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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, April 22

A community meeting on parking in Roslyn will be held Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Roslyn Downtown Assocation


Election Day is Tuesday

Tuesday is the final day to return ballots in the special election for the KITTCOM Emergency Communications and Facilities Sales and Use Tax proposal. If approved, the sales tax would increase by two-tenths of 1 percent to help support KITTCOM equipment and operation needs. This is a countywide election. The KITTCOM request is the only issue on the ballot.

Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club

A fundraising dinner to support the creation of a Boys and Girls Club in the Cle Elum-Roslyn will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday in the Old Masonic Dance Hall in the Roslyn Post Office Building. For more information, email

Cultural Conversation on Tuesday

Claudia Wright presents “Unraveling the Magic of Disney’s Encanto,” in the CWU Libraries Cultural Conversation at 5 p.m., Tuesday in the Hal Holmes Community Center. Wright is a sociology professor at CWU. Her research focuses on migrant motherhood and how intersectional identities shape migration trajectories. Her areas of interest also include the gender gap in higher education, fatherhood, consumption patterns and healthcare dynamics. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Karaoke on Tuesday

Kittitas County Recovery Community Organization hosts a karaoke night at 6 p.m., today in the Cle Elum Catalyst Co-Working Building.

Talking about parking in Roslyn

Roslyn’s Parking Committee holds a Paid Parking Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at City Hall. The committee wants to hear Roslyn residents’ and business owners’ concerns and ideas about parking issues in the town.

Tree deadline is Wednesday

Wednesday is the final day to submit applications for Ellensburg’s Arbor Day Street Tree Giveaway. One tree is available per applicant; corner lots may be eligible for two trees, depending on demand. City staff will approve the tree species and planting location within the right-of-way. If there is not space available in the right-of-way, a limited number of trees are available for planting on private property. Call 509-962-7230 for more information.


Fundraiser for Kittitas County Search and Rescue on Wednesday

The documentary “Where the Rope Ends” will be screened at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Roslyn Theater. Tickets are $25 with all the proceeds going to Kittitas County Search and Rescue. The film is about a nurse who was in a canyoneering accident at Wallace Falls, her Snohomish County SAR rescue, and her road to recovery.


Lion Rock features Roy Scranton

The Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series features author and Iraq War veteran Roy Scranton on Thursday. Scranton, the author of “In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” will present a craft talk at noon in the Brooks Library Student Commons and hold a reading at 6 p.m. in Health Sciences Room 102. All events are free and open to the public.


Provost Lecture Series on Thursday

CWU’s Provost Lecture Series features mathematics professor Dominic Klyve at 5 p.m., Thursday, in the Brooks Library Student Commons. Klyve is the author of more than 70 papers in number theory, the history of mathematics and science, and applied statistics. A reception follows the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is loaded potato soup, garlic toast and pears. 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 64 degrees. Sunset is at 8:01 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 35 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

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