NCWLIFE Evening News January 10, 2019

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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, what’s coming up… The public will have a chance to offer their thoughts Tuesday on the design of Wenatchee’s new skate park.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

Congratulations to the 2019 and 100th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Top Ten Royalty Candidates! The selection announcements were made last night at the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee live right here on the NCWLIFE Channel. . .

The young ladies were selected from a field of 20 candidates by their respective student bodies and a panel of independent judges. The 10 finalists will compete for the three member Royal Court at the Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant on February 10th.

The public will have a chance to offer their thoughts Tuesday on the design of Wenatchee’s new skate park. The public meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Wenatchee City Hall at 301 South Yakima Street. The skate park is the latest phase of the Hale Park development on about five acres near the Apple Capital Loop Trail pedestrian pipeline bridge. The land was donated to the city in 2013.

Seattle company Grindline Construction has a $279,000 contract with the city to design and build the park. Construction is expected the begin this spring, with the skate park opening this summer. Grindline also designed and built the Enchantment Park skate park in Leavenworth.

Coming up next, It appears that fears of a possible landslide on a slope overlooking Squilchuck Road have eased. We will give you a sneak peek at the new Wenatchee City Council Chambers at their new location, and, Over the next month, the Wenatchee School Board will be narrowing down its list of candidates and selecting the school district’s new superintendent. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

It appears that fears of a possible landslide on a slope overlooking Squilchuck Road have eased. Chelan County Commissioners say the ground movement has reportedly stabilized in the Whispering Ridge Road and Cranmer Road areas. Kevin Overbay says the County will continue to monitor the area. . .

The Whispering Ridge slope movement was first reported in March 2016. It led to notifications to property owners along the affected area of Whispering Ridge Drive and the five residences located below on Squilchuck Road.

You are looking at time lapse video of preparation for tonight’s Wenatchee City Council meeting in their new location in the old Federal Building. The city moved it’s operation to the new location it jointly shares with LocalTel Communications late last year. Tonight’s council meeting begins at 6:00.

Over the next month, the Wenatchee School Board will be narrowing down its list of candidates and selecting the school district’s new superintendent. The person hired will replace Brian Flones, who is retiring. Diana Haglund, the district’s communications director, was on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley this morning to discuss how that process will work. . .

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…

Time now for our weekly Kennel Kameos feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, NCWLife’s Megan McPherson introduces us to Joshua the cat. . .

And that is a look at your local weather forecast, coming up next, tonight’s sports report with Dan Kuntz in for Eric Granstrom and more as the NCWLIFE Evening News continues right after this.

A very light local prep schedule today with just two events of note.  The Davis at Eastmont wrestling match that was postponed on Tuesday will be held tonight in East Wenatchee starting at 7 and the first place Wenatchee Panther girls bowling team makes the trip to Sunnyside to take on the Grizzlies at 2.

Our friends at Lake Chelan Now posted this story on their website about Tyson McGuffin, a 28-year-old native of Chelan who recently won the national pickleball championship in the Men’s Pro Singles division.  McGuffin – now a resident of Hayden, Idaho – also claimed 3rd. place in the Pro Mixed Doubles division.  McGuffin is the son of the late Randy McGuffin, who coached wrestling in Chelan for many years.  Tyson told Lake Chelan Now’s Dennis Rahm that his dad laid the foundation for his success on the court:

McGuffin was a professional tennis instructor who didn’t even start playing pickleball until 3 years ago and has now won numerous titles since turning professional 2 years ago.

A reminder that it’s Thursday and that means it’s hockey night here on the NCW LIFE Channel. At 7 you can catch the West Kelowna – Wenatchee Wild matchup from November 2nd. The Wild are at home this weekend with Alberni Valley in town tomorrow night and Victoria on Saturday night.

Thanks Dan. . .Recapping tonight’s top news stories. . .

It appears that fears of a possible landslide on a slope overlooking Squilchuck Road have eased. Chelan County Commissioners say the ground movement has reportedly stabilized in the Whispering Ridge Road and Cranmer Road areas. Kevin Overbay says the County will continue to monitor the area. The Whispering Ridge slope movement was first reported in March 2016.  It led to notifications to property owners along the affected area of Whispering Ridge Drive and the five residences located below on Squilchuck Road.

The public will have a chance to offer their thoughts Tuesday on the design of Wenatchee’s new skate park. The public meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Wenatchee City Hall at 301 South Yakima Street. The skate park is the latest phase of the Hale Park development on about five acres near the Apple Capital Loop Trail pedestrian pipeline bridge. The land was donated to the city in 2013.

Seattle company Grindline Construction has a $279,000 contract with the city to design and build the park. Construction is expected the begin this spring, with the skate park opening this summer. Grindline also designed and built the Enchantment Park skate park in Leavenworth

We leave you tonight with NCWLIFE’s Megan McPherson who fills us in on some of the events going on this weekend. . .

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.