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Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award 02/11/2019
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is sponsoring the fifth 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.
Public Meeting Notice 02/06/2019
Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting (SWAC)
Sheriff's Employee Arrested 02/06/2019
Information brought to a Sheriff's Supervisor last week, concerning one of the Sheriff's Civilian Employees, prompted a request of the Ellensburg Police Department to investigate. The investigation has resulted in the employees arrest.
Board of County Commissioners Office Temporarily Relocated 02/05/2019
Effective immediately the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners office will be temporarily relocated to the Kittitas County Event Center.
Storm and highway closure 02/04/2019
Highway I-82 and SR821 both closed due to multiple accidents.
for those planning to travel to Yakima this evening, please check the DOT web site prior to leaving.
I-1639 Riddled with problems 02/01/2019
I have received many questions about I-1639 and would like to clarify my position on the matter. There are many problems with this initiative and I will focus on one of Constitutional issues.
Sheriff’s Office Recognition 01/29/2019
The Sheriff’s Office recently recognized the following individuals.
Dangers of Carbon Monoxide 01/22/2019
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and deadly gas associated with heating appliances and devices.
Confirmed Cases of Measles in Washington State 01/22/2019
Clark County, Washington, which includes the city of Vancouver, is experiencing a measles outbreak. As of Monday, January 21 at 5:00 pm, 22 confirmed cases and 3 suspect cases have been identified. So far, almost all cases are unimmunized children.
Pilot identified in crash 01/18/2019
The twin engine, Piper PA-23-250 Aztec airplane that crashed south of Ellensburg on January 17, 2019, was piloted by 75 year old, Dr. Frank L. Smith of Wapato. Dr. Smith was the sole occupant of the aircraft.
Twin engine plane crash claims life of pilot, 2 miles south of Ellensburg. 01/17/2019
Shortly before 5:00PM a Kittitas County farm owner notified law enforcement that a small plane had just crashed into one of his fields.
Kittitas County Public Health Champion Award 01/15/2019
The Kittitas County Board of Health Advisory Committee (BOHAC) is sponsoring the fifth 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.
Injuried snowmobiler airlifted to Yakima 12/28/2018
On Thursday, December 27th at around 12:52 PM, Kittitas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched with personnel from Upper Kittitas County Hospital District 2 and Kittitas County Fire District 7 to rescue an injured Lake Tapps resident after he colliding with a tree in a remote area northwest of Red Bridge Road east of Cle Elum.
Public Input Sought on Hazard Mitigation Plan 12/19/2018
Kittitas County is no stranger to the impact of natural disasters on our community. From fires to floods, the County works to both prepare for and mitigate against natural disasters. The Hazard Mitigation Plan assesses the risk of natural hazards occurring within Kittitas County, and is currently in the process of being updated for 2019.

Water Mitigation Fees Set to Increase January 1, 2019 12/14/2018
The Kittitas County Water bank will be increasing the total price for water mitigation on all offered packages. The price increase is to provide cost recovery for the services rendered by Kittitas County.
Commissioners Appoint New Public Health Administrator 12/12/2018
The Board of Commissioners are pleased to introduce Tristen Lamb as the new Public Health Administrator for Kittitas County.
One car injury collision on Lower Peoh Point Road 12/07/2018
On 12-06-18 at approximately 3:04 pm, Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputies along with personnel from Fire Dist 7, Hospital District 2 and the Washington State Patrol responded to an injury collision on Lower Peoh Point Rd in the area of Watson Cuttoff.
Mohar Road to be Reopened 12/06/2018
Reopening of Mohar Road
2019 Lodging Tax Recommendations 11/20/2018
Consolidated Lodging Tax Work Group Forwards Recommendations for Final Approval
Ellensburg man fataly struck by vehicle on Univeristy Way 10/29/2018
On October 28, 2018, at approximately 11:40pm, Ellensburg resident James McCurdy was struck by a vehicle while walking on University Way near the intersection of Reecer Creek Rd.