Evening News October 5, 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, An Ellensburg man was seriously injured Wednesday night near Cle Elum after being hit by a car. Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90 this weekend need to plan for added travel time due to a lane closure near Cle Elum, and, The event center at the Pybus Public Market has a new look, a new name and tomorrow the public can check it out for themselves.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A two-vehicle accident around noon yesterday on East Street in Wenatchee sent two people to the hospital. Jason Reinfeld with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office tells us what happened. . .

Reinfeld says both lanes of traffic on Easy Street were blocked for a short time while crews cleared the damaged vehicles.

An Ellensburg man was seriously injured Wednesday night near Cle Elum after being hit by a car.

Washington State Patrol says the accident happened around 9:30 when 34-year old Christopher Glondo of Ellensburg was walking along State Route 970 near the Twin Pines Drive-In when he stepped into the eastbound lane and was struck by an SUV driven by 33-year old Mason Beeman of Moses Lake. Bothe the vehicle and Glondo came to rest blocking the westbound lane of traffic. Beeman was not injured in the accident and Glondo was transported to Harborview medical Center in Seattle. The accident remains under investigation.

Drivers traveling westbound on Interstate 90 this weekend need to plan for added travel time due to a lane closure near Cle Elum at milepost 88 near the Indian John Rest Area. The Washington State Department of Transportation closed the right lane Tuesday night, Oct. 2nd after a string of collisions in the area prompted a closer look at the pavement.

This new section of concrete was completed in fall 2017. However, a recent test of the concrete surface shows a subsequent reduction in skid resistance. For the safety of the traveling public, the right westbound lane will remain closed until the work is finished. Drivers need to plan for added travel time and expect delays through the area, especially those traveling on Sunday. Detour routes around the lane closure are available via US 97 to State Route 970.

The event center at the Pybus Public Market has a new look, a new name and tomorrow the public can check it out for themselves.  The Pybus Market Charitable Foundation will be hosting an open house inside the LocalTel Event Center at Pybus Market beginning at 10:00 Saturday morning. On this morning’s edition of Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Brenda Mandelis of LocalTel Communications talked about how the Pybus Public Market and LocalTel were a perfect fit. .

The open house runs from 10:00 to 2:00 and will feature guided tours, treats and speeches from local dignitaries.

Coming up next, Beginning next week, the Woodin Avenue Bridge in Chelan will once again be shut down. This Saturday, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will join over 25 shelters in every region of the state for Shelter Open House, and, What lessons have we learned in the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process. That’s the question NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair asked in downtown Wenatchee earlier today. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Beginning next week, the Woodin Avenue Bridge in Chelan will once again be shut down. The bridge will be closed Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. through Friday at 5:00 p.m. The contractor will be installing water main from the bridge to Columbia Street on the north and from the bridge to Third Street on the south. Pedestrian access continues to remain open at all times with bicyclists using the same area to cross.

This Saturday, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will join over 25 shelters in every region of the state for Shelter Open House. NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson has more. . .

What lessons have we learned in the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process. That’s the question NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair asked in downtown Wenatchee today as the nation awaits Saturday’s final confirmation vote in the US Senate. . .

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…

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.

The Wenatchee Panther volleyball team held off a spirited effort by Eisenhower to snap a 3-game losing streak with a 3-0 win last night…

Wenatchee was led by seniors Maeghan Wulf and Lauren Clark in downing the Cadets 25-22, 18 and 21.  Eric Granstrom and LeAnne Branam had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

 

The Panthers improved to 3-and-3 in Big 9 play with the win.

In other action last night, Cashmere shut out Okanogan in 3-games in Caribou Trail League play.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in soccer…

Eastmont went into two, golden goal overtimes against West Valley after the game ended tied at 1 in regulation.  The Rams scored in the 2nd minute of the second overtime to pull out the 2-1 victory.  Carissa Miller score the Wildcat’s lone goal.

In other action on the pitch, Chelan shot down Omak 4-1.  And Lake Roosevelt doubled-up on Manson 2-1.

In the pool Thursday…

 

Eastmont swept a double-duel with West Valley and Sunnyside at the Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center, downing the Rams 131-46 and the Grizzlies 137-43.  Eastmont hosts the 11-Dive Meet today at Noon.

Coming up tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel, it’s Wenatchee and West Valley in a Big 9 football clash.  Panther Coach Scott Devereaux says his offensive line will have its hands full with a blitzing defense and are coming off their best game…

 

You can see more from Coach Devereaux and Riley Kunz during our pre-game show tonight at 6:45 with the kickoff at 7 here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

As we look at the rest of the prep football schedule…

Waterville-Mansfield has an afternoon kickoff at 3 against Wellpinit.  Eastmont is on the road at Davis at 7 o’clock.  Coach Michael Don says the key for his team tonight is to handle the Priate’s pressure…

 

Also tonight, Cascade hosts Omak in Peshastin.  Chelan is at Cashmere in the 65th Battle for the Bronze Shoe.  The Bulldogs have the decisive lead in the series since it began in 1953, leading the Goats 52-to-12.  In other games, Manson hosts Brewster while Pateros is at Entiat.

The Wenatchee Wild will once again have to find luck in game 2 of a series in Canada after falling at Prince George last night 3-2…

The Spruce Kings scored first in the 2nd period, but the Wild countered on a goal by Christophe (kris-TOFF) Fillione (fill-EE-ON).  But two quick goals by Prince George to end the second would be the difference.

HockeyTV has the video and our good friend Arch Ecker the play-by-play on the Wenatchee Wild Radio Network…

 

Wenatchee travels to Chilliwack to take on the Chiefs Saturday night at 7 o’clock.

On the college football schedule tomorrow…

Eastern Washington travels to Southern Utah for a 12:10 kickoff.  #10 Washington is at UCLA at 4:30 on FOX.  Central Washington will try to bounce back at Azusa Pacific at 6pm.  It’s also a 6 o’clock kickoff for Washington State at Oregon State on the Pac-12 Network.

Finally, the Seahawks have their hands full Sunday at CenturyLink Field…

The high-flying L-A Rams bring their 4-and-oh record to Seattle to face the 2-and-2 Seahawks.  Kickoff is at 1:25 on FOX.

Thanks Eric.

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

As we leave you tonight we would like to wish our good friend and co-worker Steve Hair and his wife Lynette a very happy 33rd wedding anniversary.

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.