Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:
For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—with small business Saturday approaching, we highlight a local business success story—the Methow Valley ends its Give Methow crowdfunding campaign with a bang and deputies and officers will face off in flag football action this Sunday. But first, we begin tonight:
Douglas County Fire District 2 responded to a bus fire yesterday morning at the Eastmont bus garage on the 300 block of 6th street N.E. Fire investigator Brian Brett says fortunately, one of the departments volunteer firefighters, Kyle Dennis, works at the bus garage and because of his quick thinking, saved other buses from catching fire. . .
The fire began around 11:30 and was confined to the front of the bus. The school district is still evaluating whether to repair it or consider buying a new one.
Allen and Jennifer Larsen are a downtown Wenatchee success story. The couple owns Firehouse Pet Shop on the Avenue, one of a variety of new specialty stores that have sprung up downtown. Allen explained on Thursday’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program why they picked Wenatchee for their first retail store . . .
Firehouse Pets is open seven days a week which Larsen says, in retrospect, was a good business decision . . .
Larsen also serves as a member of the Wenatchee Downtown Association board of directors.
The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to announce its, Give Methow campaign has raised $225,533 for 32 Methow Valley nonprofits. Give Methow is a crowdfunding campaign that runs in October and was created by the foundation to build awareness about local nonprofits in the Methow Valley and provide a way for people to easily support their work. The Community Foundation of NCW manages 70-million dollars in assets through 450 individual funds and has awarded over 35-million dollars in grants and scholarships throughout Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.
The Wenatchee Apple Bowl hosts the fifth annual Cops Flag Football game this Sunday. The event pits the Wenatchee Police Department against Deputies with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. The game is for more than just bragging rights. Its also held as a benefit in support of the group, Jerry’s Harvest, a
local charity that provides Thanksgiving meals for families living with cancer or who are receiving home health/hospice care. The game kicks off at 7 pm Sunday evening and a five dollar donation is requested.
Coming up, Veteran’s Day celebrates all of those who served—we’ll have a few items for you as the Valley gets ready to honor our own tomorrow. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.
It was a day to honor Veterans at schools around the Wenatchee Valley. . .
The scene at Robert E Lee Elementary School yesterday was mirrored at other student assemblies in the Wenatchee and Eastmont School Districts. . .
Schools were out today in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.
Wenatchee area military veterans were emotionally moved by the support displayed during Thursday’s special school assemblies. Ron Bruno with the group, Vets Serving Vets of North Central Washington attended an event at Eastmont Junior High School . . .
Wenatchee’s WestSide High School is looking for a few good, men-tors. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck tells us more. . .
You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.
On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from yesterday in State Volleyball action…
At the 1-B tournament in Yakima’s SunDome, Entiat went 1-and-1 yesterday and lost this morning to Rainier Christian 3-1.
Also in the SunDome on the 2B floor, after going 1-and-1 yesterday, Brewster lost a heartbreaker to Kalama today in 5-sets, 18-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, 17-19.
Eastmont began play today in the Tri Cities in the State 4-A Tournament, taking on the Mead Panthers this afternoon…
And the Wildcats came up short, falling 25-13, 22, and 14. Eastmont will face the loser of Kennedy-Catholic and Eastlake tonight at 6:45 in the consolation bracket.
And in the 1-A tournament in the SunDome, Cascade is facing La Center while Chelan takes on Naches Valley…those matches just underway.
On the Prep Football Schedule for tonight…
In the WIAA State 4-A playoffs, West Valley takes on Richland tonight in Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco at 7 o’clock while Moses Lake hosts Gonzaga Prep. In the State 2-B playoffs, Manson hosts the DeSales Irish tonight at 7 while Pateros is at Sunnyside Christian and Lake Roosevelt travels to Davenport to take on the Gorillas.
The State Swimming and Diving Championships get underway today…
Wenatchee and Eastmont both have a strong contingent to partake in all the festivities at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
In the State Soccer Playoffs…
Liberty Bell begins the State 1B/2B soccer tournament at Gonzaga Prep today at 2 o’clock against St. George’s. The rest of the schedule is set for tomorrow with Cascade taking on Overlake in the Apple Bowl at 11am in the quarterfinals of the State 1-A tournament. They had hoped to play that game in Leavenworth, but yesterday’s weather put a crimp on that, so they’ll play in the Apple Bowl. Brewster hosts Crosspoint at 1 o’clock tomorrow in the 1B/2B tournament. And, in the quarterfinals of the State 4-A tournament, Wenatchee hosts Kennedy Catholic at 1:30 in the Apple Bowl. Be sure to tune in Monday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley for all the results and best of luck to our area teams!
The Wenatchee Wild get back into B-C-H-L hockey action tonight and tomorrow at the Town Toyota Center…
Wenatchee will host West Kelowna tonight at 7 and then the Prince George Spruce Kings will come to town tomorrow at 7 o’clock.
The Seahawks got back on the winning track last night with a 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals. But it may be one of the costliest wins in franchise history…
Richard Sherman tore his Achilles tendon in the 3rd quarter and is out for the season. He said it has been bothering him, but he had to get out a play…
Russell Wilson, who threw two touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham in the win, said to lose a guy like Sherman is felt throughout the team…
Coach Pete Carroll, obviously upset over all the injuries last night, was moved to speak about the player’s toughness and passion…
The Seahawks have ten days to try to get guys healed up as their next game will be at home against Atlanta on Monday Night Football.
It’s a big weekend in college football…
It begins tonight with #9 Washington traveling to Palo Alto to take on the Stanford Cardinal at 7:30 on FS-1. Tomorrow, Eastern Washington tries to get back on the winning track at North Dakota at 11am. Central Washington takes its undefeated record to Humboldt State at 1 on ESPN-3. #19 Washington State plays at Utah Saturday afternoon at 2:30 on the Pac-12 Network.
And for the rest of the NFC West this weekend…
The Rams host Houston at 1:05 on CBS while the Giants are in San Francisco to battle the winless 49ers at 1:25 on Fox.
At their weekly meeting yesterday, Wenatchee Rotary honored Veterans. Guest Speaker Marshall Groves, a Flight Instructor at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, shared a fantastic story about a courageous and terrifying night in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. . .
We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.
Looking for something to do this weekend? NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson shows us what’s on tap. . .
And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.
The current weather map in the Pacific Northwest shows a departing trough and area of low pressure now over western Montana. A short-lived, weak ridge is currently over central and eastern Washington. Rain will spread north this morning across south-central and southeast WA as the low off the coast of Washington spins up some more moisture. It is expected to reach the Wenatchee Valley by midday but dissipate points north as the day progresses with little rain expected. Veteran’s Day through next Friday, the weather pattern will feature a relatively low amplitude Polar jet across the Northern Hemisphere which favors an active storm track across the Northern U.S. Consequently, several storm systems will impact our area with showers, mild temperatures and windy conditions at times.
Closing out our newscast tonight, a few Rock Island Elementary students came together for Ring Around the Rosie—Rock Island Style. . .
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And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). Also, tune in to NCWLife Channel Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.