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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, Aug. 11


Main Street work starts Monday

Drivers and pedestrians will encounter work on Main Street beginning Monday. The project includes curb, sidewalk and driveway improvements on Main, from Third Avenue to University Way. Once Main Street is complete, crews will do the same work on Wildcat Way, from University Way to 18th Avenue. The Main and University Way project is expected to be completed in early September.

Fall sports get underway

The fall sports season kicks off fall sports parents meeting at 7 p.m., Monday in the Ellensburg High School Commons. Football and cheer are the first sports to start practices at 8 a.m., Wednesday. The remaining fall sports start practices on Aug. 21.

CWU hosts health conference

Central Washington University hosts the 2023 One Health Conference on Wednesday. The event is co-hosted by the state Department of Health and Department of Agriculture and is an opportunity for sharing information and collaborating on human, animal and environmental health issues. In-person registration is closed but there is information on how to participate via Zoom on CWU’s website.


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. This is a Kittitas County Special Olympics event and all are invited to attend.

Prepare to bocce

The inaugural Upper Kittitas Count Bocce Tournament is Saturday at South Cle Elum Firemen’s Park. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and competition gets underway at 10:30 a.m.

Help to fix stuff

The Rodeo City Repair Café is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the IOOF Cemetery Shop on Brick Road. Free assistance is available to troubleshoot and repair small household appliances, lamps, hand and power tools, furniture, bicycles, clothing, fabric and leather items.

Car show Saturday

Kittitas County Fire District 1 hosts its annual car and bike show Saturday at the Thorp Fire Station. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with judging at 11:30 a.m. and awards at 1:30 p.m.

Pint Night honors Ryan Thompson

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Association is hosting Ryan Thompson Pint Night at Whipsaw Brewing on Saturday. There will be live music by CobraHawk. This is a family-friendly event.

Art market at the Pass

The Snoqualmie Pass Art Market is 11 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, at Dru Bru’s Snoqualmie Pass location.

Free school supply giveaway is Wednesday

The Kittitas County Health Network school supply giveaway event is from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday at the Seedlings Center for Early Learning, 220 E. Helena Avenue.

Food distribution set for Wednesday

The Northwest Harvest Mobile Food Truck will distribute food to families in need from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Church. This is a drive-through service and cars will enter near the community garden. No documentation is needed.

In the clubs

The Dru Bru Tap Room features Jam with Justin at 5, tonight.

The Rusty Cage Trio performs at Cornerstone Pie at 6, tonight.

The Free Radicals perform at Gard Vintners at 6, tonight.

Micah J plays at Basecamp Books and Bites at 6, tonight.

Eden plays at Studebaker Alley at 7, tonight. Tickets are $10.

The Killdeer String Band plays at the Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room at 7, tonight.

Old Skool’s presents Kama’s Birthday Spectacular featuring Kinecy Zephyr and House of Ash at 7, tonight.

Abbigale Smith plays at The Brick Saloon at 9, tonight.

The Killdeer String Band performs on the Punch Project Stage at 2 p.m., Saturday.

Billy Mcguire plays at Wheel Line Cider at 3:30 p.m., Saturday.

A Night of Music with Black Grenade Entertainment starts at 6 p.m., Saturday at the Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room.

Electrick plays at the Kittitas Café at 6 p.m., Saturday. There is as $10 cover, but kids under 12 are free.

Joe Adami plays at Cornerstone Pie at 7 p.m., Saturday.

Ellensburg Blusers plays at Basecamp Books and Bites at 6 p.m., Saturday.

The Jack Bob Duo plays at The Stovehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday.

Bottoms Up plays at The Brick Saloon at 9 p.m., Saturday.


The FISH Open Table lunch is ham and Swiss wrap, roasted potato wedges and fruit cocktail. 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 85 degrees. Sunset is at 8:19 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 63 degrees. Expect gusty winds up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Over the weekend, the highs are expected to reach 88 degrees on Saturday and 95 on Sunday.

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