School starting dates set – it’s back to school time! Mark your calendars with the first day of school information. – front page

Cruise Cle Elum’s new motorcycle and rat rod displays are hits – the results are in and a few photos of those vintage motorcycles, cars and trucks – page B2.

Elumwood Apartments water service threatened with water shut off…due to unpaid bills – front page/A5.

Three firefighters killed at Okanogan Complex Fire – A5.

Cle Elum-Roslyn School Board reviews state assessment results – Superintendent says local schools on pace with rest of state for most part – A3.

Cascade Rail Foundation seeking volunteer help for September – Two weekend work parties are scheduled to complete various yard work and brush clearing duties around the South Cle Elum Substation, rail yard, interpretive center and train depot – A8.

All Nations Heritage Night 2015 – get all the details for a great cultural experience of food and music at Hawthorne Hall in Ronald – B1.


  • More locals dispatch to wildfires in the north
  • Get help applying for health insurance at local food banks
  • Statewide wildfire affect air quality in Kittitas County
  • Marijuana-related auto crashes on the rise
  • Cle Elum-Roslyn School
  • West Nile Virus again strikes Kittitas County
  • DNR to close eastern Washington forests to industrial activities
  • Yakima Project flip-flop operations underway
  • Kittitas County Hospital District 2 monthly meeting report
  • Cascade Rail


  • Frankly Speaking – You talked me into getting all these Hot Chili Peppers Frank, now what do I DO with them?
  • Letter – The new Teanaway Road – Violet Burke, Cle Elum, WA.
  • A bit of serendipity struck Cle Elum’s Telephone Museum.


  • City firefighters, friends, family send off (Derald Gaidos) a 35-year veteran of the force.
  • Back to school tips and bus safety
  • RECIPES: Spicy Crunch Burger and Sweet Chili Cream Cheese Dip
  • Swiftwater grad returns to home turf
  • CWU offers tuition waivers to students displaced by wildfires
  • Northwest Youth Corps in Roslyn
  • Teen reined cow horse champion competes at Washington State Horse Park
  • Legendary ‘peakbagger’ in Cle Elum



  • Start or renew your family’s pledge during the Sept. 9-23 Safe Homes Contest
  • New Student and 6th Grade Orientation (Sept. 2)
  • Elementary School Class Roster Night – Wednesday, Sept. 2
  • Breakfast and Lunch Menus
  • Fee Schedules
  • 2015-16 Calendar and Mandatory Notices
  • Bus Routes, Staff Listings and Phone Numbers
  • Capital Projects Update