The Ellensburg School Board sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee outlining a path to local control over managing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of September.

Calls for the Ellensburg School Board to defy Gov. Jay Inslee’s mask mandate continued to be heard at Wednesday’s Ellensburg School Board meeting.

With the Delta variant showing no discrimination towards age, county health officials are concerned about the trends they are seeing around the nation, especially as school is right around the corner. The issue is further compounded by lagging vaccination rates, both nationwide and at home i…

Kittitas County’s number of active COVID-19 cases climbed to 46 as of 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, according to the Kittitas County Community Impact Dashboard.

The Prestige Post-Acute and Rehab Center (Prestige Post-Acute) in Ellensburg is clear of a COVID-19 outbreak, according to a news release from the Kittitas County Public Health Department.

Over one third of students in the Ellensburg School District have registered for Virtual Academy. All students in the district will be taking online classes at the start of fall quarter, either in Virtual Academy or the hybrid model. This is according to ESD Executive Director of Student Ser…

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The Easton School District decided to continue remote learning in the fall. This decision was made July 31, six days before the county’s recommendation to start education online.

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If you were to walk through local grocery outlets or pharmacies, it might seem like business as usual, maybe even a little more crowded. But the local business climate is anything but normal since Gov. Jay Inslee’s containment measures were implemented as an attempt to contain the rapidly sp…