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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, June 30


The high today will be 91 degrees. Wind out of the NW at 21 MPH. Sunrise this morning at 5:10 a.m. Sunset at 9:01 p.m. The high tomorrow will be a much more reasonable 84 degrees.


Top Story: Kittitas Valley under fire weather watch

Kittitas Valley is under a fire weather watch all day Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast calls for westerly winds along the east slopes of the Cascades and western Columbia Basin in conjunction with low relative humidity. That combination means any fires that start have the potential to spread rapidly.

Fire in the Yakima Canyon

The Roza Creek Fire near Roza Creek in Kittitas County was at just under 500 acres as of Thursday afternoon. A Type 3 management team was on the scene as of Thursday. The fire is in the Roza Creek area west of the Yakima River and is primarily on state and federal land. Recreation areas and campgrounds in that area have not been closed.

Know the rules before setting off fireworks

Fireworks are prohibited in the cities of Ellensburg, Cle Elum and Roslyn and the Town of South Cle Elum, as well as on all state and federal lands in Kittitas County.


Upper County celebrates the 4th

The Upper County celebrates the 4th of July with its annual Pioneer Days Celebration this weekend. The fun starts at 7 p.m., Friday with Mike’s Tavern Rainier Revival Kickoff Party. Saturday highlights include the Pioneer Days Parade at 10 a.m., Roslyn Riders Play Day at 1 p.m. and the Ronald Heritage Festival at 5 p.m. The celebration concludes on July 4 with a fireworks show at dusk.

Liberty raising funds for bell tower

Liberty is staging a Fourth of July Parade and fundraiser to raise money to purchase a 1870s church bell and build a bell tower next to the Liberty Fire Station. The parade is at 10 a.m. July 4. Bricks with three lines of text are being sold as a fundraiser.

Steel drum orchestra to perform

Steel Magic Northwest, a youth steel drum orchestra from the Edmunds and Kent areas, performs at 6 p.m., Saturday at North Alder Street Park. The performance is free and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a picnic.

Fundraiser supports glass recycling

The Ellensburg Glass Recycling Cooperative is holding a fundraiser at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility on Saturday, After a tour at 10 a.m., participants can create glass mosaics. A $15 donation is suggested. In 2021, the cooperative crushed 28,5 tons of glass bottles into sand. Donations help keep the operation running. RSVP is required. Email or call 964-7815.

Patriot Night Under the Lights is set for Monday

The annual Patriot Night Under the Lights celebration starts at 5 p.m., Monday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The show features performances by Runaway Jane and Colt Ford and concludes with a professional fireworks show at 10 p.m. General admission tickets are $50.

Get ready to run

The Firecracker 5K run is 8:30 a.m., July 4 at Rotary Park. The run is sponsored by the Ellensburg Morning Rotary.


Friday June 30th

Star Anna and Birdie Fenn Cent @ Iron Horse Brewery 1621 Vantage Highway, Ellensburg 7PM-9PM

Gin Mill Preacher Band @ Cornerstone Pie, 307 East 5th Ave Ellensburg. 7PM-10PM

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

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

Dakota Poorman (country musician) @ Studebaker Alley (Cle Elum Pioneer Days) Tickets @ $12. 219 E 1st Street, Cle Elum. 21+ only 7PM-10PM

Flaming Pies @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 8PM

Saturday July 1st

Road Fever @ Dave’s 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament (Timeout Saloon) $20 entry fee/ cash prizes! 101 S. Main Street Kittitas. Tournament starts at 4PM. Band plays 8PM-12AM

Abbigale (Rockabilly)@ Kittitas Café Yard Outback, 301 N. Main Street Kittitas 6PM-9PM (doors open @ 5PM) $10 cover (under 12, free)

Micah J @ Cornerstone Pie 307 East 5th Ave, Ellensburg. 7PM (seating opens at 6PM). No Cover.

Stacy Jones Band (Blues) @ Studebaker Alley (Cle Elum Pioneer Days) Tickets @ $10. 219 E 1stStreet, Cle Elum. 21+ only 7PM-9PM

6th Annual Rainer Revival (after parade party at Mike’s Tavern) 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum. 9AM

After parade party and 100 year celebration @ Cle Elum Eagles. 220 North Pennsylvania Ave Cle Elum. Party and Family Fun 12PM-5PM, Buckboard Junction plays at 8PM

The Chironomids @ The Punch Project Stage 10630 N Thorp Hwy, Thorp. All Ages, 2PM-4PM

Dan Whitney @ The Stovehouse, 3320 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum 6PM-9PM

American Honey @ The Brick Saloon 100West Pennsylvania Ave. Roslyn, 9PM

Monday July 3rd

Micah J @ Dru Bru patio 1015 East 2nd Street Cle Elum All Ages, No Cover 4:30 PM

Tuesday July 4th (Independence Day)

The Grit City Band and American Honey are playing at the Cle Elum Independence Day Celebration @ Memorial Park Cle Elum. 11AM- Twilight

Road Fever will be playing this Saturday @ The TimeOut Saloon in Kittitas Photo courtesy of Road Fever.


The FISH Open Table lunch is a grilled chicken Caprese sandwich, berries with honey and mint. 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.

All FISH programs will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

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