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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, Sept. 27


Buskers are back in the Burg this weekend. Photo courtesy of Ellensburg Downtown Association

NEWS

Big weekend for Buskers

The annual Buskers in the Burg event set for Saturday has added a Kids and Pets Parade starting at 10 a.m. Those interested need to register by noon, Friday. The online registration form is available on the Ellensburg Downtown Association’s Facebook page. Kids are encouraged to decorate their pets, bikes or scooters with a circus theme.


County commissioners hold town hall meeting

The Kittitas County commissioners are holding a town hall meeting for Ellensburg at 5:30 p.m., today in the commissioners’ auditorium. The commissioners will make a presentation followed by a question and answer period. Topics to be covered include funding allocations, roads and infrastructure and economic development.


Student reps to be sworn in on school board

At Wednesday’s Ellensburg School Board meeting, Mac Steel and Amare Thorn will be sworn in as the student representatives on the board for the 2023-24 school year. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Ida Nason Aronica Elementary School.


Night work on Wildcat Way

Crews will be working on Wildcat Way between University Avenue and 14th Avenue from 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. tonight. There will be rolling closures and lane shifts during this time period.


Learn about health network

The Kittitas County Health Network invites community members to learn more about the network at an orientation event at noon, Thursday in the KVH conference room. Lunch will be provided. Email Jessica@healthierkittitas.org


Sarah Spurgeon hosts first exhibit of the school year

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery’s first exhibit of the fall is Ryan! Feddersen Signal Tracers, opening at 4 p.m. Thursday with an artist talk in the SURC Theater, followed by an opening reception at 5 p.m. at the gallery. Feddersen creates site-specific installations that encourage people to consider their relationships with the environment, technology, society and culture.


Learn more about Misfit Ranch

Josie’s Misfit Ranch, a volunteer and foster-home-based animal rescue, is holding a meet and greet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Coldwell Banker Central at 508 N. Main St.


Game night on Thursday

The Kittitas County Recovery Community Organization is holding a Family Connection Game Night from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday at the KCRCO building on Third Avenue. There will be board and card games, giant Jenga and giant Sorry.


Annual state of the university is Friday

Central Washington University President Jim Wohlpart will deliver the annual State of the University Address at 10 a.m., Friday in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom. The address will be live-streamed off of Central’s website.


Sign up by Friday for youth hoop leagues

Friday is the final day to sign up for the Co-ed Kinder and the girls' first through eighth-grade basketball leagues. Practices begin on Oct. 16 and games are played on Saturdays from Oct. 28 through Dec. 10. Registration information is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website. Registration also remains open for Tiny Tots soccer clinics for ages 3 to 5, which will run from Oct. 23 through Dec. 7.


Opportunity to vaccinate your dog

The Yakima Humane Society’s Ellensburg Shelter is offering a dog vaccination clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. Microchips are also available. Information on the clinic and fee schedule is available on the Yakima Humane Society’s Facebook page.


Horse show is Saturday

The Bits and Buckles 4-H Horse Fall Open Show is at 8 p.m., Sunday at Bloom Pavilion on the Kittitas County Fairgrounds. The event judge is Claire Alderman.


LUNCH

The FISH Open Table lunch is a loaded baked potato with vegetarian chili, sour cream, cheddar and green onion, as well as garlic toast and a banana. 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 60 degrees. Sunset is at 6:50 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 43 degrees. Showers are expected in the morning. Winds will be from 10 to 20 mph.




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