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 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

Wait for me!

The world is changing at a fast pace, making it difficult to keep up and even more difficult to know what it all means for us and our children and grandchildren. Only a generation ago, 60 percent of college students in American colleges were men....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 24, 2017 

Let's get unplugged for a moment

Recently, two girls at Lake Roosevelt High School sat in the cafeteria during lunch. They had been having a really good discussion as they munched on their chow of choice when one of them looked up at the other eaters in the room. They were amazed...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017 

Softball ends season at regionals

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders finished their season at the regional level in Ephrata on Saturday in losses against Kittitas and Tri-Cities Prep. Against Kittitas, LR lost 14-4 in five innings. Against Tri-Cities prep, down 11-1 in the bottom of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017 

Raider tennis season over

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt tennis squad competed in the district tournament in Omak last week, where their season ended. All five LR competitors lost, facing stiff competition from A schools at the tournament held at Omak High School and the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017 

Five Raider track athletes compete at 2B districts

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the 2B District 5/6 Championships in Quincy on Friday. “The Raiders put up a great effort as they closed out their season,” remarked Head Coach Lori Adkins. “The experience...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Hardware bear gets famous

A bear who visited Coulee Hardware has received some national attention. The bear, reported to police as being in Coulee Hardware’s outside, fenced-in storage area at 8:53 p.m. on May 6, had escaped the area by the time police arrived. Soon...

 
 By Anna Johnson    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Rural America deserves a champion

The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during his early days in office. However, we...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Miracles happen daily

In a world where turmoil, drama and entertainment seem to grab the front page, top stories and flood our cyber space, I was reminded over the weekend that miracles still surround us. A blooming flower, an egg hatching, planets in orbit and other...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 17, 2017

Lady Raiders softball team heads to regional competition

The Lady Raiders will compete in the regional tournament after having defeated the Tonasket Tigers last Saturday to take third place in District 6. Following a 13-2 loss at home to Liberty Bell on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 17, 2017

Cousins will go to state for Raider golf

The Raiders are sending sophomore cousins Darin Whiteman and Derek Whiteman to state, following a match in Oroville last week and the district tournament in Yakima. Derek Whiteman will attend as an alternate because Darin beat him by one stroke. In O...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 17, 2017

Five tennis players to head to regionals

Following their May 9 girls’ victory and boys’ loss against Oroville, the Lake Roosevelt Raiders competed at the district tournament in Omak on Friday and Saturday, where five Raider tennis players qualified to compete at the regional level on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 17, 2017

Several Raiders qualify for district

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders competed at the CWB League Championship meet in Tonasket on May 10, and several Raiders qualified to compete at the district championship in Quincy on Friday. Traey Clark...

 

Okanogan PUD leading us down the river to ruin

In spite of all the economic factors pointing in the opposite direction, our Okanogan PUD is pushing ahead with the electrification of Enloe Dam. This decision has no basis in reality and defies common sense. The estimated construction cost of $42.5...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 10, 2017

The experience of Colorama

I have vivid memories of our local festival. The week-long wait as a child drove all the kids crazy. Watching day by day as carnival rides showed up and slowly erected themselves into something magical and astounding. Seeing trucks pulling horse...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 10, 2017

Updated: Lady Raiders softball humble Waterville, get ready for playoffs

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders girls' softball team defeated the Waterville Lady Shockers last week to finish their regular season, then lost to the Liberty Bell Lady Mountain Lions 13-2 on May 9 in the first round of districts. The Lady Raiders ove...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 10, 2017

Raiders stop just short of playoffs in baseball, losing to Soap Lake

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders baseball team narrowly missed the playoffs after losing 5-3 to the Soap Lake Eagles May 4. Lake Roosevelt, Soap Lake, and Tonasket competed in a three-way tiebreaker on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 10, 2017

Golf competes at Lake Woods

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders golf team competed at the Lake Woods Golf Course in Bridgeport on May 2, where they played the nine-hole course twice starting from different tee boxes the second time around. “Oroville has a strong, experienced team and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 10, 2017

Track competes in Bridgeport Inv.

Keianna Vera set a personal record with her javelin throw of 91 feet, 7 inches as the Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed in Bridgeport on Friday to compete in their invitational. “The weather deteriorated late in the meet and the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 10, 2017

Tennis defeats Wilbur, loses to Tonasket

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders tennis team defeated Wilbur-Creston-Keller on the road, then again at home, before losing at home against Tonasket last week. On May 2 in Wilbur, the Raider boys won 5-0 and the girls 4-1 against the Wilbur-Creston-Keller...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 10, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 3, 2017

Track competes in Peshastin

The Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the Rieke Invitational in Peshastin on Friday. “Traey Clark came up big with personal records set in the sprints,” said Head Coach Lori Adkins. Clark ran the 100-meter dash in 12.14 seconds,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 3, 2017

Tennis loses to Liberty Bell, Okanogan

This past week the Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis team lost at home against the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions, then travelled to Okanogan where they lost to the Bulldogs. Against Liberty Bell, the boys...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 3, 2017

Raider golfers win twice

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders golf team competed on their home course at Banks Lake on Wednesday and Thursday last week, with LR being the team medalist each time and producing the individual medalist....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 3, 2017

Updated: Ladies keep on winning

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders softball team continues to win, defeating both the Waterville Lady Shockers and the Soap Lake Lady Eagles this past week, putting their league win-loss record at 14-2...

 

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