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Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, May 9



Candidates filing on Tuesday

Candidates filing on Wednesday for elected office in the 2024 General Election included Alex Ybarra running for Legislative 13th District state Representative Posiion 2, and Shan Rowbotham seeking Public Utility District 1 Commissioner 2. Filing may be done electronically through the Kittitas County Auditor’s website or in person at the Auditor’s Office in the courthouse through Friday.


Road closed on Thursday and Friday

North Main Street will be closed around the Kittitas County Courthouse from 10 p.m. today to 5 p.m., Friday to allow a crane to install a rooftop heating and ventilation unit.


CWU alumni panel talks Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

A panel of CWU alumni will discuss Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in a forum from 4 to 6 p.m., today in the SURC Theatre. The event is hosted by Central’s College of Education and Professional Studies. The panel will feature four alumni of that program. It is free and open to the public.


Celebration of Bike Month starts Thursday

Ellensburg kicks off its Bike Month Celebration with four local cyclists sharing stories of epic bike rides at 6 p.m., today, in the Hal Holmes Community Center. Presenters are David Lygre, Lily Frey, Scott Nicolai and Dave Burfiend.


Community meeting in Cle Elum

A community meeting to discuss proposed commercial sewer rate increases in Cle Elum will be at 6 p.m., Thursday in the City Council Chambers. This will be an open discussion with the mayor and city council.


Valley Theatre production opens Friday

Valley Theatre Company’s production of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” opens with a 7 p.m., Friday, in the Ramsey Ballroom above the Clymer Museum. The show continues with two performances on Saturday, a single show on May 17 and two shows on May 18. Tickets are $15 for general admission if purchased on the Valley Theatre’s website.

‘Footloose’ debuts on Friday

The CWU Theatre production of “Footloose,” opens at 7 p.m., Friday in McConnell Auditorium. There will be performances on Saturday and Sunday and May 16-19. Tickets are $20 for general admission.


Get Intimate with Shrub-Steppe this weekend

Kittitas Environmental Education Network’s annual Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe event runs from Friday through Sunday. Friday’s schedule includes a social welcome from 6 to 9 p.m. at Iron Horse Brewery, which features a presentation on wolverines. Saturday features a day of events based out of the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center in Helen McCabe State Park. Sunday’s schedule includes birding, yoga, paddle boarding and wildflower walks. The full schedule is on KEEN’s website.


Cemetery cleanup on Saturday

The annual community cleanup of the Roslyn Historic Cemeteries is from 8:30 .m. to noon, on Saturday. The cleanup is organized by the Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum Heritage Club and includes volunteer lunch provided by the Roslyn Eagles Aerie 696.


Fieldhouse project goes before state committee

The city of Ellensburg will present its application for constructing a fieldhouse at Rotary Park using a progressive design-build process to the state Washington Project Review on May 23.



EHS baseball advances to state

The Ellensburg High School baseball team defeated Othello, 11-10, in the district playoffs on Tuesday to advance to the state 2A tournament. EHS will play in the opening round on May 18 at Joe Martin Stadium in Bellingham. The time of the game and opponent have not been determined.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is bean and cheese burritos and an apple. 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 8:24 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 46 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 15 mph.


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