Evening News November 20, 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, Moses Lake Police say a wanted felon was arrested Sunday morning after a fight with police.  The driver of the Subaru that crashed into a chain link fence and power pole at Smallwoods Harvest just after noon Monday apparently fell asleep at the wheel, and, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is has announced that they will open Chair 1 on Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 25th.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A home in the Malaga area was destroyed by fire at around 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Rick Isaacson, public information officer for Chelan County Fire District One, said the cause of the fire at 3785 Bainard Road is under investigation and nobody was home at the time of the fire. . .

Moses Lake Police say a wanted felon was arrested Sunday morning after a fight with police.

25-year old Alfredo Ochoa Castaneda was arrested while walking on North Grape Drive in Moses Lake when police recognized him from an outstanding warrant and attempted to make contact with him. Castaneda allegedly resisted arrest and a handgun magazine fell from his pocket during the scuffle with police. He also reportedly shoved the police officer before being subdued. Police later found a pistol in Castaneda’s pocket that was reported stolen back in 2016. Castaneda was booked into Grant County Jail for his outstanding warrant as well as assault in the third degree, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.

The driver of the Subaru that crashed into a chain link fence and power pole at Smallwoods Harvest just after noon Monday apparently fell asleep at the wheel, the Washington State Patrol reports. A fence pole went through the passenger-side windshield after the vehicle left Highway 2 near Peshastin. Both the driver, 27-year old Ashlee Harvey of Tualatin, Oregon, and 31-year old Joshua Jacobs of Vancouver, were injured and transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.  Harvey was cited for negligent driving.

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is has announced that they will open Chair 1 on Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 25th to start the 2018/19 season. They say that despite a fall of light natural snowfall the resort’s extensive snowmaking capabilities an opening by Thanksgiving weekend is possible for the sixth time in seven years. . .

Current forecasts for Friday call for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow, calm winds and a high near 34 degrees. Increased chances of natural snowfall start Wednesday night throughout the weekend as well. Special opening weekend Lift Tickets will be available online at missionridge.com for only $30 through Thanksgiving Day. Mission Ridge also will be honoring firefighters and emergency responders with free skiing passes thru the third weekend in December.

Coming up next, RiverCom Operations Manager Misty Viebrock has been promoted to executive director of the regional 9-1-1 service. A little more than a year after celebrating the completion of its first “GigaPod” at Pangborn Memorial Airport, Giga Watt Inc. has filed for bankruptcy. If you’re out and about Thanksgiving morning in Wenatchee you may want to avoid the flock of runners participating in the 10th annual Turkey Run, and we hit the streets of Wenatchee to find out what local residents are thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

RiverCom Operations Manager Misty Viebrock has been promoted to executive director of the regional 9-1-1 service. Jim Fosse is retiring from the position at the end of the year. After a nationwide search, the RiverCom board interviewed four finalists for the job before selecting Viebrock. She has worked in public safety communications for 20 years, beginning with the Wenatchee Police Department. She was been RiverCom operations manager since 2013.

A little more than a year after celebrating the completion of its first “GigaPod” at Pangborn Memorial Airport, Giga Watt Inc. has filed for bankruptcy.

The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court lists almost $70 million dollars owed to creditors with minimal company assets. Giga Watt had planned 17 such pods to provide space to cryptocurrency miners but troubles have plagued the company almost from the start, including numerous lawsuits from investors and construction liens from contractors. That has been accompanied by a plunge in bitcoin prices this year. Listed among its creditors is the Douglas County PUD, which is owed more than $310,000 dollars, according to the filing.

If you’re out and about Thanksgiving morning in Wenatchee you may want to avoid the flock of runners participating in the 10th annual Turkey Run.

The 12K, 5K and Kids race will mean reduced lanes on several city streets, beginning at the starting line at Rotary Park on Western Avenue to Woodward Street to Fifth Street.  Race organizer RunWenatchee says the Turkey Run has become the largest road running event in the city.

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…

In tonight’s feature story, we continue providing anti-bullying videos made by various students from Wenatchee, Cashmere and Entiat. With the assistance of New York Filmaker Mike Feurstein, the videos are part of the Unmake a Bully Project. Tonight, an anti-bullying film by 5th graders in Entiat. . .

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.

The big news that broke yesterday afternoon had the Seattle Mariners trading away their best pitcher, James Paxton, to the New York Yankees…

For “Big Maple”, Seattle gets a trio of prospects:  left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield, right-hander Eric Swanson and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams.  General Manager Jerry Dipoto said the Mariners are targeting a push toward the 2020 and ’21 seasons as they accumulate promising young players with longer windows of opportunity.

Washington and Washington State continue preparations for Friday’s 110th Apple Cup game in Pullman.  Husky Coach Chris Petersen says he’s impressed with what Washington State is doing offensively behind Gardner Minshew…

Cougar Coach Mike Leach says Washington has a ton of athletes, as always, and that W-S-U just needs to focus on itself…

The last time the two coaches saw each other was at a Pac-12 coaches meeting and Petersen says it was memorable, as always…

Washington and Washington State kick it off at Martin Stadium in Pullman Friday at 5:30 on FOX.

Now that Thanksgiving week is here, we can really start to focus in on the winter sports season in North Central Washington as well as OUR plans to cover it here on NCWLIFE Channel…

It actually begins for us tomorrow at Eastmont Lanes where the Wenatchee and Eastmont girls bowling teams will met for the first of two times this season.  The match starts at 1 o’clock, so we’ll have that on tape-delay here on NCWLIFE.

Then next Friday, Nov. 30th, we’ll be at Eastmont where the boys host Cashmere in a non-league basketball game.

Its girls and boys wrestling next with Davis at Wenatchee on Tuesday, December 4th.

Friday the 7th of December features Ferris and Wenatchee girls basketball at 5:45 followed the next day by the Mead girls and boys at Wenatchee High, beginning at 5:45.

In all, we’ll be bringing you 24 different sports broadcasts during the regular season coming between now and February, with playoffs on top of that.  And, of course, that doesn’t include all the Wenatchee Wild home hockey games we’ll also be bringing you here on your home for local sports, NCWLIFE Channel.

You can go to our website for the complete rundown of our Winter Sports Broadcast schedule at NCWLIFE dot com.

Let’s be honest, not much work is getting done this week.  So if you’re toiling at your desk today looking for something to pass the time, check out NFL Films “A Football Life” on former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren…

Its available now on the Seahawk’s website at Seahawks dot com in their video section.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced the winners of its annual wildlife video contest. There were hundreds of entries from all over the State in all categories from hunting to fishing. Among those nominated is this from Central Washington. . .

You can see all of the submitted videos on the State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website.

If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on the NCWLIFE Evening News, message us on our Facebook Page at the NCWLIFE Channel.

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.