Work begins on Ruby Street, between Fifth Avenue and East Manitoba, on Monday.
Red flag warning in place
The Kittitas Valley is under a red flag warning for fire danger through 9 o’clock tonight. Gusty winds and low humidity potentially contribute to rapid fire spread and extreme fire behavior. After a week of 100 degree-plus highs, Kittitas County will see highs in the 80s through the weekend.
Work on Ruby starts Monday
Crews will be working to place a skim batch on Ruby Street from East Manitoba Avenue to East Fifth Avenue on Monday. The roadway will be closed in two-block lengths early in the week and during the night shift, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., in mid-week.
Getting into the rodeo-fair spirit
Ellensburg kick starts the rodeo/fair season with a pancake breakfast and parade on Saturday. The Ellensburg Rodeo Kickoff Pancake breakfast is from 7 to 10 a.m. at Unity Park. There will be pancakes and entertainment for the family.
The Ellensburg Junior Rodeo Parade starts with a lineup at the Skate Park at 9:30 a.m. The eight-block parade with kids on bikes, scooters, a horse or walking will wind through the downtown.
Get your motor running
The Kruisin Kittitas Car Show and Burnouts takes center stage in downtown Kittitas Saturday starting with a car show 10 a.m. At 3 p.m., vehicles will compete in burnouts competition. The event features a classic car parade, food, a kidszone and music by Jumpin Johnny.
Fair deadline nears
The deadline for entry to all Kittitas County Fair departments and indoor displays is 5 p.m., today
Marathon deadline Friday
The deadline for people interested in representing Kittitas County at the 2023 Master Marathon in Sanda City, Japan is 4 p.m., today. A runner will be selected to help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Kittitas County-Sanda City sister city relationship. Contact Julie Kjorsvik at 962-7508 for more information.
Practices for all non-football fall sports begin Monday. Cross country, girls volleyball, swimming and girls soccer start in Ellensburg; cross county, girls soccer and girls volleyball get underway at Cle Elum-Roslyn; girls volleyball starts in Kittitas; cross country and girls volleyball starts in Thorp; and girls volleyball starts at Easton High School.
Gallery One hosts PechaKucha
Gallery One presents PechaKucha: Season of Change from 6 to 9, tonight. PechaKucha is a storytelling platform that celebrates people, passion, and creative thought.
Free movie series starts
The free Roslyn Yard Summer Nights movie series starts on Saturday with a showing of “Lightyear.” The movie begins at dusk. Nine more films will be shown in the series through Oct. 7. The series is sponsored by Basecamp Books and Bites, which is adjacent to the Roslyn Yard.
Full-day bike event
Bikes and Brus is set for 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday. The event starts with a trail work party at 9:30 a.m. at Ride Roslyn. Activities throughout the day include an airbag jump clinic at Dru Bru Cle Elum, a Roslyn to Dru Bru ride, and live music in the evening at Dru Bru. More information is available on the Bikes and Brus Facebook page.
In the clubs
Justin Ruhe plays country and pop hits in bossa nova and flamenco style at the Mule at 6 tonight.
Ellensburg Blusers play at Gard Vintners at 6 tonight.
Micah J performs at Basecamp Bites and Books at 6 tonight.
Massy Ferguson performs at Studebaker Alley at 7 tonight.
Xetera plays at Cornerstone Pie at 7 tonight.
House of Ash plays at the Pearl Bar and Grill Backbar at 7 tonight.
Wavesons perform at the Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room at 7 tonight.
The Brick Saloon hosts DJ Forest Gump at 9 tonight.
Buckboard Junction performs at Hot Rod’s Café and Bar at 9 tonight.
The Punch Projects stage features strum-a-long with Jan Jaffe at 2 p.m., Saturday.
Mel Peterson performs at Wheel Line Cider at 3 p.m., Saturday.
Justin Ruhe plays at Basecamp Bites and Books, at 4 p.m., Saturday.
Micah J plays at The Stovehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday.
Spiced Rye Band performs at Cornerstone Pie at 7 p.m., Saturday.
Hard as Folk performs at Nodding Donkey at 7 p.m., Saturday.
Cigman Fraud plays at Old Skool’s at 7 p.m., Saturday.
Altered 90s plays at The Brick Saloon, 9 p.m., Saturday.
The FISH Open Table lunch is spiced chicken kabob, pita bread and apple sauce. 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 8:08 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 48 degrees. Winds will be from 25 to 35 mph during the day, and 10 to 15 mph at night.