Stories tagged: vantage
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
For crews from the Washington State Department of Transportation, it was a shock when they spotted a crack on the Vantage bridge the day they were scheduled to start repairs.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
A series of accidents on the Columbia River ferries prompted the Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page to call for “radical and quick action in devising safer methods for transportation across …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
A hay truck fire led to a brief closure of all lanes of Interstate 90 six miles west of Vantage on Wednesday afternoon.
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Windstorm strands hundreds of motorists after ferry is swept away
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the …
Tue., March 26, 2019
For climbers itching to get outside, early April can be a maddening time.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
A popular Washington climbing spot is getting a much-needed second toilet.
Tue., July 10, 2018
The central Washington town of Vantage has been evacuated and Interstate 90 has been closed in both directions by a fast-moving wildfire.
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018
Two wildfires sparked Tuesday in Central Washington, their flames coming close to major highways and forcing evacuations.
Sat., June 23, 2018
Evacuation notices have been lifted for residents in about 30 homes as a wildfire burning in central Washington reaches 50 percent containment.
Sat., June 23, 2018
Fire fighters contained wildfire that burned 7280 acres west of the Columbia River, near Vantage and state emergency services have begun to move out of the area.
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018
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: Sun., June 4, 2017
Interstate 90 westbound at George, Washington, was temporarily closed Sunday due to a wildfire that officials say was caused by a spark from a barbecue along the Columbia River.
Thu., May 26, 2016
Interstate 90 through Central Washington could see delays over the Memorial Day holiday, state transportation officials warned.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
At least 65 elk have been killed this winter on a stretch of Interstate 90 just west of Vantage.
Fri., July 18, 2014
A chain-reaction accident involving at least 24 vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 90 for much of the day Thursday as emergency crews struggled in blowing dust, ash and smoke to remove …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
VANTAGE, Wash. – Blistering hot in midsummer and bitterly cold in the dead of winter, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is best visited in the spring or fall. West Siders …
Fri., Aug. 13, 2010
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 …