Smoke

Poor Air Quality to Continue Thru The Weekend
A breeze is blowing through the valley today clearing a lot of the smoke that caused breathing problems and forced the cancellation of football games and the SunFair parade. But Dave Caprilie , the director of the Yakima Clean Air Authority says it's a short lived relief because stagnant condit…
Smokey Haze Forces Cancellation of 51st Annual Sunfair Parade
Haze from the nearby wildfires blankets the valley and that hazed forced the cancellation of the 51st annual Sunfair Parade. Parade organizers say it just wasn't smart to hold the parade in such conditions. Officials say participants started withdrawing from the parade because of the smokey haz…
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...