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 By Dow Constantine Susan Johnson    Opinion    March 25, 2015 

After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality healthcare coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Raider baseball opens with two wins

The Raiders came home from a double header in Bridgeport Saturday with two wins. Lake Roosevelt was challenged in the first game, with the Mustangs scoring seven runs, but in the end outscored them by two in the 9-7 LR win. In the second game, the...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Raider tennis off to soggy start

The Raider tennis team's first match on the new court surface at Lake Roosevelt was delayed an hour due to rain on Friday. Because of the delay, Head Coach Steve Archer said, the format was changed....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Lady Raiders drop openers

The Lady Raider softball team opened the season at home Saturday to two losses. “It was a tough day for the Lady Raiders,” Head Coach Jamie Lezard said. “We had too many errors, left too many base runners out there, and were having a hard time...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 25, 2015 

Track opens at big meet

A small Lake Roosevelt team travelled to West Valley High School in Spokane Valley for the Howard Dolphin Invitational Saturday. “We took a small group of determined Raiders to compete against 1800 other athletes at the West Valley Invite,” Head...

 
 By John Crabtree    Opinion    March 18, 2015

Water is Life

Here in the west, we understand that there is much truth in the old joke that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. Rural and small town America depend on water and our neighbors downstream count on us to preserve the quality of that wat...

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    March 4, 2015

Senate transportation bill irresponsible

It seems ironic that on the same day that a huge increase in gas prices is seen in the area, the Washington State Senate passes a $15 billion transportation package that includes an 11.7 cent per gallon gas tax increase. It is fiscal...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 4, 2015

Raiders finish season 15-10

The Raider boys' basketball season came to an end Friday night at Mt. Spokane High School as Lake Roosevelt lost its regional matchup against the Northwest Christian Crusaders. "Boys played well and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    March 4, 2015

Raiders named to all-league teams

Three Raider boys and four Lady Raiders were named to Central Washington North 2B All-League teams for their play during the 2014-15 season. Chance Garvin was the only Raider named to the first team....

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 25, 2015

Octavio Alejandre is state champion

Raider Wrestling made a great showing at the state tournament with all three wrestlers placing. Octavio Alejandre took the state championship at 285 pounds. Oscar Pakootas took third at 132, and...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 25, 2015

Raiders third at districts, move on to regionals

The Raider boys won two games last week to earn third place in the District 5-6 tournament and a meeting with District 7-9's number-two team Friday night at regionals. This is the second year in a row...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 25, 2015

Lady Raiders season ends with loss to White Swan

The Lady Raiders played their final game of the 2014-15 season at Eastmont High School against the White Swan Cougars on Feb. 19 in a loser-out game of District 5-6 play. The Lady Raiders and Cougars...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 18, 2015

Three Raider wrestlers move on to state match

All three Raider wrestlers who competed at the Regional Tournament at Northwest Christian on Feb. 14th advanced to Mat Classic XXVII. Not all had an easy road making it to State but all three placed...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 18, 2015

Lady Raiders advance to second week of district play

After taking second place in the league, the Lady Raiders held on in district tournament play last week with a decisive defeat of Oroville after having let Kittitas slip by in a disappointing...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 18, 2015

Raiders still have shot at regionals

To stay alive in post-season basketball, the Raider boys must defeat a team they last took down at home - in overtime. In the second week of the District 5-6 Tournament tomorrow at Eastmont High...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 11, 2015

Lady Raiders take second in league play

The Lady Raiders finished the 2014-15 regular basketball season with an 11-3 win-loss record in Central Washington 2B North, and a 12-8 overall record. With the second-place finish, the Lady Raiders advance to the district tournament, playing...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 11, 2015

Three wrestlers move on to regional meet

Octavio Alejandre, Oscar Pakootas, and Jacob Smith all advanced from the sub-regional wrestling meet in Oroville to the regional competition after placing in the top four at Oroville last Saturday. The regional meet will be held at Northwest...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 11, 2015

Raider boys take third place in league

After a tough week, the Raider boys finished the 2014-15 regular basketball season in third place in the Central Washington 2B North League standings. In league play, the Raiders earned a 9-5...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 4, 2015

Lady Raiders on six-game win streak

by John R. McNeil II The Lady Raiders have been on a basketball hot streak, winning six in a row to improve their overall win-loss record to 11-7. In Central Washington 2B North LR is 10-2 and sitting...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 4, 2015

Raiders on four-game win streak

by John R. McNeil II With one week left in the season, the Raiders are sitting at 12-6 overall win-loss record with a four-game win streak. The wins have put the Raiders in third place in the Central...

 
 By John R McNeil II    Sports    February 4, 2015

Wrestlers on to sub-regionals

Raider Wrestling wrapped up the regular season and is now preparing for the first round of postseason this weekend in Oroville. Sub-regionals start on Friday at 4 p.m and continue on Saturday at 10 a.m. All schools in the Eastern Washington North B...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 28, 2015

Lady Raiders on win streak

After a bad set of games, the Lady Raiders are on a win streak, sweeping all opponents last week. Lake Roosevelt is sitting in the number-two spot in the Central Washington North, behind Okanogan. The Lady Raiders’ win-loss record stands at 9-6...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 28, 2015

Raider boys win two of three

The Raiders won two of three basketball games last week to put them in fourth place in the Central Washington North standings, with a 6-3 league win-loss record and a 9-6 record overall. The wins came at Oroville and Bridgeport. Liberty Bell...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 28, 2015

Wrestlers make good showing at Kittitas

The Raiders came up against many schools that will have state competitors Saturday in Kittitas and competed in challenging matches and took home three medals from the Coyote Classic. “We got a chance to see teams like Ilwaco and Napavine, who will...

 
 By John McNeil II    Sports    January 21, 2015

Raider boys on two-game win streak

Raider Boys Basketball won two of three games for the second straight week and began a win streak. Lake Roosevelt had a rough start to last week against the fourth-ranked Okanogan Bulldogs Jan. 13 at...

 

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