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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Jan. 15

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce will present a State of the Community Address on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of the Ellensburg Downtown Association


Energy conservation call on Saturday

An outage at a natural gas storage facility in Lewis County led the city of Ellensburg and Puget Sound Energy to ask customers to conserve natural gas use Saturday afternoon at a time when temperatures hovered around zero in Kittitas County. By Saturday evening, city officials lifted the call for natural gas conversation.


Hear about the State of the Community

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce presents a State of the Community Address at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hotel Windrow. It will be an opportunity to hear from local elected officials and a panel representing local youth programs.


City Council meets Tuesday

Due to today’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the Ellensburg City Council is meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in Council Chambers. Included on the agenda is the adoption of the city’s Sustainability and Energy Plan.


Night of Remembrance at CWU

Central Washington University will present a Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Event at 6 p.m., Thursday in the Student Union Theatre. The event will feature spoken-word performances, gospel singing by the Carter Sisters from Yakima and an inspirational address by Mal Stewman. Admission is free and open to the public.


Take part in the Challenge

Registration is open for the 2024 Enterprise Challenge — an annual business plan competition for companies within Kittitas and Yakima counties. Registration closes on Feb. 2, and the competition runs from Feb. 6 to April 18. More information is available on the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce website.


Ellensburg library celebrates its birthday

The Ellensburg Public Library celebrates its 114th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. The open house will include music, children’s storytime, tours and cake.



High school basketball on Tuesday

The Ellensburg High School basketball teams host Grandview on Tuesday. The girls’ game tips off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys take the court at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs' games last Thursday against Othello were canceled due to the weather. The Cle Elum-Roslyn teams travel to Cashmere on Tuesday with the girls’ game at 5:45 p.m. and the boys’ contest at 7:15 p.m.


Still time to get a discount

Ellensburg Youth Baseball and Softball extended its early bird signup discount until today. For registration information visit the Ellensburg Youth Baseball and Softball website. For families unable to pay the fee, financial assistance is available through HopeSource.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is Minestrone topped with Parmesan and 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 18 degrees. Sunset is at 4:39 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 4 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.


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