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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Radio, Wednesday, Nov. 1

CWU celebrates Dia de los Muertos this week. Photo courtesy of CWU Hype


Celebrating Dia de los Muertos

CWU celebrates Dia de los Muertos with events in the Student Union and at Brooks Library this week. Events include a remembrance ceremony at 3 p.m., today in the Student Union pit, and an event at 7 p.m., Thursday, in the Student Union Ballroom featuring music by Los Faraones del Norte, free hot chocolate and several activity stations.

Odd Fellows hold reopening celebration

The Ellensburg Odd Fellows Lodge will hold a grand re-opening ceremony at 4 p.m., Thursday at the lodge at 307 N. Pine Street. There will be music, refreshments and an opportunity to tour the newly renovated space.

Jazz on campus Wednesday night

CWU Jazz Bands 1, 2 and 3 will perform at the CWU Bistro on campus from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday. Admission is free.

Event focuses on ending mental health stigma

CWU presents Hilinski’s Hope — Tyler’s Story: Ending Mental Health Stigma in Sport at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the SURC Theater. The Hilinski's Hope Foundation was founded in 2018 by Mark and Kym Hilinski to honor the life of their son Tyler, who died by suicide yet never showed any signs of depression or struggle. The program aims to save lives, eliminate mental health stigma and connect students with mental health resources.

Road work in Cle Elum

Second Street between Pine Street and Billings Avenue in Cle Elum will be closed for two weeks starting today to allow for a water main improvement project. Traffic will be rerouted to First Street.

Lunch concert Friday

Kairos and Friends will perform a free lunch concert at noon, Friday at Hal Holmes Community. This is part of a monthly First Friday concert series that continues through March.

Burning on Cle Elum Ranger District

Forest Service crews will attempt to burn piles in the Cle Elum Ranger District on Thursday and Friday.

Annual book sale starts Thursday

The annual Friends of Brooks Library Book Sale starts on Thursday and continues through Saturday in the Brooks Library Lobby.

Big band to perform

The Ellensburg Big Band will perform Friday at the Ellensburg Methodist Church. Swing dance lessons will be offered at 6:30 p.m. and the band will take the stage at 7 p.m. This is a free concert, but donations will be accepted to support the Joel Talerico Memorial Scholarship Award.

Central hosts climate coalition summit this weekend

CWU hosts an environmental and climate coalition summit from Friday through Sunday. The Front and Centered 2023 Members’ Summit, “Soulful Solidarity,” will provide an opportunity for CWU students, faculty, and staff, to interact with other local advocates from around the state who are focused on environmental justice and the climate crisis. Several events at the summit are open to the public, including the keynote address at 7 p.m., Friday in the SURC Theatre. More information is available on CWU’s website.


Local teams named Academic state champions

Multiple Kittitas County high school teams earned Academic State Champion honors for the fall, according to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

Cle Elum-Roslyn High School is home to the Girls Soccer 2B State Academic Champion. Ellensburg High School boasts the Boys Cross Country

2A State Academic Champion.

CWU safety named player of the week

Central safety Tanner Volk added to his collection of honors this season, earning his fourth Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for his play in CWU’s win over Texas A&M-Kingville this past weekend.


The FISH Open Table lunch is teriyaki meatballs, jasmine rice 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. WEATHER

The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 50 degrees. Sunset is at 5:45 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 39 degrees. There is a 90 percent chance of rain overnight.

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