Married to the job and each other-Local couples in business-front page/A9-photos.

Old Man Winter down for the count-Cattlemen, Snowmobilers, local business weigh in-front page/A9.

President’s Day closures-Upper Kittitas County-front page.

State & Regional News:

  • State Attorney General for Net Neutrality.
  • America’s wealthy one-percent.
  • Fly Fishing Show casts Feb. 14-15.
  • Comment now on clean fuel standard proposal.
  • Millennials most stressed.
  • CWU one of Kittitas County’s largest employers.
  • Congress Introduces Sportsmen’s Act.
  • Calling all Quilters.
  • Health Insurance deadline is here, county enrollment data released.
  • Taxpayers to use new Form 1095-A to claim Premium Tax Credit.

Regional News:

  • Wildlife area near Ellensburg closed thru April.
  • Volunteers spend Saturday cleaning riverbank.
  • Council considers up to 10 percent water rate increase in near future.
  • To pump and tunnel or not-Keechelus-Kachess water management proposal out.
  • City Fire Dept. elects officers.
  • Permanent road closure expected at Roslyn Cemetery.
  • Cle Elum City Police start training cycle.


  • Trailside Homes expanding with a second location.
  • ‘Second Time Around’ consignment opens this weekend.
  • Encompass move engineers creative office space.
  • Olden day manufacturing punch press still going strong at Shoemaker.


  • Frankly speaking-The way to a man’s (or woman’s!) heart truly is through the stomach.
  • Letter-Special interests want to drain Kittitas County lakes at the expense of taxpayers and the environment-Bill Campbell, PhD-Friends of Lake Kachess, Easton, WA.


  • Peek into the soul of a modern day, world class expeditionary.
  • ‘One Book, One County’ program begins.
  • Cemetery fence, elections top Croatian Lodge meeting.
  • Lasagna dinner sales help club members pay for trip to Ecuador.
  • Hyak man soon on the stairway to curing cancer. Out with the 12-year-old paint, in with new by August.
  • Meet ARRF’s pet of the week, Boo.
  • Cattlemen round up for chow and chuck wagon yammer.
  • Conservation stewardship deadline Feb. 27.
  • Upcoming Grange fundraiser to support scholarships.
  • Sagebrush songbirds of the Columbia Plateau to be featured at Feb. Audubon meeting.
  • Cle Elum Eagles hosting two big events this month.


  • Ina Esther Wilson.
  • Vern Carollo.
  • Robert Benjamin Parks.
  • Peter J. Ploeger.

Sports & school:

  • Warrior wrestlers on the warpath.
  • CERHS Athlete of the Week-Lauryn Hink.
  • Easton School Student of the Week-Seneca Dehuff.
  • Students encourage others to help plant the future.
  • You can advise the athletic advisory committee.
  • Season ends for CE-R Boys basketball.
  • Kids let loose with BAM and Warhol.
  • Walter Strom Middle School HONOR ROLL.
  • Host families sought for Japanese students, short visit.
  • Burrows makes honor roll at Montana State.
  • Cle Elum-roslyn High School HONOR ROLL.