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LIGHTNING STRIKES SPARK WILDFIRES ACROSS STATE, 5 NEAR CLE ELUM -Wenatchee, WA (August 11, 2022) -- After recent lightning storms that delivered over 2,700 lightning strikes in Washington State, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest firefighters have responded to 12 new wildfires on the forest. Most of these fires are small in size averaging 1/10 to 1/4 acre, and the largest is estimated at 45 acres. Additional fires may appear over the next few days.Five fires have occurred on the Cle Elum Ranger District. Crews are either on scene or enroute hiking into the difficult to access steep terrain where these fires are located 11 and 13 miles northwest of Cle Elum, WA.1. Thorp Mountain, 5 acres near Jolly Mountain; the fire is burning in timber and grass. Initially it was staffed with 11 smokejumpers, a 14-person crew, and two engines but firefighters have spread out to help with the other small fires in the same general area.2. Lookout Fire, 2 acres, near Thorp Lookout3. Knox Creek Fire, 2 acres4. No Name Creek Fire, 1/10-1/4 acre5. No Name Ridge Fire, 1/10-1/4 acre Two small fires were also found on the Entiat Ranger District and on the Chelan Ranger District, both are ¼ acre and are staffed by firefighters. At 6 a.m. this morning a small smoke column was observed in the Virginia Ridge area, on the Methow Valley Ranger District, but the fire is still unconfirmed. Neither Goat Peak nor Leecher Lookouts were able to see it. Campfire restrictions are in effect across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. You can help by continuing to do your part to reduce the risk of human-caused fires and following campfire restrictions: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/alerts-notices/?cid=fsbdev3_053600 ... See MoreSee Less
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NIBBLES AND SIPS TICKETS ON SALE! Fundraiser for ARRF Animal Rescue held at Ritter Farms on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Another Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event.Do you have your tickets yet?! Besides wine selected by Corks, we will have beer provided by Dru Bru and Cider provided by Iron Horse. Plus many non-alcoholic beverages. Amazing appetizers by Ritter Farms and music by Micah. Plus, you can't forget our Auctioneer David Douglas with event pathways.The more money we can raise the more animals we can help. Please join us by purchasing tickets or a table. It's been 2 long years since we've been able to have this event. We're so happy to be back and have a new venue.www.arrfanimalrescue.org/nibbles-and-sips.html ... See MoreSee Less
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NOW HIRING – FULL TIME at the TRIBUNE:Front Office Reception (M-F, 9am-5pm) and General News Reporter (flexible 40-50 hour/week schedule). Learn more about these positions in this week's newspaper edition or stop by our office weekdays 9AM-5PM or Wednesday Noon-6PM for an employment application form or drop your resume off. Starting wage DOE; benefits include paid holidays, vacation, store discounts and more. Join our independent, locally-owned community newspaper and office supply store family today! Northern Kittitas County Tribune & Office Supply, 807 W. Davis St., Cle Elum, WA. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE:#VANTAGEHIGHWAYFIRE UpdateAugust 2, 2022 12:30pmThe Vantage Highway Fire has burned approximately 8,000 acres, mostly north of Vantage Highway. The fire has NOT jumped the Columbia River.The town of Vantage is currently under a Level 2 Evacuation Notice (Be Ready to Leave). If you are in the Vantage area, please stay alert to changing conditions and be ready to leave as necessary. Your safety and the safety of your family should be your first priority. Be proactive; evacuate if you feel it is necessary – don’t wait for law enforcement to knock.Power in the Vantage area will be restored as soon as it is safe to do so. UPDATED 1400 - Power is back on in Vantage.Vantage Highway will remain closed except for local traffic at Parke Creek Road and Recreation Drive until further notice.I-90 is open both directions and not affected at this time.Please be aware of fire crews working in the area and power company equipment replacing poles for the next few days. Use caution and stay out of the way.View of the fire from the top of the Wild Horse Wind Farm looking east towards the Columbia River. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (8/1/22, 1:00pm):Level 2 Evacuation Notice for VantageBe prepared to leave!Wildfire on Vantage Hwy MP 18-19 with strong winds. ... See MoreSee Less
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WILDFIRE ALERT (1:00pm, 8/1/22):Vantage Hwy is closed from No. 81 Road (Ellensburg) to Recreation Drive (Vantage) due to a wildfire near MP 18. Fire crews and law enforcement are on scene with more resources on the way. Please avoid the area. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (7/31/22):The Roslyn Farmers Market will be changing our hours this Sunday to beat the heat! Come get all your fresh produce, food and crafts from 9am to 12pm. Stay safe and hydrated! ... See MoreSee Less
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TRAVEL & WEATHER ADVISORY (7/29-7/31, 2022):Happy Friday! The weekend is about here and it's going to be a HOT one! Weekend traffic is always busy on I-90 and this weekend it's going to be REALLY busy with the Watershed Festival happening at The Gorge Friday-Sunday. Temperatures are also supposed to be in triple digits. So if you're headed across I-90, whether it's to the concert or otherwise, be prepared for some long delays eastbound on Friday and westbound on Sunday. Have plenty of gas, make sure your vehicle is in good shape, have lots of water and plenty of patience. We want everyone to have a safe, fun weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
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WSDOT I-90 TRAVEL ALERTS for July 24-29Multiple work zones on I-90 between North Bend and Ellensburg will require added travel time for drivers next weekCLE ELUM – Drivers are going to need to plan for added travel time and pack their patience next week traveling over Interstate 90 between North Bend and Ellensburg due to multiple work zones.Maintenance crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation continue work to seal bridge decks across the Franklin Falls and Denny Creek bridges between mileposts 50 and 51. This work requires a single-lane closure westbound in several locations, two lanes will remain open to traffic. This work resumes at 8 a.m. Monday, July 25 until 3 p.m. Thursday, July 28.Between Cle Elum and Ellensburg, WSDOT contractor crews are making improvements to sections of I-90, mileposts 84 to 102. This work requires nighttime, single-lane closures in both directions. Crews will be working from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. starting Sunday night, July 24 until Friday morning, July 29.WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over I-90 this summer: Sign up for email or text message updates. Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras. Plan your trip with the help of the Central and Eastern Washington weekly travel planner and the real-time travel map in order to avoid delays or plan for added travel time due to construction and maintenance work. Follow us on Twitter @snoqualmiepassWS ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard the news? Our reporter, Jim Fossett is retiring at the beginning of September. Sign his farewell card at www.thankbox.com/app/thankbox/xET7P8wM (Photo taken in 2007, during Jim's first year at the Trib when we were down at our Pennsylvania Avenue location.) See more about Jim's retirement in this week's Tribune. (On stands or digital at nkctribune.com/sales/july-21-2022-issue-digital-single-copy-purchase/)We will need "the next Jim" - we're looking for a reporter and/or freelancers. Do you, or someone you know, like to write and feel a strong connection to upper Kittitas County? Message us here in Facebook or apply at nkctribune.com/employment ... See MoreSee Less
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(Courtesy Post - 7/16/22)Today is a historical day for suicide prevention and mental health in the U.S.! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on 988lifeline.org.988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the U.S., you can easily access 24/7 emotional support. You do not have to be suicidal to reach out. Our trained crisis counselors can help you through whatever mental health challenges you are experiencing.We're so grateful to SAMHSA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Communications Commission, and our other suicide prevention and mental health partners in the field for working together to get us here, and we look forward to growing and expanding our services and supports in the years to come. #988Lifeline ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE THIS WEEK (7/17-7/21/22):Drivers need to plan for added travel time across I-90 due to multiple work zones between North Bend and VantageHYAK – Due to multiple work zones on Interstate 90 between North Bend and Vantage, drivers need to plan for added travel time and remember to slow down and obey all traffic control devices as you enter and exit each work zone.Starting Sunday night, July 17 through Thursday morning, July 21, maintenance crews with the Washington State Department of Transportation will be replacing several broke concrete panels in the eastbound lanes of I-90 just east of the summit of Snoqualmie Pass between mileposts 53 and 54. This work requires reducing I-90 to a single-lane eastbound in several locations.Work continues next week to seal the bridge decks across the Franklin Falls and Denny Creek bridges between mileposts 50 and 51. This work will require the closure of a single-lane westbound in several locations, two lanes will remain open to traffic. This work resumes at 8 a.m. Monday, July 18 until 3 p.m. Thursday, July 21.WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over I-90 this summer: Sign up for email or text message updates. Visit the Snoqualmie Mountain Pass web page for real-time travel information and to view traffic cameras. Plan your trip with the help of the Central and Eastern Washington weekly travel planner and the real-time travel map in order to avoid delays or plan for added travel time due to construction and maintenance work. Follow us on Twitter @snoqualmiepass. ... See MoreSee Less
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Croatian Picnic THIS SATURDAY at noon, Roslyn Ball Park. Details below. Another Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event. See you there!Join us Saturday for this annual, family friendly event! We will have Burgers, Brats, and Sarma/Pigs in a Blanket (stuffed cabbage rolls) for purchase as well as t-shirts, hats and aprons. Thank you to our supporters Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper, Roslyn Downtown Association, Central Washington Outdoor, Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Sandona's Pioneer Beverage, Inc., Heritage Distilling Company, Inc, @Roslyn Brewing Company. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (7/13/22):A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the foothills of the central WA Cascades from 2-8 PM. Breezy to gusty winds & low relative humidity values will increase the chance for new fires to spread rapidly. Use caution with fire triggers & report any new fires to law enforcement. ... See MoreSee Less
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