Evening News November 17

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Good evening and welcome to a special edition of NCWLIFE News. I’m Steve Hair.

Our top story today on this Friday November 17th

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal has announced he will not seek reelection next year. He made the announcement earlier today in an exclusive NCWLIFE interview . . .

The ski season has arrived and it looks like a good start in terms of mountain snow conditions and the prospects for more powder on the way. Stevens Pass Mountain Resort opened Thursday to a big crowd . . .

Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort is also hoping to open early and have tentatively scheduled to start limited operations this weekend. Check their website for the official announcement.

Coming up, one East Wenatchee family will have a lot to be thankful for this holiday after a mother of two daughters with Spina Bifeda restored her contract as a caregiver after a long battle with the state. I’m Steve Hair and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

If you still want to get your high school football fix, there’s a game in the Apple Bowl this weekend.  Let’s take a look at the Prep Football Playoff schedule…

First, the only “nearby” team still alive is Almira-Coulee-Hartline.  They have a State 1B Quarterfinal game tomorrow at 1 o’clock against Naselle at Montesano High School.  The Columbia Basin Big Nine’s Richland Bombers are still very much alive.  They’re in the State 4A Quarterfinals tomorrow at Gonzaga Prep at 1 o’clock.  Then, here closer to home, it’s a great matchup of State 1A powerhouse programs as the Royal Knights take on the Okanogan Bulldogs in the Apple Bowl.  Kickoff is slated for 4 o’clock.

Of course, our attention will also be squarely on the State Soccer Final Four today and tomorrow…

The Cascade Kodiaks will play for the State 1A Championship tomorrow at 2 o’clock after a 2-0 win over LaSalle today in the semifinals.  Let’s go to the highlights, thanks to our friends at the National Federation of High Schools Network…

The Kodiaks will play the winner of tonight’s King’s and Seattle Academy game.  Brewster, meanwhile, was taking on St. George’s in the 1B/2B semi-finals and the last score we had was a 1-1 tie, but then the whole network gave out on our connection to Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner…so check out website and Facebook page for updates later tonight…

The Wenatchee Wild are on the road for a three-game series in BC this weekend…

The Wild play at Coquitlam tonight; Langley tomorrow and then Surrey on Sunday.  Coach and General Manager Bliss Littler says it’s important not to look past the opener of the three-game set…

While the Cougars have a bye this weekend, here’s what’s on tap for the rest of our northwest college football teams…

Central Washington University has a first round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs.  They’ll face the winner of tomorrow’s game between Winona State and Texas A&M Commerce.  Eastern Washington hosts Portland State at 3:05pm.  And Washington has yet another night game tomorrow on the Montlake Cut against Utah at 7:30 on ESPN.

Thanks Eric…

Our friends at North 40 Productions have done it again!  Our feature today is their treatment on a promotion for the Festival of Trees raffle to support the Numerica Performing Arts Center…

Holiday Spice is tonight at 7 at the PAC.  The Little Black Dress Party is tonight at 7:30 in the Wenatchee Convention Center and the Dinner and Live Auction is tomorrow at 5 o’clock in the Center Ballroom.  Go to Wenatchee festival of trees dot org for more information.

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.

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal has announced he will not seek reelection next year. He made the announcement earlier today in an exclusive NCWLIFE interview . . .

Gjesdal’s Undersheriff, Kevin Morris is planning to run for the vacant seat and has filed papers with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission which is the first step toward starting a campaign fundraising drive. We will be talking to Morris next week.

The ski season has arrived and it looks like a good start in terms of mountain snow conditions and the prospects for more powder on the way. Stevens Pass Mountain Resort opened Thursday to a big crowd . . .

Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort is also hoping to open early and have tentatively scheduled to start limited operations this weekend. Check their website for the official announcement.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

In our video of the day, we find a bear who seems to be celebrating the fact he just ripped apart someone’s watering system when he, well, has an accident…

Apparently, no matter what the species…that still hurts!

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). I’m Steve Hair, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.