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Upcoming Events for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
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09/02/2018 - Hashbrown Bar

Wed, 2018-08-22 23:15
Join us for a family friendly Rodeo Weekend Breakfast Doubleheader at [ the pub ] because you'll probably be hungry from all your cowboy-ing and rodeo fun.
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Hashbrown Bar Sunday, September 2nd from 9-11 a.m. Plate of hash browns + all the toppings your tum tum wants. $12 for one plate. $15 for all you can eat.

08/30/2018 - ERHOF Induction Banquet and Auction for Shades of Fame

Tue, 2018-08-21 20:00
Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Auction for the Shades of Fame is Thursday evening at 5:30 CWU SURC .  Tickets available on ERHOF.com.   Viewing and voting for  the 27 artistic Lampshades at the Clymer ends on Wednesday 9/29.    Inductees include ropers Clay O’Brian Copper and Jake Barnes, Kay Hageman past Chamber Director and the Frank Wallace Family.

08/29/2018 - Towns to Teanaway Corridor Project – Final Public Meeting

Mon, 2018-08-20 17:09
The Kittitas County Park and Recreation District No. 1 is holding the third and last public meeting regarding the Towns to Teanaway Corridor (TTC) Project.  The TTC is an effort to develop a non-motorized trail system that connects Ronald, Roslyn and Cle Elum providing access from each to the Teanaway Community Forest via Cle Elum Ridge, with trailheads and signed routes originating in each community. 

The goal for this meeting includes public input and discussion of the draft master plan map that has been developed by JA Brennan (landscape architects).  This draft master plan was created based on the results of a 19 month planning process.  Two prior public meetings, alternative plan development and review, numerous meetings with stakeholders, public comments and outreach and private landowner engagement have all coalesced to bring us to this point in the planning process.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend – we want input from the community!  Your suggestions and concerns are important to us. 
When:  August 29, 2018 at 6:30pm.  Meeting concludes at 9:00pm.
Where: Putnam Centennial Center, 719 East Third Street, Cle Elum, WA, 98922 – main function hall.
Cookies and coffee provided!

Project Goals:
  • Create a world-class non-motorized trail system providing trail experiences for all abilities and fitness levels
  • Develop well constructed, sustainable and low-maintenance trails
  • Promote environmental stewardship
  • Create a recreational corridor between the towns of Roslyn, Ronald and Cle Elum and the Teanaway Community Forest
  • Partner with private landowners to ensure compatibility with the plan and enhance access to the trail system
  • Access to viewpoints at the top of Cle Elum Ridge
  • Create a volunteer based trail network support group
  • Increase the visibility of the trail system
  • Identify organizations/groups that will help us with construction and implementation
  • Develop trailheads and parking
Creating a recreational corridor to connect these communities to the Teanaway Community Forest is an important undertaking that will benefit the people, economy and wildlife of the region for generations to come.The funding for the master plan and design portion of the project has been secured through grants and private donations from the community. Thank you!

Please check out the Towns to Teanaway Facebook page for updates and information.
 
For more information please contact:  Craig Mabie, kprdpos2@gmail.com

08/31/2018 - Ribbon Cutting & Soft Opening

Mon, 2018-08-20 17:09
Ribbon Cutting and Soft Opening at Hawk American Outdoors in Cle Elum.

08/31/2018 - Ellensburg Rodeo

Sat, 2018-08-18 23:24
The Ellensburg Rodeo is one of the ''old rodeos.'' It has earned its place as one of America's Top 25 professional rodeos. Started in 1923 with the same volunteer spirit that still ''fuels the fire'' of today's volunteers, the rodeo has grown from a local competition among ranch hands to the Professional event of today with over 500 contestants and prize money in excess of $250,000! Today's best riders, ropers, and wrestlers compete in what many consider to be the best rodeo arena in the nation. The Friday night opening performance starts in the evening and ends under the stars. The Saturday and Sunday afternoon ''perfs'' feel electrically charged by the brilliant blue sky. It all leads up to the Labor Day Monday Championship Finals... the best of the best dueling in the dirt! Surround all this with the fun of the Kittitas County Fair, the old-west hospitality of the City of Ellensburg, and you can understand why in Ellensburg, it's ''More than just your average rodeo.'' See you Labor Day weekend!

09/03/2018 - Cattle Baron's Champagne Brunch

Sat, 2018-08-18 23:24
Champagne brunch held in Ellensburg on Labor Day. Profits from the brunch benefit the Ellensburg Downtown Rotary Club and Operation Purple.

What is Operation Purple Camp
Operation Purple camps offer a free week of summer fun and are open to military - connected children from all service branches including National Guard and Reserve, Coast Guard, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Public Health Services Commission Corps; however, priority is given to those children who have a parent that has been wounded, ill or injured (medically retired, medically discharged, active duty and reserve); or will have a parent or guardian deployed during a 15-month deployment window (December 2016  June 2019 includes pre-, during and post deployment phases). If all spaces are not filled with campers who meet the criteria, the remaining camp slots are filled with any eligible military children.

08/30/2018 - Knudson Nail Driving Contest

Fri, 2018-08-17 23:02
Ready for a thumping good time? See how fast you can drive, thump and pound three nails in a beam of wood with contests separated into five divisions, male and female: Ages 5 and under, 6-10, 11-14, 15-17 and 18 and older. Compete for bragging rights with family and friends, beat your times from past years and win great prizes as well! 

Sign up forms are at Knudson Lumber OR you can sign-up before the event.

We look forward to seeing you...start practicing that hammer swing!

08/30/2018 - Kittitas County Fair

Thu, 2018-08-16 23:25
The Kittitas County Fair, first organized in 1885, is held every Labor Day weekend, and coincides with the famous Ellensburg Rodeo. 

The Kittitas County Fair is a more traditional fair, with lots of emphasis on agriculture, livestock, homemade goods and entertainment. It's also home to Frontier Village where patrons can take a step back in time, and learn more about the county's history. Buy a piece of penny candy (yes it's really only 1 cent!) or a giant pickle at the General Store, take your chance at panning for gold near the village's blacksmith, and don't forget to grab a root beer from the Rocky Saddle Saloon on your way out!

See you at the fair!

08/30/2018 - Interviewing Skills Workshop

Thu, 2018-08-16 23:25
Learn about what to expect from different types of job interviews, how to prepare beforehand, and valuable tips for success. Practice answers to frequently asked questions, strengthen your confidence, and calm your nerves!

08/29/2018 - Ellensburg Rodeo Hoedown in the Downtown

Wed, 2018-08-15 23:24

Begin your Rodeo & Fair weekend with the Ellensburg Downtown Association at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hoedown in the Downtown on the Wednesday before Labor Day Weekend.

The Hoedown will be at Rotary Pavilion on 4th Avenue and Pearl Street from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Entertainment and fun is being brought to guests for free, thanks to the Ellensburg Rodeo and other great sponsors.

The Ellensburg Downtown Association will be partnering with area breweries and wine shops to provide a beer and wine garden for those of legal drinking age.

08/27/2018 - Resumes and Cover Letters

Tue, 2018-08-14 23:02
Convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer! Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews!

08/28/2018 - Orientation to WorkSource Services

Tue, 2018-08-14 23:02
What IS WorkSource, and how can it help you? This workshop provides an overview of WorkSource’s services, programs and opportunities in order to help you make the most of this free resource.

08/23/2018 - Concerts in the Park

Mon, 2018-08-13 23:25

08/18/2018 - Live Music at Cle Elum Eagles

Mon, 2018-08-13 17:03
Live music at the Cle Elum Eagles #649 every Saturday night at 8pm, on the LARGEST dance floor in Kittitas County!   The Eagles, a great place to meet fun, like minded folks. And, it's a Washington State, Federal 501c3 organization, with People helping People First and Foremost. Come Join the FUN!!!

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