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Kittitas County, WA -12/06/2013 – Wind chill warning Friday evening through Saturday night.
There is a hazardous weather warning for our area starting today and going through tomorrow. It is predicted that we will see brutally cold wind chills of -10 to -30 degrees F. These temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous for livestock.
Please make sure animals that are housed outdoors have access to windbreaks and bedding and that watering devices are checked and cleared of ice. Animals must increase feed intake to compensate for extreme cold and they cannot eat more if they don’t have water. If it is possible to bring animals into a barn, please do so.
As a general rule, animals need 1% more energy for every 1 degree below freezing. Offer plenty of feed and use higher quality feed if you have it. Consider using an energy supplement. If using grain to supplement energy, do not feed more than .5% body weight in grain to protect ruminants’ ability to digest hay.
Kittitas County http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
WA State receives over 1,300 applications for marijuana licenses-Ten sent from Kittitas County-front page
USFS expands parking at Blewett Pass Sno-Park-doubling the parking capacity-front page
Writing contest gets Ludt win of a lifetime-has lasted 43 years-front page-photos
Area city councils schedule last meetings of the year-winding down with their 2013 calendar year-front page
Christmas in Cle Elum This Saturday-schedule of events-front page
Easton Community holiday spirit events tonight-it’s a potluck-front page
Local students tune-up for holiday concerts-see schedule-front page
Holiday concert, potluck at Thorp School next week-Postmaster to perform with bands-front page
- Senior citizen-disabled persons property tax exemption program
Holiday stage set for fun
Hands full of heart 2
Wildland fire-ravaged timber warms homes
South Cle Elum raises water and sewer rates
Application deadline coming Dec. 20 for lodging tax dollars
Secretary of State certifies election
City clerks appointed
Tractor-trailer collides with fallen tree, Pass closes six hours
Council passes 2014 budget
Open space designated forest land application deadline
New green dot roads open in Wenas area, gives Manastash Ridge users better quality miles
City raises water and garbage rates
- Frankly Speaking-Classic Christmas Cookies-Old Fashioned Roslyn style!
- Letter-Contacting representatives of local government should be made easier-Steve Harper, Cle Elum
- Field to Fork-sustainable agriculture conference in Ellensburg, Feb. 22-23
- How to take the perfect family holiday portrait
- Nevills tackles murder mystery un ‘Upper County Traditions’
- Search and Rescue Spotlight-Bob Hammon
- Van Meter graduates from basic training
- Grant to CWU researchers poises the world for a revolutionary step forward
- In God’s hand
- Dana elected rodeo board president
- Canyon River Ranch at work for HopeSource
- Health Alert: Cold weather increases carbon monoxide danger
- Candy cane donations needed for weekend
- Christmas Trees 101: Silver, Noble or Grand?
- Christmas cookie bake-off this Saturday
Sports & Schools:
- Warrior girls basketball 2013: ‘Believe in us’
- A hundred kids need your help with their learning moments
- Middle school 4th grader appears on the radar
- Easton Student of the Week-Mary Fudge
- CERHS Warriors Winter Sports schedule
- Seasoned juniors dominate Warrior Maplewood
- CE-R Wrestling hits the mats
- Easton Athlete of the Week-Kristina Fudge
Roslyn Winterfest 2013:
- All Aboard the Roslyn ‘Polar Express’-photo essay
- Family-fun holiday traditions at Suncadia-photo essay
Visit Buddy’s home at the Tribune office, pick a gift tag from his Pet Giving Tree, purchase the item, put a bow on it, and bring it back to put under the tree for homeless and disadvantaged pets in Upper Kittitas County!
The NKC Tribune and Tribune Office Supply & Printing are teaming up with ARRF and HopeSource this holiday season to collect blankets, towels, treats, dog and cat toys, tennis balls and cash and check donations to go towards ARRF’s veterinary bills. The Buddy’s Buddies Pet Giving Tree will be up through the New Year with 100% of the proceeds going to ARRF and HopeSource to help pets in our area.
Why is Buddy doing this Pet Giving Tree?
Once upon a time a handsome feral orange tabby cat hung around outside the NKC Tribune’s new office space in the Davis Street Plaza. He began sitting outside the Associate Publisher’s window, looking in and rubbing up against the glass. His appearance grew more and more frequent, until she began calling him her “Little Buddy”. The name stuck. A few bowls of food and a bunch of patient coaxing later, the one-time skittish stray worked his way into the hearts of the entire staff. Now he lives the good life as “Official Office Cat & Greeter”.
Buddy would like to “PAY IT FORWARD” to other less fortunate animals in the Upper County this holiday season. Now you can help him reach that generous goal by taking a tag from his Pet Giving Tree and fulfilling a wishlist item!
Kittitas County HOLIDAY Gift Guide 2013 & Local Seasonal Events Schedule- Inserted in this week’s NKC Tribune
Northern Kittitas County’s first animal shelter gets green light-“Raise the Woof’ Capital Campaign Kick-off-front page-photo
Evergreen Sno-Park poised for an opening-at Woods & Steele Rd.-front page
Monday morning gas leak forces evacuation-downtown Cle Elum-front page-photo
Spotlight on Kittitas County’s 130th Birthday-WWII fighter pilot remembers life in county’s earlier day-page B2-photos
Burn bans continue, three counties added-Stage 1-front page
Trailer truck tips over on SR 97-driver charged-front page
- Motorist Advisory: New I-90 chain-up area
- ‘Holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign
- WA program milestones 200M pounds recycled
- Titus steers drivers to safety
- Hands full of heart: Thankful for our way of life east of the Cascades
- Kids weigh-in on Thanksgiving traditions
- Snowshoe interpretive program starts Dec. 19
- State and Yakama Nation reach agreement on fuel taxes
- Remembering Thanksgiving ‘back in the day’
- Frankly speaking-Frustrated, freezing, and OH NO! LATE FOR WORK!
- Why the chicken crossed the…state line
- Random Act of Kindness
- Eagles Christmas bazaar earnings to help local families
- Kittitas Valley Healthcare wins silver award
- Easton Holiday Bazaar helps local kids
- Kittitas County 4-hers win at WA State Fair
- Safeway to host Christmas cookie bake-off
- Search and Rescue Spotlight-Bob Seelye
Sports & Schools:
- How YOUR community produces ‘Friday Night Under the Lights’
- Warrior football program announces team awards
- CERHS Athlete of the Week-Emanuel Sanchez
- CERHS Student of the Week-Jace Allen