Evening News April 19

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Good Monday evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening 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, The Federal Aviation Administration recently decided not to recommend closure of the Terminal Radar Approach Control facility at the Grant County International Airport, and, Washington State’s pioneering program called E-Cycle is marking its 10-year anniversary.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock in Wenatchee evening.

The RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall at 3:43pm from a a woman about her friend, 18-year old Erika Juarez of Wenatchee. The report said the woman had fallen at least 20 feet from near the top of the Castle Rock formation and then slid an additional 50 feet down the slope before coming to rest on the side of the steep hill. Responders from Chelan County Fire District #1, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Lifeline Ambulance, and Chelan County Volunteer Search & Rescue responded.

Juarez was located approximately 400-feet up hill from the base of the steep slope consisting of scree rock and brush. It was determined Juarez had suffered a compound fracture to one ankle and an internal fracture to her other ankle. She also had a dislocated knee, lacerations and was advising of back and neck pain. Juarez was assessed and stabilized by medics while equipment was transported to the scene and a rope system was put into place. She was lowered approximately 350 feet down the slope and then taken by wheeled litter and a WATV to an awaiting ambulance. Juarez was transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment. Her condition was listed as serious, but stable at this time. Due to the steep terrain involved in this incident and patient location, 24 rescue personnel from the four response agencies were utilized. It took nearly 3 ½ hours to safely remove Juarez from the slope.

Because of the efforts of Moses Lake Representative Tom Dent, The Federal Aviation Administration recently decided not to recommend closure of the Terminal Radar Approach Control or (TRACON) facility at the Grant County International Airport.

Dent, who has more than 40-years of flying experience, had drafted legislation at the state level, House Joint Memorial 4013, to highlight the benefits TRACON brings to the region, including opportunities for potential future pilots, and to demonstrate the widespread interest in maintaining the facility in Moses Lake. The FAA’s decision is the culmination of years of work, mandated by Congress, that directed the agency to review similar facilities across the country.

Washington State’s pioneering program called E-Cycle is marking its 10-year anniversary. E-Cycle provides free recycling for computers, TV’s and other electronics.

Now in its 10th year, over 360-million pounds of electronics and 26-million pounds of lead have been recycled. Although managed by the Washington Department of Ecology and electronics manufacturers, E-Cycle depends on a network of local collection sites and recyclers to ensure everyone in Washington has a convenient place to drop off old electronics.

There are 323 collection locations covering every county in Washington. A member of the program from the beginning, the Colville Confederated Tribes recycling program has collected more than 216-thousand pounds of electronics, with almost 34-thousand pounds in 2017 alone.

Coming up next, Wenatchee City Council members will discuss ongoing issues relating to the Skyline Drive overlook, and, we have a preview of all there is do around the Wenatchee Valley this weekend.

I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Wenatchee City Council members will discuss ongoing issues relating to the Skyline Drive overlook when they meet at a study session late today. The City is responding to complaints from neighboring property owners concerning traffic, noise and under-age drinking at the popular pullout and scenic overlook. City Parks and Recreation Department Director, Dave Erickson says the City reached out to the general public in a survey for possible suggestions. He says the City’s Parks Commission considered those recommendations at a recent public hearing. . .

Erickson says a range of options are available from closing down the overlook to installing surveillance cameras at the location. Today’s study session at City Hall begins at 5:15.

Last week we brought you the news that on April 2nd Chelan County’s planning director Hank Lewis resigned his position, leaving Chelan County Commissioners to fill the role for the short-staffed department. . .

The county signed a contract last week with a consulting firm to assist in planning for the next year…

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Nearly 100 fans turned out at the Town Toyota Center to welcome home the Wenatchee Wild late last night.  Fans such as Brady Sollom, who’s been a Wild fan since the beginning…

Wenatchee takes on Prince George in Game 5 of the Fred Page Cup playoffs tonight at 7:05.  We told Bliss Littler and Arch Ecker that there was a strange fan sentiment to want the Wild to lose Game 4 so they could hoist the trophy on home ice…

 

So there you go, Game 5 tonight, 7:05 at the Town Toyota Center.  Tickets are just 10-dollars and available on-line or at the box office.  The largest playoff crowd yet turned out for Game 2 last Saturday.  Ecker has a special invitation for you to come out to Game 5 tonight…

Now, for those who missed Game 1, we have that on the NCWLIFE Channel tonight during “Hockey Night” starting at 7 o’clock…

Then it’s back on the pitch tomorrow night for LIVE soccer between Eastmont and Wenatchee from Wildcat Stadium at 7 o’clock with Sebastian Moraga and Ed Navarro.

This game takes on a whole new dimension after what happened last night…

As Eastmont fell to Davis, dropping its first Big 9 match of the season, by a final of 4-to-3 in a shootout.  The Wildcats led 3-2 at half but Davis tied it in the 50th minute.  The game was supposed to be played in Yakima Tuesday but was moved to the Apple Bowl last night.  The loss drops Eastmont to 7-and-1 in Big 9 play, a game-and-a-half in front of Davis at 6-and-3 and 2-and-a-half games ahead of 5-and-4 Wenatchee.  Be sure and tuned in for the action tomorrow night at 7 o’clock.

On the Prep Calendar for today…

Eastmont is hosting Wenatchee, West Valley and Moses Lake in a track meet this afternoon at 4 o’clock.  And in tennis, Wenatchee hosts West Valley while Eastmont’s at Moses Lake at 3 o’clock.  Cashmere travels to Ephrata; Chelan hosts Okanogan; Cascade takes on Liberty Bell; and Entiat travels to Tonasket at 4pm.

And on the softball diamonds today…

Cascade has a single game at Naches Valley at 4 while Cashmere hosts Chelan at 4:30.

Mike Leake was cruising for the Mariners until the 7th inning last night.  That’s when the Houston Astros scored 6-runs, including 3 doubles, and went on for the 7-1 win over Seattle at Safeco Field…

Leake had allowed just one run on four hits with 7 strike outs heading into the 7th.  But after a leadoff walk, Yuli Gurriel doubled, Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run single and Brian McCann doubled to chase Leake out of the game.  Meanwhile, Seattle’s bats were quieted by Garrit Cole, who earned the victory going 7-innings, allowing 1-run on 5-hits with 5 strikeouts.  The two teams wrap up the 4-game series today at 12:40 as Marco Gonzalez gets the start against Charlie Morton.

Thanks Eric.

Tonight we’re featuring the Pet of the Week from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Here’s NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson. . .

We’ll be back with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News…

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock in Wenatchee evening.

The RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall at 3:43pm from a a woman about her friend, 18-year old Erika Juarez of Wenatchee. The report said the woman had fallen at least 20 feet from near the top of the Castle Rock formation and then slid an additional 50 feet down the slope before coming to rest on the side of the steep hill. Responders from Chelan County Fire District #1, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, Lifeline Ambulance, and Chelan County Volunteer Search & Rescue responded.

Juarez was located approximately 400-feet up hill from the base of the steep slope consisting of scree rock and brush. It was determined Juarez had suffered a compound fracture to one ankle and an internal fracture to her other ankle. She also had a dislocated knee, lacerations and was advising of back and neck pain. Juarez was assessed and stabilized by medics while equipment was transported to the scene and a rope system was put into place. She was lowered approximately 350 feet down the slope and then taken by wheeled litter and a WATV to an awaiting ambulance. Juarez was transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment. Her condition was listed as serious, but stable at this time. Due to the steep terrain involved in this incident and patient location, 24 rescue personnel from the four response agencies were utilized. It took nearly 3 ½ hours to safely remove Juarez from the slope.

Wenatchee City Council members will discuss ongoing issues relating to the Skyline Drive overlook when they meet at a study session late today. The City is responding to complaints from neighboring property owners concerning traffic, noise and under-age drinking at the popular pullout and scenic overlook. City Parks and Recreation Department Director, Dave Erickson says the City reached out to the general public in a survey for possible suggestions. He says the City’s Parks Commission considered those recommendations at a recent public hearing. . .

Erickson says a range of options are available from closing down the overlook to installing surveillance cameras at the location. Today’s study session at City Hall begins at 5:15.

As one weather system continues to move to the east, we can expect dry and mild conditions today with high temperatures climbing into the low 60’s. Most of Friday will be quiet as well with highs in the mid to upper 60’s before a quick moving cold front could bring isolated precipitation chances and gusty winds Friday night and into Saturday morning. We will see winds on Saturday afternoon between 15-20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph possible. Saturday will be cooler too with temperatures falling back to around 60 degrees. By Sunday, a large area of high pressure will move in and dominate our weather through the middle of next week with high temperatures on Sunday in the mid 60’s with temperatures in the lower 70’s under sunny skies expected next week. There is some uncertainty for the middle to later part of next week, but right now the forecast remains dry and warm.

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