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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Aug. 9, Wednesday

Ellensburg Police officers and the Yakima Sheriff's Department K9 unit, Deputy Ward and Roo. Photo courtesy of the Ellensburg Police Department.


K9 unit helps in capture

With the help of the Yakima Sheriff’s Office K9 unit, the Ellensburg Police captured a man who fled from arrest this weekend. According to the EPD, officers were attempting to arrest a 51-year-old Elk, Washington man on an outstanding felony warrant when the man fled and while in the act of fleeing, threw a knife at the officers. After establishing a perimeter, Deputy Ward and K9 Roo were called in from Yakima. Roo located the subject in a heavily wooded area near West University Way and Currier Street. The man was taken into custody without further incident and booked into jail on multiple new charges in addition to the warrant.

City Council approves annexations

The Ellensburg City Council approved two annexation requests at Monday’s meeting. The council agreed to annex one parcel at 1501 N. Dolarway Road submitted by property owner Solar Dolar LLC, and 24 parcels, under multiple ownerships, on Umptanum Road and Anderson Road.

City plans night work on streets

Ellensburg City Manager Heidi Behrends Cerniwey reported at Monday’s meeting that the city has two street projects that will be conducted in the overnight hours in August and September. A Ruby Street skim patch project will run from Aug. 21 to 31. A Main Street/Wildcat Way overlay project will be done between Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. Work will be done on both projects between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize daytime traffic disruption.

Runner sought to send to Sanda City

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Kittitas County-Sanda City, Japan sister-city relationship one athlete will be sent from the county to compete in the Masters Marathon in Sanda City on Dec. 17. Sanda City is covering all the costs. If interested, a person must submit an application by Aug. 18. Information on qualifications and the application are available on the Kittitas County commissioners’ website.


Have coffee with the council

The Coffee with the City Council event is from 8 to 10 a.m., Thursday at Early Bird. A couple of council members will be available for coffee and conversation.

Calling all cowgirls

The Ellensburg Rodeo is sponsoring Cowgirls Night Out, 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday in downtown Ellensburg. Participating venues may offer music, refreshment and discounts.

Celebrating rodeo with wine

The Ellensburg Rodeo Wine of Fame wine release party is from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, at Gard Vintners. It will be an opportunity to taste a limited edition artist series wine from Gard Vintners.

Get a free snow cone

The city of Ellensburg celebrates 811 Day with free snow cones from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday at City Hall. Homeowners and excavators must call 811 before any digging project.

A chance to dance

The Kiwanis Summer Dance-Hawaiian Luau is 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday at Hal Holmes Community Center. There will be pizza, music, dancing and games at this free, family-friendly event.


The FISH Open Table lunch is Southwest Bean Salad with cilantro dressing and an orange. 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 83 degrees. Sunset is at 8:23 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 58 degrees. Expect gusty winds up to 30 mph in the afternoon.

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