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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, July 7


The forecasted high in Ellensburg today is 97 degrees. Wind out of the NW at 14 mph. Sunrise is at 5:15 a.m. Sunset at 8:58. The high tomorrow will be 97 degrees and the high on Sunday will also be 97 degrees.


Top Story Today: Mural taking shape

Work started this week on the Craig’s Hill water tower mural celebrating 100 years of the Ellensburg Rodeo. The Rural Mural Plural, a Wenatchee-based artist group, was selected to undertake the project. The Ellensburg Rodeo has been celebrating its 100th year with various events, including a speaker series.

Man dies after jumping into Columbia

A 22-year-old Leavenworth man died on July 4 after jumping off a cliff into the Columbia River, west of Crescent Bar, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

Liam Gillikin jumped off a cliff, estimated to be 50 to 60 feet above the river, at about 7 p.m. on the 4th. The search started that night, but his body was not found until the next day, submerged in the area where witnesses saw him jump into the water.


Valley Musical Theatre to present “9 to 5”

Valley Musical Theatre’s production of “9 to 5” will premiere at 7 p.m., Friday at Morgan Performing Arts Center. There will be additional performances on July 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are $20 for general admission if purchased in advance, for $25 if bought at the door.

Do the walk

The First Friday Art Walk starts at 5 p.m., Friday in downtown Ellensburg.

Yard sale for Friends of Animals

The Kittitas County Friends of Animals yard sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the FISH Open Table parking lot on Main Street. The yard sale is an annual fundraiser for the organization.

Tunnel run set for Saturday

The Snoqualmie Tunnel 5K glow run is at 9 a.m., Saturday. This is a 5K walk or run through the historic Snoqualmie Tunnel The tunnel will be partially lit with LED lights and participants will be outfitted with glow gear. An outdoor block party at Dru Bru follows the run. The run is sold-out, but people are welcome to the all-ages block party.

Flag football signup underway

Sign up for the Kittitas County Flag Football League has started. There are coed leagues for grades, kindergarten through 8th. Registration closes on Aug. 15 and play begins on

Sept. 7. For more information, go to the Kittitas County Flag Football Facebook page.


County musician Dakota Poorman performs at Hot Rods Café and Bar, in Kittitas at 8, tonight

Rockabilly band Abbigale performs at The Pearl Bar and Grill, at 6, tonight.

Classic rock jam band Mas Dudes performs at Gard Vintners, at 6, tonight.

Rusty Cage Trio performs at Cornerstone Pie, at 6, tonight.

The Flat Rocks perform at Old Skool’s, at 7, tonight.

Solomon Grey performs at Dark Moon Craft Beer and Wine at 6, tonight.

Micah J performs at Basecamp Books and Bites at 6 tonight.

Ryan Lambert performs at Wheel Line Cider at 3 p.m., Saturday.

Spiced Rye Band performs at Cornerstone Pie, seating open at 6 p.m., Saturday.

Marmalade performs at Studebaker Alley at 7 p.m., Saturday. Tickets start at $13.

Randy Weeks and The Silent Treatment perform at The Punch Project Stage, at 2 p.m., Saturday.

Micah J performs at The Stovehouse, at 6 p.m., Saturday.

High Voltage performs at The Brick Saloon, at 9 p.m., Saturday.

Eminence Front, a duo performing ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s covers) performs at Dodge & Thrall Winery, 2 p.m., Sunday.


The FISH Open Table lunch is grilled chicken Caesar salad, garlic toast and fruit salad. 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.

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