Evening News June 28, 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, State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local firefighters working to contain the Montecito Wildfire Fire in Benton County. Following two delays, the Republican compromise immigration bill failed Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives, and, we will introduce you to Bootsie the cat in our weekly Kennel Kameos feature.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Manson Firefighters responded yesterday afternoon to the scene of a fire in the reed beds on the north west shore of Dry Lake. Officials say it was difficult to access and presented some challenges that are not common with other fire types.

Here’s a video that was posted last night on the LakeChelanNow Facebook page. (Credit: Susan Thiessen Mendoza) At last report around 11:00 p.m. last night it was reported that crews were getting the upper hand but they remained on scene overnight. There were no reports of threats to structures and the fire’s cause was not disclosed.

To the South of us this morning in Benton County, State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local firefighters working to contain the Montecito Fire.

The large brush fire is located near Prosser. The Montecito Fire started last night and has spread to over 25-hundred acres. The fire poses a threat to nearby homes, crops and infrastructure and Level 2 evacuation notices have been issued by the Benton County Sheriff’s office. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Following two delays, the Republican compromise immigration bill failed Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives.   NCWLife’s Grant Olson tells us more. . .

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

Coming up next, Ohme Gardens is under new management after the Chelan County Commissioners selected Nena Howell to replace Mike Short. Nearly 200 children in Chelan and Douglas counties find themselves in need of a CASA volunteer due to circumstances beyond their control, and we will let you know about some of the events around the valley to take in this weekend.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Ohme Gardens is under new management after the Chelan County Commissioners selected Nena Howell to replace Mike Short following interviews with the finalists on Tuesday. Commissioner Doug England praised Short as the heart and soul of the park. He says the responsibilities of the new manager will change. . .

Howell’s first day on the job will be Monday. Mike Short has agreed to stay on to help with the transition.

Howell is a Wenatchee resident. She’s been working as a free lance marketing specialist, She’s married to Jamie Howell who is the director of the Snowy Creek Theater at Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth.

Nearly 200 children in Chelan and Douglas counties find themselves in need of a CASA volunteer due to circumstances beyond their control.  CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, are volunteers who represent the interests of minors in court proceedings, minors who may be abused or neglected at home. In tonight’s feature story, on a recent visit to Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Kenzie English, a CASA volunteer coordinator, told host Dan Kuntz how the process works for prospective volunteers. . .

CASA is hosting an informational open house this Thursday night at their offices on Douglas Street in Wenatchee with the next training session set to begin on July 16th. You can find more information by visiting cdcasa.org.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next in your sports update with Eric Granstrom, highlights from the Wenatchee Applesox and other West Coast League scores also the results of last night’s Mariner game in Baltimore, the American League West standings plus our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

What a night at the ole ball yard for Wenatchee’s Cory Meyer!  The junior catcher from Boise State hit TWO grand slam home runs in the AppleSox’ 13-2 win over Bend…

Meyer’s first came in the bottom of the 3rd on the first pitch he saw from Elk’s starter Drew Zmuda.  Joel Norman has the call on the AppleSox Radio Network, video feed courtesy of the AppleSox Facebook page…

Then in the 8th, he stepped up with the sacks full again, this time facing Sam Boone.  And Meyer did it again!  He became the second player in AppleSox history with two grand slams in a single game.  The first was Jason Anderson in a non-league game at Victoria back in 2004.

Jake Taylor also hit a home run last night, a solo shot in the 2nd as Wenatchee improved to 8-and-11 on the season with the win.  The two teams play the rubber match of the three-game series tonight at 7:05 with Michael Spellacy (SPELL-us-ee) facing Bend’s Mikey Hooper.

Here’s what else happened in the West Coast League last night as we look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Corvallis brought 13-men to the plate in an 8-run 7th inning to beat Portland 9-to-4.  Sam Olsson led the way at the plate for the Knights, going 2-for-4 with a run and 3-RBI’s.

Walla Walla held off a late Victoria rally to beat the HarbourCats 9-7 at Borleske Stadium.  Robert Teel went 2-for-4 with a run and 2-RBI’s.

Seth Rayburn and three relievers held Yakima Valley to a 5-hit shutout in Cowlitz’s 2-nothing win at County Stadium.

Trent Tinglestad went 4-for-5 with a 2-run home run and 4-RBI’s in Kelowna’s 12-6 win over Port Angeles.

Zach Needham and Cory Pasic both went deep in Bellingham’s non-league, 8-1 win over Highline.

Coming up tonight on the W-C-L, Portland wraps up its series at Corvallis; Kelowna concludes its series with Port Angeles; and Cowlitz caps things at Yakima Valley.

Dee Gordon led off the 10th with a single and scored on Jean Segura’s single to center that was mishandled by Baltimore’s center fielder, and the Mariners went on for a 4-2 win today…

Nelson Cruz got the Mariners on the board first today in the 4th with a two run homer, his 21st of the season.  The Orioles tied it in the bottom of the 4th on solo home runs by Manny Machado and Chris Davis.  Mike Leake got a no-decision today, going 7-innings, allowing 2-runs on 5-hits with 6 strikeouts.

Seattle is now 8-and-oh in extra inning games as they also went 11 last night in an 8-7 win.

Last night, it was Kyle Seager’s 2-run home run in the 9th that tied it and a sac fly RBI by Denard Span that won it in the 11th.

Seattle tied the Yankees for the most come-from-behind wins on the season with 23.  Seager’s heroics in the 9th were necessary because of Baltimore’s Chris Davis in the 8th.  The first baseman CRUSHED a ball off Alex Colome (COLE-oh-MAY) out of the stadium to right field to give the Orioles a 7-5 lead.

Chasen Bradford worked a perfect 10th to get the win and improve to 5-and-oh on the season.  Edwin Diaz picked up his 30th save in the 11th as Seattle won its 50th game of the season.

Manager Scott Servais says this team just never gives up, no matter the situation or how late the game is…

Seager finished 3-for-6 on the night with 2-runs and 2-RBI’s.  Mitch Haniger also picked up 3-hits in 6-plate appearances while Jean Segura was 2-for-6 with 3-runs scored, including the game-winner.

Seattle returns home to face Kansas City tomorrow at 7:10 at Safeco Field with Marco Gonzalez going up against Ian Kennedy.

It looked for a while like Seattle would gain ground on Houston in the American League West, but that wasn’t the case as we go to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

The Astros fell behind 5-runs in the first inning but came all the way back with Alex Bregman’s 2-run, walk-off, home run in Houston’s 7-6 win over Toronto.

Boston scored 6 in the 2nd and held on to beat Los Angeles 9-6.

Oakland held Detroit to 3-hits in a 3-zip shutout of the Tigers.

Mike Minor retired the first 19 batters he faced in Texas’ 5-2 win over San Diego.

Thanks Eric.

A very special flame burned brightly through the streets of Wenatchee Wednesday afternoon.  In our feature story tonight, NCWLife’s Eric Granstrom and Megan McPherson were at Centennial Park to capture the Flame of Hope. . .

The Special Olympics USA Games runs July 1st through the 6th in Seattle.

We’ll be back with your complete local weather outlook for the upcoming weekend and a peek at your Fourth of July forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News…

Manson Firefighters responded yesterday afternoon to the scene of a fire in the reed beds on the north west shore of Dry Lake. Officials say it was difficult to access and presented some challenges that are not common with other fire types.

Here’s a video that was posted last night on the LakeChelanNow Facebook page. (Credit: Susan Thiessen Mendoza) At last report around 11:00 p.m. last night it was reported that crews were getting the upper hand but they remained on scene overnight. There were no reports of threats to structures and the fire’s cause was not disclosed.

To the South of us this morning in Benton County, State fire assistance has been mobilized in support of local firefighters working to contain the Montecito Fire.

The large brush fire is located near Prosser. The Montecito Fire started last night and has spread to over 25-hundred acres. The fire poses a threat to nearby homes, crops and infrastructure and Level 2 evacuation notices have been issued by the Benton County Sheriff’s office. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 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.