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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, May 13

There will be traffic disruptions on Craig's Hill this week due to the water pressure improvement project.


Races established after filing week

Kittitas County will have two new Kittitas County Superior Court judges in the coming year. Incumbents Candace Hooper and Scott Sparks did not file for reelection. Margie Alumbaugh, Chris Herion and Matt Mills seek Kittitas County Superior Court Judge Position 1. James Kirkham and Patricia Todd seek Kittitas County Superior Court Position 2. In other seats on the ballot, Republican incumbents Cory Wright, Kittitas County Commissioner District 1 and Laura Osiadacz, Kittitas County Commissioner District 2, filed and drew no opponents. Thirteenth District Representatives Tom Dent and Alex Ybarra will be reelected without opposition. Both are Republicans. Shan Rowbotham will be reelected as Kittitas County Public Utility District Commissioner 2. Democrat Kim Schrier filed for reelection to the Eighth Congressional District seat. She is challenged by Republican Carmen Goers and Democrats Keith Arnold and Imraan Siddiqi.


Craig’s Hill water project starts today

The Craig’s Hill water pressure improvement project will lead to road closures this week. Craig Avenue will be closed intermittently during the day between Alder Street and the first turnaround with local access only from the first turnaround to the water tower. Access through Craig Avenue will be impacted during typical working hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Road night work starts Monday

The night work shift on the University Way Overlay Project between Cle Elum Street and the BNSF Railroad Overpass starts today. There will be loud noise, bright lights and varying traffic control.


Piano recital today

The Flaming Crescendos Collaborative Piano Recital is at 7 p.m., today in the McIntyre Music Building. The free concert features performances by students and faculty. 


Speakers Bureau focuses on homeless

The Speaker’s Bureau presentation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Hal Holmes Community Center is Homelessness and the Meaning of Home. The speaker is Josephine Ensign. The Speakers Bureau, sponsored by the Ellensburg Public Library and Humanities Washington, is free and open to the public.


SOURCE starts Wednesday

CWU’s annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) is Wednesday and Thursday in the SURC. SOURCE showcases the research work of CWU undergraduate and graduate students and guest presentations from local high school students.


Saxophone recital on Wednesday

The Spring Quarter Solo and Chamber Saxophone Studio Recital is at 6 p.m., Wednesday in the McIntyre Music Building. The recital is free.



Cle Elum-Roslyn baseball advances to state

Cle Elum-Roslyn and Kittitas faced off Friday with a berth at the state 2B baseball tournament at stake with the Warriors winning 10-0 in the district playoffs in Pasco. Both teams won earlier in the day with Kittitas defeating Warden, 7-6, and Cle Elum-Roslyn topping White Swan, 14-2. Cle Elum-Roslyn plays Ilwaco on Tuesday at Johnson-O’Brien Stadium in Ephrata.


Kittitas and Cle Elum-Roslyn softball start district play

The Kittitas and Cle Elum-Roslyn softball teams play in the district playoffs on Tuesday. Kittitas hosts Columbia-Burbank at 4 p.m., and Cle Elum-Roslyn travels to play at River View at 4 p.m.


Ellensburg baseball faces Lynden

The Ellensburg baseball team opens state tournament play against Lynden on Saturday at Joe Martin Stadium in Bellingham. To advance in the tournament the Bulldogs must win two games on Saturday.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is vegetarian chili, cornbread 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 70 degrees. Sunset is at 8:29 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 49 degrees. Winds will be 25 to 30 mph.

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