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The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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Wohlpart reviews his first year

Addie Adkins and Libby Williams
May 25, 2022

Applause rang across the auditorium as a gold chain with a gold medallion was placed on President Jim Wohlpart. The Presidential Installation on May 19 marks Wohlpart’s first year at CWU, officially...

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Community member gather in Unity Park in Downtown Ellensburg to bike to the Renslow Trestle.

Ellensburg hosts Ride to Renslow

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

The League of American Bicyclists proclaimed May as bike month and to help celebrate, for the first time ever, the Ellensburg City and the Chamber of Commerce hosted Ride To Renslow.  Members of the...

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PUSH and Second Harvest provides free groceries to students

PUSH and Second Harvest provides free groceries to students

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Second Harvest and PUSH worked together to bring a mobile food pantry to CWU and provided a weeks' worth of food to about 200 students on campus. The mobile food pantry was located on the SURC east patio.  Second...

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Kittitas County Fire and Rescue host informative events about wildfire prevention.

Kittitas County prepares for wildfire season

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Development and mismanaged private properties are a primary contributor to the effects of wildfires in Kittitas County, according to Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (KVFR) Chief John Sinclair.  Sinclair...

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CWU Chief of Police inducted to RAD Hall of Fame

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Chief Jason Berthon-Koch with the CWU Police Department was inducted into the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) hall of fame. Berthon-Koch has been teaching RAD classes for 18 years.  “I was very honored...

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May is officially Arts Education Month in Ellensburg

Evan Couch, News Editor
May 11, 2022

Ellensburg Mayor Nancy Lillquist signed a proclamation on Monday, May 2 officially making May Arts Education Month in Ellensburg. Gallery One Director Monica Miller said she feels great about the proclomation...

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Get to know Garage Studio Fitness owners

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

New Ellensburg business owners, Dalton and Emma Keene, opened Garage Studio Fitness on April 13th. The fitness center offers one-on-one personal training and group classes, led by a certified personal...

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Tishra Beeson appointed new department chair for Health Sciences

Tishra Beeson appointed new department chair for Health Sciences

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

Tishra Beeson has been appointed the new department chair for Health Sciences. Beeson will begin this new position on Sep 1.  Beeson shared her gratitude to her colleagues who elected her into this...

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CWU Professor says invasive grasses and wildfires are a growing problem for Washington ecosystems

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

The central Washington shrub-steppe has been impacted by invasive grass species, placing the shrub-steppe ecosystems at higher risk of wildfires, according to Professor Megan Walsh. Walsh said as these...

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Students monitor animal activity across I-90 crossing structures

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

Student researchers at CWU took part in a study where they observed small mammals in the I-90 project area to see which species are using the wildlife crossing structures.  Wildlife crossing structures...

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Health Sciences building brings department together

Health Sciences building brings department together

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

Clinical Physiology, Nutrition and Public Health, EMS Paramedicine and Food Science programs are now housed in the same building. The 81,395 square-foot Health Sciences building had its grand opening on...

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Washington law enforcement cracks down on fentanyl distributors

Washington law enforcement cracks down on fentanyl distributors

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington indicted Jonathan Rivera-Venegas on charges of conspiracy and distribution of fentanyl in Ellensburg on April 5.  According to a release...

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