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Taylor Bridge Fire Now 47 Percent Contained
Firefighters remain on the lines of the Taylor Bridge fire on this Monday.  Officials say the fire is now 47 percent contained.  Now, it's time for people like Joanie Lee to begin picking up the pieces.  Lee had just a few hours to get out of her home before it went up in flam…
Taylor Bridge Firefighters Evacuated Fire Area on Foot
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) — Fire commanders say a firefighter is recovering at home for a few days after suffering minor facial burns Wednesday at the Taylor Bridge Fire in central Washington.
Fire officials said in a statement Thursday that members of an engine crew attempted to leave an area…
Community Leaders Meet With Taylor Bridge Fire Victims
900 firefighters battling the Taylor Bridge Fire are making progress. Containment is now at 25 percent. Published reports say full containment could be expected within five to seven days.
Meetings took place Wednesday to help those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire...
Ellensburg Armory Remodeling Project Hits A Snag
A gate sealed tight surrounds the building halfway through a $1.4 million dollar remodeling project in Kittitas County. It's future is now uncertain.
Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the Spokane-based construction company, Skyline contractors, walked off the job days ago, citing sa…
Jobless Rate in Yakima County Up Slightly
Close to a thousand more people were out of work last month in Yakima County compared to April. The Employment Security Department released figures that reported Yakima County's jobless rate for May was 10.8 percent, up nearly a half point...
10 Confirmed Cases Of Whooping Cough In Central WA
Whooping cough continues to be a problem in Eastern and Central Washington. There are now 10 confirmed and 13 probable cases of pertussis this year in Kittitas County. The most recent confirmed case was a student at Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary...
Kittitas County Resident Fine For Damaging Manastash Creek Bed
A Kittitas County resident has been fined for changing the channel of Manastash Creek and causing extensive damage to the shoreline and creek bed on property northwest of the creek at Brown Road.
Trees and other vegetation were removed from 700 feet of the shoreline, and the course of the creek w…

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