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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, Feb. 22


Council hears about the timeline for Unity Park

The Unity Park construction timeline starts today and continues through early to mid-August. At Tuesday’s Ellensburg City Council day meeting, staff went over how parking and alley access will be handled during construction. Work includes the demolition of the drive-through banking structure. The Bull statue will be removed during construction and then returned. The goal is to have the project completed before fair and rodeo.


Learn about the primary election

In preparation for the state’s March 12 presidential primary, Let’s Taco ‘Bout the Presidential Primary is at 5 p.m., today at the Student Union and Recreation Center Room 137. The League of Women Voters of Kittitas County organized the event that features four panelists and a moderator. There are free tacos for CWU students.


‘Shrek’ takes to the stage this week

The Ellensburg High School Winter Musical production of ‘Shrek’ debuts at 7 tonight at the Morgan Performing Arts Center. The show continues with performances on Friday, Saturday, and March 1 and 2. Tickets are $15 for general admission.


Provost speaker series highlights cancer research

CWU’s Provost Speaker Series features chemistry professor Timothy Bing at 5 p.m., today, in the Brooks Library Student Commons. Bing will talk about how to make large nitrogen-containing cyclic compounds in a green and cost-effective manner. Collaborators then test the compounds for potential anti-cancer activity. A reception will follow.


Help needed with voters’ pamphlet

The Kittitas County Auditor’s Office seeks a person to write the “against” statement for the city of Roslyn’s Property Tax Levy on the April 23 ballot to be included in the local Voters’ Pamphlet. Voters will be asked to approve a property tax increase of 48 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to fund police and fire services. More information is available on the Kittitas County website.


Help plan for city of Kittitas parks

A city of Kittitas Parks and Open Space Community Workshop is at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at City Hall. The purpose is to get public input on the city’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan. A light lunch will be provided.


‘Rapunzel’ on stage Saturday

“Rapunzel’ will be performed at 3 and 5:30 p.m., Saturday, at Hal Holmes Community Center. The Missoula Children’s Theatre production features children in grades K-12.


Jazz highlighted on Saturday

Jazz takes center stage Saturday with the CWU Winter Quarter Afternoon of Jazz and Evening of Jazz concerts at the McIntyre Music Building. The afternoon performance is at 4 p.m. and the evening is at 7 p.m. One $15 general admission ticket gains entry to both performances, which feature different bands.



Bulldogs and Warriors girls’ teams advance to state

Fans can watch a Cle Elum-Roslyn and Ellensburg girls’ basketball teams Regional State Playoff doubleheader at Ellensburg High School on Friday. Cle Elum-Roslyn is the No. 11 seeded team in the state 2B tournament and the Warriors face No. 14 Forks at 6 p.m. in a loser-out game. Ellensburg is the No. 1 in the state 2A tournament and the Bulldogs play No. 8 Columbia River at 8 p.m. Regardless of the outcome, both teams advance to play in the Yakima SunDome, starting on Feb. 28.


Rodeo City Roller Derby in action Saturday

Rodeo City Roller Derby faces Dockyard Roller Derby’s Undertow Team in the Thaw Brawl at 5 p.m., Saturday at Ellensburg High School. Tickets are $5 in advance, available on the team’s website, and $10 at the door.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is chicken tortilla stew and an orange. 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 52 degrees. Sunset is at 5:37 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.  


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