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WELCOME TO

kittitas county a land of contrasts

Come explore Kittitas County!

A land of contrasts

Events

From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine and unique cultural offerings.

Attractions

In a single day, you can fly fish the Yakima River, take in a jazz concert at Central Washington University and visit one of historic downtown Ellensburg's wine shops. Or you might want to explore Roslyn's mining history and hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. There's boating the Columbia River near Vantage, snowmobile trails near Cle Elum and Roslyn and all kinds of offerings at Suncadia resort. We have plenty of places for horseback riding, hunting and shopping.

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Calendar of Events

Nick on the Rocks Don’t Miss Attractions Scenic Drives Field & Farm Brews & Vines Arts & Culture

Communities

37 Ellensburg 38 Cle Elum 42 Roslyn 44 Lower Kittitas County - Kittitas, Vantage, Thorp 46 Upper Kittitas County - South Cle Elum, Ronald, Liberty 48 Map of Kittitas County 50 History of Kittitas County

Recreation

55 Cycling Experiences 58 Hiking Experiences 60 Water Experiences – Fishing, Floating, Boating & Watersports 62 Outdoor Experiences – Wildlife Viewing, Birding, Golfing, Horseback Riding 64 Winter Experiences

Accommodations 68 70

Lodging in Kittitas County Dining in Kittitas County

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MAY May 2-5 Washington State Fly Fishing Conclave

Kittitas Valley Event Center

may 3-5 Rockin The Red Horse

Explore the 2019 Events

May 17-18 Bares n Broncs Rodeo Arena

May 18 Eastern WA Brewfest

Iron Horse Brewery Pub

MAY 5 Cinco De Mayo

May 25 Easton Memorial Day Parade & Car Show

May 10-12 CWU Family Weekend

May 25 Thorp Mill Annual Auction

Red Horse Diner

Roslyn Dowtown Association

Various Ellensburg Locations

May 10-12 Easton Fishing Derby Easton Ponds

May 11 Bluegrass Concert

Swauk-Teanaway Grange

May 11 17th Annual Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe/Bird Fest Helen McCabe State Park

May 15-19 Western Art Association (National Art Show & Auction)

Kittitas Valley Event Center

Downtown Easton

Thorp Mill

May 26 Roslyn Riders Prize Ride

JUNE

June 1 Keens Urban Streams and Brews Ellensburg

June 1-2 Cruisin for Hospice Car Show Downtown Ellensburg

June 8 Easton Ponds Fishing Derby

Easton Memorial Day Parade Committee/ Easton Ponds.

June 8 Kids Fishing Derby at Lavendar Lake Exit 71 off I-90 Lavendar Lake

Roslyn Riders Playfield, Hwy 903 First Rider out at noon

June 8 CWU Graduation

May 27 Roslyn Veterans Cemetery Memorial Day Service

June 9 to Sept 8 Roslyn Farmer’s Market

Roslyn Cemetery

May 31-June 2 Equestrians Institute Horse Trial

Washington State Horse Park

Central Washington University

Pennsylvania Ave; Roslyn

June 11-16 Swiftwater Invitational Hunter Jumper Show

Washington State Horse Park

June 15 Dachshunds on Parade Downtown Ellensburg

June 15 Germanfest

Downtown Ellensburg

June 15 Hidden Garden Tours Various

June 18-23 Alpine Preview Hunter Jumper Show

Washington State Horse Park

June 21-23 Roslyn Vintage Trailer Show

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

June 22 to Oct. 5 Outdoor Movies @The Yard

Basecamp Books and Bites

June 23-24 Canine Festival Roslyn

June 29 CHILLAXLE

Kittitas County Fairgrounds

June 29 Pioneer Queens Coronation

Putnam Centennial Center

JULY

July 4 independence day celebration Wye Park

July 4 Patriot Night Under The LIGHTS Fairgrounds

July 5-7 Cowboy Traditions Ranch Roping Summer Solstice

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July 12-14 Buck Brannaman Clinic Kittitas Valley Event Center-Ellensburg

July 13 AARF Doggie & Troll Olympics

Kittitas Valley Event Center

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park) Decided 1st of year

July 6 Ronald Heritage Festival

July 13 Ellensburg Sprint Triathlon

July 6 Roslyn Riders Family Fun Play Day

July 20 Croatian Picnic

Hawthorn Hall, Ronald

Roslyn Riders Playfield

July 6-7 Pioneer Days Celebration Cle Elum

July 6-7 Roslyn Library Annual Book Sale Roslyn Library

July 7 40th Annual “The Runner Stumbles” 10k by 24Hr Gym Suncadia Resort

July 7-12 Northwest Wood Carving Academy Kittitas Valley

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Event Center-Ellensburg

July 10-14 Pacific Crest Open

Irene Reinhart Riverfront Park

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

July 26-28 Cle Elum Roundup

Washington State Horse Park

July 26-28 Jazz in the Valley Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

July 27-29 Roslyn Informal Moosefest Roslyn Café

July 27 WINE in the Valley Gallery One


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AUGUST Aug. 3 KCFD #1 Car and Bike Show 10700 N Thorp Highway (first Friday of august)

Aug. 2-3 Roslyn Art Festival

Various Downtown Roslyn Locations - displayed until August 20

Aug. 10 Kruisin Kittitas Car Show

SEPTEMBER

aug. 24-25 Courage Classic Bicycle Ride 173 mile bike ride over 3 passes - Blewett Pass

Aug. 28 Ellensburg Rodeo Hoedown in the Downtown Downtown Ellensburg

aug. 29-sept. 2 Kittitas County Fair

Downtown Kittitas

Kittitas Valley Event Center-Ellensburg

Aug. 17 AARF Nibbles & Sips

aug. 29-sept. 2 Ellensburg Rodeo

Roslyn

aug. 31-sept. 2 High Country Logging Show

Aug. 17 Ellensburg FAIR & Rodeo Kick-Off Breakfast

Aug. 30-sept. 4 Northwest Reined Cow Horse Show

Rotary Cowboys (Downtown Ellensburg)

Downtown Roslyn

Sept. 14-15 Early Iron Club Threshing Bee and Antique Equipment Show Anderson Hay and Grain

Sept. 20-24 CWU Wildcat Welcome Sept. 21 Paint Ellensburg Gallery One

Sept. 21-22 Equestrians Institute Horse Trial Washington State Horse Park, Cle Elum

Sept. 24 Bite of the Burg Downtown Ellensburg

Sept. 27-28 Buskers in the Burg

Downtown Ellensburg

sept. 28-Oct. 27 Huffman Farms U-Pick Weekends Sat & Sun 10am-4 pm

Runje Field (Roslyn City Park)

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Kittitas County Audubon society birdwalk

Roslyn Sunday Market

First Saturday of every month / 8am Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, Ellensburg

Children’s Day at the Farmers Market

OCT. 4-26 Huffman farms Haunted Forest & Corn Maze

OCT. 12-13 Suncadia Harvest Fest. Weekend Two

CWU McConnell Auditorium

Friday & Saturday 7pm-10pm (Weather dependant)

Oct. 5 Keens Windfall Cider Fest and Bluegrass Fairgrounds

Oct. 5 Manastash Metric Bike Ride

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Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Suncadia Resort

OCT. 19 Clymer Rendezvous Location TBD

OCT. 19 Junk-tiquen in the Burg

Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg

OCT. 27 paws on parade Roslyn

Oct. 5 Thorp Community Days

OCT. 31 Trick or Treat

OCT. 5-6 Suncadia Harvest Fest. Weekend One

OCT. 31 Boo-Elum

OCT. 6-12 CWU Homecoming Week

OCT. 31 roslyn downtown Halloween

Suncadia Resort

First friday artwalk

First Friday of every month – Downtown Ellensburg

OCT. 12 Hunters Breakfast

Community of Thorp

Washington State Horse Park

Monthly Events

Oct. 4,5,6 Ellensburg Film Festival

Mount Stuart Elementary School

Rodeo Arena

Aug. 17 Cruise Cle Elum Car and Motorcycle Show Downtown Cle Elum

Sept. 1 Coal Miner’s Parade and Festival

OCTOBER

CWU

OCT. 12 Mountain Ale Festival

Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

Various Downtown Cle Elum Locations

Various Downtown Roslyn Locations

Downtown Roslyn

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Explore the 2019 Events

NOVEMBER Hometown Holidays Begin Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations November - December

Nov. 9 Grange Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale Swauk-Teanaway Grange

Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade and Lunch Downtown Ellensburg

Nov. 22-DEC. 1 Suncadia WinterFest Suncadia Resort

Nov. 29 Roslyn Old Town Christmas Various Downtown Roslyn Locations

Nov. 29 Plaid Friday Shop Local Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

Nov. 29 Cookie Scavenger Hunt Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

Nov. 29 Moments to Remember

Various Downtown Ellensburg Locations

DECEMBER

Dec. 6 Tree of Love Hospice Friends

Dec.10 Tree of Love Hospice Friends

Dec. 7 Christmas in Kittitas

Dec. 12 Girls Night Out

Hal Holmes Center

Downtown Kittitas w/New Life Christian Church

Dec. 7 Thorp Community Christmas Celebration Thorp Fire Station

Dec. 7 Teddy Bear Tea Downtown Ellensburg

Dec. 7 Parade of Lights Downtown Cle Elum

Dec. 7 Santa Paws Pictures

Downtown Cle Elum

Dec. 7 Christmas in Cle Elum Downtown Cle Elum

Dec. 7-8 Mountain Voices Christmas Choir Dec. 8 Grange Community Christmas Dinner

Cle Elum Community Center

Downtown Ellensburg

Dec.14 Old Town Christmas Santa Pictures Roslyn Downtown

DEC. 15 Winter Solstice Festival TBA

Dec. 15 Ugly Sweater & PJ Contest Roslyn Downtown

Dec. 21 Roslyn Winter Colstice Celebration

Various Downtown Roslyn Locations

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve At the Santa Tree Roslyn Fire Dept.

Swauk-Teanaway Grange

2020 EVENTS

january WinterHop Brewfest Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Snowmobile Fun Run Upper County Rotary KEEN Winter Fair KEEN Jazz, Bites & Sips Lenny Price

february Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering Spirit of the West

Restaurant Week Ellensburg Downtown Association

march KXLE Home Show KXLE 95.3 Backcountry Horseman rendevous Kittits Valley Event Center Seussapalooza Cle Elum Centennial Center Roslyn Student Art Walk Downtown Roslyn Swauk Teanaway Grange Chili Cook Off Swauk Teanaway Grange

Downtown rodeo parade on Pearl Street in Ellensburg circa 1940s.

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april Yakima River Canyon Marathon Yakima Canyon Washington Rodeo Royalty Roundup Damman School Junk-tiquen in the Burg Kittitas Valley Event Center CWU College Rodeo Kittitas Valley Event Center

may Iron Horse Motorcycle Show Red Horse Drive-in CWU Family Weekend Central Washington University Washington Fly Fishing Conclave WFFCC Spring Girls Night Out Ellensburg Downtown Association Eastern WA Brewfest Iron Horse Brewery National western Art Show WAA Bares N Broncs Daniel Beard Rodeo Co.


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entral Washington University geologist Nick Zentner wasn’t born a geologist. In fact, like most people, it took him a while to figure out what he wanted to do. After three years at the University of Wisconsin, he quit school and moved to Montana where he worked at Glacier National Park. It wasn’t until his first exposure to the West that the rocks started calling him. A quick trip back to Wisconsin finished his degree, and he eventually landed in Ellensburg. After 25 years of teaching at CWU, Zentner has garnered a reputation as someone who brings geology into the public eye. Since 2010 Zentner has been giving public lectures on geology, bringing what can be a complicated, scientific subject to the masses, without dumbing it down. “I’m not talking down to them,” Zentner said. “I’m not watering down or saying, ‘I’m sure you guys don’t know any of this.’ That’s a classic mistake.” Zentner said the thing that makes local geology an interesting subject for communities is they already have a built-in relationship with the land.

nick ON THE ROCKS “They know that ridge, they know that town, their grandkid went to that school,” Zentner said. “So if you can just add a couple of new thoughts for them to lay on top of Manastash Ridge or Yakima Canyon … then I’m really talking about a member of their family.” Zentner started giving public lectures in 2010, when he did 12 at what used to be Raw Space on Fourth Avenue in downtown Ellensburg. He took a break after continued on next page CENTRAL WASHINGTON | VISITORS GUIDE

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that, but when fellow shoppers at Safeway started asking him when he was going to more, he decided to oblige. He did six lectures in 2013, and four for the past three years. His initial talks drew around 50-60 people, but since he’s moved into the Hal Holmes Center, as many as 250 have attended. The lectures have also been a hit on YouTube, some garnering 80,000 views. “It depends on the topic,” Zentner said. “If it’s a gold show, or about earthquakes that are going to kill everybody, of course there’s quite a bit more interest. It’s been really fun to consistently provide these new lectures. It challenges me to keep learning new things so there’s some new things to talk about.” PBS shorts Zentner’s audience is growing beyond Ellensburg, especially after CWU Chief of Staff Linda Schactler saw an opportunity to raise Central’s visibility on the West Side with this engaging lectures. Schactler has been working to bring Zentner’s talents to more people with short videos on Yakima’s KYVE and Seattle’s KCTS, both PBS stations. The result are short videos in a series called “Nick on the Rocks,” which showcase the world of geology in the Pacific Northwest. The spots fill gaps in between programming, and hope to draw attention not only to CWU, but to KCTS’ website. The videos are available on www.kcts9.org. “This is different than the downtown (lectures),” Zentner said. “They already love geology and they want more. These ‘Nick on the Rocks’ episodes are just to catch casual people that maybe

don’t have an interest. They are specifically geared to appeal to a more broad audience, not just the science audience.” Zentner writes the videos with the help of Schactler, then shoots them with CWU Video Production and Development Coordinator Chris Smart. The videos incorporate everything from high up drone shots of local and regional landmarks to even some computer-generated graphics from a company in Portland when necessary. One in particular animates the enormous flooding that occurred at the Dry Falls in Grant County during the end of the last ice age. “People are losing their minds over that little four seconds on the Dry Falls episodes,” Zentner said. “That took hours and hours and hours of their whatever they do with their computers to make that happen.” Zentner said he is given quite a bit of freedom to explore the topics he wants. “I never dreamt there would be this much interest or reaction,” Zentner said. “People keep showing their enthusiasm for this and coming to the talks and watching the videos, so I just keep trying to keep up with the interest that’s there.” For more information and to view these videos visit youtube.com and search for Nick Zenter — Matt Carstens


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n the windswept rangelands northwest of Ellensburg, a sky-blue gem awaits the most patient and attentive seekers. Ellensburg blue agates are endemic to the area, in that they cannot be found anywhere else in the world. They are primarily found in the Reecer Creek and Green Canyon areas but can also be found near Thorp and west toward Cle Elum. They are a product of the 47-million-year-old Teanaway Basalt. Central Washington University geology lecturer Nick Zentner theorizes the agates were carried to the valley through Green Canyon by a river that doesn’t exist at that location anymore, and their distribution was part of an alluvial fan that was created by the now extinct river, according to a recording from his downtown lecture series. The striking blue color of the agates has been studied by geologists at Central Washington University. Although more research is needed, the blue color may come from refracted light from tiny particles in the stone, similar to why the sky itself is blue. Early settlers were introduced to the agates by Native Americans. The settlers began to make jewelry with them and selling them to locals and tourists, creating the foundation for the mystique and popularity they hold to this day. WHERE TO SEE ONE Those interested in seeing blues first hand don’t have to go any farther than downtown Ellensburg. The Kittitas County Historical Museum has a large collection of the stones ranging from the size of a thumbnail to ones that could double as a bookend. Museum director Sadie Thayer said the collection may be the largest one in existence.

“The Smithsonian has a few samples of Ellensburg blue but not as many or as varying in size and cut as what we have,” Thayer said. “We’ve been in existence since 1961 so we’ve pretty much been collecting since the time of our formation and our founding.” Rock hunters come into the museum to get a better idea of what to look for, but visitors with no knowledge of blues stumble across the display and ask to know more about the significance of the stones. People also ask the museum to authenticate their finds. “That’s not a service we can do at the museum,” Thayer said. “It goes against some of the legalities of our museum, so we can’t do authentication or appraisal for any donor or any member of the public.” Thayer said the museum considers its collection to be priceless due to the importance the stone holds in the history of the county. “We’re just thrilled to have so many blues in our collection and the ability to share them with the public especially when they’re so sought after and such a rarity,” Thayer said. “We have so many people that are just floored by the Ellensburg blue and how beautiful it is.” FINDING A PLACE TO HUNT For those who want to skip the jewelry store and find their own blues, finding land to hunt on these days is a challenge. Most of it is privately owned, and permission must be granted to look in those areas. There are a few secret spots that can be found by asking the right people, but they are few and far between. The best bet is to head out to the Rock ‘N’ Tomahawk Ranch. The ranch on Upper Green Canyon Road is owned by Bernice Best continued on page 17 CENTRAL WASHINGTON | VISITORS GUIDE

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Learn about wind power, take in an eclectic collection of yard art or visit a historic mill. Whether you are visiting for the day or a long-time resident, these Kittitas County attractions are worth a stop.

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OLMSTEAD PLACE STATE PARK

This pioneer farm east of Ellensburg was homesteaded by the Olmstead family for 100 years before it was donated to the state of Washington. Most of the original buildings are still intact, including the original cabin and farmhouse. Volunteers help keep up the historic gardens, and interpretive programs are planned (check ahead for information). www.parks.wa.gov 921 Ferguson Road, Ellensburg

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Wind power up close

Puget Sound Energy’s Wind and Solar Facility has a visitor center east of Ellensburg with interactive displays, tours, and a great view of the surrounding area. The center is open April 1 to Nov. 30, weather permitting, seven days a week. Outdoor trails lead to a solar array, blade, turbine generator and additional displays. www.pse.com 25905 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg

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DICK AND JANE’S SPOT

Local artists Jane Orleman and her late husband, Dick Elliott, have spent more than 35 years amassing an eclectic collection of artwork from more than 40 Northwest artists in their home and yard at First Avenue and Pearl Street. Nearly every post and fence is covered with highway reflectors, 10,000 bottle caps, colored glass bottles and bicycle wheels. The pieces in the yard are ever changing — as old pieces decay, new ones are added. www.reflectorart.com First Ave. and Pearl St., Ellensburg

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THORP MILL

The Thorp Mill was a gathering place for area farmers who brought their grain to be milled from 1883 to 1946. The mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and restoration work went into high gear in the late 1980s and through the early 1990s. Self-guided outdoor tours are available year round, with guided indoor tours offered in the summer. The mill is on North Thorp Highway northwest of Thorp’s small residential area and Thorp School District buildings. www.thorp.org 11640 Thorp Hwy N., Thorp 16

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Suncadia

The Suncadia resort near Roslyn and Cle Elum provides activities and events all year round, from ice skating in the winter to cycling in the summer. The resort is home to three golf courses — Rope Rider, Prospector, and the private Tumble Creek. Suncadia and Swiftwater Cellars host concerts and other activities. A popular fall festival is held at the old Nelson Dairy Farm at Suncadia, and a mud run and downhill dummy race draw enthusiastic crowds. www.suncadiaresort.com www.swiftwatercellars.com 3600 Suncadia Trail, I-90 Exit 80

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Fish hatchery

Officially known as the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility, the hatchery opened in 1997 with the goal of boosting the spring chinook salmon population and supporting research. It is sponsored in part by the Yakama Nation and Bonneville Power Administration. Visitors can see the facility from a sheltered viewing area. The hatchery is open for tours in the summer. Call 509-674-3701 for more information. South Cle Elum

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Lake Easton State Park

The mountain lake is a popular destination summer and winter. In the summer, it’s a great place for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. The campground is full most weekends, and the day-use parking lot fills up on sunny days. Camping reservations are recommended. In the winter, the park offers cross-country and snowmobiling trails. 150 Lake Easton State Park Road, Easton I-90, Exit 70

ELLENSBURG BLUES and her husband, Bob. Originally from the West Side, Bernice said they began purchasing their land in sections in 1988. Rock hunters can search for the elusive blues across 180 acres on the ranch. An upper section is generally closed during the summer for grazing, but the rest is open territory. Other prizes that can be found at the Rock ‘N’ Tomahawk include petrified wood, arrowheads and various agates that are not true blues. “You get some really weird stuff,” Best said. “There are a lot of different things out here.” Best said she began inviting rock hunters onto the ranch in 1994, taking over the business from a neighboring landowner. “That’s all she had to do all day long was sell blue permits,” Best said. “She just got tired of it. She was really an introvert and didn’t want to be bothered with people, so I told her, ‘Yeah, I’ll take it over.’” The ranch hosts about 400 people a year during a season that starts in late March and runs until August. There is a small fee to visit. Best requires all visitors to the ranch call in advance to set up an orientation and sign liability waivers. She allows people to bring

their dogs on the hunt if they are on a leash and kept away from livestock areas. She said she gets visitors from all over the region. “It’s a blend,” Best said. “There are a lot of Seattle people but it’s about half and half between Eastern and Western Washington. I’ve had a lot of Japanese people saying, ‘I want to see that blue.’” Despite being prime blue territory, Best makes no allusions to them being easy to find. She didn’t find her first one for four years. Best found her first stone by accident. She was helping her husband work on a fence and he sent her back to retrieve a tool he forgot. “On the way down there was a stone that just looked weird,” Best said. “It was almost black. I almost didn’t pick it up, but I did, and it was just like ‘Woo hoo!’” The largest specimen Best has seen was found by a regular visitor to the ranch. The stone, found in 2015, was approximately the size of a fist. “They’re here,” Best said. — Karl Holappa

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Taking a drive anywhere in Kittitas County is sure to live up to expectations. Enjoy the leaves changing colors in the fall and the livestock grazing in the spring. In the summer, roll down that window and let the fresh rural air cool you off. Scenery can be spectacular in the winter too with the surrounding hills covered in snow.

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Yakima River Canyon

Drive the 22-mile Yakima River Canyon Highway (state Route 821) southeast of Ellensburg to Selah, and you might catch a glimpse of bighorn sheep, deer, or bald eagles. Any time of year, you’ll view stunning scenery and interesting geology. Turn around at Selah and come back through again and you’ll see things differently the other direction. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management offers recreation areas, restrooms, hiking trails, and campsites along the highway. The river offers world-class fly fishing and is popular with floaters during the summer.

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Vantage Highway

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Roslyn to Salmon la Sac

This scenic drive goes 23 miles from the Kittitas Valley floor up steep slopes north of Ellensburg to an elevation of 6,300 feet. Head north on Reecer Creek Road, and go past its end on gravel to Forest Service Road 35.

Drive along state Route 903 north of Roslyn for tremendous views of jagged Cascade peaks, the Cle Elum River and quiet mountain lakes. The paved route ends at Salmon la Sac, which has 67 camp sites and a free day-use picnic area nestled between the Cle Elum and Cooper rivers. The area is popular for camping, hiking, boating, cross-country skiing, berry picking, kayaking, picnicking, and more. The Gallagher trailhead near the Salmon la Sac area provides a popular motorized off-road vehicle area. Horses can be lodged in the corrals at the Forest Service’s Cayuse Horse Camp, near the Salmon la Sac guard station. The road is plowed all the way to Salmon la Sac in the winter.


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If you are looking for a scenic alternative to the traffic on Interstate 90, try state Route 10, which runs from Ellensburg to Cle Elum. The route follows the Yakima River. You’ll see picturesque farmland, wind turbines, and people fishing and floating. It’s a particularly scenic drive in September and October when the leaves begin to change color.

The Teanaway Road offers dazzling views of the Teanaway River and valley. While the paved portion of the Teanaway Road is in good condition, high-clearance vehicles are advised for the unpaved portion of the road about 15 miles into the valley.

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Barn Quilt Trail

Starting in 2012, a group of local volunteers made it their mission to set up a self-guided route of folk-art murals on barns around Kittitas County. They quickly succeeded. Today there are more than 100 murals on area barns, and each painted quilt block has its own story. Visitors will be able to spot some of the quilt squares at the Kittitas County fairgrounds and in downtown Ellensburg, but there also are several scenic routes you can take to find the quilt squares. The county’s arid climate has preserved old barns, and many are still in use today for hay and livestock. For more information and maps of the locations, go to 
myellensburg.com or stop by the Kittitas County Chamber of 
Commerce office in Ellensburg or Cle Elum.

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Farming is a way of life in Kittitas County. While the area is known for Timothy Hay and cattle, it also has a thriving 4-H program, two popular farmers markets and a number of small scale producers offering seasonal produce, meat and other products. Here are some ideas for farm and field adventures in Kittitas County:

field & farm n Agape Wells Farms Beef and cows; Upper Badger Pocket Road; visitors welcome, call ahead at 509-968-3365, agapewells@fairpoint.net

nD  ominion Farm/ Dusty’s Nursery 1116 E. Mountain View Ave., Ellensburg, 509-925-7878

n Anderson Family Farms

n Elkhorn Ridge Farm

Goat milk body products, farm visits by appointment only, No. 81 Road, Ellensburg, Andersonfamilyfarm1979.com, andersonfamilyfarm@live.com (email only)

Eggs, quail eggs, dried/fresh herbs, sold at Gibson’s Produce, exit 101 Interstate 90, Thorp (behind Thorp Fruit)

n Brick Road Lavender Farm stand only – lavender and flowers, mid June through end of July, Brickroadlavender@gmail.com; Northwestrainhandcrafted.com

n Cooke Creek Sheep Company Pasture raised lamb and wool, www.cookecreeksheep.com

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Farmers Markets n The Ellensburg Farmers Market in Ellensburg runs from May through October. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays on Fourth Avenue between Pearl and Ruby streets downtown. Market-goers often are treated to live musical performances.

n In the Upper County, the Roslyn Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays from mid-June through mid-September. It features an array of fruit, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and crafts, and often includes live music.


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n Ellensburg Berries U-pick berries and other fruit; 420 Canyon River Terrace; Ellensburg; contact via Facebook at Ellensburgberries

n Ellensburg Canyon Winery Tasting hours February through November, 221 Canyon Vista Way, 509-933-3523, Facebook at EllensburgCanyonWinery

n Green Bow Farm Pasture raised meats, soaps, yarn and lambskins; on-site farm store; 3890 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg, Greenbowfarm.com, info@greenbowfarm.com, 206-369-5854

n Huffman Farms U-pick pumpkins and family fall adventures, 6181 Wilson Creek Road, Huffmanfarms.com, Facebook: HuffmanFarms

n Honest Cut Meats Grass fed beef, Vantage Highway, 509-899-2123; Facebook: Honestcutmeats

nK  ittitas Valley Greenhouse Tomatoes sold at farmers markets around the region, Kittitasvalleygreenhouse.com, 509-925-5596

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field & farm n Morel Adventures Guided morel mushroom hunting during the season, 509-312-9596, https://moreladventures.com

n Olmstead Place State Park 921 Ferguson Road near Kittitas, 509-925-1943, Parks.state. wa.us/556/Olmstead-Place

n Parke Creek Farm Yarn, wool, pasture raised lamb, produce, on-site farm stand; Facebook: ParkeCreekFarm; parkecreekfarm@fairpoint.net; 509-968-9630

n River Farm Organic Produce

Seasonal flower stand with lavender and cut flowers; hours vary by appointment; call, email, or check Facebook for hours and make appointments.; Rader Road, Ellensburg; 509-925-1295; info@springcreeklavender.com

n Terravine Growers Vegetable and herb garden, call for more information, 509-968-4040, contact@terravinegrowers.com

n Thrall and Dodge Winery, tasting room at 109 N. Main St., Kittitas

n Verhey’s Peaches

Farm store and U-pick, 12610 Hwy 10, 509-607-9495, Facebook: riverfarmellensburg

Peaches, vegetable and herb garden, Facebook: verheypeaches

n Rusty Iron Farm

Pasture raised organic meats, farm tours and pending farm stays, 3650 Passmore Road, Ellensburg, Windynranch.com, 509-962-4873

Airbnb rooms for overnight reservation, 3 outfitted rooms, RV & LQ space with power and water. Jump off point for hiking, fishing, rafting, trail rides, snowmobiling, and hunting. (Facebook: rustyironfarm.wa), Westside Road, Cle Elum

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n Spring Creek Lavender

n Windy N Ranch

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Whether you are a fan of crisp Chardonnay or hoppy craft brew, Kittitas County’s wine and beer options won’t disappoint. The number of options for tasting wine and beer has grown over the past few years, aided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Barrel storage room at Swiftwater Cellars

brews & vines Tasting Rooms Basecamp Books & Bites 110 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn

Marko’s Place 106 N. 1st St. Roslyn

Brix Elevage Wine Co. 109 W. Third Ave. Ellensburg

Parlour Car Bistro 105 N Pennsylvania Ave. Cle Elum

Dark Moon 420 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg

Pioneer Coffee 121 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Cle Elum

Ellensburg Canyon Winery 221 Canyon Vista Way Ellensburg

Springboard Winery Main Street and Fifth Ave. Ellensburg

Gard Vintners 311 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg

Swiftwater Cellars Suncadia Resort

Grapes and Crepes 115 E. Fourth Ave. Ellensburg

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Thrall & Dodge 109 N. Main St. Kittitas

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ach year brings new beer and wine tasting opportunities in Kittitas County, as breweries and wineries continue to flourish. Breweries include Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg with a pub on Main Street, Whipsaw Brewing on Wenas Street in Ellensburg, DruBru at Snoqualmie Pass, Mule and Elk in Cle Elum, the Roslyn Brewing Co. on Pennsylvania Avenue in Roslyn and the new Taneum Creek Brewery in Cle Elum. A new distillery opened in the NWI building in Roslyn in 2017. Two big beer tasting events happen each year — the WinterHop BrewFest in January, which brings breweries from around the region to venues in downtown Ellensburg, and the Mountain Ale Festival in

Roslyn in early October. Both are popular with locals and visitors alike. For more information and tickets, contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. As for wine, Kittitas Valley falls in the western-most part of the Columbia Valley Appellation. Varietals grown or produced in the Kittitas Valley include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, Muscat Ottonel, and Sauvignon Blanc. Downtown art galleries also host special wine tasting events during Jazz in the Valley in July. Central Washington University offers a bachelor’s degree in global wine studies and craft beer certificates.


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Adams Apple Cider 221 Canyon Vista Way Ellensburg

Iron Horse Brewery 412 N Main St, Ellensburg www.ironhorsebrewery.com

Canyon Mist Vineyards 800 Canyon Ranch Road, Ellensburg

Mission Peak Vineyard 75 Klocke Rd, Ellensburg

Dru Bru 10 Pass Life Way, Snoqualmie Pass www.drubru.com

Mule and Elk Brewing Co. 418 E. First St., Cle Elum www.muleandelk.com

Ellensburg Brewing Co. & Tilted Tree Cidery 206 N. Main St. Ellensburg Canyon Winery 221 Canyon Vista Way, Ellensburg ellensburgcanyonwinery.com

Roslyn Brewing Co. 208 Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn www.roslynbrewery.com Taneum Creek Brewing 811 Highway 970, Cle Elum (near the I-90 exit)

Ellensburg Distillery 4621 Rader Rd., Ellensburg

Wheel Line Cider 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Rd. Ellensburg

Heritage Distilling Co. NWI Building, 101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

Whipsaw Brewing 704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg www.whipsawbrewing.com

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Your senses will awaken as you enjoy premium, mouth-watering sausages cooked on an open grill, served with our famous apple cider kraut and numerous specialty mustards. Refresh yourself with a locally crafted Icicle Brewing Company beer or a glass of Washington wine on our balcony! Family friendly!

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Kittitas County has an active, vibrant community of artists, musicians and performers. There’s a wide array of galleries, and performances are scheduled throughout the year.

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Many galleries in Ellensburg participate in the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Ellensburg each month. It offers patrons a chance to explore local galleries and businesses: www.ellensburgarts.com. Businesses in Roslyn also open for art events during the year, including a Student Art Walk in the spring and the Roslyn Arts Festival in the summer. Go to www.roslynartfestival.org for more information.

Live music is offered at a number of local venues. Local jazz musician, Lenny Price, hosts Jazz Bites & Sips events in downtown Ellensburg. The county also plays host to a number of music festivals during the year. The Jazz in the Valley music festival, held on the last weekend of July, brings musicians from around the Northwest to Ellensburg for a weekend of music and dancing. If western music is more to your liking, Spirit of 32

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the West over Presidents Day weekend each February brings top-name singers and cowboy poets to town. Buskers in the Burg, held in downtown Ellensburg in September, features street performers, giant puppets and an outdoor concert. Swiftwater Cellars, Suncadia and the Canyon River Ranch offer popular summer concert series in the summer. The city of Ellensburg also runs a free concert in the park series in August.


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Community theater & dance

Community theater is alive and well in Kittitas County with performances throughout the year from Valley Musical Theatre in Ellensburg and Boulet Productions in Upper Kittitas County. The Orchesis Dance Company presents shows at CWU, and there are a number of private dance studios in the county. There are regular contra dances at the Hal Holmes Center, a private dance club called Rigadoon, a swing dance club at CWU, and Tusuy Peru, which performs traditional Peruvian dances.

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Music and theatre at CWU

Music and theater productions at Central Washington University are some of the community’s best-kept secrets. The McIntyre Music Building hosts numerous performances. Student jazz, orchestra and

choir concerts are not-to-miss, and visiting performers often play in concerts open to the community. Central Theatre Ensemble presents musicals and dramatic productions during the school year. Past musical productions have included “Mary Poppins” and “Legally Blonde.” For more information, go to cwu.edu/arts/news-and-events

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Upper County art

High Country Artists (www. highcountryartists.com) in the Upper County puts on a Fresh Air Festival each summer with a focus on plein air painting and workshops. The Roslyn Art Festival in the summer brings people together with art and music offerings.

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Galleries Clymer Museum and Gallery

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Private galleries

416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg The Clymer showcases the work of one of Ellensburg’s most celebrated artists, John Clymer. Through the course of his career, Clymer gained recognition through the Saturday Evening Post.

408 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg A nonprofit gallery that features local artists as well as those from outside the community. The gallery offers classes, summer camps for children and has a ceramics studio. It hosts a variety of community events throughout the year.

• 420 Loft, 420 N. Pearl St., in Ellensburg; rotating exhibits and events. The building also is home to Ellensburg Community Radio.

Sarah Spurgeon Gallery

• Fused, 101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn, glass studio and gallery with classes and instruction.

Western Art Association and Goodey Gallery 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg The Western Art Association’s National Fine Art Show and Auction is held the third full weekend in May in Ellensburg. The Goodey Gallery showcases Western and regional artists.

Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame 416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame showcases the people and events that have made the Ellensburg Rodeo a destination for more than 100 years. Collections include photos, posters, saddles, buckles and other artifacts.

CWU campus, Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Blvd., Ellensburg It is dedicated to showing CWU student, faculty and alumni artwork, and has special events throughout the year.

Carpenter House Museum and Gallery 302 W. Third St., Cle Elum This 1914 mansion is the former home of Cle Elum banker Frank Carpenter and his family. High Country Artists, an upper Kittitas County art group, displays art with a featured artist exhibit on the main floor each month.

• Roxy Allen Arts, 301 N. Pine St.; Ellensburg; offers art classes, private events and artwork.

• Basecamp Books and Bites, 110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn; rotating art exhibits. • Nielsen Gallery of Fine Art, 109 S. First St., Roslyn; Aboriginal, nautical, Western American Indian, Asian and English fox hunting pieces.


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Unique, eclectic, real — three words that easily describe what you’ll discover within the communities of Kittitas County. Each has a distinct history that adds depth and character to its identity.

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ellensburg

year-round fun for all

Ellensburg has long been recognized for its famous rodeo and fair, rolling fields of Timothy Hay, and scholarly pursuits at Central Washington University. But events, new business and the construction of downtown’s Hotel Windrow has visitors buzzing with renewed energy.

Weekenders Welcome There’s no shortage of events and activities worthy of a weekend stay in the ‘Burg. The first Friday of each month welcomes hundreds downtown for First Friday Art Walk. View regional art in downtown’s galleries, restaurants and shops, and explore Ellensburg’s iconic outdoor murals along the way. Experience the valley’s western culture during Labor Day weekend at the Ellensburg Rodeo, or visit in February for the annual Spirit of the West cowboy gathering. Get a taste of local provisions at the Ellensburg Farmers Market, which runs every weekend from May through October. Year Round Recreation Catch breathtaking views of the valley at the Wild Horse Wind Farm or from the top

of Manastash Ridge. Soak up 200+ days of sunshine by bike on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (formerly John Wayne Pioneer Trail), by boat on the Yakima River, or by snowmobile in the winter months. New Downtown Hotel This fall, Hotel Windrow will invite guests to stay in the heart of downtown. Ellensburg’s newest boutique hotel will feature 59 guest rooms, flexible meeting spaces, local art and stunning panoramic views from its rooftop deck. Basalt, featuring Executive Chef Larkin Young, will offer a unique culinary experience for visitors. A full list of Ellensburg accommodations can be found on page 70. For more information visit: www.myellensburg.com

Ellensburg Rodeo & Kittitas County Fair The Ellensburg Rodeo Arena and the annual Ellensburg Rodeo attract champion cowboys and thousands of fans every Labor Day weekend. The rodeo is paired each year with the Kittitas County Fair. The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the Top 25 PRCA rodeos and host to the Xtreme Bulls Tour finale. The fast-paced, bull-riding only competition showcases the top cowboys and bovine athletes in the world. The fair also offers a plethora of entertainment options for all ages to enjoy, as well as exhibits ranging

from photography to hand-crafted goods. 4-H and FFA members show their livestock throughout the weekend as well. Ellensburg Rodeo: www.ellensburgrodeo.com 509-962-7831 or 800-637-2444 Kittitas County Fair: www.kittitascountyfair.com 509-962-7639 or 800-426-5340

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our communities

cle elum

a recreational mecca The city of Cle Elum, nestled amongst the eastern Cascades’ towering evergreens and located within sight of jagged peaks, has evolved since its incorporation in 1902 from a mining and logging town into a hub for Upper Kittitas County’s burgeoning recreation scene.

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le Elum boasts a population of about 1,870. The name Cle Elum derives from the Kittitas Native American word for “swift water,” a reference to the currents of the Cle Elum river. In the winter, skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoers still pass through town on their way to nearby Snoqualmie Pass or the backcountry of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. In the summertime, the town plays host to anglers, hikers, bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of nearly every variety. Within town, history and recreation often blend. Visitors can enjoy the Coal Mines Trail, a former railway bed that links the towns of Roslyn, Ronald and Cle Elum, as it meanders past the sites of several historical coal mines. Motorized vehicles are only

teanaway – a feast for your eyes Spring comes early to the Teanaway area, and trees changing colors during the fall are spectacular. The area offers camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and other opportunities to explore the backcountry. The picturesque Swauk-Teanaway Grange on Ballard Hill Road offers a number of activities throughout the year, including a popular hunters breakfast, bluegrass concerts and a holiday bazaar.

permitted on the trail during winter months, when it opens for snowmobile use. The historic Carpenter House offers visitors a glimpse at life in early 20th century Cle Elum. The Historical Society also operates Cle Elum’s telephone museum, which documents the switch from manual phone service to automatic dialing. Coffee houses, restaurants and shops are spread throughout the streets of downtown Cle Elum. Some of the most popular draws include Owens Meat, a 100-plus year old meat market, Glondo’s Sausage Co., an old world-style Italian market, and the Cle Elum Bakery. For more information, go to www.discovercleeleum.com


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our communities

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Roslyn started as a coal mining settlement in the late 1800s. Today, it is a well-preserved historic town with plenty of artists, small businesses and community volunteers.

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oslyn’s history has followed a series of booms and busts. Between the late 1800s and 1910, the population of Roslyn swelled from a few hundred to more than 3,000 — its all-time high. The last coal mines shut down in 1963, and today the population is just under 1,000. Roslyn boomed again when the awardwinning television show “Northern Exposure” came to town in 1990. The film crews and actors left when the show ended in 1995, but “Northern Exposure” gifts are still for sale at Cicely’s Gift Shop. Dedicated fans travel from all over the country for Moosefest, a “Northern Exposure” fan festival, and tourists take photos in front of the Roslyn Cafe mural in the summer. Today, 25 cemeteries highlight the city’s

the historic roslyn cemeteries The Roslyn cemeteries cover 15 acres and consist of 25 separate cemeteries formed prior to the turn of the 20th century. The cemeteries reflect a rich ethnic mix that came to the area to work in the coal mines. A visit is a step back in time. Getting there: from Pennsylvania Avenue, head west and up the hill, merging on to Fifth Street and then Memorial Drive.

diversity and heritage, as do the Croatian Picnic, heritage dinners, Coal Miners Days and other yearly festivals. The town is bordered by a 300-acre, city-owned forest. Miles of nonmotorized trails wind through the mixed forest of pines and firs and connect with the nearby Coal Mines Trail, a five-mile railroad easement between Cle Elum and Ronald. The tall trees in the forest hide slag heaps and remnants of mining infrastructure. Other destinations near Roslyn include the Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of town and the Brick Saloon, which is the oldest continuously operating bar in the state.


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ittitas was founded as part of the westward expansion of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroads. The community was established in 1889 and was incorporated as a city within the state of Washington in 1931. Today, Kittitas is a friendly, hometown community. Visit Olmstead Place State Park, a working pioneer farm at 925 Ferguson Road. There’s an old log cabin, farmhouse, tools, farm implements and machinery.

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he community of Vantage sits on a scenic bluff overlooking the Columbia River about 28 miles east of Ellensburg off Interstate 90. Vantage may have only 100 or so full-time residents, but it welcomes many more guests throughout the year. Through the summer, Vantage swells with people traveling to and from concerts at the Gorge Amphitheater near George, across the Columbia River in Grant County. The Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center features displays on the geological history of the area and Native American culture, along with spectacular views of the Columbia River, Sentinel Gap and the surrounding Ice Age flood-carved basalt landscape. Petrified wood was discovered in the region in the early 1930s, leading to the creation of the state park.


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he 17-acre town site of Liberty, more than 10 miles northeast of Cle Elum off U.S. Highway 97 and along Liberty Road, once was a busy gold mining town in the late 1890s. There are still gold-mining claims in the area that are worked off-and-on by locals and out-of-towners. Visitors can pan for gold, but must be careful not to trespass on private property or a claim. The fire hall has an exhibit of historic photos of life in Liberty and information about local hard-rock mining.

The town was officially recognized as a historic district in 1974 and is surrounded by U.S. Forest Service lands that are known for great camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and four-wheel-drive trips in approved areas. Explore the Old Blewett Pass Highway during the summer. It parallels Highway 97 from Liberty to Leavenworth. You can explore the old summit, the old Blewett town site and Echo Point.

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onald is a jumping off point for outdoor enthusiasts venturing into the Lake Cle Elum area, Salmon la Sac or other parts of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The tiny community has historical ties to the coal mining and logging industries, and Hawthorne Hall is often used for ethnic heritage celebrations. Salmon la Sac has been a favorite recreation area for locals and visitors alike for generations. In the summer, there’s hiking, picnicking, kayaking, berry picking and camping. In the winter, there’s cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.


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the history of Kittitas County residents maintain a strong connection to their past, and that heritage is visible today. A variety of museums celebrate the area’s history, and historic buildings provide a window in that history in downtown Ellensburg, Cle Elum and Roslyn.

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Places to Explore Kittitas County Historical Museum 113 E. Third Ave. • Ellensburg

The museum in the historic Cadwell Building in downtown Ellensburg is dedicated to the history of Kittitas County. It includes antique automobiles, Native American heritage items, a stunning rock and mineral collection and much more.

CWU Museum of Culture and Environment

First floor of Dean Hall Central Washington University, Ellensburg This museum offers changing exhibits on Central Washington’s history and biodiversity. The museum is on the first floor of Dean Hall at Central Washington University. Admission is free.

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s early as the 1700s, the Psch-wan-wappams, forerunners of the contemporary Yakama Nation, lived along the Yakima River and Kittitas Valley. The tribes who inhabited the valley were known as the Kittitas or Upper Yakama Indians. During the spring, the Kittitas Valley was one of only a handful of valleys in the state where tribes could dig for roots, such as camas and kouse, both of which were staples in the Indian diet. As a result, the Kittitas Valley was a traditional gathering place for tribes east of the Cascades. By the 1860s, the first white settlers began to arrive, and several cattle ranchers established land claims. The first wheat crop was planted in 1868. William Bud Wilson

built the first log cabin in 1868 where Ellensburg now stands, and AJ Splawn and Ben Burch moved a log house to a spot nearby so they could open a store in 1870. In 1872, John A. Shoudy bought the store, called Robbers Roost, and 160 acres of land. Ellensburg was named after his wife, Mary Ellen, in 1875. A phoenix painted on the side of the Davidson building in downtown Ellensburg symbolizes the community’s rise from the ashes after a fire destroyed most of downtown in 1889. At the time, Ellensburg was in the running to be the state capital, a title which went to Olympia instead. Meanwhile, the discovery of coal in Roslyn sparked a migration of immigrants from all over Europe to come

work in the mines. Roslyn’s history has followed a series of booms and busts. Between the late 1800s and 1910, the population of Roslyn swelled from a few hundred to more than 3,000 — its all-time high. The last coal mines shut down in 1963, and today the population is just under 1,000. The coal mines also played a big role in the community of Cle Elum. Both Roslyn and Cle Elum have strong ethnic ties that go back generations, and that heritage is celebrated throughout the year at special dinners, a Croatian Picnic, Coal Miners Days and other yearly festivals.

Cle Elum Historical Telephone Museum 221 E. First St. • Cle Elum

Cle Elum was one of the last cities in the country to use a manual telephone switchboard, and displays cover the history of telephone technology from 1901 to 1970.

Carpenter House Museum 302 W. Third St. • Cle Elum

The museum is the former home of Cle Elum’s former mayor and banker Frank Carpenter. It also features a gallery run by High Country Artists.

Roslyn Museum

203 W. Pennsylvania Ave. • Roslyn Features displays on coal mining, baseball and everyday life in the Upper County.

Roslyn Cemeteries The cemeteries cover 19 acres and consist of 26 separate cemeteries formed prior to the turn of the 20th century. The cemeteries reflect a rich ethnic mix that came to the area to work in the coal mines. At least 24 nationalities are represented within the nearly 5,000 graves. The cemeteries were listed on the National Historic Register in 1978.

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11640 Thorp Highway • Thorp The old grist mill, nearly fully equipped just as it was when it stopped operating in 1946, is maintained as a major tourist destination. For visitors, there are selfguided outdoor tours available year-round and guided indoor tours from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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Whether it is atop a bike or a horse, on the water or on the mountain, Kittitas County a some of the states best outdoor recreation opportunities.

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WINTER EXPERIENCES Kendall Katwalk Trail at Snoqulamie Pass. Photo by Tony Buhr

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For detailed maps and routes visit: centralwashingtoncolor.com/travel-maps

Kittitas County offers some of the state’s best cycling. Riders can go out on their own or participate in organized tour rides; either method is full of scenery and exciting, challenging terrain.

cycling Experiences Road & Easy Trail Riding Kittitas County features several popular road biking loops of various distances. The Cle Elum Loop goes from Ellensburg to Cle Elum and back along State Routes 10 and 940 with some scenic views and climbs over 61 miles of road. The Double Loop Cemetery Road Ride is about half as long, but takes a figure-8 route from West Ellensburg Park to and through Thorp past the High Valley Cemetery. For great views of countryside with some elevation change, try the Badger Pocket Loop, a 42-mile ride that takes riders into Ellensburg and Kittitas farmland. A similar route, the Look Loop, goes east from Ellensburg, north of Kittitas, and back. North Fork Taneum is technically a trail, but with a minimal grade of no more than 2.2 percent. The wide and well-worn trail meanders through eclectic scenery, from rivers to forest and desert land. Head east on Interstate 90 and take exit 101 (Thorp

Highway), turn left. The trailhead is just behind the Thorp Fruit Stand. Considered good for novices or just the laid back ride. The Iron Horse State Park/John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which follows the old roadbed of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroads, is another popular mountain biking spot. It stretches 300 miles from the western slopes of the Cascades to the Idaho border, and the 100-mile portion that extends from Cedar Falls to the Columbia River, known as Iron Horse State Park. It has several access points in Kittitas County, including Hyak, Easton, Cle Elum, Thorp, Kittitas and Ellensburg. Included in the western portion of Iron Horse is a trip through the Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile tunnel that goes through Snoqualmie Pass.

area. The trailhead starts at the Taneum Junction campground. The stiff climb and loose/rutted/steep conditions going down make this route unsuitable for beginners. In the Upper County, the near Roslyn and Cle Elum is a four-mile downhill, fast, swoopy trail that’s been growing in popularity. It’s accessible via Cle Elum Flagpole Park and the Coal Mine Trail. Follow the trail until you get to Alliance Road, which crosses the trail, and turn north, or right.

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The Cooper River Trail travels for 10.8 miles through the Wenatchee National Forest. It uses about two miles of paved and gravel roads before it heads onto the Cooper River Trail. There are no extended climbs, which makes it great for the beginner to intermediate biker. Access the trail off of I-90 on exit 80, then take Bullfrog Road and head toward Salmon La Sac. For more information about mountain biking in the area, talk to the experts at the ReCycle Shop in Ellensburg or Northwest Bicycle Improvement Co. in Roslyn. The Evergreen Mountain Biking Alliance is another source of information.

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Manastash metric The Manastash Metric Bike Tour — often called “The Drier Ride” due to the complete absence of rain in the event’s 20year history — is the first Saturday of October and provides riders a unique opportunity for a scenic ride while testing their endurance. Riders start and end at Mount Stuart Elementary School in Ellensburg and have two choices — ride a 50-kilometer route around the Ellensburg and Thorp area, or a 100-kilometer route to Cle Elum and back, and along the Yakima River. Proceeds benefit the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Volunteer Center of Kittitas County. For more information, contact RSVP at 509-962-4311, or visit drier-ride.org.


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Sandstone formation, known as a frog slab, in Teanaway

For up to date information on local trails and interactive maps go to centralwashingtoncolor.com/travel-maps/ The Washington Trails Association and its website also offer updated trail reports and information.

Communities in Kittitas County offer readily accessible hiking, and stunning views with a little effort. Most local residents have a favorite hike, whether it’s along the Yakima River, up to a lookout in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, or to a beautiful waterfall.

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Outdoor tips for Kittitas County • The weather can change quickly. Be prepared with extra clothing, fire starter, emergency shelter and extra food. • Let someone know where you are going and when you are expected back. Cell service is not available in many backcountry areas. • Check on passes beforehand. State-owned recreation sites often require a Discovery Pass. Forest Service sites require a Northwest Forest Pass. BLM passes are required on many locations in the Yakima River Canyon.

Easy-Breezy Coal Mines Trail Cle Elum to Ronald This trail runs from Cle Elum to Roslyn and Ronald, and was established in 1994 in dedication to the pioneers who first settled in the area. A walk on the trail affords visitors a first-hand look at the coal-mining heritage through the remains of Roslyn’s mines, at the railroad depot site and barn, and at Powder House Road where dynamite was stored. The flat, easy trail is open to walkers, horses, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and snowmobiles. Mines in Roslyn operated from the late 1880s to 1963.

Gingko Petrified Forest State Park Vantage The Trees of Stone interpretive trailhead, located two miles west of the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park interpretive center in Vantage, guides visitors through an ancient fossil bed with nearly twodozen petrified logs exposed along this one-mile loop trail. Along the trail you will find ice-rafted erratics remaining from Ice Age floodwaters thousands of years ago. Part of the trail is paved, with a longer loop through the shrub steppe. Drive east from Ellensburg on Interstate 90 to exit 136 for Huntzinger Road. Turn left and drive 2.3 miles past Vantage on the Old Vantage Highway to the trail parking lot.

Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park Ellensburg This Ellensburg city-owned park along the Yakima River is accessed off Umptanum Road. It’s a prime bird watching area, and an easy stroll. Take Main Street South until it turns into Canyon Road. Take a left at Umptanum Road (there is a Subway and McDonalds at this intersection.) After about a mile, the park entrance will be on the right.


not your average hike Forest Discovery Trail Blewett Pass This three-mile trail near the top of Blewett Pass on Highway 97 offers scenic hiking in the summer and accessible snowshoeing in the winter, with interpretative signs to guide your visit. U.S. Forest Service permit needed.

Umtanum Falls Ellensburg This one-mile, relatively flat trail ends at a 40-foot punchbowl waterfall, and is a favorite with locals. Hikers should be cautious about their footing, especially during the winter when there’s ice. Drive east on Interstate 90 to exit 109 in Ellensburg. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right to drive under the freeway and at 0.7 mile turn left at Umtanum Road at the traffic light. Stay on this road, which turns to gravel at 5.2 miles, for a total of 10 miles from the freeway exit. Discover Pass required.

Umtanum Creek Canyon Yakima River Canyon The Umtanum Creek Canyon hike starts with a hike over a suspension bridge crossing the Yakima River and travels into a shrub-steppe environment full of wildlife and birds. The trailhead is at the Umtanum Recreation Site along state Route 821. A BLM permit is required during the summer and is available at the parking lot.

COPPER RIVER TRAIL SALMON LA SAC, NORTH OF ROSLYN The trail follows the Cooper River valley upstream to Cooper Lake, and offers good berry picking opportunities in late summer. The trailhead to Cooper Lake is found at Salmon la Sac campground north of Roslyn. U.S. Forest Service permit needed.

For up to date information on local trails and interactive maps, go to centralwashingtoncolor.com/ travel-maps/ The Washington Trails Association and its website also offer updated trail reports and information.

roslyn urban forest Hikers can take various loops on the multi-use trail system around the city of Roslyn. The trail system isn’t fully developed with signage, but it offers stunning views and is popular with local residents. Start in Roslyn at the Coal Mines Trail and head east on a gravel area. Turn left and head up a gated forest road. There will be a shorter, steeper forest road that heads up the ridge. Follow it two miles where it branches with the Rat Pac mountain biking trail. Stay left, go through a gate to the west and follow the slope toward the ridge. Once on the ridge, you’ll see views of Mount Stuart and other peaks. Maps of the various loops and routes are available on the Roslyn Trails Alliance website or at Basecamp Books and Bites.

break a sweat Manastash Ridge Ellensburg This wildflower-rich hike is in the hills southwest of Ellensburg and has become popular for locals as well as visitors. This hike provides enough elevation gain to qualify as a workout, but wildflower enthusiasts will want to dawdle. The hike is considered difficult, and some routes are more difficult than others. It is a six-mile roundtrip hike from the trailhead to the top and back. There are two main trails to the top, the Westberg Trail, named after a popular Ellensburg coach, and the Boy Scout Trail, accessed further to the west after hiking along an irrigation ditch. There is a logbook at the top. From eastbound Interstate 90, exit 101 (Thorp Highway). Right off the exit, two miles, right on Cove Road, past two stop signs, parking is on the right just after the second stop sign. CENTRAL WASHINGTON | VISITORS GUIDE

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Kittitas County has some of the country’s best fly fishing in the Yakima River, quiet mountain lakes, plus opportunities for boating on the Columbia.

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Kittitas County offers unparalleled fishing opportunities, from fly fishing the Yakima to reeling in a sturgeon on the Columbia. The Yakima River is a year-round fly-fishing destination. It is a catchand-release river for wild trout. There are multiple fly fishing gear and guide services in the county, including Red’s Flyshop, Troutwater, The Evening Hatch, Worley-Bugger Fly Co., Ellensburg Angler, and Emerging River Guide Services. The Columbia River on the eastern edge of the county is also a prime spot for sturgeon, walleye, salmon and steelhead. In addition to the rivers and streams, the county is dotted with lakes. Lake fishing opportunities begin at Snoqualmie Pass with Keechelus and Kachess and continue through the lower valley. In the lower county, Mattoon

Lake, Fiorito lakes and Lavender Lake are popular destinations, particularly for families with children. Other options? Cooper Lake, Easton Ponds, Kiwanis Ponds, Lost Lake and Quartz Creek Pond. Many of the ponds are stocked by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and there are derbies and events at the lakes in the spring and summer. A license is required to legally fish in Washington, except for children under 14 years old. For those looking for fishing off the beaten track there are a multitude of lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

Floating Floating the Yakima through the Yakima River Canyon is an awe-inspiring adventure. The canyon features massive and weathered basalt cliffs, and rolling, high shrub-steppe hills. The stretch of river southeast of


Ellensburg from Ringer Loop Road to the Roza Recreational Site sees the most float and raft traffic when temperatures rise in Central Washington. Although a Yakima River float trip provides spectacular scenic views and wildlife viewing, it can be dangerous for those who don’t pay attention to common sense safety practices, recreational rules and hazardous river sites. Well before planning a trip, call the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol at 509-925-8534 to find out current river conditions and problem spots. The nonprofit Kittitas County Field and Stream Club has produced a recreational users’ map of the Yakima River, and it is valuable for those boating, floating or rafting the river. The map, in a booklet form, is sold by a number of Kittitas County area retailers, including Mountain High Sports in Ellensburg, (509) 925-4626.

Boating & Water Sports The area’s many lakes and rivers offer exciting boating, kayaking and, in designated areas, jet skiing. The Columbia River east of Ellensburg is a favorite in the summer with boaters, jet skiers and water skiers. Multiple boat launches are available in the Vantage area. The Roza Recreation area between Yakima and Ellensburg on the Yakima Canyon is a good spot for boating and water sports. Motorized vessels are permitted from the Roza boat launch down to the Roza dam. Upstream from the launch is limited to non-motorized boats only. Lake Cle Elum, eight miles northwest of Cle Elum, is a good spot for water spots. Boat launch sites are available. Lake Easton is a popular destination for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding during the summer.

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BETWEEN Omak, WA and Ellensburg, WA with stops in Okanogan, Malott, Brewster, Pateros, Chelan Falls, & Wenatchee. Service is available out of Wenatchee west to Everett, Seattle & Tacoma; and east to Moses Lake and Spokane. For more information call 1-800-366-3830, northwesterntrailways.com or appleline.us. In Wenatchee, tickets can be purchased at the Trailways office in the Link Columbia Station, 303 S. Columbia (509) 662-2183; and in Ellensburg at the Greyhound Station at Love’s Truck Stop, 1512 Highway 97 (509) 925-1177. You can also email us for information at team@busnws.com 1759502

The bus departs from Omak at 6:00 AM, Wenatchee at 8:20 AM and arrives in Ellensburg at 10:00 AM and has connecting service in Ellensburg with Greyhound for Yakima and Seattle.

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No matter the season, Kittitas County offers picturesque scenery and a chance to get outdoors.

Snoqualmie Pass Hill

outdoor Experiences Wildlife Viewing

Birding

For those who are patient, viewing wildlife in Kittitas County is possible just about any time of the year. Depending on the season, the Yakima Canyon southeast of Ellensburg provides dramatic views of eagles, hawks and other raptors, a variety of birds nesting in the canyon walls, big horn sheep, deer, elk, coyotes and smaller mammals. From late December through as late as early April, state Fish and Wildlife Department personnel daily provide hay to a herd of elk at the end of Watt Canyon Road, 15 miles northwest of Ellensburg. Feeding begins at 8 a.m. and visitors can watch from behind a wildlife fence and parking area. Wildlife viewing also is possible on designated state-owned wildlife areas in Kittitas County — the Colockum, L.T. Murray, Quilomene, Whisky Dick and Wenas areas.

Late winter is prime time for viewing bald eagles in Kittitas County. The best place to view bald eagles is northeast of Ellensburg in the Fairview and Naneum areas during calving season from February through late April. In addition to the late winter/spring visits, bald eagles also can be found in the fall, feeding on salmon. The Umtanum Creek Trail in the Yakima River Canyon is a good location to find golden eagles and other birds. The Kittitas Audubon Society organizes a guided birdwalk the first Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. at the parking lot to Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park on Umptanum Road.

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Golfing Kittitas County is a great place for golf in the spring, summer and fall. There are three main options — the Ellensburg Golf Club, SunCountry Golf near Cle Elum and courses at the Suncadia Resort.

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QUICK CONTACT NUMBERS GOLFING: Ellensburg Golf & Country Club, 509-962-2984 Sun Country Golf & RV, 509-674-2226 Suncadia, 866-715-5050


The Ellensburg Golf & Country Club is a nine-hole course with alternate “back nine” tee boxes that provide an 18-hole experience. The course covers 2,988 yards from its longest tees. Practice facilities also include a driving range and putting green, and the club has a lounge and restaurant. 3231 S Thorp Hwy, Ellensburg, WA, 509-962-2984. SunCountry Golf & RV is an 18-hole course coupled with an RV park. The course covers 5,715 yards and is open from April through October. 841 Saint Andrews Drive, Cle Elum, WA, 509-674-2226. Suncadia Resort has two public and one private 18-hole course. The public Prospector course offers 7,100 yards of championship golf, and it was named one of the best new public courses by Golf Digest magazine in 2006. Rope Rider is a public course that was built along the site of historic Roslyn mines. A practice range, private instruction, junior golf, group instruction and golf clinics are available for players of all ages and skill levels. The private Tumble Creek Course provides picturesque views over a par-71,

7,070-yard Tom Doak signature layout. For tee time reservations, instruction, or more information, call 866-715-5050.

Horseback Riding Horseback riding is a way of life in Kittitas County, and there are many places for backcountry and trail adventures. The county is home to the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum, which has events throughout the summer, including major hunter-jumper shows, horse trials, numerous small clinics, camps and breed clubs. The horse park also serves those interested in less formal equestrian activities such as trail riding and back country packing. For more information, go to www. washingtonstatehorsepark.org, 877-635-4111 or 425-486-0272. Ellensburg plays host to the annual Backcountry Horsemen of Washington Rendezvous in the spring. A variety of groups — from the Roslyn Riders to the Kittitas County Roping Club — host events throughout the year, and offer encouragement to riders.

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Winter is prime time to explore Kittitas County whether you are a fan of the speed of snowmobiling or the stillness of Nordic skiing. The county offers hundreds of miles of groomed trails and winter recreation options for a variety of skill levels.

winter Experiences Flocks of visitors journey to Kittitas County each winter, but few activities draw more outdoors enthusiasts to the area than snowmobiling. The county offers 2,300 square miles of terrain to explore and 450 miles of groomed trails. Riders are treated to spectacular views of jagged peaks and wooded valleys. Find up-to-date information about snoparks on the Washington State Parks website. Also check the state’s avalanche hotline at 206-526-6677 before heading out. www.parks.wa.gov/winter, information on local clubs at www.wssa.us

stamina with a grueling hill climb or provide a flat and mellow experience for trail users seeking leisurely sojourns into nature. Popular places for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing include Snoqualmie Pass, the Hyak area, and Blewett Pass along Highway 97. Several shops in the area offer gear rentals, and visitors can find more information about snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing and other activities by checking in at the Cle Elum Ranger Station at 803 W. Second St. in Cle Elum. The U.S. Forest Service offers guided snowshoe hikes at Snoqualmie Pass in the winter. The visitor information center at Snoqualmie Pass can be reached at 425-434-6111.

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Skating & other fun

Snowmobiling

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Ellensburg has offered ice skating and tubing, weather permitting, in the winter. Rental equipment is available.

Skiing & Snowboarding Downhill skiers and snowboarders can find their fill of excitement at the Summit at Snoqualmie ski area, about 50 miles


MORE INFORMATION from Ellensburg. Beginning skiers can visit Summit West to acquire skills, intermediate skiers can go to Summit East, and those who desire advanced runs can hit Alpental. Summit Central, the most popular destination, boasts something for everyone. In addition to the ski runs, The Summit at Snoqualmie also has multiple options for snowboarders. The ski area also offers a tubing area along with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. www.summitatsnoqualmie.com.

The Washington State Ski & Snowboard Museum at Snoqualmie Pass highlights the sport throughout the state with 12 exhibits featuring videos for phone, artifacts and photographs. Admission is free. Call ahead at 425-434-0827 for a recording with exact hours. The museum is at 10 Pass Life Way, No. 2. www.wsssm.org

Fat Tire Biking Fat tire biking in the snow has grown in popularity in recent years, and Upper Kittitas County is a good place to try out the sport. The Northwest Bicycle Improvement Company in Roslyn rents out fat tire bikes. The bicycles have large tires that are designed for snow.

Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center

Set high on a ridge, the Renewable Energy Center provides an up-close look at the facility’s 149 wind turbines, as well as 360 degree views of Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and the Columbia River Basin. Go to pse.com/wildhorse for more information on our daily guided wind turbine tours.

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COMMENTS

Best Western Plus Lincoln Inn & Suites

211 W. Umptanum Rd, Ellensburg

509-925-4244 • 866-925-4288

55

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Fridge/micro./coffee/iron/hairdryer

Best Western Plus Snowcap Lodge

809 W. Davis Cle Elum

509-674-0200 • 866-SNOWCAP

50

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Fridge/micro./coffee/iron/hairdryer

Brew House Boarding

109 N. Main St Kittitas

509-968-3388

2

reserve@brewhouseboarding.com

Chalet Motel

500 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5434

Cle Elum Travelers Inn

1001 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5535

34

Comfort Inn

1722 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-925-7037 • 800-4-CHOICE

52

Days Inn

901 Berry Rd. Ellensburg

509-933-1500

50

Econo Lodge

1390 N. Dolarway Rd. Ellensburg

509-925-9844 • 855-925-9844

67

Hampton Inn

2705 Triple L Loop Ellensburg

509-933-1600 • 800-HAMPTON

80

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Holiday Inn Express

1620 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-962-9400 • 800-HOLIDAY

66

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Hotel Roslyn

103 W. Washington Ave., Roslyn

360-789-3700

10

Hotel Windrow

NE corner of 5th & Main, Ellensburg

509-962-8000

59

Lodge at Canyon River Ranch

14700 State Route 821 Ellensburg

509-933-2100

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Motel 6

403 W. University Way Ellensburg

509-962-5585

72

Rainbow Motel

1025 W. University Way Ellensburg

509-933-7100

18

Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center

1700 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-925-9800

106

Roslyn Inn

102 S. 5th St. Roslyn

253-531-3411

3

Spruce Moose Inn

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn

509-554-2966

3

Stewart Lodge

805 W. 1st Cle Elum

509-674-4548

37

Suncadia Lodge

3600 Suncadia Trail Cle Elum

509-649-6400

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Super 8

1500 Canyon Rd. Ellensburg

509-962-6888 • 800-800-8000

101

Timber Lodge Inn

301 W. 1st St. Cle Elum

509-674-5966

35

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The Last Resort

14254 Salmon La Sac Rd., Ronald

509-649-2222

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Fridge/micro./coffee/laundry

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Access to recreation center in Roslyn during the summer

Motorsports rentals/restaurant/rv park/rooms have fridge/micro./coffee

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GUEST RANCHES/HOUSES All Seasons Vacation Rentals

P.O Box 750 Roslyn

509-649-3099

Aster Inn

521 E. 1st St. Cle Elum

509-674-2551

10

Flying Horseshoe Ranch

3190 Red Bridge Rd. Cle Elum

509-674-2366

20

Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center

16170 Manastash Rd. Ellensburg

509-962-2780

Unionville Ranch

1750 Emerick Rd. Cle Elum

509-857-2235

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CAMPGROUNDS/RV Days Inn RV Park/ E&J Resort

901 Berry Rd. Ellensburg

509-933-1500

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Kittitas Valley Event Center

512 N. Poplar Ellensburg

509-962-7639 • 800-426-5340

20

KOA Campground

32 S. Thorp Hwy. Ellensburg

509-925-9319 • 800-562-7616

110

Sun Country Golf & RV

841 Saint Andrews Dr. Cle Elum

509-674-2226

14

Vantage Riverstone Seasonal RV Park

551 Main St.,

509-856-2800

100

Washington State Horse Park

1202 Douglas Munro Blvd. Cle Elum

509-635-4111

23

Whispering Pines RV Park

Whispering Pines Dr. Cle Elum

509-674-7278

35

Yakima River RV Park

791 Ringer Loop, Ellensburg

509-925-4734

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Vantage

Includes Days Inn ammenities

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100 RV hook-ups and free parking

Tent camping & cabins also available, pets allowed, showers, laundry

18-hole golf course Playground, basketball court, hot showers, laundry facilities

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Horses welcome, pasture, 14 tent sites, clubhouse

Campgrounds

# of campsites available

Other accommodations

Beverly

25 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road 9737

14 tent/picnic

No potable water. Pack all trash out

Big Pines Recreation Site

At mile post 9.5 on State Route 821. Boat launch

38

Boat launch

Cle Elum River

Located at the head of Lake Cle Elum along the Cle Elum River. Salmon La Sac/Highway 903; 15 miles north of Cle Elum

23 trailer/tent

No Potable water. Fishing, boating, hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking.

Eagle Valley Campground

390 Watson Cutoff Rd. Cle Elum WA 98922

100 rv/campsites

Dry Camping, water and power hook ups, tents, RV storage

Icewater Camp

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

14

Icicle Creek Campground

Take I-90 Exit 93 Elk Heights/Taneum Creek go north about 1/4 mile to Thorp Prairie Road. Turn right and go about 3.5 miles to East Taneum Rd. Turn right and cross over I-90 to West Taneum Road/Forest Service Road 33. Turn right travel for 8.5 miles. Campground is on the left.

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Kachess

27 miles from Cle Elum , 5.5 miles off Interstate 90, Exit 62

Ken Wilcox Campground

From summit of Blewett Pass on Highway 97, 24 miles northeast of Cle Elum. Travel south about 4 miles on Forest Road 9716 to the junction with Road 9712. Follow Road 9712 for about 4 miles to the campground.

Lake Easton State Park

Located 15 miles west of Cle Elum and 15 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass. Take Exit 70 on I-90

Lmuma Creek Recreation Site

At mile post 12 on State Route 821

Manastash Camp

From I-90 Exit 101 - Thorp travel south for 2 miles on Thorp Highway. Turn right on Cove Road and go 4 14 individual trailer/tent miles to Manastash Road. Turn right and follow Manastash Road, which becomes Forest Service Road 31 and 3 group sites for 19 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 3104, Campground is on the right.

Mineral Springs Campground

Located along Highway 97, this campground offers 7 trailer/tent sites and a group site with a 50 person capacity.

7 trailer/tent sites

Owhi Campground

From Cle Elum and/or Roslyn, take State Highway 903 north 16 miles  then turn left on Forest Road 46 / Cooper River Road. Follow signs to Cooper Lake, travel about 5.3 miles, and turn right on Road 4616. Campground is on left on spur road 113.

22 tent-only

Red Mountain

From Cle Elum,WA head north on Highway 903 / Salmon La Sac Road for 16 miles. Campground is on the left after Cle Elum Lake.

Riders Camp

25 miles west of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3100

Roza Recreation Site

At mile post 7, above the Roza Dam on State Rout 821

Salmon La Sac Campground

From Cle Elum, WA travel north on Highway 903 / Salmon la Sac Road for 19 miles. Stay left on Salmon La Sac road to the campground. The campground is on the left, just past Cayuse Campground.

South Fork Meadow

Approximately 23 miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

3

Swauk

From Cle Elum, WA travel east on Highway 970/97 for approximately 26 miles. Campground is on the right.

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Tamarack Springs Campground

25 miles south of Cle Elum on Forest Service Road 3120.

Taneum Campground

From I-90 Exit 93, Elk Heights/Taneum Creek travel north 1/4 mile to Thorp Prairie Road. Turn right and go about 3.5 miles to East Taneum Road. Turn right and cross over I-90 then turn right on West Taneum Road, which becomes Forest Service Road 33. Drive about 6 miles to Taneum Campground on the left.

Taneum Junction

20+ miles north of Ellensburg on Forest Service Road 3300

Umtanum Recreation Site

Near mile post 17 on the Yakima River Canyon Highway (State Route 821).

Wanapum State Park Recreation Area

About 29 miles northeast of Ellensburg in Vantage

Bathroom, no potable water.

100

2 boat launches, picnic area

19 trailer/tent sites

Stock water only. Campground/ Horsecamp

90 tent 45 full RV hookup sites 2 hiker/biker sites

Dump station, restrooms, showers, water, parking

7

10 single

No water or hookups

No potable water Restroom

5 67 Rv/tent sites

Bathroom, Campground Host, Potable Water.

No amenities

11

Potable water, bathroom, campground host No potable water

6

Undeveloped boat access

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1201 Bagels

1201 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-2122

ABC Donuts

304 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-925-2266

Arby’s

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509-962-5555

In Hotel Windrow, NE corner of 5th & Main, Ellensburg

509-962-8000

730 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-2337

Blue Rock Saloon

404 N. Pine St, Ellensburg

509-933-1008

Brix by Elevage Wine Company

109 W. 3rd Ave, Ellensburg

509-933-2749

Brooklyn’s Pizzeria

716 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-9855

Buzz Inn Steakhouse

2202 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-3922

Café C5

213 W. 4th Ave Ste 104, Ellensburg

509-859-2004

Canyon River Grill

14706 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-2309

Carl’s Jr.

1303 S. Opportunity St., Ellensburg

509-933-3006

Cattledog Pizza

409 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-1212

China Inn

1003 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-4140

Copper Kettle

210 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-5644

Cornerstone Pie

307 E. 5th Ave., Ellensburg Corner of 4th Ave. & Pearl St., Ellensburg 1709 #2 S. Canyon Rd. Ellensburg, 204 S. Water St. , Ellensburg 306 S. Main St. #2, Ellensburg

509-933-3600 509-962-9333 509-925-7410 509-962-6333 509-925-2253

Dairy Queen

1601 N. Currier St, Ellensburg, 1101 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-5542 509-925-5442

Dakota Cafe

417 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-925-4783

Dirk’s Pizza

408 . Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-7070

Domino’s Pizza

710 N. Anderson, Ellensburg

509-925-3800

El Caporal

201 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-5228

Ellensburg Brewery & Tilted Tree Cidery

206 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-4005

Ellensburg Pasta Co. & Bruce’s Place

600 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-3330

Fidelina’s Mexican Restaurant

410 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-962-2347

Fiesta en Jalisco

1315 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-4422

Gard Vintners Tasting Room

311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-925-1095

Golden Dragon

1302 S. Ruby St., Ellensburg

509-925-2272

Grapes -n- Crepes

115 E. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-962-8463

Hot Diggity Dog

300 N. Main St., Ellensburg

IHOP

2704 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg

509-925-2444

Jack in the Box

115 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-2833

Jennika’s Coffee House

1300 N. Dolarway Rd, Ellensburg

509-925-3632

Jimmy John’s

1307 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-4400

Kabob House

119 W. 5th Ave., Ellensburg

509-201-1440

Kiku-Chan Japanese Food

702 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-962-1200

Koletty’s Koffee

105 E. Umptanum Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7632

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant

1318 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7898

Los Chilangos

310 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-398-8610

Lunchbox Cafe

409 N. Ruby, Ellensburg

509-933-3332

Lutong Pinoy

111 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-307-7841

McDonald’s

1304 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-5559

Monster Melts

107 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-968-6101

Nirvana Inn & Grill

720 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-968-5300

Oyama Sushi & Steakhouse

506 S. Main St., Ste. 1, Ellensburg

509-933-3389

Palace Cafe

323 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-2327

Panda Garden

207 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-2090

Papa Murphy’s Take-n-Bake Pizza

205 W. Tacoma, Ellensburg

509-962-9282

Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery

1504 Hwy 97, Ellensburg

509-925-4662

Pho Central

201 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-9057

Pita Pit

111 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-7482

Pizza Dirks

408 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-7070

Pizza Hut

805 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-7888

Red Horse Diner

1518 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-1956

Rodeo City BBQ

204 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-962-2727

Rossow’s U-Tote-Em

807 W. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-1500

Saks Family Restaurant

2300 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-962-3999

Saucey Food Truck

704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg

Subway

1512 Hwy 97, Ellensburg 1301 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg 1005 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-5310 509-962-2383 509-925-4422

Sugar Thai Cuisine

306 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-933-4224

Taco Bell

1406 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-4052

Taco Del Mar

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509-962-3009

Tacos Chalito 2

601 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-306-1394

Tacos Chalito Truck

209 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-962-5643

Teriyaki & Wok

1210 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-933-7030

The Boss Brazilian Barbecue

1713 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-968-5588

The Early Bird

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108 S. Water St., Ellensburg

509-968-5288

The Horseshoe Tavern

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106 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-4044

The Mule

119 E. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-968-5558

The Pearl Bar & Grill

402 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-962-6100

The Porch

608 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-4488

The Pub by Iron Horse Brewery

412 N. Main St., Ellensburg

509-834-7838

The Red Pickle

301 N. Pine St., Ellensburg

509-367-0003

The Soup Bowl

429 Main St., Ellensburg

509-933-3354

The Tav

117 W. 4th Ave., Ellensburg

509-925-3939

Utopia Frozen Yogurt & Coffee House

706 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-1400

Vinman’s Bakery

700 E. University Way #2, Ellensburg

509-933-1850

Wendy’s

1510 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-4404

Westside Pizza

301 S. Main St., Ellensburg

509-925-3900

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Williams’ Campus U-Tote-Em

810 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-925-1600

Winegar’s

1013 University Way, Ellensburg, 111 E. University Way, Ellensburg

509-933-1821

Wing Central

1801 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg

509-962-5400

Wing Central’s Roadhouse Grill

101 W. Umptanum Rd., Ellensburg

509-925-7200

Yellow Church Cafe

111 S. Pearl St., Ellensburg

509-933-2233.

Blustery’s

301 Vantage Hwy., Vantage

509-856-2434

Timeout Saloon

101 S. Mai St, Kittitas

509-968-9111

509 Bake House

207 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-656-4313

Beau’s Pizza & Pasta

124 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-9798

Best of Thai

321 E 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-6854

Boxcar Billy’s

115 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

Burger King

808 W. Davis St., Cle Elum

509-674-7773

Caboose Bar & Grill

115 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-0467

Cle Elum Bakery

501 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-2233

Cottage Cafe

911 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-2922

Dairy Queen

302 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-7172

El Caporal Restaurant

105 W. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-4284

Glondo’s Sausage Co.

216 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-5755

Gunnar’s Bistro

811 Hwy 970 #6, Cle Elum

509-674-6774

Gunnar’s Coffee Cabin

108 N. Oaks St., Cle Elum

509-674-2524

Liberty Cafe

19601 Hwy 97, Cle Elum

509-857-2030

Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant

812 W. Davis St, Cle Elum

509-674-5790

Mama Vallone’s

302 W. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-5174

McDonald’s

702 W. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2005

Mike’s Tavern

427 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-5252

Parlour Car Wine Bar Bistro

105 Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum

509-260-0722

Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co.

121 N Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum

509-674-3864

Ploy Thai Bistro

807 W Davis St., Cle Elum

509-674-6873

Portals at Suncadia

3600 Suncadia Trail

509-649-6400

Orchard Restaurant

212 1st St., Cle Elum

509-852-2900

Owens Meats

502 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2530

Red Arrow Drive In

1011 E. 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-2254

Sahara Pizza

513 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-5444

Smokey’s Bar-B-Que

801 Milwaukee, S Cle Elum

509-674-2006

Stella’s

316 W. 1st St Suite 1/2, Cle Elum

509-674-6816

Subway

207 W. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-3777

Sunset Café

318 E. 1st St, Cle Elum

509-674-2241

Swiftwater Cellars

301 Rope Rider Dr, Cle Elum

509-674-6555

Taco Bell

801 W. Davis, Cle Elum

509-674-6900

The Turnout

702 S 1st St., Cle Elum

509-674-3468

Twin Pines Drive-In

1901 Hwy 970, Cle Elum

509-674-4362

Basecamp Books & Bites

110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Box 850, Roslyn

509-649-3821

Maggie’s Pantry

107 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3771

Marko’s Place

106 N. 1st St, Roslyn

509-649-2349

Red Bird Café

102 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3209

Roots BBQ

201 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

Roslyn Brewing Company

208 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2232

Roslyn Café

201 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2763

Roslyn Mexican Grill

103 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

509-649-3599

Roslyn Roadhouse

204 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-3125

The Brick

100 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2643

The Coal Chute Cafe & Pub

719 S 1st St., Roslyn

509-649-5317

The Hideaway

104 N. 1st St., Roslyn

509-649-2992

Village Pizza

105 W. Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

509-649-2992

Old Number 3

8381 State Rt 903, Ronald

509-649-3301

The Last Resort

14254 Salmon La Sac Rd, Ronald

509-649-2222

Commonwealth

10 Pass Life Way #1, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-0808

DruBru

10 Pass Life Way #3, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-0700

Easton Saloon

1860 Rail Road St, Easton

509-656-2309

Mountain High Hamburgers

2941 W. Sparks Rd, Easton

509-656-3037

Parkside Café

2560 W Sparks Rd, Easton

509-656-2531

Red Mountain Coffee

773 State Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-7337

Summit Pancake House

601 State Route 906, Snoqualmie Pass

425-434-6249

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105 W. 3rd Ave., Ellensburg

Dinner

1600 N. Currier St., Ellensburg

Wild Huckleberry Restaurant

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Ellensburg Kittitas & Vantage

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BEST OF KITTITAS COUNTY Dr. Samantha Taylorr Be s t Ve terinarian

Thank you for voting as

Ellensburg Animal Hospital

$10

off green fees with coupon

(cart rental required, Mon-Thur only)

Michael Fuller, DVM • Daniel D Charlton, DVM Michelle Charlton, DVM • Samantha Taylor, DVM

841 St Andrews Dr, Cle Elum, WA 98922

(509) 674-2226 • golfsuncountry.com

1896495

Best Farmer Friendly Store 500 W Third Ave, Ellensburg 1504 S 36th Ave, Yakima 509-925-5397

Providing quality, compassionate care for your pets, horses and livestock since 1950.

1800 Vantage Hwy. at Pfenning Road • Ellensburg | www.eburgvet.com Visit us on Facebook

509-925-2833

509.925.6553

Open M-F 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Smile

Physical Therapy ● Strength & Conditioning Classes

512 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA

1870647

Phone 509-925-1475

www.shawsfurnitureandappliance.com

Certified Technicians for Your Automotive Needs

BEST GIFT SHOP AND FLORIST 120 E 4th Ave, Ellensburg (509) 925-4149

Oil Changes General Maintenance Brakes • Alignment Tune-Ups 509-962-2635

We’re so much more than just a shipping store! Printing • Graphic Design • Mailboxes • Notary

110 W. Sixth Ave., Ellensburg 509-962-3810 store2112@theupsstore.com

WWW.SETHMOTORS.COM 105 SOUTH MAIN STREET

BEST NEW BUSINESS

509-925-6220 CanyonViewPT.com

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www.pearlcaredental.com 2401 W. Dolarway Rd. Ellensburg

1896497

Quality & Selection…Nailed It!

509.962.4000

1791 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg, WA

www.knudsonlumber.com

1617 Vantage Hwy (509) 306-2332

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Providing quality home furnishings to Ellensburg and beyond for over 120 years.

Pavers • retaining Walls • stePPing stones 1896494


BEST OF KITTITAS COUNTY 1896531

C.W. BARBERSHOP 808 UNIVERSITY WAY ELLENSBURG, WA 509.962.2599 WALK-INS WELCOME!

““Place Place to get coffee” As voted by the readers of the Daily Record.

Five

4th & Main Downtown Ellensburg 925-2327

Convenient Locations!

1896525

CINDY BACON

604 W. University Way • Ellensburg

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The Red Pickle 301 N Pine St, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 367-0003

509-899-7970

A unique setting for all your special events.

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D&M Coffee D&M Coffee DRIVe-tHRU D&M Coffee Downtown BeHInD CoRneRStone PIe Canyon 1711 Canyon Road 323 N Pearl St 307 East 5th Avenue 933-3600 962-9333 D&M Coffee DRIVe-tHRU D&M Coffee 204 South Water Kittitas Valley Healthcare 962-6333 603 South Chestnut

Owner • Groomer

1896522

Great Service • Quality • Installations Fair Prices • Free Estimates 962-9871

Green Business of the Year 2008

OPEN DAILY • www.dmcoffee.com

Professional Grooming Brad & Burke Heating & Air Conditioning

Fresh, LocaLLy roasted, organic & Fair trade coFFee

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Best Service, Best Bar Food, Best Dining, Best Cocktail, Best Breakfast, AND AGAIN Best Family Restaurant!

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To Our #1 Customers for voting us the BEST... 8 years in a row!

Ellensburg’s Own Since 1990! Proudly Offering

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Kittitas County’s Best

Now Mobile! Best Roofing ContRaCtoR of 2018

Nicely landscaped lawn 4,300 sf enclosed heated and air conditioned building

McIntosh Ranch

A&R Smith ConStRuCtion (509) 607-9881

7820 Hwy. 97 Ellensburg, WA

(509) 929-3675

Like us on Facebook

810 E. UnivErsity Way (509) 925-1600

Like us on

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We Deliver 200 E. Mountain View Avenue, Ellensburg Voted Best Grocery Store In Kittitas County

962-7770

d a i l y lunch specials freSh, homemade pastries! Sandwichesfashionedonourfreshbreadswith qualitymeatsandcheesesfromourdeli

Voted Best Sandwich in Kittitas County

Thank y you voTing ou for v oTing us besT besT pizza in kiTTiTas kiTT kiTT TTiiTas counTy! counT coun Ty!

Like us on Facebook for daily special updates!

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Fresh resh Baked Breads Daily

307 E. 5th Ave, Corner of 5th & Sprague

509.933.3600

For online ordering visit Cornerstonepie.com

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15th Annual

ELLENSBURG FILM FESTIVAL the quirkiest film festival in the Pacific Northwest

OCTOBER 4th - 5th - 6th Showing films from all around the world - shorts, features, and documentaries - that otherwise would not be shown in Ellensburg. This year, the Festival is going RETRO! We're bringing back a few classic films to mix in with the quirky and unique. Ticket sales start in the summer of 2019. Screenings take place at the McConnell Theatre Complex on campus and at the Hal Holmes Center in downtown Ellensburg. EFF is a part of the Laughing Horse Arts Foundation, a private nonprofit of arts organizations.

FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER, EVERY YEAR

ellensburgfilmfestival.com

Try some of our specialty smoked products:

• Marinated Chicken, Steaks, & Tri-Tips • Beef Steaks aged to perfection

Look for a Owens Meats vending machine coming oming tto a location tion near you! y

Family Owned & Operated since 1887 Experienced Meat Cutters & Always Friendly Service

502 E. First Street • Cle Elum, WA 98922 509-674-2530

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Amenities include:

• Your morning breakfast • Indoor pool/hot tub – Free Wi-Fi • In room microwave & refrigerators • Pet friendly hotel 1722 Canyon Road Ellensburg • 509.925.7037 fax 509.925.7046 • Gm.wa069@choicehotels.com

1886646

• Smoked Jerky • Pepperoni by the yard • Fresh & Smoked Sausage


BID RIGHT, DONE RIGHT At Oyama, we strive to provide the best Japanese food made with the freshest ingredients for our customers.

• Gas Piping • Furnace Installations • Duct Work • Air Conditioning • Heating

Gift cards avail able

BOUNDED INSURED

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• Trane • Mitsubishi Electric • Mini Split • Diamond Dealer • Lic# BIDMEMI861DK

BID MECHANICAL

Open 7 Days a Week 506 S. Main St., Ste. 1 Ellensburg, WA

SERVING KITTITAS COUNTY FOR OVER 30 YEARS

933-3389

BidMechanical.com • Office: 509.968.3267 xx xxx xxx

1885194

Round up your friends & head to the Ranch!

SErvin

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growi • Annua ng nEE ls dS • Veggie • Perennials s • Tree & Shru • Pottin bs g Soil • Compo st BRING YOUR HORSES

SilverRidgeRanch.com/ Come explore our four-season vacationland!

Reservations: 509-656-0275

509.925.BLUE (2583)

1889399

1663 Vantage Hwy - Behind Armstrong Stove & Spa SNOWMOBILING

182 Silver Ridge Ranch Road, Easton, WA

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HOME OF THREE ELLENSBURG ICONS

WESTERNCULTURE & ART CENTER

CLYMER MUSEUM & GALLERY ELLENSBURG RODEO HALL OF FAME WESTERN ART ASSOCIATION

WESTERN HERITAGE meets MODERN LIFE The WCAC Alliance welcomes you!

FIND WEST at theat Clymer Gallery! Gallery! FINDYOUR YOUR WEST the Clymer Join us on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month

Join us on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month for for new new exhibits, exhibits, live livemusic, music,wine, wine,and andappetizers. appetizers.

clymermuseum.org WWW.CLYMERMUSEUM.ORG

join forour our annual join ususfor annual

Induction Banquet InductIon B anquet &&aArt rt aAuction uctIon o x e at s othe f FCWU a mSURC e ” – 4:30pm August 29,“ B 2019 of Fame” on “Boxes August 29, 2019 onThursday displaybefore at WCaC July 20 – augevery 28 year on the Labor Day Weekend, ERHOF.COM erhof.com Preserving the history and traditions of the Ellensburg Rodeo

Preserving the history and traditions of the Ellensburg Rodeo

National & Auction NationalFine FineArtArtShow Show & Auction THE THIRD WEEKEND IN MAY ALWAYS THE ALWAYS THIRD WEEKEND IN MAY

Come see the Goodey Gallery, a for place for new and Come see the Goodey Gallery, a place new and established artists to display and sell their established artists to display and sell their artwork,artwork, as well as as well as share their creativity andand technical skills with thewith public. share their creativity technical skills the public.

westernartassociation.org WESTERNARTASSOCIATION.ORG

promoting interest in western art promoting interest in western artpreserving and artifacts, and artifacts, and our and preserving our unique western heritage unique western heritage

LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC RAMSAY BUILDING 416 NORTH PEARL STREET, ELLENSBURG (509) 962-6416

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THE ALL NEW

2019 FORD TRUCKS

f-150

raptor RANGER

1889042 1845854

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Welcome . . . to Central Washington University

Central Washington University earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award—the only university in Washington to be honored four out of the last five years. We’re also one of the most affordable. With more than $109 million annually in financial assistance, the average annual out-of-pocket tuition for students is $3,000. Find your niche in one of our exciting degree programs with award-winning faculty. Make a smart investment in your future. At Central, you’re always welcome.

Welcome to Ellensburg. Join us on campus for one of our many events. Visit cwu.edu/events. CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX Institution. For accommodation email: DS@cwu.edu.

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