Evening News November 13, 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, With an expected budget shortfall, Chelan County Commissioner Keith Goehner talks about unfunded mandates. People again had the chance to weigh in on a controversial proposal to build 18 homes on 13 acres in the Wenatchee Foothills, and, Over a hundred firefighters from Washington State have been sent to California to help battle that State’s deadly wildfires.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

2019 is shaping up to be a tight budget year for Chelan County after the preliminary spending plan came in 1.2 million dollars out of balance. Commissioners fear they may have to dig into the reserves to make ends meet. . .

The bottom line according to Commissioners is the fact that revenues are not keeping up with the increasing cost of providing services. At this point the County’s general fund totals 51.7 million compared to the current year budget of 49 million dollars. The final budget is scheduled to be adopted in December.

Chelan County Commissioners will have a receptive ear in the Legislature next year with the apparent election of Commissioner Keith Goehner to the State House of Representatives. Goehner has long criticized the State for handing down unfunded mandates that cause budget nightmares at the local level. He says he intends to pursue changes that would ease that burden. . .

Commissioner Kevin Overbay cited as an example the cost of providing indigent legal defense as a mandated cost to the County. . .

Goehner was leading Winthrop physician, Dr. Ann Diamond, in the latest vote count. The election will be certified on November 27th.

People again had the chance to weigh in on a controversial proposal to build 18 homes on 13 acres in the Wenatchee Foothills. The so-called Black Rock Terrace Estates subdivision off 1701 Skyline Drive has thus far met all city and environmental requirements to move forward, according to documents filed by the city.

This time, a hearings examiner listened to what the public has to say, that public hearing was at 3:30 at City Hall. The developers, Stave and Tanya Tramp, held their own public hearing last December, which drew a large crowd of people mostly opposed to that development.

Over a hundred firefighters from Washington State have been sent to California to help battle that State’s deadly wildfires. Over the weekend Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz mobilized 106 firefighters and 20 engines from the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Those crews were headed to Chico, CA to help battle the Camp Fire, which has burned more than 173 square miles and destroyed more than 6,700 structures as of Sunday night.

In addition, The DNR said Saturday local fire districts are dispatching an additional 15 engines to Southern California, comprising about 93 firefighters.

Coming up next, Tomorrow is the third annual Utility Scam Awareness Day, focused on exposing the tactics of scammers. Students at Mission View Elementary School have something special to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday…a new playground…we were at the ribbon-cutting, and, Local law enforcement officers will meet on the gridiron Sunday to raise money for a good cause. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Scammers are getting bolder and trying harder to get Chelan PUD customers to believe false claims that their utility bill is past due and service will be disconnected if they don’t pay up right now. Wednesday, Nov. 14th, is the third annual Utility Scam Awareness Day, part of a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics of scammers. Here is an informational video from the PUD about how you can prevent getting scammed. . .

Students at Mission View Elementary School have something special to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday…a new playground. . .

That was the scene today as students and faculty braved the cold for the ribbon cutting ceremony of their new playground.

Local law enforcement officers will meet on the gridiron Sunday to raise money for a good cause. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Apple Bowl in Wenatchee, it will be the Wenatchee Police Department versus the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office in a spirited but friendly game of flag football. Money raised from the event will go toward Jerry’s Harvest, a local nonprofit that makes and delivers hot Thanksgiving meals to Hospice and Home Health patients and their families, as well as those living with cancer.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, tonight’s feature story and your complete local weather forecast. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

Our feature story tonight was produced by Wenatchee Valley College and it shares the story of one student’s path to higher education and the opportunities he benefitted from. . .

And that is a look at your local weather, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

Now that the football season is over in the Big 9, they’ve handed out their all-league selections…

Congratulations to Eastmont’s Caelen Massey, voted the Columbia Basin Big Nine League’s Most Valuable Player.  In addition, Wildcat Coach Mike Don is the coach of the year and the Eastmont front is the defensive line of the year.

1st team selections on offense included:  Eastmont’s Carson Paine on the oh-line and Wenatchee’s Nathan Blauman at running back and Riley Kunz at tight end.

2nd team selections on offense:  Eastmont’s Carson Talley at running back; Tanner Nelson at tight end; and Andrew Snyder and Alan Ortega as offensive lineman.  Also selected was Wenatchee’s Darius Carlson at wide receiver.

1st team selections on defense included:  Eastmont’s Wesley McIlwaine at defensive back; Jaron Schneider at linebacker; and Dominic Torres on the D-line.  Wenatchee’s first-teamers were Darius Carlson at defensive back; Eamon Haugan (Aymon How-gen) at linebacker; and Ronin Haynes at defensive line.

Making the 2nd team defense in the Big 9 were:  Eastmont’s Oscar Calvillo at defensive back; Jeremy Gregorson at linebacker; and Christian Flores at defensive line.  Wenatchee’s Dalton Thomas was a defensive back while teammates Jaden Christoferson at linebacker and Chase Loidhamer on the defensive line were also selected.

Eastmont’s Wesley McIlwaine was also a first-team selection as a special teams return specialist.

The All Caribou Trail League football selections are out as well…

1st team offense includes:  Cascade’s Eric Rosario and Hunter Reinhart on the oh-line and the Kodiak’s Jose Valdez at running back.  Isaiah Dayton is a first teamer for Cascade at wide receiver while Cashmere’s Mason Landdeck and Brooks Elliott are also 1st teamers at wide out.

1st team selections on the defensive side of the ball include:  Cascade’s Jose Valdez on the line and Eric Rosario at linebacker.  Cashmere’s Dylan Gross was a 1st teamer at linebacker while Sam Dotson and Ryan Cooper were selected as defensive backs.  The Bulldog’s Javi Reyna was picked as a first team special teams selection as a returner.  Chelan’s Skyler Gordon was a 1st team selection at defensive end.

On the prep schedule for today in girls bowling…

Sunnyside is at Eastmont this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Wenatchee’s off until Thursday when it travels to Davis.

We are getting closer to solidifying our Winter Sports Broadcast schedule on the NCWLIFE Channel.  Right now, we’re looking at about 24 sports broadcasts on NCWLIFE between November 21st and February 8th including boys and girls basketball, boys and girls wrestling, and girls bowling.  The first we’ll cover on tape-delay will be Eastmont and Wenatchee girls bowling next Wednesday.  Our first basketball game will be Friday, November 30th when Eastmont hosts the Cashmere boys at 7:30.  We’ll let you know when we have the whole lineup confirmed very soon.

The Seahawks have little time to dwell on the past as they prepare for a Thursday night game with the Green Bay Packers this week.  Seattle Coach Pete Carroll, in his Monday meeting with the press, said he liked most of what he saw in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, other than the outcome…

Seattle is 4-and-5 while the Packers are 4-4-and-1.  Carroll says the two teams are in a similar boat and expects Green Bay to come in ready Thursday night…

The Packers and Seahawks kick off Thursday night at 5:20 on FOX.

The Mariners are having to defend itself after allegations of racism and discrimination after a former employee took to social media to air her concerns…

Seattle’s former director of high performance in the baseball operations department, Lorena Martin, Tweeted yesterday saying general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais and director of player development Andy McKay had called Latino players “lazy, dumb and stupid, especially the Dominicans.”

The Mariners responded today saying, quote, While it is our policy to not comment on personnel issues, we do feel it is important to respond to the outrageous, false claims made by her today on social media…The Mariners categorically deny that any member of our management or coaching staff made the racist remarks… end quote.  Now, Major League Baseball is investigating.

 

Thanks Eric.

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. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.