Band is one of the programs supported by the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District's programs and operations levy. Photo courtesy of the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District
Ballots mailed today
Ballots for the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District’s educational program and operations levy will be mailed today. Voters are asked to approve a four-year levy that gradually increases from $3.4 million in 2025 to $4.3 million in 2028. Ballots must be returned by Feb. 13.
Hear about the state of Public Health
The state of public health in Kittitas County is the topic League of Women Voters of Kittitas County’s program at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The program will feature Kittitas County Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson KVH CEO Julie Peterson and Robin Read of the Kittitas Valley Health Network discussing health care in the county.
Living with Climate Change
CWU’s Living with Climate Change series features an interactive town hall discussion of eco-anxiety at 5 p.m., Wednesday in the Dean Hall lobby. The Living with Climate Change series runs through winter and spring quarters and is designed to help people move toward therapeutic and practical responses to living in a changing environment.
Ellensburg School Board meets Wednesday
The Ellensburg School Board will receive an update on the superintendent search at its meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday in the Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School gym. Troy Turnow has been serving as interim superintendent this year as the school board conducts its search.
Meet the forecaster
Forecasters from the Northwest Avalanche Center will make a presentation at 6 p.m., Thursday at Dru Bru-Cle Elum taproom. They will discuss avalanche safety, weather conditions and the current winter season. The event is free but people must RSVP to enter a raffle. Information is available on the Dru Bru website.
Free ice cream!
The Upper Kittitas Senior Center is hosting a free ice cream social from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday at the Centennial Center. People will be able to create their own sundaes with a variety of toppings.
KEEN Winter Fair is on Saturday
The annual KEEN Winter Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The event features 30 different entities coming together to provide a free, family-friendly way to connect with environmental, educational and sustainable opportunities in the community.
Learn to speak French
The Adult Activity Center is offering French lessons starting Feb. 1. The lessons will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday. There are open to adults over 50, free to AAC users and $10 for non-users.
Rescheduled basketball games this week
Cle Elum-Roslyn and Ellensburg high schools have rescheduled basketball games this week that were postponed earlier this month due to weather. Cle Elum-Roslyn hosts Mabton tonight with the girls' game at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30. Ellensburg boys and girls basketball teams host Othello on Wednesday. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. Also, Kittitas hosts Goldendale in regularly scheduled games tonight with the girls at 6 and boys at 7:30.
The FISH Open Table Lunch is baked potato with vegetarian chili, dinner roll and pears. 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 39 degrees. Sunset is at 4:50 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. There is a 50 percent chance of snow showers developing overnight.