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Kittitas County general election forums

David Snyder, Senior Reporter
October 7, 2020

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Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame officially opens to public

Tamara Sevao, Online Editor
October 7, 2020

The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame (ERHOF) has been a non-profit organization since 1997. For years they have been residing in a small corner in the Western Culture and Art Center. When it finally worked...

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Kittitas County Auditor and USPS assure ballots will be counted on time

Jessica Perez, News Director
October 7, 2020

Even though a Washington State judge blocked further changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS) until after the presidential election, some people are still concerned about whether their ballot...

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When stuck at home, taking up plants can be a beneficial hobby

Amy Morris, Reporter
October 7, 2020

With many people stuck at home due to online classes, work or quarantine, taking care of plants has been a popular hobby to take on. However, it can be hard for college students who live in dorm rooms...

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Fall and Winter activities near Kittitas County

Derek Harper, Reporter
September 29, 2020

 There are multiple ways CWU students and those in Kittitas County can enjoy the fall and winter months both outdoors and indoors. For students, Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) at CWU provides trips...

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Wildfires affect 2020 hunting season

Nidia Torres, Reporter
September 29, 2020

With the fire and smoke from the Evans Canyon Fire receding into the Wenas and Oak Creek areas, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFAW) is trying to maintain the damaged areas and provide...

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KVJSA brings organized youth sports back to Kittitas County

David Snyder, Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020

On September 9, Kittitas County announced it would permit organized recreational youth sports to play this fall under Washington State guidelines for Phase 3. Following a brief delay - due to poor air...

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Students adjust to COVID-19 Restrictions on campus

Amy Morris, Reporter
September 29, 2020

CWU has reopened for fall quarter with extra precautionary measures in place. With COVID-19 still posing a threat, students have had to readjust to a new normal. To prevent the spread of COVID-19,...

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Freshmen experience ROTC Training online

Jessica Perez, News Director
September 29, 2020

Marching and physical training are normally activities that are taught in-person to students in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. Due to the pandemic, ROTC students had to adapt and learn...

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The Patch Reopens during Pandemic

Tamara Sevao, Online Editor
September 29, 2020

Many businesses are currently struggling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local pumpkin farm, The Patch, is staying afloat with the approval of Gov. Jay Inslee and every department in Kittitas County. Some...

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County implements new face mask directive

Mariah Valles, Central News Watch
May 28, 2020

The Kittitas County Public Health Department is asking everybody who cannot maintain a six foot distance from others to wear face masks. This includes when indoors and when outdoors.  Face masks...

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County says to check-in on friends in isolation

Mariah Valles, Central News Watch
May 17, 2020

As of May 15, there are 49 COVID-19 cases in Kittitas County with zero deaths. A total number of 15 people have recovered and there are 86 tests still pending.  A Kittitas County press release says...

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