Evening News March 06

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

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But first, we begin tonight:

Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or impairing traffic. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to gut U.S. rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. At the bill signing yesterday Governor Jay Inslee criticized Congress for not taking action on the issue . .

The new law also requires internet providers to disclose information about their management practices, performance and commercial terms. Violations would be enforceable under the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

It looks like its going to be a good water year for irrigators and Hydropower in North Central Washington. Chelan County PUD Commissioners were presented with the latest snowpack survey results for the Lake Chelan drainage and the numbers are good.

The Utility’s Energy Analyst, John Wasniewski also reported streamflows at Grand Coulee Dam is expected to be 110 percent of normal for the period of April through July. The next snowpack report will be released April first.

Washington State is poised to reestablish a State Office of Tourism after the Senate passes a bill that creates a private/public partnership to fund the program. The bill has been in the works for a couple of years. 12th District Representative Cary Condotta introduced the bill last year and he talked about it with NCWLIFE News (Director Steve Hair). .

The measure as first introduced has changed since it was first introduced last year. The new Tourism agencywas approved by the Senate on Monday. Washington State is one of only a few States that don’t have a central tourism agency. The bill is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.

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Welcome back, and in other news…

Chelan County Public Works Crews are working this week on Burch Mountain Road, repairing a large sink hole that formed near Harlow Lane. During the day, the roadway will be at one lane, with flaggers controlling traffic. Expect minor delays. Commercial vehicles are asked for the time being to avoid Burch Mountain Road near Harlow Lane, or find other routes around the area.

An East Wenatchee woman has been cited in a two-vehicle crash last Friday that sent her and an off-duty East Wenatchee Police officer to the hospital.

The Washington State Patrol reports the collision occurred shortly after 4 pm in East Wenatchee at the intersection of Grant Road and Georgia Street. Officer Joe Hinkle was driving on Grant Road when his vehicle was t-boned by a car driven by 61 year old Eusebia Arroyo, Guzman. Both drivers were transported to Confluence Health for treatment. Guzman has been cited for failing to yield the right of way.

 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.

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The Wenatchee Wild are in Merritt for Game 3 of the quarterfinals of the BCHL Interior Division playoffs…

Tonight’s game starts at 7 as Wenatchee tries to go up 3-games-to-none in the best-of-seven 1st round playoff series.  The Wild won Game 1 at home last Thursday 4-nil and Game 2 Saturday 6-4.  The Wild, by the way, are three-and-oh at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena this season, the home of the Centennials.

Speaking of the series with Merritt, we have Game 1 tonight here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

Watch the game in its entirety starting at 7 tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel.  We’ll have Game 2 Thursday night at 7.

Congratulations to Wenatchee’s Jasper Weatherby…

The Lummi Island, Washington native was named the BCHL’s Player of the Week.  Weatherby put up four goals and two assists for six points in the Wild’s two playoff wins over Merritt last week.  In game one on Thursday, Weatherby got Wenatchee’s offense started with two first-period goals and added an assist in his team’s 4-0 win.  He followed that up on Saturday with another two goals and one assist, including his second-consecutive game-winning goal, and his team won again by a score of 6-4.  The Brett Hull Trophy winner for the regular season’s leading scorer was named first star of the game in both contests.

The NCWLIFE Channel is out with its complete Spring Sports Broadcast Schedule…

It begins next Tuesday with Quincy and Wenatchee boys soccer.  That will be followed Friday with Wenatchee Valley Thunder lacrosse against Southridge.  Then, more soccer the following Tuesday, March 20th as Wenatchee hosts West Valley.  And a week from Friday, March 23rd, we’ll bring you Eastmont baseball against Eisenhower.  For a complete list of our spring sports schedule, you can find it on our website at NCWLIFE dot com or, we just posted that quick link on our Facebook page when we started the show, so check it out there.  In all, we’re bringing you 24 games this spring for Wenatchee, Eastmont and Wenatchee Valley Lacrosse.

In Mariner news, MLB dot com reporter Greg Johns, covering Seattle in spring training camp, says the M’s have resigned Ichiro Suzuki…

After a day off yesterday, Seattle resumes spring training with a Cactus League game today in Peoria against Colorado.

Thanks Eric,

North Central Washington Camp Fire’s annual Wohelo Luncheon will be at the Wenatchee Convention Center tomorrow morning at 11:45 a.m. with a keynote speech from Mayor Frank Kuntz. Executive Director Theresa Samluelsen talked about the event on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz…

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

And now for a recap of our top stories…

Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or impairing traffic. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to gut U.S. rules that were meant to prevent broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. At the bill signing yesterday Governor Jay Inslee criticized Congress for not taking action on the issue. . .

The new law also requires internet providers to disclose information about their management practices, performance and commercial terms. Violations would be enforceable under the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

It looks like its going to be a good water year for irrigators and Hydropower in North Central Washington. Chelan County PUD Commissioners were presented with the latest snowpack survey results for the Lake Chelan drainage and the numbers are good. . .

The Utility’s Energy Analyst, John Wasniewski also reported streamflows at Grand Coulee Dam is expected to be 110 percent of normal for the period of April through July. The next snowpack report will be released April first.

High pressure over northern Nevada is providing us with dry, warm weather, as the storm system that brought some showers to Washington yesterday is now moving east. Highs for the day today were generally in the upper 40’s to lower 50’s with sunny skies and dry conditions. We should see similar weather for most of Wednesday as well with partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 40’s. But, by Wednesday night a weather system off the coast of California will move up from the southwest bringing us a 50% chance of rain showers Wednesday night and a 60% chance on Thursday. We could also see some snow mixed in with the weather system and maybe around an inch of new snow on the ground early Thursday. By Friday, high pressure builds back into Northcentral Washington bringing back sunny skies and warmer temperatures with afternoon high temperatures above normal into the mid 50’s Friday through early next week. Monday night and  into Tuesday our temperatures will remain mild but a weak weather system will bring just a slight chance for rain showers.

Minutes matter in a disaster. We leave you tonight with informational video provided by Chelan County Emergency Management on ways to properly prepare for a disaster. . .

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on the NCWLIFE Evening News, message us on our Facebook Page at the NCWLIFE Channel.

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.