Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,414. Ellensburg is located just east of the Cascade Range on I-90. The surrounding Kittitas Valley is internationally known for the timothy hay that it produces. There are several local hay brokering and processing operations that ship to Pacific Rim countries. The old part of the town is fairly historic, with old brick buildings from the late 19th century. Eastern Washington has a much drier climate and some Seattle-area residents visit the area to spend a weekend without rain after the sometimes dreary winters on the rainy western side of the Cascade Range; many former Puget Sounds residents have moved to the city and commute over Snoqualmie Pass on I-90 to jobs located in the Puget Sound region.
Ellensburg is the county seat of Kittitas County.
Ellensburg is home to both a stop on the PRCA professional rodeo circuit and Central Washington University.
Web Sites and Links
City of Ellensburg Fire DepartmentThis department has 18 paid professionals on staff and 18 volunteer professionals, for a total of 36 personnel.
City of EllensburgThey offer big city amenities and small town charm.
Ellensburg Chamber of CommerceInformation and resources for visitors, relocating, events, local businesses, and lodging.
Ellensburg ClassifiedsLocal classifieds featuring listings for real estate, apartments, cars, jobs, and personals.
Ellensburg On-LineCultural portal for local residents.