NCWLIFE Evening News February 19, 2019

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NCWLIFE Evening News February 19, 2019
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, Moses Lake Police report a home was damaged early Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting. Someone in Mattawa is driving a Mustang around pretending to be law enforcement, and, the second of three finalists has been announced to fill the Superintendent position in the Wenatchee School District.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A man and woman from the west side hiking on the Colchuck Lake trail Monday afternoon were fortune to run into Shawn Ballard of Ballard Ambulance when the woman suffered frostbite. Chelan County Sheriff’s spokesman Kent Sisson explains what happened. . .

Moses Lake Police report a home was damaged early Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting. The home, located on South Blessing Street, was hit four times with a shotgun.

Police say there were two people in the residence at the time of the shooting but were uninjured after hiding in a closet after hearing gunshots. The home’s garage door, front door and front kitchen window were damaged in the gunfire. Police officers found several shell casings outside the home. Moses Lake detectives are following up on persons of interest in that drive-by and say the incident may be related to a disturbance earlier in the night outside a Moses Lake bar.

After receiving reports of someone driving a Mustang with police-style lights trying to pull over vehicles, Mattawa Police Chief Joe Harris posted a picture of the vehicle last week on Facebook. It didn’t take long for the owner of the car to come forward. . .

Shawn Woodward, the superintendent of the Lake Pend Oreille School District in Sandpoint, Idaho, since 2012, was announced today as the second of three finalists for the Wenatchee School District superintendent job. Prior to his current job, Woodward was an assistant superintendent of the North Kitsap School District. The public will have a chance to meet Woodward Wednesday.

Today, the public and board are meeting with the first finalist announced, Michael Musick, the interim superintendent of the Lake Oswego School District in Oregon. On Wednesday, the board will announce the third and final candidate, then hold meetings for that candidate Thursday.

The meetings all follow the same schedule, with public forums at the Wenatchee High School Commons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The board will then meet with the candidates each evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Springhill Suites Conference room. The person hired will replace Brian Flones, who announced his retirement last year. Flones has worked in the Wenatchee School District more than 30 years, the last 19 as superintendent.

Coming up next, The inmate work release program at the Chelan County Jail is expected to resume in the Spring. Another try at the annual Polar Plunge is planned for this Saturday, and,  As snow has accumulated in the mountains surrounding Wenatchee, avalanches have become a concern.  I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

The inmate work release program at the Chelan County Jail is expected to resume in the Spring. The program was discontinued in the fall due to the closure of the jail annex building during construction work to make the facility more secure. Chelan County Commissioner, Kevin Overbay. . .

The Chelan County Regional Justice Center is a 383-bed correctional facility that was originally built to hold half that number. Meanwhile, The Union that represents the Jail staff had complained about unsafe working conditions and pushed for more security upgrades which will also include restructuring jail management. Commissioner Overbay says a promotional ceremony is planned for Friday where new jail commanders will be appointed.

It may seem odd to have a polar plunge canceled because of bad weather, but that’s what happened February 9th when a big snowstorm hit on the scheduled date. But they’ll try again this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. The event benefits Special Olympics Washington and dozens are expected to plunge into the icy water, with sub-freezing temperatures and snow in the forecast.

As snow has accumulated in the mountains surrounding Wenatchee, avalanches have become a concern, according to the Northwest Avalanche Center. Tony Hickock, marketing manager for Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, told NCWLIFE News that operators and users of the ski resort need to be mindful of the risks while enjoying the bounty of snow. . .

Over 50 inches on new snow has fallen at Mission Ridge so far this month.

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. . .

In tonight’s feature story, we continue our conversation with CASA volunteer Gretchen Milnes as part of the NCW Magazine. Tonight, Milnes explains what Court Appointed Special Advocates do inside and outside of the courtroom. . .

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.

We finally know the matchups, game times and locations for the regional basketball tournaments this weekend…

The Wenatchee boys, a #12 seed, will face 13th seeded Mt. Rainier Saturday at Ellensburg High School at 4 o’clock.  The winner will advance to take on the loser of Richland and Mount Si in the first round of the State 4A Tournament in the Tacoma Dome next Wednesday at 12:15pm.

Turning to the 1A boys tournament…

The #6 seed Cashmere Bulldogs face the #3 seed Zillah Leopards Saturday at 6pm at Davis High School.  Both teams will advance to State with the winner getting a first-round bye at State until Thursday.  The loser will have play the winner of Cascade Christian and Royal Wednesday in the SunDome at 3:45.

On the girl’s side of the 1A Tournament…

Both Cashmere and Entiat will play at Wenatchee High School Friday night.  The first game at 6 features the #4 seed Bulldogs against the #5 seeded Elma Eagles.  The winner gets a first-round bye at State while the loser will face the winner of King’s Way Christian and Medical Lake Wednesday in the SunDome at 2 o’clock.

The 8pm game at Wenatchee High Friday night features the #11 seed Entiat girls against the #14 seed Inchelium.  The winner advances to State B in Spokane and plays against the loser of Friday’s game between Sunnyside Christian and Almira-Coulee-Hartline.  That would be next Wednesday at 9am in Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

The Brewster boys and girls will both play at Eastmont High School in their Regional Saturday…

The Bear boys will play first at 6 o’clock against Toutle Lake in a seeding game for the State 2B Tournament.  The winner gets a first-round bye while the loser will face the winner of Kalama and Friday Harbor.  The Brewster girls will follow at 8 o’clock against Mabton in a loser-out game.  The winner will have a first-round date in the Rainier and Wahkiakum in Spokane.

With the season winter sports seasons winding down, the Columbia Basin Big Nine is out with their all-league selections…

1st team honors go to Wenatchee’s Garrett Long and Eastmont’s Isaac Wellborn.  2nd teamers for the Panthers are Nate Blauman and Darius Carlson.  Eastmont teammates Oscar Calvillo and Trey Haberlock are honorable mentions.

The Big 9 also names an all-defensive squad.  The All Defense Team includes Wenatchee’s Chase Loidhamer and Nate Blauman along with Eastmont’s Tanner Nelson.  Defensive honorable mentions go out to Wenatchee’s JJ Jelsing and Eastmont’s Oscar Calvillo and Isaac Wellborn.

Turing to the Big 9 Girls selections…

Congratulations to Wenatchee’s Kami Worley on her 1st team selection.  Eatmont’s Kaitlyn Cox was a 2nd team pick and Jayden Brown was honorable mention.

Quietly, with very few familiar names, the Seattle Mariners have begun Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona.  When you have guys in camp like Kyle Lewis, Evan White, Shed Long and Justin Dunn battling for positions and no one knows who they are, it makes it easy to be quiet…

Of course, there are a few holdovers Mariner fans will recognize like veterans Mitch Haniger, Kyle Seager and Marco Gonzalez.  All were hamming it up for the cameras on picture day yesterday.  It’s the first time many of these players have worn an official Mariners uniform.

As the team prepares for its first Cactus League game Thursday against Oakland, the oldest Mariner continues his planned comeback, and Manager Scott Servais couldn’t be happier…

Also back trying to earn a roster spot after spending the last two seasons in Triple-A for the Angels is Dustin Ackley.  So far, the Mariners have him working with the outfielders.  Opening day is just 37-days away.

Thanks Eric. Recapping tonight’s top story. . .

Moses Lake Police report a home was damaged early Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting. The home, located on South Blessing Street, was hit four times with a shotgun.

Police say there were two people in the residence at the time of the shooting but were uninjured after hiding in a closet after hearing gunshots. The home’s garage door, front door and front kitchen window were damaged in the gunfire. Police officers found several shell casings outside the home. Moses Lake detectives are following up on persons of interest in that drive-by and say the incident may be related to a disturbance earlier in the night outside a Moses Lake bar.

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 have a great night.