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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, April 23

Tuesday is the final day to return your ballot in the April 23 election.


Election Day is today

Today is the final day to return ballots in the special election for the KITTCOM Emergency Communications and Facilities Sales and Use Tax proposal. If approved, the sales tax would increase by two-tenths of 1 percent to help support KITTCOM equipment and operation needs. This is a countywide election. The KITTCOM request is the only issue on the ballot.

Cle Elum-Roslyn students honored

Four Cle Elum-Roslyn High School students had their writing recognized in the inaugural CWU College in High School Writing Contest. Winners were seniors Monica Leers and Sadie Melhorn and sophomores Addison Green and Afroditi Zervou. Their work will be featured in the upcoming Manastash Journal, Volume 34.

Sustainability forum celebrates Earth Day

CWU hosts a Sustainability Forum at 3 p.m., today at SURC Room 137. The forum features climate and energy experts from McKinstry Consulting and Cascadia Consulting, and Kittitas County Solid Waste Director Patti Stacey. There will be opportunities to ask questions and food and light refreshments will be provided..

Cultural Conversation on Tuesday

Claudia Wright presents “Unraveling the Magic of Disney’s Encanto,” in the CWU Libraries Cultural Conversation at 5 p.m., today in the Hal Holmes Community Center. Wright is a sociology professor at CWU. Her research focuses on migrant motherhood and how intersectional identities shape migration trajectories. Her areas of interest also include the gender gap in higher education, fatherhood, consumption patterns and healthcare dynamics. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Talking about parking in Roslyn

Roslyn’s Parking Committee holds a Paid Parking Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m., today, at City Hall. The committee wants to hear Roslyn residents’ and business owners’ concerns and ideas about parking issues in the town.

Tree deadline is Wednesday

Wednesday is the final day to submit applications for Ellensburg’s Arbor Day Street Tree Giveaway. One tree is available per applicant; corner lots may be eligible for two trees, depending on demand. City staff will approve the tree species and planting location of trees. If no space is available in the right-of-way, a limited number of trees are available for planting on private property. Call 509-962-7230 for more information.

Fundraiser for Kittitas County Search and Rescue on Wednesday

The documentary “Where the Rope Ends” will be screened at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Roslyn Theater. Tickets are $25 with all the proceeds going to Kittitas County Search and Rescue. The film is about a nurse who was in a canyoneering accident at Wallace Falls, her Snohomish County SAR rescue, and her road to recovery.

Lion Rock features Roy Scranton

The Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series features author and Iraq War veteran Roy Scranton on Thursday. Scranton, the author of “In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” will present a craft talk at noon in the Brooks Library Student Commons and hold a reading at 6 p.m. in Health Sciences Room 102. All events are free and open to the public.

Provost Lecture Series on Thursday

CWU’s Provost Lecture Series features mathematics professor Dominic Klyve at 5 p.m., Thursday, in the Brooks Library Student Commons. Klyve is the author of more than 70 papers in number theory, the history of mathematics and science, and applied statistics. A reception follows the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is white chicken chili, tortilla strips and oranges. 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 68 degrees. Sunset is at 8:02 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 45 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 15 mph.  


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