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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, March 5

Nicholson Pavilion hosts the GNAC men's and women's tournaments starting on Thursday.


School Board updated on DOJ investigation

Ellensburg School District Troy Tornow reported at last week’s School Board meeting that following the Department of Justice’s visit to Ellensburg in February, the district complied with the DOJ’s request for information about former ESD Superintendent Jinger Haberer’s calendar and emails. The DOJ is investigating how the district responds to harassment and discrimination against students based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race and national origin.

During the public portion comment of the meeting, the board heard requests that the district address bullying of LGBTQ students at the middle school and high school. Tornow added that the district has no further information on when the DOJ will release a report based on its visit.


CWU Bands concert tonight

CWU’s Concert and Symphonic Bands perform “Liberation” at 7 tonight in the McIntyre Music Building. The concert is free.


Community Discussion on Tuesday

The Good Life Community Discussion is Daoism and the Environment at 6 tonight in the Hal Holmes Community Center. The featured speaker is CWU philosophy and comparative religion professor Jeffrey Dippmann. The free discussion is presented by the CWU Ethics Lab and Ellensburg Public Library.


Learn to derby

Rodeo City Roller Derby offers a free four-week Roller Derby 101 program starting at 7:30 tonight at the Ellensburg High School Auxiliary Gym. The program continues at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays through April 9. The program teaches the basics of roller derby and skating from the ground up. Registration information is available on the Rodeo City Roller Derby website.


Women’s History Month film series starts Tuesday

A screening of “The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday” kicks off the CWU Office of Undergraduates Studies film series honoring Women’s History Month today. A meet-and-greet with the film’s director Kathryn Beranich at 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., in the SURC Ballroom will be followed by a showing of the movie in the SURC Theatre. Other events honoring the month will be held on campus and in the community through March. All events are free and open to the public.



CWU hosts GNAC tournament

CWU is hosting the GNAC tournament starting Thursday in Nicholson Pavilion. The CWU women enter as the No. 4 seed and face Simon Fraser at 2:15 p.m. Central men qualified as the No. 4 seed and play Seattle Pacific at 7:30 p.m. Tournament play continues with the semifinals on Friday and the finals on Saturday. The tournament winners receive automatic bids to the NCAA Division Two Regional Championship.


High school baseball season starts

Ellensburg High School baseball starts its season at a jamboree at 4 p.m., Wednesday at West Valley High School in Yakima.


Sign up to Tiny Tots T-ball

Registration is open for Tiny Tots T-ball for 3 to 5-year-old children. The seven-session program runs from April 1 to May 17 and focuses on the fundamentals of hitting, throwing and catching and teamwork. Space is limited. Registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is Italian white bean soup, garlic bread 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 45 degrees. Sunset is at 5:54 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 22 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 15 mph.  




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