101 Things Winter 2011
A supplement to the Daily Record. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County, winter 2011. Your solution resource for Kittitas Valley.
Things To Do IN KITTITAS COUNTY Winter 2011 Round Fun? You Find Year titas County! Where Can n Upper Kit r Adventure i Start You You're Invited to Upper Kittitas County Anytime! Spring � Mushroom Hunting � Back Packing � Kite Flying � Biking � Fishing � Hiking � Rock Hunting � River Rafting Water Skiing � Camping � Boating Summer Fall � Hunting � Wildlife � Photography � Bird Watching � Horseback Riding � Snowmobiling � Cross Country Skiing � Downhill Skiing � Majestic Scenery Winter Cle Elum/Roslyn Chamber of Commerce Paid for by the City of Cle Elum hotel and motel tax dollars 401 W. 1St � Cle Elum, WA 98922 � 509-674-5958 � www.cleelumroslyn.org 2 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 The Best place to visit in Kittitas County... 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Main St. Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-1414 Editor: Joanna Markell Contributors: Brian Myrick, Justin Pittman, Josh Petrie, Michael Gallagher, Barb Owens and Mike Johnston Designer: Ryan Johnston Ellensburg ocated in the heart of the state, Ellensburg is the largest city in Kittitas County with a population of about 18,000 people. The community has strong agricultural roots and is the home of Central Washington University, with about 9,000 students on the Ellensburg campus. The community is known for hosting an annual professional rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair over Labor Day weekend. The public can take advantage of a number of events and festivals throughout the fall and winter, from a Night to Remember and the Festival Trees during the holidays to the WinterHop BrewFest in January. The Spirit of the West cowboy gathering in February features cowboy music and poetry, along with a chuck wagon cookoff, dances, ranch roping competition and more. L Brian Myrick Daily Record file Another La Nina year is predicted which means plenty of snow for Ellensburg this year. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file The Summit at Snoqualmie Pass is one of the state's top-rated ski and snowboard parks and provides thrills for skiers and snowboarders alike. It is located between Seattle and Ellensburg. Snoqualmie Pass T hree of the four ski areas at the Summit at Snoqualmie -- Summit Central, Summit East, and Summit West -- are in Kittitas County. Alpental is in King County. The Summit is the closest ski area to Seattle and Ellensburg. With at least 17 chair lifts and six rope tows combined, Summit West, Summit Central, Summit East and Alpental straddle Interstate 90 at Exit 52. Alpental, which offers 2,280 vertical feet of more challenging terrain, is north of the freeway. The Summit was recently named on the "Top 10 List of Terrain Parks in the U.S. and Canada" by the Freeskier Travel Guide. In recent years, the Summit has added 18 new freestyle features in Summit Central's terrain park (Central Park), including a rainbow box and a staircase feature, which looks exactly as it sounds. The Summit is one of the only resorts in the area to have these features. A unique feature of The Summit is the S-90, a crossover trail that allows skiers and snowboarders to ski and snowboard between three of the four base areas. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Friendly, helpful, great selection! The Helpful Hardware Place! Voted Best Home Improvement Store Over 60 Years of Serving Kittitas County � Gifts � Greating Cards � Outstanding Service 310 N. Pearl � Ellensburg 925-2961 DOWNTOWN Health Mart Pharmacy 414 N. Pearl, Ellensburg � 925-1514 Visit the newest gallery in town, operated by one of most respected names in Western art. 309 N. Pearl Street | Ellensburg, WA 509-962-2934 | www.WesternArtAssociation.org 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 420 N. 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The former logging and mining town was officially incorporated in 1902. Cle Elum, meaning "swift water," draws summer and winter outdoor enthusiasts from hikers and campers to fly fishermen. Suncadia, a resort that includes a 254-unit lodge plus private homes, a destination spa, golf courses and a host of other amenities, sits on the city's border. Among local attractions: n The Coal Mines Trail, a pleasant walk during any season and gentle enough for almost anyone, passes several historic mining sites as it makes its way from Cle Elum to Ronald. n The Carpenter House, built in 1914, was home to a banking family. Now a museum, it offers a close-up look at life during that era. n The Cle Elum Telephone Museum, established in 1966, marks the change from manual phone service to automatic dialing. n Popular draws include Glondo's Sausage Co., an old world-style Italian market, and the Cle Elum Bakery, which was built in 1906. Its brick oven has never cooled. Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Christmas in Cle Elum celebrates the holidays each year with a parade. Last year's floats included this living nativity scene. Kittitas riginally settled in the late 1800s as part of the Milwaukee Railroad's western expansion, Kittitas was not incorporated until 1931. For years, Kittitas Yard served as the small agricultural town's link to the nation. To this day the train depot stands at the yard -- the only significant structure still in tact. It was put on the National Register of Historic places in 1992. Today, Kittitas remains a proud farming town and sports a vibrant O Main Street with a number of wellloved local businesses. When Kittitas' 1,381 residents aren't tending their fields, they are cheering on the Coyotes. From fall to spring the Kittitas High School athletic teams thrill the home crowd and, more often than not, deliver a victory. Coyote football has made eight straight trips to the state playoffs while volleyball, wrestling, fastpitch and others are regular contenders for league titles. Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Kittitas is passionate about its Coyotes, and few events get the town as excited as the annual Coyote Classic wrestling invitational. 10 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Roslyn R oslyn is a quaint, former coal mining town nestled in the hills of the Cascades. Founded in 1886, Roslyn enjoys a rich and ethnically diverse history. The Roslyn Historical Cemetery, with about 5,000 graves, is made up of 25 adjacent cemeteries. The cemetery was put on the National Historic Register in 1978. In 1892, an accident at Mine No. 4 claimed the lives of 45 miners and became the deadliest mining accident in state history. The town's population peaked at 4,000 in the 1920s. By the 1960s, demand for coal was down and the mines were closed. In 1990, Roslyn gained new fame when it became the site of the filming for the "Northern Exposure" TV show. Fans of the show still come each summer for the annual Moosefest celebration. Among Roslyn's attractions: The Brick Tavern, which opened in 1889 and rebuilt out of bricks in 1898, is the second oldest, continuously operating tavern in the state. Each March, it hosts the annual "Brick Regatta," a race of tiny boats down the running-water spittoon at the base of the bar. Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Downtown Roslyn features several large murals painted on buildings such as this image of Marlon Brando on the Roslyn Theatre. Breakfast Served All Day Everything is Homemade � Beer & Wine Open 7 Days a Week � 6:30am - 2:30pm p y p Great Homestyle Food 118 N. Main St. Curly's II Dining & Spirits 968-4189 11 108 S. Main Kittitas, WA 98934 Kittitas 509-968-3199 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Calendar of Events Here are some of the events happening in our region throughout this winter. More events are listed throughout this publication and on the online calendar at www. dailyrecordnews.com. Ongoing First Friday artwalk: Local galleries and businesses exhibit work from local and national artists in downtown Ellensburg from 5 to 7 p.m. on the First Friday of the month. www.ellensburgarts.com. Brian Myrick / Daily Record First Saturday birdwalk: The Kittitas Audubon Society sponsors this free monthly outing. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at the Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park parking lot to explore birds in the Ellensburg area. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and cameras. exhibit art and sponsor live music the final Friday of each month in Roslyn. Final Friday Art Walk: Local businesses Community contra dances: Join in the free dances the first Saturday of the month from November to May (except for March) at the Hal Holmes Community Center in Ellensburg, 209 N. Ruby St. November Nov. 4: Grand unveiling of the Festival of Trees in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. Trees will be unveiled at various downtown venues. Tower Theatre at CWU in Ellensburg. The production is an updated adaptation of a controversial script originally published in 1903 about love and sex. Nov. 3-5, Nov. 10, 12: "Reigen," Milo Smith Michael J. Smith, as Ebeneezer Scrooge, rehearses for the 2009 production of "A Christmas Carol" at Central Washington University's McConnell Auditorium. The Charles Dickens classic will return to McConnell this year from Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 1-4. starts at 5 p.m., live music, stand up comic, raffle and bid on festive trees and wreaths at Kelleher Motor Co. Dec. 2: Life Support Tinsel and Glitz dinner party, the Lodge at Suncadia. Ellensburg Library Plaza. University. Nov. 10: Festival of Trees Cocoa Stroll, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Ellensburg. Nov. 11: Veterans Day parade in Ellensburg. In addition to featuring veterans from the community, the Ellensburg High School marching band will perform. Auditorium at CWU in Ellensburg. Nov. 23: Cle Elum Thanksgiving community dinner, Senior Center. Dec. 2: Hospice Tree of Love, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dec. 2-4: Ware Fair at Central Washington Dec. 3: Christmas in Cle Elum, parade of lights and Santa breakfast, downtown Cle Elum. ceremony, Cle Elum. Nov. 25-26: Moments to Remember holiday celebration, downtown Ellensburg. Nov. 18-20: "A Christmas Carol," at McConnell Nov. 19: Girls Night INN at the Holiday Inn Express in Ellensburg to benefit local charities. a.m. to 1 p.m., a traditional tea among the trees at Kelleher Motor Co. Nov. 26: Suncadia tree lighting celebration, Suncadia. Nov. 26: Roslyn Winterfest, downtown Roslyn. Dec. 3: Hospice Tree of Love lighting Dec. 3: Christmas in Thorp. Chili recipe contest and chili feed, craft fair, raffle, bonfire, games for kids, visit from Santa and wagon rides. and snowmobile gear swap, Suncadia. Nov. 19: Festival of Trees Teddy Bear Tea, 11 Nov. 19: Festival of Trees Silver Bells Gala, 12 December Dec. 1-4: "A Christmas Carol," at McConnell Auditorium at CWU in Ellensburg. Dec. 1: Girls Night Out in downtown Ellensburg. Dec. 3: Suncadia Winterfest ski, snowboard 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Calendar of Events Dec. 7: Red Curtain Review at Milo Smith Tower Theatre at CWU in Ellensburg. Best Christmas Adventure Ever," presented by the Valley Musical Theatre. The production by John Pickett is inspired by the children's book "Teddy Bear's First Christmas," by local author Donna Nylander. and Carols is a Christmas tradition in Ellensburg and will be at Grace Episcopal Church on North B Street in Ellensburg. January Jan. 18: "The Furniture Series," dance performance, McConnell Auditorium at CWU in Ellensburg. Part of the Performing Arts and Speakers Series at the school. Festival at CWU, Ellensburg. March March 1-3, 10-11: "Icarus," McConnell Auditorium at CWU, Ellensburg. Dec. 9-11: "Tink and Titus's March 4: Mozart's "Requiem Cowboy Gathering. The four-day event features the finest in traditional cowboy music and poetry with performances at CWU and downtown venues. The event also features a rodeo cowboy reunion, ranch roping competition, chuck wagon cook-off, western gear and art show, fiddle contest, western dance, demonstrations and workshops and Cowboy Church at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds. Jan. 20-21: John Moawad Jazz Jan. 21: Ellensburg WinterHop BrewFest in downtown Ellensburg. Sample beer from local and regional brewers and listen to music. Mass in D Minor," performed by the CWU Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building concert hall. Dec. 18: The Service of Lessons April April 14: Magical Evening. This annual black-tie event features a multi-course dinner, entertainment, raffles and fund-a-need to support Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. Go to www.kvch.com for more information. Auditorium at CWU, Ellensburg. February Feb. 9-10: Annual Dr. Betty Evans Original One-Act Festival, Milo Smith Tower Theatre at CWU, Ellensburg. Dec. 24: Santa visits on Christmas Eve, Pennslyvania Avenue in Roslyn. Dummy Downhill competition, Suncadia. (depends on snow) Feb. 18: Annual Bagna Caulda Dec. 31: Suncadia Winterfest Feb. 16-19: Spirit of the West Festival at the Cle Elum Eagles. Bagna Caulda is a traditional Italian meal that's heavy on the garlic. 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Pearl | Downtown Ellensburg 509-925-1911 925-5542 I-90 Exit 106 925-5442 University Way & Alder St. Now that we've shown you around a bit, here are: 101 Things To do in KiTTiTas CounTy Featured Events Moments to Remember View elk feeding, Page 20 Visit Suncadia, Page 25 Holiday bazaars, Page 28 CWU hoops, Page 36 1 2 3 4 Moments rings in holidays 5 Brian Myrick / Daily Record The Davidson Building on the corner of Pearl Street and Fourth Avenue lights up during the annual Moments to Remember celebration in Ellensburg last year. F By MICHAEL GALLAGHER assistant editor or the past 30 years, few events have captured the small town holiday feel as well as Ellensburg's Moments to Remember, starting the day after Thanksgiving. Moments to Remember is an opportunity for the community to come together during the holiday and is a prime chance for former residents visiting family over the holidays to reconnect. The highlight of the festivities is the annual lighting of downtown, when people gather in front of the Davidson Building at about 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. More than 10,000 lights outline the facades of the downtown buildings. People downtown for the lighting ceremony also can check on the Street of Bethlehem presentation. Immediately following the lighting ceremony, Stage Door Dance will perform in the window of the Scott Rollins Insurance office. Moments to Remember encompasses much more than just one flick of a switch. The fun starts at 10 a.m. Friday with a cookie scavenger hunt at the Moose Lodge, and continues throughout the day with events downtown and at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds (see Santa from 2 to 6 p.m.). There is a holiday crafts and gift bazaar at the fairgrounds from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The fun continues Saturday with a holiday parade downtown (10 a.m.) and cookies and pictures with Santa at Fitterer's from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be walking tours of downtown Ellensburg buildings offered by the Kittitas County Historical Museum. A chilli feed will raise money for the Community Christmas Basket. 15 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 6 A great trail in winter: The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is a graveled, state trail on top of an old railroad bed from near North Bend, through Kittitas County, ending at the Idaho border. Trail entrances are numerous, including in Upper County, Thorp, Ellensburg, Kittitas and farther east. The trail is for daytime, non-motorized use and can by dicey if there's snow and ice, although that's less likely the farther east you head. Many use snowshoes and cross-country skis when snow is deep enough. For more trail info: www.parks. wa.gov/parks/; winter schedules at: www.parks. wa.gov/parkschedule/ Take a warm, winter's drive: Kittitas County has many easily driven scenic routes with interesting destinations. Contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce or go to: www. milebymile.com/main/ United_States/Washington/ byway Get out of the winter at Thorp: It's tall, white, well heated and beckons drivers on Interstate 90 west of Ellensburg: it's the Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall at Exit 101 at Thorp. Three "warm" floors of antiques of all kinds, along with gifts, souvenirs and a variety of speciality/gourmet foods await you. Go to www.thorpfruit.com or call 509-964-2474. 7 8 Brian Myrick / Daily Record Everything from apples, candy, and wine to antique glass, furniture, and collectibles can be found on one of the three floors of merchandise at the Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 1 9 Climb Manastash Ridge: It's a Kittitas County tradition to climb Manatash Ridge, a steep trail that gains 1,740 feet in about two miles. The trailhead is west-southwest of Ellensburg city limits at the south end of Cove Road (no parking pass needed). Winter can bring an added level of danger to the trail. Treacherous patches of ice frequently cause slips and falls, so hikers should use caution. Brian Myrick / Daily Record The view from the top of Manastash Ridge. Umtanum Falls trail: This one-mile, relatively flat trail ends with at a punchbowl with a stunning view of Umtanum Falls. Travel down Umptanum Road for five miles until it turns into gravel, and go another five miles to find the trailhead. A state Discover Pass is required and can be purchased where fishing and hunting licenses are sold. Hikers should be cautious about ice in the winter, especially near the falls. 10 to take home with you An experience Open 8 AM to 8 PM 7 Days a Week 1714 Canyon Road Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 933-GIFT (4438) www.WindRiverAtHome.com F ind the best in Northwest gifts and home d�cor. Pet toys and treats Fine wines Custom gift baskets Traveling with a pet? Enjoy our complimentary off-leash dog run. 548591.WVG11.cnr OPEN YEAR-ROUND Welcome to Ellensburg! Furniture and lamps Paintings and wall d�cor Fountains and wind chimes Candles Luxury soaps and lotions Greeting cards and books Kids' toys and games Gourmet food and snacks KOA Kampground 32 Thorp Hwy. South Ellensburg, WA 98926 I-90 - Exit 106 Shuttles � Riverside Sites On-site Propane Sales � Heated Swimming Pool � Showers/Laundry on-site 509-925-9319 www.koa.com/where/wa/47129.html 548591.WVG11.cnr 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 1 A historic farm: Olmstead Place State Park, east of Ellensburg on North Ferguson Road (accessed from Kittitas Highway), allows visitors to get close to and into old-time farm buildings, featuring an 1875 cabin, a 1908 farm house, the Seaton cabin school house and others. The park's red barn has a display on historic grain and hay production in the county. There's also a creekside trail. Hours: Oct. 1 through March 31 are 8 a.m. to dusk; call 509-925-1943. A state Discovery Pass is required to park. The Thorp Mill is one of a kind: The 1883 Thorp grist mill, and nearby Ice Pond Park, is the oldest industrial structure still standing in the county and nearly fully equipped just as it was when it stopped operating in 1946. It's on North Thorp Highway northwest of the community of Thorp and west of Ellensburg. Call ahead to make an appointment for a tour: 509-964-9640 or e-mail: thorpmill@eburg. com; or go online to: www.thorp.org. 11 12 Brian Myrick / Daily Record A plan sifter used for sifting flour is on display inside the Thorp Mill. MPG VISUAL ARTS CENTER NON-PROFIT Support your local artists by giving art as gifts this holiday season. First Friday openings 408 NORTH PEARL, ELLENSBURG 509|925.2670 www.galery-one.org for current exhibit information and seasonal hours 15 21 city hwy 365 HP/ 420 LB. FT. TORQUE F-150 3.5L ECOBOOST "Our family serving your family since 1911" This innovative new engine delivers the highest max towing and payload capabilities in the class along with fuel efficiency no competitor can beat. Twin turbochargers combine with highpressure direct injection for a remarkably balance performance. KELLEHER MOTOR COMPANY www.kellehermotors.com 602 N. Pearl Street | Ellensburg | 509-925-1911 1 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Cross country skiing: When winter and snow descend on Kittitas County it becomes a cross country paradise nearly everywhere. A good website for the best spots the Ellensburg Cross Country Ski Club at: http://ellensburgskiclub. yolasite.com./; or www.a1trails. com/xc_ski/xcclnw.html. Be sure to check the state's avalanche hotline at 206526-6677 before heading out. Snowshoeing: Many go snowshoeing in Kittitas County using many of the same trails used by cross country skiers listed at the website in No. 13 above. Those wanting more information can visit Mountain High Sports, 105 E. Fourth Ave. in Ellensburg, 13 509-925-4626 or call the Cle Elum Ranger District at 509-852-1062 or 425-434-6111 for guided snowshoe walks. Be sure to check the state's avalanche hotline at 206- 5266677 before heading out. There's antiques out there: Antique and collectible shops are available for exploring throughout Kittitas County. For information on location and those open, contact: Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, 925-2002 (or toll-free 888- 925-2204 (Sixth Avenue and Main Street), www.ellensburgchamber.com; or Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber of Commerce, 509-6745958, www.cleelumroslyn.org. 14 15 Ellensburg. Open all winter. Great ENTS all EV WINTLERg on Winter Cocoa Stroll November 10th Moments to Remember November 25th & 26th January 21st Silver Bells Gala & Teddy Bear Tea November 19th WinterHop Brewfest Spirit of the West February 17th - 20th Unique SHOPPING * Fine RESTUARUANTS * Call the Chamber, or stop by for more information about our great county. WINE Tasting * Fun PLACES to stay Funded by Lodging Tax 888.925.2204 | 609 N. Main Street | Ellensburg, WA 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 www.kittitascount ychamber.com | www.visitellen.com | www.visitkittitas.com 1 542913.WVG11.cnr If you go Wildlife department officials advise those planning to watch a winter feeding session off Joe Watt Canyon Road get to the site before 8 a.m., dress warmly, and have binoculars or telescopes. They also ask wildlife watchers to not make loud noises or sudden, highly visible motions -- even from behind the fencing -- as such actions can scare the elk back into the wooded hills. Those watching must stay behind the elk fencing. To make sure feeding is going on before you go, call the wildlife area office a day or two before at 509-925-6746 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. daily Record file A pair of bull elk play during feeding time at Joe Watt Canyon. Directions From Ellensburg: Take Interstate 90 westbound, get off at Exit 101 (Thorp), turn left (south) onto North Thorp Highway which goes over I-90, continue on North Thorp Highway, turn right (northwest) onto Thorp Cemetery Road, continue a little more than two miles on the road and turn left (west) on Joe Watt Canyon Road; the parking area is at the end of the road where it comes to L.T. Murray Wildlife Area lands. See the elk at Joe Watt T By MIKE JOHNSTON senior writer he annual elk feeding operation at the end of Joe Watt Canyon 15 miles northwest of Ellensburg usually begins sometime between early to midDecember and provides the public with a somewhat rare opportunity see an elk herd in the wild. The feeding of the more than 700-animal herd in the Joe Watt Canyon area off Thorp Cemetery Road usually lasts through March and, sometimes, into April. The starting date for the feeding of alfalfa and timothy hay mixes can vary significantly, depending on the severity of the winter and condition of the snow cover in the Kittitas Valley. Winter feeding program is popular viewing proper amounts of naturally occurring plant material, or the snow cover is too hard to break through to the grasses below. The feeding operation, which began in the mid-1970s, helps the herd survive through harsh winters with supplemental forage and keeps them from migrating to lower elevations in the Kittitas Valley. Gates across Joe Watt Canyon Road into the wildlife area are closed Dec. 16 through May 1 every year to halt motorized access to the area, which is a winter range for the elk. Groups and individuals in the past have made contributions towards the purchase of hay for the elk. Those interested in donations can call the wildlife area office at 925-6746. 2 View elk feeding How much are they fed? Depending on the weather, the availability of natural forage and the number of elk showing up for feeding, it's estimated they eat 7 to 8 pounds of hay per animal. 20 Personnel with the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, part of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, carry out the daily feeding of Rocky Mountain elk starting around 8 a.m. Since the 1970s The elk amble down from higher elevation areas to get the feed if they can't find 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Discover the Yakima River Canyon: Drive the 22-mile Yakima River Canyon Highway (state Highway 821) southeast of Ellensburg to Selah November through December and into January and see big horn sheep butting heads in mating season, deer, sometimes a bald eagle and interesting geology. Turn around at Selah and come back through it again to Ellensburg (you'll see things differently coming from the other direction). There's U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation areas, restrooms, hiking trails and campsites along the highway. Go online to www.or.blm.gov. Feed the birds: When snow covers the ground, wild birds get hungry. Free wild bird 16 seed is offered by the Kittitas County Field and Stream Club in Ellensburg at Arnold's Ranch and Home and at Shaw's Furniture, both in Ellensburg. The club asks that those taking seed leave a donation to help pay for the annual program. Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering: Nationally known performers and entertainers take the stage in Ellensburg Feb. 16-19 for the annual Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering. Western genre musicians and poets will perform at locations throughout downtown and on the Central Washington University campus. The gathering will also feature a ranch roping event at Bloom Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 18. 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ANDREW'S CATHOLIC CHURCH 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 2 Take a walk: It doesn't take much to go for a great winter walk, although the local Volkssport walking group, Ellensburg Wind Walkers, has interesting routes already planned throughout Lower Kittitas County. Call 509-925-7549 for information, or www.esva.org. Visit Ellensburg Bull: If you have visitors in town over the holidays, regardless of the weather, a visit and photo with the bull statue in the Rotary Pavilion is mandatory. The bull is a Richard Beyer creation, the same man whose statues can be found in 19 20 parks throughout the region. Hometown Christmas at Thorp: On Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the rural community of Thorp invites the public to its annual Christmas festivities to get a taste of hometown hospitality. The event, sponsored by Kittitas County Fire Dist. 1, is at the fire station, 10700 N. Thorp Highway, and features a chili recipe contest and chili feed, craft fair, raffle, outside bonfire, games for kids, a visit from Santa and wagon rides. For more info, call 509-929-0131. Call the Thorp School District at 509964-2107 for more holiday activities. Brian Myrick / Daily Record file 21 While in town, be sure to stop by and visit the bull statue in Ellensburg's Rotary Pavilion in the 400 block of North Pearl Street. The statue was sculpted by Richard Beyer and put into place in 1986. KITTITAS COUNTY H I S TO R I C A L M U S E U M Take a step back in history. There's something for everyone. Come to the beautiful historic Kittitas County Fairgrounds and explore our exhibits of livestock, horses, small st animals, photography, crafts, food and clothing. 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"There's something for everybody to do," Suncadia Director of Marketing Karen Porter said of the event, which kicks off after Thanksgiving and lasts until about the start of January. "There's no shortage of children's 3 Visit Suncadia activities and then there are some really great adult only activities." Events ranging from craft fairs to a weekly Sunday morning breakfast with Santa Claus fill the resort's schedule during the holiday months. Suncadia visitors will even have the opportunity to play with their food during culinary-based activities like hot toddy mixing lessons. Holiday festivities include a non-denominational Christmas Eve service and a dummy downhill race on Dec. 31, depending on snow. The resort's Winterfest activity schedule has not yet been finalized, but Porter described it as "massive." She said events and activities will take place nearly every day. The entire schedule will be available for download at www.suncadia.com once complete. In addition to events, the resort offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities. Visitors can enjoy an ice skating rink and inner tube hill or explore miles of groomed snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 25 Barb owens / Daily Record file Sledders line up atop Craig's Hill after a December 2010 snowstorm. 22 We have fishing year-round: The man-made, freshwater lakes along Interstate 82 in the Ellensburg area are stocked year-round with trout for fishing. Winter fishing can be fun, but you must bundle up, check the weather forecast and make sure you follow the license and catch rules. And, of course, there's fly fishing on the Yakima River, and certain species are available in winter in the Columbia River. To find out the rules and which areas are open or closed, go online to www.wdfw.wa.gov, www.kittitasfieldandstream.org, or contact local stores that sell sporting goods. Info is also available at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. Bird watching: Bird watching is a yearround activity in Lower Kittitas County, which is part of a major bird flyway. For opportunities and locations, go online to www.kittitasaudubon.org. 24 23 Sledding on Craig's Hill: When and if the snow falls, sledders take to the backside of Craig's Hill (not the residential streets) to sled over the terrain. Of course, safety measures are advised. It is undeniably a lot of fun. Check out Vantage-area parks: It might be snowy or icy in the Kittitas Valley, but chances are there will not be much snow or ice in the 25 Vantage area along the Columbia River. The famous Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, and its interpretive trails and museum, are available near Vantage. Go online to www.stateparks. com/ginkgo_petrified_forest. html or call 509-856-2710; 509-856-2290; 509-856-2294 or 509-856-2700. The nearby Wanapum State Recreation Area also provides an area to walk and explore along the Columbia River. 2 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Breakfast � Lunch � Dinner For a meal that will hit the spot come to the Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant and enjoy a tasty home cooked meal. STEAKS | SALADS | SOUPS HAMBURGERS | BREAKFAST MUCH MORE EXIT 109 OFF 1-90 1800 CANYON RD � ELLENSBURG 962-6222 OPEN 6:00 AM - 7 DAYS A WEEK 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 67709.101W09.kh 2 Crafts and bake sale can make holiday shopping fun Holiday bazaars abound Brian Myrick / Daily Record file aked cookies, cheesecakes and fudge, knit hats and homemade candles sometimes make the best holiday gifts, and multiple holiday bazaars throughout Kittitas County will give shoppers plenty of handmade items to choose from this season. The annual Swauk-Teanaway Grange Christmas Bazaar starts the season off on Nov. 12-13 this year. Vendors will be selling specialty food items, unique handmade gifts, holiday decorations and much more. It's the place to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate local creativity and talent. Other bazaars this season include the Cle Elum Eagles Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 19, the Moments to Remember Crafts Bazaar at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds Nov. 25, Suncadia's Winterfest Crafts and Gift Show Nov. 25, Roslyn Winterfest Nov. 26 and the Santa Breakfast and Craft Bazaar at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center on Dec. 3. The Kittitas County Farmers Market is planning events for Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, and local artisans join will join forces on Nov. 19 at 2117 Quartz Mountain Drive. Central Washington University hosts Ware Fair, a 2 B By BARB OWENS staff writer Decorative snowmen are on display as organizers set up the Ellensburg Christian School holiday bazaar in November 2009. Owens Meats 4 Holiday Bazaars "Quality and Service, a Tradition for over 100 years" Family Owned & Operated since 1887 Try some of our specialty smoked products: � Smoked Jerky � Pepperoni by the yard � Fresh & Smoked Sausage � Marinated Chicken, Steaks and Tri Tips � Beef Steaks aged to perfection three-day juried holiday arts and crafts festival in the Student Union and Recreation Center. This year's 36th annual Ware Fair is Dec. 2-4. Admission is free. Ware Fair is used by many student clubs and organizations as a fundraising opportunity. St. Andrew's Catholic Church and Ellensburg's First Presbyterian Church also hold bazaars in early December, as do the communities of Thorp and Easton. Check out the Daily Record for up-to-date listings. Experienced Meat Cutters and Always Friendly Service 502 E. First Street � Cle Elum, WA 98922 | 509-674-2530 www.owensmeats.com � email@example.com 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 26 First Friday Art Walk: Ellensburg's art galleries and participating downtown businesses open their doors the first Friday evening of every month for people to view artwork on display. Most displays change every month and many feature the work of local artists. First Saturday Bird Walk: Local bird watchers meet the morning of the first Saturday of every month at Irene Rinehart Park in Ellensburg to view birds and get in some fresh air and exercise. It's good way to learn more about the winged animals who share our valley. Veterans Day Parade: The community will gather to honor military veterans in a downtown Ellensburg parade on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. In addition to featuring veterans from the community, the EHS marching band will perform. Tree of Love: The 16th annual Tree of Love from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 2, in the Ellensburg Library Plaza is a candlelight vigil and memorial organized by Hospice Friends. According to event organizers, the lights on the tree represent love, warmth, gratitude and remembered moments, days and years shared with a family member or friend. The Cle Elum Tree of Love event is Dec. 3. Festival of Trees: This annual event kicks off with the grand unveiling of trees in connection with the First Friday Art Walk in Ellensburg on Nov. 4. The festive Cocoa Stroll is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 downtown, with the Teddy Bear Tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nov. 19 at Kelleher Motor Co. The Festival of Trees Silver Bells Gala starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 19 at Kelleher Motor Co., which is celebrating 100 years in business this year. Contact the Ellensburg Downtown Associa- 27 28 29 Downtown Trick or Treating: This takes place on late afternoon and early evening on Halloween at participating businesses downtown. Parents need to be aware that a child can collect a tremendous amount of candy in a short amount of time. The kids already know this. 30 31 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file While trick or treating in downtown Ellensburg, stop by the Daily Record at 401 N. Main St. for a picture. tion for more information about the events. On stage: Catch a performance of "Tink and Titus's Best Christmas Adventure Ever," by the Valley Musical Theatre on Dec. 9, 10 and 11. The production by John Pickett is inspired by the children's book "Teddy Bear's First Christmas," by local author Donna Nylander. 32 33 Get the girls together: Want to spend a night with the girls? Two local events this winter give women a chance to relax and reconnect. The Girls Night INN, Nov. 18 at the Holiday Inn Express, offers a night of pampering and shopping for a good cause. The first event in 2010 raised more than $3,000 for local charities like the United Way of Kittitas County and the Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center. Call the Holiday Inn Express for tickets. On Dec. 1, the Ellensburg Downtown Association hosts Girls Night Out in Downtown, with gifts, snacks and activities. It's an opportunity to make some progress on that Christmas shopping list and explore downtown. 2 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Viewing winter wildlife: There's more opportunities than you think to view a variety of wildlife, large and small, in Lower Kittitas County, from Indian John Hill southeast to Vantage. Go online to: www.kittitasfieldandstream.org/index.html or http:// wdfw.wa.gov/viewing/. Winter hiking: Yes, there's hiking in the winter, yet precautions should be taken in clothing, survival items and telling someone when you will return. For help, go to: Mountain High Sports, 105 E. Fourth Ave., Ellensburg, 509-925-4626; www. washington-hiking-advisor.com/ eastern-washington-hikes.html; www. trailsgalore.com/states/wa.html, www. wta.org/; www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee/ about/cle-elum/index.shtml, search online Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area or call 509-852-1100. Explore a wind and solar farm: Puget Sound Energy's Wind and Solar Facility has a Renewable Energy Center for visitors east of Ellensburg open April 1 through Nov. 30 weather permitting, seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Interactive displays, exhibits and a great view of the wind farm turbines, solar panels and the surrounding country. Call 964-7815 for questions about visiting the wind farm and solar facility between Nov. 30 and April 1. Visit a state park: For winter schedules of state parks in Kittitas County -- Easton, Olmstead Place, Wanapum Recreation Area and Ginkgo Petrified Forest -- go online to:http:// www.parks.wa.gov/parkschedule/. Remember, Discover passes are needed for parking and using state park facilities. 0 34 35 36 37 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file A wary deer stands in the brush along a hillside at Puget Sound Energy's Wild Horse Wind Farm and Solar Facility in March 2010. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 1 WinterHop BrewFest: Mark Jan. 21 on your calendar and plan ahead because the WinterHop BrewFest in downtown Ellensburg has never failed to sell out well ahead of time. The event features local and regional brewers providing tastes of their products at locations throughout the downtown. Cut your own Christmas tree: The U.S. Forest Service, with lands in Kittitas County, allows people to cut their own Christmas tree on forest service land with a permit and fee. Call the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at 509-925-2002 or toll free 888-925-2204, or the Cle Elum Ranger District at 509-852-1100. Ellensburg Pool: The Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool is Kittitas County's only public pool. It is much-loved and much-used. It is a great place to get in some lap-swimming exercise or to take a water exercise class. It is also where most children in the community learn how to swim. There's a hot tub, a sauna and a small workout room as well. 38 39 40 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Brewers and patrons gather at Fitterer's Furniture during the 2011 Ellensburg WinterHop BrewFest. WinterHop returns to downtown Ellensburg on Jan. 21. Have you discovered the Big Apple? We're on Canyon Rd at Exit 109, Ellensburg Locally Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Souvenirs � Bur ts Bees � Gifts Specialty Foods � Cougar Gold Chee se and much more! Come By For An Espresso and a Hard Ice Cream Cone! "Family owned & operated since 1974" Big Apple Country & Gifts 1711 South Canyon Rd., Ellensburg � (509) 925-2900 www.bigapplecountry.org 2 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 vmAD Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Ellensburg Racquet Club: Located off Vantage Highway, this city facility may escape notice. The facility features three racquetball courts, two heated indoor tennis courts, one indoor soccer field and on indoor batting cage. When the weather gets nasty it's a great place to remain active. Viewing residential Christmas lights: Many county residents celebrate the holiday by decking out their homes in holiday lights. There are a number of highlights on Second Avenue, but there are standouts scattered throughout the city. Part of the fun is walking or driving through neighborhoods. 41 42 Hunting: There are fallwinter hunting opportunities in Lower Kittitas County. For details, go online to: www.kittitasfieldandstream. org/index.html or http://wdfw. wa.gov/hunting/. Day after Thanksgiving pre-dawn shopping: After you've spent the day eating turkey and maybe watching a lot of TV, what better way to start the holiday season than getting up before 5 a.m.? Many people do just that to hit door-opening sales at stores like Fred Meyer and Bi-Mart. Visit Ellensburg Library: The library is a community hub throughout the year, but particu- 43 44 45 larly in the winter as students use it for research and computer access and patrons take advantage of the supply of books, movies and more. It's open seven days a week. Holiday church activities: Many churches throughout Kittitas County feature special Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday events open to all in the public, including music, drama, films, and unique worship activities. Check the church listings in the Saturday Daily Record edition, the local phone book or the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce at 509-925-2002 or tollfree 888-925-2204. 46 and the Laughing Dogs, plus Portland rockers Kasey Anderson and the Honkies will play at Raw Space in downtown Ellensburg on New Year's Eve. Tickets at www. brownpapertickets.com. The cost is $12. Gallery One: The nonprofit gallery in downtown Ellensburg has rotating exhibits of local and regional art; offers art classes for children and adults; operates a gallery; and hosts events during the First Friday Art Walk each month. The gallery, 408 N. Pearl St., hosts its annual Gift and Glitz show in November and December, with a Central Washington artists invitational on the mezzanine and in the Eveleth Green Gallery upstairs. Free admission. 48 47 New Year's at Raw Space: Ellensburggrown Star Anna 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Attend a grade school Christmas concert: There's no better way to get into the spirit of the season than to attend a holiday concert at one of the county's schools. You don't necessarily need a child performing to enjoy the show. 49 50 taking a metals shops class, there is something for everyone on the Ellensburg Community Schools course offerings. Prices vary for the classes. To find out what's on tap this winter go to the Ellensburg School District website and click on "Community Schools" on the left side of the page. Clymer Museum: The Clymer Museum of Art in downtown Ellensburg celebrates the life and art of Ellensburg native John Clymer, through original works and prints, personal artifacts and displays. The museum also hosts rotating exhibits of Western artwork from regional and nationally known artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at 416 N. Pearl St. Free admission. 53 Take a Community Schools class: From learning a foreign language to 51 Walk a dog at Ellensburg Animal Shelter: Volunteers are needed throughout the year to give the dogs housed at the Ellensburg Animal Shelter a chance to stretch their legs and get some air. It's good exercise for you as well. And, you never know, you might just might make a new best friend. 52 54 Contra dancing: Join in a free contra dance the first Saturday of the month from November to May (except for March) from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Hal Holmes Community Center at 209 N. Ruby St. Don't know how to dance? Don't worry. All dances are taught, and everyone is Bagna caulda: If welcome, regardless of experience. you like garlic, you'll There's live music and no dress love the annual code. The dances are co-sponsored Bagna Caulda Festival on Feb. 18 at by the Kittitas County Contra the Cle Elum Eagles. Bagna caulda is a Dancers and the Ellensburg Public traditional Italian meal that involves Library. Raw Space: Attend a show at Raw Space on 117 E. Fourth Ave. in downtown Ellensburg. The all-ages venue hosts bands and concerts, along with movies and lectures. Raw Space is teaming up with Central Washington University this fall for "Central on Stage." Every other Tuesday, faculty, staff and students from CWU will present lectures, music and dance performances, readings and more. Every Tuesday immediately following Central on Stage, the Central Jazz Organization will present "The Chill." cooking meat and vegetables in a mixture of garlic, butter, olive oil and anchovies. The festival is one of Upper Kittitas County's signature winter events. Tickets go on sale in December. Call Patti Nicholson at 509-674-2388 for tickets, which go on sale in time for Christmas. 55 Visit the newest gallery in town, operated by one of most respected names in Western art. YR EC ORD � Breakfast � Lunch � Dinner � Bakery - Fresh Baked Pies � Cookies & Muffins � Large Non-Smoking Section � Truck & R.V. Parking � Group Rates � Charter Buses Welcome 544046.WVG11.cnr 309 N. Pearl Street | Ellensburg, WA 509-962-2934 | www.WesternArtAssociation.org V RS ADE E RE TH BY ED OT OF TH L AI ED 925-4662 � Exit 106 Off I-90 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. 542916.WVG11.cnr 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 daily Record file Hang `Em Heidi (left) and Rosie Bulldozie embrace after the Derby Rotten Rebellion beat the Moonshine Mafia, 116 to 101 in a showdown between two Rodeo City Rollergirls squad in June 2011. Catch a roller derby bout: Don't miss a bout of the Rodeo City Rollergirls this winter. After nearly a year of practice and more than a few bruises, the girls of Ellensburg's first roller derby league have been competing in regular bouts. Don't miss the next one--Nightmare on Derby Street--scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Ellensburg High School. In the sport of roller derby two teams skate around a 53-by-88foot oval track during a series of high-energy two-minute "jams" and try to score more points than the opponent. Contrary to some violent portrayals of roller derby, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association doesn't allow elbowing, fighting or hair grabbing, but players still have to be tough to compete. Interested in joining the league? New recruits start in January. Check out the website for more information: http://rodeocityrollergirls. com. Zumba: The Zumba revolution is alive and well in Kittitas County, with several local gyms and dance studios offering the cardiointense workouts. Burn some calories and make new friends! 56 57 400 W University � Ellensburg Tire Center 925-1044 24 Hour Service (509) 962-2332 � Farm & Road Service � Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5:30/Sat 8-4 Closed on Sunday V THE BY ED OT S DER REA � Shocks � Safety Siping � Farm Service � Truck Service � Road Service � Custom Wheels � Chains & Batteries OF TH L AI ED Y RE CO RD 548408.WVG11.cnr 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 5 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file 5 SPU at CWU Men's home schedule Date Opponent Nov. 11 Warner Pacific Nov. 26 Quest (B.C.) Dec. 1 Western Oregon Dec. 3 Saint Martin's Dec. 12 Dominican (Calif.) Jan. 7 Northwest Nazarene Jan. 12 Seattle Pacific Jan. 14 Montana St.-Billings Jan. 26 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 28 Alaska-Anchorage Feb. 16 Simon Fraser Feb. 18 Western Washington Women's home schedule Date Opponent Nov. 21 Evergreen Dec. 9 BYU-Hawaii Dec. 10 BYU-Hawaii Dec. 29 Alaska-Anchorage Dec. 31 Alaska-Fairbanks Jan. 19 Western Washington Jan. 21 Simon Fraser Feb. 4 Northwest Nazarene Feb. 9 Montana St.-Billings Feb. 11 Seattle Pacific Feb. 12 Walla Walla Feb. 23 Saint Martin's Feb. 25 Western Oregon Wildcats look to avenge stunning tourney upset revenge in mind be the site of last year's upset, as the teams compete in a GNAC game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Central will have a different look this season after losing seven seniors, six of whom were in the eight-player rotation in the season finale. SPU loses just three seniors, and it returns point guard David Downs, who lit up the Wildcats for 22 points in the regional game and earned GNAC Co-Freshman of the Year honors. The Wildcats won the first two meetings between the CWU's Chris Scott (10) struggles with Seattle Pacific's David Downs (2) for control of the ball during NCAA Regional tourney at Nicholson Pavilion in Ellensburg in March 2010. The Falcons stunned the top-seeded hosts in the contest to end a promising season. The Wildcats will have revenge on their mind come Jan. 12, 2012 when SPU visits Nicholson. T By JOSH PETRIE sports editor he Central Washington University men's basketball team had a great 2010-11 season -- 26 wins, a Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship, a top-five national ranking and the NCAA Division II West Regional bracket at home in Nicholson Pavilion. Seattle Pacific abruptly ended the Wildcats' campaign in the first round. The next time the Wildcats and Falcons square off will teams last season -- a 72-68 victory in Seattle, and a 63-53 win in Ellensburg that was televised regionally on FOX Sports Northwest. CWU head coach Greg Sparling was named GNAC Coach of the Year last season, and SPU post player Andy Poling was an honorable mention all-GNAC performer. Tickets can be purchased online; season tickets start at $70, and general singlegame seats start at $8. For ticket information, visit wildcatsports.com, go to the Support Us tab and click on Tickets. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Rock climbing at the SURC: Central Washington University's 50-foot indoor rock climbing wall has 2,000 moveable handholds that can be placed into 7,000 different positions. The wall's two arches allow climbers to travel around its climbing area without interruption. Youth climbing programs, women's climbing hours and family climbing hours are available with a permission waiver and fees. Visit www.cwu.edu/~rec/ rockwall for information. Take a guided excursion: Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals at Central Washington University offers outdoor excursions to the campus community and county residents. Trips including hiking and backpacking tours, and OPR provides exciting guided entertainment for a reasonable price. Call 509-963-3537 or visit www.cwu.edu/~rec/opr for information. CWU challenge course: Central Washington University's team building challenge course has lowropes and high-ropes courses for individuals and groups to challenge themselves and accomplish their goals. No experience is necessary. Call 963-3539 for information. 58 59 60 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Test your skills on the climbing wall at CWU's Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals. 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 KITTITAS COUNTY'S PLACE FOR ENTERTAINMENT A A A A A Best Steaks in the county FEATURING OWENS MEATS 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 61 Check out a museum exhibit: Central Washington University's Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall has more than 9,000 objects in its collection, including Native American beadwork, Navajo textiles, Native Alaskan material and South Pacific shields. The museum offers rotating exhibits, including "Storytelling Through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards" through Jan. 21, 2012 and the Wenas Creek Mammoth through 2012. Upcoming exhibits are "A Smithsonian Museum on Main Street,""Cruisin' the Washington State Fossil Freeway" and "The Mapmaker's Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau." Hours are from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Visit www.cwu.edu/~museum for information. 62 Ice skating at Suncadia: Located just outside of Cle Elum along Bullfrog Road, Suncadia offers a variety of wintertime activities, including ice skating at the resort's amphitheater. The amphitheater is typically open for skating Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but Suncadia recommends checking the event calendar on its website (www.suncadiaresorts.com). Rentals are available. Contributed Inner tube hill at Suncadia: Slide down Suncadia's inner tube hill, then ride back up with the help of the facility's rope tow. The hill is usually open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but Suncadia recommends checking the events calendar on its website (www. suncadiaresort.com). Inner tubes are provided with a ticket, but outside sleds are not allowed. 63 This is a postcard from the "Storytelling through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards" exhibit which runs through Jan. 21, 2012, at Central Washington University's museum in Dean Hall. Northwest's Premier Store for Specialty Foods, Wine, Fruit & Antiques February 16-19, 2012 Presidents Day Weekend Michael Martin Murphey Dave Stamey Bar J Wranglers Brenn Hill Sourdough Slim Adrian Chris Isaacs Gary Allegretto Carin Mari The CWU Symphony Orchestra Western Gear & Art Show Ranch Roping Downtown Venues Rodeo Cowboy Reunion Kids Corral Fiddle Contest Western Dance Chuck Wagon Cook Off Over 50 Antique Dealers on 2 floors � Local Fresh Seasonal Fruits by pound or the box � Walla Walla Onion Salad Dressings & Mustards � Selection of Northwest Wines � Preserves � Salsas � BBQ & Grilling Sauces � Applets & Cotlets � Espresso � Chukar Cherries � Honey EllensburgCowboyGathering.com 1-888-925-2204 539559.WVG11.cnr www.thorpfruit.com Exit 101 Off I-90 509-964-2474 A celebration of music, poetry, and art in Ellensburg, WA 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Goodey Gallery: The Western Art Association, which hosts a big art show and auction in May each year in Ellensburg, has a new gallery at 309 N. Pearl St. The gallery showcases the work of Western artists. The gallery is named in honor of the group's former board president and Western Art Association cofounder, the late Darwin J. Goodey. Goodey, a Central Washington University psychology professor, was known for his passion for Western art. Check it during First Friday Art Walk, or during the rest of the month. Go to www.westernartassociation.org. Monday Movie Madness: Want to catch a movie on the big screen but skip the big ticket price? Monday Movie Madness at Central Washington University offers a variety of flicks such as Nov. 7: "Cowboys and Aliens" Nov. 21: The "Banff Mountain Film Festival" Nov. 28: "30 Minutes or Less" Dec. 5: "Fiddler on the Roof" Get comfy in the 345-seat Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre and enjoy the early show or the late show. Admission is free for CWU students and just $3 for non-students. Borrow a book: Stimulate your intellectual curiosity and browse the stacks of Brooks Library of Central Washington University. You don't have to be a member of the campus community to utilize library services. To borrow a book community members can purchase 0 64 65 High school football playoffs: The teams and sites in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association football playoffs weren't set in stone at press time, but there is bound to be a Kittitas Valley influence in the proceedings. Ellensburg High School made the Class 2A regional round last year after an 8-2 regular season, and Kittitas reached the 2B first round after winning its league. Entering the middle of October, EHS was firmly in playoff contention, and Cle Elum-Roslyn was in hot pursuit of its first 1A playoff berth since 2007. The first round for all 11-man levels is scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 12. "A Christmas Carol": Central Washington University's Theatre Ensemble makes this Charles Dickens novel come to life this holiday season. The novel has been adapted for stage by Brenda Hubbard and takes audiences on a journey of discovery and redemption as the true meaning of Christmas is revealed. Seven performances are scheduled in CWU's McConnell Auditorium beginning Nov. 18 through Dec. 4. Visit www.cwu. edu/~theatre/tix/ for tickets and show times. Youth basketball: The city of Ellensburg hosts a Youth Basketball League every winter for players from kindergarten through eighth grade, with games taking place Saturday mornings at Ellensburg School District facilities. Practices begin in November, and games run from Jan. 7 to Feb. 25. For more information, call 509925-8604, or visit ci.ellensburg. 69 70 Brian Myrick / Daily Record file Catch the Wildcats as they take on Dixie State in the final home game of the football season on Nov. 12. 66 a library card at $25 for six months, in the title race at press time. For ticket information, go to or $50 annually. wildcatsports.com. Visit www.www.lib.cwu.edu/ for information. CWU football regular-season CWU volleyball: finale: Before Central Washington fall gives way to winter, Central University Washington University will complete completes its volleyball season its football regular season at noon during the second weekend in Nov. 12 against Dixie State. The November, and one of its biggest Wildcats fought their way past home matches is at 7 p.m. an 0-3 start, and as of press time Thursday, Nov. 10, at Nicholson were still in the hunt for their Pavilion. sixth consecutive Great Northwest Western Washington won a share Athletic Conference title. of the Great Northwest Athletic For ticket information, go to Conference championship last wildcatsports.com. season, and the Vikings again were 67 68 71 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 72 Children's Activity Museum: There's always something fun going on at the Children's Activity Museum on Fourth Avenue in downtown Ellensburg. The museum is a center for developing children's imaginations and gives families a place to interact, learn and play. The building is comprised of several themed areas that rotate and change to offer new learning and play experiences. The Children's Activity Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday. Visit www. childrensactivitymuseum.org for information. daily Record Children play in the exhibits at the Children's Activity Museum in Ellensburg. Services of Lessons and Carols: The 23rd annual Service of Lessons and Carols is Dec. 18 at Grace Episcopal Church on North B Street in Ellensburg. Readings and anthems are presented by representatives from area churches and community organizations and the entire assembly sings carols during the nondenominational Sunday service. Kittitas County Historical Museum: The Kittitas County Historical Museum collects and preserves the history of Kittitas County. The museum has approximately 9,000 objects in its collections, including tools, clothing, furniture, artwork, toys, household items, and Native American baskets, bags and stone tools. The museum has an especially strong collection of historic photographs, antique cars and objects 73 relating to World War II. The objects in the KCHM collections come from all corners of Kittitas County, and sometimes from around the globe. The museum on East Third Avenue is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations are accepted in lieu of admission. Organizations such as Mission Ridge, The Summit at Snoqualmie and Mountain High Sports will have displays and offer information about their programs. Gear Swap: Ready for some new gear? Want to get rid of some stuff you haven't used in a while? Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals at CWU is hosting its annual Gear Swap from Nov. 10-13 in the Student Union and Recreation Center room 137 A and B. Gear Swap provides an opportunity for people to sell and purchase new and used outdoor equipment such as snowshoes, backpacks and sleeping bags. OPR will accept gear starting Nov. 5. Call 963-3537 for information. microbrew and craft beer tasting series or learn about the wines of France, Italy, Chile and beyond. Visit www.cwuce.org/conted/ for information. The Summit at Snoqualmie: Skiers can check out four base areas at Snoqualmie all winter. Beginners can visit Summit West to acquire skills, intermediate skiers can go to Summit East, and those who desire advance runs can hit Alpental. Summit Central, the most popular destination, boasts something for everyone. For more information, call 425-434-7669, or visit summitatsnoqualmie.com. 77 79 80 75 76 74 Roslyn Theater: A larger than life mural of Marlon Brando welcomes visitors to this historic, quirky theater. First run movies show nightly at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., and a Sunday matinee shows at 2 p.m. The theater is rumored to have the best popcorn around. WinterFest: Vendors will set up booths, offer free give-aways, clinics, music and job opportunities at this year's WinterFest held in the Student Union and Recreation Center at Central Washington University. The free event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and is free to attend. Snowboarding at Snoqualmie: In addition to the ski runs, The Summit at Snoqualmie also has Take a class: You multiple options for snowboarders. don't have to be Summit Central has a superpipe and enrolled as a student an award-winning top-to-bottom to take advantage of the learning terrain park, and Greenhorn Acres opportunities Central Washington provides a scaled-down terrain park University offers. CWU's Office that allows boarders to improve of Continuing Education has a their skills. For more information, call variety of learning opportunities 425-434-7669, or visit summitatsnofor community members. 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CWU women's basketball home opener: Central Washington University women's basketball begins a new era under first-year head coach Shawn Nelson on Monday, Nov. 21, when it hosts Evergreen State at 5 p.m. in Nicholson Pavilion. The Wildcats come off a seven-win season, but bring in a coach that won more than 200 games in just eight seasons at Carroll College in Montana. 82 Brian Myrick / Daily Record Santa arrives on a vintage fire truck at the end of the 2010 Christmas parade in Cle Elum. This year the parade is set for Dec. 3. 83 Ray Westberg Invitational wrestling tournament: Ellensburg High School's annual wrestling invitational, named for the late long-time EHS coach, is scheduled for Jan. 14. Sunnyside won last year's event, which saw 14 schools compete and two local wrestlers win their weight classes. 85 When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 2012 Where: CWU's Milo Smith Tower Theatre Admission: $8 general, $5 students 87 84 86 Visit the Roslyn Museum: Founded after the closing of Roslyn's last coal mine in the 1960s, the Roslyn Museum is home to an extensive collection of mining memorabilia and photos. The museum is at 203 W Pennsylvania Ave. One Act Festival: Central Theatre Ensemble's Dr. Betty Evans Original One Act Festival gives CWU student playwrights an opportunity to share their work with the community. The One Act Festival features short plays written, designed and directed by students that reflect their views of the world. Plays are intended for mature audiences due to adult themes and strong language. Volunteer: Volunteering allows people to exercise a skill set and help others in the process. The Central Washington University Don & Verna Duncan Civic Engagement Center is a great outlet for community service. Volunteers are needed for public relations and marketing, program planning, staff training, layout and design work and accounting. The CEC does a lot of programming and campaigns within the community. If interested in spearheading an initiative, contact the CEC to learn how. (963-1643 or www.takeactioncwu.com) Christmas in Cle Elum: Partake in a day of Christmas activities during Christmas in Cle Elum Dec. 3. Events begin with a breakfast with Santa at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center from 8-10 a.m, and a craft bazaar at the senior center starting at 9 a.m. Pet owners can have their picture taken with their animal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ARRF Animal Rescue's annual Santa Paws photo shoot at the U.S. Bank office at 402 E. First St. The day will culminate after dark with the Hospice Tree of Love lighting ceremony, the Cle Elum's annual Parade of Lights and a visit from Santa Clause. 88 89 Christmas in the Cascades: Roslyn rings in the holiday season with its annual "Christmas in the Cascades" Winterfest on Nov. 26 in downtown Roslyn. 5 101 Things to do in Kittitas County | Winter 2011 Shoot some hoops: The City of Ellensburg Adult Basketball League gives aspiring cagers a chance to rekindle former glory, or just be active and have some fun. Registration usually takes place in November, with regular season games starting in January. For more information, call 509-925-8604, or visit ci.ellensburg.wa.us/parksandrec. Ellensburg High School boys basketball: Expectations are high for the Ellensburg High School boys basketball team as the Bulldogs enter their second season under legendary head coach Pat Fitterer. EHS is scheduled for 11 home games this season, beginning Dec. 7 against Chelan. Coyote Classic wrestling tournament: Kittitas High School annually hosts a wrestling tournament that often showcases some of the top small-school wrestlers in the state, and this year's edition is slated for Jan. 21. The host Coyotes won seven weight classes last year to take home the tournament title, and had three Class 1B/2B state champions. Two of them, Tanner Wallace and Nate Sorensen, are seniors this year. Suncadia Christmas Tree lighting: Suncadia will light its Christmas tree in style Nov. 26 with carols, an ice sculpture and an appearance by Santa Claus. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. 90 91 92 Brian Myrick Daily record file Miniature boat spittoon races: On the second weekend in March miniature boat makers will flock to the historic Brick Saloon in downtown Roslyn to race tiny vessels down the bar's 23-foot-long spittoon. This will mark the annual regatta's 25th anniversary. About 200 boats entered the contest last year. Winter Sleigh Ride: Go dashing through the snow literally with a winter sleigh ride. Happy trails at 551 Pioneer Trail Rd. in Cle Elum offers sleigh rides seven day a week. Operators suggest booking your trip early, and more information can be found at http://www.horseadventureswa.com. High school softball begins: The Kittitas Valley had three high school softball teams make the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's state playoffs, and Ellensburg made the Class 2A championship game. Cle Elum-Roslyn (1A) and Kittitas (2B) also made state. Games for all local baseball and softball teams typically begin in mid-March. CWU softball home opener: The Central Washington University softball team comes off a season in which it finished 34-16 and made the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament. The Wildcats are scheduled to open their home schedule Feb. 25-26 against Western Oregon -- weather permitting, of course -- and also have home doubleheaders scheduled in March. 98 99 Stop by the Brick during the secon weekend in March for the annual running water spittoon boat races. slide down the Prospector Golf Course's signature hole on skis and snowboards at Suncadia. The resort hopes to hold their third annual Dummy Downhill Dec. 31, but the exact date depends on snow conditions. Call the concierge at (509) 649-6469 as the date draws closer for more information. See the Carpenter House: Once the home of former Cle Elum mayor and successful banker Frank Carpenter, the spacious Carpenter House, along with all of its original furnishings, now serves as a colorful memorial to life in early 20th century Cle Elum. The house is located at 302 W Third St. in Cle Elum . vania Avenue in Cle Elum has been hosting live performances of all kinds off and on since the 1920s. 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