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Thumbs up to Ellensburg Rodeo Parade

The annual Ellensburg Rodeo Parade takes place this morning through downtown Ellensburg. The parade is a must-see event for many residents are visitors, just make sure you get there early enough to see the Ellensburg High School marching band near the start of the lineup.

Thumbs up to 4-H barns

There are a lot of distractions at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds and Ellensburg Rodeo Arena — from carnival rides to bull riding — but do not forget to wonder to the slightly quieter side of the fairgrounds and tour each of the 4-H barns and learn more about the accomplishments of 4-H youth in Kittitas County.

Thumbs up to fair food

If there was an elephant ear restaurant in town it probably would not be a good idea to eat there every day, but as a once a year treat the Kittitas County Fair offers many tasty items that can be justified as a once-a-year indulgence.

Thumbs up to Ellensburg Rodeo

The best rodeo athletes in the world are in Ellensburg this weekend. There is a lot of excitement in the arena — particularly tonight’s Xtreme Bulls event — but one local tip is to go to Monday’s final round. There are visitors who leave early to beat the traffic Monday (if that’s possible), but for those who stay the payoff is seeing the best of the best.

Thumbs up to Rockin’ the Arena

Ultimately, the fate of the Thursday concert rests on the financial bottomline, but from a fan perspective Thursday’s show featuring Whey Jennings opening for Russell Dickerson looked like a rousing success.

Thumbs up to King Coal

The Upper County does a wonderful job celebrating it’s history and heritage and that is fully on display in Roslyn this weekend with the High Country Logging Show starting today at Runje Park and the King Coal ceremony that will honor 94-year-old Darwin Kanyor.

Thumbs up to first day of school

Students return to the classrooms across Kittitas County this week. This is always an exciting time whether the student is entering kindergarten of starting off the senior year in high school. Best of luck to all the teachers, staff, students, parents and family members for the coming school year.

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