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ANNUAL CENTENNIAL CENTER BAZAAR IS THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2021, 9AM-4PM AT THE PUTNAM CENTENNIAL CENTER, 719 E 3RD ST, IN CLE ELUM.It's another fun NKC Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event.PLEASE NOTE: versions of a Christmas in Cle Elum flyer incorrectly show the location for the Centennial Center Bazaar as being held at the Cle Elum Eagles. That should say it's at the Putnam Centennial Center, 719 E. 3rd St in Cle Elum is the correct address, which has not changed. For any questions, call the Center at 509-674-7530. ... See MoreSee Less
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CHRISTMAS IN CLE ELUM, FEATURING THE LIGHTED PARADE THROUGH DOWNTOWN CLE ELUM AMONG OTHER ACTIVITIES, IS THIS WEEKEND!!Christmas in Cle Elum is a Cle Elum Downtown Association event. This years Presenting Sponsor is Evergreen Home Loans. Community partners such as the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and other. It's another fun NKC Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event.PLEASE NOTE: versions of this flyer incorrectly show the location for the Centennial Center Bazaar as being held at the Cle Elum Eagles. That should say it's at the Putnam Centennial Center. 719 E. 3rd St in Cle Elum is the correct address. It has been updated in the version below, and confirmed by the Senior Center director. ... See MoreSee Less
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Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper
Buddy's tree will be up soon! Tags available now. In memory of our former office greeter, Buddy the cat, we're once again supporting local pets in need through ARRF Animal Rescue and HopeSource's pet section of the food bank. Come pick up your tag/envelopes! More info at nkctribune.com/buddy/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Family-friendly fun things happening in Roslyn starting today! ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE (11/29/21): Andrew Morgan was found 11/28, sadly deceased. The sheriff's office stated, "The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the compassion and concern the public has shown for Andrew and his family during this difficult time and the many tips and suggestions provided. We are grateful to all the volunteers that made it possible to find Andrew for his family. And we, along with our whole community, extend our deepest sympathies for their loss." More details here: www.facebook.com/KittitasCountySheriff/posts/2077702115722186TAKE NOTE (11/26/21): ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (11/22/2021):UPDATE 11/22 10:45 PM LYNELL MCFARLAND FOUNDThis missing person has been located and extricated from the scene of a vehicle accident. Mrs. McFarland was injured but has been transported to a hospital for care. Her family has been notified. Thanks to everyone who tried to assist or provide information; further details will be released Tuesday morning.____________________________________________________The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is asking assistance from the public locating 68-year old Lynell McFarland of Spokane Valley, Washington. Mrs. McFarland left the Ellensburg area in her black 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse on the afternoon of Thursday, 11/18. The license of the car is AQE5525, and it has numerous dents and scratches on the body. She told her daughter she’d be home in Spokane Valley that day, but she didn’t arrive and is not answering her phone. Phone location records obtained by the Sheriff’s Office show that she was in the area of Blewett Pass near Highway 97 north of Ellensburg on Friday morning, 11/19. Deputies are searching roads in that area.Mrs. McFarland’s family reports that she has a history of mental illness or episodes of crisis involving confusion and paranoia. They are also concerned about her driving ability and the reliability of her car. Mrs. McFarland is listed as a missing person and is the subject of a Silver Alert for vulnerable and endangered adults. Mrs. McFarland is 5’ 3” tall and around 140 lbs. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt, black fleece jacket and blue jeans. She has short cropped grey hair and walks with a limp. Anyone who believes they have information about where she is or who has seen her recently is asked to call the Kittitas County dispatchers at Kittcom, 509-925-8534. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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ATTENTION HOLIDAY EVENT PLANNER ELVES & GIFT SELLERS - we are working on the 2021 Upper Kittitas County Holiday Guide. (See image of last year's cover of our *1st place winning guide below for reference. See the whole guide here nkctribune.com/topical-special-sections/holiday-gift-guide/ ) Please submit your event information to be included in our calendar. Also, reservations being taken for ad space to promote your gift ideas, gift cards & certificates, holiday dining and any other products or services you would like to publicize. Contact us for details! 509-674-2511 or message us here on Facebook.* Won 1st place for community newspapers of all sizes in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspapers Contest for 2020! wnpacontest.com/2021Winners/Event_Festival_Special_Sections_204_EventFestival_Special_Sections_01... ... See MoreSee Less
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INFORMATION SOUGHT: BREAK-IN AND BURGLARY AT EASTON’S HITCHING POSTEASTON, WA – Wednesday, Nov. 3, around 4am, burglars broke into Easton’s Hitching Post café and general store on Railroad Street.Over $1,500 worth of merchandise was stolen, including a case of lottery tickets. The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact them. For the full story by Tribune reporter Jim Fossett, go to nkctribune.com/information-sought-break-in-and-burglary-at-eastons-hitching-post/ ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE: Due to the Nov. 11 Veterans Day federal holiday, we will be printing and distributing the NKC TRIBUNE community newspaper a day earlier than usual. Please have all news, photos and ad copy in to us by 5pm on Monday. Our office supply and newspaper office will remain open on Thursday, Nov. 11 as usual. ... See MoreSee Less
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Public Service Announcement:Join the LWV Kittitas County at Pasta Co noon Nov. 17th for a free program on policing and criminal justice featuring professor Charles Reason of CWU Law & Justice Department. RSVP required to ensure seating - contact dirwin@kittitasleague.org. #CriminalJustice #Policing #LWV #Kittitas ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies and volunteers with Kittitas Search and Rescue are actively searching for Seattle Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost in the Cliffdell area of Kittitas County, north of State Route 410. (SEE MORE DETAILS BELOW.)Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies and volunteers with Kittitas Search and Rescue are actively searching for Seattle Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost in the Cliffdell area of Kittitas County, north of State Route 410. Chief Schreckengost texted his family he would be elk hunting in the area when he left his rented cabin near SR 410 on Tuesday, 11/2; but they didn’t receive notification of his return to the cabin that night. The area where Chief Schreckengost was staying and hunting is close to the boundary between Kittitas and Yakima counties; his family notified the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office he hadn’t returned. Yakima determined the area he was hunting in was in Kittitas County, and both Sheriff’s Offices now have resources committed to the search.Chief Schreckengost’s pickup was located on Wednesday and became the epicenter of the search. As of Thursday morning, Search and Rescue coordinators are overseeing seven teams of ground searchers, four K9 search teams, and infrared-equipped drones from both counties. Dozens of volunteers from the Seattle Fire Department have been incorporated into the effort to locate their Deputy Chief.The search is occurring in remote and challenging mountainous terrain with limited, narrow access roads. Search teams need unfettered access to work most efficiently as they hope to locate the Chief before the onset of expected bad weather this weekend, and ask people not involved in the search to stay clear. Anyone who has any information they believe could help locate Chief Schreckengost is asked to call Kittcom, the unified Kittitas County emergency dispatch center, at 509-925-8534. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (11/4/2021):Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies and volunteers with Kittitas Search and Rescue are actively searching for Seattle Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost in the Cliffdell area of Kittitas County, north of State Route 410. Chief Schreckengost texted his family he would be elk hunting in the area when he left his rented cabin near SR 410 on Tuesday, 11/2; but they didn’t receive notification of his return to the cabin that night. The area where Chief Schreckengost was staying and hunting is close to the boundary between Kittitas and Yakima counties; his family notified the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office he hadn’t returned. Yakima determined the area he was hunting in was in Kittitas County, and both Sheriff’s Offices now have resources committed to the search.Chief Schreckengost’s pickup was located on Wednesday and became the epicenter of the search. As of Thursday morning, Search and Rescue coordinators are overseeing seven teams of ground searchers, four K9 search teams, and infrared-equipped drones from both counties. Dozens of volunteers from the Seattle Fire Department have been incorporated into the effort to locate their Deputy Chief.The search is occurring in remote and challenging mountainous terrain with limited, narrow access roads. Search teams need unfettered access to work most efficiently as they hope to locate the Chief before the onset of expected bad weather this weekend, and ask people not involved in the search to stay clear. Anyone who has any information they believe could help locate Chief Schreckengost is asked to call Kittcom, the unified Kittitas County emergency dispatch center, at 509-925-8534. ... See MoreSee Less
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Christmas Tree permits now on sale from the U.S. Forest Service for $5 each.Starting November 1, Christmas tree permits are on sale for $5. Permits may be purchased online through www.Recreation.gov, in person at three Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offices, and from local vendors. The Forest Service moved permit sales to Recreation.gov as an added convenience for visitors, as well as provide an alternative to in-person transactions at offices that still have limited in-person services due to the pandemic or other factors. Christmas tree permits cost $5 each (if purchased online there is an additional $2.50 charged for the transaction fee). Each tree permit allows a family to cut one tree, with a tree height limit of 15 feet, or dig a small live transplant tree. Permits are limited to two permits per household. The permits are non-refundable and are only good on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Christmas trees cannot be harvested in Wilderness areas, campgrounds, developed recreation areas, or tree plantations.To purchase a Christmas tree permit online, visit www.Recreation.gov and search for Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Christmas Tree Permits. It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction. Permits purchased online have to be printed to be valid. Free tree permits are available to fourth graders as part of the national Every Kid Outdoors initiative. Fourth graders with a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass may get one free holiday tree cutting permit from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. In order for students to receive a free tree permit, they must present an Every Kid Outdoors pass or a valid paper voucher printed from the Every Kid Outdoors website. To obtain a free holiday tree permit from Recreation.gov check the box indicating you have a pass and enter the pass or voucher number (please note, a $2.50 reservation fee will be applied). Visit the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov for more information. Permits are only available in person from the Cle Elum, Methow Valley, and Naches Ranger District offices; permits may be ordered over the phone from all Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offices.• Naches Ranger District (permits sold through the office window in the front foyer); 10237 Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937; (509) 653-1401; Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 – 12:30) • Methow Valley Ranger District (permits sold through the office service window); 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862; (509) 996-4000; Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:30 – 1:30) • Cle Elum Ranger District (permits sold over the phone and hand delivered outside the front door); 803 W. 2nd Street, Cle Elum, WA 98922; (509) 852-1100; Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 – 4 p.m. (closed for lunch noon – 1:30 p.m.) High clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for driving on national forest roads during the winter months. Check weather and road conditions before traveling and leave early in the day to allow for maximum daylight. Dress for the weather, bring a map and emergency supplies in your vehicle, a rope and tarp to move and protect your tree during the drive home, and tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return home. Remember, your cell phone may not work as there are many areas in the national forest where there is little or no cell phone service. Vendors are also selling national forest Christmas tree permits—see the vendor list posted at bit.ly/3nM83Az . For more information about the Christmas tree program on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, please contact local ranger district offices or visit the forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/christmastree . Photograph: Retired Forest Service Entomologist and Cashmere area resident Connie Mehmel holding her Christmas tree permit while standing alongside the tree she cut from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on November 1, 2021. “Another successful Christmas tree hunting trip. At only $5, a National Forest holiday tree permit is the best deal in town - not to mention a beautiful day in the woods,” Mehmel said. ... See MoreSee Less
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A reminder ...Haven't voted yet? Use the nearest ballot drop box to ensure your vote is counted! Also, check out the nonpartisan Voter's Guide at KittitasLeague.org #election2021 #BeAVoter #YourVoteMatters ... See MoreSee Less
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KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR PINTO:4:00 PM - Seen heading down Nelson siding towards exit 74 @ I90.Hi there! We just got home with a new pup and he jumped out of the car and immediately ran away😭His name is Pinto and he’s about 9 months old, around 25# and very shy. We last saw him by the John Wayne trail off of Talmadge/Nelson Siding area, Cle Elum. Rebecca 206-786-6416 ... See MoreSee Less
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