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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, May 20

Two turn-of-the-20th-century homes on Main Street received Ellensburg Historic Preservation Awards.


Historic Award recipients honored

The Ellensburg Historic Preservation Awards honored people and businesses for working to preserve historic structures earlier this month The Leang family was recognized for restoring two turn of the 20th Century homes at  100 and 102 N. Main Street. The structures were the homes of two African-American families from 1910 to 1917. The Kittitas County Historical Society was honored for work restoring the Caldwell Building on Third Avenue. The Community Award, voted on by the public, went to the historic windmill building on Main Street. Beverly Heckart received the Commission Award from the Landmarks and Design Commission for her work as a steward of history and preservation in Ellensburg.


City Council meet tonight

The Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 p.m., today, in City Council Chambers. Continued discussion of the council’s rules of procedure for public comment is on the agenda.


Night shift for University Way overlay

Crews of the University Way overlay project will work the night shift, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., today through Thursday. Driveways and side streets will be closed while the asphalt cools.


Bike to Campus on Tuesday

As part of the Bike Month Celebration, Central Washington University is hosting a Bike to Campus Day on Tuesday. Students, staff and faculty who bike to campus will have access to snacks light bike repairs and other amenities.


Open house moves to larger venue

An open house to discuss the Sleep Center proposal is from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Hal Holmes Community Center. The open house starts with a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period. The sleep center also will be the topic of a joint City Council and Kittitas County commissioner meeting on June 13. The proposed Sleep Center location on South Ruby Street drew public opposition and led the council to request the public suggest alternate sites.


Learn about Lemonade Day

An information meeting on Lemonade Day will held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, at the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce office and via Zoom. Lemonade Day is a free entrepreneurship program designed to empower kids with the skills to launch and manage their very own lemonade business. It will be held on Aug. 17.


Music this week at CWU

Concerts and recitals at CWU this week include a concert band performance at 7 p.m., Tuesday, a Jazz Combo Concert 1 at 6 p.m., Wednesday, a Jazz Combo Concert 2 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, and a percussion ensemble concert at 7 p.m., Thursday. All performances are in the McIntyre Music Building and are free and open to the public.



EHS baseball season comes to and end

The Ellensburg High School baseball season ended on Saturday with a 3-2 loss to Lynden in the first round of the state 2A tournament in Tacoma.


Kittitas softball advances to state

The Kittitas Secondary School softball team advanced to the state 2B tournament with and 7-6 win over Warden on Friday. The state tournament opens on Friday at the Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima. Cle Elum-Roslyn’s bid for state fell short with a 16-13 loss to River View in district play on Friday.


EHS grad qualifies for Outdoor Championship

Ellensburg High School graduate E’lexis Hollis was one of four CWU track and field athletes to qualify for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships on May 23 and 24 at Emporia State University in Kansas. Hollis competes in the 100-meter dash. CWU teammates Lauryn McGough, Emy Ntekpere, and Johan Correa join her at the meet.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is Tuscan white bean soup, garlic bread 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 8:38 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 48 degrees. Winds will be 20 to 30 mph.  

This newscast can be found at This has been Michael Gallagher for Ellensburg Community Radio


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