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 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raider football begins postseason play Friday

The Raiders shut out the Tonasket Tigers last week and are now moving onto their football postseason. In Coulee Dam Oct. 27, the Raiders defeated the Tigers 41-0. Quarterback Brit... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

LR invites veterans to assembly

A Veterans Day assembly will be held at Lake Roosevelt on Nov. 10 from 9-10 a.m. in the high school gym, and veterans and their families are welcome to attend. Middle school and... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Steve Hood to be inducted into wrestling coaches' hall of fame

Legendary Raider wrestling coach Steve Hood, who retired in 2019, is being inducted into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Hood will be inducted into... — Updated 11/2/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Dollar General wants to set up shop in Grand Coulee

Retail chain Dollar General is looking to build a store in Grand Coulee.  During Grand Coulee’s Oct. 18 council meeting, a man named Darryl Hackworth spoke during the public comment period, and said he has been working with... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By acob Wagner    News

Tribes granted $50 million for internet infrastructure

The Colville Indian Reservation will have greater internet access thanks to a large federal grant. “The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation accepted a federal grant to construct internet infrastructure across the Colv... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Student reps approved for school board

by Jacob Wagner School is an institution built around educating students, and now the local school district has student representatives. The Grand Coulee Dam School District approved the appointment of two student representatives f... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

BPA in works to take over local switchyards 

The Bonneville Power Administration is in negotiations to take over three switchyards in the Grand Coulee area.  “The Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation are negotiating the transfer of ownership,... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Bulldogs remain unbeaten after Raider game

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team met the top-ranked Okanogan Bulldogs on the gridiron on Oct. 14 and lost by a high point margin that doesn't capture how close the game... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Cross country runs at The Gorge

Raider runners ran at the Gorge Amphitheater on Oct. 13 for the Moses Lake Invitational.  “Great race,” Head Coach Matthew Timentwa said. “I just love the course. Such a neat setting. They do a lot to give it that... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

LR volleyball beats Fillies, Tigers

The Lady Raiders volleyball team won a road game in Bridgeport and a home game with Tonasket last week.  In Bridgeport on Oct. 11, the Lady Raiders won 3-0 against the Fillies.... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Cemetery discussion continues

The Regional Board of Mayors is continuing to look into forming a cemetery district. At their Oct. 5 meeting, the RBOM discussed different factors they’ll need to look into regarding trying to form a cemetery district that would... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

EMS district discussion continues

The topic of forming a local Emergency Medical Services district continues to be discussed, most recently at Electric City’s Oct. 11 city council meeting.  Nic Alexander, who serves as assistant fire chief to Chief Ryan Fish for... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Electric City takes formal stance against consolidation 

The Electric City Council took a formal stance last week against the idea of consolidating their city with Grand Coulee. Mayor Diane Kohout told the council that because of a renewed interest in the topic of consolidation, and... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Elmer City appoints new council member

Elmer City appointed a new council member in addition to other business they took care of during their Oct. 13 council meeting.  Long named new council member Flora Long expressed... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

City learns it must upgrade Coulee Playland for ADA compliance

Nothing is easy, not even at a place called Playland. An estimated million dollars of upgrades are needed at Coulee Playland to bring it up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards, the Electric City Council learned last... — Updated 10/19/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Soccer secures solid win against Oroville

The Lady Raiders soccer team won 10-3 at home in Grand Coulee against Oroville on Oct. 4. Eighth-grader Phenyx Marchand scored her first goal as an LR soccer player during the... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Volleyball wins one loses one

Lady Raiders beat Liberty Bell but lost to Okanogan in volleyball last week.  The Lady Raiders won 3-0 in Liberty Bell on Oct. 4. "Playing against Liberty Bell was a lot of fun,"... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Cross country competes with Omak, Liberty Bell

Raider runners ran at East Side Park in Omak on Oct. 5. Caden Portch was the fastest Raider at the event, placing 23rd with a time of 20 minutes, 25.07 seconds. The Raiders then ran at Liberty Bell on Oct. 8 where Portch was once... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Raiders get by Manson with two points

The Raiders defeated the Trojans in Manson on Oct. 7, squeezing by with just two points 14-12. The Raiders now have a 5-1 win-loss record.  Raider Chase Clark ran six yards for a touchdown to put Lake Roosevelt up 6-0.  But... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Students learn about medical careers

by Jacob Wagner Lake Roosevelt students got a taste of what it's like to work at a hospital, an environment some could end up working at one day. Coulee Medical Center helped give L... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

LR offering other kinds of classes

High school can go beyond the rigidity of reading, writing, and arithmetic that we sometimes think of it as, and Lake Roosevelt proves that by offering classes that are a little different.  LR’s class catalog includes options... — Updated 10/12/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Cindy Carter seeks to keep seat as commissioner

Cindy Carter has been a Grant County commissioner since 2007, and wants to stay in that position to help share her knowledge with the large number of new people in leadership... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Volleyball 1-1 for week

The Lady Raiders lost to Brewster but beat Oroville in volleyball last week.  The Lady Raiders won the first set in Coulee Dam Sept. 27 against Brewster 25-23, but lost the next... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    Sports

Lady Raiders win soccer in OT

The Lady Raiders soccer team won 3-2 in Manson in overtime on Sept. 27, their first victory of the season. Sawyer Steffens and Nautika Brown scored goals for LR during regulation, which ended with the game tied 2-2.  Assistant... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Jacob Wagner    News

Krohn now serving on park district

Nate Krohn was appointed to a vacant commissioner seat with the Coulee Area Park and Recreation District at their Sept. 28 meeting.  Krohn joins fellow commissioners Brian... — Updated 10/5/2022


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