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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 13

The Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival is on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce



Start your Saturday with a partial solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in this region at 8:07 a.m., Saturday and will continue through 10:39 a.m. Solar eclipse glasses are available at the Ellensburg Public Library.

Mountain Ale Festival set for Saturday

The Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival is from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday in the Roslyn Yard. The event features breweries from throughout the Pacific Northwest and music by the Grit City Band. Tickets and event information is available online off the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce’s website. This is a 21-plus event.

Punch Projects features music on Saturday

Ben Hansen will spin tunes followed by Kinecy Zephyr from 2 to 4 p.m. at Punch Projects on Saturday. The October exhibit at Punch is La Ghoulerie D’Art, a haunted group exhibition.

Weller Foundation fundraiser Saturday

The annual Gretchen Weller Foundation dinner and silent auction fundraiser is 5:30 p.m., Saturday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center Armory. The food and bar is by the Ellensburg Pasta Co. Tickets are $40. The foundation supports Kittitas County families facing a cancer diagnosis.

City Council meets Monday

The Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 p.m., Monday in City Hall. Included on the agenda is the first reading of a resolution to adjust the city’s natural gas rate to comply with state regulations regarding carbon reduction and greenhouse gas emissions.

Family Literacy Night returns

CWU students will offer the first Family Literacy Night of the school year at 6 p.m., Tuesday in Black Hall, Room 122. Students in the Teaching Children’s Literature class will read and tell stories. Each child in attendance can choose a book to take home and snacks will be available.

CWU Aviation leader honored

Central Washington University Department of Aviation Chair Sam Pavel received the University Aviation Association’s highest honor, the President’s Award, at the association’s annual conference in September. Pavel’s husband, Scott Keirl, was also recognized for his volunteer efforts in support of the organization. Pavel served as president of the UAA through the COVID pandemic.

FISH looking for Meals and Wheels volunteers

The FISH Food Bank is looking for drivers and kitchen aides for the Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition program. Drivers are reimbursed for mileage. For more information, call Jackie at 933-3333.

Keep an eye on the mail

The Kittitas County Auditor’s Office will mail out ballots for the Nov. 7 General Election on Tuesday. Ballots can be returned by the mail or at drop boxes until 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.


Action under the lights tonight

In Friday's high school football, Ellensburg travels to play Othello at 7 p.m. Kittitas travels to play Granger at 7 p.m., and Cle Elum-Roslyn visits Highland for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

On Saturday, the Ellensburg swim team competes in a league meet in Selah, and the Easton six-man football team travels to play the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver.

Central weekend sports action

Central Washington University teams are on the road Saturday. The Wildcats football team travels to play Midwestern State in Wichita Falls, Texas at 6 p.m. Central is undefeated in the Lone Star Conference at 4-0. CWU’s volleyball team is spending the weekend in Alaska. Central plays Alaska Fairbanks at 3 p.m. The Wildcats enter the weekend tied for second place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. CWU’s soccer team is at Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho for a 3 p.m. game.


The FISH Open Table lunch is chicken teriyaki, jasmine rice stir-fried vegetables and Mandarin oranges. 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 66 degrees. Sunset is at 6:18 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 44 degrees. Winds will be from 5 to 10 mph. The weekend forecast calls for highs of 66 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday.

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