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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show Monday, May 22

Updated: Jun 29, 2023


Lunch at the Ellensburg School District elementary schools today is crispy chicken sandwich, salad bar and fresh fruit. Middle school students can choose grilled cheese and tomato soup, Domino’s Pizza, a burger basket, deli sandwiches, salad bar and fresh fruit. Lunch items at the high school include grilled cheese and tomato soup, Domino’s Pizza, burger basket, deli sandwich, salad bar and fresh fruit.

The FISH Open Table lunch today is Minestrone soup made with mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, onions, noodles, garlic, greens and beans topped with parmesan. 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 in need of a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


The high in Ellensburg today is forecasted to be 65 degrees.


City councils and school boards meet this week creating opportunities for residents to contribute and comment on the public process.

The Cle Elum City Council meets at 6 p.m., Monday at City Hall. Included on the agenda is a letter to be sent to the Kittitas County commissioners regarding transportation issues in the Upper County.

The Kittitas City Council meets at 6 p.m., Tuesday at City Hall. Included on the agenda is the consideration of the event application for the Kittitas Car Show and Burnouts set for Aug. 19.

The Cle Elum-Roslyn School Board meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday. On the agenda is approval of a list of new hires, including Gary Favero as the new high school boys head basketball coach.


Filing week indicates changes to come

Before any ballot has been cast in the fall elections, residents of Cle Elum and Roslyn can be assured of having a new mayor in the coming year. Neither the incumbents, Jay McGowan in Cle Elum or Brent Hals in Roslyn, filed for their positions last week. Three seats — Kittitas School Board position 3, Cle Elum mayor and Cle Elum School Board at-large position 2 — drew three candidates and will be on the Aug. 1 primary ballot.

Economic conference set for CWU

Central Washington University hosts the annual Economic Outlook Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday at Sue Lombard Hall. The event has not been held since 2019 due to pandemic concerns. The event features industry experts, economists and academics discussing regional economic conditions, agri-food business practices and agri-business technology opportunities and challenges. Tickets are $20 and include lunch.


Raising electric vehicle awareness

CWU Career Services invited Lucid Motors for an Electric Vehicle Awareness Event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday on the Student Union east patio. Lucid is a new American electric vehicle brand, compared to luxury lines such as Mercedes-Benz. The event is open to the general public.

Last chance to jazz

The end-of-year concert for the Ellensburg High School jazz band is 7 p.m., Tuesday in the Morgan Performing Arts Center.

Opportunity to meet new friends, learn about culture

This month’s Cultural Conversations features Guatemala native Alejandra, a student in the English as a Second Language program at CWU. She will discuss her cultural experience, learning a new language and working alongside her uncle in his Red Pickle restaurant. The event starts at 5 p.m., Tuesday at Hal Holmes Community Center and is free to the public.

Rodeo night series continues

The eight-part Elensburg Rodeo Night at the Museum series continues at 7:23 p.m., Tuesday at the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame. The title of this month’s program is Preserving History: The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame.

Trails and Ales on Tap

The Iron Horse Tap Room is hosting a Trails and Ales event with representatives from the Washington Trails Association at 5:30 p.m., Thursday. WTA officials will discuss upcoming work and programs in Central Washington. The event is free but people are asked to register off the WTA website.


Softball teams advance to state

The Kittitas High School and Cle Elum-Roslyn High School girls softball teams both qualified for the state tournament at this weekend’s district competition.

On Saturday, Kittitas opened district play with a 17-1 win over Dayton/Waitsburg which put the Coyotes in the district championship game against Warden. Kittitas dropped that game, 10-5, but advanced to state as the No. 2 seed from district.

Cle Elum came into Saturday needing to win three games to advance to state. The Warriors pulled off the trifecta, beating Granger, 18-4, Dayton/Waitsburg, 12-2, and River View, 11-5, to claim the No. 3 seed from district.

The state 2B tournament gets underway Friday at the Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima. Kittitas opens against Pe Ell-Willapa Valley and Cle Elum-Roslyn faces Northwest Christian of Colbert. Both games start at 10 a.m.

Warrior baseball loses at state

The Cle Elum-Roslyn boys baseball team’s season came to an end in the first round of the 2B state tournament with a 3-0 loss to Adna on Saturday.

Ellensburg track sends athletes to state

Joshua Boast will lead a contingent of Ellensburg High School boys and girls track to the state meet starting Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School. Boast placed first in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles, and third in the triple jump at the regional meet this past weekend in Ephrata.

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