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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, July 12


Ballots are in the mail

Ballots for the 2023 primary election were put in the mail on Tuesday. There are only two primary races in the county — Cle Elum-Roslyn School District Position 2 and Cle Elum mayor. Only voters in those jurisdictions will receive ballots. Ballots must be returned or postmarked by Election Day, Aug. 1.

Chipsealing set for July 24-27

The city of Ellensburg will conduct chipsealing on 9.82 miles of road between July 24 and 27. The work will be conducted between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. The list of road sections to be chipsealed is on the city’s website. The work is weather-dependent so the schedule could change.


Write Together on Wednesday

Ellensburg Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading program features Write Together Now with Poet Laureate Marie Marchand at 6 p.m., Wednesday at Hal Holmes Community Center. Reservations are required, call 962-7228.

Learning about community service

The library’s Teen Summer program presents the Rewards of Community Service at 3:30 p.m., Thursday at the FISH facility, 804 Elmview Road.

Concert supports Ellensburg Community Radio

Ellensburg Community Radio’s Summer Concert featuring Star Anna, Mark Pickerel and Stephanie Anne Johnson will be 5:30 p.m., Friday at The Brick House Gardens and Nursery. The concert is a fundraiser for ECR. For information on tickets go to

Valley Musical Theatre to present “9 to 5”

Valley Musical Theatre’s production of “9 to 5” continues with performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and July 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are $20 for general admission if purchased in advance, for $25 if bought at the door.

Open house and potluck at Cle Elum Hatchery

The Yakama Nation Fishery will hold an open house and potluck at the Cle Elum Hatchery on Friday. Self-guided tours start at 10 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Salmon will be provided. People with last names beginning with A-to-H are asked to bring a salad or casserole, I-to-P, fruit or a dessert, and Q-to-Z, beverages (no alcohol).

Help needed on fence

Volunteers are needed for a Peoh Point fencing project at 9:30 a.m., Saturday. The work will take place in the Taneum Point area and will protect the meadow habitat from trampling. The effort is organized by the Mountains to Sound Greenway. Participants will receive directions and parking information after registering on the Mountains to Sound Greenway website.

Celebrating 30

Dusty’s Nursery celebrates 30 years in business Saturday with a free barbecue, activities and door prizes. The fun starts at 11 a.m.


The forecasted high in Ellensburg today is 83 degrees.


The FISH Open Table lunch is pork and beef meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, gravy, a dinner roll 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.

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