Learn about opioids in Kittitas County

Panel discussion: Opioid Crisis in Kittitas County – How Are We Handling It?:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7-9 p.m. at Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg

We’ll have a panel of experts to explain what addiction is, why opioids are so dangerous, and what community groups, law enforcement and the courts are doing to make a difference.

On our panel:
Rich Elliott, deputy chief with Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, moderator
Ken Wade, police chief, Ellensburg Police department
Dr. John Asriel, Community Health of Central Washington
Emily Nelson, Merit Resource Services, clinical supervisor
Kim Hitchcock, Triumph Treatment Services
Emily Brown, Merit Treatment Services and drug court coordinator

After the speakers make their presentations, audience members may submit questions. The forum will be video-taped and shown later on ECTV. This event is free of charge and is co-sponsored by the Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters and the Ellensburg Public Library.

For more information about the event, please email the League at kittitasinfo@gmail.com.

2019 Special Election Results

School Levies Passing

Updated 2/22/19

So far it looks as though all school levies passed. These election results were certified February 22nd. The unofficial final turnout climbed to 36% after a disappointingly low early return of 30%.

If you want to review what was on the ballot for this election, go here. You can also visit the Kittitas County Auditor’s website for updated election results here.

Ybarra Appointed To LD13

UPDATED 2/16/19.

In a meeting of 12 Commissioners from 4 counties in LD13, Alex Ybarra was chosen to represent the District. Alex is the first Hispanic ever chosen to represent LD13.

Ybarra speaking before the Commissioners. 1/14/19

Standing Room Only

There was standing room only as the twelve commissioners from four counties met in a Grant County Courthouse conference room Monday evening Jan. 14 to decide who would be appointed to serve Legislative District 13, Position 2. Incumbent Matt Manweller resigned in disgrace and at the behest of the Republican Party, thus creating an open seat that the commissioners were tasked with filling.

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Alert! Special Election!

Alert! Special Election!

Do you live in Cle Elum, Roslyn, Thorp, or Selah?

UPDATED 1/17/19: If you said, ‘yes!’ there is a special election in your near future. Two school districts: Thorp and Cle Elum/Roslyn, are requesting capital levies. The Selah School District is requesting a replacement Educational Programs and Operating levy. Cle Elum/Roslyn is also proposing a change of School Board representation.

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