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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, Feb. 9

Ellensburg High School basketball fans will be out in force at Nicholson Pavilion tonight as the Bulldogs open the district playoffs. Photo courtesy of Ellensburg High School


Council interviews applicants for seat

The Ellensburg City Council will interview applicants for the open City Council Position 3 seat at a special meeting at 6 p.m., Monday. Scheduled to be interviewed are Brian Cullinane, David Douglas, Jennifer Lubanski, Katie Nolan, Delano Palmer and Steve Townsend. The council will select a person to fill the seat at Monday’s meeting.

School board interviews superintendent candidates

The Ellensburg School Board will interview candidates for the district’s superintendent position on Saturday in a closed session. The interview committee includes 15 pre-selected stakeholders. After the interviews, the board will select three finalists, who will return on Feb. 12, 13 and 14 for a second round of interviews that will include a community forum. The board may make a hiring decision on Feb. 14.

Cattle drive on Saturday

The annual Eaton family cattle drive takes place Saturday in the Yakima River Canyon. Drivers can expect delays on state Route 821 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and are encouraged to travel on Interstate 82 during that time. The cattle are moved from one pasture 10 miles north of Selah to another pasture 15 miles north of Selah.

“Odd Couple” production continues

The Valley Musical Theatre production of “The Odd Couple” returns for its final weekend of performances tonight and Saturday at the Ramsey Center and Ballroom, located on the second floor of the Clymer Museum. Ticket information is available on the Valley Musical Theatre’s website.

CWU Music Faculty showcased

The CWU Music Winter Faculty Showcase is at 7 p.m., Friday at the McIntyre Music Building. The event features music faculty showcasing their talents to raise money for students. The showcase is free but donations are accepted with all proceeds going to music student programs.

Kickoff Super Bowl weekend with fundraiser

The Ellensburg Education Foundation’s annual Super Bowl Warm-Up Fundraiser starts at 5 p.m., today at Teanaway Hall at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The event includes dinner from Ellensburg Pasta Company, a silent auction, games and trivia contests. Money raised supports the Foundation’s Learning Enhancement Awards. Ticket information is available on the Foundation’s website.

Over-the-TOPera set for Saturday

Music fans can celebrate and support opera at the annual Over the TOPera event at 7 p.m., Saturday at the McIntyre Music Building. The concert showcases the work of students in learning and perfecting operatic aria repertoire. Tickets are $15 for general admission and the proceeds support future CWU opera productions.


EHS basketball in district playoffs

The Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball team plays Grandview, at 7 tonight in Nicholson Pavilion, in the district playoffs. The Bulldog boys lost to Selah in the first round of district play and will face either East Valley or Prosser on the road at 7 p.m., Tuesday in a loser-out game.


Cle Elum-Roslyn in district playoffs

The Cle Elum-Roslyn boys’ basketball team hosts River View at 6 tonight in the first round of the district playoffs.


EHS wrestling hosts state Regional championship

Ellensburg High School hosts the Class 2A Region IV Wrestling championship starting at 10 a.m., Saturday. Wrestlers who qualify in the Regional meet advance to the State Mat Classic, starting Feb. 16 at the Tacoma Dome. Kittitas is sending seven wrestlers to compete in its regional tournament in Tonasket on Saturday.


Central teams at home on Saturday

Central’s women’s and men’s basketball teams play at Nicholson Pavilion on Saturday. The women host Western Washington at 4 p.m., and the men play Alaska Anchorage at 6:15 p.m.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is Korean beef rice bowl and Mandarin oranges. 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 47 degrees. Sunset is at 5:17 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 28 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph. The weekend forecast calls for a high of 45 on Saturday and Sunday.


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