Evening News April 30

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top news stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

 

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Fans of fantasy and history gathered at the Chelan County Expo Center for the Two Rivers Medieval Faire over the weekend, and, The Leavenworth fire district 3 volunteer association hosted the second annual 10k Firefighter challenge.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

It was a windy start to the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. The blustery conditions Saturday closed down the Funtastic Carnival at the Town Toyota Center Friday night. But, the Keyes Fiber Youth Parade and the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day activities attracted hundreds of people to Memorial Park.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the Funnel Cake eating contest. The winner was Miguel Castillo, Father of Apple Blossom Princess Sophie Castillo. The festival continues this week with more entertainment at the main stage at Memorial Park. The All-Service Club Luncheon is slated for Wednesday and the Week culminates on Saturday with the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade.

Fans of fantasy and history gathered at the Chelan County Expo Center for the Two Rivers Medieval Faire over the weekend. This is the second year the faire has been held at the Cashmere fairgrounds after it moved from the Wenatchee Valley College campus. NCWLife’s Megan McPherson has more. . .

The Leavenworth fire district 3 volunteer association hosted the second annual 10k Firefighter challenge. The challenge started at Leavenworth ski hill. The course consisted of over 16-hundred feet of uphill over roughly 6 miles of the National Forest. The challenge ended with an uphill sprint to the finish line at 1,420 foot elevation where the challenge started. Each firefighter wore their personal protection fire gear and a twenty five pound pack. Some challengers also carried their chain saw or fire tools. The entire challenge.

Woodinville Firefighter, Kyle Byrne finished first place with a time of 1:08:03.5. Byrne is pictured here helping second place finisher and last year’s winner, Jesse Stone representing Chelan County Fire District One. This was the first year, the challenge was open to the public.  Some of the public runners dressed in colorful fun outfits.

Coming up next, A large truck carrying apple bins crashed into the Columbia River this morning near Turtle Rock in Douglas County, Wenatchee police are investigating a stabbing that occurred outside a downtown restaurant early Sunday morning, and, The Port of Chelan County has found a tenant for its business incubator space at Pybus Public Market.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A large truck carrying apple bins crashed into the Columbia River this morning near Turtle Rock in Douglas County. Washington State Patrol Trooper, Brian Moore says it happened around 4 a.m. on Hwy 2/97. . .

Moore says the truck driver escaped uninjured.

Wenatchee police are investigating a stabbing that occurred outside a downtown restaurant early Sunday morning. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says police responded shortly after 2 a.m. to Trav’s Restaurant. . .

The investigation continues but Captain Reinfeld says no suspects have been identified yet.

The Port of Chelan County has found a tenant for its business incubator space at Pybus Public Market. Seattle based technology company, Subsplash, will lease the entire 1950 square feet of the upper floor of the conference room at Pybus. Subsplash is a leader in mobile technology for churches. Phil Goodman, Subsplash Director of People Operations says the mobile technology company has been looking for the right opportunity to plant roots in the Wenatchee Valley. . .

Tim Turner founded Subsplash in 2009 and has been building the company together with his wife and co-owner Kristy Turner, who grew up in East Wenatchee. Subsplash plans to hire 15-20 new employees in the coming months to work at the Pybus incubator. They are hiring now looking for talented individuals with a variety of skills to join their team. More information can be found at www.subsplash.com/careers.

 In a recent  announcement from Governor Jay Inslee’s office, Wenatchee, South Wenatchee and areas around Malaga and Alcoa have been chosen as an opportunity zone.

This means that over 2,300 acres of land can be considered for new investment. Examples include the Wenatchee Valley College’s Center for Entrepreneurship, which has been working with a group of Latino leaders looking to take on a key project, a food truck plaza and incubator space. Catholic Family Services is developing a $15-million dollar housing project in South Wenatchee and is in need of an additional $1-million dollars in equity funding. Craft3 and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington will now have the ability to bring Opportunity Zone and private foundation funding to projects. The City of Wenatchee partnered with Chelan County and the Port of Chelan County to secure the Opportunity Zone designations.

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

The Wenatchee Wild are up 2-games-to-none in the Doyle Cup after weekend wins over the Spruce Grove Saints at the Town Toyota Center.  In Game 1 on Friday, Wenatchee would strike first and last in a game that would go to overtime.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

As with so many other times this season, the Captain, AJ Vanderbeck comes through to put the Wild up one-oh in the series.  Now onto Game 2 Saturday night.  The two teams would play over 50-minutes of hockey scoreless.  As the tension mounted with the time winding down, the home team finally lit the lamp.  Back to Arch Ecker on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

Wenatchee goes 13-and-oh on home ice throughout the playoffs and will now make the 800-mile journey to Spruce Grove Alberta for the rest of the series in the Grant Fuhr Arena…

Game 3 is tomorrow night at 6 our time.  Game 4 is Wednesday at 6.  Then, if necessary, Game 5 is Friday at 6 with Games 6 and 7 Saturday and Sunday.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from the weekend, first in baseball…

Wenatchee went into the weekend in first place in the Big 9, and emerge from the weekend in 3rd.  That after falling to Moses Lake in both games of a doubleheader 5-0 and 17-3.  So the Chiefs are now in first place while West Valley, with a doubleheader sweep of Eisenhower, move into second place.  Eastmont, meanwhile, had no trouble sweeping its two games at home against Sunnyside 16-2 and 10-0, to move into fourth place, just a game behind Wenatchee.

In other baseball action, Chelan beat Brewster 7-2 Friday.  On Saturday, Cashmere swept two from Cascade 13-0 and 10-3.  Connell got the better of Chelan 9-8 and 13-3.  Brewster beat up on Manson 8-1 and 16-1.

On the Les Schwab Prep Softball Scoreboard…

Moses Lake continued its dominance over Wenatchee with a doubleheader sweep of the Panthers Friday 14-0 and 15-1.  Eastmont swept its twinbill with Sunnyside 10-0 and 20-3.  Also on Friday, Cascade clobbered Cashmere 21-4.

Turning to soccer on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

Wenatchee blanked Davis in a windstorm 1-nil while Eastmont stumbled on the road, falling to West Valley 3-1.  On Saturday, Bridgeport edged Cashmere 3-2.

On the prep schedule for today…

The Big 9 boys POD #6 is at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima today with West Valley the host team.  Wenatchee and Eastmont are down south for the 10am tee time.  The Big 9 girls are at Moses Lake Country Club for their 6th POD with a tee time of Noon.

How about those Seattle Mariners!

Seattle continued swinging hot bats in cold Cleveland Sunday, downing the Indians 10-4 behind 2-home runs from Ryan Healy and one each by Robinson Cano and Mitch Haniger.  Former AppleSox pitcher Marco Gonzalez got his 3rd win, going 6-innings and allowing just 2-runs on 6-hits.  The Mariners finished the road trip 7-and-4 and climbed into second place in the American League West.  They have today off and prepare to host Oakland tomorrow night at Safeco Field.

The NFL Draft concluded over the weekend with the Seahawks adding to their defense in the later rounds…

After drafting a running back in the first round, Seattle chose defensive players with four of its next 8 selections.  They selected Defensive End Rasheem Green from USC in the 3rd round.  University of Washington Tight End Will Dissly became a Seahawk in the fourth round.  The twin brother of Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin will join his brother in the defensive backfield as Seattle picked Shaquem Griffin in the 5th round.  Also selected by the Seahawks in the 5th round were Cornerback Tre Flowers of Oklahoma State; Punter Michael Dickson of Texas; and Ohio State Offensive Tackle Jamarco Jones.  Temple Defensive End Jacob Martin was picked by Seattle in the 6th round.  Finally, the Seahawks used its 7th round pick on Quarterback Alex McGough of Florida International.  The Hawks are 3-months away from its first pre-season game at home against the Colts August 9th.

 

Thanks Eric.

NCWLife’s Lisa, of Life with Lisa Bradshaw, is back in Wenatchee after travelling to seven states in six weeks as part of her Don’t Wait Project Tour. Interviewing people about their Don’t Wait stories, Lisa shared a little from her trip on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley this morning with Dan Kuntz. . .

For more on the Don’t Wait Project visit don’t-wait-dot-org.

We’ll be back with your Apple Blossom food review for tonight and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News…

A large truck carrying apple bins crashed into the Columbia River this morning near Turtle Rock in Douglas County. Washington State Patrol Trooper, Brian Moore says it happened around 4 a.m. on Hwy 2/97. . .

Moore says the truck driver escaped uninjured.

Wenatchee police are investigating a stabbing that occurred outside a downtown restaurant early Sunday morning. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says police responded shortly after 2 a.m. to Trav’s Restaurant. . .

The investigation continues but Captain Reinfeld says no suspects have been identified yet.

The current overall weather pattern includes a large broad circulation over the western U.S. as a large area of low pressure over the great basin moves east. What that means for Northcentral Washington is continued partly to mostly sunny skies with breezy conditions at times 10-15 mph out of the northwest. Temperatures today were pretty much at our normal for this time of year of 66 degrees. However, we will see a slow and steady increase in temperatures through the remainder of the week with mostly sunny skies, light wind and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. By this weekend, an area of low pressure will be creeping our direction but at this time, it’s still too early to tell if that means unstable weather on Saturday and Sunday.

The Apple Blossom Festivities continue this week as we take another look at the food fair at Memorial Park. Tonight it’s Dan Kuntz versus the Philly Cheese Steak. . .

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