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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Jan. 30

The Ellensburg City Council is seeking applications from people interested in filling one of these seats. Photo courtesy of City of Ellensburg


Final week to apply for open City Council seat

Applications for the open seat on the Ellensburg City Council will be accepted until 5 p.m., Monday. The Position 3 vacancy was created by the resignation of Adam Winn. Applicants must be registered to vote in the city and have been a resident of the city for at least one year preceding the date of appointment. Interviews will be conducted during a special council meeting on Feb. 12. Application information is available on the city’s website.

Kittitas County’s unemployment rate at 6.4 percent

Kittitas County’s unemployment rate was at 6.4 percent in December, according to the state Employment Security Department. The county’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November. The statewide unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in December.

Lions Rock features local poet

CWU professor and poet Katharine Whitcomb will be the first speaker in the Lions Rock Visiting Writers Series on Wednesday at the Brooks Library Students Commons. Whitcomb will present a craft talk titled, “Let Your Writing Find its Form,” at noon, followed by a reading of her new poetry collection, “Habitats” at 6 p.m.

Member or Exonerated Five to speak at Central

Raymond Santana, one of five African-American teenagers wrongfully convicted of a violent attack in New York’s Central Park in 1989, will speak at CWU at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the McIntyre Music Building. Santana and four other teens served between five and 13 years in prison before their convictions were overturned in 2002 when DNA evidence linked a convicted murderer and serial rapist to the crime, for which he confessed. The event is free. On Tuesday there will be a screening of “The Central Park Five” documentary at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.


Sip and support Habitat for Humanity

Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity is holding an Uncorked: Sip and Support fundraiser at Valo Cellars in Kittitas at 5 p.m., Thursday. During the event, 20 percent of wine proceeds will go to Habitat.


Valley Musical Theatre production opens Friday

The Valley Musical Theatre Winter Play production of “The Odd Couple,” opens at 7 p.m. Friday in the Ramsey Ballroom. The play continues with performances on Saturday and Sunday and on Feb. 8, 9 and 10. The is directed by Jessica Horrocks and Jessica Solberg Black and features Riley Newman as Oscar and Patrick Nolan as Felix.



CWU baseball and softball gear up for season

The weather may say winter but the schedule says baseball and softball for CWU. The Wildcats baseball team, which is ranked third in the GNAC preseason poll, opens its season with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m., Thursday at Concordia University Irvine in Irvine, California. The CWU softball team, which is ranked fifth in the preseason GNAC poll, opens its season at 8 a.m., Friday against Texas A&M International at the D2 Kickoff Classic in Conroe, Texas.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is roasted garlic chicken alfredo, peas 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 44 degrees. Sunset is at 5:01 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 36 degrees. There is a 60 percent chance of rain. Winds will be light and variable.

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