A unique proposal with a ‘little’ help – front page (photo)

County Tourism Infrastructure Plan up for approval – front page

CERHS Student threatens to use a gun at school – front page/A5

Study reveals estimated impacts on proposed Kachness pumping project – front page/A5

Forest Service Road 4832 repairs to begin next week – front page

State Parks to host planning meetings for John Wayne Pioneer Trail – front page


  • Falling Washington State gas price
  • $3.3M grant to state library
  • Video contest for teens now rolling
  • Deadline for multiple-season tags March 31
  • OSPI releases data to help improve school attendance
  • Government support for community food initiatives
  • Introducing Microsoft Imagine Academy
  • Particulate matter and greenhouse Gases
  • House approves bill to modify late aircraft registrations
  • Warmer weather (photo)
  • Process begins to nominate County Commissioner Berndt’s successor (photo)
  • First case of Zika Virus Disease reported in western Waashington
  • District 13 lawmakers to host telephone town hall Feb. 29
  • Ranger Station closed afternoon of March 3
  • Faster broadband speeds in 40,000 WA locations
  • HopeSource weatherization service helps locals keep home cozy in winter (photo)
  • Inslee announces changes to children’s services
  • Officer Helgeson cleared of wrong doing in shooting
  • Burn bans and air quality
  • Why two Hyak stop signs were removed then redeployed (photo)
  • School board approves 6th grade trip to North Bend outdoor school
  • Time to apply for a Habitat home
  • Conservation Coalition invites residents to discuss county’s future


  • Frankly Speaking – Do you fondue?
  • Letters: Look of Cle Elum (Nicholas Hansen); What’s next for Kittitas County? (Violet Burke); Proud Grandma appreciates Tribune wrestling coverage (Judy Tokarsyk)


  • Love is in the air in a kindergarten classroom (photo)
  • The firewatch atop Easton Ridge (photo)
  • Knitting for all ages group (photo)
  • Pinochle club growing (photo)
  • Chocolate Heaven (photos)
  • Geoff Scherer hired as operations manager for Upper Kittitas County Medic One (photo)
  • 10th annual Suessapalooza to feature The Grinch theme and fun entertainment
  • Technology mastered in the hands of babes (photo)
  • Are you a technology immigrant or a technology native?
  • Join Arbor Day Foundation and get 10 free trees


  • Robert L. Giaudrone
  • Marc Carpine
  • Stanley Warren Murphy


  • Moen places 5th at state despite shoulder injury (photos)
  • CERHS Knowledge Bowl team to compete at state after strong finish in Ellensburg (photo)
  • Swauk-Teanaway Grange supports local students with scholarship fundraiser (photos)
  • Essay contest to explore use of public cameras
  • Young squad makes statement at districts
  • Thorp FBLA competes at winter conference (photo)
  • Bowling and pool league reports
  • Athlete of the Week: Riley Gibson, Thorp School
  • Student of the Week: Curtis Board, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School