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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Oct. 16

The city council will discuss the possible impact of state regulations on natural gas rates at Monday's meeting.


Candidate interviews are available online

The League of Women Voters of Kittitas County has posted candidate interviews on its YouTube channel. Interviews of candidates seeking the Cle Elum Mayor, Cle Elum-Roslyn School Board at-large #2, the Parks and Recreation District Commissioner 1, the Fire District 7 Commissioner 2 and Hospital District Commissioner 4 positions are available for viewing.

City Council meets tonight

The Ellensburg City Council meets at 7 tonight in City Hall. The first reading of a resolution to adjust the city’s natural gas rate to comply with state regulations regarding carbon reduction and greenhouse gas emissions is included on the agenda.

Family Literacy Night returns

CWU students will offer the first Family Literacy Night of the school year at 6 p.m., Tuesday in Black Hall, Room 122. Students in the Teaching Children’s Literature class will read and tell stories. Each child in attendance can choose a book to take home and snacks will be available.

CWU lecturer featured on Lions Rock

CWU lecturer and poet Xavier Cavazos will be the first artist featured in this year’s Lions Rock Visiting Writer Series on Tuesday. Cavazos will present a Craft Talk titled “Radical Revision” at noon and a public reading at 6 p.m. in the Brooks Library Student Commons.

Keep in eye on the mail

The Kittitas County Auditor’s Office will mail out ballots for Tuesday's Nov. 7 General Election. Ballots can be returned by the mail or at drop boxes until 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Have coffee with the council

The monthly Coffee with City Council event is from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Kittitas County Chamber office on Main Street. Two council members and share coffee and conversation with the public.

Reed Park master plan open house Wednesday

A Reed Park master plan open house is at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at the City Council Chambers. Information on the various park plan proposals is available on the city website. A survey is also available on the website.

Chance to support the chamber

Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day will be celebrated from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Elk Kitchen + Wine Bar in the Windrow Hotel. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Upper County candidate night Friday

An Upper County Candidate Forum will be held at 6 p.m., Friday at the Putnam Centennial Center. Gary Berndt will moderate the forum. People can submit questions by arriving at 5:30 p.m.

Kruisin named the best

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce received the Event of the Year award for the Kruisin Kittitas Car Show and Burnouts at the Washington Festivals and Events Association Dinner last week in Bellevue.

Central weekend sports roundup

The Central Washington University football team defeated Midwestern State, 10-7, in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday. Central improved to 5-0 in Lone Star Conference play and remain tied for first place. CWU hosts West Texas A&M at 6 p.m., Saturday. Central’s volleyball team lost 3-1 to Alaska-Fairbanks Saturday in Alaska. The Wildcats return home for a match Thursday against Seattle Pacific.

Weekend sports roundup

In Friday night high school football, Ellensburg lost 17-10 to Othello, Cle Elum-Roslyn shut out Highland, 18-0, and Kittitas edged Granger, 13-8.


The FISH Open Table lunch is bacon mac and cheese, mixed vegetables and fruit cocktail. 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 66 degrees. Sunset is at 6:13 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 43 degrees. Winds will be from 10 to 20 mph. There is a slight chance of a rain shower through the day and evening.

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