Evening News May 30

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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, In a press release yesterday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says the closure of the Okanogan River because of flooding has been lifted. The US Forest Service has issued a public safety alert for visitors to Prince Creek Campground on Lake Chelan. Three people were injured Sunday when their jeep crashed on a forest trail northeast of Liberty in Kittitas County, and, A Seattle woman was rescued Sunday afternoon after she injured her ankle while hiking in the Douglas Creek area.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner will head to Washington DC next week for talks concerning land use restrictions in Federally protected wilderness areas. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair has more:

In a press release yesterday (Tue), Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says the closure of the Okanogan River because of flooding has been lifted. Sheriff Rogers reminds area residents that while planning your trip to the river, remember that there may be some areas that the banks were undercut due to the flooding and may be unstable. Rogers says the river is still flowing swiftly with unseen debris.

The US Forest Service has issued a public safety alert for visitors to Prince Creek Campground on Lake Chelan. Lakeshore Trail hikers and users are being made aware that the Prince Creek Footbridge has washed out as a result of last week’s heavy rain and high water conditions. Prince Creek Campground remains open for camping, but campers will not be able to access the Lakeshore Trail from the campground due to the bridge washout.

Lakeshore Trail users may access the trail from an alternate point just past the washout. Be aware, Lake Chelan Boat Company will be dropping hikers off further up the Lakeshore Trail and will not be stopping at the Prince Creek Campground dock.

Three people were injured Sunday when their jeep crashed on a forest trail northeast of Liberty in Kittitas County. The Sheriff’s office reports 46 year old Mark Ramynk and his two passengers, all from Moxee, were ejected from the vehicle after it tumbled about 200 feet down an embankment and into a tree. The driver and one of his passengers suffered life threatening injuries and were being treated at Harborview. A second passenger was taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

A Seattle woman was rescued Sunday afternoon after she injured her ankle while hiking in the Douglas Creek area. The creek runs through a deep canyon which stretches from the Waterville Plateau to the Palisades.  The 59 year old woman had slipped on rocks and sprained or broke her ankle.  She was unable to put any weight on it to hike back up the rugged 80 foot deep ravine.

Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Douglas County Fire Department, and the Chelan County Mountain Rescue team responded with specialized equipment to rescue the woman.  They used ropes, pulleys, and a winching device to pull a litter back up the hillside.  The hiker was transported by ambulance to Confluence Hospital.

Coming up next, Construction has begun on facilities at the old Cashmere Mill Site. Two high school students from the Wenatchee Tech Center recently took top honors at the Viking Programming Challenge in Moses Lake. Beginning today, Chelan County Public Works crews will begin making storm water improvements to Lester Road, and, The recent Wenatchee Valley College Foundation Gala raised the largest amount of money ever in a single night. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Construction has begun on facilities at the old Cashmere Mill Site. Here’s more on that story:

Two high school students from the Wenatchee Tech Center recently took top honors at the Viking Programming Challenge at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake.

Kevin Lyness took first place in the Coding Medsim challenge and Fernando Sanchez took third place in the Coding Algorithm challenge. Both students are juniors at Wenatchee High School, and part of the Computer Technology class at the Tech Center.

Beginning today, Chelan County Public Works crews will begin making storm water improvements to Lester Road.

The work area begins at the city limits of Wenatchee and ends at the intersection of Lester and Day roads. Crews will be reshaping and rock lining ditches and cleaning storm water culverts. Work is expected on Wednesday and Thursday (May 30-31) and then continue into next week. Motorists should expect minor delays in the work area. The roadway will be at one lane, with flaggers controlling traffic.

The recent Wenatchee Valley College Foundation Gala raised the largest amount of money ever in a single night. The gala, on May 19th, raised $85,738 dollars. Money was raised by 238 attendees in the form of ticket sales, silent auction sales and a paddle raise.

The program, which had the theme “Celebrating our heroes,” recognized those who have made significant impact at the college. Peggy Ludwick received the Outstanding Friend of the College award, Earl Tilly received The Harvey Award and Malachi Salcido received the Distinguished Alumni of the Year award. The money raised at the gala goes to support WVC veterans work study program, paid internships and the study abroad program.

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.

Now that the high school prep season is over, it’s time to hand out the awards…

The Columbia Basin Big Nine All Conference honors in baseball are out with Wenatchee’s Thomas Blakney, Ronin Haynes, Jared Rubash and Kyle Byers making the 1st team.  Also on the first team for Eastmont are Lance Witmer, Jaxson Brown and Caelen Massey.  2nd teamers for the Wildcats are Jared Garland, Devon Schneider and Dawson Schulz.  The Panther’s Seth Storlie and TJ Scherting were also second team selections.  Player of the Year honors goes to Moses Lake’s Dominic Signorelli.  Pitcher of the Year is the Chief’s Austin Valdez.  Coach of the Year is Moses Lake’s Donnie Lindgren.

The thing that has been so good for the Mariners this season, it’s bullpen, faltered last night in a 9-5 loss to the Texas Rangers…

James Pazos (PAUSE-ose) came on in relief of Felix Hernandez in the 6th with the bases loaded and nobody out and the Mariners leading 4-2.  A wild pitch, passed ball and RBI single later, he’d given Texas a 5-4 lead.  Seattle would tie it on a bases-loaded ground out in the 8th but give it right back in the 9th.  Major League save-leader Edwin Diaz was shelled for four runs on three hits as the Rangers batted around.  Manager Scott Servais said it just wasn’t Seattle’s night on the mound…

Felix Hernandez has been having trouble so far this season getting out of the first inning unscathed.  He allowed a solo home run to Shin-Soo Choo in the 1st last night, but settled down until problems in the 6th.  Servais said the start was much better for Hernandez and hoped the bullpen would hold on…

Jean Segura returned to the lineup after being out since Saturday when he was kicked in the head on a play at second base…

Segura went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in his return.  Meanwhile, second baseman Dee Gordon is expected to be back in the lineup Thursday when Seattle wraps up the month and the 4-game series with Texas.  Gordon has been on the 10-day disabled list with a broken big right toe.

Seattle and Texas play game 3 of their series tonight at 7:10 with James Paxton going up against Matt Moore…

As we check the American League West Standings as of today.  Houston’s in first place at 35 and 21.  Seattle’s just a game back at 33-and-21.  The Angels are 4-and-a-half back at 30-25.  Oakland is 6-and-a-half out while the Rangers are 12-and-a-ahlf games behind the Astros at 23-and-34.

 

The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly ready to sign veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall…

The former Giants, Jets, Bears, Dolphins and Broncos wide receiver only played five games last year for New York suffering from an ankle injury.  The 34-year old is the 23rd leading receiver in NFL history with 12,215-yards.  He broke the news yesterday on his Instagram account…

Simply wearing a Seattle, 12th-Man jersey.  It was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Marshall agreed to a one-year deal with Seattle that, with incentives, could reach $2 million.

 

Thanks Eric.

Over 600 bicyclists from throughout the northwest will convene in Wenatchee Saturday morning for the 31st annual Apple Century Bike Ride. The event, organized by the Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary Club, combines fundraising and outdoor recreation as Chris McDarment explained on this morning’s Wake Up Wenatchee Valley. . .

All the money raised on Saturday goes to fund the Challenge Scholarship for at-risk students in the valley.  Paul Jones of Sunrise Rotary calls it the lifeblood of their organization:

The bike ride consists of three routes: 25, 50 and 100 miles with pit stops, food and refreshments along the routes. Participants can register right up to start time on Saturday morning at the Pybus Public Market, where the ride begins and ends.

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…

In a press release yesterday, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says the closure of the Okanogan River because of flooding has been lifted. Sheriff Rogers reminds area residents that while planning your trip to the river, remember that there may be some areas that the banks were undercut due to the flooding and may be unstable. Rogers says the river is still flowing swiftly with unseen debris.

The US Forest Service has issued a public safety alert for visitors to Prince Creek Campground on Lake Chelan. Lakeshore Trail hikers and users are being made aware that the Prince Creek Footbridge has washed out as a result of last week’s heavy rain and high water conditions. Prince Creek Campground remains open for camping, but campers will not be able to access the Lakeshore Trail from the campground due to the bridge washout.

Lakeshore Trail users may access the trail from an alternate point just past the washout. Be aware, Lake Chelan Boat Company will be dropping hikers off further up the Lakeshore Trail and will not be stopping at the Prince Creek Campground dock.

Three people were injured Sunday when their jeep crashed on a forest trail northeast of Liberty in Kittitas County. The Sheriff’s office reports 46 year old Mark Ramynk and his two passengers, all from Moxee, were ejected from the vehicle after it tumbled about 200 feet down an embankment and into a tree. The driver and one of his passengers suffered life threatening injuries and were being treated at Harborview. A second passenger was taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital with minor injuries. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

 

We leave you tonight with the ultimate Spring skiing demonstration. Let’s just call it, alpine wake boarding, check it out. . .

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