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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, April 2

Graphic courtesy of the Ellensburg Police Department


Work slated for Vantage Highway

The Vantage Highway paving project is scheduled to start on April 15. Kittitas County hired Granite Construction to replace the roadway surface from No. 81 Road to the city limits. From April 22 to May 3, traffic will be limited to westbound only on Vantage Highway during the active work day starting at 7:30 a.m. Crews will work a Monday-Thursday schedule.


City issues housing project permits             

In March, the city of Ellensburg issued six permits for single-family homes to be constructed in the Habitat for Humanity housing project on West Bender Road. The city also issued permits to construct eight single-family homes in the DR Horton housing development on Leah Lane.


Emphasis on distracted driving

The Ellensburg Police Department is participating in the “Put the Phone Away or Pay,” campaign in April, to reduce the number of traffic crashes caused by distracted drivers. Nationwide, an estimated 3,308 people were killed in crashes caused by distracted drivers in 2022.  


Pfenning Road closed this week

Pfenning Road will be closed between Third Avenue and Vantage Highway this week through 5 p.m., Friday, while the contractor extends the roadway crossing culvert. The work is part of the Pfenning Road Shared Use Pathway project.


Clearview Drive closed on Tuesday

West Clearview Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., today to allow for sewer repair.


Good Life Discussion on Tuesday

Three Visions of a Good Life is the topic of the CWU Ethic’s Lab Good Life Community Discussion at 6 p.m., today at Hal Holmes Community Center. Philosophy and Comparative Religion professor David Schwan will lead the discussion.

Learn to derby

A session in the Rodeo City Roller Derby’s free Roller Derby 101 is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., today at Ellensburg High School. The basics of roller derby are taught by expert instructors.

Acoustics jam in Roslyn

The Roslyn Creative Center hosts an Acoustic Music Jam at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Bring an instrument and tune or two to share. All skill levels are welcome.

Book bag design contest

Jerrol’s accepts entries in its book bag design contest until April 20. The winner receives a $50 Jerrol’s gift card and will have their signature printed on the bag. The winning entry will be revealed on International Bookstore Day on April 27. Design requirements and instructions are available on Jerrol’s website.


Free art classes for youth

Free art classes for youth, ages 11 to 17, are offered by Northwest Expressive Arts and the Kittitas County Health Network from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Classroom 1 at the Ellensburg United Methodist Church.


Author talk and book signing on Thursday

Maximilian Uriarte will discuss and sign copies of his book, “Battle Born: Lapis lazuli,” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, in the Student Union Ballroom. “Battle Born” is the Veterans Center Book Club selection. The event is free and open to the public.



The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 76 degrees. Sunset is at 7:33 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 41 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 25 mph.


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