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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, Jan. 12

Central Axe Throwing celebrates its grand opening on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Central Axe Throwing


Winter storm watch in place

Kittitas County is under a winter storm watch through late Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. A total snowfall of four to eight inches is possible. Temperatures are forecasted to drop below zero every night from Friday through Monday with highs in the single digits or teens during the day.


Warming centers to open

With the forecast calling for dangerously cold weather conditions later this week, the city of Ellensburg will use Hal Holmes Community Center as a warming center. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday; 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday. The library will be open its usual business hours but will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

In the Upper County, the UKSC Centennial Center will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Closure hours have not yet been determined.


Join in the Math Circle

Students in second to sixth grade are invited to take part in the Kittitas Valley Math Circle at 6 p.m. Tuesdays nights from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 at the Samuelson Building. The Math Circle is sponsored by the CWU College of Science. It is free and features math, problem-solving and fun with friends. Registration information is available on the CWU College of Science Facebook page.


Countdown to Brewfest

Fewer than 30 tickets are remaining for the Winterhop Brewfest as of Thursday, according to the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. The event is on Feb. 17 and sells out in advance every year. Ticket information is available on the chamber’s website.


Basketball team fundraiser supports man with cancer

The Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball is organizing a fundraiser set for tonight and Saturday night to benefit Charlie Simpson, who is battling cancer. Simpson is a South Cle Elum native and former owner of Bleachers. The fundraiser will start at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at the Teanaway Hall on the Kittitas County Fairgrounds and will feature a dinner, a silent auction and music by the Tyson Hanes Band from Nashville. Tickets are $50 for adults over 21 and $25 for anyone under 20. Tickets are available at Tarp-it, the Windermere office or by calling 509-962-4664.


Recovery organization to hold open house

Kittitas County Recovery Community Organization will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., today at the Catalyst Co-Working Building in Cle Elum to provide details on the services the organization will be providing in the Upper County.


Ribbon slicing for axe-throwing business

Central Axe Throwing celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 12:15 p.m., Saturday at 506 S. Main St. Unit 2. The business is taking reservations for opening day and beyond. Information is available on its website.



In high school basketball tonight, Cle Elum-Roslyn hosts Okanagon with the girls game at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m., Kittitas welcomes Goldendale with the girls at 6 p.n. and the boys at 7:30 p.m.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is beef lasagna, garlic-lemon green beans and pears. 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 12 degrees. Sunset is at 4:35 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is -6 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph. The weekend forecast calls for a high of 8 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday


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