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I-90 Corridor Communities from Snoqualmie Pass to Vantage


Vacation Planner & Relocation Guide

Events Coal Mining, Logging & Railroad History

Year ‘round recreation

Lodging Dining Things to Do Newcomer’s Information



Cle Elum Roslyn Easton Suncadia Snoqualmie Pass Ronald South Cle Elum Thorp Liberty Ellensburg Kittitas Vantage

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MESSAGES - Welcome to Kittitas County! Kittitas County Board of Commissioners

Paul Jewell District 1

Alan Crankovich District 2

Mark McClain District 3

We welcome you to Kittitas County, just 100 miles east of Seattle across the Cascade Range in the geographic center of the state, situated at the crossroads of I-90 and I-82. The Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade Range forms our boundary to the west, one of the most popular attractions in the Pacific Northwest. To the east is the great Columbia River. Our region is flush with trails and parks offering something for everyone. Topography in our county varies from the ruggedly forested Alpine Lakes Wilderness of the Wenatchee National Forest in the snow-capped majesty of the Cascade Mountains and Snoqualmie National Forest, to the mighty Columbia Gorge, which channels the river through sheer rock canyons and winds it around gently rolling hills. We are a four seasons Mecca for recreationists, with comparable amenities in any one of several attractive communities ready to invite you in. We’re delighted to have you. Enjoy your stay. About Kittitas County: Year Organized: 1883 County Seat: Ellensburg

Population: 39,400 Land Area: 2,315 sq. mi. Elevation: 478’ to 7881’

2009 Pioneer Queen Bea Rogalski Welcome to Kittitas County. I want to tell you I’ve lived here since 1946. I started from scratch, when everyone had their own garden and livestock. I’ve seen this county grow, since the day when it was prospering with industries like coal mining and logging – and the people have never changed: hard working, community minded, and the friendliest you’ll ever find anywhere. It’s a beautiful place to live and to visit. I’ve always felt safe here, surrounded by the majestic scenery of the Pacific Northwest. I want to share with you a story about my Aunt Mae. She traveled extensively around this great country of ours, and when she came to Kittitas County for the first time she said, “This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen,” without exception. I believe that to be true. So again, welcome. Enjoy your stay and – do come back again.

(Look for more messages awaiting you inside this guide!)

Cle Elum Mayor, Charles Glondo Welcome to Cle Elum, at the heart of Washington state, a four seasons gateway to alpine wilderness, one of the state’s most popular destinations for outdoor recreationists of every persuasion. The city is steeped in history, rich with an old world cultural influence reflected in our downtown district, host to a variety of restaurants, a century-old bakery, state renowned butcher shops, country breakfast nooks, lodging retreats, and a healthy variety of sole proprietor storefronts. Nestled between the Yakima and Cle Elum Rivers, we offer a friendly, comfortable, smalltown atmosphere, with plenty of fresh mountain air and night skies full of stars. This is a great place to enjoy About Cle Elum: life and to get in touch with a pace that’s Year Organized: 1902 easy on the mind, rejuvenating to the Population: 1,770 heart. Whether you’re in the city for a Land Area: 1.5 sq. mi. short visit or a long one, I wholeheartedly Elevation: 1980’ wish you a happy and memorable visit.

Roslyn Mayor, Jeri Porter Welcome to Roslyn, a Pacific Northwest mountain hamlet steeped in history written by coal miners, home of television’s Emmy-winning series Northern Exposure. We’re a living expression of smalltown America looked like and felt like – back in the day. We are a Preserve America Community with 27 properties on our Historic Register. Our rich heritage lingers in our buildings, our 32 ethnic cemeteries, the mining slag piles framing our borders, and the Coal Miners Memorial. Our museum is one of the best in the county. Roslyn is also an entry and exit point where you can relax before and after your expedition. We have miles of trails fit for hikers and bikers, About Roslyn: horseback riders, cross country skiers, Year Organized: 1886 and snowmobile enthusiasts. I’m so happy Population: 936 to have this opportunity to open the door Land Area: 4.8 sq. mi. and invite you in. It’s nice to have you. Elevation: 2,280’ Enjoy your visit and … do come again.

South Cle Elum Mayor, Jim DeVere Welcome to one of the smallest towns in the state. We have no hub-bub. Visit Iron Horse State Park, site of the historic Milwaukee Railroad Depot. Or stop in at the classic bed and breakfast next door, where you can spend the night in an old fashioned caboose. From South Cle Elum you can hop on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, a magnificent way to tour the countryside on foot, on horseback, or by wagon. Via the trail you can follow the Yakima River. Don’t forget to bring your fishing rod, and by the way, for the secAbout South Cle Elum: ond year our town is host to the Rails to Year Organized: 1911 Ales Brewfest, featuring over 30 craft Population: 510 brews. We’ll have live music and plenty Land Area: 0.4 sq. mi. to eat. Drop by for a visit. Nice to have Elevation: 1,980’ you in town. Enjoy your stay.



2009 EVENTS CALENDAR  SATURDAY, MAY 23 – Easton Memorial Day Parade, Festival and Cabin Creek Cruisers Car Show Contact: Johnny Cunningham, (509) 656-2476

 SUNDAY, MAY 24 – Roslyn Roslyn Riders Poker Ride Contact: Ralph Griffin, (509) 674-2404  MONDAY, MAY 25 – Roslyn Memorial Day Service at Veterans Cemetery Contact: Roslyn City Hall, (509) 649-3105

 SUNDAY, MAY 31 – Cle Elum Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Contact: Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber, (509) 674-5958

JUNE 2009

 SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – Cle Elum & Easton High School Graduations  TBA – Easton Kid’s Fishing Derby at Lavendar Lake Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District, (509) 852-1110  SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – Cle Elum ‘Roads of Wonder’ Sun Country Community Day Contact: Paulette Wolfe, (509) 674-4666

 SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – Cle Elum Wine Tasting – UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third St. Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530  FRI, SAT & SUN, JUNE 12-13-14 – South Cle Elum 100th Celebration Depot Days with the Cascade Rail Foundation – South Cle Elum Depot Contact: Mary Pittis, (509) 674-5939

 SATURDAY, JUNE 13 – Roslyn Roslyn’s Lithuania Cemetery Monument Dedication Contact: William Zalpiai,  FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 19-20 – Cle Elum Upper Kittitas County Relay For Life at CERHS Contact: Liz Bauer, (509) 674-5519  SATURDAY, JUNE 20 – Cle Elum Ride for Life Support Harley Poker Run & BBQ Information: or (509) 674-2968  SATURDAY, JUNE 20 – Ellensburg Dachshunds on Parade, 11:00 a.m. Contact: Jan Callahan, (509) 929-1291

 FRIDAY, JUNE 26 – Suncadia U.K.C. Rotary Golf Tournament Contact: Dave Lockwood, (509) 674-0900  SATURDAY, JUNE 27 – Cle Elum Pioneer Days Coronation at Cle Elum Eagles Contact: Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber, (509) 674-5958  SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 27-28 – Cle Elum Cowboy Rendezvous hosted by the Cle Elum Downtown Association Held in the Wye Park, downtown Cle Elum.

 FRIDAY, JULY 31 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551  AUG 2-9 – Upper Kittitas County “Fresh Air Artist Festival” Contact:  EVERY SUNDAY THRU SEPT. 13 – Roslyn Roslyn Sunday Market open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Info:; (509) 649-2695  SATURDAY, AUG. 1 – Roslyn Black Pioneer Picnic in the City Park Contact: Kanashibushan, (509) 649-3569  SATURDAY, AUG. 2 – Cle Elum Steak Feed at the UKC Senior Center 719 E. Third Street. Info: Center, (509) 674-7530

 JULY 4-5 – Cle Elum/Roslyn/Ronald Pioneer Days Celebration Contact: CE/R Chamber, (509) 674-5958

 FRI., SAT. & SUN., AUG. 1-2-3 Courage Classic Bicycle Tour Snoqualmie, Blewett & Stevens Passes Contact: Jeff Randle, (253) 403-4374

 SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 4-5 Friends of Roslyn Library Annual Book Sale Contact: Roslyn Library, (509) 649-3420

 SATURDAY, AUG. 15 – Cle Elum Cruise Cle Elum Car Show Contact: Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber, (509) 674-5958

 EVERY SUNDAY THRU SEPT. 13 – Roslyn Roslyn Sunday Market open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Info:; (509) 649-2695

 SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUG. 15-16 – Roslyn 2nd Annual Community Yard/Sidewalk Sales Contact: (509) 649-3650 •

 SATURDAY, JULY 11 – South Cle Elum Rails to Ales Brewfest in cooperation with Cascade Rail Foundation and Washington State Parks & Rec. Commission, 4-10 p.m. Contact: Lynne Thomas, (509) 674-6231  SATURDAY, JULY 11 – Roslyn Run to Roslyn Car Show in the Park Contact: Ivan Osmonovich, (509) 674-2233  FRIDAY, JULY 17 – Suncadia 5th Annual Life Support Golf Classic Inv. Tumble Creek Private Course Contact: • (509) 304-5055  SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 18-19 – Cle Elum Upper Kittitas County Baseball Tourn. (9 & under) Contact: Ganon Geiger, (509) 260-1345  SUNDAY, JULY 19 – Roslyn Croatian Picnic at the Roslyn City Park Contact: Gerri Ash, (509) 649-2732  SUNDAY, JULY 19 – Ellensburg Whiskey Dick Triathlon Contact: Ellensburg Chamber, 1-888-925-2204  JULY 24-25-26 – Ellensburg Jazz In The Valley Contact: Ellensburg Chamber, 1-888-925-2204

 SATURDAY, AUG. 22 – Ellensburg Kickoff Breakfast and Jr. Rodeo Parade Contact: Rodeo Office, 800-637-2444  FRIDAY, AUG. 28 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551  SATURDAY, AUG. 29 – Ellensburg Ellensburg Junior Rodeo, Rodeo Arena/Fairgrounds Contact: Rodeo Office, 1-800-637-2444


 SATURDAY, JUNE 13 – Easton Easton Ponds Fishing Derby Contact: Johnny Cunningham, (509) 656-2476

 FRIDAY, JUNE 26 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551

JULY 2009

 FRIDAY, MAY 29 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551

 JUNE 21 - SEPT. 13 – Roslyn Roslyn Sunday Market open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Information:; (509) 649-2695


MAY 2009

 MAY 22 - JUNE 7 – Iron Horse State Park John Wayne Pioneer Wagons & Riders Association 28th Annual Cross State Ride Info:

 EVERY SUNDAY THRU SEPT. 13 – Roslyn Roslyn Sunday Market open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Info:; (509) 649-2695  THURSDAY - MONDAY, SEPT. 3-7 Kittitas County Fair Ellensburg Rodeo & Fairgrounds Contact: Fair Office, 1-800-426-5340  FRIDAY-MONDAY, SEPT. 4-7 – Ellensburg Ellensburg Rodeo; info: 1-800-637-2444  SAT & SUN, SEPT. 6-7 – Roslyn 11th Annual Coal Miner’s Festival Contact: City of Roslyn, (509) 649-3105  SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 – Cle Elum 9th Annual Life Support Dinner & Auction Contact: Life Support, (509) 304-5055

 SATURDAY, JUNE 20 – Sun Country Golf Course Kiwanis ‘Dollars for Scholars’ Golf Tournament Contact: Linda Metzer, (509) 674-5991

 JULY 24-25-26 – Roslyn Moosefest 2009: Northern Exposure Fan Festival Contact: Kurt Lutterman, (425) 890-8675 or visit

 SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 – Ellensburg Paint Ellensburg; Gallery One, (509) 925-2670

 SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 20-21 Mountains to Sound Greenway Discovery Days Seattle waterfront to Kittitas County Celebration Information:; (206) 383-5565

 SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 25-26 – Cle Elum Upper Kittitas County Baseball Tourn. (12 & under) Contact: Ganon Geiger, (509) 260-1345

 SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT. 19-20 – Ellensburg Old Time Threshing Bee Olmstead State Park east of Ellensburg Contact: Ellensburg Chamber, 1-888-925-2204



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 WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25 – Cle Elum Thanksgiving Community Potluck Lunch UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third Street Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530  FRIDAY, NOV. 27 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551  FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOV. 27-28 – Ellensburg “Moments To Remember” Contact: Ellensburg Chamber, 1-888-925-2204

 SATURDAY, OCT. 3 – Kittitas County Manastash Metric Bike Ride Contact: RSVP, (509) 962-4311

 SATURDAY, NOV. 28 – Roslyn Roslyn Winterfest Contact: Jennifer, (509) 649-3650

 SATURDAY, OCT. 3 – Roslyn 6th Annual “Paws on Parade” Contact: Jennifer, (509) 649-3650

 SATURDAY, NOV. 28 – Suncadia Tinsel & Glitz Festival of Trees – Dinner & Auction Contact: Life Support, (509) 304-5055

 SATURDAY, OCT. 10 – Teanaway Swauk-Teanaway Grange Annual Hunters Breakfast 1361 Ballard Hill Road; info - (509) 674-2708

 SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – Teanaway Grange Hall Swauk-Teanaway Grange Social & Dance Contact: Gerry Lloyd, (509) 674-1989  FRIDAY, OCT. 30 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551  SATURDAY, OCT. 31 – Cle Elum Halloween Parade, 4:00 p.m. downtown Info: Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber, (509) 674-5958


 SATURDAY, NOV. 7 – Cle Elum Veteran’s Day Community Breakfast UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third St. Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530  TUESDAY, NOV. 10 – Cle Elum Veteran’s Day Program Walter Strom Middle School Info: (509) 649-3560  SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – Teanaway Swauk-Teanaway Grange Christmas Bazaar 1361 Ballard Hill Road; info - (509) 925-3297  SATURDAY, NOV. 14 – Cle Elum Merchant Pre-Holiday Open House Contact: Jamie’s Depot, (509) 674-5497

 TBA – Easton Easton PTSA Holiday Craft Bazaar Easton School (I-90 Exit 71, right at Post Office)  SATURDAY, NOV. 21 – Cle Elum Fall Arts & Crafts Bazaar UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third Street Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530

 SATURDAY, DEC. 5 – Thorp Community Christmas in Thorp K.C. Fire Dist. 1 Fire Station and Thorp School  SATURDAY, DEC. 5 – Cle Elum Hospice ‘Tree of Love’ Memorial Ceremony UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third Street Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530  SATURDAY, DEC. 5 – Cle Elum Christmas in Cle Elum Santa Visits and Parade of Lights Contact: CE/R Chamber, (509) 674-5958  SUNDAY, DEC. 13 – Teanaway Grange Hall Swauk-Teanaway Grange Christmas Dinner Contact: Violet Burke, (509) 674-2708

 SATURDAY, DEC. 19 – Cle Elum Santa Breakfast UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third Street Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530  TBA – Cle Elum Eagles Children’s Christmas Party Contact: Eagles Club, (509) 674-2385  THURSDAY, DEC. 24 – Roslyn Santa Visits Roslyn Christmas Eve, downtown Contact: Roslyn Fire Dept., (509) 649-3105  THURSDAY, DEC. 31 – Cle Elum New Year’s Eve Party at UKC Senior Center Contact: Center, (509) 674-7530


 TBA – Cle Elum Cle Elum Eagles Holiday Craft Bazaar Contact: (509) 674-2385



 SATURDAY, OCT. 3 – Cle Elum UKC Senior Center Harvest Dinner/Auction 719 E. Third Street. Info: (509) 674-7530

 South Cle Elum 10th Annual X-Country Ski & Snowshoe event Iron Horse Inn B&B / Iron Horse State Park Contact: Iron Horse Inn B&B, (509) 674-5939  Cle Elum 4th Annual Crab Feed UKC Senior Center, 719 E. Third Street; (509) 674-7530  Teanaway Swauk-Teanaway Grange Variety Talent Show and Potluck Family Social Contact: Jean Wolf, (509) 312-0825


 Cle Elum 4th Annual Bagna Caulda Festival Dinner Contact: Patti Nicholson, (509) 674-2388

MARCH 2010

 FRIDAY, SEPT. 25 – Roslyn Final Friday Live Music & Art Walk Contact: (509) 649-2551

 SATURDAY, NOV. 21 – Teanaway Grange Hall Swauk-Teanaway Grange Social & Dance Contact: Gerry Lloyd, (509) 674-1989


SEPT. 2009

 SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 3rd Annual Eat at Joe’s Memorial Fundraiser Memorial Dinner • Contact: Angel, (509) 607-9398

 Ellensburg Annual KXLE Home, Business & Garden Expo Contact: (509) 925-1488

 Ellensburg Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering Contact: Ellensburg Chamber, 1-888-925-2204  Cle Elum Cle Elum Eagles Sweetheart Ball Contact: Cle Elum Eagles Club, (509) 674-2385

 Roslyn Running Water Spittoon Race & Nautical Ball Brick Tavern – Contact: Lucky, (509) 649-2643  Roslyn Seussapalooza Auction Chili Feed Contact: Friends of the Roslyn Library, (509) 649-3420

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State Parks in Washington will be open this summer, according to Linda Burnett, Public Affairs officer for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. “Times are tough,” she said, “but we’re thrilled to be open this summer, though we could really use some help.” When you visit a State Park, you can donate the $5 Burnett is asking for and deposit it in a State Park pay tube called an Iron Ranger. Every park has one. You can also donate when renewing your Washington vehicle registration or you can visit There are five State Parks inside Kittitas County, extending from the Columbia River to Easton. Each park offers its own beauty and provides easy access. Hunting inside state park perimeters is prohibited. Iron Horse State Park is touted to be among the longest linear parks in the country. There are no motorized vehicles (except where posted, so snowmobiles can cross) allowed on this old Milwaukee Railroad path, which traverses the entire state of Washington. It’s the Iron Horse State Park and about 100-miles (including the distance in Kittitas County) is maintained as the John Wayne Pioneer Trail (JWPT). The trail is open to all but motorized vehicles. Pets need to be leashed. Be aware that nearly all of the tunnels are closed indefinitely. Officials are working on detours at this time, but there is no telling when they’ll be completed. For details and directions to six trailheads in our county, camping and interpretive stops, visit and click on Iron Horse State Park. Lake Easton State Park is situated right off I-90 near Easton and provides bathrooms, camping, winter and summer trails, swimming, nonmotorized boating, playground equipment and picnic tables with wheelchair access. Call 509-656-2586 for more details and fees. Olmstead Place State Park is a fun place to enjoy a day outing, hike a one-mile trail and learn about community history. No overnight camping is allowed, but the Park offers seventeen picnic tables for day-use. For more information and directions call 509-925-1943. Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is located high on the Columbia River banks. An Interpretive Center offers natural history exhibits, Indian Rock Paintings, and chunks of petrified wood on display. There is no overnight camping at this facility.

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Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Trails: Drive two miles past the Interpretive Center for a look at the Petrified Forest. There are two trails to hike – one easy and one difficult. For directions call the Interpretive Center at 509-856-2700 or Interpretive Trails at 509-856-2710. Wanapum Recreational Area, part of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, is located three-miles south of Vantage on the Columbia River. The Park features a boat launch for motorized craft and campsites with views of the river, desert, and canyon walls. Call 800-226-7688 for camping reservations because it fills up fast.

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Helen McCabe State Park may be little, but it’s well known for great fishing. There is handicap parking and a wheelchair access gate. No overnight camping is allowed. Bring drinking water. There are no bathroom or garbage facilities. Helen McCabe State Park is supervised by the Olmstead Place State Park. For directions call 509-925-1943. Washington State Parks rules are enforced by Park Rangers authorized to issue citations for non-compliance. No parking permits are needed for day-use facilities during the non-snow season. For details about individual parks, camping/boat launching fees, and Washington State Park rules visit



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Salmon Viewing Trail Every year in February and March, from the fish hatchery in Cle Elum, nearly one million, sixinch-long Spring Chinook Salmon are transported by tanker truck to three release facilities in Kittitas County: Easton, Thorp, and Teanaway’s Jack Creek. By the end of May, nearly all the fish have left the release sites on a journey that will take them 400-miles down the Yakima and Columbia rivers to the sea, and then northward to the Gulf of Alaska. There they feed for up to four years before returning to Kittitas County to spawn and die. Find out more about this intriguing circle of life from the hatchery’s summer host family, charged to conduct tours and perform outreach programs with the general public from May through September. If you wind up in Cle Elum between May and September, take a trip to the Salmon Viewing Trail. To get there, follow SR903 out of town toward Lake Cle Elum, through Roslyn and Ronald, and look for the small brown and white sign on the righthand side of SR903 opposite Morrel Road, which reads ‘Salmon Walk.’ Morrel Road will take you to a lefthand turnoff marked with the same sign, where you will find parking and a trail that leads to the river walk. The trail is marked with kiosks explaining the salmon cycle. To get to the hatchery from First Street in Cle Elum, turn south on South Cle Elum Way. Take the right beneath the bridge and follow that road until you see the sign for the hatchery. For more information call the hatchery on 509-674-3704.

COAL MINES TRAIL. Lots of locals use the Coal Mines Trail to ride back and forth to restaurants in Roslyn and Cle Elum. In the winter months, the trail is open to winter recreationists with a sense of adventure to go from Cle Elum up through Roslyn, Ronald and stop off at the Starlite Resort at Lake Cle Elum before returning.

Fresh, Fun & Local Farmers Market In an era of thinking global and buying local, farmers markets are the touchstone. Two excellent markets layout their wares on different weekend days. Kittitas County Farmers Market, Saturdays, MayOctober, found in historic downtown Ellensburg with fresh access to farm country and located on 4th St, between Pearl and Pine. For more information: 12

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THIS MONTH-OLD Spring Chinook Salmon was hatchery born in December 2009. He’ll fatten up on Yakima River bugs, until he reaches six-inches, then he’ll make his run for the Pacific. Find out more about a salmon’s intriguing circle of life, with a visit to the Cle Elum Hatchery anytime this summer, from May through September.

The Coal Mines Trail is a little more than the width of a car, surfaced with gravel, and flat for most of the haul. It’s one of the Upper County’s premier efforts to preserve a piece of their history with a memory lane that winds from Ronald through Roslyn, and to Cle Elum, along the old rail bed that once served the Northern Pacific Railway, beginning in 1886. For 4.7-miles the trail is perfect for horses, too. In winter, outdoor recreationists use the trail for ski-joring, snowshoes, or cross-country skiing on a professionally groomed surface. A free tour booklet guide is available at the NKC Tribune office in Cle Elum, on 807 West Davis Street, Roslyn City Hall, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber Visitor Information Center, 401 W. First St., Cle Elum, and most local museums. The guide provides numbers of several trail signs with historical information, as well as directions to parking and public access spots on the trail. Eight benches along the way offer a place to relax.

Jim Fossett photo

Jim Fossett photo

Take a tour of the Coal Mines Trail

GREAT FINDS at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center located near Vantage. Take a tour through the State Park displays and walk the interpretive trail with petrified specimens.

Discover the Ginkgo Petrified Forest The Ginkgo Petrified Forest provides an exceptional outing for everyone. First, begin the day with a visit to the Interpretive Center, which hovers on the banks of the Columbia River near Vantage. Inside, you’ll see many wonders and have the opportunity to enjoy the expertise of a State Park Ranger. Then, view the “Indian Rock Pictures” just outside the Center (short paved trail). The Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Trails can be your next stop. Continue driving another two miles and visit the on-site trails showing many petrified specimens. You’ll be on your own (bring drinking water) and have choices as to degrees of trail difficulty and time elements. Stay on the trails and watch for rattlesnakes, which are common in this area. For more information, seasonal schedules, and directions visit or call the Interpretive Center at (509) 856-2710 or the Interpretive Trails at (509) 856-2700 Entry donations are appreciated.

Roslyn Sunday Market, June 21-Sept. 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., where the variety of vendors and produce are hard to top. Set in beautiful downtown Roslyn, visitors select from fare dominated by local producers, with a little of the exotic thrown in on the side – all to the musical backdrop of a diverse selection of entertainment. Of special note: artists often set up their easels and take out their paints, creating artwork as you watch. Contact: Jonine Collins, 509-649-2695,


Kodak Film ❖ Magazines ❖ Sun Tan Lotion Newspapers ❖ Gift Items ❖ First Aid Supplies Toys ❖ Name-Brand Cosmetics Russell Stover Candies ❖ Carlton Greeting Cards

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

219 E. First St. Cle Elum, WA


THE STAFF AT CLE ELUM DRUG welcomes you to the area... Rich Grillo - REGISTERED PHARMACIST/OWNER, Carolyn Lehman, Nicole Owens, Bruna Danubio, Jaye Coltrane & Selina Daviston (not picured Ruben MacKenzie).



Relive the grand era of railroading at this unique Bed & Breakfast Inn. Bring your family and stay in a caboose or bring your loved one and enjoy the intimacy of the Bridal Suite with its private Jacuzzi. Stroll or bicycle along the adjacent Iron Horse State Park Trail. Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and a full country breakfast.

Ideal for Small Conferences, Retreats, Reunions & Receptions! 526 Marie Ave. • P.O. Box 629 South Cle Elum, WA 98943

1-800-2-2-TWAIN • 509-674-5939

Keep your items safe and secure at Cle Elum’s newest state-of-the-art facility


Dine In • Take Out • Catering Delivery to Local Businesses

Call 509-674-2075


Lunch Specials Easy access: Hwy. 970 near I-90 Exit #85

Sizes available for snowmobiles & trailers

for New, Prepaid Rentals


Mon-Fri: 11am-8:30pm • Sat.: 12-8:30pm • Sun: Closed

807 W. Davis St., Suite #104, Cle Elum, WA


Self Service ★ Large Capacity Washers ★ New Front-Loading Washers Comfortable & Clean Attendants Available Hours vary 509-674-2135

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OPEN YEAR ROUND ★ 7 DAYS A WEEK 5:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.


6:30AM - 6:30PM

Alternative Health Store

10:00AM - 3:00PM



DISCOUNT TOBACCO, BEER, WINE & ICE 615 East First Street Cle Elum, WA 98922 • 509-674-6965 Chugga-Chugga! Whoo-Whoo!



at the Milwaukee Road Depot in South Cle Elum, WA - easy I-90 Access


July 11

New this year: 2 Washington Wineries Strange Jerome

12 Craft Brewers

Service • Selection • Satisfaction 1008 Canyon Road • Ellensburg, WA 98926 Phone: 509-925-6985 • Fax: 509-925-6083 • 1-866-650-2292

4-10 p.m.

Each pouring 2-3 beers to sample

2 Live Bands!

Dave Rawlinson Band

Listen to music samples, view complete beer list & more at Brewfest website Event Presented by Cascade Rail Foundation, with the generous support of Sponsors & Contributors

Tickets just



in advance $20 at the gate (if not sold out)

Buy online or locally at Tribune Office Supply 807 W. Davis in Cle Elum or Iron Horse Inn B&B 526 Marie Ave in South Cle Elum To get in for the fun, must be at least 21 (ID REQUIRED)

Mountain Auto Parts

104 W. Railroad St. • Cle Elum • 509-674-2555 We offer AAA Members Discounts! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK: 7 A.M. - 6 P.M., MONDAY - FRIDAY 7 A.M. - 5 P.M., SATURDAY • 9 A.M. - 3 P.M., SUNDAY

Show Your Card & Save

A cooperative effort between: WA State Parks and CRF, with support from South Cle Elum’s Hotel/Motel Fund.



History and Genealogy around the County

14 Individual Dealers with Eclectic Inventories!

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! ••• 509-674-1970 215 E. First St. Cle Elum, WA

Scenic Country HALL RENTAL Just 10 Miles East of Cle Elum • Swauk-Teanaway Grange • 1361 Ballard Hill Road

Call for Info on PRICING & BOOKING: Barb/Steve 509-674-2528 Gerry 509-674-1989 Claire 509-857-2580

Two Local Shops, Same Convenient Location! Cuppa

THIS – N – Cuppa THAT

Café & Bakery Come Enjoy... A Cuppa Coffee along with Homemade Soups, Sandwiches, Fresh Baked Goodies & More!

& Come down , see Cameron ! Rob & Alyssa

Bagels, Brownies, Breads, Tarts!

Lots of Indoor Seating!

A great place to start your research in Kittitas County is the History and Genealogy website found at The site is a repository of great stuff, including vital statistics records, a surRoslyn Museum 203 W. Pennsylvania, Roslyn name registry, history and obituaries, in 509-649-2355 addition to a Kittitas County Genealogy. Museums in the county offer a Telephone Museum 221 E. First St., Cle Elum wealth of information, too, including tifacts, photographs, and documents. The Telephone Museum in Cle Elum displays Carpenter House Museum the old-time ‘plug and play’ switchboards. & Art Gallery 301 W. Third St., Cle Elum In Roslyn, curator Nick Henderson, one 509-674-9766 of the Upper County’s most informed tradition bearers, has done a mind-boggling Milwaukee Railroad Depot job of re-assembling Roslyn’s coal mining 801 Milwaukee Road South Cle Elum past, to include a real relic: a train of 509-674-2006 cars once used to transport miners into the mine, which sits outside the museum on a rail constructed by local volunteers. Kittitas County Historical Museum Kittitas County cemeteries in114 E. Third Ave., Ellensburg clude at least three that date back to the 509-925-3778 early and mid-1800s. In Cle Elum rests the headstone of the only coastguardsThorp Grist Mill Museum man in history to receive the Congres509-964-9640 sional Medal of Honor: Douglas Munroe. At the cemetery in Ellensburg view the Olmstead Place State headstone of the city’s namesake. In the Park and Farm Museum Swauk Prairie Cemetery, enter a sacred 921 N. Ferguson Road place where rest many of the pioneer Ellensburg souls who built the county. The town of 509-925-1943 Roslyn is home to a rich diversity of ethN. Kittitas County Tribune nic cemeteries, thirty-two of them, dating 807 W. Davis St., Cle Elum back to 1886. For a complete listing of 509-674-2511 cemeteries in the county logon to And don’t be remiss. The oral tradition in the Upper County is exceptionally strong, always a great resource for history and genealogy buffs. Any of the museums listed below will direct you to the people who may help you in your research. In addition, the NKC Tribune runs a regular column called Kittitas County Roots, drawing on dated photos and stories from past issues of the newspaper. And, if you’re in town, drop by the NKC Tribune and browse a daunting collection of old newspapers, dating back to the 1800s.

Cle Elum’s Premier Salon




Walk-Ins Welcome!

418 E. First St. • Cle Elum • 509-674-4247 16

VINTAGE VEHICLES on display at the Kittitas County Historical Museum, located at 114 E. Third Ave., in Ellensburg. Horseless carriages pictured, include: a 1910 Flanders 20, a 1914 Model T Depot Hack “Woodie”, and a 1903 Holsman.



Fireplace & Stove Showroom Gas & Propane Fireplaces & Inserts, Wood & Pellet Stoves

Stove Pipe & Parts Available for Retail.

Now offering year-round service!

Heating & Air Conditioning Systems Quality work with guaranteed service to your system. Heat Pumps, On Demand Water Heaters, Conversions – Propane to Natural Gas

Including snowmobile access-only cabins. ••• “A Healthy Tub is a Happy Tub – & Happier You!”

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airs We servic and we d e what we sell o warranty on furna work ces, & firepla air conditioners ces – any or model make .

Hot Tub & Spa 205 E. First St. • Cle Elum, WA


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weet Spot! SFresh Breads, Cookies, Donuts & More!

Family Owned & Operated Since 1887 We carry a full line of

Fresh Meats

501 E. First St. • Cle Elum • 509-674-2233

Pork • Lamb • Beef • Chicken Try some of our specialty

NATURALLY SMOKED PRODUCTS Beef Jerky • Pepperoni by the yard Sausage - Fresh & Smoked Marinated Steaks & Chicken Smoked Salmon • Tri Tips

Finest Ingredients Exquisitely Combined Freshly Prepared

Did You Know? Many visitors make a point to pull off of I-90 just to pick up some of our specialty meat products? See why they do!!


Premium Subs Signature Subs Flatbread Chopped Salads Toasted Gourmet Bread Bowls Signature Soups Quiz Kidz Menu 801 W. Davis St. • Cle Elum, WA

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


Mac-A-Bee will have

FRESH PRODUCE available this summer! GIFTS OF THE SOUTHWEST Pine Furniture • Jewelry • Clothing Artwork • Antler Products Native American Artifacts • Pottery

Large Selection of Yakima Valley Wines



Asparagus, cherries, tomatoes, & lots more!

71 Airport Road • Cle Elum, WA 98922 • 509-674-7055 • Email: • Web Page:



Cle Elum/Roslyn Chamber of Commerce For more information, contact Executive Director - Judy Tokarsyck

509.674.5958 401 W. First St. • Cle Elum, WA








BREAKFAST ✮ LUNCH ✮ DINNER Sunday Breakfast Buffet Steak ✮ Seafood ✮ Pasta ✮ Chicken ✮ Burgers ✮ Salad Bar

Saturday Night Prime Rib Special

Dart Bo & Pool T ard ab DJ’s Lou le in nge!

14254 Salmon La Sac Road • Lake Cle Elum, WA 509-649-2222

Whispering Pines RV Park Located on the Yakima River!

35 Sites with water, electrical hookups, Enclosed party cable TV, restrooms, showers & laundry.

& meeting room!

100 Whispering Pines Drive • Exit 84 – Cle Elum, WA (ACROSS OAKES STREET OVERPASS)

509-674-7278 Fax: 509-674-7116 E-mail:

RV Repair & Service Center Repair • Parts • Accessories • Propane • RV Storage • Service 5 Gallon Propane Tank Exchange!




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Taneum Rd #33 • 22 mi S of C.E.

Taneum Rd #33 • 20 mi S of C.E.

Road 3100 • 25 mi W of Ellensburg

Taneum Rd #33 • 18 mi S of Cle Elum

Road 3104 • 26 mi W of Ellensburg

Road 3120 • 25 mi S of Cle Elum

Road 3100 • 33 mi W of Ellensburg

Road 9737 • 29 mi N of Cle Elum

Road 9737 • 25 mi N of Cle Elum

US 97 • 22 mi E of Cle Elum

End of Rd 9702 • 28 mi E of Cle Elum

US 97 • 19 mi E of Cle Elum

Road 35 • 23 mi N of Ellensburg

8 mi off US 97 on Road 9716 & 9712

I-90 exit 80 • 29 mi Hwy 903 & FS4330

I-90 exit 80 • 16 mi N Hwy 903, Cooper Lake Turnoff

I-90 exit 80 • 14 mi N Hwy 903

I-90 exit 80 • 8 mi N Hwy 903

I-90 exit 80 • 19 mi N Hwy 903

I-90 exit 80 • 19 mi N Hwy 903

I-90 exit 80 • 15 mi N Hwy 903

I-90 exit 62 • 509-852-1100

I-90 exit 70 / 509-656-2230

I-90 exit 84 / 509-674-7278

2781 SR 970 / 509-674-2433

I-90 exit 78 / 509-674-2226

I-90 exit 70 / 509-656-0275

I-90 exit 70 / 509-656-2360

I-90 exit 70 / 509-656-2255

I-90 exit 84 / 509-674-7762


CABIN RENTALS: Cle Elum Ranger District offers public rental of three cabins: 1.) Table Mountain A-Frame is located at 6,000 feet elevation and is southeast of Blewett Pass.·

2.) Teanaway Guard Station is located up North Fork Teanaway Road #9737 north of Cle Elum. 3.) Taneum Cabin is located south of Cle Elum along Taneum Creek Road # 33.

Amenities and number of occupants vary. Contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or on line at for details and to make reservations for these cabins.

For Recreational Parking Permit information, see related article in this Guide.


Riders Camp (NWF Pass)



Lake Easton State Park



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CAMPGROUND ACCOMMODATIONS WOODCUTTING: A person does not need a permit to gather firewood for their campfire while camping on National Forest land. However, excess campfire wood cannot be removed from the campsite and taken home for personal use without a permit.


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Take I-90 To Ellensburg

Cle Elum Ranger District Office 803 Second Street • Cle Elum, WA 98922


Parking Permits for public lands Parking permits are required in this day and age in order to generate funds for maintenance of the public land you plan to visit. Below, you’ll find a list of public land agencies with special parking permits required in Kittitas County.

Sportland Minimart 4400 Bullfrog Road, CLE ELUM (509) 649-2260 Roslyn Cyclery 105 North Second Street, ROSLYN (509) 649-2863 Teanaway Mercantile 10690 Teanaway Road, CLE ELUM (509) 674-6957 Morning Star Chevron n’ Deli 901 West First Street, CLE ELUM (509) 674-0606 Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce 609 North Main Street, ELLENSBURG (509) 925-3137 Mountain High Sports 105 East Fourth Street, ELLENSBURG (509) 925-4626

Cle Elum’s very own Dollar Store! Picnic Goodies • Holiday & Seasonal Items Toys & Candy • Balloons & Party Supplies Bath & Beauty • Cleaning Products • Lots More!

New Arrivals Every Week! 117 E. First • Cle Elum, WA



“It’s open season year round at Buckstop!”

Janie McQueen photo

National Forest lands Northwest Forest Pass (or a Federal Recreation Pass) is for parking at all posted areas in National Forest land. A few trailheads offer a self-pay station for purchasing one day passes or you can purchase an annual pass. Interagency Passes can be used in place of a NW Forest Pass (or a Federal Recreation Pass). Interagency Access Pass is issued free of charge to all persons with a provable medical disability and honored for their lifetime. Interagency Senior Pass may be obtained for $10 by a person 62 years or older and is good for the pass holder’s entire life. Interagency Volunteer Pass is free when volunteer hours are cor-

rectly documented at the National Forest agency. It’s honored for 12 months after issuance. One day parking permits are obtainable at the local Cle Elum Ranger District Office, 803 West Second Street, Cle Elum, (509) 8521100, or visit You can also purchase a day or annual parking permit from an authorized vendor:

Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) lands The Vehicle Use Permit is required to park on these public lands. A free Vehicle Use Permit is included in each Washington State Fishing and Hunting license or can be purchased separately from WDFW. Signs are usually posted, but it’s best to obtain the permit and display it because they may be missing and it is still required whether signs are visible or not. Washington State Parks do not require a parking permit for day use except during the snow season. There is no set date to begin, but the date depends on snow accumulation. Motorized SnoPark permits are for parking at snowmobile trail usage areas. The permit comes free

with all snowmobile registrations. Seasonal Permits (Non-Motorized SnoPark Permits) are required for parking at all signed non-motorized parking areas. Special Groomed Trails permits are required in conjunction with a Seasonal Permit where posted. This permit must be purchased separately. Visit Washington State Parks at for details about SnoPark parking permits. The structure of parking permit requirements can change for different seasons. Call your local public land management office for current parking permit information. It’s your responsibility to stay informed about which parking permit is required to avoid official citations and possible fines.

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• Ace Paint • Electrical • Plumbing • Concrete Blocks & Garden Stones • Equipment Rental • Contractor Supplies • Delivery Available

• Cedar • Douglas Fir • Treated • Pine • Mouldings • Finished Lumber

Since 1940

Sales & Service

117 Pennsylvania • Roslyn, WA • 509-649-2947

The Roslyn Sunday Market Every Sunday June 21st - September 13th Longer Hours! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pennsylvania Ave. • Roslyn, WA • Massage & Bodywork • Astrology, Angel & Psychic Readings • Healing, Empowerment & Wisdom Classes (just off Main Street in downtown Ellensburg - corner of 3rd & Water) • Hand-Created Gifts by Local Artisans Skystone Clinic of Massage & Bodywork ~ Healing Arts Center

“A Place for Healing Your Life, Your Body & Your Spirit” Appointments 7 Days A Week 509-925-4533

Your Hometown Connection TELEPHONE CABLE INTERNET LONG DISTANCE SECURITY Two convenient locations to serve you: 103 S. Second St. - Roslyn, WA 218 E. First St. - Cle Elum, WA (509) 649-2211 (509) 674-5940

Let us serve you Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner! We have all your breakfast favorites.

219 W. 3rd Ave. • Ellensburg, WA



Also, best burgers in the county, great steak & prime rib!

All trails lead to the Old #3

Join us for Happy Hour 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Stop in and enjoy good eats, cold drinks and friendly folks!


Every Sat. & Sun. • 7:00 a.m.

Open Weekdays: 10:00 a.m.-Closing

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Outdoor Activities Grab your gear and head out for great Fishing and Hunting

FISHING Rules and regulations for 200910 are included in a printed pamphlet available for free at retail sporting goods stores around Washington or at fishing/regs_seasons.html. The WDFW Hotline for Fishing Rule Changes is 360-902-2500. Or check the emergency rule link online at: s/efishrules.

FREE FISHING June 6-7 in Washington. That means that on those two days, a fishing license is not required for anyone. You must still have the correct Catch Record Cards for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, Puget Sound Dungeness crab and halibut. Free fishing days are valid for everyone and all other state rules apply. You do not need a parking permit (Vehicle Use Permit) that weekend, either. This free weekend provides plenty of opportunity to decide if you really like fishing or not and would like to purchase a valid fishing license for the remainder of the year.

Where to Fish in around here Kittitas County is home to three reservoirs, and a mind-boggling number of streams, lakes, and rivers, including the Columbia, Cle Elum, and Teanaway. Visit www. (excellent website) for a rundown on lakes, fish, and directions to boat ramps. The same website lists rivers. Through the county runs the Yakima, hailed as one of this country’s Blue Ribbon flyfishing rivers, for catch and release. Looking to take the kids out for some quick hook-and-worm action? Try the following spots, usually stocked. ELLENSBURG: Fio Rito Lakes – Two lakes located just south of Ellensburg. You can see them on your left if traveling on I-82 towards Yakima. Some big brown have been caught in the fall. Brute stock rainbows averaging 6-10 pounds are common, as are bass. Trout average 11-15 inches. No boat launch. Gas motors prohibited. Directions: From I-82, take Thrall Road exit. Turn at the Public Fishing sign. ELLENSBURG: Mattoon Lake – This spot offers good fishing for 8 to 14-inch rainbows. Good bank fishing opportunity for those who do not have boats. From Ellensburg, follow Main Street south to where it becomes South Canyon Road and take a right onto Umptanum Road. Go about a half-mile to a rocky sideroad on your left, where a sign says ‘Recreation Area.’ Follow it to Matoon Lake, an artifact of the I-90 construction project visible from the freeway. EASTON: Easton Ponds – Three former gravel pits stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Lo-

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cated on the east side of Easton, on the south side of the Yakima River. Adjacent to I-90, Exit 71. EASTON: Lavender Lake – Good for rainbow and brown trout. Three miles east of Lake Easton Resort, on north side of I-90, Exit 74.

HUNTING Printed hunting rules pamphlets are published mid-April and are also available for free at retail sporting goods stores and at seasons.html, where you can find emergency rule updates. The Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons regulations for the 2008-2009 season are also available in printed form for free by logging on to wlm/game/water/water.htm. Where to Hunt around here When you hunt in Kittitas County, making sure you’re on public land is the name of the game, but public and private lands do shift. The best place to find the latest information is Fish and Wildlife’s website: After that the Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management, and the Forest Service will all provide you with the latest maps and access policies for hunting on public ground in Kittitas County.

Where to Buy Licenses The WDFW lists several authorized licensed sales locations around Washington on their website Here below are locations in five Kittitas County municipalities, known countywide as launching sites for outdoor recreationists. CLE ELUM Cle Elum Farm & Home – 100 W. First St. 509-674-7104 Cle Elum Hardware – 811 W. Davis St. 509-674-2700 EASTON CB'S General Store – 1751 Railroad St. 509-656-2337 ELLENSBURG BI-MART – 608 E. Mountain View Ave. 509-925-6971 Fred Meyer – 201 South Water Street 509-962-0500 KITTITAS Kittitas Country Hardware 117 North Main Street 509-968-3368 VANTAGE Vantage Riverstone Resort 551 Main Street 509-856-2800

Golfing at Suncadia offers a full-service golf resort (for information on either course below, visit Prospector Golf Course described as a “breathtakingly beautiful, challenging but not punishing, mountain golf course that golfers of all abilities will enjoy.” The course, with a layout created by Arnold Palmer’s course design company, was chosen by Golf Digest as one of the top ten new public courses in 2006. Rope Rider - Opened in 2008, this second Suncadia course is named in honor of coal miners who precariously maneuvered the carts. It’s described as “a Jacobsen Hardy family-friendly design” 18-hole course. Rope Rider features youth tees on every hole and distinct sixhole and three-hole loops, for flexible family golfing options.


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The Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has computerized itself, which means if you fish or hunt – it’s time to plug in. WDFW is using their website http:// to sell licenses online and to provide sportsmen with last minute alerts to rules and regulations changes everyone is obligated to abide by. Check the website or call the hotline published below, before you head out for the day.




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Outdoor Activities Geocaching around Kittitas Co.

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Geocaching is a recreational activity combining the thrill of a treasure hunt with the adventure of blazing trail. Geocachers pack little more than a map, a GPS, and the burning desire to spend the day outdoors. What you usually find in a geocache is a logbook to sign along with a prize. The idea is to replace the prize you take with another of same value. In special event geocaching, you’ll find prizes, or clues to the next geocache, where the big prize awaits. According to there are over 787,384 active geocaches around the world. In Kittitas County, geocache sites are plentiful, including Salmon La Sac, Thorp Creek, Gallagher Lake, Kachees Ridge and many more.

Run away with Orienteering challenge Do you like to hike in the wilderness? How about with the whole family? If that’s what you’d like to do, it might be fun to get with other folks who like to do the same thing via a sport called ‘orienteering’ that teaches you skills about map reading while you enjoy being outside. Each year, there are competitions held in our county, but the Cascade Orienteering Club has permanent orienteering courses you so can practice without waiting for an event to take place. Most events are structured with beginner courses too. No one receives a map of the course(s) until they begin the race on the clock. There are checkpoints along each course that are set up to receive manual or electronic orienteering checkpoint


KEEN things to do!

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You can plug into county geocache sites by typing a zip code into the search engine at To get you started, here are the zip codes of some major towns and cities in Kittitas County: Cle Elum (98922); Ellensburg (98926); Easton (98925); Thorp (98946); Snoqualmie Pass (98068); Vantage (98950); Kittitas (98934); Roslyn (98941); Ronald (98940), and South Cle Elum (98943).

devices. It’s up to you to read your map well enough to actually find the flagged checkpoints! Winners are determined according to each checkpoint you get recorded and your time. Actually, it’s a fun, safe (orienteering folks match the registration names with those who have completed the race) event with no age barriers. This is a good way to enjoy getting out as a family and learn about reading maps. It also helps that registration fees are kept at a minimum. According to the websites, events are planned this year on June 25 and 26 in our area, so check out Cascade Orienteering and the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival www. for updates.

Looking for some free stuff to do in Kittitas County that’s really KEEN? Look no further than what the Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) program has to offer your entire family. This non-profit organization is run by volunteers and hosts fun, hands-on activities that provide educational information about the environment. At KEEN events, there are “stations” to visit showing interesting artifacts, information and sometimes live critters. Each exhibit (station) is hosted by a field expert just waiting to answer questions and show what they brought to the event. Or you can attend one of the many annual field trips hosted by KEEN.Visit the KEEN website for a current event schedule and detailed information. EXPLORE! KITTITAS COUNTY 2009-10

WINTER RECREATION Hundreds of Miles of Groomed Trails With literally hundreds of miles of groomed trails for snowmobiles and non-motorized winter sports like cross country skiing and snowshoe hikes through scenic terrains ranging from majestic mountain to wide open lowlands, Kittitas County attracts thousands of people seeking winter recreation each year. A Grooming Council meets regularly to plan and discuss conditions, funding, and other topics. For more information, contact the Cle Elum Ranger Station at (509) 852-1011.

Winter Recreation, Clubs and Events

Local snowmobile clubs are very active, planning events like the annual Silver Ridge Ranch Annual Snowmobile Golf Tournament and the Mountain Sled Run. A good place to start is the Washington State Snowmobile Association’s site at, and the Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber of Commerce. Also, pick up a copy of the January issue of the Cascades Mountain-Echo, which focuses on expanded coverage of Snowmobiling in Kittitas County, and the February edition devoted to Skiing, Snowshoeing and other snow sports. ( Several sled dog races are hosted in Roslyn each year, including “dryland racing” with carts when there isn’t any snow. Free for spectators. Learn more and watch for event scheduling at Snowplay: For a free sledding and tubing hill at Hyak near Snoqualmie Pass:

Download Detailed Ski and Snowmobile Trail Maps for Free A good number of the 120 designated sno-parks in the state of Washington are located right here in Kittitas County. A valuable resource for both motorized and nonmotorized trail information, and detailed downloadable maps is at the Winter Recreation Trail Map Download Library on Washington State Parks website at: Regional information can be found at by following links to the Blewett/I-90 Region or by going directly to:

“The Coolest Ride” Everything you want to know about Snowmobiling! Information: 800-783-WSSA (9772) Tourism: 800-784-WSSA (9772)



Events and Entertainment Easton Memorial Day, May 23

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There’s a parade, festival activities, games and vendors along with Cabin Creek Cruisers’ Show & Shine – a classic car show that gets bigger every year. Easton Memorial Day is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in late May, and kick-off the summer season of events in Upper Kittitas County. Its starts bright and early with Easton Fire District #3 serving up their famous pancake breakfast. Vendors and games line Railroad Street, open by 10:00 a.m. for your perusing pleasure. Bouncing games, Whack the Chicken, games of skill and games of chance test the prize-winning ability of the munchkin set (Actually, everyone leaves a winner). Often the smell of barbecue wafts down the street, sweets are offered for sale, crafts are created on site or displayed for shoppers while raffle winners are announced with regularly. The parade begins at noon, and the Show & Shine runs most of the day on the playground behind the school.

Depot Days and Rails to Ales Brewfest It’s full steam ahead to the 100-year anniversary of the South Cle Elum Depot, Friday-Saturday, June 12-13. Ten decades ago in 1909, the wooden depot was brand new – just in time for the Milwaukee Road Railroad’s completion of its Pacific Coast line. Depot Days is a family event and an opportunity to turn back in time to 1909, when railroads were the kings of industry. Re-enactors in period costume set the scene as visitors learn about the working telegraph office, send and receive telegrams as well as visit the depot’s post office and pick up a special commemorative postmark honoring the event. One hundred years ago it was the era of silent movies, ragtime and the foxtrot, so enjoy a film where you can cheer the hero and boo the villain. Or, listen to up-beat musical rhythms as you wander the depot grounds taking in the historical flavor of the site. If Depot Days “wets your train whistle” for more, find it satisfied on Saturday, July 11, when the rail yard hosts the second annual Rails to Ales Brewfest. This is a fundraiser for Cascade Rail Foundation, the folks who spearheaded the depot’s restoration along with Washington State Parks and other railroad enthusiasts. It’s part of their continuing mission to preserve Milwaukee Road history. Brewfest is an opportunity to enjoy the railroad ambiance while sampling the finest craft beers in the region. Washington State wines are also available at this year’s event. Look for a dozen brewers, two live bands and food vendors at this ‘railroad and brews’ experience. Rounding out the festive fun is entertainment, games and prizes. This promises to be a fun-filled day for adults 21 and over. For more information on either event, visit: Drive South on South Cle Elum Way, right on Grant St., left on 6th St, right on Milwaukee St. (#710)


100-year Lithuanian Cemetery Celebration They’ll reenact a 1906 Lithuanian Miners Funeral at the Lithuanian Cemetery 100-Year Anniversary Celebration in Roslyn on Saturday, June 13, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The reenactment includes singing of traditional Lithuanian hymns and the event dedicates two cemeteries. Visitors will discover lunchtime singing and accordion music by Lithuanians in Roslyn’s landmark bars, followed by folk dancing, and an afternoon self-guided tour of the Roslyn Museum and the Miners Memorial. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a Dinner and presentation will be held at the historic Ronald, WA high school. It includes the History and Life of Lithuanian immigrants accompanied by songs, skits and slides – with dancing to the music of Vidas Svagzdys.

Indie Series Bike Event The Roslyn Mountain Trail Bike Festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 this year. The event hosts activities geared for all levels of experience, from kids to experts. Hardcore bikers tackle a 4.5-mile loop dominated by 800-feet of serious climbing, but with plenty of passing opportunities. The ride was designed by hearty Pacific Northwest evangelists of the sport, providing veterans and newcomers to the sport alike with a gritty and challenging experience. The Upper County has hundreds of miles of road and mountain bike trails for excursions before or after the event. Call or email for information about the race, locally scheduled rides, and trail work parties at 509-649-2863, or email

Art and music: Roslyn’s ‘Last Friday’ tradition Just remember the phrase ‘final Friday of every month.’ That’s when the town of Roslyn pulls the veil over the 9-to-5, lights the street side firepots, and calls in mountain-loving musicians and artists of every age and ability for a tradition started by the good people who operate an organization called Roslyn Revitalization. The event has been dubbed Final Friday Art and Music Walk, and each month it offers the general public a different slice of the Kittitas County pie. In the month of April, for example, area students were tasked to show their best work. On the other side of the coin, in past months, a healthy variety of work by accomplished and talented artists has been showcased: sculptors, painters, and musicians of every sort. For more info, visit


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The first annual Fresh Air Artists Festival (FAAF) is scheduled for Aug. 2-9 at locations throughout Upper Kittitas County. FAAF is a celebration of Plein Air Painting, an impressionistic style of painting from life, outdoors – in the fresh air. This festival is a chance for artists from all over the country to paint in beautiful Kittitas County and learn from four nationally known masters of the genre: Ned Mueller, Jim Lamb, Dianna Shyne and Diane McClary. “It’s for all artists,” said organizer, Karen Watland. “Everyone can get new ideas and begin to see in a different way by watching these masters who have honed their skills over decades.” The master artists conduct workshops weekdays at a variety of locations in the Upper County – with an emphasis on their unique approach to this artistic expression. Participants must register for these workshops. On Saturday, Aug. 8, a whole day of painting at the beautiful Springwood Ranch in Thorp includes lunch for registered participants with a Quick Draw by plein air artists in the afternoon. “There’s a chance to bid on these plein air masterpieces in the evening,” Watland said. Also that evening, artists, art lovers and visitors looking for an enjoyable summer event can sign up for the sirloin and barbecue chicken dinner at the Springwood Ranch Party Barn, with live music provided by Ellensburg’s Prairie Spring. The evening includes an art sale; silent auction and a live auction conducted by local auctioneer Dick Mills, an entertaining master of the trade. On the auction block guests will find artwork as well as sponsor-donated functional and whimsical items from the big to the small. Additionally, registered plein air artists may participate in the ‘Plein Air Paint-Out.’ This weeklong activity allows painters to work independently with maps and guidance from High Country Artists, the local group behind this festival. These independent artists may enter their artwork daily for a juried show and reception to be held at the Carpenter House Museum and Art Gallery (Third and Billings St., Cle Elum) on Sunday, Aug. 9. The Saturday evening dinner and auction is open to everyone – not just artists. Information about registration and prices is available at or call 509-674-3881. This is a fundraising event for HCA. Those funds are used to promote the arts in Upper Kittitas County, support student art projects and contribute to the ongoing operation of the Carpenter House Museum and Art Gallery. Organizers hope to expand FAAF in the future to include things like photography, a writer’s retreat, evening musical performances and live theater in the park.

The Kruisin Kittitas Car Show & Burnouts are happening again this year in the little city of Kittitas. This car show is one of the last holdouts for offering a structured ‘burnout’ show! Remember when you used to burn rubber when you were a youngster? Now it can be done legally and safely. You’ll have to come see what it’s all about and how they do it on Saturday, August 8.

Kittitas County Junior Rodeo fun The Ellensburg Rodeo Posse always sets the stage for the PRCA Ellensburg Rodeo by holding the Kittitas County Junior Rodeo. The Junior Rodeo will be held this year on Saturday, August 29 in the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena. The Posse keeps the entry fees as low as possible and requirements are that you live in Kittitas County and are 18 years-old or younger. There will be “mutton-busting” for the little tykes to try and calf riding if you’re older. No admission or parking fee is required for spectators, so come on down and have some fun with the whole family.

109th Kittitas County 4-H Fair The 2009 Kittitas County Fair should be impressive as it is in its 109th year! The Fair is from Thursday, Sept. 3 - Monday, Sept. 7 in Ellensburg and will be open at 10:00 a.m. each day. It closes at 10:00 p.m. except Monday when it is scheduled to close at 6:00 p.m. Fair tickets gain entry to the Fair only.

Meet Roslyn’s 2009 King Coal Once King Coal reign supreme as the major source of energy for a growing nation. Men gave their backs, lungs and lives to mining the black gold. Honoring that legacy is the 11th Annual Coal Miner’s Festival, Sunday & Monday, Sept.6-7 in downtown Roslyn where locals and visitors pay homage to those hardworking men and their families. – Remembering how this industry brought people here from many countries, all helping to build this community. Now King Coal is embodied in a person, a local who worked the mines who will be crowned royalty for 2009. Events include a parade, vendor booths, food, beverages and music in the park – along with other activities. Out of reverence for those men, many of whom lost their lives in tragic mining accidents, a separate event at the Coal Miners Memorial, on Saturday, Sept. 5 comes in the form of a tribute in front of the black granite memorial wall etched with their miner’s names - along with the names of family members. Contact Roslyn City Hall for more information about the festival, 509-649-3105; for the Coal Miners Memorial, Marcie Bogachus, 509-656-2229.

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The “Kittitas Valley Early Iron Club” is once again sponsoring the “Threshing Bee” at the Olmstead Place State Park. It begins at 7:00 a.m. on Sept. 19-20. Vendors and exhibits will be set up and there is a shuttle to take you to visit the old Olmstead cabin and home, complete with a guide! There is always a Tractor Parade and plenty of folks to talk about the “old days” as well as show you how things worked. Admission cost is the price of a donation and you get a raffle ticket with you’re admission. It’s well worth spending a day at the Threshing Bee.


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Residents in Cle Elum have home mail delivery while those in Easton, South Cle Elum, Ronald, Roslyn, Suncadia and Thorp have mail delivered to post office boxes only. Following is the Post Office contact information:

Following is contact information for the three upper county city governments and Kittitas County:

Cle Elum, WA 98922 • 305 E. First St. • (509) 674-2444 Easton, WA 98925 • 2151 Railroad St. • (509) 656-2244 Ronald, WA 98940 • 8291 State Rt. 903 • (509) 649-2668 Roslyn, WA 98941 • 122 W. Pennsylvania Ave. • (509) 649-2215 South Cle Elum, WA 98943 • 604 Cleveland Ave. • (509) 674-2611 Thorp, WA 98946 • 50 First Street • (509) 964-2281

CHECK OUT A GOOD BOOK • Carpenter Memorial Library in Cle Elum is at 302 Pennsylvania Avenue (corner of Second and Pennsylvania) and can be reached at (509) 674-2313. • Roslyn Library is located at 201 S. First Street in Roslyn and is open 1-7 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, closed Friday & Saturday, and 10-5 p.m. on Sunday. The library can be contacted at (509) 649-3420 or visit online at

HEALTH QUESTIONS Kittitas County Health Dept. – 507 Nanum St., Ellensburg. They provide information ranging from immunizations and food handler cards to mental health needs. The main Ellensburg office can be reached at (509) 962-7515; in Upper Kittitas County phone (509) 674-5513. Washington State Poison Center – 1-800-222-1222 TTY: 1-800-572-0638

MEDICAL/EMERGENCY Cle Elum Medical Center, 201 Alpha Way, (509) 674-5331

For water and sewer connections in town, contact the appropriate city/town hall. Residential and commercial garbage/trash service (within the city of Cle Elum only) may be arranged through city hall. If you want trash pickup (in Roslyn and South Cle Elum) there are several private services to choose from. Street vendors or door-to-door solicitors are required to register with the city and pay a fee (in Cle Elum and Roslyn only). All permits, licenses, and other such requirements are available through each city. The staffs are helpful in answering your many questions

Cle Elum – 119 W. First Street; (509) 674-2262 BUSINESS HOURS: 9 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., MON - THUR; 7 A.M. - 3:30 P.M., FRI.

South Cle Elum – 513 Lincoln Street; (509) 674-4322 BUSINESS HOURS: 8 A.M. - 12 P.M.; 1:00-4:30 P.M., TUES., WED., & THURS.

Roslyn – 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave.; (509) 649-3105 BUSINESS HOURS: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., MONDAY - THURSDAY

COUNTY GOVERNMENT Kittitas County Courthouse – (509) 962-7531 Fifth & Main - Ellensburg Upper Kittitas Co. Municipal Court – (509) 674-5533 700 East First Street, Cle Elum (same building as Police) VOTER INFORMATION The deadline for registering or transferring your voter registration is 30 days before an election. If you register by mail, your application must be postmarked by the 30-day cutoff or it will not become effective until after the election. If you are not already registered to vote in Washington and you miss the 30-day deadline, you can register in person at your county elections department until 15 days before the election.


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DIAL 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES Cle Elum - Roslyn - South Cle Elum Police Dept. 700B E. First Street, Cle Elum, (509) 674-2991 Washington State Patrol – 1-800-283-7806 Forest Fire Reports – 1-800-562-6010 Crisis Line – (509) 674-2881 F.B.I. – (206) 622-0460 36


You must complete a voter registration form if you are registering for the first time in Washington or if you have moved to a new county. If you have moved within the same county, you may transfer your registration by completing a new form or contacting the county auditor by mail, email, or phone. There is no registration by political party in Washington State. To register to vote in the state of Washington, you must be: a citizen of the United States; a legal resident of Washington State; and be at least 18 years old by election day.

KITTITAS COUNTY VOTING STATISTICS & FACTS Registered Voters: 20,500 • Precincts: 62 • Vote-by-Mail: County-wide Your ballot may be mailed in or dropped off at designated drop-off sites. Voter Registration Drives: registration by mail has lessened the amount of voter drives. Contact the Kittitas County Auditor for other information:

A CITY MAP FOR DIRECTION You can obtain a map of the city and surrounding area by visiting the Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber of Commerce office, at 401 W. First St., Cle Elum, telephone (509) 674-5958. Hours open are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; from 10:00 – 2:00 on Sunday. The Chamber office is the Tourist Information Center for the area and offers free literature about hundreds of attractions and events.



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Drivers go the course Drivers License – If you’re address has changed to scenic upper Kittitas County, contact the Dept. of Licensing’s Drivers Licensing office at 605 East Mountain View Avenue in Ellensburg or for more info call (509) 925-9290. Vehicle Registration – Vehicle licensing, registration and tab renewals are available in Ellensburg at 205 W. Fifth Avenue, Room 105, (509) 962-7505; and in Cle Elum at Guzzie Insurance, 216 Pennsylvania Ave., (509) 674-4433. Transportation Assistance Program – HopeSource offers door-todoor pick up and transportation for medical, senior and disabled residents. Public transportation at designated stops is also available between Cle Elum and Ellensburg. For scheduling, call HopeSource at (509) 674-2251.

Regular Bus Service Airporter Shuttle connects Cle Elum with SeaTac and downtown Seattle, Ellensburg, and Yakima with 4 trips daily. They can be reached by calling toll-free 1-866-235-5247.

Recycling & Solid Waste Disposal Kittitas County operates a site that is half-way between Cle Elum and Roslyn on State Road 903 (Second Street in Cle Elum). It is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p,m,, and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Telephone number is (509) 649-2921.

Public School facilities Cle Elum-Roslyn school campus is located half-way between Cle Elum and Roslyn on State Rt. 903 (Second St. in Cle Elum). Phone numbers are Elementary School (509) 6494700, Middle School (509) 649-4800, and High School (509) 649-4900. Hours are 7:30 to 4:00. Easton School District is located at exit 71 off I-90, phone number is 656-2317. Thorp School District is located at exit 101 off I-90, phone is 509-964-2107.

I warmly welcome you to the three cities in my jurisdiction: Cle Elum, South Cle Elum, and Roslyn. Our community is friendly, accommodating, and full of down-home people willing to share their hospitality and their stories. Although we are a smaller police department serving three communities, we do provide 24hour coverage, and can be seen quite readily on patrol. Our officers are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Please do not hesitate to approach them if you have a question or a problem. We are here to assist you and to ensure you have a safe and positive experience. Though our crime rate is very low, certainly, like you would anywhere else you might travel, take necessary precautions to secure your person and your property, which would include locking your car doors and removing valuables from the vehicle. Once again, I welcome you to one of the most beautiful communities in the state. I am certain you will find your stay enjoyable. If I, or any of my officers can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 509-674-2991.

Sheriff Gene Dana In welcoming you to our county I want to tell you it’s my job to see you feel safe during your visit. This region has a wonderful history, natural resources, and many activities for you and your traveling companions. To enhance your safety, my office teams with all law enforcement agencies and emergency service organizations. Our Marine Patrol, Swift Water Rescue Team, Search and Rescue personnel and patrol deputies stand ready to provide help should you need it. As a reminder, before you head out into the backcountry, take time to gear up and be prepared for unscheduled overnighters. Pick the hike that matches your ability, check the weather, and let your friends know where you’re going. We’re dedicated and committed to safeguarding you and yours. Play by the rules. Respect the rights and property of others and most of all – have a great time. It’s a pleasure to have you all as our guests.

U.S. Forest Ranger Judy Hallisey Hi, I’m Cle Elum District Ranger Judy Hallisey. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Cle Elum Ranger District manages about 410,00-acres of land here in Kittitas County. These lands are conveniently located for weeklong adventures or quick outings. Beautiful ridgelines and picturesque, craggy mountains are typical scenes in many places across the district. The Cle Elum Ranger District is involved in many aspects of land management. We have on going projects that include forest thinning, prescribed fire, road maintenance, owl research, recreational opportunities and much more. There’s also a wealth of information available to the public at the Cle Elum Ranger District Office. Call (509) 852-1100 or visit us in person at the Cle Elum Ranger District Office, 803 Second St., Cle Elum.



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Upper Kittitas County serves as a gateway connecting Eastern and Western Washington through a 40-mile stretch of Washington's Interstate-90 (I-90) corridor. According to former Washington State Secretary of Transportation, Sid Morrison, this section of I-90 hosts over 12 million travelers each year. Additionally, the area spans 800 square miles of countless recreational activities. Recognizing the vast gap in the Emergency Medical System (EMS), a local group of community members vowed to work together with the local volunteer fire departments to make a difference. The nonprofit organization, Life Support was formed. Established on the philosophy of giving back to the community, the organization raises funds to purchase medical and rescue equipment to protect and serve you and your family, as well as all who frequent the area. For nine years, Life Support’s community activists have given generously of their time and talents to ensure your emergency medical needs are met. Run solely by volunteers, with contributions filling the needs of local EMS providers. To date, Life Support has raised over $4 million to purchase 4x4 aid units, extrication equipment, medical supplies, training and to build out the EMS infrastructure.

This year, Life Support will celebrate the groundbreaking of three new EMS facilities, strategically stationed for fast response times.

~ 2009 Events ~ MAY 7 - Life Support Spring Luncheon JUNE 20 - “Ride For Life Support” JULY 17 - Life Support Golf Classic Invitational, Tumble Creek Course Suncadia SEPT. 12 - 9th Annual Life Support Dinner/Auction NOV. 28 - Tinsel & Glitz Festival of Trees – Dinner & Auction

You can help too! For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact us at: Life Support P.O. Box 264 South Cle Elum, WA 98943 phone (509) 304-5055 e-mail



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Tucked away on 719 East Third Street in Cle Elum is a building that houses people who say they believe in the values of olden day communities: get together, eat, socialize, function like an extended family, the way small town communities used to be. The building is called the Upper County Centennial Center, aka Senior Center, but don’t let the name fool you. The Center offers exercise classes, bingo, dancing, and it also hosts a variety of special events, including bazaars, barbecues, spaghetti and crab feeds, concerts, workshops, Pinochle and more. The Center, and more so the people who run it, are arguably the heart of the Upper County community. The Center was just a vision 16-years ago. Now it’s a heartlandgathering place for all ages. Need something to read? They’ve even got a library. For more information call the Center at (509) 674-7530.

Grange hosts family socials When it comes to ‘fantabulous’ fun and food, you’ll find both and more at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange, 1341 Ballard Hill Road in Cle Elum. Events throughout the year include dances and potluck socials, local and nationally known entertainers, cowboys and chili, a local talent show, a traditional hunter’s breakfast, a Christmas Bazaar and public forums – among others. Westside visitor’s charter buses for some of the well-known events at the Grange; and locals find it’s a great place for community building. On the serious side, the Grange provides a public meeting place to explore important issues and advocates for concerns important to rural Kittitas County. Events are open to members and non-members alike. In fact, non-members are encouraged to come, visit and see what the hullabaloo is all about. For more information: Gerry Lloyd, (509) 674-1989.

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Community Factoids LIBERTY, WA There is a very small community in Kittitas County called Liberty. It remains a small place not only on the map, but because there are only 14 residents. The town is nestled in the Cascade Mountains at an elevation of 2650 feet and is bordered on its perimeters by National Forest land. Liberty has been on the National and State Historical Register since October 15, 1974, thanks to the many efforts of Henrietta Fackler who was a resident of Liberty for many years. A placard was given to the town stating its historical value and still stands to this day. People living in and near Liberty are a hardy sort and will stand strong for righteousness, proving that the name of “Liberty” is well given.

KITTITAS, WA The City of Kittitas may be a small city by most standards because it only has 1135 people living in it and one main street. But, it has been a city since 1931 and there is a lot to do in Kittitas. There is a Library, elementary, middle and high schools, a city park and one of the trailheads for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The town hosts the Fiddler’s Convention each summer and is one of the only places in the country where you can watch (for free) a car show, parade, and burnouts!

VANTAGE, WA Vantage is a small community located in Kittitas County that only has about 70 people living there. But, in the summer it comes alive and it seems to be very busy! That’s because it sits right on the Columbia River’s edge at the county’s eastern boundary. The canyon walls surrounding the river are a delight and offer much to take away any boredom. There is also a public area for day-use picnics and boat launching that’s easily visible. The Gorge at George is only 13 miles to the east and you can go to the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Interpretive Center, or the Petrified Forest Interpretive Trails. Enjoy easy access to the Wanapum Recreation Area and even the Iron Horse State Park John Wayne Pioneer Trail. Be prepared with camping reservations (or you will be turned away) and food so you don’t have to wait in line at one of the few places to eat. The Wanapum Recreation Area is part of the State Parks system and also has a boat launch, visit their website: or call 1(800) 226-7688 for camping reservations. Jim Fossett photo

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FOOD, LODGING, EVENTS, ATTRACTIONS, SHOPS & SERVICES Food & Beverage Beau’s Pizza & Pasta (Cle Elum) . . . . . .10 Burger King (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 CC Thai Cuisine (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . .14 Chew-n-Butts - Discount Tobacco, Beer, Wine & Ice (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Cle Elum Bakery (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . .18 Cottage Cafe & Fireside Lounge (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Cuppa This -n- Cuppa That Café & Bakery (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . .16 El Caporal Family Mexican Restaurant (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Glondo’s Sausage & Italian Market (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Los Cabos Family Mexican Restaurant, Cantina & Catering (Cle Elum) . . . . .11 MaMa Vallones Italian Steakhouse (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Old #3 - Bar & Restaurant (Ronald) . . . .26 Owens Meats (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 The Pastime - Bar & Rest. (Roslyn) . . . .26 Quiznos Subs (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Roslyn Café (Roslyn) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Starlite Resort at Lake Cle Elum (Lake Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Sunset Cafe & Loose Wolf Saloon (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall (Thorp) . . . .13

Lodging & RV Parks All Seasons Vacation Rentals . . . . . . . . . .24 Cascade Mountain Inn (Cle Elum) . . . . . .6 Cascade Mountain Rentals (Multiple Locations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast (South Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 RV Town RV Park (Easton) . . . . . . . . . . .27 Starlite Resort at Lake Cle Elum (Lake Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Sun Country Golf & RV Park (Cle Elum) 29 Whispering Pines RV Park (Cle Elum) . .22

Events Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 & 5 Chamber of Commerce Events (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Equifest (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Jazz in the Valley (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . .42 Rails-To-Ales Brewfest (South Cle Elum) 15

Attractions & Recreation Carpenter House Museum & Art Gallery (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . .18 Clymer Museum of Art (Ellensburg) . . . .35 Fishing & Hunting Licenses at Cle Elum Farm & Home (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . .42

Fresh Air Artists Festival (Cle Elum) . . .18 Dragonwood Equine Center (Cle Elum) . .7 High Country Outfitters (Cle Elum) . . . . .9 Recreation Map (Upper Kittitas County) . . . . . . .20 & 21 Roslyn Museum (Roslyn) . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Roslyn Sunday Market (Roslyn) . . . . . . .26 Roslyn Theatre - Movies (Roslyn) . . . . . .27 Sun Country Golf & RV Park (Cle Elum) 29 Three Peaks Outfitters - Horse Adventures (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 WSSA (Washington State Snowmobile Association) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Shops & Retail A Touch of the West - Furniture & Decor (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Bator Lumber (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Bloomtime Gardens Nursery & Design (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Buck Stop Dollar Store (Cle Elum) . . . . .24 Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima (Yakima) . . .2 Burrows Tractor, New Holland New & Used Tractors (Yakima) . . . . .29 Central Washington Heating and Cooling (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Central Washington Hot Tub & Spa (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Chew-n-Butts - Discount Tobacco, Beer, Wine & Ice (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Cle Elum Drug (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Cle Elum Farm & Home - General Store, Garden & Christmas Store (Cle Elum)42 Cle Elum Hardware & Rentals (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Dancing Ewe Yarns & Teas (Ellensburg) 35 Ellensburg Chevrolet (Ellensburg) . . . . .15 Fitterer’s Furniture (Ellensburg) . . . . . .33 Harper Lumber Co. (Roslyn) . . . . . . . . . .26 Kelleher Motor Co. Ford | Lincoln | Mercury (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Mac-A-Bee Gifts of the Southwest (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Modern Optical - Eyewear (Ellensburg) .35 Mountain Auto Parts - NAPA (Cle Elum) 15 Mountain Elegance Home Furnishings & Design (Roslyn) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Ruby’s Printing, Scrapbooking & Things LLC (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . .10 RV Town gas & grocery (Easton) . . . . . .27 Starlite Resort at Lake Cle Elum gas & grocery (Lake Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . .22 Swiftwater Tractors Kubota (Cle Elum) .8 Thorp Fruit & Antique Mall (Thorp) . . . .13 Tribune Office Supply & Printing (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Tuckaway Antique Mall (Cle Elum) . . . . .16 Vintage Vine Antiques & Wine (Roslyn) .27 Western Creations - Home Decor (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 EXPLORE! KITTITAS COUNTY 2009-10

Services & Organizations A-1 Petroleum & Propane (Ellensburg) .38 Cle Elum Medical Center (Cle Elum) . . . .35 Cle Elum Roslyn Chamber of Commerce (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . .19 Construction Cuts Salon (Cle Elum) . . . .16 CW Barbershop (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . . . .38 East Cle Elum Storage (Cle Elum) . . . . . .14 Hair in Vogue Stylists (Cle Elum) . . . . . .10 Hearthstone Cottage Retirement, Assisted Living & Memory Care (Ellensburg) .39 High Country Artists (Cle Elum) . . . . . .18 Inland Networks - Phone, Cable, Internet Security (Roslyn) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Larry Scholl, John L Scott Real Estate (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Life Support “Thinking Big About Saving Lives” (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . .39 Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Parlour Car - Event Space (Cle Elum) . . .40 Sandy Senger Real Estate (Cle Elum) . . .26 Sister Moon Spa & Skin Care (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Skystone Clinic of Massage and Bodywork Healing Arts Center (Ellensburg) . . . .26 Swauk-Teanaway Grange Hall Rentals (Teanaway) . . . . . . . . . . .16 Valley Laundromat (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . .14 Valley Vision Associates - Eye Care (Ellensburg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 WSSA (Washington State Snowmobile Association) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Whispering Pines - RV Repair and Service Center (Cle Elum) . . . . . . . . . .22

Be the master of your garden Learn from Kittitas County’s masters of all growing things by signing up for the WSU Master Gardener Program. Registration for classes begins in early January with classes starting in February and running to sometime in April. Training is free, but participants give back to the community by offering their expert advise at the weekly Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., May through September. It’s located at the WSU Extension Office at 507 Nanum, Room 2, Ellensburg, WA. Additionally, Master Gardeners contribute their talents to community projects, write newspaper articles, give presentations and workshops. Telephone 509-962-7507, Upper County Toll Free 509-674-2584. 41


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2009 Explore! Kittitas County Visitors Guide  

Vacation Planner and Relocation Guide resource for visitors, newcomers and residents of Central Washington's Kittitas County, with emphasis...

2009 Explore! Kittitas County Visitors Guide  

Vacation Planner and Relocation Guide resource for visitors, newcomers and residents of Central Washington's Kittitas County, with emphasis...