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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, April 10

Elise Hooper will speak on her book, “Fast Girls: Trailblazing Women Olympians,” at Hal Holmes on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Humanities Washington


Speakers series features author Elise Hooper

Elise Hooper will speak on her book, “Fast Girls: Trailblazing Women Olympians,” at 6:30 today at Hal Holmes Community Center as part of the Humanities Washington Speaker Series. The book is based on the real lives of three little-known trailblazing women Olympians. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Law and Justice Career Fair is today

More than 80 agencies will participate in the Law and Justice Career Fair from noon to 2 p.m., today in the SURC Ballroom. The fair is sponsored by CWU’s Department of Law and Justice. The event is free and open to the public.

School Board meets on today

The Ellensburg School Board meets at 5:30 p.m., today at Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School. The agenda includes reports on the Ellensburg High School gym scoreboard system and the district’s early learning center.

Lion Rock features Callum Angus

CWU’s Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series features trans writer and editor Callum Angus on Thursday in the CWU Brooks Library Student Commons.  There will be a craft talk at noon and Angus will read from his story collection, “A Natural History in Transition,” at 6 p.m.

Juried art exhibit opens

CWU’s Juried Undergraduate Student Art and Design Exhibition opens on Thursday at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery in Randall Hall. There is a reception at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. This year’s jurors, who select the artwork for the exhibit and assign several awards, are Olivia Lane and Karl Schwiesow. Lane works for Seattle-based design Tether. Schwiesow is the director of the Palace Gallery in Ellensburg. The exhibit remains through May 4.

CWU opera opens on Thursday

CWU’s production of the classic opera, Die Fledermaus, debuts at 7 p.m., Thursday in McConnell Auditorium. The opera will be performed in English and include a host of modern touches. The opera continues with shows at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for general admission.

Campus-Community dialog event on Saturday

A World Café: Campus and Community Dialogue is at 2 p.m., Saturday in Sue Lombard Hall on the CWU campus. The event uses the World Café model with small-group discussions and facilitators. The goal is to connect a diverse group of residents for a meaningful conversation. There will be free refreshments and snacks.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is elk chili and Mandarin oranges. 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 63 degrees. Sunset is at 7:44 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 38 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

This newscast can be found at This has been Michael Gallagher for Ellensburg Community Radio


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