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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

CWU requests security upgrades after false shooter report

Central Washington University is requesting $3.28 million in state funding to upgrade its security systems in Ellensburg after a false active shooter threat in February.

UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

Taste Test (Road Trip Edition): The Yellow Church Café in Ellensburg

Wednesday’s lunch stop – en route to Seattle with Adam Hegsted, Aaron Fish, Emily Crawford and Rachelle Minez for a Crave NW event – was the Yellow Church Cafe in …

Slain Kittitas County sheriff’s deputy wrestled for North Idaho College

Ryan Thompson wrestled for NIC from 1996 to 1998, a school spokesman confirmed Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

CWU looking for source of call that triggered campus lockdown

Central Washington University police are continuing to investigate a false report of an active shooter Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the university is offering counseling to any staff or students who were …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Central Washington University given ‘all clear’ after active shooter report, lockdown

A report of a shooter at Central Washington University turned out to be a false alarm after the school went into lockdown and police searched and cleared the campus’ buildings.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

2 university students dead in accidental shooting, suicide

Two Central Washington University students have died in what police say was an accidental shooting followed by a suicide.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018

Two dead, three critically injured in I-90 crash near Ellensburg

Two people died and three were critically injured after a crash on Interstate 90 near Ellensburg Monday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

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.

Ellensburg women help snakes cross the road

Armed with a snake hook, windshield cleaner and a collection of buckets and coolers, the Ellensburg women are on a mission to keep as many rattlesnakes and other slithering creatures …

UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

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 …

Ellensburg’s Riley, Brady Minor find success at National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas

Success at the National Finals Rodeo, which ended last weekend in Las Vegas, was pretty limited for contestants from Washington. Except for the Minor brothers, team ropers from Ellensburg.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

Lawmaker resigns leadership post amid harassment allegations

A state lawmaker who is facing scrutiny over past allegations of sexual harassment was removed Thursday from his ranking member position on a House committee, and resigned his position as …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017

New charging stations to relieve ‘range anxiety’ in central Washington

Electric vehicle drivers in the center of the state should have some of their “range anxiety” eased with plans for nine new fast-charging stations.

Woman gets more than 6 years for rape of teen girl

An Ellensburg woman has been sentenced to over six years in prison for second-degree rape of a child.

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

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.

Michael Sam, NFL’s first openly gay player, to speak at CWU during Pride Week

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, will be a guest speaker at Central Washington University during the school’s annual Pride Week.

East Valley girls defeat Ellensburg, capture third place

The East Valley Knights rebounded from a disappointing performance against Shorecrest in the State 2A tournament on Friday to secure the third-place trophy with a win over the Ellensburg Bulldogs …

CWU chimps being relocated to Quebec sanctuary

The two remaining chimpanzees at Central Washington University are being moved to a sanctuary in Canada. The university’s Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute was made famous by the late Washoe, …

West Valley, Cheney take top two seeds to 2A softball

Earlier in the week, West Valley center fielder Brooklyn Robinson pondered aloud. “I don’t know just how good our league is,” said the senior, tabbed the Great Northern League Most …

Deer Park out after first-round defeat

Deer Park’s defense did enough to win Saturday afternoon. The offense just couldn’t keep the ball.