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UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Vantage evacuation lifted as wildfires near Columbia River burn brush and grass

Two wildfires sparked Tuesday in Central Washington, their flames coming close to major highways and forcing evacuations.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Fire crews prevent large fire in Kittitas County from threatening town of Vantage

Fire crews were able to contain a large fire burning north of Interstate 90 in Kittitas County from threatening structures in the town of Vantage.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 8:56 a.m.

Commission: Kittitas County should ban solar panels on farmland

The Kittitas County Planning Commission has recommended prohibiting commercial solar facilities from prime agricultural farmland.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Massive search follows ID of girl’s remains found in Kittitas County

A large-scale search involving personnel from Washington, Idaho and as far as Montana was underway Saturday in Kittitas County in connection with the discovery last fall of the skeletal remains …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Solar panels on farmland stir fight in Central Washington

Jeff and Jackie Brunson want to lease part of their farm to a Seattle-based solar-power developer, but neighbors and other county residents don’t want the green of summer fields transformed …


Woman found dead in Yakima Canyon had been shot

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office says a woman who was found dead in Yakima Canyon was shot.


Evacuation warning in place as wildfire spreads near Cle Elum

A level three evacuation notice has been issued for residents near Cle Elum in Kittitas County in response to a growing wildfire in the area.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Truck hauling large travel trailer blocking parts of eastbound Interstate 90 near Ellensburg

A truck hauling a large RV trailer crashed and is blocking one lane of Interstate 90 near milepost 96, about 10 miles west of Ellensburg.


Kittitas County opens help center for fire victims

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Kittitas County has opened a one-stop help center for victims of the Taylor Bridge Fire at Central Washington University.


Renewable energy thirst fueled wind farms on gusty ridges

ELLENSBURG – Gusty winds sweep through Central Washington’s Kittitas County, scattering tumbleweeds and spinning the blades of 149 turbines on Whisky Dick Mountain. The westerly wind is a gift of …


Kittitas deputies swim rescue line to boaters

The Kittitas County sheriff’s office says a sheriff’s team managed to rescue a disabled boat with seven people aboard that was being blown into rocks on the Columbia River shore …


Online map shows housing hot spots

One huge Web success story for house buyers and real estate searchers has been Seattle-based Zillow. A San Francisco-based realty-search competitor, Trulia.com, is also worth checking out.