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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, April 17


The city has started the process to declare its Sixth Avenue parking lot surplus.


City starts process to trade parking lots

The City Council agreed to surplus a city-owned parking lot on Sixth Avenue and North Pearl Street as part of a process to trade that property for a parking lot on Seventh Avenue and North Pearl Street. The Seventh Avenue lot is larger than the city’s lot, and is owned by the Hotel Windrow ownership group. The trade allows the hotel to obtain parking near its property to better serve guests and grants the city a larger lot nearby. Declaring the property surplus is the first step in the exchange.

Friday meeting to review sleep center suggestions

Proposed sites for a sleep center will be reviewed by the Ad Hoc Committee for Homelessness at 3:30 p.m., Friday in the City Hill Council Chambers. The council called for proposals from the public after objections were raised to a South Ruby Street location due to its proximity to a childcare center. The meeting is open to the public but does have to allow for public comment. The committee’s recommendation goes to the City Council, where there will be opportunities for public comment.

Forum focuses on local journalism

Local journalism and democracy will be the topic of the League of Women Voters of Kittitas County’s forum at noon, today, at the Ellensburg Pasta Co. Featured speakers are Daily Record General Manger Donna Etchey and Yakima Herald-Republic Managing Editor Joanna Markell. The event is free and open to the public with a no-host lunch. RSVP at

Documentary shown Wednesday

“Trimpin: The Sound of Invention,” a documentary on the life of artist/inventor/engineer/composer Trimpin, will be shown at 5 p.m., today, in the SURC Theatre. The film is presented by Gallery One and is sponsored by CWU, the Ellensburg Arts Commission and the Kittitas County Lodging Tax Fund. The showing is free and open to the public but people are asked to register on Gallery One’s website.

Night at Nuwave supports KEEN

Cause Night at Nuwave Gallery supports the Kittitas Environmental Education Network at 5:30 p.m., today. Art supplies will be provided for people to create art and 10 percent of gallery sales will support KEEN.

Justice through Arts series on Thursday

Author Red Washburn and poet Roselyn Walsh will read and discuss Washburn’s book, “Irish Women’s Prison Writing,” at 2 p.m., Thursday via Zoom as part of the CWU Social Justice Through Arts and Humanities Speaker Series. The Zoom link is available on CWU’s website.

Orchesis Spring Concert opens Thursday

The Central Washington University Orchesis Dance Company begins performances of its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre. Other performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday. The show includes tap, hip-hop, musical theater jazz and contemporary dance. Tickets are $20 for general admission.


The FISH Open Table Lunch is pork pozole 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 59 degrees. Sunset is at 7:54 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 33 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 15 mph.


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