Evening News October 22, 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, Chelan County Fire District 8 responded to a report of a brush fire at around 11:00 last night. A threatened shooting at a school that was originally made on social media in April circulated again last Friday, and, Mission View Elementary School in Wenatchee is about to unveil its new playground equipment after the old playground was destroyed by arson.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Washington health officials investigating recent cases of salmonella are advising people to check their refrigerators. According to the state’s Department of Health, six people, including a Thurston County resident, were infected with the same strain of salmonella bacteria.

The last confirmed case reported illness on September 15th. Five of the six were reportedly eating English cucumbers bought at Costco stores in Washington. The cucumbers were sold in packs of three individually wrapped cucumbers. If you bought English cucumbers from Costco between August 18th and September 10th and still have them, officials recommend throwing them away.

Chelan County Fire District 8 responded to a report of a brush fire at around 11:00 last night. The fire, approximately 16 miles up the Entiat Valley, spread quickly and threatened one structure. Fire District managers remind residents that conditions are still dry and to9 make sure any outdoor burning is closely monitored. The fire was contained to less than one acre.

A threatened shooting at a school that was originally made on social media in April circulated again last Friday, causing schools throughout the nation with the initials CHS to be alerted. Those schools included Cascade High School, Cashmere High School and Chelan High School. Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker reported a student at Cascade High School in Leavenworth raised concerns about the post with administrators and the school’s resource officer from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office was alerted. He said Deputies also mobilized to Chelan and Cashmere. The original threat was made by a student at Clovis High School in Clovis, New Mexico in April. The student was arrested. Among other schools placed on alert Friday were Capital High School in Olympia and Coeur d’Alene High School in Idaho.

You might recall last Spring these images of an arson-caused fire at Mission View Elementary School in Wenatchee. The equipment was totally destroyed and the Community came forward in a fundraising drive that collected over 26-hundred dollars. Let’s fast forward to now.

Here’s a shot of Mission View Principal Jeff Jaeger last Friday spreading mulch on the school’s new playground. A ribbon cutting celebration is being planned for mid- November.

Coming up next, Three earthquakes hit within an hour off Vancouver Island late Sunday but no injuries or damage were reported. Waterville voters will decide if they want green or brown grass at the local cemetery when they cast their ballots next week, and, A forest health-thinning project will begin on about 45 acres of Land Trust property starting tomorrow in the Mountain Home Ridge area.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Three earthquakes hit within an hour off Vancouver Island late Sunday but no injuries or damage were reported. The quakes, ranged between magnitude 6.5 and 6.8, according to the U.S  Geological Survey.  The National Tsunami Warning Center quickly got word out that there was no immediate tsunami threat in British Columbia or Washington posed by the earthquakes. The first quake struck about 10:40 p.m., with the others following shortly after.

Waterville voters will decide if they want green or brown grass at the local cemetery when they cast their ballots next week. The Douglas County Cemetery District No. 2 has proposed a levy increase to help cover higher city water rates. Cemetery District Manager, Cody Preugshat (PRAG-shat).

The excess property tax would generate about $50,000 dollars, requiring collection of approximately $0.29 per $1,000 dollars of assessed valuation in 2019.

A heads up tonight for you folks in the Mountain Home Ridge area. A forest health-thinning project will begin on about 45 acres of Land Trust property starting tomorrow, October 23rd. The property will be closed to the public for safety reasons while the project is active.  In the short-term, Mountain Home will look messy and different, you will see stumps, some crushed vegetation, and piles of slash. In the long-term, after those piles of slash are burned, and the land has recovered, Mountain Home will look beautiful, be healthier AND be ready for the next wildfire should it occur. The work should be completed by late in the day tomorrow.

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The Wenatchee Kennel Club will soon have a new home. Earlier today (Mon.), the club broke ground on its new facility at 200 First Street Southeast in East Wenatchee. . .

It’s been a big week for the club, which over the weekend received the national American Kennel Club Public Education Award for its educational and outreach efforts. The club had been using the former federal building in Wenatchee as its temporary headquarters.

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 Wenatchee Wild earned a split in its weekend series with the Merritt Centennials at the Town Toyota Center…

Merritt picked up an overtime win Friday night by a score of 4-3.  Saturday was a different story as the Wild scored early and often in a 6-1 victory, that included a Sports Center-caliber highlight on Wenatchee’s final goal by Josh Arnold.  Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…

 

Wenatchee will host Trail Wednesday night at 6 and then Cowichan Valley Friday at 7 and Prince George Saturday at 7.

Eastmont took over first place in the Big 9 all alone Friday night as they won while Wenatchee lost…

In the game broadcast right here on the NCWLIFE Channel, Eastmont raced out to a 14-nothing lead over Eisenhower and despite giving up that lead in the 3rd quarter, the Wildcats put their foot down and went on for the 35-17 victory.

Caelen Massey ran for a touchdown and caught two TD passes from Carson Everhart as the Wildcats rolled up 240-yards of offense.  And, even though they allowed Damian Pacheco 241-yards on 28-carries, Eastmont improved to 4-and-oh in the Big 9 and 7-and-1 overall.  Eric Granstrom and Grant Olson had the call…

Meanwhile, Wenatchee was on the road at Sunnyside Friday.  Nate Blauman continued his brilliant running, carrying 30 times for 146-yards and a touchdown to help the Panthers build a 10-nothing halftime lead.  But the Grizzlies scored two fourth quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 68-yard pass play from Derrick Escamilla (esk-uh-MEE-ya) to Mike Rivera as Sunnyside handed Wenatchee its first Big 9 loss 14-10.

Video highlights of the game are provided by Hudl…

 

So Eastmont sits alone atop the Big 9 standings at 4-and-oh.  Wenatchee is 2nd at 4-and-1.  Eastmont travels to Moses Lake this Friday while Wenatchee hosts Walla Walla in a non-league game.

Also around the area Friday night on the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Cashmere beat College Place 56-14.  Cascade went to overtime to beat Okanogan 13-7.  Omak clobbered Chelan 63-23.  And Odessa nearly scored 100-points downing Entiat 92-14.

There were also some games around the area Saturday…

Manson took care of Oroville Saturday in girls soccer 5-1.  And in a non-league swim meet at Wenatchee High, the Panthers were victorious over Hanford, Richland and Walla Walla.

Of course, everyone’s talking about the Cougars and Ducks from Saturday…

As Washington State raced out to a 27-nothing halftime lead and held on for dear life for a 34-20 win at a jam-packed Martin Stadium.  Gardner Minshew was the hero, throwing for 323-yards and 4-touchdowns, including the one to ice the game with a 22-yard connection to Demon Patmon with 3:40 left…

Washington broke open a close game with 10-fourth quarter points to beat back Colorado at Husky Stadium 27-13.  Five different backs combined for 201 yards on the ground and 2-touchdowns.

Reilly Hennessey threw for 351-yards and four touchdowns as Central Washington cruised past Simon Fraser 60-19.

And the scene is set for the World Series beginning tomorrow night at Fenway Park in Boston…

Where the Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 at 5:09pm on FOX.  L-A advanced by downing the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series by a score of 5-to-1 as Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig hit home runs for the Dodgers.

Thanks Eric.

Before we leave you tonight once again a reminder, Washington health officials investigating recent cases of salmonella are advising people to check their refrigerators. According to the state’s Department of Health, six people, including a Thurston County resident, were infected with the same strain of salmonella bacteria.

The last confirmed case reported illness on September 15th. Five of the six were reportedly eating English cucumbers bought at Costco stores in Washington. The cucumbers were sold in packs of three individually wrapped cucumbers. If you bought English cucumbers from Costco between August 18th and September 10th and still have them, officials recommend throwing them away.

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.