NCWLIFE Evening News October 11

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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—we’ll touch base with Sheriff Brian Burnett on Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, 12 Angry men, the musical, hits the stage tomorrow night and we visit the annual job fair at Pybus Market. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

This was the scene yesterday afternoon as DOT crews cleared the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97-A near Rocky Reach Dam.

 

Washington State Patrol reports a minor injury accident involving a small 4-door sedan and a large 1-ton dually pickup. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the crash and traffic was slowed for a couple of hours until the roadway was cleared. No word yet from Washington State Patrol on the cause of the accident.

 

They’ll be tapping the beer kegs at the Festhalle once more as Octoberfest enters its final weekend in Leavenworth. The annual event has attracted thousands to Washington’s favorite Bavarian village and according to Chelan County Sheriff, Brian Burnett, the crowds have been relatively peaceful . .

Except for a few scuffles the Sheriff reports no major law enforcement problems. Octoberfest runs through Sunday at the Leavenworth Festhalle.

Tomorrow is the opening night for 12 Angry Men, presented by the Music Theatre of Wenatchee at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Mike Magnotti, an actor in the play and host of Street Talk And Other Stuff on the NCWLIFE Channel, spoke with two fellow actors about what they hope the audience takes away from the show. . .

 

The show runs through October 28 and tickets are available at the Numerica PAC box office.

We continue our profiles of candidates tonight as we highlight one of two people running for Eastmont School Board District 4, John Brangwin. He has been an attorney for 20-years and co-founded the law firm, Woods and Brangwin. Brangwin received a bachelors degree in law and justice from Central Washington University and a doctorate from Gonzaga University. Brangwin says the Eastmont School Board needs someone who will ask the tough questions and play devil’s advocate, something he says is sorely missing on the current board.

 

He also says he thinks the biggest challenge facing the Eastmont School Board is getting the most out of school funding and the most out of people. He says he would also decrease waste, both in finances and in resources. Back in August Brangwin also added his name to the list of people who favor changing the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary school saying the school name is inappropriate.

Coming up, we visit the annual job fair at Pybus Market, Students at the Wenatchee Valley Technical Center will work with a local professional chef and a new plant discovered in the hills of Leavenworth prompts an auction for naming rights. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

The Chelan-Douglas Job and Resource Fair was held at Pybus Market earlier today. Many area employers and support groups were on hand to help anyone of all ages either improve their job situation or provide resources to help with a job search. Steve Robinson, one of the organizers of the job fair, says the timing was perfect for a resource fair, which coincides with a robust local job market. .

About 5 to 10 people who attend the fair and are looking for work get hired each year. Local job fairs are held twice per year, in the spring and fall.

Chef Seth McKee from Chateau Faire le Pont will be preparing dinner with Culinary Arts students of Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center (WVTSC) for the first “Chef’s Dinner” on November 1st.

The Autumn-themed meal includes wild mushroom bruschetta with pumpkin mascarpone, a pork terrine(ter-ene) with BBQ sauce, cauliflower soup, and a chocolate pine nut grand tart. The entree will be Cornish game hen.

The dinner kicks off a series Chef’s Dinners events held by Culinary Arts students of the Tech Center and local chefs. The program is designed to provide the students with real world experience with a chef, and to incorporate local professionals into career and technical education programs. Tickets are available for $35 per person and are available from the Technical Skills Center at 662-8827. The proceeds cover the food costs, and provide funding for a field trip.

A newly discovered plant on the hillsides of Leavenworth has prompted an auction for the naming rights, with the highest bidder at the end of the 10-day E-bay auction naming the plant. The proceeds of the auction by Wild Society will benefit the outdoor education nonprofit. The winner will also receive an illustration of the plant, a tour of its native habitat and a tour of the Burke Museum’s herbarium at the University of Washington.

 

Field Botanist Mark Darrach of the Museum discovered the two-foot plant in the last several years, and has been collecting documentation to prove the plant is a new species. The plant falls into the Apiaceae(ape-e-a-c-i) family, which includes foods species like cilantro, carrots and dill. For information on the auction, visit wildsociety.org/plant-auction.

 

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. The plan calls for the smaller cub scout “Dens” to be single gender, boys or girls with larger “packs” having the option to have mixed-gender membership. The program for older girls starts in 2019 and will enable girls to earn their Eagle Scout rank.

 

The Boy Scouts board of directors, which approved the plan unanimously in a meeting at BSA headquarters in Texas, said the change was needed to provide more options for parents.

 

Meanwhile, The Girl Scouts of the USA criticized the change. They maintain it strained the century-old bond between the two organizations. Girl Scout officials have suggested the BSA’s move was driven partly by financial problems and a need to boost revenue.

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 last night…

 

In Soccer
Davis 4, Eastmont 1 (The Wildcats dropped their second straight Big 9 contest, Venessa Valdez w/goal)
Wenatchee 12, Eisenhower 0 (Jaden Griggs 3 goals, 3 asts, Allie Flynn 2 goals, Panthers win 9
th
straight)
Cascade 9, Okanogan 0 (Ashley Parton 4 goals, 3 assists)
Cashmere 1, Omak 0 (that’s the official score even though they didn’t play, Omak had to forfeit)

As we head indoors on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in Volleyball…

 

Wenatchee 3, Eisenhower 1 (25-27, 25-16, 25-12, 25-18)
Eastmont 3, Davis 0 (25-14, 25-6, 25-12)
Cashmere 3, Omak 0 (25-13, 25-23, 26-24)
Entiat 3, Moses Lake Christian 0 (25-7, 25-4, 25-9)
Tonasket 3, Manson 0
Lake Roosevelt 3, Waterville-Mansfield 0 (25-10, 25-10, 25-21)

The Wenatchee Wild host the Vernon Vipers in BCHL Hockey tonight at the Town Toyota Center..

 

Wenatchee comes into tonight’s contest with a 5-3-1 record and is currently in 5th place in the Interior Division with 11-points.  Vernon is off to a 7-2-2 start with 15-points, good enough for second in the Division.  Wenatchee’s coming off an overtime win to conclude a rough road trip in BC last weekend and hope to improve on its current 1-and-1 record on home ice.  The puck will drop tonight at 6:35 at the Wolves Den.  Arch Ecker will join us later to preview tonight’s game here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

Former Wenatchee AppleSox coach Ed Knaggs will be joining the Corvallis Knights staff next summer.

 

In a press release today, the Knights announced Knaggs will become the team’s associate head coach and pitching coach for the 2018 season.  Knaggs said it began with a phone call from current Corvallis coach Brooke Knight…

 

Knaggs coached the AppleSox to winning records in all 14 seasons he was at the helm in Wenatchee including five West Coast League Championships and two runner-up finishes.  He wanted to be sure to recognize AppleSox management for such a great run…

 

Knaggs said it will be strange to be at Paul Thomas Field in an opposing uniform and not be surprised if he runs towards the wrong dugout on occasion.

There’s still rain in the forecast today for Wrigley Field where the Cubs and Nationals hope to play Game 4 of the National League Divisional Series…

 

Yesterday’s game was called due to rain and there’s a 40% chance of rain for today’s scheduled 3 o’clock Central first pitch.  Chicago could wrap up the series with a win.  A Washington win would force a 5th and deciding game back in the Nation’s Capital tomorrow at 5 o’clock.  Today’s game can be seen on TBS.

It will be cloudy and temperatures in the low 60’s with a slight chance of rain for tonight’s 5th and deciding Game 5 at Cleveland for the Indians and Yankees A-L-D-S…

 

First pitch on FS-1 will be at 5 o’clock our time.

 

Thanks Eric…

As part of his continuing series, my favorite places, tonight, former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro tells the story of the Nez Perce war when he visits the grave of Chief Joseph in Nespelem, Washington. . .

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.

 

And now a recap of our top stories…

This was the scene yesterday afternoon as DOT crews cleared the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97-A near Rocky Reach Dam.

 

Washington State Patrol reports a minor injury accident involving a small 4-door sedan and a large 1-ton dually pickup. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the crash and traffic was slowed for a couple of hours until the roadway was cleared. No word yet from Washington State Patrol on the cause of the accident.

 

They’ll be tapping the beer kegs at the Festhalle once more as Octoberfest enters its final weekend in Leavenworth. The annual event has attracted thousands to Washington’s favorite Bavarian village and according to Chelan County Sheriff, Brian Burnett, the crowds have been relatively peaceful . . .

 

Except for a few scuffles, the Sheriff reports no major law enforcement problems. Octoberfest runs through Sunday at the Leavenworth Festhalle.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Following a relatively quiet day today, we can expect cooler and showery weather for the rest of the workweek as an area of low pressure settles over the Inland Northwest. We will see a 40-50% chance of shower activity here in the Wenatchee Valley with a better chance for rain in Southern and Eastern Washington. Some light snow is also possible mainly in the higher elevations in the mountains around 4,000 feet. A slow warming trend and drier weather will arrive for the weekend and into Monday but expect a cool down and return to showery weather as an even larger storm system moves our way by Tuesday and looks to be around into Wednesday and possibly Thursday as well.

In our video of the day, the hallways at Wenatchee High School rumbled with the sounds of the Golden Apple Marching Band as it escorted members of the School’s Mariachi Wenatchee group on the first leg of its journey to Washington DC. . .

 

Mariachi Wenatchee Director, Ramon Rivera also thanked the community for its help in raising the necessary money to pay for the trip. If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on NCWLIFE News, message us on our Facebook Page at the NCWLIFE Channel.

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 news@ncwlife.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.