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Central Transit moves to new app, Transit

Central Transit moves to new app, Transit

April 28, 2021

Central Transit is now similar to 200+ cities around the world. Central Transit is now on the app Transit.  Betsy Dunbar, the transit manager for the City of Ellensburg, has been with the city for...

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Fire at Wahle Complex causes $50,000 in damages

Fire at Wahle Complex causes $50,000 in damages

April 28, 2021

A fire occurred Tuesday evening at an apartment in the Wahle Complex that caused an estimated $50,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.  Deputy Fire Chief Rich Elliot responded to reports of a...

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Local boba delivery service gets an upgrade

Local boba delivery service gets an upgrade

April 21, 2021

  Young T&Tea, which used to deliver boba teas and other drinks to Ellensburg residents, will soon open a physical location on Fourth Ave. Young T&Tea is operated by Emmie Nguyen...

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Running is the best way to stay healthy

Running is the best way to stay healthy

April 14, 2021

Being a competitive runner for over five years has shown me that no other workout satisfies my health needs and goals. I have also seen that I am at my peak health when I run three to four times a week.  I...

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Barge Hall damage now estimated at $1 million

Barge Hall damage now estimated at $1 million

April 14, 2021

The damage caused by a broken pipe in Barge Hall is now estimated to cost over $1 million dollars in repairs. This number is twice as much as early estimates of the damage. After the flooding, university...

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Dr. D: From teaching to TikTok

March 9, 2021

David Douglas, or “Dr. D” as he is better known on campus and online, is a senior lecturer in the ITAM department and has been part of CWU for nine years. He went to Pierce Community College, received...

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Campus Activities: student created and student led

Campus Activities: student created and student led

February 16, 2021

Campus Activities has been adapting to the constant changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic since last March. The events displayed on social media are student created ideas and are student led. Robbi...

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Winter driving: what to know in order to stay safe

Winter driving: what to know in order to stay safe

February 9, 2021

When it comes to winter driving, there are many things that need to be taken into account to keep everyone safe.  John Bryant is a Public Information Officer for the State Patrol for District 6. He...

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The Great British Baking Show revived my palette

The Great British Baking Show revived my palette

February 2, 2021

Over the course of my adult life, I’ve had to learn and step up my game when it comes to certain skills. Cooking is one of those skills.  Over the summer, I was browsing Netflix for something to...

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Rotary Pavilion is getting an update

Rotary Pavilion is getting an update

February 2, 2021

The Rotary Pavilion on Fourth Avenue and Pearl Street, is a little pocket park in downtown Ellensburg. Jazz in the Valley has performed there every summer. There is a covered gazebo, benches and a statue...

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Rec Center 101: pandemic edition

Rec Center 101: pandemic edition

January 26, 2021

The SURC gym opened its doors on Jan. 14 since the second wave of guidelines were placed. The gym looks a bit different than people might remember.  Leslie Calaoagan, a senior in the law and justice...

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Jolt Java serves customers on Vantage Highway just east of Ellensburg.

Coffee shops fuel community through pandemic

January 20, 2021

The pandemic has altered the way that we interact with each other and businesses have struggled to keep their doors open. As 2021 begins, so has a new set of COVID-19 restrictions. A lot of businesses...

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