Let’s Get Muddy!

The annual Muddy Butt is Sunday, May 4 and officially launches the St. Joe Cycle Club’s racing season. The race is at Xmas Hills Recreational Area, just southeast of St. Maries. The event is free for spectators and open to the public. But those who plan to go to the race might want to give themselves extra time; new insurance requirements call for everyone who attends – both riders and spectators – to sign a liability waiver and wear a […]

Another sign of Spring!

Get ready for the first race of the season Sunday, when the St. Joe Cycle Club kick-starts its season with the Muddy Butt race. More than 200 riders are expected to participate in the annual motorcycle race at the beautiful Xmas Hills Recreation area 2 miles south of St. Maries. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the races begin with children/youth on smaller bikes at 9:30 a.m. followed by the adult race. The St. Maries Kiwanis Club will start serving […]

Another sign of spring…

The St. Joe Cycle Club’s 2013 schedule is set! The local motorcycle club organizes several rides and races each year at Xmas Hills, in the long-established recreation area two miles from of St. Maries. The season starts out with the Muddy Butt races May 5. Mud will be flying and bikers sliding in this early-season race. By the time the Chuck Compton Memorial June 9 the course should a bit dryer, but no one is making any promises. Rain or […]

It’s the weekend we’ve been waiting for!

After months of work, of planning, of training, the St. Joe Marathon weekend is finally here! But before Sunday’s big race is the super kids first annual SuperKid River Run. The 1.2 mi. run is sponsored by the St. Joe River Marathon committee and is a great way to be active. Children to 12 years old can register online or before 9:30 a.m. the morning of the race. And the best part . . .  ice cream at the finish […]

Summer is so, so close!

This weekend, May 19 and May 20, is stacking up to be a big weekend in St. Maries! Benewah Community Hospital’s health fair begins early Saturday morning in the recently completed hospital tower. From 7 to 10 a.m. the hospital is offering discounted lab tests and various free services. Yes, I said FREE services. It’s a great opportunity to take care of yourself at a price that is easy on the pocket. The hospital has organized similar health fairs annually […]

Oh glorious spring!!

Springtime is a great time to visit St. Maries! Wow! Spring is finally here. Not just the weather, or the trees and their sprouting leaves, or the blooming shrubs and flowers, and longer days, but several events in and around St. Maries are sure signs that spring has arrived. One event is the opening of the Hughes House next week. Near downtown St. Maries, the Hughes House is a historic log home at 528 Main Avenue. It serves as a […]

Mark your calendars: St. Maries is just getting started

Although we’re all still reeling over the excitement of hosting the Toyota-Weaver Seed World Jet Boat Race Championships, we also know that the fun is just beginning. Summer is kind of our thing, and we do it in spectacular fashion from now through September. With no breaks, no timeouts and definitely no slowing down. Next up for us are our motocross racing events that kicks off when summer officially does, Memorial Day Weekend. Registration for the second annual St. Joe […]