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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellenburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, Oct. 5

Imagine the dot in the lower left corner is the moon. CWU professor Bruce Palmquist explains how it will work its way in front of the sun in the upper right corner at a presentation at 6 tonight.


It’s a partial eclipse of the sun

CWU professor Bruce Palmquist will discuss the Oct. 14 solar eclipse at 6 p.m., today at Hal Holmes Community Center. The presentation is titled, There’s a Big Black Spot on the Sun Today: The Solar Eclipses of 2023 and 2024. Those attending will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses.

Heads up for aerial display

As part of Ellensburg High School’s homecoming week festivities, a fireworks display will follow the EHS football game at about 9 p.m. Friday. The Bulldogs welcome Wenatchee for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

I-90 closes for blasting this week

Rock blasting closures on Interstate 90 will start at 5:45 p.m. today and last about an hour. The interstate will be closed in both directions near Easton.

Lecture series features archivists

Central Washington University Provost Lecture Series features professor and CWU archivist Julia Stringfellow at 5:30 p.m., today at the Brooks Library Student Commons. Stringfellow will focus on the women she researched during her 2023 sabbatical. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Provost and CWU Libraries.

Lunch concert on Friday

The first Kairos and Friends’ Let’s Do Lunch concert is at noon on Friday at the Hal Holmes Community Center. The free concert series runs on the first Friday of the month through March.

Annual archives crawl is Saturday

Ellensburg annual Archives Crawl is 9 a.m., Saturday starting at the Brooks Library Student Commons. The tour consists of archivists, museum curators and directors sharing about their repositories and collections and visiting repositories on campus and in the community. Registration is required and the form is available on the Central Washington University’s website.

Weekend event celebrates Thorp

The Thorp Community Days Dinner and Auction is at 6 p.m., Friday in the Thorp School gym. The dinner is catered by the Thorp FFA and music will be provided by Micah J. The Thorp Community Days Festival is all day Saturday starting at 8 a.m. with a breakfast at the Thorp Fire Station. There also will be a grand parade, live entertainment, a Thorp Mill Open House, vendors and many activities for kids.

Ciderfest set for Saturday

The Windfall Ciderfest is at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. Ciderfest, which is a fundraiser for the Kittitas Environmental Education Network, features live music from Killdeer String Band, Rusty Cage and Santa Poco, and ciders from Ellensburg, Puget Sound, Wenatchee and Yakima ciderhouses. Tickets are $45. This is a 21-and-over event.


Central athletes dominate weekly awards

Three Central Washington University athletes were honored with Player of the Week awards. On the football team, Tyler Flanagan was named Offensive Player of the Week, and Tanner Volk, Defensive Player of the Week, in the Lone Star Conference. This was Volk’s third consecutive Player of the Week honor. From the volleyball team, Scottie Ellsworth was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

High school sports on tap today

In high school sports action today, the Ellensburg High School soccer team hosts Prosser at 4 p.m., and the volleyball team travels to Ephrata for a 6:30 p.m. match. The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School volleyball team hosts Goldendale at 6:30 p.m., and the Kittitas Secondary School volleyball team plays at Highland at 6:30 p.m.


The FISH Open Table lunch vegetable pasta and fruit salad. The lunch is open to all seniors age 60-plus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ellensburg, and noon to 1 p.m., in Cle Elum. Meal sites are the Ellensburg Open Table and the Cle Elum Seventh-day Adventist Church. The community lunch for anyone needing a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 79 degrees. Sunset is at 6:34 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 46 degrees. Winds will be from 5 to 10 mph.

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