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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 17, 2018 

People discuss local public transportation needs

Various organizations gathered at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center last Thursday to get input from the public and discuss problems with, and possible solutions for, local public transportation. In...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Lady Raiders play whole bench in big win

This past week the Lady Raiders basketball squad had a solid win in Oroville, and a home game canceled and rescheduled due to weather. In Oroville on Jan. 9, the Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Hornets 61-21, a similar score to earlier in the season w...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Raider boys come up just short

The Raiders came up just shy of victory in Oroville last week, and a home game had to be rescheduled due to snow. On Jan. 9 in Oroville, the Raiders lost by just one point to the Hornets, 44-43. “It was a frustrating game, one we knew we should...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Raider wrestlers reign in Rainier

Lake Roosevelt wrestlers crossed the Cascade mountains all the way to Rainier last week, where they wrestled yetis on the side of the mountain. Well, not exactly. In actuality, they wrestled at Rainier High School, where Kaleb Horn and Tony Nichols p...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 17, 2018 

Raiders play Bulldogs

The Lady Raiders played the Okanogan Lady Bulldogs tonight, losing 59-36. The boys halftime score is 35-16. Here are a couple videos showing Raider and Lady Raider points from the team...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 10, 2018

Care Net helping young mothers

Care Net, a facility that helps young mothers, expecting mothers, and those who suspect they may be expecting, has operated in the area for over a year now and has had positive feedback from local...

 

Raider boys clinch win in overtime

"They almost gave me a heart attack on that one," Raider Head Coach Jeremy Crollard said about a 77-74 overtime victory the Raiders pulled off against the Mustangs last week before a losing in...

 

Wrestlers compete in three events

Raider wrestlers competed in the Brewster mixer and the Warden tournament this past week, as well as sending their female wrestler to Springdale for a girls’ wrestling event. Ida Sue went to Springdale Jan. 5, going 2-1 against her opponents. She p...

 

Schooled at tourney, improved Ladies win two

The Lady Raiders chalked up two more in the win column this past week, defeating both the Bridgeport Fillies as well as the Waterville Lady Shockers. The Lady Raiders beat the Fillies by 50 points in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 3, 2018

Finally telling the stories of those who died on the dam

Arthur A. French, 39, of New Jersey, was crushed by a concrete block he was stripping in 1937 while working on the Grand Coulee Dam to help support his mother and siblings through the Great Depression...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 3, 2018

Raiders wrestlers dominate in local events

This past week, Raider wrestlers held their annual Powerhouse Tournament at home before attending the Banks Lake Brawl in Coulee City. Raiders nabbed a lot of firsts at the events, in addition to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 3, 2018

Lake Roosevelt basketball teams compete in tourney

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders and Lady Raiders traveled to Spokane Valley to compete in the Eagles Holiday Classic Dec. 28-29 to get some non-league competition over winter break, but neither LR team nabbed a win. The Raider boys lost 43-32 to East...

 

Company will convert Electric City facility into Bitcoin mine

A warehouse in Electric City will soon become the "Grant County Data Centre" for processing a type of currency that only exists digitally and has gained recent worldwide attention as its value increas...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 27, 2017

Net neutrality repeal not a big factor locally, so far

A recent topic in the national news has been the repeal of “net neutrality” rules which restrained internet service providers (ISPs) from charging consumers more for access to certain websites, and from charging websites more for faster download...

 

Raider basketball victories

The Lady Raiders beat the Fillies by 50 with a final score of 73-23 before the Raiders pulled off a comeback victory in overtime against the Mustangs 77-74. These videos show Kayla St. Pierre with a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 20, 2017

Northern Pike Rewards Program extended

The Colville Tribes' Fish and Wildlife department has extended its Northern Pike Rewards Program through the end of 2018, according to a recent press release. CTFW has paid out over $10,000 to...

 

Party brings parents, student and staff together

The SHARP Kids program at Lake Roosevelt Schools held a Family Fun Night Christmas Party on Dec. 12, with parents, children, and SHARP staff. Hot chocolate and chili dogs were served, and activities...

 

Raiders salvage a win at home, lose in Tonasket

The Raiders defeated the Trojans in the final seconds at home before losing to the Tigers in Tonasket last week. Hosting the Manson Trojans on Dec. 12, the Raiders maintained a lead but almost lost...

 

Lady Raiders split the week

The Lady Raiders beat Manson at home before losing to Tonasket on the road last week. Against Manson on Dec. 12, the Lady Raiders led the entire game, by 28-17 at the half, and finished with a final...

 

Raider wrestlers compete with bigger schools

Raider wrestlers took part in the Oroville Mixer and the Cashmere Invite this past week. Fewer wrestlers attended these events than usual due to winter sickness and holidays, but those who did gained experience nonetheless. Lake Roosevelt’s...

 

LR music awarded grant for program

Lake Roosevelt Schools received a $6,000 check from a grant from the Music Matters Distribution Fund at their holiday band and choir concert on Dec. 13. "I was very happy and excited, and started a sh...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 13, 2017

A call for local electric car chargers

Grand Coulee, a pioneer of green energy because of the dam, may take another step towards a green future by installing an electric vehicle charger, which is also being advocated as a tourism booster....

 

Wrestlers show skills, placing in Connell Tournament

Raider wrestlers hosted the LR Mix & Match Dec. 6, then participated in the Connell Invite and the Warden Women's Invite on Dec. 9. At Connell, the Raiders earned several medals, including two...

 

Ladies win one of three after regaining basics

In the past week the Lady Raiders lost an away game to Brewster, and a home game to Liberty Bell, before winning big in Soap Lake. In Brewster against the Lady Bears on Dec. 5, LR lost 68-52. "It was...

 

Raider boys win two of three

The Raider basketball team played three games in the past week, losing to Brewster on the road, defeating Liberty Bell at home, then beating the Eagles in Soap Lake. In Brewster on Dec. 5, the...

 

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