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July 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

New wildfire burning near Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG — A new wildfire has burned across about 2,000 acres of sagebrush south of Ellensburg in central Washington, temporarily closing a nearby section of interstate highway. The state Transportation Department said a section of eastbound Interstate 82 was closed Thursday evening due to the smoky fire in the Manastash Ridge area. It reopened around 9…

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May 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Cougar trapped near Ellensburg after attacks

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — State Fish and Wildlife officers trapped a cougar Thursday north of Ellensburg that they believe has attacked farm animals and a pet dog. Capt. Rich Mann told the Daily Record newspaper the cat had to be killed because of attacks livestock. It’s believed the cougar attacked and injured a dog Wednesday and that…

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May 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Woman injured when truck hits cow near Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG — A Yakima woman was hospitalized after the truck she was riding in struck a cow on Highway 97 north of Ellensburg Saturday night, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic. The Washington State Patrol said Ronald L. Hines, 69, of Yakima, was going south when his Chevrolet pickup struck a cow in the roadway at 10:10 p.m….

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December 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Ellensburg twins plead to trying to kill father

ELLENSBURG (AP) — Twin Ellensburg brothers pleaded guilty to attempting to kill their father at the home they shared. The 25-year-olds, Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe, were sentenced Friday in Ellensburg to nine years in prison. The Daily Record reports they had been charged with first-degree attempted murder, arson and possession of improvised explosive devices. In…

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May 29, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Group to move 2 remaining CWU chimps to Canada

ELLENSBURG  (AP) — A nonprofit group plans to move the two remaining chimpanzees at Central Washington University in Ellensburg to a sanctuary in Canada. The Friends of Washoe group owns the chimps at the university’s Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute. Chairman Greg Beach told The Daily Record of Ellensburg for a story Wednesday that the decision was…

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September 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

State: Contractor will get bill if found liable for Taylor Bridge Fire

The Associated Press OLYMPIA – Washington state has warned a construction company that it will be liable for property damages and firefighting costs if investigators determine its work started a wildfire northwest of Ellensburg. The Washington state Department of Transportation notified Conway Construction Co. by letter on Friday that its contract makes the company responsible for safety…

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September 20, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Ellensburg park honors, Washoe, first sign-language chimp

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — A park in downtown Ellensburg will be dedicated Saturday in memory of Washoe, the first chimpanzee to communicate with American Sign Language. Washoe came to Central Washington University in 1980 with professors Roger and Debbie Fouts who researched communication with chimpanzees. Washoe was born in Africa and took her name…

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September 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Wildfire forces closure of Blewett Pass on Highway 97

A wildfire has forced the closure of Blewett Pass on U.S Highway 97. The fire has burned close to the highway, and the state Department of Transportation announced the closure of a 27-mile stretch of the highway on Wednesday. The highway is closed from milepost 150 at the junction with State Route 970 to milepost 177,…

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August 28, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Morning Memo / Tuesday: ELLENSBURG RODEO NOT CANCELED … No rain .. New lumber mill

Weather: Is it true we haven’t had measurable rain for 37 straight days? Is this Seattle? We’re checking it out. It’s expected to be cooler tomorrow and Thursday, but temperatures will start rising going into the Labor Day weekend. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The good news in the new traffic congestion…

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