Evening News December 11, 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, Chelan County Commissioners say they are getting closer to finalizing next year’s budget. Rock Island is one of 17 rural Washington towns to receive over 10-million dollars in grants announced this (Tue.) morning, and, The town of Pateros christened its new domestic water system today.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Douglas County PUD Commissioners have approved the sale of two acres of land located near the Rapids Switchyard in Rock Island to Douglas County Fire District Two. The sale price totals 131-thousand dollars. Chief Dave Baker says a new fire station is on schedule for development to replace the existing Station 3 in Rock Island. . .

The sale price totaled $131,000. Douglas County District Two Commissioners are scheduled to finalize the sale when they meet Wednesday night.

Chelan County Commissioners say they are getting closer to finalizing next year’s budget. But, according to Commissioner Kevin Overbay, closing a one million dollar shortfall will likely require tapping into reserve funds. . .

Commissioners say they are also seriously considering changes to the current management structure at the jail as well as other upgrades that have been requested by Interim Jail Director, Bill Larson . . .

Larson’s request followed grievances voiced by jail corrections staff concerning overcrowding and security. Commissioners are scheduled to adopt the 2019 budget before the end of the month.

Rock Island is one of 17 rural Washington towns to receive over 10-million dollars in grants announced this (Tue.) morning by the State Department of Commerce.

Rock Island will get 600,400-dollars for wastewater treatment plant improvements and 24,000-dollars for park improvement plans. Nineteen projects were selected from 31 grant applications requesting almost $18 million dollars. The grants will improve rural water, sewer, streets and fire protection systems; and will support affordable housing and community planning. Othello will also receive 750,000-dollars for a new water reservoir.

The town of Pateros christened its new domestic water system today. The spigots were turned on at 9:00 a.m. Officials say residents should have water pressure through the transition. You may see little or no immediate change in service. They say water pressures will increase by about 20 psi. and water leaks may develop due to the increased pressure. Also, they advise that sediment may break loose in the lines causing dark water, clogged fixtures, and clogged meters. If you have a water emergency please call City Hall 923-2571. If you have black or dark water, turn all water off and run cold water in your tub until it runs clean. Then remove screens on sinks and run till clean.

Coming up next, Slick road conditions led to a four-vehicle wreck early this morning at the intersection of 10th Street and Kentucky Avenue in East Wenatchee. Around 11:00 this morning a two-car accident held up traffic at the intersection of Chelan and Yakima right outside our NCWLIFE building, and, A Wenatchee School bus was rear-ended by an SUV Monday afternoon. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Slick road conditions led to a four-vehicle wreck early this morning at the intersection of 10th Street and Kentucky Avenue in East Wenatchee. One driver slid on the snow, leading to the chain-reaction crash. One of the drivers was struck by another vehicle as they got out of their own car, said Officer Joe Hinkle of the East Wenatchee police. But there were no serious injuries. Hinkle said that location is a dangerous one in bad weather. . .

Hinkle advises drivers to be extra cautious when there is snow or ice on the roadways.

Around 11:00 this morning a two-car accident held up traffic at the intersection of Chelan and Yakima right outside our NCWLIFE building. The four door sedan was traveling on Chelan Avenue when it was t-boned on the passenger side of the car by an SUV traveling on Yakima Street. Following the collision the SUV then veered toward Chelan County Fire District 1 building. No word on how the accident happened or who was at fault.

NCWLIFE’s Doug O’Bryan shared this photo of a crash involving a Wenatchee School bus that was rear-ended by an SUV Monday afternoon. Police told reporters the accident happened on North Wenatchee Avenue around 3:30 in the afternoon. Spokesman, Captain Edgar Reinfeld said a 14-year old student on board the bus was treated for neck and back pain but, other than that, luckily there were no serious injuries.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

With December here and lots of new snow at area ski hills, in tonight’s feature story, a look at life as a skier on Steven’s Pass. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

The Seattle Seahawks have shown they can win all types of games this season.  They won a high-scoring shootout a few weeks ago at Carolina.  And they won a low-scoring, defensive game last night against Minnesota on Monday Night Football…

While the final score was 21-7, it doesn’t depict how the game went.  The Seahawks defense pitched a 58-minute shutout while the offense couldn’t find the end zone until the final 3-minutes of the game.

Seattle held the Vikings to 77-yards rushing on the night and quarterback Kirk Cousins passed for 70 of his 220-yards on Minnesota’s final drive when the game was in hand.  Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll says he loves those defensive kind of wins…

Seattle rushed 42-times for 214-yards, led by Chris Carson with 22-carries for 90-yards and a touchdown.  Russell Wilson struggled through the air, completing only 10-of-20 passes for 70-yards, his lowest total as a professional.  Coach Carroll said credit should go to the offensive line and their trio of running backs…

A controversial play in the 4th quarter drew a lot of attention when Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage to block a field goal.  It appeared he put his hands down on his teammates for leverage in doing so, which should have been penalized.  Carroll said it was something they’d practiced all week long…

Seattle improved to 8-and-5 with the win and will next travel to Santa Clara to face the 49ers Sunday at 1:05.

Coming up on the prep sports schedule for today…

In high school girls basketball, Cascade is at Chelan at 6 while Waterville-Mansfield plays host to Manson, also at 6 o’clock.

In boys basketball tonight…

It’s the same schedule but just different start times as the Kodiaks travel to take on the Goats at 7:30 while the Trojans are on the plateau to face the Shockers at 7:30.

We’ll be featuring Big 9 wrestling tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Eric Granstrom will be mat-side at Eastmont High School where the Wildcats play host to the Moses Lake Chiefs.  We’ll take to the airwaves at about 7 o’clock for that one.  Wenatchee is on the road at Eisenhower tonight.

Earlier in the day today, it’s a battle for first in Big 9 bowling at Eastmont Lanes…

The Wenatchee Panthers, currently second in the Big 9 at 5-and-1, play host to the 6-and-oh Eisenhower Cadets.  The ladies will start rolling at 2 o’clock.

Cashmere basketball fans will have something to look forward to next weekend, December 21st and 22nd

Cashmere High is hosting the 1st Annual Crunch Pak Classic featuring four top programs in the state and some of the best girls’ basketball players on the west coast.  It will be Cashmere, Snohomish, W.F. West and Mt. Spokane.  The Bulldogs are a 1A school, while W.F. West is 2A and Snohomish and Mt. Spokane are both 3A schools.  The games will feature Snohomish and W.F. West on Friday, December 21st at 6 followed by Cashmere and Mt. Spokane at 7:30.  Then on Saturday, it’s Mt. Spokane and Snohomish at 4 with Cashmere and W.F. West at 5:30.  Admission at the door will be $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students with an ASB.

T hanks Eric.

**Shop With a Cop** -As we leave you tonight, for the fifth year in a row, Shop With Cops came to Hooked on Toys in Wenatchee earlier today. 40 students in the Wenatchee School District shopped with cops today and 40 from the Eastmont School District will shop on Thursday. NCWLIFE’s Dan Kuntz tells us more. . .

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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). Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.