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Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections

Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.

Larry Burrough

Pulitzer Prize winning Newspaper Journalist
Website: More about Larry Burrough's life at LA Times
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Biographical Info

Larry Burrough (1948-2014) was an Ellensburg native and newspaper journalist who reported and edited for the Yakima Herald-Republic. He was the California Orange County Register’s supervising editor when he received the Pulitzer Prize for an investigative series on fraud in fertility clinics. He graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1965 and got his bachelor’s from Central Washington University. He taught in Montana before joining the Yakima Herald-Republic. (Photo courtesy of the Denver Post.)

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  • Intro to Square Dancing
    Free, intro to square dancing followed by desserts. Located at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange, 1361 Ballard Hill Rd. Cle Elum.
  • Haunted Family Bingo
    Come to the Haunted Ronald Schoolhouse…if you dare! Play 15 games of bingo (3 on 1), and win great prizes from local businesses! Your $20 ... Read More
  • COAL’s Clothing Center
    COAL’s Clothing Center is open to the community. Everyone that uses the Clothing Center will receive 3 outfits of their choosing, per person. We also ... Read More
  • AHA First Aid-CPR-AED Class
    American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED Class (CPR includes, Adult, Child and Infant).  Cost includes AHA card.  Registration Required.
  • Kittitas County Veteran’s Coalition
    Open and available on Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Putnam Centennial Center in Cle Elum.
  • FREE Medicare Open Enrollment Presenation
    FREE Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation from the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SHIBA Program.  Hosted by RSVP and Volunteer Center and Aging and ... Read More
  • Free Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation
    Come and listen to a presentation about the upcoming Open Enrollment time for Medicare.  Information about deadlines, changes, updates and more so you can be ... Read More
  • Kittitas Audubon Program: Birding in Cuba!
    Join us for an evening of wonder as we explore the mysterious island of Cuba and it’s inhabitants, including, of course, the birds! Traveling with a ... Read More
  • Women’s Health Forum
    Join us for our Women’s Health Forum. Have a chance to talk with the experts, tour the new digital mammography suit, enter to win a ... Read More
  • Pinochle
    Join us for Pinochle. Every Thursday, 12:00 Noon at the Cle Elum Eagles Club, 220 Pennsylvania Ave. Everyone Welcome! For more info, call Josey at ... Read More