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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.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Washington wildfires down but not out
Although the smoke is clearing from two large wildfires in Kittitas County, firefighters will be dealing with the fires for weeks to come.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Snag Canyon & South Cle Elum Ridge Fires
The Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center has removed the Level 1 evacuation notice for Woods & Steele Road, as the South Cle Elum Ridge Fire is now 77% contained.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
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.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Rain helping crews fighting Kittitas County fires
More rain in Kittitas County was a great sight for crews fighting two wildfires.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Local crews return from Snag Canyon Fire
Firefighters from Yakima County have been helping the effort to control the Snag Canyon Fire.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Kittitas County deputies rescue family of six from Cle Elum River
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office Swift-Water Rescue Team pulled two adults and four children safely into rescue boats Monday after they became stuck in a log jam on the Upper Cle Elum River.
Wildfire Smoke Dampens Air Quality
Sharon Capovilla has her grandchildren out at the park today, and doesn't think the smoke is that big of a deal.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
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.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Two brush fires burn in Kittitas County
There's no rest for weary firefighters in Kittitas County. Two brush fires are now burning out of control.
KEPR CBS 19
New fire burning near Cle Elum
A fire burning near Cle Elum has burned 500 acres, but so far no evacuations have been ordered.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Dry weather keeps wildfires burning in Washington
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning Tuesday, advising that strong winds and low relative humidity could create hazardous fire weather conditions in parts of central and eastern Washington.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Would a wildfire buffer law save homes?
NEAR CLE ELUM, Wash. Carolyn Berglund can look out her front door and see the smoke billowing above the ridge line.
Snag Canyon Fire continues to grow
These next few hours will be crucial for firefighters working the Snag Canyon Fire in Kittitas County.
Hopes for 34% voter turn-out in Yakima County primary election
You have a little more time to turn in your ballot for the primary election. As of this morning, a quarter of registered voters returned their ballots for Yakima County.
Damaging wildfire threatens homes near Ellensburg
A lightning-sparked wildfire burning about 10 miles north of Ellensburg has destroyed more than a dozen structures, including six homes or cabins, and threatens dozens of other homes, officials said Monday evening.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
A dozen Washington homes burn in aggressive West Coast wildfire season
A newly sparked wildfire was burning unchecked on Monday in central Washington state, charring about a dozen homes and threatening wide evacuations as crews scrambled to contain the blaze in an unusually destructive fire season on the U.S. West Coast.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Snag Canyon Fire
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Snag Canyon Fire, burning in Kittitas County, Washington.
Winds Blowing Ellensburg-Area Wildfire Away From Homes Today
Kittitas County Commissioner Obie O'Brien said he fears about a dozen homes have been lost to a fast-growing wildfire in the foothills north of Ellensburg, Washington.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Flash flood warning for fire-affected areas
Once formed, the storms remained nearly stationary, forecasters said in an alert issued at 7:11 p.m. Scattered storms were expected to pelt western Okanogan County this evening, with one storm caught on radar hovering at the headwaters of the Methow River and producing heavy rain.