NCWLIFE Evening News May 01, 2019

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News live once again tonight from Memorial Park in Wenatchee for the 100th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. 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, Firefighters responded to an out-of-control debris burn yesterday in the East Wenatchee area. There is a washout on State Route 20, Loup Loup Pass, 10 miles west of Okanogan, and, Chelan School District’s superintendent has issued a formal statement following the crushing defeat of a construction bond measure in last month’s special election.

But first, we begin tonight. . .

A Moses Lake woman was killed and seven people were injured in a two-car collision in Grant County yesterday evening.

State troopers say it happened at the intersection of State Route 283 and Road 9 NW about 6 miles South of Ephrata. Troopers say 33-year old Monica Gonzalez was a passenger in a car driven by 38-year old Andrew Gilbert also of Moses Lake. Gilbert’s vehicle was struck by another car driven by 55- year old Kelly Riggs of Ephrata. Troopers say the crash was caused when Gilbert entered the intersection without yielding to the oncoming vehicle. Both drivers were injured and transported to Columbia Basin Hospital for treatment. Riggs five passengers, including a 3-year old child, were also injured and were being treated at Columbia Basin Hospital. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the accident.

Firefighters responded to an out-of-control debris burn yesterday in the East Wenatchee area. Captain Seth Ellis with Douglas County Fire District 2 says it was called in around 4:00 p.m. in the 52-hundred block of NE 8th Street. . .

Ellis says the fire came to within about 50 yards of a residence but said crews had it under control in about 20 minutes. Ellis advises people to use caution when burning debris piles. . .

There is a washout on State Route 20, Loup Loup Pass, 10 miles west of Okanogan at milepost 222.4.

This is just west of Rock Creek between Okanogan and Twisp. Okanogan County Emergency Management says SR 20 is being flagged with one lane of traffic. Washington State DOT was on scene early this morning assessing the situation.

Chelan School District’s superintendent has issued a formal statement following the crushing defeat of a construction bond measure in last month’s special election. Barry (De-Paul-ee) Depaoli acknowledges in a video posted to the District’s Facebook page that he and the school board need to do a better job of communicating with the community. . .

The 75-million dollar bond measure would have paid for a new high school and renovate existing buildings. The bond received only 43 percent voter approval. It required 60 percent to pass.

Coming up next, Two candidates have announced their intentions to run for seats on the Eastmont School Board.  The Wenatchee High School student newspaper, the Apple Leaf, won second place in the tabloid division at a national competition recently, and, The accolades keep coming for Wenatchee native Heidi Schreck, who on Tuesday had her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, nominated for two Tony awards. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News live from the 100th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .

Two candidates have announced their intentions to run for seats on the Eastmont School Board.

Meaghan Vibbert posted her plans to file for an at-large position on her Facebook page last week. Position 5 incumbent, Steve Piccirillo had previously announced he is stepping down from the board. Vibbert is employed by Douglas County PUD as the utility’s public affairs director.

Sasha Sleiman has filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (WPDC) her intentions to file as a candidate for the Position 1 seat currently held by Cindy Wright who has already announced her intentions to file for reelection. A third seat, Position 2, is also open after incumbent, Chris Gibbs announced he will be stepping down at the end of his term. The official candidate filing period is the week of May 13th.

The Wenatchee High School student newspaper, the Apple Leaf, won second place in the tabloid division at a national competition recently.

Ten members of the Apple Leaf staff attended a convention in Anaheim, California, last week where they received the award. In addition, four Apple Leaf staffers were signaled out for individual awards, including sophomore Lili Cruz, junior Tara Dilly, sophomore Cassie Alaniz and senior Gwen McQuaig.

The accolades keep coming for Wenatchee native Heidi Schreck, who on Tuesday had her Broadway play, What the Constitution Means to Me, nominated for two Tony awards.

Not only did the play Schreck wrote receive a Best Play nomination, she also personally received a Best Actress nomination. Among the other nominees for the actress award are Annette Benning and Laurie Metcalf.

Schreck also was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for writing the play. The play is part memoir, and includes her reflections on competing as a student in a local American Legion contest on the meaning of the Constitution. From there, her stories are often personal and sometimes wrenching.

What the Constitution Means To Me has received mostly rave reviews and earned her appearances on numerous talk shows, including The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Heidi Schreck is the daughter of retired Wenatchee teacher Sherry Schreck, who founded Short Shakespeareans.

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Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News…

Time now to send it over to Eric Granstrom who is joined by someone very familiar with the Apple Blossom Festival, Wenatchee Valley native and current State Senator Brad Hawkins. . .

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 live from Memorial Park in Wenatchee right after this.

Jose Camarillo scored the game’s only goal in the second overtime to lead Wenatchee past Davis 1-nil last night…

It was rather appropriate that the Panther senior would pull off the feat on Senior Night, as Wenatchee celebrated the 13 upper classman on its roster.

After a scoreless first half, the game picked up a frenetic pace as the second half wore on with one Wenatchee attack after another.  Despite several close chances, the game would go into a second overtime before Camarillo scored his 17th goal of the season, tying a Panther single-season record.

Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen had the call on the NCWLIFE Channel…

So Wenatchee gets the win 1-nil and now awaits the outcome of tonight’s game between Sunnyside and Eisenower to determine if they are the #2 or #3 seed into the post-season.  Which would mean either a District Play-In game Friday at home or a bye into the first round of Districts and a game at home next Tuesday.

Also last night, Cascade crushed Omak 7-nil and Okanogan edged Chelan 4-3.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Baseball Scoreboard…

Wenatchee stumbled in its attempt to finish second in the Big-9 Tuesday, falling to Eisenhower 4-to-1.  Meanwhile, the team they’re battling with, Davis, got a home run in the top of the 7th to beat Eastmont 6-5.  So the Panthers and Pirates are tied at 11-and-5 heading into the final doubleheaders Friday.  And it was Okanogan edging Cashmere 10-9.

In prep softball action Tuesday…

Moses Lake shut out Eastmont 11-0.  Wenatchee ten-runned Eisenhower 11-1.  Omak and Chelan split a doubleheader with the Pioneers taking the opener 12-8 but the Goats coming back to win big, 23-to-2.  And Okanogan shut down Cashmere 19-to-1.

The Wenatchee Valley Thunder lacrosse team was victorious last night on the road at Selah…

Wenatchee won 14-to-1 and will host Richland tomorrow night at 7 in the Apple Bowl in a battle for first place in the Central Division.

Wenatchee swept the battle of the bridge tennis matches with Eastmont yesterday…

7-0 for the boys and 7-0 for the girls.  The only other score turned in was the Cashmere boys downing Okanogan 5-0.

Wenatchee hosted the Big 9 for the boy’s 6th POD golf match of the season at Three Lakes yesterday…

And West Valley came out on top with a team score of 315.  Wenatchee was second at 328 and Eastmont 3rd at 351.  The Ram’s Jack Sultan was medalist with an impressive 70.  Wenatchee’s Trey Stegeman shot a 77 to finish 3rd while teammate Hunter Swartz was 4th with a 79.

Kyle Schwarber’s 2-run home in the top of the 8th was the game-winner for Chicago as the Cubs edged Seattle 6-5 at T-Mobile Park…

Chicago got to Mariners starter Felix Hernandez for two home runs in his 6-innings of work to go with his 8 strikeouts.

The back-and-forth contest saw Seattle take the lead twice.  First in the 4th on a 3-run frame to lead 3-2.  Following Anthony Rizzo’s 2-run home run in the top of the 6th, Seattle tied it in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI-single by Dee Gordon.  They regained the lead in the 7th on Edwin Encarnacion’s 8th home run of the season.

Seattle will send Marco Gonzales to the mound to try to snap a 3-game losing streak this afternoon while Chicago will start Jon Lester.  First pitch is at 3:40.

Thanks Eric.

Finally tonight, we go to NCWLIFE’s Dan Kuntz who continues his critic and rating of Apple Blossom food here at Memorial Park. . .

And that’s going to do it for our newscast here at Memorial Park 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.