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 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 13, 2017 

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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 13, 2017 

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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    September 13, 2017 

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....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    September 13, 2017 

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...

 

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 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 16, 2017

Colville Confederated Tribes seeking input on potential name change

The Colville Confederated Tribes are considering changing their name and are welcoming input on the decision. A new section on the CCT’s website, titled “Reclaim The Name” at www.colvilletribes.com, has information on the name change, videos...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Pacific Science Center presents at elementary

"Jolts & Volts." That's the name of the presentation that was put on Aug. 2 by the Pacific Science Center to about 50 kids at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School. Katie Wellens of the Pacific...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke from which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires are reported as burning in British Columbia,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

News briefs

Bank collecting school supplies, donations The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local children in need. Cash donations are also being collected and will be used to purchase supplies. All...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 9, 2017

Happy cyclists cross continent for cancer fund

Bicyclists on a cross-country journey stopped in Grand Coulee Aug. 1 on their way from Baltimore to Seattle. The group "4k for Cancer" is a fundraiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Doug...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Where's the smoke from?

A number of fires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and in British Columbia, the smoke of which has found its way to our area, and all over Washington, and is unhealthy to breathe. Over 100 fires...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Rockin' the Coulee project reflects national rock art trend

The latest craze in the coulee is painting rocks and placing them around the community. Two Facebook group pages titled "Rockin' the Coulee" and "Grand Coulee Rocks" advocate for people to paint rocks...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    August 2, 2017

Free food an extra benefit at the local senior center

The Senior Meals program offers free food to anyone at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. The food is received through Second Harvest from the local Safeway, as well as from Spokane, and from anyone...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 26, 2017

Running camp offered at LR Elementary

Hannah Tomeo, an accomplished runner for Mead High School's track team this past year, and who signed with Portland State University to run in track and cross country, is hosting a running camp this...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 26, 2017

Colville Tribes may change their name

Leaders of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are seriously considering changing the tribes’ name to “The 12 Confederated Tribes of the Big Water,” or a variation of such. “Big Water” is a translation of what the tribes...

 

Energy demo

At the Grand Coulee Library last Wednesday, Chuck Allen of Grant County PUD demonstrates with an assistant the amount of electricity needed to power an energy-saver light bulb versus a standard light...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 19, 2017

Update: Fire burning southeast of Keller now 80% contained

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller is 80 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Thursday, and with continued success demobilization of fire crews is expected early this weekend. The 681-acre Redford Canyon fire, located...

 

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