Is driving SR970 a case of taking your life in your hands?-Some locals say yes-front page-photo.

Prescribed burning began last week on Cle Elum Ranger Dist.-planned in multiple locations-front page.

South Cle Elum extends ‘mara-toriums-extended another six months-front page.

HopeSource awarded $882,682-award from Supportative Services for Veterans and Families grant-front page.

1000,000th Tree to be planted in the Greenway-Mountains to Sound Greenway celebrates-front page.

Your Community Newspaper Wins 16 Awards in Statewide Contest-Northern Kittitas County Tribune-page D8/D9-photos, see full size versions and judges comments online at


  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on the drawing board for fighting fires.
  • BLM lifts fire restrictions (in eastern Washington).
  • Citizenry meets to launch new park project in Cle Elum-suggestions made for WYE Park.
  • Boys and ghouls to haunt the halls of the old RONALD school house Oct. 24-25, 30-31.
  • Halloween events on the horizon.
  • South Cle Elum adds to Town Park.
  • Teanaway Community Forest may soon have a ‘little sister’ (near Port Gamble).
  • Kittitas County youth place at Washington State Fair.


  • Frankly Speaking-Brrr, bring on the comforting fall soups.
  • Letter-What is community service?-Sarah Zabik, Cle Elum-Roslyn High School.
  • Letter-Fall church dinner evokes memories of first hearing Billy Graham speak in 1951-Ronald Arthur Slater, Cle Elum.


  • Judy Warnick*Val Barschaw*Nick Henderson*Sarah Keith*Scott Hammond*Deanna Panattoni*Brett Wachsmith*Steve Verhey Obie O’Brien*Pat Kelleher*Paul Rogers*Mohammad Said*Dani Bolyard*Tom Dent.


  • Gary W. Starkovich*Lucy Cusworth*Ray T. Baker*Wayne R. Wysaske.
  • AT WORK:
  • By hammer and hand all arts do stand-The making of Roslyn Yard’s iron Fire Pit.
  • Winery grape stomp milestones the harvest at Swiftwater Cellars (Suncadia).
  • Minimum wage to increase in Washington.
  • Lunch and Learn: ‘How to become a Customer Service Super Hero’.
  • Call for Historic Document and Preservation grants (applications at Kittitas County Commissioners office).
  • KC Fair: Premium checks are ready.
  • Free ski information session (Ellensburg).
  • New map poster explores Columbia connections (Portland).
  • Caboose dedication (South Cle Elum).
  • Looking for a great deal this weekend? (Support local, non-profits in our community).
  • Roslyn Library Hosts “Recycled Art’ Exhibit opening on October 20.
  • Suncadia has development plans for Nelson Dairy Farm.
  • 5 ways to prep this fall to avoid auto breakdowns this winter.
  • Top 5 strategies to protect plans this winter.
  • Barn quilt photos to be displayed at First Friday Art Walk on Nov. 7.
  • Come to the 1st official home to go solar in Roslyn.
  • BIG FOOT seen in west Cle Elum.
  • Hunting may be impacted on national forest land near recent wildfires.
  • Vatheuer and Kelleher Motor Company garner Rotary’s Paul Harris Award.
  • County’s first retail MARIJUANA STORE opens in Ellensburg.
  • Alzheimer’s Association offers conference on November 4.


  • Message in a Bottle: Cle Elum couple finds letter afloat at sea for 5 years.
  • Annual Hunters Breakfast collects news from neighbors at Swauk Teanaway Grange.
  • Finch vs Finch-Which artist’s painting would you choose?
  • Homecoming at CWU with Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.
  • Hospice Friends receives $1000 donation from Strangers Car Club.
  • Test your knowledge of state statistics on new mobile app.
  • Kids learn fire safety and prevention at Cle Elum Fire Department.
  • Recruiting for next generation of state’s ‘Capsule Keepers’ ends next Tuesday, Oct 21.
  • Upper county neighbor first woman to conquer North Pole-Up close and personal with Helen Thayer.
  • Learn Basic Orienteering.
  • Shelter me, please-Upper county animals seek your support-ARRF.Pet Adoption-Lovable Lacy seeks forever home.
  • LeMay-America’s Car Museum motors into the Seattle Auto Show.
  • German spy ring reaches end of line in Cle Elum-Kurt Fredrick Ludwig handcuffed by FBI, as reported in the August 29th edition of the Minor Echo.


  • Wildcats protect home turf with a win.
  • Cross Country team performs community service.
  • Easton, Wenatchee school districts benefit from $18M grant.
  • CERHS Athlete of the Week-Kayla Graham.
  • LaSalle’s 336-yard attack sets Warriors back.
  • Meet Elementary musician Owen MacKenzie.
  • CERHS Student of the Week-Brennen Burchak.
  • Volunteer moms take the edge off.
  • Cody Evans raises $490.
  • Cle Elum-Roslyn High School Scoreboard-Cross Country competes at only home meet, Soccer is on a heater and Volleyball still struggling with Amy Carigen.
  • Take a Trib Around the World to Cle Elum river with Walter Strom Middle School 6th Grade Classes.
  • Band program receives donation.


  • Thorp Community Day celebrates small town life.
  • Roslyn’s Mountain Ale Festival showcased fine brews Oct. 4.
  • A bike ride and a blessing.
  • Polish Picnic
  • Suncadia’s Harvest Festival was fun for the whole family.
  • ‘Don’t Hide, Get Outside with Kittitas County Fire District 7.