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 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 20, 2017 

Singer-songwriter plays local library

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis came to the Grand Coulee Library on Sept. 12, performing original and traditional songs in the folk tradition to a small audience. With his long beard, Loomis’ voice ranged from a low grumble to a howling falsetto....

 

Divide and fight

At the close of World War II, the winners (the Allies) divided Germany into east and west Germany, Korea into north and south Korea, and Vietnam into north and south Vietnam.  The division of Germany produced a threat of military conflict for more...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 20, 2017 

"Play it again, Sam"

Sometimes a phrase in a movie becomes more popular than the actual flick. The words spoken can mean things to one person that fly completely over the head of another. We use these sayings or movie quotes on a day-to-day basis and they become part of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

Raiders punish LB 42-0

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 42-0 on Friday night, making their win-loss record 2-1. The Raiders scored six touchdowns for the night. Lucas Bird was on the recei...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

Raiders have "great day" at cross country meet

The Raider cross country team ran at the Trojan Invitational on Saturday in Wapato Point Park in Manson and is already showing improvement from the week before. "They ran really well," said Head...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

LR soccer racks up two wins, one loss

The Lady Raider soccer team kicked off their season with two wins and a loss this past week, already showing a dramatic improvement over last season. In Manson on Sept. 12, the Lady Raiders defeated t...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 20, 2017 

Undefeated, volleyball brings in decisive wins

The Lady Raiders volleyball team remains undefeated by beating both Waterville and Oroville in only three sets this past week to make their win-loss record 4-0. In Waterville on Sept. 12, the Lady...

 

I will remember; so shall you

That day is still vivid in my memory. This past Monday, September 11, Patriot Day, marked one of those days in American history we should never forget. Much like Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941; JFK’s Assassination November 22, 1963; and dropping...

 

Lady Raiders win two to start season

The Lady Raiders competed in two games and a jamboree in the past week, winning both games and having fun competition at the jamboree. The ladies opened their season by defeating Bridgeport on the roa...

 

Raiders lose in Monday night football

This week the Raiders traded in Friday night lights for Monday night football in Manson, where the Mustangs defeated the Raiders 14-8. The smoke that had been in the air was responsible for the schedule change. In the second quarter, Raider...

 

Cross country hits the ground running

Raider boys and girls went the distance at the Moses Lake Invitational cross country meet on Saturday. “I was really pleased with our performance,” said Raider Head Coach Brian Daniels. “I think everybody did really well for their first meet....

 

Cultural Awareness Gathering set for next week

Students of all ages in the Lake Roosevelt and Nespelem School Districts will attend a Cultural Awareness Gathering next week. The event highlights many aspects of Native American culture. The event, which started in 2005, is held every two years....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    September 6, 2017

Smoky air expected to last days

Smoke is thick in the air again, originating from fires burning in Montana and Idaho. An air-quality warning from the National Weather Service in Spokane extends through Friday at noon. Laurie...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 6, 2017

That stirring in your heart

I got a funny feeling. We have all had it, and sometimes ignored it. Sometimes we have changed plans just because of it. A gut feeling, a premonition, women’s intuition or whatever else you want to call it. The fact is that we sometimes get these f...

 

Despite loss on the field, football wins in the books

With one win by forfeit and one non-league loss, the Raiders split their season-opening week of football. On Friday in Coulee Dam, the Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team lost their season opener to...

 

Singer-songwriter to perform in Grand Coulee

Singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis will be performing at the Grand Coulee Library Sept. 12 and will also be talking about the tradition of narrative and storytelling. "Stories have the unique ability...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

Colville Tribes enters growing hemp industry

The Colville Confederated Tribes is now the first tribe with a permit to grow hemp, and growing some of the only hemp in the United States today. The U.S. hemp industry is estimated to have brought...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

Native American Art show Saturday

People interested in art and music can take advantage of a free event at North Dam Park this coming weekend. The Third Annual Plateau Native American Art Show, showcasing beadwork, baskets,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

BIA to provide $3.9 million for CCT reforestation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will provide the Colville Confederated Tribes with $3.9 million to reforest areas devastated by the catastrophic 2015 wildfire season, according to a CCT Aug. 29 press release. The BIA is providing the $3,899,148 in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 30, 2017

A few things to dwell upon

The solar eclipse was fun. Well, as much fun as a large rock moving in front of a ball of fire can be. Some of the pictures out there were amazing, and of course some were faked, but Mr. Johnson, the science teacher from Lake Roosevelt, took some spe...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 30, 2017

Bridge Creek Fire 42 percent contained

The lightning-caused Bridge Creek Fire, burning 13 miles northeast of Keller, is responsible for the smoke in the air lately. So far the fire, which started on Aug. 9, has burned 3,518 acres and is at 42 percent containment, according to an Aug. 29...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 23, 2017

County hoping for big grant to fix Peter Dan Road

Peter Dan Road, which connects the Elmer City area to the Keller area, has a temporary passage up and over a landslide that occurred in March, and the beginning of the removal process is anticipated...

 

Agrees with Jess

I really appreciated Jess Utz’s article “What do we believe anymore.” I cannot watch the agenda news stations anymore with their spun and twisted stories just to try and push their agenda. Americans at the polls picked Donald Trump for the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 23, 2017

Ring the bell, vacation is over

New shoes, new hairstyles and the new school year is here. If you blinked, you missed it; summer break is winding down and the 2017-18 school year is here. Ready or not, here it comes. Once again students will take a deep breath and venture into the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 16, 2017

Fire burning 12 miles outside of Keller

A lightning-caused, 1,150-acre fire that started at 3 a.m. Aug. 9, is burning a mile off of Bridge Creek Road, about 12 miles northeast of Keller, and is 18 percent contained, according to an Aug. 15 press release from the Colville Confederated...

 

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