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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, June 7

CWU holds two graduation ceremonies on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Central Washington University.


High school graduations this weekend

Every high school in Kittitas County celebrates graduation this week. Thorp celebrates graduation at 6 p.m., today at the Thorp School. The Easton School graduation is at 11 a.m., Saturday, the Easton School multipurpose room. Cle Elum-Roslyn High School’s graduation is at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Walter Strom Middle School gym. The Kittitas Secondary School graduation is at 7 p.m., Saturday, at the secondary school.

First Friday this week

Venues throughout downtown Ellensburg participate in First Friday activities this week. In addition to artwork displays, multiple locations feature music. The Kittitas County Open Show awards will be announced at Gallery One.

CWU graduation ceremonies set

Central Washington University holds morning and afternoon graduation ceremonies on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium. The student speaker at the 9 a.m. ceremony is Maria Cristina Carrillo Espinoza. Rochelle Saucedo-Mendoza is speaking at the 2 p.m. ceremony. The morning ceremony is for the College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences. The afternoon ceremony is for College of Business, College of Education and Professional Studies. Tessa Mollenberg will deliver the student address at the CWU-Des Moines ceremony in Kent on Sunday. The graduate students hooding and commencement ceremony is at 6 p.m., Friday, in Nicholson Pavilion.


Rodeo City Repair Café this weekend

The Rodeo City Repair Café is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery Shop on Brick Road. Volunteers help repair household appliances, tools, furniture, bicycles and clothing.

Brewfest on Saturday

The Eastern Washington Brewfest Kickoff is from 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday at Iron Horse Brewery Taproom. This is an all-ages event. No cover charge for those under 21. Tickets are $25 and include tastings, a glass and raffle tickets. Music will be by Black Grenade Entertainment.


Dean Nicholson closed next week

Dean Nicholson Boulevard will be closed between Wildcat Way and Walnut Street from June 11 to 13 to connect the water line serving the new Central Washington University North Academic Building. The road will be plated and open to vehicles during non-construction hours.

Sleep Center meeting location selected

The Sleep Center meeting with the Ellensburg City Council and the Kittitas County commissioners will be at 5:30 p.m., June 13 in the CWU Student Union Theatre. The council and commission will discuss locations proposed for a Sleep Center. The meeting will be available via Zoom and parking is free on campus in the evening.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is chicken Caesar wrap, roasted potatoes and apple sauce. 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 today in Ellensburg is 87 degrees. Sunset is at 8:55 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 52 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph. The forecasted weekend highs are 88 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday.


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