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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Tuesday, Sept. 5

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi won the Ellensburg Rodeo Barrel Racing competition while setting a new arena record of 16.90 seconds. Photo courtesy of Ellensburg Rodeo


Ellensburg Rodeo comes to a close

The Ellensburg Rodeo wrapped up Monday with its final round. Stetson Wright took home the top honor of All-Around Cowboy with a total of $14,970 of winnings in saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Other highlights included Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi setting the new arena record in barrel racing with a run of 16.90 seconds. The average winners in each event were: bareback riding Keenan Hayes, $3,705; Steer wrestling, J.D. Struxness, $5,443; team roping, Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueria, $5,259 each; saddle bronc riding, Stetson Dell Wright, $3,847; tie-down roping, John Douch, $5,627; barrel racing, Brittney Pozzi Tonozzi, $1,958; Steer roping, Taylor Santos, $1,665; bull riding, Tristen Parker, $3,875 each.

School bells to ring

As Labor Day weekend comes to a close, the school year kicks into gear across Kittitas County. Today is the first day of school in the Easton School District. Wednesday signals the start of the school year in Ellensburg, Cle Elum-Roslyn and Kittitas school districts and Thorp gets underway Thursday. Thorp does have a back-to-school bash from 4:30 to 6 p.m., today.

Parent-child learning event set for Wednesday

The first parent-child early learning event of the school year is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The event features free, fun learning activities for children ages birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome. The theme of Wednesday’s event is dinosaurs.

Council moves meeting to Tuesday

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Ellensburg City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday in City Hall. Included on the agenda is the Central Transit Zero Emissions Transition Plan.

County commissioners meet today

The Kittitas County commissioners meet at 10 this morning. Included are the 2024 department budget requests. This is the first step in the county’s process of developing the 2024 budget.

Registration to close for adult volleyball

Registration for a new Adult Open Volleyball league closes on Friday. This is a co-ed league with no restrictions as to the number of male or female players on the court at one team. The online registration form is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.

High school volleyball open season

Ellensburg High School’s soccer and volleyball team see their first action of the season today. The soccer team plays at 7 p.m. at West Valley in Yakima. The volleyball team hosts Royal, Naches and East Valley in a jamboree starting at 5 p.m.

The Cle Elum-Roslyn High School volleyball team opens its season at home at 6:30 tonight against Warden. The Warriors soccer team hosts Chelan at 6 today.

The Kittitas Secondary School volleyball team travels to play Riverside at 6:45 p.m. today.

CWU runner wins invite

Central Washington University’s Johan Correa won his first collegiate cross-country meet, placing first in the Puget Sound Invitational on Saturday. Correa ran the 5K course in 15 minutes. As a team, the Central men placed fourth and the CWU women took third.

Roslyn Farmers Market comes to an end for the season

The final Roslyn Farmers Market for 2003 will be this Sunday. The market is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The FISH Open Table lunch is venison chili with cheddar, sour cream, green onions, cornbread and apple sauce. 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 77 degrees. Sunset is at 7:33 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 50 degrees. Winds will be from 15 to 25 mph.

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