The Associated Press SELAH, Yakima County — The 15-square-mile wildfire near Selah is no longer threatening any homes. Janet Pearce of the state Department of Natural Resources says favorable winds on Tuesday night pushed the flames away from homes and toward the Yakima River. Pearce says the fire has burned one outbuilding, but no other structures. There are…More
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A wildfire estimated at 6,000 acres and growing is burning in the Wenas Valley north of Selah, Yakima County. According to a report in the Yakima Herald-Republic, two buildings, a barn and a workshop, and a home have been destroyed. A Level 3 (mandatory) evacuation order…More
Capt. Aaron Blanchard, a 32-year old Army helicopter pilot who grew up in Selah, Yakima County, was killed Tuesday in Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan, according to the Army. Blanchard was one of two pilots from the 2nd Aviation Division 10th Mountain Division who died Tuesday from what the Army called “wounds sustained from enemy indirect fire.” The…More
YAKIMA (AP) — The mother of a Fort Drum Army helicopter pilot who grew up in Washington says he was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan. Laura Schactler of Selah told the Yakima Herald-Republic that 32-year-old Aaron Blanchard and another soldier were killed at a forward operating base by missile fire. He had been in…More
Weather: When’s this rain gonna stop? It has. And we’ll even see sun today. What, are we dreaming? Nope. Weather Service says partly sunny and a high of 47 degrees. Yeah, baby. And what’s this? Sunny Wednesday, Thursday and Friday? Hello! That’s in the forecast, too. The details. More weather: The numbers: Although we will…More