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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Feb. 27

A car heading the wrong way on Interstate 90 was stopped with a spike strip on Sunday night. Photo courtesy of Kittitas County Sheriff's Office


School board meets Wednesday

The Ellensburg School Board is set to officially approve the superintendent contract for Troy Tornow at its Wednesday meeting. The board approved hiring Turnow earlier this month. The contract is for three years and pays a base annual salary of $200,000. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. at Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School.


Wrong-way driver stopped

A vehicle heading the wrong way on Interstate 82 was stopped by Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputies near Thrall Road Sunday night. A Toyota Scion driven by a 19-year-old Yakima man evaded a State Patrol PIT maneuver. Deputy Jose Serrano deployed spike strips that deflated the Scion’s tires. No one was injured and the driver was arrested for DUI and felony eluding.


Teen gaming today

There will be a teen gaming event with Nintendo Switch from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Hal Holmes Community Center.


Cultural Conversations on Tuesday

CWU Korean Studies Professor Yoon Kim will be featured in the Cultural Conversations storytelling event at 5 p.m., today, at the Hal Holmes Community. Kim leads the Korean Culture Studies Center at CWU, and she has also been involved with Continuing Education and Asian Studies.


CWU Wind Ensemble performs on Wednesday

The Central Washington University Wind Ensemble performs “The Blue Marble” at 7 p.m., today at the McIntyre Music Building. The free concert explores the communicative power of the wind band through contemporary works for winds and percussion.


Coffee with council on Wednesday

The monthly Coffee with Council is 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center. Two council members will be present for coffee and conversation.


Saxophone showcase is Wednesday

The CWU Saxophone Studio Winter Quarter Showcase is at 6 p.m., Wednesday in the McIntyre Music Building. Admission is free. The Studio is under the direction of Kendra Wheeler.


4-H volunteer training on Thursday and Friday

Kittitas County 4-H is holding volunteer training sessions on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s session is from 6 to 8 p.m., and Friday’s is from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. New volunteers must attend one of the sessions. Registration information is available on the Kittitas County 4-H Facebook page.


Free tickets for Diversity Awards

Free tickets for CWU’s 10th annual President Diversity Awards can be reserved online through Friday. Online reservations are available on the Wildcat Tickets website. The ceremony is 5 p.m., March 7 in the SURC Ballroom.



County teams advance at state

The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School and Ellensburg High School girls’ basketball compete in their state tournaments this week. Cle Elum-Roslyn plays Okanogan at 9 a.m., Wednesday, in the Spokane Arena in the 2B State Tournament. Ellensburg meets the winner of the Sammamish-White River game at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, in the Yakima SunDome in the 2A State Tournament.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is chili burger, mixed vegetables and apple sauce. 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 41 degrees. Sunset is at 5:44 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.   




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