Evening News October 25

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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:

 

For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight— Plans are moving forward for the development of a new visitors center in East Wenatchee…and road crews continue to work on South Lakeshore Road near Chelan. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Chelan area residents turned out last night to hear the latest

Commissioners fielded comments from 20 people during yesterday’s special meeting at the Chelan Fire Station. The meeting ended with no final decision.

 

The existing substations in Union Valley and Wapato Point are nearing capacity. District officials say a new substation is needed in order to redistribute existing electrical load and to anticipate further growth during the next decade.

Plans are moving forward for the development of a new visitors center and park in Downtown East Wenatchee.

 

The Gateway Project is another step closer to becoming a reality following action taken last night by the City Council.

 

Council members authorized Mayor Steve Lacy to accept the contract bid for removing the old TEXACO service station building on property located at the southwest corner of Valley Mall Parkway and 9th street. East Wenatchee-based KRCI Construction submitted the low bid and the contract is now being reviewed by the City Attorney. The Gateway Building Removal Project contract totals over 35-thousand dollars.

It appears that Wenatchee’s shortage of rental housing could be relieved with the possible development of a new downtown apartment complex. Mayor Frank Kuntz says the builder of the Riverside Nine Apartments is interested in developing the old City-owned parking lot on South Mission Street into multi-family housing. . .

 

The City Council will take up the matter at Thursday’s meeting. Weidner Apartments Director of public relations, Gregory Cerbana talked about the company’s plans at a Port District presentation in September. . .

 

Weidner Apartments is currently developing its second project along Riverside Drive just north of the Brewery.

The portion of South Lakeshore Road that was closed earlier this week due to a landslide at Slide Ridge will again be closed this morning but with flagger-controlled traffic as Crews will continue removing more debris. They hauled about 1,280 cubic yards of mud and debris, or about 15,500 tons, from the slide area at Slide Ridge, on Lake Chelan’s west side. The road will be opened back up to two lanes at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A motorist escaped injury yesterday when a bighorn sheep jumped from a hillside and landed on his car. The Washington State Patrol says the driver was on Highway 97-A when he saw a herd of bighorn sheep on the hillside above the roadway.

 

One of the animals, a ewe, jumped and smashed the car’s windshield. The driver was not hurt and managed to pull his car over. The sheep did not survive the accident.

Coming up, our candidate profiles continue with a look at the Position 7 seat on the Chelan City Council and one of the more unique fundraisers in the Wenatchee Valley comes to the Numerica PAC on Friday night. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

Tonight we conclude our look at the races for Chelan City Council as we profile the two candidates for the Position 7 seat, Rachael Goldie and Dr. TY Witt.

 

Goldie is 28-years old, has a bookkeeping company and is a server at The Vogue and Riverwalk in Chelan. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in human rights, policy and development from the University of Washington. She is also the Vice Chair of the Chelan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Goldie believes her college degree would be useful to the council as it deals with sustainable development. She also says if elected to the council, she would focus on Chelan’s disappearing community and make sure all citizens are heard.

 

Dr. Ty Witt is 55-years old and has been a Doctor at Lake Chelan Community Hospital since 2011. He is also the chief medical officer at the hospital. He is a Chelan Rotary Board member and president-elect. Witt says he will bring energy to the city council and says he will be tireless in his pursuit to find the right answer to difficult questions. He also adds that he would support all economic opportunities that lead to a self-sustaining community while maintaining Chelan’s small-town atmosphere. Tomorrow on the NCWLife Evening news, we will shift to the candidates running for city council in Rock Island.

The new Columbia Valley Community Health clinic celebrated its grand opening last week with a ribbon cutting event and tours for residents. Our friends at GoLakeChelan.com went along for a tour with Dr. Keri Bergeson to check out the 10,000 square foot facility. . .

 

For that full tour you can find the video at GoLakeChelan.com.

One of the more unique fundraisers in the Wenatchee Valley comes to the Numerica PAC on Friday night.  Dan Kuntz has the story. . .

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.

 

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last night in soccer…

 

Wenatchee 2, Eastmont 0 – Jayden Griggs continued her offensive domination of opponents in girls soccer this season, scoring both Wenatchee goals in downing Eastmont 2-nil at Wildcat Stadium.  Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen were joined in the booth by Neil Oyston on the NCWLIFE Channel last night…

 

Also in soccer last night…

 

Cashmere blanked Okanogan 3-nil as Chloe Diaz, Grace Erdmann and Justine Wood all scored in win.
Oroville beat Manson 4-to-2.

The Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in volleyball last night…

 

Wenatchee 3, Eastmont 0 – It was senior night for the Panthers in their final game at Wenatchee High School, hosting cross-river-rival Eastmont last evening.  The first set was a close, hard-fought 25-23 Wenatchee win and then the Panthers went on to take the next two LeAnne Branam and I had the call for the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

Also last night…

 

Cascade blanked Chelan 3-nil and Entiat remained unbeaten with a 3-nil win over Thorp-Easton.

Also on the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard…

 

Wenatchee advanced to the Columbia Basin Big Nine District Championship game in slow-pitch softball Tuesday but fell to the only other team to hand them a loss this season (Moses Lake).  The final score in the title game was the Chiefs 3, the Panthers 2.

Just a reminder that we’ll be out at the Apple Bowl Friday for our OWN LIVE tailgate party on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

I’ll be with Grant Olson to host our LIVE Bridge of Sportsmanship Pre-Game show Friday from Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl beginning at 6:30.  They’ll bring you the sights and sounds of the annual clash between the Panthers and Wildcats leading right up to the 7 o’clock kickoff.  By the way, if you want to get your tickets early for the game, which is always a partial sellout, be sure to stop by the athletic office of both schools this week.

Justin Turner’s 2-run home run broke a 1-1 tie and pushed the Dodgers past Houston 3-1 in Game 1 of the World Series…

 

On the mound, Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 in seven innings, allowing a solo home run to Alex Bergman.  Former Mariner Chris Taylor led off the bottom of the 1st with a solo homer on the first pitch from losing pitcher Dallas Keuchel.  Game 2 is tonight at 5 with Justin Verlander taking the pill for Houston while Los Angeles counters with Rich Hill.

 

Thanks Eric…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which means for the last few weeks various agencies and community groups have honored those who fight the battle, and promote ways to help prevent breast cancer in men and women. With higher than average rates of MS and Alzheimer’s, how does Wenatchee compare to the nation with Breast Cancer? Dr. Julie Smith with Confluence Health has the answer that may surprise you…

 

Doctors recommend women get annual mammograms starting at the age of 40. To schedule one, contact your primary doctor or contact the radiology department at Confluence Health.

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 our top stories. . .

The portion of South Lakeshore Road that was closed earlier this week due to a landslide at Slide Ridge will again be closed this morning but with flagger-controlled traffic as Crews will continue removing more debris. They hauled about 1,280 cubic yards of mud and debris, or about 15,500 tons, from the slide area at Slide Ridge, on Lake Chelan’s west side. The road will be opened back up to two lanes at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A motorist escaped injury yesterday when a bighorn sheep jumped from a hillside and landed on his car. The Washington State Patrol says the driver was on Highway 97-A when he saw a herd of bighorn sheep on the hillside above the roadway.

 

One of the animals, a ewe, jumped and smashed the car’s windshield. The driver was not hurt and managed to pull his car over. The sheep did not survive the accident.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

A quick moving cold front brought bands of clouds to the Pacific Northwest weather today. The mountains will have a shot of light rain through late afternoon and evening. Locally gusty north winds 10-20 mph will develop tonight through the Okanogan Valley and onto the Waterville Plateau but no precipitation is expected in the Wenatchee Valley. Then, starting tomorrow, sunshine and light winds are expected to make a return as dry Canadian air spills into the region and the upper level ridge of high pressure builds back in. Weather models are in very good agreement of the upper level ridge remaining over the forecast area through the weekend and into early next week with daytime high temperatures expected to be about 4-8 degrees above our seasonal average of 56. We will see high temps generally in the lower 60’s but expect overnight lows to be cold with mainly upper 30’s and could even see some upper 20’s in the northern valley’s and higher elevations.

As we leave you tonight, former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro takes us to Dry Falls, which were once the largest in the world and are now dry, making for an extraordinarily scenic area of our state. . .

 

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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 tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.