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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


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Sleeping Bag

-Richelle Barger

My sleeping bag is my second home. I can roll it out anywhere and fall asleep instantly. In the back of my car, on the ground, at a friends house.

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It was so great to be educated about the out-of-doors! Did you know that a Ponderosa Pine smells like butterscotch, and that Quaking Aspens make their own sunscreen (comparable to SPF-4). I also know that Grand Fir trees taste like grapefruit! Education is a topic put on the back burner. Matti Sands of Kooskia, did a little research about the Proposition 1,2, 3 and reports her findings.

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Francie Ford talks of the virtues of the getting involved and how important the .

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The Music scene has slowed to a trickle but will come back. See page 11.

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The fires are still burning but the air is clear and so is the water.

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Enjoy the Indian Summer. Get out your sleeping bag and camp or campaign somewhere in the next two weeks.

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.

Jack Kappas who is too busy fishing, drops by but a note regarding living in paradise. See page 5 .

My Vote for Idaho County Commissioner is Jim Rehder Jim Rehder is one of the hardest-working public servants I know and deserves to be elected to the office of Idaho County Commissioner so he can tackle the issues that affect County residents.

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.

There are many people in political office difficult to trust now days because they often say one thing and do another, overstate their accomplishments, follow their own misguided agenda or not listen to their constitutes. That simply has never been the case with Jim Rehder. You know where he stands and where you stand with him.

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 and concise.

Jim Rehder is willing to listen, to work tirelessly in finding practical solutions, to remain positive even in conflict, to disagree without being disagreeable and to not be driven by special agendas. He is a leader and a proven past commissioner that gets things accomplished for the people of Riggins, the Salmon River Canyon and Idaho County .

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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This past week. It also attended MOSS (McCall Outdoor Science School). For three days we observed, hypothesised, and researched.

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This is your chance to voice your opinion, make your choice an informed one! 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.

In a tipi, in a tent.

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Contributors Francie Ford - The View - Riggins Ed Jameson - Politics, opinion Rusti Schilling - Music Mariah Crump - Yoga Matti Sands - Education



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This issue was written, designed and edited after delivering the art edition, before preparing some art, while taking a stand, and while making good on my word and to hold a water bottle for my latest marathon running friend. What a great Indian Summer it has been!

Jim has proven his commitment to his constituents over the years, he has been available and accessible to meet and listen to their concerns by attending numerous City Council and chamber meetings and his strong point is that he gets back to you. There is not a more qualified or better person to serve as an Idaho County Commissioner. And as Riggins’ mayor, voter and friend, I urge you to support Jim Rehder for Idaho County Commissioner. Bob Crump, Riggins Mayor

Reminder, as campaign season approaches, keep your letters brief and to the point, we will print as many letters as possible and the lengthy ones will be put on the back burner. Cover

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Salmon River

Air Quality Alert (AQA): The AQA remains in effect, off reservation boundaries, for Latah, Nez Perce, Idaho, Clearwater and Lewis counties due to the continued wildfire activity in Nez Perce NF, Clearwater NF, and Salmon-Challis NF. Stage 1 Air Quality Advisory – Mandatory Burn Ban for the above counties. Smoke impacts and complaints can be reported to our Smoke Information Hotline at 800-345-1007. Additional information on McGuire, Sheep, and Porcupine fire closure areas will be posted in Grangeville at the junction of Mt. Idaho Grade & 221 road, and Blackerby Picnic Area at the junction of Hwy 14 & Mt. Idaho Grade. Attention Hunters – for one stop shopping on current fire closure perimeters/hunting units, please see the new link at Idaho Fish & Game’s WWW at: https://fishandgame. do-fire-closures-leave-youhunting-spot-hunt The Sheep Fire, located seven miles north of Riggins, ID, is currently 48,407 acres with 65% containment. Yesterday, fire became more a c tive between Patrol Point and North Fork of Slate Creek, with single and group tree torching observed. The fire did not move from the previous day’s location. Fire spread was held in check with the assis-

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rent information regarding fire activity, area closures, and road and trail closures is available at this number. A large area closure remains in place for the fire. Current information on the Sheep Fire is also available at: http://www. i n c i w e b. org/inci-

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tance of three helicopters dropping water throughout the day. Along the east flank, and in deep draws, fire continued to creep and smolder. The Northern Rockies North Idaho Zone Incident Management team will transfer management of the Sheep Fire to the Salmon River Ranger District of the Nez Perce National Forest effective 6am Thurs, Oct 11. For Sheep Fire Information please call (877) 599-7716 between 7 am and 9 pm. Cur-

dent/3240/ The McGuire Complex Fire is approximately 43,540 acres with 50% containment. Fire activity remained light yesterday and the same is expected for today. Fire fighters and equipment are being released and this will continue for the next few days. The Nez Perce National Forest resumes management of the fire today at 6pm with Lance Carbone as the Incident Commander. The cool weather and shorter daylight hours will result in

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lower fire behavior and limited spread. The closure area has been reduced and roads opened. EVACUATIONS: All communities in the vicinity of the fire are now at Stage 1 evacuation alert. They include: Comstock, Concord, Cook Ranch, Dixie, Elk City, Mallard Creek Ranch, Orogrande, Red River and Red River Hot Springs. This is the lowest level of evacuation notice. If evacuation levels are increased again, due to increased fire activity, every attempt will be made to notify residents and businesses in the affected communities. The Porcupine Fire Complex is 37k acres and 0% contained. The Magruder Road (FR 468) is closed from the junction of Green Mt. Road (FR 285) to the Nez Perce National Forest boundary at Sabe Saddle for public safety during active wildfire conditions.(208) 842-2142.

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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 11-12 all times are local.


10 wednesday

World Mental Health Day Noon Salmon River Chamber meeting - Ba ck Eddy Grill

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National Coming Out Day 10-11am Fit & Fall Proof at SR Community Church 3-6 Farmers Market - Riggins 4-6pm Recycling in Kooskia at Ridgewood Drive 4:30pm Yoga at Heritage Center

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9-5pm Salmon River Art Guild Art Show entry time period at the Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins 3-6pm Blevins Agency, Riggins -Customer Appreciation Day October serving hamburgers, hot dogs and cake. Everyone is invited. 1-4pm Happy 90th birthday to Harold Fincher! Harold Fincher will be celebrating his 90th with a party Friday. There will be burgers, hotdogs, and other outside festivities! Family and friends are invited; please bring a chair.

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9-11am Idaho County Recycling in Grangeville on Day Road 10-Noon Recycling in Kooskia at Ridgewood Drive 8-5pm Salmon River Art Guild Regional Art Show & Silent Auction Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins. Admission is free. The show is open to the public.

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Peace Corps Birthday 8-3pm Salmon River Art Guild Regional Art Show & Silent Auction Salmon Rapids Lodge in Riggins. Admission is free. The silent auction closes Sunday at 2:45. The show is open to the public.

15 monday

World Rural Women’s Day! • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 6pm JSD 243 School Board Meeting

16 tuesday

World Food Day • National Feral Cat 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 4:30pm Yoga at Heritage Center 5:30pm Biggest Loser at Assembly of God 6pm SR Dive Team 7pm Fiddlers at Riggins Manor

17 wednesday

Black Poetry Day • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 6pm Gun Club Meeting at Heritage Center-Riggins

18 thursday Alaska Day

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Birth of Bab BAha’i 9-11am Idaho County Recycling in Grangeville on Day Road 10-Noon Recycling in Kooskia at Ridgewood Drive Noon Pinehurst Quilt Club auction

22 monday Red Ribbon Week

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National Mole Day (Avogrado’s Number) 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 Assembly of God Church 4:30pm Yoga at Heritage Center 5:30pm Biggest Loser at Assembly of God

24 wednesday

Noon SR Chamber Meeting American Legion Auxiliary MeetingRiggins 4:30pm New Meadows Chamber of Commerce at the Granite Mountain Cafe

25 thursday

10-11am Fit & Fall Proof at SR Community Church 3-6 Farmers Market - Riggins 4-6pm Recycling in Kooskia at Ridgewood Drive 4:30pm Yoga at Heritage Center American Legion Auxiliary at Legion Hall

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10am Pinehurst Quilt Club at Assembly of God

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Voting will also take place for Christmas Decorations in Riggins Two Rivers Coffee in Riggins is hosting a Christmas lighting contest for the Riggins businesses. All businesses can compete for the best Christmas decorations. Everybody votes! Winner will receive $100 from Two Rivers Coffee! The contest begins Saturday December 1; voting will end December 19. “Let’s make Riggins a destination to see the lights!” says owners Dion and Marie Clay

9-11am Idaho County Recycling in Grangeville on Day Road 10-Noon Recycling in Kooskia at Ridgewood Drive

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10-11am Fit & Fall Proof at SR Community Church 11am T.O.P.S. at SR Community

White Bird Groups

Meadows Valley Library introduces Food For Fines Campaign! The Meadows Valley Public Library will be having a “Food for Fines” exchange to begin on Tuesday, October 9, and ending Friday, November 9, 2012. During this period, the library will accept non-perishable groceries as payment for fines on all overdue items. The program will be a one-forone exchange: a single grocery item will cover the fine for a single item that was returned late or that is now overdue. There is no limit on the number or amount of fines that can be cleared or on the number of overdue items that can be returned. Charges for lost, damaged or items that have not been returned will not be included in this program. Collected non-perishable food items will be given to the New Meadows Food Bank to assist families in the New Meadows area. Patrons who have no fines to pay, but who would like to participate are encouraged to bring donations to the library. For additional information, please contact the Meadows Valley Public Library at 347-3147.

Rebekahs - Royal Gem #13 (208) 839-2438 Idaho Pathfinders Association (ATV Club) (208) 839-2303, eanda@

Riggins Group Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays 7 pm at Assembly of God Church 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

Salmon River Art Guild 2nd Thursday, 10am, in White Bird. ContactMary Bakker, 839-2414 or email White Bird Rodeo Association (208) 839-7701 White Bird Chamber of Commerce (208) 839-2777 White Bird Volunteer Fire Department (208) 3393414 USFS - Salmon River Ranger District (208) 8392211

Email your group information to us at

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. Salmon River Gun Club Meetings Every third Wednesday at 6pm at the Hells Canyon National Recreation Center Hells Canyon National Rec. Area 628-3916 JSD 243 School Board 3rd Monday in the District Board Room at 6pm unless otherwise posted Pinehurst Quilt Club 4th Friday at 10am at Salmon River Community Church


PTO 2nd Wednesday at 4:30pm at RES Library when school is in session

McCall Chamber of Commerce meetings McPaws Volunteer Meetings Interested in learning more about what’s going on at MCPAWS and the many ways you can volunteer? Come on out the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm. Locations vary between the Shelter and local restaurants.

City Council 2nd Monday - City Hall 7pm Urban Renewal Dist. Meetings 6:30pm City of Riggins 6283394

Rebekahs 2nd Tuesday of the month. 2:30pm, IOOF Hall

Thursdays 3-6 pm City Park Call Moe at 628-3671

Sparkle Your Space! • Fantasticate Your Front Yard

earth friendly & traditional products commercial & residential $20 move ins & move outs per hour yard & garden Josi M. Lear Serving Central Idaho


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Riggins Library Hours 10am - 5pm M-F Riggins Fire Department First Thursday 7pm 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 Aswembly of God Church. $4 for Seniors and $5 for anyone under 60 years old. T.O.P.S. Take off Pounds Sensibly Tuesdays at 11am, SR Community Church Yoga Class meets Tuesday, Thursday 4:30pm

Salmon River

No Dog at All

My mother’s mother, of whom I have written before, was a cosmopolitan, well educated, wealthy woman who entertained many movers and shakers of her day. She presided over a salon attended by many men who controlled financial, political, educational and social trends. Yet she could not vote until her mid-forties, in 1920.

believed strongly in shared government, responsibility, civility and work for the common good. One was a Democrat, supporting FDR with a passion that still echoes. The other was a Republican, believing that Herbert Hoover, had he been able to get a reluctant Congress to act, would have been the salvation of this nation. One was a liberal, believing that taxes are the rent we pay to live in a country which provides us with the benefits we enjoy. The other was a conservative, lauding the benefits of self-reliance and limited government. I love and respect them both, proud of my heritage as their granddaughter.

My father’s mother was a staunch defender of the rights and responsibilities of western women. Before her marriage she taught. After she became a mother of four, which she raised while her husband mined in out-of-the way places, she served her community as City Clerk, Clerk of the School Board, founding member of Forward Club and Ladies’ Aid Society of Weiser, Idaho, card carrying member of the Women’s Temperance Union and president of PEO, a promoter of education for women. Yet she could not vote until her late forties, in 1920.


they intoned. “We don’t have time to waste on lost causes and things that don’t directly affect us.” These people are well educated. They own businesses and are members of communities. I have worked with them and we have enjoyed really good times together. But they don’t take time to contribute to the common good and they don’t get involved in communal affairs and they don’t vote. Saddest of all, beyond their own affairs, they don’t care. What the rest of this country and the world do is simply not anything they want to spend time considering.

which is basically a centering activity. All human beings need a mechanism which allows them to go deep within themselves to relate to the world. Religious people call it “prayer.” Others call it “meditation,” “self awareness,” “universalism.” These two freedoms, to vote and to center oneself, are the bedrock of our country.

And with these freedoms When I think how hard-won come responsibilities. It is voting rights are for all Amernot only our duty to vote, icans—remember learning but to abide by the voice of about “taxation without repthe majority, engaging in civil resentation?”—and about how many disenfranchised people there are in the world 2012 October: Indian who would give anything for Living in Paradise the right of self-determination, I am stunned by these attitudes. For me the right to These women are beacons of vote is one of the two greatest fortitude and passion, whose rights I enjoy. I often com- Low flows, clear waters, good light motivates me still. They pare it to the right to pray, Temps. Best early Oct. fishing in a long time. Fly fishermen are love’n life. Bait, plugs, flies.. its all happening..NOW! Every Third Thursday of the month is Senior Activity Day. For October, a special guest Musician and Poet Bruce Yergenson from McCall will be evtertaining us. Please join us at the Heritage Center Early October last year it from 1 to 3:30 PM on the 18th. Please bring a favorite poem or musical number to share. If you have snowed!! none, please join us in listening to Bruce and others. Light refreshments will be served, and admis- This year, 360 difference. sion is free. For more information call Cory Raquet at 628-3344 Thus it was that I felt great sadness when, twice this month, good friends berated my excitement about the upcoming elections. “Your vote, without tons of money, doesn’t count any more,” they said. “You just don’t have any way to influence public opinion or legislative outcome.” When I tried to express my point of view, they waved me away, dismissing anything I might say. “We’re too busy,”

opposition if we don’t like the outcome, but accepting it nonetheless. It is our duty to provide space for those who center themselves differently than we do, accepting their rights as equal to our own. When we do not participate in either of these activities, we deny ourselves our fundamental human rights.

Thus the state of our nation is reflected in the old expression: “If you have one dog, you have a dog. If you have two dogs, you have half a dog. If you have three dogs, you have no dog at all.” If we have an involved electorate, we have a functioning democracy. If we have a partial electorate, we have a partisan democracy. If we have an uncaring, non-participating electorate, we have no de-


Steelhead Mania!

Riggins Senior Activity Day Announcement

Fish are upriver and downriver..and right here in town. Fishing for Steelies (and catching them) this time of year wearing shorts, a “T” shirt ..The Best! Clean air to breath. (finally) Eating fresh fish and fresh garden/fruit, veggies. Life is Good!


MONDAY Smoked Cornish Game Hen Dinner $12.95 TUESDAY 5 Fish Tacos $10.95 WEDNESDAY Sirloin Steak Dinner $15.95 THURSDAY Pot Roast Dinner $8.95 FRIDAY Rib Eye Steak Dinner $19.95 SATURDAY 1/2 Rack of Smoked BBQ Ribs $13.95 SUNDAY Prime Rib Dinner $19.95

Every Wednesday

5:00pm Practice Play 6:30pm Sharp, Tournament begins Sign up late until 7:00pm Entry Fee $5 Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Halloween Bash

The View From Here

Costume Party Saturday, October 27 prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Judging at midnight Live Music by the HOMEWRECKERS

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Education Campaign

Will Students Come First actually help the kids in our local schools or is it just another government policy aimed at teaching to tests and taking away local control of our schools? With that skepticism in mind, I decided to research the new education reform legislation, also known as Senate Bill 1108, which passed the Idaho State Senate in early 2011 upsetting teachers, parents, and students across the state. At the center of the issue are some of the key provisions in the new law – such as the requirement that all high school students take online classes to graduate and measures making it illegal for teachers to speak up on issues relating to classroom overcrowding, student safety, or classroom funding to name a few. Slogan titled legislation like this is aimed at people who read no further than the title; the question isn’t who wants to put students first, the question is: Does this legislation create a learning environment that offers our kids the best education possible? While our education system is in need of some repair, silencing teachers and requiring all students to take online classes creates more problems for our rural school districts than solutions. The single biggest problem with this legislation is that it was written without the input of local school boards, teachers, parents, or students. To improve the current state of education in Idaho we need to listen to all parties involved. Superintendent Tom Luna, the bill’s author, has never been a teacher or a school administrator. Prior to running for Idaho State School Superintendent he worked in the federal government’s Department of Education, where he would have had numerous opportunities to meet leaders and lobbyists in the for-profit education industry. Our state school superintendent, Tom Luna received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for his 2010 re-election bid from outof-state, for-profit education industry donors. He received sizable contributions from the Apollo Group of Phoenix, the parent company of the online University of Phoenix located in Phoenix, AZ, K12 Inc., an online education corporation, incorporated in Delaware with a physical address in Virginia, and Apangea, a computer based learning company out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to name a few. The Madison Ed-

Propositions 1,2,3; Do students really come first? ucation Group from Virginia, who’s website states they are “a holding company for educational services. The operational mission of the corporation is to acquire, build, and operate educational organizations that have a growth potential that supports the corporation’s vision and goals” donated $2,000 to Mr. Luna, with the founder of the company donating an additional $3,000 to the campaign. Dan Popkey presents an interesting case regarding outside influence on Luna’s education reform law in his February, 2011 article in the Idaho Statesman titled Tom Luna’s education reform plan was a long time in the making. You can also visit the Idaho. gov website to see for yourself the list of campaign donors to Luna’s campaign. I’m not saying that Mr. Luna wrote the Students Come First bill to benefit his out of state donors, but I think we all need to ask ourselves what stake these corporations have in our children’s education, and if the interest they have in our kid’s education is beneficial to our students or not. Is it the access to an endless market of students that motivates these companies to create financial relationships with our State Superintendent? For-profit education is currently one of the fastest growing industries in the country, some of these industry people see Idaho’s new education laws as model legislation for other states to adopt – a shifting away from in-classroom teachers who live in the communities they teach in to an education model where students learn remotely via computers. With constant upgrades in the world of technology there will always be new equipment to buy and outdated software to replace. While state laws requiring high school students to take online courses are good for business, they’re not necessarily good for the consumer –our students. Technology is an important part of educating our kids, but it’s only a part. The most effective learning our kids do throughout the day has to do with interacting with their teachers, administrators and the other kids in the classroom. These new education laws force districts to put more emphasis on the technology than on the kids, mandating that each student take online courses even if that is not the best method of learning for that particular student. These

laws also make it impossible for teachers to speak up about the way these online courses are impacting the student’s education. In addition to the impact on the students, there is a financial impact on our local communities caused by shifting our education tax dollars away from teachers who live in the community to out of state online education corporations and computer manufacturers. If we put our tax money into technology, that money is sent out of our communities and out of our state. Money paid to teachers stays in the community, and is used to pay for services in the community. Teachers support local businesses and they support our kids financially by spending their own money on school supplies as well as supporting students fundraising and sporting events. Computers don’t attend games, they don’t volunteer for extra curricular activities. Computers don’t understand what our kids need or of what they’re capable. The money we spend on teachers is money we invest in our community.

- Matti Sands, Kooskia

with upgrading to a faster connection? Online classes can be helpful to a student who wishes to take courses like foreign language, or advanced placement courses not currently offered at their school - but the irony is that while IDLA (Idaho Digital Learning Academy) makes these courses available, the quality of the courses is not up to the standards of courses taught by teachers physically present in the classroom. Many of the students who have previously taken these courses referred to it as IDLA: I Didn’t Learn Anything. The question we need to ask ourselves is whether or not we want the government to tell us how to best educate our kids? Wouldn’t it make more sense for our state government officials to sit down with our teachers and parents and come up with a plan that works best for Idaho? Average Idahoans

As the mother of a recent high school graduate, I have 12 years experience with the Idaho County schools. There are many positives to our local schools – the number one being the dedication and caring of our teachers. Our schools may have plenty of problems, but all too often these problems stem from misguided legislation coming out of Boise or Washington, D.C. that ends up burdening our under-funded districts. On the specific issue of online courses, my son found a system that looked good on paper but in theory had many serious issues. Namely, online teachers don’t know their students. Is the student gifted, unmotivated, struggling with issues outside the classroom? An online teacher has no idea who’s actually doing the work they assign.

were not given adequate time to review and comment on these laws nor share their input on the issues facing our students. The best way to put our students first is to vote no on propositions 1, 2, and 3. We need to send our legislators back to the drawing board with the understanding that they must seek out the input of our teachers, parents and school administrators to come up with an education plan that truly takes the strengths and weaknesses of our rural school districts into account. We don’t need more laws burdening our rural school districts. We need to give our local schools the tools they need to improve our children’s education.

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Our slow internet connection affected my sons ability to participate in the teacher help sessions offered in the evenings. Other times he would come home with his assignments unfinished because the connection at school was too slow to successfully upload and download the necessary materials for his online class. What will happen to the speed of the connection when the whole school is on the internet at the same time? What costs are involved

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Politics Depressions Compared

I think comparison is an extremely useful and coldly honest tool when comparing fluid dynamics like politics. That said, in the quest for open, unreserved integrity let us first compare the current, ongoing depression to the 1929 DowJones Industrials “Crash” and ensuing Great Depression of the 1930s. Republican Herbert Hoover was president eight months when, in September 1929, the DJIA reached an all time record high of @ 381. During his three remaining years as president, he presided over the US economy and, hence, the DJIA when it reached a record low of @ 43 in July of 1932! Yes folks, that represents a DJIA loss of @90% of American industrial wealth and production, and Republicans were in control and a Republican was President of the United States of America! And additionally, America was on the Gold-Standard, aka the “swaddling clothes” for Republican economic theory and their allencompassing panacea for economic strength and security. Now let us observe, again in undeniable “cold honesty,” how the DJIA performed under the Democratic Obama Administration since the new “Crash” bottom of March 2009. Since President Obama took office on January 21, 2009, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock indices have both

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more than doubled! Read as: over 100% increase for each! Comparing the last four years of economic growth under the Obama/ Bernanke team to the negative growth of the 19291933 Hoover Republicans Gold-Standard economics in control back then; which economy would you have rather lived under? The sad part of the scenario, above, is; I’m absolutely convinced and 100% positive that the Republicans did their very best to save the economy and the country during those early years of the 1930s. If you’re saying, “that’s the scary part,” you’re absolutely correct! Republicans cannot think out of the box in extremely challenging economic environments known as depressions. That is why they employ “overseers” or “handlers,” if you will, like the Grover Norquists. A “Norquist” will slowly and patiently explain to Republicans what they stand for and what they believe in without getting too overwhelmingly technical and diluting party doctrine with actual, real facts. They invariably recall what President Reagan successfully did when the economy soured during the recession of his first term. The difference: Reagan didn’t experience a depression, he had a recession to correct and the difference is measurable in depth of intensity and length of duration.

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Political Endorsements

Above: John Bradbury has been Endorsed by Cecil Andrus. Jim Rehder has been endorsed by Stop the Swap Committee. Karla Miller has been endorsed by Idaho Education Association. We will continue endorsements in the next issue, the Scary Election Edition. The next issue will also feature all the politicians that return our questionnaires that were mailed to each candidate!

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RV Camping

Canyon Pines RV Resort has New Owners!

As new owners of Canyon Pines RV Resort, David and Sandy Evans bring a lifetime of experience in both the RV and business world as they venture into this new opportunity. The Resort was purchased from Jeff and Deborah Dean. The Evans have four children, Brooke, Mitchell, Matthew, and Lillian and the family enjoys quad riding, fishing, and hunting. David was born in Idaho Falls and moved with his family to Lakeside, Montana where his parents owned and operated a motel on Flathead Lake. Sandy grew up in Northern Utah where her parents also owned a small businesses. Both David and Sandy have years of experience in public relations, sales and have a passion for the great outdoors. David has also been an international sales representative for a dietary supplement firm for the last 16 years , traveling all over the world. Name it, he has been there. He is now looking forward to attending his childrens’ events. Sandy has worked in grocery, stores, restaurants and has been a long time school bus driver. Sandy has also been involved in 4-H, a volunteer soccer coach, referee, and an active board member for a non-profit soccer club for the last seven years. Their oldest daughter, Brooke, has complete her first year of college and will now be attending Weber State University as she pursues a degree in Pharmacy. Mitchell, a tenth grader, was just voted Salmon River high School Homecoming King last week has enjoyed playing and refereeing soccer for many years at his old school. He is now learning the rules and regulations of eight-man football. In 4-H Mitchell has enjoyed showing alpacas and cats. Matthew is an eight grader and has also enjoyed playing soccer and has also shown alpacas, goats, cats, and made it into the round robin competition for large animals last year in 4-H.

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Lillian is a happy go-lucky fifth grader. She enjoys just about everything that life has to offer, especially animals. Lillian has been in soccer and 4-H, shown alpacas, goats, cats, rabbits, and would do more if she had the time. She is now enjoying being on the Salmon River junior high volleyball team and continues to learn all about horses. The Evans look forward to getting involved with the community and developing new friendships.

Of all the places in the world David has traveled to, he has yet to find a place nicer than Idaho. Moving to Riggins from western Washington is like coming in out of the cold rain, say the Evanses, “It is nice to be home.”

Join them for a meet and greet on October 20 from 3-6pm at the Canyon Pines RV Resort south of Riggins on highway 95. To make a reservation for your motorhome or camper, they can be reached at 628-4006, ext 0.

OCTOBER 20, 2012 Saturday at 1:00 pm Preview at Noon

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Christmas Ornaments • Tablerunners Placemats • Wallhangings • Quilts Purses • Holiday Decor Treasure Table: Bargains begin at $1 and So Much More!

Come for Refreshments & a Chance at the Door Prize Plan on attending and take home a handcrafted item for yourself or for a Christmas gift. For Further Information Contact Erica Huntzinger 628-9280

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Starting in October Ukeleles provided. If you have your own, Bring it! If you have an extra, bring it! Call for more information Jim Thibodeaux 628-4043

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Theatre Lectures Art Kelly’s Whitewater Park

Lewiston Civic Theatre

The Tale of Cinderella starts November 29 and runs through December 16


Anything Worth Doing...

Book People of Moscow feature Jo Deurbrock reading her newly released book about Salmon River Legend Clancy Reece on Oct 17 beginning at 7pm.

Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business. Dave Barry (1947 - )

Dr. greg Irvine will discuss sport injury prevention at Kelly’s Whitewater park in Cascade

St. Gertrude’s

The Historical Museum Fall Lecture Series continues on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 pm with Vernon and Roxie Himes and their presentation, “Idaho Mountains – Our Home: Life in Idaho’s Back Country.” Vernon and Roxie will share their memories of Lafe and Emma Cox (Roxie’s parents) who were true pioneers in Idaho’s backcountry. Lafe and Emma built up the Cox Dude Ranch near Yellow Pine. All of the lectures are free and held in Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood. Each lecture event includes a Q&A session with the presenters. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information on the October lecture series, visit or call 208-962-2050.


Art, Quilt Call for Entries, Show

Salmon River Art Guild-

Salmon River Art Guild Fall Show - Entries accepted Friday, Oct 12, $10 per entry, Pieces are judged at 5:30pm, reception at 7pm and awards at 7:30pm. Oil/ Acrylic, Watercolor/Water Media, Other (pastels, drawing, enhanced photos), Sculpture, and Photography. Enter any subject matter. Frame sizes must not exceed 110”. Show will be open from Oct 13 8am o 5pm and on Sunday Oct 14 from 8am - 3pm. For more information contact the Art Guild at or 839-2305.

Pinehurst Quilters Annual Auction

With fall in the air and local artist events in the community, don’t forget that the Pinehurst Quilters of Riggins will once again be hosting their annual auction on October 20 at the Assembly of God Church. Doors will open at Noon for a preview of the many items that will be offered and the auction itself starts at lpm. This year the Treasure Table has bargains starting at $1 and up for all you savvy shoppers. They have put together a beautiful queen size quilt that will surely catch someone’s eye. Start your holiday shopping early. Bring a friend and come enjoy!z

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Watercolor Socious Show & Sale thru Oct 28

Valley Art Center

Valley Art Center will hold an exhibit and sale of 30 new original oils by Slate Creek artist, Gloria Dawson Teats who has been painting since 1977. The series is a continuation of her wilderness landscapes. She will also offer a workshop Oct 26-28 from 9am to 4pm call 509-758-8331. The show closes on Oct 27. The Center is open from 9-3pm Tuesday - Thursday; Noon - 6pm on Friday and 9-3p on Saturday.

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Weather, Colors, Faces! -Rusti Schilling, McCall

When I moved to Boise in 1973, I used to take my guitar up Hwy 21 in my Volkswagen Beetle. I crept up Boise Forest Service roads, finding green and peaceful places to sit while playing my music. Through the years I’ve had lots of adventures because of this habit. I’ve entertained critters, big and small, and a few unsuspecting humans. Living in McCall offers a myriad of beautiful settings where I can introduce my songs to nature. I wait impatiently each spring for roads to open. And, every Fall I feel a little sad when my favorite season comes because I know I’ll soon have to make due by playing in my living room while it rains and snows. The Tamaracks turn yellow and lose their needles, and the huckleberry bushes turn bright colors, causing me to wear out my camera battery more often. Hunters appear, so I’ve learned to wear red and purple so they know I’m not a deer. This year, smoke has been a hazard for my throat, so I choose my natural venues carefully. And, there are the forest road closures, signaling the end of summer. Andrew Peterson, with the McCall-New Meadows Ranger District, is part of an important campaign that protects the land that surrounds us. He has been busy making sure the closing of the campgrounds and gates in our area is complete by October 1st. While his job brings the occasional surprise, he feels lucky to work outside, especially as the colors change and the incredible beauty of this area intensifies.

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Campaigns abound this fall, and I’d like to remind everyone of an important campaign close to my heart:

Hire Local Musicians! There are exceedingly talented performers in our area who give so much to our communities, in so many ways. Please don’t forget them when you think of entertaining your customers, employees, guests, friends and families. Remember to hire musicians for company parties, weddings, New Year’s Eve celebrations, too. Go see local musicians and enjoy our valuable local flair when you gather with those we love. Musicians define the spirit and mood of the time with their lyrics and songs, and remind us of days past. Music records history in its own way, and live music sells products, makes us smile, laugh and build memories.

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Project Share

Take your Practice off the mat; Have some Fun with It! By Mariah Rose Crump, Certified Yoga Instructor, Riggins

In the pursuit of our yoga stretchiness, mindfulness and bliss it is always a good idea to have a little fun with this practice as with life. Before we make our way into the practice of this sequence, move through 8 Sun Salutations incorporating High Lunge and Chair Pose; your warm up can be organic to you, breathe deeply and allow your mind to flow with the body. This week we have a little fun in the entryway. To begin rest your back against one side of your entryway, release into a forward fold fingertips to the floor. Slowly walk the hand to the opposite side of the entryway coming into a Downward facing Dog shape; root the heels toward the floor and reach the sitbones up and back. From this place in the entry way slowly reach on leg toward the sky settling the toes on the door jam and reaching the heart to the thighs – it might feel like a tight fit as your spine and hamstrings lengthen – do this with each leg before coming into the full inversion with both legs up the wall.

Project Share has started this season’s aid. We are well into this season of funding. All are encouraged to inquire. You can call Sandy Wicker at: 208-628-3117 any time after Oct. 1. Please leave a message if there is no answer. She will return your call. This year there will be a lot of phone call interviews. The aid amount has changed. Propane, stove oil, & furnace oil, is limited to 100 gallon delivery. People with portable tanks used for trailers can be set up with a credit account, and wood is limited to $165, ask about a supplier. Immediate help is available for Wood, Propane, and Oils. Please call BEFORE you run out! Electric requires a shut-off notice, and proof that you at least tried to pay something each month. If you received help last year, there is a good chance that you may receive help again this year, with a proven emergency. Seniors are only required a “balance forwarded” on their electric bill. Project Share services are limited to the area that serves IDAHO POWER CO. (Vista Co., and Idaho Lights and Power Co.,is controlled by another program. Please do not forget that you also have the option to use Community Action, out of Grangeville, just get a hold of the Grangeville office. Their program starts Nov. 1 and goes through March.) You should call first. Seniors are encouraged to apply!

Press the balls of the feet firmly into the wall and lift up from the wrists, through the arms, shoulders and legs – the effort moves upward. Utilizing the wall, entryways, chairs and other structures in our practice is a great way to expand and have a little fun. The next layer of this practice is to use both sides of the entryway as a way to come into a modified splits pose—now I know this is crazy but I say modified because the outcome can be different for each practioner. Start slow, be mindful, have some fun with it— laugh a little or a lot! With one leg up the wall, walk the hands up the opposite side of the entryway being –slow and steady. Being mindful and tuning in does not mean that you cannot find the joy, the humor and the silliness in the practice; when YOU find your stopping point in this pose, open up stabilizing yourself – elbow against the entryway, shoulders, chest and ribs stacked upon one another with your heart open. Take pause in the moment and breathe openness into the body – to come out walk the hands back down the wall, release, the leg from the wall, come back into the Downward facing Dog shape, walk the hands back to the feet and slowly roll back up to standing. Play with this sequence, begin with your hands and foot rooted into the earth and the whole body nestled into the

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entryway – play with the expansion of the poses—stretching, reaching outside your comfort zone and then settling back into the space where you feel grounded. In the pursuit of this practice become aware of the doorways around you, you never know what you might find. Practice makes possible!

“Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change, as you build strength you start to believe in your own potential.” -Tiffany Truikshank


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Wednesday evenings, 5:30PM to 7PM October 10, 17, and 24 United Methodist Church

404 West Main Street, Grangeville Mindfulness Meditation is based in the traditional practice of vipassana or clear seeing meditation. Mindfulness practice teaches us how to see and be with our lives as they are. We learn to be present with our thoughts, emotions, body awareness, and conditioned patterns. We realize we have the power to respond rather than react, to transform those patterns that no longer serve us. Mindfulness is for everyone seeking to live a more aware, peaceful and harmonious life. At this series of three classes, we’ll explore: • How to make the time and create the space for meditation • How to incorporate meditation into our daily routines • Practice body scans and sitting and walking meditation • Practice loving-kindness A B O U T D E A N N A E N G L I S H , R N , R Y T, M B S R , C M T

I have practiced meditation and yoga since the 1970s. During mindfulness based stress reduction workshops and teacher training, I began to see the everyday usefulness of this practice for myself and those around me. Mindfulness now informs my days —from work and exercise to time with animals, children , and clients. The work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, his medical research and his book Full Catastrophe Living, are at the core of my practice and teaching. Yogic meditation, breath work, and health are also incorporated in my classes.

C O S T : $ 45 for 3 classes. Practice CDs $10 each. Pre-register by September 28, 2012. C O N T A C T : Deanna English at 208-507-0165 or

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Education Last Home games

Meadows Valley Volleyball Schedule

-Jeannie Fitch

Savages will play their last home football game for the year this Friday October 12 at 7:00 with Council. Senior football players, Charlie Shepherd and Caleb Hackler, will be honored before the game begins. There will be two more away games: October 19th at 3:30 in Garden Valley and October 26th 5:30 with Tri-Valley in Cambridge.

Salmon River Homecoming -Jeannie Fitch

Blake Simonson of the senior class, daughter of Trish and Grant Simonson, and Mitchell Evans of the sophomore class, son of Sandy and David Evans, were crowned Queen and King of the 2012 SRHS Homecoming. Their Royalty Court was made up of Brandon Ream of the senior class, son of April and Gary Ream, McCoy Hale of the junior class, son of Michelle Sonnen and Bruce Hale, Audrey Charlton of the junior class, daughter of Debbie Charlton and Sam Whitten, Beau’d Hopkins of the fresh- Above, Senior Leighton Vander man class, son of JJ and Chad Hopkins, and Ryan Simonson of Esch tosses Cheetos at Nolan the freshman class, daughter of Trish and Grant Simonson. Richerson during the Homecoming assembly competition at

Meadows Valley High School is in the midst of their homecoming week. Monday, goth dressed students participated in the tug-o-war. The senior-sophomore combined class reigned supreme. A dodgeball tournament was slated for yesterday. Tonight (Wednesday) the egg toss should be entertaining followed by a bon fire at 9pm. Tomorrow night, (Thursday) will be school spirit color, everyone is encouraged to wear Orange and black. The Homecoming Volleyball game and Senior Night against Council will begin with the JV game at 6pm. Senior celebration will begin at 7pm followed by the varsity game at 7:15. On Friday, the school will be alive with class color day and the air band presentation. But it doesn’t end there! On Saturday the fun continues with Powder Puff football at 5pm and Powderpuff volleyball at 6pm. The Homecoming dance will be from 9pm - Midnight. New Meadows Homecoming dance includes grades 6-12 and the Mountaineers have invited the Salmon River Savage high schoolers to participate as well. 10-10-12

October 16 @McCall District Tourney (Games 1-6) TBA October 18 @McCall District Tourney (Games 7-9) TBA October 20 State play-in game!! TBA

Salmon River Savage Football Schedule Oct. 12 Council# 7 pm Home Oct. 19 Garden Valley# 3:30 pm Away Oct. 26 Tri-Valley# 5:30 pm Away (Cambridge) *Pacific Time #Conference Game State Playoffs Nov. 3 - 17

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New Meadows Celebrates Homecoming this week.

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SRHS volleyball girls who have teamed up with New Meadows this season will play their last home game in Riggins tomorrow Thursday 11th. Senior SRHS volleyball players, Hannah Munson, Brooke German, and Blake Simonson will be honored before the games begin. The J.V. Game starts at 6:00; varsity game starts about 7:15! This is the last volleyball game of the season...then it is onto J.V. Tournament in Tri Valley with the first District Games on the

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Libra: write down your goals


- Clouds McCloud, he’s out there.

Libra: The next year of your life promises to be very promising in matters of your career goals. To make the most of it, make some time to write down your goals— even the ones other people might make fun of you for, like reenacting scenes from Office Space: “The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care.”

Scorpio: Scorpios occasionally suffer from an affliction known as “self hatred.” Since nothing positive ever comes out of this, here’s the cure: practicing forgiveness, redemption and selflove. To help get you started, try telling your body you love and forgive it, or at least tell it that Clouds would like to love it.

this from Timbuk 3: “Things are going great and they’re only getting better. I’m doin’ alright, gettin’ good grades. The future so bright I’ve gotta wear shades.” Taurus: The Stars are reporting that you’ve just entered a period when you’ll be more eloquent than a seasoned politician. Therefore, don’t push your luck by drunk-texting anything like these lines. From Bob Dole: “Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except maybe from time to time.” From President Bush-whacked: “They misunderestimated me!” And from Teddy Kennedy: “They don’t call me ‘Tyrannosaurus Sex’ for nothing.”

Sagittarius: It really comes down to this: you can have anything you want—but there’s a catch. What you want must also be beneficial to others. While this certainly doesn’t rule out dreams of becoming a politician or an adult film star, it means that maybe the best way to accomplish your goals is by making those special people in your life feel like you’d vote for ‘em no matter how shady their pasts are.

Gemini: Your new assignment is to live life as if your soul is eternal. This can be tough, because most of us spend so much time worrying about today, tomorrow or last Tuesday morning that we forget that we have more days than we’ll use anyway. So here’s hoping your life becomes as easy as Sunday mornings— and not just Sunday mornings after you spent Saturday night closing down the Seven Devils Saloon.

Capricorn: To help you have a wondrous autumn your new hero is the original “Pretty Boy” Floyd. When Floyd would rob banks during the Great Depression he’d usually stop long enough to destroy the bank’s mortgage records, freeing those who’d been indebted to the bank. He became a hero. Therefore, try to be a little more heroic as you blast your way towards success is fall.

Cancer: Your new role model is a Whirling Dervish, which are members of a Turkish sect who believe the path to enlightenment and the best way to praise God is by whirling around in a circle. Therefore, work on discovering your own unique path to enlightenment, and if it makes you want to don a tie-die and spin around to some Grateful Dead tunes, you’re moving in the right direction.

Aquarius: The Stars are asking you to take life slow and steady now. They’re afraid you might try to take on too much and we wouldn’t want you to go and spontaneously combust like a microwaved burrito! Therefore, always remember that the key to life is moderation, and the key to a good microwave burrito is to wash it down with cheap beer.

Leo: The Stars wanted to let you know that the only thing that’s preventing you from accomplishing your dreams is that you don’t spend enough time dreaming about them. Therefore, you new assignment is to work on creative visualization. You know, actively daydream about your dream life and whatever you do, don’t let reality stand in your way. After all, it never slowed down successful people like Chloe Kardashian or Mitt Romney.

Pisces: It looks like this would be a good time for a wise investment, which not only rules out buying a copy of the National Inquirer, it also means you could catch a lucky break. Here’s hoping you don’t break the bank, although with the recent economy, it may already be too late for that.

Aries: Despite the fact that we’re still in a “national recession” there’s no reason to be depressed or stressed out (they’re a total wastes of energy). To help, try adding some positive vibrations to your soundtrack, like

Virgo: To properly celebrate the onset of autumn, Clouds is asking you to spend the next month figuring out how you can refocus on your dreams and goals in life and reconnect with people who are important to you. If by “reconnect” you think Clouds is referring to something sexual, give yourself a pat on the back and/ or fanny.

Things found in the Sand -Robert Beck, Lucile Idaho

I’ve been Metal Detecting since 1982 and something I’ve learned through the years is no matter where I go, I will find something metallic man has left behind. Even out on the Arco Desert back home in SE Idaho, I have driven out across it and at random stopped, walked out through the sage brush and again at random stopped, then turned on my detector and quickly found .50 caliber machine gun belt links that fell to the ground from when the WW-II Army Air Corps stationed at Pocatello, shot from their aircraft at towed targets for practice. Here are three photos of some metallic finds from three beaches in our area along the Salmon River. In every instance, I found at least one fish hook and in one form or another, a tent stake. None of these beaches did I even come close to completely detecting but I think your readers will consider more the possible risk of walking bare foot in the sand or allowing pets to do the same. These hooks I find are often near the surface to about 3 inches deep in the sand and those in the McKinzie Bridge Beach photo were in an area of sand about ten feet long by two-three feet wide and all of them but the one with fishing line attached were new and sharp. Then there are those tent stakes. Just to add to the subject, I have even found a number of tent stakes left behind at the Island Bar Beach. Tent stakes I find on the beaches are either covered by sand laying shallow to about threefour inches deep on their sides or are left in place vertical and I imagine one of these could hurt pretty bad or could get you tetanus. Also, people like to burn wood pallets and wood pallets have nails and or large staples in them and I do find them in the sand. Just so it is understood, I was using a metal detector mainly designed to find very small

Gold down to about a 1/2 Grain size and it detects “All Metal,” has no discrimination ability to eliminate unwanted metallics or junk so you “Dig All” to see what you have found. It is so sensitive, it will respond to the minerals/salt in my hand when passed over

the detector coil. Most people you see metal detecting are using metal detectors designed for coin hunting (I have some of my own) and most of those guys do not like to “Dig All” and so use discrimination settings available to them to reject iron or junk and would have missed the most of these fishing hooks but maybe those with spinners attached which contain metal alloys that can detect as valuable. Depending on the settings they choose to discriminate, they may also reject and not dig a tent stake, nails, or pallet staples. The unfortunate thing about the Salmon River and countless other streams and camp grounds in Idaho is, people try to burn cans and cooking foil in fire pits instead of packing it out. This stuff is a metal detecting nightmare.

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Most modern tin cans are not solder-seamed any longer and will eventually rust completely away in a life time and reject out with enough discrimination but the aluminum, it melts into globs or very tiny beads and ends up all over the place. Come spring run off for example, fire pits caught up in it wash away and so does all of the globs and bits of aluminum. More than once, I’ve detected and dug up melted aluminum in the bed of the Salmon River and I would suspect the recreation dredgers find loads of it. I will admit in my three photos, you do not see a pile of this melted aluminum in any of them but the stuff was present or more than abundant at each location. I will put in the trash, the trash items I found in the photos but I am not going to spend till eternity, trying to pick up every fragment of burned and melted aluminum I detect. It’s bad enough out camping that you detect and dig up a full car hood near a creek or a full plastic bag of someone’s trash where you park your rig. I know of an individual who while metal detecting, dug up a whole plastic bag of Aluminum cans at the Skookumchuck Beach north of us. In the Photo’s, there may be some things too small to see or figure out. There are copper bullet fragments, a lead pellet and two rusted steel BBs from an air gun. There is one bread bag twist tie and a small lead round crimp fishing sinker. Interesting to me was another round crimp style fishing sinker seems to be made of aluminum. Maybe it’s something new for fly fisherman. Then there are the foil type wrappers for gum, pills, and candy. Not pictured but I found among the Bobby Pins, is one womans pierced earring and its backing. Though the cut of the facets do not appear under magnification to be like that of real diamond, I think the girl who lost this may still want it back and if they can produce a convincing match to it, I’d glady return it to them.

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BUSINESS 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! $37,500.Call The Current News 208-628-2340.


Collector Special 5 by 5 #1 elk rack, excellent condition. Bleached European mount, $200obo. Call Hurricane Bob 628-4199 89 Chevy S-10 pu. 4X4, 5spd, King cab, 2.8 V6, Easy on gas. Tires 80%, 155K miles. $1900 628-3957 1938 Oliver Rowcrop tractor, new tires, wiring,rebuilt carburetor, has cracked block. $2000 OBO 208-6284261


3 bed, 2 bath fenced yard. W/D and all appliances included. W/S/G paid. First, last and references required. $650 call Kate at 628-3195. 2 bed, 1 bath fenced yard. W/D and all appliances included. W/S/G paid. First, last and references required. $500 call Kate at 628-3195. House or room for rent in Riggins. Nightly, monthly or yearly. Call 6282340 to inquire. RIGGINS MANOR RENTALS 1 bdrm apts, furn•unfurn. Call Sharon. 628-3508, 983-2008, 628-3164



2bed-2bath house for rent in Riggins. Rent the entire house at $100 per night or for $22 per person–hostel-like arrangement call 208-469-0747.

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


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

106C W Taylor St., New Meadows

COMPUTERS Personal Computer Repair

MECHANIC Riggins Auto Salvage & Tow

Auto Repair, Tune Ups, Brakes, 34yrs Mech on duty Mon-Sat • 628-3535

John Sangster • Riggins



Serenity Lodge B & B 208-628-4095 Riggins, Idaho


Big River Construction Concrete Specialist

Chad Hopkins/Owner 208-628-3604


HELP WANTED The Current News is hiring a sales

Grandma’s House

Opening October in Pollock

SHOES Baza’r Shoes

111 W. Main St Grangeville




person pay is $9-13 per hour. email resume to currentnews@frontiernet. net

weekends Fri-Sat 7am-midnight

sun-thur 7am-10pm



Riggins Farmers’ Market is looking for an organizer for the Christmas Craft Fair. Call Moe if you are interested 628-3671.

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



14×70 mobile home in Pollock. $8000 furnished obo. Call 208-7810938 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 208-630-4642 Rapid River area lots. Four w/septic approved. All 1/2 acre+or-a little. Owner financing if wanted- O.A.C. 208-628-3283. Bright, open, artistic house for sale and 1316sf cottage 2 bed + office space 2 baths, mature shade trees. Clawfoot tub in bathroom. $122k, call 208-891-4669 Sell your home for as little as $15 permonth. Advertise here! Call 628-2340

Alliance Heating Corp 208-469-0400

7347 Hwy 95 S. Riggins 208-315-1639 Fall Hours: Wed-Sun Noon-5


Dave Olson, Riggins

HUNTING WILD GAME Butchering 208-407-0385

Mark your calendars Deadlines and dates for upcoming issue of the Current News


1 Bedroom apartment down town Riggins New floors and paint- super cute! Parking, private side yard, free Internet, sewer,water and trash included. $475.00 - small pet ok - no smoking Call Brenda 2628-3733

r Riggins, Idaho

Service Directory

Scary Election Edition - Oct 24 deadline is Oct 17

Thankful Edition Nov 7 deadline is Oct 31


Camp & Campaign Edition | Late Oct 2012 | The Current News | Wednesday-Oct 10-24, 2012 | 15 |


White Bird Rodeo Grounds

Sheep Fire Fire Camp



The Current News!


Healing & Harmony p 11


Black Sheep Sporting Goods p 16 Hook Line & Sinker p 3


Canyon Pines RV p 8 Clearwater River Casino p 9 Idaho Jr. Steelheads p 13 Pinehurst Quilters Auction p8 Riggins Farmer’s Market p 3 Seven Devils p 5

Lindy’s Auto p 6


Pinetree p 6


St. Lukes, Riggins p 7 St. Lukes, McCall p 9

SR Art Guild p 10 Zims Hot Springs p 11



C&M Building Supply p 10 Pro Build p 13


Riggins One Stop p 2

Riggins One Stop p 2


The Gallery p 3 Idaho Banana Co p8 Lucile Trading Post p 16






SPORTING GOODS Black Sheep p 16

C&M Lumber p 10 ProBuild p 13 Fiddle Creek p 16 Farmer’s Insurance p 3

Hook Line & Sinker p 3

Riverbend Vet p 11 Canyon Yoga p 12

Hook Line & Sinker p 3


Lucile Trading Post p 16


Salmon River Helicopter p 3


John Bradbury p 7 Jim Rehder p 7

RESTAURANTS Crusty’s p 11 Pizza Factory p 11 Seven Devils p 5


Canyon Pines RV p 8

Riggins One Stop p 2



Sporting Goods


Lowest Over-All Prices since 1975

Largest selection of guns fishing tackle and hunting supplies in the area Camping • Fishing • Hunting • Archery • Marine and Guns & Ammo • Canoes & Kayaks Fish & Game Licenses

1701 Main • Lewiston 208-746-8948 Hours: Mon-Sat 9-6pm, Sun 10-5pm

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For your convenience

Feed Supply • Tools Paint • Parts • Fittings Electrical • Plumbing

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Riggins Auto Salvage & Tow Auto & Truck Repair Tune Up & Brakes

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Also lots of Sweet Corn, Apples, Pumpkins & Squash Highway 95 • 4 miles North of Riggins 628-3734 628-3712

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Deals good thru October 31

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