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1 hr ago | 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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Related Topix: Kittitas, WA, Ellensburg, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

HeraldNet

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Weather, Cle Elum, WA, South Cle Elum, WA, Kittitas, WA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

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.

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Related Topix: Cle Elum, WA, South Cle Elum, WA

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.

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Related Topix: Port Angeles, WA, Clallam County, WA, Ellensburg, WA, Friday Harbor, WA

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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Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, South Cle Elum, WA, Cle Elum, WA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KIMA

Local crews return from Snag Canyon Fire

Firefighters from Yakima County have been helping the effort to control the Snag Canyon Fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, Yakima County, WA, West Valley, WA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KIMA

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.

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Related Topix: Cle Elum, WA

KAPP-TV Yakima

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Cle Elum, WA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

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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Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA

Fri Aug 08, 2014

KIMA

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.

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Related Topix: Cle Elum, WA, South Cle Elum, WA

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.

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Related Topix: Cle Elum, WA, Fire

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Fire, Leavenworth, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Ellensburg, WA

Tue Aug 05, 2014

KING-TV Seattle

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Cle Elum, WA, US Governors, Seattle, WA

KIMA

Snag Canyon Fire continues to grow

These next few hours will be crucial for firefighters working the Snag Canyon Fire in Kittitas County.

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Related Topix: Wenatchee, WA, Okanogan, WA

KIMA

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.

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Related Topix: Yakima County, WA

NWCN.com

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.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Ellensburg, WA

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Reuters

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.

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Related Topix: Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Ellensburg, WA, Central Washington University

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.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

KUOW-FM Seattle

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.

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Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Wenatchee World

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.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Chelan, WA, Entiat, WA, Okanogan County, WA

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