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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show Wednesday, May 24

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

Here the news here.


The high in Ellensburg today is forecasted to be 72 degrees.


Ellensburg selects interim superintendent

The Ellensburg School Board has selected Troy Tornow to serve as interim superintendent for the 2023-24 school year. Tornow is the assistant superintendent of Instructional Services at Educational Service District 123 in Pasco. The current superintendent, Jinger Haberer, is leaving the district at the end of the school year to take a position in Colorado. Turnow will start on July 1, pending the negotiation of his contract.

Cle Elum Council hears update on 47 Degrees North process

At Monday’s meeting, the Cle Elum City Council heard that the public comment period for the notice of application for the proposed 47 Degrees North project will continue until June 26. The proposal is slated to go before the city hearing’s examiner on Aug. 31 The hearings examiner makes a recommendation to the city council.

Project proponent, Sun Communities, is seeking to install 673 manufactured housing units, develop a 661-site RV park and construct 50 units of affordable housing on 809 acres off of Bullfrog Road.

Information on how to comment on the proposal is available on the city of Cle Elum’s website.

Relief in sight

The city of Ellensburg is in the process of planning for pet relief stations in the downtown core. At last week’s city council meeting, City Manager Heidi Behrends Cerniwey reported that by the end of 2023 there will be 180 apartment/condo units in downtown Ellensburg, and many of those residents own dogs. To accommodate the call of nature, the city is repurposing an unadopted garden node and outfitting it with anti-microbial turf, drainage and mutt mitt dispenser and signage. A pet relief station also will be incorporated into the Unity Park design.


Lunch at the Ellensburg School District elementary schools today is French bread pizza at Lincoln, Valley View and Mount Stuart and Domino’s Pizza at Ida Nason Aronica. All grade schools will serve roasted broccoli and cauliflower, salad bar and fresh fruit. Middle school students can choose Pep and chees ripper, southwest chicken salad, a burger basket, deli sandwiches, salad bar and fresh fruit. Lunch items at the high school include Sloppy Joe, Domino’s Pizza, burger basket, deli sandwich, salad bar and fresh fruit.

The FISH Open Table lunch today is beef and pork meatloaf, beef gravy, peas, a dinner roll and applesauce. 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 in need of a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


Golfers at state

Cle Elum-Roslyn High School’s Sergio Sanchez is in second place and teammate Dillon Pratt is in 13th after one round of play at the state 2B state golf tournament at the Tumwater Valley Golf Club. Sanchez shot a 76, and is two shots behind the leader, Dan Harrington of Northwest Christian. Pratt shot an 83 and is nine shots back. The final round is today.

Warriors qualify for state tennis

Cle Elum-Roslyn’s Luke Chafin faces Jani Martin of Life Christian Academy in the first round of the state 2B boys tennis tournament on Friday at the Yakima Tennis Club.

Cle Elum-Roslyn’s Maddie Castro faces Amy Dorman of Lake Roosevelt in the first round of the state 2B girls tennis tournament on Friday at the Yakima Tennis Club. The Warriors girls double team of Lola Favero and Sadie Mehorn face a team from Mason in the state quarterfinals on Friday.

Wildcat to Steeler

Ronnie Scott, the special teams coordinator and safeties coach for the CWU football team, has been selected for the Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship and will work with the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff at training camp this summer. Amanda Ruller, a graduate assistant and offensive analyst for the Wildcats, completed the Bill Walsh Fellowship program with the Seattle Seahawks last season.


Time to trumpet

CWU’s Trumpet Studio Recital is at 7:30 tonight in the McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall. This is a free performance.

Jazz combo night

CWU will offer two Jazz Combo concerts Thursday night. Jazz Combo Concert 1 is at 6 p.m. and Jazz Combo Concert 2 is at 8 p.m. Both concerts are in the McIntyre Music Building recital hall and are free.

Trails and Ales on Tap

The Iron Horse Tap Room is hosting a Trails and Ales event with representatives from the Washington Trails Association at 5:30 p.m., Thursday. WTA officials will discuss upcoming work and programs in Central Washington. The event is free but people are asked to register off the WTA website.

Celebrating businesses

Two business grand openings are scheduled for Friday. Buddy’s Bakery, featuring homemade dog treats made with love, is holding its grand opening and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., Friday at 109 E. Third Ave. The Jam Shop is holding its expansion grand opening at noon, Friday, at 801 E. First St. in Cle Elum.

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