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Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, May 17

Valley Theatre Company’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” concludes this weekend. Photo courtesy of Valley Theatre Company.


City solves power problem

A failed underground cable caused Ellensburg's power fluctuations on Wednesday and Thursday. City crews were able to isolate the problem and resolve it by Thursday afternoon.


Stuart Meadow's home dedication on Saturday

The dedication for Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity’s Stuart Meadows is 11 a.m., Saturday, at 113 W. Bender Road. The project features six homes.


Kiwanis Family dance.

The Kiwanis Family Dance is at 6 p.m., tonight at Hal Holmes Community Center. There will be free pizza, music, dancing and games.


Valley Theatre production continues Thursday

Valley Theatre Company’s production of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” concludes with performances 7 p.m., tonight at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, in the Ramsey Ballroom above the Clymer Museum. Tickets are $15 for general admission if purchased on the Valley Theatre’s website.


Footloose’ continues this weekend

The CWU Theatre production of “Footloose,” finishes this weekend with 7:30 performances tonight and Saturday and a 2 p.m. showing on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission.


Cle Elum jazz fundraiser tonight

The Jazz Café Fundraiser for the Cle Elum-Roslyn School Music Program is at 5 p.m., tonight at the Cle Elum Eagles. The middle school and high school jazz bands and a professional jazz band, Legions of Jazz, will perform. Tickets are $20 including a taco dinner, and $10 for music only.


Coffee with Council on Saturday

The monthly Coffee with City Council event is 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Ridge Restaurant parking lot on Fourth Avenue. The event features two council members sharing coffee and discussion with residents.


Bike Month is celebrated Saturday

Bike Month activities on Saturday include a free giveaway of bikes, helmets, lights and bike bells at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street from 9 a.m. to noon during the Farmers Market; a 5.38-mile bike ride starting at 10:30 a.m. from Fourth and Pine; and a 13-mile roundtrip ride to the Kittitas Deport starting at 11 a.m. from Fourth and Pine.


Queens of Spades plant sale Saturday

The annual Queens of Spades Garden Club Plant sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds RV parking lot. The sale features annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, berries, houseplants and more.


Parks topic of Kittitas workshop

The second community workshop to discuss parks and open space in Kittitas will be from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, at Kittitas City Hall.


Find out about summer programs

Youth organizations will present information of summer youth programs at the Youth Summer Kickoff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at the Morgan Middle School field. In addition to information, there will be free food, music and games.


Polyfest is Saturday

CWU’s annual Polyfest is at 6 p.m., Saturday, in the SURC ballroom. The event showcases traditional dances from Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. It is free and open to the public.


City Council meet Monday

The Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 p.m., Monday, in City Council Chambers. Continued discussion of the council’s rules of procedure for public comment is included on the agenda.



Ellensburg baseball faces Lynden

The Ellensburg baseball team opens state tournament play against Lynden at 10 a.m., Saturday at Lincoln High School in Tacoma. To advance in the tournament, the Bulldogs must win two games on Saturday.


Kittitas and Cle Elum-Roslyn high school softball teams in playoffs

The Kittitas and Cle Elum-Rolsyn softball teams compete in the district playoffs today. Kittitas plays Warden at 2 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Yakima. The winner advances to the state tournament while the loser still has a chance to qualify for state in a loser-out game at 4 p.m. Cle Elum meets Goldendale at noon at Kiwanis. The Warriors need to win that game and games at 2 and 4 p.m. to advance to the state tournament.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a dinner 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 63 degrees. Sunset is at 8:34 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 43 degrees. Winds will be 20 to 35 mph with higher gusts possible. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 61 on Saturday, and 63 on Sunday. Winds from 20 to 30 mph are expected both days.

This newscast can be found at This has been Michael Gallagher for Ellensburg Community Radio

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