Riggins now has one bar with a valid liquor license—Summerville's—but both the owner of the Salmon River Inn and manager of the Seven Devils Bar, which recently lost their licenses, said that's not enough to handle the town's patrons.
Firefighters are working closely with local law enforcement to escort stranded rafters from the Vinegar Creek take out to the town of Riggins along the Salmon River corridor as fire behavior allows. Unfortunately, firefighters said the area was expecting higher humidity and warmer temperatures Monday afternoon, which may increase fire activity.
On the first Saturday of June for the last 14 years, whitewater lovers have rushed to the town of Riggins to run the rapids at the Bigwater Blowout River Festival. The tradition continues Saturday, June 2, starting at 9 a.m. in Riggins City Park.