Category: Downtown Life

Fall in Kittitas County

Written by: Molly Jones, Assistant Director 

I grew up on an island in Alaska and while I’m certainly not discounting its beauty, I feel as if I never really experienced fall until my first year in Kittitas County. Not just because of the leaves changing colors and the clear change in temperature, but because of all the community gatherings to look forward to that truly make this season feel like something to be thankful for.

Small Town Feels

Written By: Jena Blanchard, EDA Intern 

I had the pleasure of interviewing Deanna Bangs for this blog post. Deanna and I met in an Interview Techniques class at CWU spring quarter of 2017. We worked on several class projects together, and I was excited to have the opportunity to hear about her experience growing up in Ellensburg.

Ellensburg Eats

Written By: Jena Blanchard, EDA Intern 

            My favorite part of living in downtown Ellensburg is the food. Ellensburg is home to a variety of delicious local cuisine. Many of the restaurants are completely unique in their menus and atmospheres, creating a positive dining experience. I am excited to share a few highlights of my experiences dining downtown.

Explore Ellensburg

Written By: Jena Blanchard, EDA Intern

One of the most exciting features of summer time is taking a vacation. Vacations are the highlight of my childhood summer memories. The opportunity to visit someplace new can be a rewarding experience. If Ellensburg is on your destination list for this summer, or if you will be passing through, here are some components that will make you fall in love with this charming town.

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.

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.