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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, March 18

The Ellensburg City Council will discuss the process for evaluating alternative locations for a sleep center at Monday's meeting.


Murder suspect is still a large

The suspect in a fatal shooting at the Ellensburg Jack in the Box Friday remained at large as of Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred at about noon on Friday. The suspect is described as a 17-year-old Hispanic male with facial tattoos including a cross and dark hair in a mullet style. The victim was transported to KVH where he died from gunshot wounds. Since the suspect is a minor, the Ellensburg Police have not released a name or photo, but a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police said on Sunday that the investigation was expanding to include individuals would may be assisting the suspect to avoid arrest.


Reed Park on City Council agenda

The agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting includes the Reed Park Master Plan adoption and a discussion of the process to evaluate alternative sites for a sleep center. Updates for the Reed Park master plan are available on the BeHeardEburg web page. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers.


Swing dance tonight

The Ellensburg Big Band continues its swing dance lessons at 6:30 tonight at Hal Holmes Community Center.  Free lessons are from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with live music to follow.

Road closure notice

Pfenning Road from the junction of Vantage to Third Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday next week. Work is taking place on the Pfenning Road Shared Use Pathway project.

Road closure set for Tuesday

East Capitol Avenue will be closed from South Willow Street to Locust Street beginning Tuesday through Thursday evening.

Learn to derby

A session in the Rodeo City Roller Derby’s free Roller Derby 101 is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday at Ellensburg High School. The basics of roller derby are taught by expert instructors.

Vera’s Journey: Hungary to Auschwitz to Seattle on Tuesday

Randee Kissinger, from the Holocaust Center for Humanity, will share Vera’s Journey: Hungary to Auschwitz to Seattle at 4 p.m., Tuesday at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. It is a story of survival and resilience. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Forum focuses on climate change and agriculture

A forum on climate change and agriculture in Kittitas County is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Odd Fellows Lodge. The forum is sponsored by the Odd Fellows and the League of Women Voters of Kittitas County. It will feature speakers from the Department of Ecology, the USDA and Washington State University extension. I will include a question-and-answer session.

Learn about solar eclipse

CWU physics professor Cassandra Fallscheer presents April 2024: The Great North American Eclipse at 6:30, Wednesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. People attending receive a free pair of solar viewing gasses and can check out the sun through a sun telescope. 

Coffee with Council on Thursday

This month’s Coffee with Council is at 3 p.m., Thursday at D&M Coffee Downtown. Two council members will attend and share conversation and coffee.


CWU men lose in West Regionals

The Central Washington University men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Saturday night with an 82-74 loss to Azusa Pacific in the NCAA Division 2 West Region semifinals. The Wildcats had earned a spot in the semis with a 110-90 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is mac and cheese with smoked sausage, peas, carrots and applesauce. 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 72 degrees. Sunset is at 7:12 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 38 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.


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