Kittitas County

UNI provost named president of Washington state school

Officials have announced that University of Northern Iowa Provost Jim Wohlpart is resigning to become the newest president of a public university in Washington state. Wohlpart announced the move Thursday after being hired to lead Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. His new position is effective in June, when he will replace outgoing president James L. Gaudino. Wohlpart has served as UNI provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the past six years. He also served as the Cedar Falls school's interim president from July 2016 to January 2017.  Central Washington has an enrollment of near 16,000, compared with about 10,000 at UNI.

Mudslide cleared from US 2 near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A mudslide that was blocking part of US Highway 2 just east of Leavenworth has been cleared. Still, danger from winter weather persists on Washington roads. The slide happened mid-morning Monday and slammed into the DOT guardrail,…

Ellensburg Police investigating drive by shooting

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- The Ellensburg Police Department is investigating a drive by shooting Sunday afternoon at Toads Astro Express. Police say a confrontation around 12:30 p.m. between a customer and an employee led to the shooting. Investigators say the customer…

Windows at three banks in Ellensburg broken, man arrested

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- The Ellensburg Police Department arrested Jessie Jenson, 29, early Sunday after allegedly breaking windows at three different banks. Police received a call around 12:30 a.m. for a weapons complaint at US Bank. Police in the area of…

19-year-old found with stab wounds in Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - A teenager was attacked with a knife during what Ellensburg police believe was a gang-related incident on Friday morning. According to the Ellensburg Police Department, just after 2 a.m. they were sent to Okanogan Street and West…

Kittitas County Sheriff Clay Myers officially sworn in

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -- After serving in the position for over a year, Sheriff Clay Myers was officially sworn in at the Kittitas County Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Sheriff Myers first served as undersheriff to former Sheriff Gene…

CWU reaches operating agreement with on-campus food bank

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington University has reached a two-year operating agreement with the Applied People Offering Year-Round Outreach food and clothing bank that operates on its campus. In January, the university decided not to renew its lease with APOYO…