Evening News September 06, 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, Fire behavior remains active on the Crescent Mountain Fire now just under 50,000-acres in size. An 18-year old Wenatchee man remains in custody after he was kicked out his own mother’s house after leading police on a high speed vehicle pursuit and foot chase, and, A fire reported at an apartment complex in Leavenworth forced residents to evacuate this morning.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Crews continue to tighten up control on the Cougar Creek Fire as it holds steady at 71 percent containment. Public Information Officer Jacob Welsh gives us our last video update from the fire Facebook page as the management team downsizes and prepares for a little rain…

The Cougar Creek Fire has burned more than 42-thousand acres, with 438 fire personnel continuing to work on that incident. There are no more evacuation notices and forest closures in the area have been reduced. Also, as of 2:00 p.m., fire officials report that they are experiencing a flare up on the north end of the Cougar Creek Fire. It has not crossed Mad River and helicopters are dropping water on the flare-ups causing large plumes of smoke.

Fire behavior also remains active on the Crescent Mountain Fire now just under 50,000-acres in size. 947 fire personnel are working the fire, which remains at 37-percent containment. The plan today was to continue to hold the fire from actively spreading toward the Twisp River, Libby and Buttermilk Creeks. Crews will also be working to sustain on-going efforts to construct, hold and improve fire lines already in place.

An 18-year old Wenatchee man remains in custody after he was kicked out his own mother’s house after leading police on a high speed vehicle pursuit and foot chase.

Wenatchee Police say the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday when 18-year old Julius Ceballos was seen driving erratically near the 900 block of Monitor Street. After an officer attempted to stop Ceballos, he took off at speeds upwards of 60 mph, through neighborhoods and ending up near Okanogan Avenue and Russell Street. He allegedly struck the curb in several places and hit two parked cars before getting out of the SUV and fled on foot.

Police ran after Ceballos, who entered a home in the 1100 block of Kittitas Street where his mother kicked him out of the house and he was arrested about 6:00 a.m. Ceballos was arrested and charged with suspicion to attempt to elude a police vehicle, hit-and-run, 3rd degree malicious mischief and obstructing a law enforcement officer. He is currently in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center.

A fire reported at an apartment complex in Leavenworth forced residents to evacuate the building this morning. About 50 firefighters from multiple jurisdictions responded to the Berg Rose Apartments off Mine Street at 9:30 this morning. According to Chelan County Fire District 3, the fire was confined to one apartment in that complex and was successfully evacuated. Smoke damage is reported throughout as crews continued to ventilate and overhaul on scene. Agencies responded included Chelan County Fire Districts 1, 3 and 6, along with Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and the Chelan County PUD.

Coming up next, The Wenatchee Valley is experiencing a construction boom with new commercial, industrial and residential development occurring on both sides of the river. The Port of Chelan County celebrated the start of new economic development at its Cashmere Mill site property yesterday. The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center has named a new executive director, and, Bales, Pails and Wagging Tails is the theme for this year’s Chelan County Fair that kicked off today at the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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The Wenatchee Valley is experiencing a construction boom with new commercial, industrial and residential development occurring on both sides of the river. In the East Wenatchee area a new 66-lot subdivision is being built along 4th Street. Douglas County Land Services Manager, Mark Kulaas says the past couple of years has seen a boom in new construction.

Kulaas says the new construction also results in a one-time revenue boom in terms of the amount of sales tax generated by the building industry.

The Port of Chelan County celebrated the start of new economic development at its Cashmere Mill site property yesterday.

Port officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon to mark the start of construction of two large industrial buildings designed to spur new business growth in the area. The buildings are expected to be completed in the spring. Port officials say the $6.6 million redevelopment project will allow local businesses to expand and help the port recruit new businesses. The Chelan County Commission agreed to allocate $500,000 to the project, and the port is putting up the rest of the money.

 

The industrial buildings will be high-ceiling, multi-tenant spaces. Possible uses are production, warehousing, laboratory or office space.

Louws Truss Inc. purchased just over 3.5 acres in September for a new manufacturing facility. Construction is ongoing, but production at the facility has already started.

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center has named Keni Sturgen as the new executive director. Sturgeon currently serves as the vice president of the Pacific Science Center’s Science Engagement and Outreach Division. She will take over the reins of the museum on November 19th. Prior to her role at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Sturgeon served as the Museum Director and Curator at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, Oregon from 2007-2014. She’s an Arizona State University grad with a masters degree in Cultural Anthropology.

Bales, Pails and Wagging Tails is the theme for this year’s Chelan County Fair that kicked off today at the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere.

The fair will feature the usual carnival rides, food booths and plenty of entertainment throughout each day including music, magic shows, dog races and horse trick-riders. The FFA and 4H livestock barns will also be open with showings and judging each day. Tonight features the Fair’s Got Talent contest from 6:00 to 8:00.

On Friday, country music star Colin Raye takes the stage with a performance at 7:30. Raye has 24 top ten records and 16 #1 country hits in his almost 30-year music career.

The Pro-West rodeo is the featured attraction this weekend with start times at 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The fairgrounds open at 10:00 a.m. each day.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Eric Granstrom and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

 

Poor air quality in the Wenatchee Valley has once again forced area teams to head inside for practice, including the Wenatchee Panthers.

Coming off a 52-nothing loss at the hands of Mount Si last week, Wenatchee coach Scott Devereaux says it’s been a week of lesson-learning for his squad as they prepare to travel to Lewiston…

Senior linebacker Jaden Christoferson says it was a matter of going back to the basics…

The Panthers will be at Lewison, Idaho for its game tomorrow night at 7 o’clock.  We’ll have more of a preview of the rest of the area football schedule coming up tomorrow morning here on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

On the Prep Schedule for today…

In girl’s soccer action, Eastmont has been postponed due to the poor air quality in the valley today.  We’re waiting to see about football tomorrow in Pasco and soccer set for Saturday.  Also tonight, Cascade travels to Ephrata while Quincy hosts Chelan, both at 6 o’clock.

In volleyball play tonight…

Cascade plays at La Salle and Manson’s at Lake Roosevelt at 6:30.  Wenatchee hosts Chelan while Eastmont’s on the road at Selah at 7 o’clock.

The Wenatchee Wild, who this weekend open their fourth season in the British Columbia Hockey League, have announced their team captains for 2018-19…

The honor of wearing the “C” as team captain goes to third year forward Lucas Sowder. The Trinity, FL native is committed to play Division I hockey at Minnesota State – Mankato next season. The assistant, or alternate captains are third year defenseman Jacob Modry who hails from El Segundo, CA, third year defenseman Chad Sasaki from Cypress, CA who is committed to Colorado College, and second year forward and Los Angeles native Murphy Stratton, who has committed to play his college hockey at the University of North Dakota.

Wenatchee opens the regular season with their first eleven games on the road, beginning Friday at the Vernon Vipers.  The Wild Home Opener will be Friday October 12 against the Nanaimo Clippers, and will feature the unveiling of the Championship Banners, a Ring Ceremony, and more.

Earl Thomas is back with the Seahawks as they prepare to travel to Denver for a season-opener with the Broncos Sunday.  Coach Pete Carroll is happy to have him back on the field…

Carroll wouldn’t go so far as to say Thomas would start Sunday, but it sounds like he’s going to play.  As far as the team is concerned, Carroll says he and the club are ready…

Seattle and Denver kickoff Sunday at 1:25 on FOX.  The NFL opener is tonight with Atlanta travelling to take on defending Superbowl Champion Philadelphia on NBC, kicking off at 5:20.

The Mariners got the long-ball they’ve been missing in a 10-hit, 5-2 win over Baltimore last night at Safeco Field…

Seattle got back-to-back, 2-out solo home runs from Nelson Cruz and Denard Span in the 5th inning following a Mitch Haniger solo shot in the 3rd to spark the offense.  Mike Leake evened his record at 9-and-9 by earning the victory on the mound, going 6-innings and allowing 2-runs on 7-hits with 4-strikeouts.

The Mariners have an off-day today and host the Yankees in the first of three games Friday night at 7:10 when James Paxton faces New York’s Masahiro Tanaka.

Speaking of the Yankees, as we take a look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

New York’s Luis Severino was knocked around for 4-runs in the 1st and 2-more in the 3rd and lasted only 2-and-two-thirds as Oakland won 8-to-2 and took the series.  The A’s now trail New York by just 3-and-a-half games for the top Wild Card spot.  Oakland’s lead over the Mariners for the final spot is still at 5-and-a-half games.

Houston maintained its 3-and-a-half game lead in the A-L West with a 9-1 win over the Twins.  Alex Bregman led the way for the defending champs with a home run and 5-RBI’s as the Astros swept the series from Minnesota.

And Shohei Ohtani was 4-for-4 with 2-home runs to lead the Angels past Texas 9-3.

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We’ll be back with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Welcome back to the NCWLife Evening News…

The Port of Chelan County celebrated the start of new economic development at its Cashmere Mill site property yesterday.

Port officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon to mark the start of construction of two large industrial buildings designed to spur new business growth in the area. The buildings are expected to be completed in the spring. Port officials say the $6.6 million redevelopment project will allow local businesses to expand and help the port recruit new businesses. The Chelan County Commission agreed to allocate $500,000 to the project, and the port is putting up the rest of the money.

An 18-year old Wenatchee man remains in custody after he was kicked out his own mother’s house after leading police on a high speed vehicle pursuit and foot chase.

Wenatchee Police say the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday when 18-year old Julius Ceballos was seen driving erratically near the 900 block of Monitor Street. After an officer attempted to stop Ceballos, he took off at speeds upwards of 60 mph, through neighborhoods and ending up near Okanogan Avenue and Russell Street. He allegedly struck the curb in several places and hit two parked cars before getting out of the SUV and fled on foot.

Police ran after Ceballos, who entered a home in the 1100 block of Kittitas Street where his mother kicked him out of the house and he was arrested about 6:00 a.m. Ceballos was arrested and charged with suspicion to attempt to elude a police vehicle, hit-and-run, 3rd degree malicious mischief and obstructing a law enforcement officer. He is currently in the Chelan County Regional Justice Center.

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. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.