NCWLIFE Evening News September 8

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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:

 

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight — for the first time, potential plans are made public on the Three Fingers Fill at Lake Chelan, we’ll have an update on fires throughout the region and Wenatchee police officers grow facial hair for a men’s health fundraiser. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

 

Former Douglas County Commissioner Mary Hunt, her husband and two sons have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor firearms charges.

 

The plea deal, which will dismiss Federal indictments returned in December against Mary and her husband Terry and the couple’s two sons Rusty and Derek, was struck with prosecutors in the Eastern District Federal Court. The Hunts were originally charged with felony conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license, and making false statements in the purchase of a firearm. The charges were brought after undercover agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted a sting by posing as buyers at a Reno, Nevada gun show. Sentencing for the Hunts is scheduled for December 7th. They face a possible one year prison term on each charge and a fine of up to 100-thousand dollars.

A company breaks its silence on a legal saga as it approaches finality, making its future plans for the Three Fingers Fill on Lake Chelan public for the first time. Goodfellow Bros. Inc. spoke to the Chelan community during an August 22nd city council meeting, explaining that they hired the same company who designed Don Morse Park on Lake Chelan.

 

The renderings release show multi and single family housing with a community clubhouse and pool, along with many public areas with water and beach access, and a lakeside trail. The company also plans for two businesses to operate on the property, with a commercial building that they hope a restaurant will call home. Goodfellow Bros. is asking for community feedback on the plans. Visit NCWLIFE.com for more on this story.

An update on area fires now…there wasn’t significant growth in our four major area fires the past couple of days.

 

The Uno Peak fire, burning 15 miles northwest of Manson, is now at 69-hundred acres and continues to burn grass and timber in steep terrain. Fire crews have begun constructing fire lines in the Nelson Butte area and are working towards Lake Chelan. Priority today is still focused on controlling the spread of the fire toward Manson and protecting campground facilities in the area.

 

Meanwhile, the Jolly Mountain fire, has consumed 26,325-acres and continues to burn 7 miles northwest of Cle Elum. The fire is burning extremely dry timber, short grass and a large amount of standing and downed trees. The area has only received 1-tenth of an inch of moisture since June 1st. Firefighter’s will implement defense measures for structures that remain at risk along the Cle Elum river corridor.

 

The Diamond Creek fire, burning 12 miles north of Mazama, has now burned 105-thousand acres. With heavy smoke in the vicinity of the fire, it remains hung up in rocky terrain just over Butte Pass at the head of Monument Creek. Its fueled by heavy dead and downed timber stands in the area and the perimeter is currently 65-percent contained.

 

For the next three months participating Wenatchee Police officers will begin sporting full beards or goatees. Its in recognition of “Movember”, an annual fundraising event to promote awareness for prostrate and testicular cancers.

 

The Wenatchee Police Officer’s Guild, and individual officers, will make donations to a local charity on behalf of this fundraiser. At the end of November the charity selected to receive the collected donations will be announced. Clean shaven photographs will be compared with an end of “Movember” photographs to determine the winner.

 

This is also a three month trial period to determine whether to allow officers to wear facial hair on a daily basis.

Coming up, local Hispanic graduates were honored last night with scholarships from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Stemilt Growers rolls out a new apple variety to the market. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

The Hispanic chamber honored its own on Thursday night at Pybus Market. Partnering with the Empowerment fund, a number of students were awarded scholarships. . .

 

The keynote speaker, Simon Mendoza spoke about the motivations behind his career. . .

 

They call it the apple you’ll Rave about… the newest apple variety from Stemilt Growers. Rave is the newest addition to the Stemilt menu, going on the market as part Honeycrisp and part MonArk. Brianna Shales from Stemilt 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.

 

 

They were able to play some volleyball INSIDE last night, so let’s see the Les Schwab Scoreboard:

 

Wenatchee won a wild match last night at Chelan, dropping the first set 18-25, winning the second 25-23, losing the third 23-25, winning the fourth 25-15…so it would go to a 15-point, 5th set and the Panthers would win it 15-7.

Also, Quincy topped Cashmere 3-1 and Cascade at Ellensburg was postponed.

So here’s the Prep Calendar for tonight…

 

Wenatchee at Richland, 7pm Cashmere at Sultan, 7pm Ephrata t Chelan, 7pm moved to tomorrow night at 7 Stanfield, Oregon at Cascade, 7pm Lake Roosevelt at Manson, 7pm moved to Monday night at 7 Entiat at Sherman County, Oregon, 7pm

On the Prep Calendar for Saturday…

 

Football Walla Walla at Eastmont, 3pm LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel with Grant Olson and Eric Granstrom Soap Lake at Waterville, 7pm Soccer Chelan at Wahluke, 11am Ephrata at Cascade, 1pm Manson at Mabton, 1pm Wenatchee at Archbishop Murphy, 6pm Pasco at Eastmont rescheduled for Sept. 30

The Wenatchee Wild begin a new season Saturday on the road at Merritt.

 

Their game with the Centennials is at 7 o’clock and can be heard throughout the valley with our good friend Arch Ecker on the call on Sunny FM.  The Wild return for their home opener next Saturday.

It’s the next-to-the-last race this weekend at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval…

 

Featured this weekend on the quarter-mile asphalt track on Fancher Heights are the West Coast Late Models, C-R-L Legends, Street Stocks, Mini Stock Challenge and Roadrunners.  Gates open at 5 and racing starts at 6.

Here’s what’s happening in college football this weekend…

 

Western Oregon at Central Washington, 1pm North Dakota State at Eastern Washington, 1pm Montana at Washington, 5pm Boise State at Washington State, 7:30pm

The Mariners are facing a must-win series beginning tonight against the L-A Angels at Safeco Field:

 

Seattle will send Mike Leake to the mound to face the Halo’s Ricky Nolasco.  First pitch is at 7:10.

While the M’s were off yesterday, there were only a couple games affecting the Wild Card playoffs…

 

New York beat Baltimore 9-1 and Minnesota topped Kansas City 4-2.  The Yankees maintain a 2.5 game lead over Minnesota for the two Wild Card spots right now.  The Angels and Orioles are 2-games back.  Texas is 2-and-a-half back.  Kansas City is 3-and-a-half back and the Mariners, as we said, MUST win as they sit four games out heading into the weekend.

The NFC West has Arizona at Detroit Sunday morning at 10.  The Rams host the Colts at 1 while Carolina and San Francisco kick off at Levi Stadium at 1:25.  That’s the same kickoff time for the Seahawks at Green Bay.  The game opened with the Packers a 7-point favorite.  That has shrunk to 3-points as of today.

 

Thanks Eric…

Today is day 2 of the 2017 Chelan County Fair in Cashmere. Fair Organizer Karen Welch joined Dan Kuntz this morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley to talk about all the events still to come. . .

 

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 some of our top stories…

 

Former Douglas County Commissioner Mary Hunt, her husband and two sons have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor firearms charges.

 

The plea deal, which will dismiss Federal indictments returned in December against Mary and her husband Terry and the couple’s two sons Rusty and Derek, was struck with prosecutors in the Eastern District Federal Court. The Hunts were originally charged with felony conspiracy, dealing firearms without a license, and making false statements in the purchase of a firearm. The charges were brought after undercover agents with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted a sting by posing as buyers at a Reno, Nevada gun show. Sentencing for the Hunts is scheduled for December 7th. They face a possible one year prison term on each charge and a fine of up to 100-thousand dollars.

An update on area fires now…there wasn’t significant growth in our four major area fires the past couple of days.

 

The Uno Peak fire, burning 15 miles northwest of Manson, is now at 69-hundred acres and continues to burn grass and timber in steep terrain. Fire crews have begun constructing fire lines in the Nelson Butte area and are working towards Lake Chelan. Priority today is still focused on controlling the spread of the fire toward Manson and protecting campground facilities in the area.

 

Meanwhile, the Jolly Mountain fire, has consumed 26,325-acres and continues to burn 7 miles northwest of Cle Elum. The fire is burning extremely dry timber, short grass and a large amount of standing and downed trees. The area has only received 1-tenth of an inch of moisture since June 1st. Firefighter’s will implement defense measures for structures that remain at risk along the Cle Elum river corridor.

 

The Diamond Creek fire, burning 12 miles north of Mazama, has now burned 105-thousand acres. With heavy smoke in the vicinity of the fire, it remains hung up in rocky terrain just over Butte Pass at the head of Monument Creek. Its fueled by heavy dead and downed timber stands in the area and the perimeter is currently 65-percent contained.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

Beginning tonight we see a pattern change in our weather. The ridge of high pressure has now moved into Montana and the Dakota’s which is allowing a moister southerly flow from Hurricane Katia to bring a few clouds and very scattered shower activity to mainly extreme Eastern Washington. Notice on Satellite that there is also an approaching Pacific trough and cold front. This front is fairly weak and will slowly push through the area tonight bringing with it with breezy winds. This system should scour out most of the smoke but were not ruling out widespread haze at times this weekend. The cold frontal passage will cool temperatures for Saturday and Sunday, making it feel more fall-like with seasonal temperatures. Normal high for us right now is 79 degrees. We will warm up on Monday through midweek before another storm system moves our way late next week.  

As we leave you tonight, college football is underway and you can’t start Washington State Cougar football without paying homage to, the popcorn guy. . .

 

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