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Welcome to a Kittitas County summer!


Are you a wine connoisseur, a jazz aficionado, a opportunities run the gamut. If you prefer civiliza-
microbrew buff, a golfer, a fisherman, a boater, a hiker, tion, we can offer shopping, dining, theatre and great
a horseman, a mountain biker, a rafter, a rodeo fan? festivals.
Great, because Kittitas County has got you covered. Our county spreads from the Cascade Mountains,
Think of a summer activity and it’s a pretty good bet, over prairies and arid lands, down to the Columbia
you can enjoy it at its finest right here in the heart of River, all with a wide variety of scenery and activities.
Washington. And we feature great communities — Snoqualmie
Kittitas County is such a multi-faceted region that Pass, Hyak, Easton, Ronald, Roslyn, Cle Elum, Thorp,
we’re sure most everyone can enjoy their time here, Ellensburg, Liberty, Kittitas and Vantage.
whether it’s a long weekend, a long vacation or a Come and enjoy your summer here.
lifetime. If the great outdoors is your top priority, our

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Table of contents SUMMER
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15 Farmers markets

16 Suncadia

18 First friday art walk

20 Parks

30 Wind farms

04 Getting around 32 calendar 2008

05 Fishing 48 The Gorge Amphitheater

08 Camping

12 Bird walk

13 Boating

14 Golf

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SUMMER Getting around
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I
nterstate 90 is the fastest
way to traverse Kittitas
County, and though it’s
considered a scenic highway,
there are roads that give
travelers more to look at
throughout the county. The
interstate can be skirted almost
the length of the county.
Travelers between Ellens-
burg and Cle Elum with a few
extra minutes to spare can
travel on state Route 10.
The state highway winds
along the Yakima River and
includes an overlook of the
river near the Thorp turnoff
that is one of the most scenic,
and photographed, locations
in the county. Note of warning:
Rocks on the road are common
where the highway borders
steep hillsides.
Access points: off state Route
970 east of Cle Elum and by the
Dry Creek Road connection of down and enjoy the landscape. Kittitas County is replete with many
University Way before Ellens- Access point: south end of
burg’s west I-90 interchange Canyon Road, past the I-90 other scenic drives. Some of the
Interstate 82 between interchange. more popular roadways are:
Ellensburg and Yakima offers A scenic option for the n Teanaway Road: Highlights are farm and
its own roller coaster ride, up Ellensburg-Vantage leg is the forest land and views of Teanaway River.
and down ridges and fleeting Vantage Highway through Access off of state Route 970 between Cle
views of the shrub-steppe, the county’s dry land, shrub-
but can’t match the views of steppe environment. The Elum and Wenatchee.
Yakima Highway through excursion gives travelers a n State Route 903/Salmon la Sac Road:
the river canyon. On a hot better understanding the Highlights are it provides access to Cle Elum,
summer day, just driving scenic and ecological range Roslyn, Ronald and Lake Cle Elum and winds
along the river seems to lower of the county from forest to into national forest land accessing Wish Poosh
the temperature a few degrees. desert.
The scenery along the river Access point: University Way and Salmon la Sac campgrounds.
is dramatic at times and the veers into 10th Avenue, which n U.S. Highway 970 over Blewett Pass:
twisty portions of the road becomes Vantage Highlights are forested mountain scenery and
encourage drivers to slow Highway. access to Liberty.

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Fishing SUMMER
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F
ishing is a year-round other fish. Trout fishing is Rules regarding fishing
activity on the Yakima year-round. in Kittitas County
River, but it’s primarily • The Yakima River Canyon n The Yakima River is catch and release only
popular in the summer. Here is 27 miles long. The most
are some tips and useful tidbits popular spots for fly fishing n A Washington State freshwater fishing
of information about local begins three miles south of license is required
fishing. Ellensburg (known as “the n Licenses can be purchased at Fred Meyer,
• The Kittitas County area canyon”). This 19-mile stretch 201 S. Water St., and Bi-Mart, 608 E.
is known for its excellent fly is used most because of it’s
fishing opportunities. easy access, scenery, abundant
Mountain View Ave.
• Fish found in the Yakima wildlife, easy floating condi- n For more information in Washington
River are primarily rainbow tions, predictable hatches and State freshwater fishing rules, go to:
trout, however there are some currently the highest trout https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efish-
cutthroat trout, whitefish and population on the river. rules/index.jsp

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Places to rent gear and get a guide:


n Red’s Fly Shop www.worleybuggerflyco.com guide crew and a supply shop. It offers
clinics, guided tours on the Yakima
821 Canyon Road Worley-Bugger Fly Co. is located in
downtown Ellensburg. It offers guided River, throughout Washington and in
(509) 929-1802 several other locations.
tours of the Yakima River and several
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other fishing spots, gear, boats and
Red’s Fly Shop, located on the n Yakima River Fly Shop
other products.
Yakima River, offers gear, guides, boat 113 E. 1st St.
and cabin rentals, camping and recre- n The Evening Hatch Cle Elum
ational vehicle amenities 2308 Canyon Road (509) 674-2144
n Worley-Bugger Fly Co. (509) 962-5959 www.tightlinesangling.com
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BLM Yakima River Canyon

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n Lmuma Creek Recreation Site:
here are several spots around Camp Sites At milepost 12 on the state Route
Ellensburg to camp and park n Thrall site: On Ringer Loop Road 821 and offers seven campsites,
your recreational vehicle. near milepost 25 on state Route two toilets and tables. It has a fee.
There is a seven-day limit to using 821. It is for day use only and has n Big Pines Recreation Site: At
a Bureau of Land Management trails for hiking. No campfires or milepost 9.5 on state Route 821.
designated campsites, which camp spots. There’s a fee to park It’s an undeveloped site with
are in the Yakima River Canyon in the state’s parking lot, however toilets and garbage collection. It
along state Route 821. Some of there is a free BLM lot about a half- has several camping spots, but
the BLM sites require camping mile south on Ringer Loop Road. no fire pits.
fees, collected by using drop n Umtanum Recreation Site: Near n Roza Recreation Site: At milepost
boxes. Camp fires are permitted in milepost 17 on the Yakima River seven, above the Roza Dam on state
spots where there are fire pits or Canyon Highway. No fees are Route 821. It has a parking lot, a
pits only. Fire restrictions change charged. There are six campsites concrete boat ramp, four toilets,
frequently during the summer and picnic tables, fire pits, two tables, fire pits and barbecue grills.
months. toilets and a parking lot. There is a fee. It has five campsites
and seven picnic sites.

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For further information about n Taneum Creek: Northwest of U.S. Forest Service Cle Elum
site use fees in the Yakima Ellensburg along Taneum Creek Ranger District Camp Sites
River Canyon, contact the BLM Road. There are a limited number Some of these sites require
Wenatchee Office, 915 N. Walla of camp sites along the creek and Northwest Forest Passes. You can
Walla Avenue, Wenatchee, WA, no other services. Sites start about get those at the Cle Elum Ranger
98801 or call (509) 665-2100. a half-mile after the end of the District (http://www.fs.fed.us/
asphalt roadway and extend for r6/wenatchee) or the Ellensburg
The State Department of Fish nearly six miles. Chamber of Commerce (http://
and Wildlife Camp Sites www.ellensburg-chamber.com).
n South Fork of Manastash Creek: Department of Natural n Manastash: Is 26 miles west of
The sites start a mile past the end Resources Camp Site Ellensburg on Forest Service Road
of the asphalt roadway of Manas- n Indian Camp Campground: 3104. Requires a Northwest Forest
tash Road, west of Ellensburg. It Northwest of Ellensburg along Pass. It has toilets, drinking water,
has a limited number of camp the middle fork of the Teanaway tables and fire pits.
sites. It extends nearly three miles River. It’s about 12 miles northwest n Riders Camp: Is 25 miles west of
to Barber Springs Road. Fire pits of state Route 970. It has 10 camp Ellensburg on Forest Service Road
are available, but there are no sites, fire pits, tables and two
other services. toilets. No fees are charged.

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3100. It has toilets, parking and Haney Meadows: Is eight miles off n The Table Mountain cabin: Is
stocked water. A Northwest Forest U.S. Highway 97 on Forest Service for rent year-round. You will need
Pass is required. Road 9712. A Northwest Forest your own stove. In the winter it’s
n Taneum: Is more than 20 miles Pass is required. It has tables, fire accessible by snowmobile, ski
north of Ellensburg on Forest pits, toilets, horse tethering and or snowshoe only. Contact the
Service Road 3300. It has toilets, horse-loading facilities. There are National Recreation Reservation
tables, fire pits, a community 19 camp sites. Service at (877) 444-6777 or at
kitchen and potable water. Fees n Lion Rock Spring: Is 23 miles www.reserveusa.com to reserve
are charged and it has 13 camp north of Ellensburg on Forest the cabin. The Teanaway Guard
sites. Service Road 3500 off Upper Green Station and Taneum Cabin are also
n Icewater Creek: Is more than Canyon Road. No fees. It has rentable and can be held on the
20 miles north of Ellensburg toilets, tables, fire pits and stock same website.
on Forest Service Road 3300. It water. Two camp sites.
has toilets, tables, fire pits and n Mineral Springs: Is about 20 Spots Near Town
drinking water. Fees are charged miles northeast of Ellensburg on for Camping and RVs
and it has 14 camp sites. U.S. 97. Fees are charged. It has
n Taneum Junction: Is more toilets, tables, fire pits and potable n Ellensburg’s KOA
than 20 miles north of Ellensburg water. There are 12 camp sites. 32 Thorp Highway South
on Forest Service Road 3300. It n Red Top: Is 26 miles from (509) 925-9319
has toilets and tables. There’s no Ellensburg at the end of Forest
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index.htm
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n South Fork Meadow: Is about 23 toilets, tables, fire grills, a parking ellensburgkoa@hotmail.com
miles north of Ellensburg on Forest lot and a fire lookout. It has three (800) 562-7616
Service Road 3300. It has toilets camp sites. KOA has riverfront spots for
and tables. There is no potable n Swauk: Is about 25 miles camping and RV parking.
water. There are three camp sites northeast of Ellensburg on U.S.
and three picnic sites. 97. Fees are charged. It has toilets, n Red’s Fly Shop
a community kitchen, tables, fire 821 Canyon Road
Swauk-Table Mountain Camp pits, horseshoe pits, swings, trails,
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Red’s Camping & Hiking RVs at the spots. This park, also known as the Four
Red’s private campground has 65 Seasons Ranch, is actually a full-
campsites, each with a designated n E&J Resort at the Days Inn fledged ranch, with animals. It offers
picnic table and fire ring. Twenty-four 901 Berry Road power and water hook-ups, tenting,
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Go for a walk with the birds Those wanting to take part should
Going for a walk along the meet the Audubon Society guide area and trail head.
Yakima River is for the birds every before 8 a.m. at the beginning of The guide will meet participants
first Saturday of the month, thanks the trail at Irene Rinehart River- near the first wooden bridge as the
to the Kittitas Audubon Society. front Park. Wear sturdy walking trail begins. The guided walk will
The nonprofit group offers shoes, dress for the weather and take participants to Carey Lakes at
a guided trail walk and bird- bring binoculars. the end of the trail and back. Water-
watching experience at 8 a.m. People wanting to go to the event fowl also are sometimes spotted on
each first Saturday of the month from downtown Ellensburg can get the lakes or in and around the river.
at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, there by going south on Main Street, People taking in the event should
a 124-acre wooded park that runs continuing south on to Canyon Road bring lots of questions and, if they
along the Yakima River southwest and turning west on Umptanum want, a picnic lunch for later.
of Ellensburg city limits. Road. The road will go under
The event, called the First Interstate 90 and people should then For more info on the
Saturday Bird Walk, is for people watch for the sign on the right for First Saturday Bird Walk
just beginning to get interested in the park. After turning right or south n Kittitas Audubon Society
the world of birds all around us and into the park entrance, turn left
lasts between two and three hours. immediately that takes drivers down n Call (509) 968-4857
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recent change in ownership at Sun
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in Kittitas County.
Suncadia resort now has
two courses open. The Arnold
Palmer-designed Prospector Golf
Course is open to the public, and
the private Tumble Creek Golf
Course is open to Suncadia resort
members and their guests. In
2006, Prospector was named one
of the “Best New Public Courses”
by Golf Digest magazine in
addition to having been selected
as one of the Top 50 new courses
by Golf Week Magazine in 2007.
A third Suncadia course, Rope
Rider, is still under construction.
The resort’s spectacular setting in
the pines near Roslyn provides the
backdrop for some challenging
shots on the Prospector course. There are three older public style course, which sits between
The 6,159-yard gem was built courses in Kittitas County. For I-90 and Irene Reinhart Riverfront
with the natural terrain in mind, around $20, the Sun Country Golf Park. Reecer Creek is accessed from
complete with dramatic changes Resort off Exit 78 on Interstate 90 Umptanum Road.
in the topography. While most of offers an affordable place to play 18 The Ellensburg Golf and Country
the fairways are forgiving, an errant holes in the Upper County. Club off Thorp Highway is a
shot into the forest is a quick way In Ellensburg, the Reecer Creek favorite with local league players
to lose your ball. Golf and Country Club is a links- and students alike.

Course, phone number, par, yardage, green fees* for 18 holes (weekdays-weekend)
* subject to change
Prospector at Suncadia (866) 715-5050 72 7,112 ($50-$130 depending on date and time)
Ellensburg Golf & Country Club 962-2984 71 6,300 ($18-$22)
Reecer Creek Golf & Country Club 962-5256 70 5,812 ($19-$22)
Sun Country Golf & Country Club 674-2226 72 5,715 ($28-$35)

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Farmers Market SUMMER
VISITOR’S GUIDE

Market season set to begin includes museums, art galleries, Kittitas County Farmers Market
Local farmers markets bring antique stores, jewelry stores and
n Herbs n Vegetable Starts
Kittitas County residents together many locally owned and unique
for food, music and homemade clothing and gift stores. There are n Farm Fresh Local n Textiles
wares. also a selection of restaurants, all Produce n Baked Goods
The Kittitas County Farmers located in antique buildings near
n Fine Arts & Crafts n Iron Works
Market kicked off its 14th season the market.
on May 3. The market meets every In the Upper County, the Roslyn n Nursery Stock n Wood Works
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday Market opens approxi- n Pottery
Fourth Ave. between Pearl and mately June 15 and runs through n Jewelry
Pine streets though Oct. 25. Sept. 7. n Cut Flowers n Handmade Soaps
The market has upward of 50 n Bead Work & Skin Care Products
vendors with products ranging Roslyn Sunday Market
from homemade arts, crafts and n Pennsylvania Ave at 1st St (Hwy 903) Phone and e-mail
baked goods to produce grown on (509) 899-3870
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CLE ELUM — Ride a bike. Take
a hike. Go fishing. Play some golf
or tennis, swim or just take it easy.
Toss in concerts and a film
series. Mix thoroughly and enjoy.
Whatever your taste for summer
adventure or activities, there’s
no shortage of opportunities at
Suncadia, the five-star destination
resort just west of Cle Elum.
The newly-opened 254-unit guests. The trails are open to the Use of the swim and fitness center,
Lodge at Suncadia provides general public as well as Suncadia which features a water slide, is
upscale accommodations for guests and owners. available to Suncadia guests who
those who come to stay and play. The resort can arrange a guided purchase a special day pass.
And even those who just pop by fly fishing trip on the river or an Glade Springs Spa, a destina-
for a daytime visit will find plenty intro to fly fishing lesson on the tion spa, is scheduled for a grand
of activities. three-acre man-made Village opening on the Fourth of July
The resort has two 18-hole golf Lake. Those who want to can weekend.
courses, Prospector and Tumble also test their prowess sans an The resort also has two 15-
Creek, in operation with a third, instructor. The lake is open to passenger vans used for trans-
Rope Rider, under construction. both Suncadia guests and the porting guests who want to wander
Prospector is open to the public. general public. One thing to note: a bit afield, says Alex Hillinger,
Tumble Creek is a private course. Don’t count on trout for breakfast. director of communications.
Suncadia offers 50 miles of The lake — and the river — are “It means somebody can walk
both paved and unpaved roads catch-and-release. the Coal Miner Trail into Cle Elum
for biking, hiking or horseback The resort also offers a and have dinner and we’ll pick
riding. Horse rentals and bike swimming pool, parks, basketball them up and bring them back,”
rentals are available to Suncadia courts and playgrounds for guests. Hillinger says.

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Among the special events free and open to the public. This year’s Leavenworth to Skykomish.
scheduled in or around scheduled includes “Artic Tale” showing n The Suncadia Food and Wine Event
Suncadia this summer: on June 21; “Bee Movie” on July 12; “In is scheduled Aug. 9.
n The Northwest Author Series the Shadow of the Moon” on July 26;
concludes June 7 with an appear- and “Meet The Robinsons” on Aug. 30. Other events:
ance by Laura Kalpakian, author of All showings start at dusk. n Cle Elum’s Pioneer Days celebration
“American Cookery.” The event is open n The Suncadia Summer Concert July 4-6 including a three-on-three
to the general public. Cost is $15 which Series includes the Kairos Chamber basketball tournament, parade,
includes a copy of the book. Music Concert Series June 29 and July 5, fireworks and the Runner Stumbles 5K
n The Suncadia Tour of Homes, 12 and 20; Arturo Sandoval and Guests, and 10K at Suncadia.
featuring the builders of Suncadia, is Aug. 2; and K.T. Tunstall, Aug. 23. n The Roslyn Mountain Bike Festival
scheduled twice this summer. Dates are n The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour July 26-27.
June 20-22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and runs from Aug. 2 to 4, taking riders from n The Cruise Cle Elum Car Show on Aug.
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Artwalk. The walk was even recently
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Northwest by “Sunset” magazine.
Visitors can expect to drop in on at
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done by local, national and worldwide
artists. There’s also a children’s art walk
that features art created by local school
children, and a doggy art walk where
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venues also provide The most current First Friday Art Walk n Gallery One, 408 N. Pearl St.
refreshments, hor’dourves venue list is as follows (venues may n Kittitas County Historical Museum, 114 E.
and wine. Live entertain- change):
ment is also provided from Third Ave.
time to time. n Amazing Frames/Gallery, 213W. Fourth Ave. n Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, CWU Randall
Also every first Friday n Clymer Museum, 416 N. Pearl St. Hall, 14th Street
is the First Friday Dance,
organized by several local n D & M Coffee, 301 N. Pine St. n Skystone Clinic of Massage and Body
volunteers. It’s always n Economic Development Group, 221 E. Work Healing Arts Center, 219 W. Third Ave.
all-ages and nonsmoking. Fourth Ave. n Steward and Williams Tribute Center, 301
A cover of generally $6 E. Third Ave.
is charged and shows go n Edward Jones Investments, 415 N. Pearl St.
from about 8 p.m. until n Ellensburg Public Library, 209 N. Ruby St. n Valley Café’Deli and Wine Shop, 105 W.
late into the night. Shows Third Ave.
n EllensburgWineWorks, 606 N. Main St.
are always at the Moose
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Parks abound in
Kittitas County
Boat launches, too
City and state parks within
Kittitas County provide a variety
of amenities and settings for
visitors and local residents alike,
including boat launches that help
get boats, canoes, rafts, kayaks
and inner tubes onto the water:

Municipal Parks
City of Ellensburg — (509)
925-8638

n Catherine Park: Small, undevel-


oped park of .74 acres on the north
side of Vantage Highway and west
of the KXLE radio station.
n Central Washington University-
Community Ballfields: Six-acre
field at Alder Street and 18th launch, a trailhead, restrooms and n Wippel Park: A small lot of .6
Avenue has two softball, two soccer picnic tables. acres, this park is at 400 W. Elliott
or multi-use fields, restrooms and n Kiwanis Park: Located at A Street Street and has a picnic table.
off-street parking. and 14th Avenue; four acres and n Kleinberg Park: West end of
n Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park: includes children’s playground Third Avenue by the railroad
This 124-acre park is along the equipment, baseball field and depot, contains a Northern Pacific
Yakima River west of Ellensburg backstop, basketball court, picnic Railroad caboose.
and provides two lakeside recre- and picnic shelter and restroom n Lions Mountain View Park:
ational areas, with one developed facilities, creek side walkway. Located on a 8-acre site on Maple
for swimming and non-motorized n West Ellensburg Park: West of Street between Manitoba and
water sports. Expanses of grass, Lincoln Street between First and Seattle streets; contains baseball
trails for hiking, biking and horse- Third avenues in west Ellensburg, and soccer fields, children’s
back riding, picnic and restroom this large area features baseball playground and equipment, roller
facilities. Accessed off Umptanum facilities with backstops and hockey rink, game courts, picnic
Road past Interstate 90 underpass related facilities and bleachers; shelter, barbeques and restrooms.
and before bridge over the river football/soccer fields, restrooms, n McElroy Park: The 6.77-acre site
and traveling on dike road. children’s play equipment, picnic is located between Brick Road and
A lower park area immediately shelters, tennis court, walking and Brook Court and has trails and a
off Umptanum Road has a boat biking trails. picnic area.

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Donald L. Garrity Garrity Japanese Garden. Donald Garrity in recognition of


The large, fenced garden Garrity’s commitment to inter-
Japanese Garden includes walkways, stepping national education and unselfish
stones, benches, a stream and dedication to CWU, according to a
n The one-acre garden is located in pond, plants, shrubs and trees plaque at the garden.
the middle of campus between Hertz from Japan and a sand and stone There are five Japanese lanterns
and Black halls, accessed off the main garden. in the garden reflecting different
north-south walkway that extends The more one explores the one- styles. In addition, there are two
from Walnut Street. acre garden the more details one Japanese garden styles within the
discovers within it. one garden: dry landscape and the
n It is open 7 a.m. to dusk, but The garden is located off the strolling garden style.
sometimes closed for maintenance. Walnut Mall walkway immedi- The sand and rock garden,
n The garden is a place of quiet reflec- ately north of the Hertz Hall called a karesansui, consists of
tion, interesting plants, rock and sand parking lot and northwest of sand textured with repeating and
Black Hall. A hillside on its south concentric lines around rocks.
gardens and Japanese lanterns. side, along with tall trees around The pebbles, stones, rocks and
n An online tour of the garden is accessed its perimeter, give the garden a boulders were chosen for their
at: www.cwu.edu/tour/garden.html sense of secrecy. shape, color, composition and
The garden was dedicated in size for specific placement in the
Campus garden December 1991 and opened to the garden.
is a peaceful oasis public in April 1992. Designer of Several of the oriental trees
In the middle of the busy Central the garden was Masa Mizuno of in the garden were donated by
Washington University campus is Portland, Ore. Japanese government officials and
a quiet, secluded place of reflec- It was named on Oct. 6, 1995, Kittitas County’s sister community
tion and beauty. It is the Donald L. for the late Central president in Japan, Sanda City.

n Memorial Park: Surrounds the Naneum Road which is accessed facilities for skateboarders and
Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool & off Vantage Highway. in-line skaters, west of the Public
Fitness Center between Sixth n Reed Neighborhood Park: Safety Building.
and Seventh avenues, west of Panoramic views of Ellensburg and n South Main Street Entry Park:
the Kittitas County Fairgrounds; Kittitas Valley, turf areas, picnic This small park, at the southeast
children’s playground, covered tables; located at the top of Craig’s corner of Canyon Road and
picnic facilities and tables, a Hill, 1200 E. Fifth Ave. Mountain View Avenue, has a small
basketball court, an expanse of n Rotary Pavilion: On North Pearl parking area and picnic tables.
grass and horseshoe pits. Street between Fourth and Fifth
n Paul Rogers Wildlife Refuge: avenues; provides a community City of Cle Elum — (509) 674-2262
Located off Judge Ronald Road east gazebo for downtown events,
of Ellensburg off Vantage Highway, benches and The Bull sculpture. n Cle Elum City Park: West of
this park is 20 acres and has been n Sagebrush Trail: A paved trail and downtown at West Second Street and
developed as a wildlife refuge and hillside stairs from Fourth Avenue Reed Avenue; provides picnic tables,
natural habitat area with trails, inter- and Poplar Street to Craig’s Hill barbecue grills, restrooms, shelter,
pretive signs and a parking area. (it’s also accessed from the Kittitas playground equipment, horseshoe
n Naneum Creek drainage: As part County Fairgrounds). pits and a kitchen (with electricity)
of the city’s watershed, Ellensburg n Skatepark: At the corner of North that can be reserved for events.
owns 1,260 acres of undeveloped Pearl Street and Second Avenue;
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n Cle Elum Memorial Park: South corner of Third and Pierce streets. and restrooms near the Yakima
of downtown on Grant Street Amenities include picnic tables, River at Madison Avenue and Main
south of the Yakima River; provides barbecue grills, a community Street.
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equipment, softball field and amphitheater for summer
n Wilson Park: Administered by tennis court. programs, 45 full RV hookups,
state parks, this grassy area around n Roslyn Firemen’s Park: Small 98 standard campsites, group
a historic Milwaukee Road railroad park in the 300 block of North First camping area (no RVs), two miles
depot is at South Main Street Street, north of the Roslyn Bakery. of hiking trails and five miles of
and Railroad Avenue and is near Picnic tables are available. bicycling trails inside the park and
the trailhead of the John Wayne boat launch; trailhead access to
Pioneer Trail, part of Iron Horse Town of South Cle Elum John Wayne Pioneer Trail and Iron
State Park. — (509) 674-4322 Horse State Park off Cabin Creek
n Kittitas Community Park: Road at Exit 71.
Located in the block between n South Cle Elum Firemen Park: n Ginkgo Petrified Forest State
Second and Third streets at the Picnic tables, shelter, barbecue pits Park: (509) 856-2700 — Located

Ginkgo Petrified entombed by basalt lava flows The park features an interpre-
Forest State Park 15-20-million years ago. tive center. Hours vary with the
The ginkgo tree, which still lives season. For information, call the
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State in China but no longer survives as park at (509) 856-2700.
Park is located near Vantage a native of Washington, are part of
on the western shores of the the park’s Trees of Stone interpre- Park Hours
Columbia River’s Lake Wanapum tive trail. The trail makes a 3/4-mile
above Wanapum Dam. The 7,470- loop through ancient ginkgos, firs, Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk
acre park has two boat ramps, 57 maples, spruce and elms. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk
picnic tables and 27,000 feet of An interpretive center overlooks
shoreline. the park and the surrounding
But the most unique thing landscape.
Did you know?
about Ginkgo Petrified Forest Petrified wood was discovered Ginkgo Petrified Forest is a regis-
State Park is, of course, the petri- in the region in the early 1930s, tered national natural landmark.
fied forest. It contains trees that which led to creation of the park It is regarded as one of the most
became petrified when they were as a national historic preserve. unusual fossil forests in the world.

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30 miles east of Ellensburg off


Exit 136 of Interstate 90, north of
community of Vantage off Vantage
Highway.
n Interpretive Center on edge of
Columbia River gorge: displays,
exhibits short films about the
geology and natural history of
the area, gift shop, picnic areas,
restrooms, Native American petro-
glyphs and scenic outlooks.
n Petrified Forest Trail Natural
Area: (509) 856-2700: Two miles
northwest of Vantage off Vantage
Highway. Three miles of hiking
trails, interpretive signs, petrified
wood, restrooms.
n Wanapum Recreation Area: (509)
856-2700 — Three miles south
of Vantage off Huntzinger Road
along the Columbia River. Provides
day-use picnic area, boat launch,
swimming beach (no life guards),
50 full hookups camping-RV area.
n Olmstead Place State Park: (509)
925-1943 — Year-round day-use
park, south end of North Ferguson
Road, off Kittitas Highway, four
miles east of Ellensburg. Historic
settlers cabin, farm house, pioneer
school cabin and interpretive barn
and displays, picnic areas, three-
quarter-mile Altapes Creek Trail;
weekend tours of cabin, gardens,
farm house Memorial Day through Trailheads:
Labor Day. Tours by appointment Exit 84 off I-90, follow signs to
at other times. n Hyak, accessed from Exit 54 off South Cle Elum, then to Iron Horse
n Iron Horse State Park: (over I-90, follow signs to Snoqualmie State Park; nearby is historic South
abandoned Milwaukee Road Tunnel, 2.3-mile abandoned Cle Elum train depot.
railbed) and John Wayne Pioneer railroad tunnel-turned trail open n Thorp, accessed from Exit 101 off
Trail; 109 miles in Kittitas County May 1-Oct. 31. I-90, go north on Thorp Highway a
from Snoqualmie Pass to Vantage; n Easton, accessed from Exit 71 off quarter of a mile, turn left on Thorp
nonmotorized recreational trail; I-90, drive through Easton, trail- Depot Road and continue another
(509) 656-2230, (509) 656-2586, head is where trail crosses road. quarter mile to trail crossing.
(509) 856-2700. n South Cle Elum, accessed from

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n Ellensburg West trailhead off on Yakima Training Center access n Wanapum Recreation Area
North Water Street in Ellensburg, road. 2.5 miles to trailhead parking. along Columbia River; accessed off
and Ellensburg East trailhead on n For more state park info, call Huntzinger Road south of Vantage.
the northeast side of the Kittitas (888) CAMP OUT, (888) 226-7688, n Wish Poosh Campground, on Lake
County Fairgrounds. (360) 902-8844 or online at: www. Cle Elum off state Highway 903.
n Kittitas trailhead near city’s parks.wa.gov. n Kachess Campground, on Lake
Wilson Park, South Main Street and Kachess off Kachess Road or Exit 62
Railroad Avenue. Boat launches, ramps of I-90.
n Army West trailhead, near n North end of Lake Keechelus
T-intersection of Prater Road and
or water accesses near Hyak, off Forest Service Road
Stevens Road, east of Kittitas. n Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park, 9070, accessed from Exit 54 of I-90.
n Army East trailhead, south of off Umptanum Road, west of n Lake Easton State Park, Exit 70
Vantage off Huntzinger Road; turn Ellensburg, along Yakima River. off I-90.

Olmstead Place The late Olmstead grand- above number.


State Park daughters, Leta May Smith and
Clareta Olmstead, deeded the
About 3/4 of a mile of the
Altapes Creek Trail is nearby and
The Olmstead Place: Kittitas 217-acre farm to Washington runs from the red barn to the
County’s heritage farm State Parks in 1968. Seaton Cabin School House. A
A visit to Olmstead Place State Also on the grounds is the trail guide is available to inter-
Park is like a trip back in time Seaton Cabin School House, pret the farm and the plant life
to see how pioneers lived and where the Olmstead children once growing along the stream bank.
built the region’s agricultural learned to read and write. The The carefully restored historic
foundations. school house, built in the 1870s in gardens around the house and
Olmstead Place, located about a meadow several miles from the cabin can be used for social
four miles east of Ellensburg on Olmstead Place, was moved to the occasions and weddings by calling
North Ferguson Road, was one farm in 1980 and placed on the the above number.
of the first homesteads in the north end of the park. The park also is open to cross-
Kittitas Valley. Guided tours of the cabin and county skiing and snowshoeing in
Samuel and Sarah Olmstead farm house are offered each winter, but there are no groomed
settled there in 1875 to raise beef Saturday and Sunday, noon trails. The park is the the site
and dairy cattle, along with corn, to 4 p.m., from Memorial Day of the annual Early Iron Club
wheat, oats and barley. The old weekend through Labor Day Threshing Bee & Antique Equip-
homestead cabin of 1875 still weekend. For group tours outside ment Show.
stands as do several outbuildings. this period, people can call (509)
The red barn on the farm was 925-1943. n 921 Ferguson Road, Ellensburg, WA
built in 1908 to store hay and In addition to interpretive 98926
grain. The family also built that signs, displays and activities,
year the family house. All are still the park features 17 unsheltered n (509) 925-1943
as they existed generations ago. picnic tables, fishing and wildlife n Park hours: April 1-Sept. 30, 6:30 a.m.
Furnishings, family items and viewing. Picnic tables and picnic to dusk; Oct. 1-March 31, 8 a.m. to dusk.
equipment remain as they were areas can be reserved for use
years ago. by larger groups by calling the n E-mail: olmstead.place@parks.wa.gov

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n Kittitas County Vantage Boat Route 821 southeast of Ellensburg Yakima River, off state Highway 970
Launch on the Columbia River, off along the Yakima River, milepost 7 near junction with state Highway
Boat Ramp Road and Huntzinger (7 miles from canyon mouth near 10, three miles east of Cle Elum.
Road, accessed from Vantage Selah). n Kinghorn Slough access to
Highway, Exit 136 of I-90, includes n Lmuma Creek Recreation Site, off Yakima River, Exit 78 of I-90, take
restrooms, docks and life jacket state Route 821, mile post 12. Hundley Road to access area
borrowing area. n Big Pine Recreation Site, off state entrance; to boat launch ramp take
n Ringer Road along the Yakima Route 821, milepost 9-10. East Nelson Siding Road.
River southeast of Ellensburg n Umptanum Recreation Site, off n Lavender Lake access, take Exit
(operated by state Department state Route 821, milepost 16. 74 of I-90 (West Nelson Siding
of Fish & Wildlife), west of state n Thorp property access to Yakima Road) between Cle Elum and
Route 821 (Yakima River Canyon River, off state Highway 10 or Easton, access on north side of
Highway), next to U.S. Bureau I-90, off North Thorp Highway freeway.
of Land Management trails and downstream from bridge that — Information from city, county,
parking lot. crosses the Yakima River. state and federal government
n Roza Recreation Site, off state n Teanaway junction access to the agencies.

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Visitors soar at
PSE wind farm
Renewable Energy
Center provides
insight, great views
By MIKE JOHNSTON
senior writer

Visitors to Puget Sound Energy’s


newly opened Renewable Energy
Center east of Ellensburg get more
than breath-taking scenic views
from the center’s 3,500-foot ridge-
top perch in the middle of the Wild
Horse Wind Power Project.
Those driving to the center
can gain insights into the
surrounding ecology and the
Native American, pioneer and
natural history of the area.
They also get a good grounding
on how renewable energy is gener- for Central Washington. Views of the Columbia River
ated, whether from the wind or the The center is in the midst of 127 Basin, looking east toward Moses
sun, and how they can conserve wind turbine towers, each soaring Lake, also spread out before
on their own energy use. 351 feet from the ground to the tip of visitors.
The 5,000-square-foot Renew- a vertical rotor blade. Each turbine “As weather improves and we
able Energy Center opened for has a three-bladed rotor, with each get into family vacation times,
weekends only last fall, and later blade at nearly 130 feet long. we’re expecting to get many more
opened April 1, 2008, starting From inside the center’s 3,000- visitors,” Lenz said. “The wind
its seven-days-a-week schedule square-foot, octagonal-shaped farm, and the Renewable Energy
through November. exhibit area, visitor’s have a nearly Center, is becoming a visitor
Between April 1 and April 30, 360-degree view through soaring destination in its own right.
more than 2,000 visitors and 19-foot-high windows. “It’s unlike any thing or any place
students of all ages came to On a clear day visitors likely will in Kittitas County,” Lenz said. “It
the center, according to Brian be able to see three Cascade Range gives visitors a unique view point
Lenz, PSE’s government and mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount over the land and the Wild Horse
community relations manager Adams and Mount Hood. wind farm.”

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project, at Whisky Dick


Mountain’s 3,800-foot To get there
summit, also are seen from
the center. n Driving directions and
A full-sized turbine blade maps to the Renewable Energy
is on display outside the Center can be found online at
center, and an outside www.PSE.com. To schedule a
viewing deck has two sets group tour, call Puget Sound
of pedestal binoculars Energy at (509) 964-7813. To
available. contact the center, call PSE at
The closest tower with (509) 964-7815.
twirling blades is 300 feet n The center is located north
from the center. of Interstate 90, approximately
The center also has a 16.5 miles east of Ellensburg, at
three-dimensional model 25901 Vantage Highway.
of the surrounding topog- n A three-mile paved road
raphy and displays about from Vantage Highway takes
the Missoula ice age floods visitors up to the 3,500-foot level
that shaped the area, how of Whisky Dick Mountain where
the wind farm was built, the 5,000-square-foot Renew-
how native Americans able Energy Center is located.
used the area in the past, archeo-
The wind farm is the closest logical values and where the wind Hours of operation
renewable energy facility of its farm fits in to help manage the
kind to the Puget Sound area of use of the land by wildlife and n The Renewable Energy
Washington. domestic cattle. Center is open to the public
The Renewable Energy Center “The highlight for many at the from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven
features displays, interactive exhibits, Renewable Energy Center is just days a week from April through
videos, real-time power-generation that: learning about renewable November, excluding major
data from solar energy panels and a energy from the sun and the wind holidays and during severe
nearby wind turbine, and informa- and being up close and personal weather.
tion on the shrub-steppe lands in the with the surrounding landscape,”
Whisky Dick area. Lenz said. “This is a real chance to
Views of PSE’s solar-power see where power is generated.”

Largest solar began generating power in early taic panels at the 3,500-foot level
project in state October 2007. This phase involved near the Renewable Energy Center
solar panels that can generate 450 that will generate 50 kilowatts.
In another renewable energy kilowatts and were constructed at When completed, the solar-
project, the first phase of PSE’s the 3,800-foot level. power demonstration project will
solar-powered generating facility The second phase, planned for be the single, largest generator of
atop Whisky Dick Mountain and completion spring or summer electricity from solar power in the
within the Wild Horse wind farm 2008, involves additional photovol- state and Pacific Northwest.

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2008 Kittitas County Events Calendar


May 19 — The Red Horse Round-Up Car Show, Ellensburg
20 — Whisky Dick Triathlon, Vantage
16-18 — Western Art Show, Kittitas County Fairgrounds,
Ellensburg 25-27 — Jazz in the Valley, various Ellensburg locations
24 — Easton Memorial Day Parade & Festival
25 — Roslyn Riders Poker Ride
August
1 — First Friday Art Walk, downtown Ellensburg
June 2 — Black Pioneer Picnic, Roslyn
6 — First Friday Art Walk 2 — Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, Snoqualmie Pass, Blewett
Pass, Stevens Pass
7 — CWU graduation
16 — Cruise Cle Elum, Cle Elum
21 — Dachshund’s on Parade, downtown Ellensburg
17 — Run to Roslyn, Roslyn
22 — Cycle Washington Memorial Ride
28-1 — Kittitas County Fair, Ellensburg
27 — Roslyn Mountain Bike Festival
29-31 — Ellensburg Rodeo
28 — 5th Annual Discovery Days
30-31 — Coal Miners Days, Roslyn
29 — Pioneer Days Coronation, Cle Elum

September
July
13-14 — Olmstead Threshing Bee, four miles east of
4 — Daily Record’s Fourth of July in the Park Ellensburg
4-6 — Pioneer Days, Roslyn 20 — Paint Ellensburg, Ellensburg
18 — 4th Annual Bill Peare Life Support Golf Classic
Invitational, Suncadia Resort

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May Ellensburg National Show, Ellensburg Rodeo, Kittitas


Art Show County Fair and Spirit of the West
16-18 Posters
36th Annual Ellensburg National Artists and art fans from
around the country will convene n 5 p.m.to 6 p.m. — Quick Draw with
Art Show and Auction, Kittitas
County Fairgrounds, contact the May 16-18 in Ellensburg for the 20 artists, Light Hors d’oeuvres and no
Western Art Association at (509) 35th annual National Art Show & host bar
962-2934 Auction. n 6 p.m. — Introductions and “Best
This large event covers more
At this three-day Western art
than 14,000 square feet of show of Show” Awards
show artists display and sell their
space at the Kittitas County n 6:30 p.m. — Quick Draw and
work and give demonstrations.
There is also an auction, awards Fairgrounds. More than 100 artists Demonstration art Auction
and other activities. Some events will show their work over three
require tickets, but it’s free to look days and between 8,000 to 10,000 SATURDAY — MAY 17
art fans will attend the event.
at art.
Events during the day are free. No admission charge for these events:
Tickets are required for the May n 10 a.m.to 10 p.m. — Artists Exhibit
17 evening auction. They can Booths open
Saturday, 24 be purchased at the Western Art
n 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. — Auction
Memorial Day Parade, Festival Association office, 416 N. Pearl St.,
by mail, phone at (509) 962-2934 or Preview Room open, vote for “People’s
& Car Show, Easton, contact Don Choice Award”
(509) 656-2468 by e-mail at waa@fairpoint.net.
The shows will offer free parking n 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. — View artists
Thorp Mill Town Historical Preser-
and will have food vendors on working on demo art
vation Society (TMTHPS) holds its
hand at the event center, 512 N.
annual benefit dinner and auction, n 11 a.m.to Noon — Poster Artists
Poplar St. It is organized by the
call (509) 963-1968 for details
Western Art Association. For more signing (see Friday)
information, go to www.western-
artassociation.org. Ticket required for the following:
Schedule of events n 5 p.m. — Quick Draw, hors d’
Sunday, 25 oeuvres, no host bar
Roslyn Riders Poker Ride, May 16 n 6 p.m. — Introductions & People’s
Playfield, state Hwy. 903, Roslyn, No admission charge for these events: Choice Award presentation
contact Maria (509) 649-2640
Roslyn Riders club grounds on
n 10 a.m.to 9 p.m. — Artists Exhibit followed by:
state Route 903 in Roslyn Booths open n Main Auction — 114 pieces of
The public is welcome to attend n 10 a.m.~ 4 p.m. — Auction original fine art plus the Quick Draws
this event as participants or Preview Room open, vote for “People’s & Demonstration Pieces
spectators. All riders can register Choice Award”
themselves and their horses for SUNDAY — MAY 18
a chance to win cash and ride n 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. — View artists
working on demo aft n 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Artists Exhibit
throughout the Upper County’s
scenic trails. Free to watch. Booths open
n 1 p.m.to 2 p.m. — Poster Artists
signing of Ellensburg National Art n 11 a.m.- Sunday Auction — 45
pieces of original fine art

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Worship Services at
8:00 and 11:00 am
Summer Sunday VBS at 9:30 am

Sunday Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 am


Sunday School 9:300 am
Summer Worship Schedule 8 & 10 am

Senior Pastor: Tommy Martin


1407 North B Street • 933-7800
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S Spend some quality
family time together and
New Life
worship at the church of Assembly
your choice. Sunday Services:
9:30 Sunday School (for ALL ages)
Our community has 11:00 Worship Service
a number of churches Wednesday Services:
3:00-5:00 pm Kids Club (K-5 during school year)
and a variety of 7:00 pm Youth Group; Men’s/Women’s Bible Study;
Intercessory Prayer
denominations MOPS meets every other Monday, Sept. – May
for you and
212 N. Main St. • Kittitas • 968-3847
your family. www.kittitasnewlife.org

Chestnut Street Baptist Church


St. Andrew’s 609 N. Chestnut • 925-2424
Catholic Church Sunday Worship &
Bible Study for all ages
(Call for summer schedule)
SATURDAY9:00
Saturday MASS
AM–5:00
Mass- 5:00 PM
PM
Life Teen
Sunday
SUNDAY Mass 5:00
Masses
MASSES PM
– 9:00 AM Prayer Service & Discipleship
9:00
LIFE TEEN AM
MASS – 5:00 PM Training Wednesday, 7 pm
5:00 PM

11:15
11:15AMAM Spanish LanguageMass
Spanish Language Mass Cross Walk
Misaen
Misa ~ cada
enespanol
español cada domingo
domingoa alaslasonce
oncedey (Collegiate Worship & Fellowship 7 pm
la mañana
quince de la manana each Thursday, during school year)
DAILY MASS – 8:00 AM Monday – Saturday IGNITION (Youth Worship & Fellowship)
Daily
(Please call Mass
ahead - 8:00
to verify AM schedule)
weekly Each Wednesday at 7 pm, during school year
Monday - Saturday
401 S. WILLOW ST. 962-9819 Guests Welcome
401 S. Willow St. 962-9819 For more information call 925-2424
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June n www.dachshundsonparade.com
n (509) 925-1010
Friday, 27
Roslyn Mountain Bike Festival
Friday, 6 Now in its fifth year, this event call John (509) 649-2863
First Friday Art Walk has gained popularity and brought
n Downtown Ellensburg
in more than 100 dogs and 500 Saturday, 28
spectators last year. The fun starts
Spring Wine Tasting Cle Elum in the morning with a breakfast and 5th Annual Discovery Days
Centennial Center (509) 674-7530 ends with hilarity when the dogs Mountains to Sound Greenway,
participate in a parade, compete call (206) 383-5565 for information
in a race and the stupid pet tricks
Saturday, 21 contest. Free to watch.
Dachshunds on Parade Sunday, June 29
n Downtown Ellensburg Sunday, 22 Pioneer Days Coronation, Cle Elum
n 8 a.m. to noon Cycle Washington Memorial Ride Eagles Club, call (509) 674-5958

Dachshunds on Parade festivities. Come down early with and Poker Run; noon Dachshund
your dogs for the Breakfast with Races and Stupid Pet Tricks
Ever seen a Dachshund on the Dog; a pancake breakfast New this year is a pancake
Parade? You will in Ellensburg. sponsored by the Rodeo City breakfast by the Rodeo City
The fifth annual Dachshunds Kiwanis. Returning again this year Kiwanis Club, Callahan said.
on Parade takes place in historic will be the Dachshund Racing, But the highlight of the event
downtown Ellensburg June 21 from Stupid Pet Tricks, Costume Contest remains the non-sanctioned race,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fourth Avenue and of course the Short Parade Callahan said.
between Main and Pearl streets. through downtown Ellensburg. For more information check out
Downtown Ellensburg will 8-10 a.m. Breakfast with the Dogs; the Web site at www.dachsund-
again be the center of Dachshund 9-11 a.m. Registration; 10 a.m.-2 sonparade.com, or call Jan
paradise as Dachshund lovers p.m. ’’The Ugliest Dachshund;’’ Callahan at 929-1291 or e-mail
converge for the Parade and other 11 a.m. Parade, Costume Contest, info@dachshundsonparade.com

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Friday, 4
Daily Record’s Fourth of July in the Park
— A Community Celebration
n West Ellensburg Park
n (509) 925-1414
Because there are no fireworks allowed in the city during
the Fourth of July, this annual event acts as a community
gathering in celebration of Independence Day. Past festivi-
ties have included face painting and patriotic coloring for
the kids, food vendors, orchestral chamber music, a chari-
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4-6 Vantage, ending in Ellensburg Vantage Highway and finish the


Competitors swim one mile in race with a 8.8-mile run into Ellens-
Pioneer Days the Columbia River, then hop onto burg. Costs vary to enter the race.
n Cle Elum a bike and ride 26.4 miles up Go to the above Web site for fees.
n (509) 674-5958
Visitors will find an old fashioned
Fourth of July at Pioneer Days,
with parades, fireworks, barbecue,
a street fair, live music and other
fun stuff. Pioneer Days started in
the 1960s, with its biggest events
focusing on logging contests.
They’ve changed over time to
competitions such as bocci ball,
basketball and fishing derbies. Most
events are free.

Saturday, 20
Whisky Dick Triathlon
n www.whiskydick.org
n 8:30 a.m.
Various locations, starting in

Pioneer Days modern and natural features of n Pioneer Breakfast


Upper County. n Runner Stumbles Race
n July 4-6 Though Pioneer Days is in
n Youth Fishing Derby
July, it actually begins with the
n Events in Cle Elum, Roslyn and Ronald n Boccie Ball Tournament
coronation banquet for the
n Call Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber of Pioneer Days queen. n Triple Shot Basketball Tournament
Commerce, (509) 674-5958, or go online The Fourth of July event, n Friends of Roslyn Library Annual Book Sale
to: www.cleelumroslyn.org. coordinated by the Cle Elum-
Roslyn Chamber of Commerce, n Pioneer Days aerial fireworks display
has several features: n Roslyn Sunday Market
Pioneer Days: a celebration of heritage
n Taste of the Valley Street Fair Other activities are planned
The Pioneer Days Celebration, n Pioneer Days Parade for this weekend event that has
Upper Kittitas County’s largest n Carpenter House annual Queen’s Tea something for everyone. For more
public festival, brings out the information and specific times,
best in local communities and n Roslyn Riders Playday contact the Cle Elum-Roslyn
helps people enjoy the historic, n Heritage Festival Chamber of Commerce.

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Whisky Dick Triathlon Kittitas. The bicycles are left at


n The Whisky Dick Triathlon is set for
Kittitas High School for the run
Here’s a workout for the to Ellensburg on the Vantage July 20. It requires a one-mile swim,
lionhearted. A one-mile swim Highway. 26.4-mile bicycle ride and an 8.8-mile
in the Columbia River, a 26.4- More than 200 volunteers are run. The entry fee is $55 before June
mile bike ride over a 1,900-foot scattered throughout the course 20, $65 before July 10 and $75 before
mountain and an 8.8-mile run to to help the contestants. A post- race day. The cost for a team to sign
top it off. In July. race function with a catered meal
It’s the Whisky Dick Triathlon is provided in the cool shade of
up is $120 postmarked by July 10.
— Kittitas County’s toughest Ellensburg’s Memorial Park. Make checks payable to Whisky Dick
community event. The Whisky Dick Triathlon Triathlon, P.O. Box 943, Ellensburg,
The race starts in Vantage for offers a bus service from Ellens- WA 98926. For more information,
the chilly swim in the river. It burg to Vantage for an additional visit www.whiskydick.org or call
then summits the ridge near $10 payable with your entree fee. race director Tami Walton at (509)
Whisky Dick Mountain on the Separate vehicles will transport 929-0174.
Vantage Highway and drops into the bicycles.

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Jazz in the Valley


25-27 Visitors from across the country This year’s Jazz in the Valley
and the globe come for this three- will kick off three days of
Jazz in the Valley day music event. Jazz, blues, salsa music on July 25. Twenty-five
and gospel musicians perform in performers will play at 10 venues
n Various downtown Ellensburg locations various venues, while participants throughout Ellensburg.
n www.jazzinthevalley.com dance, check out the beer and wine About 4,000 people attend and
tasting booths and an art auction. local hotels fill up quickly. Other
n (509) 925-2002 Ticket prices vary. fun stuff to do at Jazz in the
Valley includes beer and wine
tasting, art exhibits, children’s
events, historical exhibits and
a flower show. New visitors can
check out the many good restau-
rants throughout town, the fun
bars and art galleries.
Jazz in the Valley was started
in 1998 by nonprofit organiza-
tion the Laughing Horse Arts
Foundation.
Ticket vouchers are available
now at the Ellensburg Chamber
of Commerce, or visit the Jazz
in the Valley Web site at www.
jazzinthevalley.com for more
information.

Tickets
$35 festival pass
$15 for Friday night
$10 for Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
$15 for Saturday after 7 p.m.
$10 for Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where to buy: By phone at 925-


3137 or (888) 925-2204, online at
www.jazzinthevalley.com, or stop
in at the Ellensburg Chamber of
Commerce, 609 N. Main St.

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August Ancestors of the first black


minors to work in Roslyn’s
mines get together for this
Friday, 1 picnic each year to reminisce
and remember days past. The
First Friday Art Walk, picnic is free and open to the
downtown Ellensburg public.

Saturday, 2
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Blewett Pass, Stevens Pass,
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n noon
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Saturday, August 16
Cruise Cle Elum
n Downtown Cle Elum
n 9 a.m.
n (509) 674-5958
Come check out shined, classic
cars at this free event. From 4 to 9
p.m., the car show finishes up with
an annual dinner at the Centennial
Center, 719 E. Third St., in Cle Elum.

Sunday, August 17
Run to Roslyn
n 8 a.m.
n Roslyn City Park
n (509) 674-5448
This event is also for the classic
car lover. The free show and picnic
displays American cars only, from
the 1970s and earlier. Prizes are
given in different categories.

Upper County descend on Cle Elum to partake in Roslyn Chamber of Commerce at


a spectacular day of reminiscing (509) 674-5958. For information
classic car shows and appreciation for all things about the Run to Roslyn call Ivan
motorized. Osmonovich at (509) 674-2233.
OK, hotrodders it’s time to The following day the same
polish the chrome and kick back group of people and more make What’s happening
in the summer sun while ogling the short journey to Roslyn to Cruise Cle Elum
some prime heavy metal during participate in the “Run.”
Cruise Cle Elum and Run to The 25th annual Run will take 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 16, on First
Roslyn Aug. 16-17. place on Runje Field. The family- Street in Cle Elum
During the “Cruise,” more friendly day consists of more The event is free to spectators
than 150 classic cars of every classic cars than a person can
shape, size and description line admire, fun, games and food. Run to Roslyn
First Street in Cle Elum while the A good time is guaranteed to
posers pose and the wannabes be had by all, and if the cars aren’t 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Runje Field, Aug. 17,
drool over gorgeous hunks of enough to capture your interest, in Roslyn
American metal. historic Roslyn and Cle Elum can. The event is free to spectators
Hot rodders and classic car For information about Cruise
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May
16-18
36th Annual Ellensburg National
Art Show and Auction, Kittitas County
Fairgrounds, contact the Western Art
Association at (509) 962-2934
At this three-day Western art show artists
display and sell their work and give demon-
strations. There is also an auction, awards
and other activities. Some events require
tickets, but it’s free to look at art.

Saturday, 24
Memorial Day Parade, Festival & Car
Show, Easton, contact Don (509) 656-2468
Thorp Mill Town Historical Preservation
Society (TMTHPS) holds its annual benefit
dinner and auction, call (509) 963-1968 for
details

Kittitas County Fair some prime beef, pork and lamb down a bit to appreciate the
in the 4-H barns. simple fun of a carousel ride or
Looking for a little family fun Participants spend months chasing a greased pig. And most
that doesn’t include a television, getting ready for fair. Local 4-Hers importantly, it’s about good old
DVD or computer? Then the start in spring getting their animal fashioned family fun and recon-
Kittitas County Fair is just what projects into shape. Local growers, necting as a family.
you need, and it happens Labor too, get an early start on their Tickets are available at the
Day Weekend Aug. 28 through prized tomatoes, corn, peppers Kittitas County Fairgrounds Ticket
Sept. 1 in Ellensburg. and other garden vegetables. The Office on Seventh Avenue. Costs
For 108 years people have come home canner uses the bounty are $20 adult season pass; $7
to Kittitas County to experience of the garden and preserve its daily general admission for those
the oldtime country fair of prized goodness for the coming months 13 and older; $4 for seniors and
fruits, vegetables, baked goods, — but not before finding out if children 6 to 12; and children
livestock, and of course, the food, their secret recipe is a winner with under 5 are free.
games and rides. the judges.
Each year thousands come to But the Kittitas County Fair On the ‘Net
the fair to gobble up such delica- is more than livestock and
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Sunday, 25
Roslyn Riders Poker Ride, Playfield,
state Hwy. 903, Roslyn, contact Maria
(509) 649-2640
Roslyn Riders club grounds on state
Route 903 in Roslyn
The public is welcome to attend this
event as participants or spectators.
All riders can register themselves
and their horses for a chance to win
cash and ride throughout the Upper
County’s scenic trails. Free to watch.

June
Friday, 6
First Friday Art Walk
n Downtown Ellensburg
Spring Wine Tasting Cle Elum
Centennial Center (509) 674-7530

Ellensburg Rodeo Arena next to the Kittitas County at www.ellensburgrodeo.com. A


Fairgrounds. Family Package allows two adults
Grab your hat, squeeze into Top competitors in the Profes- and two children (12 years or
your tight jeans and join the sional Rodeo Cowboy’s Associa- younger) to attend the rodeo for
thousands of people who come tion make Ellensburg a yearly $57. Tickets can also be ordered
to Ellensburg each Labor Day stop because of its large purse, by calling the Ellensburg Rodeo
weekend to watch tough cowboys great atmosphere and quality Ticket Office toll free at (800)
and fierce livestock dance in the rides that can propel them in 637-2444 or locally at 962-
dirt at the Ellensburg Rodeo. the all-important points race 7831. Office hours are Monday
More than 37,000 people toward the National Finals through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
descend on the picturesque Rodeo in Las Vegas. The office is located at 609 N.
Kittitas Valley during those four And name-brand cowboys and Main St. in Ellensburg.
days in which the Wild West is cowgirls aren’t the only ones who And don’t forget to checkout
reborn. like Ellensburg. The fans love the the Xtreme Bulls riding competi-
The 85th annual Ellensburg Ellensburg Rodeo for those very tion Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.
Rodeo kicks off Friday, Aug. same reasons. tickets are $20 to $40 and are
39, and runs through Monday, Ticket prices range from $15 available at the Ellensburg
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Paint Ellensburg
September Saturday, 20 The annual Paint
Ellensburg art event will
Paint Ellensburg be held Sept. 20 at Gallery
13-14 One, 408 N. Pearl St.
n Gallery One Come see artists work
Threshing Bee & Antique n www.gallery-one.org around town and partici-
Equipment Show pate in hands-on art
n (509) 925-2670 activities at the center,
n Olmstead Place State Park, Kittitas
This two-day event is popular then join Gallery One for
Highway, four miles east of Ellensburg among locals and tourists alike. its annual live and silent
n 7 a.m. to evening, both days Artists have 24 hours to create, auction at the Manastash
n www.kveic.org without sleep, works of art that are room on Kittitas County
sold on the event’s last day in an Fairgrounds.
In its 26th year, this annual event auction. A live band plays and wine Generally between 60
attracts people of ages who turn out tasting is on hand. Call the gallery for and 70 artists will partici-
to see antique farm equipment, such information about entrance fees for pate in Paint Ellensburg.
as tractors, trucks, steam engines, gas the auction. For more information, call
and diesel engines and restored 925-2670 or go to www.
paintellensburg.com.

The Kittitas Valley Early The show features antique and flea market also is planned
tractors, trucks, steam engines, during the show.
Iron Club Threshing Bee & gas and diesel engines and Family events include watching
Antique Equipment Show restored old-time farm machinery. homemade ice cream being made
The show begins at 7 a.m. each and tasting it, walking through a
n Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14 day with a thresherman’s break- corn maze and going to a general
n Starts 7 a.m. each day fast. Lunch also is offered. store. A children’s play area is
Admission is a donation of $1. planned.
n Olmstead Place State Park on North Each admission ticket is entered Each year a different make of
Ferguson Road, off Kittitas Highway into a raffle for a shopping spree old-time tractor is featured.
n For more information or to exhibit at Super 1 Foods and drawings for Olmstead Place State Park is
other prizes. a restored 1800s-era farm, and
old equipment, call (509) 925-1943 or Admission is free for senior tours of its 1875 cabin and 1900s
(509) 899-0286. citizens and children under 15 farm house are offered Saturday
years old. and Sunday afternoons between
Old-time machines come to life Parking is free, and RV parking Memorial Day and Labor Day.
also is available. The show, started by the
The 26th annual Kittitas Valley During both days, old-time Kittitas Valley Early Iron Club,
Early Iron Club Threshing Bee and equipment will thresh grain and is also sponsored by the Kittitas
Antique Equipment Show is set other machines will grind grain. County Historical Society, Super 1
for Sept. 13-14 at Olmstead Place Tractor-drawn wagon rides will Foods and the Children’s Activity
State Park. be offered. An antique swap meet Museum.

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Gabriela, Built to Spill,
The Gorge Amphitheatre
has been voted the best
Also on tap is the Vans
Warped Tour 2008, Aug. 19.
Amphitheatre The Hives, Matt Costa,
major outdoor concert More acts will be schedule Ghostland Observatory,
venue in North America announced in the Daily Jamie Lidell, Battles,
by the readers of Pollstar Record or online at www. May 24-26 Cave Singers, Pela, Thao
magazine nine times. dailyrecordnews.com as Sasquatch! Music Nguyen, Kinski, Dyme
Located in George, they are announced. Festival Def, Siberian, Say Hi
Wash., a short drive from
Ellensburg, The Gorge is
To get there: Saturday, May 24 Saturday, May 31
an outdoor music venue
located near the Columbia R.E.M., Modest Mouse, Rush
River. The venue has From Ellensburg M.I.A., New Pornogra-
played host to many of the Access Interstate-90 phers, The National, Saturday, July 12
top names in music and eastbound for 33.58 Ozomatli, Beirut, Dengue The Police with
this year is no different as miles, take the Silica Fever, Fleet Foxes, The special guest Elvis
the Police, Tom Petty and Road exit, EXIT 143. Breeders, Okkervil Costello & The
the Heartbreakers, the Turn left onto Silica River, Crudo, Destroyer, Imposters
Dave Matthews Band and Road. Continue to The Little Ones, Dead
R.E.M. have scheduled follow Silica Road 6.78 Confederate, Grand
concerts there. Archives, David Bazan, Saturday, August 2
Vince Mira with the Roy Steve Miller Band
Kay Trio, Throw Me the with Joe Cocker
Statue, The Shaky Hands

Sunday, May 25 Saturday, August 9


The Cure, Death Cab Van’s Warped Tour
for Cutie, Michael Franti Performers TBA
& Spearhead, The Presi-
dents of the United
States of America, Friday, August 15 and
Tegan & Sara, Cold War Saturday, August 16
Kids, Blue Scholars,
Stephen Malkmus, The Tom Petty and the
Kooks, Mates of State, Heartbreakers with
Yeasayer, White Rabbits, special guest Steve
Heavenly States, Winwood
65daysofstatic, Sera
Cahoone, The Blakes,
The Cops, J. Tillman, Friday, August 22
“Awesome” Jack Johnson

Monday, May 26 Friday, Saturday and


The Flaming Lips Sunday August 29-31
MC T UFO Show, The Mars Dave Matthews Band
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