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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, June 28


A fire spread to 700 acres on the Yakima Training Center Wednesday before it was contained. Photo courtesy of the Yakima Training Center



NEWS

Coronation for Pioneer Days Queen

The coronation for Pioneer Days Queen Lorene Rushton will be on Saturday at the Cle Elum Eagles. The evening starts at 5 p.m. with a social hour accompanied by the music of Floyd Rogalski and Louie Osmonovich, and a video of past queens prepared by Nikki Dearing and Debbie Burchak. Cle Elum Mayor Matt Lundh officially opens the coronation at 6 p.m. There will be cake, cookies and coffee, and the bar will be open.


Fire contained on Yakima Fire Center land

The Badger Fire on the Yakima Training Center near Badger Pocket grew to 700 acres Wednesday before it was contained. Several other small, spot fires were reported in forested areas of Kittitas and Yakima counties after Wednesday’s lightning storm.


In search of an anthem singer

The Cle Elum Eagles is holding a National Anthem singing contest at 7 p.m., Saturday. The contest is open to all ages and the winner sings at the Pioneer Days Parade on July 6.


Black Horse public hearing next week

The Kittitas County commissioners hold a public hearing to consider the infrastructure and phasing agreement for the remaining development phases for Black Horse at Whiskey Creek at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the Commissioners’ Auditorium.


Kittitas summer reading program starts July 10

Even though the Gilmour Memorial Library in Kittitas has been closed since May 29 due to ceiling damage tied to a wind storm, the library will start its summer reading program on July 10. The program will be on Wednesdays through July 31. Registration forms are available at City Hall.


Planning for fireworks

There will be two public aerial fireworks displays on July 4. The Patriot Night Under the Lights celebration at the Kittitas Valley Event Center includes a firework display at 9:45 p.m. The Upper County’s Pioneer Days celebration features a fireworks show at dusk. The fireworks are shot off at Fireman’s Park and are visible anywhere in downtown Cle Elum.

Personal fireworks are prohibited in all jurisdictions, except for unincorporated Kittitas County and the city of Kittitas.


City to host meeting on energy code changes

A public information session on the Washington State Energy Code updates will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, July 17, at the City Council chambers. The code was amended in 2021 with the changes going into effect this past March. The city’s Building Division is hosting the meeting.


SPORTS

5K on July 4

The Ellensburg Morning Rotary Firecracker 5K is on Thursday at Rotary Park. The event features a 5K run at 5K Run at 8:30 a.m. and a Kids Run at 9:45 a.m. This is a family-friendly race and all proceeds go toward the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Local Foundation to support a 4-H animal that will be donated to FISH.

 

ECR team drops close game

Ellensburg Community Radio’s Radio Waves women’s softball team lost 5-3 to FNL Wednesday night in the wind and cold at Rotary Park. The loss dropped Radio Waves to 1-2 for the season. Games are played every Wednesday night through the first week of August.

 

LUNCH                                                        

The FISH Open Table Lunch is beef street tacos, rice and beans, and melon. 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.


WEATHER                                                                              

The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 81 degrees. Sunset is at 9:01 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 53 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 15 mph. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 80 on Saturday and Sunday. Both days are expected to be windy.

 

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