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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, March 1

Ellensburg Community Radio celebrates an Open House starting at 5 p.m. on Friday at its new location in the INK Building on Main Street.


US 97 traffic alert

Emergency work to stabilize the rock slope on US 97 near Blewett Pass will disrupt traffic over the next two weeks starting on Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Work will require closing the roadway, starting at Milepost 151 for 45 minutes of every hour between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. The roadway will be open for 15 minutes at the top of every hour to allow for traffic. Work days are Monday through Friday with an expected 14 working days.


Documents added to Reed Park project website

New documents have been added to the Reed Park project page on the city’s BeHeardEburg website. Documents relate to a hillside geotech report completed in March of 2023, a geotechnical report for the pump station improvement done last June, a revised Reed Park Master Plan Option A, a letter of support from the American Legion Post 8 for the revised Option A to be presented to the City Council at its March 18 meeting.


Check out new ECR home on First Friday

Ellensburg Community Radio is holding an open house at its new location in the INK Building at 405 N. Main St. as part of this week’s First Friday festivities. Star Anna will perform and an exhibit of Theo Denner’s concert posters will help promote the Ellensburg Music Preservation Project. Doors open at 5 p.m.


Roslyn City Council changes meeting time

The Roslyn City Council approved changing its meeting time from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The council will continue to meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.


Final weekend for EHS Winter Musical

The final performances of the Ellensburg High School Winter Musical production of “Shrek” are at 7 tonight, and 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday in the Morgan Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission.


Ellensburg City Council meets Monday

The Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 p.m., Monday in City Hall. Included on the agenda is the approval of a letter of agreement with HopeSource for leasing property to the city for use as a year-round sleep center.

CWU Theatre presents Yakima River Adventure

The CWU Theatre Department’s “Yakima River Adventure” production will include general audience shows and Sensory Shows for autistic individuals and people with profound complexities in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. In the Sensory Shows each participant will be seated in a boat, guided by one or two river guides. The experience will last 30 minutes. General audience shows will feature groups of eight to 10 walking through the production. The Sensory Show debuts on Saturday. Information on tickets and times is available on the CWU Theatre Department’s website.


Lunch concert on today

Kairos and Friends presents a free lunch concert at noon, today, at Hal Holmes Community Center. The 40-minute concert features CWU music professors, students and community members performing various short pieces.


Cycle studio grand opening

Toa Cycle Studio’s grand opening in 5:30 p.m., Friday at 711 S. Main Street. The grand opening includes a performance by CWU Poly Central.


CWU Choir Concert Sunday

The CWU Choir Concert featuring University Chorale Wildcat Chorus, Vox Divina and the CWU Chamber Choir is at 7 p.m., Sunday, in the McIntyre Music Building. Tickets are $15 for general admission.



The Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball team defeated White River, 68-49, in the quarterfinals of the state 2A tournament in the Yakima SunDome on Thursday, to advance to a semifinal game at 3:45 p.m. today against Prosser. During the Bulldogs' 74-game win streak over the past three years, Prosser has provided the toughest competition, taking EHS to overtime the last time the two squads met. A win puts Ellensburg in the 2A championship game at 5 p.m., Saturday.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is barbecue chicken, roasted potatoes, corn bread, coleslaw and peaches. 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 41 degrees. Sunset is at 5:48 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 29 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50 percent overnight. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 41 on Saturday and 42 on Sunday.




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