Under-funded USFS campgrounds don’t explain the real problem-Trashy campgrounds aren’t the real challenge U.S. Forest Service-Cle Elum faces, it’s trashy campers-front page-photo

Overhaul of countywide lodging tax disbursement system proposed-“one stop shopping”-front page

Roslyn nears approving land lease to ARRF for animal refuge-ARRF has been looking to build since it’s inception in 2002-front page

Cle Elum man arrested growing marijuana-90 plants confiscated-front page

Cruise Cle Elum Car Show-Rev up your engines Saturday, Aug. 17-page B5-photo


  • South Cle Elum resurrects animal control contract
  • Weekend lightning trikes trigger wildland fires
  • HopeSource Foodbank needs new home
  • Two finalists for Pangrazi Award

Teanaway River excavation project nears deadline


  • Frankly speaking-Oh those pretty little yellow flowers
  • Letter-Lodging taxes generated in the Upper County need to benefit tourism up here-Craig Nevi, Cle Elum
  • Letter-Roslyn still in my heart-Ann Starcevich Rozich, Southfield, MI
  • Volunteer Connection-Seeking volunteers to provide feedback on environmental health code revision


  • Class of 1953 celebrates 60 years
  • Briggs wins library reading contest
  • Beckley retires on the merits of his case
  • NW Miners assemble at Liberty
  • Special 3-day filing period for candidates
  • Museum exhibits progress
  • Help Wanted: 80-year-old grump flirting with Alzheimer’s, frightened of declining abilities

Sports & School

  • Summer school also for kids who want to get ahead
  • Courage Classic pedals in for the night
  • Holmes ‘call it a career’ Sep. 1
  • Garcilazo headlines Ellensburg Rodeo
  • Free supplies available at Easton School
  • Two scholarships winners for Grange
  • Kittitas coaches embrace Cle Elum-area Grid Kids hopefuls
  • Rafters to converge for Yakima River Mega-float weekend
  • Warriors shine at basketball camp
  • Granite Mountain Fire prompts area trail closures
  • Golf Report