Evening News November 14, 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, The third time was the charm for Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies in their search for a wanted theft suspect.  About 60 people listened as experts for and against the proposed Black Rock Terrace housing development in the Wenatchee Foothills made their cases yesterday, and, Could Moses Lake Airport be selected as a possible Boeing aircraft production facility…we will let you know.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

The third time was the charm for Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies in their search for a wanted theft suspect. The Sheriff’s office reports the capture of 40-year old Nathan J. Crowell after an extensive search in the Rock Island area last week.

Crowell was being sought on a warrant out of Grant County in connection with a theft investigation in Ephrata. Crowell had been the subject of a search since last Thursday when a resident called the Sheriff’s office reporting seeing the suspect camping in the area of Nelson Siding Road. He eluded deputies for two days but was finally arrested in the same general area on Friday. He is currently jailed at the Chelan County Justice Center.

About 60 people listened as experts for and against the proposed Black Rock Terrace housing development in the Wenatchee Foothills made their cases to hearings examiner Andy Kottkamp Tuesday. City staff has recommended approval of the subdivision, which would allow 17 homes on 13 acres. It’s now up to Kottkamp to decide whether the project goes forward. . .

Steve Tramp, owner of the property, brought numerous experts with him to testify to viability of the development. Tramp said the subdivision has been a years-long project. . .

Though the city seems satisfied the proposal has addressed geological, runoff, wildlife and other concerns, Robert Dodge a lawyer representing a group of neighbors said they have not had timely access to key documents and more study is needed. Neighbor Suzanne Hartman said the city has failed citizens. . .

The hearing continued today at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Could Moses Lake Airport be selected as a possible Boeing aircraft production facility. The Columbia Basin Herald reports that Senior company officials have been seen in recent weeks visiting the Company-owned hangar located on Port of Moses Lake property. Port officials confirm that Boeing is paying a lot of attention to the facility. The Port has been preparing to submit a proposal to host the production facility for the new 797 midsize aircraft to replace the 757. The site appears to be favored by Boeing’s union workers as evidenced in a recent interview on TVW’s Inside Olympia program. . .

Brown added in the TVW interview that he believes it is very likely that sometime in the next decade, a major new aircraft production center will be built “in a place like Moses Lake.” Boeing is the fifth-largest taxpayer in Grant County, paying roughly $1.6 million in property taxes in 2017.

Coming up next, A variety of tourist-oriented activities in Chelan County will share over 200-thousand dollars in lodging tax proceeds following action this week by County Commissioners. The U.S. Forest Service has received emergency funding for recovery work on over 133 miles of roads and trails damaged in last summer’s wildfires, and, we will bring you an informational video from the PUD about how you can prevent being scammed. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A variety of tourist-oriented activities in Chelan County will share over 200-thousand dollars in lodging tax proceeds following action this week by County Commissioners. The lodging tax revenue is earmarked by State law to be used only for events or organizations that generate tourism. Commissioners select the grant recipients based upon the recommendations of an appointed citizensadvisory committee. Commissioner Keith Goehner says its a highly competitive process. . .

Among this year’s grant award recipients, 25-hundred dollars to The Black Knight Society’s Two Rivers Medieval Faire. The Chelan County Expo Center gets 40-thousand dollars for operation of the tourism related facility. The Leavenworth Ale-Fest received $4,000. You can find the full list of grant recipients on the Chelan County website.

The U.S. Forest Service has received emergency funding for recovery work on over 133 miles of roads and trails damaged in last summer’s wildfires in Central Washington.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team identified 72 miles of trails and more than 61 miles of Forest Service roads extending from the Methow to Naches that were affected by the McCleod, Crescent Mountain, Cougar Creek and Miriam fires.

BAER Team coordinator, Molly Hanson described the work planned for the areas burned in the Cougar Creek fire at a September fire information meeting. . .

Hanson says the work will be concentrated in areas that have the highest risk of post-fire erosion, flooding, or debris flow. 730-thousand dollars is earmarked for work on the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest.

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. Today, November 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. . .

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Students from Wenatchee, Cashmere and Entiat worked with New York filmmaker Mike Feurstein this fall to create anti-bullying videos as part of the DON’T WAIT to Unmake a Bully Project. That effort was in partnership with NCWLIFE’s own Lisa Bradshaw and her DON’T WAIT project. We’ll be showing you those videos on the Evening News, beginning tonight with a film by the students of Vale Elementary in Cashmere. . .

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.

 

As we continue looking at the post-season awards for fall sports locally, let’s turn to Big 9 Girls Soccer…

Congratulations to Alyssa Konarek (CONNER-ek), the Big 9 Defensive Player of the Year and to Eastmont Coach Erin Redal (ree-DOLL), the Big 9 Coach of the Year.

First team Forward – Wenatchee’s Jaden Griggs.
First team Midfield – Eastmont’s Shyanne Chang and Wenatchee’s Kate Springer.
First team Defense – Eastmont’s Alyssa Konarek and Wenatchee’s Emi Kolde (cold-ee).
1st team Goalkeeper – Eastmont’s Kora Fry.

Cashmere’s Chloe Diaz is the player of the year in the Caribou Trail League…

Her teammates also making 1st team All-CTL were Aimie Martin, Clare Norman, Carley Diaz and Grace Hammond.  Cascade 1st teamers are Savana Stefanko, Tori Driscoll, Tru Merriman, Stella Johnson and Devan Archer.  Chelan’s Maritz Blanco is a 1st team selection at defender and her coach, Marina Williams, is the Caribou Trail League Coach of the Year.  Congratulations to all.

Turning to the Big Nine’s all league volleyball selections…

Eastmont’s Emma Dahmen is a 1st teamer at setter.  Making the second team for the Wildcats are Britt Vaughn, Ashlynn Grasseth and Kolbie Voshall.  Wenatchee representatives on the 2nd team all Big 9 are Maeghan Wulf; Emily Redman; and Sierra White.

The Caribou Trail League is out with it’s all league volleyball selections…

League champion Chelan landed just about the entire team on the all-league lists with Lexie Gleasman, Emma McLaren, Elly Collins, Leanna Garfoot and Xitlali Cruz on the 1st team and Katie Rainville and Morgyn Harrion on the 2nd team.  Cascade’s Ashley Ross and Megan Evans are 1st teamers while Madeline Schiefelbein and Kaitlyn Craig made the 2nd team.  Cashmere’s Aleah Kert is a 1st team selection and Lauren Kert is a second teamer.  Congratulations to all the ladies on your work this fall.

All schools will be celebrated at the upcoming Tailgate Luncheon Friday at the Wenatchee Convention Center.  Wenatchee Central Lions Club member Jerry Anderson was a guest on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley and announced the keynote speaker as BJ Kuntz, the Dean of Students at Wenatchee High School…

The luncheon, also hosted by the Wenatchee Rotary Club, will be Friday at the Wenatchee Convention Center starting at 11:30 with a very reasonable price to attend…

It’s the All-School Tailgate Luncheon, this Friday.

The Seahawks face the Green Bay Packers tomorrow night at CenturyLink Field with a quick turnaround for both teams since they both played Sunday.  Seattle Coach Pete Carroll says the team has handled it well…

The good news for Seahawks fans is that leading running back Chris Carson and starting offensive guard DJ Fluker will be ready to play tomorrow night…

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

Thanks Eric.

The third time was the charm for Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies in their search for a wanted theft suspect. The Sheriff’s office reports the capture of 40-year old Nathan J. Crowell after an extensive search in the Rock Island area last week.

Crowell was being sought on a warrant out of Grant County in connection with a theft investigation in Ephrata. Crowell had been the subject of a search since last Thursday when a resident called the Sheriff’s office reporting seeing the suspect camping in the area of Nelson Siding Road. He eluded deputies for two days but was finally arrested in the same general area on Friday. He is currently jailed at the Chelan County Justice Center.

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.