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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, June 23


Top Story: Water Supply will meet irrigation demands

According to the US Bureau of Reclamation, The Bureau of Reclamation’s May 2023 water supply forecast for the Yakima basin indicates the water supply will be adequate to meet irrigation demands this season. The May–September total water supply available would provide senior water rights 100% of entitlements and junior water rights 86% of entitlements, an increase from last month. Storage in Yakima basin reservoirs on May 1 was a little more than half full at 610,000 acre-feet, which is 76% of average. Precipitation was 112% of average in April and was 75% of average for October–April. On May 1, the amount of water in the snowpack, known as snow water equivalent, was 99% of average.

Heavy equipment operators face off

The annual Operating Engineers Training Center’s Top Hand competition, 10 a.m., Saturday, at the regional training facility on Vantage Highway. The Operating Engineer Union operators display their skills in head-to-head competitions featuring various types of equipment.


Celebrating 100 years of rodeo

As part of the celebration of 100 years of the Ellensburg Rodeo, the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame is hosting a monthly speaker series. At 7:23 p.m., Friday, at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame, the presentation will be Behind the Scenes: Rodeo Committee and Volunteers.

Coffee with the council

This month’s Coffee with City Council event is 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, at D&M Coffee on Pearl Street.

Friday June 23rd

Micah J @ The Pearl Back Bar 402 N. Pearl Street 7PM

The Ellensburg Blusers @ The Gard Vintners 311 N. Pearl St. Ellensburg 6PM-9PM

Karaoke with DJ Forrest Gump @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM

Saturday June 24th

Spiced Rye @ Wheel Line Cider, 15730 Upper Badger Pocket Road, Ellensburg. 3PM-7PM.

Rusty Cage (Outlaw Country) @ Kittitas Café 301 N. Main Street Kittitas 6PM-8PM (doors open @ 5PM) $10 cover (under 12, free)

Haiven Sellers@ Cornerstone Pie 307 East 5th Ave. 7PM (seating opens at 6PM). No Cover.

DJ Banshee/ The Sleepers, Summer Concert Kickoff Party @ The Punch Project Stage 10630 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp, DJ Banshee (host of ECR’s On The Road ) 4PM-6PM

The Sleepers 6PM-8PM

(Happy Birthday, Will Bow)

Micah J @ The Stovehouse, 3320 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum 6PM-9PM

Altered 90’s @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM

Sunday June 25th

Ellensburg Celtic Music Session @ Iron Horse Brewery, The Tap Room. 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg. 3PM-5PM

Open Mic Night @ Old Skool’s 308 N Main Street, Ellensburg, (All Ages, entry by donation). 7PM-9PM

Monday June 26th

Acoustic Jam Session @ Roslyn Creative Center 103 W. Idaho, Roslyn 6:30PM-8:30PM


The FISH Open Table lunch is Chef Salad with hard-boiled eggs, ham, cheddar, cheese, tomato, cucumber, turkey, homemade ranch and green onion. 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 in Ellensburg today is 78 degrees. Wind out of the NE 5 - 10 MPH. Sunrise at 5:07 a.m. Sunset is the latest it will be at 9:01 p.m. Tomorrow, the high will be 82 degrees

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