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KCPHD Celebrates National Volunteer Week 04/26/2017
The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) celebrates the volunteers who donate their time and effort to assist in our mission to protect and promote the health and the environment of the people of Kittitas County. Every year, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the people who contribute to local, national, and global causes.
Free Shingles and Tdap Vaccine at Kittitas County Public Health 04/26/2017
The Kittitas County Public Health Department has free shingles and free Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine available. Call the Kittitas County Public Health Department for an appointment today! These vaccines are free for adults who do not have health insurance, or if the insurance requires a co-pay. There is an administration fee of $23.00, but the fee can be reduced or waived based on your reported income.
Earth Day Activities Prove Productive for Sheriff's Office 04/24/2017
There was a great turnout Saturday during Earth Day at CWU, especially those taking advantage of the free document shredding and prescription drug take back programs provided by the local RSVP and Sheriff's Office.
Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition Named as 2017 Public Health Champion 04/17/2017
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is pleased to announce that the Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition will be awarded the 2017 annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award. The award is in recognition of the coalition’s work to improve the health and success of young children and their families. The award will be presented during the Kittitas County Board of Health meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 2:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Auditorium of the Kittitas County Courthouse. The meeting, located at 205 W 5th Avenue, Ellensburg is open to the public.
County Auditor's Office Closure 04/21/2017
County Auditor's Office will be closed Monday, April 24th, until 1:00 pm,
Kittitas County Developmental Disabilities Program Accepting Applications for Funding and Qualified Providers 04/07/2017
The Kittitas County Developmental Disabilities Program is currently accepting submissions for our Request for Proposals (RFP) for Information and Education funds as well as responses to our Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Services for Employment and Day Program Services. The RFP and RFQ documents can be found at https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/boc/boards/boards.aspx?board=mental-health
National Public Health Week 04/05/2017
The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) recognizes National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 3-9, 2017, as a time to highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. Each year, NPHW focuses its efforts on a different theme, and this year’s focus is becoming the healthiest nation by 2030.
Commissioners Appoint New Event Center Director 03/24/2017
County Commissioners are pleased to introduce Jill Scheffer as the new Kittitas County Event Center Director.
County Accepting Tourism-Related, Large Capital Project Applications 03/20/2017
Kittitas County is now accepting applications for its Tourism-Related, Large-Scale, Municipality-Owned Capital Projects program. Large-scale projects are defined in the application as those which request funding support of greater than $50,000.00. There is no maximum cost for a project. The application is posted online at the County's website or may be picked up in person at the Commissioner's office at the County Courthouse in Ellensburg.
Flooding Update 03/15/2017
At 0800 this morning The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office implemented a Level One EOC Activation in preparation for increased flooding. Level one is to address local short term issues using local resources. This helps insure the county is prepared, should we have significant impacts.
Injury accident closes Kittitas Highway 03/15/2017
28 year old Kittitas Resident was taken to Harborview this morning following a collision with a semi trailer.
Mobile home fire claims family pet. 03/15/2017
Upper County Fire Crews responded to a mobile home fire early this morning.
Flood Waters Can Be Harmful to Health 03/14/2017
With recent flooding in Kittitas County, the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) is reminding residents that flood water is unsafe. Flood water can create risks including, exposure to infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Increased Flooding in Kittitas County 03/13/2017
Last night saw an increase in the snow melt due to warmer weather and rain. Motorists are urged to use caution, especially at night.
County Cancels First Planning Workshop Due to Weather Conditions 03/09/2017
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Naneum Road Closure for bridge repairs - Update as of March 15, 2017. 03/15/2017
UPDATE: Please be advised that Naneum Road will be closed starting March 16, 2017 through March 24, 2017 to conduct repairs to the Naneum Road Bridge at MP 4.99, just South of Bar 14 Road. The detour route remains the same and is attached to this announcement.

UPDATE: Please be advised that due to high water the bridge repairs on the Naneum Road Bridge at MP 4.99, just South of Bar 14 Road that was scheduled for March 13, 2017 have been postponed. An updated announcement will be sent once a new repair date has been determined.

45 year old Kirkland man dies in avalanch Saturday 03/05/2017
Kittitas County Sheriffs Deputies have recovered the body of Mike Albertson this morning from the Hawkins Mountain area, 27 miles N.W. of Cle Elum,
Free Shingles Vaccine at Kittitas County Public Health 02/27/2017
The Kittitas County Public Health Department has free shingles vaccine available. Are you 60 years and older? Would you have to pay out of pocket for this vaccine? Call the Kittitas County Public Health Department for an appointment today! The vaccine is free. There is an administration fee of $23.00, but the fee can be reduced or waived based on your reported income.
Attendance at Upcoming Public Forum Encouraged 02/27/2017
The Kittitas County Public Health Department is encouraging attendance at an upcoming public forum regarding the Medicaid Transformation Demonstration in Kennewick, Washington.
Please take precautions in current air quality conditions 02/15/2017
Kittitas County is experiencing “unhealthy” air quality due to stagnant weather conditions. The range of air quality categories include good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, very unhealthy, and hazardous.