NCWLIFE Evening News August 29

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top 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 update on the Shoreline Management Act revisions from the Chelan County Commissioners, crews rescue a hiker in the Rimrock Meadows area and Wenatchee High School starts the new school year with a new block schedule. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Two men have been arrested after breaking into a total of 18 cars in the Fancher Heights area of Douglas County Sunday night. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the thieves hit a wide area of Fancher Heights. . .

 

Arrested was 26-year old Michael Sheppard of Moses Lake and 24-year old William Young of Yakima. Gjesdal also says this case is a great example of how modern technology has become a vital tool for law enforcement. . .

 

Sheriff Gjesdal also urges anyone who was a victim of the recent vehicle prowls and has not made a report to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department or RiverCom dispatch.

The Chelan County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday heard more public comment on revisions to the Shoreline Management Act as mandated by the Department Of Ecology.  Commissioner Kevin Overbay says the concerns of property owners with waterfront property have merit. . .

 

Commissioner Doug England hopes the final product will help streamline the permitting process. . .

 

The Washington State Department of Ecology has to sign off on any changes Chelan County makes.

An injured hiker is recovering after a dramatic rescue in the Rimrock Meadows area of Douglas County Sunday afternoon.

 

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the man was hiking with two companions in a canyon near a waterfall when a rock broke free from the cliff and broke his leg. A Grant County Sheriff’s rope-rescue team was able to hoist the man back up the cliff where a helicopter was waiting to transport him to the hospital. The man has been identified as 48-year old Simon Anderson of Ephrata.

Coming up, the Panthers start their school year with a new block schedule, we’ll have a report from the Red Cross on how you could help victims of Hurricane Harvey and an update on the air quality throughout the Valley. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

 

Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top 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 update on the Shoreline Management Act revisions from the Chelan County Commissioners, crews rescue a hiker in the Rimrock Meadows area and Wenatchee High School starts the new school year with a new block schedule. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Two men have been arrested after breaking into a total of 18 cars in the Fancher Heights area of Douglas County Sunday night. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the thieves hit a wide area of Fancher Heights. . .

 

Arrested was 26-year old Michael Sheppard of Moses Lake and 24-year old William Young of Yakima. Gjesdal also says this case is a great example of how modern technology has become a vital tool for law enforcement. . . 

Sheriff Gjesdal also urges anyone who was a victim of the recent vehicle prowls and has not made a report to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department or RiverCom dispatch.

The Chelan County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday heard more public comment on revisions to the Shoreline Management Act as mandated by the Department Of Ecology.  Commissioner Kevin Overbay says the concerns of property owners with waterfront property have merit. .

Commissioner Doug England hopes the final product will help streamline the permitting process. .

The Washington State Department of Ecology has to sign off on any changes Chelan County makes.

An injured hiker is recovering after a dramatic rescue in the Rimrock Meadows area of Douglas County Sunday afternoon

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the man was hiking with two companions in a canyon near a waterfall when a rock broke free from the cliff and broke his leg. A Grant County Sheriff’s rope-rescue team was able to hoist the man back up the cliff where a helicopter was waiting to transport him to the hospital. The man has been identified as 48-year old Simon Anderson of Ephrata.

Coming up, the Panthers start their school year with a new block schedule, we’ll have a report from the Red Cross on how you could help victims of Hurricane Harvey and an update on the air quality throughout the Valley. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

NCWLIFE CHANNEL SPORTS        

 

As families get busy getting kids back to school this week, the NCWLIFE Channel is busy getting ready for high school sports Friday.

              

We’ll feature some live prep football Friday night from the Apple Bowl as Wenatchee hosts Southridge.  We’ll go live at Lee Bofto Field beginning at 6:50 with the pre-game show as we take the Icicle Broadcasting Feed from Ian Dunn and Mark Miller.  Meanwhile, we’ll be over at Eastmont’s Wildcat Stadium for their game with Walla Walla taping for a rebroadcast next Saturday.  Then on THIS Saturday, we have LIVE girls soccer as Wenatchee hosts Central Valley at the Apple Bowl beginning at 3 o’clock with Sebastian Moraga.

 

Anglers need to be on the lookout for a hole punched in the tail of Chinook Salmon in the Columbia River:

              

The hole is punched to identify fish that have been pulled out of the water at Priest Rapids Dam for sampling and given a sedation chemical called MS-222.  The Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising anglers to release any salmon with this hole punched in the tail because the US Food and Drug Administration requires a 21-day withdrawal period before people should eat these fish.  So anyone fishing salmon in the upper Columbia River, watch out for fish with a punch hole in the tail.

 

The Mariners have now lost three straight after a 7-6 defeat at the hands of Baltimore Monday night.

              

Seattle lost despite a career-high five RBI night by Ben Gamel, including a 3-run homer.  Starter Marco Gonzalez (former AppleSox) again struggled finding the strike zone, walking two and hitting a batter, lasting only 3-and-a-third and allowing 5-runs on 8-hits.  Manager Scott Servais said that Baltimore smelled blood in the water early:

                

It was a back and forth contest with three lead changes and two ties.  By the sounds of it, Servais is hesitant to commit to a solid roster spot for Gonzalez as the Mariners go forward:

               

Seattle and Baltimore play again today at 4:05 with Erasmo Ramirez starting on the mound against the O’s Dylan Bundy.

 

With the Mariners losing to Baltimore, the Orioles leapfrogged Seattle in the chase for the second American League Wildcard Spot…

              

Cleveland 6, NY Yankees 2
Tampa Bay 12, Kansas City 0
Wild Card Standings…
New York            70-60     +3.0
Minnesota          67-63     …
LA Angels            67-65     1.0
Baltimore            66-65     1.5
Seattle                  66-66     2.0
Tampa Bay          66-67     2.5

 

In the American League Monday

Major League Baseball announced the series between Texas and Houston would be moved to St. Petersburg, Florida due to Hurricane Harvey.  The series was supposed to be held in Houston, but the downtown core of the city has been inundated by rains resulting from the hurricane.


American League West Standings…
Houston               79-51     …
LA Angels            67-65     13.0
Seattle                  66-66     14.0
Texas                    64-66     15.0
Oakland               58-73     21.5

 

Thanks Eric. The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has chosen two new directors. We spoke with Executive Director Beth Stipe about the two new administrators. .

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after thisAnd now a recap of some of our top stories…

Two men have been arrested after breaking into a total of 18 cars in the Fancher Heights area of Douglas County Sunday night. Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the thieves hit a wide area of Fancher Heights. .

Arrested was 26-year old Michael Sheppard of Moses Lake and 24-year old William Young of Yakima. Gjesdal also says this case is a great example of how modern technology has become a vital tool for law enforcement.

Sheriff Gjesdal also urges anyone who was a victim of the recent vehicle prowls and has not made a report to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department or RiverCom dispatch.

By now we’ve all seen the devastation and destruction that residents of the Gulf Coast of Texas are experiencing because of Hurricane Harvey, massive flooding and thousands without shelter. Locally, the Red Cross has been inundated with calls from local residents wondering how they can help. Rick Isaacson, Community Volunteer for the Wenatchee Valley Red Cross, says the biggest contribution folks can make is with their pocketbook. .

You can drop off any donation at the local Red Cross office located at 12 Orondo Street, any local U.S.Bank location or simply go to the Red Cross website.

 

Late this morning, the National Weather Service in Spokane issued an air quality alert for 12 Washington counties including Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan. Smoke from wildfires in Idaho, Oregon, and here in Washington are expected to affect most of Eastern Washington until increased wind on Thursday scours out the smoke and allows air improvement. Until that time, air quality will vary between good and unhealthy depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk for serious health effects from smoke. The air quality alert remains in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday.

An injured hiker is recovering after a dramatic rescue in the Rimrock Meadows area of Douglas County Sunday afternoon

Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal says the man was hiking with two companions in a canyon near a waterfall when a rock broke free from the cliff and broke his leg. A Grant County Sheriff’s rope-rescue team was able to hoist the man back up the cliff where a helicopter was waiting to transport him to the hospital. The man has been identified as 48-year old Simon Anderson of Ephrata.

And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

 

The Inland NW remains under a strong upper-level ridge. The ridge axis will be positioned over the Rockies in Northwest Utah in the Great Basin. The midlevel flow pattern will continue to bring blankets of midlevel smoke up from active fires burning in southwestern Oregon. Washington state fires are also becoming very active and contributing to smoke. The air mass will continue to support hot temperatures but the combination of smoke, haze, and some cloudiness will likely lead to cooler temperatures than what models are predicting so instead of temps near 100 degrees, yesterday and today our high temperatures stayed in the lower 90’s.  Notice off the coast of British Columbia, that’s a weak cold front that will move through the area early Thursday and will cool us down into the upper 80’s. Winds will kick up from the west, which will also push a lot of the resident smoke out of the area however, active fires in the Cascades may still allow some patchy elevated smoke to persist at times. Another warming trend begins on Frtiday into the middle of next week with widespread mid to upper 90s by Saturday and into Sunday and Monday.

And finally tonight, this dog has some serious hops but just can’t quite get there.

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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 night.