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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, March 19




NEWS

Murder suspect is still a large

The suspect in a fatal shooting at the Ellensburg Jack in the Box Friday remained at large as of Sunday afternoon. The shooting occurred at about noon on Friday. The suspect is described as a 17-year-old Hispanic male with facial tattoos including a cross and dark hair in a mullet style. The victim was transported to KVH where he died from gunshot wounds. Since the suspect is a minor, the Ellensburg Police have not released a name or photo, but a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Police said on Sunday that the investigation was expanding to include individuals would may be assisting the suspect to avoid arrest.


Road closure notice

Pfenning Road from the junction of Vantage to Third Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work is taking place on the Pfenning Road Shared Use Pathway project.


Road closure set for Tuesday

East Capitol Avenue will be closed from South Willow Street to Locust Street beginning today through Thursday evening.


Learn to derby

A session in the Rodeo City Roller Derby’s free Roller Derby 101 is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., today at Ellensburg High School. The basics of roller derby are taught by expert instructors.


Vera’s Journey: Hungary to Auschwitz to Seattle on Tuesday

Randee Kissinger, from the Holocaust Center for Humanity, will share Vera’s Journey: Hungary to Auschwitz to Seattle at 4 p.m., today at the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center. It is a story of survival and resilience. The presentation is free and open to the public.


Forum focuses on climate change and agriculture

A forum on climate change and agriculture in Kittitas County is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, at the Odd Fellows Lodge. The forum is sponsored by the Odd Fellows and the League of Women Voters of Kittitas County. It will feature speakers from the Department of Ecology, the USDA and Washington State University extension. I will include a question-and-answer session.


Learn about solar eclipse

CWU physics professor Cassandra Fallscheer presents April 2024: The Great North American Eclipse at 6:30, Wednesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. People attending receive a free pair of solar viewing gasses and can check out the sun through a sun telescope. 


Coffee with Council on Thursday

This month’s Coffee with Council is at 3 p.m., Thursday at D&M Coffee Downtown. Two council members will attend and share conversation and coffee.


Chamber Gala on Thursday

The 116th annual Chamber Awards Gala is 6 p.m., Thursday, in the Student Union Ballroom. Business awards will be announced and there will be a silent auction. The price of the ticket includes dinner.


Plots available at community garden

Plots are available for rent at the Wipple Park Community Garden in West Ellensburg. The cost is $20 per plot with a maximum of three plots. There are 31 ground-level beds, seven of which are ADA-accessible. The rental season starts April 1. To secure a garden bed you must register in person at the Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool.


LUNCH                                                        

The FISH Open Table Lunch is chicken noodle soup and peaches. 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.


WEATHER                                                                              

The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 73 degrees. Sunset is at 7:12 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 42 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 20 mph.

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