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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Oct. 24

Image courtesy of the Upper Kittitas County Recreation Center Alliance


Winter is coming

The first snowfall of the year is forecasted for Wednesday on Snoqualmie Pass. State law does not allow the use of studded tires until Nov. 1.

Public input sought on Upper County Recreation Center

There will be in-person and virtual opportunities for the public to comment on the proposed Upper Kittitas County Community Recreation Center. An in-person meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday at the Dru Bru events room. Virtual meetings are on Thursday and Nov. 1. Information on registering for the meetings is on the city of Cle Elum’s website.

Road closed ahead

Two of Ellensburg’s main thoroughfares will be closed overnight this week to allow the installation of permanent pavement markings. Main Street will be closed between Third Avenue and University Way and Wildcat Way will be closed between University Way and Wildcat Way from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Friday. This will mark the completion of the city’s overlay project.

Drive-thru vaccine clinic is on Wednesday

The annual drive-thru flu and COVID vaccine clinic is 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds Western Village. Vehicles should enter from Alder Street. The clinic is organized by the Kittitas County and Health Department and Community Health of Central Washington. The vaccines are free but supplies are limited.

Orchestra fundraiser is tonight

The Ellensburg School District Orchestra program holds its annual Movie Madness Fundraiser Concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Morgan Performing Arts Center. Students in grades 7-12 will play music from “Coco,” “Jurassic Park,” “Pink Panther,” “Brave,” “Up,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” There will be a costume contest for the audience and performers. A $10 donation is suggested.

CWU hosts Women of Law and Justice conference

Central Washington University hosts the inaugural Women of Law and Justice conference from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today in SURC Room 137. The event will feature 25 women from across the field of law enforcement who will discuss their career paths, interests, work life and personal stories before taking questions from the audience. CWU’s Department of Law and Justice is organizing the conference.

Concert of the season approaches

CWU’s Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Halloween Concert at 7 p.m., Wednesday in the McIntyre Music Building. This concert features seasonally spooky music and an array of creative costumes. Tickets are $15 for general admission.

Luminary fundraiser is Thursday

A luminary fundraiser to support breast cancer research starts at 6 p.m., Thursday outside of City Hall. People can sponsor a luminary bag for $5. Information on how to support is on the city of Ellensburg’s website.

Learn about the plight of pygmy rabbits

The Kittitas County Audubon Society will present “The Pygmy Odyssey: A small rabbit’s journey back to the sagebrush,” at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Hal Holmes Community Center. State Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Katherine Soltysiak will talk about the recovery of the Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit population over the past 20 years.

Hunters breakfast at wind farm

Puget Sound Energy and the Kittitas Field and Stream Club are hosting a free Hunter Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., Friday at the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center. Hunting is allowed on the 11,000-acre wind farm property but hunting access permits must be filled out online. Permits will not be available at the visitor center.


The FISH Open Table lunch is a baked potato with homemade chili, sour cream, cheese, and green onion with garlic toast 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 52 degrees. Sunset is at 5:58 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 36 degrees. Winds will be from 5 to 15. Rain with some snow mix is forecast overnight.

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