Evening News December 18, 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, The Chelan County PUD Board of Commissioners at it Monday meeting selected a new President to serve in 2019. A new food recall to tell you about tonight and it’s from the same farm that was linked to the massive romaine lettuce recall prior to Thanksgiving, and, Washington high school graduation rates in 2018 set an all-time high.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Leavenworth man found out the hard way this (Tue) morning to always have the safety engaged on a firearm or it just may go off. Sergeant Adam Musgrove with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office tells us what happened. . .

The Chelan County PUD Board of Commissioners at it Monday meeting selected Gary Arseneault to serve as president for 2019.

He replaces Dennis Bolz as head of the board. Arseneault, a retired financial professional, has served on the board since 2015. Steve McKenna will serve as vice president and Ann Congdon as secretary. They will begin serving in their new roles at the January 7th commission meeting. Also at its Monday meeting, PUD commissioners received good news on repair work at one of four large units at Rocky Reach Dam. In 2013, a crack was discovered in a rod in one of the 11 units that power the dam. The magnitude of the problem was explained in a video produced by the PUD in 2014. . .

Repairs on one of the units were completed a year ago and monitoring since then has shown it is operating without problems. Repairs on the other three units is expected to be completed over the next 14 months. The rods are expected to run reliably for the next 30 years.

A new food recall to tell you about tonight and it’s from the same farm that was linked to the massive romaine lettuce recall prior to Thanksgiving. Adam Brothers Farms of California is now recalling its red leaf and green leaf lettuces as well as cauliflower.

The recall effects produce grown in specific fields and harvested between November 27th and November 30th due to concerns these products may contain the same strain of E. coli that prompted the Romaine lettuce recall, although none of the vegetables subject to the latest recall have tested positive for any contamination.

The red and green leaf lettuces in the latest recall were distributed to seven states, including Washington, as well as Tijuana, Mexico. The cauliflower was disbursed to Canada, Mexico and ten U.S. states, but not Washington.

Washington high school graduation rates in 2018 set an all-time high. For the fifth year in a row, the 4-year statewide graduation rate has grown, breaking another record.

The 4-year graduation rate in the 2017–18 school year was 80.9 percent, an increase of 1.6 percentage points from the previous year. The 4-year graduation rate reflects the percentage of students who started the ninth grade at the same time and graduated four years later. The graduation rate for students who graduated within five years also hit an all-time high at 82.7 percent in 2018. Yesterday, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction released the newly redesigned state Report Card, which provides data and information about the state’s public schools.

Coming up next,  A nationally syndicated television show that airs on the NCWLIFE Channel weekly is featuring Leavenworth during its Christmas Special. a Hallmark channel special that was supposed to air last night featuring Leavenworth was postponed, and, Our Valley Our Future recently announced that they will add six new projects and programs to the 2019 version of its Action Plan. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A nationally syndicated television show that airs on the NCWLIFE Channel weekly is featuring Leavenworth during its Christmas Special. . .

 

Small Town Big Deal will feature Leavenworth in a segment of their upcoming special Christmas Across America.  Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl were recently in the Bavarian Village shooting the Christmas Lighting and interviewing Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Wilson. . .

 

The Christmas Across America special of Small Town Big Deal will air on NCWLIFE Christmas Eve at 1 and 9 pm and Christmas day at 7 am and 11 pm.

Speaking of Leavenworth and TV shows, a Hallmark channel special that was supposed to air last night featuring Leavenworth was postponed. A network spokesperson said no new date has yet been scheduled for Christmas Across America.

Candace Cameron Bure, the host of the show, was hospitalized after a go-kart accident earlier this month.

The Fuller House star was racing her brother Kirk Cameron, who starred on the TV show Growing Pains, when he cut her off and unintentionally ran over her.

Our Valley Our Future recently announced that they will add six new projects and programs to the 2019 version of its Action Plan.

They are: the Horan Natural Area Improvements, the Environmental Sustainability Education and Outreach, Whitewater Park on the Wenatchee River, Upper Valley Community Recreation Center, the Latino Small business Development Program and the Every Kid at the PAC Program. Several community groups approached Our Valley earlier this year about adding their projects to the Action Plan. The Our Valley Our Future Core Team vetted the projects to ensure they fit the initiative’s overall mission and goals. Our Valley then asked residents for feedback. That was accomplished during a July open house at Pybus Public Market, in which attendees ranked the projects, and an October-November survey completed by about 500 residents. It was then decided earlier this month which projects would be included in the 2019 plan

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…

The holiday travel season is here and Pangborn airport is seeing a big increase in passengers coming in and out of the Wenatchee Valley for the Christmas New Year’s break. Horizon Air has added a fourth flight to its daily scheduled service to Seattle. In tonight’s feature story, NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair caught up with Airport manager, Trent Moyer who shares some advice on how to make your trip a smoother one. . .

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.

It’s a very busy night across North Central Washington in high school sports, even though the majority of the schools are on their holiday break.  First, in girls prep basketball today…

In Caribou Trail League play, Cascade plays at Cashmere while Chelan hosts Omak at 5:45.  We’ll have a Columbia Basin Big Nine non-league game on the NCWLIFE Channel tonight when Eastmont hosts Pasco at 5:45.  Grant Olson will be courtside with your play-by-play.  Wenatchee’s on the road at Hanford.  In North Central Washington B league play tonight, Manson hosts Oroville at 6 while the Waterville-Mansfield girls take on Tonasket at 6:30.

The boys will take to the floor after the ladies tonight…

Cascade is at Cashmere and Omak’s at Chelan at 7:15.  Oroville tips at Manson while the Shockers host the Tigers at 7:30.  The Eastmont and Pasco boys will be on NCWLIFE at about 7:30 and that’s the same start time for Wenatchee at Hanford.

There’s one wrestling match tonight…

With Eastmont on the road to take on a very tough Sunnyside squad at 7.  Coming up tomorrow, it’s a double-dual at Chelan where the Goats host Cashmere, Omak and Okanogan at 6 o’clock.

Eastmont Lanes will be a busy place this afternoon…

The bowling alley in East Wenatchee will be the site for a couple Big 9 battles as Eastmont takes on Eisenhower while Wenatchee hosts Davis.  They’ll start rolling at 2.  The Panthers, of course, will have to take care of the Pirates but they’ll probably be watching and cheering the Wildcats at the same time.  Wenatchee and Ike are tied for first in the Big 9 standings.

On the Prep Swimming and Diving schedule…

It’s always a classic battle when Wenatchee and Moses Lake, no matter the sport.  And such is the case again in swimming and diving today when the Big 9 foes meet at 4 o’clock in the Wenatchee pool.

The Seahawks set a dubious franchise record in Sunday’s overtime loss to San Francisco.  Seattle committed 14 penalties for 148 yards, the most by any club in team history.  For Coach Pete Carroll, that aspect alone made watching film of the 26-23 loss a difficult task…

The rest of the numbers looked good for Seattle.  They rushed for 168 yards and threw for another 217.  They converted nearly 50-percent on third down and won the time of possession battle.  These are all things that Coach Carroll has to scratch his head about…

The Seahawks will have to clean all that up when they face Kansas City on Sunday Night Football.  The Chiefs are tied with the Chargers for the best record in the AFC and are looking to clinch home field advantage.  Another win for Seattle would clinch a playoff spot.  Sunday’s game kicks off at 5:20 on NBC.

Today, the Seahawks added depth at running back, signing rookie Bo Scarbrough off of Jacksonville’s practice squad.  He replaces guard Jordan Simmons, who was placed on in injured reserve due to a knee injury sustained in Sunday’s game at San Francisco.  Scarbrough is a two-time National Champion at Alabama in college and was selected by Dallas in the 7th round of last year’s draft.

In yesterday’s press conference, Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said DJ Fluker and KJ Wright are trying to work their way back from injuries to be able to play Sunday against Kansas City..

The question referencing Bradley is Bradley McDougal.  He’s been battling a knee injury the past several weeks.

Thanks Eric.

A new food recall to tell you about tonight and it’s from the same farm that was linked to the massive romaine lettuce recall prior to Thanksgiving. Adam Brothers Farms of California is now recalling its red leaf and green leaf lettuces as well as cauliflower.

The recall effects produce grown in specific fields and harvested between November 27th and November 30th due to concerns these products may contain the same strain of E. coli that prompted the Romaine lettuce recall, although none of the vegetables subject to the latest recall have tested positive for any contamination.

The red and green leaf lettuces in the latest recall were distributed to seven states, including Washington, as well as Tijuana, Mexico. The cauliflower was disbursed to Canada, Mexico and ten U.S. states, but not Washington.

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.