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, Early Wednesday morning, Kittitas County Search and Rescue volunteers were called to assist with the rescue of an injured hiker in the Teanaway area. Firefighters on the Soap Lake Fire completed line construction and were successful yesterday keeping the fire within its established perimeter, and, A planned multi-family affordable housing project being developed in Wenatchee by Catholic Family Charities has received a boost in funding.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
An industrial accident at Rock Island Dam yesterday claimed the life of a Chelan County PUD Employee. The PUD reports in a news release that during crane testing 40-year-old Ed Bromley was hit by a piece of steel from the spillway structure. Coworkers provided immediate first aid until emergency medical help arrived. The first responders weren’t able to revive Bromley.
The accident is under investigation and more information will be available when there is a better understanding of what happened. Thursday is a day of mourning at Chelan PUD. Grief counselors are being called in to talk with PUD employees as they face this tragic news. Friends and family of Ed Bromley will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at 7:30 at Walla Walla Point Park at Shelter #2.
Early Wednesday morning, Kittitas County Search and Rescue volunteers were called to assist with the rescue of an injured hiker in the Teanaway area.
The Duvall woman was hiking with her friend on the Bean Creek Trail in the Teanaway near Esmeralda Basin. While hiking with a friend, the Duvall woman reportedly fell and possibly broke her ankle. Another hiker on the trail was able to hike out and call for help. The injured woman was located a mile up the trail and was transported out on a wheeled litter by Kittitas Search and Rescue volunteers. She was later transported by private vehicle to Kittitas County hospital.
Firefighters on the Soap Lake Fire completed line construction and were successful yesterday keeping the fire within its established perimeter. Strong afternoon gusty winds tested the fire lines but hey reportedly held up well. Crews continued to be demobilized throughout the day and the rest are scheduled leave today.
The fire, which started on June 11th, has burned 2,063 and is now 90% contained with no new growth. Highway 17 has reopened and all evacuation advisories were lifted.
A planned multi-family affordable housing project being developed in Wenatchee by Catholic Family Charities has received a boost in funding. Chelan County Commissioners decided recently to allocate 724-thousand dollars to the Wenatchee Supportive Housing Community project being developed on Wenatchee’s Southside. Catholic Charities will set aside 50 percent of the apartments for homeless families with children. County Commissioner, Keith Goehner says the County’s share of the funding will be payed out over the next four years . .
The County’s share of the funding comes from a percentage of the revenue collected from recording fees as approved by the Legislature earlier this year.
Coming up next, Construction is well underway on the new, 80-million dollar, state-of-the-art High School in Quincy. Governor Jay Inslee is traveling around the state this week to listen and learn about statewide broadband needs and solutions, he was in Wenatchee earlier today, and, we will give you the rundown on all there is for you to enjoy this weekend around the Wenatchee Valley. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Welcome back, and in other news…
Construction is well underway on the new, 80-million dollar, state-of-the-art High School in Quincy. In an exclusive NCWLife interview, Quincy School District Superintendent John Boyd tells us about the project. . .
Boyd says the 120-million dollar project is all part of the re-configuration of the Quincy School District. . .
Along with a state of the art Gymnasium, the new Quincy High School will also feature a 550-seat performing arts center and should be completed by the beginning of the school year in September 2019.
Governor Jay Inslee is traveling around the state this week to listen and learn about statewide broadband needs and solutions. Governor Inslee was in Quincy earlier this afternoon and in Wenatchee around mid-afternoon. The Governor will meet students and education leaders, tribes, businesses, healthcare experts and local government officials as part of his three-day tour.
Inslee says rapid technological innovation is transforming every job, company and industry in Washington, and broadband service has become one of the most critical infrastructure priorities of the 21st century. Inslee was in Pomeroy and Pullman on Wednesday and will travel to La Push on Friday. We will have much more on Governor Inslee’s Wenatchee visit tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz and Steve Hair.
Time now for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . .
You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom and our feature story today. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.
The Wenatchee AppleSox ran into a 6th inning buzz saw last night in Corvallis, falling to the Knights 12-to-3…
Corvallis batters hit two triples and three doubles in a 6-run 6th inning to go on for the victory. Steen Frederickson took the loss for Wenatchee, falling to oh-and-1, allowing 5-runs on 9-hits in 4-and-a-third innings. Joey Magro had a nice night at the plate for the AppleSox, going 3-for-4 with a run.
The two teams will play the rubber match of the series tonight at 6:35 with Sam Wong starting for Wenatchee against Coravllis’ Daniel Slominski (SLOW-MIN-SKI).
As we check the Les Schwab Scoreboard from the rest of the West Coast League last night…
Dutton Elske went 2-for-5 with a home run and 3-RBI’s to pace Cowlitz past Port Angeles 7-to-5.
Nick Nastrini struck out 7 over 6-innings of 1-run ball as Bellingham beat Bend 3-to-1.
Jarden Akin pitched 8-strong innings, allowing 1-run on 7-hits to hold Victoria in check in Kelowna’s 7-1 victory.
Joey Cooper continues to provide power to the Pickles with his 3rd home run of the season, a 3-run shot in a 5-run 5th, as Portland popped the Pippins of Yakima Valley 8-to-3.
Jack Filby, normally a pitcher for the Sweets, started at shortstop in Walla Walla’s non-league game with Highline Wednesday and went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and 2-RBI’s in a 6-4 win.
On the West Coast League schedule tonight, besides Wenatchee at Corvallis, has Bellingham at Bend; Kelowna hosting Victoria; Yakima Valley at Portland; and Highline at Cowlitz in a non-league game.
How SWEEP IT IS!!! The Seattle Mariners swept the Angels with an 8-6, walk-off win yesterday at Safeco Field. The game was only available on Facebook, so we get a chance to watch the highlights…
Haniger ends up 2-for-5 with the big 2-run shot. Jean Segura goes 3-for-5 with a run and RBI. And, believe it or not, Roenis Elias (ROW-innis eh-LEE-us) is back with the Mariners and pitched the final two innings to earn the victory.
Seattle now welcomes Boston into town for the first of four games as Felix Hernandez goes up against David Price at 7:10.
Let’s see what the Les Schwab Scoreboard has to say about the rest of the American League West last night…
Seattle just can’t shake Houston, as the Astros remain a half-game back after a 13-5 win at Oakland. Evan Gattis became the first player in Houston history to collect 5-RBI’s in back-to-back games.
The Dodgers beat the Rangers in 11-innings on a walk-off, throwing error by pitcher Matt Bush that allowed Enrique Hernandez to pirouette his way around catcher Carlos Perez’s tag and score from third base on a bases-loaded comebacker by Austin Barnes.
Time now for our weekly pet of the week feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Jax the cat. . .
We’ll be back with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.
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Washington State Department of Natural Resources continues to monitor ground movement in the area of Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County. They’re using drone technology to better measure the unstable slopes, here’s a look. . .
The crack was first observed in October. It’s now grown to about 20 acres. Yakima County and the city of Union Gap have declared a disaster. Rattlesnake Ridge forms the eastern side of a gap in ridges that separate the Upper and Lower Yakima Valleys. Lying in the gap are Thorp Road, I-82, the Yakima River, a Burlington Northern rail line and Highway 97.
As we leave you tonight, the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm is proud to announce it had two new baby reindeer born today. Hans (HAWNZ) Anderson says this video is of a calf born at 3:45 this morning. The mother’s name is Ana…
Anderson tells us the yet-to-be-named calf is 14-pounds, 7-ounces. In addition, Vixen also had a calf today at 10:20 this morning. Anderson tells us that two more babies are expected this week at the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. Apparently, the farm’s bull named Sven, was very busy last fall.
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