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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Oct. 9

Kittitas County Search and Rescue crews responded to an injured hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail near Snoqualmie Pass on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Sheriff's Office

Rescuer uses ASL skills

A Kittitas County Search and Rescue volunteer who had worked as an American Sign Language interpreter proved invaluable Thursday when a call came in of an injured hiked on the Pacific Crest Trail several miles from Snoqualmie Pass. Tak Soohyun, 55 of Seattle, had broken her ankle. She was with three people, all of whom were deaf. The KCSR team that responded included Shevoone Putnam, who had three decades of experience as a certified ASL interpreter. The injured hiker was wheeled in a litter to the trailhead and was driven to a Seattle hospital by her friends.

Learn to observe

The Kittitas County Auditor’s office is holding election observer training for the Nov. 7 General Election at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Elections Center in the basement of the Kittitas County Courthouse.

County commissioners to meet in Easton

The Kittitas County commissioners will hold a town hall meeting in Easton at 4 p.m., Oct. 11 in the Easton School Multi-purpose room. A question and answer period will follow a presentation made by the commissioners.

Putting the piece together

The Ellensburg Library’s Jigsaw Puzzle Competition is 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Hal Holmes Community Center. The competition will be between 10 two-member teams working 10 exact set of a 500-piece puzzle. There are awards for best costume, slowest puzzler and best dance moves.

Golfing for a cause

Give and Golk, Suncadia’s annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity is at 10 a.m., Thursday at the Rope Rider course. Registration information is available on the Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity website.

Learn about fire prevention

The Cle Elum Fire Department is holding a Fire Prevention Open House at 4 p.m., Thursday at the fire department. There will be hot dogs, lemonade, fire prevention information and a showing of the movie “Elemental” at 6 p.m.

Gathering candidate information

The League of Women Voters of Kittitas County is distributing questionnaires to candidates seeking office in the Nov. 7 General Election. It will post the interviews on Oct. 16 on the league’s YouTube Channel.

High school sports results from weekend

In Friday night high school football, Ellensburg defeated Wenatchee, 27-20, Kittitas lost to Goldendale, 49-6, and Cle Elum-Roslyn defeated White Swan, 12-0.

On Saturday, the Ellensburg cross country team competed in the Hole in the Wall meet at Lakewood High School with the boys placing 24th and the girls third in the silver division. The Bulldogs swimming team placed fourth in the Yakima Valley Championships. The Cle Elum-Roslyn volleyball team defeated Cascade, 3-1.

Central football headlines sports weekend

In Saturday Central Washington University sports action, the Wildcats football team held on for a 38-35 win over Eastern New Mexico. Central's volleyball team defeated Northwest Nazarene 3 sets to 1. CWU cross country runner Johan Correa won his third straight race, taking first in the Emerald City Cross Country Open, and CWU’s soccer team fell 4-0 to Simon Fraser.


The FISH Open Table lunch is a broccoli cheddar soup, a dinner roll 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 70 degrees. Sunset is at 6:26 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 47 degrees. Winds will be from 10 to 20 mph.

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