Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Aug. 18
Ellensburg welcomes back CWU students at Tuesday's Bite of the Burg. Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce.
Welcoming students to Ellensburg
The annual Bite of the Burg starts from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday in downtown Ellensburg. The event is an opportunity to welcome back Central Washington University students with free food and giveaways from a variety of vendors and community organizations. The event also means the closure of Fourth Avenue between Pearl and Ruby streets.
Night-time road closures ahead
Beginning tonight road work will start on Wildcat Way between University Way and 18th Avenue. Work includes roadway grinding, full-depth pavement repair and an asphalt overlay. This will necessitate a full road closure of Wildcat Way between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Between University Way and 11th Avenue, the closure will be limited to 7 to 10 p.m. This phase of the project is expected to last two weeks. Toward the end of the coming week, work will begin on Main Street between University Way and Third Avenue.
City Council to consider Airport Road rezone
Monday night’s Ellensburg City Council meeting includes a closed record rezone application hearing that would enable the construction of a 73-unit multi-family complex off Airport Road. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Voter registration is celebrated on Tuesday
National Voter Registration Day will be celebrated Tuesday with voter registration events at CWU’s Brooks Library and at the Bite of the Burg on Fourth Avenue between Pearl and Ruby streets. The League of Women Voters of Kittitas County is organizing the events.
Photo courtesy of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s office trying to catch car prowler
The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in identifying the suspect in multiple car prowls that took place east of Ellensburg. The Sheriff’s Office believes the suspect is a man wearing ill-fitting wigs. Photos are available of the Sheriff’s Facebook page.
Sign up open for Run for the Brave
Registration is open for Ellensburg’s Run for the Brave 5K set for 9 a.m., Oct. 1 in Rotary Park. Information is available on the Run for the Brave Facebook page. This year’s event is organized by the Ellensburg Area Swim Team and it benefits the swim team and the Kittitas County Veterans Coalition.
Looking for volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the second annual Cle Elum Skatepark Rival fundraiser set for Sept. 30 at Dru Bru. People interested in helping can email email@example.com.
The Ellensburg High School football team notched its first win of the season Friday in dramatic fashion with a 41-0 win over rival Selah. In other EHS sports, the boys’ cross country team placed second at the Wenatchee Cross Country Invitational led by Mystic Hammond’s 10th place finish. The soccer team fell 6-0 to Prosser, and the girls swim team placed third at a league meet at Prosser.
Friday football results
In Friday's high school football action across the county, the Cle Elum-Roslyn football team fell to Chelan High School, 42-7, the Kittitas Secondary School lost to Columbia, 31-6, and the Easton High School six-man team lost to Lake Quinault, 46-13.
Central sports roundup
Central Washington University’s football team gave returning students something to cheer about with a 27-24 win over Angelo State Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium. Central’s volleyball team stumbled in a 3-0 loss to Simon Fraser on Saturday. CWU cross country star Johan Correa continued his hot start, notching his second-straight first-place finish, winning the PLU Invitational on Saturday.
The FISH Open Table lunch is salmon corn chowder, 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 70 degrees. Sunset is at 7:07 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 51 degrees. Winds will be from 20 to 30 mph.