Evening News August 08, 2018

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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, election results are in for races all over Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties. We will have complete results.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Voter turnout statewide was light, according to Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Of the 4.2-million voters in Washington State, just over a million turned in ballots for the Primary Election and poll’s close Tuesday. Wyman’s office estimates another 230-thousand ballots will be hand-processed. Here are some of the key statewide election results. . .

U.S. Senator:
Maria Cantwell – 573,017 (55.45%)
Susan Hutchison – 246,296 (23.83%)

US Representative – 8th Congressional District:
Dino Rossi – 43,277 (43%)
Kim Schrier – 18,938 (18.82%)
Jason Rittereiser – 17,677 (17.56%)

US Representative – 4th Congressional District:
Dan Newhouse – 47,414 (62.33%)
Christine Brown – 28,651 (37.67%)

Keith Goehner 7,718 (45%)

Ann Diamond 5,035 (29.36%)

 

Mike Steele 10,146 (60.44%)

Valerie Sarratt 5,546 (33.04 %)

As anticipated, it was a low voter turnout in Chelan County for Tuesday’s primary.  According to the Chelan County Auditor’s office, 11,477 ballots were counted Tuesday out of the nearly 44,000 registered voters. That’s a 26.17-percent turnout. There’s still another estimated 4,606 ballots yet to be counted. Here are the results for key races in Chelan County as of Tuesday.

Chelan County Assessor:
Deanna Walter – 6,410 (63.02%)
Kevin Ohme – 3,762 (36.98%)

Chelan County Commissioner District No. 2:
Shon D. Smith – 1,923 (46.42%)
Bob Bugert – 1,590 (38.38%)
Robert Moelder – 277 (6.69%)
Zachary Miller – 241 (5.82%)
Lee Duncan – 112 (2.7%)

Chelan County District Court Judge #02:
Allen F. Blackmon – 4,121 (45.69%)
Kyle Mott – 3,226 (35.77%)
Roberto H Castro – 1,672 (18.54%)

Upper Valley Park and Rec District Proposition 1 Outdoor Pool Maintenance and Operations Levy:
Yes – 784 (59.85%)
No – 526 (40.15%)

Chelan County Sheriff:
Brian Burnett – 7,551 (100%)
Total Votes (not including write-ins)

While voter turnout for Tuesday’s State Primary in Chelan County was just 25-percent, it was even worse in Douglas County. As of the poll’s closing Tuesday night, only 14.44-percent of registered voters in Douglas County had voted. That number is expected to double on the next vote count Wednesday, with the Auditor’s office anticipating another 4,000 ballots left to be counted.  Here are the results in key races in Douglas County. . .

Douglas County Commissioner District #3 Commissioner 3:
Mac Straub – 568 (64.4%)
Norman (Buck) Tupling – 314 (35.6%)

Douglas County Sheriff:
Kevin W. Morris – 1,619 (62.17%)
Leeon Leyde – 985 (37.83%)

Grand Coulee School District Capital Levy:

Multi-County results from Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Okanogan Counties;

Yes: 331 (55.26%)

Voter turnout in Okanogan County came in at nearly 24-percent when the polls closed Tuesday night. The Okanogan County Auditor’s office estimates there are still 1,980 ballots left to be counted. A total of 5,375 ballots were counted last night out of the 22,645 registered voters. Here are the Okanogan County key election results. . .

7th Legislative District State Senator:
Shelly Short – 2,138 (69.71%)
Karen Hardy – 929 (30.29%)

7th Legislative District – Position 1:
Jacquelin Maycumber – 2,096 (70.86%)
Randall (Randy) Michaelis – 862 (29.14%)

7th Legislative District – Position 2:
Joel Kretz – 2,134 (69.92%)
Crystal Oliver – 408 (13.37%)
Mike Bell – 326 (10.68%)
Christine A. Ives – 184 (6.04%)

12th Legislative District – Position 1:
Ann Diamond – 856 (41.21%)
Keith Goehner – 647 (31.15%)
C. Keiki Stacy Weigle – 310 (14.93%)
JD Greening – 264 (12.71%)

12th Legislative District – Position 2:
Mike Steele – 1,054 (52.28%)
Valerie Sarratt – 660 (32.74%)
Alan Fahnestock – 302 (13.98%)

Okanogan County Auditor:
Cari Hall – 2,371 (57.04%)
Randy Gates – 1,786 (42.96%)

Okanogan County Commissioner District 3 Commissioner 3:
Jim DeTro – 1,276 (65.77%)
Salley Bull – 462 (23.81%)
Robert Fuchs – 202 (10.41%)

Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney:
Arian Noma – 2,935 (59.26%)
Branden E. Platter – 2,018 (40.74%)

Okanogan County Sheriff:
Anthony (Tony) Hawley – 1,234 (26.72%)
Steve Brown – 1,045 (22.63%)
Jeff Koplin – 864 (18.71%)
Michael Blake – 856 (18.53%)
Kevin Newport – 524 (11.35%)
Court Creighton – 95 (2.06%)

Grand Coulee Dam School 301-304J Proposition No. 1 – Capital Levy for Safety, Technology and Facilities Improvements:
Yes – 92 (63.89%)
No – 52 (36.11%)

Grant County’s voter turnout Tuesday was much higher than surrounding counties, with nearly 30-percent voter turnout and another estimated 11-thousand ballots yet to be counted.  Here are the key results in Grant County…

12th Legislative District – Position 1:
Keith Goehner – 415 (34.96%)
C. Keiki Stacy Weigle – 275 (23.17%)
Ann Diamond – 263 (22.16%)
JD Greening – 234 (19.71%)

12th Legislative District – Position 2:
Mike Steele – 761 (63.00%)
Valerie Sarratt – 363 (30.05%)
Alan Fahnestock – 84 (6.95%)

13th Legislative District State Senator:
Judy Warnick – 8,323 (100%)

13th Legislative District – Position 1:
Tom Dent – 7,589 (75.44%)
Jesse Hegstrom Oakey – 2,471 (24.56%)

13th Legislative District – Position 2:
Matt Manweller – 6,877 (68.07%)
Sylvia Hammond – 3,226 (31.93%)

Grant County Assessor:
Melissa McKnight – 6,380 (63.93%)
Scott G Schmig – 3,599 (36.07%)

Grant County Auditor:
Michele Jaderlund – 6,570 (65.69%)
James (Jim) Liebrecht – 3,432 (34.31%)

Grant County Commissioner District #3 – Commissioner 3:
Cindy Carter – 1,259 (53.21%)
Jeff Foster – 1,107 (46.79%)

Grant County Sheriff:
Tom Jones – 9,300 (82.22%)
Myriam Villagran Diaz – 2,011 (17.78%)

Grant County Treasurer:
Darryl Pheasant – 6,005 (54.45%)
Casey Cooper – 5,023 (45.55%)

Grand Coulee School District #301 Proposition No. 1 – Capital Levy for Safety, Technology and Facilities Improvements:
Yes – 170 (52.47%)
No – 154 (47.53%)

Grant County Fire District #3 Proposition No. 1 – Levy to Reauthorize and Continue Regular Emergency Medical Services:
Yes – 479 (65.62%)
No – 251 (34.38%)

Grant County Fire District #8 Proposition No. 1 – Emergency Medical Services Regular Property Tax Levy:
Yes – 205 (70.45%)
No – 86 (29.55%)

Coming up next, Crews working the Cougar Creek Fire have been working to establish contingency bulldozer and hand lines in advance of expected winds later this week. The Chelan-Douglas Health District reports two more dead bats have been found in downtown Wenatchee. A Sedro Wooley woman was injured yesterday in a two-vehicle accident near Mazama, and, National Night Out against Crime Tuesday night brought the Wenatchee community out to Centennial Park. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

The Cougar Creek Fire burning near Entiat is now the state’s largest wildfire. The fire grew from 6,100 acres on Tuesday to 9,178 acres in size today and is 0-percent contained. More firefighting crews are expected to arrive late today. Firefighters disengaged late afternoon along the Southeast corner of the fire for safety reasons and will re-engage today in a direct suppression effort.

Crews have been working to establish contingency bulldozer and hand lines in advance of expected winds later this week. Managers explained the contingency plans at their morning briefing today. . .

811 firefighters are currently on the fire. Chelan County Emergency Management reinstated Level 3 evacuation advisories for the Upper Entiat Valley as the Fire intensified Tuesday. The closure extends up valley from Potato Creek to Milepost 25.

The Lost Fire grew to 58 acres yesterday. 16 smokejumpers, an 8-person rappel crew, a 20-person hotshot crew and a 20-person initial attack crew are engaged on the fire today, as well as both fixed wing and helicopter air resources. A public information meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Plain Community Church regarding both fires. It will be video streamed live on Facebook.

The Chelan-Douglas Health District reports two more dead bats have been found in downtown Wenatchee.

One bat was found in a public alley at 338 North Wenatchee Avenue and the other bat was found on a public sidewalk at 22 North Wenatchee Avenue. Both bats were collected by animal control and delivered to the health district but due to the condition of the bats, they could not be tested for rabies. Remember, never touch live or dead bats and keep all pets updated on their vaccinations.

A Sedro Wooley woman was injured yesterday in a two-vehicle accident near Mazama.

21-year old Tatiana Hoare was traveling west on State Route 20 about 16 miles west of Mazama on a motorcycle when she failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline and struck a pickup driven by 44-year old Joseph Dietz of Winthrop. Hoare was injured in the crash and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Dietz was uninjured in the accident. No drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash and Hoare was charged with speeding.

National Night Out Against Crime brought the Wenatchee community out to Centennial Park. It was an opportunity to meet in a casual setting with the police officers, State Troopers and County Sheriff’s deputies that serve this area. NCWLIFE’s cameras were there. . .

One of the more popular features from yesterday was a demonstration by the Chelan County Sheriff’s K-9’s. . .

The National Night Out Against Crime event is observed in 16-thousand communities across the Nation.

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.

Gamble Sands Golf Course is the site for the Washington State Golf Association’s Men’s Amateur Championship this week.  120 of the best players from around the state are vying to add their name to the John Bodenhamer Trophy.

Gamble Sands General Manager Brady Hatfield describes why he thinks the WSGA chose his course north of Brewster…

There was a 4-way tie atop the leaderboard through half of today’s second round at 9-under.  The players talk about the challenge of playing at Gamble Sands…

Yes, you read right, Daniel Kim is just 14-years old playing in his first WSGA Men’s Amateur Championship…

Kim was 2-over after his first round yesterday and told me his goal is to make today’s cut.  He’s 2-under so far today.  The field will be cut in half for tomorrow’s final round.

The Wenatchee AppleSox fell to the Kelowna Falcons last night by a score of 15-to-1.  In the process, despite my math, it looks like their hopes of the post-season are gone as well…

According to the West Coast League, no matter what happens in Kelowna tonight, Wenatchee has no chance of making the playoffs.  They say if Victoria beats Portland, the HarbourCats advance to play Bellingham.  If Victoria loses, Kelowna will advance whether they win or lose to Wenatchee tonight.

Let’s check the Les Schwab Scoreboard from last night…

Andrew Feist was 2-for-3 with a solo home run to lead Corvallis to a 2-0 win over Yakima Valley.  Cameron Haskell and four other pitchers combined on the 7-hit shutout.

Only 3 of the combined 8-runs in the game were earned between Walla Walla and Cowlitz as the two teams combined for 9-errors on the night.  The Sweets came out on top as Nick Nyquist went 4-for-5 with a run and 2-RBI’s.

Hunter Vansau hit a grand slam home run to lead Victoria to a 13-6 win over Portland.  Jaxxson Fagg also delivered a 3-run home run for the HarbourCats.

We should mention that Dan Pruitt was 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run in Kelowna’s 15-1 win over Wenatchee.  Jake Fischer also went 3-for-4 with 2-runs and 4-RBI’s for the Falcons.

So here we go, one final night of the regular season and it all comes down to this for a post-season berth in the WCL’s North Division…

Yakima Valley plays at Corvallis at 6.  At 6:35, it’s Cowlitz hosting Walla Walla; Wenatchee at Kelowna; and Portland at Victoria.

The Wenatchee 12-U baseball team was blanked in the first round of bracket play at the Cal Ripken World Series Monday 10-0 by Pacific Southwest…

The Pacific Northwest representatives now face Southwest today at 5 o’clock in the Iron Bracket.  A win would put Wenatchee into the Iron Bracket Championship against the winner between Middle Atlantic and Phenix City, Alabama.

Despite Mike Zunino hitting two home runs, Joey Gallo matched him with a couple dingers himself as Texas beat Seattle 11-7 to take 2 of three from the Mariners…

Marco Gonzalez got roughed up, allowing 7-runs on 11-hits in 5-innings, including a couple home runs.  Seattle was able to cut the Ranger lead to one with a 4-run 7th inning but Texas rallied for 4-runs in the bottom of the 7th off reliever Zach Duke.

Seattle limps into Houston having lost 9 of its last 13 games tomorrow for a 5:10 first pitch as James Paxton faces Justin Verlander.

The only good news for Mariners fans is that Oakland also lost last night..

Khris Davis hit his 32nd homer of the season, but the Dodgers scattered 4-runs across the board to down the Athletics 4-2.

Tyler White’s 2-run home run in the top of the 8th was the difference for Houston as the Astros beat San Francisco 2-1.

Shohei Ohtani’s 3-run home run sparked a 7-run first inning as the Angels beat Detroit 11-to-5.

So now up to date with today’s loss, the Mariners trail Oakland by 2.5-games in the American League Wild Card race.

Thanks Eric.

The Short Shakespeareans are celebrating their 40th anniversary this week with a production of the classic play “A Midsummers Night Dream”. In tonight’s feature story, during a recent appearance on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, cast member Wiley Case spoke about what he learned from the experience. . .

Courtney Case and Peyton Smith gave us a preview of what audiences can expect. . .

The show runs August 8th thru the 11th at the Riverside Playhouse with a 7 p.m. curtain time and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday the 11th. Tickets are on sale at the Numerica PAC box office and at the door.

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…

The Cougar Creek Fire burning near Entiat is now the state’s largest wildfire. The fire grew from 6,100 acres on Tuesday to 9,178 acres in size today and is 0-percent contained. More firefighting crews are expected to arrive late today. Firefighters disengaged late afternoon along the Southeast corner of the fire for safety reasons and will re-engage today in a direct suppression effort.

Crews have been working to establish contingency bulldozer and hand lines in advance of expected winds later this week. 811 firefighters are currently on the fire. Chelan County Emergency Management reinstated Level 3 evacuation advisories for the Upper Entiat Valley as the Fire intensified Tuesday. The closure extends up valley from Potato Creek to Milepost 25.

The Lost Fire grew to 58 acres yesterday. Sixteen smokejumpers, an 8-person rappel crew, a 20-person hotshot crew and a 20-person initial attack crew are engaged on the fire today, as well as both fixed wing and helicopter air resources. A public information meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Plain Community Church regarding both fires and it will be video streamed live on Facebook.

As we leave you tonight, our video of the day comes from Thailand, where a restaurant in a hotel serves dessert in a completely different way. . .

Personally, that would certainly be a way to get me to STOP eating ice cream!

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on the NCWLIFE Evening 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, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.