Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Jazz in the Valley on the Cheap 

By Jamie Wall Enjoying Jazz in the Valley this weekend doesn’t have to cost you $40 for a wrist band plus food and drinks. You could just pay for Friday or Saturday events for as low as $15 or Sunday’s event for just $10 according to Larry Sharp, of Kittitas Visitor’s Center. “We sell somewhere […]

CWU’s ROTC Program Struggles with Outdated Building

By Kyle Fenton Peterson Hall, or the ROTC building, has been out dated and on the brink of being condemned since Lieutenant Colonel Scott Carpenter has been here at CWU. It is ironic the lack of funding our ROTC program is getting when it comes to facilities, considering how the Wildcat Battalion ranks highly among other […]

Businesses Change Focus to Survive the Slow Summer

By Forrest Hollingsworth According to Central Washington University’s Organizational Effectiveness Office, as of October 2013, eleven thousand students attended CWU. That’s not a small number, and it almost matches the most recent 2012 estimated Ellensburg population of 18,348 according to the United States Census Bureau. This makes Ellensburg, effectively, a college town and, college towns […]

Ellensburg Police Department Plans on Lowering the Crime Rate for Consecutive Years in 2014

By: Kyle Kuhn Though the year is barely half over, Ellensburg Police Department Capt. Dan Hansberry sees no reason why the crime rate would be on the rise for 2014. The Department’s annual report hasn’t been released (and won’t be until the end of the year) but Hansberry noted some positives. “We’re not seeing a […]

Central Washington University Federal Credit Union Merges with Washington State Employee Credit Union

By Kyle Kuhn Central Washington University Federal Credit Union (CWUFCU) has been falling behind on the times and has been lacking the ability to provide their members with all of the banking services. By Aug. 1, CWUFCU will have fully merged with the Washington State Employee Credit Union (WSECU.) For the first part of the […]

Recreational Marijuana Sales: Union Gap is on the Map

Union Gap has made the list of one of the first cities in the first batch of 24 recreational pot shops in the state of Washington. Instead of the July 8 statewide first day of marijuana sales, Adam Markus, owner of Station 420, will be ready just one day later. Station 420, located at 4007 […]

Ellensburg’s New Airwaves

By Justin Nunez Ellensburg is getting a new radio station very soon. It’s called Ellensburg Community Radio and it is a non-profit radio station located in the 420 Building and is dedicated to education. ECR will be streaming online during its infancy, but the station has already applied to the FCC for a low power […]

Summer fun with “Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals”

By Kyle Kuhn If you decided to stay in Ellensburg over the summer whether you’re enrolled in summer quarter or you didn’t want to remember what it was like living with your parents again, OPR (Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals) has your entertainment covered. OPR has weekly sunset hikes, planned events, kayaking classes and more to […]

Un-approved fees cause CWU to be audited

By Kyle Fenton A whistleblower investigation by the State Auditor’s Office showed Central Washington University took improper action in a student quarterly fee increase, later to be corrected. State law authorizes students to voluntarily impose fees upon themselves. These fees can be created or increased by the student government through majority vote, or an equivalent […]