CLE ELUM – Public art has a way of bringing visualization, connecting to the spirit of the community, whether it be the Central Transit bus stop art or murals of vibrant visions on iconic buildings up and down the valley.

No one has taken down 6-foot senior middle blocker Sara Hiebert and the No. 2 Timberwolves so far, but the Cle Elum-Roslyn High School volleyball team gave them trouble early in Eastern Washington Athletic Conference action Tuesday. Nevertheless, Goldendale shut out the Warriors 25-12, 25-16…

CLE ELUM – Contestants have waited two years. Fans have waited two years. While the stock has bucked and ran out of a chute elsewhere, it hasn’t happened in Cle Elum for two years.

The Kittitas County Public Hospital District 2 Board of Commissioners appointed Carrie Youngblood at its Feb. 15 meeting to fill the vacancy on the board left by the departure of Melissa Becker, according to a news release from the district.

Upper District Court Judge Darrel R. Ellis has extended the suspension of jury trials in the Upper Kittitas County District Court, Cle Elum Municipal Court and Roslyn Municipal Court through March 31, 2021, according to a news release from the court.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Daniel J. Kraft of Ellensburg in connection with an alleged assault of a child and suspected attempted abduction of a child in front of the Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary school on Thursday afternoon, according to news release from the Sheriff’s…

The city of Cle Elum has issued a report and summary of the scoping process for the 47-degree North Master Plan Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), according to a news release from the city.

Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office personnel and Search and Rescue volunteers responded to an injured hiker, Greg Wright, 46, of Redmond near Mirror Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail, a few miles south of Hyak on Wednesday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Kittitas Valley Healthcare and Kittitas County Hospital District No. 2 are holding a free drive-through flu shot clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Cle Elum.

The Kittitas County Fire Marshal’s office is seeking any information about two separate arson fires that occurred on or about Sept. 27 at two different communications sites at Peoh Point, according to a news release from the marshal’s office

Candidates Douglas Philbrick, Mike Budschat and Roger Swanson all answered questions for the open commissioner position on the Kittitas County Water District No. 7 board at the League of Women Voters Upper County Candidate forum on Wednesday at the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum.

For the past 72 years, Donna Willette has called the little town of Cle Elum and the thousands of trail systems within the Cascade Mountain Range her home. On Saturday, Willette was crowned Cle Elum’s 2019 Pioneer Days Queen, thus honoring her for being a key figure in betterment of the community.

The 2019 Upper Kittitas County Pioneer Days Parade Application is now available, according to a news release from the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.

When asked what the interview process was like for Michelle Kuss-Cybula, the new Cle Elum-Roslyn School District superintendent, she said it was like running a marathon with questions coming from every direction.

The Cle Elum City Council unanimously approved the 2019 budget after a public hearing during its meeting Tuesday night, but not without contentious discussions about the increases in salaries for city staff and mayor Jay McGowan.

The Cle Elum City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to increase its contribution to the consolidated lodging tax grant process from $8,000 to 13 percent of its annual lodging tax collections. Council member Ken Ratliff voted no and council member Beth Williams was absent.

The Cle Elum City Council voted to commit $20,000 of 2019’s budget to a two-year pilot project for an Upper County to Ellensburg commuter bus during Tuesday’s council meeting.

The Cle Elum City Council passed an ordinance to amend the municipal code which limits the amount of marijuana retailers, producers or processors to no more than two within the city limits. The vote at Tuesday night’s meeting was 5-1 with Ron Spears voting no. Beth Williams was absent.

CLE ELUM — On an evening in Cle Elum marked by tears, tradition, laughter and resolve, one queen said a tearful goodbye after her reign and another was named this year’s Pioneer Queen Saturday.

The Kittitas County Fire District No. 7 board of commissioners voted to change its leadership structure during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, and will ask voters to fund the changes in November.

CLE ELUM — She’s the fourth generation of a longtime Upper County family, born 85 years ago on her great-grandfather Felix Pays’ homestead in the Peoh Point area, raised in Cle Elum and indisputably proud of her heritage and the roots her family planted deep in the Upper County.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust recently received a $3,900 grant from the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement to establish an Upper Yakima Basin tool cache.