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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, Jan. 17


Kittitas School District schools remain closed for the second day. Photo courtesy of Kittitas School District


NEWS

Weather disruptions

Winter weather conditions continue to cause disruptions for public agencies and services. Kittitas School District schools will remain closed Wednesday for the second straight day due to a water line break in the fire suppression system. Superintendent Tim LaGrange said they are contacting state officials regarding making up instructional days.

FISH Food Bank announced this week’s Roslyn Mobile Pantry had been postponed until Jan. 25. The Cle Elum Ranger District office is closed due to issues with frozen pipes and an inoperative phone system. There is no estimated reopening date.

 

Weather advisory through tonight   

Kittitas County remains under a winter weather advisory through 7 o’clock tonight. The National Weather Service forecast calls for mixed precipitation with two to four inches of snow and ice accumulations.

 

Night of Remembrance at CWU

Central Washington University will present a Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Event at 6 p.m., Thursday in the Student Union Theatre. The event will feature spoken-word performances, gospel singing by the Carter Sisters from Yakima and an inspirational address by Mal Stewman. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Civics Bee deadline extended

The deadline for the National Civics Bee competition has been extended to Jan. 22. The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is one of six organizations hosting a local bee. The competition is open to middle school-aged students. The in-person will be on April 6 in Ellensburg. Registration information is available on the chamber’s website.

 

Free youth art classes

Free youth art classes will be offered for kids age 11 to 17 starting on Feb. 6. The classes, sponsored by Northwest Expressive Art Response and the Kittitas County Health Network, will be offered from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday at the United Methodist Church Classroom 1. Activities will include mask making, sand play, clay work, poetry and more.

 

Ellensburg Library celebrates birthday

The Ellensburg Public Library celebrates its 114th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. The open house will include music, children’s storytime, tours and cake. The original Ellensburg Library was a Carnegie Public Library that was opened in 1910 and served the community until 1966.

 

Public hearing set for storage unit project

A proposal to build 22 storage unit buildings off of Dolarway Road will receive a public hearing before the city of Ellensburg Hearings Examiner at 11 a.m., Jan. 23 in the City Council chambers. The buildings would range from 2,800 to 11,720 square feet and be located north of Dolarway Road between North Enterprise Way and North Prospect Street.

 

Guided snowshoe hikes offered

Guided snowshoe hikes are offered at the Easton Reload Sno-Park beginning at 9 a.m. each Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays this winter. People are asked to come prepared with waterproof boots, snowshoes and warm clothes. The hikes last about 90 minutes and are over easy, beginner-level terrain. No registration is required.


LUNCH

The FISH Open Table Lunch is tater tot casserole, dinner roll, mixed vegetables and an apple. 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.


WEATHER                                                                              

The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 23 degrees. Sunset is at 4:40 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 14 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. There is a 70 percent chance of snow during the day with a few flurries or snow showers possible overnight.

 

 

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