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 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 21, 2018 

With year-round commitment, Horn family produces state champs

The Horn family has an interesting family tradition: producing state champions in wrestling. There have been four state champions from the Horn family so far: Jason, Jake, Kodie, and Kaleb, creating...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 21, 2018 

Colville Tribal members vote against changing name

Colville tribal members have voted 1630-296 in a recent referendum to keep the name “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation,” a Feb. 8 press release stated. The referendum vote is advisory, meaning the council could still change the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 21, 2018 

Wanna wrassle!

The tradition continues. Two Raider wrestlers answered the question that has been hanging over the team all year: “Who’s next?” The Raider wrestling team has put on a streak of state champs for...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 21, 2018 

Horn, Nichols win state wrestling championships

In a grand finale for Lake Roosevelt's wrestling season, two Raiders took state championships, the first time in school history for two top wins at the Mat Classic in Tacoma in the same year. Kaleb...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 21, 2018 

Lady Raiders finish districts with a pair of close losses, prepare for regionals

The Lady Raiders, competing at the Central Washington 2B District 5-6 Tournament, suffered two close losses over the weekend, first to White Swan and then to Tri-Cities Prep. Now the Lady Raiders are...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 21, 2018 

Raiders finish season at district tournament

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders basketball team finished their season with a win and a loss at districts last weekend in the District 5-6 2B tournament. Playing in Granger on Feb. 16, the Raiders defeated...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 14, 2018

Dam spillage due to minor generator maintenance

The Grand Coulee Dam spilled water over the top last week due to anticipation of spring runoff, combine with minor maintenance being performed on a generator. "Inflows into Lake Roosevelt are up...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 14, 2018

Proctor leaving PBR for a big, new goal

Grand Coulee's native son, Shane Proctor, who has made a name for himself riding bulls, is leaving the Professional Bull Riders to pursue another long-held goal. Turning 33 in March, Proctor figures...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day

It would be a huge mistake for me to let a day go by when the paper comes out on Valentine’s Day and not write about my love. Plus, it is a huge opportunity for brownie points. Oh, by the way, this very paper wrote about us way back then; “Fire...

 

Lady Raiders upset Brewster on two-win weekend

In a tremendous upset, the Lady Raiders defeated the top-seeded Brewster Lady Bears Saturday at the District 5-6 2B tournament to clinch a spot in regionals next week. The victory came the day after...

 

Raiders split games, play Waterville on Friday

The Raider basketball team split their districts games this weekend, defeating Walla Walla Valley Academy before losing to Kittitas. The boys play Waterville on Friday. In Grandview on Feb. 9, the Rai...

 

With three regional champs, Raiders sending eight to state

Three Raider wrestlers took regional championships last weekend, and the team secured enough placers to register eight for the Mat Classic state meet in Tacoma this week. Lake Roosevelt wrestlers competed in regionals last weekend, producing three...

 

Future Business Leaders of America qualify for state

Somebody has to lead the future of American business, and some of those somebodies could be Lake Roosevelt students in the after-school club called Future Business Leaders of America, which is sending...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 7, 2018

Quiet preferred

Dave Simms (foreground) and Pat Belt, both of the Waterville area, and Dick Jennings (middle), of Coulee Dam, all chose Crescent Bay as the place to go in order to get out of the house and break...

 

Lawmakers still grappling with court mandated education funding

Despite the passage of last year’s bipartisan agreement to fully fund K-12 public education with a property tax hike, the state Legislature is still wrestling over the issue as school leaders across the state say the changes will hurt their...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 7, 2018

Love: what does it look like?

When we were growing up we correlated love with a valentine or a girlfriend or boyfriend. The nervousness, anxiety and excitement that came with receiving or getting a little Scooby Doo card with red...

 

Raiders seeded fourth into postseason with flashy finish

After trailing Waterville most of the night Thursday in Coulee Dam, the Raiders willed themselves back into the game in the fourth quarter, stunning the Shockers 53-50, and setting Lake Roosevelt up...

 

Wins send Ladies to district

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders defeated both Waterville and Soap Lake last week to finish the regular season with an 11-5 league record, 11-9 overall. However the ladies are ranked only fifth in the...

 

Raiders wrestle at subregionals, district tournaments

Raider boys wrestled in their district tournament in Oroville, and the Lady Raider wrestler at subregionals in Warden, last weekend, and every Raider wrestler placed and moves onto the regionals round, including first-placers Kaleb Horn, Tony...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 31, 2018

Senior Profile: Chasity Williams

I recently sat down with one of my all-time favorite ladies, Lake Roosevelt senior Chasity “All-star” Williams to talk about how things are going. Chasity has one of the biggest, best smiles and...

 

Raiders win two of four in busy week

This Raiders chalked up two league victories, a loss in league, plus a non-league loss last week, defeating the Tonasket Tigers, losing to the Omak Pioneers, defeating the Bridgeport Mustangs, and...

 

Ladies go two for four, vying for postseason seed

The Lady Raiders had a busy week, defeating the Tigers, losing a close one to Omak in a non-league game, demolishing Bridgeport, and losing to Brewster. Hosting the Tonasket Lady Tigers on Jan. 23,...

 

Raider wrestlers mix and match at home, get ready for districts tourney

The league mix and match was held in Coulee Dam on Saturday, with all six teams from the Central Washington 2B league in attendance: Lake Roosevelt, Oroville, Tonasket, Brewster, Pateros, and Liberty...

 
 By Josh Kelety    News    January 31, 2018

Lawmakers still grappling with court mandated education funding

Despite the passage of last year’s bipartisan agreement to fully fund K-12 public education with a property tax hike, the state Legislature is still wrestling over the issue as school leaders across the state say the changes will hurt their... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 24, 2018

Local effects of the federal government shutdown explored

Most of the federal government shutdown at midnight on Friday, before reopening on Monday night, raising the question of how our local-area federal agencies were affected, and how they would be affected in the event of another shutdown. Lynne Broughe...

 

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