NCWLIFE Channel News for July7

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WENATCHEE- Here’s the latest news for North Central Washington from the NCWLIFE Channel with Grant Olson

Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Here are a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight- we’ll have an update on the Mitchell Canyon Fire, a Moses Lake man is reported missing after officials found his car submerged in Moses Lake, a crash on Highway 153 kills two and the Three Fingers case continues after the Supreme Court hands it back to Chelan County. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But we first we begin tonight

Fire Officials say the Mitchell Canyon Brush Fire quieted down considerably over the past 24 hours helped by both containment on the Northern flank of the fire yesterday and favorable fire-fighting weather overnight. Managers say the fire is basically 100% contained but crews will still be out the remainder of the night checking for hotspots. Fire officials also say the level 2 evacuation that’s been in place could be lowered to a level 0 by tomorrow morning and some firefighting crews will be allowed to leave.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department launched a search for a missing Moses Lake man who’s car was found yesterday submerged in the lake. 

He is identified as Lionel Pando. The 31 year old was reported missing Thursday by a family member. The vehicle he was last known to be driving was found in the water in the McConihe Flats area. The search was suspended last night but was to resume this morning. Pando is a Hispanic male, 5-11, approximately 210lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. If you know his whereabouts, or have information concerning Pando, please contact MACC dispatch at 509-762-1160.

Two truck drivers were killed today when their vehicles collided on Highway 153 about 8 miles North of Pateros

The Washington State Patrol says it happened around 11:20 AM when the driver of a Northbound box truck veered across the centerline crashing into a Southbound Semi. The two drivers were dead at the scene. A passenger in the box truck was injured and transported to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster for treatment. The Highway was blocked for several hours until the wreckage was cleared. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Coming up- The Three Fingers Saga at Lake Chelan continues after the State Supreme Court says a Chelan County judge must make the final ruling on the 1961 fill on Lake Chelan. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

The Three Fingers saga is set to continue after the state Supreme Court says a Chelan County judge must make the final ruling on the 1961 fill on Lake Chelan. Steve Hair has the details .

Two fireworks related structure fires has prompted a call for more public education. The fires also call into question the possible conflicts between the City of East Wenatchee which allows the sale and discharge of fireworks and the outright ban enforced in Douglas County. The two recent fires involved a mobile home located just outside the City limits off Kentucky Avenue and a shed located off 19th Street within the City limits. Douglas County Fire District 2 responded to both fires and Assistant Chief, Brian Brett admits there’s a lot of confusion about boundary lines and what’s allowed and not allowed .

Brett says no citations were issued for the mobile home fire. Meanwhile, fireworks bans are also on the books in Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.

Wenatchee hosts the Velocity Swim Clubs Starlight Open meet this weekend. Over 490 swimmers from throughout the Pacific Northwest will be competing at the Wenatchee City Pool starting this afternoon and continuing through Sunday. The event is considered a major economic draw generating thousands of dollars in trickle0down revenue.

 

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, Gabe Mercer will have your sports update and our feature today on the first annual Pacific Northwest Bike Fest at Pybus Public Market. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.

 

The Pacific Northwest Bike Festival is this weekend, starting TODAY in Wenatchee. Up to 500 custom motorcycle enthusiasts will be in town to show off their rides at the Pybus Market. Entertainment with two bands is also slated at the Badger Mountain Brewery.  Event organizer Jim Hempstead says Wenatchee was a natural choice to host this first ever bike festival in the Pacific Northwest.

Orondo Street between Columbia Street and the railroad tracks in front of Badger Mountain Brewing will be closed from 2 PM today until Saturday evening at 11:59 PM. The Bike Fest will also be using the Columbia Street/Palouse Street parking lot for their event.

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of today’s stories and your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

And now for a recap of our top stories….

Fire Officials say the Mitchell Canyon Brush Fire quieted down considerably over the past 24 hours helped by both containment on the Northern flank of the fire yesterday and favorable fire-fighting weather overnight. Managers say the fire is basically 100% contained but crews will still be out the remainder of tonight checking for hotspots. Fire officials also say the level 2 evacuation that’s been in place could be lowered to a level 0 by tomorrow morning and some firefighting crews will be allowed to leave.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department launched a search for a missing Moses Lake man who’s car was found yesterday submerged in the lake

He is identified as Lionel Pando. The 31 year old was reported missing Thursday by a family member. The vehicle he was last known to be driving was found in the water in the McConihe Flats area. The search was suspended last night but was to resume this morning. Pando is a Hispanic male, 5-11, approximately 210lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. If you know his whereabouts, or have information concerning Pando, please contact MACC dispatch at 509-762-1160.

Two truck drivers were killed today when their vehicles collided on Highway 153 about 8 miles North of Pateros

The Washington State Patrol says it happened around 11:20 AM when the driver of a Northbound box truck veered across the centerline crashing into a Southbound Semi. The two drivers were dead at the scene. A passenger in the box truck was injured and transported to Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster for treatment. The Highway was blocked for several hours until the wreckage was cleared. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

Closing out our newscast today… The Lake Chelan Bach Fest began this week with the theme this year: Music on the Vine from Bach to Pops. The 10-day event brings various styles of music from classical to pop to various venues. Here is a preview from our friends at GoLakeChelan.com.

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, or have video you would like us to use, 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. Have a good night.