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 By Cindy Jayne    Opinion    October 22, 2014 

Everyone made a difference in successful year

All of the members of American Legion Post 157 in Electric City would like to thank everyone who helped to support our annual Summer Yard Sale event, this year. For all of those who donated items, all who came out to buy items, and all of the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 22, 2014 

Gems in the Coulee - Cathy Krohn

If you have been around the high school the last few years you know why this lady is a “gem.” If you have not, well let me throw some names at you: Rose Butterfly, Rebecca Hunt, Tiffany Peone, Leland Wellons, Craig Nissen, Kacey Palmer Ankney,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 22, 2014 

Cross country tunes up for league race

Raider Cross Country runners ran their last tune-up race at the Oroville Invitational Oct. 18, when nearly the entire team broke personal records. "Both Girls and Boys ran strong races and are...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 22, 2014 

Lady Raiders split week, need help to make district

The Lady Raiders lost at home to the Bridgeport Fillies Oct. 14 in a four-game match that featured many close scores. LR and Bridgeport both made mistakes that allowed the other team to stay in or win games. In the first game of the match, the Fillie...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 22, 2014 

Cougars faster than Raiders

White Swan attacked early and often to cruise to a victory over the Raiders at White Swan Oct 17, pushing the score by halftime to 42-0. Lake Roosevelt scored all their points in the fourth quarter. The loss drops LR to a 1-5 overall win-loss record...

 
 By Jon Lane    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Dano involved in community

I have known Garth Dano and his family since they first moved to Moses Lake. I consider Garth one of my very special friends. Garth and his family have been involved in many community activities. They were instrumental in building Neppel Park, have...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 15, 2014

Family, bucks and familiar ground

It is a rare occurrence that four family members can go on an expedition in the sage brush that surrounds us and come out with smiles. Yes, it was opening day for rifle deer season and I was out...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 15, 2014

Ladies snap losing streak

Lady Raider Volleyball split its matches last week. At home Oct. 7, Lake Roosevelt faced a Liberty Bell team they had defeated back in September, but the rematch turned into a Mt. Lion victory 3 games to 1. “It was disappointing to lose to LB in...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 15, 2014

CC boys take second at Omak

Raider boys' cross country had a successful day at Omak Oct. 7, taking second out of seven teams. "The boys team ran very strong, placing second to Cascade while defeating four other schools," Head Co...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 15, 2014

Vikings spoil Raider homecoming

In the first meeting between the Raiders and the Mabton Vikings, the Vikings came out the victors. Mabton defeated LR 32-0. “Mabton was clearly the more physical team tonight,” Head Coach Steve Files said. “We are capable of playing better, and...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Vote: It's your right and freedom

OK, most of the time I would veer away from politics here in my column, but I think, (No, I know) that this election coming in November is important. There are a lot of offices and issues on the ballot and the voice of the people needs to be heard...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 8, 2014

Ladies struggle with league leaders

Lady Raider Volleyball lost both matches last week to Central Washington 2B North leaders Brewster and Okanogan. Lake Roosevelt now owns a 2-5 win-loss record in league play and 3-5 overall. Looking...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 8, 2014

Cross Country records many PRs at CAN-AM

Raider Cross Country returned to race action on October 4th at Kettle Falls where they ran in the CAN-AM Invitational hosted by Colville High School with 20 other schools in attendance. Eleven Raider boys and four girls competed in the races on...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 8, 2014

Raiders defeated by Cougars

Lake Roosevelt dropped its Central Washington 2B South opener at Warden Oct. 3 by the score of 38-7. The loss puts the Raiders at a 1-3 overall win-loss record and 0-1 in CWL 2B South play. The Cougars, said Raider Head Coach Steve Files, are “ a...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 1, 2014

Tis the Season

Yep, tis the season. Hunting season that is. Sorry ladies, (unless you are one of those ladies who don the camouflage and belly crawl in the dirt just like, or better than, the fellas do). So if you...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 1, 2014

Raiders pick up first win of 2014

In front of a sparse home crowd on Sept. 26, the Raiders won their first game of the season, holding off the Bridgeport Mustangs, 21-20. “Great team win for the Raiders,” Raider Head Coach Steve Files said. “We were tough, resilient, and...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    October 1, 2014

Ladies hit three-match losing streak

The Lady Raiders lost both their volleyball matches last week to Manson and Tonasket. Both losses were in four games, 3-1. The loss to Bridgeport Sept. 18 put the Lady Raiders on a three-match losing...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 24, 2014

When the circus came to town

Traditions are important but sometimes when one fades away it isn’t till it is long gone that you wish, somehow, it was still around to enjoy. As I think back to some of the Coulee traditions as a kid, I start to wonder, “What happened to...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 24, 2014

Cross country opens with two-race week

Raider Cross Country had a delayed start to the 2014 season as Moses Lake cancelled their Sept. 12 invitational. Instead, the Raider cross country team started at Bridgeport Sept. 16 with a 2.2-mile...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 24, 2014

Lady Raiders split matches

Lady Raider Volleyball picked up its third win a row Sept. 16 at home against Oroville. “It was our first home game, the girls were pretty excited and a little nervous playing at home,” Head Coach Nate Piturachsatit said. “Once the nerves...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 24, 2014

Raider football lose non-league game to Soap Lake

The Raiders faced, but fell to, the Eagles in Soap Lake last Friday in a non-league football game. LR was unsuccessful in bringing home the first win of 2014 as Soap Lake defeated the Raiders, 26-12. “We had our moments, but for the most part...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 17, 2014

The crown jewel: Lake Roosevelt School

As you read this, the new Lake Roosevelt School is open, and kids kindergarten through 12th grade are already walking the halls. Let me say this: It was a very emotional week as past teachers,...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 17, 2014

Lady Raiders win two matches

Lady Raider Volleyball had a successful travel week, beating both Liberty Bell and Soap Lake. “We have been working hard on the mental game of volleyball, playing through adversity, and they have done exactly that,” Head Coach Nate Piturachsatit...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    September 17, 2014

Raiders lose season opener 37-6

LR Football opened their 2014 season Friday night at home against the 0-1 Tonasket Tigers, as some Raiders had to step up to fill starting roles because of ineligibility or injuries. "I thought we...

 
 By Jennifer Varenchik    Opinion    September 10, 2014

This mascot skews reality about the first people

Until recently, I never really paid much attention to the Native American mascot issue.  “It’s not my fight,” I thought. I live in Los Angeles County, home of the largest urban Native American and Alaska Native population in the United...

 

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