter of Application to: Salmon River Joint School District #243 Board of Trustees P.O. Box 50 Riggins, Idaho 83549 You may also bring the Letter of Application to the district office, located next to Riggins Elementary School. For more information please call the District Office at 628-3143.



Alliance Heating Corp 208-469-0400 Dave Olson, Riggins

Nathaniel Davis, 208-926-7111

ISA Certified PN-6733A


MACHINE SHOP Nelson Machining & Manufacturing, Inc. 208-347-2650

106C W Taylor St., New Meadows

MECHANIC Serving Adams, Idaho and Valley Counties since 1991

or call 634-4067

Right Way Automotive 628-9254 •Riggins ID

7349 Hwy S. (Old Hardware Store)



Personal Computer Repair John Sangster • Riggins


CONCRETE Big River Construction Concrete Specialist

Chad Hopkins/Owner 208-628-3604

Opening July 27

Hours Tue-Sun 10 am to 6 pm.

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Dog Days Edition -August 1 deadline is July 25

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Photographers try to capture a shot of the rainbow at the Roseberry Music Festival last Saturday night. The thunderstorm shut down the festival.




DEPARTMENT STORE Helicopter Larson’s p 2

Salmon River Helicopter p 4









The Current News! Camas Prairie Market p 4 Healing & Harmony p 10 Art Shack p 16 Heirloom Antiques p 11 Mtn Treasure Chest p 11


Gortsema p 12 Riggins Auto p 13


McCall Candy Co p 11


C&M Building Supply p 10 Pro Build p 7

Riggins One Stop p 2 Hook Line & Sinker p 4 Clearwater River Casino p 9 Summer Concert Series p 9 Hot Summer Nights p 8 Kelly’s White Water Park p 13 MeadowCreek Golf p 13 Zims Hot Springs p 17 Raspberry Music Festival p4

Idaho Public Health p 5 St. Lukes p 2




Green cleaning p 16

CONVENIENCE STORE Riggins One Stop p 3

Riggins One Stop p 32 Heirloom Antiques p 13


Asker’s p 7 Riggins One Stop p 2



C&M Lumber p 10 ProBuild p 7

Ice Man p 3 NIA p 7

Pinehurst Resort p 5 Salmon River Motel p 7


Crusty’s p 7Pueblo Lindo p 9


Kids having fun getting something to eat and taking cover during the Roseberry Music Festival. (It wasn’t really that bad.) Sparkle Your Space! • Fantasticate Your Front Yard

Hook Line & Sinker p 4


Riverbend Vet p 7

earth friendly & traditional products commercial & residential $20 move ins & move outs per hour yard & garden


Josi M. Lear

Alpine Play House p 20 Lewiston Civic Theatre p 19

VETERINARIAN Canyon Yoga p 14

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Serving Central Idaho


Salmon River

Hot Summer Nights Edition 2012  

Celebrating hot summer nights in North Central Idaho, from Riggins to Roseberry. There is much to do and see!

Hot Summer Nights Edition 2012  

Celebrating hot summer nights in North Central Idaho, from Riggins to Roseberry. There is much to do and see!