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TAKE NOTE (8/3/21):Come join us for National Night Out at City Park (the skate park at 2nd & Pine) starting at 5pm and hang out with First Responders from our area. There will be a BBQ for everyone and several response vehicles to check out!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (7/30-8/1/21):If you have travel plans to head to the Gorge in George for Watershed this weekend, please make sure you are prepared. We expect to see a surge in traffic volumes, which means backups on I-90 heading eastbound Friday and westbound on Sunday. The best way to prepare is to be patient and turn up the tunes to your favorite Watershed artists likes Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett or Kelsea Ballerini! ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE:Due to extreme fire danger, all TNC managed lands in eastern Washington will close on Friday, July 23rd. This means no recreating in the Central Cascades Forest until further notice when conditions change. Please read this blog post for more information: wanature.org/fire-closure ... See MoreSee Less
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The Cle Elum Roundup still has volunteer openings for the July 30-31 event. They have a volunteer meeting coming up Tuesday July 27 at the Washington State Horse Park, anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend, or text volunteer coordinator Bev Miller at 509-674-9299. nkctribune.com/event/cle-elum-roundup-volunteer-meeting/ This is another Tribune Sponsorship Program supported community event. To learn how your event may qualify, visit nkctribune.com/match/ ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE:A Red Flag Warning has been issued for our area from noon today, July 20th through 10pm Wednesday , July 21st, for winds and low humidity. Winds could gust to 40mph and humidity could be as low as 12-20% which could cause rapid spread on any new fire starts. Please be extra cautious with anything that could cause a spark such as mowing dry grass, dragging a safety chain, or operating any type of machinery around dry materials. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE and respect the rules (starting 7/23/21):**UPDATE: Please note that DNR land does not encompass the lands of other state agencies, state parks, national parks or national forests or privately-owned lands. For the status of those lands, please check with the appropriate agency.**Beginning Friday, July 23, DNR is closing all recreational and public access to DNR-managed lands in eastern Washington due to the extreme fire danger and ongoing drought east of the Cascades.This closure will apply to DNR-managed state lands, conservation areas, community forests and any associated roads, trails, campgrounds, recreational sites or recreational facilities.DNR staff will continually monitor conditions, and a reopening date for recreation access will be determined once these factors improve. To get updates on recreation openings and closures, visit dnr.wa.gov/open. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (7/15/21):📻 NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts from transmitters located in Washington are currently down due to comms issues beyond our control. We don't know when service will return, yet. Thanks for your patience! ... See MoreSee Less
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This free educational flyer available for pickup at the Cle Elum, Roslyn and South Cle Elum Police Department, or for download from the Tribune at nkctribune.com/buddy-says-please-dont-leave-my-buddies-in-hot-cars/ - also see Animal Control Officer Jackie's Guest Editorial message about the dog fatality in this week's Tribune (Thursday, July 8, 2021 issue).Sadly people are still thinking it's ok to leave their pets in vehicles. Due to a recent heat related fatality, I cannot stress this enough: If you have to ask yourself if it's too hot, you already have the answer, LEAVE THEM HOME! Pets are better off in their house with a running fan, A/C, access to water etc. If you would like of these FREE flyers to post, they are available at the Police Station during normal business hours. Please have ID tags attached to collars, and/or updated info on microchips. We are hoping with all the burn bans, fireworks will be at a minimum, but just in case be prepared. Thank you and have a safe Fourth of July weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE (7/6/21): www.facebook.com/NWSSpokane/photos/a.185405251506574/4030019180378476/A red flag warning has been issued. On Wednesday morning there will be dry thunderstorms followed by afternoon winds and low relative humidity. New and existing fires could spread rapidly due to gusty winds. ... See MoreSee Less
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BREAKING NEWS (2:50PM, 7/4/21):UPDATE 4:20pm:Evacuations have been reduced to LEVEL 2 and all evacuated residents are being allowed back into the area. Anyone who remains in the area or returns to it should remain aware of this fire and be ready to leave if things go worse than anticipated. Roads are re-opened and the fire is believed under control at this time. The cause is under investigation.UPDATE 4pm:Everyone in the level 3 evacuation area is believed to be out. Fire is at around 40 acres near the top of Wiehl Rd. Moving East/Northeast away from Redbridge Rd which remains closed. DNR and KVFR have control around three sides using ground personnel, air resources and heavy equipment. Further progress reports as things develop. WIEHL ROAD, LOPING LANE AND ATTACHED ROADS DOWN TO RED BRIDGE ROAD ARE UNDER LEVEL 3 IMMEDIATE EVACUATION WARNINGSA wildfire threatens homes and persons in this area; please evacuate immediately. If you have contact with someone in this area please let them know. Deputies are working to evacuate residences door-to-door.RED BRIDGE ROAD IS CLOSED FOR FIREFIGHTING ACTIVITIES from Masterson Rd on the west end to Teanaway Rd on the east end. Updates will appear on this page. ... See MoreSee Less
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BREAKING NEWS:CLE ELUM FIREWORKS SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO DANGEROUS CONDITIONSELLENSBURG, WA – July 2, 2021 – Due to the extreme heat and wind in Kittitas County, the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has decided to cancel the Cle Elum Fireworks Show during the Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2021.The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has been working closely with the Cle Elum Fire Department’s Fire Chief Ed Mills and the City of Cle Elum to come to this decision and keep the county safe. The Cle Elum Fire Department is in full support of this decision, as it allows more emergency resources to be available for potential fires in Washington state.The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce will still be putting on the Independence Day Celebration at Wye Park in Cle Elum on July 4, 2021, and extending the musical entertainment for an extra hour until 11 p.m. This free community event will begin at 1 p.m. with Americana-inspired activities for the whole family including live entertainment, a beer garden (21+ only), a bounce house, local vendors, and food trucks.See the full report at: nkctribune.com/cle-elum-fireworks-show-cancelled-due-to-dangerous-conditions/=============================Please remember that announcements like this are brought to you by your hometown news team, and supported by people who buy the Tribune newspaper. We continue to work hard to keep the community - including non-subscribers - up to date. Thank you to all who make this possible. If you find our coverage helpful, if you haven’t already, please consider joining our supporters by taking out a subscription of your own (nkctribune.com/shop/) or purchasing copies at our office or retailers and vending boxes throughout the county (locations nkctribune.com/newsstands/ ) Specific published issues of the Tribune available: printed copies at our office or sent by mail here nkctribune.com/shop/shop/single-copy-purchase/ or as digital downloads here nkctribune.com/shop/product-category/downloads/ ... See MoreSee Less
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TAKE NOTE:Don't spoil your happy backyard barbeque with a fire in your garbage cart or even in a Waste Management collection truck. Coals can be deceptive and capable of starting fires days after grilling.City of Ellensburg, WA Government City of Cle Elum - Government Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce NorthernKittitas County Chamber of Commerce Northern Kittitas County Tribune Newspaper ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:KNOW THE LAW FOR STREET-LEGAL UTV’SKittitas County, WA – 07/02/2021 – Summer, and especially busy holiday weekends, see an increase in the use of off-road and other non-traditional passenger vehicles, including ‘side-by-sides’ or UTV’s. The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office urges users to know and follow the laws governing the use of UTV’s on public roads.Washington State law permits the use of UTV’s, or ‘side-by-sides’, on certain public roads when local governments allow. In 2014, Kittitas County Commissioners passed such an ordinance with input from the Sheriff’s Office and our County’s Department of Public Works. UTV’s are allowed on roads in the unincorporated county (i.e., outside city limits) with a speed limit of 35 mph or lower, if they meet the safety and equipment standards laid out in law RCW 46.09.442. This infographic shows these requirements.To operate a UTV on any public road you must have a current driver’s license and the UTV must display a ‘Restricted Vehicle’ license plate.Anyone who operates a UTV is responsible to know where they can legally do so. See the full report here:nkctribune.com/know-the-law-for-street-legal-utvs/=============================Please remember that announcements like this are brought to you by your hometown news team, and supported by people who buy the Tribune newspaper. We continue to work hard to keep the community - including non-subscribers - up to date. Thank you to all who make this possible. If you find our coverage helpful, if you haven’t already, please consider joining our supporters by taking out a subscription of your own (nkctribune.com/shop/) or purchasing copies at our office or retailers and vending boxes throughout the county (locations nkctribune.com/newsstands/ ) Specific published issues of the Tribune available: printed copies at our office or sent by mail here nkctribune.com/shop/shop/single-copy-purchase/ or as digital downloads here nkctribune.com/shop/product-category/downloads/ ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ENFORCE BURN BAN, FIREWORKS PROHIBITION – UP TO $1,000 FINEKittitas County, WA – 07/02/2021 – Current conditions mean the Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing county codes banning open burning and the ignition of fireworks, including on July 4.Extremely dangerous fire conditions have led the Kittitas County Fire Marshall to declare a ban on all open burning in unincorporated Kittitas County. Because of the special hazards created by the current heat wave, the Fire Marshall has also banned all fireworks in all areas of the unincorporated county, including on July 4. Uncontrolled fires can very easily start in this heat and wind, with abundant dry fuel; and when it does start it grows at terrible speed—as we saw last weekend when two wildfires destroyed two residences along with numerous outbuildings and threatened many more structures and people. Because of the terrible risk to public safety, Sheriff’s Deputies will enforce the burn ban and the ban on fireworks. Violation of the county’s burn ban is:a $250 civil infraction on the first offenseThe second offense is a misdemeanor with a fine up to $1,000See the full report here:nkctribune.com/sheriffs-office-to-enforce-burn-ban-fireworks-prohibition-up-to-1000-fine/=============================Please remember that announcements like this are brought to you by your hometown news team, and supported by people who buy the Tribune newspaper. We continue to work hard to keep the community - including non-subscribers - up to date. Thank you to all who make this possible. If you find our coverage helpful, if you haven’t already, please consider joining our supporters by taking out a subscription of your own (nkctribune.com/shop/) or purchasing copies at our office or retailers and vending boxes throughout the county (locations nkctribune.com/newsstands/ ) Specific published issues of the Tribune available: printed copies at our office or sent by mail here nkctribune.com/shop/shop/single-copy-purchase/ or as digital downloads here nkctribune.com/shop/product-category/downloads/ ... See MoreSee Less
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