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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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August 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Fire relief workers need donations of money, but not stuff

Relief workers helping people evacuated due to the Taylor Bridge Fire in Central Washington have been overwhelmed by donations of clothes and food, they say, and they don’t want any more. Instead, people are urged to donate money. Workers have warehouse space and are sorting donations, but “definitely right now we do not need anymore clothes,”…

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August 15, 2012 at 5:41 PM

How to help those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help support people affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire. An estimated 70 homes have been destroyed  and hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes. The Red Cross has a shelter at the Centennial Senior Center in Cle Elum at 719 E. 3rd Street. The agency is also assisting…

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August 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Homeowners dig in, hoping Taylor Bridge Fire will spare their homes

As flames burned through the trees on the ridge a mile or so from his home on Wednesday afternoon, Dale Johnson wasn’t getting ready to flee. Instead, he was gassing up a lawnmower. Johnson, 65, wore a surgical mask to protect him from the smoke in the air. The idea, he said, was to cut down…

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