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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Feb. 19

Affordable housing proposals are sought for city-owned property on First Avenue and Pine Street.


Roslyn considers tax increase for police and fire services

The Roslyn City Council agreed to ask voters to approve a property tax increase to help fund police and fire services. The position would increase the property tax rate by 48 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, which would generate $152,900 a year. The city needs volunteers to serve on the pro and con committees for the proposition. The deadline for volunteering for the committee is 1 p.m., Tuesday.


Ellensburg seeks affordable housing proposal

Ellensburg is seeking proposals for multifamily affordable housing for the city’s First Avenue and Pine Street property. Applications are due by March 29. A previous affordable housing proposal for that property fell through last year. Application information is available on the city’s website.


Chance to connect with legislators

Thirteenth District legislators are holding a virtual town hall meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday. Sen. Judy Warnick, Rep. Tom Dent and Rep. Alex Ibarra will discuss the 2024 legislative session. Pre-registration is required. Links are available on the legislator’s websites, and well as the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.


‘Rapunzel’ auditions on Tuesday

Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of ‘Rapunzel’ are at 4 p.m., Tuesday, in the Hal Holmes Community Center. The play is open to kids in grades K-12. There is a $45 participating fee. The play will be performed at 3 and 5:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at Hal Holmes.


City Council meets Tuesday

Due to the Presidents’ Day holiday, the Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the City Council Chambers. Included on the agenda is a Unity Park construction update.


Climate Change series continues

CWU’s Living with Climate Change Series continues at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, in Dean Hall, Room 104, with “Preparing for Climate Change.” This event features resource managers and community leaders discussing strategies for how to address the impacts of climate change in ways that make us more resilient. Scheduled to speak are Ellensurg City Manager Heidi Behrends-Cerniway, Yakima Basin Integrated Plan Project Manager Kevin Haydon and Kittitas County Community Resilience Coordinator Rose Shriner-Beaton.


‘Shrek’ takes to stage this week

The Ellensburg High School Winter Musical production of ‘Shrek’ debuts at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. The show continues with performances on Friday and Saturday, and March 1 and 2. Tickets are $15 for general admission.



Bulldogs and Warriors girls’ teams advance to state

The Ellensburg High School and Cle Elum-Roslyn High School girls’ basketball teams earned the right to host Regionals State Playoff games this week. Ellensburg qualified as the No. 1 seed in the 2A tournament and hosts Columbia River at 8 p.m., Friday. No. 11 seed Cle Elum-Roslyn welcomes Forks at 6 p.m. Both games are at Ellensburg High School.


Wrestlers place at state

Cash Eylar placed fifth in the 106-pound weight class to lead Ellensburg finishers at the state 2A Mat Classic this past weekend. Ronan Stewart placed fifth in the 150-pound weight class to lead Kittitas finishers at the state 2B Mat Classic.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is lemon chicken and wild rice soup 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 39 degrees. Sunset is at 5:32 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 32 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation.






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