NCWLIFE Evening News January 30, 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, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Vehicular homicide charges are being filed against a Quincy woman in connection with a fatal crash that occurred last summer, and, The state Legislature is considering four new gun control laws this session that would be in addition to I-1639, we will have reaction from Senator Brad Hawkins.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A group of homeowners has filed the second court appeal of the approval of the Black Rock Terrace subdivision. Earlier this week in Chelan County Superior Court, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife objected to the city hearing examiners approval of the 17-home, 13 acre subdivision.

While the state focused on its concerns about mule deer habitat in the Wenatchee Foothills, the homeowners’ also say hearings examiner Andy Kottkamp QUOTE “ignored the public, as well as the City’s own Comprehensive Plan and zoning codes,” UNQUOTE said Suzanne Hartman, one of 12 petitioners on the filing.

Other concerns raised by the homeowners were the impact on views of the foothills, erosion and landslide hazards, wildfire risks, traffic and pedestrian safety. Steve and Tanya Tramp, the property owners, hope to begin the development this spring.

Vehicular homicide charges are being filed against a Quincy woman in connection with a fatal crash that occurred last summer. The Columbia Basin Herald reports the driver of the vehicle, 49-year old Angela Anaya, appeared in court this week to hear the charges against her.

The June 3rd accident on Road P Northwest resulted in the death of Jose Lozano. Authorities say Anaya’s  Cadillac was traveling at about 100 miles an hour when it crashed and rolled over into a nearby field. Lozano was ejected from the vehicle. Law enforcement reportedly spent three hours searching for the vehicle, which was located about 15 miles from where Anaya said the accident happened. Bail has been set at 15-thousand dollars.

The state Legislature is considering four new gun control laws this session that would be in addition to I-1639, approved in November by voters. The legislation covers everything from limiting magazine sizes to banning guns from 3D printers. State Senator Brad Hawkins said people in the 12th District have been vocal with their concerns about further gun control laws. . .

Coming up next, Thursday night at 7:00 the Eastmont School District will host a drug education and prevention discussion, we will get a preview from Eastmont Superintendent Garn Christensen, and, An Eastern Washington lawmaker has unveiled legislation that would create a wolf sanctuary on Bainbridge Island.    I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

Thursday night at 7:00 the Eastmont School District will host a drug education and prevention discussion. The meeting comes after an incident earlier this month in which two Eastmont Junior High School students were sent to the hospital with reactions after eating THC infused candy at school.

In an earlier interview with NCWLIFE News, Eastmont Superintendent Garn Christensen says the legalization of marijuana in Washington State and the wide variety of drug products now available have all played a role in the increase of drugs in public schools. . .

An Eastern Washington lawmaker has unveiled legislation that would create a wolf sanctuary on Bainbridge Island. NCWLIFE’s Steve Hair reports. . .

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Eyeing a move to the Olds Station area to consolidate its headquarters and facilities, the Chelan PUD could vacate a significant piece of property in downtown Wenatchee.

A makers space, tech incubators, and a residential campus? In tonight’s feature story, Chelan Port commissioner Rory Turner admits while he’s just dreaming big at this point, teams are beginning to look at what could be done with the downtown property. . .

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.

The Wenatchee Wild will try to snap a 4-game losing streak on the road in Merritt tonight…

The Wild and Centennials will drop the puck at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena at 7 o’clock.  Wenatchee’s last win was January 18th against Trail at home.  Since then, they’ve fallen to Trail, Merritt, Langley and Chilliwack with three of their past of their past six games going to a shootout.

Following tonight, the Wild will be at first-place Penticton Friday at 7 to battle the Vees at the South Okanagan Events Centre…

Wenatchee returns home Saturday to face the Vernon Vipers.  It’s also the 11th Annual Guns N Hoses Night at the Town Toyota Center Saturday a celebration of first responders.  The fire vs. police hockey game will start at 5pm.  Specialty jerseys will be worn by Wild players during the game with an auction of the jerseys afterwards.  Go to Wenatchee Wild Hockey dot com for more information.

On the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard from last night, first in girls basketball…

Cashmere had no trouble defending its home floor with a 72-19 win over Okanogan.  The Bulldogs have now won 39-straight Caribou Trail League games dating back to 2016.  In fact, the last time Cashmere lost a league game was January 26, 2016 in a 66-65 loss to Chelan.  The Lady Bulldogs will try to continue that streak with a final game tomorrow at Chelan.  By the way, Cashmere has also now strung together six consecutive regular season league titles.

Also last night, it was Entiat getting past Pateros 53-45 and Manson edged Tonasket 36-34.

On the Les Schwab Prep Boys Basketball Scoreboard from last night…

The Cashmere boys put together a great night, downing Okanogan 75-65.  A win in the Bulldog’s final game of the season at Cascade tomorrow would mean a regular season league title since Cashmere holds the 2-1 edge head-to-head over Okanogan on the season.

Also, in two close ones last night, Pateros topped Entiat 54-52 and Manson squeaked by Tonasket 62-60.

Coming up tonight on the schedule…

It’s the final Unified basketball game of the year as Eastmont plays host to Wenatchee.  They’ll tip it up at Eastmont High School at 7 o’clock.

Taking a look ahead for local bowlers heading to the WIAA State Championships at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place…

Eastmont and Wenatchee head over Friday to try to keep the State Championship right here in the valley.  The Wildcats are the two-time defending champs, winning it in 2017 and 2018.  Prior to that in 2016, Wenatchee won the title by 25-pins over Evergreen of Vancouver.

The ladies will begin competition Friday at 12:30 with the first of six regular games.  Then on Saturday, the first of 14 baker games begins at 10am.  We should know the state champion by about 1 in the afternoon Saturday.

Representing Eastmont are:  Alicia Hastings; Brittni Hastings; Colby Hull; Dai-Lynn Thomas; Megan Lindell; Samantha Heinz; and Skye Wilson.

Representing Wenatchee are:  Emilee Groth (GRAUTH), Hannah Johnson; Holly Shipley; Jaiden Thompson; Jessica Holbrook; Kylah Hankins; and Madie Munro.

Best of luck ladies!

Also on tap tonight, if you haven’t been paying attention to the Pac-12 yet…

The Washington Huskies have won 9-straight games and are atop the Pac-12 standings at 7-and-oh.  They’ll host USC tonight at 8 o’clock on FS1.  Prior to that at 7, the Washington State Cougars will host UCLA on the Pac-12 Network.

And speaking of hot teams, we have one of our own right here in the Wenatchee Valley…

The Wenatchee Valley College Lady Knights basketball team is 8-and-oh in league play and are currently on a 15-game winning streak.  They’ll take their 19-and-2 overall record into Walla Walla tonight for a game at 5:30 to try to make it 16-straight victories.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, Superintendents and school administrators are trying to be creative with snow day announcements across the country. Here’s an example and we’ll let you decide how good they are, take a look. . .

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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.