Bear Cub rescued on West Second Street-22 pound female-front page/A8-photos.

House fire leaves beloved pet dead-account set up at local bank-front page-photo.

Rockslide closes I-90 westbound lanes Tuesday-Collision with large rock results in injuries for two South Cle Elum men-page A3-photos.

One injured in collision involving a jack-knifed truck-cause under investigation-front page.

Nature Conservancy director to speak in Roslyn, Jan.12-all invited-front page.

Welcome back Erik-Tribune’s newest reporter returns to home town roots-front page-photo.

State & Regional News:

  • Applicants sought for Hospital District Board of Commissioners.
  • Holiday Stop, Long Haul Trucker.
  • Seattle rocks with available jobs.
  • Blowback from Carlton Complex wildland fires.
  • Proposed unstable slopes rule aired.
  • Safeway to the help with donation.
  • Bio-fuel boom.
  • As planned, tax season opens soon.
  • Small quake hits Entiat last week.
  • Fish and Wildlife gets new director.
  • Online scheduling for VIN inspections.

Regional News:

  • Snow and rain creates sloppy wet mess.
  • November election winners sworn into office.
  • Heads up for summer jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.
  • County accepting Lodging Tax Grant proposals for local capital projects.
  • Rogalski, Elliot provide ‘101’ on Hospital District 2.
  • For many, a welcome stroll down ’Why Worry Lane’-photo essay.


  • Guest Editorial-Rural mail will suffer with more plant closures-by John Edgecombe Jr., President of the National Newspaper Association and Publisher of The Nebraska Signal.
  • Frankly Speaking-Finding Finidini.
  • Letter-Overnight mail delivery ends-Kathy Cummings, Communications Director, Washington State Labor Council.
  • Subscriber notes from Pat O’Loughlen and Martin Baker.


  • Square dancers inviting newcomers to a free party this weekend.
  • Bright beginning for a boy named Ender-First baby born in 2015 at KVH.
  • Meet ARRF’s Pet of the Week, Mossy.
  • UKC Rotary’s INTERACT youth to hold fundraiser to help with global travel.
  • New Year marks 56 years of marriage for Joanne and Howard Briggs.
  • Kittitas County TV District analog signal going away Feb. 1.
  • Holiday Lighting Contest Winners.
  • Draft EIS for Kachess and Keechelus projects released.


  • Jeb’s Pet Supply celebrates 20 years of serving pet owners.
  • Swiftwater Cellars injects youth into winemaking.
  • One year down, six months to go.


  • Joseph V. Neiland.

Sports & school:

  • Ellensburg roller derby season set to begin.
  • Lady Warriors drop two nail biters to Cascade.
  • Still on the Radar-Kostenko hits the airwaves.
  • CERHS Athlete of the Week-Sami Seigard.
  • Boys win in double overtime.
  • YVCC Foundation scholarship available. Free college classes for ‘geo-hounds’.


  • 4-H is all year long…not just at Fair!
  • Fill snow days with activities and fun.
  • CERHS Student of the Week-Claire Howerton.