NCWLIFE Evening News May 11th, 2022

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Good evening, and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to tonight’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window,
Now, A few of the news stories we’re following for you tonight, Moses Lake police are asking for the public’s help identifying graffiti vandals who were caught on surveillance video at a business off West Broadway Avenue this week. The new mascot for Moses Lake High School has been narrowed down to five finalists, we’ll tell you what they are and The Chelan County Natural Resources Department has received a $35,000 grant from the state for community-based cleanup of Wenatchee River debris.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Church Shooting Statement -The Wenatchee church where an alleged gunman was killed and a responding police officer injured on Saturday, is offering its prayers to the suspect and the police. The suspect fired with a handgun into the doorway of the empty Living Hope Community Church sanctuary, before Wenatchee police arrived and shot him. Pastor Jeremy Peyton of Living Hope says the church was unoccupied at the time, although a substance abuse recovery group was scheduled to set up in the courtyard just an hour later. In its statement, Living Hope church said in part, QUOTE, “We pray God’s protection, blessing and healing on the officers involved, knowing the use of deadly force is a heavy burden. We offer our deep gratitude and appreciation for the excellent and courageous service our law enforcement agencies consistently provide. … “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased. We cannot imagine how painful and confusing this loss must be. We pray you are comforted and offer our deep condolences and genuine support in the depths of your suffering.” Despite the violence Saturday, Peyton says the church was able to conduct services on Sunday as usual.
Moses Lake Graffiti -Moses Lake police are asking for the public’s help identifying graffiti vandals who were caught on surveillance video at a business off West Broadway Avenue this week. Police said anyone who can help identify the two men or the vehicle shown in the video should contact the Moses Lake Police Department. The department said the graffiti incident is one of many vandalism that have occurred throughout the city recently, most involving tagging.
Moses Lake Mascot -The new mascot for Moses Lake High School has been narrowed down to five finalists. The district said based on geographical and/or historic significance, the school’s new mascot will be either Jets, Lakers, Mavericks, Mustangs or Raptors. People can vote on the finalists through Friday on the district’s website. A district committee is looking for a replacement for its current mascot the “Chiefs” to comply with a 2021 state law prohibiting the use of Native American names. The district also is changing the names of the Frontier Middle School Warriors and of Chief Moses Middle School.
Ecology Water Grants -The Chelan County Natural Resources Department has received a $35,000 grant from the state for community-based cleanup of Wenatchee River debris. The project will create a detailed inventory of metallic, concrete and other debris in the river where cleanup activities will then be focused. The state Department of Ecology grant also will promote celebration of the cleanup through river fest-style community events. DOE awarded close to $640,000 in grants across the state for projects to improve water quality and the natural environment. The Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group received $43,000 for riverbank protection and riparian planting at Mack Lloyd Park in Winthrop and plant maintenance at Mazama and Home Stream Parks.
TEASE – When we come back, An administrator with the North Central Educational Service District will serve as the Wenatchee School District’s interim superintendent./ Icicle River is open for hatchery Chinook fishing./ Stevens Pass has a new general manager: a former deputy manager with Vail Resorts, and, Wenatchee’s most scenic public park needs new books for its network of little free libraries. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
WSD Interim Superintendent -An administrator with the North Central Educational Service District will serve as the Wenatchee School District’s interim superintendent. The Wenatchee School Board voted Tuesday to approve a one-year contract to hire Bill Eagle, the associate director of student success and learning with the NCESD. Eagle will take on the superintendent duties July 1st, the day after the departure of current superintendent. Doctor Paul Gordon. Gordon, who has served as superintendent since 2019 is leaving to take a similar job with the Saint Charles School District outside Chicago. The school board said it will begin the search for Gordon’s replacement in July with a request for proposals from professional search firms. A new superintendent is expected to be hired next spring. Eagle, a former teacher and principal in the Wenatchee School District, will return to the NCESD when the contract expires. NCEDS Superintendent Michelle Price announced the appointment at last night’s Wenatchee School Board meeting:
Icicle Chinook -Local anglers can bait their hooks starting Monday to catch spring chinook salmon on the Icicle River. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week the chinook season above Leavenworth can start one hour before sunrise, and continue through June 30th. Biologists expect a large return of hatchery chinook migrating back from the ocean this year. About ten percent of all chinook that make it upriver past Bonneville Dam originate from the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. The daily limit for each angler is two Chinook, no smaller than 12 inches.
New Stevens GM -Stevens Pass Ski Area has a new permanent general manager. The resort in the high Cascades will be headed by Ellen Galbraith, a University of Washington alumnus who’s been an operations manager for Stevens’ ownership company, Vail Resorts. Vail fired general manager Tom Pettigrew back in January, during a ski season that was troubled by worker shortages and closed courses. Stevens has been run by an interim manager ever since. Galbraith is 41. She previously worked as mountain operations manager at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado, and at Northstar Resort in California. She’s scheduled to start at Stevens Pass in early June.
Ohme Libraries -Wenatchee’s most scenic public park needs new books for its network of little free libraries. Ohme Gardens installed these book-sharing spots in 2019. The library kiosks offer free reading materials for guests walking the gardens’ winding paths. They’re also a place to contribute books from your own collection once you’re done reading them, to surprise and delight complete strangers. Ohme Gardens says the libraries need to be restocked for spring, so it invites the public to contribute books for all ages. They’re accepting all donations at the front ticket office.
TEASE -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, please stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News.
Touch a Truck -The Women’s Service League of NCW will hold its annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wenatchee Valley College. In tonight’s feature story, Cori Bautista of the service league told Wake Up Wenatchee Valley’s Dan Kuntz almost every type of vehicle imaginable will be available for touching. . .

NCWLIFE Channel Sports

The Mariners got 10-strikeouts from Robbie Ray and held on to beat Philadelphia last night 5-4 at T-Mobile Park…
Seattle finally had some balls bounce their way, scoring 3-runs in the second inning, while Ray was dominant over the first 4-frames to eventually get the victory…
Seattle will go for the series win to end the home stand against Philadelphia this afternoon at 12:40 as Logan Gilbert gets the start.

We had some playoff baseball at Recreation Park yesterday afternoon as Wenatchee hosted Eisenhower…
The Panthers scored 20, that’s right, TWENTY runs in the first inning and went on to beat the Cadets 22-to-7. We had a camera there long enough to see the craziness in the bottom of the first…
Eastmont blanked Davis 4-nothing in the other Big-9 Play-In game, so the Wildcats and Panthers will meet at Rec. Park Friday at 5 o’clock in the District 6 4A Tournament. West Valley is hosting Moses Lake Friday for the District Championship.
Checking the scoreboard in the District 6 1A Tournament at Ephrata High yesterday, Cashmere ended Omak’s season 7-4 while Chelan claimed the District Title with a 12-nothing win over Quincy. The Jackrabbits will host the Bulldogs Saturday morning at 11am for a last chance to regionals.
In the District 6 2B Tournament, Okanogan clobbered Manson 24-to-2 to move on while Tonasket took down Lake Roosevelt 3-1. The Bulldogs will travel to Liberty Bell tomorrow at 4:30 while the Tigers are in Brewster.
In the District 6 1B Tournament, Waterville-Mansfield ended Moses Lake Christian’s season with a 15-5 win. Riverside Christian stopped Pateros 14-4. The Shockers will face Riverside Christian in the next round at the Peshastin-Dryden Complex Saturday afternoon at 4:30.

Turning to the Les Schwab Prep Fastpitch Softball Scoreboard…
Eastmont beat Davis 16-3 while Wenatchee topped Eisenhower 12-8. Cashmere’s game at Omak was cancelled last-minute.
Brewster and Tonasket were winners in the District 6 2B Playoffs. The Bears beat Oroville 12-2 while the Tigers took down Liberty Bell 7-2. Coming up Saturday, Brewster visits Lake Roosevelt at 11am while Okanogan hosts Tonasket.

The Moses Lake boys soccer team’s season came to an end last night in the Big-9 District Play-In games…
The Chiefs fell to Sunnyside by a final of 4-nil. Eisenhower advanced with a 3-1 win over Davis.
The Grizzlies will host Ike Thursday in the District 6 4A Playoffs at 6 o’clock. Later at 7, Wenatchee hosts Eastmont for the District Championship, which we’ll have LIVE here on the NCWLIFE Channel.
The District 6 A-B playoffs begin today with Cashmere hosting Brewster at 4:30 while Chelan visits Okanogan. Tonight in the Apple Bowl, it’s Quincy facing Bridgeport at 6 followed by Manson and Cascade at 8 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.