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January 16, 2015 at 10:21 AM

State feeding hay daily to 500 elk near Ellensburg

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG  — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has started winter feeding of hay to about 500 elk at a location 15 miles northwest of Ellensburg, even though there’s no snow on the ground and some forage is available. The manager of the department’s L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, Shana Winegeart, says the aim of…


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November 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Thieves steal 9 wildlife cameras near North Bend

NORTH BEND — Nine wildlife cameras used to track elk near North Bend have been stolen. The Transportation Department was using the cameras in a project to prevent elk collisions on Interstate 90. KOMO reports workers noticed the cameras worth $7,000 were gone Tuesday. Crews removed nine other remaining cameras as a precaution. One of the cameras took…


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April 10, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Thursday Memo: 911 emergency … Pellet gun and brass knuckles … Determined elk

National Weather Service forecast The emergency 911 system that was out throughout the state since very early this morning is now up and running, says CenturyLink, Earlier item: The emergency 911 system is out throughout the state and the provider, CenturyLink, is working to fix it. If you have an emergency, you’re…


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January 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Five vehicles strike elk on I-5 near Woodland

The Columbian (MCT) Two elk walked onto Interstate 5 north of Woodland late Tuesday night, causing a crash involving five vehicles. The northbound lanes of the freeway, about two miles north of Woodland, were closed for about 10 minutes following the crash, reported at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn. The crash started…


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November 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Elk hooks up with soccer net in Maple Valley

MAPLE VALLEY (AP) — A young elk needed an assist after its horns became tangled in a soccer net at Rock Creek Elementary School in Maple Valley, says the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department. Officer Bruce Richards cut the net last Friday and freed the elk. A King County sheriff’s deputy who also responded recorded this video.


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December 16, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Morning Memo/Friday: Barefoot bandit sentencing … elk reprieve … sunny today?

Weather: Hey, partly sunny this afternoon with a high near 50 degrees. Not bad for December! We like that. But then it’s expected to be mostly cloudy. And then partly sunny Saturday, too, and again a high near 50. But, uh-oh, 50 percent rain Saturday night and early Sunday. No rain expected Monday, though. More

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