Wind knocks down tree near McDonald’s – front page (photo)

South Cle Elum Council votes for 10% water rate hike – front page

Public workshop for Kachness Emergency, Temporary Floating Pumping Plant – front page/A5

Studded tires now legal – front page/A5

Cle Elum power outage tracked to Barred Owl – front page/A5


  • First snowfall of the season (photo)
  • Home fires peak (during) holidays
  • $1.4M in (student) loan forgiveness
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission approves rules (governing people-wildlife conflicts)
  • WA goes after Volkswagen
  • Land purchase enhances access to Mailbox Peak
  • State Parks Commission to meet about climate change
  • No allegations against Planned Parenthood in WA
  • Drought relief funds benefit haulers, orchards
  • Safety-Net payments to Washington farmers
  • Electric vehicles powered by Grand Coulee Dam
  • Hold off getting Social Security, if you can
  • Official Notice of Value Forms mailed to property owners
  • Free Christmas Tree Permits available to fourth graders
  • Winter parking regulations in effect (multiple towns)
  • Swedish clinic looking to replace retired provider in early 2016
  • Driver charged for falling asleep
  • Hospital District-2 considering investment into virtual care
  • Nov. 25 hearing to consider County Public Health fee schedule
  • Public meeting for John Wayne Pioneer Trail proposed closing
  • County’s first Coroner nears end of first year (photo)
  • CWU ‘Parade of Nations’ 10th anniversary event tonight
  • American consumers at risk of being scammed during the holidays
  • North Fork Roundup: Pulse of a range rider’s heart (photos)


  • Frankly Speaking – Hidden Thanksgiving salt tallies may ‘shake’ you up
  • Letters: Remembering veteran Sam Swor (Perla Lovejoy); Fire department levy (Greg Barr); City of Cle Elum 2016 proposed budget (Betty Butcher-Benjamin, Fred Benjamin); John Wayne Pioneer Trail at risk (Ted Blazak)


  • An Upper County collaboration: Mother Nature and photographer Susie Weis (photos)
  • Six months on, custom metal workers seek to streamline their business (photo)
  • Cle Elum martial arts instructor leaving for Ireland to set up a new school (photo)
  • Talking to the stars of Boulet Productions’ Railway Children (photos)
  • Buck and Dave: Gray-bearded gurus of the Tin Lizzy (photos)
  • Hoekstra named head of Mountains to Sound Greenway (photo)
  • Today is National Rural Health Day
  • Local performs at Kennedy Center (Elizabeth Turner)


  • Charlotte R. Panerio


  • 19 of CHS’s brightest inducted into National Honor Society (photos)
  • $2,000 photography scholarship
  • A young varsity Bobcats team finished state with a statement
  • Walter Strom Middle School Honor Roll, 1st Term of 2015-2016
  • Interact and Rotary Club honors vets by raising new flag in Cle Elum (photo)
  • Easton Veterans Day Assembly draws crowd (photo)
  • CWU garners encore designation for veteran support (photo)
  • Swor’s WWII POW story continued…
  • Athlete of the Week: Adam Rinaldi, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School
  • Student of the Week: Mary Fudge, Easton School