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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016 

New pharmacy projected for 2017

Grand Coulee Dam area residents may soon have a second option for where they pick up their prescription drugs. Coulee Medical Center expects to have a new retail pharmacy up and running by early 2017, according to Jonathan Owens, chief executive...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016 

CMC planning new daycare center for employees

Coulee Medical Center has “every intention” of building a daycare center for their employees, according to Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Owens. Completion of the project is anticipated for May or June 2017, at the latest, Owens told his board...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 30, 2016 

Nespelem Elementary students don their lab coats

Students at Nespelem Elementary received a hands-on science experience from chemical engineers from Washington State University last week. Doctor Seu Ha, an immigrant from Korea, received his...

 
 By Joe Bialek    Opinion    November 30, 2016 

Proposing a compromise on the Electoral College

The framers of the US Constitution created the Electoral College as a result of a compromise for the presidential election process. During the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state’s...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 30, 2016 

Your Story Part 1

It starts with a question. That question can be difficult for some to answer, or for others it can release the flood gates of time and you end up knowing everything about them. A simple question, “What’s your story?” can require a person to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 23, 2016

New playground opened for Nespelem Elementary School

Nespelem Elementary opened up a new playground on Tuesday when student Feather Fry cut the ceremonial ribbon and the children rushed to play with the colorful new equipment. The playground, which...

 
 By Joan Green    Opinion    November 23, 2016

Grateful for a good (local) campaign

Aren’t we all so grateful that this fiasco of an election year is over! For those young people who were experiencing their first presidential election, please don’t be turned off by all of it. The media has stated “never in our history have we...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 23, 2016

Who's Next?

Wrestling is a dedication sport. It is not always about the wins and losses and skill level. It is about the dedication you put into yourself and the time you’re willing to put in to be the best. How much are you willing to sacrifice? This time of...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 16, 2016

Remembering the Musings

I read in last week’s paper of the passing of Reg Morgan. To say the least, I am a little heartbroken to hear of this. On these very pages, week after week, Reg wrote about fishing, hunting, travel and the occasional stray pet as he let you in on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 16, 2016

Raiders lose in playoffs to NWC Crusaders

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders fell in the first round of the state playoffs to the Northwest Christian Crusaders 48-16 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane Friday night. The Crusaders will go on to face the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 16, 2016

Raiders elected to All-League

The Central Washington B football league nominated their “All-League” players last week, with 14 Lake Roosevelt Raiders making the cut, including eight first-team selections, five second-team selections, and one honorable mention. The coaches in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 16, 2016

Ladies named to All-League

Seven Lady Raiders were named to the Central Washington B league’s All-League teams, four from soccer, and three from volleyball. In soccer, sophomore midfielder Loryn Moore made All-League First Team, senior defender Maya Milk made Second Team,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 9, 2016

What is important to talk about?

Communication has always been a key to success. Ask any businessman or woman and they will agree. Ask any teacher and they will also agree. Ask any coach and the answer is the same: communication is key to winning and losing. In the classroom, on the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 9, 2016

Raiders defeat Irish in OT for first-round state spot

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the DeSales Irish in an incredible comeback victory Friday to move on to the first round of state playoffs. The victory in Coulee Dam marks the first time the...

 
 By Judge Janis Whitener-Moberg    Opinion    November 2, 2016

Retain Judge Estudillo

It has been my privilege to serve as your District Court judge for the past 25-plus years. I was born and raised in Quincy where I grew up on the family ranch. My father, Dr. LeRoy Whitener, practiced veterinary medicine for over 40 years, with...

 
 By Joan M. Green    Opinion    November 2, 2016

Wallace has local support for judge

In less than two weeks this whole election fiasco will be at an end! I hope the young, first-time voters realize that this has not been the norm over the years! A large number of our young people have had the opportunity to meet and know a very...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    November 2, 2016

Gems in the Coulee: Keith Powell

When someone mentions artists in the Coulee, we almost always think of Keith Powell. We have all seen his handiwork on buildings, paintings or other stuff around the area, and this Friday a dream of his is coming true as he has a “Grand Opening”...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 2, 2016

Raiders lose close championship game

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders lost by two points at home to the Tonasket Tigers on Friday in what was dubbed the "League Championship" game. Prevailing 16-14, the Tonasket Tigers, have the best win-loss...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 2, 2016

Lady Raiders wrap up their first season of soccer

The Lady Raiders played their last games of the year out on the road, beating Bridgeport 3-1 on Thursday before losing 9-1 against Tonasket on Saturday in a district postseason game. The Lady Raiders final win-loss record in the first season of the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 2, 2016

Lady Raiders fall to Lady Eagles

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders played their last volleyball game of the year Oct. 25, narrowly losing at home to the Soap Lake Lady Eagles. After losing the first set, the Lady Raiders regained...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 2, 2016

Cross country runs at league and districts meets

Raider cross country ran in the 5k league and district meets Oct. 22 and 29. At the league meet in Liberty Bell, four Raider runners ran among 57 total. Freshman Kyle Edmo finished 22nd with a time of 20 minutes and 18 seconds. Senior Cameron Tillman...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 26, 2016

Volunteers from across the state work on Candy Point Trail

Coulee Dam's Candy Point trail is getting a makeover from the Washington Trails Association. This past weekend, 10-15 volunteers from all over Washington worked on clearing brush along the Candy Point...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    October 26, 2016

Patriotism, the lost voices of America

In school we start each day with the Pledge of Alliance. At sporting events the National Anthem starts each contest. Buildings across the nation start each day with the early morning rising of the red, white and blue up the flag pole, and on military...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 26, 2016

Lady Raiders win one, lose two in volleyball

The Lady Raiders won a close, 3-2 game at home against Tonasket last Thursday before losing 3-0 in Brewster Saturday, and losing 3-2 at home against Soap Lake last night. Thursday saw the Lady...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    October 26, 2016

Raiders turn Mustangs into dogfood, clinch playoff spot

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team showed no mercy to the Bridgeport Mustangs on Friday, defeating them on their own turf 66-0. LR’s win-loss record now stands at 6-1 for the season and has clinched a playoff spot. To say the victory was...

 

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