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 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 21, 2016 

Native American Day

This Friday is Native American Day. For some it is just a day off from school or work. For others it is just another, but for a large population that lives very near here this day is their day to be...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Chalk up two more in the win column for LR volleyball

Lake Roosevelt's volleyball team last week rallied against Waterville and swept Oroville to bring their win-loss record to 3-1. The Lady Raiders found themselves down two sets to zero against...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Raiders attain 3-0 for season with lopsided victory

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders stuffed and mounted the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions 44-0 in Liberty Bell Friday. Highlights included QB Steven Flowers making a 30-yard run for the end zone in the first qua...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Cross country runs their first meet of the season

The Lake Roosevelt cross country team competed in their first race of the season Sept. 13 in Bridgeport. In the 2.7 mile race, Raiders Kyle Edmo placed 29th out of about 70 runners, Cameron Tillman placed 38th, and Will Friedlander placed 41st. Only...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 21, 2016 

Lady Raiders notch first soccer win in mixed week

The Lady Raiders soccer team played their first home game Sept. 13 against Manson, winning 3-0 in their first victory since the team's conception. But the new team is still learning the hard way how...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 14, 2016

Coming together

I am still not used to being on the other side of an emergency. For years I was the one running to the fire or person in need, instead of sitting and watching. But Sunday, ironically on 9-11, I watched as firefighters, medics and police rallied to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 14, 2016

Decisive win puts LR football at 2-0

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans 40-14 Friday night in Coulee Dam, their second victory on only the second week of the season, making their win-loss record 2-0. The Raiders took...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 14, 2016

Lady Raiders volleyball wins one, loses one

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders volleyball team beat the Bridgeport Fillies 3-1 at home Sept. 6 in their first match of the season, but lost two nights later at Manson. In Coulee Dam, LR and Bridgepor...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 14, 2016

New LR soccer team 1-2 in league play

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders girls’ soccer team is learning the sport from the ground up. The girls played their first game Sept. 8, losing to formidable Brewster, 11-0. Despite the loss to the Bears, who LR Head Coach Casey Moore says is going to...

 
 By Jim Brakebill    Opinion    September 7, 2016

American Legion appreciates the help

Once again we come to the community to thank everyone for a fantastic summer season at the Vets Center. Whether you know us as the Vet Center, VFW or the American Legion (which is who we are), we appreciate everybody who came by and shopped with us d...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    September 7, 2016

9/11 Do Not Forget

I was getting up to go to work, headed to the shower and decided to click on the TV. What I saw happening in New York City would change not only me but an entire nation. I watched as terrorists took down planes on American soil. This event kept the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 7, 2016

Football starts with a win

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders opened their season with a victory against Waterville, defeating the Shockers on their home field 41-7. “Overall it was a successful night,” Raider Head Coach Loren Endsley said. “We had a lot of players step up and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 7, 2016

A pro and a champ offer Raiders football wisdom

Lake Roosevelt Raider Football players continued to be students of the game as NFL punter T.J. Conley and EWU Big Sky champion offensive lineman Cassidy Curtis came to their practice last Wednesday....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 7, 2016

Lady Raiders win first match

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders volleyball team beat the Bridgeport Mustangs 3 games to 1 at home on Tuesday in their first match of the season. One highlight came in the second game when Aiyanna Picard served six aces in a row. “She just...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    August 31, 2016

Changing of the guard at LR

There are those who fear change, the unknown that comes with something new. We get used to the way things were done in the past, we become comfortable. So when in a single school summer, we get a new superintendent, a new school board member, a new...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    August 31, 2016

Raiders show good signs in pre-season football jamboree

The Raider football team showed a lot of promise on Saturday when they played Bridgeport in a pre-season “jamboree.” The Raiders scored three touchdowns, while only allowing one during the series of short scrimmages against Manson and...

 
 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...

 

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