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 By John Overby    Opinion    March 14, 2018 

Re: "Gun Culture is the problem" in Letters from Our Readers, March 7

1) It is incongruous that a semester of study in 8th grade on the Constitution would give anyone the knowledge and ability to make a learned opinion on the 1st and 2nd Amendments. 2) It is indeed chilling to hear a 9th grader claiming that when they...


Farm bill program supports rural businesses

Rural entrepreneurs are often important members of their communities. The upcoming farm bill offers a significant opportunity to support those entrepreneurs and their rural businesses through the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. Created... Full story

 By Anna Johnson    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Rural America deserves a champion

The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during his early days in office. However, we... Full story


LR kids have fun with dance

A cafeteria at Lake Roosevelt Schools roared to life with music, lights, and dancing last this month as more than 75 percent of the classes of 2021 and 2022 attended the dance.  As students began... Full story


Nathan Morrell competes at state track meet

Nathan Morrell represented the Lake Roosevelt Raiders at the WIAA State 1B, 2B, 1A Track Meet at Eastern Washington University Saturday. Morrell threw the discus in the first flight, which included all the other District 5-6 competitors from the... Full story


Discus thrower moves on

Nathan Morrell has qualified to compete in the 2016 State Track & Field Championships at Eastern Washington University this Saturday. The Lake Roosevelt discus thrower was the only Raider who qualified out of the five that had an opportunity to... Full story


Tennis ends season at district

The Raider tennis doubles team of Jordan Charles and John Drapela traveled to Omak last weekend to try to make it to the state tournament, falling short of that goal by one match. In the first match of the day, Charles and Drapela faced the district... Full story


Golfers' season ends at district

Raider golfers ended their season at the district tournament last week at the Alta Lake Golf Course outside of Pateros. “I was very pleased with how our young team handled themselves at this year’s district tournament,” Head Coach Steve Files s... Full story


Many Raiders named to 2B North all-league squads

Lake Roosevelt’s baseball and softball teams had several members named to the Central Washington 2B North All League squads last week. Khani Priest was named to the First Team softball squad. Priest was a big part of the Lady Raiders’ turnaround... Full story


Bulldogs end Raiders' postseason

Raider baseball’s season came to an end Saturday at Moses Lake as the Okanogan Bulldogs defeated the Raiders 6-0. LR had to win to stay alive in the postseason. It was the furthest the Raiders have gone in the postseason since the 2011 state... Full story


Tennis moves on to districts

Raider Tennis took part in the Central Washington B League Tennis Tournament in Omak at the North Cascades Athletic Club last Friday and Saturday. The results from the matches determined both who would advance to the district tournament against the... Full story


Five tracksters move on to districts

Five members of the Raider boys’ track team qualified from the sub-district competition May 11 to this Saturday’s district meet in Ephrata. At the sub-district level last week at Oroville, the Okanogan Bulldogs won both the boys’ and girls’... Full story


Raider baseball needs another win

Raider Baseball is one win away from advancing to the regional tournament for the first time since 2011. To get to this point, the Raiders had a doubleheader in Tonasket May 3 to close the regular season as the Tigers surprised the Raiders in the fir... Full story


Tennis prepares for league championships

Raider Tennis played three matches last week, and one already this week, ahead of the Central Washington North 2B Tennis Tournament at the North Cascade Athletic Club in Omak this Friday and Saturday. The Raiders traveled to Entiat May 3, where, as... Full story


Raider tracksters head into postseason

Raider Track wrapped up the regular season at the Ron Vanderholm Invitational in Royal City Friday. No Raiders placed at Royal City. “Our athletes continue to bring down their times and increase their heights and distances,” Head Coach Lori... Full story


Lady Raiders finish season .500

The Lady Raiders’ season came to an end May 3 in Tonasket as the Tigers took both games of a doubleheader by the scores of 11-10 and 13-7. Because of losses earlier in the season, the Lady Raiders finished fifth in the Central Washington North,... Full story


LR Golf continues to improve

Raider Golf continues to improve and is peaking at the correct time — at Lake Wood Golf Course against both Okanogan and Omak — where two Raider boys finished the 18-hole round at under 100 strokes. Darin Whiteman led the Raider boys, shooting a... Full story

 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 4, 2016

Raider tennis team keeps improving

Raider Tennis competed in three matches last week and continued to improve to get ready for the postseason. Against Liberty Bell April 26, the Raider boys won their match 3-2, and it wasn't easy for... Full story

 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 4, 2016

Raiders on win streak

The Raiders are on a baseball win streak that has improved their overall win-loss record to 14-4 and their Central Washington North 2B record to 10-4. Lake Roosevelt defeated the Pateros Billygoats on senior night at Greene Field April 26 12-2 and... Full story

 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 4, 2016

Four-win streak keeps Raider Ladies softball team hopeful

The Lady Raiders won four games last week, which moved them into the number-four spot in the Central Washington 2B North standings. If they remain there, they will have a berth to the district tournament at the Ephrata Fastpitch complex starting May... Full story

 By John R McNeil II    Sports    May 4, 2016

Track looks to finish on high note

Raider Track finished its last two-meet week with the Northeast B meet in Davenport April 26 and the Rieke Invite at Peshastin on the 29th. Head Coach Lori Adkins was pleased with the progress the team made last week. “Between the two meets last... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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.... Full story


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... Full story


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