IT’S A 3-PEAT! Cle Elum-Roslyn High School celebrates third straight ‘School of Distinction’ award – front page (photo)

Ballots in the mail Jan. 19 – front page/A5

Beat rising penalties, Cle Elum healthcare enrollment event Jan. 27 – front page/A5


  • Burn bans and air quality
  • NOAA’s super computers
  • TODAY: Putin vs. Batman (The Migration of Film Genres from Hollywood to Russia)
  • Feb. 4 meeting on Hanford Project
  • Salmon and whales linked
  • TODAY: Sculpture of Ted Vogel
  • Attorney General calls for stronger open meeting law
  • Carbon pollution cap draft rule
  • Endangered Species Grants
  • Shrimp fishery opener delayed until May 14
  • Watchdog in Olympia
  • KRD reacts to water supply challenges and the ‘new normal,’ recent forecast sobering
  • Voters set to decide whether to make current EMS Levy permanent
  • PSE offers help with your energy bills
  • Water banking program in full swing
  • Natalya’s escape to Washington state from the Soviet Union (photo)
  • National Park Service opens 200-plus jobs
  • Plowing in a winter environment (photo)
  • (South Cle Elum) Fire Chief calls for volunteers
  • South Cle Elum schedules (EMS Levy) public hearing for Jan. 19 (photo)
  • December recap of drought’s agricultural losses is preliminary
  • Lawmakers in Olympia convene for short session
  • Elk Feedings (photos)
  • Drone registration system takes flight, Upper County mayors not ready to regulate
  • Liquor and Cannabis Board revises rules, recommends more retail shops


  • Frankly Speaking – A story adds a very rich ingredient to any recipe
  • Letters: Fire District #6 does so much for the Ronald community (Tiffanie Goebel); Let’s continue supporting quality school programs (Dawn Bass); Our schools are an integral hub of the community (Woody O’Rourke); Honesty of band members noted (Dawn Bass)


  • Robert Earl Unruh Jr.
  • LaRhee Deloris Lewis


  • The wait is over! First baby born in County (photo)
  • No pass needed for State Park day-use visits, Jan. 17-18
  • Audubon program spotlights Ellensburg Blues (photo)
  • Oyez Roslyn! featuring local presenters this Saturday (photo)
  • Holiday dancers delight (photo)
  • WA Tree Fruit Industry scholarships now available
  • Speaker series set to cure winter’s cabin fever
  • AG calls for stronger open meetings law as part of legislative agenda


  • Boys lose two close games – look to bounce back against Naches tomorrow (photo)
  • CHS Grapplers win two duels and Moen scores gold up north (photo)
  • Lady Warriors handle Highland on the road … can’t beat LaSalle at home (photo)
  • A weekend for outdoor enthusiasts (photo)
  • Key Club brings in the cheer (photo)
  • Secretary of State Wyman bets on the Hawk victory
  • Local students on CWU 2015 fall quarter honor roll
  • YVCC students make honor role
  • Students buzz about geography bee (photo)
  • Pool and bowling league reports
  • Athlete of the Week: Leah Stueckle, Thorp School
  • Student of the Week: Michael Otto, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School