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 By Jacob Wagner    News    March 22, 2017 

Colville Tribal Recycling Center accepts wide variety of materials

Operating since 2008, the Colville Tribal Recycling Program, based in Nespelem, provides the most comprehensive recycling opportunities in the area, accepting a wide variety of materials, for free,...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 22, 2017 

A Man's Soap Opera

Back when I was younger, (yes, that long ago), I found something on television that would change my Saturday-morning cartoon watching forever. If I got up early enough I could watch the Lone Ranger (in black and white) and Sergeant Preston before...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Lady Raiders trounce Lady Trojans in season opener doubleheader

The Lady Raiders softball team started the season off with two decisive victories against Manson in last Saturday's doubleheader in Grand Coulee, trouncing the Lady Trojans 27-0 in the first game, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Raiders beat the Trojans in opener

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans twice in Saturday's doubleheader, winning the first game 11-2, and the second 13-1. Saturday was a windy day in Coulee Dam, but no one...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Tennis players win some, lose some to start the season

The Lake Roosevelt Raider tennis team showed the Pateros Billygoats a lot of love in the season opener last Tuesday, sweeping them in their matches, before going to Entiat where the boys won and the girls lost. At home against Pateros March 14, the...

 
 By Joan Green    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Proof that your one vote counts

The Moses Lake School Bond passed officially Friday February 24, with a very small margin. For the last few months, I had been encouraging everyone to vote yes for the school bond and our kids. I specially wanted to urge the young people to vote. In...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Is it finally here?

Although spring does not officially start until March 20, I feel something in the air. Along with feeling the brisk morning air, I am smelling the morning wetness, seeing the sprouting buds, hearing the early-morning song birds and feeling the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 8, 2017

Senior Profile: Olivia Arnold

I sat down with the young lady I call “Live” and learned a bit more about what makes her tick. I have known the Arnold family for a long time and have watched this senior at Lake Roosevelt bloom into an amazing adult, but I heard more than I...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    March 1, 2017

How to go to college from the coulee

People in our area may be under the impression that it’s almost impossible to further their formal education beyond high school without moving, going into debt, and/or spending hours each day commuting to Moses Lake or Spokane to take community col...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Communication - the key to everything

Ask any married couple who has a successful marriage and the word “communication” will come up as a key to a healthy, long partnership. Also, any successful business will use the word communication as a key to a thriving venture. In the last...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 22, 2017

Basketball tourney brings people together, business to area

The Nespelem All-Indian Basketball Tournament was held this past weekend, bringing people together to bond over basketball and bringing people to the area during the tourists' off-season. Thirty-two...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 22, 2017

Winter woes will yield to spring

“It was a dark and stormy night.” This is considered one the worst beginnings of a suspenseful novel. But we have been living it. Cold weather, lots of snow and now the melt-off. Add very little sunshine and the winter blues hit you where it...

 

New state champ leads Raider placers at Tacoma

Three Raider wrestlers participated at the state's Mat Classic XXIX in Tacoma this past weekend where all three placed, including Kaleb Horn, who is the first Lake Roosevelt sophomore to win a state...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 15, 2017

LR alternative school offers a different way to learn

Traditional school isn't for everybody. For a variety of reasons, some students can benefit from a different model of education, and the Grand Coulee Dam School District offers an alternative....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Senior Profile: Will Friedlander

I recently sat down with a young man I have known for a long time. Will “The Thrill” Friedlander is a man of few words, as many of you know, but I was able to extract a few things from the current senior at Lake Roosevelt High School. I asked...

 

Six wrestlers headed to Tacoma Dome

Three Raider wrestlers and their alternates will compete at the state tournament later this week after having earned their seeds to the big competition in the regional tournaments. They competed at the regionals in Tonasket and Wahluke, as Lake...

 

Girls lose two in postseason; lose to White Swan at district

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders lost to Tonasket then Liberty Bell over the weekend, and were defeated in the districts tournament last night against White Swan 41-51. Playing the Lady Tigers in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 8, 2017

The week of "supers"

The Super Bowl was Sunday, and if you missed it you missed a little bit of NFL history. Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick solidified their spots in the annals of Best QB and Best Coach of all time....

 

Three of six LR placers take first at wrestling district

The Raider wrestlers came home satisfied from Saturday’s district tournaments in Liberty Bell and Warden, where all six competing wrestlers placed, three as the district champions. From there, all six move on to the regional tournament. The...

 

Week of victories leads to second round of playoffs

The Lady Raiders pulled off a few more victories in the past week, finishing the regular season at 12-4 and third place in the Central Washington 2B league, then securing a second and third playoff...

 

Boys finish season at 3-13

The Lake Roosevelt Raider boys' basketball team defeated Waterville but lost to Soap Lake last week, finishing their season at 3-13, seventh out of the nine teams in the Central Washington 2B league....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 1, 2017

SHARP program looking for more involvement from community

An after-school program in place at Lake Roosevelt is hoping to recruit more volunteers to help enrich kids' understanding of the world and be better prepared to face it as they get older. The SHARP...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Continue helping the youth

Our youth can sometimes get a bad rap. A small group of rebellious teens can sometimes make an impression on an individual that defines an entire generation in that person’s eyes. The words disconnected, lazy, distracted and entitled are some of...

 

Lady Raiders in third despite free-throw "bugaboo"

The Lady Raiders were unable to pull off a comeback against Tonasket last Tuesday, lost a non-league game against Omak Thursday, then dominated Bridgeport on Saturday to go 10-4 in the league. In...

 

Raider boys' playoff hopes go poof, still having fun

The Raider boys basketball team is statistically ruled out of any playoff possibility following losses against Tonasket, Omak, and Bridgeport. The Raiders lost on the road 29-59 to the Tonasket...

 

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