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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 10:22 a.m.

Spokane hiker found dead at base of steep slope north of Cle Elum

Sean Mortensen, 19, from Spokane was found dead Sunday after he left his hiking partners north of Cle Elum on Friday and did not return.

A new home for Buttons: Decision to move friendly elk draws mixed reaction from neighbors

Good or bad, Buttons the Elk’s frequent human contact was of concern for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which relocated Buttons to the Mellotte elk feeding site in …

One in critical condition after semi crash on I-90

A semitruck crash on Interstate 90 Tuesday night left the driver in critical condition, according to Washington State Patrol. The incident, westbound on I-90, three miles east of Cle Elum, …

Seattle area’s economic boom splashes over the Cascades, bringing work and worries

For Subsplash, a small Seattle-based maker of social apps for churches, the decision to open a second campus in Wenatchee this fall was easy. The Central Washington town has better …

Tanker spills 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt near Cle Elum

Officials say a tanker rolled spilling about 3,500 gallons of liquid asphalt as it was taking an exit off Interstate 90 near Cle Elum.

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: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Jolly Mountain fire: Over 1,000 evacuated; Inslee declares state of emergency

The Jolly Mountain fire north of Cle Elum grew by about 4,000 acres overnight, just hours after after Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide state of emergency. Fire departments across …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

Jolly Mountain Fire threatening thousands of homes north of Cle Elum

Washington fire crews, including firefighters from Spokane, have been mobilized to aid the ongoing effort to contain the growing Jolly Mountain Fire north of Cle Elum.

154 homes near Cle Elum evacuated as fire nears

A fire that started from lightning strikes in Washington has prompted the evacuation of 154 homes.

Snowmobiler killed by avalanche in remote area northwest of Cle Elum

A 45-year-old Kirkland man died Saturday after he and another man were caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the Hawkins Mountain area, about 27 miles northwest of Cle Elum, …

Man snowmobiling killed in avalanche near Cle Elum

A Kirkland man’s body has been recovered after he was caught in a large avalanche while snowmobiling near Cle Elum.

Feds seeking input on North Cascades grizzly bear plan

Federal officials want residents to weigh in on their proposals to restore the population of grizzly bears to the rugged landscape of the North Cascades in Washington.

Fire east of Cle Elum contained, State Route 10 reopens

Emergency responders will continue mop-up operations today on a smoldering 45-acre fire site about 5 miles east of Cle Elum, which had been fully contained Sunday but not controlled.

Kittitas fire may be sign of future

SEATTLE – Even before the evacuations, before the trees went up in bursts of red and orange, before lightning-fast flames flashed through dry grasses and reduced 63 homes and buildings …

Taylor Bridge fire 25 percent contained

Interstate 90 remained open Wednesday as crews battled the Taylor Bridge fire near Cle Elum, Wash., but sections of other roads were closed. “It will remain open right now,” Megan …

Spokane County issues burn ban

With dry conditions and temperatures soaring into the 90s, officials have issued a burn ban for Spokane County until further notice.

Crash victim was well-known Cle Elum businessman

The Cle Elum man killed Monday in a Lincoln County traffic crash was a business owner active in the community.