NCWLIFE Evening News December 24, 2018

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Good Christmas Eve 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,  The Washington State Patrol is warning motorists to be watchful for rocks on area roadways as extra moisture on hillsides has made for potentially dangerous slides. In a recent interview on the t.v program “Inside Olympia”, Governor Jay Inslee says, as part of his budget, he hopes to give local governments the power to raise its levy lid in order to pay for improved education, and, When the holiday season ends, you’ll need to find something to do with your once-live Christmas tree, we will tell you where to take it.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Two people escaped and an unidentified person was killed in a house fire this morning in the Lake Wenatchee area. Initially a woman was reported as missing. Jason Reinfeld of the Chelan County Sheriff’s office said the fire was in the 22000 block of Alpine Drive. . .

The Washington State Patrol is warning motorists to be watchful for rocks on area roadways as extra moisture on hillsides has made for potentially dangerous slides. Twice last week, big rocks briefly blocked Highway 97A near Entiat. There were no injuries in either incident.

In a recent interview on the t.v program “Inside Olympia”, Governor Jay Inslee says, as part of his budget, he hopes to give local governments the power to raise its levy lid in order to pay for improved education. . .

When the holiday season ends, you’ll need to find something to do with your once-live Christmas tree. In Wenatchee Boy Scout Troop 7 will be recycling trees beginning January 5th at the Stemilt Organic Recycling Center, 1465, South Wenatchee Avenue.

You can drop your tree off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $5 dollar donation is recommended. In Douglas County, Countywide Solid Waste is holding a special tree recycling event January 5th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6114 Batterman Road in East Wenatchee. A $5 dollar donation is also recommended for that event. Remember to remove all ornaments before taking your tree for recycling.

Coming up next, Christmas Eve started early this morning with a prayer and a hot meal at The Lighthouse in Wenatchee, and, It’s shaping up to be a white and Merry Christmas at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort outside Wenatchee. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Christmas Eve started early this morning with a prayer and a hot meal at The Lighthouse in Wenatchee. the South Wenatchee Avenue soup kitchen serves up dozens of meals on a daily basis. But its during this time of the year that the need is greatest. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair reports. . .

It’s shaping up to be a white and Merry Christmas at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort outside Wenatchee. After celebrating Christmas on the Mountain Saturday, the ski resort received a fresh batch of snow Sunday and will be open Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A video from Mission Ridge shows some of the fun from the past week, including Saturday’s festivities.

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…

The Huelsdonk Family were homesteaders in the Hoh River Valley with a story that grew into a legend. In tonight’s feature story, Ralph Munro takes us deep into the Olympic National Park and recounts the feats of “The Iron Man of the Hoh.”

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 12-24-18

The Seattle Seahawks pulled off a masterful upset of the Kansas City Chiefs last night in front of a national television audience 38-31…
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Russell Wilson completed 18-of-29 passes for 271-yards and three touchdowns.
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Chris Carson passed the 1,000 yard rushing mark, finishing with 27-carries for 116-yards and two touchdowns, including what proved to be the game-winner with 2:33 remaining.
Coach Pete Carroll was all smiles after his team beat one of the best teams in the NFL…
2-Carroll on Big Win 27-sec.
Doug Baldwin had 7-receptions for 126-yards and a highlight-reel touchdown. He said the entire receiving core has become a band of brothers…
3-Baldwin on Receivers 49-sec.
Chris Carson became the first running back in a Seattle uniform to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Marshawn Lynch in 2014. He was quick to deflect the praise…
4-Carson on 1000 Yards 14-sec.
Seattle has gone 9-and-4 after an oh-and-two start to make the playoffs. Coach Carroll says it’s all about team leadership and the belief in what they could accomplish…
5-Carroll on Playoff Team 43-sec.
Seattle will wrap up the regular season Sunday at home against Arizona and could likely see a rematch at Dallas in the first round of the playoffs in two weeks.
The Wenatchee Wild hosted the Vernon Vipers in games Friday and Saturday at the Town Toyota Center…
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Ugly Sweater Night Friday became an ugly game for the home team with Vernon coming out on top 3-nothing. So Wenatchee was looking to rebound Saturday and snap a two game losing streak. Brian Adams pulled off the hat trick and Matt Gosiewski (go-CHEF-ski) assisted on every Wenatchee goal in a 5-2 win.
Arch Ecker had the call on the Wenatchee Wild Hockey Network…
7-Wild vs Vernon Highlights 12-22-18 1:42
Wenatchee and the rest of the BCHL will take the holiday break with the Wild back in action January 4th at Powell River.

It was a light schedule for high school sports over the weekend, with just a few basketball scores to report. First, on Friday in girls basketball…
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The Eastmont girls were dominant in a 70-to-18 win over Rogers of Spokane. Cashmere lost for the first time this season to triple-a Mt. Spokane 67-56. Okanogan cruised past Cascade 59-37. Tonasket topped Manson 48-26. And Waterville-Mansfield posted a big victory over Oroville 58-14.

In boys basketball Friday, our game featured on the NCWLIFE Channel was a classic as Eastmont and Rogers went three overtimes before it was settled with the Wildcats coming out on top 87-81. Eric Granstrom had the exciting call…
9-EHS vs Rogers Boys Highlights 12-21-18 2:22
Isaac Wellborn led all scorers with 35-points. Also on Friday night…
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It was Okanogan over Cascade 86-41. Tonasket topped Manson 75-69. And Oroville beat Waterville-Mansfield 74-46.

To the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard for Saturday…
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Eastmont traveled to Kennewick with the boys losing 65-58 while the girls fell 56-35. The Cashmere girls bounced back from their Friday night loss to top W.F. West 65-55.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, the ongoing effort to revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park in South Wenatchee now includes the opportunity to buy a paver engraved with your name. The pavers will be on a wall in the park’s central plaza. The size of the paver depends on the donation, beginning for as little as $50 dollars. The Trust For Public Land is trying to raise $100,000 dollars for park improvements in the low-income neighborhood. If successful, an anonymous donor will match that $100,000 dollars. You can find an order form for a paver at support.tpl.org/MethowPark

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. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and Merry Christmas to you and yours.