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 By Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal    Opinion    April 22, 2015 

"Ferguson" doesn't represent most law officers

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to a group of teenagers who were part of a scouting organization. The first question I asked was, “What do you think of when you think of the police?” A 17-year-old boy raised his hand and said,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 22, 2015 

Is Aprils Fool's Day all month long?

Over the past month, a few funny things have happened. Well, to be honest, at the time it was not funny at all. Remember when our parents used to say, “Someday you will look back at this moment and laugh.” Well they were right, like they mostly...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Baseball beats Manson, loses to Okanogan

Raider baseball started last week with a 13-3 win over the Manson Trojans in Coulee Dam. It wasn't a forgone conclusion. Manson held the Raiders scoreless for two innings from their 4-1 deficit in...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Raider track continues to see improvement

Raider track saw another successful day April 18 at the Quincy Invitational, where the good weather helped many to a great performance. “Every time an athlete performed, they achieved a season-best and many set personal records,” Head Coach Lori...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Golf continues to swing away

Raider Golf continues to grow with the season as the young golfers gain experience. Eighth-grader Darin Whiteman impressed Head Coach Steve Files on April 15 at Oroville by shooting a 102 and finishing third overall on the 18-hole course. Coach...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Lady Raiders defeat Manson, lose to Okanogan

The Lady Raider softball team defeated Manson last week by 10 runs, then suffered that fate twice against Okanogan on Saturday. At Grand Coulee, Lake Roosevelt defeated the Manson Trojans by 33-23 in a long game Thursday. Sean Garvin pitched one...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 22, 2015 

Tennis had long week

The Raiders faced strong winds and tough tennis opponents last week, in two matches at home and one at White Swan. Lake Roosevelt didn’t win a match against the White Swan Cougars, but Head Coach Steve Archer said he was pleased with the...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Things to ponder on tax day

Happy April 15th. Today is Tax Day and is the day we are required to give an account of our earnings to the IRS tax collectors. A lot will be written by the media and a lot will be said by the politicians about this but I am sure that a couple...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 15, 2015

A too-late letter to dear Grandma

First of all, I am so sorry. Sorry I never came to try and fix our relationship. I will carry that burden now for the rest of my life. But most of all, I am sorry that we did not get to say goodbye to each other. Know this if nothing else: I still...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 15, 2015

Raiders win one of four over spring break

The Raiders played four baseball games over spring break, winning one against the Colton Wildcats. They hosted the Brewster Bears for a doubleheader at Greene Field April 7, then Big Bend Community College April 9, “hosted” Colton in a...

 
 By Dan Johnson    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Re: "They're de-populating Eastern Washington humans" (Letters from Our Readers, 3/25/15)

Please Star Newspaper...do some fact checking. Wolves have never been re introduced to our state, and Grizzly Bears won’t stay in the Columbia Basin for too long before they head for the Rocky Mountains. (ps...wolves have returned by migrating...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Easter Revelations

This past weekend and the week leading up to Easter was a revealing week for me. My wife and I took part in some long lasting traditions that have been around for thousands of years. All were eye opening and shined a spotlight on my past mistakes,...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Lady Raiders hit rough stretch

Last week was rough for the Lady Raiders, who took on the Almira/Coulee-Hartline Warriors March 31 and the Brewster Bears on Saturday. Both very successful teams proved to be a handful for Lake...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Raiders defeat Warriors

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline twice on March 31 at Greene Field in Coulee Dam. In the first game, the Raiders 10-runned the Warriors to win early by the mercy rule. But in the second game, the Raiders...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Raider tennis girls keep on winning

Raider tennis girls’ singles stayed on a winning streak last week, defeating Liberty Bell at home March 31 and Oroville on April 2, also at home. “The girls continued to dominate at first, second and third singles,” Head Coach Steve Archer...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 8, 2015

Track continues to build for season

Raider Track competed in its first two-meet week with a meet at Tonasket March 31, then in Deer Park April 3. “The Raider boys scored well in the sprints and throws,” Head Coach Lori Adkins said. “The team aspect of Track & Field was deep in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Mud puddles

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for my family, and after talking to a few other people, they too have been going through some trials and tribulations. Then after the big wind storm that swept through the area, followed by an inspir...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Raiders defeat Manson

The Raiders dominated the diamond in Coulee Dam Thursday, taking down the Manson Trojans 13-3 in Lake Roosevelt’s only contest of the week. Raider Baseball had been scheduled to play four games last week. But their Tuesday game against Liberty...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Lady Raiders pick up first win

The Lady Raiders racked up positive stats in a home win last week, but rescheduled two other games they’d been set to play in Grand Coulee. They were able to play the Trojans of Manson on Thursday, when they picked up their first win of the new...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Raider golfers to work on consistency

Raider golf started Thursday with a home opening match against Omak. In girls’ competition, Jonell Denchel won the match for Lake Roosevelt, shooting a 62. The medalists for the boys in the match were Cameron D. of Omak and Brandon A. of Omak....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Track improves at Colville

Two Raiders placed at the Ezra Gordon Invitational last Saturday in Colville, and many others showed positive improvements. Two Lake Roosevelt shot put throwers laid their claims to podiums in the meet, one girl and one boy. Octavio Alejandre took ho...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 1, 2015

Raider tennis scores winning week

Raider Tennis competed in three matches last week with a great deal of success. “They are all very competitive and regularly push each other at practices to improve,” Head Coach Steve Archer said. “I am hopeful that each week we will continue t...

 
 By Dow Constantine Susan Johnson    Opinion    March 25, 2015

After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality healthcare coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 25, 2015

Forts: the forgotten practice

Remember the fort. Ours was in the middle of a bunch of sagebrush out by the bird hills. OK, some of you are saying, where the heck is the bird hills? Well, we locals know that out along the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015

Raider baseball opens with two wins

The Raiders came home from a double header in Bridgeport Saturday with two wins. Lake Roosevelt was challenged in the first game, with the Mustangs scoring seven runs, but in the end outscored them by two in the 9-7 LR win. In the second game, the...

 

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