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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Oct. 3


Downtown dog destination

A pet relief station has been installed downtown on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Pine Street. The project is a partnership of the city of Ellensburg, the Ellensburg Downtown Association and business owner Ryan Kellogg. Pet owners are asked to clean up after their dogs.

Talking about the Good Life

The Good Life Community Discussion features CWU philosophy and comparative religion professor David Schwann presenting What Makes it Right? The Foundations of Ethics at 6 tonight at Hal Holmes Community Center. It will be an interactive discussion focusing on the foundations of ethics. The event is sponsored by CWU Ethics Lab and the Ellensburg Library.

Hard bop band plays on Tuesday

The Keith Karns Hard Bop Band will play at 7 tonight in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Karns is CWU’s Director of Jazz. The free concert will feature music by Art Blakely, Chick Corea and more.

I-90 closes for blasting this week

Rock blasting closures on Interstate 90 will start at 5:45 p.m. tonight and Thursday and last about an hour. The interstate will be closed in both directions near Easton.

Lecture series features archivists

Central Washington University Provost Lecture Series features professor and CWU archivist Julia Stringfellow at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the Brooks Library Student Commons. Stringfellow will focus on the women she researched during her 2023 sabbatical. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Provost and CWU Libraries.

4-H Open House this week

The Kittitas County 4-H Open House is 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Teanaway Hall on the Kittitas County Fairgrounds. The open house is an opportunity to learn about 4-H programs and the opportunities to volunteer.

It’s a partial eclipse of the sun

CWU professor Bruce Palmquist will discuss the Oct. 14 solar eclipse at 6 p.m., Thursday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The presentation is titled, There’s a Big Black Dpot on the Sun Today: The Solar Eclipses of 2023 and 2024. Those attending will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses.

Annual archives crawl is Saturday

Ellensburg annual Archives Crawl is 9 a.m., Saturday at the Brooks Library Student Commons. The tour consists of archivists, museum curators and directors sharing about their repositories and collections. Registration is required and the form is available on the Central Washington University’s website.

Weekend event celebrates Thorp

The Thorp Community Days Dinner and Auction is 6 p.m., Friday in the Thorp School gym. The dinner is catered by the Thorp FFA and music will be provided by Micah J. The Thorp Community Days Festival is all day Saturday starting at 8 a.m. with a breakfast at the Thorp Fire Station. There also will be a grand parade, liver entertainment, a Thorp Mill Open House, vendors and many activities for kids.


Poshusta first in Run for the Brave

Garrett Poshusta placed first in Sunday’s Run for the Brave 5K at Rotary Park. The 5K is a fundraiser for the Ellensburg Area Swim Team and the Kittitas County Veterans Coalition.

Tuesday high school sports lineup

In high school sports today, the Ellensburg High School soccer team hosts East Valley at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs volleyball team welcomes Selah at 6:30 p.m. The Kittitas Secondary School volleyball team hosts Lind-Ritzville at 6:30 p.m. The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School soccer team plays at Highland at 6 p.m. The Warriors volleyball team hosts Mabton at 6:30 p.m.


The FISH Open Table lunch is split pea and ham soup, garlic toast 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.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 69 degrees. Sunset is at 6:38 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 54 degrees. Winds will be from 20 to 30 mph.

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