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 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 13, 2019 

Third fire in three weeks put out Tuesday

A garage fire in Grand Coulee was extinguished before it spread on Monday afternoon, causing mostly smoke damage, with no one suffering any injuries. “It could have been way worse,” Marjie Gallagher said about the fire that she said was caused...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 13, 2019 

Initiative will affect road repair funds

Two local towns will directly lose transportation funds because of the passage of a state initiative. Electric City and Elmer City will lose a bit of revenue from the recent passage of a statewide initiative that, among other things, limits how...

 

Thanks for support, and continue it for new leaders

First of all, thanks to everyone who has supported me the past years as Electric City Council member. Congratulations to the Electric City Council and mayor elect. I wish them the best in their journey the next few years. I only hope that the...

 
 By Don Brunell    Opinion    November 13, 2019 

Greatest generation quickly slipping into history

Just before Veterans Day, the last known survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor died at age 98. With the passing of George Hursey of Massachusetts, it closed that chapter of World War II ...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Raider football team ready for first round of state following district playoff victory

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders football team is going to state, hosting a first-round game on Saturday, following a solid victory in the district crossover game. In Coulee Dam on Nov. 8, the Raiders annih...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Volleyball bound for state tournament

The Lady Raiders volleyball team is Yakima bound, having qualified for state for the first time since 1991 with a 3-0 victory over Mabton last week. The Lady Raiders had lost to Lady Bears Nov. 5 in...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Edmo competes at state cross country

Raider Kyle Edmo ran at the 1B/2B state cross country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Saturday. Edmo placed 110th out of 154 runners with a time of 18 minutes, 40.1 seconds. Daniel...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Raider soccer ends in playoffs

The Lady Raiders soccer team's fourth season ended in the playoffs last week, the first time the team made it to the playoffs. Lake Roosevelt lost a soccer playoff game 6-3 in Tonasket against the Lad...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 13, 2019 

Star poll: Most prefer permanent Daylight Savings time

Locals support idea of “ditching the switch” and adopting “permanent Daylight Savings Time” State legislation passed earlier this year would put a stop to changing clocks. Locals do not like switching their clocks twice a year between...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

Daylight Savings ended but could become permanent

Daylight Savings Time ended on Nov. 3 when we rolled our clocks back an hour. Could this be the last time we “fall behind?” Legislation signed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this year to permanently adopt Daylight Savings Time, in other... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

Caretaker class hopeful at LR

A new class at the high school could certify students to be home caretakers. Lake Roosevelt High School is working on crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s of implementing a home caretaker class into offered curriculum. The move would be the...

 
 By Bob Valen    Opinion    November 6, 2019

Brrr, a short autumn?

Scientists have been coring glacial ice fields for some time now. One objective is to analyze the small atmospheric gas bubbles that got trapped as the ice formed. These gas bubbles contain...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

They crossed that bridge when they came to it

Bridge girders heading toward the West Fork area of the San Poil river along highway 21 between Keller and Republic crossed the bridge at Coulee Dam recently. The girders, six in total, each measure 1...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    November 6, 2019

Special forces veteran honored for his service

James Duranceau attended an event last month hosted by the Special Forces Association where he was honored for his 16 years as a Green Beret in the United States Army. Duranceau joined the army in...

 

Raiders are football league champions

The Raider football team returned from Brewster with a new Bear-skin rug, having killed the Bears 57-6 in the final game of the regular season last Friday, finishing as the undisputed champions of the Central Washington 2B league, undefeated in...

 

Kyle Edmo to run at state meet

Kyle Edmo will run in the state cross country competition Saturday, after making the cut at Moses Lake last week. The senior placed 27th out of 88 runners in the 5,000-meter race at the District 5-6...

 

Lady Raiders head into post season third in league

The Lady Raiders volleyball team swept away the competition in their league tournament after wrapping up their regular season with a victory last week. LR came away with a 3-0 victory in Soap Lake...

 

Lady Raiders team kicks off postseason with victory in soccer

The Lady Raiders soccer team won a close playoff game in Bridgeport to move onto the next round. The Ladies played their last regular-season game Oct. 29, losing 4-0 in Liberty Bell against the Lady Mountain Lions. Finishing the regular season...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 30, 2019

Readers split on idea of four-day school week

Readers responding to an online poll are split on the idea of changing to a four-day week at Lake Roosevelt Schools, with most being against it. An article in last week’s Star described a nuanced discussion that took place among Grand Coulee Dam...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 30, 2019

Recycling arguments on recycling

Recycling isn't as easy as it sounds, and there are a lot of different views on how efficient it is. With the Coulee set to get a recycling container at the Delano Regional Transfer station,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    October 30, 2019

Work done on Northrup Canyon's "old wagon road"

Work was done recently on the “old wagon road” trail at Northrup Canyon, including using a “trackhoe” as well as laying down gravel in areas. The Washington State Park Service approved the work which was done by the Crab Creek Riders, a...

 

Elementary gym floor to be replaced

The gym floor at Lake Roosevelt Elementary needs replacing only five years after the gym, and the school, were built. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved the payment of $15,000 toward the replacement floor, the rest of the cost being...

 

Chase Marchand: Chasing the finish line

A Raider had the best time in the state for 1.5-mile races, the ninth best in the nation. Lake Roosevelt's eighth-grade cross country runner, the aptly named Chase Marchand, had an impressive year,...

 

Raiders clinch league lead with Tiger defeat

The Lake Roosevelt Raiders defeated a worthy competitor from the Central Washington 2B league Friday, solidifying the Raiders' status as league champs. Even if the Raiders were to lose to Brewster on...

 

Lady Raiders trounce Tigers

The Lady Raiders are entering the post season of volleyball on Saturday after trouncing the Lady Tigers in Coulee Dam last week. The Lady Raiders won decisively, 3-0, against the Tonasket Lady Tigers...

 

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