NCWLIFE Evening News October 12

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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—some areas in our region see early season snowflakes, we’ll talk about car seat safety and a Success Summit is slated for November in Chelan. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

RiverCom’s emergency 911 call center in Wenatchee faces a potential budget challenge as a result of a projected shortfall in State funding next year. Steve Hair reports. . .

A former Wenatchee broadcaster plead not guilty to multiple child sex charges yesterday. Lonnie England appeared in Chelan County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon for his arraignment and he remains free on bond.

 

The 52-year old former Manager of Apple Valley TV Association was arrested in September.  Wenatchee Police say two adults who had lived as children in England’s home accused him of multiple counts of child sex. England has been formally charged with two counts of Child Molestation, three counts of Child Rape, one count of first degree incest and one count of second degree Incest. England’s trial is scheduled to start December 19th.

75 to 85-percent of car seats in the U.S. are installed improperly. Earlier today in the parking lot at McDonalds in Wenatchee, newly certified car seat technicians helped those who stopped by how to properly install a car seat. . .

In a news release yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service announced that campfire restrictions have been lifted for National Forest lands.

 

Locally, in Chelan and Kittitas counties, campfires are allowed in all areas of the National Forest except where they are prohibited year-round or where fire closures are in effect. In Okanogan County, campfires are allowed in metal fire rings in established campgrounds and in wilderness areas except for locations where fire closures are in effect.

Coming up, a Success Summit in Chelan is slated for this November, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington sees a special guest speaker at their annual awards dinner, and we continue our series on candidates with a profile on an Eastmont School Board candidate. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

A summit showcasing success stories from the Chelan area is slated for November 8th as the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship hosts its 8th annual success summit in Chelan.

 

The theme for this year is Pristine Lake, Passionate People—where beauty runs deep. The summit will feature success stories from Chelan, including, the citizen-science initiative, Keep it Blue Lake Chelan, and the Chelan Roundtable. The public is also invited to submit success stories from Chelan and around the region by visiting www.irisncw.org.

Last Night at the Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington hosted their annual dinner to honor non-profit volunteers. Peter Drury, Vice President for Mission Advancement of the Make a Wish Foundation, was the Key-note speaker where he shared insights on how to improve the effectiveness of non-profits when interacting with the community with which they serve. . .

 

Look for the full presentation by Peter Drury on next week’s NCWLIFE Magazine with Jay Seabeck.

Fast food chain Arby’s is living up to its “we have the meats” slogan with its nationwide debut of the venison sandwich.

 

USA Today reports the sandwich will be featured in 33-hundred restaurants and features thick-cut venison steak with crispy onions and a berry sauce on a toasted roll. It will only be available while supplies last. Arby’s will also begin selling a limited-edition elk sandwich in three restaurants in Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.

Last night we profiled Eastmont School Board candidate, John Brangwin. Tonight, as we continue our look at area candidates, we highlight Brangwins competitor, David Piepel.

 

The 48-year old was a 1988 graduate of Eastmont High School, holds degrees from both Wenatchee Valley College and Washington State University and is a business owner in the tree fruit industry. Piepel feels the biggest Challenge facing the Eastmont School Board will be planning and building for the future increase in the number of students that will attend various schools in the District.

 

Piepel says the school district has done an excellent job in maximizing state funding for the remodel project currently underway and says a new elementary school will be needed in the future. Regarding the name change of Robert E. Lee Elementary School, Piepel, who for the most part has remained neutral on the subject, says what goes on inside the school is more important than the name.

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.

 

The Wenatchee Wild played a rare Wednesday night game at the Town Toyota Center last night against a very tough Vernon Viper squad.  It didn’t look good early as Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

 

So, there you have it, the Wild win 3-2 and will travel to West Kelowna Friday before returning home to host Merritt Saturday at 7 at the Wolves Den.

 

We’ll be featuring last night’s game tonight during Hockey Night on the NCWLIFE Channel.  It all starts at 7 with the Call of the Wild and Clarky’s Corner where Arch Ecker sits down with Coach Bliss Littler to talk hockey and assistant coach Chris Clark interviews a player.  That will be followed by Wenatchee and Vernon tonight during Hockey Night.

We have two local kids who were named Athletes of the Week winners for Week 6 by the WIAA.  Congratulations to Jose Valdez and Ashley Parton, both of Cascade High School.  Valdez rushed for 62-yards and two touchdowns and had 3 catches for 133 yards and two more scores for the Kodiak’s win over Cle Elum.  Parton scored 3-goals and had six assists in last week’s two soccer matches.

Here’s what’s on the Prep Schedule for today…

 

In Soccer…
Liberty Bell at Manson, 6pm
Chelan at Quincy, 6pm
Cashmere at Cascade, 6:30pm (battle for first place in the CTL, last time…Kodiaks won in shootout)
Wenatchee at Davis, 7pm

In Volleyball tonight…

 

Entiat at Riverside Christian, 5:30pm
Brewster at Manson, 6:30pm
Tonasket at Waterville-Mansfield, 6:30pm
Chelan at Zillah, 6:30pm
Davis at Wenatchee, 7pm (NCWLIFE will be there to film it for later playback w/Eric & LeAnne)

Also on the schedule today…

 

Swimming & Diving
Wenatchee at Moses Lake, 4pm
Eastmont at West Valley, 4pm

Slow Pitch Softball
Moses Lake at Wenatchee (DH), 3pm

Didi Gregorius hit two home runs off Corey Kluber and the Yankees beat Cleveland 5-2 to advance to the American League Championship Series…

 

New York relievers David Robertson and Aroldis Chapman combined for 4 and 2/3rds scoreless innings after Cleveland chased CC Sabathia in the 5th.  The Yankees will travel to Houston Friday to being the ALCS at 5 o’clock.

 

Stephen Strasburg overcame flu-like symptoms to not only start, but shut down Chicago’s offense and help force a game 5 in the NLDS…

 

Strasburg struck out 12 in seven innings of 3-hit ball at Wrigley.  It was a 1-nothing game until the 8th when Michael A. Taylor broke it open for the Nationals with a grand slam home run.  Game 5 is back in Washington today at 5 o’clock with the winner advancing to face the Dodgers in the NLCS.

 

Thanks Eric…

Our feature story tonight takes us to the Yakima Scenic Byway, once the main highway between Ellensburg and Yakima. The freeway now bypasses this route, however, its one of the most scenic drives in the state and one of former Secretary of State Ralph Munro’s favorite places. . .

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…

RiverCom’s emergency 911 call center in Wenatchee faces a potential budget challenge as a result of a projected shortfall in State funding next year. Steve Hair reports. . .

In a news release yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service announced that campfire restrictions have been lifted for National Forest lands.

 

Locally, in Chelan and Kittitas counties, campfires are allowed in all areas of the National Forest except where they are prohibited year-round or where fire closures are in effect. In Okanogan County, campfires are allowed in metal fire rings in established campgrounds and in wilderness areas except for locations where fire closures are in effect.

The Cascades received a dusting of snow overnight prompting travel advisories over some mountain passes this morning.

 

Here’s how it looked on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass early this morning.

 

Stevens Pass Ski Resort received a blanket of snow this morning as well. Here’s how it looked on the resort’s live stream camera. The DOT snowplows were out early this morning clearing US 2 Stevens Pass.

 

Mission Ridge received some early-season snowfall, just enough to get skiers excited about a possible early season opening. The Wenatchee area ski resort is scheduled to fire up the snow making machines in just 19 days.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

A very active precipitation period is on tap for the next 24 hours over the area with moderate rain for most of Washington. Satellite indicates a deep and cold upper level trough over British Columbia with the dynamic foot of the trough carving into Washington and Oregon this morning. While there is no real favorable moisture tap, the dynamic, slow moving frontal system will be strong enough to produce a sustained period of valley/basin rain and mountain snow over pretty much the entire forecast area. Tonight, rain will switch over to snow in the northern Cascades and mountains of northeast Washington and could receive 2-4” of snow which could make road surfaces across the passes become snow covered and slick. Winter Weather Advisories will likely be issued for tonight and Friday morning. A slow warming trend and drier weather will arrive for the weekend and Monday bringing sunny skies, light wind and temperatures near 60. Then, a return to cool and wet weather Tuesday through the remainder of next week as another large low pressure system moves into the Pacific Northwest.

In our video of the day, an update on the baby Alpaca we showed you 6 weeks ago…and boy has it grown. . .

 

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). Also, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.