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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, May 22

The city of Ellensburg's Sleep Center Open House is on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of city of Ellensburg


Council approves participation rules

The Ellensburg City Council reinstated remote comments on non-agenda items at its meetings but will require commentators to register 24 hours in advance. The council rejected a proposal to move the public comment portion of the meeting to later in the agenda and left it near the beginning of the meeting. The council had prohibited remote comments on non-agenda items earlier this year following organized Zoom bombings from neo-Nazi supporters.

Sleep Center Open House on Wednesday

An open house to discuss the Sleep Center proposal is from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the Hal Holmes Community Center. The open house starts with a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period. The sleep center also will be the topic of a joint City Council and Kittitas County commissioner meeting on June 13. The proposed Sleep Center location on South Ruby Street drew public opposition and led the council to request the public suggest alternate sites.

No injuries in duplex fire

All residents were safely evacuated after a wind-aided fire spread from a shed to an adjacent duplex on East Idaho Avenue Saturday. The investigation into the cause is ongoing, but Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue officials said early indications are a piece of cardboard blew from a fire pit to the shed. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph made fighting the fire challenging. Fire officials ask that people abstain from outdoor fires on days when gusty winds are forecasted.

Visiting Writers Series features poet

Poet Maya Jewell Zeller is featured in CWU’s Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series today. Zeller will give a craft talk titled, “Eco-justice and the poetics of spells,” at noon, today at the Second Floor Commons. All events are free and open to the public.

Music this week at CWU

Concerts and recitals at CWU this week include a Jazz Combo Concert 1 at 6 p.m., today, a Jazz Combo Concert 2 at 8 p.m., today, and a percussion ensemble concert at 7 p.m., Thursday. All performances are in the McIntyre Music Building and are free and open to the public.

Korean dance performance on Thursday

There will be a traditional Korean music and dance performance from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday in the McIntyre Music Building. The event features multifaceted artist Che Sehyun and his performance team and member of the traditional dance group, Morado.

Night shift for University Way overlay

Crews of the University Way overlay project will work the night shift this week, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., through Thursday. Driveways and side streets will be closed while the asphalt cools.


Easton Memorial Day celebration

The 33rd annual Easton Memorial Day celebration is Saturday in Easton. A noon parade highlights the event that includes live music, a kids' zone, a car show, and numerous food and craft vendors.



Kittitas softball starts state tourney Friday

The Kittitas Secondary School softball team will open state 2B tournament play on Friday at the Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima against the Lake Roosevelt vs. Liberty winner. The time of the game has not been announced. A win would send the Coyotes into the semifinals on Saturday.



The FISH Open Table Lunch is chicken Yakisoba and Mandarin oranges. 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 58 degrees. Sunset is at 8:40 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 45 degrees. Winds will be 20 to 35 mph with gusts over 40 mph.


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