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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, May 8


The hunt for history is on — join in the Ellensburg History Quest this month.


NEWS

Candidates filing on Tuesday

Candidates filing on Tuesday for elected office in the 2024 General Election included Laura Osiadacz seeking the Kittitas County Commissioner District 2 seat, and Matt Mills, running for Kittitas County Superior Court Judge Position 1. Filing may be done electronically through the Kittitas County Auditor’s website or in person at the Auditor’s Office in the courthouse through Friday.

 

Special council meeting today

The Ellensburg City Council holds a special meeting at noon, today, in the Council Chambers to hear a presentation on good governance practices from Ron Holified.

 

Road closed on Thursday and Friday

North Main Street will be closed around the Kittitas County Courthouse from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 p.m., Friday to allow a crane to install a rooftop heating and ventilation unit.

 

School board meets today

There will be a discussion of the climate at Ellensburg High School with principal Beau Snow at the Ellensburg School Board meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School.

 

Trombone recital today

CWU trombone students debut new works written by CWU composition students in a concert at 6 p.m., today, in the McIntyre Music Building. The concert is free. Other free concerts this week at the McIntyre Music Building include a Cristian Grases guest artist performance at 7 p.m., today, a faculty violin recital with Michelle Rahn at noon, Wednesday and a tuba-euphonium studio recital at 7 p.m., Thursday.

 

CWU alumni panel talks Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

A panel of CWU alumni will discuss Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in a forum from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday in the SURC Theatre. The event is hosted by Central’s College of Education and Professional Studies. The panel will feature four alumni of that program. It is free and open to the public.

 

Hunt for history

People can participate in the Ellensburg History Quest through May. Ellensburg Architectural Scavenger Hunt clues have been posted on the city’s website. After collecting all the answers, participants submit them on an online form to enter for a chance to win Ellensburg Preservation swag.

 

Local history on display at Central museum

CWU’s Museum of Culture and Environment shows two exhibits this month, including Bringing the Word to Ellensburg: The College Elementary School Collection. This exhibit features materials associated with the Festival of Nations, created in the 1930s as a fundraiser for the then-Central Washington College of Education. This other exhibit is Through the Empress Wardrobe: Power and Style in 19th Century Russia.

 

Celebration of Bike Month starts Thursday

Ellensburg kicks off its Bike Month Celebration with four local cyclists sharing stories of epic bike rides at 6 p.m., Thursday, in the Hal Holmes Community Center. The presenters are David Lygre, Lily Frey, Scott Nicolai and Dave Burfiend.

 

Community meeting in Cle Elum

A community meeting to discuss proposed commercial sewer rate increases in Cle Elum will be at 6 p.m., Thursday in the City Council Chambers. This will be an open discussion with the mayor and city council.

 

Valley Theatre production opens Friday

Valley Theatre Company’s production of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” opens with a 7 p.m., Friday, in the Ramsey Ballroom above the Clymer Museum. The show continues with two performances on Saturday, a single show on May 17 and two shows on May 18. Tickets are $15 for general admission if purchased on the Valley Theatre’s website.

 

SPORTS

In high school baseball district playoff action Monday, Kittitas defeated Columbia-Burbank, 14-4, and Cle Elum-Roslyn topped Warden, 11-2. Kittitas advances to play at River View at 4 p.m., and Cle Elum-Roslyn hosts Tri-Cities Prep at 4 p.m., today.

 

LUNCH                                                        

The FISH Open Table Lunch is sun-dried tomato chicken, peas 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.


WEATHER                                                                              

The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 69 degrees. Sunset is at 8:23 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 40 degrees. Winds will be 10 to 25 mph.

 

 

 

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