Thumbs up toUtopia Froyo

While attending “Eat with the Heat” on August 6 (a wonderful event), I enjoyed a complimentary frozen yogurt from the Utopia food truck. This company surely served hundreds of attendees a free yogurt. Very tasty, and I was impressed that this local eatery donated their treats and their time. I will now be checking out their breakfast sandwich and specialty coffee menu!

— Carol Thompson

The following are staff submitted:

Thumbs up to Keith Crimp

The has been an incredible year for the Crimp Family Golfers. Kathryn Crimp capped an amazing high school season with the 2A girls state title, and her uncle Keith has qualified to play in the U.S. Senior Amateur tournament in North Carolina this fall. Congratulations on this accomplishment and best of luck.

Thumbs up to voting

The primary race is completed and the general election campaigns are underway but before we forget, let’s give a shout out to the 32 percent of registered voters who cast a ballot as well as all the candidates who sought a seat in the primary races — job well done.

Thumbs up to Smokey Bear

Smoking Bear has been around for bit but his advice for practicing fire safety in the forest rings as true today as ever. One of the world’s most notable bears celebrates his 75th birthday Saturday and there will be a celebration at Olmstead Place State Park at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be birthday fun and games.

Thumbs up to the NFL preseason

The NFL preseason is a bit useless but the start at least gives Seattle sport fans something to think about rather than the Mariners. Also, at this point of the NFL season, fans of every team can imagine the attending the Super Bowl parade.

Thumbs up Central football starting practice

A new season for the Central Washington University football team starts Sunday with the opening practice of the 2019 season. CWU has new head coach in Chris Fisk and will have a new starting quarterback, but as always there is a lot of returning talent as well. It will be exciting to watch this team over the course of the season, starting with the opening game Sept. 7 against the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

Thumbs up to to Black Pioneers Emancipation Picnic

The 41st Annual Roslyn Black Pioneers Emancipation Picnic is from noon to 8 p.m., today at the Cle Elum City Park. This is one of the great annual picnic/gatherings hosted in the Upper County each summer, both a celebrating of the community’s history and way for people to remain connected. As always, visitors are welcome.

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