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Ellensburg budget affects trails


by Steven Rogers

Kittitas County is facing a problem that could make access to health care impossible for some residents.

Hospitals and physicians are turning down patients who attempt to use federal health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

These programs are only paying for a portion of services which often leaves the rest of the bill unpaid.

Public Health Department Administrator Cathy Bambrick says places like Kittitas Valley Community Hospital can no longer afford to be left with nearly half the costs

Ellensburg businesses up in arms over bar patron behavior

by John Dahl

Ellensburg businesses are burning over downtown bar patron’s behavior.

Last week intoxicated bar attendies broke a window of a local business.

Later that same week an unamed assailant set a planter on fire outside Ellensburg Embroidery.

Concerned business owners proposed a Good Neighbor Policy, that would require bars to be accountable for the actions of their patrons.

Executive Director of the Ellensburg Downtown Association, Timothy Bishop thinks the local bars need to step up and be responsible.

Memorial Park creates first memorial to fallen soldiers

by Ila Dickenson

Ellensburg’s Memorial Park is finally getting its first memorial to fallen soldiers.

The memorial is one of a kind and gives residents a place to honor all veterans and their families.

Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 6-83 Jean Ketzenberg says it’s time for the community to stand up and show their pride.

There will be a dedication ceremony this Memorial Day at two p-m with a bar-be-que following.



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