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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Feb. 26

More truck traffic in downtown Ellensburg as work gets underway this week on the Unity Park project.


Downtown traffic alert

Due to the start of Unity Park construction, there will be increased truck traffic around Fourth and Fifth avenues and Pearl Street starting today. Demolition of the former banking drive-through structure starts on Tuesday. Parking stalls on the north side of Fourth Avenue and the west side of Pearl Street will be closed during this time. The Unity Park project continues through spring and summer with a target completion date of early to mid-August.


Work paused on Craig’s Hill pressure project

City officials announced the Craig’s Hill water pressure improvement project will be on pause until March 11 due to delays in the delivery of materials and equipment.


Cultural Conversations on Tuesday

CWU Korean Studies Professor Yoon Kim will be featured in the Cultural Conversations storytelling event at 5 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hal Holmes Community. Kim leads the Korean Culture Studies Center at CWU, and she has also been involved with Continuing Education and Asian Studies.


CWU Wind Ensemble performs Wednesday

The Central Washington University Wind Ensemble performs “The Blue Marble” at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the McIntyre Music Building. The free concert explores the communicative power of the wind band through contemporary works for winds and percussion.


Coffee with council on Wednesday

The monthly Coffee with Council is from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center. Two council members will be present for coffee and conversation.


Saxophone showcase is Wednesday

The CWU Saxophone Studio Winter Quarter Showcase is at 6 p.m., Wednesday in the McIntyre Music Building. Admission is free. The Studio is under the direction of Kendra Wheeler.


4-H volunteer training on Thursday and Friday

Kittitas County 4-H is holding volunteer training sessions on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s session is from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday’s is from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. New volunteers must attend one of the sessions. Registration information is available on the Kittitas County 4-H Facebook page.


Free tickets for Diversity Awards

Free tickets for CWU’s 10th annual President Diversity Awards can be reserved online through Friday. Online reservations are available on the Wildcat Tickets website. The ceremony is 5 p.m., March 7 in the SURC Ballroom.



County teams advance at state

The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School and Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball teams won in state Regional competition Friday to advance to state tournament play this week. Cle Elum-Roslyn topped Forks, 65-36, and will play Okanogan at 9 a.m., Wednesday, in the Spokane Arena. Ellensburg defeated Columbia River, 69-25, and next plays the winner of the Sammamish-White River game at 10:30 a.m., in the Yakima SunDome.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is split pea and ham soup, garlic toast and mixed fruit. 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 41 degrees. Sunset is at 5:43 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 27 degrees. Winds will be 15 to 30 mph.  A few flurries or snow showers are possible.


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