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Mass Casualty Incident Drill planned Saturday CLE ELUM – Don’t be alarmed. Saturday night, Sept. 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m., as there will be a Mass Casualty Incident drill conducted at Second Street’s Price Chopper parking lot in Cle Elum, which is located behind the Cottage Cafe on 911 East First Street. The drill will allow rescue, police, and fire personnel to practice organizing and effectively deploying in response to a simulated catastrophe involving large numbers of victims. Expect to hear sirens and see flashing lights beginning at 7:00 p.m. Officials involved with the exercise did not specify how long it would last.

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‘SAMPLE COPY’? “Read all about it” compliments of the Tribune! All regular Northern Kittitas County Tribune subscribers living in the upper county area will receive their newspaper this week without a mailing label attached to it. In order to reach ever y mailbox in the local area, the Tribune is sending out copies addressed “Sample Copy” instead of affixing the usual address label. If you did not receive inserts in your copy, due to limited quantities ordered, and would like them, please drop by our office at 807 W. Davis St., suite 101A in Cle Elum (near Safeway) and pick them up. This edition of the N.K.C. Tribune is being sent to over 8,600 homes and will be read by more than 21,500 people. Our Sept. 24 edition contains 40 pages of community news, photos, special features, sports, and the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District Annual Report. We invite ever yone who receives this complimentary Tribune newspaper in their mailbox this week to join our ever y growing family of regular subscribers. A special shout out to all the adver tisers for suppor ting our community newspaper and we look forward to shopping with you all year long. We’d love to hear from all our readers this week, visit our online website - and click on the “feedback” button at top of page.

September’s Last Friday Artwalk event ROSLYN – The animals won’t be alive, but you might not be able to tell, at this month’s Last Friday Ar twalk next week in Roslyn, Sept. 25. From 5-9 pm, walk the streets of downtown, pop into businesses with flags indicating their participation in the artwalk, and enjoy all the monthly occasion has to offer in terms of historic atmosphere, music and art.

Roslyn’s Paws on Parade set to run Oct. 3 Have a howl of a good time in historic downtown Roslyn at noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, as Roslyn Revitalization hosts the Annual Paws on Parade. Over 80 pooches showed up last year to par ticipated, while many dogs and their owners opted to just watch. For more information call Jennifer at 509-649-3650.

Fourth annual Harvest Festival features family fun SUNCADIA – The Fourth Annual Suncadia Harvest Festival kicks off next week and will run from Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 4, and again Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11. The family-friend event returns this year with a packed schedule of children’s activities, the Suncadia Brewfest and Brewmaster Dinner for adults, and live entertainment for all. Suncadia Harvest Festival will take place at Suncadia’s historic Nelson Dairy Farm, an idyllic setting preserved by the resort. A giant straw maze, pumpkin patch, carnival games, assor ted ar ts and crafts booths, wagon and pony rides, local artisan vendors and seasonal cuisine from Suncadia’s executive chef Andrew Wilson will be featured. For more info, logon to

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Attorney General returns opinion on legality of exempt well moratorium ELLENSBURG – Kittitas County Board of Commissioners received a copy of the Washington State Attorney General’s opinion Tuesday, September 22, around noon. The opinion addresses legalities associated with exempt well restrictions in the Upper County and the moratorium imposed by the Department of Ecology. Lay opponents of the moratorium hoped for a simple answer, perhaps a ‘yes it’s legal,’ or a ‘no it isn’t legal,’ but it appears the Attorney General’s opinion is a little more complicated than that. Specifically, the County believed that Ecology was attempting to change state law through the agreement by tying the irrigation exemption for up to ½ acre of non-commercial lawn or garden allowed for wells under RCW 90.44.050 together with the exemption for residential use of 5,000 gallons per day. County Commissioners and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office held that they could not bind the County to any agree-

ment that wasn’t legal. “Today we received [the Attorney General’s] opinion,” said Kittitas County Commissioner Mark McClain, “which took several months to draft, and we will need to take a couple of days to fully evaluate it. With that in mind, we have scheduled a meeting with the Kittitas County Prosecutor to consider the implications of the opinion and then we will determine the next step. I would certainly anticipate we have continued discussions over the next few weeks with the Department of Ecology, in the hopes that we will be able to move forward in a way that protects individual property rights and the investments citizens have made, while also respecting our environment.” Kittitas County Commissioner Paul Jewel said, “I am hopeful that these answers will help provide a clear path moving forward to hammer out an agreement with Ecology and get the moratorium lifted. We have already proposed solutions that are con-

sistent with the terms of this opinion and it is my hope that Ecology will be willing to consider those options, lift the moratorium, and lessen the impact this action is having on our economy so our citizens can get back to work.” The official opinion, stated that Ecology’s attempt to combine the two exemptions under the 5,000 gallon per day limit was illegal. Further, the opinion states that neither agency can legally enter a binding agreement that is outside the scope of their authority. In explaining this point, the opinion states that “such agreements…are not a new source of authority, but merely provide a method of exercising authority that both contracting parties already have by operation of law.” The Board of Kittitas County Commissioners scheduled an executive session to discuss the legal implications of the opinion on Wednesday, Sept. 23. More on this developing story as information becomes available.

Schwandt speaks at Grange Teanaway subarea planners entertain public comment TEANAWAY – Nearly 100 residents and stakeholders converged on Swauk-Teanaway Grange last Thursday for hot coffee, cookies, and a presentation delivered by American Forest Land Company LLC (AFLC) Vice President Wayne Schwandt. Schwandt outlined options for

developing 46,000-acres in the Teanaway his company owns, but cautioned it’s too early in the process for details and development commitments, implying AFLC doesn’t really know what it wants to do with the property at this early stage of the game. “The outcome won’t please everyone,” Schwandt said, “but we want to make this process as transparent as possible. That’s most important.

“We’re not the 800-pound gorilla in the room,” he said, seemingly to allay fears and misconceptions. “We want everyone involved: residents, local government, the Yakama Nation – everyone.” Using slides featuring text and photos, Schwandt talked about development options AFLC has on the drawing board. “A non-residential resort is one possibility,” he said, “a

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE TECH Bryan Johnson explains hatchery spawning to a group of Thorp first and fourth graders. The kids showed up at the Cle Elum Fish Hatchery Tuesday, during the annual four-week cycle when the hatchery milks and eggs Spring Chinook Salmon (shown above). Tuesday, the hatchery took four million eggs from females. When they’re done, the eggs will be incubated over the winter for hatching a 2010 brood. In front of the kids are 18 raceways (not shown), plum full of Spring Chinook fingerlingsto-be, about a million of them. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Jim Fossett photo

Roslyn to host young leaders from Europe ROSLYN - The International Visitor Program of the World Affairs Council promotes citizen diplomacy by coordinating educational and professional programs for international delegates visiting the Puget Sound area. Roslyn has an exciting opportunity next Tuesday to meet one small group of the 1200 visitors that will have come to our state through this program this year. A group of young emerging leaders from Europe will visit Roslyn as a component of their visit to the U.S. Their purpose is to visit a small, rural community like ours and meet with its leaders and citizens about economic development. Toward that end, they will meet with a group of students, city goverment officials, and community leaders throughout the day. The Roslyn Library, in furthering its mission to promote lifelong learning, is sponsoring a community reception for the visitors that evening to enable area residents to meet with these future leaders in an informal setting. Former program alumuni recreational destination point that supports a broader use of the property.” Schwandt also said the Teanaway lends itself to a housing project. “We’ve looked at grouping 80-acre plots for houses, in a couple different configurations.” Basically, one configuration resembles a donut – the hole representing a cluster of

Money stolen from Kiwanis drop box CLE ELUM – Tuesday, Sept. 15, local Kiwanis president-elect Jodi Snyder arrived at the club’s RV Wastewater Dump Station behind First Street’s Shell Station – to find the drop-box lock missing, along with an estimated $400. Customers donate $5 for each use of the station. “The burglary had to have taken place sometime between

September 8 and September 15,” she said. “This has happened once before, so we had one of our member’s build a strong box and a padlock we thought would work, but obviously it didn’t.” Snyder said Shell Station owners are in the process of installing video cameras around the lot. “That might not deter future bur-

glaries,” Snyder said, “but it’ll certainly help us catch whoever it is doing this. They’re stealing from the community, is what they’re doing. They’re stealing from themselves.” If you have any information that will lead to the arrest of the culprits, call Police Chief Scott Ferguson at 509674-2991.

include Nicolas Sarkozy and Vladimir Putin. This particular group consists of nine 30'sish professionals in the fields of journalism, human rights activism, international trade and relations, and politics. They come from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the U.K. The Roslyn Library invites anyone with an interest in global affairs, economic development, immigration, environmental protection, health and human services, or those who simply want to meet and exchange ideas with smart, young, and interesting people from other countries to join them in the reception that evening. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Roslyn Library. For more information about the International Visitors Program of the World Affairs Council, visit For more information about the reception on Tuesday, Sept. 29, call the Roslyn Library, (509) 649-3420 or visit 80-acre housing plots surrounded by open space. The other configuration looks more like a layout for a coal mine, with a primary access See TEANAWAY SUBAREA..., pg. A6

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CLE ELUM – After a rather lengthy executive session Tuesday night, city councilmen signed off on an interim Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which may keep the City and Suncadia out of court for another six months – if Suncadia signs off on it. “I can say I think this


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methodology. The city said there were no questions to be answered because it has been billing according to guidelines agreed upon from the getgo. Since Suncadia withheld the payments, the two parties have been talking behind closed doors to resolve their differences. Simply put, the interim MOU surfacing from Tuesday’s executive session details provisions binding the City and Suncadia to six more months of talks, through February 2010. City officials hope, by then, to secure a ’global and final’ agreement, which not only defines how Suncadia underwrites the salaries of Morton and Hall, but also defines, or redefines the entire set of agreements between the City and Suncadia in place since day one – hence the phrase ‘global and final’ agreement. According to city officials, the MOU also includes a payment schedule and methodology to bring Suncadia up to date on the money ($80,000) it owes the city for services rendered by Morton and Hall, through August. In addition, it is said the MOU stipulates Suncadia will pay 10-percent of their salaries and benefits through February.

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ments which will likely put the confusion to rest. “Once the funds are freed up,” Hall said, “it’ll just be a matter of making sure we have enough Prop 2 revenues to do what we need to do. I want to make it clear Cle Elum’s Prop 2 funds were never frozen.”



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As for what the city needs to do to make up the difference, to keep Morton and Hall salaried until the ‘global and final’ agreement is reached, Hall explained, “basically, the balance of our salaries will be paid like they always have been paid: from fees and taxes derived from the Bullfrog UGA, from fees paid by developers who are ramping up projects requiring our services, and from a city revenues fund earmarked for that purpose.” What happens in six months is anybody’s guess. “It all depends on how the negotiations progress,” said one city official. In other business, Hall reported some progress with the state. The state froze Prop 2 funds collected by South Cle Elum and Roslyn, preventing the two cities from spending those funds. The three cities share a police force, which became the bureaucratic snare the state used to issue the freeze order. Hall said in spite of efforts by the City of Cle Elum to resolve the confusion, the state was slow to respond. “We’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting on the state,” said Mayor Charles Glondo, implying he was excited about new develop-


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Ninth Circuit grants state’s request for expedited review in Ref. 71 case OLYMPIA - The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday granted the state’s request to expedite the state’s appeal of the preliminary injunction granted in federal court on Sept. 10. The injunction blocks the release of Referendum 71 petitions containing the names and addresses of those who signed the measure. The underlying case challenges the state’s public records law as an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment. In filing the appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the state requested a stay of the injunction and expedited review of the case. Interveners in the case, the Washington Coalition for Open Government, also appealed the lower court ruling. In an order issued Tuesday, the court consolidated the two appeals and set the following briefing schedule: • In anticipation of the court’s decision, the state filed its opening brief on Friday,

Sept. 18. • The Washington Coalition for Open Government’s brief was due Sept. 23. • The Plaintiff-Appellees’ answering brief is due Sept. 25. • The state may file a reply brief by Sept. 28. • The Washington Coalition for Open Government may file a reply brief by Sept. 30. The court will hear oral argument at 11 a.m. on Oct. 14, at The Richard H. Chambers Courthouse in Pasadena, Calif. Each side will be granted 15 minutes for oral argument with the state and the intervener sharing their 15 minutes. Referendum 71 gives voters the opportunity to approve or reject a bill approved by the state Legislature granting state-registered same-sex and senior domestic partners the same rights, responsibilities and obligations afforded to married spouses without recognizing a domestic partnership as a marriage.

Hinkle releases statement on state’s Sept. revenue forecast 'The state continues to spend more money than it is taking in, and until that changes, we're going to continue to see budget holes and budget shortfalls,' says Hinkle Rep. Bill Hinkle, R-Cle Elum, released the following statement regarding the Sept. 17 revenue forecast: "Our revenues are expected to be down by about $231 million for the 2009-11 biennium. We continue to see the results of the majority party's addiction to unsustainable budget practices. The state continues to spend more money than it is taking in, and until that changes, we're going to continue to see budget holes and budget shortfalls. "The Legislature still hasn't clearly defined what the core functions of state government should be. Budget writers are funding programs, ideas and agendas that were crafted during good economic times. But instead of rolling back many of those programs and ideas, they put together a temporary solution using one-time money. It's unsustainable. "And, instead of helping our economy at each and every turn, our state's executive branch - the state agen-

cies - is coming in with a heavy hand creating more regulatory burden which is actually hurting the economy. "We're seeing this in Kittitas County with the Department of Ecology's moratorium on exempt wells, even though there are numerous counties that have more wells, with Spokane County having nearly twice as many! "There is an anti-growth mentality within our state's executive branch that is crippling our state economy, draining savings accounts, and destroying dreams. Regulatory bureaucrats in this state are having a heyday and our jobs, our economy and our families are suffering because of it. "I believe we need to reprioritize government around three main areas: education, transportation, and public safety. These three areas should be at the forefront of our policy and budgeting decisions. "I'll be working with my colleagues this next session to implement solutions that help grow our economy, provide businesses with the flexibility to create more jobs, and allow our families to keep more of their hard-earned dollars."

Got Freedom? by Crystal A. Cremens “Got Freedom?” is a slogan I saw on a shirt today and I am proud to say, thanks to our Armed Forces, I do! After 8 years of hearing about the 'war on terrorism,' I can understand how it has become a forgotten back burner topic. But how many of you know someone who has fought in this war? Chances are every single one of you. On Sept. 11, 2009 Operation Homefront, with the sponsorships of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Three Chicks Catering Inc., and EDs Inc. Moving and Storage, organized a Freedom Walk to renew our commitment to freedom. The 2009 Freedom Walk was an opportunity for community members to come together to walk a 2-mile route along Dock Street and renew their commitment to freedom and to remember our fallen. Special appreciation to Captain Mike De Palma from the Washington State Patrol speaking on behalf of Chief John Batiste, Tory Green from the Tacoma Fire Department and George Cargill from TriWest Healthcare Alliance for their motivational

commitment to freedom, remembrance, and support for all those who've displayed acts of bravery in the wake of that horrible day. Operation Homefront is an organization that provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops who still fight daily to preserve our freedom. Sadly, military families are still feeling the backlash of the tragedy our country faced on Sept. 11, 2001. Many families with spouses who are currently deployed need financial or emotional support. Those deployed can always use a morale boost— whether it be a box of cookies or pictures of the ones at home missing them. Wounded Warriors need treatment and support while coping with the injury. Operation Homefront makes all these needs possible. For more information and to see how you are able to help, please visit There are many ways that you too can show your appreciation for the people who give us the freedom that we take for granted.

Mayor Porter organizes eleventh hour push to save Coal Miners Hospital from demo CLE ELUM – A week and a half ago, Roslyn Mayor Jeri Porter, acting as a private citizen, stepped up an eleventh hour push to save Cle Elum’s Coal Miners Hospital. Hospital District 2 officials have it on the calendar for demolition at the close of September. “We’ve been talking about it for a while,” she said, hours after talking to a King 5 TV reporter at the hospital site, on Alpha Way. “It’s only been in the last week and a half that I’ve stepped it up – to beat the demolition deadline.” Porter said her plan is to have the hospital moved to Roslyn. “There are a couple potential spots where it could go,” she said, “ and there are a couple of uses for it on the drawing board, but nothing’s been decided, simply because of the timeframe involved. We’re on a really short fuse here.” Porter said Cle Elum’s Montgomery Building Design already had developed drawings depicting the hospital renovated, hoping to attract investors interested in saving it. “When Al Montgomery found out what I was doing, he offered the drawings to me for free. They look great. I showed them to the hospital board Monday night.” Porter estimates moving the building will cost over $350,000. “You have to get the power companies involved to hoist the lines to get the building to Roslyn,” she said. “The roof’s been removed so it’ll have to be covered. And a number of other expenses are involved. It’s all logistics. We’ll even have to build a temporary road to get the hospital past the Bullfrog roundabout.” Porter approached Selah’s CDI Building Movers to see about moving the hospital. CDI was the company that raised Roslyn’s Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church and pastor’s residence for foundation reconstruction work. “CDI thinks the hospital weighs about 800,000-pounds, which would require special kinds of moving equipment, another logistical consideration.” Still, the clock is ticking, and without a firm commitment from Porter by the end of September, Hospital District

2 officials have said they will order the demolition. “They’ve actually gone out for bids already,” she said. “By the end of September they want me to come up with a bond – and a contract for the day it will be moved. “I so want this to be a community campaign,” she said, reiterating her role in the eleventh hour push. “I don’t want this to be something the City of

Roslyn is doing. “The hospital was built by miners via the Beneficial Association. Roslyn and Cle Elum miners assessed themselves a day’s pay and a dollar a month. But there were more Roslyn miners who paid into the fund. So, moving the building to Roslyn makes sense.” Will she pull it off? “There’s an iron in the fire,” she said. “We’ll see.”

ROSLYN MAYOR JERI PORTER shows what the renovated Coal Miners Hospital might look like – if she succeeds in saving the building and – having it moved to Roslyn. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Jim Fossett photo

‘Guilty but mentally ill’ legislation aims to imprison criminally insane OLYMPIA - Gov. Christine Gregoire and Department of Social and Health Services Secretary Susan Dreyfus indicated Tuesday they would favor legislation aimed at diverting the criminally insane away from state mental hospitals and into prisons. Sen. Mike Carrell, R-Lakewood, proposed a bill during the 2009 legislative session which would do just that. “I’m very pleased to hear that my ‘Guilty but Mentally Ill’ bill could get the benefit of such staunch advocates this next time around,” Carrell said. “Though it was supported by members of the Senate Committee on Human Services and Corrections, it was never brought to a vote of the full Senate or House. I hope the support of the governor and Secretary Dreyfus will be enough to warrant my bill being passed by both houses of the Legislature this session and made law.” Carrell’s bill, Senate Bill 5253, would create a new category of “guilty but mentally ill” for people charged with a crime. When someone who commits a crime is found not guilty by reason of insanity, he or she is usually sent to either Eastern or Western State Hospital. Carrell’s bill would put a person found guilty but mentally ill under the control of the Department of Corrections, for housing in one of the two state mental hospitals until the offender’s mental condition is stabilized; then the of-

fender would be transferred to state prison to continue his or her treatment. Carrell noted this would not replace the “not guilty by reason of insanity” plea but create another level between that and “guilty,” something the governor has indicated may be needed. “It tees up the major issue about whether we should allow in this state, not guilty by reason of insanity as a plea, or whether we should have a plea that is guilty by reason of insanity. So once you’re stabilized in a mental health institution, then you serve your time in a criminal justice system,” Gregoire said Tuesday to members of the media. “We’re increasingly putting people from our criminal justice system into those state mental health hospitals…are they equipped for that? Are they ready to be, at times, more like a correctional or jail facility? I don’t think so.” Secretary Dreyfus has also noted the state Legislature may be asked to change the law so criminals who are judged to be insane would be moved to prison if they are deemed cured. Carrell says he plans on introducing a more comprehensive version of his Guilty but Mentally Ill bill in January, and hopes in light of the recent field-trip escape and recapture of a man labeled “insane killer” by the media that the bill will be met with overwhelming bipartisan support. “These kinds of individuals aren’t so

mentally ill that they don’t know what they’re doing,” Carrell said. “The individual in the eastern Washington incident is certainly mentally ill, but he knew he murdered someone and thus tried to cover up the crime. Those are not the actions of someone who is unaware of what they’re doing. “My bill would hold these offenders accountable for their actions, and because DOC would supervise the offenders if and when they get out of prison, it would ensure they continue taking their medication once released,” Carrell said. “Without this new category, if a person who committed a heinous crime but was found not guilty by reason of insanity were ever released back into the public, he or she would have no criminal record since the finding was not guilty. There’s just too much liability and too much potential risk for the general public. “And this isn’t an isolated incident either,” Carrell continued. “Just a few weeks ago, a patient at Western State Hospital’s criminal forensics ward was buzzed out the front door by hospital staff. Fortunately that individual was recaptured as well, but it’s indicative of the need to not only tighten up security policies at state mental hospitals, but reexamine the way the system as a whole treats criminals who are also mentally ill.”

CERS Police busy in early September Three arrests: Assault, burglary and drugs CLE ELUM – Friday September 4, at 9:50 p.m. CERS police rushed to a Cle Elum drinking establishment after receiving a 911 call a female employee had been assaulted. According to the report, the caller’s boyfriend had been drinking there, and followed her into a walk-in cooler, where he allegedly assaulted her, and then left, locking her in the cooler for about a half hour. After she got out, she dialed 911. The next day, CERS police arrested Cle Elum’s Robert Novich in connection

with the incident and booked him for Assault-4, Domestic Violence, Unlawful Imprisonment, and Malicious Mischief-Third Degree. Novich’s bail was set at $10,000. Then on Monday, September 7, CERS police responded to a burglary reported by Pennsylvania Avenue’s Pioneer Coffee. The burglary is under investigation. No further details are available at this time. Finally, on Monday, September 21, CERS police made a drug bust while on

routine traffic patrol. Officers on duty pulled over a car on the 600 block of West Second Street. According to the report, when the vehicle pulled over the driver got out and started to walk away. Officers caught up with the man and subsequently arrested him. Cle Elum’s Stephen King was booked for Possession of Marijuana, Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving while License Suspended-Second Degree. Bail set is not known at this writing.

How to Contact Your Lawmakers in 2009 – STATE LEGISLATORS (13th Dist.) Sen. Janéa Holmquist Rep. Bill Hinkle 106B Irv Newhouse Bldg. P.O. Box 40413 Olympia, WA 98504-0413 Phone: (360) 786-7624 E-Mail:

Rep. Judith Warnick

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GOVERNOR Christine Gregoire

U.S. SENATORS Senator Patty Murray

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“Tapping Into Over 100 Years of Hometown News Heritage” NKC Tribune • Miner-Echo One of our readers, Richard Petrut, shared copies of the Cle Elum High School Journalism Class papers that his mother, Dorothea (Ashurst) Petrut, saved. The following is one of the stories contained in those class papers about the ‘History of Roslyn’ written in 1933. Wonder how many other treasures are out there? This article caught the eye of Richard and our staff.

History of Roslyn SPARKS Cle Elum High School Paper

Wednesday, November 29, 1933 Roslyn, known as the “Black Diamond King,” for many years, secured it’s christening in a rather domatic and facetious way. On the far away Delaware shores was a little town called Roslyn, where lived the daughter of a highly cultured family. Logan M. Bullit, who loved this girl came out west to seek his fortune. In the year 1886, he settled in a little green valley in central Washington. He named

the place Roslyn. The opening of the coal mines attracted a great number of business men, promoters and laborers, though the powerful influence of the Northern Pacific Coal Co., directed as it was toward the upbuilding of a substantial center. The camp has has it’s rough elements to be sure, and has from time to time suffered frm disturbances of a more or less serious nature, but after a time it

gained a temporary sway. The first buildings to be erected were a general store and a saloon, built and opened by the coal company. These structures stood on the corner of Pennsylvania and First street, diagonally across from each other. A desire to regulate the liquor traffic induced the company to open a saloon, which was the only saloon allowed in the town. Some individual opened a drinking house on his private property near the city. This caused the downfall of the saloon. Other drinking places were soon opened in the surrounding woods, creating so great a nuisance that eventually the company was forced to permit the liquor interests to enter the town, where they could be in some way regulated. The latter part of 1886, more buildings were erected. Some of them were, a hotel erected by the coal company, Atwoods general store, a clothing store, a boarding house, and two livery stables. One cold night in December 1886, Roslyn welcomed the iron horse. Sometime that winter, a trainload of Italian miners reached the camp and fully four hundred men spent the winter of 1886-1887 there. Amoung some of the prominate late arrivals were, the Bonsel brothers, Swain and Haight, William Lombaradini, general merchants, and L.W. Kribs, who built and conducted the Cascade Hotel. Within nine months

from the time of it’s founding the town had a population of more than five hundred. Roslyn entered the year of 1888 with a population of between 1000 and 1200 people and in a highly flourishing condition. The city’s first calamity was experienced June 22, 1888. For some unknown cause, the business part of town burst into flames, and within a very short time the buildings were ashes. The loss was a heavy one, estimated at $100,000, with little insurance, owing to the fact that insurance companies were asking a ten per cent premium. The fire worked great hardship on the struggling merchants. The community suffered two memorable disasters. The first was a mine explosion which took the lives of forty-five of the city’s best known citizens. The shock of the disaster was overwhelming, but the people rallied quickly and made the best of their sad situation. Aid was quickly given by the sympathetic citizens, who collected $800 in cash to divide among the widows of the men who were killed. Scarcely had the excitement caused by the explosion subsided before the citizens were again aroused by a bank robbery in their town. It was one of the boldest and most successful ever consummated in the state. It occurred in September of 1892 when $100,000 belonging to the Roslyn people was stolen by some unknown thief. May 1, 1895, the miners re-

fused a reduction of wages, therefore, a strike was inaugurated, and it lasted several months. In December, 1896, the mines were reopened, operating only two days a week, but the depression clouds which had overhung the city for some time were dispelled, and the sun of prosperity was once more shining. In 1896, B. F. Bush came to Roslyn as manager of the coal company’s operations. He at once began planning larger things for the coal region which brought full dinner pails, fat pocket books, and comfortable homes. However, this long prosperous period had to have a dark shadow, which left a deep impression on the minds of the people. This was the brutal and unsolved murder of Dr. J. H. Lyon. Rain clouds made that March night in 1886, exceedingly dark. The body of Dr. Lyon was found a few feet from his doorstep with a blunt weapon at his side, covered with blood and hair. The murderer was never found although two miners, brothers, were known to have made threats against Dr. Lyon. 1886, diptheria laid it’s cluthes on Roslyn and took three lives out of eight cases re-

ported. The school and churches were closed. Because of weather conditions the disease secured a foothold but skillful efforts finally conqured it. Again Roslyn experienced an invasion by contagious disease in the year 1900. The disease was a form of smallpox, that was brought to the country by our troops returning from the Orient. The schools of Roslyn first began in 1887 under the instruction of D. g. C. Baker. The school was erected on Dakota Avenue, which served for one term with an enrollment of fifty pupils. For a considerable amount of time, the teacher was paid by subscriptions from the miners. In 1888, the district built a small frame schoolhouse, which was soon outgrown by the increasing population. In 1890, another building was erected, but was again outgrown. The year of 1899, a finer and better building was erected, but had to have an addition which made the building cost approximately $13,000. Because more space was needed for higher education two more buildings were built. These buildings are still used by the Roslyn district number 24 schools.

1959 – What was happening 50 Years Ago? Population: 2.997 billion Minimum wage: $1 1 gallon of gas: $.30 Postage stamp: $.04 Average house: $30k Average yearly income: $5k Federal debt: $287.5 Billion • Tang hits the American Market • The microchip was invented • Alaska (Jan 3) and Hawaii (Aug. 21) became states

• The Lincoln Memorial becomes the new penny design • Sam the Monkey went into space

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Television: Twilight Zone & Bonanza premier Miss America: Mary Ann Mobley Nobel Peace Prize: Philip John Noel-Baker (UK)

Best Film: Ben Hur, grossing $36.992m

8th Graders visit Tribune Plant March 26, 1959 Re-Printed from the N.K.C. Tribune

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Shop early for Christmas! One of a kind gifts of the Upper County! • Coal & Ore Car Christmas Ornaments • Specialty Cookbooks from the Roslyn Catholic Church and the Swauk-Teanaway Grange. • From Old Country to Coal Country The Roslyn-Ronald-Cle Elum Heritage Club Short Stories of Upper County families that immigrated here. • Roslyn - A Town Portrait

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Cle Elum River Salmon viewing opportunity CLE ELUM – Biologist and educator Bob Tuck will offer a guided walk and presentation on the Cle Elum River’s Salmon Viewing Trail near Ronald, on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Tuck is director of the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program, and gives colorful and informative descriptions of salmon life history and behavior. The Salmon Viewing Trail is ADAaccessible and allows visitors to observe spring Chinook salmon actively spawning in the Cle Elum River. Participants will travel the trail that leads to the salmon spawning site. Salmon viewing is free and open to all ages. To reach the trail, travel northwest on the Salmon la Sac Highway out of Ronald and turn left onto Lake Cle Elum Dam/Lake Cabins Road, about two miles out of town. Travel southwest on Cle Elum Dam/Lake Cabins Road for less than a mile and follow signs to the Salmon Viewing Trail. There are two parking areas for the trail. The upper parking lot is reached by a dirt road that is easily traveled by passenger vehicles, but visitors who park there must walk down a short stretch of rough, steep road to reach the trailhead. A high-clearance, fourwheel drive vehicle is required to reach the second parking area and the start of the trail. For more info, call 509-281-1311, or go to

Zero-to-barn raising in 57 days flat! Centennial Center seeking hands to raise the walls this Saturday CLE ELUM – Centennial Center seniors haven’t wasted a dime or a minute getting back on their feet since the August 1 fire that destroyed their building on 719 East Third Street in Cle Elum. “We’re gonna have a barn raising,� exclaimed Centennial Board president Gary Kasowski. “Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10:00 a.m. we’ll have residents, state and local politicians, members, and volunteers gathered to raise the walls.� Kasowski said the barn raising would take about four hours, and hotdogs, cookies, coffee, and plenty of cold drinks would be on hand. Everyone is invited to participate. “It’ll be like a giant Lego project,� he said. “We’ll have all the walls numbered and ready for erecting by the residents and leaders of our community.� Monday, workers were on the site laying out the lumber. “Bob McCuen, Nick Butcher, Dave Martin and Guy McFadden were all there getting things ready, along with about a dozen senior volunteers. After we get the walls up Saturday, it’ll be about three weeks before we get trusses from Yakima – and get the roof


WORKMEN CONVERGED on the Centennial Center Monday in Cle Elum, getting walls ready to be erected Saturday at the Center’s Barn Raising Celebration. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Jim Fossett photo

on. Then we’ll turn it over to the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC subcontractors.� Kasowski said the million dollar-plus reconstruction project is sorely in need of volunteers to help with a variety of labor-oriented jobs. “We need a half dozen 250pounders built like Arnold Schwarzenegger,� laughed Nick Butcher of Guyco Construction. “Big burly dudes.� What about the CE-R football team? Kasowski was asked.

“I haven’t thought to call them up,� he smiled. “But they’re focused on school work and practices.� Kasowski said he’s certainly got the brainpower for the project. “There isn’t an adding machine out there big enough to calculate all the years experience our paid help and our volunteers have,� he said. “That’s why everything is coming together so well. Larry Putnam is

It’ll be a grand celebration. We absolutely want everyone to come. This event is for everyone.� Busick said dignitaries at the event would include legislators and other key players in the horse park project. Twenty or more vendors will have tents set up on the site. Planned facility sites (arenas, barns, stadium) are to be signed with poster board drawings and linked by paths throughout the site. Suncadia will host self-guided tours. There’ll be a treasure hunt,






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road sporting branching roads, each of which leads to an 80-acre housing plot. “There are no plans for a gated community,� he said, “however, establishing a village in the Teanaway is an option, perhaps one developed around a [professional services] business center. Another possibility would be to create a public-private partnership with CWU focusing on green energy research and development. There’d be schools and public services in the community, too.� Schwandt said AFLC owns “significant water rights�

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ing, in the attic, for a centralized distribution system. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also have the sprinkler system, and space to accommodate certain parts of that system.â&#x20AC;? Monday, Boyce Lambe was on the construction site with Kasowski, helping with some digging work. Both men are getting on in years, officially retired, and when asked why they were working, Lambe winked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not really retired â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just tired.â&#x20AC;?

Horse Park dedication and celebration, Sept. 26 CLE ELUM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Horse Park officials invite the public to attend a dedication and celebration at the site of the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elum on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been planning this since April,â&#x20AC;? said Horse Park Foundation president Steve Busick. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be huge. The event will give us a chance to thank everyone who helped to make the park happen and give the public a chance to see the site.


our project manager.â&#x20AC;? According to Kasowski, the old building had problems the new design hopes to correct. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The roofed porch in the back will be walled in,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a separate bar for events, instead of a combined space for the bar and storage for chairs. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have better acoustics in our main room, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the HVAC equipment will be centered in the build-

which would enable his firm to move ahead with the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also looking at new technology to handle wastewater treatment,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creating manmade wetlands housed in high tech buildings is working well in other areas of the country. Waste treated in such facilities would allow us to cycle the water right back into the hydrogeologic system â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or even back to homeowners for domestic use, or for irrigating lawns and gardens and farm fields. The system is that good. They call it the Living Machine. It would eliminate the need for septic or a contemporary public wastewater treatment plant.â&#x20AC;? Schwandt ended his presentation by reaffirming his companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to best development practices with emphasis on sustainability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re positive we can become a model for development around the state and the country.â&#x20AC;? The Public Speaks After Schwandt finished his presentation, the microphone was handed in turn to each of four county residents who asked to speak their opinions on AFLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed development. Jack Jensen, a small farm owner in the Teanaway said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d prefer to have the land transferred into a public trust. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to preserve what we have,â&#x20AC;? he said, including open space, wildlife, fish, access to the region, and opportunities for outdoor recreation.â&#x20AC;? Teanaway resident Kelly Connor, owner of Connor Custom Sawmill, challenged AFLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motives and methods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You talk about bringing economic vitality to the

face-painting for kids, games, and free food and drink for everyone who RSVPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s via the Horse Park website: www.washington Directions: From I-90 take Exit 84-Cle Elum. Take a left after passing the Chevron Station (and Morning Star Espresso). At the stop sign (where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be facing the Cle Elum District Ranger Station) take another left and follow the road to the horse park.

county,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but this development wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change anything. They wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work here. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m all for defending the rights of property owners, but this land is zoned for forest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change horsies mid stream.â&#x20AC;? Connor added, she felt the costs for infrastructure should not be paid for by county taxpayers. Ellensburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catherine Clerf spoke next, zeroing in on what she felt was a misconception about the need for additional housing in Kittitas County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough development-ready acreage outside Ellensburg alone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to support 250,000 people. We already have in this county, a quarter million lots available for rural residential development. The county must not de-designate forest land in the Teanaway for further development.â&#x20AC;? Ellensburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jim Halstrom, described as a mild-mannered and eloquent speaker, said he opposes AFLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I oppose this because, though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a firm believer in private property, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about natural resource land and I think anyone who owns it should approach it [natural resource land] like it should be handled â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like natural resource land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about a loss of recreational opportunities and a loss in the quality of life we enjoy. Wildlife is abundant in the Teanaway. And what about the cost to the county [for this development]? Taxes accrued from residential developments are not enough to support the developments over the short or long term. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to cost us. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These homes are too expensive for local buyers. There are an increasing num-

AFLC Vice President Wayne Schwandt addressed a group of citizens at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange last week. Schwandt maintains an office in Bellingham. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Jim Fossett photo

ber of vacant storefronts in our communities. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see how this development falls under the category of economic development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re under a moratorium,â&#x20AC;? he said, in conclusion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are already whisperings of groundwater adjudication in the Upper County. How much water will this development need and at what cost to county residents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to our groundwater supply?â&#x20AC;? After the last speaker left the microphone, the meeting was adjourned â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the crowd mingled briefly. One of the last participants to leave was an elderly man, who stepped outside the Grange entryway to face a coffin-dark parking lot, noticeably absent of lights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can still see the stars out here at night,â&#x20AC;? he smiled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They give a heart a sense of unlimited horizons and hope, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why people want to come here. To get back their hope and their sense of good olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; American freedoms.â&#x20AC;?


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Betty V. Choyce passed away on the 30th of June, 2009. She was born Betty Virginia Jones on the 4th of July, 193l in Port Townsend, WA. Her parents were Ellen (Johnson) Gaskell of Swansonville and Cle Elum, and William Jones of Georgia and Alaska. Betty’s funeral was the 9th of July and she is buried in Cle Elum. Betty grew up in Port Ludlow before it was a resort destination and graduated in 1949 from Chimacum High School and Central Washington College of Education (CWU) in 1953. She taught her first two years at The Ronald

School in the Shoreline School District of north Seattle before moving to Cle Elum and teaching 31 years fulltime and 8 more years as substitute teacher. She taught children, and even grandchildren, of some of her first students in the elementary school. Betty was not a lifetime ‘local’, but started coming to Cle Elum as a summertime high school girl, working for her Aunt May Cresto’s Sunset Café from 1945 to 1949. In 1954, she married and her son, Jeff, was born in 1956 and her daughter, Karen, was born in 1960. In 1993, she bought a

home on Marrowstone Island, near Port Townsend where she spent many happy retired years beach-combing for agates, shells and beach glass and enjoying her garden and gazebo overlooking the shipping lanes of Admiralty Inlet. Her times there were filled with island delight, watching ships pass by her ever-changing picture window. Eagles, humming birds and deer were constant visitors as were many childhood and travel friends. “By The Book Betty” worked very hard and enjoyed the joys and beauty of her labors in all aspects of her life; in her garden, planting 49 rhododendrons to join the single one she had when she arrived. She kept in touch with everyone and sought out her Danish family history and relatives. She had a goal of reading the 100 greatest books ever written and loved working in her gardens. Betty sewed, cooked, canned, and helped with horses, Hondas and hay. She bought a riding lawn mower for her 70th birthday as part of her hard working attitude. She loved her 5 family horses and her 5 family dogs. She loved birds in her garden and finding images in clouds. She loved walking the beaches of Marrowstone and the alleyways of Cle Elum. She crocheted and created many photo albums of

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Young Life gets new Director UPPER COUNTY – The Upper Kittitas County Young Life Committee announced they hired Katie Renton as the new area director. If everything goes according to plan, she will start in mid-October. Renton hails from the northern suburbs of Chicago and spent the past six years actively involved in Young Life. “I went to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan,” she said, “and graduated in 2007 with a degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. During all four years of college, I was a volunteer Young Life leader and worked part time for Young Life as a co-team leader.” After graduating, Renton went on full-time staff and became a team leader for Young Life and Wyldlife. During that time, she received her certificate in Youth Ministry from Fuller Seminary. “I love Young Life because at its core,” she said, “the mission is all about loving

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In Memoriam (Complimentary) Lloyd Gynther Tangen January 18, 1924 – August 14, 2009 Born in Houston, Minnesota to Alfred C. and Alma B. (Nelson) Tangen, Lloyd moved to Bremerton, WA in 1942 where he married Irene Jarvie on June 8, 1943. Lloyd served in the U.S. Navy during WWll, moving to Portland, OR in 1947 to work on the Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1945. Lloyd and Irene moved to Brush Prairie, WA in 1972. Lloyd is survived by his wife Irene; sons Lloyd Jr. and Alfred; daughter Amy Reiter; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A private service was held at Willamette National Cemetery.


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MANY HANDS MADE IT POSSIBLE Roslyn’s Cemetery Commission salutes the volunteers of 2009 by Lyn Derrick

Gone are the living, but the dead remain, … Not neglected;

Completed Cemetery Projects for 2009 Because of volunteers and donors, the following projects were completed this year: • Cleaning and clearing of brush from cemeteries and perimeters. • Dirt piles from previously dug graves removed from perimeter. • Garbage removed (old tin cans, broken glass, etc.) • Names of those interred in 16 graves identified. • One grave in Old City Cemetery, previously covered with dirt, was discovered, identified and marked. • Lithuanian Cemetery was completely restored providing a model for other ethnic groups to follow in their restoration efforts. • The boundary lines of the Polish Cemetery were defined and corner markers installed. • Rotarians removed trees and brush from two roads about Lithuanian and Dr. Starcevich #2, allowing access roads to be widened. • Hazelnut and other large brush treated to prevent future growth. • Cleaned grave curbing and placement of 100, 100 pound bags of white on many graves for those who were unable to do this themselves. • Lower branches of pine trees removed to provide a better view of surrounding cemeteries. • Brush in and around the National Croatian Cemetery was removed, the monument and curbing cleaned, and the original photo taken from the monument was recovered.

plishments include removing dirt piles and garbage, cleaning grave curbing and installing new white rock – among others. (See: Completed Cemetery

for a hand unseen, Scattering its bounty like a Projects for 2009.) Perhaps the most touching summer rain, achievement was the identifiStill keeps their graves and cation of ancestors interred in their remembrance green. 16 unmarked graves. (See: One So states the epitaph on Gravesite’s Story, pg. A9) the gravestone of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A poetic thought. But the reality is a cemetery needs the seen and unseen hands of the living to help preserve gravesites and grounds. That’s exactly what happened this year at the cemeteries in Roslyn, where many hands seen and unseen, answered the call of the Cemetery Commission for a greater effort at restoration and FURTHER DOWN on the monupreservation. ment was an oval, obviously the Their efforts haven’t gone place where a photo was once unnoticed. Local attorney, mounted. This porcelain photo David Browitt, said, “I think of Josip Radosevic was discovwhat’s been accomplished has ered in pieces on the ground. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Lyn Derrick photo been amazing. Many brought their special talents to the goal. There were young people, Things are just going to get older people, newcomers and better according to Barich, long time residents. It was a “Look what it does for Roslyn, very diverse group who helped this is a destination site because with the cemetery clean up this place is very unique.” and restoration. None was less “We’ve just got to continue,” important than the other. I ap- said Browitt. “Some areas still preciate all the folks who need a lot of work. Repairs to helped. It just looks great.” curbing and gravestones is Jim Barich, who has rela- going to be an ongoing and extives in several of the ceme- pensive project, and the roads teries, said at one time the need improvements, too.” grounds were overgrown by Because of the quality of the hazelnut trees and brush to volunteers and the efforts they the point you couldn’t locate made, Cemetery Commission gravesites. President Dick Watts feels the “I appreciate that the future is bright for next year. cemeteries have had this “People like the Rotarians, amount of care,” Barich said. who did a lot, told me ‘we did“Trees had the potential to n’t do enough, we’ll do more decimate the Old City Ceme- next year,’” he smiled and said. tery. About 100 dead trees inBeyond the volunteers, fested with the pine beetle Browitt and Barich give were taken out. I think that’s credit to Watts. “I think Dick going to help keep the bug Watts has done a fabulous problem down.” job,” said Browitt. “And he’s Besides the removal of bugs, always thinking of ways to brush and trees, other accom- improve things.”

“I think it’s great that we have someone like Dick coordinating the volunteer effort,” said Barich. “With his communication skills he’s been about to get people to realize what we have up there [at the cemeteries]. He’s been able to show where we were, where we are today and where we’re headed.” Watts said when he was first introduced to the Cemetery Commission they told him to bring loppers to the first meeting. Loppers in hand, working side by side with three others, it soon became apparent that a few volunteers working one or two days a year couldn’t keep pace with the growth of underbrush, much less address other restoration and preservation needs. “And the sad truth was,” he said, “We’d lost the volunteers who had historically taken care of the cemeteries. They were gone or unable to do the work anymore.” That prompted Watts’ call for new volunteers this year. “The response was overwhelming,” he said. “Cle Elum-Roslyn School District made available ten volunteers during WASL testing. The kids worked hard. It snowed and rained by they came and seemed to enjoy what they were doing.” Besides civic organizations like the Rotarians and Kiwanis, Watts said there was a lot of individual and family participation this year. “Pharmacist Rich Grillo worked Old City,” he said. “Dave and Sue Lumsden brought their own equipment, as did Sky Osiadacz, and additional equipment came from the Cornerstone at the roundabout in Roslyn.” A surprise contribution came from Father Ilija Balach and the parishioners of St. Sava Eastern Orthodox Church from Issaquah. “Thirteen families helped us clean the Serbian Cemetery,” said Watts. “The women and kids worked in 100 degree temper-

• Old piles of brush and debris removed from area below the Serbian Cemetery and adjacent to the Foresters Cemetery. • One large dead pine tree removed from Old City Cemetery. Three Cork Elms sending runners into Old City and Knights of Pythias were removed and shoots treated. • Dirt and duff removed from the base of many fences in Old City Cemetery. The old iron fencing surrounding the Pothecary grave was repaired and new iron brackets are holding the fence in place. • Large Mugo Pine at Memorial Gardens Cemetery was trimmed and the Snook/ Graves grave was cleaned up.

THIS CROSS WAS AT THE TOP of Radosevic grave. It had fallen off and was lying near by. This is an example of some of the monument repairs needed at the cemeteries. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Lyn Derrick photo

atures. The men cleared out old cement and trash that littered the perimeter. “These people had no one buried in the cemetery, they don’t even know anyone buried here. But they are Serbs and they came to honor the Serbs resting there. “When the work was done, Father Balach blessed the graves and held mass. Next year we plan to invite folks from the local community to participate in the project and the mass.” Other ethnic groups took a new look at their ties to the cemetery, which brought renewed spirit to the restoration project. “The Lithuanians, under the leadership of William Zalpys, President of the Portland/Vancouver Chapter of the Lithuanian/American Community completely restored the Lithuanian Cemetery this year,” said Watts. “The Lithuanians invested over $18,000 in their restoration project. Most of the expense was invested in research and a new beautiful monument. The content of the monument is historically accurate. Graves have been identified and mapped. With the dedication and festival, the Lithuanians put on a genuine show of cultural pride. They provided us with a model to follow in the restoration process.” Here’s the plan for next

year: • A more informative kiosk with the ‘dos and don’ts’ of visiting a historic cemetery. • Improving the condition of the main parking lot. • Addressing the spring flooding problem. • Establishing curbing in the lower cemeteries. More historic research, identification of unmarked graves and finding the financial resources to support ongoing efforts are on the list, too. “If anyone knows any history about the cemetery or the people buried there, photos or written material, we’d certainly appreciate having it,” Barich said. But not all projects need to wait until the spring according to Watts. “Over the winter someone could go digging in the archives, digging out the history of the cemetery,” he said. “We want to bring people back to getting involved in their heritage and that brings us back to the Cemetery Commission mission to renew community and family interest in protecting the cultural diversity found in Roslyn’s Cemeteries.” Donations can be made to the Roslyn Cemetery Restoration Project, PO Box 451, Roslyn, WA, 98941. For more information, call Dick Watts, 425-941-2296.

• Five of the cement curbings in the Serbian Cemetery were painted by Sexton Jack Boyovich. • Growth of ground cover monitored and held to a minimum in Old City Cemetery to aid in the work of uncovering and identifying more graves (a process that requires time and patience).

BRADLEY HUNT OF AUSTRALIA, on a quest to clarify family history and genealogy, found the gravesite of his great great-grandparents, Adam and Hannah Kendall (left) within 30 seconds of visiting the IOOF cemetery on Monday, Sept. 21. The Kendall’s two sons left Roslyn for Australia earlier in the year of their parent’s death (1895). The brother’s sister Elizabeth stayed behind and eventually married Thomas Ray. Elizabeth and Thomas are buried in the gravesite on the right. “Because they’re made of stone, you think these headstones are going to last forever,” said Hunt. “Now looking at them 100 years later you can see the deterioration. It makes you realize you have to rely heavily on the generations coming after to maintain it.”

AN EXAMPLE of one grave (belonging to Josip Radosevic) in the National Croatian Cemetery rediscovered due to clean up efforts this year.

N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Lyn Derrick photo

Thank You!

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A big thank you to the volunteers for your work at the cemetery. Thank you to the following businesses for your generous support in helping to fund our restoration efforts: Affordable Funeral Care Guzzie Insurance/Ray Rogalski Cle Elum Bakery Harper Lumber Corner Stone Landscape Supply Inland Networks Country Classic Log Homes Lumsden Road Building David H.A. Browitt – Atty at Law N.K.C. Tribune

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Please support our 2009 Cemetery Restoration Sponsors. They are helping us to protect and preserve our communities sacred cemeteries. If you’d like to volunteer or donate to the cemetery restoration, please contact Roslyn City Hall at 509-649-3105 or Dick Watts 425-941-2296 or Roslyn Cemetery Restoration Project, P.O. Box 451, Roslyn, WA 98941.

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Suncadia seeks permit to erect cell tower SUNCADIA – On September 10, Kittitas County Community Development Services (CDS) received a Notice of Application from Suncadia LLC. The application requests a Conditional Use Permit from the county to erect a 150-foot monopole cell tower, with panel antennas and associated ground equipment off Coal Mine Way, located on Suncadia property. Written comments on the project can be submitted to CDS any time prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday (tomorrow), September 25. Any person has the right to comment on the application, receive notice of

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THIS BABY’S GRAVE is an example of graves marked only by crumbling wood framing. Next to this is another baby’s grave without even this much to identify its location. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Lyn Derrick photo

One gravesite’s story Connie Wanechek, sexton of the Foresters and Knights of Pythias cemeteries, was able to help identify one visitor’s family gravesite because of the restoration and preservation efforts made this year. The week before Memorial Day, Wanechek was raking and cleaning up at the top of the Foresters cemetery. “It was where some huge old lilac trees were growing,” she said. “Plus for years people had been dumping pine needles there.” As she was trying to clean out the area and maneuver around the lilac trees, Wanechek came across the rotted wood framing of a gravesite. “As I was raking, I came across broken jars where people had been putting flowers for years,” she said. But there was no marker, just a lilac bush at the head and foot of what was clearly a double gravesite. In preparation for, and over Memorial Day Weekend, volunteers and members of the Cemetery Commission including Wanechek, manned a tent at the Roslyn Cemetery kiosk to assist visitors, gather some oral history and identify some of the unmarked graves. “During my time at the tent,” said Wanechek, “an old guy came in so completely

bent over he had to have help from his wife to walk. They said they’d visited different family members in different cemeteries, but they weren’t able to get up to the Forester’s Cemetery where there was an unmarked family gravesite. “My heart skipped a beat and I thought, ‘here is exactly what we are after,’” Wanechek said. She asked about the grave’s location, and if lilac bushes were taking over the sight? The elderly gentleman confirmed this and stated this was the gravesite of his uncle and aunt, Jack and Jane Hardman. “It was exactly what Dick [Watts] had been saying about the need to remove bushes and brush. With the removal of so much of the brush that had been taking over, now you can see whole new graves, in this case this man’s uncle and aunt. And now, with Nick Henderson’s help there’s a marker with the names up there.” “You can think of this as a coincidence,” Wanechek added. “But if I hadn’t been the one cleaning those graves, and I hadn’t been in the tent when those people came in, this wouldn’t have happened. I think it was divine intervention.”

Wallgren heads action committee for upcoming Hospital District levy CLE ELUM – The Citizen’s Levy Action Committee announced it’s gearing up to bring home a yes vote on the November ballot item asking the public to continue the existing Kittitas County Hospital District 2 (KCHD2) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) levy for another six years. “This levy is not for KCHD2’s maintenance and operation budget,” said committee chair Terry Wallgren, a retired manager from Cashmere Valley Bank. “It’s a special levy, already in place, specifically funding services delivered by KCHD2’s two ambulances. One delivers 24hour service and the other fills in on weekends and for anticipated peak periods.” Wallgren said the unique thing about KCHD2’s ambulances is that they’re state of the art equipment. “The techs on the ambulances provide Advanced Life Support services. So they’re providing the best of care,” he said. The 2009 levy campaign is Wallgren’s first at the helm. Serving on his committee this year are treasurer Patricia Hein, and members Lloyd Olson and wife Dorothy, Craig Nevil, and Anna Powell. “We’ll be putting up outdoor signage, soon,” Wallgren said. “The main thrust of our activity will take place in October prior to the election. We’ll orchestrate a newspaper campaign and put together speaker engagements to educate local organizations and community groups. We’ll start that toward the end of this month. “I think it’s important for people to know this is a continuation of the current levy, not an increase. It amounts to 25-cents per thousand, for another six years – same rate as the current levy – which funds half the costs associated with HD2 ambulance services. The people who receive the benefit fund the other half. “Out of all the calls that are made, about half of them require transportation to a medical facility. That’s significant.” Coverage area for KCHD2 is the Upper County. “About 79-percent of KCHD2’s patients are transported to a medical facility in Kittitas County. About 79-percent are provided Advanced Life Support attention. That

all about those precious minutes between life and death. It’s absolutely imperative to have rescuers respond in that timeframe. I’m so pleased with KCHD2’s service. They’ve come to the point of almost being out of business to becoming probably one of the best EMS teams in the state. I’m sure going to be a supporter of this. I’ve run a couple of the campaigns because I believe in what

CLE ELUM’S TERRY WALLGREN will chair a Citizen’s Levy Action Committee to lobby the public for a yes vote on a ballot item geared to perpetuate Kittitas County Hospital District-2’s existing EMS levy for another six years. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Jim Fossett photo

means we’re able to provide medical attention inside our county, and that’s a good thing. Time is everything when it comes to an accident.” According to Wallgren, this year, through June, KCHD2 completed 215 transports to a medical facility, out of 241 calls for help. “To me,” said committeeman Lloyd Olson, “when you live in a rural community, it’s

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Something old & something new Cle Elum-Roslyn Floral is ready for another 29 years by Lyn Derrick

CLE ELM – It’s still open, it still has the same phone number (509-674-5923); it’s still at 107 E. First St., it’s still called Cle Elum-Roslyn Floral, and you’ll still see the face of Jeannie Precious in the back designing floral arrangements. The big change is at the counter where the face of Walter Busch was recently replaced by the faces of Jessica Beell and Caroline Glaves, and from time to time the faces of their parents, Richard and Molly Glaves. It all started with Molly’s need to find a few edible flowers for a wedding cake. “My mom knew Walter,” Beell said. “She called him to see if he had any edible flowers and he mentioned he was thinking about selling.” The Glaves family talked it over and decided to jump in with all eight feet. “It’s just a family thing,” said Beell. “Our family is very close-knit. We knew with the economy like it is, it was going to take teamwork. So we banned together and here we are.”


Where they are right now is, they’re still selling flowers, plants, etc., but they’re looking to expand their offerings to “made to order” gift baskets, antiques – and they’re thinking about consignment items including art. And customers will be able to special order cakes at the shop, too. That’ll happen when the Glaves can locate a commercial kitchen where they can do the baking. “My mom did the Wilton [decorating] classes years ago,” said Beell. “And she’s been doing cakes by word of mouth for 25 years.” Some may be familiar with Molly’s cake making talents. She made special gingerbread houses, and Valentine’s Day cakes for Thorp School fundraising for many years. “That’s a bridge we’ll cross when we get there,” Beell said about the cake part of the business. In the meantime, the Glaves family will keep selling gift baskets, plants and flowers. “I plan to bring in all new


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JESSICA BEELL (shown upper right), new owner of Cle Elum-Roslyn Floral on 107 East First Street said the business is a family-run affair. The shop’s new website offers online ordering and shopping. Now customers can have flowers sent all over the world. Soon you’ll be able to special order cakes at the shop too. Lyn Derrick photo


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inventory,” said Beell. “I want to have something fresh all the time, but of course we’ll carry all the staples. And if there’s anything we see that people really love.” So what the Glaves are doing is combining something old (a business with a 29-year history in the community), with something new (an expanded inventory with even more possibilities in the future). “We weren’t closed even one day,” Beell said about the floral shop’s smooth ownership transition. “We kept selling flowers during the day and did the work and painting at night.” That night work gave the place a little bit of a facelift – and a ceiling lift – so now customers are greeted with the building’s original high, tin tiled ceiling, giving the shop a whole new spaciousness. The Glaves are ready to give Cle Elum-Roslyn Floral another 29 years. Jessica said Jeannie and Walter have taught them everything they know.

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National Association of Realtors® Green Designation awarded to Sengers CLE ELUM – Steve Senger with Sandy Senger Real Estate and Owner of Senger Construction, LLC has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Steve achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. More specifically, Steve was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property’s

NATIONAL RECOGNITION. Sandy and Steve Senger of Cle Elum have been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. They are the owners and operators of Sandy Senger Real Estate and Senger Construction, LLC. Submitted photo

green potential. “As energy costs rise along with concern for the environment, homeowners are looking for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly,” said Dick Gaylord, NAR’s immediate past president. NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient

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homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building practices identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals. As an NAR Green Designee, Steve has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Cle Elum. Senger Construction, LLC is a Built Green Contractor. For info about NAR’s newest designation, visit

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Exposure for your business offered The Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber of Commerce will be participating in the 18th annual Washington State Snowmobile Expo in Puyallup on Oct. 17 & 18. A display booth with local information and maps will be setup to promote our area to snowmobilers throughout the Northwest and beyond. Last year, attendance at the two-day event exceeded 9,400 people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past, we have been very well received and the snowmobilers are anxious to pick up

our area grooming maps,â&#x20AC;? stated Chamber Executive Director Judy Tokarsyck. Chamber members that would like their businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; information displayed and have giveaways for the booth are asked to get them to the office no later than Thursday afternoon on Oct. 15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a perfect opportunity to promote our 600 miles of groomed trails and all of our attributes to a lot of people that love their sport and our area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not only just in the winter,â&#x20AC;? Tokarsyck noted.

CLE ELUM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, September 15, at Suncadia Lodge, Chamber of Commerce officials got a sneak preview of Outside Seattle, a $15K website-partnership paid for with revenues gleaned from Cle Elumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hotel-motel tax fund. Chamber president Gary Kurtz of Windermere Realty lobbied for the funds, in hopes the website would stimulate interest in the Upper County. The $15K investment covers web development costs since June, when the agreement with Outside Seattle was approved, and includes costs associated with the first three months the website is online (October thru December). Cle Elum City Administrator Gregg Hall said operations and maintenance costs for

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membership on the website after December would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;negotiated soon.â&#x20AC;? Cle Elum and Roslyn are the two cities to be featured on the site, along with several other Eastern Washington destination points. Outside Seattle is a nonprofit web development and marketing team headed by Jim Pearman. Pearman is Mayor of Mercer Island and former chief executive of the East King County Convention & Visitors Bureau when it closed in 2002, during the recession that followed the dot-com crash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to have the Governor launch the site on Oct. 23,â&#x20AC;? Pearman said. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning on a fairly huge ceremony, with lots of media attention.â&#x20AC;? Cle Elum City councilmen approved the funding earlier this year, after the request surfaced on the meeting agenda. Councilman Ron Spears, who chairs the hotelmotel tax fund committee, was instrumental in processing the request. The Outside Seattle website service area spans east King County from five miles south of Interstate 90 north to the Snohomish County line. It stretches from Lake Washington east to include the cities of Cle Elum and Roslyn. Among the nonprofitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members and prospective partners are 13 cities, a tribe and a land-conservation organization, all featured on the new website. At Suncadia, Pearman introduced the look and feel of the website in a slide show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you can see,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we wanted to make the user interface friendly and fun.â&#x20AC;? Pearman then pointed to a map with a rugged, outdoorsy look that allows website visitors to click on areas of interest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each city will have its

AT SUNCADIA, Mercer Island Mayor Jim Pearman unveils a $15K website page funded by the Cle Elum hotel-motel tax fund. Pearman heads a group called Outside Seattle, which is looking to promote tourism trade east of the Cascades. Jim Fossett photo

own page, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also have pages for restaurants and lodging, too. We incorporated a booking engine so reservations can be made online. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To make it fun, our navigation map features a picture of Sasquatch, for example. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping everyone will submit photos of their sightings, real or imagined. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also change the website throughout the year, to reflect seasonal attractions.â&#x20AC;? After previewing customized websites for a half dozen other cities, Pearman brought up the draft webpage for Cle Elum-Roslyn. The page featured a logo of a fly fisherman and a moose, symbolic of Roslynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Northern Exposure days, as well as photos depicting special event, historic, and recreational draws. As part of the agreement with Outside Seattle, each

partner submits text and photos for its own web page. A five-member committee submitted material on behalf of Cle Elum and Roslyn: Cle Elum City Administrator Gregg Hall, Chamber president Gary Kurtz, Roslyn Museum Curator Nick Henderson, Nathan Weis of Inland Networks, and Cle Elumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terry Wallgren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to keep the website under wraps until everything is finalized,â&#x20AC;? Pearman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the public to see it quite yet. That way, too, we create anticipation and excitement for the launch in October.â&#x20AC;? Asked about the significance of Outside Seattle as an economic development engine for the Upper County, Kurtz had this to say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First of all, we the communities have to create the interest and themes to draw on tourism, and Roslyn has done a much better job at this than Cle Elum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outside Seattle will bring the attention to items of interest in our communities thru the web at a level Cle Elum and Roslyn could never achieve without spending $100,000 to $200,000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City of Redmond spent in the neighborhood of $150,000 for their website and received approximately 80,000 hits a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By being included in Outside Seattle our communities as well as those members of the Chamber will enjoy participating in a projected 2,000,000 or more hits per year Outside Seattle is expected to draw. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As for themes, it is a goal of mine to gather all the Upper County organizations together this year and work on a theme for Cle Elum that we can market to the outside world in addition to recreation, Suncadia, and Northern Exposure.â&#x20AC;?

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CLE ELUM BIKE AND BOARD on 316 West First has a new face: tongue and groove, re-sawn hemlock. The trim is rough-cut fir. Owner Mike Kidder said the project took about seven days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have to stain and hang the outdoor gooseneck lights,â&#x20AC;? Mike said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be soliciting from residents pictures of Cle Elum from the 1920s and 1930s to hang inside.â&#x20AC;? Shown above: Kidderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad Gary, checking out the new storefront. Jim Fossett photo



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Elk Camp Store & Café opens in Easton EASTON – On July 15, Railroad Street’s CB’s, a general store, gas station, and cafe changed hands after nearly a quarter century. New owners Tony and Tami Fitzgerald, longtime Easton residents, decided to give it a go, with a name change for the store: Elk Camp Store and Café. “Our kids came up with the name,” Tami said. “We’ve got five, so this will become a family business, though I’ll be the anchor woman. So far, they’ve all pitched in. Been very helpful.” Elk Camp offers four motel rooms, most of which are occupied these days by WSDOT construction workers. “We’ll be open every day at 7:30 a.m.,” Tami said. “And we’ll have the grill working all day. We want to put new life back into the café. I hired Holly English to help. She’s a big asset. All the locals love her.” Asked why she and her husband, a BNSF employee, decided to take on an eight-

TAMI FITZGERALD and her husband Tony took over CB’s in Easton last July. Tami shown above with two breakfast customers. Jim Fossett photos

“They’ll have regular hours and that gives my coffee crowd, ten or 12 people, retirees mostly, a place to go. Having the store open gives people a place to see each other and socialize, too. It’s good to know Tami will be open all the time.” John Hooper, a two-year resident of Easton, said, “This is the only place in the world where you can get huckleberry pancakes the size of your plate – for $3.50. I can

HALEIGH GUYDOS (L) walks her 4-year-old cousin Mariah Klepper (R) to Elk Camp for Otter Pops, gum, or lollipops. Jim Fossett photo

get here on my ATV, along three or four miles of dirt trails, which is another reason I like this store.” Tami said so far she’s putting in 15 hours a day at Elk Camp. Asked how she was able to keep her house clean, she laughed, “Vacuuming and cleaning? What? Not me. “The family helps with that. I can call on them for anything – except during hunting season. That’s when everything at home looks like a cyclone.”

day a week enterprise like Elk Camp, Tami replied, “It was an out-of-the-blue thing. My husband Tony mentioned it and two weeks later we were into it. I worked here eight years before we took over, so that’s the link.” Residents and patrons seem to be thrilled about having the Fitzgerald’s keep the store alive. “It’s nice to have a gas pump in Easton,” said Israel Gamache, an outdoor recreationist who grew up vacationing in Easton. “I do dual-sport biking up here because we have a lot more freedom on the trails and roads. That kind of freedom makes me feel like an American.” “I like it a lot better,” said Easton native Gordy Brown.

Tami knows and calls everyone by name. “When people walk through the door,” she said, “I want to make them feel welcome, with a ‘hello, how are ya,’ and a ‘thanks, have a nice day.’” Tami stops for a minute to greet a regular. “Hi George,” she smiles, “where ya headed today?” And adding to the homey atmosphere Tami creates, patrons can still stroll in, selfserve a cup of hot coffee, and then retire to the four-seat counter, or a table by the window. Cluttering the walls is a litany of things that serve to declare Elk Camp home to country people. Goat, bobcat, and Canada goose trophies lord over the coffee crowd. A kangaroo skin, a liberty bell, and a beehive compete for the customer’s attention with a scarecrow and a welcome sign fashioned from a wooden moose carving. Wall hangings seem to say that Elk Camp serves humor for breakfast every day of the year. Do you want to speak to the MAN in charge or the WOMAN who knows what’s going on? Notice: Prices subject to change according to customer’s attitude. Caution: Area patrolled by dachshunds. On the café counter, and on each of the cafe’s tabletops is a rack stuffed with books showing titles like, Geezerhood: What to expect from life now that you’re old as dirt.

Country Store Ambience The Fitzgerald’s have kept the café looking much the way it did, preserving its rural, general store ambience, the kind of place that makes you feel comfortable when you walk through the door.

ELK CAMP serves Easton as a grocery store, motel, gas station, candy and ice cream shop – and café.

In the back of the store are shelves lined with period antiques (not for sale), including typewriters, and HeeHaw lunch pails reminiscent of the old TV show starring Buck Owens and Roy Clark. And finally, no country general store would be complete without a rack of beef jerky, jars of gum drops, candy, and ice cream, including black cherry, licorice, bear claw, maple nut, and old fashioned vanilla. Mariah Klepper, 4, and Haleigh Guydos, 13, can attest to the quality of sugar products offered by Elk Camp, their favorite store. “I walk Mariah here just about every day,” Haleigh said. “We get Otter Pops,

gum, or lollipops. I live just up the street.” “I don’t live in her house, though,” Mariah was quick to say, with a face-covering smile. “I’m just visiting. We’re cousins. Look at this. It’s a marble I found today.”

ASKED WHERE THE DUMMY on the barber chair came from, Tami replied, “I really don’t know. He’s just always been here. I call him my bodyguard.”

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No.: 7021.25880 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Grantee: Geraldine E. Lafferty, as her separate estate and Ann Elizabeth Lafferty also appearing of record as Ann E. Lafferty, who acquired title as a single person Tax Parcel ID No.: 247233 Abbreviated Legal: Lt 12, Bl. 39, Murray Add 1/15 Notice of Trustee's Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On October 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Kittitas County Courthouse, 205 West 5th in the City of Ellensburg, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property "Property", situated in the County(ies) of Kittitas, State of Washington: Lot 12, Block 39, Murray Addition to the City of Ellensburg, in the county of Kittitas, State of Washington, as per plat thereof Recorded in Book 1 of Plats, Page 15, Records of said county. Commonly known as: 401 Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 06/13/07, recorded on

07/17/07, under Auditor's File No. 200707170033, records of Kittitas County, Washington, from Ann E. Lafferty, Geraldine E. Lafferty, as Grantor, to Andrew Valentine, ESQ, as Trustee, to secure an obligation "Obligation" in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Lender and Lender's successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor's File No. 200907170041. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property's full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor's or Borrower's default on the Obligation. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 07/21/2009 Monthly

Payments $4,898.28 Late Charges $194.10 Lender's Fees & Costs $0.00 Total Arrearage $5,092.38 Trustee's Expenses (Itemization) Trustee's Fee $725.00 Title Report $559.44 Statutory Mailings $47.84 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,430.28 Total Amount Due: $6,522.66 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $100,605.62, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 01/01/09, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on October 23, 2009. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the

Trustee's business on 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Ann E. Lafferty 401 Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Ann E. Lafferty 401 Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926 Geraldine E. Lafferty 401 Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Geraldine E. Lafferty 401 Pearl Street Ellensburg, WA 98926 Ann E. Lafferty 980 South 14th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner

of Ann E. Lafferty 980 South 14th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433 Geraldine E. Lafferty 980 South 14th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Geraldine E. Lafferty 980 South 14th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 05/18/09, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 05/18/09 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee's fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW

61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee's sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee's Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee's rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and EFFECTIVE: 07/21/2009 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Vonnie McElligott (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7021.25880) 1002.122003-FEI

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No.: 7023.03524 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Grantee: Gustavo Lopez Morales and Maria E Lopez, husband and wife Tax Parcel ID No.: 16524 Abbreviated Legal: Lot 5, Country Side Estates 8/211, Kittitas County, WA Notice of Trustee's Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On October 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Kittitas County Courthouse, 205 West 5th in the City of Ellensburg, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property "Property", situated in the County(ies) of Kittitas, State of Washington: Lot 5, Country Side Estates, in the County of Kittitas, State of Washington, as per Plat thereof, recorded in Book 8 of Plats, Pages 211 and 212, Records of said County. Commonly known as: 600 East Countryside Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/26/07, recorded on 10/31/07, under Au-

ditor's File No. 200710310069, records of Kittitas County, Washington, from Gustavo Lopez Morales and Maria E. Lopez, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Amerititle, as Trustee, to secure an obligation "Obligation" in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Lender and Lender's successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. "MERS" to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor's File No. 200906040018. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property's full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor's or Borrower's default on the Obligation. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears

and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 06/29/2009 Monthly Payments $8,595.40 Late Charges $378.95 Lender's Fees & Costs $0.00 Total Arrearage $8,974.35 Trustee's Expenses (Itemization) Trustee's Fee $675.00 Title Report $812.16 Statutory Mailings $11.96 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $600.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $2,127.12 Total Amount Due: $11,101.47 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $222,381.36, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 01/01/09, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on October 2, 2009. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter

due, must be cured by 09/21/09 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee's business on 09/21/09 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 09/21/09 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Gustavo Lopez Morales 600 East Countryside Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926 Maria E. Lopez 600 East Countryside Av-

enue Ellensburg, WA 98926 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 05/11/09, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 05/11/09 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee's fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee's sale. X.

NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee's Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee's rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwest and EFFECTIVE: 06/29/2009 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Vonnie McElligott (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7023.03524) 1002.121041-FEI

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No.: 7301.24889 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. CitiMortgage, Inc. Grantee: David Berrigan and Paige Young-Berrigan, husband and wife Tax Parcel ID No.: 693535 Abbreviated Legal: The S 87' of Lot 9, Blk 19, Cle Elum 1/31, Kittitas County, WA Notice of Trustee's Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On October 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Kittitas County Courthouse, 205 West 5th in the City of Ellensburg, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property "Property", situated in the County(ies) of Kittitas, State of Washington: THE SOUTH 87 FEET OF LOT 9, BLOCK 19, TOWN (NOW CITY) OF CLE ELUM, IN THE COUNTY OF KITTITAS, STATE OF WASHINGTON, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK 1 OF PLATS, PAGE 31, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY. Commonly known as: 115 E 3RD STREET CLE ELUM, WA 98922 which is subject to that certain Deed of

Trust dated 09/06/07, recorded on 09/20/07, under Auditor's File No. 200709200056, records of Kittitas County, Washington, from DAVID BERRIGAN AND PAIGE YOUNG-BERRIGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Grantor, to Chicago Title Insurance Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation "Obligation" in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for WEALTHBRIDGE MORTGAGE CORP., as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to CitiMortgage, Inc., under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor's File No. 200906090026. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property's full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor's or Borrower's default on the Obligation. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the follow-

ing amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 07/20/2009 Monthly Payments $11,916.52 Late Charges $477.89 Lender's Fees & Costs $45.00 Total Arrearage $12,439.41 Trustee's Expenses (Itemization) Trustee's Fee $607.50 Title Report $753.84 Statutory Mailings $23.92 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,483.26 Total Amount Due: $13,922.67 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $193,186.25, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 12/01/08, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on October 23, 2009. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees there-

after due, must be cured by 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee's business on 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS DAVID BERRIGAN 115 E 3RD STREET CLE ELUM, WA 98922 DAVID BERRIGAN PO BOX 681 CLE ELUM, WA 98922 PAIGE YOUNG BERRIGAN 115

E 3RD STREET CLE ELUM, WA 98922 PAIGE YOUNG BERRIGAN PO BOX 681 CLE ELUM, WA 98922 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 05/28/09, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 05/28/09 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee's fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for

invalidating the Trustee's sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee's Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee's rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and EFFECTIVE: 07/20/2009 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Kathy Taggart (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7301.24889) 1002.123277-FEI


on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm., in the Commissioners Auditorium, Kittitas County Courthouse, Ellensburg, Washington,



that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., in the Commissioners’ Auditorium, Kittitas County Courthouse, Ellensburg, Washington, to consider: Granting a non-exclusive Irrigation Franchise on: Wilson Creek Road – Located in Section 31, of Township 18, Range 19, Ellensburg, Washington, Kittitas County. The Board of County Commissioners will meet at the above stated time and place at the hour designated for the purpose of discussing a franchise at the above stated location. (RCW 36.55.040) Any person may appear at the meeting or any adjourned meeting thereof, and make objection to Kittitas County granting an Irrigation Franchise at the above stated location. If you cannot attend, written comment can be submitted to the Commissioners prior to hearing time. At the day and hour designated in the notice, or at any subsequent time to which the

meeting may be adjourned by the Board of County Commissioners, but not more than 30 days after the day and hour designated for the meeting in the published notice. Kittitas County complies with all ADA requirements. DATED this 1st day of September, 2009, at Ellensburg, Washington. Board of County Commissioners Kittitas County, Washington /s/Julie Kjorsvik Clerk of the Board

NOTICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES Notice is hereby given that the following dates and deadlines apply to the upcoming General Election, to be held November 3, 2009:

October 5, 2009 - Voter registration files for Kittitas County will be closed against original and transfer of voter registrations- 29 days prior to the General Election. October 26, 2009 - In-person registration for qualified electors (new registrants within the state) may register to vote in person at the office of the Kittitas County Auditor up to 8 days prior to the General election. Registration and voting aides are available for the elderly, disabled, or any one that requests additional assistance. ADA compliant voting equipment is available for use in the Election Control Center, beginning Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 from 9am to 5pm, and on Election Day, from 7am to 8pm. Jerald V Pettit Kittitas County Auditor (Published in the N.K.C. TRIBUNE, Sept. 24, 2009.)

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No.: 7021.25823 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Grantee: William C. Neuman and Christina Sidney, husband and wife Tax Parcel ID No.: 813635 Abbreviated Legal: Lots 5 & 6, N 10' Lot 4, Bl 2, Hazelwood Add 1/45, Kittitas County, WA Notice of Trustee's Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On October 23, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. inside the main lobby of the Kittitas County Courthouse, 205 West 5th in the City of Ellensburg, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property "Property", situated in the County(ies) of Kittitas, State of Washington: Lots 5 and 6, and the North 10 feet of Lot 4, Block 2, Hazelwood Addition to the Town (now City) of Cle Elum, in the County of Kittitas, State of Washington, as per Plat thereof recorded in Book 1 of Plats, Page 45, Records of said County. Commonly known as: 210 North Peoh Avenue Cle Elum, WA 989221231 which is subject to that cer-

tain Deed of Trust dated 05/05/06, recorded on 05/12/06, under Auditor's File No. 200605120003, records of Kittitas County, Washington, from William C. Neuman and Christina Sidney, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Landsafe Title of Washington, as Trustee, to secure an obligation "Obligation" in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Lender and Lender's successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. "MERS" to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor's File No. 200907170045. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property's full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor's or Borrower's default on the Obligation. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to

pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 07/21/2009 Monthly Payments $6,900.90 Late Charges $298.86 Lender's Fees & Costs $7.96 Total Arrearage $7,207.72 Trustee's Expenses (Itemization) Trustee's Fee $725.00 Title Report $656.64 Statutory Mailings $11.96 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,491.60 Total Amount Due: $8,699.32 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $148,923.81, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 01/01/09, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on October 23, 2009. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees there-

after due, must be cured by 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee's business on 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/12/09 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS William C. Neuman 210 North Peoh Avenue Cle Elum, WA 98922-1231 Christina Sidney 210 North Peoh Avenue Cle Elum, WA 98922-1231 by both

first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 05/15/09, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 05/15/09 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee's fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee's sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the

Trustee's Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee's rules of auction may be accessed at and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at and EFFECTIVE: 07/21/2009 Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Vonnie McElligott (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7021.25823) 1002.121816-FEI

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale # F09-00113 Loan # 57546921 Title # 4082463 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on 10/23/2009 at 10:00 AM at At the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 205 W. 5th Ave Ellensburg, WA sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier's check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Kittitas, State of Washington, towit: See attached Exhibit "A" Exhibit "A" Lot 12, Mountainstar Phase 1, division 2 (Plat Alteration), in the County of Kittitas, State of Washington, as per plat thereof recorded in Book 9 of Plats, pages 157 through 187, altering plat originally recorded in Book 9 of Plats, pages 8 through 38, records of said County Commonly known as: 50 Arnica Court

, Cle Elum, WA 98922 APN: 20.15.19050.0012 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 4/6/2006, Recorded on 04/10/2006 as. Auditor's File No. 200604100099, records of Kittitas County, Washington, from Warrick W McDowell, a married man, as his separate estate, as Grantor(s), to Chicago Title Insurance Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest of which is currently held by First Horizon Home Loans, a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, successor in interest by merger to First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, records of Kittitas County, Washington. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust or the Beneficiary's successor is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower's or Grantor's default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Total Payments

from 08/01/2008 $14,241.94 Total Late Charges $687.62 Advances/Expenses $805.03 Est. Foreclosure Fees and Costs $4.206.61 TOTAL DUE AS OF July 20, 2009 $19,941.20 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $348,529.17, together with interest as provided in the Note from 07/01/2008, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on 10/23/2009. The default(s) referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 10/12/2009 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before 10/12/2009 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in Para-

graph III is/are cured and the Trustee's fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashier's check or a certified check from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/12/2009 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the Grantor's successor in interest or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor or the Grantor's successor in interest at the following addressees): Warrick W McDowell 50 Arnica Court Cle Elum, WA 98922 Meseret S Mitiku 50 Arnica Court Cle Elum, WA 98922 Warrick W McDowell 12528 N.E. 117th PL., #E4 Kirkland, WA 98034 Meseret S Mitiku 12528 N.E. 117th PL., #E4 Kirkland, WA

98034 by both first class and certified mail on 04/13/2009 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and said written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place 4/13/2009 on the real property described in Paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to this sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee's sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the

Trustee's Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: 7/18/2009 Assured Lender Services, Inc. Michelle R. Ghidotti, Esq. For further information please contact: Assured Lender Services, inc. 5400 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033 (425)5674265 c/o Assured Lender Services, Inc. 2552 Walnut Avenue, Suite 220 Tustin, CA 92780 (714)508-7373 P598585.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION MACHAM SHORT PLAT (SP-09-00017) Notice is hereby given that Encompass Engineering and Surveying, authorized agent for Sander Macham, landowner, submitted an application on August 24, 2009, for a 3 lot Short Plat pursuant to Kittitas County Code 16.32 on approximately 13.45 acres of land that is zoned AG-3. The application was deemed complete on September 2, 2009. The subject property is located South of Swauk Prairie Road, West of Burke Road and North of Fir Tree Drive (private road), in a portion of Section 28, Township 20N, Range 17E, WM, in Kittitas County. Assessor’s map number 20-17-28051-0004. Any person desiring to express their views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should contact Kittitas County Community Development Services (CDS). The submitted application and related filed documents may be examined by the public at the Community Development Services office between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at 411 N. Ruby Street, Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926, or on the CDS website at Please send any comments regarding this application prior to Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm to Kittitas County Community Development Services, 411 N. Ruby Street, Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Attention: Jeff Watson, Staff Planner. Dated: September 22, 2009

PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING OF THE CLE ELUM CITY COUNCIL Pursuant to RCW 36.70B and CEMC 17.100.110, notice is hereby given that the City of Cle Elum Council will consider the following at their regularly scheduled meeting to be held Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. 1. A public hearing regarding the City Heights Pre Annexation Agreement 2. A public hearing to consider the request from the Central Cascades Land Company, pursuant to RCW 35.13.125, to accept, reject or geographically modify the proposed annexation; 2.) require the simultaneous adoption of a comprehensive plan; and 3.) require the assumption of all or a portion of existing city indebtedness by the area to be annexed. This public hearing will be held at the City Council Chambers located at 119 W. First Street. Public Comments regarding these items are welcome and those wishing to comment are encouraged to attend. All documentation related to the aforementioned may be examined by the public at City Hall located at 119 W. First Street from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday thru Thursday and 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Fridays. Phone (509) 674-2262.

CITY OF CLE ELUM NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Cle Elum will conduct open record public hearings/meetings of the following Boards and/or Commissions in October: • Public Meeting of the Cle Elum Historic Preservation Commission – Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 6:00 PM at the City of Cle Elum City Hall Council Chambers. • Public Meeting of the Cle Elum Planning Commission – Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:30 PM, in the Cle Elum Council Chambers Information on the meetings is available at City Hall, 119 West First Street, Cle Elum, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Mondays thru Thursdays and 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM on Fridays. These meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. For a additional information or questions please contact Matt Morton, Community Development Director or Kathi Swanson, Planning Tech at (509)674-2262.

Volunteers needed Saturday in Mountains to Sound Greenway National Public Lands Day SEATTLE – The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and City of Issaquah invite you to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., when Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Peter Goldmark, will join volunteers of all ages to do trail maintenance and ecological restoration at Tiger Mountain. “Tiger Mountain is one of the close-in jewels of the Mountains to Sound Greenway,” says Greenway Trust Executive Director Cynthia Welti. “Whether you enjoy trail running, hiking, mountain biking or a stroll in the woods, Tiger Mountain has something for everyone, year-round.” Originally used for mining and timber harvest by early settlers, this 13,500-acre foothill of the Cascades is

now owned and managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and City of Issaquah, with more than 4,500 acres set aside for recreation and wildlife habitat. Fifty volunteers will work at events on Tiger Mountain, including Washington Conservation Corps members and former Greenway Summer Camp participants, ages 10-18. Projects include removing invasive weeds including blackberry and holly near the High Point Trailhead, one of the most popular trailheads in the state. Volunteers will also build fences to close off an unused, marshy trail that formerly linked the family-friendly Swamp and Ruth Kees Big Tree Trails. Greenway Trust staff, conservation corps members and volunteers previously resurfaced these trails and rerouted parts of them to protect wetland areas and provide an improved route for hikers. Volunteers may register for a full or half-day by visit-




2,500 set ($1,500 each)

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ing Directions: I-90 exit 20, turn south, immediately turn right and follow road to High Point Trailhead. Other events planned in Washington state: Mima Mounds Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Waddell Creek Road SW, Littlerock Contact: Roberta (Birdie) Davenport, DNR, 360-577-2025 or Yacolt Burn State Forest Yacolt Burn State Forest, 8 to 9 a.m. – sign up, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. – clean up, 2-4 p.m. – appreciation lunch. Meet at the Jones Creek Trailhead (off of Lessard Road, about 6 miles north of Washougal). Contacts: Nick Cronquist, DNR, 360-575-5016 or and Crystal Crowder, Piston’s Wild, 360-606-1648 or For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit: TOWN OF SOUTH CLE ELUM NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Town of South Cle Elum at Town Hall located at 523 Lincoln, South Cle Elum or may be mailed to P.O. Box 160, South Cle Elum, WA 98943 until October 1, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. Bids will be opened, publicly read and awarded after due consideration. PURCHASE OF NEW 2009 HALF TON PICKUP The Town would like to purchase a new 2009 half ton pickup with: 4-wheel drive; extended cab, long bed; V-8 gas; and automatic transmission with basic options available. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Superintendent Scott MacKenzie at (509) 674-9200 or Clerk Dora Bannister at (509) 674-4322. (Published in the N.K.C. TRIBUNE, Sept. 24, 2009.)

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Back to work at Mount Pisgah ROSLYN – After paperwork and permitting delays brought the Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church project to a halt early this summer, construction workers returned to the site last Wednesday. In January, a lethal round of winter storms and flooding critically damaged the foundations of the church and neighboring manse (pastor’s residence). “The manse will be ready for occupancy by October 15,” said TRS Construction’s Don Tate, prime contractor. “But Pastor Worth Wilson and his wife won’t be moving back in. They purchased a condo in Cle Elum. The church should be ready for lowering on its new founda-

tion the first of October.” Tate said total cost for restoring both foundations exceeds $1.6 million. “It’s exciting,” said Pastor Wilson, “but there’s a long way to go. I don’t imagine we’ll have the interior work on the church done until probably after December. Certainly, we won’t be back in the church to worship until 2010. “The church is grateful to those who have given to the historical restoration fund, and that fund is still active. Some of the contributors were the women of the church. They raised money for the fund from a booth they ran at Roslyn Sunday Market all summer.”

Renshaw joins HopeSource CLE ELUM – On the 1st of August, Upper County HopeSource on 110 Pennsylvania Avenue welcomed Dan Renshaw to the staff. Renshaw drives the HopeSource bus servicing Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Ronald. His 25-hour per week position is part of HopeSource’s expanded service program in the Upper County. Renshaw is pastor of Cle Elum’s Cavalry Chapel. “The HopeSource job is a good fit,” Renshaw said. “My ministry is all about providing eternal and spiritual hope, and this helps bring practical hope to people. Gives them the chance to become more self-sufficient. That’s what the vision of Hope Source is – to

DAN RENSHAW joins the ranks of Pennsylvania Avenue’s HopeSource, in Cle Elum. Jim Fossett photo

help people become more self-sufficient, not in a prideful sort of a way, but in a practical way.”

City business comings and goings CLE ELUM – Longtime resident and Cle Elum city councilman Jim Eidemiller said about city businesses, “I’ve been here for many years. There’s always been comings and goings.” Last week’s closure of Pairadice is one of those. Customers of 207 East First Street’s Pairadice Clothing & Embroidery went to their mailboxes to find a thank-you card from shop owner Maggie Nelson. “Due to the bad economy,” the note read, “I closed Pairadice. I decided to give the shop back to Judy Cameron (previous owner of the shop, when it carried the name J&J Embroidery).” Nelson said in a phone interview, “It was just too much overhead and not enough business. Judy will keep the business open. I did love the business, loved my customers and I’ll miss everyone. I’ll be looking for a job, getting back to the 9-to-5, hopefully.” Nelson’s move to step down is part of a cycle of comings and goings, which continue to change the face of Cle Elum’s downtown district. Obviously, what calls attention to recent trends is that they’re happening against the backdrop of a state and national economic ebb tide. “I can remember when there was a shoe store across the street,” said Randine Glondo, of Glondo’s Sausage Company. “The city used to have a clothing store. Food shops and restaurants seem to work here. Some other businesses seem to come and go. The secondhand shops seem to work. With Cle Elum, I don’t know what it is. Overall, local people keep us going.”

Business owners we talked to said passersby, tourists, and vacationers using Cle Elum as a destination or neardestination stopover account for much of the revenue-producing traffic in the downtown area. A group of hotrodders passed through the city last year. Asked why they came to Cle Elum, a spokesman for the club said, “We’ve been coming here for years. We call Cle Elum: Tank and Tummy Town. We stop, eat, gas-up, and keep on going.” Why They Come and Go Cari Jo Owens, a longtime employee at the Sunset Café, echoed what many seasoned businessmen and women say about starting a business in Cle Elum. “You have to make it through the winters, until you can get established. Winter makes ‘em run, and for any business, it takes a few winters to be successful.” Comings and Goings Of late, reasons for several businesses departing Cle Elum presumably track to shifts in the housing market sector. Examples of those might include the field office for Hansell Mitzel Homes, Ingram Realty, Countrywide Mortgage, and First American Title. Examples of businesses closed include Woody’s Pizza, Polk Siding & Roofing, Little River Sandwich Shop, Bugzy’s Closet, Cuppa This Cuppa That, and Construction Cuts Hair Salon. The NKC Tribune, Somerset Glass, Chew-N-Butts, and Amy’s Signs and Designs represent examples of businesses relocated inside city limits.

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Claffey’s Painting and Mold Solutions moved into the old Somerset Glass Building. Lum’s Coffee took over Northern Espresso’s space. Rustik Kreations moved out of the Somerset Glass building to relocate to the east end of town – soon owners say. Examples of new businesses appearing include Professional Airbrush Tanning, Keepin’ It Real Taxidermy, Central Washington Crossfit (fitness center), Anytime Fitness, the Buckstop Dollar Store, Montgomery Building Design, US Bank Home Mortgage, Elum Nails, Three Forks Ammo and Reloading, Inland Networks (branch office), Busha Law, Attic Treasures Thrift Store, Cle Elum Custom Detail, Northwest Factory Doors Direct, Auto and Boat Detail, the Parlour Car, and Doctor Sam Schneider’s Family Practice, to name a few.

Examples of ‘businesses changed or changing hands,’ Mailboxes Unlimited has new owners. Neeka’s Espresso picked up the lease on the space where Conway Coffee was housed. Norm Cook leased Diamondback’s Casino to start a family restaurant. Cle Elum Floral (Walters Floral) sold to new owners, and Tuckaway Antique Mall has had a new owner for some time. On the horizon are promises from at least three businesses to establish themselves here: Teanaway Solar Farm and the solar panel factory scheduled to break ground in 2010. According to City Hall, a McDonald’s will be built in the lot adjoining Safeway, though no date for a groundbreaking has been set. And at Suncadia, recently ground broke for Swiftwater Cellars Winery.

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LAKE CLE ELUM – Spring chinook salmon have returned to their age-old spawning site below Lake Cle Elum Dam. Last week the NKC Tribune received several reports from locals who saw them from the Salmon Viewing Trail, off SR903 and Lake Cle Elum Dam Road, a few miles out of Ronald. “We think we saw about 100 salmon last Friday night,” said Cle Elum’s Nancy Jones. “We also saw a Golden eagle circling over them.” Chinook spend years feeding in the Gulf of Alaska before returning home to the Upper County via tributaries in the Yakima River Basin. This year, the first lone salmon to negotiate Bonneville Dam, the first of five Columbia River hydroelectric monsters salmon must outwit to get home, appeared on March 2. The first lone salmon to pass Roza Dam, on the Yakima River, 50-miles from Cle Elum by car, was counted a short time later. Mark Johnson, who heads the salmon monitoring project there, said it was a girl. Between March 2 and September 19, Bonneville Dam reported over 440,000 salmon making their way home to a variety of spawning grounds off the Columbia and Snake rivers, a bumper crop by many estimates. The journey home Cle Elum salmon must make is road blocked by the five hydroelectric dams on the Columbia, in addition to four more irrigation dams on the Yakima. So it wasn’t unusual to see some of the salmon return home last week wounded and scarred. Even without the dams in their way, salmon have to deal with all kinds of trouble during their migration. They have to get by a host of predators, including killer whales, lamprey eels, otters, hawks and osprey, boats and fishermen. They have to deal with polluted waters, as well. One large Chinook seen Saturday appeared to be the bully on the block. He spent most of the afternoon jockeying for position – chasing other males, apparently, away

Anderson memorial ARTIST’S RENDITION (left) depicts one idea Hospital District 2 officials have for memorializing Dr. John Anderson, along with others who have contributed significantly throughout HD2’s history. The patio would be comprised of bricks salvaged from the Coal Miners Hospital, ordered to be demolished come the end of September. The kiosk would be framed with railroad ties. Jim Fossett photo


THE SALMON shown above is busy with the mating ritual, in the pristine shallows of the Cle Elum River, just below Lake Cle Elum Dam. It is one of a hundred salmon a resident reported seeing last Friday. They have returned to the Upper County, after years spent at sea, mostly in the Gulf of Alaska. They’re here to spawn and die, leaving behind thousands of eggs, which will hatch in Spring 2010 – perpetuating a remarkable cycle and miracle of life on this planet. Jim Fossett photo

from a female who seemed to be quietly stationed over her redd. His size, and a dorsal fin noticeably damaged, made him easy to track and observe. “Friday night we saw two carcasses alongside the river bank already,” Jones said. Saturday, the carcasses were gone, and Sunday a Tacoma couple reported seeing a carcass on the Salmon Viewing Trail, apparently lugged there by a scavenger. “It’s amazing to watch them,” said Ronald’s Jonine Collins. Collins lives not far from the Salmon Viewing Trail and hiked over to see the spawning activity Sunday afternoon. “We’re so lucky to have something like this right in the Upper County’s back yard.” Anyone interested in witnessing the salmon spawning ritual will be happy to hear the river at the Salmon Viewing Trail is exceptionally low, making it easy to see the fish. In most cases, because the river is so shallow, fins and backs and heads surface regularly. There’s lots of splashing and jostling for position as the salmon claim nesting territory and compete for mates. Blessed with see-tothe-bottom river water, a good pair of polarized sunglasses is all you need to see the unfolding of one of the most spectac-

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It’s just for cowboys and hillbillies. No, although they are certainly welcomed, most are people from all walks of life – like you. You just can’t do it. You’re clumsy and uncoordinated. That’s why there are lessons – and callers – so you practically don’t even need to think about what you have to do next. (Okay, maybe you have to think a little, but it’s easy.) “Some who square dance don’t have a lot of natural rhythm,” said Marriner. “This isn’t a problem. Just to learn the patterns is enough. Once on the dance floor, execute the patterns called out by the caller.” You’ll be embarrassed. Yeah, that might happen once, but don’t feel bad. It’s one of those we’re all in this together kind of things, so the mistakes and laughing are part of the camaraderie. After all, it isn’t just the dancing that’s made this an approved form of exercise since the 1940s – the laughing helps too. It’s all about country or western music. “Much of today’s

be doing square dancing and round dancing and teaching people how to do things,” said Edgerly. “We did this last year in November and people really enjoyed it. Then this year’s series of about 26 lessons begin on Tuesday, Oct. 27. “We dance two times a week on Tuesday and Thursday,” she said. “So it runs for about 13 weeks – with breaks for the holidays. People should be ready for any mainstream dance by the middle of February.” Just in time to help the Blue Agates and the Central Council host the 59th Washington State Square and Folk Dance Festival at the Kittitas County Event Center in Ellensburg, June 1819, 2010. “They are striving to attract at least 1500 or more dancers to the event,” Marriner said. “Dancing will include several types of square dancing, multiple phases of round dancing, clogging and contra dancing.” So, let’s dispense with a few preconceived notions about square dancing.






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Grilled Skewered Shrimp Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 6 servings 2/3 cup Pace Picante sauce 1 can (about 8 ounces) tomato sauce 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1. Stir picante sauce, tomato sauce, sugar and lemon juice in large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. 2. Thread shrimp on 12 skewers. 3. Lightly oil the grill rack and heat grill to medium. Grill the shrimp for 10 minutes or until cooked through, turning and brushing often with picante sauce mixture. Discard any remaining picante sauce mixture. Tip: For even easier preparation, buy frozen large shrimp already peeled and deveined. Just thaw and use instead of fresh shrimp.

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Fettuccine Picante Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 cup Pace Picante sauce 1/2 cup sour cream 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 pound fettuccine, cooked and drained 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1. Heat picante sauce, sour cream and cheese in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat until mixture is hot and bubbling. 2. Place fettuccine and cilantro into a large serving bowl. Add mixture and toss to coat. Serve with additional picante sauce. Tip: You can use mild, medium or hot picante sauce in this recipe.

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 40 minutes Makes: 4 servings 3/4 cup Pace Picante sauce 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 2 pounds chicken parts, skin removed 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice 2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup) 1. Stir picante sauce and barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Reserve 3/4 cup for rice. 2. Lightly oil grill rack and heat grill to medium. Grill chicken for 20 minutes. Brush chicken with remaining picante sauce mixture. Grill for 20 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through, turning and brushing often with the picante sauce mixture. Discard the remaining picante sauce mixture. 3. Cook rice according to package directions without salt. Stir in reserved 3/4 cup picante sauce mixture and onions. Serve rice with chicken. Serving Suggestion: Serve with grilled zucchini and sliced ripe tomatoes topped with chopped fresh basil. For dessert serve pineapple chunks.

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup Pace Picante sauce 4 Pepperidge Farm Classic Hamburger Rolls, split 1. Thoroughly mix beef and picante sauce. Shape mixture into 4 (1/2inch-thick) burgers. 2. Grill burgers 10 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once and brushing often with additional picante sauce. 3. Serve burgers on rolls with additional picante sauce. Serving Suggestion: Serve with coleslaw or fresh cut vegetables and ranch dressing for dipping and corn-on-the-cob. For dessert — sliced watermelon or fresh fruit salad.

Salsa Verde Vinaigrette Prep: 5 minutes Makes: 1 cup 1 1/4 cups Pace Salsa Verde 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Mixed salad greens 1. Beat salsa, oil, vinegar and black pepper with fork or whisk in medium bowl. Pour over salad greens, tossing lightly until coated. Salsa Verde Shrimp: Toss 1/2 pound hot cooked shrimp and 1/4 cup vinaigrette in medium bowl. Serve over hot cooked rice. Serves 2. Salsa Verde Shrimp Salad: Toss 1/2 pound cold cooked shrimp, 1/4 cup vinaigrette and 4 cups mixed salad greens in large bowl. Serve immediately. Serves 2.

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by Lyn Derrick

EASTON – One dog was too big and the other too small. Both were Great Danes about to be ‘put down’ because they didn’t match someone’s idea of canine perfection. Maurice “Mick” Dorgan couldn’t see the sense in that. “I think the dog is God’s gift to man,” said Dorgan. “They need to be loved, taken care of and have a safe place.” Those Great Danes found a

safe place with Dorgan, and made him a life-long dog rescuer. “I’ve been rescuing dogs for about 50 years,” he said. Dorgan’s spent 30 of those years at his way-off-thebeaten-path “Dog Haven” where he’s cared for a number of dogs over the years, and is currently caring for 13. The name says exactly what it is, a haven for abused and abandoned dogs. “People tell me about some of the dogs,”


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said Dorgan, “and some of them find their own way here.” Bonnie was found running around on I-90 in Moses Lake, Jackson’s family divorced and he spent a year tied up in a garage, Abby spent every moment of her first 3 years in a five by eight kennel, and Millie was beaten and mistreated for years. And Alice, well Alice is special. Holding her photo, Dorgan gently moves his fingers across her image. Tears come to his eyes as he talks about a 16-year friendship that ended when Alice passed away last March. “She came here on her own,” he said. “I used to sell eggs and one morning I was delivering them to Easton Tavern. When I drove by the state park, I saw this big old dog limping really bad. When I went back to look, I couldn’t find her. “Then seven o’clock that night, here she came walking down my driveway. You know, she had to find a way across the freeway and all the way down here. She’d been shot and beaten. Something was guiding her here.” But you could say that about all the dogs who’ve had the good fortune to make their way to Dog Haven. Over the years Dorgan’s rescue efforts have focused on older, bigger dogs – many with health issues – which shelter facilities don’t always have the resources to address. Without people like him, such facilities have few options other than “the back room” to be humanely put to sleep. “It has been a pleasure working with Mick,” said Lori Clemente of ARRF Animal Rescue in the upper county.

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“He has fostered for ARRF, and helps get the dogs ready for adoption. He takes in the neglected, abused and unadoptable dogs and gives them a great life. His pack is a site to see and a joy to be around.” At Dorgan’s Dog Haven, these fortunate dogs can run, play and socialize as a balanced pack. “Mick’s welcoming of any dog, no matter the mixed breed heritage, size, age or health,” said fellow dog rescuer, Barbara Ludt of Easton, “has given these truly lucky dogs a second ‘leash’ on what a dog’s life can be.” Dorgan smiled and said, “Here they’ve got enough room to run, jump and play – and not get in trouble.” Most of the current 13 are at Dorgan’s Dog Haven forever, but three are foster dogs looking for a home of their own. “I

ALL ABOARD THE K-9 EXPRESS, Mick Dorgan’s pack of 13 dogs are always ready to load up for a drive around Easton. Lyn Derrick photo

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was just on the phone with a lady who I think is going to take Derek,” he said. “And we’ll find a home for Abby and Benny in the next few weeks.” That brings the Dog Haven canine count down to 10. The perfect number to load up in the “K-9 Express,” a revamped Easton school bus Dorgan purchased this summer. “I put a bid on it as kind of a joke,” he said, “and a week later the superintendent called me and told me I won the bid.” Ludt’s husband, Bill, was the primary driver of the bus when it was part of the Easton School District fleet. “When I see it now,” Ludt said, “re-named the K-9 Express and chugging around town it always brings a smile to my face.” Dorgan’s pack of traveling canines often seem better behaved while riding the bus than some of the kids according to Ludt. “Big old goofy Brandon in particular always seems to be smiling as he sits quietly in his chosen seat,” she said, “the second seat back on the right side of the bus. Often he’s happily sticking his head out the window and basking in the sunshine. All he needs is a pair of sunglasses.” The ‘Express’ is a big step up for Dorgan and his dogs; they used to drive around in a van called, “The Dog House.” “It was too small,” Dorgan said about the van, “especially when they get to arguing.” Now those heated discussions, when they occur, take place in the spacious comfort of the remodeled school bus. Just enough seats are left so the dogs can sit up high enough to look out at the windows, or they can lie down on one of the dog beds for a short nap. In the far back, Dorgan has

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a bed for himself, a refrigerator and all the comforts of home. “Now it’s registered as a motor home,” he said. But do the dogs really like it? “Oh yeah,” he said. “That’s why I have to keep the door shut, to keep them out of it.” In the back luggage compartment, Dorgan keeps portable fencing, a water tank and several bags of dog food – should any of his canine pals be in the mood for a drink, a meal or a controlled walk-around while they’re out on a road trip. “We’ve only gone to Ellensburg and back so far,” said Dorgan. The K-9 Express is a logical extension of a place that’s become a haven for Brandon, Alvin and all the rest. The only difference is, this one is on wheels. Wheels or no wheels, Dorgan said, “I just try to make a home for them.”

WE’RE READY TO GO. A barrier with a closed gate keeps the dogs in the back away from the driver when the bus is moving. Benny (white) and Joy (black). Lyn Derrick photo

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‘Moonshine could get almost anything’ During the decade of Prohibition by Sean McPherson

ELLENSBURG – The assertion that the majority of Ellensburg’s population treated Prohibition and the Volstead Act with much lightheartedness is supported by several interviews conducted in the 1970s in an effort to consolidate information on the town’s past. In the interviews, Ellensburg residents who were around during Prohibition gave their testimonies as to the nature of the town’s illegal alcohol culture. After hearing the statements of both people who were directly involved in some sort of bootlegging enterprise as well as those of average, run-of-the-mill town members, it becomes apparent that making, buying and selling moonshine was a highly prevalent practice in Ellensburg throughout Prohibition.

The Insider’s Perspective In Thomas J. Lineham’s essay entitled, Jimmy Hayes and the Rattlesnake Whiskey Company; the Events leading to the Great Ellensburg Shootout, Lineham interviewed Hayes, the owner of the largest moonshine operation in the Lower County. The essay is one of the only legitimate works available on the subject, and offers a very thorough overview of Hayes’ involvement in the moonshine industry. Lineham’s research and Hayes’ interview seems to confirm that a significant part of the community was engaging in illegal alcohol activities. According to what Hayes says in the essay, the amount of community participation in and patronizing of the Rattlesnake Whiskey Co. is al-

most incalculable. “‘Moonshine could get almost anything,’ Jimmy bragged to me,” Hayes wrote. “One morning Ellensburgers woke to find that Jimmy’s one cab taxi service had suddenly expanded overnight to a fleet of three brand new vehicles. The indefatigable Jimmy had made a “big deal,” the townsfolk kidded. “Big, indeed. A member of the Ellensburg City Council, and owner of a local car dealership was now the new owner of fifty gallons of Jimmy’s best brew.” This is an example of the types of dealings that, as rumor has it, were ever-present in Ellensburg throughout the 1920s; for a little moonshine, many respected, otherwise law-abiding members of the community were willing to collaborate with Hayes. This passage also supports

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THE NIGHT BEFORE THE VOLSTEAD ACT became law, a group of Ellensburg residents enjoyed what was supposed to be their last drop of alcohol, and marked the occasion with this photo. Ellensburg Library photo

the idea that most found Hayes’ capers to be humorous rather than dangerous, and they often looked the other way upon becoming privy to news regarding his latest escapades. Hayes goes on in Lineham’s essay to mention assistance he received from a lumber company in transporting his alcohol, and also mentions the ways in which he used alcohol as a means to getting anything he desired. In one entertaining anecdote Hayes tells how he traded booze with a janitor for a key to Kamola Hall, a dormitory where many young, female students of the Washington State Normal School (modernday Central Washington University) resided. Whether Hayes procured the key for business purposes or for personal pleasure is uncertain, but the story’s principal point is clear: that many of Ellensburg’s average residents were at least in some way involved in this clandestine enterprise. Clovis Chartrand’s interview – also conducted by Lineham – offers another perspective of a man who was fairly heavily involved in the moonshine business. A metal worker by day and a still maker by night, Chartrand claims in his interview with Lineham to have helped build approximately 37 stills throughout the Prohibition years. Chartrand’s account of what it was like in Ellensburg during Prohibition is completely congruent with that of Hayes; in his opinion, nearly everyone in the town was in some way violating the Prohibition laws. “Most people except really religious people were not concerned with [the enforcement of the Prohibition laws],” he stated. At one point in his interview, Chartrand goes so far as to accuse members of the local police of being guilty of consuming illegal alcohol: “I know one sheriff we had here was [supporting bootlegging] … he was out there directing traffic and he was so polluted he was telling them to go both ways,” said Chartrand. “If the

law was pretty well organized … well, you know they were using some of it too.” This is a sweeping statement to make, as Lineham’s essay as well as others seems to portray Ellensburg’s tiny police force as uncorrupted in this regard; they are, in fact, referred to as “the dry squad” with much frequency. But, from Chartrand’s point of view (which was in fact very savvy when it came to the extent of town members’ involvement in the moonshine industry), it was stranger if someone was found to be upholding the Volstead Act. The Average Resident’s Perspective It’s helpful to offer counterperspectives to Hayes’ and Chartrand’s points of view on the illegal drinking culture of Ellensburg. As both of these men were engulfed in issues dealing with contraband liquor, it is quite possible their testimonies could contain certain exaggerations. Steve Addington, another prolific gatherer of information on Ellensburg’s remaining “first residents,” interviewed Mr. Thomas Watson, a farmer who lived in the agricultural area of Ellensburg then known as the “Denmark district,” on April 21, 1975. In Addington’s interview with Watson, homesteading and farming dominate the conversation. Although it is only mentioned in passing, Watson does make a couple of statements pertaining to Prohibition (and, more specifically, the disregarding of its laws) that are worth quoting at length: Mr. Addington: Do you remember Prohibition? Mr. Watson: Yes, I was in the sheep business then. Mr. Addington: Was there any bootlegging in the Valley? Mr. Watson: Yes, quite a bit of it. It didn’t interest me too much, I knew where to get it. I’m not going to tell you how much I got. In the sheep business, lambing time, I used to get up once or twice every night and go out and see what’s going on. A little bottle

Interestingly enough, Watson’s opinion regarding the regularity of alcohol use during Prohibition seems to be fairly similar to those of Chartrand and Hayes; although Watson certainly did not often handle alcohol, he confides that from what he saw there was “quite a bit” of bootlegging going on in the Kittitas Valley during Prohibition. Also, the fact that he admits to having obtained some moonshine himself immediately after stating that “it didn’t interest me too much” seems to imply that even those who were fairly neutral in their opinions with respect to illegal alcohol imbibed at least small quantities of the substance. Ellensburg was by no means a society of criminals who had total disregard for the law. On the contrary, it was a relatively tame community. Prohibition violations were committed here, as they were elsewhere in the country, during the decade of the Volstead Act. It seems that a significant number of Ellensburg residents did not take that particular amendment to the Constitution seriously. In fact, for many the antiliquor laws seemed absurd to the point they were not worth obeying. They continued to enjoy what had always been among their favorite beverages, and many did so without the slightest doubt in their minds as to whether or not their behavior was correct. Sean McPherson has lived in Ellensburg for most of his life. He graduated from Ellensburg High School in 2005, and from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma this spring with a double major in History and Spanish. He wrote a more extensive research paper on the history of Alcohol in the U.S. for one of his college courses. He says, “I always wanted to investigate what exactly Ellensburg was like during Prohibition (and what it was like in general earlier on in its youth), and decided to select it as my final paper.” The information in this article was taken from that paper.

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CWUTV to honor best video work around Kittitas County The First Annual Elley Awards has opened for entries! The Elley Awards have been created for anyone who has the love of creating video or film work of any kind, they will now have a way to show off their creativity and get recognized locally for it. Open to non-professional students or residents of Kittitas County, the Elley Awards will recognize the non-professional video/film maker as well as the student studying video/film as a career. “Today’s video-editing technology allows people the opportunity to make movies at home a lot easier and cheaper than ever before”, says Rick Spencer, video Producer at CWUTV. I hope this contest can bring out some of the hidden talent around the County” he added.

The Elley Awards will include all age groups and in the inaugural year will have as many as 11 different categories this first year. The categories include: Comedy/Sketch, Funniest/Amazing Home video, Music video, Creative Editing in a video, Special Effects/Animation in a video, News Video, News Feature/Story/Documentary, Sports Story, Best Videography, Original Idea/Coolest, PSA/Commercial/Promotion. The ELLEY Awards will also will accept entries from any ECTV community producer who has some video work they are proud of and want to enter. Any work created between May1st 2008 and May 1st 2010 is eligible.

“With the creation of the Elley awards, we also have a new video blog site, where students can go for creative advice, resource contacts or show off the newest creation of their home or school production work”, Spencer added. The blogsite will be used to keep contest entrants up to date on the Elley Awards as well. The new CWU blogsite is at Any questions about the ELLEY Awards can be directed to Rick Spencer, CWUTV, 509-963-1235 or Contest Rules and Entry form are available at

Kittitas Valley Solar Tour is Sept. 26 twice the energy need for their house. The leftover energy is fed back into the grid. Docents are on site at most locations on the tour, although one site is a drive-by only. Visitors will see the advantages of strawbale construction, rainwater catchment, the use of building orientation and thermal mass, photo voltaic and wind energy production systems, and have an opportunity to travel by bus to tour the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility. Not all locations on the tour are open throughout the day. Currently no upper county sites are on the tour. “If there are upper county people interested in participating next year who are

using alternate energy,” said Borras, “we hope they would consider doing so.” Kittitas Valley Solar Tour materials including map, directions, schedule and description of Tour sites will be available after 9:00 am at the Ellensburg Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Ellensburg Farmers Market is located on Fourth St., between Pearl and Pine, in the heart of historic downtown Ellensburg. The Tour is self-guided and includes a dozen sites open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise indicated. For more information, contact Thembi Borras at 509925-2701, or visit the website

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ELLENSBURG – From solar heated water, to strawbale construction and windmill generated energy, the Saturday, Sept. 26, Washington State Solar Tour in the lower county presents several alternate energy options for homeowners, businesses and other buildings. “This has been happening annually in the Kittitas Valley since 2006,” said tour coordinator Thembi Borras. “And the last two years it’s been free.” On the tour are homes, businesses and utilities, which demonstrate at least one facet of alternate energy savings or production. “The Rich Layman and Lesley McGalliard home is an excellent example of the complete product,” said Borras. Other homes or businesses on the tour incorporate one or more approaches to energy conservation. At Furrow-Borras home, the approach to savings and conservation tackles what Borras calls “the lowest hanging fruit,” or what could be referred to as one of the most straight forward and least costly avenues to pursue. “We have a solar water heater,” she said. “We still use electricity to heat our water, but we don’t use as much electricity. What it is, is the outside of the tank is 12 degrees warmer the bottom [inside] of the tank, so it’s preheating our water and the element doesn’t have to turn on as frequently.” Seems like the sort of thing most people could start with in a quest to save energy, and that’s one point of the tour. Not just to demonstrate the high end of energy conservation options, but those that are achievable for many people. Borras’ husband bought the components and installed the solar water heating system himself – for additional savings. “In eight and a half years, we will have paid for the system in electricity saved,” Borras said. “And the rest of its life it will be producing 75% of our hot water for free.” Other sites on the tour demonstrate home wind production, including the Randy and Melissa Richmond home where they are producing


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LAST YEAR’S CO-WINNER of the Cascade Rail Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year Award, Fulton Toub of South Cle Elum, views a collection of Milwaukee Road memories at the Depot during this year’s Depot Days held in June. The picnic honoring volunteers and the community will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Depot. Jana Stoner photo

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SOUTH CLE ELUM - The public is invited to attend the Annual Volunteer & Community Picnic celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Cascade Rail Foundation/Friends of the South Cle Elum Depot Saturday, Oct.10, from 1-3pm. The get-together is an opportunity for the hard working volunteers responsible for the restoration of the Depot and putting on events like the Rails To Ales Brewfest and Depot Days to relax and enjoy a little camaraderie with each other. It is also a time to honor and show appreciation for the previous year’s work and to thank the community which has embraced its rail heritage and help out throughout the year. A highlight of each year’s celebration has been the naming of the Volunteer of the Year. During last year’s Volunteer and Community picnic, the Volunteers of the Year were revealed to be Fulton and Lorna Toub of South Cle Elum. A custom engraved railroad lantern was awarded to the couple for their hours and hours of volunteer service working in and keeping the rail museum open for visitors. The picnic will be held at the Depot in the South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District, at 801 Milwaukee Road. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided and cooked by CRF Board Members. They will also be offering up water, soda, and coffee. These core items will be supplemented by potluck contributions: • Last names A-L bring a salad to share • Last names M-Z bring dessert to share “Help us celebrate and let us say ‘Thank you’ for ten

years of progress and improvements, thousands of volunteer hours, and the loyal community spirit of our friends and neighbors,” said CRF president Bruce Reason, “We sincerely hope you can attend!” he enthusiastically invites. The Cascade Rail Foundation, formed for the purpose of “Remembering the Milwaukee Road in Washington”, is currently served by the following Board of Directors: Bruce Reason, David Newcomb, Paul Krueger, Mary Pittis, Mark Borleske, Ray Horton, and Brian Lee. To learn about the Cascade Rail Foundation, visit There is a contact link in the “about” section for any questions about the picnic, or the foundation in general.


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CLE ELUM - The Centennial Center board is looking for cookie bakers. “We would like to serve cookies and drinks - coffee, water, pop - at the Barn Raising this Saturday,” said Board member Kay Lloyd, “If you would like to bake cookies for this event please bring them on Saturday morning. We will have tents and tables set up to hand them out.”

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about videophones for seniors? I recently moved to a new city about 500 miles from my elderly parents, and I still want to be able to see them when we talk. But the problem is, they don’t have a home computer for video chatting and they’re terrible with technology. Youngest Child Dear Youngest, Videophones can be a great way to stay connected and get face-to-face time with your aging parents when you can’t be there. Here are some good products to consider for computerless seniors with technology limitations. Videophones For those who aren’t familiar with “videophones,” they’re like a telephone with a built-in camera and video screen that gives you the ability to see the person you’re talking to in real time. All you need is a high speed (DSL or Cable) Internet connection and you’re ready to go. While there are lots of great videophones on the market today, a top option to consider is the brand new “ASUS Videophone Touch” that works with Skype – a popular software service that enables its users to make free phone and video calls via the Internet. More than 400 million people around the globe currently use Skype. (You can subscribe to this free service at The main reason I like the ASUS Videophone for seniors is simplicity. It’s a compact, all-in-one device that comes with a large 7-inch video screen, a built-in webcam, microphone, speakerphone and simple touch-screen controls that makes it very easy to see, hear and use. It also offers a wireless connection and built-in rechargeable battery, giving your parents the freedom to chat anywhere in the house. Another great advantage is affordability. While the ASUS Videophone will cost you around $270 (available at, Skype-to-Skype video calls are completely free, and if you have a webcam, you can use your computer to video call your parent’s videophone (and vise versa), which means you don’t have to buy a second videophone to converse with them like you do with other services. This videophone will also let your parents make unlimited calls to other landlines and model phones in the U.S. and Canada for only $3 per month. Other Options If you don’t want to use Skype or don’t like the ASUS Videophone, there are a plenty of other videophones on the market. The drawback however is you’ll have to buy two (one for them and one for you) in order to converse with each other, which doubles your costs. Here are your options: • ACN (, 877-226-1010): A digital phone service company that makes and sells the IRIS 3000 videophone for $100 with a two-year agreement, plus a $12 monthly fee for ACN-to-ACN users. They also offer an unlimited calling plan to landline and cell phones in the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico for $30 per month. • 8x8, Inc.(, 866-879-8647): Developers of the Tango videophone, it sells for $200 plus a $25 per month unlimited calling plan. • Vidtel (, 877 698-4383): Offers the Grandstream GVX 3000 videophone for $200, with monthly voice/video calling plans starting at $15 per month. Grandstream also offers two other models – the GVX 3005 and 3140 – that you can see at • Ojo (, 877-367-6965): They offer two videophones, the PVP 1000 for $450 and the PVP 900 for $350, plus $10 per month for Ojo-to-Ojo calling. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

County volunteer opportunities Volunteer for Nature Measure Oak Seedlings Assist The Nature Conservancy in measuring height and other growth indicators of Oregon white oak seedlings on October 6, 7 and 8 at the Swauk Valley Ranch in the East Cascade Foothills. Volunteers may sign up for one day (10 am to

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Tree Planting Swauk Valley Volunteers needed at a tree planting work party with The Nature Conservancy October 20, 21, and 22, at the Swauk Valley Ranch in the East Cascade foothills. Bring your favorite shovel, if you have one – if not, the Conservancy will provide. We will work from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come prepared to enjoy a variety of weather conditions! For more information on both opportunities, contact Barbara French at or (206) 343-4345, ext. 361.

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Labs looking for love EASTON – NKC Tribune readers may remember us, Kimber and Gauge, two Labrador Retrievers who were featured in a heartwarming story last year about our owners who were both being deployed by the U.S. Army to Iraq for 13 months. At that time, our owners needed to find a home for us while they were away in Iraq – and they did. They found a wonderful place for us to stay "gratis" in Easton, in a very dog-friendly home environment. The plan was we would go back home when our “parents” returned to the U.S. in Sept. 2009. Well, our owners did returned safely from Iraq. However, our current caregivers recently learned that a reunion with our original owners was not going to happen. Although our current caregivers provided a safe and loving home for us as promised, they are searching for a new home for us – together. They're not in a position to add us as permanent members of their multi-dog family. Space here is limited for large dogs like us. Over the past 13 months, they have already had to decline providing temporary shelter to numerous stray and abandoned large dogs in need at their home-based rescue. We have been best buddies for four years. Although from separate litters, we were born within weeks of each other. We both have AKC pedigrees with Field Trial Champions in our bloodlines. We are males (neutered), micro chipped, and current on all of our vaccinations. We are housetrained, "load" into vehicles and kennels willingly, come when called by name (or with two short bursts of a whistle), play well with other dogs both large and small, respect livestock, and have no bad habits or behavioral problems. Here’s a little bit of personal information about us: Gauge: I'm a black Lab who just loves to retrieve. Some


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might call me obsessive about my retrieving of tennis balls, orange plastic training "dummies," sticks, or anything else anyone would like me to "go fetch." I just consider myself as possessing an excellent "work ethic," the doing the sort of thing that generations of my family have been bred to do. Kimber: I'm a big yellow "goofy" Lab. I'm mellower than Gauge, and I love to be petted and fussed over by humans. Usually the only thing I get to retrieve is Gauge ... he always outruns me to the tennis balls, or whatever we’re going after, so I just grab hold of his collar and run back with him while he has the ball in his mouth. But, I can out-swim Gauge and can retrieve floating driftwood faster than he can – my own special talent.

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Life Support celebrates ninth Dinner Auction CLE ELUM – Saturday, Sept.12, Life Support hosted its ninth annual dinner-auction at Bill Peare’s property on Wood Duck Road. The event yielded over $200,000 via silent and live bids on a wide variety of 200 or more donated items, including leather chairs and doggy treats, Holland America cruises, and vacations to popular U.S. destinations. Local Susie Weis won a trip to New York. Donations this year, as usual, came from a variety of sources. Life Support Chairman Dr. Kris Nielsen and his wife Patricia donated two wagon wheel stagecoach benches packaged with dinner for 20, catered by Three Peaks Outfitters. “I got involved with Life Support five years ago,” Nielsen said, “because I realized how much the Upper County needed the kinds of help Life Support provides.” Cle Elum’s Caroline Kurtz added to a gift package dubbed Doggie Delight with a jar of her homemade Buster (dog) Biscuits. Lazy M of Roslyn handcrafted a Log-Dog Bed for Doggie Delight that brought in over $2100. Local

eir ‘cute factor’ CROWD with th WORKING THE ies sold for a ok co olate chip and piles of choc and Ellison ) (L Katie Blume sett photo dollar each are TRIBUNE/Jim Fos .C. N.K Linnabary (R).

Valerie Lunn whipped up two Huckleberry pies, traditionally earmarked to kickoff the live auction. This year, Susan Stephens once again outbid for a pie. Last year, she outbid for two and donated one to Roslyn’s Olive Stoneburg for her 105th birthday. Jeff Hansell, Nathan Weis, Jeff Jaeger, Bill Peare and the Life Support Auxiliary pooled resources to underwrite the Redneck Golf Tournament, an auction item bid for $42,000. Andrea Blume added something new to the fundraiser this year. Elementary students Katie Blume (Andrea’s daughter) and Ellison Linnabary worked the crowd with their ‘cute factor’ and piles of chocolate chip cookies they sold for a dollar a piece. Three Peaks Outfitters catered the event. “We Dutch Oven-cooked 100-pounds of chicken and 240-pounds of beef,” said

Three Peaks owner and chef Michele Montgomery. “On the side we had green beans, 100-pounds of scalloped potatoes, rolls, StirCrazy Chocolate Cake and Peach Cobbler.” Guitarist Paolo Viacava and vocalist Teresa Baim entertained the crowd this year, and mid-event Roslyn’s Sharon Risdon delivered a multi-media presentation themed for the event (Let the Good Times Rock n’ Roll), which focused on Life Support’s mission. Fire Chief Lee Hadden: Life Support Appreciation Award Following in the footsteps of Bob Cernick, 2008 Life Support Appreciation Award winner, South Cle Elum Fire Chief Lee Hadden took home the honor this year, for his service to the community. In accepting the award, Hadden said, “There are a lot of people out there just as deserving, but the people we should be talkA SUCCESS STORY. Cheri Marusa reaches for Brandon Robins, a motorcycle accident victim South ing about – are the people we’re out there Cle Elum Fire Chief Lee Hadden (background) is credited with saving. N.K.C. TRIBUNE/Jim Fossett photo helping.” Hadden’s been a volmuch time into Brandon Robins made his way to the stage, unteer firefighter in EMS as a volunwhere he and Hadden embraced. South Cle Elum since teer. He’s always “I don’t know you,” Robins said, “but I 1994. In 1996 he teaching and doing love you.” donned the chief’s hat. evaluations. ComRobins was involved in a near-death motorHe’s also an EMT-IV mendable.” cycle collision west of Cle Elum in July. HadTech and a volunteer Fire Chief den is credited with saving the young man’s life, Safety Officer for Fire Monty Moore (Fire though at the cost of a leg. At Saturday’s event, District 7. District 8): “It’s Robins, who was active in a variety of outdoor Some of Hadden’s tough to find a guy sports before the accident, was gifted a check to colleagues present at who has a bigger help cover the cost of a prosthesis. the event had these heart and who really kind words to say cares about about him. people.” Steve Erickson Battalion (worked with HadChief Ray Risden for the last don (Fire Disnine years): “Hadtrict 7): “He den is competence rarely misses a wrapped around run as a voluncommon sense.” EMS AWARD W IN teer for Fire DisCheri Marusa daughter Sarah on NER. Lee Hadden and stage after she int trict 7. He’s a her dad with a roduced (Life Support short speech pr ior to the aw ard ceremony. N.K go-to guy. You president): “Lee .C. TRIBUNE/Jana Stoner photo turn around – and reflects what’s he’s there. He’s a the best about all of our Upper County tireless volunteer, a consistent contribuvolunteers.” tor to this community. There’s 164 hours Easton’s Fire Chief Craig McKee: in a week, and I think he only sleeps six a “Lee puts his heart and soul into EMS. night. He never stops. He’s one of the best There’s nobody more deserving. I wholeEMT-IV Techs I’ve ever worked with.” heartedly congratulate him.” Rick Barry (accident victim): “I got in a Brad Niebuhr (worked with Hadden motorcycle wreck over the Fourth of July. I the last three years on HD2 Medic was lying there on the ground and Lee arOne): “I’ve never seen anyone put so rived at the scene of the accident. Looking upward, I felt reassured, because – I saw his face several times over me and I thought to myself, ‘Now there’s a man in control.’” Surprise for Hadden Unbeknownst to Lee Hadden, Life Support president Cheri Marusa arranged to have one of his former patients appear at Saturday’s event. The idea hatched because more often than not, volunteer EMS personnel never hear about the people they rescue after admittance to and release from a hospital. After Hadden received his award he was kept on stage until former accident victim

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THANK YOU! The Board of Trustees and Auxiliary of Life Support are grateful for those who attended our signature dinner auction held on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Cle Elum. We appreciate your support for this very important cause. With your help, we have raised crucial funds to further enhance the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and healthcare in Upper Kittitas County.


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Our local (volunteer) Emergency Medical Services and current healthcare resources are far too limited. Whether driving I-90, recreating along rivers and trails, or simply living full or part time in our community… more people today are in need of greater services. This year’s event sponsors were amazing. Their financial commitment, in addition to the remarkable support of the businesses and individuals that donated the evening’s auction items, made it all possible. Every time a bidder raised their number or placed it on a silent auction item, it completed the circle that brings critical dollars to the cause. Thank you for attending this year’s event and for sharing in our hopes and dreams as we continue working to improve the (volunteer) Emergency Medical Services and healthcare in our community. So many will benefit and be touched by your generosity.

We would like to especially thank the following people and businesses for their generous donations to the 2009 Life Support Dinner/Auction Airlift Northwest 2 R Bar & Bistro Alaska Airlines Alayne Grothem Alethia Jovanovich Amys Signs & Designs Andrea & Paul Blume Andrew Knott Antler Hideaway Arnold’s Appliance Artwork Home Accents Attitudes – Signe Gamboa Bator Lumber Beachy Keen Tanning Salon Bed Bath & Beyond Bibi Fethya Big Sky Log Homes Bike and Board Bill Peare Bill Tindall Bob & Penni McLean Bonjour Cupcake Bruce Hudson Hudson's Designer Portraits Buster Biscuits Cabela’s Cabin Creek Rustics Caboose Bar & Grill California Pizza Kitchen Carek's Meat Market Cascade Playtime Cashmere Valley Bank Cathi Schnieder Cavallini's Pharmacy Central Sundries Cheesecake Factory Chew N Butts Chris Cerqui Cle Elum Dairy Queen Connie Hipol Costco Cottage Café Craig & Susan McKee Crazy Quilt Shop Cruise Inn Dave Thompson Dorene Merrill

Edgewater Inn El Caporal Ellensburg Cement Elsa McDonald Eric & Monica Terrill Ewing & Clark, Inc Francine Brown Frank & Judy Ragland Fred Meyer Gabe Merritt Glondo’s Godiva Chocolates Golf Events Great Finds Collection Greg Blum Harper's Lumber Co. Holland America Homestead Restaurant IMAX Home Interactive Toys Intermountain Video Ireland Jewelers Iron Horse Inn B&B Jana Tobacco Jason Williams JC Penny's J Dubs Jeff Hansell Jeff Jaeger Jeff Healy Jerry & Darlene McNaul J & J Embroidery John L. Scott Julie Montgomery JWC Trucking Kaldun & Bogle Kara Marusa Kestral Vinters Kiesha Merritt KitchenSink Kittitas County Fire District #1 Kittitas County Fire District #7 Kittitas County Fire District # 3 Knudson Lumber Kobe Merritt Kohler Company Kris Nielsen & Patricia Galloway

Kurtz & Kurtz (Windermere) Larry & Sue Calkins Laurie Jeffries Laureen Ross Lazy M Custom Furniture L and J Construction Lentine's Italian Restaurant Life Support Auxiliary Life Support Board of Trustees Linda Horish Linda Nordstrom Linda Uptain, LMP Lum's Coffee Shop Ma Ma Vallone's Mac-A Bee-Southwestern Gifts Martin Layton Mary Jo Kientzy Maxine Madsen Mercer Estates, LLC Michael & Pam Towers Michael's Mickie Radick Mike & Maria Adams Mike & Sue Merritt Morning Star Deli and Espresso Mountain Elegance Nathan Weis NIKE N. Kittitas County Tribune Norm Cook Enterprises, Inc. Office Depot Old Cannery Furn. Warehouse Olive Garden Outback Steakhouse Pastime Pegasus Global Holdings Pella Northwest, LLC Penny Holz Picture Source Pier One Imports Pinnacle Granite Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. Platinum Events & Design Purity Soapworks Puyallup Fair Renee Maggs Renee's Hair Haus

Rent Me Rentals Risdon & Associates Rob & Cheri Marusa Rocky & Karen Lanphere Roger Weaver - RE/MAX Roslyn Cafe Roslyn Liquor Store Roslyn Museum Roslyn Natural Market Roy & Ilana Savoian Sahara Pizza Salon 2120 Sara Nelson Scott Pernaa Sean Riley - Safe Call Now Seattle Seahawks Seattle Mariners Sena Lanphere Sharon & Ray Risdon Shelley Watson Sherry Grindeland Sid Morrison Sister Moon Snoqualmie Casino Spiritwind Farm Sportland Yamaha Sterling Savings Bank Steve & Jan Plesha Stewart Lodge Subway Suncadia – Ron Olstad Sun Country Golf Sunset Cafe

Susan & Tim Riley Susan Toronto Swiftwater Cellars Target The Roslyn Theatre The Flower Shoppe Theresa Comer The Spirit Mine The Summit at Snoqualmie Pass Think Logoed Merchandise Thorp Fruit Stand Tight Lines Angling's/ Yakima River Flyshop Timber Lodge Tina Krahenbuhl Tony & Ben Chavez Toys R Us Trey Merritt Tulalip Resort Casino & Spa Twisted 'S' Ranch University of Washington Valeri Greenlaw Valerie Lunn Vicki Lamb Village Pizza Vintage Vine, LLC Voiss Wood Products Wal-Mart Wells Fargo Willette's Shell WSU Yvonne Schafebauer ZBK Contracting, LLC

Life Support is a non-profit organization established by a group of community residents who recognized the vital needs of our (volunteer) Emergency Medical Servics providers and limited Healthcare. Through gift donations and special events, the organization raises funds and public support for ‘upper’ Kittitas County in Washington State. Funds received will contribute to:

EMS Training • Extraction & Rescue Equipment State-of-the-Art Non-Profit Medical Center Medical Equipment & Supplies

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LIFE SUPPORT, P.O. Box 264, South Cle Elum, WA 98943-0264 Our thanks again to everyone for attending this year’s event and to those who gave a lending hand.




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ABOVE: LIFE SUPPORT WINNERS. In August, Wayne and Sarah Nelsen, took a trip to St. Andrews, Scotland. They won the trip in the 2008 Life Support Golf Tournament raffle. The couple holds the N.K.C. Tribune in front of the remains of St. Andrews Cathedral, which originally dates back to about 1130 AD.

MAN UP. Rock Creek Lodge, just outside of Clinton, Montana throws the world’s largest Testicle Festival every year, attracting more than 15,000 fans in a five day event. Tossing around it’s motto, “I had a ball at the Testicle Festival,” the festival feeds over 2 1/2 tons of bull balls to its many hungry travelers. Not only can you get a taste of these delicious deep fried bull’s testicles, but while you’re there, you can participate in the bull chip throwing contest, hairy chest contest or play bull chip bingo! Live music featuring six different bands also play for your entertainment. Also known as Rocky Mtn. Oysters, the membrane is peeled, marinated in beer, breaded four times and deep fried. Enjoying the festivities with the N.K.C. Tribune are (left to right): Rick and Debi Hofferber, Mike and Cindi Ackerlund and Lynda and Mike White.

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FUN IN FRANCE. Holding the N.K.C. Tribune are Faye Janders (left) and Lorna Baker (right), both of Renton, who spent 10 days exploring Paris and the French countryside in May. They stayed in an apartment in the center of the city to truly experience Parisian life. In addition to climbing the Eiffel Tower, they also enjoyed visiting Notre Dame and various museums to view the works of Van Gogh and Monet, as well as eating fresh French pastries with lattes at outdoor cafés. They also were very impressed with the country’s rail system. It truly was a trip of a lifetime!

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CELEBRATING IN MEXICO. John and Amy Beiter celebrate with the N.K.C. Tribune on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico during the first week of September. The couple took the trip to celebrate their 15th Anniversary. Highlights of the trip included a dolphin adventure where they got to “pet” dolphins, got kissed by them and then rode them by holding onto their fins. John and Amy also went snorkeling, fed macaw parrots by holding sunflower seeds in their mouths, and got to hold a squirrel monkey.

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SUMMER IN SWEDEN. Ava Gallion of Lake Kachess displays the N.K.C. Tribune at her family’s summer place outside of Gavle, Sweden.

ALASKAN ADVENTURE. Bill Betlach and Jennifer Basterrechea (above) visited Rocky’s Café in Kasilof, Alaska while on an eight day trip around the Kenai Peninsula.



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Diner date night The word got around, as it does in these small communities of ours. It was to be Tuesday. Tuesday evening. He said he’d pick her up at seven. Those of us closely following the Randy Jones/Katie Burchell celebration of life and love were excited about this. The holding hands and walking around town in a state of bliss and benediction had escalated. Somehow or other, Randy had asked Katie on a real date. And she’d told her mother and her mother told Mrs. Greer, and Mrs. Greer lived next door to Olivia, who

cooks at the Mule Barn, and Olivia told Loretta the waitress, and by that time, it might as well have been on the Channel Four news. Randy and Katie were coming to the Mule Barn for dinner on Tuesday. Shortly after seven. It would take them a few minutes to walk over there, hand-inhand, and then? Well, that’s what the topic of discussion was Tuesday morning among the members of the world dilemma think tank. They all agreed it was time to take their wives out for dinner, maybe at

the Mule Barn? Sevenish? So in came the two shy teenage love birds at 7:10 p.m., and there sat the Supreme Court of Everything That Goes On In Our Valley, sitting there with their wives, and everyone was smiling. The kids looked self conscious for a minute, but then Katie found them a booth and they both sat on the same side so they could hold hands. Then here came Loretta, with a checkered tablecloth she’d brought from home. And Olivia came out of the kitchen with a candle in an empty wine bottle. Doc got up and found some Johnny Mathis snuggle music on the juke box, and Dud unscrewed two light bulbs in their portion of the dining room. For atmosphere. It was romantic enough to hug a cactus. A night to remember. Oh … and Randy and Katie enjoyed it, too. Brought to you by “Sun Dog Days,” by Slim Randles, now available at

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HOROSCOPES week of Sept. 24

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, big things have been happening to you and you may not be ready for all of the changes. There’s no turning back this week, so you’d better get used to the idea. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Gloating does not become you, Taurus. Share your special news in a way that will make others feel involved and happy for your good fortune. Tuesday is a key day. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, tempers flare and it will be up to you to put out the flames. You just need to find the right approach to the situation. Money matters are of concern later in the week. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you will have to take the reigns when someone who is close to you is unable to fulfill his or her responsibility this week. You’ll be a trooper and get the job done. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, fear of the unknown is causing you to hang out in the shadows. This isn’t in your nature, so get out there and show off your stuff. You’ll be surprised. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you wish you were one of those people with too much time on your hands. But as this week proves, it’s simply not the case. You’ll be running around. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You may have bitten off more than you can chew, Libra. Now you will spend the week working hard to complete all of your tasks. Ask Cancer for some help. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, feeling overwhelmed is normal for someone in your position this week. However, you have the dedication to muster through and get any job done. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A few changes are in store for you, Sagittarius. Are you ready? You may want to do a little end-of-season cleaning in your home. Now is the time to sort through old things and trash them. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, surprise news leaves others baffled by your actions. Next time you may want to drop some hints to

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you have a lot on your plate right now, but the best thing to do is to check one item off the “to-do” list each day. This way things won’t start backing up. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things don’t always work out the way you expect them to. This week is the same, but you’ll be surprised at the outcome.


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Bulletin Board Centennial Center Activities for both senior citizens and the community are listed on page C4

THURSDAY Sept. 24 U.K.C. Business Power Group meets, 7:30 a.m., Cle Elum City Hall Council Chambers, 119 W. First St. Topic: “Economic Strategy for Kittitas County” presented by Ron Cridlebaugh, Economic Development Group of Kittitas County. For more information, call Val at (509) 857-2027. Free Caregivers Class, 1:00-3:30 p.m. at Mercer Creek Church in Ellensburg. Call Aging & Long Term Care, 6745233 for questions and registration info. Easton Lady Jaguars Volleyball hosts Thorp, 5:00 p.m. at home. CE-R Lady Warriors Volleyball hosts Goldendale, 5:30 p.m. at home. CE-R Lady Warriors Soccer hosts Qunicy, 6:00 p.m. at home. Friends of the Roslyn Library meets, 7:30 p.m. at the Library, 201 S. First St., Roslyn. For more information, call (509) 649-3420 or visit online at


MONDAY Sept. 28 Paint or create anything with the High Country Artists, 5:00 -8:00 p.m. at Carpenter House Museum basement studio. Ring doorbell or call 674-9766. Open to the public; membership welcomed.

Post & View Events Online for FREE ment for Subareas, 10:00 a.m. -12 noon, Westwind Meeting Center, Vantage. For more information, visit http:// Free Caregivers Class, 1:00-3:30 p.m. at Mercer Creek Church in Ellensburg. Call Aging & Long Term Care, 6745233 for questions and registration info.

CE-R Warriors JV Football hosts Goldendale, 5:00 p.m. at home.

CE-R Warriors Cross Country vs. Granger and Wahluke, 4:00 p.m., away.

Easton School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m. in school library.

Easton Lady Jaguars Volleyball hosts MLCA, 5:00 p.m. at home.

Cle Elum-Roslyn School Board meeting, 6:00 p.m., middle school library.

CE-R Lady Warriors Volleyball vs. Zillah, 5:30 p.m., away.

TUESDAY Sept. 29 Children’s Preschool Story Time, Roslyn Library, 10:30 a.m. at the Library, 201 S. First St., Roslyn. For more info, call (509) 649-3420 or visit WSU Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (thru September) at the WSU Extension office at 507 Nanum, Rm 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926. For more information, call 509962-7507, Upper County 674-2584. Easton Lady Jaguars Volleyball vs. Cascade Christian, 5:00 p.m., away.

Thorp Lady Tigers Volleyball hosts CBS, 6:00 p.m. at home. CE-R Lady Warriors Soccer hosts Wahluke, 6:00 p.m. at home. Teanaway Subarea Planning Process public meeting, 6:00 p.m. at the SwaukTeanaway Grange Hall, 1361 W. Ballard Hill Road, Cle Elum. For more information, visit: us/cds/teanaway.asp. ––––––––––––––––––––––––

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Schedule

• WEDNESDAYS – Serenity Group, 7:00 p.m. at 111 Wright Ave. (Common Room), Cle Elum; open to public. • SUNDAY DUNKERS – 8:30 a.m., 111 Wright Ave. (Common Room), Cle Elum; open. Cle Elum Group Meetings held at Cle Elum Comm. Church Third & Harris – Cle Elum • SUNDAYS – Big Book Study, 7:00 p.m.; closed only for those desiring to stop drinking. • MONDAYS – Grapevine, 7:00 p.m.; open • TUESDAYS – 12X12 Book Study, 7:00 p.m.; closed - for those with desire to stop drinking. • THURSDAYS – First Step, 7 p.m.; open to public. • FRIDAYS – Birthday Chip, 7:00 p.m.; open/public. • SATURDAYS – Open Discussion, 7 p.m.; open.


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509-962-9045. • MONDAY - 7:00 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1307 East 3rd St., Ellensburg. • WEDNESDAY - Noon. CWU at Student Health & Counseling Center, 11th and Poplar, Wickerath Lounge, Ellensburg.


Kittitas County Fire District Meetings District #1, 7 p.m., on the third Wednesday of the month at the Thorp Fire Station 10630 Thorp Highway North. 509-964-2435. District #2 , 7 p.m., on second Thursday of month at 2020 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg. 509-962-3473. District #3, 7 p.m., on the second Thursday of the month at the Easton Fire Hall. 509-656-0121. District #4, 7 p.m., on the second Thursday of the month at the Vantage Fire Hall. Joyce St., Vantage. District #6, 4:30 p.m., first Wednesday of the month at the Ronald Fire Station #1. 509-649-2615. District #7, 6:30 p.m., on the second Wednesday

Recovery Rocks: Monday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday at 12 noon – Community Church, Third St. and Harris Ave., Cle Elum. 877-664-0398.

Self-help Meetings Al-Anon Family Groups. Is your life affected by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon is a support group, join us. For info on Al-Anon meetings contact Carol,


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of the month at Fire Station #1, 921 Upper Peoh Point. 509-674-5371. District #8, 12:30 p.m., first Saturday of the month at the community club house via Kachess Road. District #51, 6:30 p.m., 2nd Monday of month at 69802 Hwy 906, Snoqualmie Pass. 425-434-6333.

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Thorp Lady Tigers Volleyball hosts Mansfield, 6:00 p.m. at home.

FRIDAY Sept. 25 Final Friday Art & Music Walk, 5:00 9:00ish, downtown Roslyn. Contact Roslyn Revitalization, 649-3650 for more information. CE-R Warriors Football vs. Goldendale, 7:00 p.m., away.

CE-R Lady Warriors Soccer vs. Goldendale, 6:00 p.m., away. Kittitas County Comp Plan Workshop to recommend Urban or Rural Development for Subareas, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Summit at Snoqualmie West. For more information, visit

Upper County Community Volleyball, 7:30 p.m. at Walter Strom Middle School gym. Fee: $1 per player. For more info, call Jock Young, 674-5262.

WEDNESDAY Sept. 30 Upper Kittitas County Rotary meets, 7:00 a.m. at Suncadia Lodge.


Cle Elum Kiwanis, 12:00 p.m.

Free Health Clinic, 9:00 a.m. -12 noon at Alpine Lakes Family Practice, 112 W. Railroad St., Cle Elum; 674-5344. First come, first served. Centennial Center Barn Raising, 10:00 a.m., 719 E. Third St., Cle Elum. Volunteer your time to help rais the walls on the new community facility. CE-R Warriors Cross Country team at Connell Invitational meet, 11 a.m., away. Washington State Horse Park Dedication Celebration & Horsefest, 11:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. at site in Cle Elum. CE-R Lady Warriors Varsity Volleyball vs. Royal, 11:00 a.m., away. CE-R Lady Warriors Soccer vs. LaSalle, 11:00 a.m., away. Homecoming: Easton-Thorp Wildcat Football hosts Wishkah Valley, 1:00 p.m. at the home field in Thorp. With two locations to serve you in Upper Kittitas County: Cle Elum - 114 West First Street (509) 674-4495 ; (888) 649-2965 Lake Cle Elum - 9291 State Route 903 (509) 649-2965 ; (888) 366-5303

HopeSource Food Bank pick-ups, 2-4 p.m. at 110 Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum. Call in the morning, 674-2375. Upper County Knitters & Crocheters meet, 6:30 -9:00 p.m. Bring your projects to work on. For more info, call Paige, (509) 607-3576. Kittitas County Solid Waste Advisory Committee public meeting, 6:30 p.m. at 925 Industrial Way, Ellensburg. Kittitas County Comp Plan Workshop to recommend Urban or Rural Development for Subareas, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Upper County District Court, Cle Elum. For more information, visit http://

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Thorp Grade School becomes county property placed on National Register ‘It’s still there and still being used.’




26th THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009

MS. WEIHERMILLER’S KINDERGARTEN CLASS IN 1975. The little blonde boy in the grey sweater (second from the left) is Arie Dyk. He is the only student from his class to attend school at Thorp all the way from K through 12. He graduated in 1987. Back Row: Ms. Weihermiller. Front Row: Todd Gibson, Arie Dyk, Michelle Young, Andy (?), Corey Rogers, Esther Hanson. by Lyn Derrick

THORP – Drawing the needle up through the netting and down again, 1976 kindergartener, Angela Morse (Dyk), devoted all her powers of concentration to the needle and thread in her hands. If she could just get it done on time, Morse would be taking a brand new pot scrubber home for Mother’s Day that year. Next to her on the couch in the kindergarten classroom of the Thorp Grade School building, sat fellow classmates Troy Bernritter and Rich Shannon. They were concentrating too, just not on the pot scrubber. Bernritter and Shannon, in the tradition of mischie-

vous boys the world over, were busily sewing Morse’s dress to the couch. “I didn’t know it till I couldn’t get up,” Dyk laughs now. One fond memory from a former student who attend K6th grades in the Thorp Grade School building, frequently referred to as the Old Building, as opposed to the newer high school building next door. Old in this case means historic, as the 1936 Colonial Revival building was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places at the instigation of Tanner Dotzauer, Vice President of the Thorp Mill Town Historic Preservation Society (Thorp Mill is also on the National Register).

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THORP GRADE SCHOOL recently became the 26th Kittitas County property to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lyn Derrick photo

The application, by Dotzauer (who is a Thorp resident), states, “with little alteration the grade school retains excellent integrity in its original site, location, design, materials, workmanship, feeling and association as an historic rural schoolhouse built it Upper Kittitas County.” In the application, Dotzauer adds that the building reflects the work of its architect, John W. Maloney, who went on to become one of Washington state’s most accomplished Modernist architects. What is most significant for present and former students like Dyk, and the Thorp Community as a whole, is the role the building has played throughout it’s 72 years as a site for education, social gatherings and community meetings. “We just had a multi-year reunion there for classes back to the 80s,” said Jennifer Loewen, president of the alumni association. “I like holding activities and events there, because the history triggers memories and strikes up conversations. It sure hits you how time moves you along.” Loewen credits current and former maintenance staff with the building’s preservation. “Mr. [Ed] Foster,” she said, “and Bob Morgan, and Paul Schwab have done a such a good job of keeping it protected.” While small by some standards, memories of the old gym and stage loom large in the minds of former students like Loewen and Dyk. “I remember in kindergarten putting on a play on that stage,” Dyk recalls. “Being up their so high, it made me feel so special and important.” Loewen enjoyed seeing the names carved into the bleachers. “I guess it may not have been appropriate at the time,” she laughs, “but I’m glad they left stuff like that.” Dick Fields, current school board member, former student and teacher at the school, says his dad attend school in the building when it

was first built. Fields said a school was originally established in Thorp when local parents decided one night they didn’t want to send their kids to another district anymore. “The Thorp people got together THORP R one night and packed everypaperwo ESIDENT, Tann er Dotza rk requir u ceives a e thing up [at the other school] plaque in d to achieve the er (right) did th b e researc histo re e r c o Dick Fie and moved it down to the g n it io h an n of h eff ric designation. lds orts from Here he d church in Thorp,” he said. cpreservation of baut a reception on is sc h o T o ue ay, ild al l board m reSept. em Their determination led to mastree minder of a comings like Thorp Gsd rade Sch 22. Dotzauer sa munity’s r’s thesis ool serv id history. on the c building the school that’s now complete e a Dotzaue s a physi ommunit d at the r y is o w e f n o T d rk h on the National Register. of the w orp, whic ing on h in is h ter quart er at CW he hopes to hav e U. Lyn D er rick ph oto

LEFT: MRS. OZANICH’S 3 AND 4TH GRADE CLASS IN 1979. This photo shows the red and white mats behind the basketball hoops on the wall in the old gym. Back Row: Angela Morse, Todd Gibson, Tana Randall, Sharmon Adams, Arie Dyk, Kathy Peterson, Scott Olson, Mrs. Ozanich - Middle Row: Jill Jammerman, Troy Morrell, Corey Rogers, (?), Christopher (?), Shelly Bond Front Row: Rick Shannon, David Mainwaring, Troy Bernritter.

Thorp Grade School is one of 49 properties in Kittitas County listed on the state of Washington’s Heritage Register, and now becomes the 26th county property on the National Register. At a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 22, school district superintendent, Jim Hainer said they were gathered to thank Dotzauer for all the research and work he’d done leading to this building’s historic designation – which he sees as a potential benefit to the district as they work toward keeping local education going for the community. Thanking Dotzauer, Fields presented him with a plaque in recognition of his efforts. “This is something you can hang on your wall until you forget what it’s all about,” Fields joked. The reunion held at the building this summer welcomed back alumni from several graduating classes, parents, teachers and commu-

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nity members. “It was fun to see the new school, but I was thrilled to be able to go into the old school and look around,” Dyk said. “This building holds my childhood

memories, and my heart is very attached to these halls. I feel blessed to have attended school in this beautiful building. I am so happy it’s still there and still being used.”

RICK SHANNON on right, Angela Morse (now Dyk) in the middle and Troy Bernritter on the left. “This photo was taken during our senior year in 1988,” said Dyk. “In junior high we loved holding spaghetti feeds or potato feeds for fundraisers. It was so much fun to cook a huge meal in the kitchen [of the historic grade school building] and serve the community members and alumni before a basketball game or the annual auction.”

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Tigers claw lions in league volleyball opener by Rob Lowery

THORP – The cat fight last Tuesday night, September 15, at Thorp High School went to the host Tigers as they beat the visiting Lions of Moses Lake Christian Academy (MLCA) 25-22, 25-20, 19-25 and 25-21. It was the North Central Washington 1B league opener for both teams. In the first game, Thorp rallied from an early 4-0 deficit with a 15-4 run to put the game out of reach. In game two, the Tigers broke a 19-19 tie by scoring five of the final six points for the victory. MLCA took an insurmountable 7-0 lead to begin game three, though Thorp got to within 15-13 before falling. In game four, Thorp came back from a 17-13 deficit on the strength of a 7-1 rally to take the lead for good. “The difference in the

match was when we were able to eliminate our mental errors,” Thorp coach Jesse Stueckle said. “We’re going to improve as we do that. We also controlled many of their serves tonight.” MLCA is the defending league champion and placed second at the state 1B tournament last year. While Stueckle acknowledged the win was big, he tempered his overall enthusiasm. “It’s not which team is playing best at this point in the year that’s important, it’s which team is playing best during the first week in November,” he said, referring to the district playoffs. “We still have room for improvement.” Highlights: Morgan Lowery 6 aces, 26 digs, 4 kills. Kelsey Hutchinson 5 aces, 5 kills, 11 digs. Elise Loewen 5 kills. Jerica Reiners 13 assists.

Kretschman’s JV squad clinches spectacular win CLE ELUM – Why did it have to happen in Cashmere is the question fans will be asking. Meaning, why couldn’t it have happened on home field? Monday, September 21, in Cashmere, first year CE-R JV football head coach Tony Kretschman and his squad won a Super Bowl-thriller of a game. Score 20-14, CE-R. Kretschman, with a measurable tone of excitement in his voice, explained what hap-


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pened in the final seconds. “It was a heck of a battle last night in Cashmere,” he began. “We were ahead 20-14 and held to win. “We kicked off to Cashmere with a minute and 50 left, and they ran it back to the 40. Then they threw a long pass. Dillon Powell tackled the receiver at the three-yard line, and that put Cashmere first and goal with a minute left. It was a goal line stand off. We held for three downs. “Then on fourth down, Mitchell Millsap intercepted a desperate pass to the end zone. It was desperate because Tyler Sienia and Griffon Alexander were sacking the quarterback, forcing the desperation pass. Millsap ran it back out of the end zone. Game over. We won.” Kretschman said Josh Quicksall turned in three sacks and two forced fumbles, and Cody Nelson ignited a key 80-yard kickoff return to the ten-yard line. Mitchell Millsap had three touchdowns, and the game winning 80-yard run, putting the score at 20-14. “I’ve coached a lot of football,” Kretschman said, “but this game – I was so excited for the kids to come from behind and pull it out in a thrilling finale.” The win at Cashmere puts JV’ers 2-0 in pre-season play. They also beat Cascade. They face Goldendale on Monday, September 28 at home, to kickoff league play. Game time: 5:00 p.m. Be there. At the helm for CE-R against Cashmere Monday night, freshman quarterback Tyler Kretschman went 5-6 passing. In an interview before practice started this season, he said, “Football is religion. I just want to play varsity ball, Fridays under the lights.” Well, Tyler, Mondays under the lights look to be launching you toward your Fridays dream.

CE-R runners place at Apple Ridge Run CLE ELUM – CE-R cross country runners competed at the Apple Ridge Run last week. Girls took second place by one point and the boys team tied for ninth. “There were 14 teams competing,” said coach Thad O’Dell. “The format was different than normal. They ran three flights of varsity races and the top two runners for each team in each race counted for points. The team scoring was broken into two divisions: We were in the 1B/2B/1A division and the other division was 2A/3A.” For the girls in the first flight, Jessie Johnson got 2nd with a time of 22:31 and Jamie Lambert got 7th with a time of 24:55. In the second flight Carlee Creager got 3rd with a time of 21:31 and Mari Wagsholm got 12th with a time of 24:21, and in the third flight Jill Lambert got 2nd with a time of 22:55 and Francie Castrilli got 11th with a time of 28:00. For the boys in the first flight, Brandyn Bettis placed 4th with a time of 18:54. Connor Briggs placed 18th with a time of 21:13. In the second

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flight: Treavor Copeland placed 32nd with a time of 21:32 and Kealan Pearsal placed 39th with a time of 22:24. Reese Maloney placed 52nd with a time of 25:48. Girls Team Scores 1B/2B/1A

Cashmere – 62, Cle ElumRoslyn – 63, Zillah – 85, River-

side Christian – 90, KionaBenton – 136, Highland – 157, Royal – 167, Naches Valley – 183, Goldendale – 186, Wahluke – 204, Bickleton – 217, Granger – 218, Connell – 220, and Warden – 222. Boys Team scores 1B/2B/1A

Kiona-Benton – 88, Cashmere – 92, Connell – 94, Highland – 157, Naches Valley – 186, Granger – 181, Bickleton – 194, Cle Elum/Roslyn – 194, Riverside Christian – 218, Goldendale – 240, Warden – 252, and Wahluke – 318.

Royal – 44, Zillah – 77,

CE-R football ends pre-season 1-2 CLE ELUM – Head Coach Mark Randleman returned to the city with the CE-R football squad after the second loss in pre-season play. CE-R won their preseason opener against Wahluke (39-7) at home, then dropped games to Cascade (7-27), and, last Friday, to Riverview (0-36). “We looked tired in Riverview,” Randleman said. “It was difficult getting any field of motion. It was a long bus ride and I didn’t have a real good feeling our troops

were ready to get after it. Sometimes you do. Sometimes you don’t. We couldn’t sustain an offense, and they big-played us on defense, with a couple of quick scores. With a young team, it’s hard to shake that off. Riverview took advantage of situations we presented to them, but we didn’t take advantage when presented with the same opportunities. We didn’t execute. We jumped the ball off sides. They’re a good team and – their special teams just outplayed us. That’s a big factor.” Randleman said the Cascade and Riverview games were lost to just a couple big

plays. “It’s not like they hammered us,” he said. “We had such a terrible week of practice with so many players gone. The younger guys really stepped up. They’ll help us down the road, too.” CE-R plays 3-0 Goldendale away, tomorrow, Friday, September 25. Game time 7:00 p.m. That’ll be the team’s first league game, then they’ll return to home turf on Friday, Oct. 2, to take on 1-2 Naches. Naches lost to Royal (7-27) and Orting (7-42), then beat Highland (27-21) in overtime. Goldendale beat

Easton ‘jags’ Columbia Walter Strom Middle School Basin 2009 Fall Sports Schedule EASTON – Thursday, September 17, head coach Jenny Jensen’s Easton Lady Jags ‘jagged’ Columbia Basin in the first of two scheduled match ups this season: 25-17, 15-13, 25-19, 14-25. “We played well,” Jensen said. “They were able to get the ball to big hitter Amanda Fitzgerald. Melissa Alma played a great game. She was everywhere on the court.” Stats: Melissa Alma 20/22 serves, 4 kills, 4 tips. Carolyn Free 11/12 serves, 2 kills, 1 tip. Haylee Dickman 8/8 serves, 2 kills. Shaylee Henschel out with an injury. Amanda Fitzgerald 10/11 serves, 11 kills, 3 tips. Kelsi Cruth 12/12 serves , 9 assists, 1 tip. Lexi Vanwolvelaere 3 digs. Mallory Alma 16/18 serves, 1 assist, 1 kill. Lady Jags played Mansfield on Tuesday. They’re back home tonight, Thursday, September 24, against Thorp, match time 5:00 p.m.

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CE-R CROSS COUNTRY runners competed in the Apple Ridge Run last week. Girls took home a second place. Thad O’Dell photo

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Columbia (29-22), Ki-Be (407), and Mabton (55-13). WIAA SCAC West standings rank Goldendale first in league, followed by Zillah, Naches, CE-R, Mabton, Granger, and Highland.

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Easton launches Leadership Class EASTON – Special Education Director Gretchen Jenkins said Easton School officials saw the need to provide students with a program that would introduce them to life outside school. Shortly after that the district’s new Leadership Class was born. “The trick was figuring out how to do something for students with the time constraint challenges we face,” Jenkins said. “It would have been too much as an extra-curricular activity, so I drew up a plan to weave an elective into the curriculum — and Principal Ron Woodruff okayed it. We’ve got 13 students enrolled.” Leadership Class is comprised of six required assignments: speaking skills, public relations, creative skills, organizational skills, assemblyhomecoming committee work, and – the partner project. Students get as many as five points for successfully completing an assignment, except the partner project, for which they can get up to ten. The best part of it all, from a student’s perspective, is that

SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR Gretchen Jenkins (background) works with students of Easton School’s newest elective: Leadership Class. (L-R) Courtney Clark, Jesse Dunseth, and Jim Fossett photo Shaylee Henschel.

each has a hand in fashioning assignments and projects. Freshman Shaylee Henschel, Sophomore Courtney Clark, and freshman Jesse Dunseth are already busy with their partner projects. Henschel chose to organize a food drive. “I’ll be working with the local church,” she said. “We’ll try and raise about $300 in food donations before Thanksgiving. The

church will distribute what we collect. It’s a good project. Good for the community – that’s why I chose to do it.” Clark, a self-confessed computer lover, proposed she develop an intramural website, sort of an interactive school newsletter for students and their families, with photos. “I’ll use a website called that provides onsite development tools,” she said. “I’m really big on com-

puters and I love photography, so this is a good fit for me.” Dunseth and fellow student Joey Wallace chose coaching for their project. “Since the elementary school has no leadership class, Joey and I decided to enjoin them in Easton School Spirit Week. So we formed two flag football teams. I’m coaching one. Joey’s coaching the other. We’ll train them up for a big game during Spirit Week.” A component of leadership class will seek to fill a void in the school Jenkins pointed out. “We organized a group,” she said, “to foster school spirit. Five students signed up for a cheerleading squad and to fulfill other assignments, like poster making, to get things going. They’ll start by cheering for the football team – then we’ll see how it goes from there.” Jenkins said cheerleaders elected to dress with sweat suits instead of skirts. They’ll also create their own cheers and routines

Easton volunteer firefighters host another 100-mile run EASTON – There are 18 volunteer firefighters in Easton who had a heck of a weekend during the 2009 Cascade Crest 100-mile Run, held on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30. “The race concluded without incident,” said volunteer Jenny Jensen, “We only had three medicals (runners needing IV’s), but none were taken to the hospital. All were treated and released by paramedics. Hospital District 2 stationed for us on Sunday, when runners were coming in. “The odd thing is, volunteer firefighters working the race, some for 24-hours straight, were called away from the race three times on Sunday.” Jensen said those calls included a motorcycle crash, a medical incident at Mountain High Burgers, and a motor home fire on I-90 that backed up traffic all the way to Cle Elum. The calls seemed to come in all at the same time.

“It’s the strangest thing,” said one volunteer firefighter. “We’ve hosted this race forever – and never has anything like this happened.” The race started Saturday with a fire department sponsored breakfast. The week before race day, volunteers spent time cleaning the fire station and organizing supplies, water, and food. “Friday night before the run we got tables set up. Saturday morning we were at the station by 5:00 a.m. to start hauling out food for aid stations, getting it ready for transport to various spots on the course. Each aid station also got supplied with what each runner needed,” Jensen said. The Cascade Crest 100mile Run is a longtime tradition in Easton, supported by the Upper County Ham Radio Club, a group of volunteers who commandeer aid stations dispersed along the course to track each runner’s progress through the wee hours of the night and morning. “We took over the race,”

Jensen said, “when it was decided the Parkside Café’s parking lot, where the event was originally held, was too busy. Here at the fire station there’s plenty of room to move around and less car and people traffic.” Race Highlights This year, 128 runners started the grueling trek through rugged mountain country, along the Pacific Crest Trail. Thirty-six runners dropped out of the race before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Phil Shaw notched his second win and set a new course record of 19 hours and 47 minutes. Samantha Sigle from Boulder, Colorado, led her first 100-miler, wire-to-wire, to win the women’s race. Jamie Gifford became the first ten-time finisher and received a 1,000-mile jacket along with a one-of-a-kind buckle that would make Liberace jealous. Jerry Bloom smiled his way to a silver buckle for his fifth finish. Race officials said they had

a record 75-percent finisher rate, despite a replacement trail section from miles 47 to 53 that proved to be more challenging than intended. Cool and overcast weather on Saturday led to fast times in a very competitive field, with a record 20 runners breaking the 24hour barrier. In total, 96 of the 128 starters finished the race. Temps on Sunday were significantly warmer and runners were treated to excellent views of Mount Rainier and the central Cascades on the back section of the course. Returning once again – and finishing before the cutoff time once again – was Hans Deter, a German national who flies to the states to run six (count ‘em) backto-back 100-mile races in six (count ‘em) weeks. Hans is 69 years old and says he only started running when he turned 60. Asked why he does it, Hans replied, with a smile, “Birds fly. Fish swim. Humans run.”

Second Annual Warrior Booster Golf Tourney CLE ELUM – Boosters will host a golf tournament at Suncadia’s Prospector Golf Course on Friday, October 2, with registration at 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow at 7:00 p.m. during CE-R’s football match against Naches – at the high school. First place prize includes green fees for a foursome,

WSU Summer graduates PULLMAN, WA – The following Washington State University students have earned undergraduate degrees by the summer 2009 semester. Honors earned by students are listed as follows: summa cum laude for a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 or better, magna cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 but less than 3.90 and cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 but less than 3.70. Ellensburg: Keegan James Fulton, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, magna cum laude; Katrina Marie Paris, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (General Studies-Social Sciences). Kittitas: Sandibel Borges, Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Cultures, magna cum laude and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, magna cum laude.

lunch at Suncadia’s Portal’s Restaurant, and CE-R jackets. For more information, email Michelle Craft at “We’re holding this fundraiser,” said Craft, “to help support the Warrior sports teams. Boosters want to make sure athletics are

not impacted this year due to cuts in school funding. Fiftypercent of the total proceeds will be divided among the teams that are participating in the work that it took to put on this event. The teams will be using money raised for uniforms, travel gear, or equipment. The remaining

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Nine-year-old wins art contest CLE ELUM – Michael Otto, 9, a student at Cle ElumRoslyn Elementary won a $250 savings bond, after taking his division in a contest his mom Karen read about in a copy of the NKC Tribune she browsed at Carpenter Library a couple months ago. “The Washington Apple Education Foundation sponsored the contest,” Karen said. “He had to draw a picture of an apple, a pear, soft fruit, and a holiday card. He won, in his age category, for best pear. The school also gets $100 to purCLE ELUM’S MICHAEL OTTO, 9, is a winner chase art supplies.” in a contest that attracted over 600 contestAccording to the ants. He won his age division, Kindergarten sponsor’s website to Fourth Grade, for best pear. Jim Fossett photo there were 600 school kids from all over Washington participating in the contest. Asked how he created the pear drawing, Michael replied, “First I used a pencil to outline the pear, and then I used soft pastels to color and blend it. I wasn’t sure I’d win. But my family thought my pear was the best. I’ve drawn lots of times. I love to doodle.” Asked what he would do with the savings bond, he replied, “I’m saving for college.” For more info on the contest, which will be running again next year, logon to

Easton homecoming and dance Sept. 26 EASTON – Saturday, September 26, Easton School will host an age-old tradition: Homecoming. “We’ve got a 1:00 p.m. football game in Thorp, considered a home game, because we play all our games there,” said Easton ASB President Paul Malo. “It’ll be a battle against Wishkah. We’ll

have a coronation at half time. Then from nine to midnight we’ll host a dance at Easton School. It’ll be a blast. We’re putting all the music together ourselves.” This year’s homecoming dance theme is ‘The Jungle,’ which will be highlighted by a Twister game with Jell-O squares.

CWU Summer Honor Roll The following students attending Central Washington University have qualified for the Summer quarter 2009 honor roll. Central undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 or better grade point aver-

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Trout Town Yakima River Fly-Fishing by Jim Gallagher

CLE ELUM – The spectacular fall season is here. The days are warm, the nights are cool and the leaves are starting to turn. What a great time of year to spend a day on the river. The Yakima River is low and clear in the Cle Elum area. It is flowing less than 400 cfs through town. Fall fishing on the Yakima is a time to expect the unexpected. We have been seeing large trout randomly taking a multitude of different foods on the surface this past week. We suspect the trout are taking either beetles, hoppers, summer stones, short wing stones, October caddis, crane flies, brown caddis, or the occasional mayfly. If any of these patterns are fished well, you can expect an opportunistic fish to take your fly. It’s a matter of the right presentation. The presentation doesn’t matter so much when fishing at dark as the October caddis have been hatching in great numbers on the upper Yakima. We have been using a big foam pattern for the October caddis and putting lots of movement on it right at dark or even a little past the time of day when you are able to see your fly. The trout tend to lose their inhibition when the October caddis are bouncing on the water in the low light. Jim Gallagher is a veteran river guide working out of the Yakima River Fly Shop in Cle Elum.

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PATTIE SULLIVAN of Ronald, WA says, “Fishing’s good in Thorne Bay, Alaska.” Shown here are Silver Salmon. The two biggest were caught by Pattie in September. Submitted photo

Sun Country hosts statewide tournament SUN COUNTRY – On Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, Sun Country Golf Course hosted the Washington State Women’s Public Links Association eclectic golf tournament. The two-day event saw a hundred participants from all over the state. “This was the first large, statewide tournament hosted by the newly expanded 18 hole golf course,” said Mary Owen, “and all the participants gave rave reviews for the course, the management and the organization of the tournament.” Owen said Sun Country men’s and women’s groups helped make the tournament a success. “Bob McGinnis took charge of carts and organizing a smooth flow of going to the various holes for the shot gun start,” she said. “Mike Melary received wonderful support

form the men’s club to provide spotters for three of the more difficult holes. Bob Brandolini volunteered to marshal the course in order to keep things running smoothly, and numerous club members volunteered to loan their carts to the course for this event.” Owen added she thought the event was also a success for the Cle Elum women who participated in the tournament. “Brenda Simonds,” she said, “won the whole tournament as low net of the field with a score of 54.” Other winners included Mary Owen, first place winner in Flight 1. Patty Stewart, third place in Flight 4. Linda Metzger, second in Flight 5. Robin Umatum tied for 4th in Flight 5. Nola Hensley tied for second in Flight 6. Jan Hammon placed second in Flight 7 and Linda Sternitzky received third in Flight 7.

Ellensburg’s Halferty, a first-timer, wins 50K TANEUM CREEK – Ellensburg’s Bryan Halferty, 27, a youth pastor at Mercer Creek Church, won the 14th Annual Cle Elum Ridge 50K run Saturday from Taneum Junction Campground, about 30-minutes from the Elk Heights I-90 Exit. “It was my first time,” he smiled, shortly after crossing the finish line, “though I’ve been running all my life. I’m not new to running. I did the 50K because I wanted to see how far I could push myself. I also love the solitude. Being out there. It’s a chance for me to enjoy what the Lord has created for us.” Halferty won with a time of 5:35:57. Steve Anderson won the 25K at 2:30:26. The kicker is, Halferty’s mom Margaret, 53, won the 50K in her age division (women over 50), with a time of 9:06:00. “I have to say the race gave me a chance to do something with my mom, too,” Bryan smiled. The first woman to cross the finish line, in fourth place overall, was 29-year-old Seattle resident Lia Slemons, with a time of 6:05:33. “I was the first woman to finish last year, too,” she said, “so I was hoping for similar results this year, but it went much better than I expected. I’ll tell ya though, at mile 26 I was ready to be done. “I do 50K’s because I like to see the countryside. It’s beautiful here.” Runners at Saturday’s event tackled the grueling race for different reasons. “It’s fun,” said Spokane’s Lewis Persons, a 60-year-old who ran with his 11-year-old dog Bundo. “Bundo did great. He’s got cancer and probably won’t live another six months. So this race with him will last as a sentimental memory for me. “A race like this demands a runner approach it with a strategy, and you have to pay attention. I chipped three teeth on a similar run – just because I decided to take a drink on a downhill portion

ELLENSBURG’S BRYAN HALFERTY, a youth pastor, won the 2009 Cle Elum Ridge 50K. His mom, Margaret (not shown) won the 50K in her age division. Jim Fossett photo

FOR THE SECOND year in a row, Seattle’s Lia Slemons finished first in the women’s 50K division. Jim Fossett photo

of the course.” Bonnie Lake’s Mike Gray had his own thoughts about why he runs the 50K, nine or so hours, over a course intimidating runners with a total of 8,000 feet in elevation. “It was tough, but it was fantastic,” he said. “I’ve been running it about three years now. I do it because for me it’s a spiritual thing: A chance for me to be one with nature and the planet and myself. It makes me enjoy being alive.”

Gray’s high school crosscountry coach showed up to support him on race day – adding another dimension to Gray’s experience. A total of 38 runners competed in the 25K Saturday. Sixty-seven ran in the 50K. Winthrop’s James Varner stepped up this year to organize the event, replacing a friend of his who chaired the race for the last three years. “We were a little disappointed with the weather,” he

LEWIS PERSONS, 60, and Bundo, 11, finished the 50K well before cutoff time. Bundo’s got six months to live, so, Person’s said, finishing the race together made for a very special memory. Jim Fossett photo

said. “At the starting gun it was cold, windy, and rainy just under the 6,000-foot elevation. We started at 7:00 a.m. and stopped at 5:00 p.m. Most everyone made the cutoff.” Varner said he ran the 50K course the evening before the event – to mark trails for runners. Just before the cutoff time Saturday, the last two racers crossed the line, with little time to spare. They were Nick and Jen Stover, a married couple from Boise, Idaho, who said they’d been running long distance races together since the day they married, about two years ago. “We got our money’s worth today,” Nick smiled. Both races, the 25K and 50K, started and finished at Taneum Junction Campground. The 25K course tracked Taneum Ridge to a designated turnaround spot. The 50K tracked Taneum, Manastash, Lookout, and South Cle Elum ridges past a half dozen aid stations. This year the Upper County Amateur Radio Club again provided communications and runner-monitoring support.

IDAHO’S NICK AND JEN STOVER celebrate crossing Taneum Creek Bridge to the 50K finish line. They were the last runners to finish before cutoff time. Jim Fossett photo

‘Safety-on-the-Job’ focus of 8th Annual kids’ poster contest DES PLAINES, IL – Two Eastern Washington kids took home awards in last year’s job safety poster contest. Tyler Visker of Moses Lake, age 9, took a $1,000 savings bond first place prize for his age category, and 13 year old Zachary Delano from Ephrata, WA earned a fourth place honor and $200 bond. In its continuing efforts to educate youth on what it means to be safe at work and what occupational safety and health professionals do every day to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) launched its 8th annual kids' "Safetyon-the-Job" poster contest on Monday, Sept. 21. The contest for 5 - 14 year olds is open to ASSE members' children, grandchildren, nieces

and nephews, and also to children and schools sponsored by ASSE members. The contest runs through Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010. Top prizes to be awarded to those in each of five age groups that best illustrate being safe on the job on posters no larger than 11”x14”. Additionally, the savings bond awards will be presented in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., during the 2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kick-off events, May 3, at the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian, as well as a welcome brunch Sunday, May 2, at the U.S. National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Go to for a copy of the contest rules and entry form. The poster contest winners

EASTERN WASHINGTON produced this winner of the 9-10 year old age group in last year’s national job safety poster contest. Will another artist from our part of the state join Tyler Visker of Moses Lake and Zachary Delano of Ephrata in taking home savings bond prizes and maybe even a trip to Washington D.C. in this year’s contest? Image courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers

will be announced the first week of March. The winning poster in each age group is featured on the ASSE NAOSH

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CLE ELUM - The varsity Warrior volleyball team is already looking ahead to even the score from Tuesday night’s away game when next they meet the Spartans with home court advantage. The Sept. 22 match went to Granger in three games, 15-25, 23-25 and 21-25. • Warrior Dani Sweigard chalked up two strong blocks. • Molly Ballard added six aces to her season tally. • Chloe Newton scored four kills during the match. • Devin Christensen racked up thirteen digs. • Hailey Bator was there for her team with eighteen assists. Warrior Head Coach Kris-

tine Wilen said of the night’s contest, “Even though we lost, we played an awesome game against the top team in the league.” She went on to describe their forward looking mind set as they ready for their next clash with the Spartans on Thursday Oct. 15 which will be played out on Cle ElumRoslyn’s floor. “We hope to beat them,” Wilen said, “when they come play in OUR home gym.” In the meantime, catch more Warrior volleyball home court action tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. to practice up on cheering the lady Warriors to victory to be ready for the rematch.



Cle Elum-Roslyn School District 2008-09 School Year

“Partnering with our Community to create the future” 6:00 P.M.

Levy Information Meeting Thursday, Sept. 24 Walter Strom Middle School Commons Come and learn more about our “Maintenance and Operations Levy” which we plan to take to the voters this coming February. Also learn about a “Capital Project Levy” that would provide funding for facilities and grounds

A Message from Mark Flatau Superintendent of the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District

The Mission of the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District is to meet the educational needs of all students through a continuing partnership between schools, parents, and community. VISION The Cle Elum-Roslyn School District is a welcoming and respectful environment, filled with caring and compassionate people, resulting in social and academic excellence.

BELIEFS The Cle Elum-Roslyn School District believes in: • A Commitment to School Reform with student learning and academic achievement the highest priorities. • Ownership of Student Learning with a focus on instruction, use of data, systemic alignment, and clear focus. • Shared Distributed Leadership at all levels of the district.

ACCOUNTABLE TO OUR COMMUNITY This entire newsletter serves as an accountability report to you, our patrons, taxpayers and community members. Accountability for school districts has become, in recent years, a much higher priority at the local, state and national level and I for one applaud these efforts. With our local community support provided through our Maintenance and Operations Levy, as well as tax dollars at the state level going to support our schools it is important that we report to you our work, challenges and accomplishment for this past school year.

OUR GOALS: This past year our school board, administration and staff have worked hard towards the attainment of three basic goals. They are:

• Collaborative Organizational Environment. • Focus on Adult Learning through targeted Professional Development. • Relational Trust with a strong emphasis on relationships, open communication and transparency of issues.

Featured Inside:

• High School Report • Middle School Report • Swiftwater Learning Center Report • Technology Update • Transportation Information • WASL Scores

• Elementary School Report • Enrollment Demographics • Expenditures and Revenues • Facilities at a Glance • Food Service Report

✓ Improved Social and Academic Excellence ✓ Create a Welcoming and Respectful Learning Environment ✓ Provide for Safe and Efficient School Services Each of these goals had target objectives along with detailed steps and strategies which guided us in improving in each area. Many target objectives were met and others are a work in progress. Please feel free to stop by the district office and ask me for a detailed Strategic Plan document or visit our website at As the 2008-09 school year came to a close the school board and administration continue to revise our strategic plan and move forward in key areas to make certain these three goals continue to be accomplished.

FACILITY PLANNING: One of our long term goals has been the passage of a School Construction Bond which would provide new and remodeled school facilities. The sad reality of this issue is the longer we wait the more these improvements will cost. As the board and administration wrestle with these issues we are exploring another option called a “Capital Projects Levy” which would also provide needed dollars in support of our school buildings and grounds. We are planning an informational meeting tonight (Sept. 24) at 6:00 p.m. in the MS Commons. Please join us to receive more detailed information concerning our upcoming M&O Levy and possible Capital Project Levy.

BUDGET: Many of you know that our school district along with other districts in the state experienced some major challenges in developing our budgets for this year. This was a direct result of funding cuts at the state level combined with increased costs for supplies, materials, personnel, etc. I am happy to report that through some early belt tightening last school year we finished the school year with higher cash reserve then had been anticipated. This will allow us to start this school year on a fairly solid financial base.

LEVY INFORMATION MEETING: It has been nearly three years since our community passed a Maintenance and Operations Levy with a 71% Yes vote. This coming February we will again need to bring to the voters another levy in support of teaching and learning. These dollars make up 24% of our operating budget. We are holding an important informational meeting on this topic tonight at 6:00 pm in the MS Commons. Please come and learn more about this important part of school funding.

Community Based Learning Opportunities: Please consider partnering with us. Dear Business Owners and Community Members, This letter is in regards to an exciting opportunity for local businesses to partner with the Cle-Elum Roslyn School District in providing practical job experiences for our students. One of the most challenging responsibilities we have is to provide meaningful and relevant learning opportunities which will teach the needed skills for success after high school for all students. Our special education transition program serves students with mild learning disabilities to significant cognitive or health related disabilities. The goal of the program is to prepare students to enter society after their twenty-first birthday. Students upon their sixteenth birthday are required by State and Federal law to have transition services provided by the school district. These services relate to the individuals aptitudes, interests, abilities, and talents. Students participate in job/career surveys and inventories to determine a “life long goal” relating to future employment, leisure activities, recreation, community access, and living arrangements. Our students have completed a prevocational program at the high school level which develops life skills, positive work expectations related to behavior/attitude, and job preparation activities. We are looking for jobsites which may give students a “hands on” opportunity to experience a variety of employment options. Our special education staff will provide job coaching support as needed for a successful experience. At Cle Elum–Roslyn High School and Swiftwater Alternative High School we have students looking for a variety of work based learning opportunities which will enhance their skills and knowledge of real world work experience. Ensuring that we offer meaningful and relevant learning activities which leads to a better prepared, well rounded graduate is critical. If you would be willing to explore the possibility of partnering with us in providing community based learning experience please contact us by the phone number or e…mail listed below. The coordinator of this program for this year will be Kathy Jo Brooks who is located at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School. If you have further questions or are interested in assisting us she can be reached at 649-4932 or by e…mail at Thank you for considering this important request in partnering with us. Sincerely, Mark Flatau Superintendent

A supplement to the Northern Kittitas County TRIBUNE


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPORT On September 9th, Gray Wolf Pride was evident as new and current Gray Wolves arrived. The building was filled with smiling faces, enthusiasm and an energy that could be felt throughout. This signaled the beginning of another year of Social and Academic Excellence at Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary. During the 2008 school year, our students, parents, and staff earned the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s School of Distinction Award. This designation was earned as a result of consistent academic achievement over a number of years. We look to continue this high expectation for achievement as we begin the 2009 school year with a renewed focus on teaching every child, at their level, every minute of each day. This will be carried out in the form of our three school goals: Further Implementation of Response to Intervention; Continued Math Development; Increased Student-Led analysis of their own learning. Response to Intervention (RTI) is a resource that has been implemented in reading for students in grades K-5 over the past year. This process involves identifying the specific reading performance areas of each student and determining that student’s particular strengths and weaknesses. Within this process, staff assesses and reviews the reading performance of every student on an ongoing and consistent basis throughout the year. Resources are then allocated to support each student with the goal of making strengths even stronger and turning weaknesses into strengths. Along with reading, an emphasis will continue to be placed on identifying specific student performances in mathematics. Teachers will continue the work of reviewing the state’s new Performance Expectation Standards (PEs) and developing student achievement criteria. This will be combined with the establishment of the RTI process (as with reading) in mathematics for grades 3-5. As well, elementary staff will begin a math materials review process. In addition to an emphasis on reading and math, we will focus on student-led analysis of their own work. Research has proven that if the responsibility of evaluating their own work is placed on the student, along with their teacher, that individual achievement increases. This will be highlighted in the form of student participation in their own conferences. During parent conferences this year, students will be sharing and demonstrating their class work. This will not only foster a continued sense of pride, but will also serve to develop the understanding of taking ownership for one’s own learning. Yes, the excitement is in the air. The commitment and high expectation continue. Another year of social and academic excellence is under way. Come join us! In Partnership for the Education of Our Children, Matt Chase, Principal 4th Grade Math Year

BUILDING BUDGETS for Supplies and Services

CLE ELUM-ROSLYN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Building Expenditure – $79,288 ★★★★★

WALTER STROM MIDDLE SCHOOL Building Budget – $30,529 ★★★★★

CLE ELUM-ROSLYN HIGH SCHOOL Building Budget – $45,677















































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Cle Elum-Roslyn School District Technology Update REVENUE

We are constantly improving technology in our school district to improve performance and ease of access for students, teachers and the community. There are over 650 computers and almost 50 student owned laptops in our school district of 880 students and 120 staff members. This makes a ratio of 1.5 users per computer. Computers are readily available in the classrooms and library. Recently we deployed a new advanced wireless network system based on Aruba Networks. We also launched the new school district website that allows staff to post information on the website without any delays. We also recently upgraded a lab with 27 Apple iMac computers and 4 dedicated video editing stations in the High School.

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Annual Report 2008-2009

MIDDLE SCHOOL REPORT Walter Strom Middle School has continued to focus on our three main goals of academic excellence, social excellence and building connections with the world through career exploration and service learning. We completed the following action steps for each goal: â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Academic Excellence â&#x20AC;˘ Focus on identifying students in need of intervention in math â&#x20AC;˘ Review, pilot, and adopt new math textbooks aligned with WA Performance Expectations â&#x20AC;˘ Develop a transitional 6th grade format â&#x20AC;˘ Emphasize student understanding a academic performance through Navigation 101 and Wildcat Friday â&#x20AC;˘ Create blocked CORE classes in 7th and 8th grades â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Social Excellence â&#x20AC;˘ Reduction in incidences of harassment, insubordination, and fights by over 50% â&#x20AC;˘ No drug related offenses â&#x20AC;˘ Developed mixed grade level community building groups to foster tolerance of others â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Connections With the World â&#x20AC;˘ Navigation 101 groups created focus on student future plans, careers and success in high school â&#x20AC;˘ Career Fair with over 30 adult presenters focused on common career clusters â&#x20AC;˘ Crystal Creek project with Salmon study, Roslyn history, Bio Diversity research Our dedication to academic excellence and increased rigor provided for growth in WASL achievement in several subjects and grade levels. In 6th grade showed a 4% increase over the 2007-2008 reading scores and the students themselves improved their reading proficiency by 6% over what they scored in 5th grade. With math there was an 8% increase compared to the 07-08 scores. For 7th grade the students improved their math proficiency by 7% above what they scored in the 6th grade. In reading and writing 7th grade students beat the Washington State average scores by 5% (reading) and 11% (writing). Our 8th grade students also showed growth. In reading they had 22% more students meet proficiency and in math 17% more students were determined proficient compared to the 2007-2008 WASL scores. In reflecting on these studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7th grade scores, they improved in reading by 8% and maintained their math proficiency. We still have areas in need of improvement; particularly in math. While our scores in each of the grade levels met the state and federal requirements for annual yearly

progress, our low income population missed meeting the uniform bar in math by less than 1%. This was extremely disappointing for all of us as we were thrilled with the growth of all of our students throughout the year. We are also reflecting on what we call cohort declines in several categories. A cohort is the same group of students observed over time. An example is how the 6th grade students score in math and reading in 7th and then 8th grade. As we work to identify students in need of assistance in reading, math, and writing we will also be analyzing our instructional materials and practices to ensure high quality educational opportunities for all students. One intervention we are continuing and building upon is our math skills courses targeting those students identified as not proficient in 7th and 8th grade. These students will receive an additional math class and access to an online remediation program focused on identifying weaknesses and giving instruction and practice in those areas. In 6th grade we have moved to 75 minute math classes that are grouped based on student needs. We will also be providing additional math assistance for our 6th grade students using intervention groups. We will be expanding these interventions to include reading and writing at all grade levels. Through the response to intervention system, we will be utilizing resources from special education, LAP (Learning Assistance Program) and general education to work with struggling students to identify gaps and strengthen weaknesses. We are very proud of all of our students and teachers for their hard work throughout the year and on showing what we know not only in the WASL, but throughout our community. We have been able to maintain the structure we began last year with 6th grade being transitional involving few class changes and a CORE structure, 7th grade having two large blocks of Math/Science and Language Arts/Social Studies, and 8th grade having one block of Language Arts/Social Studies. It has been beneficial in terms of academic success and social excellence. It is thrilling to be able to report that we truly had a fantastic year in regards to student behavior and discipline. Referral reports across the board were dramatically reduced and occurrences of harassment and bullying went from 45 in 2007-2008 to 15 in 20082009. We believe that our Wildcat Friday opportunities of having mixed grade levels meet and work together has begun to build bridges of understanding among all students at Walter Strom Middle School. An area of improvement has come with

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regard to attendance. We showed a 66% increase of attendance notices sent out for students being absent 5 or more days in the school year. An intervention to improve student attendance and ensure students are meeting with teacher to learn missed concepts and make-up missed work is out Failure is Not an Option program. This school year we are going to ask students who miss five or more days in a quarter (9 weeks) to attend CRASH, our afterschool homework study hour, for 5 days. Our intent is to keep our students up to date and on track with their learning. Additionally, we will be conducting grade checks at every Wildcat Friday for students to begin to keep track of their academic success. If at these grade checks students are earning below a C they will be required to attend CRASH for the following week and then until their grades improve to the C average. It is our hope that our students find value and understand the

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Annual Report 2008-2009

Cle Elum-Roslyn High School continued the process of self-reflection and monitoring of student success. Data was used to make decisions supporting our goals created during our extensive accreditation process. We want Cle Elum Roslyn High School to be: â&#x20AC;˘ A safe and supportive learning environment, â&#x20AC;˘ In which we set and achieve high standards, â&#x20AC;˘ Where learning is dynamic & engaging, â&#x20AC;˘ And students are well prepared to lead successful lives.

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The staff focused on: â&#x20AC;˘ Increase relevance of learning to studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives â&#x20AC;˘ Increase the use of technology in instruction â&#x20AC;˘ Provide more learning experiences outside of the classroom â&#x20AC;˘ Increase student awareness of the positive opportunities currently available at CERHS 10th Grade Writing Year

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importance of their education and what benefit working hard to succeed will provide them both now and later in life. For building connections with the world, we continued our study of Crystal Creek adding aspects of relating it to our 6th grade Salmon Study, 7th grade study of organisms and life systems and the 8th grade understanding of local history and culture as well as geology. Our projects culminated with an incredible Celebration of Student Learning held in May where our students presented their connections to our community and world. It was not only related to science, but we shared our learning in social studies, language arts and math as well. It was a terrific accomplishment by both students and staff. Walter Strom Middle School is striving for excellence. We are very proud of our accomplishments and are looking forward to continuing our growth for the 2009-2010 school year and beyond.

During the school year, the staff became increasing aware a change to the structure of the school day would support improved student learning. The decision was made to change from the current 3 trimesters per year to a 2 semester system. In the trimester system, 5 classes of 70 minutes each would be replaced with six 59 minute classes. These changes began in the fall of the 2009-10 school year. Boyd Keyser, principal for 6 years, accepted a position of superintendent in western Washington. He would end his leadership at the end of the 2008-09 school year. An extensive search began for a new principal. Staff, parents, students, and Mark Flatau, superintendent, began the process by first identifying characteristics in a new principal that would best support the goals and mission of the Cle ElumRoslyn High School. Once this process was concluded, the search for a new principal began. The search included advertising the open position nationally. A screening committee of students, parents, staff, community members, and administration identified several top candidates. The new principal, Mrs. Kris Blum was hired in the spring and is now leading the high school.




We are entering our third year of implementation of a system called RTI or Response to Intervention. This system allows us to service all students whether they qualify for special education, Title I services or have gaps in basic skills. Key components are universal screening, data dissemination, team work, and research based curriculum, interventions and progress monitoring. We are very excited about this system and will be providing informational parent meetings and newspaper articles to explain in further detail how we are addressing our student needs to increase academic excellence in all of our students. For more information please contact Pearl Rossi @ 649-4744.

With our new school year underway and goals in place, it’s time to reflect back on last year’s department progress and achievements. One of our main goals was to add healthier options without taking away from the foods the students like to eat. We incorporated a full salad bar with a variety of salad toppings and fruits and vegetables available for lunch to all grade levels on a daily basis. With our addition of the salad bar we were able to remove our higher fat options and still give a variety to our daily meals. With the removal of the multiple items offered daily and utilizing our government food allocations we were able to see a substantial cost savings for the year. Another highlight for the Food Service Department was the positive report from the state regarding the nutritional value of our meals and record keeping for the first time in many years; as a result our program will not have another visit for 5 years. This is an important accomplishment for a school district food service program. In the school year 2009/2010 our goal is to continue to see an increase in healthy eating and a continuous cost savings for our department. Our menu is on the school district website along with our free/reduced application lunch forms to download. If you have any questions or comments regarding our Food Service Department you may contact me directly.

Safety: • Implemented an accident prevention program incorporating direct contact to the safety manager of all reports so changes can be made immediately so future injuries are lessened. We received a safety audit from ESD which gave high marks for implementation of these changes and suggestions to other school districts to do the same. • Team trainings incorporating computer work man-

Cost savings: • Purchased new equipment to enable more efficiency in snow removal, Field care and interior building care. These purchases have enabled us to continue servicing the educational needs without taking away from the athletic and community needs. • Partnered with Puget Sound Energy for a Resource conservation grant of 5000 dollars which we put to upgrades to the elementary /middle school heating and ventilations system. • Continued upgrades to field irrigation and turf upkeep to save on watering costs. • Continue on further upgrades beyond the 5000 dollar grant amount to improve efficiencies and air quality. Due to cost constraints this will be a long term process to computerize the elementary/middle school HVAC

systems. These changes have already netted us thousands of dollars of savings over last year’s energy costs. Community collaboration: • Implemented a new online facilities use request system Please go to our website at and click on facilities use. This is the simplest way to see if your space is available and also submit a use request online. • Continue providing AAU youth basketball gym space to hold games locally for the first time in years saving our community members from driving to Yakima for all youth games. • Provided space for an afterschool program which utilized 20 percent of our square footage and utilities while still saving costs over last year same time budgets. • Provided meeting space for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and state, county, and city meetings. • Provided athletic space for community-based youth sports and community-based adult sports campus wide. Bill Davis, Facilities Manager

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS The transportation department continues to strive toward its primary goal of safe transport of all students to and from the school district campus. The Cle Elum-Roslyn School District Transportation Department stresses school bus rules throughout the year and asks for parent cooperation with students for following the bus rules. Here is a quick review of the rules: 1. Obey the bus driver

2. No eating or drinking 3. Nothing in the aisle 4. Sit straight in your seat facing forward 5. Talk quietly and be courteous to your driver and other passengers 6. Keep your head, arms, hands inside windows 7. Remain in your seat until time to depart 8. Do not bring large, live, sharp or breakable articles on the bus.

Swiftwater Learning Center is beginning its 7th year and we are very proud of all our accomplishments. In 2007, we graduated 13, 2008 16 completed their course work and 14 graduated. We had 12 students graduate for the 2008-2009 school and 3 complete their GED requirements. We celebrated once again the graduation of our senior Summiteers with a ceremony at the Centennial Center. The celebration included over two hundred family members, community members, and others that helped the graduates reach this milestone in their life. Swiftwater Learning Center delivers academic excellence and flexibility within the program for our students. We continue to improve the learning opportunities and expand the alternative high school. Our WASL scores indicated that we need to focus on basic skills in math and reading. Beginning this year, we will have learning support for our math, reading and writing instruction through a system that our school district has implemented called RTI or Response to Intervention. This system allows us to identify learning gaps and provide research based interventions to improve basic skills. This will enable students to complete their course work at a higher level of achievement. We have an outstanding team of educators dedicated to providing the highest quality education to our students at Swiftwater Learning Center and our Homeschool program Swiftlink. With the team leadership of teacher Jared Bronkema, administrative assistant Andrea Sweet, Counselor Cathleen Crnick, teacher Lynna Bates, Special Education Director and principal Mel Blair, OIC’s Director Courtney Wallace and Superintendent Mark Flatau and the Washington Workforce Council. We have improved accountability and continue to be proactive in decreasing our drop-out rate by providing flexibility and options in our individual learning plans (in 2007-22% dropped out, 33% completed, and 44% were returning underclassmen: in 2008-20% dropped out, 31% completed, and 49% returned and 2009-14% dropped out, 26% completed, and 42% returned. We are growing and expect to be at capacity based on phone calls and our waiting list.


FACILITIES AT A GLANCE 2008-09 agement system for better tracking and safety. • Updated Rapid Responder state-wide information to include the elementary and middle school buildings for full emergency services web interface.

Our high school Lifeskills program is off and running. We have opened up our Jumpstart Espresso business and Catering service for district employees. We are exploring different job opportunities and teaming with OIC and CTE to expand our community experiences for our students. Our program is also exploring the possibility of opening a clothing closet for our district students and families. We welcome suggestions and volunteers. Central Washington Disabilities is presenting a weekly lesson to our students on life skills and job preparation skills. We are excited about all the components we will be including in our students’ transition plans which will enable them to pursue and attain their post secondary goal after graduation. For more information you may contact Karen Hill @ 649-4927.


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The mission of the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District Facilities Department is to efficiently operate, maintain, and support the development of quality facilities, grounds, and services, while supporting our campus community, students, faculty, and staff. Through our efforts we support the district’s commitment to social and academic excellence. With our new school year in full swing and off to a successful start, it is now time to look back on our accomplishments of last year. Our focus has been on Safety, cost savings through energy efficiency, community use collaboration of our grounds and facilities.


Swiftwater Learning Center’s Swift Link program is going into the third year of implementation. This program creates a unique experience for homeschooling children. The philosophy behind the program is to provide a multiage, non-traditional environment where homeschoolers, approximately 9-14 years of age can connect with peers as they grow new technology skills, work together in science investigations, join in social studies field trips and group projects, get support for math and more. Instructor Lynna Bates has worked very hard in making Swift Link innovative, flexible, and a non-traditional approach to learning. Currently, Swift Link meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9a.m. to 2:45 p.m., with a variety of enrollment options. Swift Link parents and guardians continue to provide the majority of their children’s instruction at home, using their own curricula. All families are invited to join the Parent Advisory Committee, meeting monthly with Swift Link staff to discuss ways to enhance the program and addressing such matters as upcoming field trip plans and curriculum adaptation. Students at Swift Link also participated in the WASL last year and based on the data, math will be a focus for this year. We will have assistance from our district math coach Kathy Munoz in guiding best practices and curriculum for our program. We will also access our RTI district system to assist in appropriate interventions for students who need assistance in basic math skills. Swift Link has begun the 2009-10 school year with 7 full-time students and 1 part-time student. Seven of those are returning students and four have moved into our district public school system. Parents have expressed interest in expanding the program to include K-2 1 day per week. We are launching a new technology program as well as Reader and Writer’s Workshop. We will also be focusing on our science laser kits and studying local and Early American History. As the new year progresses, and word of our developing program spreads to the community and to the homeschooling community, we hope to include more families for whom our program is a good fit.


We welcome a new addition to Swiftwater Learning Center. Mel Blair has become our new principal. She was currently in the district as our special education director and special education support at Swiftwater. Hopefully, Mr. Miller will drop by and share in our exciting learning experiences. Swiftwater has received a grant for a Christmas tree farm which would be located near the main campus. This project will allow students to work through the process of planning, planting the trees and following through all the procedures in starting up and running a business. We are very excited about this endeavor and hope to be up and running soon. Swiftwater Alternative High School along with Swift Link Homeschool program are the recipients of a grant which will provide new technology such as: computers, printers, cameras, and other technology programs which will enhance our students skills in accessing technology for higher student achievement. We continue building our school to work transition programs. Through a partnership with OIC, the Special Ed department of the school district, Skills Centers, and our community, we hope to launch programs that will enable students to learn workplace skills in on the job situations provided by our community businesses. We will also be laying groundwork for adult education classes in the future. The Summiteers are blazing new trails towards academic excellence.


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Transportation performance information for 08-09 Last year started with changes made in our routes. Due to the increase in fuel and operation costs, we have had to condense some of our routes. We asked for parent cooperation in getting students to and from the bus stop in the affected areas, and received excellent co-operation from all parents involved with the changes. Those changes made for more streamlined routes, and saved precious dollars in our budget. Transportation is funded exclusively from our ridership count we take just one week in October of each new school year. Our ridership count came in a little lower than we expected, but was adequate for funding the year’s transportation. Our Ridership week for this school year will be the week of 19-24 of October. We encourage all students to ride the bus to school every day, and especially that week so that we get an accurate count of students riding our buses. Twice each year, the Washington State Patrol comes to our district to do safety inspections of the school buses. They are inspected in January as an unannounced inspection, and at the end of the school year as an annual inspection. The results are reviewed by the state patrol and our district received a letter from the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Chief of the Washington State Patrol for outstanding inspection results for both inspections during the 08-09 school year. For new and returning students to our district, you can find our routes and bus stop times on the school district website. Just go to and click on the transportation link. If you would like to ride the bus, and do not have a computer, please call us to get the stop and time that will best serve you. Our buses are well maintained, and our drivers will provide a safe and enjoyable ride to and from school. We hope you enjoy the new school year.

Thank you for your help and support of the Cle Elum.-Roslyn School District


CWU Spotlight: Boyd’s love for flying

CWU’S BRENDAN BOYD (shown above) said, with a smile, he might have gotten the bug for flying – before he was born. Midstate Aviation photo

ELLENSBURG – His name is Brendan Boyd. He’s only 20 years old, a college student at CWU, carrying nearly a 4.0 grade point average. He’s got his pilot’s license already and he’s very close to becoming a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Boyd says he loves to fly because, “It’s definitely one of those experiences that gives me the feeling of freedom I can’t get anywhere else, doing anything else.” What makes Boyd unique, is that the FAA reports only 0.2-percent of the nation’s

population are certified to fly. Fewer have CFI certification. Fewer still – are 20 years old. Here’s what Boyd had to say about it all in an interview conducted earlier this month. Describe the feeling of freedom you say you get when you’re flying. At any particular moment, there’s really nothing holding me back. I have control over something I learned to do that’s unique to me. I have the ability to make decisions – every second I’m in the air.

It’s just liberating to know that. It’s self-empowering. Because of your age, early on it appears you’ve answered a calling to fly. No? When my mom was pregnant with me, she and my dad went to air shows for fun. She said when the jets screamed by I moved around a lot. When I was a toddler, Dad took me to air shows, and I remember loving watching the jets and hearing the sound they make. In third grade, you know, when the teacher asks you your name and what you want to be – and the boys all respond veterinarian, and the girls respond I want be a mommy, I recall saying I wanted to be a jet pilot. It fascinated me. I knew it was something I would do when I grew up. Now that I have a license, I can say it’s a dream come true. I love it. How did your love for flying grow? I experienced it early in life: the sights and sounds associated with flying. Dad did flight training at Midstate Aviation here in Ellensburg before it became part of the college. He got me enthused. At the airfield he’d always point upwards and tell me what kind of plane was flying overhead. I played computer games that he played, which involved various types of aircraft. I picked up a lot of information through him. It’s a nature versus nurture thing. He really nurtured me to love aviation. I absorbed everything from him and developed my appreciation for aviation. Your world has been Ellensburg and Washington state up to this point. In your

search to make a living by flying, what are your boundaries? Aviation is an industry with many facets: commuter, commercial, and military, for example. If a good opportunity knocks on my door, one that would take me anywhere in the world, I wouldn’t turn it down. I’ll take advantage of it. Washington is my home, though. It’ll always be my home. Why don’t you go out there and knock on some doors? Through CWU I’m working on some opportunities that may lead to a commercial piloting job, flying

twin-turbo’s, commuter aircraft flying, for example, between Portland and Seattle. I’ve also written U.S. Representative Brian Baird requesting a letter of recommendation to the Air Force Academy in Colorado. I should hear back from him by March. What’s flying taught you about life? I think when you’re a pilot you have to make decisions that are best for you, ones that are safe and beneficial to you. You can listen to friends, who, in this analogy might act like your copilots or air traffic controllers,

but ultimately you have to make safe decisions that will lead to the best outcome. In life, if you make decisions that will best reward you, your life will be richer for it. What do you imagine yourself to be doing when you’re 80 years old? Retired – and still flying. Brendan Boyd was interviewed at Midstate Aviation, a private company and airfield located on Bowers Road in Ellensburg. Midstate contracts with CWU to provide practical flight experience to students enrolled in ground classes.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a powerful feeling Joining the fight against breast cancer by Lyn Derrick

EASTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There they were, surrounded by Texans for Tatas, Hotties for Hooters and the Breastie Boys â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Easton School Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walking trio who called themselves â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paws for the Cause.â&#x20AC;? Sounds a little tame compared with those other wild team names, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all have dogs,â&#x20AC;? said teacher Sara McCoy, by way of explanation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Tracy has four.â&#x20AC;? Well, that explains part of the name. What was the cause? The clue is in those other team names. It was the Breast Cancer Three Day 60-mile walk benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, held Sept. 11-13 in Seattle. One of 15 three-day walks held around the country raising funds to end this form of cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2009 the estimated new cases of breast cancer are: 192,370 (female) and 1,910 (male); and deaths 40,170 (female) and 440 (male). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life has been touch by breast cancer in some way,â&#x20AC;? said Paws team member, Tracy Plouse, Business Manager at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I held my sister-in-lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand while she died. And my mother is a 13-year survivor, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m high risk.â&#x20AC;? Increased risk motivated school secretary, Claudia Guilford to join the Pawsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team,

THE PAWS TEAM was particularly touched by the young woman holding this photo. She was walking in memory of her sister who was struck down at a very early age. While the risk is greater as a woman ages, women in their twenties die from the disease, often leaving behind families with young children. Sara McCoy photo

too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a biopsy 15 years ago,â&#x20AC;? she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and my sister had a breast cancer scare.â&#x20AC;? So when Plouse began talking about the three-day walk, it seemed like it was meant to be to Guilford.

For McCoy it was the death of her niece last spring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t die from breast cancer,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but this was the kind of thing she would do. She was about being there for people, being

compassionate and working for causes. I wanted to carry on her tradition.â&#x20AC;? Joining the walk wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cheap. Each entrant paid $90 and then had to raise $2,300 to participate in the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as hard as I thought it would be,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People were amazingly generous.â&#x20AC;? Along with raising money, the Paws trio started training. A handbook with walking schedules helped on that score. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do a lot of hiking,â&#x20AC;? said McCoy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought this was going to be nice and level, but we did things like walk up to the top of Capital Hill and everyday had an incline of some type.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d drop a few pounds,â&#x20AC;? Guilford smiled and said. But no such luck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was so much good food,â&#x20AC;? laughed McCoy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they fed us too well.â&#x20AC;? Support came in other forms, too. From the event crews who manned the â&#x20AC;&#x153;pit stops,â&#x20AC;? to neighborhoods where people came out to cheer them on, throw candy or spray them with a hose as they walked in the 90-degree heat. And there was the encouragement of other walk participants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many of whom were breast cancer survivors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I met one woman who was walking one month after chemo,â&#x20AC;? said McCoy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We met so many cool people,â&#x20AC;? Guilford said.


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THE PAWS FOR THE CAUSE TEAM: (l-r) Claudia Guilford, Tracy Plouse and Sara McCoy. Photo courtesy of Sara McCoy

THE SEATTLE BREAST CANCER Three Day walk had 2200 participants including 250 men, many of whom get into the spirit of the occasion by dressing creatively, reflecting one of the requirements of participation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a sense of humor. Other male participants included firemen from the Port of Seattle who walked the distance dressed in their full gear, carrying 40 extra pounds in the 90-degree heat, earning extra funds for their effort. Sara McCoy photo

â&#x20AC;&#x153;And heard so many interesting stories as we walked along,â&#x20AC;? said McCoy. That included a young father who was walking so his three-year-old daughter would never have to deal with breast cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d walked in seven three-day walks in the past 45 days,â&#x20AC;? said Guilford. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a major encourager.â&#x20AC;? But the biggest encourager of all had to be the 5.5 million dollars raised to find a cure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That all stays here in the Northwest,â&#x20AC;? they said. Asked if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do it again, there was a pregnant pause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of like being asked if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have another baby, right after youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had one,â&#x20AC;? McCoy laughed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? Plouse knows. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already signed up for 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I

liked the feeling of being powerful, of doing something so much bigger than myself,â&#x20AC;? she said. Guilford and McCoy agreed. So perhaps in a few months, after their feet have a chance to return to normal, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be signing up, too. The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer depends on a number of factors, including family history, reproductive history, race/ethnicity, and other factors not completely understood. To calculate an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimated risk, see the National Cancer Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool at For more information on the 2010 Breast Cancer Three Day, 60-mile walk, visit


VICTORY FOR ONE AND ALL, when individuals join together to fight something that affects so many lives. Easton Business Manager, Tracy Plouse said participating in the three-day walk to fight breast cancer made her feel powerful. Sara McCoy photo

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OLYMPIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The first official public draft of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which outlines college and career-ready standards for math and English, was released, Sept. 21. The initiative is being led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). So far, 48 states â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including Washington â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and three territories have joined the initiative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pleased to be part of the new standards team,â&#x20AC;? said Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A common benchmark of standards for all states will make our education system more efficient and costeffective, and it will give our kids a better chance at competing in a global economy.â&#x20AC;? The new standards articulate the concepts students should know when they graduate from high school. A 2008 report by the NGA and CCSSO stated that while standards-based education exists, it lacks comparison to other countries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;International benchmarking will help state policymakers identify the qualities and characteristics of education systems that best prepare students for success in the global

marketplace. New economic realities mean it no longer matters how one U.S. state compares to another on a national test; what matters is how a stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students compare to those in countries around the globe. Adoption of the standards will be a state-level decision. Washington state completed a major revision of its math standards in 2008 and will assess those new standards this year for students in grades 3-8 and next year for high school students. The common standards created by the NGO and CCSSO will be examined thoroughly and transparently. Any changes to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standards would not occur for at least two years, and then only after an ample opportunity for public review and comment. The release begins a 30-day period in which the public can provide feedback on the standards. The feedback, though, must be supported by research and evidence ( Draft standards for K-12 students are expected to be ready for public release in December. Both the K-12 and the college and career-ready standards should be finalized in January 2010.

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