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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Thursday, Sept. 7

Photo courtesy of HopeSource


Plan calls for transition of Central Transit to electric vehicles

The Ellensburg City Council Monday night approved a plan to transition the Central Transit bus fleet to electric vehicles over the next five to 10 years. Ellensburg contracts with HopeSource to operate the system, and HopeSource would be responsible for purchasing new electric buses. The city would be required to install the infrastructure for en-route charging.

Signup approaches for energy assistance

Signup for HopeSource’s Energy Assistance Program for households with members age 60 and over starts on Sept. 12. All other signups begin on Oct. 10. The program helps individuals pay their heating bills. More information is available on HopeSource’s website.

Registration to close for adult volleyball

Registration for a new Adult Open Volleyball league closes on Friday. This is a co-ed league with no restrictions as to the number of male or female players on the court at one team. The online registration form is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.

Looking for a baby grand?

The Central surplus sales often offer interesting items for acquisition and the one set today through Saturday does not disappoint. Items available for bid include a baby grand piano, an old dentist chair, old history maps and non-ferrous metals, among dozens of other items. The sale is at the surplus warehouse on 14th and B Street.


EHS soccer opens season

The Ellensburg High School soccer team opened its season with a 5-2 loss at West Valley on Tuesday. The girls are back in action with their home opener at 5 p.m. today against Mount Si.

In other high school sports action around the country, the Cle Elum-Roslyn soccer team opened at home with a 4-1 win over Chelan High School. The Warriors travel to Leavenworth to play Cascade today at 5 p.m. The Warriors volleyball team went five sets against Warden but lost 3-2. The girls are at Columbia-Burbak for a game at 6:30 tonight. The Kittitas volleyball team opened with a win on the road, sweeping Riverside Christian, 3-0. The Coyotes are next in action at home Tuesday against Highland.

Home under the lights

After a tough one-point loss to open the season, the Ellensburg High School football team debuts before the home fans at 7 p.m., Friday against AC Davis High School.

Cle Elum-Roslyn also looks to recover from a first-week loss, in its home opener at 7 p.m., Friday against Life Christian Academy.

Kittitas had its opener canceled so the Coyotes take the field for the first time this year at home against Manson High School at 7 p.m., Friday.

Easton fields football team

For the first year, Easton High School will field a six-man football team. The Jaguars will play their home games on Centennial Field in Cle Elum. Easton opens at home against Northwest Christian at 5 p.m., Friday. There are four games on Easton’s schedule, three at home.

Cross country starts season at home

The Ellensburg High School boys and girls cross country team starts the season with a bang, hosting 19 schools from across the region for the Ellensburg Relays to start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Rotary Park.


The FISH Open Table lunch is beef stroganoff, peas 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 79 degrees. Sunset is at 7:31 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 51 degrees. Winds will be from 10 to 20 mph.

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