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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, Jan. 24

After completing phase one of the Cle Elum Skate Park last summer, state funding is being sought to undertake phase two this summer.


EHS musicians earn honors

Multiple Ellensburg High School musicians received honors at last weekend’s regional Orchestra Solo and Ensemble competition. Category winners were Sam Altman-Coe, string bass solo; Adrienne Sexton, cello, and Maggie Bello, string bass, small string ensemble. The quartet of Sean Riley and Jenny Haak, violens, Piper Douthwaite, viola, and Sam Altman-Coe, bass, earned first alternate in small string ensemble. These musicians advance to compete in the State Solo and Ensemble at CWU the last weekend in April.

Cle Elum Skate Park seeks last funding push

Cle Elum Skate Park organizers are seeking $350,000 in state grant funding this legislative session to complete phase two of the skate park project. The Cle Elum City Council approved a letter of support for the funding request at its Monday meeting.  Phase of the skate park was completed last July for $285,000. If state funding is obtained the plan is to complete phase two this summer.

Hear about the state of Public Health

The state of public health in Kittitas County is the topic of the League of Women Voters of Kittitas County’s program at 7 p.m., today at Hal Holmes Community Center. The program will feature Kittitas County Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson KVH CEO Julie Peterson and Robin Read of the Kittitas Valley Health Network discussing health care in the county.

Living with Climate Change

CWU’s Living with Climate Change series features an interactive town hall discussion of eco-anxiety at 5 p.m., today in the Dean Hall lobby.  The Living with Climate Change series runs through winter and spring quarters and is designed to help people move toward therapeutic and practical responses to living in a changing environment.

Ellensburg School Board meets tonight

The Ellensburg School Board will receive an update on the superintendent search at its meeting at 6 p.m., today in the Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School gym. Troy Turnow has been serving as interim superintendent this year as the school board conducts its search.

Meet the forecaster

Forecasters from the Northwest Avalanche Center will present at 6 p.m., Thursday at Dru Bru-Cle Elum taproom. They will discuss avalanche safety, weather conditions and the current winter season. The event is free but people must RSVP to enter a raffle. Information is available on the Dru Bru website.

Free ice cream!

The Upper Kittitas Senior Center is hosting a free ice cream social from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday at the Centennial Center. People will be able to create their sundaes with a variety of toppings.

KEEN Winter Fair is Saturday

The annual KEEN Winter Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at Hal Holmes Community Center. The event features 30 different entities coming together to provide a free, family-friendly way to connect with environmental, educational and sustainable opportunities in the community.


ROTC exercise slated for Irene Rinehart

CWU’S ROTC will conduct a tactical exercise, carrying backpacks and simulated rifles, at Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Signs will be posted at the park and a person will be stationed at the Umptanum gate and I-90 underpass bridge area.



The Ellensburg High School boys and girls basketball teams host Othello tonight. The girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. These games were postponed earlier this month due to weather.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is spaghetti and meatballs, garlic-lemon green beans and mixed fruit. 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 36 degrees. Sunset is at 4:52 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 29 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. There is a 100 percent chance of snow during the morning.


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