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It's time once again for the annual Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree! To help manage storage at ARRF Animal Rescue and the HopeSource Pet Food Bank, we're accepting either "Future Meals" donations for one of the listed local pet supply stores that ARRF can use all year long, or cash donation envelopes for shelter expenses such as vet bills. These envelope "tags" are ready on the Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree in the lobby at the Tribune now. For more information about our former office greeter cat Buddy, and Buddy's Buddies memorial pet giving tree in his name, visit nkctribune.com/buddy Thanks in advance for your ongoing support of local pets in need!nkctribune.com/2022-buddys-buddies-pet-giving-tree/ ... See MoreSee Less
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STATE PLAYOFF GAME AT HOME WEDNESDAY! The CER Warrior Girls Soccer team is playing the Davenport Gorillas in a State Playoff Game this Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. here at home! (Chuck Allen field). CER won the District Championship last week with a 2-1 victory over the Highland Scotties.Plan to attend the game to cheer on your Warrior team. Then look for the full size version of this supporter tribute in this Thursday's NKC Tribune. Go Warriors! ... See MoreSee Less
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PHOTO INVITATION - have storm impact photos you want to share this week? Message us! ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (10/27/22):Due to production setbacks this week, distribution of the Oct. 27 edition of the TRIBUNE is delayed until Thursday afternoon.We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.In the meantime, you can view the Obituaries, Classified Ads and Headlines online or purchase a digital download copy of the entire issue atwww.NKCTribune.comThank you for your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less
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View last night's candidate forum here: youtu.be/tIz86Ufn6HM #BeAVoter #2022Election #KittitasCoroner #LWVKC ... See MoreSee Less
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LWV Candidate Forum - County Auditor ... See MoreSee Less
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Ballots were mailed out yesterday! Review your ballot choices. Vote informed. If you missed last night's livestream of the LWV Candidate Forum for upper county District Judge featuring candidates Juris and Young, here's a link to the video: youtu.be/59C1SV0QDLw#election2022 #BeAVoter #YourVoteMatters #kittitascounty #judge ... See MoreSee Less
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REMINDER TO ANY CANDIDATES for public offices appearing on any UPPER KITTITAS COUNTY Nov. 8, 2022 General Election ballots:LAST CHANCE: deadline is by midnight tonight (Monday, Oct. 24, 2022). If your statement is not quite ready, please let us know today if one is coming by noon tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 25.)You are invited to submit a 300-word (or less) Candidate Profile and may include a photograph, at no charge.UPPER KITTITAS COUNTY – To help our readers make informed decisions in races appearing on ballots in the Upper County, the NKC Tribune will publish submitted candidate profiles in the Oct.27 issue (deadline extended). As is our annual tradition, up to 300-words are available at absolutely no cost to candidates,which will continue. This year we are expanding the offer to include uncontested races as well as ones with opponent(s) as we have limited it in the past.This is an opportunity to let our readers know why you’re running, your qualifications and relevant experience, where you stand on local issues, and why you believe you would be the best person to represent them. Have more than 300 words to say? Or supporters who would like to addtheir two cents as an endorsement? New this year is the option to have purchased paid letters run along with your profile if desired. Ask for more information about these boxed messages,paid by the word. Standard Public Disclosure sponsor information (the “paid for by” line with the payer’s address atthe bottom of political advertising) will apply to these add-ons.Deadline for submission is Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 [if not quite ready, let us know today if it's coming by noon tomorrow, Oct. 25]. For more info, contact the NKC Tribune at 509-674-2511or tribune@nkctribune.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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GENERAL NEWS REPORTER – Seeking experienced local journalist to fill our newsroom vacancy; full-time. Interview, photograph and write up local news, events and features. Cover regular meetings of upper county city councils, school boards and hospital district, as well as breaking news. Position also contributes some content for annual special editions (ex: Pioneer Days Program, holiday gift planner, builders and visitor guides). Reliable transportation and current vehicle insurance a must. Starting wage depends on experience. Benefits include mileage, paid holidays, vacation and more. Submit your resume and writing samples for consideration.PART-TIME POSITIONS. Are you a retiree, with journalism experience, looking for “a little something to do” in your spare time? Contact us, we hire freelance writers, too! If interested, please send an email to – tribune@nkctribune.com with the subject "Tribune News Reporter Position". ... See MoreSee Less
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In celebration of National Newspaper Week, we send out the following message to everyone who supports us - subscribers, regular and occasional readers, content providers, advertisers, advocates for us out in the communities we serve and everyone who has ever picked up a newspaper and contributed to the industry in some way, big or small, we thank you all! Read more about how newspapers make a difference in our communities by Dean Ridings, CEO of America's Newspapers in the Oct. 6, 2022 Tribune. ... See MoreSee Less
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KITTITAS COUNTY VOTERS - here's your chance to hear what candidates for local offices have to say before casting your ballots in November. See dates/times below for the following races: County Coroner, District Court, County Auditor and County Clerk.2022 Kittitas County Candidate Forums announced! Don't miss this opportunity to see who is running and what they care about. Please subscribe to the League's YouTube channel to watch the livestream. send your candidate questions to kittitasinfo@gmail.com or text them to 509-654-9030 kittitasleague.org/2022/09/26/kittitas-county-candidate-forums-announced/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTPjv3XT9l7JldK0pqWf33A ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:Burn Ban to be CanceledKittitas County, WA - 09/22/2022 - The current burn ban implemented in July for Kittitas County lands will be canceled effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022. Current weather conditions have lowered fire danger ratings, however, the public is still urged to use caution when open burning.State and Federal lands that are not governed by Kittitas County may still have fire restrictions in effect. Anyone planning to recreate on these lands is encouraged to contact the proper agency to determine such restrictions. ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2022 - Good news! There are now signs posted on the front door/windows of Cle Elum Post Office that read:"CLE ELUM PO BOX MAILavailable 10AM - 4PMBack of Cle Elum Post Office"(park and walk down the alley)We will post more details as they become available.=========USPS ISSUES OFFICIAL NOTICE ON CLE ELUM POST OFFICE TEMPORARY CLOSURE:UPDATE MONDAY, SEPT 19, 2022 - The NKC Tribune asked the US Postal Service for clarification on questions our readers are asking, and the following updated notice was issued in response... Main correction: CLE ELUM PO BOX MAIL CAN BE PICKED UP IN ROSLYN AS SHOWN ON THE POST OFFICE DOOR - NOT ELLENSBURG.UPDATED: USPS Temporarily Suspends Operations At Cle Elum Post OfficeCle Elum, WA – The U.S. Postal Service temporarily has suspended operations at the Cle Elum, Post Office at 305 E 1st ST, Cle Elum WA 98922, due to water damage from the recent storm.PLEASE NOTE: Cle Elum Post Office Box customers can pick up their P.O. Box mail and packages at the Roslyn Post Office, located at 122 W Pennsylvania Avenue, Roslyn, WA 98941.Hours of operation at Roslyn Post Office are weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Customers are reminded to bring proper photo identification for mail and package pickups.Route Delivery customers are not affected. As information, carriers are temporarily working out of the Ellensburg, WA, Post Office.We apologize for any inconvenience customers may experience, but the safety of both customers and employees is our highest priority.Postal officials are working to resolve this safety issue and will be providing updates to our customers once a thorough assessment has been completed. The Postal Service appreciates its customers and apologizes for any inconvenience.Many retail services including temporary forwards, postage stamps, and more are available 24/7 online at usps.com.The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations. ==========ORIGINAL NOTICE (for reference only, see updated notice above):USPS Temporarily Suspends Operations At Cle Elum Post OfficeCle Elum, WA – The U.S. Postal Service temporarily has suspended operations at the Cle Elum, Post Office at 305 E 1st ST, Cle Elum WA 98922, due to safety concerns.Cle Elum customers can pick up their mail at the Ellensburg Post Office, located at 100 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926. [CORRECTION - ROSLYN POST OFFICE, SEE UPDATED NOTICE FROM USPS ABOVE]Customers are reminded to bring proper photo identification for mail and package pickups.The Ellensburg Post Office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ellensburg Post Office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.MESSAGE FROM THE USPS: "The safety and well-being of customers and employees is of the utmost importance to the Postal Service. Postal officials are working to resolve this safety issue and will be providing an update to our customers once a thorough assessment has been completed. The Postal Service appreciates its customers and apologizes for any inconvenience."Many retail services including temporary forwards, postage stamps, and more are available 24/7 online at usps.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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DUE TO FLOODING AT THE CLE ELUM POST OFFICE causing them to have to be temporarily closed, and mail being re-routed, Cle Elum subscribers may experience a delay in getting their NKC Tribune newspapers this week. Others may be impacted too due to the increased workload of Cle Elum mail being re-routed through their offices. We apologize for the unanticipated delay. Thank you for your understanding. ... See MoreSee Less
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