WILDFIRES SMOKE OUT KITTITAS COUNTY-Snag Canyon and South Cle Elum Ridge fires scorch area-front page/A8-photos.
Say goodbye to organization lobbying for trails and parks in Upper Kittitas County-voter turnout just a little over 33%-page A2-photo.
That cinnabar mine up Boulder Creek way-once used back in the day to extract mercury from ore-page B10-photo.
Cruise Cle Elum hits the streets on Saturday-Legendary drag racer Jerry Ruth in town-page B5-photos.

  • State grants first retail marijuana license for Kittitas County business.
  • New animal control officer could be on duty by end of August.
  • New Brush Truck for Thorp.
  • West First Street Resurfacing Project.
  • Annexation, ban on personal fireworks top council agenda.
  • South Cle Elum councilmen to discuss banning fireworks.
  • Missing girl located.


  • Frankly Speaking-Tansys back in my yard!
  • Letter-Would you care?-Tom Wood, Cle Elum.
  • Reichert supports Govenor’s appeal for Federal Wildfire assistance.
  • Murray, Cantwell say Federal Disaster Declaration doesn’t go far enough.


  • 10th Annual MouseAbout to benefit Cle Elum’s Ginger Grant.
  • Kruisin’ Kittitas winner’s circle.
  • Umqua Bank open house with Pulitzer winner Jerry Gay.
  • Prize Ride raises $1,700 for youth.
  • Osmonovich retires from Cle Elum’s KVH Family Medicine.
  • Robert Moser appointed CWU Student Trustee.
  • Klein re-elected as President.
  • Family of six rescued on the Cle Elum River.
  • Local Law Enforcement will be out in force on DUI patrols.
  • Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations.
  • Teanaway Community Forest Citizens Advisory Committee meets today.
  • Unofficial, second-count results for August 5 Primary.
  • Tiny sinkhole on Pennsylvania now repaired.

Sports & School:

  • Thorp & Easton schools to combine athletic programs.
  • Wersland hitting well with Columbia River Desert Dogs.
  • Nationally renowned speaker coming to WSMS on August 25th.
  • How professional Learning Communities may help students.
  • Thorp students return in the fall to improved improved campus.
  • Still on the Radar-Jake Gall.
  • The fly fishing is good.
  • School improvements.


  • Leapfrogging 1,00-miles via car and QuadYak.


  • John M. Dearing II
  • Lorraine Hedlund