Making tracks to groomed trails – front page (photo)

Parks and Recreation District continues debate on dissolution – front page

Armed Port Townsend man dies after police shooting incident in Cle Elum – front page

Snowmobile Safety Week is here and reminding riders to be careful – front page/A6

DOL reports almost 1,000 snowmobiles registered in Kittitas County in December – front page/A6


  • Snow mountain playground (photo)
  • Governor names new Poet Laureate
  • Send your folk tradition photos to Library of Congress
  • Wyman touts voter pre-registration for teenagers
  • Disaster assistance for small businesses
  • 19th Backyard Bird Count in Feb.
  • Financial assistance for wildfire impacted farmers and ranchers
  • Calling all singers: National Anthem contest
  • IRS Free File program
  • New partnership aims to strengthen nonprofits mission
  • Bike Your Park Day
  • Nominations sought for outstanding achievements in historic preservation
  • Endangered species grants
  • New Cle Elum Council steps in (photo)
  • Trailside adventures (photos)
  • New fire engine accents Ronald Fire Department’s bid for levy
  • Woman hurt after being pinned between her car and I-90 barrier
  • Forest Service closed last week
  • Kittitas County Comp Plan Visioning meetings set
  • Federal assistance approved for 15 counties, including Kittitas
  • Goodbye VISION Cle Elum, hello Cle Elum Downtown Association
  • Licensing agent office moved (photo)


  • Frankly Speaking – Chilly tomatoes in the winter?
  • Letters: We all benefit from living in a well educated community (Craig Nevil); Let’s vote yes on the permanent EMS levy (Arthur Scott); Vote to give them the tools for success (Bill Peare); Our school district is a good steward of your levy dollars (Eric Terrill); Former CWU professor and coach encourages ‘Voters of Distinction’ to support levies (Dr. Gary Frederick); The boys of Powerball (Ronald Arthur Slater)


  • Donkeys, dervishes and the borderline (photos)
  • Garlic lovers pile on flavor at annual Bagna Caulda Festival (photo)
  • The bizarre fish biologists say our rivers need (photos)
  • Attorney General urges President Obama to sign e-cigarette child-safety bill
  • Contestants line up for the Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court coronation (photo)
  • New physician joins KVH Orthopedics (photo)


  • Elementary students begin Great Kindness Challenge next week
  • Host family needed for visiting student, Jan. 30 through Apr. 2 (photo)
  • CERHS gym addition is now in use (photos)
  • Girls play well in all areas with (basketball) win over Naches
  • U14 Thunder strikes again (photo)
  • Injury and illness continue to hamper Warrior wrestlers (photo)
  • What Bobcat boys have going for them (photos)
  • Pool and bowling league reports
  • Ellensburg student named Military Child of the Year semifinalist
  • Boys basketball slide to 5th place in league after two more losses
  • Eighth grader developing a two-sport varsity athlete (photo)
  • Hardcore Seahawks fan Matt Wilkerson creating unique art with his favorite team (photos)
  • Athlete of the Week: Nolan Wait, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School
  • Student of the Week: Hannah Moore, Thorp School