Racers launch here Saturday

Race fans from around the world will join area residents this weekend for the start of the World Championship Jet Boat races. Racing teams from four countries are set to gather over the next two weeks to race four Idaho rivers. The ten-day event marks the second time St. Maries has been selected as the starting point for the race, and the St. Maries Chamber of Commerce has been working for much of the past year to prepare for the […]

Race the Joe! 2015

It’s race weekend. The weekend kicks off tonight, Friday, with the Show and Shine at the Cormana Building and lower city park in St. Maries. It begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. Racing is Saturday and Sunday. Boats travel from the Idaho Forest Industries Landing to the Calder Bridge. Separate legs will be held at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. each day. The weekend will wrap up Sunday night at the Eagles Lodge with […]

Here We Go: Race the Joe!

Drivers will have another shot to beat the defending champion from last year’s Race the Joe! this weekend at the second annual jet boat race on the St. Joe River. Events begin with a boat show n’ shine and fireworks Friday starting at 6 p.m. followed by races all day Saturday and Sunday (starting at 10 a.m.). The weekend concludes with the awards banquet at 6 p.m. May 25 at the Eagle’s Lodge. Twenty-nine committed race teams are organized into […]

Shoshone County: It’s a go on the Joe

The Shoshone County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a special use permit for the second annual Race the Joe! Tuesday. The decision came after they listened to public testimony for and against the race Jan. 16 during a pubic hearing in Calder. The commissioners agreed that they would consider the impact the event, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, will have on the area. There was concern whether the event would cause problems on an already congested weekend. Twenty-five people attended […]

We’re getting ready

Even though we – and the rest of the country – are getting pummeled with new snow, we’re already starting to think about our spring and summer events. In fact, planning is already underway for the 2014 Race the Joe! jet boat race, now an annual event, that will be held over Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25). Additionally the organizational committee is meeting to begin planning the annual St. Joe River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which will be June […]