Press Releases and Public Service Announcements

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Public Meeting Notice 04/22/2019
Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting Notice (SWAC)
Student Returning from International Trip May Have Been Exposed to Measles 04/19/2019
A Central Washington University (CWU) student who recently returned from international travel was reported to have been exposed to measles. The student was not vaccinated against measles.
New Deputy Sworn In 04/18/2019
On April 17th 2019, Sheriff Gene Dana swore in newly hired Deputy Michael Bruce to join the ranks of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office.
Kittitas County Board of Commissioners Adopts Position Statement Defining “No Net Loss” for Public Access on Public Roads 04/16/2019
The Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 2019-061, “Position Statement from Kittitas County Board of Commissioners: “No Net Loss” For Public Access on Public Roads”.
Kittitas County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, and Kittitas County Board of Team Up to Provide Micro-Grant Opportunity 04/16/2019
In 2019, there is a new opportunity for micro-grants in Kittitas County!
Kittitas County Considers Updates to Public Health Fee Schedule and Water Resources Program 04/08/2019
On April 18, 2019, the Kittitas County Board of Health (BOH) and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will consider an updated Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) Fee Schedule and Policy for 2019. The BOH and BOCC will also consider updates to the Water Resource Program at that time. If approved, the proposed changes will go into effect on May 1, 2019.
APOYO Named as 2019 Public Health Champion 04/05/2019
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is pleased to announce that the APOYO Food Bank will be awarded the 2019 annual Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award. The award is in recognition of their work to provide food, recycled clothing and furniture to the community. The award will be presented during the Kittitas County Board of Health meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 10:00 am in the Commissioners’ Auditorium of the Kittitas County Courthouse. The meeting, located at 205 W 5th Avenue, Ellensburg is open to the public.
Outdoor Burning Regulations 04/03/2019
Spring is finally here and many property owners may be planning on spring cleaning and burning outdoors. For those living in un-incorporated areas of Kittitas County, here are the outdoor burning regulations. I've also included information about recreational fires.

Kittitas County Corrections graduated four new officers 04/02/2019
On March 22, 2019, four Kittitas County Corrections officers graduated the Washington State Corrections Academy class 459.
Cle Elum High School Live Feed for Deputy Thompson Memorial 03/27/2019
Live Streaming of Deputy Thompson's Memorial on Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Treasuere's office to offer expanded service in Upper County
Media Advisory on Behalf of Kittitas Police Department 03/23/2019
Kittitas Police Officer Benito “Kellyn” Chavez is scheduled to be released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle at around 3:00 P.M. today.
Deputy Thompson Memorial Service Scheduled 03/22/2019
A Memorial Service for Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Nicholson Pavilion, 715 E. Dean Nicholson Blvd., on the Central Washington University Campus in Ellensburg, Washington. Deputy Thompson gave the ultimate sacrifice and ended his watch on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Kittitas County Stands Together in Support of Local Law Enforcement 03/20/2019
The Kittitas County Government including all departments and offices stands behind local law enforcement. As a symbol of that support, the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners has directed that all county government buildings will lower their flags to half-mast in honor of fallen Deputy Ryan Thompson and injured Officer Benito Chavez.
Slain and Wounded Officers’ Family Support Identified 03/20/2019
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Donation accounts have been created at US Bank to help the families of the two Kittitas officers involved in yesterday’s shooting that claimed the life of Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson and wounded Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez.
Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy Line of Duty Death 03/20/2019
Last night’s officer-involved shooting claimed the life of Kittitas County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Thompson. Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez was wounded in the shooting and is currently at Harborview Medical Center.
Media Advisory 03/19/2019
A press conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Kittitas Valley Event Center – Armory (901 East 7th Ave., Ellensburg, WA).
Kittitas County Deputy Killed in Line of Duty 03/19/2019
On Tuesday, March 19, at approximately 7:37 p.m. the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a driving complaint in the Badger Pocket area of Kittitas County.
Cross country skier rescued near Cabin Creek 03/11/2019
On March 9, 2019, members of the Sheriff's Office and Kittitas County Search and Rescue were able to rescue an injured cross country skier.
Kittitas County Tax Statements Mailed 03/01/2019
The 2019 Kittitas County Tax Statements have been mailed.