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 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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Community    July 26, 2017 

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...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 19, 2017

Tribal elder warns about Trump as council reorganizes

Members of the Colville Confederated Tribes, in a packed room at the Lucy Covington Government Center, heard a retiring elder give advice for the future at the swearing-in ceremony for the new...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    July 19, 2017

Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo 2017

Overall Results BULL RIDING Senior: 1st Chance Studer; 2nd, Brad Harvey BAREBACK Senior Boys: No contestants Int. Boys: No contestants SADDLE BRONC No contestants CHUTE DOGGIN' Senior: 1st Donavan...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Update: Redford Canyon fire burns near Keller

A lightning-caused fire burning eight miles southeast of Keller was only 10 percent contained, as of mid-morning on Tuesday. The 500-acre Redford Canyon fire, located just northeast of where the San Poil river empties into the Columbia, is spreading...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Nespelem Boys & Girls Club opens

Nespelem now has a Boys & Girls Club, located in the area's community center, offering a range of activities, mentorship, and help with homework. A soft opening of the club occurred on June 21...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 12, 2017

Colville Tribes dedicates headquarters

The Colville Confederated Tribes dedicated their government building to Lucy Friedlander Covington on Thursday, July 6. Covington, a granddaughter of Chief Moses of the Sinkiuse/Columbia Tribe, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    July 5, 2017

McClure Ranch almost 100 years old

In 1918, William McClure and his son, Robert, hitched their horses to their wagon and headed from the Spokane area to the Colville Indian Reservation to establish a homestead claim to 480 acres....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 28, 2017

Geologist Bjornstad gives guided hike

Geologist Bruce Bjornstad came to Dry Falls-Sun Lakes State Park June 17 to give a guided tour of the Caribou Trail to a dog and about 10 human hikers who were local, from the Seattle area, and from...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Fireworks show a success, despite delay

The Northwest Pyrotechnics Association put on a fireworks show from North Dam on Saturday night. "I heard a lot of 'oohs' and 'ahs' and that's what we're always looking for," said Alan Cain, a local...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Circus full of entertainment

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus rolled into town on Thursday, and held two packed shows that night during a heavy rainstorm. The circus crew raised the big-top tent in the morning, and a small...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 14, 2017

Fireworks show planned for North Dam on Saturday

This Saturday night, consider heading to the North Dam area to see a free fireworks show put on by the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association. Local man Alan Cain, a member of the NPA, brought the event together by getting the necessary permits from the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Big tent circus coming to town

The circus is coming to town, and no, not your in-laws. An actual circus! The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, to be exact. Complete with lions, tigers, a huge tent, and a variety of other...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Cain hopes to add local fireworks

If you hear a loud explosion, hopefully it's just local man Alan Cain, who recently received his Pyrotechnics Display Operator License allowing him to use display-type fireworks that normal civilians...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 31, 2017

Darin Whiteman competes at state golf

Raider Darin Whiteman traveled to Richland, Washington, last week to compete in the 1B/2B boys' state tournament. "Darin battled hard under perhaps the toughest conditions imaginable for a state...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 31, 2017

Lk. Roosevelt level rising with runoff

The spring runoff from melting snow in Canada is now coming down the Columbia River, and Lake Roosevelt is beginning to refill. Following the long 2016-17 winter, Lake Roosevelt has been kept at a low...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017

Softball ends season at regionals

The Lake Roosevelt Lady Raiders finished their season at the regional level in Ephrata on Saturday in losses against Kittitas and Tri-Cities Prep. Against Kittitas, LR lost 14-4 in five innings. Against Tri-Cities prep, down 11-1 in the bottom of...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017

Raider tennis season over

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt tennis squad competed in the district tournament in Omak last week, where their season ended. All five LR competitors lost, facing stiff competition from A schools at the tournament held at Omak High School and the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 24, 2017

Five Raider track athletes compete at 2B districts

Five members of the Lake Roosevelt track and field team competed at the 2B District 5/6 Championships in Quincy on Friday. “The Raiders put up a great effort as they closed out their season,” remarked Head Coach Lori Adkins. “The experience...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Bureau road work will include traffic delays

The Bureau of Reclamation has a number of construction projects going on lately, and drivers will notice some delays, starting this week. ACCU Construction Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, got the $4 million contract, which involves repair to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    May 17, 2017

Hardware bear gets famous

A bear who visited Coulee Hardware has received some national attention. The bear, reported to police as being in Coulee Hardware’s outside, fenced-in storage area at 8:53 p.m. on May 6, had escaped the area by the time police arrived. Soon...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    May 17, 2017

Lady Raiders softball team heads to regional competition

The Lady Raiders will compete in the regional tournament after having defeated the Tonasket Tigers last Saturday to take third place in District 6. Following a 13-2 loss at home to Liberty Bell on...

 

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