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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, June 25

A small fire was reported and quickly contained at McElroy Park on Tuesday.

Small fire reported at McElroy Park

A small fire was reported and contained at McElroy Park on Monday afternoon. The fire was reported at a quarter of an acre. This was the third fire in a park in Ellensburg in less than two weeks. The two previous fires were at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park.

In search of an anthem singer

The Cle Elum Eagles is holding a National Anthem singing contest at 7 p.m., Saturday. The contest is open to all ages and the winner sings at the Pioneer Days Parade on July 6.

Night shift road work this week

Night shift road construction will start on three projects in Ellensburg this week. Crews started stripping University Way from Okanogan Street to the BNSF overpass. Crews will replace a damaged signal pole at the Mountain View Avenue-Ruby Street intersection starting tonight. Crews will install hardware for traffic signal cabinets at the University Way-18th Avenue, and University Way-Main Street intersections on Wednesday. Each project may involve traffic disruptions.

Alley closures

The alley between Third and Fourth avenues, and Sprague and Anderson streets will be closed today and Wednesday for sewer repair.

D&D Jamboree on Wednesday

A Dungeons and Dragons Jamboree will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Hal Holmes Community Center. There will be free dice for new players, while supplies last, multiple tables and multiple games.

Cookbook author speaks on Wednesday

Amanda Zito, author of “The Motorcycle Camp Cookbook,” will hold a book signing and cooking demonstration from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Ellensburg Public Library. The event is part of the library’s Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading program.

School board meets on Wednesday

The Ellensburg School Board meets at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School. The board will officially fill several teaching positions, and accept a donation from the Valley View PTA to pave a blacktop surface for a full basketball court.

Coffee with council on Thursday

The monthly Coffee with City Council event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, at the Lunchbox Café. The event features two council members sharing coffee and conversation.

Fair looking for ambassadors

The Kittitas County Fair is looking for ambassadors to promote the 2024 fair. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior for the coming year, live in Kittitas County, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have no misdemeanor or felony convictions. The application deadline is June 30. More information is on the Fai'sr Facebook page.

Law and Justice grants available

The Kittitas County Law and Justice Council offers mini-grants to organizations and community programs that support the law and justice system. Each year, about $25,000.00 is earmarked from the 1/10th of 1 percent law and justice sales tax for this grant program.  This can include equipment materials, new programs and projects that support the Law and Justice Council goals and benefit the public and law and justice community. Applications are available at the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office 307 W. Umptanum Road or on the Sheriff’s Office website.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is beef stroganoff, green beans and mixed fruit. 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 90 degrees. Sunset is at 9:01 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 59 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.


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