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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 24, 2016 

Take a bite out of crime

Recently, a group of people went to Crown Point to pray. Not too unusual, but what they prayed against might be. They prayed against crime. In particular, they prayed against the recent uproar of criminals in our area. It has gotten bad. The place...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    August 24, 2016 

Former NFL player helps at Raider football practice

Former NFL tight end Nate Overbay spent some time with the Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team on Monday to talk to them about his knowledge of the sport as well as to participate in their practice....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 17, 2016

Perspective changes everything

Have you ever witnessed something with a group of people and, while talking afterward, realize that you all saw something slightly different? Or have you ever heard a cop interviewing witnesses and all their stories are different? Perspective can...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 10, 2016

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Remember that old song from our younger days, which we would just keep singing and singing as we rode the bus to school or on a field trip? I was reminded of that song at a Public School Employees (PSE) Conference over the weekend. I sat at a table...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    August 3, 2016

Twelve teams to play in softball tournament

The annual summer softball tournament, now named The Kenny Hearne Summer Classic, will be held from Thursday through Saturday, August 4 – 6, on the North Dam Park upper and lower fields. Twelve...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Opinion    August 3, 2016

Staring at screens is exhausting

I am, as an intern, experiencing my first bout of what can only aptly be referred to as Dilbert Syndrome or Office Fatigue. I’ve been here at The Star for about seven months now. The hours, the days, the weeks, the months… all melt off the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 3, 2016

Enjoy the dog days of summer

The heat finally showed up, and now we start limiting our time outside in the middle of the day. Water is the best friend of most of us right now and like a local man wearing his farm boy overalls with the legs rolled up for some air flow,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 27, 2016

Our values are most important

My wife and I were recently involved in some training that is taking us one step closer to what God is obviously calling us to do. More on that some other time; I want to talk to you about a little hands-on assignment we had to do in the class. The...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 20, 2016

It is time to appreciate the badge

One of my best friends is a cop. As a matter of fact, I can think of about 10 people I consider friends who are police officers around the country. I was a reserve officer once, myself. I wore a uniform and a badge and qualified with a gun to use...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 13, 2016

Don't draw a line in the sand

The recent events in Dallas and around the country have erupted a shockwave of violence and heartache across our land. This has left many of us citizens shaking our heads, our fingers and in our boots. I have a lot to say about what we are watching d...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    July 6, 2016

Family, photos and fireworks

The last few days, Karrie and I spent with friends who have adopted us as family. They have a large family with a lot of moving parts and we blended in the best we could and felt like a part of the root system of this great tree. We became an...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 29, 2016

Admiration for foster care givers

My wife and I have had it on our hearts for years to be foster parents. We even looked into adoption at one time and almost adopted a little girl from North Dakota. For many different reasons things just never panned out and we put a value on our...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 22, 2016

What's going on out there?

Here are a few thoughts from the last few weeks. Remember, my thoughts are strictly my thoughts, not anyone’s at the paper, school, church or in my household. Please do not hold them accountable for anything I might write here or say in public....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 8, 2016

The disappearing classes

With the recent class of graduates surviving the sticky heat in the gym and receiving their neatly bound diplomas, I decided to look back at some of the subject courses throughout the years that have mysteriously disappeared from the schedules of...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 1, 2016

Gems in the Coulee: Dr. Dennis Carlson

Sometimes the hard work of one man can go unnoticed. But in the case of Dr. Dennis Carlson, we have a new Pre-K-through-12 school that cannot go unnoticed. Since his arrival here in Coulee Country, he has made an impact. He would be the first to...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    June 1, 2016

Nathan Morrell competes at state track meet

Nathan Morrell represented the Lake Roosevelt Raiders at the WIAA State 1B, 2B, 1A Track Meet at Eastern Washington University Saturday. Morrell threw the discus in the first flight, which included all the other District 5-6 competitors from the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 25, 2016

Event, special state day will honor song man

May 28 is now officially Woody Guthrie Day in the state of Washington, and a large celebration of the musician and his works will take place at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center on that date. The event will include performances from 12 different...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 25, 2016

Discus thrower moves on

Nathan Morrell has qualified to compete in the 2016 State Track & Field Championships at Eastern Washington University this Saturday. The Lake Roosevelt discus thrower was the only Raider who qualified out of the five that had an opportunity to...

 
 By John R McNeil II    School    May 25, 2016

Tennis ends season at district

The Raider tennis doubles team of Jordan Charles and John Drapela traveled to Omak last weekend to try to make it to the state tournament, falling short of that goal by one match. In the first match of the day, Charles and Drapela faced the district...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 25, 2016

Golfers' season ends at district

Raider golfers ended their season at the district tournament last week at the Alta Lake Golf Course outside of Pateros. “I was very pleased with how our young team handled themselves at this year’s district tournament,” Head Coach Steve Files s...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    May 18, 2016

And now some advice for 2016 grads

Relax. That’s right, I said it. Relax. You have had a strenuous senior year and you are thinking that this has been so hard. Note that I said “thinking.” I use that word because for most of you, you think the last four years were the most gruel...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Many Raiders named to 2B North all-league squads

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball and softball teams had several members named to the Central Washington 2B North All League squads last week. Khani Priest was named to the First Team softball squad. Priest was a big part of the Lady Raiders’ turnaround...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Bulldogs end Raiders' postseason

Raider baseball’s season came to an end Saturday at Moses Lake as the Okanogan Bulldogs defeated the Raiders 6-0. LR had to win to stay alive in the postseason. It was the furthest the Raiders have gone in the postseason since the 2011 state...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Tennis moves on to districts

Raider Tennis took part in the Central Washington B League Tennis Tournament in Omak at the North Cascades Athletic Club last Friday and Saturday. The results from the matches determined both who would advance to the district tournament against the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 18, 2016

Five tracksters move on to districts

Five members of the Raider boys’ track team qualified from the sub-district competition May 11 to this Saturday’s district meet in Ephrata. At the sub-district level last week at Oroville, the Okanogan Bulldogs won both the boys’ and girls’...

 

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