Blue skies and warm days, hmmm…and the St. Maries Golf Course is open.

The Men’s League play starts today and women’s teams are forming. The local golf association is planning several benefit tournaments this summer; you get to play golf and raise money for a local cause.

Have you checked out the St. Maries Golf Course?  The 9-hole course at the St. Maries Golf Course features 2,665 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Just two miles from downtown St. Maries, the course is nestled among the trees. Whitetail deer, elk and turkeys are often seen on the course at the end of the day.

You might want to call ahead for tee times, 245-3842.





Hello Sunshine!

Hello Sunshine!

Can you believe it? Forecasters are predicting sunshine for St. Maries and the St. Joe Valley all of this week and into the next.

With temperatures approaching 70º it would foolish not to take advantage of this great weather. Get outdoors, play a round of golf at the St. Maries Golf Course, go for bicycle ride or get in an extra run in your preparation of the St. Joe River Marathon June 10.

Or maybe dirt bikes are more your speed and you’ll be tuning up your engines for the St. Joe Cycle Club Muddy Butt Tag Team races May 20 at Xmas Hills just a couple miles from St. Maries. There’s a list of Xmas Hills races at the St. Joe Cycle Club’s website.

Whatever you plan to do this evening do take it outdoors and make the most of it.



It looks as if the clear skies and cool temperatures have slowed the melt of the mountain snow and the St. Joe River is beginning to run clear which means its time to hit the river for some spring fishing.

Then again, any fisherman can tell you high water doesn’t stop the fish from eating. You just need to know what they like.

When fly fishing for cutthroat this time of year area fishermen prefer to use streamers or a wet fly to lure the cutthroat to the hook.

Then again, you might want to try your luck fishing for the Great Northern Pike. Fishermen report having caught the big sharp-toothed fish in the waters at St. Joe City and below. There’s also plenty of pike in the St. Maries River and pike is fun to catch!

The weatherman is predicting some pretty sweet weather this weekend. You should take advantage of it and wet a line.


There’s something about the contrast of fresh white, mountain snow and the bright spring green of new leaves that makes the St. Joe Valley amazingly beautiful in these early spring days.

While we may pine for sunshine and 70º weather, don’t miss out on the beauty of St. Maries because of a little rain, or snow.

Stop and visit our businesses, grab a bite to eat and enjoy that occasional ray of spring sunshine.

The fresh air is amazing!


Rain, Rain, Go Away …

… we wanna get outside and play.

We got a small taste of unseasonably warm weather last week, and we want it back.

Luckily, according to the National Weather Service the St. Joe River will not reach major flood stage. The river is considered at major flood stage when it reaches a level of 38 feet or more. According to the National Weather Service’s data as of today, the river will begin its decent out of flood stage (32.5-38 feet) and gradually decline over the next few days.

Our weather forecast also shows rain showers waning as the week wears on. Which is a good thing because we’re ready to play.

We have baseball games to cheer at, barbecues to fire up and long runs to train for.

And you, dear reader, have a trip to plan.