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Wednesday Jul 23 | Mercer Island Reporter

Wildfires cause need

On Sunday, it became the largest wildfire in the history of our state as 300,000 acres - the equivalent of 470 square miles and counting have burned so far - stretching from Kittitas County to Okanogan County and even further east to Spokane County.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Spokane County, WA, Chelan, WA, Leavenworth, WA, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Yakima Valley Red Cross Providing Relief to fire Victims

The yakima valley american red cross is teaming up with kittitas county red cross to help the victims of the wildfires.



Kittitas County offering free shingles vaccine

The Kittitas County Public Health Department has free shingles vaccine for adults.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chickenpox


Yakima, Kittitas Counties see lower jobless rate in June

The unemployment rate fell last month in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. The state Employment Security Department put Yakima County's jobless rate at 6.2 percent in June.


Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Kittitas, WA, Yakima County, WA, Ellensburg, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Saddle mountain fire almost fully contained

The Saddle Mountain Fire is nearly fully contained in Kittitas County. The wildfire started Friday and grew by tens of thousands of acres in just hours.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Vantage, WA, Kittitas, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal funds authorized to help fight Saddle Mountain Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Saddle Mountain Fire, burning in Kittitas County, Washington.


Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Kittitas, WA


Creative plans to help Vaux's swifts

Vaux's swift is the smallest and most numerous of the swift species in Washington.


Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, Vancouver, WA, Yakima, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Wenatchee World

Fire south of Vantage burns three structures, 38,000 acres

No injuries have been reported. The fire was first spotted off I-90 in the area of Ryegrass, near the Yakima military training center, south of Vantage, the news release said.


Related Topix: Vantage, WA, Yakima, WA

KREM-TV Spokane

Level 1 evacuation issued for cities in southwest Grant Co.

A Level 1 evacuation was issued early Saturday morning for the communities of Beverly, Shawanna and Wannapum Village in Grant County.


Related Topix: Grant County, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Mattawa, WA, Spokane, WA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

Fire developing in Vantage

KHQ.COM - We are just learning about a new fire in Kittitas County, near Vantage off the I-90 bridge that goes across the Columbia River.


Related Topix: Vantage, WA, Washington, Twisp, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Kittitas, WA

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Tacoma man dies in woods north of Ellensburg

KITTITAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- On Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputies and Kittitas County Search and Rescue responded to a report that 69 year old Tacoma resident Hing Prim had collapsed in the woods, off Forest Service Road 3500, approximately 25 miles northeast of Ellensburg.


Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Volunteers move 2 tons of rock by hand at Kittitas County mine

More than 50 people showed up a week ago at a mine site north of Liberty to help move rock by hand, an effort organized by Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg.


Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, Life, Veteran Affairs, Kittitas, WA