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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Oct. 2

The 4-H Open House is Wednesday.


City Council meets tonight

The Ellensburg City Council meets tonight at 7 at City Hall. Agenda items include a request that people speaking before the council during public comment periods not be required to give their address except when legally required at public hearings. During the council’s 6 p.m. study session, there will be a discussion of the regulations applying to banners and flags in the city right-of-way.

County jail receives federal grant

The Kittitas County Jail received a $797,044 grant from the Department of Justice for the treatment of inmates with substance abuse disorders and addictions. The grant supports the Medications of Opioid Use Disorder program started in 2020.

Talking about the Good Life

The Good Life Community Discussion features CWU philosophy and comparative religion professor David Schwann presenting What Makes it Right? The Foundations of Ethics at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. It will be an interactive discussion focusing on the foundations of ethics. The event is sponsored by CWU Ethics Lab and the Ellensburg Library.

Hard bop band plays on Tuesday

The Keith Karns Hard Bop Band will play at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Karns is CWU’s Director of Jazz. The free concert will feature music by Art Blakely, Chick Corea and more.

Lecture series features archivists

Central Washington University Provost Lecture Series features professor and CWU archivist Julia Stringfellow at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the Brooks Library Student Commons. Stringfellow will focus on the women she researched during her 2023 sabbatical. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Provost and CWU Libraries.

Alley to be closed

The alley between First Avenue/Second Avenue and Alder Street/Maple Street will be closed today through Thursday for sewer line repair.

4-H Open House this week

The Kittitas County 4-H Open House is 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Teanaway Hall on the Kittitas County Fairgrounds. The open house is an opportunity to learn about 4-H programs and the opportunities to volunteer.

It’s a partial eclipse of the sun

CWU professor Bruce Palmquist will discuss the Oct. 14 solar eclipse at 6 p.m., Thursday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The presentation is titled, There’s a Big Black Dpot on the Sun Today: The Solar Eclipses of 2023 and 2024. Those attending will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses.


Bulldogs edged by Prosser

Prosser scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Ellensburg High School football team, 7-0, Friday night. Also on Friday night, Cle Elum-Roslyn came out on top in the county showdown, defeating Kittitas Secondary School, 27-9.

In other high school sports on Saturday, the Ellensburg boys' cross country team placed fifth and the girls 10th in the 509 Cross Country Invite in Cheney. The Bulldogs swim team placed second in a meet at Selah. The Easton six-man football team fell to Wishkah Valley, 21-13.

CWU football wins big on the road

The Central Washington University football defeated Western New Mexico, 55-17, on Saturday to improve to 3-0 in Lone Star Conference play. Central returns home on Oct. Oct. 7 to play Eastern New Mexico at 6 p.m. On Saturday, The Wildcats volleyball team swept St. Martin’s, 3-0, to improve to 4-2 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action. Central’s soccer team fell to Seattle Pacific, 3-2, on Saturday.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 63 degrees. Sunset is at 6:40 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 47 degrees. Winds will be from 15 to 25 mph.

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