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 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019 

Shooting "buffer zone" being proposed in Osborn Bay area

A 500-foot-wide, 7,281-foot-long, no-shooting "buffer zone" is being proposed between residences of Electric City and the Osborne Bay area. The buffer zone would be an area people cannot shoot guns...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019 

New operator will re-open Grand Theatre

The Coulee will see an increase in arts and culture with the return of the Grand Theatre on Main Street in Grand Coulee, with a ribbon cutting and then an open-mic show later this month. The 170-seat...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 16, 2019 

Tribe turns down feral horse removal bid

The Colville Business Council voted in a Jan. 8 meeting not to approve a contract to remove feral horses from the reservation, the Tribal Tribune reports. A $478,000 proposal by Sun J Livestock to remove about 1,250 feral horses was submitted after...

 
 By Rich Black    Opinion    January 16, 2019 

Passage of levy will still mean lower taxes

I am writing this letter to help you, as part of our community, make an informed decision on the upcoming vote for a school district levy. The bottom line in this complicated issue is this: For taxpayers, approving this school district levy will...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    January 16, 2019 

The year in weather – 2018

I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve been writing this monthly column about our weather, and climate and related issues and events. One thing I do like — and I admit I’m a bit of a...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 16, 2019 

Raiders make mincemeat out of Trojans, Mustangs

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders basketball team trounced the Trojans and turned the Mustangs into dog food this past week, winning by extra-large point margins. The Raiders defeated the Manson Trojans on...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 16, 2019 

Raider wrestlers clean up competition on west side

The Raider wrestling team took second place at a 17-school tournament on the west side of the state Saturday, following a mix-and-match tournament they dominated there the previous day. They also...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 16, 2019 

Lady Raiders play solid ball, earn solid wins

The Lady Raiders earned two straight wins last week, defeating both the Fillies and the Lady Trojans. Lake Roosevelt defeated the Manson Lady Trojans on the road Jan. 8 with a final score of 41-24....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 9, 2019

Federal government shutdown affects Colville tribes and local economy

The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has many implications, including a direct loss of $1.5 million per week for the Colville Confederated Tribes, a letter from the tribes to members of Congress said last week. The Jan. 3 letter from Colvil...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 9, 2019

Fish pens fate soon to be decided

State wildlife authorities will try to help a local group find a way to keep operating the fish-raising pens that release 300,000 fish a year into Banks Lake, but that may come to an end if...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 9, 2019

Tribe sells hemp to Oregon company

The Colville Confederated Tribes sold a portion of the hemp they grew in the Swawilla Basin area to a Hood River, Oregon company in late 2018. "From what we received so far, we have cold pressed and...

 

Hello to the community

I don’t get to use the word “I” much in my writing here. It feels strange, almost unnatural. I have to be an objective journalist, after all — Clark Kent, sticking to quotes and facts, keeping my “I’s” out of it. Just a fly on the wall... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 9, 2019

Raiders win big, twice

Last week the Raiders absolutely demolished their two opponents on the basketball court, defeating both Liberty Bell, and Waterville-Mansfield. In Liberty Bell Jan. 3, the Raiders took down the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 9, 2019

Ladies lose, but show flashes of potential

The Lady Raiders suffered a couple of losses this past week, one to Liberty Bell, and one to Waterville. In Liberty Bell on Jan. 3, the Lady Raiders lost 57-42 to the Mountain Lions. Hosting the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 9, 2019

Wrestlers step up to a gut check week

The Raiders wrestled in the Jeremiah Schmunk Invitational in Warden last week, as well as the Gut Check tournament in Kent, where three Raiders competed for the first time in LR history. In Warden on Saturday, the Raiders had 10 placers, with the onl...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 2, 2019

Noting past reports of UFOs around the coulee area

A number of reports on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in or around the Grand Coulee area have described incidents from as far back as 1975. The National UFO Reporting Center, run out of a residence near Davenport, Washington, by a man named...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 2, 2019

First good snow brings dozens of car crashes

Be careful driving out there on those snowy days. In Eastern Washington, on the snowy day after Christmas, state troopers responded to 40 crashes in District 4 and to 43 in District 6. Those included...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 2, 2019

Colville Tribes plans to remove feral horses from their reservation

The Colville Tribes plans to remove between 1,000 and 1,500 feral horses from the reservation between January and March of 2019. In 2015, 422 feral horses were removed in a similar effort using an...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 2, 2019

Raiders win two wrestling tourneys

Raider wrestlers dominated at both their own Powerhouse Tournament in Coulee Dam Friday, and the Banks Lake Brawl in Coulee City Saturday. The Raiders won the Powerhouse with 169.5 points, the first...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 2, 2019

Raiders have happy holidays at Holiday Classic

The Raider basketball squad had reason to celebrate at the Eagle Holiday Classic, defeating both the Medical Lake and Colton teams. Friday night, the Raiders defeated the Medical Lake Cardinals by a single point, 72-71. Soarin’ Marchand led the...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    January 2, 2019

Ladies lose at Holiday Classic

The Lady Raiders suffered a couple of non-league losses at the Eagle Holiday Classic in Spokane last weekend. Lake Roosevelt played Liberty High School Thursday, Dec. 27, losing 46-25. Kelsie Olbricht led LR with seven points. LR only scored 13...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 26, 2018

Geezer Beach driving concern expressed by Colville Tribes

Federal and tribal officials said last week that the question of whether fishermen should continue to be able to drive on the sand along Geezer Beach behind the Grand Coulee Dam stemmed from tribal concerns. The Bureau of Reclamation has been...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    December 26, 2018

Project would take decade, inject millions into regional economy

The Bureau of Reclamation is looking to modernize three more generators in the Third Power Plant of the Grand Coulee Dam in a project that should get underway in about four years. The upgrade of...

 

Top 10 movies to watch in the Coulee (and one TV show)

Ah, small town life. Country living. Old pickup trucks, down-home diners. You gotta love it. Sometimes it's a bit dull, but only boring people are bored, so you have to create your own excitement. If...

 

LR wrestlers win dual meet against Cascade Kodiaks

Raiders wrestled in a dual with Cascade last week, as well as sending a wrestler to the Columbia Burbank Girls Invitational. Raiders wrestled in a dual match in Coulee Dam against the Cascade Kodiaks...

 

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