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Gov. Gregoire Extends Eastern Washington Burn Ban
OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire tonight extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, prohibiting all outdoor burning through midnight Sunday, Sept. 30. An emergency proclamation declaring a State of Emergency remains in effect, and allows continued air support from Washington&…
Ellensburg Park Named in Honored of Washoe
Ellensburg-(AP) A park in downtown Ellensburg will be dedicated Saturday in memory of Washoe, the first chimpanzee to communicate with American Sign Language.
Washoe came to Central Washington University in 1980 with Professors Roger and Debbie Fouts who researched communication with chimpanzees...
Wildfire Smoke Forces CWU Football Game to be Moved
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington University says thick smoke from wildfires has prompted it to move Saturday's home football game against Azusa Pacific University from the CWU campus in Ellensburg, Wash., to a stadium in a Seattle suburb...
More Wildfires in Yakima and Kittitas Counties
Nearly a thousand boots are on the ground fighting fires scattered across Yakima and Kittitas Counties. At this time, the largest one is only 10 percent contained. Poor air quality and heavy smoke is making life in Ellensburg a challenge...
Another Major Marijuana Plant Bust In Kittitas County
KITTITAS COUNTY NEWS RELEASE -- The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office
busted another marijuana grow shortly after 8 AM Monday.  This one, just
two weeks following the harvest of a major grow operation a few miles away in
the Manastash Canyon southwest of Ellensburg...
Firefighters Busy Containing Northwest Wildfires
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that burned across a square mile near Ellensburg.
The fire was reported at about midnight Wednesday and blackened an estimated 700 acres before firefighters contained it Thursday...
Taylor Bridge Fire Fully Contained
AP-Firefighting officials say a stubborn wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in central Washington has been completely contained after a two-week fight.
Spokesmen for the Taylor Bridge Fire announced full containment Tuesday evening...
Containment Date of Taylor Bridge Fire Pushed Back
It's a tough fight with the Taylor Bridge fire and it's not yet under control. Firefighters were hoping that would happen today. But that target date for full containment has now been pushed back to August 29 that's next Wednesday.  Fire officials say the containment date has been delayed becau…
Taylor Bridge Fire Nearly Full Containment
Washington (AP) Fire crews have reached 57 percent containment on a central Washington wildfire that has burned dozens of homes.
The Taylor Bridge fire east of Cle Elum, Wash., has burned across more than 36 square miles or 23,000 acres of grass, sagebrush and timber...

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