SCAM ALERT- RSVP and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County, SHIBA and the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert residents of a Medicare phone SCAM going on in the county. DO NOT give any of your personal information (bank account numbers, Medicare and Social Security numbers), to any caller claiming to be from Medicare or Social Security. Neither of these agencies will call you unless you have called them and made an appointment. If you receive a scam call, hang up and then call the Sheriff’s Office business line and file a report. 509-962-7525.

SOCKEYE SALMON return after 100 years-Making Upper Kittitas County historic milestone-front page/A8-photos

$10,000 Firewise project moves down Coal Mines Trail-and Firewising in Kittitas County progress to date-front page/A7-photo

Woman attacked at campground-French Cabin Creek-front page

Forest Service alerts target shooters-punishable as a misdemeanor-front page

Run to Roslyn 2013-Car lovers get mega-fix at Run to Roslyn Car Show-page A10-photos

 Roslyn burn ban in effect-as of July 12-front page

  • Regional:
  • Rain devastates Timothy Hay first cut
  • Fire at Cooper Lake discovered by canoers
  • USFS snuffs one-acre fire on Table Mountain
  • Two riders injured at horse clinic
  • Sex abuse victim files suit 52 years after alleged incident
  • Buying Table Mountain Morels for a living
  • CWU hosts public hearing on Initiative 502
  • Barn Quilts Trail passes milepost 50
  • Farm Service Agency Seeks Nominees


  • Frankly Speaking-Time to start fall veggies! What? Already?
  • Letter-3/10th of a penny sales tax makes ‘cents’ for public safety-Gene Dana, Ellensburg
  • Letter-PacifiClean location idea-Fred Marion, Cle Elum
  • Community:
  • Owen’s Meats to host free barbeque this weekend
  • Gourds aren’t just for growing
  • Watts lauded by Heritage Club
  • Roslyn Riders Play Day event results
  • Fundraiser for horse lovers July 20
  • Life Support Auction highlights community’s generosity
  • Suncadia welcomes new executive chef
  • Safeway employees make donation to Hospice Friends
  • Horse whisperer makes encore appearance in Cle Elum
  • Upper Kittitas County Relay for Life 2013:
  • A survivor’s story-Sally Nelson
  • “Stepping up for a cure’ at Relay for Life Upper Kittitas County, July 20-21

Sports & school:

  • John Yount named new CERHS athletic director
  • Upper County Runners don’t Stumble
  • 12U state champs