Ellensburg, Home to a Wildcat

Written By: Jena Blanchard, Summer Intern

I moved to Ellensburg just shy of two years ago. I became a Wildcat in pursuit to finish my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. My mother is a CWU alumni and swore up and down that Ellensburg is a great place to live. Being from Snohomish, Washington, I was excited to relocate to another small town. The red brick buildings downtown helped me feel right at home here.

A Step Back in Time: History of downtown Ellensburg Vol. 2

Written By: Faith Mehal, PR Coordinator

Welcome back! After taking a few weeks off, I would like to continue our journey through the history of downtown Ellensburg.

Downtown Business Development

Between the years of 1879 and 1889 downtown Ellensburg saw a tremendous amount of growth. In 1886 a train of the Northern Pacific Railroad reached Ellensburg helping to fuel business and population growth.

Downtown After Dark

Written by: Molly Jones, Assistant Director

It’s summer time! That means hotter temperatures and longer days, encouraging everyone to get out of the house and enjoy local events. If you are a bit of a night owl and are looking for some fun things to do after work or on the weekends, check out this list of upcoming events that will get you downtown after dark.

Meet the Intern: Jena Blanchard

Written by: Jena Blanchard, EDA Summer Intern

Hi! My name is Jena. I am the intern for the EDA this summer. I was born and raised in Snohomish, Washington. I graduated from high school in 2009 from Cedar Park Christian School in Bothell, Washington. Since high school I have been on pursuit of what I would like to do for a career. I grew up with a single mother as an only child, and we would constantly take trips together.

Find Your Niche

Written By: Molly Jones, Assistant Director 

Ellensburg is rich with culture. There are outlets a plenty to express creativity, try something new, and find your niche.

Art

5 Hidden Treasures in Downtown Ellensburg

Written By: Faith Mehal, PR Coordinator 

As summer approaches, days get longer, the kiddos are out of school, and there is more time for family outings. Next time you’re looking for an adventure downtown, we encourage you to check out these 5 little known treasures.

  1. Paint Your Own Pottery