Evening News July 6, 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, Traffic came to halt on I-90 yesterday afternoon when a boat caught fire on Moses Lake. A man was killed walking on the train tracks near Cashmere at about 5 p.m. Thursday, and, State Representative Mike Steele of Chelan received accolades from the Association of Washington Cities last week.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
Multi-agency firefighting crews are trying to control a more than 300 acre wildfire burning in the little Camas area 6 miles southwest of Cashmere. The blaze, which ignited around noon Thursday is burning in mostly brush and timber slash on Weyerhauser-owned land and is only 1-percent contained. A Type 3 team is managing the fire. Spokesman, Eric Waters says the location of the fire makes it difficult for ground crews to access. . .
Waters stresses that the fire is burning in an area that poses no immediate threat to homes.
The fire is burning about 2 miles from the Camas Meadows Bible Camp. The youth Camp managers have been communicating with parents assuring them in Facebook posts that they are not threatened and everyone is safe. A Fire camp has been set up at the Cashmere Fairgrounds. Waters says ground crews will be working to establish hand lines today and you can also expect to see more Helicopters and Fixed-wing aircraft working the fire today.
Traffic came to halt on I-90 yesterday afternoon when a boat caught fire on Moses Lake. There were no injuries but the City’s Fire Chief, Brett Bastian, says it forced the temporary closure of the Interstate . . .
Chief Bastian says the occupants of the boat escaped unhurt after another boat rescued them from the water. The cause is unknown. Chief Bastian says the boat was a total loss.
A man was killed walking on the train tracks near Cashmere at about 5 p.m. Thursday. According to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office the man was wearing earphones and apparently could not hear the train’s signal…
The incident is still under investigation. The identity of the man is being withheld by officials until family is notified.
State Representative Mike Steele of Chelan received accolades from the Association of Washington Cities last week with the 2018 City Champion Awards for advocating for local control…
Steele said advocating for local small cities is work he looks to continue throughout his time in office…
Coming up next, Hundreds of swimmers from around the state are converging on the Wenatchee City Pool for the Velocity swim meet. A Mansfield wheat farmer is a candidate for an open seat on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. The deadline for returning online or mail-in registration forms and updating your address prior to the August 7th Primary Special Election is fast approaching. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news…
Today through Sunday, hundreds of swimmers from around the state will converge on the Wenatchee City Pool for the 2018 Starlight Open. Velocity Swimming head Coach John Pringle tells us more about the event. . .
A Mansfield wheat farmer is a candidate for an open seat on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. Norman (Buck) Tupling is a life-long resident of Mansfield and he says he’s best qualified to represent the residents who live and work in the mostly rural areas of District 3 . . .
Tupling is in a two-horse race for the seat being vacated by Commissioner Steve Jenkins. His opponent is fellow Republican, Marc Straub. You can watch Tupling’s whole interview with NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair on our website.
The deadline for returning online or mail-in registration forms and updating your address prior to the August 7, 2018 Primary Special Election is this Monday, July 9th. If you are not currently registered in Washington, you can register in-person at the Auditor’s Office up until July 30, 2018.
You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Dan Kuntz in for Eric Granstrom and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.
Late in Wednesday’s game against the Angels, Mariner catcher Mike Zunino rolled his ankle so Zunino was placed on the 10-day DL, David Freitas was recalled from Tacoma to serve as the backup catcher behind Chris Herrmann, who started last night after starting the season as an unsigned free agent.
Herrmann made the most of his opportunity, hitting his first home run for Seattle, and Marco Gonzales pitched six solid innings to lead the Mariners to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Gonzales gave up five hits while striking out seven in a 102-pitching outing. The lone run he gave up was Kole Calhoun’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1.
Considering how rough a first inning the left-hander had, Gonzales gladly took the outcome.
He had no control over his sinker. His changeup wasn’t getting over the plate. And he was working with a catcher in Herrmann – called up from the minors in late-May – with whom he had no familiarity.
Gonzales escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first by getting Albert Pujols to ground into a double play.
In the fifth, Guillermo Heredia’s line drive went over Justin Upton’s head in left field for an RBI double gave Seattle the lead back at 2-1.
In the seventh inning, Herrmann’s solo blast off reliever Miguel Almonte carried deep into the right-field bleachers. Not a bad ending for a guy who did not find out he was in the starting lineup until five hours before first pitch.
Dee Gordon tripled into the right-field corner with two outs, and Jean Segura greeted reliever Cam Bedrosian with a high-chopping RBI single to third baseman David Fletcher to extend Seattle’s lead to 4-1.
Gordon also saved a run in the eighth with his highlight-reel diving catch of Ian Kinsler’s line drive behind second base.
Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the ninth to lock up his major league-leading 34th save.
The Mariners have not lost a home series since May 6, when they dropped two of three games to the Angels. They are 6-0-3 during that span.
The Mariners welcome the Rockies to the Safe for a 3-game series beginning tonight. Felix Hernandez stars for the Mariners, the Rockies will go with fellow Venezuelan countrymen  German Marquez. First pitch 7:10.
Left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda, who started 29 games last season, was granted his unconditional release from Triple-A Tacoma to pursue playing opportunities in Japan.
After taking Thursday off, the Wenatchee Applesox are in Walla Walla for a weekend set with the Sweets. Michael Spellacy will tow the rubber for the Sox, the Sweets will send Sean Sullivan to the mound. 1st. pitch is at 6:35.
Thanks Eric.
Time now for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . .
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…
Multi-agency firefighting crews are trying to control a more than 300 acre wildfire burning in the little Camas area 6 miles southwest of Cashmere. The blaze, which ignited around noon Thursday is burning in mostly brush and timber slash on Weyerhauser-owned land and is only 1-percent contained. A Type 3 team is managing the fire. Spokesman, Eric Waters says the location of the fire makes it difficult for ground crews to access. . .
Waters stresses that the fire is burning in an area that poses no immediate threat to homes. . .
The fire is burning about 2 miles from the Camas Meadows Bible Camp. The youth Camp managers have been communicating with parents assuring them in Facebook posts that they are not threatened and everyone is safe. A Fire camp has been set up at the Cashmere Fairgrounds. Waters says ground crews will be working to establish hand lines today and you can also expect to see more Helicopters and Fixed-wing aircraft working the fire today.
A man was killed walking on the train tracks near Cashmere at about 5 p.m. Thursday. According to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office the man was wearing earphones and apparently could not hear the train’s signal…
The incident is still under investigation. The identity of the man is being withheld by officials until family is notified.
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 Monday morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.