The Observer

The Observer

News: BOD prepares for upcoming election period

News: BOD prepares for upcoming election period

March 12, 2014


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BY AARON KUNKLER, Staff Reporter Elections for Central’s student Board of Directors (BOD) will be held next quarter. The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors is Central’s student elected government. The officers serve as a liaison between the students, faculty, com...

News: Wanapum dam leak reveals bones

News: Wanapum dam leak reveals bones

March 12, 2014


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter  Human remains have been found at the Wanapum Dam last week in an archaeological find that state archaeologists are still investigating. “Any time human remains are found along our shorelines we contact the county coroner and local enforcement,” Thomas Stredwick, public a...

News: STEM majors win place in Samuelson renovations

News: STEM majors win place in  Samuelson renovations

March 9, 2014


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BY JACK JOHANNESSEN, Staff Reporter Locating departments in Samuelson has been subject to change, due to the legislature’s preference in funding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs over liberal arts. According to Linda Schactler, Central’s chief of staff, at the...

Health Department raises cancer, STD vaccine awareness

Colt Sweetland, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2014


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On March 12, the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) will be hosting an event in the SURC pit where they will provide free Human Papilloma virus (HPV) Vaccines to students. The vaccine prevents cancer and genital warts. The KCPHD will also be helping students sign up for health care if...

News: Marijuana moratorium causes problems

News: Marijuana moratorium causes problems

March 7, 2014


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Cle Elum got its first medical marijuana collective about eight months ago, the Greener Frontier Collective, and now city officials are attempting to shut it down. “The act of selling medical marijuana is not the issue,” Scott Fergusen, Cle Elum city police chie...

News: Central students get involved

News: Central students get involved

March 1, 2014


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BY AARON KUNKLER, Staff Reporter The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement gives Central students the opportunity to get involved in the Ellensburg community. “We see that it is essential for students to get engaged and get practical experience in and out of the classroom,” Manuel ...

News: New off-leash park proposed

News: New off-leash park proposed

March 1, 2014


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BY JOHN JORDAN, Staff Reporter City of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation Director Brad Case proposed a new idea to the Ellensburg City Council for Rotary Park. This idea includes an off-leash dog park and an approximate cost of the plan. The plan is to build a fence in a corner of the park, whe...

News: Winegars moves Main Street location to University Way

News: Winegars moves Main Street location to University Way

February 27, 2014


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By MIKAILA WILKERSON, Staff Reporter The Winegars located on 7th and Main Street will be moving its location to Jerrol’s so that the business can have the opportunity to expand in growth. Kori Winegar, the business owner, said that the inside of the new Winegars will be twice the size of th...

News: Central reacts to MyCWU

News: Central reacts to MyCWU

February 26, 2014


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BY JACK JOHANNESSEN, Staff Reporter The portal update from Wildcat Connection to MyCWU resulted in mixed reactions from staff, students and faculty. MyCWU was released Jan. 27, 2014, and was intended to be more customizable and user-friendly than its predecessor, Wildcat Connection. Gail Farme...

Late snow arrival surprises Central students

Colt Sweetland, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2014


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This winter, Ellensburg and the surrounding region did not receive snow until mid January, which caused some concerns for students at Central. Tom Potter, a graduate assistant at Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR), said that snow usually arrives in December and the resorts begin to open around that...

News: BOD President considers creating Central car contract

News: BOD President considers creating Central car contract

February 22, 2014


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BY JACK JOHANNESSEN, Staff Reporter The Central board of directors is working to bring a car rental service to Central in 2014. “They offer the rental cars to people who are 18 or older, which is different from typical rental car services where you have to be 25 or older,” said Bryan Elli...

News: New code restricts carnivals

News: New code restricts carnivals

February 22, 2014


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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Ellensburg City Council recently made some changes to the city code, which has made it complicated for a carnival to come into town. “The new code really restricted it,” Dan Valoff, community development senior planner, said. “We really didn’t want to be so ...

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