NCWLIFE Evening News December 3rd, 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, A Chelan County judge set aside a plea agreement that would have meant a short jail term and 12 months’ probation for a man who assaulted his former girlfriend. A Colville Tribes member has been sentenced to almost nine years in federal custody for a car theft and armed robbery committed last year on the Colville Reservation and The unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing has led Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort to cancel skiing for this weekend.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
WHS Threat -Wenatchee High School cancelled in-person classes this morning after the district received an anonymous email saying someone would be bringing a gun to school. Wenatchee Police Sergeant Nathan Hahn said the email was sent overnight and read by district staff this morning. The high school then announced it would be shifting to remote learning for Friday. Hahn said the email was not specific about what allegedly would be happening. He said school resource officers are working to trace the origin of the email.
Kidnap Sentence -A Chelan County judge set aside a plea agreement that would have meant a short jail term and 12 months’ probation for a man who assaulted his former girlfriend. 20-year-old Trey Michael Haberlock will instead serve nearly two years in jail, followed by three years of supervised release. Haberlock pleaded guilty in September to second-degree assault and misdemeanor harassment. Sheriff’s deputies say he struck the woman in the face and threatened her with a knife during a drive from Wenatchee to Ellensburg. He was initially charged with kidnapping, but prosecutors later revised the charges. In passing the sentence Thursday, Superior Court Judge Robert Jourdan said Haberlock appeared to blame the victim for his own actions.
Carjack Sentence -A Colville Tribes member has been sentenced to almost nine years in federal custody for a car theft and armed robbery committed last year on the Colville Reservation. 30-year-old Kyle Steven Scott Cade was sentenced in Spokane federal court to 107 months in prison. Cade pleaded guilty to carjacking and possessing a firearm with a felony record. In April 2020 he confronted a fellow tribes member at a house in Coulee Dam, threatened him with a handgun, and made off with the man’s car. He led tribal police on a 23-mile chase until the car’s motor gave out. Cade has previous convictions in Okanogan County for second-degree robbery. In a separate investigation, police found four stolen firearms kept in Cade’s home in August 2018.
No Skiing -The unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing has led Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort to cancel skiing for this weekend. The resort opened last Friday on its annual after-Thanksgiving target date but said Thursday they’ll be closed this weekend. Mission Ridge said with temperatures forecast to drop beginning tonight they’re hoping to open the slopes back up December 9th. Stevens Pass announced earlier this week that because of the warm weather they would not make their scheduled Friday opening.
TEASE -Coming up next, Grant County PUD General Manager and CEO Kevin Nordt will take a junior role at the public utility as he deals with the effects of treatment for prostate cancer./ Even though the official Christmas lighting ceremony won’t be part of the festivities, big crowds are expected to make their way to Leavenworth beginning this weekend./ On Saturday, Quincy residents can get a good look at some of the ideas the city is considering for revitalizing downtown, and, Keeping a vocal choir together during an airborne pandemic has been a tough challenge, just ask the Leavenworth Villages Voices. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Grant PUD Boss -Grant County PUD General Manager and CEO Kevin Nordt will take a junior role at the public utility as he deals with the effects of treatment for prostate cancer. Nordt, who’s 56, has been under treatment for the disease since June 2020, and he says it’s taken a toll on his ability to perform the job. Instead, he’ll take a junior role as chief resource officer, looking at ways to secure the district’s power supply for the future. Chief Operating Officer Rich Wallen will become general manager on an interim basis. The PUD commission is expected to name a permanent replacement to take over next year.
Leavenworth Travel -Even though the official Christmas lighting ceremony won’t be part of the festivities, big crowds are expected to make their way to Leavenworth beginning this weekend. The Washington State Department of Transportation sent out word Thursday to expect longer than normal travel times on Highway 2 from both the east and west sides of town. The city’s “Village of Lights: Winter Karneval” festivities run through December and include more than a half million lights decorating the town.
Quincy Downtown -On Saturday, Quincy residents can get a good look at some of the ideas the city is considering for revitalizing downtown. The city will have a booth at the Christmas Market at the Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where proposed concepts and ideas for downtown will be on display. Those current designs are just some of the ideas being discussed for improving downtown Quincy.
Village Voices Reunion -Keeping a vocal choir together during an airborne pandemic has been a tough challenge. But Leavenworth’s Village Voices has proved up to it. The 40-year-old choir returns to the Leavenworth stage for multiple Christmas concerts, starting this weekend and running through December 17th. . .
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. . .
Toy Drive Expert Shopper -The NCW Community Toy Drive is in full-swing for its 5th year and made a stop at Hooked on Toys yesterday. It was a chance for 11-year old Koen Peterson to go on a shopping spree for needy children. KKRV’s Brent Rhodes introduces us to the “Expert Shopper”. . .

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.

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It’s been nearly a week since Washington State announced Jake Dickert as the Cougar’s next head coach, but the official presentation was made yesterday in Pullman by athletic director Pat Chun…
Dickert was choked up as he took the podium to accept the task of making Washington State relevant again in the Pac-12…
Coach Dickert and the Cougars will learn of their bowl invitation this weekend.

It’s a battle of familiar foes tonight in the second round of the FCS Playoffs…
The 10-and-2 Eastern Washington Eagles travel to Missoula to face the 9-and-2 Montana Grizzlies. This will be a battle of the Grizz defense, allowing an average of 13-points per game, against the high flying Eagles offense, averaging 44-points a game. Kickoff is set for 6 o’clock at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on ESPN-plus.
Montana State will host U-T Martin tomorrow at 1, also on ESPN-plus.

The State high school football championships will be settled tomorrow in Western Washington…
Almira-Coulee/Hartline faces Quilcene for the 1B championship in Tacoma at Noon. That’s followed by Graham-Kapowsin against Lake Stevens for the 4A title.
Royal faces Eatonville in Lakewood at Noon for the 1A championship. Kalama and Napavine play for the 2B title following at 4 o’clock.
The third site is at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup where Bellevue faces Kennewick for the 3A title at Noon followed by the 2A championship between Tumwater and Lynden.

Here’s a look at the Les Schwab scoreboard from prep basketball last night…
In boys basketball, Tonasket topped Cascade 73-53. Liberty Bell beat Omak 44-40. Ephrata edged Cashmere 67-55. And Manson beat Bridgeport 74-53.
In girls basketball last night, Tonasket won by 40 over Cascade. Omak bounced Liberty Bell 49-36. Cashmere won by 35 over Ephrata. Manson topped Bridgeport 52-34. And Cascade Christian beat Eastmont’s C team 28-14.
Coming up tonight in girls basketball, Wenatchee game against Shadle Park has been cancelled. Eastmont hosts Chelan at 5:45. The 6 o’clock games have Cascade at Naches Valley; Brewster hosts Kettle Falls; Soap Lake visits Bridgeport; and Liberty Bell hosts Davenport. The late games tonight have Waterville-Mansfield at Entiat and Moses Lake hosting Chiawana.
Here’s a look at tomorrow’s schedule as Wenatchee plays at Ridgeline at 3:30. Manson visits Soap Lake at 4:30. Moses Lake tips at Ferris at 5. Wahluke hosts Quincy at 6 while Cashmere plays at Zillah.
On the boy’s slate tonight, Moses Lake plays at Chiawana at 7. The rest of the games at 7:30 have Chelan’s at Eastmont; Cascade travels to Naches Valley; Brewster hosts Kettle Falls; Soap Lake’s at Bridgeport; Entiat hosts Waterville-Mansfield; and Davenport plays at Liberty Bell. Wenatchee and Shadle Park has been cancelled.
On Saturday, it’s Riverside Christian at Waterville-Mansfield at 4. Ridgeline hosts Wenatchee at 5. Moses Lake travels to Post Falls, Idaho at 5:45. Manson visits Soap Lake at 6. Then at 7:30 it’s Quincy at Wahluke and Cashmere at Zillah.
The wrestling season really gets underway tomorrow with several tournaments. Wenatchee and Moses Lake will be in Kennewick. Eastmont, Ephrata and another contingent from Moses Lake will be at the Davis Invite. The smaller schools from the region will gather at Omak tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.
In men’s college basketball last night…
Eastern Washington came up short to Southern Utah in Big Sky play 89-76. Steele Venters (cool name) led the Eagles with 29-points.
On the men’s college basketball schedule tomorrow, Eastern plays at Omah at 10 in the morning. 3rd-ranked Gonzaga hosts 16th-ranked Alabama at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle at 5 o’clock on ESPN-2. Washington State will host 20th-ranked USC tomorrow at 3 on the Pac-12 Network.
Washington is scheduled to host No. 5 UCLA Sunday, but we’ll see if that happens with COVID in the Husky program.
On the Les Schwab Women’s College Basketball Scoreboard, Washington State beat San Francisco 72-58. Charlisse Leger-Walker led the way with 27-points.
Hailey Van Lith had 10-points and 4-steals in Louisville’s 70-to-48 win over 12th-ranked Michigan. Southern Utah downed Eastern Washington 60-46.
The Gonzaga women will host Wyoming tonight at 6. Washington State plays at UC Davis Saturday at 4 on ESPN-plus. 10th-ranked Louisville hosts Belmont Sunday morning at 9 on the ACC Network
The Seattle Kraken are back home at Climate Pledge Arena in NHL action tonight…
They’ll host the Edmonton Oilers at 7 o’clock on ROOT Sports Northwest.
The Wenatchee Wild are in Merritt to face the Centennials in BCHL play tonight at 7. They’ll continue north of the border in Penticton tomorrow night at 6.

The Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers at Lumen Field Sunday at 1:25…
Seattle signed veteran running back Adrian Peterson this week, trying to bolster its backfield. Peterson will be wearing No. 21 and hopes to add a boost both at practice and in games…
The Seahawks hope Peterson can be a positive injection into a struggling offense. Russell Wilson remains positive and refuses to focus on the negatives that have plagued his performance…
Seattle’s game kicks off at 1:25 on CBS.

Thanks Eric.
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.