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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, March 27


Central projects, programs in state budget

Funding for several CWU projects and programs was included in the 2025 Supplemental Budget approved earlier this month by the state Legislature. The budget includes money for geothermal power infrastructure, clean energy projects on campus, the Prevention, Advocacy, Training and Healing program, the Wildcat Pantry and the Financial Aid Office. The budget becomes official when signed by Gov. Jay Inslee before Saturday.

School board meets today

The Ellensburg School Board meets at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School. The agenda includes a policy regarding a performance-based pathway for high school graduation.

Rehkopf violin recital Thursday

CWU music professor Carrie Rehkopf will be joined by University of Alaska Fairbanks music professor Eduard Zilberkant in a violin recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall.

Tax payments accepted in Cle Elum

A Kittitas County Treasurer’s Office employee will be available to collect property tax payments in Cle Elum in April. A staff member will present from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays at the Upper District Court Building through April.

Lenny Price performs

Lenny Price performs at the Mule Cocktail Bar at 6 p.m., today.

Final film in series

The final film in CWU’s Women’s History Month Film Series is “Night Raiders” at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in Samuelson Hall Room 104. “Night Raiders” is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a mother tries to save her daughter from a government facility. The film is free and open to the public.

Pint Night for Gallery One

The Iron Horse Brewery and Taproom hosts a Pint Night for Gallery One from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday.  A $1 from every pint sold goes to support Gallery One. The event includes all-ages printmaking with supplies provided.

Fun for dogs and kids Friday

The annual Dog Biscuit Hunt and Flashlight Egg Scramble take place Friday at Rotary Park. The Dog Biscuit Hunt for biscuit and chew toys starts at 6 p.m. The dog’s handler must be at last 16 years old. The Flashlight Scramble for kids, ages 1 to 12, for eggs, candy and prizes starts at 8 p.m. Participants must bring their flashlights and baskets.

Egg Hunt at Prestige

There will be a free all-ages Easter Egg Hunt at Prestige Senior Living at 9 a.m., Saturday. There will be Golden Eggs for each age group and an opportunity to get photos with the Easter Bunny.

Easter Egg hunt at Rotary

The free community Spring Egg-venture egg hunt featuring 10,000 eggs for ages 1 through 10, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Rotary Park. There will be activities, games, concessions, live bunnies and lambs and the Easter Bunny.

Unity Park groundbreaking Saturday

The groundbreaking ceremony for Unity Park will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at the park under construction on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Pearl Street.

Chukar Run Banquet on Saturday

The Kittitas County Field and Stream Club’s Chukar Run Banquet is from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday in the Teanaway Hall at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The event features dinner, auction, raffle, games and more. All proceeds help finance the club’s effort to support wildlife and improve outdoor recreation opportunities in the county. Tickets are $50 and can only be purchased in advance online or at Shaw’s Furniture, Arnold’s Ranch and Home or Sure Shot Guns.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is spaghetti and meatballs, green beans 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.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 50 degrees. Sunset is at 7:25 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 31 degrees. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph. There is a 70 percent chance of rain during the day.



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