Evening News May 11

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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, We continue our interview with 12th District Legislative candidate Dr. Ann Diamond, Illegal shoreline development in Leavenworth will cost a Seattle area couple 19-thousand dollars, And, For the 8th time, kids and adults will have the opportunity to touch and learn about dozens of different vehicles for the annual Touch-A-Truck event.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

One Goehner is out but another Goehner is in. The race for the 12th District State House seat being vacated by Cary Condotta just got interesting. Christopher Goehner had announced his intentions to file as a Democrat for the Position One seat but this week he decided to pull out of the race for personal reasons.

Goehner is the nephew of Chelan County Commissioner, Keith Goehner. Goehner is stepping down from his District Two commissioner seat and he formally announced today his intentions to file for the position. The Dryden pear grower says he will draw on his experience to provide a voice for all constituents in the 12th District. His candidacy would create a three-horse race in the primary with fellow Republican Linda Herald and Independent Candidate, Dr. Ann Diamond. Next week is filing week for candidates seeking election to public office.

Tonight we continue our interview with 12th District Legislative candidate Dr. Ann Diamond. The Methow physician describes herself as politically moderate and is running as an independent candidate. Diamond told NCWLife News Director Steve Hair that for obvious reasons healthcare is a very important issue to her. . .

As we mentioned earlier, Diamond, Republican Linda Herald and recently announced candidate Republican Keith Goehner are the three candidates who have so-far announced their intentions to file for the seat being vacated by long-time Representative Cary Condotta.

Illegal shoreline development in Leavenworth will cost a Seattle area couple 19-thousand dollars. In addition to the civil penalty, the Washington Department of Ecology has ordered Christopher and Janett Olson to obtain all necessary permits and restore the shoreline destroyed when they created land for future development.

The Olson’s were cited for removing important vegetation, dredging material from an un-named stream, installing a culvert, and placing fill dirt in the river channel during development on property they own, and without permission, on a neighboring parcel. Naturally functioning shorelines are threatened when property owners conduct land clearing, dredging and filling activities, on shorelines and in wetlands without proper planning and permits.

For the 8th time, kids and adults will have the opportunity to touch and learn about dozens of different vehicles for the annual Touch-A-Truck event. The event is hosted by the Junior Service League of Wenatchee. On this morning’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley program, Junior Service League member Callie  Klein says Touch-A-Truck is the perfect venue for exploring the machinery while learning about people who build, protect and serve the Wenatchee Valley. . .

One again, Touch A Truck is tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Town Toyota Center. Admission is 5-dollars for adults and 2-dollars for children. Proceeds from the event go back into the community through grants awarded to organizations and projects that benefit the youth of the Wenatchee Valley.

Coming up next, Today’s scheduled reopening of the SR-20 North Cascades Highway just won’t be the same without Tootsie Clark, and, In observance of National Public Service recognition Week we pay tribute tonight to man’s best friend. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Today’s scheduled reopening of the SR-20 North Cascades Highway just won’t be the same without Tootsie Clark.

Tootsie, who died last fall, was a regular fixture at the annual gate opening event. As proprietor of Clark’s Skagit River Cabins and Eatery would greet the first few motorists with cinnamon roles.

Clark’s grand daughter, Jurene Brooks will continue the tradition when the gates open this morning at 10 am just in time for this weekend’s Winthrop 49er Days celebration.

In observance of National Public Service recognition Week we pay tribute to man’s best friend.

It was a dog day afternoon yesterday for members of the Chelan County Volunteer Search and Rescue team including canines.

They conducted a helicopter safety and operations class at the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office heliport. Members got to practice getting in and out of the helicopter, safe approaches and procedure. Dog handlers and their dogs got to practice getting in and out of the helicopter with their dogs and exposing the dogs to the sounds and activity all while wearing their ear and eye protection. Service animals also deserve a shout-out for their public service.

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 Wild are officially on their way to Chilliwack, B.C. for the next week-plus to participate in the Junior Canadian National Championship, otherwise known as the RBC Cup…

Here’s their schedule, starting tomorrow night against the host team at 7 o’clock.  Then they’ll face the Steinbach Piston Sunday at 2.  After a day off Monday, it’s a 2 o’clock game versus the Ottawa Junior Senators Tuesday.  Then another day off Wednesday and a final, round-robin game against the Wellington Dukes next Thursday at 2.  The semi-finals are a week from tomorrow and, hopefully, the Wild will play for the RBC Cup a week from Sunday…all in Chilliwack, B.C.  Go Wild!

Let’s get to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from yesterday…

First, in the Caribou Trail League District Baseball Tournament, Okanogan ended Cascade’s season 5-to-1.  And in the CTL/CWB District Soccer Championship last night in the Apple Bowl, Bridgeport beat Brewster 3-to-1.

Turning to the weekend prep schedule, first in baseball…

The Big 9 District Tournament resumes today with Eastmont playing at West Valley at 5 o’clock.  The winner will face Wenatchee tomorrow at 1 in Moses Lake.  That winner of THAT game will face the Chiefs for the District Championship.

The CTL Tournament continues in Ephrata with Cashmere and Chelan playing for the District Title at 5pm.  The loser of that game will take on Okanogan in a loser-out game at 7.

And in the District 5/6 2B Tournament tomorrow at Rec. Park, Brewster faces Tri-Cities Prep for the Championship at 4 o’clock.

In prep softball this weekend…

Eastmont plays a doubleheader at Moses Lake today at 4 o’clock as both teams wrap up the regular season.  Tomorrow, Cascade hosts the Caribou Trail League 1A District Tournament in Peshastin as the Kodiaks face Okanogan in the first game at 11.  That will be followed by Omak and Chelan at 1:30.  The winner of those two games will play for the District Championship at 4pm.

And District Tennis is on tap for tomorrow…

The Big 9 boys and girls district tournament is at West Valley beginning Saturday morning at 9am.  The Caribou Trail League resumes in Chelan tomorrow morning at 10.

The Wenatchee Valley Thunder are in the Sweet 16 of the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association State 4A Tournament tomorrow…

They’ll host Issaquah tomorrow night in the Apple Bowl.  The game time was changed to avoid sun glare on the field, so it will face off at 8pm rather than 7pm.  We’ll have it LIVE for you on the NCWLIFE Channel with Eric Granstrom and Rod Higley on the play-by-play.

Speaking of what’s coming up on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Tune in tonight for the Doyle-Cup-Clinching Game 5 with the Wenatchee Wild at Spruce Grove.  It’s on at 7.  We’ll re-run Eastmont’s District Soccer Championship game versus Davis tomorrow afternoon at 2.  That will be followed at 8 by Wenatchee playoff lacrosse.  Then on Sunday, we’ll air all three of the Apple Blossom Parades if you missed them over the last two weeks.

If you want to get out and about this weekend, there’s plenty going on…

The G-S Long Hell on Hooves bull riding event is happening at the Town Toyota Center tonight and tomorrow at 7:30.

Senior Softball will be on the menu at Walla Walla Point Park with a tournament tomorrow and Saturday.

Appleatchee will be buzzing this weekend with the Reining Horse Association’s Northwest Slide-In.  That runs today through Sunday.

And Mother’s of Pre-Schoolers is hosting a Run for Your Mother at Pybus Market tomorrow morning at 8:30.  This is a 5k Fun Run/Walk.

The Mariners brought their hitting shoes to the ballpark in Toronto last night as Kyle Seager hit a grand slam home run and Seattle downed the Blue Jays 9-to-3…

Seager went 2-for-5 in the game with 5-RBI’s as Seattle collected 17-hits.  Jean Segura went 4-for-6 in the leadoff spot with 2-Runs.  Mike Leake worked 7-innings on the mound, allowing 2-runs on 6-hits while striking out 6 to earn his 4th win.  The Mariners begin a three game weekend series at Detroit today at 4:10 with Marco Gonzalez facing Matthew Boyd.

Thanks Eric.

Apple Blossom is over but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t plenty to do around the valley. Here’s 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…

One Goehner is out but another Goehner is in. The race for the 12th District State House seat being vacated by Cary Condotta just got interesting. Christopher Goehner had announced his intentions to file as a Democrat for the Position One seat but this week he decided to pull out of the race for personal reasons.

Goehner is the nephew of Chelan County Commissioner, Keith Goehner. Goehner is stepping down from his District Two commissioner seat and he formally announced today his intentions to file for the position. The Dryden pear grower says he will draw on his experience to provide a voice for all constituents in the 12th District. His candidacy would create a three-horse race in the primary with fellow Republican Linda Herald and Independent Candidate, Dr. Ann Diamond. Next week is filing week for candidates seeking election to public office.

Today’s scheduled reopening of the SR 20  North Cascades Highway just won’t be the same without Tootsie Clark.

Tootsie, who died last fall, was a regular fixture at the annual gate opening event. As proprietor of Clark’s Skagit River Cabins and Eatery would greet the first few motorists with cinnamon roles.

Clark’s grand daughter, Jurene Brooks will continue the tradition when the gates open this morning at 10 am just in time for this weekend’s Winthrop 49er Days celebration.

Our video of the day comes from Jenn Biggar of Waterville. She recently captured her 2-and-a-half year old daughter Chesney catching a fish at the Juvenile Pit Pond in Rock Island.  She got some help from her Dad, Jerrod Biggar, and her Forever Fishing Buddy, 2-and-a-half year old Grayson. . .

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 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.