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Laynie Erickson, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Fall 2021

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Young entrepreneurs create their space in the local restaurant scene

Young entrepreneurs create their space in the local restaurant scene

October 7, 2021

Two new restaurants opened in Kittitas County this summer. While the restaurants differ in both menu and atmosphere, they do share something unique in common. Both are owned and operated by entrepreneurs...

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Parade of Nations

March 2, 2021

This year’s Parade of Nations was a virtual event that gave International and domestic students a chance  to share their culture and celebrate their identity. Laynie Erickson talked to students with...

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Kittitas County works together to vaccinate the latest vaccination phase

February 28, 2021

Kara Moser knows what it’s like to have COVID. She struggled with the virus last year and she didn’t hesitate when asked if she is planning on receiving the vaccine. “Yes. Absolutely, of course....

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Galentine’s Day

February 16, 2021

There is a new holiday on Feb. 13, one that takes the pressure off single ladies going into Valentine's Day.  "Galentine's Day" is about female friendships, and since the idea debuted in a 2010 episode...

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Traditional Eaton family cattle drive lives on

February 13, 2021

Every year just outside of Ellensburg in the Yakima River Canyon, over 200 cows make their way down state route 821. The annual Eaton family cattle drive has been a Kittitas County tradition for well over...

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Stimulus or Scam?

February 4, 2021

Many Kittitas County residents unexpectedly received their second round of stimulus payments in the form of a Visa bank card. Several, primarily senior citizens, found this to be a problematic method of...

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Laynie Erickson