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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- 6:49 pm
Crews Confident Over Control of Kittitas Co. Wildfires
KAPP-TV Yakima - The fire north of Ellensburg has already destroyed 20 structures, including 10 homes, but crews believe that may be where it stops. Read more...
Monday, August 18, 2014 -- 10:56 pm
Champions Challenge opens rodeo
Tri-cityherald.com - ... the running for a return trip to Las Vegas. “They pay really well,” said Brady Minor, the heeler of the Ellensburg duo, “but we’ve done terrible at them. But there’s no entry fee and they pay five holes. Your odds are pretty ... Read more...
Friday, August 15, 2014 -- 5:41 pm
Beer with a benefit: local breweries team up for wildfire relief
KOMO News - ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- They say you can't fight fire with fire, but in Eastern Washington, they're fighting fire with... beer. Read more...
Friday, August 15, 2014 -- 12:00 am
Ellensburg starts to daylight creeks, trying to bring salmon back to town
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams. Read more...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 -- 6:52 pm
Rain helping crews fighting Kittitas County fires
KIMA - More rain in Kittitas County was a great sight for crews fighting two wildfires. The Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg is still 60 percent contained. Commanders now say it's destroyed nine houses. Kittitas County authorities warned property owners ... Read more...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 -- 11:33 am
Governor activates National Guard to help with Washington State fires
County 10 News - ... as it battles fire this year," Governor Mead said. The Wyoming National Guard will base out of Bowers Field, in Ellensburg, Washington, for 12 days. This agreement is through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which allows a Governor to ... Read more...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 -- 11:03 am
2 Firefighters Injured in Wildfire
KVEW-TV Kennewick - ... a square mile and is reported 15 percent contained. It's among roughly a dozen wildfires burning in Washington. ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for a wildfire burning in central Washington says two firefighters from the Arizona-based Navajo ... Read more...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 -- 2:40 pm
Forlorn pit bull out of time at high-kill shelter adopted by loving family
Examiner.com - ... have long worked in the field of animal advocacy. They met at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute in Ellensburg, Washington, and both earned Master's degrees at Central Washington University. It was in Ellensburg where their family - ... Read more...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 -- 2:06 pm
Lightning starts dozens of new fires in Northwest
HeraldNet - ... Aug. 3. Fire officials say the complex is 7 percent contained. The Snag Canyon fire burning 10 miles north of Ellensburg also is growing. It was last measured at more than 16 square miles and is 30 percent contained. Meanwhile, three firefighters ... Read more...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 -- 12:06 pm
Monday's lightning starts 17 fires, all but 2 are contained
Seattle Times - ... on Aug. 3. Fire officials say the complex is 7 percent contained. The Snag Canyon fire burning 10 miles north of Ellensburg in central Washington also is growing. It was last measured at more than 16 square miles and is 30 percent contained. Read more...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 -- 10:50 am
New lightning caused fire near Olympia
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... g. 3. It is Fire officials say the complex is 7 percent contained. The Snag Canyon fire burning 10 miles north of Ellensburg in central Washington also is growing. It was last measured at more than 16 square miles and is 30 percent contained. Read more...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 -- 12:00 am
WSU's new smoke forecast system gets workout - Tue, 12 Aug 2014 PST
The Spokesman-Review - ... In Central Washington on Monday, air quality agencies were advising the public to limit outdoor activities. Ellensburg had so much smoke Monday that the air quality was rated as very unhealthy and bordering on hazardous. The AIRPACT forecast calls ... Read more...
Monday, August 11, 2014 -- 7:08 pm
Kittitas County wildfires continue to burn
KIMA - Two wildfires in Kittitas County continue to burn. The Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg is now 30 percent contained. Read more...
Sunday, August 10, 2014 -- 6:33 pm
Two fires in Kittitas County still burning
KIMA - The Snag Canyon Fire near Ellensburg has burned nearly 10,000 acres. It's now 25 percent contained. Read more...
Sunday, August 10, 2014 -- 11:34 am
12 wildfires still burning in Washington
NWCN.com - ... grown to at least 300 acres but the nearest homes are at least a mile away. A lightning-caused fire nearby in the Ellensburg area has burned nearly 14 square miles over the past week but is now 25 percent contained. More than 100 miles to the ... Read more...
Saturday, August 9, 2014 -- 4:00 pm
12 fires in Wash., but some under control
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... fire has grown to 400 acres but the nearest homes are at least a mile away. A lightning-caused fire nearby in the Ellensburg area has burned nearly 14 square miles over the past week but is now 25 percent contained. More than 100 miles to the ... Read more...
Saturday, August 9, 2014 -- 2:53 pm
12 fires in Washington, but some under control
KOMO News - ... fire has grown to 400 acres but the nearest homes are at least a mile away. A lightning-caused fire nearby in the Ellensburg area has burned nearly 14 square miles over the past week but is now 25 percent contained. More than 100 miles to the ... Read more...
Saturday, August 9, 2014 -- 10:26 am
Animals displaced by fires sheltered at fairground
KHQ-TV Spokane - ... by central Washington wildfires have found a shelter of their own at the Kittitas County fairgrounds. The Ellensburg Daily Record reports ( http://is.gd/PtnKpi ) the volunteer-operated shelter opened a week ago after the Snag Canyon wildfire ... Read more...
Friday, August 8, 2014 -- 6:07 pm
Crews Fighting New Fire Near Cle Elum
KAPP-TV Yakima - ... burn south of Cle Elum, crews are already stretched thin; there are over 500 personnel fighting the fire north of Ellensburg. Thanks to cooperative weather, the Snag Canyon Fire only jumped a few hundred acres -- up to 8,800. As long as these ... Read more...
Friday, August 8, 2014 -- 3:01 pm
Destructive Oregon wildfire threatens homes
HeraldNet - ... the use of explosives to build a fire break on an inaccessible section of a fast-growing wildfire near Ellensburg that's grown to nearly 14 square miles. The lightning-caused fire is being fought by more than 700 people. And a wildfire burning 10 ... Read more...



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