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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Wednesday, Sept. 6

The long, lonely summer of the Lincoln Elementary School playground comes to an end today with the start of the school year in the Ellensburg School District.


School bells to ring

The school year kicks into gear across Kittitas County this week. Today is the first day of school in Ellensburg, Cle Elum-Roslyn and Kittitas school districts. Thorp gets underway Thursday. Easton started on Tuesday.

School starting means kids are out and about early in the morning and in the afternoons. The start times in Ellensburg are Morgan, 7:45 a.m., Elllensburg High School, 7:50 a.m., Ida Nason Aronica, 8:45 a.m., Lincoln and Valley View, 9 a.m., and Mount Stuart, 9:10 a.m.

To emphasize the need for traffic safety in the school zones, the Ellensburg Police Department will be conducting extra speed patrols during the month of September.

Parent-child learning event set for Wednesday

The first parent-child early learning event of the school year is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., today at Hal Holmes Community Center. The event features free, fun learning activities for children ages birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome. The theme of Wednesday’s event is dinosaurs.

Grand opening in Kittitas

The grand opening and ribbon cutting for Brew House Boarding at 109 N. Main St. in Kittitas is 2 p.m., today. Brew House Boarding is an Airbnb and events venue located in a historic downtown Kittitas building.

Registration to close for adult volleyball

Registration for a new Adult Open Volleyball league closes on Friday. This is a co-ed league with no restrictions as to the number of male or female players on the court at one team. The online registration form is available on the Parks and Recreation page of the city of Ellensburg’s website.

Looking for a baby grand?

The Central surplus sales often offer interesting items for acquisition and the one set for Thursday through Saturday does not disappoint. Items available for bid include a baby grand piano, an old dentist chair, old history maps and non-ferrous metals, among dozens of other items. The sale is at the surplus warehouse on 14th and B Street.

FISH staging a back-to-school food drive

FISH Food Bank officials say the community shelves are empty and there is a need to replenish supplies as the school year starts. A full list of needed items is available on the FISH Facebook page, but it includes can soups and stews, mac and cheese and tortillas. Donations can be made at the FISH facility on Elmview Road or at the Open Table on Main Street.

Roslyn Farmers Market comes to an end for season

The final Roslyn Farmers Market for 2003 will be this Sunday. The market is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Wildcat volleyball in the Top 25

After opening the season going 2-2 against some of the top teams in the nation at a tournament in California, the Central Washington University volleyball was ranked No. 23 in the first American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll of the season. The Wildcats will continue to see some of the top-ranked teams in the nation at a tournament in Duluth, Minnesota this weekend.

Cross country starts season at home

The Ellensburg High School boys and girls cross country team starts the season with a bang, hosting 19 schools from across the region for the Ellensburg Relays to start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday at Rotary Park.


The FISH Open Table lunch is chicken alfredo, peas and mixed fruit. 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 79 degrees. Sunset is at 7:31 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 48 degrees. Winds will be from 20 to 30 mph.

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