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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, Feb. 16

Blue Bear Puppet Lab will stage its Night Parade at 6 p.m., Saturday, in downtown Ellensburg. Photo courtesy of Blue Bear Puppet Lab


ECR approved for FM station

Ellensburg Community Radio has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to construct a low-power FM station to serve Ellensburg. The station will be broadcast on 98.3 FM. The station is limited to 100 watts, which covers about a 3 ½ mile radius.

ECR has been streaming online for the past 10 years. Adding the low-power FM signal will expand its ability to serve and meet the community's needs. The FCC allows for three years to construct the station, but ECR intends to pursue the project as expediently as possible.


Ellensburg School District hires superintendent

Troy Tornow has been selected as Ellensburg School District superintendent. Turnow is serving as the district's interim superintendent this school year and will start the permanent position on July 1.

Turnow was one of three finalists interviewed for the position, along with Chris Granger and Brian Beckley. The Ellensburg School Board completed the interview process Wednesday night, then went into executive session before coming out and making the hiring decision.

Before serving as interim superintendent, Turnow worked as assistant superintendent of instructional services for Educational Service District 123. Earlier in his career, he filled multiple administrative positions in the Selah School District.


Brewfest on tap this weekend

The annual Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest takes place starting at noon Saturday in downtown Ellensburg and continuing until 5 p.m. The event features about 20 breweries, 12 venues throughout town, and 11 musical groups performing. General admission tickets are $45 and include a commemorative tasting glass, tasting scrip and entry to the event.


Lit puppets take to streets

The Blue Bear Puppet Lab is staging its Ellensburg Night Parade, starting at 6 p.m., Saturday in downtown Ellensburg. The puppets will be illuminated.


Meetings relocating

Contractors will be working on the Ellensburg City Council Chambers over the next two weeks so meetings scheduled for the location will be relocated. Public space will be limited at the alternate sites so people are encouraged to participate via Zoom. Meeting location information is available on the city’s website.


Full range of entertainment at Old Skool’s

Old Skool’s host Heart-istry —  a night of poetry, music and circus at 6:30 p.m., Friday. There will be readings by eight poets, music sets from four performers and a variety act by Twinspin Circus.


Climate Change series continues

CWU’s Living with Climate Change Series continues at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Dean Hall, Room 104, with “Preparing for Climate Change.” This event features resource managers and community leaders discussing strategies for how to address the impacts of climate change in ways that make us more resilient. Scheduled to speak are Ellensurg City Manager Heidi Behrends-Cerniway, Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Project Manager Kevin Haydon and Kittitas County Community Resilience Coordinator Rose Shriner-Beaton.



Local basketball teams on to state

The Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball team secured a berth in the state 2A tournament with a 64-55 overtime win against Prosser in the district championship on Wednesday. Ellensburg will host a regional state game next week.

The Cle Elum-Roslyn girls’ basketball team defeated county-rival Kittitas, 45-30, in the district playoffs to qualify for the state 2B tournament. The Warriors play Tri-Cities Prep at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Columbia High School to determine seeding at state. The opening regional round of the state 2B tournament starts Feb. 23.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is a green chili cheeseburger, roasted potatoes and applesauce. 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 39 degrees. Sunset is at 5:27 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 26 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 38 on Saturday and 41 on Sunday, with possible snow showers Saturday night and Sunday morning.


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