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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Monday, Sept. 11

An Ellensburg High School team placed second at the Ellensburg Relays on Saturday.


Citizens Academy open for fall

The Ellensburg Police Department is offering its five-week Citizens Academy starting on Oct. 10. The program is open to city residents who are interested in learning about the police department, crime concerns and the role of police officers. Applications are available at the police department or off of the city’s website.

The very first day

Monday marks to first day of a 13-year journey for Ellensburg’s newest students. The first day of kindergarten is Monday.

Fire closed roadway

A fire in the Yakima Canyon briefly closed state Route 821 on Sunday. By early afternoon the roadway was open. At its peak, the fire was estimated at 300 acres.


EHS football falls short

The Ellensburg High School football team rallied in the second half but could not overcome a first-half deficit, losing 24-14 to A.C. Davis Friday night. Davis led 24-0 at halftime. The Bulldogs put 14 points on the board in the third quarter but could not complete the comeback to fall to 0-2 for the season. EHS hosts rival Selah at 7 p.m., Friday at Andreotti Field.

Cross country starts fast

The Ellensburg cross country team started the season fast by competing well at the Ellensburg Co-Ed Relays held Saturday at Carey Lakes. The meet features an unusual format of the schools forming co-ed relay teams. The 17 schools competing formed 75 teams. An EHS relay team of Kaden Mattson, June Nemrow, Brody Michael and Emma Beachy placed second. The Bulldogs travel to compete in the Wenatchee Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday.

Cle Elum-Roslyn football drops game to Manson

The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School football team lose 27-9 to Life Christian on Friday to drop to 0-2 for the season. The Warriors host Chelan High School at 7 p.m., Friday.

Kittitas football edged by Manson

The Kittitas Secondary School football team came up short in a high-scoring affair against Manson, dropping its season opener 38-27, Friday. Manson led 8-6 after one quarter but both teams lit up the scoreboard in the second quarter. The Coyotes scored 21 points in the quarter but the Trojans put up 22 points. Manson added a third-quarter score while Kittitas as unable to get back on the scoreboard. Kittitas travels to Burbank to play Columbia-Burbank at 7 p.m., Friday.

CWU football loses home opener

The Central Washington University football team lost to Montana Tech, 37-29, in the Wildcats home opener Saturday. Central led 21-16 early in the third quarter but the Orediggers scored the next 21 points to pull away. Tyler Flannigan rushed for 150 yards and Tre’Jon Henderson ran for 138 years to lead the Wildcats.

Central volleyball sweeps tourney

The Central Washington University volleyball team enjoyed its trip to Minnesota, sweeping four games in two days at the Up North Preseason volleyball tournament to improve to 6-2 on the season. Central’s Tia Andaya, Scottie Ellsworth and Hannah Stires were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Ellensburg swimming places third

The Ellensburg High School swim team placed third at a meet at Prosser on Saturday. The Bulldogs are next in action Wednesday at East Valley.

Card players wanted

The Adult Activity Center hosts weekly duplicate bridge games on Tuesdays mornings at 10:15. Don’t worry if you have only played party bridge and are not a duplicate player — this is a friendly game. If you are interested in playing and have questions call Edna Madsen at 509-670-1946 or the center at 509-962-7242.


The FISH Open Table lunch is lemon cream vegetable soup, garlic bread and peaches. 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 79 degrees. Sunset is at 7:21 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 56 degrees. Winds will be from 15 to 30 mph.

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