NCWLIFE Evening News September 22nd, 2021

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to what’s making news, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:
And now, A few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, In another sign this especially volatile fire season is winding down, Chelan County Commissioners today lowered the county’s fire danger level from very high to high. Chelan and Douglas counties’ emergency dispatch system has a new boss, we’ll tell you who and Proposals for redrawing Washington’s legislative districts were released yesterday, and they could show the future shape of North Central Washington’s 12th District.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Hwy. 2 Death ID -Authorities on Tuesday identified the woman found dead two weeks ago east of the Stevens Pass summit, and said her homicide may be related to a vehicle found on fire that same day in Snohomish County. Callie Childers, a 25-year-old Marysville woman, was found dead by homicidal violence Sept. 7 on the shoulder of Highway 2, eight miles east of the pass at milepost 73. Investigators now say her car, a black 2013 Chrysler 200, was discovered burning on the Lowell-Snohomish River Road, just west of the town of Snohomish. Childers was last known to be living without housing in the Everett area. Authorities have not disclosed her precise cause of death. Anyone with information about Childers’ death or her vehicle is asked to call the Chelan County sheriff’s tipline at 509-667-6845.
Fire Danger Update -In another sign this especially volatile fire season is winding down, Chelan County Commissioners today lowered the county’s fire danger level from very high to high. The lower designation allows recreational campfires in designated areas, such as campgrounds. The county also reopened Horse Lake Road to recreationists. The road leading to trails in the foothills has been closed since early August because of wildfire concerns. Chelan County Fire Marshal Bob Plumb warned that without rain, conditions will likely remain extremely dry into the fall.
RiverCom Reorganizes -Chelan and Douglas counties’ emergency dispatch system has a new boss. Lowell Porter is the former director of Pierce County Emergency Management, and spent a year as chief of the Washington State Patrol. Current director Misty Viebrock, who’s been with RiverCom about 25 years, becomes deputy director. RiverCom’s administrative board says the reorganization is needed, while the agency deals with a critical staffing shortage. About a dozen positions in the dispatch center need to be filled. RiverCom coordinates the response for every police, fire, and ambulance service in the Wenatchee Valley.
Redistricting Proposals -Proposals for redrawing Washington’s legislative districts were released yesterday, and they could show the future shape of North Central Washington’s 12th District. The state’s four-member redistricting commission consists of two Republicans and two Democrats, and they must redraw local districts to hit a target of about 157,000 people in each. The two Republican proposals would leave the 12th largely as it is, with a few expansions around the corners. One Democratic proposal would put Okanogan County in the 7th District and expand the 12th as far east as the town of Sprague; the other would expand the 12th across the Cascades, stretching west to Monroe. The four commissioners are still taking public input on the redistricting plans. You can email them at comment@redistricting.wa.gov.
TEASE -Coming up next, The National Park Service has selected a new superintendent of the North Cascades National Park Complex. The Wenatchee Public Library is getting a new mural, and wants your help choosing the design, and, It was quality time with kids for several law enforcement officers in Grant County this month. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
North Cascades Boss -The National Park Service has selected Don Striker to serve as the superintendent of the North Cascades National Park Complex starting in November. Striker has served since 2013 as the superintendent of Denali National Park in Alaska. His previous postings include Mount Rushmore, Fort Clatsop, and Yellowstone National Park. The North Cascades complex includes more than half a million acres in the park itself, plus the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
Library Mural -The Wenatchee Public Library is getting a new mural, and wants your help choosing the design. Wenatchee muralists Heather Dappen and Ellen Smith have designed three options for the large mural, which will be painted on the west side of the library at 310 Douglas Street. Online voting on the three choices started Tuesday and runs through midnight on Sunday. You can make your choice at the library’s website, ncwlibraries.org.
Cops & Kids -It was quality time with kids for several law enforcement officers in Grant County this month. Here are some of those noteworthy encounters. . .
TEASE -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. . .
Climate Roundtable -Local leaders in health, agriculture and advocacy came together Tuesday to talk about the challenges posed by climate change. Specialists from around Chelan County and Washington joined the online roundtable hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank, and looked ahead to new actions they can take. Here’s some highlights from that gathering. . .

TEASE – And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

NCWLIFE Channel Sports

J.P. Crawford had three hits and Marco Gonzales battled through six strong innings to lead the Mariners past Oakland 5-2 last night in the Bay Area…
Seattle got its first run of the ball game to tie it up in the second on a throwing error and a heads-up play by Jake Bauers…
The Mariners earned a lead they’d never give up with three runs in the fourth…
That would be plenty of offense for Marco Gonzales, who earned his 9th victory on the mound, going six innings…
J.P. Crawford would add a homer in the 9th for a little insurance as Seattle came away with the 5-2 victory. Manager Scott Servais was all smiles once again…
Seattle and Oakland meet again tonight at 6:40 with Chris Flexen facing Cole Irvin.
On the Les Schwab American League West Scoreboard, the Yankees got home runs from Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge to down the Rangers 7-to-1.
The Astros and Angels combined for 7-home runs including Shohei Ohtani’s 45th of the season as Houston beat L-A 10-to-5.
On the Les Schwab American League Wild Card Scoreboard, Enrique Hernandez and Xander Bogaerts each homered in a 3-run 5th inning for Boston as the Red Sox beat the Mets 6-to-3.
Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. had 2-hits including a solo home run to help Toronto beat the Rays in St. Pete 4-to-2.
The Red Sox still lead the Wild Card Race by a game-and-a-half over Toronto. The Yankees are a half-game back while Seattle and Oakland are 3-games behind.

On the Les Schwab Prep Girls Soccer Scoreboard…
Eastmont scored early and often in downing Sunnyside 9-nothing last night as Paige Fischer led the way with 5 goals. Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen had the call here on the NCWLIFE channel…
10-Eastmont vs Sunnyside Highlights 1:19
Eastmont remained undefeated with the win. In other action, Wenatchee’s Halle Stegeman scored twice and Olivia Harle added another in the Panther’s 3-nil win at West Valley. Moses Lake stopped Davis 4-1. Cascade shut out Naches Valley 3-nil. Cashmere crushed La Salle 10-nothing. Chelan beat Brewster 3-zero. Omak belted Lake Roosevelt 9-1. And it was Manson over Pateros 5-1.

There was a shocker in Yakima last night on the Les Schwab girls volleyball scoreboard…
West Valley had won all but one match over the past two seasons but Wenatchee traveled to the Ram’s home floor and came away with a 3-2 victory last night. The scores were 22-25, 25-23, 20-25, 32-30 and 15-8. Congratulations to the Panther girls!
Eastmont also came away with a big road victory last night at Sunnyside 3-2. The scores were 26-24, 24-26, 22-25, 25-13 and 15-10.
A reminder that we’ll have the Panthers and Wildcats tomorrow night here on the NCWLIFE Channel at Wenatchee High School beginning with the pregame at 6:45.
OK, back to the scoreboard…Davis swept Moses Lake; Ephrata blanked Connell; Manson took care of Liberty Bell; Brewster beat Tonasket 3-1; Entiat topped Bridgeport 3-1; A-C-H shut out Waterville-Mansfield; and Moses Lake Christian beat Cascade Christian 3-1. In the pool yesterday, afternoon…
Eastmont pulled off the victory over Wenatchee at the Eastmont Aquatic Center 137-to-49.

Thanks Eric.
Sunrise -We leave you tonight with another beautiful Wenatchee Valley sunrise captured this morning by NCWLIFE’s Uriah Darby. .
Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up Monday morning on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley, Dan. . .
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). I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great weekend.