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Free HEPA Portable Air Cleaners Available in Kittitas County to Eligible Households 05/06/2022
The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) is distributing free HEPA portable air cleaners, while supplies last, to households within Kittitas County who are eligible. You are eligible if:

• Someone in your household has asthma, COPD, hypertension, or coronary artery disease.
• You are at or below 250% federal poverty level or qualify for public assistance such as SNAP, TANF, WIC or Medicaid.
• You do not currently own a HEPA portable air cleaner.
• You are willing to participate in collection of demographics.
Candidate Filing Season 05/05/2022
2022 General Election Preparation
2022 Non-docket Cycle Public Hearing Rescheduled 05/04/2022
Notice of rescheduled public hearing to consider 2022 non-docket cycle amendments to Title's 12,15A, 16, and 17.
Statement of Qualifications for I-90 Feasibility Study 05/04/2022
The Board of County Commissioners is soliciting qualified engineering consultants to verify the feasibility of widening Interstate 90 from Easton to Cle Elum. 
Great Summer Jobs Available with Kittitas County Solid Waste 05/03/2022
Earn extra cash this summer by helping keep Kittitas County clean! Kittitas County Solid Waste is hiring seasonal litter crew members and a litter crew supervisor.
Juvenile Escapee Captured After Pursuits 04/30/2022
On Friday evening, 4/29/22, at 7:53 pm, Kittcom dispatchers received a call from a staff member of the Parke Creek Community Facility, a juvenile group detention center northeast of the city of Kittitas. She reported that a 15-year-old male held there escaped after he choked her from behind, demanded her keys, and stole her car.
Kady Porterfield Receives International Association of Fairs and Expositions Certified Fair Executive Status 04/29/2022
PHOENIX – Kady Porterfield of the Kittitas County Fair and Kittitas Valley Event Center in Ellensburg, WA was honored at the 2022 Management Conference of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) as a recipient of the Certified Fair Executive (CFE) designation.
Kittitas County Solid Waste Celebrates Earth Day! 04/22/2022
This Earth Day, Kittitas County Solid Waste is celebrating with a kids coloring activity and sharing the importance of recycling right with helpful tips.
Cash Intercepted by UPS Returned to Elderly Kittitas County Resident 04/11/2022
The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office was recently called by UPS Security services in Rhode Island when they detected a package containing thousands of dollars in cash shipped by an elderly person in Kittitas County. Deputies interviewed the person who sent the cash and quickly recognized they were the victim of a common phone scam demanding ‘bail money’ for some supposed younger relative in a distant place. This time, the cash was returned to the victim of the scam. We’re grateful to UPS Security for catching it.
Patriot Night Under the Lights – Ellensburg’s Independence Day Celebration 04/07/2022
The Kittitas Valley Event Center is bringing another country music star, Easton Corbin, to town for Patriot Night Under the Lights in the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena on July 3rd! Easton Corbin exudes country. His distinctive baritone has been gracing airwaves for the past decade as his chart-topping debut single “A Little More Country Than That” established him as a mainstay on the country charts. Billboard’s 2010 Top New Country Artist would go on to garner another No. 1 hit with the feel-good “Roll With It” as well as seven top 10 singles, further distinguishing himself from other male vocalists as a tried-and-true country traditionalist who weaves timeless story songs together while tipping his hat to the classic country artists who have come before him.
There’s Still Time to Nominate a Public Health Champion 04/05/2022
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is sponsoring the eighth annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion award. The award is intended to honor and recognize individuals, groups, or organizations that have made significant contributions to the health of Kittitas County. This award is made possible by a generous donation from former Kittitas County Health Officer Jim Gale.
Avalanche Beacon Boards Elevate Avalanche Awareness in Kittitas County 04/04/2022
The late-season storm that brought heavy snow to the Cascades this weekend created high avalanche risks in parts of Kittitas County, and highlights the need for avalanche awareness and preparation. Winter recreators at popular Kittitas County Sno-Parks have had access to an important new tool for avalanche preparation and awareness for the past month, all started by the sad loss of a Washington State Trooper in an accident last year.
Sheriff's Search and Rescue Base Moves to Cle Elum 03/22/2022
Kittitas County's Search and Rescue base of operations has moved to meet the growing needs of the upper county.
Kittitas County Coroner Identifies Remains From 1978 Case 03/15/2022
Unidentified human remains were discovered in Kittitas County in 1978. Through advancements in DNA technology these remains have now been identified by the Kittitas County Coroner.
Killing of Ronald Dog Under Investigation 03/11/2022
The killing of a family pet this week in Ronald is being investigated.
Kittitas County Developmental Disabilities Program Accepting Applications for Funding and Qualified Providers 03/11/2022
The Kittitas County Developmental Disabilities Program is currently accepting submissions for our Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Services for Employment and Day Program Services. The RFQ documents can be found at Kittitas County Public Health | Programs | Childhood Injury Prevention.
Kittitas County SEPA DNS issued for Proposed Amendments to Title 16, 15A and 12 03/10/2022
Kittitas County CDS is initiating out of docket cycle amendments to Title's 16, 15A and 12. The proposed amendments are intended to reconcile certain subdivision standards with Washington State regulations and address several outstanding deficiencies in Title 16. Additionally the proposed amendments include an update to the County road variance process requiring amendments to Titles 12 and Title 15A.


Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award 03/08/2022
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is sponsoring the eighth annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion award. The award is intended to honor and recognize individuals, groups, or organizations that have made significant contributions to the health of Kittitas County. This award is made possible by a generous donation from former Kittitas County Health Officer Jim Gale.
Arrest in Upper Kittitas County Mail, Identity, and Vehicle Theft Case 03/04/2022
Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 41 year old Dustin Lindelof of Thorp on numerous charges Friday.
2022 Property Tax Statements Mailed 03/07/2022
Kittitas County Property tax statements for 2022 were mailed on March 4th.