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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, Oct. 12

You don't have to be able to last 8 seconds on a bull to serve on the Ellensburg Rodeo Board of Directors. Photo courtesy of the Ellensburg Rodeo


Sculpture dedication today

The Roslyn Downtown Association and the Yakama Nation will unveil and dedicate the Creators Law Sculpture in Roslyn City Park from noon to 2 p.m. today. The dedication will include keynote speakers and special performances from Yakama Nation dancers and drummers.

Central hosts Women in Leadership Panel

Central Washington University will host the inaugural Women in Leadership Panel from 4 to 6 p.m., today in the SURC Theatre. The panel will feature five female alumni who have risen to the top in their respective fields discussing the status of the ongoing movement for equality in the workplace. The event is free and open to the public.

Golfing for a cause

Give and Golf, Suncadia’s annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity is at 10 a.m., today 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., today at the fire department. There will be hot dogs, lemonade, fire prevention information and a showing of the movie “Elemental” at 6 p.m.

Mountain Ale Festival set for Saturday

The Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival is from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday in the Roslyn Yard. The event features breweries from throughout the Pacific Northwest and music by the Grit City Band. Tickets and event information is available online from the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce’s website. This is a 21-plus event.

Start your Saturday with a partial solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in this region at 8:07 a.m., Saturday and will continue through 10:39 a.m. Solar eclipse glasses are available at the Ellensburg Public Library.

Program aims at strengthening families

A Strengthening Families Program will be offered weekly on Wednesdays, Oct. 25 through Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Middle School Library. Strengthen Families is a free program sponsored by the Ellensburg School District and the Kittitas County Health Network and works with families to build parenting skills, youth life skills and positive communication to navigate the teen years. Dinner and child care is provided. To register contact Diana Wilson at or call 925-8146.

Tickets available for Soup Bowl

Tickets are now available for Gallery One’s annual Soup Bowl event at 6 p.m., Oct. 20. The price of the ticket includes a handmade ceramic bowl made by Gallery One Studio Manager Natalie Andres, a choice of soup, bread, cookies and beverages. More information is available on the Gallery One website. Tickets are limited so pre-purchase is encouraged.

Rodeo looking for new directors

The Ellensburg Rodeo Board of Directors is searching for people interested in serving as a director. Applications close on Oct. 20 and are available on the Ellensburg Rodeo’s Facebook page.


What’s on tap for high school sports

In today’s high school sports, the Ellensburg cross country team travels to a conference meet in Selah at 5 p.m. The Bulldogs soccer team hosts Selah at 4 p.m., and the EHS volleyball team travels to East Valley for a 6:30 p.m. match. The Cle Elum-Roslyn volleyball team hosts Highland at 6:30 p.m., and the Kittitas volleyball team travels to play White Swan at 6:30 p.m.


The FISH Open Table lunch is beef and pork pasta, green beans 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 65 degrees. Sunset is at 6:20 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 39 degrees. Winds will be from 5 to 15 mph.

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