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Ellensburg, Washington is located in Kittitas County. Zip codes in Ellensburg, WA include 98926, and 98950. The median home price in Ellensburg is $249,000 which is roughly $132/per square foot. More Ellensburg information.

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Friday Aug 29 | KIMA

Roads re-opened near Snag Canyon fire

Kittitas Co. Sheriff News Release-- Effective Friday morning, the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center has removed all county roadblocks and road closure signs for the Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Kittitas Fair and Rodeo in Ellensburg for Labor Day Weekend

THE FOOD IS SERVED, THE QUARTET IS SINGING, AND HAUNTED HOUSES ARE IN FULL SWING... THE KITTITAS COUNTY FAIR HAS BEEN A STAPLE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1885.

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KIMA

More people expected at Ellensburg Rodeo

Janis Anderson has been coming to the Ellensburg Rodeo for over 40 years. Her husband's family has been involved with the rodeo for decades, and now her grandsons do team roping.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Central Kitsap Reporter

Kudos corner

Diego Diaz-Baca, a student at Fairview Junior High in the Bremerton School District, was recently recognized for his work in science by the U.S. Achievement Academy.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Crews Confident Over Control of Kittitas Co. Wildfires

The fire north of Ellensburg has already destroyed 20 structures, including 10 homes, but crews believe that may be where it stops.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Input sought on water quality improvement plan

The state Department of Ecology is seeking input on a draft water quality improvement plan to reduce temperatures in certain portions of upper Yakima River tributaries.

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Peninsula Daily News

News Briefs - State Highway 112 delays start this Tuesday . . . and other items

Drivers on state Highway 112 will experience delays from Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 28, while crews improve the roadway.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

KOMO News

Beer with a benefit: local breweries team up for wildfire relief

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- They say you can't fight fire with fire, but in Eastern Washington, they're fighting fire with... beer.

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Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Ellensburg starts to daylight creeks, trying to bring salmon back to town

The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

KIMA

Rain helping crews fighting Kittitas County fires

More rain in Kittitas County was a great sight for crews fighting two wildfires.

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County 10 News

Governor activates National Guard to help with Washington State fires

Governor Matt Mead activated a Wyoming Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

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KAPP-TV Yakima

2 Firefighters Injured in Wildfire

A spokeswoman for a wildfire burning in central Washington says two firefighters from the Arizona-based Navajo Hotshots crew were injured when a large log rolled down a steep slope and hit them Wednesday.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Renton Reporter

Local dancer lands national ad

Is that a local resident you just spotted in that national Staples back-to-school ad? Why yes it is.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

HeraldNet

Lightning starts dozens of new fires in Northwest

Lightning has started dozens of new fires in the Northwest, forcing incident commanders to juggle crews and equipment as a new round of storms approaches.

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The Spokesman-Review

WSU's new smoke forecast system gets workout - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. Described as the nation's first high-resolution, Web-based air quality forecast system, it's been getting a workout this summer as out-of-control wildfires continue sending thick smoke billowing into the Pacific Northwest sky.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

KIMA

Two fires in Kittitas County still burning

The Snag Canyon Fire near Ellensburg has burned nearly 10,000 acres. It's now 25 percent contained.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

KOMO News

12 fires in Washington, but some under control

A dozen wildfires are actively burning in central and eastern Washington on Saturday, but firefighters are starting to get control of about half of them.

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Bellingham Herald

Animals displaced by fires sheltered at fairground

The Ellensburg Daily Record reports the volunteer-operated shelter opened a week ago after the Snag Canyon wildfire started.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Crews Fighting New Fire Near Cle Elum

The flames are washed out by the daylight, but Phil Miller says they were as bright as day last night.

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KVEW-TV Kennewick

3 wildfires Spreading in Central Washington

Fire officials are considering the use of explosives to build a fire break on an inaccessible section of a fast growing wildfire in central Washington.

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