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 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...

 

Regional wrestling tourney canceled

The the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Friday that all regional wrestling tournaments set for Saturday have been canceled due to bad weather conditions affecting travel....

 

Newsbriefs

Free tax preparation offered Free in-person tax preparation will be available at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center for people of any age. The program, which is offered by the American Association of Retired Persons, is open to the public on...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 6, 2019

Group protests ethics charges on councilwoman

A group of protesters gathered outside the Colville Business Council's meeting chambers Friday as part of the council debated a move that would lead to expelling one of their own members. Ethics...

 
 By Emma Epperly    News    February 6, 2019

By changing it, bill would skirt court ruling that Legislature must follow state records law

Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state legislators from the Public Records Act, according to the attorney who led the fight against a similar bill last year. That bill was passed in a last-minute move after a Thurs...

 

Lawmakers aim to 'ditch the switch' on daylight saving

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of the practice spreading throughout the country. House Bill 1196 was co-sponsored by a bipartisan...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    February 6, 2019

What a weekend!

I was going to tell you all about Alianna Rose this week and how she came into the world. As I thought about it, I realized that it was not my story to tell. It is the parents’ story; it is for...

 

Re: "Colville Business Council approves controversial horse removal contract" 1-30-19

Thank you for the update on the Colville Business Council’s Jan. 24th decision to send over a thousand majestic wild horses to slaughter in direct violation of their own Tribal Code Chapter 4.14.  It appears to me to have been a rushed decision...

 
 By Bob Valen    News    February 6, 2019

Look, up in the sky, it's a polar vortex!

It caused a great uproar in the news media and with those living in parts of Canada and the U.S. The Upper Midwest felt the effects of the ever-present Polar Vortex. TV news reporters stood outside...

 

Coulee Recollections

Twenty Years Ago Last Tuesday night about 8 p.m. John Nelson heard a racket outside his trailer in Delano. When he went outside to find out what was going on he told police he saw three dogs being attacked by a cougar. Coulee Dam citizens voted to...

 

FBLA group on to state

Seven Lake Roosevelt Students qualified for Washington FBLA State on April 10-13 in Bellevue, Washington, after competing at North Central Regionals in Wenatchee, January 19. Those qualifying include...

 

This week in sports

Wed., Feb. 6 5 p.m., JH girls’ basketball here with Oroville 6 p.m., JH wrestling at Nespelem Fri., Feb. 8 6 p.m., Raiders Basketball against Liberty Christian at Hanford Middle School, Richland 7:45 p.m., Lady Raiders Basketball against Liberty...

 

Bowling Scores

THURSDAY MIXUPS TEAM W L San Poil Valley 58.5 25.5 Only Nine! 44.5 35.5 The Star 34 50 High Game: John Stensgar 244; Mae Stensgar 166 High Series: John Stensgar 576; Mae Stensgar 464 Splits: Scott E. 2-7/2-10/4-6-7-9-10; Logan Stensgar 3-4-6-7; Mae...

 

Auditions for The Frog Prince coming up

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of THE FROG PRINCE (Monday, March 11, at the Lake Roosevelt High School gymnasium) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 p.m. and plan to...

 

Nespelem School students of the month

Here are Nespelem's students of the month!...

 

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...

 

Legals for February 6, 2019

Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors PUBLIC NOTICE The Grant County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hereby informs the voting public that the incumbent has been re-elected to the currently open seat by reason of being...

 

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...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee 1/29 - A Burdin Boulevard woman said she watched a man and woman walk past her car. The man allegedly pushed her mirror out of position, the woman put her hands “all over the car,” and the complainant yelled at them to stop. - A man...

 
 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...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    February 6, 2019

Long road home awaits Raiders, win or lose

Good luck to the Lake Roosevelt basketball teams and their fans in Richland today; win or lose (just saw that the girls won 46-43) , they may all have to take a long way home. Washington State...

 

Late start Monday a.m. for GCDSD schools

Lake Roosevelt Schools will start two hours late Monday, Feb. 11, the school district said Sunday night. The delay is due to expected weather expected to bring several inches of snow overnight....

 
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