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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, May 29

Updated: Jun 29, 2023


Ellensburg names Art Treasure Award recipient

Musician Carrie Rehkopf was named the recipient of the 2023 Art Treasure Award by the Ellensburg Arts Commission.

Rehkopf is a professor of violin at Central Washington University and a founder/director of the Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum and Classics in Ellensburg. Along with her husband, John Michel, she has an extensive history of presenting chamber music performances and children’s concerts in the community.

The Ellensburg Arts Commission will recognize Rehkopf’s Arts Treasure status at the First Friday Art Walk at 6 p.m., Friday at Hotel Windrow’s wine bar.

CWU receives capital funding from the state

CWU received more than $130 million in capital and operating budget fund in the 2023-25 biennium from the Washington State Legislature. Funding allows the university to proceed with the Multicultural Center building and the North Academic Complex, which replaces Farrell Hall and the Language and Literature buildings, and to increase employee salaries over the next two years.


The forecasted high in Ellensburg today is 80 degrees.


Today is Memorial Day. School lunches will return on Tuesday.

The FISH Open Table lunch today closed for Memorial Day.


Honoring Memorial Day

Ellensburg’s annual Memorial Day Military Celebration takes place at noon, Monday at Veterans’ Memorial Park. Lunch will follow the ceremony. The event is organized by local Rotary Clubs.

Pride Week event

CWU’s Pride Week Amateur Drag Show is at 1 p.m., Monday on the Student Union and Recreation Center west patio. The winner of this performance will perform with the Diamond Divas on the big stage later that night.

Percussion concert Tuesday

A CWU percussion ensemble concert is scheduled for 7 p.m.., Tuesday in the McIntyre Music Building.


Ellensburg boys track team places third at state

Lfirst-placed by Joshua Boast’s first place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, the Ellensburg High School track team finished third at the state 2A track meet at Mount Tahoma this past weekend. Every member of the EHS boys team who competed at the state tournament, scored points for the team. The Ellensburg girls finished 21st in team scoring.

Kittitas relay team takes state title

The Kittitas High School boy’s 4x100 relay team of Doug Varnum, Josh Rosbach, Brendon Trudell and Jony Marin placed first at the state 2B meet in Yakima this weekend. Cle Elum-Roslyn High School’s relay team of Mason Hilberg, JJ Beiter, Gavin Spencer and Joe Ratkoviak placed third.

Cle Elum-Roslyn boys place second at state golf

The Cle Elum-Roslyn boys golf team placed second in the state 2B tournament last Wednesday behind the play of Sergio Sanchez and Dillon Pratt. Sanchez finished in a three-way tie for second place, four shots behind the champion, Dan Harrington Northwest Christian. Pratt finished in a tie for 11th, 10 shots off the lead.

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