The forecasted high in Ellensburg today is 95 degrees. Wind out of the WNW at 17 MPH. Sunrise at 5: 21 a.m. Sunset at 8:54 p.m. Tomorrow's high will be a scorching 98..
Fuel stolen near Ronald
The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying a person who allegedly stole $1,500 worth of diesel fuel from a private property on Roslyn Ridge, north of Ronald. The suspect also destroyed two security cameras worth $1,200. Photos of the suspect and vehicle are posted on the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office's Facebook. The suspect appears to be a bald, white male and is suspected to have stolen fuel previously from the location.
Survey seeks opinions on priorities for the city
The city of Ellensburg is asking residents to complete a survey to help shape the goals of the city’s sustainability and energy plan. The plan will guide future utility, transportation, building, solid waste and municipal operations priorities. The survey is available on the city’s website.
Have coffee with the council
This month’s Coffee with the City Council event is from 9 to 11 a.m., today at Unity Park on Pearl Street.
Concert supports Ellensburg Community Radio
Ellensburg Community Radio’s Summer Concert featuring Star Anna, Mark Pickerel and Stephanie Anne Johnson will be 5:30 p.m., Friday at The Brick House Gardens and Nursery. The concert is a fundraiser for ECR. For information on tickets go to www.eburgradio.org.
Valley Musical Theatre to present “9 to 5”
Valley Musical Theatre’s production of “9 to 5” continues with performances tonight, Saturday, and July 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are $20 for general admission if purchased in advance, for $25 if bought at the door.
Open house and potluck at Cle Elum Hatchery
The Yakama Nation Fishery will hold an open house and potluck at the Cle Elum Hatchery on Friday. Self-guided tours start at 10 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Salmon will be provided. People with last names beginning with A-to-H are asked to bring a salad or casserole, I-to-P, fruit or a dessert, and Q-to-Z, beverages (no alcohol).
Help needed on fence
Volunteers are needed for a Peoh Point fencing project at 9:30 a.m., Saturday. The work will take place in the Taneum Point area and will protect meadow habitat from trampling. The effort is organized by the Mountains to Sound Greenway. Participants will receive directions and parking information after registering on the Mountains to Sound Greenway website.
Dusty’s Nursery celebrates 30 years in business Saturday with a free barbecue, activities and door prizes. The fun starts at 11 a.m.
Croatian Picnic is Saturday
The annual Croatian Picnic is from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday at Runje Field. The event is a celebration of Croatian culture put on by the Roslyn/Ronald/Cle Elum Heritage Club and features music, dancing, kids activities, food and beverages. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
Free physicals for Grid Kids
Free physicals will be offered for children registered for Ellensburg Bulldogs Gridkids Football from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Valley View Elementary School. Gridkids practices get underway on July 24.
Central’s Board of Trustees meets
The Central Washington University Board of Trustees holds its annual planning retreat on July 20-21 at Suncadia Resort. The retreat is a mix of public and executive sessions. The public session of July 20, starting at 11:15 a.m. will include public comment and a discussion of CWU’s budget and fall enrollment projections.
IN THE CLUBS THIS WEEKEND
Rusty Cage performs at Gard Vintners at 6 p.m., Friday.
Comedian Duane Goad performs at Pine Street Events at 7 p.m., Friday.
Whiskey Trail performs at Cornerstone Pie, 7 p.m., Friday.
Ante Up Light performs at the Keg Cellar, at 8 p.m., Friday.
The Rod Giles Band performs at The Brick at 9 p.m., Friday
Black Grenade performance at the Punch Project Stage in Thorp at 2 p.m., Saturday.
The Spiced Rye Band performs at Wheel Line Cider at 3 p.m., Saturday.
Alison Banchero performs at Whipsaw Brewing at 5 p.m., Saturday.
Canadian indie rock band, Jitsensha, performs at the Pearl Bar and Grill, at 7 p.m., Saturday.
The David Owens Band performs at The Iron Horse Brewery Tap Room at 7 p.m., Saturday.
The Flat Rocks perform at Cornerstone Pie at 7 p.m., Saturday.
Chance McKinney plays at Studebaker Alley at 7 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $15.
Dan Whitney plays at the Stovehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday.
Rusty Cage performs at The Brick Saloon at 9 p.m., Saturday.
The Balkan women’s choir, Dunava, plays at the Hal Holmes Community Center at 2 p.m., Sunday. A $20 donation is suggested.
The FISH Open Table lunch is a bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich on wheat bread, broccoli salad 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.