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 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 27, 2016 

Hundreds attend seventh annual Earth Day Celebration in Nespelem

A festive Earth Day celebration, the seventh organized by a local Earth Day Committee, took place at the Nespelem powwow grounds Friday as an estimated 800-1,200 children and adults enjoyed the...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 27, 2016 

A gem in the Coulee: Richard Hill

Most of you probably have no idea who this is. Some USBR employees know him, but more importantly a handful of high school kids know him too. Recently Mr. Hill came to Lake Roosevelt and spoke some tr...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Raiders sweep Hornets, split with Mt. Lions

Raider baseball rebounded from losses to Okanogan by sweeping the Oroville Hornets last week, then splitting a doubleheader with Liberty Bell. The lowly Hornets were easily defeated by the Raiders in...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Raiders golf enjoying the good weather

Raider Golf last week had the good fortune of playing in warm, sunny weather after having some cool wet matches early on. Head Coach Steve Files said, "The weather has been fantastic and our young...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Raider tennis hitting stride

The Raider girls won their two team tennis matches last week, while the boys lost both. The boys won their doubles matches against the Davenport Gorillas April 18 but lost the singles, while the LR girls won the singles matches but lost the doubles....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Lady Raiders win one of four

Lady Raider softball had a tough week, winning only one of four games last week. “We had too many defensive errors this week,” Head Coach Cassie Wendt said. In a doubleheader against Oroville, the Lady Raiders committed 13 errors against the...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 27, 2016 

Track gets closer to goals

Raider Track completed another two-meet week, traveling to Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls April 20 and to Quincy on the 23rd. The meet at Lakeside was a Northeast B-Leagues meet, with schools from both the Panorama and Bi-County League in...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 20, 2016

What is the root cause?

A lot of stuff has been happening across Coulee Country, and the entire nation, for that matter. Theft, drugs, abuse and neglect are just a few of the plagues that are ravaging our neighborhoods and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

LR track keeps moving forward

Raider Track competed in two meets last week. They traveled to Bridgeport April 12 for the Brewster Co-Ed Relays. Then on Saturday, the Raiders went to Cheney High School for the Big Red Invite. “The Brewster Relay meet was a team-bonding event...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

Okanogan Bulldogs use big innings to beat LR Raiders

The Raiders traveled north to Okanogan Saturday to take on the number-one Bulldogs. In the first game the Raiders kept it close until the fifth inning when the Bulldogs scored 8 runs to put the game o...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

Lady Raiders lose two to Okanogan Bulldogs

Lady Raider Softball took on the Okanogan Bulldogs in Grand Coulee on the 16th. The Lady Raiders struggled in the first game. The Bulldogs jumped out and stayed ahead. The final score in the first gam...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

Whiteman medals at OK Valley

Darin Whiteman led the Raiders Thursday when they took on the Okanogan Bulldogs at Okanogan Valley Golf Course, medaling for the boys with an 83 on the 18-hole round on a par 72. “It was a great round of golf by Darin,” Head Coach Steve Files...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 20, 2016

Raider tennis shuffles dates

Tonasket defeated both the Raider boys’ and girls’ tennis squads Thursday, after shuffling schedules to accomodate the weather. A White Swan match that had been scheduled for April 15 has been moved to the 29th, so that LR could travel instead...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    April 13, 2016

Gary Payton basketball workshop aims to inspire

NBA hall-of-famer Gary Payton came to the area Thursday to host a basketball workshop entitled "Rise Above." About 200 boys and girls of all ages had a blast performing basketball drills, playing...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Be vigilant against suicide

A crisis is upon us. A father recently reached out to me and had an idea for a column. He had noticed a scary situation taking form with a group of young people. This group was and is a tight-knit community type of clique that speaks of death constan...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Gumshoe reporter meets favorite athlete

Growing up in the 1990s, I loved the Seattle Sonics and used to shoot hoops at home in the woods, on a dirt road near a hill. Sometimes I’d miss my shot and the ball would go rolling far down the hill and I’d chase after it. I’d pretend I was...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 13, 2016

Raider baseball splits double-header with Brewster Bears

The Raiders split a doubleheader against the number-one team in the Central Washington 2B North April 5. With their first win over the Brewster Bears in several years, The Raiders now sport a 7-1...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Polishing history

My favorite subject in school is and was history. I loved learning of our country’s and state’s past triumphs and struggles. I still today loves hearing of people’s journeys — where they came from, their ancestry and what events reshaped...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 6, 2016

Raiders now 6-0 after defeat of Soap Lake

Raider baseball held out for a double win at home against Soap Lake March 29 in the last non-league doubleheader and their last home games until the end of April. In the first game, the Eagles and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 6, 2016

Lady Raiders down Eagles, lose to Bears

Lady Raider Softball is currently 5-3 overall and 2-2 in Central Washington 2B North League play. Lake Roosevelt dominated the Soap Lake Eagles March 29 in strong fashion. The Lady Raiders shut out...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 6, 2016

Tennis splits matches last week

Raider tennis players took on Liberty Bell at home March 29, then faced Wilbur-Creston on March 31 in Creston. Against Liberty Bell, the Raiders struggled, losing the match to the Mountain Lions. Jordan Charles recorded the only win for the Raider bo...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    April 6, 2016

Raider golf continues to move ahead

Darin Whiteman led the Raider golfers last week with a 47-stroke round at Oroville and again with 50 strokes at Desert Canyon Golf Course. At Oroville March 29, the Raiders took on the Hornets and the Omak Pioneers in a nine-hole, par 36 round....

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Piercings, dancing, resurrection and a Calloway

Well, it was a packed week last week, but Spring Break is just around the corner. With a week-long rest coming I thought I would give you my highlights for the last seven days. Fundraising can be a drag sometimes. With the peddling of all kinds of...

 
 By Jack Stevenson    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Why is Trump popular?

For many months, day after day, the first thing that appeared on much of the national news media in bold black letters was the word Trump, often accompanied by a photograph of Mr. Trump. By early March 2016, some of the political pundits were saying...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 30, 2016

Raiders take two from ACH Warriors

Raider Baseball continued to find early season success last week, posting two more wins. Lake Roosevelt improved to 4-0 with a doubleheader win over the Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors March 23. The game was originally scheduled for March 22 but was...

 

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