The Pearl Bar and Grill is seeking a permit to revamp and restore its streatery.
Council selects new mayor
The Ellensburg City Council selected Rich Elliott to serve as mayor for 2024 at its meeting Tuesday night. Elliott has served multiple terms on the council and has served previously as mayor. Nancy Lillquist moves from the mayor position to mayor pro-tem.
Process for filling council position set
Applications will be accepted through January to fill the vacancy on the Ellensburg City Council created by the resignation of Adam Winn. The council agreed to meet at 6 p.m., Feb. 12 to interview candidates in a public forum. Depending on the number of applications received, the council may appoint a person to fill the position at that meeting or at the next council meeting. By state law, the council has 90 days to fill a vacancy from the date of the resignation.
Pearl Bar and Grill wants to restore its streatery
The Pearl Bar and Grill has applied to the city of Ellensburg to rebuild its streatery seating. The outdoor area would be 432 square feet and allow for six to eight tables. Public comment on whether the structure meets the city’s design criteria will be accepted until Jan. 12. The Pearl constructed a streatery during the pandemic and is reapplying under rules the city adopted last year.
First noon concert of the year
The first Kairos and Friends Noon Lunch Concert of the year is at noon, Friday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The concerts feature CWU music professors, students and community members performing a variety of short musical pieces. The concerts are free and occur the first Friday of every month, October through March.
Tree recycling season is here
Christmas trees can be discarded for free at Kittitas County transfer stations in Ellensburg and Cle Elum through Jan. 31. The trees must be free of all lights and decorations.
Schedule a blood donation
The Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Hal Holmes Community Center. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.
Happy Birthday @ The Mule 119 East 4th Ave., Ellensburg. The Mule turns 5! 21+ No Cover. Hard as Folk will be performing from 6PM-8PM.
The Ruthless Mercenaries(Leavenworth, WA based Troubadours singing and strumming re-imagined classics from all decades.) @ Mike’s Tavern, 427 East 1st Street, Cle Elum. 21+ No Cover. 7PM- 9PM
Tiny Tots registration open
Registration is now open for Ellensburg Parks and Recreation’s Tiny Tots basketball program. Tiny Tots is children, age 3 to 5. It includes six weekly sessions and focuses on building basketball fundamentals. Class space is limited. Registration information is available and the Parks and Recreation page on the city’s website. The clinics start on Jan. 29
Central hoop teams back in action
Basketball fans have a chance to see the CWU men’s and women’s teams in league action in doubleheader action today and Saturday at Nicholson Pavilion. Today, the women play Montana St.-Billings at 5:15 p.m. with the men’s teams facing off at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday the women welcome Seattle Pacific at 4 p.m. and the men host the Falcons at 6:15 p.m.
The FISH Open Table Lunch is chicken with dumplings and fruit salad. 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 39 degrees. Sunset is at 4:26 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 33 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.