Evening News September 11, 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, A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the Kennewick man who was badly injured last week when his truck crashed on McNeil Canyon Road, and, the lone survivor of the deadly Twisp River fire in 2015 talks about how his boots and proper gear saved him from dying that day.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Nearly 400 people gathered in Cashmere today at the site of the 9-11 Spirit of America Memorial.  NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom was there and filed this report. . .

If you couldn’t make it to the ceremony in Cashmere today, you’re in luck, we will run the memorial ceremony in its entirety tonight at 11:00 right here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the Kennewick man who was badly injured last week when his truck crashed on McNeil Canyon Road. Dwayne Philp was trapped in the wreckage of his truck for over three hours while a team of 26 first responders extricated him from the cab.

Philp was carrying a load of fruit when the crash happened. Philp was airlifted from McNeil Canyon to Central Washington Hospital with critical injuries. Philp was the family’s sole income provider and they are now facing huge medical bills. The Philp family has three children and an 18 year old who is about to leave for college. All proceeds raised through the GoFundMe page will help the Philp family pay for medical bills and living expenses.

Daniel Lyon, survivor of the 2015 Twisp River fire, has fully recovered from the burns suffered when he and three of his crew members were trapped in a firestorm. He was the lone survivor of that tragic accident. In this Facebook post Daniel shows the boots he wore that day and shares how effective they were in protecting his feet from being severely burned. . .

Daniel said in his post, “For those of you who are firefighters, take my advice and always wear proper gear. One day, it might just save ya. These boots were the difference between my feet being burned off, to not being burned at all.”

Those who were killed were Richard Wheeler, Andrew Zajac and Tom Zbyszewski. All four were riding in a fire engine that crashed after they were blinded by smoke when the fire exploded due to a wind shift change.

Coming up next, A major bridge replacement project is prepared to start soon in Cashmere. Beginning yesterday, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the northern Cascade Mountains. A heads up for you folks in the Peshastin and Chelan areas. Two road projects to tell you about that will completely close two streets, and, The Wenatchee School Board is slated to discuss the search for a new Superintendent when it meets in regular session tonight. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A major bridge replacement project is prepared to start soon in Cashmere. The West Cashmere Bridge is being replaced with a newly designed span over the Wenatchee River. The old bridge was deemed by the State Department of Transportation as structurally deficient.

You can learn more about the project next Tuesday (Sept 18th) at the Cashmere Riverside Center. The project consultant and officials with Chelan County Public Works will be on hand to answer questions.

Beginning yesterday, a coalition of state and federal agencies, with support from local tribes, will begin translocating mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the northern Cascade Mountains to meet wildlife management goals in both areas.

This effort to translocate mountain goats from the Olympic Peninsula is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service to re-establish and assist in connecting depleted populations of mountain goats in the Washington Cascades.

This month’s two-week effort to move mountain goats to native habitat in the northern Cascades is the first translocation operation since the release of the final Mountain Goat Management Plan. Two additional two-week periods are planned for next year. Mountain goats were first introduced to the Olympics in the 1920s. Fish and Wildlife plans to release the mountain goats at five selected sites in the Cascades this month including Tower Peak, in the Methow area of the Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest.

A heads up for you folks in the Peshastin and Chelan areas. Two road projects to tell you about that will completely close two streets.

School Street in Peshastin closed yesterday (Mon) for road improvements related to the renovation and expansion project at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School. The roadway will be closed from Main Street to Jefferies Street. The roadway is open to local traffic only. That street closure will continue until October 31st.

Beginning today (Tue), Willmorth Drive is also closed. The closure is expected to last up to three weeks for a City of Chelan water line expansion project. The roadway is open to local traffic only. Motorists are advised to avoid the work zone so crews can work safely.

The Wenatchee School Board is slated to discuss the search for a new Superintendent when it meets in regular session tonight. The Board will review and discuss proposals from several search consulting firms. A motion is expected to be made tonight to select the finalists to be interviewed on September 17th. Brian Flones announced earlier this year that he plans to retire at the end of the 2019 school year. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6pm at the District’s Headquarters.

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.

Coming up on the Prep Schedule for today, first in girl’s soccer…

Manson travels to Lake Roosevelt at 4:30.  Cashmere hosts Ephrata at 6:30.  Selah’s at Cascade at 6:30.  Eastmont is on the road at West Valley in Yakima at 7.  And, on the NCWLIFE Channel LIVE tonight with the pre-game at 6:50, Wenatchee hosts Sunnyside at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl.  Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen will have play-by-play of our first soccer match of the season, so be sure to watch tonight LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel.

On the volleyball courts tonight…

Brewster plays at Chelan.  Pateros is hosting Manson.  Bridgeport heads for the plateau to take on Waterville-Mansfield.  And Cashmere is on its home court tonight, taking on Kittitas.  All those matches start at 6:30.

And there’s one early season cross country meet today…

As Bridgeport hosts Manson, Omak, and Okanogan at 3:30 this afternoon.

So, again, here’s what we have on tap this week on the NCWLIFE Channel…

It begins tonight with LIVE soccer as Wenatchee hosts Sunnyside at 7.  Then on Thursday, more LIVE soccer at Eastmont as the Wildcats play host to Eisenhower at 7.  Then on Friday, it’s Hall of Fame night for Eastmont as they’ll take on Ellensburg in non-league football at 7.  Eric Granstrom and Mickey White will have the play-by-play and we’ll feature the Class of 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at halftime.

We’ll step back in time over the weekend…

As we’ll feature some games from last fall here on the NCWLIFE Channel.  First, it’s Davis and Wenatchee volleyball at 2 followed by Eisenhower and Eastmont football at 7.  Then on Sunday, West Valley and Eastmont soccer at 2 with Wenatchee and Moses Lake football rounding out the weekend schedule starting at 7 o’clock.

The Mariners have had their post-season hopes all but dashed with Oakland’s hot play and Seattle’s less-than-stellar play…

As Seattle has slide into a tie with Tampa Bay, 7-and-a-half games behind the A’s for the final Wild Card spot in the American League.  So all the Mariners can do is focus on who’s in front of them tonight, and that would be the San Diego Padres for the first of two games at Safeco Field.  Bryan Mitchell will take the ball for San Diego while Marco Gonzales makes his return from the disabled list with a strained neck.  Gonzales is trying to right his own ship after going 0-and-4 in August with a 10.35 ERA for the month before going on the D-L.  First pitch tonight is at 7:10.

There were a couple games in the American League West last night as we turn to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

Justin Verlander turned in a vintage performance against his former team in Detroit, striking out 10 over 7-innings as the Astros edged the Tigers 3-2.  Houston’s lead in the West remains 3-games over Oakland.

Mike Minor allowed one run in six innings and Joey Gallo went 2-for-3 and drove in three to help the Rangers beat the Angels 5-2.

Add injury to insult for Seahawks fans with news that Doug Baldwin’s knee injury is worse than thought…

According to ESPN’s Adam Shefter, Baldwin suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his MCL in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to Denver.  According to experts, that’s a recovery that would require up to four weeks.  Baldwin has missed only two games in his entire 8-year Seahawks career and has played 89-consecutive games, the fourth-longest active streak for a receiver in the entire NFL.  It looks like that streak will come to an end Monday at Chicago against the Bears.

Thanks Eric.

Staying with our sports theme…various sports are underway all over Northcentral Washington. In tonight’s feature story, we bring you a promotional video from Wenatchee Valley College on how the men and women of the athletic program practice, push and succeed. . .

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…

A major bridge replacement project is prepared to start soon in Cashmere. The West Cashmere Bridge is being replaced with a newly designed span over the Wenatchee River. The old bridge was deemed by the State Department of Transportation as structurally deficient.

You can learn more about the project next Tuesday (Sept 18th) at the Cashmere Riverside Center. The project consultant and officials with Chelan County Public Works will be on hand to answer questions.

A heads up for you folks in the Peshastin and Chelan areas. Two road projects to tell you about that will completely close two streets.

School Street in Peshastin closed yesterday (Mon) for road improvements related to the renovation and expansion project at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School. The roadway will be closed from Main Street to Jefferies Street. The roadway is open to local traffic only. That street closure will continue until October 31st.

Beginning today (Tue), Willmorth Drive is also closed. The closure is expected to last up to three weeks for a City of Chelan water line expansion project. The roadway is open to local traffic only. Motorists are advised to avoid the work zone so crews can work safely.

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.