Lots to do, lots to see!


Memorial Day and high school graduations are behind us and summer is in full swing in the St. Joe Valley. With a full slate of activities, this weekend there should be something for everyone!

Whether you want to try your hand at fishing, enter a foot race or riding ATVs, this is the place to be Saturday.

Never been fishing? Saturday is the free fishing day and a great day to learn. Idaho Fish and Game personnel and volunteers setup throughout the state to help first-timers discover the joys of fishing at the Calder Pond.

Volunteers will have several educational booths set up. The Shriners will cook fish for the children if they would like. The Benewah County Sheriff’s Office marine officer will talk about water safety and the St. Joe Trail Blazer’s 4-H Club will man a station to make fish print T-shirts.

Your kids not into fishing?

The second annual SuperKid River Run is Saturday.

Registration costs $10 and is available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Cormana Building in City Park.

Children up to 12 years old are eligible. The 1.2 mile course stretches from the Cormana building along Aqua Avenue and back. The registration fee covers the cost of a T-shirt for each child. For more information visit http://www.stjoerivermarathon.com.

Following the race, runners and non-runners are invited to visit Heyburn Elementary School for a children’s carnival organized by the PTO.

Prefer to hit the mountain trails on your ATVs? Maybe Clarkia is the place to be.

Jim Robertson and Eva Hawn, who own J&E Stop in Clarkia, will sponsor the ATV ride. Registration will be at 9 a.m. at the old cedar mill in Clarkia. Concessions will be available before and after the ride.

Last year more than 150 riders participated in the fun run. Hands for the ride cost $10 with additional hands available for $5. First place wins $125 with second and third paying $75 and $50 respectively.

The event will benefit the Benewah County Veterans Memorial.

So much to do and such a great place to be.


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