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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, April 24

KVFR used FEMA grant money to purchase new equipment. Photo courtesy of KVFR


Spring Night Out is on Thursday

The Ellensburg Downtown Association’s Spring Girls' Night Out is from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday in downtown Ellensburg. It’s a chance to sip, shop, dine and win prizes at participating businesses. The first 70 people who check in at the EDA office on Third Avenue receive a Girls' Night Out shopping bag.

Grant allows KVFR to buy new equipment

Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue purchased new self-contained breathing apparatus and air bottles with a grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The $592,169 grant allowed KVFR to buy 71 SCBAs and 142 air bottle units.

Tree deadline is today

Today is the final day to submit applications for Ellensburg’s Arbor Day Street Tree Giveaway. One tree is available per applicant; corner lots may be eligible for two trees, depending on demand. City staff will approve the tree species and planting location of trees. If there is no space available in the right-of-way, a limited number of trees are available for planting on private property. Call 509-962-7230 for more information.

Fundraiser for Kittitas County Search and Rescue today

The documentary “Where the Rope Ends” will be screened at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Roslyn Theater. Tickets are $25 with all the proceeds going to Kittitas County Search and Rescue. The film is about a nurse who was in a canyoneering accident at Wallace Falls, her Snohomish County SAR rescue, and her road to recovery.

Show Up and Speak Out

CWU student survivors of interpersonal violence will share their stories in a safe, supportive environment at 5 p.m. today in the SURC West Patio. The event will conclude with a march around campus. The Speak Out is hosted by CWU’s Prevention, Advocacy, Training and Healing organization, and is being held in honor of Sexual Abuse Prevention Month.

Jazz Band Madness

The CWU Bistro hosts Jazz Band Madness at 7 p.m. tonight. The Bistro is in Tunstall Commons. The performance is free and open to the public.

Lion Rock features Roy Scranton

The Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series features author and Iraq War veteran Roy Scranton on Thursday. Scranton, the author of “In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene” will present a craft talk at noon in the Brooks Library Student Commons and hold a reading at 6 p.m. in Health Sciences Room 102. All events are free and open to the public.

Provost Lecture Series on Thursday

CWU’s Provost Lecture Series features mathematics professor Dominic Klyve at 5 p.m., Thursday, in the Brooks Library Student Commons. Klyve is the author of more than 70 papers in number theory, the history of mathematics and science, and applied statistics. A reception follows the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

Climate panel discussion on Friday

The Lion Rock Visiting Writing Series hosts a climate change panel discussion at noon, Friday at the Ellensburg Public Library. The discussion, titled Impact of Climate Change on the Youth: Being Optimistic vs. Being Pessimistic will feature author Roy Scranton, KEEN president Jill Scheffer, EHS science teacher Jeff Hashimoto, EHS student Gwynn Scoville with moderator CWU professor Pamela McMullin-Messier.


EHS hosts track meet

The Ellensburg High School boys and girls track team hosts a meet against Selah at 3:30 p.m., Thursday at the high school track.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is beef and pork Bolognese, green beans and applesauce. 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 62 degrees. Sunset is at 8:02 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 43 degrees. Winds will be 20 to 30 mph. The moon is full.

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


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