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Bringing mask makers and the community together!CALLING ALL LOCAL CLOTH MASK MAKERS: Looking to sell your wares? We are accepting locally made masks to sell on a commission basis. We have the retail space (open M-F/8-5), staff and active promotion to help you get your creations out into the community. Set your own prices. Call 509-674-2511 for more information.

Disposable masks also back in stock! Sold in boxes of 50 or individually wrapped singles. Limit of a total of 50 masks per customer.
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WILDLIFE BRIDGE IS WORKING! ... See MoreSee Less

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Local gift cards - drawings each week.We found a Passport of Stars out in the wild today at Pioneer Coffee Roasting Company. Have you picked yours up? It’s free to play! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Cle Elum City Council would like to invite the public to the July 13th City Council meeting via ZOOM.

The meeting was PREVIOUSLY going to be held at the location of the proposed Dog Park. However, Governor Inslee has extended the open public meeting proclamation stating that public entities cannot hold public meetings until August 1st. Therefore tonight’s 6:00 pm meeting has been switched to an online ZOOM meeting.

Join the Zoom Meeting:

zoom.us/j/97538948568

Meeting ID: 975 3894 8568

One tap mobile: +12532158782,,97538948568# US (Tacoma)

Dial by phone: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 975 3894 8568
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TEANAWAY COMMUNITY FOREST PHOTO CONTEST IS UNDERWAY!

"This second annual photo contest runs from Wednesday, July 1, to Wednesday, Sept. 30, and like last time, it will bring out a variety of photographers searching for shots of one of the region’s pristine outdoor playgrounds."

This is a great opportunity to get out and have some socially distant fun this summer.

Learn more about the Teanaway River Valley, its history and about the contest, including how to participate, in our full article in this week's copy of the Tribune (July 9, 2020).

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Subscribers, find it in your paper this week, get a copy on local newsstands, or have one mailed by going to nkctribune.com/shop/shop/single-copy-purchase/ and selecting the July 9, 2020 issue.
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Kittitas County Burn Ban to go into effect Saturday, July 11th

The Kittitas County Fire Marshal has implemented a county Burn Ban for fire safety, to go into effect on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 at 12:00 AM until further notice for the following areas:

Zone 1--Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (Ellensburg), and Fire District 4 (Vantage)
• No outdoor burning, no campfires, no burning of solid fuel.
• Campfires are allowed in Vantage only, maximum size 2 feet x 3 feet

Zone 2--Fire District 1 (Thorp)
• No outdoor burning, no campfires, no burning of solid fuel.

Zone 3--Fire District 3 (Easton), Fire District 6 (Ronald) and Fire District 7 (Cle Elum area)
• No outdoor burning, no campfires, no burning of solid fuel.

Zone 4--Fire District 8 and Fire District 51 (Snoqualmie Pass and surrounding area)
• NO BURN BAN IN EFFECT AT THIS TIME, Outdoor burning including campfires are allowed until further notice.

Areas outside of a fire protection district
• No outdoor burning, no campfires, no burning of solid fuel.

Gas-fired appliances are allowed, which include gas BBQ grills and gas fire pits, no solid fuel-burning appliances are allowed. Gas appliances may be specifically prohibited later if conditions require.

nkctribune.com/kittitas-county-burn-ban-to-go-into-effect-saturday-july-11th/

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Burn Ban starts Saturday July 11, 2020Burn Ban Information!! Thanks Easton Fire for the below wording:

Heads up! BURN BAN starts this coming Saturday, July 11th at 12:00 a.m. (midnight). No fires after 11:59 p.m. this coming Friday, July 10th.

The burn band includes all outdoor burning (including burn pits), campfires, charcoal grills, wood smokers, or any open flame outside. Woodstoves are not allowed unless it is your only source of heat. Propane grills ARE the only source allowed.
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**UPDATE:WINNIE HAS BEEN CAUGHT!**

HELP FIND WINNIE –******** BACK HOME *******!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please keep an eye out for Winnie.
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Heartbreaking story. Who shot Stanley?**UPDATE 7/7 - Stanley was euthanize on Saturday per his owner. He had quite a few injuries that the owner felt he wouldn't be able to overcome without more trauma.
Upon further x-rays the vet found 2 bullets to his head. That's why the people that found him throught he had been attacked by an animal.
All of these circumstances are pretty scary. So if you saw something or heard anything please call the sheriff. We can't have someone out there shooting our animals.

**UPDATE: OWNER FOUND** vet updates in the comments.

Anyone know this dog? Great Dane mix. He was either hit by a car or fell out of one this morning and is on his way to the vet. Found up on Fowler Creek Rd off of Westside Rd Cle Elum. 509-304-4805
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MISSING YOUR CAT?Do you know this cat? Hanging around the east end of town behind the union 76 and carwash, by the Owens packing company Cle Elum. Anita 509-670-6110 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ellensburg Rodeo officially announces cancellation for 2020 event. ... See MoreSee Less

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TAKE NOTE:Be safe this 4th of July holiday weekend.
Learn how you can do your part to recreate responsibly and prevent wildfires at BeOutdoorSafe.org
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UPDATE - OWNER FOUND

LOOKING FOR OWNER:**UPDATE 7/7 - Stanley was euthanize on Saturday per his owner. He had quite a few injuries that the owner felt he wouldn't be able to overcome without more trauma.
Upon further x-rays the vet found 2 bullets to his head. That's why the people that found him throught he had been attacked by an animal.
All of these circumstances are pretty scary. So if you saw something or heard anything please call the sheriff. We can't have someone out there shooting our animals.

**UPDATE: OWNER FOUND** vet updates in the comments.

Anyone know this dog? Great Dane mix. He was either hit by a car or fell out of one this morning and is on his way to the vet. Found up on Fowler Creek Rd off of Westside Rd Cle Elum. 509-304-4805
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Another Tribune Sponsorship Program partner event. Collecting stamps on a special "Passport of Stars" by visiting downtown Cle Elum businesses will garner entrants an opportunity to win weekly drawings for gift cards to local shops, restaurants, services and more. Organized by the Cle Elum Downtown Association ... See MoreSee Less

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Public Service Announcements

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Cle Elum City Council July 13 Meeting Update

The Cle Elum City Council would like to invite the public to the July 13th City Council meeting via ZOOM. The meeting was PREVIOUSLY going to be held at the location of the proposed Dog Park. However, Governor Inslee has...

State & Regional

News from around Washington State

COVID-19 Restaurant Guideline Clarification

The Kittitas County Health Department wants people to know that they understand these have been difficult times. Here they offer additional clarification on state requirements for restaurants and taverns in phase 3. Hand...

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Community Calendar Happenings

Tue 14
Tue 14

Beekeepers of Kittitas County Monthly Meeting

July 14 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thu 16

Pinochle

July 16 @ 12:00 PM
Sat 18