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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Sept. 26

The burn ban has been lifted but as this instructional video it is required to have means for extinguishing readily available before things get out of hand.

Burn ban

Kittitas County Fire Marshal Dan Young lifted the countywide burn ban on Monday. Residents are advised that outdoors must be attended by an adult and that adequate means for extinguishing the fire must be kept readily available. The burn ban had been in place since July 9.

County commissioners hold town hall meeting

The Kittitas County commissioners are holding a town hall meeting for Ellensburg at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in the commissioners’ auditorium. The commissioners will make a presentation followed by a question and answer period. Topics to be covered include funding allocations, roads and infrastructure and economic development.

Night work on Wildcat

Tonight and Wednesday night crews will be working on Wildcat Way between University Avenue and 14th Avenue from 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. There will be rolling closures and lane shifts during this time period.

Help with fall cleanup

Ellensburg residents will receive a Fall Cleanup Day card in the mail this week good for one free trip to the transfer station with typical household garbage or yard waste between Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.

Forum focuses on recovery

A community forum focused on addiction is set for 5 p.m., Tuesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. Let’s Talk Addiction: The Criminal Justice System A Doorway to Recovery, it will feature a panel of Lt. Edward Buntin of the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Capt. Jim Weed of the Ellensburg Police Department and Patrick Gigstead, director of Kittitas County Misdemeanant Probation. People with lived experience will share personal stories of recovery.

Learn about health network

The Kittitas County Health Network invites community members to learn more about the network at an orientation event at noon, Thursday in the KVH conference room. Lunch will be provided. Email

Sarah Spurgeon hosts first exhibit of the school year

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery’s first exhibit of the fall is Ryan! Feddersen Signal Tracers, opening at 4 p.m. Thursday with an artist talk in the SURC Theater, followed by an opening reception at 5 p.m. at the gallery. Feddersen creates site-specific installations that encourage people to consider their relationships with the environment, technology, society and culture.

Learn more about Misfit Ranch

Josie’s Misfit Ranch, a volunteer and foster-home-based animal rescue, is holding a meet and greet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Coldwell Banker Central at 508 N. Main St.

Annual state of the university is Friday

Central Washington University President Jim Wohlpart will deliver the annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m., Friday in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom. The address will be live-streamed off of Central’s website.


Central Washington University safety Tanner Volk earned his second consecutive Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor for his play in the Wildcats' 17-7 victory over Western Oregon on Saturday. Central remains on the road this week with a game at Western New Mexico.

Today’s high school sports lineup

In high school sports action today, the Ellensburg High School soccer team hosts Othello at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs volleyball team travels to play Prosser at 6:30 p.m. The Kittitas Secondary School volleyball team hosts Mabton at 6:30 p.m. The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School soccer team hosts Goldendale at 6 p.m. The Warriors volleyball team welcomes White Swan at 6:30 p.m.


The FISH Open Table lunch is pot roast, seasonal vegetables, dinner roll 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 65 degrees. Sunset is at 6:52 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 47 degrees. Light rain is expected at night. Winds will be from 5 to 15 mph.

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