‘Tis the season for old Saint Nick-at Cle Elum Eagles annual Kids Christmas Party-front page-photo.

Adams house wins $500 Christmas light contest-Christmas Lights Tour-front page.

Restaurant, strip mall, mini-mart and gas pumps targeted for Cle Elum-across from Safeway-front page.

Nature Conservancy completes purchase of 48,000 acres in Central Cascades-$49 million-front page.

Collision with tree takes life of Gig Harbor truck driver-on SR97-front page.

North Pole Letters-local children draw and write-pages B5-B8.


  • Biofuel producers get USDA support.
  • Superior Court upholds another marijuana ban.
  • I-90 fatality.
  • Rebate for purchase of vehicle chargers.
  • Score: WDFW 1, Poachers 0.
  • Two states sue Colorado for legalizing marijuana.
  • Inslee’s education budget proposal no good for Dorn.
  • Forest Service to host summer job workshop, Jan. 5.


  • Texas couple reunites with their missing dog in Cle Elum.
  • Roslyn Outdoor School students brave the elements while learning about nature.
  • County seeking volunteers.
  • Increased flu activity prompts masking at KVH.
  • HopeSource unveils new Veterans aid program.
  • Forest Service wants your comments on a proposal.
  • County solicits proposals for water bank metering.
  • Tasty holiday treats with Violet Burke and Santa.
  • Homemade Holidays Reader Recipe Contest winner Kariana Aldrich.


  • Frankly Speaking-A Frankly Christmas Story, Sometimes the best gifts weren’t on our wish lists.
  • The Ghosts of Christmas Past look back at current high schoolers’ Letters to Santa.
  • Letter-Ellensburg Rodeo sponsorship appreciated.
  • Seasons Greetings! Santa 101 with local First Graders.


  • INTERACT kids about to change the world.
  • Looking for a Forest Service summertime job? Apply soon!
  • Payton on the upswing, but not out of the woods.
  • Bookstore and café aimed for Roslyn’s downtown district.
  • Osiadacz rules at Thorp’s CO2 dragster race.
  • Local teen wins National Cover Girl contest.
  • Christmas Eve & New Year activities.
  • Tis the season of giving.
  • Gunner’s Coffee Cabin move was a labor of love, owner says.


  • Dorothy Helena Pratt (Waxham).
  • Children in concert make hearts smile.
  • Girls basketball team drops two in a row on the road.
  • Medals, Medals, and more Medals.
  • Warrior boys fall hard to Zillah and Granger.
  • Thorp School Athlete of the Week-Polly Shopbell.
  • Bobcats show as a different team.
  • CERHS Student of the Week-Vincent Clifton.
  • Bobcats score first win.