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STUDY SESSION March 31, 2022 – City of Cle Elum

NOTICE OF STUDY SESSION Notice is hereby given that the Cle Elum City Council will hold a Study Session on Thursday March 31, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm for discussion pertaining to the Draft Mayor/Councilmember Handbook....

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  • Sherman Pass SR 20
    Sherman Pass SR 20 5/20/2022 2:12:21 PM Temperature: 48°F EastboundNo restrictions WestboundNo restrictions Conditions:Seasonal weather reports have ended for this winter. Traditionally weather is reported on this page from November 1… Read more »
  • Chinook Pass SR 410
    Chinook Pass SR 410 5/23/2022 9:12:48 AM Temperature: Not Available EastboundClosed for the season WestboundClosed for the season Conditions:SR-410 Chinook Pass remains closed due to adverse road and weather conditions. Maintenance… Read more »

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Upcoming Event: 100-year Anniversary of the Cle Elum Church of the Nazarene. Saturday, May 14, 2022 1-3 pm. Watch the Tribune for an upcoming story about the Pastor of this church ... ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (5/2 thru 5/6/22): Construction I-90 eastboundMilepost 61 to 68 east of Snoqualmie Pass. Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drivers will experience delays and backups due to intermittent right lane closures as power company crews remove underground cables for the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Cabin Creek Interchange to West Easton Interchange (Phase 3) construction project.Map Location ... See MoreSee Less
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The Wildfire Coffee Hour Series, a community conversation. Starts at 5:30 on May 5, 2022. Watch for the full story in an upcoming issue of the NKC Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper. ... See MoreSee Less
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Another Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event: Roslyn Cemetery Clean Up Day Saturday, May 14, 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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Take note: Spring Queen Visual Survey asking Washington state residents to report sightings and send photos of suspected Asian Giant Hornets.It is about time to keep an eye out for #AsianGiantHornet queens again! Take part in our Spring Queen Visual Survey. It is easy! When outdoors, keep your eyes open and a camera on-hand. If you think you spot a hornet, snap a photo and report it at or email us at (Washington residents only, please.) This photo compares an Asian giant hornet queen with a queen bald faced hornet (not actually a hornet but a black and white yellow jacket). ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (4/14/22):FINAL 1:21 p.m.: Avalanche control work is complete on Snoqualmie Pass. Both directions are open, currently no traction restrictions. Please be safe up there!ORIGINAL POST: Heads up that westbound I-90 Snoqualmie Pass will CLOSE for avalanche control at 1 p.m. today - Thursday - at the summit (milepost 52). This typically takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours so if you need to get across westbound, plan around those times or consider Stevens or White passes. ... See MoreSee Less
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Another great Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event! Sons and Daughters of Italy Spaghetti Feed, Saturday, March 19, 2022. New location this year, the event will be held at the Putnam Centennial Center at 719 E. Third Street in Cle Elum. See poster for ticket locations and more details.It's back! Note the new location, now the Putnam Centennial Center. ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Update - Flood Watch revised to Flood Advisory - see details below.Our flood watch has been changed to a flood advisory and extended through Thursday, March 3rd. Some small streams can be expected to flood. Again if you live in a flood prone area, now is your chance to prepare. ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Flood Watch issued for Kittitas County - see details below.A Flood Watch has been issued for KIttitas County from 1am Monday, February 28th through Thursday Morning, March 3rd. Excessive snow melt and runoff from warm rains in the Cascades will result in rising rivers and creeks. Flood prone areas should expect some flooding. Please do not drive through any flood waters. ... See MoreSee Less
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BUILDERS GUIDE 2022 - contractors, builders, suppliers, and anyone involved in the building trade in Kittitas County, ad reservations now being taken. 509-674-2511 or send files here ... See MoreSee Less
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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH with a keepsake look back on Roslyn's Black Pioneers with this 4-part series by Alisa Weis. DIGITAL ARCHIVES SPECIAL - just $4 for all 4 digital issues of the August 2020 Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper featuring the series. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE: Covid-19 free test distribution locations in Kittitas CountyCOVID-19 at home test kits are available to the community for free at the following locations. Please contact the location for more information. • Community Health of Central Washington• Central Washington Disability Resources• Ellensburg Public Library• Kittitas County Health Network• Whole Health Pharmacy• First United Methodist Church of Ellensburg• Never Share Syringe Exchange• Mercer Creek Church• Cle Elum Pharmacy• Open Door Health Clinic• FISH Food Bank• APOYO Food Bank• Seedlings Center for Early Learning• Happy Feed Academy, LLC • Cle Elum Community ChurchIf your test is positive, call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and follow CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine at more COVID-19 information visit, ... See MoreSee Less
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Tribune Office closed 1-24-22

1/25/22 UPDATE: DELAYED OPENING 1/25 AND 1/26 While awaiting test results/isolation period to ensure public safety, we are short staffed, so we will be open to the public 1-5pm on Tuesday 1/25 and Wednesday 1/26. See below for...

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Wildfire Prevention & Safety Tips

Spencer Yeomans

Smokey the Bear once told us, “Only you can prevent wildfires.” And that’s mostly true, considering 85% of all forest fires are caused by human negligence or arson.

Never leave a campfire unattended, and keep heat sources far away from anything flammable. That includes driving motor vehicles over dry grass, or using equipment that could produce sparks.  Read more at Wildfire Prevention and Safety Tips - Untamed Space


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