Department of Justice personnel will be available for drop-in interviews today an Thursday at the IOOF Oddfellows Lodge on Pine Street.
DOJ investigators visit Ellensburg
As part of the federal Department of Justice’s investigation of the Ellensburg School District, DOJ personnel will be in town today and Thursday to meet with anyone about the district’s response to harassment and other forms of discrimination against students based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, race and national origin. Members of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division will have drop-in hours from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday in the IOOF Oddfellows Lodge on Pine Street. The school district announced Friday night that it was the focus of a DOJ investigation, but that it had been providing information to the department since fall.
Applicants sought for Roslyn City Council seat
Applications are being accepted for an open seat on the Roslyn City Council. The appointment will be until Dec. 31, 2025. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 29. More information is available at Roslyn City Hall.
Central connections at Grammy
Two musical artists with ties to Central Washington University received Grammy Awards Sunday night. Brandy Clark, who played basketball at CWU in 1994-95, received the Grammy for Best Americana Performance for her song, “Dear Insecurity”. Amanda Taylor, who graduated from CWU in 2013, won a Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrument and Vocals as part of the vocal quartet, såje, for its song, “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.”
County to consider lowering speed limit
A proposal to lower the speed limit on the Kittitas Highway between the Ellensburg city limits and No. 6 Road, as well as placing an all-way stop at the intersection of Kittitas Highway and No. 6 Road will be the topic of a Kittitas County commissioners’ public hearing at 2 p.m., today in the commissioners’ auditorium.
Discussion focuses on climate change
This month’s Good Life Community discussion focuses on living with climate change at 6 p.m., today at Hal Holmes Community Center. The free community discussion will feature CWU philosophy professors Cindy Coe and David Schwan.
Event connects volunteers
Ellensburg Downtown Association is hosting an event to connect volunteers with the perfect match organization. Volunteer Speed Dating will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the EDA office on Third Avenue.
CWU Music Faculty showcased
The CWU Music Winter Faculty Showcase is at 7 p.m., Friday at the McIntyre Music Building. The event features music faculty showcasing their talents to raise money for students. The showcase is free but donations are accepted with all proceeds going to music student programs.
Celebrate signing day
The CWU football team will celebrate its 2024 signing class with a celebration at 5 p.m., Wednesday at Ellensburg Brewery.
EHS basketball in district playoffs
Ellensburg High School basketball teams enter postseason action in district playoff games this week. The Bulldog boys host Selah at 7 p.m., Wednesday, and the EHS girls play the winner of East Valley vs. Grandview, at 7 p.m., Friday in Nicholson Pavilion.
CWU runner sets school record
CWU track and field athlete Josh Green set the school record in the 200-meter run this past weekend at a meet in Oregon. Green, a freshman from Ephrata, ran the race in 21.84 seconds. In recognition of his performance, Green was named the GNAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.
The FISH Open Table Lunch is braised beef, mashed potatoes, a roll and an orange. 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 46 degrees. Sunset is at 5:12 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.
Below is the Department of Justice letter regarding its Ellensburg visit.