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WSDOT I-90 TRAVEL ALERT (2/20/24):Maintenance I-90 both directionsBoth directions milepost 137 to 138, over the Vantage Bridge: Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 a.m. through Thursday Feb. 22, 4 p.m. daily there will be a single-lane closure with a 12-ft width restriction westbound and a 10' width restriction eastbound for bridge maintenance. ... See MoreSee Less
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Courtesy post for STEER I-90 Coalition webinar on 2/2024:You're invited to a public webinar tomorrow at 6:00 PM, sponsored by the STEER I-90 Coalition, to discuss I-90 Alternatives between Easton and Cle Elum.Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here: bit.ly/3wjA37j ... See MoreSee Less
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To all who have enjoyed the WSDOT posts with Mike's clever illustrations, it's time to send him off with a fond farewell. We'll see what the next chapter will hold.Eleven years has gone by REALLY fast. When I started doing social media here, I didn't really know what I was doing. I just tried to present info in a way I'd want to get it. Fortunately, it resonated with many of you, and I'm so thankful for that.Since then, I've worked to try to give a voice to our agency, to show that we're real people doing the best we can with what we've got. It hasn't always been easy but I've always appreciated how engaged our followers are on social media.As I wrap things up, I remember long nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays trying to bring you our stories in as creative & informative a way as we can. Sometimes the stories have been really hard to tell, and sometimes a simple drawing will do.Along the way, I've been so lucky to be part of such an amazing team of communicators working to get you information and content to help you get where you need to go. They truly are the best in the business and I'm really going to miss them.I'm also REALLY going to miss you. You haven't always liked what I've had to say - while I love them, if I never have to do another roundabouts Facebook post, I will be overjoyed - but I've always appreciated the conversations we've had.So with that, I hand things off to my trusty No. 2, now our acting No. 1! She and the rest of the team are going to do an amazing job pushing our social media forward and I can't wait to see what they come up with. They're going to do great!Thank you so much for following along all these years, sharing your thoughts, feedback and ideas. It's been an honor to be a small part of your world these past 11 years and I wish you all the best. So long, friends! ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (2/15/24):🚨🚒Be Advised🚨🚒Wrestling State Send Off TOMORROW Your Upper County First Responders will be escorting our Warriors through town with lights and sirens. Please come out to support our Warriors! ... See MoreSee Less
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WSDOT ALERT ROAD CLOSURE (1/29/24 - 8:11pm)Closure SR 10 both directionsSR-10 is closed between milepost 97 and 99 near Thorp due to a rock slide. Local traffic only will be permitted onto SR-10 at the junction of SR-970 near Cle Elum (milepost 88), and the junction of US-97 near Ellensburg (milepost 104). The closure will remain in effect overnight as crews will need to assess slope stability in daylight before reopening the roadway. ... See MoreSee Less
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In this week's Tribune, we pause a moment to look back in remembrance of the people we have lost in the past year. Find the special 4-page section with all 238 names, many with photos, taken from the 2023 obituary pages in our paper. Our sincere condolences go out to their loved ones as we honor their memories. If you haven't already got your copy, they are available on stands or for download at nkctribune.com/sales/january-25-2024-issue-digital-single-copy-purchase/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Alert Updated 5:51 pmRoad Reopened I-90 eastboundI-90 Snoqualmie Pass eastbound has been reopened. Chains required for all vehicles except all-wheel drive, oversize vehicles prohibited===============UPDATED 5:07 p.m.Eastbound I-90 remains closed at North Bend (MP 34). More avalanche control work is needed for the next couple hours. Cross state travel is limited.=============ALERT 1:37 p.m.I-90 westbound is open. I-90 eastbound is closed at North Bend, milepost 34 due to spinouts. Avalanche control work is planned eastbound, five miles east of the summit. ... See MoreSee Less
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Follow-up message from PSE:Thank you to our customers for saving energy over the holiday weekend!While we are no longer asking customers to cut their energy usage, saving energy is always encouraged.You can learn more about our new demand response programs (ms.spr.ly/6182iqI1k) and check out energy efficiency programs and rebates (ms.spr.ly/6183iqI1Z). If you are having trouble paying your bill, we’re here to help too: ms.spr.ly/6184iqI1w ... See MoreSee Less
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Take note:As our Public Works Crew prepares for more snow in the coming days, they are asking that residents please pull their garbage cans out of the street until next Monday's pickup.As a reminder, you can put out extra bags of garbage next to your can next Monday, the 22nd because of yesterday's missed pickup. ... See MoreSee Less
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FyiStay ahead of the weather and stay in the know about service changes! With snow in the forecast, you can be prepared by setting your communication preferences at bit.ly/47zQMQW. City of Ellensburg, WA Government City of Cle Elum - Government Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper Ellensburg Daily Record ... See MoreSee Less
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WINTER STORM WARNING issued for slopes if the Cascades impacting upper Kittitas County. ... See MoreSee Less
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WANTED BURGLARY SUSPECT sought by Kittitas County Sheriff ... See MoreSee Less
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