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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, March 29


District does not anticipate layoffs

As school districts statewide face staffing cuts for the coming year, the Ellensburg School Board was told the district does not anticipate issuing layoff notices to teachers this spring. Superintendent Troy Tornow said at Wednesday’s school board meeting that needed reductions should be achieved through attrition. Schools are required to notify teachers of a layoff before the end of the school year.

Roslyn shows off new fire truck

The Roslyn Fire Department will show off its new fire engine with a drive down Pennsylvania Avenue at 10 a.m. Saturday. Afterward, people are invited to the Fire Station to view the truck and learn more about volunteering.

Egg-citing weekend ahead

The short and intense egg hunting season opens on Friday and extends into Saturday at locations throughout Kittitas County.

Fun for dogs and kids Friday

The annual Dog Biscuit Hunt and Flashlight Egg Scramble is on Friday at Rotary Park. The Dog Biscuit Hunt for biscuit and chew toys starts at 6 p.m. The dog’s handler must be at least 16 years old. The Flashlight Scramble for kids, ages 1 to 12, for eggs, candy and prizes starts at 8 p.m. Participants must bring their flashlights and baskets.

Egg Hunt at Prestige

Prestige Senior Living hosts an all-ages Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m., Saturday. There will be Golden Eggs for each age group and an opportunity to get photos with the Easter Bunny.

Eggs in Easton

The Easton Fire Department’s Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Easton School. This is for kids up to 12 years old.

Hunt is on in Thorp

The Kittitas County Fire District No. 1’s Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Thorp Fire Station. There will be three age groups up to 12 years old.

Suncadia welcomes the search for eggs

The Suncadia Community Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m., Saturday at Dawson Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Memorial egg hunt on tap

The Terry Bland Memorial Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11 a.m. at Cle Elum’s Fireman’s Park. This is for kids up to 10 years old.

Eggs and more in Cle Elum

Easter in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Cle Elum City Park. There will be continuous egg hunts, crafts, games, prizes and pancake breakfast.

Easter Egg hunt at Rotary

The free community Spring Egg-venture egg hunt featuring 10,000 eggs for ages 1 through 10, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Rotary Park. There will be activities, games, concessions, live bunnies and lambs and the Easter Bunny.

Unity Park groundbreaking Saturday

The groundbreaking ceremony for Unity Park will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at the park under construction on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Pearl Street.

Car seat clinic

The Ellensburg Police Department offers a free car seat clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at the police department. People can swing by or call to make an appointment at 509-962-7280.

Chukar Run Banquet on Saturday

The Kittitas County Field and Stream Club’s Chukar Run Banquet is from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday in the Teanaway Hall at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The event features dinner, auction, raffle, games and more. All proceeds help finance the club’s effort to support wildlife and improve outdoor recreation opportunities in the county. Tickets are $50 and can only be purchased in advance online or at Shaw’s Furniture, Arnold’s Ranch and Home or Sure Shot Guns.

Kairos performs Saturday

Kairos will perform with guest artist Eduard Zilberkant at 7 p.m., Saturday, in the McIntyre Building Concert Hall. This is a free performance.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is pot roast and beef ribs, mashed potatoes, peas, a roll 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 57 degrees. Sunset is at 7:28 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 15 mph.


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