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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION from the Kittitas County Fire Marshal (01/21/2022): Keep the path to your propane tank clear. Allow your appliances to vent properly. If it is safe to do so, clear snow and ice away from outdoor vents, chimneys, and flues to prevent blocking any ventilation.Clear snow and ice from around your propane tank. This includes regulators, regulator vents, piping, tubing, and valves. Use a broom instead of a shovel to prevent damage to your propane system components.If you smell gas, take the right steps. Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Get everyone away from the home or area where you suspect gas is leaking. If it is safe to do so, close or shut off the main gas supply valve by turning it to the right (clockwise). In case of emergency, call 911. Do not return to the area until a propane provider, emergency responder, or qualified service technician gives the OK.Have all your gas appliances serviced and checked regularly. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE:Make sure your furnace and hot water tank vents are clear of snow and ice. If they’re not clear, deadly carbon monoxide can build up inside your home.Ensure you have a working CO detector outside of all sleeping areas in your home. Never operate a generator inside your home, garage, sheds or other areas where CO can build to deadly levels. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE and avoid the area (1/20/22):1/20/2022 11:00pm - The "Big Roslyn Inn" was destroyed by a suspected propane explosion this evening. There were no injuries and the building was unoccupied. There was a small fire that was extinguished by responding fire units. This explosion will be investigated by the Fire Marshall. There is some damage to neighboring buildings that will also be investigated. As a reminder there is a reason why the building code prohibts propane appliances in basements without appropriate mitigation. If you have a propane appliance in your basement now would be a good time to consider having your propane company or professional heating company evaluate the situation. 1/20/2022 10:35pm - Roslyn Fire is on scene of an explosion and structure fire in the 100 Block of 5th Avenue. There is a structure destroyed and a small remaining fire. The structure is reported as unoccupied. We will update as information becomes available and we ask that the public refrain from speculation. ... See MoreSee Less
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$2K raised for ARRF & HopeSource's pet food bank through this year's Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree! :) Thank you to everyone who participated! It's never too late to help! We encourage visiting ARRF's donation page (options for 1-time, monthly or Amazon Wish List donations) at www.arrfanimalrescue.org/donate.html or HopeSource (there's a drop-down field where you can select Upper County if you wish) at crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_908e6036-d51d-11e2-a2ca-02a718d794a0&WidgetId=2992128 ... See MoreSee Less
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Take note:If you are planning ahead and thinking about a trip to the national forest this year, take advantage of these fee free days. ... See MoreSee Less
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Digital version of this week’s Tribune now available for purchase online at nkctribune.com/sales/january-13-2022-issue-digital-single-copy-purchase-copy/ ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE:Message from KCFD #6 on this post: Kittitas County Fire Protection District #6All District 6 units are back in district; we want to thank those citizens who were outside of ST61 this morning, who frantically got out of our way when we were trying to get to the station in our vehicles and as Engine 611 left with lights and sirens. We didnt realize state was routing vehicles up Atlantic and down 1st street! But state employees realized what was happening and helped us get to this fire. And we are EXTREMELY thankful they are helping with our snow loads. Also keep in mind, that fire scenes are dynamic, and that information constantly changes, especially with so many agencies involved. RFD and other agencies are still on scene; RFD will release information as needed (check out their page below).UPDATED: Roslyn Fire would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of a Roslyn resident who lost her life in this mornings fire. The body of a woman in her 70's was recovered at the scene this afternoon - we withheld this news pending notification of the family. The family has requested privacy and we will not be releasing any additional details - we ask that the public refrain from speculation. We would like to extend our thanks to our partner agencies who provided critical mutual aid support for this incident including: Kittitas County Fire Protection District #6, Kittitas Fire District 7, Upper County Firefighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 4880, Fire District 3, Kittitas County Fire Marshal, Kittitas County Sheriff, Cle Elum/Roslyn/South Cle Elum Police Department, Roslyn Public Works, Cle Elum Volunteer Fire Department, Puget Sound Energy, and Kittitas County Search & Rescue.We would also like to thank Advantage Dirt for their use of their heavy equipment. We couldn’t have gotten things done without them! Also, Stella’s, Basecamp Books and Bites, and Medic One for the food and coffee. Initial reports and indications point to some type of propane explosion as the cause of the fire but that is under investigation by the Kittitas County Fire Marshal. Normally Roslyn Fire does not comment on potential causes of fire however, given the extenuating weather circumstances that may have contributed to this event, residents are encouraged to check their gas lines and ensure that they are protected from large amounts of falling snow. This is the third fire that Roslyn has responded to in the past week related to snow loads and gas lines. Snow can scrub the odorant from gas and because propane sinks it can move under snow and enter a home with no odor. Residents are encouraged to ensure they have working carbon monoxide alarms in their homes and basements. At 0730 this morning (1/13/22) Roslyn Fire was paged for an explosion and structure fire in the 200 Block of W. Montana Avenue. This is an active scene. Please avoid the area. As of 10:30am the casue of the fire, and the status of the homeowners, is under investigation. Please refrain from speculating until an investigation is complete and the whereabouts of the owners are conclusively determined. ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTSno-Park Update I-90 Corridor/Upper Kittitas County Area- (January 12, 2022) Due to the extended closure of both Passes, contractors are working to get Sno-Parks reopened and routes groomed. As of Monday (1/10) snow rangers were unable to access most of the Forest Service managed Sno-Parks. Several trails are in need of tree clearing and there is a significant amount of snow to plow. Winter recreation managers anticipate that many, but not all Sno-Parks to be back up and running by the coming holiday weekend. Some locations may remain under temporary closure until plowing and grooming efforts can catch up. Recreationists may find better access for winter recreation at lower elevation sites over this holiday weekend. ---TEMPORARY CLOSURES---I-90 Corridor-Gold Creek Sno-Park Temporarily Closed due to hazardous conditions and accessibility issues (avalanche and many downed trees from recent heavy snowfall). The portable toilets are currently buried under snow. There is no estimated time for reopening at this time.Cle Elum Valley- Salmon la Sac Sno-Park- Temporarily Closed. State Route (SR) 903 has been plowed to about two miles past the Last Resort Restaurant and is a single vehicle wide.Taneum and Manastash Sno-Parks- Temporarily Closed – Main roads have been plowed to the county line/FS boundary. Crews are working to have Taneum Sno-Park open by the weekend. Reecer Creek Sno-Park- Temporarily Closed: The road has been plowed to the county line/FS boundary. Blewett Pass Sno-Park-Temporarily Closed. The contractor is working to have Blewett open by the weekend. Stay tuned for updates and additional information as it becomes available! Go to: parks.state.wa.us/130/Winter-recreation ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (1/12/22):The forecast for rain and warmer temperatures in parts of upper Kittitas County today and tomorrow raise the possibility of flooding as all this snow melts. Please prepare now and call to report any dangerous flood conditions you observe! ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Cle Elum city council meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, Jan. 10, is CANCELLED. Snow has severed the building's Internet connection so it cannot be ZOOMED. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (1/8/22):103 Pennsylvania PL Evacuation in RoslynUPDATE 1:05pm: Residents and first responders have evacuated the building successfully, building returned to owners & engineers, many personnel still on scene, so please stay away from the area.Please avoid the area: balconies and other structures are bowing and possibly unsafe. Many agencies are on scene downtown; evacuating 35 residents to Putnam Center. Avoid the area and please don’t stop to chat with us, unless safety related. Command established and we’re working hard.Upper County Firefighters and Paramedics IAFF Local 4880 Upper Kittitas County Medic One City of Cle Elum - Government City of Roslyn Fire Department Association ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:County Facilities Closed Friday, January 7, 2022Kittitas County, WA - 01/06/2022 - County facilities will be closed Friday, January 7, 2022, to allow removal of accumulated snow as well as keep parking lots and access points clear for snow removal equipment. This decision was made by the Board of County Commissioners in an abundance of caution for both community members and County staff. Superior and Upper District Courts will be closed. If you have a Superior Court hearing set for Friday, January 7, 2022, please contact your attorney to reschedule. All County facilities will reopen on Monday, January 10, 2022. ... See MoreSee Less
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