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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Nov. 13

The Ellensburg High School volleyball team finished fifth at the state 2A tournament this past weekend. Photo courtesy of Ellensburg High School


City to launch new bill paying portal

City of Ellensburg utility customers will be able to make use of a new online utility customer portal starting Dec. 11. Customers will be able to log in to pay their bill, track and compare usage and access information and updates. Customers will need to reset their password the first time they log in.

Coffee with Council on Tuesday

The monthly Coffee with City Council event is from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, at the Ellensburg Downtown Association office on Third Avenue.

Volunteers needed for cold weather shelter

A volunteer training session for the Cold Weather Shelter is scheduled for 6:30 tonight, at First Lutheran. For information on the volunteer training schedule email Susan Casey at or call 206-963-0912. The shelter opens on Nov. 15. The nightly shelter will rotate among six Ellensburg churches.

Fall Choral Classic this week

CWU’s Fall Choral Classic is Tuesday and Wednesday at the McIntyre Music Building. The event welcomes high school choral groups from across the state working with Central professors and music students and features free public performances by CWU choral groups at 11:40 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:10 p.m., each day.

Help with community Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers are needed for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at 3 p.m., Nov. 22 at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. If interested in volunteering, contact the Adult Activity at 962-7242. The dinner is free to all community members.

CWU hosts Sports Management Summit

CWU hosts the annual Northwest Sports Management Summit on Thursday. Ellensburg High School and CWU graduate Nolan Teasley will be the keynote speaker, Teasley is the Seattle Seahawks assistant general manager. The summit is geared toward aspiring sports management professionals. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Information on the schedule and registration is available on CWU’s website.

Symphonic Band presents “Antiqua”

The CWU Symphonic Band performs “Antiqua” at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Hertz Concert Hall in the McIntyre Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

KEEN workshop on Thursday

The fall edition of KEEN’s Let’s Talk Series is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday. The free fall workshop will be held at the Canyon River Ranch and is titled, “Is the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway an Important Wildlife Habitat Corridor?” Information on the speaker schedule is available on KEEN’s website.

Free screening of “Unseen” on Thursday

A free screening of “Unseen: How We’re Failing Parent Caregivers and Why it Matters,” will be held Thursday at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. The documentary starts at 5:30 p.m. with a panel discussion to follow. The screening is sponsored by the Kittitas County Public Health Department, the Kittitas County Health Network and KVH.


EHS volleyball finished fifth in the state

The Ellensburg High School volleyball team finished fifth in the state 2A tournament held at the Yakima Sundome this weekend. The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a win, lost on Friday and then battled back with two wins on Saturday to earn the fifth-place trophy.

Central football advances to playoffs

Despite losing its last game of the regular season, 42-14, to Texas Permian Basin this past Saturday, the CWU football team qualified for the NCAA Division 2 playoffs. The Wildcats will travel to face Western Colorado at noon on Saturday.


The FISH Open Table lunch is pork pozole and pears. 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 51 degrees. Sunset is at 4:29 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 26 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 15 mph.

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