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 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raider girls split week

The Lady Raiders prevailed over Waterville-Mansfield in basketball last week, but lost to Tonasket last night by a similar score last night. Both games were on the Raider home... — Updated 1/10/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Nespelem School hoping to expand sports area

Nespelem School is hoping to find extra land on which to expand with a future sports area. The board voted last week to formally inquire with the Colville Tribes about land across the street currently held in trust status that the... — Updated 1/3/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Officer-in-school effort set aside

An effort to put a school resource officer at Lake Roosevelt Schools and add another policeman to Grand Coulee’s department has been stopped, and grant funding for it turned down. Funded partially by a federal grant, the effort... — Updated 1/3/2024

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raiders take the middle road at Powerhouse tourney

Four of Lake Roosevelt's nine wrestlers at the Powerhouse Tournament they hosted Dec. 21 placed in the tournament, putting the team in the middle of the 16-team tourney with 74... — Updated 12/27/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Girls take third at Powerhouse

Lake Roosevelt sent 10 girls to the mat at the 2023 Powerhouse Girls' Tournament at LR Thursday, taking third place among 11 teams of girls with 64 wrestlers entered. LR's Nelly... — Updated 12/27/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Coulee Dam improvement projects outlined for 2024

Coulee Dam is planning street and sidewalk improvement projects in the new year that will smooth out streets, build or rebuild sidewalk ramps and plant trees to replace those lost on Ferry Avenue in last year’s sidewalk... — Updated 12/27/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

City to put de-annexation on ballot

Electric City will ask voters to approve a ballot measure in February that will remove four parcels of land from the city that had been added in an earlier annexation. The city had started to add the question to last month’s... — Updated 12/27/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raiders beat up on big Bears

Lake Roosevelt's relatively short Raider basketball team seriously beat up on their league's perennial powerhouse Brewster Bears Friday night, 90-56, signaling with a lot of talent... — Updated 12/20/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Ladies net mixed week for 3-3 record

The Lady Raiders had a mixed week with two losses and a win, all on their home court, that puts them at a 3-3 overall win-loss record so far. Lake Roosevelt fell hard to Brewster... — Updated 12/20/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Season greeted with enthusiasm

Events for or featuring kids marked the week before Christmas, with a school pre-holiday musical event kicking off a mood of celebration Friday that packed the Lake Roosevelt gym... — Updated 12/20/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Wrestlers showed 'em at invite

Not only did four Raiders place well at last Saturday's Brice Williams Invite in Spangle, but Lake Roosevelt's wrestling team also turned out to be the most underestimated at the... — Updated 12/13/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Raider boys off on a 5-0 roll

The Raider boys scored their fifth straight win Tuesday night, defeating the Mountain Lions at Liberty Bell 61-52. "The game started out very slow and sluggish for us but once we... — Updated 12/13/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Local cities to get $3.9 million for streets

Six local municipalities will receive nearly $3.9 million in funding help for street projects in 2024, having been selected by the state Transportation Improvement Board, the agency announced this week. Coulee Dam will get more... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Elmer City to survey for park planning

Elmer City residents should look in their utility bills for a link to a survey that is the first step in the town's planning efforts toward coming up with a plan to improve its... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

City sets salary range for future police chief

Grand Coulee will offer a new police chief a starting salary range from $95,000 to $110,000 a year. That was decided at the Nov. 21 city council meeting to prepare for the coming retirement of Chief John Tufts, who is currently... — Updated 12/6/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Stanger honored for work on school board

Ken Stanger is retiring from the school board after 14 years and received official thanks for his service at Monday night's meeting. Rich Black, president of the Grand Coulee Dam... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Big federal grant makes officer in school possible

A plan to aid the police department in Grand Coulee was awarded a large federal grant that may help pay for a school resource officer, training, community engagement, and more. It’s the plan that officer Matt Gilbert pitched to... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Community

Twenty-two Raiders named to "All-League"

She was just filling in this season, but Lake Roosevelt's Lady Raider volleyball team head coach, Kasey Garvin, was honored as "Coach of the Year" in that sport among Central... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Chef wants space to teach cooking

A local chef approached the school board last week about the possibility of using a school classroom to teach cooking classes to the public for a fee if it wouldn’t go against a district policy. Patty Oliver, owner of PK’s... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Officer pitches school board for resource officer position

A police officer pitched to the school board the idea of writing grants to get a “resource officer” into Lake Roosevelt Schools. Matt Gilbert, an officer with the Grand Coulee Police Department, spoke to the Grand Coulee Dam Sc... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

E.C. Council discusses ambulance system that is 'ripe for failure'

Electric City’s council last week raised questions and concerns about the funding and staffing of the only ambulance service for the area. The service is run by the city of Grand Coulee’s volunteer fire department, which... — Updated 11/21/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

NNDF asks about Community Building

A local lending business is looking for a larger space to operate and is eyeing Coulee Dam’s “Community Building” as a future possibility. Jordan Ruiz, the newly appointed executive director of the Northwest Native... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Voters have a taste for the new

In local elections Tuesday, Electric City voters demonstrated a preference for change, favoring two newcomers over one current and one former city council member, and giving another current councilman a fairly close race, with two... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Scott Hunter    Sports

Portch competes at state cross country

Caden Portch competed at the state cross country meet at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco last Saturday, turning in his best time ever in the 5,000-meter race. The sophomore... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Scott Hunter    News

Just to get you ready for Veteran's Day

Inside this issue of The Star and inside Lake Roosevelt Schools this week are two things designed to help you remember what Veterans Day is all about. And if that were not enough, how about adding a good breakfast. At Lake... — Updated 11/8/2023


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