February 16, 2017 HEADLINES – Northern Kittitas County Tribune

  • Up on the rooftops shoveling away: Volunteer members shovel roof of the Cle Elum Jehovah’s Whitnesses Church (photo)
  • Cle Elum and Ellensburg awarded ‘Complete Streets’ TIB funding: The Transportation Improvement Board awarded checks to Cle Elum and Ellensburg two of 39 awarded agencies.
  • Roslyn Council announces appointees: Cathy Cook was appointed to the planning and Historic Preservation Commission, Mitch Long to serve as mayor pro tem (cont. pg A7)
  • Stage 1 Burn Ban called for Kittitas and Okanogan counties: Ban on outdoor burning and the use of uncertified stoves and fireplaces began on Feb 14th.
  • Conditional Use Permits granted, businesses without them forewarned: Mayor Jim DeVere encourages all South Cle Elum home based businesses to get the conditional use permit
  • Teanaway Community Forest recreation planning meeting cancelled and rescheduled: The next meeting is on for March 9th 3-7pm at Cle Elum’s Putnam Centennial Center
  • State Parks has run out of snow removal dollars budgeted for Sno-Parks: Agency relying on emergency reserve funds and hoping the snow stops

 

  • STATE & REGIONAL NEWS:
  • Reichert joins bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus: Dave Reichert, Earl Blumenauer, Don Bacon and Charlie Crist all join Caucus. 
  • NRCS has funding opportunities for salmon recovery
  • Registration for WA State Nonprofit Conference open
  • State Elections reports initiative fraud activity to State Patrol: Kim Wyman’s  Election division has reported fraudulent activity to the Washington State Patrol
  • WA hospitals standardize charity care forms
  • Judge orders 5-hour Energy to pay over $4 million: Judge Beth Andrus ruled in the states favor
  • Community mediation training offered
  • Police Department now provides drug drop off bin: Located at the Cle Elum Police Department
  • Republicans announce three applicants for county assessor: Del Knudson, Jeff Cole and Mike Hougardy.
  • Everett man dies from drug overdose on Saturday: 900 block East Second Street parking lot Cle Elum
  • Upper County residents ‘huddle’ to be heard: facilitator Judy Hallisey says it will be a positive movement. (photo)
  • AG proposal to protect human trafficking victims passes Senate: Bob Ferguson aimed at extending the window of opportunity to prosecute human traffickers.
  • DSHS: Trading EBT card for cannabis could land you in jail
  • State Farm fined $10k for not notifying policyholders about flood coverage: Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler  issued fines
  • Over 69,000 sign petition to end drift gillnet fishing
  • Two airlifted following snowmobile accident: Karen Mayfield was riding as a passenger with her son Benjamin Mayfield when they struck a tree. (photo)
  • International students: Economic impact on Kittitas County.  Sherru Fujita (CWU’s ESL Director) commented on how the Executive Order touched her Department

 

  • VOICES:
  • LETTER: Reykdal: ‘I will continue to advocate for Public Schools and Public School Students’ (Chris Reykdal – WA State Superintendent)
  • LETTER:  U.S. Forest Service resource destruction ( Dick Artley – Grangeville, Idaho)
  • Frankly Speaking – The Original Cobb Salad
  • DNR offering unusual 3k acre agricultural lease
  • Poised for boost from SB5357: Outdoor-based Early Learning and Child Care programs
  • COMMUNITY:
  • Rooftop snow and ice shut down McDonalds: Other merchants in Cle Elum and Roslyn take to the rooftops (Photos)
  • Disruptions felt all around: Freezing rain delayed schools and closed roads
  • Weyand retirement party tomorrow: Marsha Weyand open house to say farwell Friday Feb. 17th 2:00-4:00pm
  • Fundraiser on March 4 to help Stevie Haynes pay for medical costs: Cle Eagles Saturday March 4th Starting at 3pm.with a raffle and silent auction starting at 4pm spaghetti dinner at 6pm for a $10.00 donation (photo)
  • Cle Elum Eagles Sweetheart Ball: King and Queen Terry Rammage and Viva Rogers (photo)
  • A Good Deed: Coats in the community – Thorp Schools robotics team, donated 41 new winter coats to Hopesource.
  • New doctor to join KVH Family Medicine – Cle Elum. Dr Norman Wood Will join Kittitas Valley Healthcare
  • Seussapalooza XI set to serve up smiles March 4th: To support the Roslyn Public Library
  • Dream Dinner on for Presidents Day: Feb. 20th at the Cle Elum Eagles doors open at 5:00pm
  • OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES:
  • Loyd Edward Garrett Jr., 1950 – 2017 (photo)
  • Wilfred Woods, 1920 – 2017
  • SPORTS & SCHOOL:
  • CERHS Lady Warriors basketball need one more win to advance to state (photo)
  • Four Warriors to wrestle in Mat Classic XXIX State Wrestling Tournament: Jack Moen, Nick Fordham, Josh Say, Joey Moen (photo)
  • Zack Hastings garners VFW award (photo)
  • Community Dodgeball Tournament set to return March 3
  • Michael Otto receives 4.0
  • Athlete of the Week: Lauryn Hink (Cle Elum-Roslyn High School)
  • Student of the Week: Amelia Montague (Cle Elum-Roslyn High School)
  • Hailee Hawk is student of the week at Easton School (photo)
  • Rodeo City Rollergirls return this weekend (photo)
  • UKC Men’s 8-Ball Pool League results
  • UKC Women’s 8-Ball Pool League results
  • PLUS RECIPES, COMICS, PUZZLES, HOROSCOPE, CALENDAR AND MORE!