Timber Plus seeks grant for St. Joe riverfront docks

A grant for new docks at Aqua Park awaits approval. Timber Plus submitted the grant application to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Jan. 26. If approved, a total of $210,000 of the $230,000 estimated cost for the construction and installation of new docks will be covered, according to Kristi Scott, Economic Development Director for Timber Plus. The project has been targeted by Timber Plus because new docks would make the park safer to use. Also, Aqua Park provides […]

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 […]

First Friday Art Walk Tonight

A long-time teacher and coach has managed to turn a hobby into a thriving business. As retirement approached, Mitch Santos knew he’d need some way to supplement his income. So he got to work building a business. The business he chose just so happened to involve woodworking, a craft that he found that he not only had talent for, but also enjoyed. Mr. Santos moved to St. Maries in 1977 to teach. For 34 years he taught high school science […]

Fourth Annual Run Attracts Out-of-Staters

With more than half of the currently registered runners coming from out of state, next weekend’s St. Joe River Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K has the potential to be the most traveled-to event in its history. “We have people coming from Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, New York, Alaska and even Hawaii,” marathon committee member Devon Barta said. “It is exciting to see people participating from so far away.” The race has been a popular draw since its inception in 2011 […]

Another near perfect summer weekend on tap

What have you got on tap this weekend? How about spending it in St. Maries? This weekend, you may want to visit the St. Joe Valley Show-n-Shine in City Park, the Summer Sucks snowmobile grass drags out in Meadhowhurst or perhaps the Fly-in at the St. Maries Municipal Airport. But no matter what your interest it would be hard to find a place with nicer people or more beautiful scenery. Take advantage of our beautiful St. Joe River to cool […]

You won’t want to miss this!

Are you ready for some fun? St. Maries area is packed with activities Saturday and Sunday with the fourth annual Summer Sucks Grass Drags and the 25th Annual St. Joe Valley Car Club Show-n-Shine Saturday. For 25 years the club’s volunteers have put together an event that makes St. Maries shine as classic cars fill City Park. The club grills a pretty terrific burger topped with their famous their grilled mushrooms and onions. The weather is going to be hot […]

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 […]

Register for the St. Joe River Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 5k Today!

Gleaming jet boats, boasting high-powered engines, have arrived in St. Maries and all the talk is of the races, the boats and the events surrounding the first annual Race the Joe! But in the excitement and hubbub of the jet boats, don’t forget to register for the third annual St. Joe River Marathon June 9 in St. Maries. The registration deadline to receive a shirt is Monday, May 20. However, runners can register through race day. http://www.stjoerivermarathon.com/registration.html Not a runner? […]

The race is on!

The first annual Race the Joe! Jet boat races is on and organizers are expecting to draw thousands of people to St. Maries. Don’t miss out! Racing doesn’t start until Saturday at 10 a.m. but the four-day event launches with a racer meet-and greet Thursday at Harvest Foods. Organizers expect 20 teams to be in St. Maries for the event. The St. Maries race is the second of three included in the USA Jet River Racing Series this year. The […]