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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 22, 2017 

Local organizations help the needy

The spirit of giving can be found in different areas of our community. Just a few examples include giving presents to children in poverty, food to the hungry, coats and winter clothes to children in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 22, 2017 

Baptized

There are those moments in everyone’s life that you can look back upon and realize the importance of a pivotal decision. Two young ladies made those decisions this weekend and it made me think back...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

Assembly connects vets and students

Veterans young and old shared some of their thoughts about serving in the military with a gym packed with students as Lake Roosevelt Schools held their annual veterans' assembly last Thursday....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 15, 2017

More antelope released on reservation

In a joint effort between the Colville Tribes and the Nevada Department of Wildlife, 98 more pronghorn antelope have been released on the Colville Indian Reservation, the second time the animal was...

 

Raiders season ends after loss in Davenport

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders' season ended with a 7-3 win-loss record after losing to the Davenport Gorillas in Davenport on Friday in the first round of state playoffs. The Raiders couldn't get...

 

Twenty-two Raiders named to all-league honors

A total of 22 Raiders and Lady Raiders made it onto the Central Washington 2B All League selection, an honor for athleticism, including Sean Garvin who was named player of the year for volleyball. In...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 8, 2017

Local marijuana retailer presents at chamber

B Street Bud, Grand Coulee's marijuana shop, has now been in operation since New Year's Day 2016, and has to follow a lot of rules in their line of business. Employee Sean Luna spoke to the Grand...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 8, 2017

Growing up, Raiders and conversation

This weekend was jam packed with sports, emergencies and some really good impromptu conversations with strangers and friends. Here are the highlights. Raider football is headed to the state playoffs....

 

Raiders defeat Kittitas, progress to first round of state

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team defeated Kittitas in Coulee Dam on Friday in the districts crossover tournament, sending the now 7-2 Raiders to the first round of the state tournament. The Ki...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 1, 2017

State tests river water monthly

Eiko Urmos-Berry, of the state Department of Ecology, pulls up water samples with a long rope dangling from the bridge in Coulee Dam. It's a sunny fall day, and her orange high-vis vest matches the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 1, 2017

Gems in the Coulee: Sheila Darnold

If you know her, then you already know she goes way beyond what an average secretary does. If you don’t, then you have not had a child go through the school system in the last, well, a lot of years. Sheila Darnold’s work ethic is beyond superb....

 

Raiders defeat Tonasket for chance at state berth

The Raider football team defeated the Tigers in a nailbiter in Tonasket on Friday, securing a hometown advantage for the Raiders, who play Kittitas Friday in Coulee Dam for a crossover game, the winne...

 

Cross country wraps up season

The Raider cross country team ran at the district meet in Wenatchee Oct. 25, with the Raider runners coming up a little too short to qualify for state. With the top 28 out of 88 runners qualifying for state for the boys, and the top seven out of 42...

 

Soccer ends season with improved record

The Lady Raider soccer team defeated Oroville before losing to Brewster and Bridgeport last week. The games wrap up the Lady Raiders' 2017 season. The Lady Raiders defeated the Oroville Lady Hornets...

 

LR volleyball season ends at district

Lady Raider volleyball lost to Soap Lake in their last regular season game, before losing in the district tournament to Tonasket and Kittitas. After a 5-0 start to their season, the Lady Raiders have suffered a recent string of bad luck, losing...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 25, 2017

Passion and belief

I recently had to write a recommendation letter for a young man in our community that has been nominated for an award. Part of the criteria was to write about his “Passion and Belief.” That got...

 

Small Mustang team didn't stand a chance against Raiders

The Raiders took on the Bridgeport Mustangs on Friday in Coulee Dam, winning in a 50-3 blowout. A first-quarter fumble recovery from Raider Tony Marchand led to quarterback Hunter Whitelaw running in...

 

Volleyball drops two as district play approaches

Lady Raider volleyball lost to Tonasket then Brewster this past week, losing their team captain to an injury in the process. In Tonasket on Oct. 19, LR lost three sets to one to the Lady Tigers. In...

 

New basketball coaches hired for LR

Lake Roosevelt High School's boys' basketball program is getting a new head basketball coach and assistant basketball coach. Jeremy Crollard, who also teaches fourth grade at Lake Roosevelt...

 

LR soccer

Lady Raider soccer played Brewster and Oroville on the road this past week, losing 7-1 to Brewster, and 2-0 to Oroville. The Lady Raiders’ win-loss record is 3-6 in the league, 4-7 overall, ranked fifth out of seven teams, just behind Bridgeport...

 

Raiders compete at cross country league meet

Raider cross country traveled to Liberty Bell for the league championship meet. LR's top finisher for the boys was Kyle Edmo, who placed 12th out of 70 runners with a finishing time of 19 minutes and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 18, 2017

Volunteers restore rock work along Candy Point Trail

A solid piece of local history got cleaned up and clarified last weekend so people can enjoy and use it more in the present as volunteers from across the state continued work on the Candy Point Trail...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 18, 2017

Crosswalkers and other stuff

I do believe it is still a law to stop for people in crosswalks. On Monday morning I stopped for a couple that was standing in a crosswalk in Coulee Dam. They started to cross when the truck behind me gunned the gas to go around me. He sped by right...

 

Raider Football defeats Eagles in Soap Lake

The Raiders raided Soap Lake last Friday, where they plucked the Eagle football squad with a final score of 26-14. With the Raiders leading 14-0 at the half, the Eagles tried to make a comeback,...

 

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