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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, March 15

The Reed Park master plan is on the agenda for Monday's City Council meeting.


Time to train for .5K

Iron Horse Brewery’s annual St. Paddy’s Day .5K is set for Saturday. The .5K takes place at 2 p.m. at the brewery and is part of a festival of events extending until 8 p.m. There will be food trucks, games, live music from Mike O’Malley and Killdeer String Band and a family-friendly dance party hosted by Ellensburg Community Radio. Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to the FISH Food Bank. The first 200 to purchase tickets receive a .5K T-shirt.


Reed Park on City Council agenda

The agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting includes Reed Park Master Plan adoption and a discussion of the process to evaluate alternative sites for a sleep center. Updates for the Reed Park master plan are available on the BeHeardEburg web page. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Road closure notice

Pfenning Road from the junction of Vantage to Third Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday next week. Work is taking place on the Pfenning Road Shared Use Pathway project.

Library closed on Friday

The Ellensburg Library will be closed on Friday for spring cleaning. The library will reopen on Saturday.

Killdeer to play at Punch Gallery

The Killdeer String Band plays at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Punch Gallery Indoor Stage. The gallery, which opens at noon, features the Pet Portrait group exhibit this month.

Training fire on Saturday

Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue conducts a live fire training burn at 1030 Stone Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. People will see smoke in the vicinity of the fire. The training provides a realistic setting for firefighters to learn in a controlled setting.

Road closure set for Tuesday

East Capitol Avenue will be closed from South Willow Street to Locust Street beginning Tuesday through Thursday evening.

Learn about solar eclipse

CWU physics professor Cassandra Fallscheer presents April 2024: The Great North American Eclipse at 6:30, Wednesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. People attending receive a free pair of solar viewing gasses and can check out the sun through a sun telescope.  


Wildcat men play tonight

Central Washington University men’s basketball team plays Cal State Dominguez Hills at 7:30 tonight, in Los Angeles in the NCAA Division II West Region tournament. The Wildcats earned the No. 5 seed by winning the GNAC tournament this past weekend. A victory would advance Central to play in the winner of Cal State LA vs. Azusa Pacific.


Roller derby meet on Saturday                                                                      

The Rodeo City Roller Derby meets Alter Egos Roller Derby in the Skate Patrick’s Day meet at Saturday Ellensburg High School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the first whistle is at 4 p.m. Tickets are available on the Rodeo City Roller Derby website.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is corned beef, braised cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions, a dinner roll and an orange. 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 62 degrees. Sunset is at 7:08 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 35 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 67 on Saturday, and 70 on Sunday.


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