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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, March 8

Remember to turn your clocks ahead an hour before going to bed Saturday night.

City seeks alternative sleep center sites

The city of Ellensburg put a call out for residents to pursue alternative sites for a sleep center to house people experiencing homelessness. At its meeting on Monday, the council heard objections to a plan to install the center on the former Nites Inn property on South Ruby Street, primarily because of its proximity to a childcare center. Alternate sites must be within the city limits, be at least 1.25 acres, be available for purchase or lease, and be accessible by public transit and pedestrian access. The Sleep Center Site Recommendation form is on the city’s website.

Alley closure next week

The alley behind Unity Park, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, will be closed Monday through Wednesday to allow for utility tie-ins that are part of the park construction project.

Spring forward this weekend

Daylight savings time begins this weekend. People are reminded to turn their clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.


Gather a few of your favorite things

The Valley Voices Choir is staging a “Sound of Music” sing-along from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday at the Hal Holmes Community Center. Costumes and singing are strongly encouraged.


Seussapolooza is Saturday

The annual Seussapolooza fundraiser for the Friends of the Roslyn Library is 5 p.m., Saturday at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and include chili and cornbread. There is a silent auction.


Fundraiser for Wildcat Pantry Saturday

A Wildcat Pantry food bank fundraiser will be held all day Saturday at Sliders Sports Lounge. There will be live music, raffles and games. A $1 from all craft and drink specials and all profits from sliders and food specials will be donated to the pantry.


Spittoon boat races at Brick

The Brick Saloon’s annual Spittoon Boat races start at noon, Saturday. There are separate classes for soap/wax boats, wood boats, paper/plastic boats and motor and experimental boats. The boats race in the Brick’s 23-foot-long running water spittoon.


Dance with the big band Saturday

The Ellensburg Swing Out featuring the Ellensburg Big Band is Saturday at the United Methodist Church. The night starts with free swing dance lessons at 6:30 p.m., followed by live music and dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m.



Final days to sign up for coed youth volleyball

Registration for coed youth volleyball closes on Friday. The league is for boys and girls in third through eighth grades. Games begin on April 20 and run through June 1. Registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.


EHS player honored

Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball player Layne Rogel was named one of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Athletes of the Week. Rogel and her Bulldog teammates placed second in the state 2A girls' basketball tournament this past weekend.


CWU women open with a win

The CWU women’s basketball team opened the GNAC tournament with a 65-51 win over Simon Fraser on Thursday at Nicholson Pavilion. The Wildcats advance to play Montana St.-Billings in the tourney semifinals at 2:15 p.m. today in Nicholson. A win would put CWU in the finals at 5 p.m., Saturday.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is beef and lamb gyro, mixed vegetables and applesauce. 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 48 degrees. Sunset is at 5:58 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.  The weekend forecast calls for a high of 48 on Saturday and 49 on Sunday with a chance of snow showers in the morning.






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