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Lecture on local cattle driver set for Sept. 21

The Kittitas County Historical Museum is continuing its 2017 lecture series with a presentation titled "The Life and Times of Ben Snipes," at 6 p.m., Thursday, according to a news release. The lecture is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served. Historian Mick Qualls will lead the di

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:00

Morgan staff member earns President's Leadership Award

Nora Hilton, a paraeducator at Morgan Middle School, was recognized with a President's Leadership Award by the Public School Employees of Washington for her contributions to the success of students during a meeting on Sept. 5, according to a news release. Hilton, who has worked for Ellensburg school

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 20:00:00

Mop up continues on Jolly Mountain Fire

Firefighters continue mop-up along Salmon la Sac and Forest Service Road 4315 on the Jolly Mountain Fire, according to this morning's report. The fire is at 36,808 acres and is 40 percent contained. Lightning started the fire on Aug. 11, and it has been burning near Lake Cle Elum and into the Teanaw

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 16:45:00

Letter: Tjossem Road site is actually on Berry Road

The Daily Record's Sept. 14 article regarding three sites for a new waste transfer station stated one site would be "on Tjossem Road." The land in question is farmland owned by Jeff Brunson. In actuality, the location site is not on or even near Tjossem Road. The conceptual layout found on Kittitas

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:22:00

Revenue forecast for Washington state up $288 million

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Projected revenue for the state of Washington has increased by about $288 million through the middle of 2019. Numbers released Wednesday by the Office of Financial Management show the state's revenue collection will be up, partly because the state's economy performed better tha

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:21:43

Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designs

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to test new bridge designs developed to help the structures better withstand violent temblors. The engineers on Wednesday will rattle a 100-ton, 70-foot (21-meter) bridge model to

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:19:40

Letter: Goodloe's experience and qualities will serve her well on council

To the Editor: I am so pleased to be able to write this letter in support of Nancy Goodloe's bid for Ellensburg City Council, Position 2. Nancy and I worked closely together for several years when she was the administrator of the Kittitas County Public Health Department. The qualities I saw in Nancy

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:19:00

Hiker falls to death at Oregon's Smith Rock State Park

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old hiker fell to his death at Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says it appears Sebastian Baker of Vancouver, Washington, was hiking alone on the Misery Ridge trail before falling 250 feet. He died at the scene

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 15:19:36

New Seattle mayor will stick to police body camera plan

SEATTLE (AP) - The second phase of a police body camera program put in place by former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is set to kick in next week. King 5-TV reports (http://kng5.tv/2xeV9nl ) that new Mayor Tim Burgess will maintain the program. Burgess says he strongly supports officers wearing body camera

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:58:57

Border patrol arrests men at Washington state crossing

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say officer arrested two wanted men at the border crossing in Blaine, Washington. The Bellingham Herald reported Tuesday (https://goo.gl/8nT1Vu ) that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the men at the Peace Arch border crossing last Wednesday. After

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:00:52

Washington state school shooting suspect pleads not guilty

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy accused of killing a student at his rural Washington state high school and wounding three others has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Caleb Sharpe, a sopho

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:34:54

Benton County bans new pot shops from entering market

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Benton County commissioners have voted to ban new legal pot stores from entering the market in unincorporated parts of the county, although current legal retailers will be grandfathered in - allowing them to continue operating as normal. The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 06:36:40

Transient man pleads not guilty to Vancouver fatal shooting

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A transient man accused of fatally shooting another man in July at a Washington state park has entered not-guilty pleas to first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. The Columbian reports (http://bit.ly/2fhfX6y ) 27-year-old William Peek pleaded h

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 06:34:54

Community shows appreciation for Jolly Mountain Fire crews

After returning to school, students from around the county showed their appreciation for firefighters battling the Jolly Mountain Fire, with cards and other art projects. Lincoln Elementary students made cards under guidance of teacher Katy Reeves, while Cle Elum-Roslyn students from Walter Strom Mi

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:19:00

Officers investigating homicide in southwest Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say one man was fatally shot in southwest Seattle. Seattle police said on Twitter that officers were called to the 8100 block of 31st Avenue Southwest Tuesday evening for a report of a shooting. Police said in a later tweet that the shooting had been confirmed as a homicid

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 03:11:21

Pause for Paws: Crikey and Willie are looking for a new home

In the six years I have been a volunteer with Kittitas County Friends of Animals, I have done trap, neuter, return and barn relocations of feral cats, fostered hundreds of cats and kittens as well as tamed and socialized feral kittens. All of which has been done in the best interest of the cats. Alw

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 14:09:00

Names of officers who fatally shot man in Tacoma released

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma police have identified the three officers who fatally shot a man they say shot at them earlier this month. Police spokeswoman Shelbie Boyd said Tuesday that 35-year-old William Johnson, 38-year-old Matthew Watters and 47-year-old Jeffrey Robillard fired their weapons Sept

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 01:16:29

Washington state study looks at home-grown recreational pot

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state lawmakers are split on whether to allow residents to grow recreational marijuana in their homes, so they've implemented a study to look into three potential plans. The Daily Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2xvvS80 ) Tuesday that the state Liquor and Cannabis Boa

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 23:51:27

West Nile virus confirmed in a Kittitas County horse

West Nile virus has been confirmed in a horse in Kittitas County, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The confirmed case is in a 15-year-old quarter horse gelding. The horse is currently being treated, according to a news release from the Kittitas County Public Health Depart

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:51:00

Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective Wednesday, campfires will be allowed in approved fire pits in camp

DAILYRECORDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:19:16