Sunday wildfire tracks I-90 westbound in Cle Elum-believed to be sparked by “a chain on a vehicle”-front page/A11-photos.

Cle Elum council chooses Dawn Bass as it’s 2015 Pangrazi Award recipient-other council news-front page/A9.

Teanaway Community Forest takes a budget hit-will be unable to undertake some high priority actions-front page/B11.

About that smoke in the region-and along Cle Elum ridgeline-front page.

State now has steeper fines for those who leave unattended pets in hot cars-could come with other additional costs-front page.

Free Day at Washington State Parks-Aug. 25-front page.


  • Residents react quickly to protect property.
  • Accident occurs during attack on I-90 wildfire.
  • Semi driver injured after rear-ending SUV.
  • Kilgore appointed to Roslyn Council.
  • Second meeting on Teanaway Road guardrails clarifies some issues.
  • More water rights curtailed in the Teanaway area.
  • Grafffiti appears on Teanaway Road.
  • Epic Mega Float turns out ‘mega smaller.’
  • Roslyn water main project wraps without interruption.
  • Cle Elum Firefighters douse motorhome fire.
  • Kittitas County Search and Rescue needs you.
  • Progress steady on school district construction.
  • Emergency funds support three drought-free projects.
  • Wood begins term as president of WA Academy of Physicians Assistants.


  • Frankly Speaking-Fungus Among Us?
  • Letter-Supporting your local firefighters-Tim Milbert, Chief, Fire District 6 (Ronald).
  • Letter-That’s no way to treat a diligent worker of 24 years-Carolyn Vares, Bothell, WA.


  • Car and Motorcycle Show.
  • Swansen’s 1948 Ford in Cruise Cle Elum lineup.
  • My wife’s car with Mike Miller.
  • Steam-powered popcorn debuts at show.
  • Car buff Bernie Henshaw cruises for camaraderie.
  • Hotrod louver king belongs to Roslyn with Paul Harper.
  • Easton’s John Jensen in the running this year.
  • Winners come from all over.


  • Black Pioneer Picnic celebrates 40th anniversary of William Craven’s election.
  • ‘All Nations Day’ revived for Sept. 5 event.
  • Cle Elum’s Class of 1965 celebrates 50 years.
  • Centennial Center steak feed tradition revived.
  • Sunflowers are heliotropic experts.
  • 2014 School Achievement index Scores released for local schools.
  • Whistle Stop is Hall’s dream come true.
  • Gobblers Knob canners are at it again.
  • Kruisin’Kittitas Car Show & Burnouts.
  • Volunteers perform crucial duties at Red Top Lookout.


  • Tim Cooper and Diane Chambers on a Road Trip.
  • Karen Choyce to Tennessee.
  • Ric & Sally Conway to Hawaii.