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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Nov. 6

Ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday for the General Election.


Volunteers needed for cold weather shelter

People interested in volunteering for the Cold Weather Shelter can take part in training sessions from today through Nov. 13. The shelter is organized by the Kittitas County Ministerial Association and provides overnight accommodations, between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., at Ellensburg churches. The shelter opens on Nov. 15. Participating churches are Liberty Bible, Mercer Creek, Wellspring Christian, Foursquare, First Lutheran and United Methodist. For information on the volunteer training schedule email Susan Casey at or call 206-963-0912.

Two days left to vote

Voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to return their ballots for the General Election. According to the Kittitas County Auditor’s Office, 17 percent of ballots had been returned as of Friday. Ballots can be returned via the mail or dropped in ballot boxes.

Put your poetry in a window

Submissions are sought for the Walking Chapbook Poetry Project. Any Central Washington resident can submit a poem that may be selected for display in storefront windows in downtown Ellensburg. The project is organized by the city of Ellensburg’s Poet Laureate Program. The poetry theme is the Spirit of UNITY. Entries must be family-friendly and inspire hope and positivity. Entry deadline is Dec. 31 and the poems will be displayed during National Poetry Month in April. Submission guidelines are on the city’s Poet Laureate webpage.

City council meets Monday

The Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 tonight at City Hall. Included on the agenda is the second reading of the natural gas rate resolution, a consultant agreement for the city’s fieldhouse project at Rotary Park, and a discussion of the city's legislative priorities for the coming session.

Faust Road closure starts Nov. 13

Faust Road between Hungry Junction Road and Dry Creek Road will be closed from Nov. 13 through May. The closure is necessary to allow work on the replacement of the bridge over the Town Ditch Canal. Local traffic will be allowed on Faust Road during the closure but there will be no through traffic.

More dining options

In the past few weeks, new dining options have opened in downtown Ellensburg. The Night Owl is now open at 414 N. Main St. behind the Early Bird. Young T and Tea has opened its second location in the 420 Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Pearl Street.


Cross country teams take third at state

The Ellensburg High School boys and girls cross country teams both placed third at the state 2A meet in Pasco on Saturday. The boys placing was the highest in school history. The Bulldogs were led by Mystic Hammond who placed 13th. The girls were led by Emma Beachy who placed 26th. The girls team has placed in the top five every year since 2016.

EHS volleyball wins district title

The Ellensburg High School volleyball team won the district by defeating Ephrata, 3-0, on Saturday. The girls will compete in the state tournament at the Yakima Sundome starting on Friday.

High school football season ends

The high school football season came to an end Friday night for Kittitas County teams. In playoff action, Cle Elum-Roslyn lost to Tri-Cities Prep, 28-0, and Kittitas fell to River View, 58-10. In its last regular season game, Ellensburg lost to Shadle Park, 20-6.


The FISH Open Table lunch is chicken noodle and apples. 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 4:385 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 39 degrees. Showers are expected in the morning and evening. Winds will be from 5 to 10 mph.

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