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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Oct. 31

Are you ready to hand out candy? Some people may be more ready than others.


Candy, Candy, Candy, I love you so

There are multiple opportunities to dress up, collect as much candy as possible and even enjoy of few frights on Halloween tonight.

In Ellensburg, the downtown business district and CWU host events. The Downtown Trick or Treat Fest runs from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at participating businesses. This event is sponsored by the Ellensburg Downtown Association.

CWU hosts its annual Boo Central from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom for children up to fifth grade. In addition to candy, CWU clubs will offer fun games and activities for kids and there will be a photo booth.

In the Upper County, Boo Elum takes place in downtown Cle Elum from 3 to 6 p.m. The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School Marching Band will lead trick-or-treaters from First Street and Wright Avenue to the Washington Federal Bank at 4 p.m.

Roslyn hosts Boo-tiful Roslyn from 3 to 5 p.m. with treats at participating businesses.

Injured hiker rescued in Joe Watt Canyon

On Saturday afternoon, Kittitas County Search and Rescue responded to the call of an injured hunter in the Joe Watt Canyon, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Department. Jason Mills, age 45, had broken his ankle while traversing a slope in the canyon. Due to the terrain, his friends could not safely get him down the slope on their own. Eleven Search and Rescue volunteers treated and secured Mills before taking him to his elk camp where his friends transported him to the hospital.

Jazz on campus Wednesday night

CWU Jazz Bands 1, 2 and 3 will perform at the CWU Bistro on campus from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday. Admission is free.

Event focuses on ending mental health stigma

CWU presents Hilinski’s Hope — Tyler’s Story: Ending Mental Health Stigma in Sport at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the SURC Theater. The Hilinski's Hope Foundation was founded in 2018 by Mark and Kym Hilinski to honor the life of their son Tyler, who died by suicide yet never showed any signs of depression or struggle. The program aims to save lives, eliminate mental health stigma and connect students with mental health resources.

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

CWU celebrates Dia de los Muertos with events in the Student Union and at Brooks Library this week. Events include paper maché marigold crafting at 1 p.m. today at the Brooks Library and a remembrance ceremony at 3 p.m., Wednesday in the Student Union pit.

Take a scary drive

People can vote for their favorite Halloween homes during the Haunted House Driving Tour through Halloween. Ellensburg Community Radio has created a Halloween soundtrack to accompany the tour. The tour is being sponsored by Chamberlin Team Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Center Information on downloading the tour map and music playlist is on the Chamberlin Team Real Estate website.

Donation supports CWU

In the past few weeks, CWU has announced significant donations to its academic and athletic programs. Last Wednesday the university announced CWU Trustee Ray Conner and the Conner Family Foundation pledged $1 million primarily to Wildcat Promise, which helps students bridge the gap between the aid they receive and the cost of attendance. Earlier this month, the Athletic Department announced that the field at Tomlinson Stadium would be named Steve Hertling Fielding in recognition of a signification donation from Hertling, who is a CWU grad and former Wildcats football player.


The FISH Open Table lunch is pork and beef meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, a roll and apples. 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 49 degrees. Sunset is at 5:47 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 30 degrees. Winds will be light and variable.

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