Central Washington University is providing rooms in Wendell Hill Hall where crews who fight fire at night can rest during the day. Firefighters battling the Snag Canyon Fire need a cooler, darker alternative to the dome tents scattered throughout the Kittitas County Fairgrounds.
Army National Guard soldiers are among the 70 people staying in Wendell Hill Hall. They will be arriving Thursday and Friday and will be in town helping with the fire north of Ellensburg for two to three weeks. CWU also may provide shelter for additional out-of-town firefighters arriving over the weekend.
The Snag Canyon Fire burning 12 miles north of Ellensburg started by lightning on Saturday, August 2. As of noon Wednesday about 500 personnel were working to control the fire, which was estimated to be 6,400 acres.
Photo: Smoke rises from the Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg
on Tuesday, August 5. (Washington Incident Management Team 1)
August 6, 2014
Fresh off of being named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Team of the Week, the Central WashHamel Named New CWU Financial Manager
Karen Hamel has been named the primary financial manager for the president’s and operation’s divWildcat Wins Women's Conference Field Athlete Of The Week Award
In just her first meet of the indoor track and field season--and first indoor competition in two ye