Evening News November 6, 2018

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Eric Granstrom. 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, it’s election day and we’ll get a sense of what voters are thinking; we ran into some ballot collectors in Douglas County; and more on a school bus crash that sent 8 students and the driver to the hospital with minor injuries yesterday.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Chelan County Auditor, Skip Moore is preparing for tonight’s vote count with a mix of excitement and anxiety. He says workers have been processing returned ballots for the past three weeks. He says this year’s turnout beats any he’s experienced in a mid-term election. Moore tells NCWLIFE News that the process of counting the large number of ballots will take days . . .

Moore says at this stage in the election late voters should use a ballot drop box instead of the mail. Ballots must be postmarked with today’s date to be counted.

A random survey of voters in Wenatchee gives an indication of what’s driving people to the polls on this election day. NCWLIFE asked voters to share what they consider the biggest issues in this year’s mid-terms…

Besides mailing ballots through the US Postal system, voters in Chelan and Douglas Counties have the option of dropping their ballots in various drop boxes throughout the region.  We happened to bump into Leon and Bonnie Grant at the Law and Justice Center in East Wenatchee, making their rounds of collecting for Douglas County…

We’ll check in with Douglas County Auditor Thad Duvall during our LIVE election coverage tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel.

East Wenatchee Police say a 76 year old driver has been cited for failing to yield to a school bus in connection with yesterday’s collision at Lee Elementary School. Sgt James Marshall says it happened around 3:30 at the school at the intersection of 15th and Baker Streets . . .

School officials say the eight injured students were treated at Central Washington Hospital where they were released to their parents. The uninjured students were held at the school’s gymnasium where they were reunited with their parents. Douglas County Fire District Two, Ballard and Lifeline Ambulance also responded to the accident scene

Coming up next…fire crews responded to a debris fire that got away near Chelan yesterday; we’ll get the temperature of the Chelan PUD Budget; Wenatchee Valley College hosted a job fair; and local kids win a bet in a read-a-thon.  I’m Eric Granstrom and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A debris burn on private property got out of control Monday evening in the Washington Creek area near Chelan but was contained and extinguished in less than an hour by crews from Chelan Fire and Rescue. The fire department reported that as crews arrived winds were fanning the fire, with flames reaching three to five feet high. The initial crew on site was able to slow the fire until additional units arrived and surrounded the blaze.  Chelan Fire and Rescue Chief Timothy Lemon reminds residents that though it is cooler outside, conditions remain very dry and when burning you are required to stay on site until the fire has been completely extinguished.

Chelan County PUD appears to be in good financial health heading into next year. Steve Hair reports there are no rate hikes planned in the District’s 2019 budget.

Wenatchee Valley College hosted a job and career fair today. The College and Wenatchee Learns Connect partnered up for the event at the Wenatchee Valley College Student Recreation Center.

Exhibitors representing business, industry, training programs, post-secondary education and military shared career-related information with area high school students during the event.

The expo, which was expected to attract over 2000 students is intended to help them explore a variety of future careers and educational opportunities as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Students at Washington Elementary won a bet this week in connection with the school’s Read-A-Thon fundraiser. Three kindergartners were the top money makers in the two-week campaign which raised over 23-thousand dollars for new books. The three pupils were honored by their fellow students at a school assembly Monday.

The staff lost their bet with the students on how much they would raise and as a result got their hair and faces painted by the three five year old winners.

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Anti-bullying  videos produced this year by Wenatchee School District students will premier Wednesday evening in a special showing at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Students from Lincoln Elementary and Pioneer and Orchard middle schools worked with a New York filmmaker to produce the public service announcements aimed at stomping out bullying. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It is the seventh year the school district has participated in the DON’T WAIT to Unmake a Bully Project, founded by NCWLIFE’s own Lisa Bradshaw.  Here’s a look behind the scenes of the Orchard student’s video…

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.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

Anti-bullying  videos produced this year by Wenatchee School District students will premier Wednesday evening in a special showing at the Numerica Performing Arts Center. Students from Lincoln Elementary and Pioneer and Orchard middle schools worked with a New York filmmaker to produce the public service announcements aimed at stomping out bullying. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It is the seventh year the school district has participated in the DON’T WAIT to Unmake a Bully Project, founded by NCWLIFE’s own Lisa Bradshaw.  Here’s a look behind the scenes of the Lincoln student’s video…

 

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 Eastmont Wildcats host Eisenhower tonight in a Big 9 District Play-In game…

On paper, Eastmont has the big advantage by winning their two previous meetings this season 3-0 and 3-0.  The Wildcats also have double the amount of wins as the Cadets AND they’ll have home court advantage tonight.  But, with the playoffs, you throw the records out the window.  You can bet that Eastmont Coach Karinne Davis will have her girls ready to go when the first serve comes at 6 o’clock.  A Wildcat victory would mean a rematch with Wenatchee Thursday in Yakima at 5 o’clock.

The other District Play-In game has Sunnyside playing at Moses Lake, also at 6 o’clock.

The Eastmont girls soccer team is busily preparing to face Central Valley tomorrow in the first round of the WIAA State 4A tournament at Wildcat Stadium…

We’ll have the crew there for the play-by-play with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen on the call.  The game kicks off at 5 o’clock.  We’ll have it on the NCWLIFE Channel at 7.  A win tomorrow would put the Wildcats into a quarterfinal game against the winner of today’s match between Gonzaga Prep and Sumner.

As the Eastmont football team prepares to face Puyallup Friday in the 1st round of the WIAA State 4A tournament, NCWLIFE Channel is determining whether we can broadcast the game…

According to the latest information received yesterday, the National Federation of High Schools Network will be streaming the game live on its website.

Wenatchee graduate and injured University of Washington offensive left tackle Trey Adams is reportedly returning for another year with the Huskies…

Trey is seen here with the Sirmon’s of Wenatchee.  UW Head Coach Chris Petersen at his Monday press conference said Adams will be back for a 5th season with Washington after red-shirting this season.  Adams underwent back surgery in August after missing the last half of the 2017 season with a knee injury.  Prior to his injuries, Adams was expected to be a first round draft pick in the 2019 NFL draft.

The Seahawks are 4-and-4 at the halfway point of the 2018 NFL season following a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday.  Coach Pete Carroll met with reporters Monday and said Seattle missed too many opportunities against a very impressive team…

With so many changes defensively for the Seahawks, many commentators across the league felt Seattle was in a rebuilding year.  No so according to Coach Carroll…

Seattle travels to Los Angeles to take on the 9-and-1 Rams Sunday at 1:25 on FOX TV.

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.

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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.