NCWLIFE Evening News June 1st, 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, here a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, A 47-year-old East Wenatchee man faces charges of DUI and hit-and-run after a collision late Sunday at Highway 28 and Nile Avenue South of Hydro Park./ The pilot of a small plane escaped injury after crashing in a marshy area outside Cashmere Sunday afternoon./ Several agencies responded to a challenging hillside fire off Chiwawa Loop Road east of Plain late Saturday afternoon, and, Firefighters were able to stop a brush fire from spreading to livestock barns on property near Monitor Monday afternoon.     

But first, on a very busy news day, our top story tonight. . .

Two people had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with burn injuries after a camper fire early Saturday morning outside Manson.

The Manson Volunteer Firefighters Association said fire and EMT crews responded about 2 a.m. to a report of a fire and explosions in the area above Roses Lake and Wapato Lake. They arrived to find a camp trailer, car and nearby grass and brush on fire. The association said the fire is believed to have started in the trailer.

The fire was contained to one acre and crews had cleared the scene by 5 a.m. The condition of the two injured people, their identities and the cause of the fire was not immediately available.

47-year-old East Wenatchee man faces charges of DUI and hit-and-run after a collision late Sunday at Highway 28 and Nile Avenue South of Hydro Park.

The Washington State Patrol says Rosalino Ramirez Osorio was driving a 2013 Toyota Tundra south on Nile about 9:45 p.m. and failed to stop at a stop sign at Highway 28. His vehicle was hit by a westbound 2013 Ford C-Max being driven by 32-year-old Silvia Garcia of Pasco. Osorio reportedly fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later on the highway. Garcia suffered minor scrapes in the wreck but was not transported to the hospital.

The pilot of a small plane escaped injury after crashing in a marshy area outside Cashmere Sunday afternoon.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot had just purchased the airplane and was flying it to Montana but it quickly encountered engine issues after taking off from the Cashmere Airport.

The plane went down about a half mile from the airport. The sheriff’s office said it was surprising the pilot, who was flying alone, was able to escape unharmed. The status on the sale of the airplane was not immediately available.

Several agencies responded to a challenging hillside fire off Chiwawa Loop Road east of Plain late Saturday afternoon.

A Level 1 evacuation notice was briefly issued in the Shugart Flats area. Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue reported that the fire burned through heavy timber up the south slope of Bee Sting Hill.

The fire was reported just after 4 p.m. Crews from Lake Wenatchee, Cashmere, Wenatchee, Douglas County, the Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service, as well as a private dozer, responded. They had the fire contained by 8 p.m. DNR and Lake Wenatchee crews spent Sunday mopping up.

Firefighters were able to stop a brush fire from spreading to livestock barns on property near Monitor Monday afternoon.

Chelan County Fire District 6 Chief Phil Mosher said the property owner on Iroquois Lane was burning yard waste about 2 p.m. when the fire got out of control and spread to brush and other materials which then burned up to the edge of the barn complex. Fire District 6 was assisted by Chelan County Fire District 1 and Cashmere firefighters is gaining control of the blaze, which burned about an acre and a half.

The fire spread to an adjacent property but no structures were damaged. Mosher noted that Monday was the last day of legal burning in Chelan and other North Central Washington counties.

Coming up next, A case of instant karma on Moses Lake this weekend, we tell you the story./ As the company negotiates with a potential buyer, Liberty Orchards in Cashmere will remain open rather than close today as had been previously announced, and, The commander of North Central Washington’s State Patrol district is retiring. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

A case of instant karma on Moses Lake this weekend, where three people on a small boat harassed another group of boaters for flying LGBTQ Pride flags, then had to depend on them for rescue when their engine burst into flame. A TikTok user on board the rescuers’ boat posted this video Monday. The offending boat circled and tried to swamp the rescuers, while the people on board made obscene gestures. When their engine suddenly exploded, the harassed Good Samaritans took them aboard and sheltered them until they could return to shore. The burning boat was a total loss. The rescuers said the trio did not offer any thank-you or apology.

As the company negotiates with a potential buyer, Liberty Orchards in Cashmere will remain open rather than close today as had been previously announced.

The company posted on social media Friday that they will remain open and continue all normal operations until negotiations are concluded. The maker of Aplets and Cotlets announced in March that they would be closing in June after more than 100 years in business. The company has been looking for a buyer for about three years.

The commander of North Central Washington’s State Patrol district is retiring, Captain Matt Couchman has been with the troopers since 1995, and since 2019 has directed the patrol out of the Wenatchee field office. State Patrol employees sent him off with a recognition ceremony on Thursday. District Six serves Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas and Okanogan counties.

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The mass vaccination site at Town Toyota Center is quieter now than when it started on January 26th. But in that time, the site has administered more than 57,000 COVID-19 shots to the Wenatchee Valley. As of last week, the state Department of Health and National Guard has officially handed over control of the operation to the Chelan-Douglas Health District. It’s now reopened with new hours and on-site COVID testing. We visited with one of the state’s two site managers last week to talk about the transition.

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 Mariners won its 5th-straight game Monday by walking off against the Oakland A’s on Tom Murphy’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th

6-5 was the final score as Seattle had to come through with two runs in the 10th to win it after the A’s grabbed a 5-4 lead in the top half of the inning…

Logan Gilbert had his best start in the Majors, lasting 6-innings and allowing 2-runs on 5-hits with 5-strikeouts and a walk.  Manager Scott Servais was pleased with how the game started and ended…

Kyle Lewis had to come out of the game after landing awkwardly on a fly ball over his head in the 8th.  Servais says they’re just being cautious…

Seattle and Oakland go at it again tonight at 7:10 as Marco Gonzales makes his return to the mound after missing a month to injury.  He’ll go up against the A’s Chris Bassitt.

In other American League West action Monday, Evan Longoria was 2-for-2 with a 3-run home run to lead San Francisco over the Angels 6-to-1.

And in Houston, Kyle Tucker was 3-for-4 with 4-RBI’s to lead the Astros to an 11-2 blowout of Boston.

The Wenatchee AppleSox return to baseball for the first time in 656-days tonight at Paul Thomas, Sr. Stadium…

Wenatchee welcomes the Northwest Star Academy to town for the first of a two-game series tonight at 6:35.  Tickets are only available online at AppleSox dot com. 

In an effort to make the fan experience that much better this season, the AppleSox have installed a new video scoreboard and made getting concessions much easier and quicker…

The AppleSox and Star Academy begin the 2021 season tonight at 6:35.

Let’s head back to the weekend for some high school basketball scores, first from Friday where the Wenatchee Panthers jumped out early and held on for a 64-51 victory over Eastmont…

Garrett Long led the way for the Panthers with 26-points while John Albert had 13.  Grant Olson had the call here on the NCWLIFE Channel…

Nick Wiersma led the way for Eastmont with 15-points while Cael (kale) Flanagan had 12.

In other action Friday, Ephrata topped Chelan 67-59.  Cashmere clipped Quincy 59-52.  Lake Roosevelt topped Wahluke 69-53.  Royal edged Manson 56-53.  It was Oroville over Entiat 81-43.  Brewster beat Tonasket 79-43.  And Soap Lake bettered Pateros 73-54.

Wenatchee improved to 3-and-1 on the season Saturday with a 64-43 win over Sunnyside.  West Valley handed Eastmont a 75-44 defeat.  Okanogan beat Ephrata 67-49.  Quincy got by Cascade 50-49.  Cashmere topped Omak 59-33.  Chelan had no trouble with Warden, winning 63-19.  ACH defeated Manson 61-55 and Oroville stopped Soap Lake 65-33.

Coming up on a busy boys schedule tonight, the 7:30 games have Eastmont hosting Davis; Wenatchee’s at Ike; Moses Lake welcomes West Valley; Quincy’s at Ephrata; Cascade hosts Okanogan; Cashmere travels to Chelan; Bridgeport plays at Entiat; Tonasket takes on Lake Roosevelt; Liberty Bell’s at Oroville; and ACH hosts Moses Lake Christian.  Waterville-Mansfield plays at Pateros at 8 o’clock.

Turning to the prep girls basketball scoreboard from Friday…

Eastmont edged Wenatchee 36-35.  Chelan topped Ephrata 60-47.  Cashmere caught Quincy 50-38.  Oroville edged Entiat 41-34.  Brewster beat Tonasket 46-41.  Wahluke overwhelmed Lake Roosevelt 53-7.  Royal mauled Manson 64-20.  Pateros popped Soap Lake 61-18.

On Saturday, Sunnyside crushed Wenatchee 60-18.  Eastmont beat West Valley 42-24.  Okanogan topped Ephrata 46-27.  Quincy clocked Cascade 44-31.  Cashmere had a scare but beat Omak 43-35.  Warden cruised past Chelan 63-20.  Wahluke bettered Brewster 54-13.  ACH beat Manson 66-36 and Oroville stopped Soap Lake 57-37.

On the girls schedule tonight, first the games at 6 o’clock.  Ephrata hosts Quincy; Okanogan’s at Cascade; Cashmere plays at Chelan; Entiat hosts Bridgeport; Lake Roosevelt’s at Tonasket; and Oroville takes on Liberty Bell.  Pateros hosts Waterville-Mansfield at 6:30.  Then at 7:30, it’s Eastmont at Davis; Moses Lake travels to West Valley; and here on the NCWLIFE Channel, Wenatchee hosts Eisenhower.  Eric Granstrom will have your play-by-play.

The Wenatchee Valley Lady Knights basketball team picked up a 59-54 win over Walla Walla Friday…

Grace Erdmann led the way with 14-points while Natalie Andreas and Katie Fleming each had 10.

Coming up today, the ladies and men are at Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco.  The women tip first at 5:30 with the men to follow at 7:30.

And Quincy will be the site for wrestling today…

The Jackrabbits will host Cascade, Cashmere, Ephrata, Omak, Royal, Wahluke, Warden and Pateros at 4 o’clock.

Thanks Eric.

Now let’s check in with Dan Kuntz for a look at what’s coming up tomorrow 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 night.