Madysen Owens crowned Ellensburg Rodeo Queen – front page (photo)

Kittitas County admissions tax approved – front page/A7

Fourth of July’s Pioneer Days event gets new leadership – front page/A5

Hospital District goes over options for staffing a second 24-hour aid car – front page/A7

Fish & Wildlife proposes 215-acre Teanaway land acquisition – front page


  • Wildfire Info session Feb. 1 in Wenatchee
  • Burn bans and air quality
  • State senate votes to save charter schools on first day
  • $137M proposed for clean water projects in WA
  • 2015 Earth’s hottest year
  • Bad weather equals vehicle-related deaths
  • I-732 squeaks by
  • Elway Poll: Two-thirds support raising tobacco sale age
  • Saving the John Wayne Pioneer Trail
  • School Board addresses student self-harm prevention
  • Home security App results in two arrests
  • Teanaway Community Forest project moves into 2016 with fewer dollars than requested
  • PSE finishes streetlight replacements (photos)
  • Sinclair, Bala named ‘Officers of the Year’
  • Town to buy new backhoe, mayor issues snowmobilers cautionary reminder
  • Roslyn Council gets down to business (photo)
  • Responders quickly tame motor home fire in South Cle Elum (photo)
  • Speeding leads to three vehicle crash
  • County invites residents to share thoughts of development of comprehensive plan
  • Rallying for ‘Maintaining What We Have’ (photo)
  • Comments sought on Cle Elum’s shoreline plan
  • County livestock producers: Report forage losses by Feb. 1


  • Frankly Speaking – It’s {cough, cough} c-c-c-cold season!
  • Letters: I want the EMS to be there when, not if, we need them (Louie Osmonovich); Ronald’s volunteer firefighters scout our neighborhoods (Janice Geary); This is not a new tax, just a continuation of school levies we already approved (Kerri Farnum); Continue supporting Cle Elum Roslyn School District levies (Loretta Sweigard); I’m glad the ambulance was there when I was in pain (Patti Nicholson)


  • Popular upper county postmaster and her lovable bulldog set to retire tomorrow (photo)
  • Microsoft executive to join CWU President during annual State of the University address
  • Meet the new District Ranger
  • Dance Craze captures gold and platinum awards at Burien event (photos)
  • Grange to host scholarship fundraiser dinner Feb. 20
  • Local blacksmith Cristalli stars on second TV show, ‘Handcrafted America’ (photo)
  • Gall, Strahm make Dean’s List
  • Philean Club’s quilt winner (photo)
  • The standard procedure for plowing streets in Cle Elum
  • Suncadia closes on over $55 million in 2015 home sales
  • Pancake supper Feb. 9


  • Agnes Marie Bugni
  • Eduard K. Ott
  • George Francis Turner, Jr.


  • Three wrestlers take the podium at Kittitas (photo)
  • Two big weekend wins put Warriors back into playoff conversation (photo)
  • Move to save bowling alley strikes out
  • Lady Warriors keep playoff hopes alive with win over Goldendale (photo)
  • Bobcat boys take Cascade Christian with three players (photos)
  • Bobcat girls claim first win (photos)
  • Seahawk’s 12th Man in Germany (photo)
  • Pool and bowling league reports
  • Athlete of the Week: Braden Bare, Thorp School
  • Student of the Week: Kyla White, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School