Kittitas County

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 6

Conversation With Nick Zentner Geology Professor at CWU. Nick Makes Rocks FUN!

Our conversation with CWU Professor Nick Zentner. Nick makes rocks fun!

Visiting Owens Meats in Cle Elum

If you’re looking for quality fresh and smoked meats, then you have to stop at Owens Meats in Cle Elum, Washington. The meat market has been a staple in Kittitas…

Gingko petroglyphs

A Day at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Central Washington is home to a multitude of state parks, each with their own unique features and viewpoints. If you’re looking for a daylong adventure through a beautiful park with…

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Visiting Olmstead Place State Park

As the cool Ellensburg breeze sweeps across your face, you watch the trees sway back and forth and listen to the frenzy of birds chirping above you. Breathing in the…

Olmstead Place Barn Quilts

Drive the Kittitas County Barn Quilt Trail

Kittitas County is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities like fishing, hiking and a lesser known gem — Washington state’s first barn quilt trail. The Kittitas County Barn Quilt Trail…

cinnamon rolls

Visiting Daily Bread and Mercantile in Ellensburg

Are you looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a community feel? Because you’re in luck! Daily Bread and Mercantile, nestled in the heart of Central Washington, is your next lunch…

downtown building

Spending a Weekend in Ellensburg

Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and is one of the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest. Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range off Interstate 90,…

Visiting Central Washington University

Voted as one of the ‘Most Dynamic Micropolitan Areas’ in the nation by the Walton Family Foundation is none other than Ellensburg, Washington. Not only does Ellensburg possess a charming…

A Weekend at the New Hotel Roslyn

Spending a weekend in Roslyn is high at the top of many Washington residents’ summer bucket list, but lodging in the area has been tricky to tackle for a number…

Day 19 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

D&M Coffee Ellensburg, Washington Day 19 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Fueling CWU students since 1990 D&M Coffee started serving coffee in 1990 out of a travel trailer in Ellensburg. This was a few years after my six consecutive freshman years…

Pioneer Coffee Roasters Day 17 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Day Projects

Pioneer Coffee Roasting Company Cle Elum, WA Day 17 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Comfortable Place to Drink Coffee Pioneer Coffee Roasting Company has been in business since 1990. They have two locations one in Cle Elum and one in North Bend.  My visit…

Ellensburg downtown

Pit Stop in Ellensburg

While Ellensburg is perhaps best known for the Ellensburg Rodeo (yee-haw) and for Central Washington University, this small town more to offer to visitors. Here are some place to check out…