Evening News October 12, 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, NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair caught up with Governor Jay Inslee who is in Wenatchee today.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Our LocalTel SkyFi Valley View Cameras captured images of a house fire in the Dryden area yesterday afternoon. According to dispatch reports from RiverCom, crews from Chelan County Fire Districts 6 and 3 along with Cascade Ambulance responded in the one oclock hour to a report of a porch on fire at a residence on Goehner Road. Fire District 6 Chief Phil Moser tells us more. . .

Chief Moser says the house was over 100 years old. The Red Cross is assisting the family and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair caught up with Governor Jay Inslee who is in Wenatchee today for discussions relating to behavioral health and a tour of a treatment facility that he calls a tmodel for the State of Washington. . .

On Wednesday, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Hilary Franz laid out a plan to reduce wildfires through forest management and increase response capabilities through more full time DNR firefighters, training and air assets.

The 55-million dollar spending plan double’s the state’s wildfire fighting budget. Franz says it will improve response time and create healthier forests. The DNR responded to 1,700 wildfires in 2018, the second most fires on record. And, a greater portion of fires are occurring in Western Washington. Nearly 39 percent of wildfires this season were west of the mountains, a record high. The plan would make 30 seasonal firefighters permanent allowing them to thin overly dense, unhealthy forests when not on the fire lines.

The state apple maggot quarantine has been extended into parts of Okanogan County, the state Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. It is the latest effort to slow the spread of the invasive pest and to protect commercial apple production. As of Nov. 9 the quarantine includes the Methow Valley north of Gold Creek in Okanogan County. The state considered adding the area this summer after surveys provided evidence the apple maggot population had spread into portions of the county. The quarantine prohibits anyone from moving homegrown or foraged fruit from a quarantined area into or through a pest-free area. The quarantine affects both household waste and municipal green waste, including yard debris like grass clippings, fruit, soil and leaves, as well as woody debris, such as branches and twigs.

Coming up next, Medicare’s 2019 annual open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) starts Monday, October 15th. This year’s annual ski swap is Saturday at Orchard Middle School, and, we will give you a rundown on all there is to do this weekend around the Wenatchee Valley. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Medicare’s 2019 annual open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans starts Monday, October 15th, 2018 and runs through December 7th.

The Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program is ready to provide Medicare counseling help in local communities. Local advisors can answer your Medicare questions and help you search for plans online that work best for your personal situation.

Skiers and snowboarders in our area rejoice every year on two very special days, the opening of Mission Ridge and the annual Orchard Middle School Ski Swap. The swap is a chance for skiers to buy and sell their equipment to fellow skiers at one location in one day. This year’s ski swap is Saturday at Orchard Middle School and is a fundraiser for the Orchard PTO. Earlier this week on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, PTO member Molly Butler explained how the swap works. . .

The ski swap runs from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday and organizers recommend that buyers get there early for the best deals.

Time now for NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson to fill us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . .

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…

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Today, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Zora the cat. . .

And that is a look at your local weather, coming up next, Eric Granstrom with sports and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.\

Wenatchee won a see-saw battle with Eastmont to take over 1st place in the Big 9 soccer standings last night in East Wenatchee by a score of 3-to-2…

Madysen Smith would open up the scoring for the Panthers in the 20th minute but Eastmont would tie it before half on a goal by Jayden Brown.  Isabel Pelayo (puh-LIE-oh) would strike in the first minute of the second half and Wenatchee would try to pull away, but Eastmont would not relent.

Eric Granstrom and Matt Wisen had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Wenatchee improved to 8-and-1 in conference with the win while the Wildcats dropped to 6-and-3 with the loss.  In other soccer action last night…

Cashmere blanked Okanogan 2-nil.  Cascade had no trouble with Omak, winning 12-nothing.  And Bridgeport edged Manson 1-nil.

On the Les Schwab prep volleyball scoreboard last night…

Wenatchee defended its home court with a 3-1 win over Sunnyside.  West Valley remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Eastmont.  Cascade edged Omak 3-2 and Cashmere topped Okanogan 3-games-to-2.

Our featured game this week on the NCWLIFE Channel in high school football tonight…

Features the Eastmont Wildcats and Sunnyside Grizzlies.  Both teams are 2-and-oh in Big 9 play trying to keep pace with the 3-and-oh Wenatchee Panthers.  Sunnyside has an explosive offense, averaging nearly 32-points per game.  But they’re also allowing 24-points per contest.

Eastmont Coach Michael Don says this could be a fun one for fans to watch…

 

We’ll have more with Coach Don and a feature on the Eastmont offensive line during our pregame show tonight at 6:45 from Wildcat Stadium with Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson right here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Also around the grid iron tonight…

Wenatchee is on the road at Davis, trying to remain atop the Big 9 standings.  In Caribou Trail League, Chelan hosts Cascade while Cashmere’s at Okanogan.  In B football tonight, Manson welcomes Lake Roosevelt while Entiat is across the river on the plateau to face Waterville-Mansfield.

On the Soccer Schedule for tomorrow…

Cascade hosts Kiona-Benton (KIE-own-uh) at 11am while Manson’s at Davenport tomorrow at Noon.  Also, just a reminder that the HUGE Apple Cup Soccer Tournament will be all weekend at Walla Walla Point Park.

On the volleyball slate tomorrow…

Manson and Cashmere are at the Ephrata Invite at 8am.  Wenatchee High School is the place for the big Wenatchee Invite with 13 other schools in town for that beginning tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock.  And in league play tomorrow night, Waterville-Mansfield is at Liberty Bell at 6:30.

There’s a cross country meet today in Oroville…

With Cashmere and four other schools starting at 4pm.

And in the pool at Wenatchee…

The Panthers are hosting an 11-dive meet beginning today at Noon.

Don’t forget, the Wenatchee Wild celebrate their 2018-19 home opener tonight at the Town Toyota Center…

The Nanaimo Clippers are in town with all the pre-game festivities beginning at around 6:30.

In college football this weekend…

Washington State has a bye while the #7 Washington Huskies travel to take on #17 Oregon tomorrow at 12:30.  That game can be seen on ABC.  Eastern Washington is on the road at Weber State tomorrow afternoon at 3:05.  And Central Washington will use the sparkling new lights once again at Tomlinson Field as Western Oregon comes to town at 6pm.

The Seahawks are taking in some tea and crumpets today in London…

Preparing for their Sunday morning game against the Raiders.  Seattle is 2-and-3 while Oakland is 1-and-4 under John Gruden.  Sunday’s game on FOX kicks off at 10am our time, 6pm in London.

And, of course, the Major League Championship Series get underway with Milwaukee hosting the Dodgers in Game 1 tonight at 5:09 on FS1.  Game 2 is tomorrow.  Game 1 of the American League Championship Series is tomorrow at 5:09pm in Boston where the Red Sox welcome the Houston Astros.

Thanks Eric.

A concept cooked up in 1994 by the Washington State Potato Commission brought spuds out of the kitchen, and into… the local museum. The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center marks it’s 60th anniversary with the “Reheated: Baked, Mashed or Fried” art exhibit.

Over the course of the three week exhibition, the museum will explore Washington State’s agricultural prowess (it claims the world’s highest potato yield per acre!), the potato in art and culture, and host several potato-themed programs and family activities. The judged art exhibit culminates with the winner being presented with the Golden Potato Award.

And finally tonight, the Alatheia Riding Center of Wenatchee exceeded their expectations at this year’s annual fundraising gala this past weekend. The fundraising goal this year was 200-thousand dollars and the gala Saturday night raised just over 255-thousand dollars to continue to provide therapy to people with special needs through interaction with horses and horseback riding. Alatheia co-founder Nancy Grette commented following the gala. . .

My youngest daughter Sydney rides at Alatheia once a week and I can tell you first-hand what great work they do there and how grateful we are to them and all they do.

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.