Evening News July 12, 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, Autopsy results show 19-year old Sheldon House of Cashmere died from asphyxia due to fresh water drowning, and, Fire crews have contained a brush fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in North Douglas County.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

An injured climber was rescued Wednesday after he suffered a broken foot while attempting to scale Mount Stuart. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reports that 34 year old Michael Getlin of Lake Oswego, Oregon was injured when a loose rock fell on his foot while ascending the Southwest face of the Mountain also known as the “Alpine Ridge Route”.

The man’s wife was with him and she called RiverCom to report the problem. A hoist-capable helicopter from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station was flown in to pluck the injured man off the mountain and transport him and his wife to Harborview Hospital in Seattle.

Autopsy results show 19-year old Sheldon House of Cashmere died from asphyxia due to fresh water drowning. House had been missing since mid-May and the teen’s body was discovered along the Wenatchee River late last week. The results were released Wednesday by Chelan County Coroner Wayne Harris who also said the manner of death is undetermined at this time. Toxicology samples are being sent to the state toxicology lab for testing and the results may or may not be a contributing factor in the manner of death.

Fire crews have contained a brush fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in North Douglas County. Steve Hair has the details on the Washington Flats Fire as well as status reports on two other wildfires that got out of control in Central Washington this week:

Coming up next, Wenatchee City Council members are entertaining public comment at tonight’s regular city council meeting on proposed voting district changes, and, good news for local anglers, the sockeye returns are larger than originally forecast. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Wenatchee City Council members are entertaining public comment at tonight’s regular city council meeting on proposed voting district changes. The council will vote in August on whether to create seven districts or five districts with two at-large positions. Council members Ruth Esparza and Jim Bailey explain their thoughts on the issue as they head into tonight’s meeting…

As Esparza mentions, litigation is a major concern for the city…

NCWLIFE will have full coverage of that public hearing tonight.

While the news of a closure of the Summer Chinook Salmon fishing season this weekend is disappointing to local anglers, there is a silver lining. Or, should we say a red lining?  Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Dave Graybill presented the good news to NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom. . .

 

WDFW came out with an official release today detailing the closure Sunday night at midnight. They also will increase the limit on sockeye starting Monday from 2 to 3 fish per person. In addition, Graybill says those wanting to fish for King Salmon will have a chance in a nearby tributary. . .

Anglers are asked to check the latest regulations on-line before going fishing at W-D-F-W-dot-WA-dot-G O V.

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.

Matt James’ 3-run home run in the 5th inning helped lead Bellingham past Wenatchee Wednesday 6-to-2 in West Coast League action…

Bellingham built an early 2-run lead on Nick Nastrini’s RBI sacrifice fly in the 2nd and Dusty Stroup’s RBI single in the 3rd.  AppleSox starting pitcher Grady Miller then walked two men aboard with two outs in the 5th when James did the damage…

Joel Norman on the call on the AppleSox Radio Network with the video courtesy of the AppleSox Facebook stream.  Wenatchee mounted a comeback in the bottom half of the 5th with Evan Williams at the plate…

The Sox got a man aboard in the 9th but Bellingham closer Ben Leeper shut the door on the 6-2 win…

 

Again, Joel Norman with the call as Bellingham gets the win.  They’ll play the rubber game of the three game series tonight at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field with Michael Spellacy (SPELL-uh-see) starting for Wenatchee against the Bell’s Nick Nastrini at 7:05.

Also in West Coast League play last night as we look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Davis Todosichuck’s grand slam home run highlighted a 6-run 4th inning for Kelowna in the Falcon’s 8-5 win over Cowlitz.  Todosichuck drove in 6-runs on the night.

Hunter Vansau hit the first pitch thrown to him in the game over the fence for a 2-run home run that helped lead Victoria to a 6-3 win over Bend.

Chris Arpan hit a pinch-hit, grand slam home run in Yakima Valley’s 13-6 win over Corvallis.

Jack Filby scored on an errant pickoff move by Portland Pitcher Colby Wyatt in the top of the 9th inning that proved to be the game-winner for Walla Walla in a 2-1 decision.

Rykker Tom’s 2-run single was sandwiched between two, bases-loaded walks in a 4-run 6th inning that allowed Port Angeles to top Highline 4-2 in a non-league game at Civic Field.

Coming up tonight around the West Coast League…

Bend at Victoria; Yakima Valley hosting Corvallis; Walla Walla at Portland; and Bellingham at Wenatchee.  Port Angeles also wraps up its non-league series with Highline.

Marco Gonzalez earned his team-leading 10th victory of the season as he and two relievers pitched a 2-hit shutout of the Angels Wednesday in Seattle’s 3-0 victory…

Gonzalez was stellar, retiring the first 10-batters he faced and pitching 7-innings on just 82-pitches.  He struck out four and allowed just two hits.  Alex Colome held the lead in the 8th and Edwin Diaz worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 36th save.

Offensively, Seattle got a surprise solo home run from fill-in catcher David Freitas (FRAY-tus) in the 3rd, his first as a Major Leaguer.  Nelson Cruz delivered a 2-run single in the 4th to cap the scoring.

Manager Scott Servais was glowing in the post-game press conference about the performance of his starting pitcher…

Seattle will go for the series win tonight with James Paxton on the mound against the Angel’s Tyler Skaggs at 7:07.

Turning to the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the American League West last night…

Make it 9 wins in a row for Boston as Chris Sale struck out 12 in the Red Sox 4-2 win over Texas.

Chad Pinders hit a 3-run home run as Oakland built an early 6-run lead and went on for an 8-3 win over Houston.

So Houston’s loss, combined with Seattle’s win, means the Astro’s lead in the A-L West is 3-games over the Mariners and 9-games in front of Oakland.

Thanks Eric.

The temperatures outside are hot, but they are even hotter inside your vehicle. NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson visited the Wenatchee Valley Humane society to discuss the dangers of leaving your pet inside the car. . .

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…

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Achilles the cat. . .

The Chelan County PUD has produced a short Public Service Announcement video that focuses on the dangers posed by unregulated bitcoin mining.

PUD Commissioners continue to deal with the cryptocurrency mining issue and are preparing to act on proposed new rate classes for such activities.

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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 and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.