Evening News November 1

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window: For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight—A mobile home was damaged in an East Wenatchee fire this morning and a dangerous dog is being sought in connection with an attack in the McKittrick Street neighborhood Sunday evening. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

A large brush fire ignited late this morning just outside of Monitor. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck was there and has the story. . .

Thanks Jay, we also spoke with Chelan County fire Public information officer Rick Isaacson about the size and complications associated with battling this particular fire. . .

As you saw in that last shot the fire burned very close to one of our Sky-Fi tower cameras, stay tuned to WUWV News in the morning with Steve Hair for an update as to the cause of that large brush fire.

A mobile home was damaged this morning in a fire on the Eastside. The fire was located off 27th Street near Columbia Street in the East Wenatchee area. Crews from Douglas County District 2 along with Chelan County District 1 responded. Additional details were not available as of this report.

Wenatchee Valley animal control is putting the word out about a dangerous dog being sought in connection with an attack in the McKittrick Street neighborhood Sunday evening. A news release issued late yesterday described the animal as a very tall, strong looking dog with sleek grey fur. The dog attacked a woman’s leashed dog as they walked along the street and would not release it until another witness in a vehicle stopped to help and honked her horn to scare it away. It was last seen running toward Foothills Middle School If you have any possible information identifying this large gray dog, please contact Animal Care & Control at 509-662-9577.

Coming up, Chelan County PUD is considering a request by the Douglas County Port District to take over ownership of Orondo Park and believe it or not, because of recent rain and snow, Christmas tree permits are now available. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

A career mentoring partnership between Wenatchee School District and Confluence Health will be highlighted during a Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C. on Thursday. The briefing is hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Dennis Conger, Career & Technical Education Director for Wenatchee School District,and Casey Voyt, Student Services Coordinator for Confluence Health, will testify at the briefing and will share insight on the nature of the employer-driven career connected learning program. Conger and Voyt will cover how and why the public-private partnership between Confluence Health and Wenatchee School District began, as well as the challenges unique to creating mentorship opportunities in rural communities. The Confluence Health High School Mentor Program was tapped by MENTOR to attend the hearing and serve as an example of an effective employer-driven program that aims to support and develop a talent pipeline through mentorship High school students. MENTOR reports that 1 in 3 young people in the U.S. are growing up without a mentor to help them thrive and develop into engaged adults.

Chelan County PUD is considering a request by the Douglas County Port District to take over ownership of Orondo Park. A public meeting is slated for later this month to discuss the matter but the PUD is also asking its customer owners for their opinion. We spoke with PUD Spokesperson Kimberlee Craig about the park plans . . .

Orondo Park was developed by the Port of Douglas County in 1972 as a day-use park. The Port has operated the park under contract since 1979. In 1976, the park became a part of the Chelan PUD Exhibit “R” Recreation Site under the PUD’s Federal license, but the Port of Douglas maintained ownership and operation for the park.

Christmas tree permits are now on sale. . .recent storms have brought snow to the mountain tops, blanketing higher elevation trees in white and turning these areas of the national forest into winter wonderlands. Along with these seasonal changes comes the opportunity for families to purchase Christmas tree permits from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Permits go on sale for $5 each at all National Forest ranger stations and the forest headquarters starting today, November 1. You can get more information on our website at ncwlife.com.

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last night…

In playoff soccer…
Cashmere advanced to face either Deer Park or Lakeside Saturday with a 3-2 win over Okanogan at home last night.  The “southerly Bulldogs” got goals from Clare Norman, Justine Wood and Grace Erdmann.  Deer Park and Lakeside face off tomorrow to determine Cashmere’s match for Saturday on the road at 1 o’clock.

In the 2B District 5/6 tournament, Brewster shut out Mabton 7-0 while Liberty Bell downed Tonasket 7-3.

On the Les Schwab Prep Volleyball Scoreboard last night…

Cashmere won a hard-fought, first-round match 3-sets to 1 over Okanogan in the District 6 1A Tournament.  After falling in the first set 17-25, Cashmere rebounded for a 26-24, 25-16 and 25-16 victory to advance to play the loser of Thursday’s title match between Cascade and Chelan.

Coming up tonight in prep soccer…

Wenatchee takes on West Valley for the Big-9 4A District Championship in the Apple Bowl at 6 o’clock.  We’ll have it LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen on the call.  The two teams have faced each other twice so far this season with the Panthers winning the first meeting in the Apple Bowl 1-nil but the Rams countering with a win a week later in Yakima 1-nothing.  Meanwhile, Eastmont travels to Moses Lake for a loser-out game at 6 o’clock.  The Chiefs swept the season series between the two clubs 4-nil in the opening game of the season and then 3-2 October 5th.  We’ll have the scores and highlights tomorrow morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

On the volleyball courts tonight…

In the District 6 CWB 1B Tournament, Entiat hosts Riverside Christian at 5:30 while Pateros is at Wilson Creek.  Eastmont has a Big-9 District Play-in Game tonight against Davis in East Wenatchee.  The Wildcats ended the season as the #3 seed in the Big 9 with a 7-5 record while Davis is the #6 seed with a 2-and-10 record.  We’ll have our cameras will be there to record that one starting at 6 for a later playback…and we’ll have highlights tomorrow morning here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.  The other play-in game in the Big-9 has Moses Lake on the road at Eisenhower.

Here’s a reminder of our Sports Broadcast schedule this week on NCWLIFE…

Wenatchee and West Valley soccer tonight at 6.  Tomorrow is Hockey Night starting at 7.  Then Friday, it’s the replay of the Bridge of Sportsmanship game between Wenatchee and Eastmont at 7 o’clock.

The Wenatchee Wild have a Wednesday travel game tonight to Trail, B.C. to take on the Smoke Eaters…

Wenatchee is right behind Trail in the Interior Division of the BCHL at 11-6-1 with 23-points, while the Smoke Eaters are 12-and-4 with 25-points.  They’ll drop the puck at 7 o’clock.  The Wild return home Friday to host Powell River.

Befitting the series and season it has been, Major League Baseball’s World Series will go a 7th and deciding game tonight…

That’s after Los Angeles fought off elimination last night with a 3-1 win over Houston in Game 6.  Former Mariner Chris Taylor’s RBI double tied it in the 6th and the brother of Seattle’s Kyle Seager, Corey, put the Dodgers up for good on a sacrifice fly.  On the mound, Rich Hill and four relievers held the explosive Houston offense to 1-run on 6-hits with 9 strikeouts.  Justin Verlander struck out nine and allowed two runs on three hits in six innings to take his first defeat as an Astro.  Lance McCullers, Jr. will start for Houston tonight while Yu Darvish will go for the Dodgers.  First pitch in L-A is at 5 o’clock on FOX.

Thanks Eric…

Vets Serving Vets of North Central Washington receives a lot of donations to assist local military veterans in need. But a recent donation of a WWII US Army nurses uniform to the Vet’s Bunker in Wenatchee is getting a lot attention. NCWLIfe’s Steve Hair shares the story behind the uniform and the bravery of the nurse who wore it . . .

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.
Time now for a recap of some of our top stories. . .
A large brush fire ignited late this morning just outside of Monitor. NCWLife’s Jay Seabeck was there and has the story. . .

Thanks Jay, we also spoke with Chelan County fire Public information officer Rick Isaacson about the size and complications associated with battling this particular fire. . .

As you saw in that last shot the fire burned very close to one of our Sky-Fi tower cameras, stay tuned to WUWV News in the morning with Steve Hair for an update as to the cause of that large brush fire.
A mobile home was damaged this morning in a fire on the Eastside. The fire was located off 27th Street near Columbia Street in the East Wenatchee area. Crews from Douglas County District 2 along with Chelan County District 1 responded. Additional details were not available as of this report.
Wenatchee Valley animal control is putting the word out about a dangerous dog being sought in connection with an attack in the McKittrick Street neighborhood Sunday evening. A news release issued late yesterday described the animal as a very tall, strong looking dog with sleek grey fur. The dog attacked a woman’s leashed dog as they walked along the street and would not release it until another witness in a vehicle stopped to help and honked her horn to scare it away. It was last seen running toward Foothills Middle School if you have any possible information identifying this large gray dog; please contact Animal Care & Control at 509-662-9577.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Our weather is changing as a strong west-northwest flow continues to arch over our area bringing clouds and cooler temperatures. The Wenatchee Valley should remain fairly dry for tonight with just a slight chance for a stray shower or two late. By Thursday, our flow becomes more westerly as snow levels will drop overnight as colder air is pumped into the region. A heavy snow event is expected for northeast WA and into the central to northern Idaho Panhandle on Friday where up to two feet of snow is expected so travel on I-90 East this weekend will be hazardous. Snow will also be fairly widespread in the Methow Valley and Okanogan Highlands where 6-12 inches of snow could fall. Our area will see precip. beginning Thursday in the form of rain but as the cold front slowly moves through, we could see some snow on Saturday night and Sunday. Not much accumulation is expected. Then into early next week, we will dry out but remain on the cool side with high temperatures in the lower to mid-40’s.

If you missed the changing colors in Tumwater Canyon this Fall, you’re in luck, because thanks to ABC News here’s a condensed drive through the beautiful upper valley. .
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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, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.