This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms of Service and it governs the legal terms of our website,, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, “Website”), as owned and operated by Northern Kittitas County Tribune.

Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below. This Terms of Service, along with our Privacy Policy, any mobile license agreement, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively “Legal Terms”, constitute the entire and only agreement between you and Northern Kittitas County Tribune, and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein. We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.

The last update to our Terms of Service was posted on March 6, 2013.

The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Northern Kittitas County Tribune, the owner of the Website.

A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.

A “Member” is an individual that has registered with us to use our Service.

Our “Service” represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.

A “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.

All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our “Content”.

Legal Compliance
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. Northern Kittitas County Tribune reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to canceling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property
Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Website.

Links to Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites. The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites. Northern Kittitas County Tribune has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

General Terms
Our Legal Terms shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in WA, USA, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of WA, USA, without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website, must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of our Legal Terms be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content in our Website conflicts or is inconsistent with our Legal Terms, our Legal Terms shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of our Legal Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of Northern Kittitas County Tribune under our Legal Terms shall survive the termination of our Legal Terms.

Shipping and Delivery Charges

Newspaper subscription rates are based on location, and include delivery via USPS mail, so no additional shipping charges are incurred. Subscriptions begin with the next available issue (published weekly, on Thursdays), and will generally be delivered within 1-7 days, depending upon distance from our Cle Elum, WA facility. Single copy newspaper sales include shipping and handling, so no additional shipping charges are incurred for those either. Single copies are mailed within 1 business day of purchase, and generally arrive within 1-7 days, depending on location. Purchase of other physical products, such as photo prints or books will include shipping charges, determined by weight or flat rate packaging, whichever is most economical. Expedited shipping quotes are available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

Classified Advertising cancellationsNO REFUNDS on Classified ads. Auto-renew automatically renews your ad until the customer cancels it. The renewal interval is specified — 1 insert, 5 inserts, and so on. After the interval, the ad automatically renews to run for the same number of inserts. Customer’s credit card will be charged again. You can cancel the ad at anytime by logging in to your classified ad account and choosing the ad(s) you wish to discontinue or by calling 509-674-2511.

Newspaper Subscription cancellations – Subscribers may cancel their subscriptions at any time. A refund equal to the pro-rated remaining portion of the paid amount will be refunded by check within 2-3 weeks of the cancellation. To cancel, please call our office at 509-674-2511.

Digital News Files –

Publication Rights … Copyright remains the property of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune. When reprint permissions are purchased, receive one web/email resolution pdf. (Other formats/resolutions available upon request, please allow additional time for processing your request.) Within the boundaries of the policies below, authorized for print republication, website posting, email forwarding and ad/promotional campaigns. Not authorized for any other use. *Normal reprint policies apply.

*Reprint policies:
1.) Any reprinted articles and/or photos must be appropriately credited as originating with the Northern Kittitas County Tribune. For PDF files, making sure that the publication name and date at the top of the page remains intact is sufficient. For all other uses, the preferred attribution is: Reprinted with permission from the Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum, WA,, with the author’s byline, if present, included. Image credit: “Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum, WA, /(photographer’s name) photo.

2.) No editing or rewording of any kind is allowed. If additional content is included in conjunction with the article(s) it must be clearly distinguished as not being part of the original material. If used as an excerpt, must not be used out of context.

3.) May not be used in conjunction with objectionable material, which to us includes adult content, libelous or slanderous material, hateful attacks or the like.

4.) May not be used with additional language or images to infer endorsement or approval by the Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Oahe Publishing, or its employees or readers.

5.) May not exceed usage authorized by the level of usage purchased and described. If additional usage permissions are desired, please contact our office to arrange additional purchase. 509-674-2511 or through our contact page.