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 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

State attorney general spells out law to sheriffs

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson warned sheriffs and other law enforcement officers Tuesday that they are required to enforce a gun control law passed by voters last November. Sheriffs in four local counties cite Second Amendment concerns...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

Recycling on the table for 2020 garbage contract

Look out your window for flying pigs, because the coulee area may get recycling in 2020. The towns of Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City will be deciding on a recycling option to choose in a new contract with Sunrise Disposal,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 13, 2019 

Raiders win first-week district playoff games

The Raiders won both their games in the first week of the 2B District 5-6 tournament, and move onto the second week this Friday in Chelan. The Raiders defeated Liberty Christian 70-52 Friday at the Hanford Middle School gym in Richland. “It was a g...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 13, 2019 

Lady Raiders win two in first week of playoffs

The Lady Raiders won both games in the first week of the 2B District 5-6 tournament, and move on to the second week this Friday in Chelan. At Hanford Middle School in Richland Friday, the Lake Roosevelt defeated Liberty Christian 55-47. “This was...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 13, 2019 

Steven Flowers to play football for EWU

Lake Roosevelt Raider student-athlete Steven Flowers signed a letter of intent Feb. 6 to play football for Eastern Washington University. "I think it's awesome; he's worked hard," his father Josh...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    Sports    February 13, 2019 

23 Raider wrestlers bound for state after regionals canceled

The regional wrestling tournament for state districts five and six was canceled last Friday, so all 23 Raider wrestlers who had qualified for the regional meet at Oroville are now going to the state tournament this week. The Washington...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

Paper fishing and hunting licenses back at Coulee Playland … for now

Tribal hunting and fishing licenses are being offered at Coulee Playland again after a brief hiatus. The Colville Tribes are transitioning to an online-only system, and were no longer offering paper licenses through third-party sellers, which...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 13, 2019 

Companies file suit against PUD

Companies in Grant County that “mine” cryptocurrency with high-powered computers have filed a lawsuit against Grant PUD, whose commissioners voted in 2018 to raise electric rates for the emerging industry. The companies say they chose to locate...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 6, 2019

County sheriffs resisting new gun law

Local county sheriffs are weighing in on Washington’s controversial Initiative-1639 which is related to guns and is being challenged in the courts. I-1639, which took effect on Jan. 1, raises the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles from 18...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 6, 2019

Raider the dog making a difference at Lake Roosevelt

A stray dog found its way into Lake Roosevelt Elementary School and has been a staple there ever since. The 8-month-old, black Labrador female dog, now named Raider, had been hanging out around the...

 

All Raider wrestlers qualify for regionals

The Raiders hosted the 2B District 6 tournament on Saturday, and all 22 Raider wrestlers qualify for regionals. Raiders placing first at the event were David Crowe, who wrestled in the 132-pound weigh...

 

Raider wrestling coaches earn top district honors

Steve Hood, Lee Largent, and Victor Camarena have all been named district wrestling coaches of the year for the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association as voted on by their fellow coaches in...

 

Lady Raiders beat toughest opponents in league

The Lady Raiders won three games last week to wrap up their regular season ranked second in the Central Washington 2B league. Lake Roosevelt hosted and defeated the top-ranked Brewster Lady Bears...

 

Raiders finish regular season strong

The Raiders had a busy week of raids, defeating Liberty Bell, Waterville, and, most importantly, the top-ranked Brewster Bears in a nail-biting, last-second victory. The Raiders hosted the Brewster...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    February 6, 2019

Colville Tribes respond to horse controversy

The Colville Tribes responded with a press release last week regarding a controversial decision to approve a contract to round up approximately 1,250 horses from the reservation. The nearly $500,000 contract awarded to Sun J Livestock was approved on... Full story

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

CCT change fishing/hunting license process

Hunters and fishers wanting to head to local tribal lands will have to look online to buy their licenses, not at local stores. The Colville Confederated Tribes have launched a website for buying fishing and hunting permits on their reservation and...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Darnold inducted into state hall of fame

Gary Darnold, who coached cross country for Lake Roosevelt for 40 years, including 38 state meet appearances, was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association's Cross Country...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

District disagrees with bureau over impact dam projects have on schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is contesting the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s claim in a draft Environmental Assessment concerning the minimal impact it says a project will have on the district. The USBR is planning on a 10-year project to...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Coulee Dam bridge lighting to get big upgrade

The lights on the Coulee Dam bridge over the Columbia River will enter the 21st Century in the coming spring, when they will be updated from incandescent to LED lights. "We're replacing all the wires...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Colville Business Council approves controversial horse removal contract

The Colville Business Council took a series of actions on Jan. 24 related to feral horses on the reservation, including changing a law to allow machines such as helicopters to be used in the capture of feral horses, approving a contract to do so,...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    January 30, 2019

Nespelem School to upgrade building with $2.86 million grant

The Nespelem School District has been awarded $2.86 million under a Washington state grant to help small, rural school districts modernize. The award was announced at the district's Monday night...

 

Local talent featured as theater opens again

Seven performers graced the stage at the Grand Theatre on Saturday night in an open-mic concert that was the first event in the theater on Grand Coulee's Main Street in years. Between 30 and 40...

 

Lady Raiders win two more, a trend they intend to continue through the season

The Lady Raiders beat the Lady Tigers in Tonasket last week, and also defeated Soap Lake. Audrey Hansen was the lead scorer in the 56-32 defeat of Tonasket Jan. 22, with 14 points. Hansen also contrib...

 

Raiders boys win two more

The Lake Roosevelt boys took down two basketball opponents last week, putting them third in their league. The Raiders defeated the Tonasket Tigers in Tonasket Jan. 22, winning 71-57 "The boys played...

 

Raider wrestlers win dual meet

The Raiders went to Oroville on Thursday to wrestle in a dual match, where the Hornets combined with Liberty Bell and Wilbur-Creston-Keller to form one team to take on Lake Roosevelt. LR won the first dual 38-30, then took some wrestlers who...

 

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