Evening News November 24

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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:

 

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight— Chelan PUD have identified 18 of the 57 Norway Spruce trees along Evergreen Drive in Cashmere as hazardous to the public—small business Saturday happens tomorrow in the Wenatchee Valley and we will take a look at area mountain passes as many of you will be traveling this weekend. But first, we begin tonight:

A power outage occurred last night when a car hit a power pole in Cashmere.  The Chelan County PUD posted to their Facebook page that 550 customers near the downtown area from the railroad tracks to the river were affected. The lights went out at around 10:45 PM and PUD crews quickly had power restored around midnight.

Chelan PUD, working with the City of Cashmere maintenance crews, have identified 18 of the 57 Norway Spruce trees along Evergreen Drive in Cashmere as hazardous to the public and to electrical and fiber infrastructure.

 

The trees, anywhere from 60 to 80 feet in height, are approximately 85 years old. PUD Forestry Operations Manager Bill Sanborn fears a storm could cause the trees to come down and threaten public safety and electrical and fiber equipment. The PUD and the City plan to begin work next Wednesday, Nov. 29th, if the weather allows. The crews estimate that it will take four or five days to remove all of the trees. Evergreen Drive will be closed during the duration of the tree removal, except to local residents.

Take a look at what someone dropped off at the Wenatchee Police Department as a Thanksgiving gift for the officers who are on shift this holiday.

 

The police department posted this to their Facebook page with this quote, “Officers are always on duty to fulfill our mission – We promote a safe community and quality of life through protection and service.”

You may have shopped till you dropped for Black Friday today but don’t forget many local businesses are open for Small Business Saturday tomorrow.

 

Small businesses help ensure local economies stay strong and vibrant. Shop locally to support our local business owners around North Central Washington this holiday season and maybe catch a few deals in the process.

 

For the most part this Thanksgiving holiday our area passes have remained primarily wet making for excellent travel conditions. But, by late Saturday and into Sunday night when many travelers will be heading home, another storm system moves in on us which will lower mountain snow levels and bring heavy amounts of rain at times. For the latest pass conditions go to the Washington Department of Transportation website at WSDOT.com and I will tell you more about the next storm system moving our way a little bit later on in your weather forecast.

 

Coming up, 12th District Representative, Cary Condotta analyzes the recent election and provides a preview of the upcoming 2018 Legislative session. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

In a recent sit-down with NCWLIfe News Director Steve Hair, 12th District Representative, Cary Condotta analyzed the recent election and provided a preview of the upcoming 2018 Legislative session. . .

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.

 

The High School fall sports season isn’t quite done in Washington as the WIAA State Football Playoffs are into their semifinals tomorrow…

 

1B
Almira-Coulee-Hartline travels to Civic Stadium in Bellingham to face Lummi Nation at 1 o’clock.
Odessa and Sunnyside Christian play at 4 o’clock in Pasco’s Edgar Brown Stadium.

2B
Gonzaga Prep is the site for Aston and Liberty at 3 o’clock.
Kalama and Napavine will face off at Centralia High School at 7pm.

1A
After demolishing Okanogan last week, Royal hopes to continue to roll against Newport at Moses Lake’s Lions Field at 1 o’clock tomorrow.
La Center and Meridian play the other 1A semifinal at Civic Stadium at 4pm.

 

2A
Hockinson plays West Valley of Spokane at Gonzaga Prep tomorrow at Noon.
The all-powerful Archbishop Murphy faces Tumwater at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, also at Noon

3A – all at Pop Keeney Stadium in Seattle
Bellevue and O’Dea play at Noon followed by Garfield and Rainier Beach at 5pm

4A
Central Valley and Richland meet at Edgar Brown Stadium at 1pm.
Woodinville faces Sumner at Sparks Stadium at 5 o’clock.

The Wenatchee Wild are back at it in BCHL action tonight…

 

After a 2-1 win to start the home stand Wednesday over Vernon, Wenatchee hosts Chilliwack tonight at 7:05.  If you missed it the other night, here are the highlights of the Wild’s win as they play some pretty darn good hockey in the Wolve’s Den…

 

Again, Wenatchee and Chilliwack tonight and then Salmon Arm tomorrow night at 7:05.  Bliss Littler says, starting with tonight’s game, the Wild will have their hands full…

 

Also, tomorrow night is another chance to donate to the Les Schwab Community Toy Drive.  Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the donation box to make sure no child is left without a present to unwrap this Christmas.  To see a shopping list for toys, search Les Schwab Community Toy Drive on Facebook.

Central Washington starts the college football Division II playoffs tomorrow in Ellensburg…

 

The Wildcats face Texas A&M Commerce at Noon on ESPN3.  And, of course, the Apple Cup between Washington and Washington State kicks off at Husky Stadium tomorrow at 3pm and it’s on FOX.  In this 110th meeting between the Huskies and Cougars, the Pac-12 North Title will be decided.  A Cougar win means the Pac-12 North title and a rematch with USC for the Pac-12 Championship next week.  A Husky win means Stanford wins the North title and will play USC.  Washington has on 7 of the past 8 Apple Cups.

In case you passed out from in a food coma yesterday, here’s what happened in the three Thanksgiving Day NFL games…

 

Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23.

Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the LA Chargers beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-6.

In the final game of the night…it was ugly as both teams looked disinterested as Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdowns to go along with a pick-6 as Washington beat the New York Giants 20-10.

The Seahawks are on the road this weekend in the NFC West…

 

Seattle plays the 49ers Sunday at 1:05 on FOX.  The best game of the day has the LA Rams hosting the red-hot New Orleans Saints at 1:25 on CBS.  Arizona hosts Jacksonville at 1:25, also on CBS.

 Thanks Eric…

 

You may have seen a few bell ringers at our local stores already as the Salvation Army gears up for its annual Red Kettle Drive. Major Ralph Jiminez stopped by Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with Dan Kuntz this morning to talk a little bit about the origins of the donation drive and how you can become a volunteer. . .

 

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 power outage occurred last night when a car hit a power pole in Cashmere.  The Chelan County PUD posted to their Facebook page that 550 customers near the downtown area from the railroad tracks to the river were affected. The lights went out at around 10:45 PM and PUD crews quickly had power restored around midnight.

Chelan PUD, working with the City of Cashmere maintenance crews, have identified 18 of the 57 Norway Spruce trees along Evergreen Drive in Cashmere as hazardous to the public and to electrical and fiber infrastructure.

 

The trees, anywhere from 60 to 80 feet in height, are approximately 85 years old. PUD Forestry Operations Manager Bill Sanborn fears a storm could cause the trees to come down and threaten public safety and electrical and fiber equipment. The PUD and the City plan to begin work next Wednesday, Nov. 29th, if the weather allows. The crews estimate that it will take four or five days to remove all of the trees. Evergreen Drive will be closed during the duration of the tree removal, except to local residents.

Take a look at what someone dropped off at the Wenatchee Police Department as a Thanksgiving gift for the officers who are on shift this holiday.

 

The police department posted this to their Facebook page with this quote, “Officers are always on duty to fulfill our mission – We promote a safe community and quality of life through protection and service.”

You may have shopped till you dropped for Black Friday today but don’t forget many local businesses are open for Small Business Saturday tomorrow.

 

Small businesses help ensure local economies stay strong and vibrant. Shop locally to support our local business owners around North Central Washington this holiday season and maybe catch a few deals in the process.

For the most part this Thanksgiving holiday our area passes have remained primarily wet making for excellent travel conditions. But, by late Saturday and into Sunday night when many travelers will be heading home, another storm system moves in on us which will lower mountain snow levels and bring heavy amounts of rain at times. For the latest pass conditions go to the Washington Department of Transportation website at WSDOT.com.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

A strong westerly flow will be over the Pacific Northwest today as one low pulls away from the area and another low-pressure weather system approaches from the Pacific. We will see drier air moving through this flow throughout the day today. The stable flow begins to buckle tonight and Saturday morning as another weather system sets up in the eastern Pacific. By Saturday afternoon and evening, the flow will back to the southwest as that upper level low slides into western Washington. The southwesterly flow will once again tap into deeper subtropical moisture, maybe not as deep as the past weather system, but pretty close. The weather conditions for the Apple Cup on Saturday will be very wet and cool. In the period from Saturday afternoon to Sunday night, we could see upwards of a quarter to a half inch of precipitation in the Wenatchee Valley. Temperatures will cool back to our average for late November of 40 degrees by next week with drier and breezier conditions before another round of rain heads our way by the end of next week.        **Here’s a look at your forecast**:

We leave you tonight with a video from elk country, where this couple decided to use what drops to the ground around them each winter to make a unique Christmas Tree. . .

 

Holy Shed!! If you have a video of the day, you’d like to see on NCWLIFE 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, tune in to NCWLife Channel Monday 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 weekend.