Kittitas County

Fire near Thorpe burns 57 acres

THORPE, Wash — Firefighters from Upper Kittitas County have responded to a brush fire in the Sunlight Waters area northwest of Thorpe. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it's assisting Kittitas County Fire District 1 (KCFD 1)…

Ellensburg veteran wins $100,000 through WA vaccine lottery

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A former Coast Guardsman from Kittitas County won a $100,000 grand prize through “A Heroes Thanks;” a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for Washington state veterans through the Governor's Office and Washington's Lottery. The winner is Mark W.,…

Ellensburg: Boil water order lifted for Millpond

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The Boil Water Order issued for Millpond in Kittitas County has been lifted by public health officials after testing confirmed that drinking water in the region is not contaminated by dangerous bacteria. According to an alert issued…

Boil Water Order for Millpond in Ellensburg

MILLPOND, Wash. (KAPP-KVEW) The Kittitas County Public Health Department has issued a boil water order for Millpond in Ellensburg effective immediately. Everyone in the Millpond area should bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and…

Graffiti art exhibit debuts in Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG, Wash -- Gallery One Visual Arts Center in Ellensburg debuted a new exhibition Friday displaying graffiti art from around the Pacific Northwest. Titled "The Writing's on the Wall," the…

Ellensburg students headed to national FFA competition

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Ellensburg High School students are close to punching their ticket to a national Future Farmers of America competition in Indianapolis, but they need the community’s help to prepare. The chapter’s Marketing Plan team has been working on…

New Gorge Amphitheatre documentary to be screened locally

A new documentary about the rich history of the Gorge Ampitheatre will hit theaters nationwide for one night only in July. “Enormous: The Gorge Story” was scheduled to be screened last year, but COVID safety restrictions put plans on hold. In celebration of movie theaters reopening, and live music returning to the Gorge, the…

Kittitas County brush fires close Vantage Highway

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — Local authorities are urging travelers to avoid Vantage Highway east of Kittitas due to multiple brush fires in the area. Emergency first responders arrived on the scene in the afternoon to contain the spread of…