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Suspicious vehicle call results in sexual assault arrest. 09/08/2018
Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy's investigation of a disabled vehicle Saturday morning led to the arrest of 43 year old Cle Elum resident for sexual assault.
Community Development Services Releases Annual Docket Amendments to Kittitas County Code 09/10/2018
Kittitas County Press Release
Community Development Services
For Immediate Release
Community Development Services Releases Annual Docket Amendments to Kittitas County Code
Friday's lightening starts fires in Kittitas County 09/09/2018
The lightening storm that pass through Kittitas County Friday evening started two fires on U.S. Forest Service lands near Blewett Pass.
FEMA OPEN HOUSE TO DISCUSS EFFECTS OF FLOOD RISK IMPACT ON KITTITAS COUNTY 09/06/2018
The preliminary map for flood areas for Kittitas County has been released for community review.
Cle Elum, WA – On September 19th, from 5:00-7:00pm, property owners and community residents are invited to discuss the potential impacts of and provide feedback on the proposed community flood map revisions. The Open House will be held at the Putnam Centennial Center (719 E 3rd St, Cle Elum, WA 98922). It will showcase Kittitas County’s current hazard mitigation planning efforts and provide an opportunity for community members to learn how to build stronger and safer in the face of natural disasters.
Pursuit ends with a crash 08/31/2018
On August 30, 2018, around 11:00pm, Kittitas County Deputies attempt to stop a vehicle traveling southbound on Canyon Road for not having their lights on. The vehicle sped away from the deputy when he activated his emergency lights.
Puget Sound Energy Foundation donates to Kittitas County Search and Rescue 08/28/2018
Kittitas County Search and Rescue recently received and $18,000 donation from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation designated for replacement snowmobiles used for winter backcountry search and rescue operations.
Two Search and Rescues over the weekend 08/27/2018
Kittitas County Search and Rescue volunteers responded to two calls of injured people this past weekend.
Public Health Assessing Air Quality for Kittitas County Fair and Ellensburg Rodeo 08/27/2018
The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) is working closely with the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, the Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners, the Kittitas County Event Center, the Kittitas County Fair Board, and the Ellensburg Rodeo Board to determine when poor air quality might result in the closure of outdoor events this Labor Day Weekend. It has been determined that if air quality conditions reach “hazardous,” according to the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) that the events will be closed to the public.
Salud pública evaluando la calidad del aire para la feria del condado de Kittitas y el rodeo de Ellensburg 08/27/2018
El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Kittitas (KCPHD) trabaja estrechamente con la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Kittitas, la Junta de Comisionados del Condado de Kittitas, el Centro de Eventos del Condado de Kittitas, la Junta de la Feria del Condado de Kittitas y la Junta de Rodeo de Ellensburg para determinar cuándo la mala calidad del aire podría resultar en el cierre de eventos al aire libre este fin de semana del día laboral. Se ha determinado que si las condiciones de calidad del aire llegan a ser "peligrosas", según el Departamento de Ecología del Estado de Washington (Ecología), los eventos estarán cerrados al público.
Kittitas County now accepting Lodging Tax Grant Applications for Events and Projects 08/27/2018
Kittitas County is now accepting applications for 2019 Lodging Tax Fund Grants for Special Events and Projects. This call for applications is county-wide. The application is posted online on the County’s website and can be easily accessed at the following link: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/auditor/accounting/lodging-tax/cltac-guide.aspx The application process this year is only available digitally and must be completed and submitted exclusively online.
The Kittitas County Fair and Rodeo is on schedule 08/27/2018
On behalf of the Kittitas County Sheriff, Fair Board, Rodeo Board and the Event Center, we would like to inform the Public that the Annual Kittitas County Fair and Rodeo is on schedule.
Kittitas County now accepting Lodging Tax Grant Applications for Events and Projects 08/24/2018
Kittitas County is now accepting applications for 2019 Lodging Tax Fund Grants for Special Events and Projects. This call for applications is county-wide. The application is posted online on the County’s website and can be easily accessed at the following links: https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/auditor/accounting/lodging-tax/cltac-guide.aspx or http://co.kittitas.wa.us/boc/lodging-tax/default.aspx. The application process this year is only available digitally and must be completed and submitted exclusively online.
Kittitas County Auditor Licensing Division and our subagents; Mitchell, Reed and Schimtten Insurance Licensing Division and Ellensburg Licensing will be closed at 4:30 pm Thursday, August 30 until 9 a 08/23/2018
Kittitas County Auditor Licensing Division and our subagents; Mitchell, Reed and Schimtten Insurance Licensing Division and Ellensburg Licensing will be closed at 4:30 pm Thursday, August 30 until 9 am Tuesday, September 4.
Air Quality Update and Resources to Determine Current Conditions 08/22/2018
The Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) air monitor on Ruby Street is available again via Ecology’s website https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/ and the most recent reading as of 5:00 AM today is “unhealthy” air.
Air Quality Conditions Persist in Kittitas County 08/21/2018
Kittitas County continues to experience air quality issues as a result of wildfire smoke and is under an air quality alert until Thursday, August 23. The latest reading from the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) monitor in Ellensburg is “unhealthy” air.
Open Houses for Expanded County Water Metering Program 08/20/2018
The Kittitas County Water Resources Program will hold two open houses to discuss the expanded county water metering program in Kittitas County. The first open house will be held August 27, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Hal Holmes located at 201 Ruby Street in Ellensburg. The second open house will be held on August 28 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Putnam Centennial Center located at 719 E 3rd Street in Cle Elum.
Air Quality in Kittitas County is Unhealthy 08/13/2018
As of 11:00 AM today, the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) air monitor showed “Unhealthy” as the latest reading for Kittitas County’s air quality rating.
Air Quality in Kittitas County is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 08/10/2018
As of 6:00 AM today, the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) air monitor showed “unhealthy for sensitive groups” as the latest reading for Kittitas County’s air quality rating.
Bowers Field Joint Operating Agreement Advisory Committee 08/08/2018
The Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners desires soliciting interested persons to serve on an Airport Advisory Group with representatives from Central Washington University.
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Kittitas County Breastfeeding Coalition 08/01/2018
Join the Kittitas County Breastfeeding Coalition (KCBC) in celebrating World Breastfeeding week with a series of free events! The Annual World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7 and KCBC invites residents to participate in local activities (schedule attached).