Good evening 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, A motorist near Mattawa stopped to help two people he thought were in a disabled vehicle and was rewarded by being robbed. We will talk about the dangers of hanging icicles, and, At their regular meeting on Monday, the Eastmont School Board approved a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement for Eastmont Administrators.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
The latest snowstorm hit at just the wrong time late Thursday afternoon and early evening, leading to almost 50 wrecks in Chelan and Douglas counties, including 17 in Wenatchee alone in an hour and a half span between 3:00 and 5:30. There were no injuries reported in the collisions. Captain Edgar Reinfeld of the Wenatchee Police Department said motorists need to be mindful of changing conditions and slow down.
A motorist near Mattawa stopped to help two people he thought were in a disabled vehicle and was rewarded by being robbed. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office said the victim stopped on Road S-Southwest after seeing the vehicle about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. He then was confronted by a man wielding a knife. While being robbed, the man was held by his neck by one of the two men and had his wallet with cash and credit cards inside were taken. The sheriff’s office said if people see a motorist they believe needs assistance they should dial 9-1-1.
If you have icicles on your home right now, you’re not alone. NCWLIFE asked area residents to share photos of their icicles, and boy did they responded. As pretty as those icicles may look, local roofing experts said you should knock them down before they do damage to your gutters or your roof’s fascia. But be careful doing that, because you don’t want to get hit by a monster icicle as it falls.
At their regular meeting on Monday, the Eastmont School Board approved a new 3-year collective bargaining agreement for Eastmont Administrators. The 3-point-1 percent raise this year coincides with the salary hike approved by the board for Superintendent Garn Christensen earlier this month. In the 2019-2020 school year, Eastmont’s 25 certified administrators will get a 5-point-9 percent salary bump. Christensen says the new contract keeps wages competitive with other school districts and matches those of the other bargaining units. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Wenatchee School Board approved a 3-year labor agreement with the school district’s 73 employees of the maintenance and operations department. That contract also comes with a general 3-point-1 percent pay hike expect for mechanic’s, carpenter’s, irrigation techs, as well as HVAC and laundry personnel who will receive raises of anywhere between 5 and 12-percent.
Coming up next, The forecasted low temperatures are expected to dip down into the teens again by next week, so a good tip would be to check your car’s coolant level. Wenatchee’s famous Rails and Ales presented by Numerica Credit Union is back on Orondo Avenue tonight for a fifth year, and, Link Transit is seeking student applicants for its Transit Ambassador Program. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.
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The forecasted low temperatures are expected to dip down into the teens again by next week, so a good tip would be to check your car’s coolant level to make sure you’re prepared. NCWLIFE’s Eric Granstrom shows us an easy way to test. . .
If you find your coolant level is down or won’t protect you in the cold temperatures, the recommendation is to make an appointment where you get your oil changed or with a mechanic as soon as possible.
Wenatchee’s famous Rails and Ales presented by Numerica Credit Union is back on Orondo Avenue tonight for a fifth year. The action-packed event features an evening of skiing and snowboarding in downtown Wenatchee as local skiers and snowboarders throwdown during the rail jam contest. Badger Mountain Brewery will host an outdoor beer garden featuring craft beer from Badger Mountain Brewing, Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Columbia Valley Brewing and Icicle Brewing. The action starts tonight at 5:30 p.m. on Orondo Avenue, near Badger Mountain Brewery.
Link Transit is seeking student applicants for its Transit Ambassador Program. Transit Ambassadors develop job skills and scholarship references through the successful completion of 30 volunteer hours assisting in Link Transit’s marketing and outreach efforts. Now in it’s 12th year, the Transit Ambassador Program is designed to give students a better understanding of the value of public transportation and how to better utilize public transit to access work, school, and recreational opportunities. Transit Ambassadors may come from any school within Link’s service area, and is open to any student who will be 14 or older by the application deadline of March 29, 2019. Those interested must submit a photo of themselves, and write an essay of 200 words or less on the benefits of Public Transit. Applications may be made online at www.linktransit.com.
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In tonight’s feature story, the newest NCW Magazine hitting the airwaves takes a dive into the local Chelan-Douglas CASA Program, founded by Sue Baker. We will bring you segments of that program each night next week on the Evening News, but for tonight, we visit with Sue Baker and learn how she helped bring a program aimed at advocating for abused and neglected children to the Wenatchee Valley. . .
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