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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 21, 2015 

Your day-to-day encounters can mean a lot

Sometimes I can go a whole day without having any personable contact with anyone. Just ask my wife, she will confirm this. But on other days I can have contact with hundreds of people, missing out on an opportunity to influence, lift up or otherwise...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015 

Raider boys on two-game win streak

Raider Boys Basketball won two of three games for the second straight week and began a win streak. Lake Roosevelt had a rough start to last week against the fourth-ranked Okanogan Bulldogs Jan. 13 at...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015 

Wrestlers make strong showing in Rainier

Raider Wrestling travelled to Rainier Jan. 16, for the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial Tournament, where all the Raiders on the trip placed. This annual trip was met with good roads and a good practice on Friday, and Head Coach Steve Hood won the annual...

 
 By John R. McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015 

Lady Raiders basketball team at crossroads

Lady Raider Basketball is at a crossroads after losing two of the last three games. Against Okanogan Jan. 13 at Okanogan, the Lady Raiders struggled against a sluggish Bulldog team. Okanogan jumped...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Heros among us

This is a story of a real account that happened in the Coulee recently. I will change some of the names to protect the innocent. A husband and wife ride together to work every day. Except today the wife will be going alone because her husband is...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 14, 2015

Two wins include OT battle

The Raider boys capped last week with an intense overtime victory at home, one of two wins of the three games played and a lesson in pressure. The week left them at "2-1 overall" and "moving in the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 14, 2015

Lady Raiders in fourth place

The Lady Raiders won two of three games last week to set themselves up in fourth place in Central Washington 2B North standings. At Tonasket Jan. 6, Lake Roosevelt defeated the last-place Tigers, 43-2...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 14, 2015

Wrestlers continue success

Raider wrestlers won 10 of their 11 matches at Wilbur last week, then took home three medals from a tournament, north of Spokane, full of big-school talent. “Another good week of wrestling,” Head Coach Steve Hood said “The guys are working...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Raiders pick up big win, hold own against perennial power

Raider boys basketball found success at the Eagle Holiday Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Spokane Valley, knocking off 2A East Valley and forcing an overtime game against Colfax, a perennial 2B contender. Raider Head Coach Matt Simpson was pleased with the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Wrestlers press ahead ready for the stretch

Raider Wrestling hosted the annual Powerhouse Tourney Dec. 30, then headed south to Warden Jan. 3 for the Jeremiah Schmunk Invitational. At their Powerhouse Tournament, held in the old middle school in Grand Coulee, LR placed 10th out of 11 teams...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Raiders pick up big win, hold own against perennial power

Raider boys basketball found success at the Eagle Holiday Classic on Dec. 29-30 in Spokane Valley, knocking off 2A East Valley and forcing an overtime game against Colfax, a perennial 2B contender. Raider Head Coach Matt Simpson was pleased with the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 7, 2015

Lady Raiders falter at Holiday Classic

The Lady Raiders last week took on the six-time 1B State Champion Colton and Lakeland of Idaho, both at the Eagle Holiday Classic at the West Valley High School gyms in Spokane Valley Dec. 29-30. Lake Roosevelt lost both games. Against Colton, both...

 
 By John Edgecombe Jr    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closuresRural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Things to ponder while pondering about the pond

“I don’t wanna go back to school!” This statement was heard echoing from home to home on Monday as kids struggled to get up and get out the door following the two-week winter break. It was also...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 31, 2014

The goal: seek out people to help

The time of year has come that we must reflect back on the previous year and prepare for the New Year ahead. Resolutions will be made, promises promised and goals set. Reflecting back can be heart breaking and inspiring but it is part of what makes u...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 24, 2014

A young spirit of Christmas

Was I that bad? Was I a spoiled brat? Sometimes in this world of selfishness and entitlement, I see it in our youth and I wonder those very questions. I see kids daily believing that they have a right to everything, no matter if they deserve it or...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 24, 2014

Raider boys now .500 for the season

After losing the first two games of the season, the Raiders rebounded back to .500 by winning both games last week. Both were at home in the Grand Coulee gym. Roof repairs continue at Lake...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 24, 2014

Lady Raiders on three-game win streak

The Lady Raiders picked up two wins in the Grand Coulee gym and are now in a three-game win streak. Head Coach Wallace Pleasants attributes the winning ways in part to what Entiat had shown the Ladies in their loss. He said they had “played...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 24, 2014

Wrestlers continue improvement process

Raider wrestlers earned success at the two outings they travelled to last week. Against the Tonasket Tigers, Oroville, and Pateros the three Raider wrestlers at Tonasket Dec. 17 split their matches 2-2. Octavio Alejandre and Oscar Pakootas won...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 17, 2014

Find peace in the Silent Night

Sometimes during the hustle and bustle of this time of year we must pause. (OK, let’s pretend there is a dramatic 20-second silence right here) Sit back, relax, take a breath and let it soak in a second. That happened to me this weekend. Let me fil...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014

Wrestling adjusts to gym situation, keeps on wrestling

Raider Wrestling had to move its Dec. 10 home mixer to the Grand Coulee middle school gym, but at least the move was made easier by new mats the wrestling program received through a donation by the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014

Lady Raiders take down Liberty Bell Cougars

The Lady Raiders had an interesting week. The Dec. 9 game against Liberty Bell was rescheduled for Jan. 22nd. Then the home game Dec. 11 against Oroville was cancelled and will not be settled until...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    December 17, 2014

Raiders lose in Warden

The Lake Roosevelt boys basketball team had been scheduled to play three games this past week, but instead one was rescheduled, one is up in the air, and the Raiders lost to Warden in the only game played. A Dec. 9 road trip to Liberty Bell has been...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    December 10, 2014

Those red, green and white traditions

By now most of you have climbed into the attic or sunk into the depths of the basement to haul out those boxes of treasured relics. No, I am not talking about the 1965 baseball card set you inherited or the prom dress from your first prom. I am...

 
 By Jaimie Woo    Opinion    December 10, 2014

The country has spoken: time to change direction on tax extenders

While the dust is still settling from the mid-term elections and the pundits are trying to figure out what it all means, the American people have made their collective voices heard and delivered a message that they do not like the country’s...

 

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