CWU police add therapy dog
The Central Washington University Police Department swore in its newest officer at the end of May — therapy dog Archie. According to CWU Police Chief Jason Berthon-Koch, Archie’s mission is to provide support, comfort and stress release to CWU students, faculty and staff.
Ellensburg offers adult summer reading program
Ellensburg Public Library’s All Together Now: Adult Summer Reading program features books, random acts of kindness and library events. Over the course of the summer, participants can track books read and acts of kindness committed. More information is available at the library. A series of events will also be offered.
June events include:
• Paint Together, 6 p.m., June 22, Hal Holmes Community Center.
• Yoga Together, 6 p.m., June 28, Hal Holmes Community Center.
Registration is required for both events.
School’s (almost) out for summer
This is the last week of school public school districts in Kittitas County. The Kittitas and Cle Elum-Roslyn school districts get out today. The Easton and Ellensburg school districts get out on Friday.
Dinner celebrates 100 years of rodeo
The Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame is hosting a dinner celebrating the 100 years of Ellensburg Rodeo today at the Hotel Windrow. The event starts at the Rooftop Bubbles and Bar at 4:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100.
Valley Voices perform in concert
The Valley Voices Choir presents Classic+Rock: Life concert and auction fundraiser at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, at the United Methodist Church. The concert will feature guest musicians from Spiced Rye and the Killdeer String Band. The concert is free with donations accepted. Donations and money raised by the auction will go to support the construction of a new community music school in downtown Ellensburg.
Talk about raptors
KEEN’s Let’s Talk Series this month features Deb Essman talking about owls and raptors living in the Yakima Canyon. The event is at 7 p.m., Friday at the Canyon River Lodge and is free to the public.
Return of the wiener dogs and more
The 20th annual Dachshunds on Parade is Saturday in downtown Ellensburg, starting at 9:30 a.m., and continuing to 3 p.m. There will be a parade, races and contests. There will be separate races and competitions for other breeds — small, medium and large. This year’s event is hosted by Josie’s Misfit Ranch and sponsored by Club 301, the Valley Veterinary Hospital, Puget Sound Energy and the Ellensburg Downtown Association.
Lunch at the Ellensburg School District elementary schools today is cheese and pepp riper at Lincoln, Ida Nason Aronica and Valley View, and Domino’s pizza at Mount Stuart. Middle school students can choose chicken nuggets, southwest chicken salad, burger basket, deli sandwiches, salad bar and fresh fruit. Lunch items at the high school include Chef’s Choice, Domino’s Pizza, burger basket, chicken Caesar wrap, salad bar and fresh fruit.
The FISH Open Table lunch today is Mediterranean Orzo Salad with toasted chickpeas, peppers, tomato, cucumber, olives, feta cheese and greens. 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 in Ellensburg today is 67 degrees.
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