NCWLIFE Evening News November 30th, 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, A few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, Grant County Sheriff’s deputies used K9 Edo to track down a 15-year-old burglary suspect Sunday night. Eastern Washington’s two Congressional representatives sent a letter Monday to President Joe Biden, urging a disaster declaration for the Colville Indian Reservation and Hilary Franz announced this morning a new “Keep Washington Green” reforestation initiative.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Reagan Dunn 8th District -Republican King County Council Member Reagan Dunn announced Monday that he will run for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Democratic Representative Doctor Kim Schrier. Dunn is the son of Jennifer Dunn who represented the 8th District in Congress from 1993 to 2005. Former U.S. Representative Dave Reichert, a Republican who held the seat from 2004 to 2018, will chair Dunn’s campaign. The primary race is shaping up to feature Schrier, Dunn and Republican Jesse Jensen competing for two spots on the general election ballot. Jensen ran for the seat in 2020, losing to Schrier by just under 15,000 votes in the general election. Dunn has won election to five terms on the King County Council and in 2012 ran for state attorney general but was defeated by current Attorney General Bob Ferguson in the general election.
Dog Catches Burglar -Grant County Sheriff’s deputies used K9 Edo to track down a 15-year-old burglary suspect Sunday evening. About 6 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a burglary in progress at a home at 2400 Hamilton Road Northeast just outside Moses Lake. The property owner said he’d seen two men standing near a shed on his property. Deputy Tyson Voss and K9 Edo quickly found the 15-year-old boy hiding in nearby shrubbery but the other suspect escaped. The teen was lodged in the Grant County youth services center on suspicion of second-degree burglary. The sheriff’s office continues to look for the second suspect.
Newhouse Colvilles -Eastern Washington’s two Congressional representatives sent a letter Monday to President Joe Biden, urging a disaster declaration for the Colville Indian Reservation. Last summer’s major wildfires scorched reservation lands and left them vulnerable to flooding and landslides this winter. Dan Newhouse of the 4th District and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of the 5th say the president’s approval would release federal funds to remove debris, protect from floods and landslides, and repair roads, bridges, water systems and other public facilities affected by the fires. Biden issued a similar wildfire disaster designation last year for the Colville tribes and nine eastern Washington counties, including Douglas and Okanogan.
Franz Forest Project – Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is proposing a new bill designed to protect Washington forest resources and replant trees across the state – including in urban areas. A study by the University of Washington found that the state permanently lost about 400,000 acres of forest between 2017 and 2019. In a press conference today, Franz said her proposed Keep Washington Evergreen Initiative would conserve one million acres of working forests, and reforest another million. . .
TEASE -Coming up next, The NCW bird count has cataloged five more species this fall than the last annual count./ Chelan County commissioners have awarded almost $223-thousand-dollars in lodging tax dollars to area festivals and other tourism-related groups, and, Making its return this Saturday is the annual Holiday Craft Bazaar fundraiser for the Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Band. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
Bird Count -Good news from North central Washington’s birdwatchers. The NCW Audubon Society says as of October, it’s recorded sightings of five more species of birds than were cataloged in all of 2020. Aubudon birdwatchers record their sightings in an online registry called eBird. In the four-county area, 275 species were recorded by the end of last month, everything from the American Avocet to the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. That’s compared to 270 species counted all last year.
Lodging Tax Awards -Chelan County commissioners have awarded almost $223-thousand-dollars in lodging tax dollars to area festivals and other tourism-related groups. In all, 17 groups received money, ranging from $33,000 for the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival to $5,000 for a regional contract bridge competition in Leavenworth. About half of the lodging tax dollars are committed to regional chambers of commerce, the Cascade Loop and the recreational trail group TREAD, with the remainder awarded in the form of grants. Overall, the county Lodging Tax advisory Committee said there were 29 applicants for the funds.
Golden Apple Bazaar -Making its return this Saturday is the annual Holiday Craft Bazaar fundraiser for the Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Band. The bazaar at Wenatchee High School is a Christmas-season tradition, that like many events had to be cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wake Up Wenatchee Valley’s Dan Kuntz sat down with two drum majors in the band to talk about the bazaar. . .
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, stay with us.

Welcome back to the NCWLIFE Evening News. . .
Flu & COVID -This year’s influenza season is well underway, but it’s also the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s a safe and effective vaccine for both diseases, but the state Department of Health says childhood flu vaccinations are down this year, about 25 percent compared with 2020. In tonight’s feature story, Simon Mendoza, a medical provider with Columbia Valley Community Health, told NCWLIFE’s Jefferson Robbins that getting both vaccinations is the best idea for everyone. . .

TEASE – 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.

NCWLIFE Channel Sports

The Seahawks offense was dreadful for most of the night, but made it close in the end in a 17-15 loss to Washington on Monday Night Football…
At one point, Seattle’s offense had five-consecutive three-and-outs in the second half. But an overturned touchdown on 4th down for Washington gave Seattle the ball at its own 4 with 2:19 remaining and no timeouts.
Russell Wilson led a 10-play, 96-yard drive, connecting with Freddie Swain on a 32-yard touchdown pass with 15-seconds left. The two-point conversion to tie it was intercepted. Then, Seattle recovered an on-side kick only to have it reversed by a penalty.
Coach Pete Carroll says the disappointment of the loss doesn’t outweigh the pride in the effort…
Russell Wilson finished 20-for-31 for 247-yards and two touchdowns. He says the losing is hard, but he still believes in his teammates…
Seattle’s hopes of the postseason now gone, they’ll host San Francisco Sunday at 1:25 on CBS.

The Seattle Kraken won for the 4th time in their last 5-games with a 7-4 victory in Buffalo…
Seattle got off to a quick start by scoring two goals shorthanded and kept Buffalo at bey…
Seattle remains on the road with a game at Detroit at 4:30 on Wednesday on ROOT Sports Northwest.

On the Les Schwab Men’s College Basketball Scoreboard from last night…
Gonzaga got off to a slow start, but beat Tarleton 64-55 in Spokane. Rasir Bolton led the Zags with 17-points while Chet Holmgren scored 15. Following Friday’s loss to Duke, Gonzaga dropped this week from No. 1 to No. 3 in the polls.

The winter basketball season gets underway for several high schools in our area tonight…
The girls schedule starts at 5:30 with Cascade visiting Sultan. The 6 o’clock games have Ephrata at Quincy; Brewster hosts Chelan; Bridgeport travels to Moses Lake Christian; Waterville-Mansfield visits Cascade Christian Academy; and Pateros hosts Soap Lake. The Wenatchee girls are in Ellensburg. The game was originally a girl-boy doubleheader but now it’s just a girl’s game, so the varsity starts at 7.
The boy’s schedule has Cascade at Sultan at 7. At 7:30, it’s Moses Lake at Walla Walla; Quincy hosts Ephrata; Chelan’s at Brewster; Bridgeport travels to Moses Lake Christian; Waterville-Mansfield plays at Cascade Christian; and Pateros hosts Soap Lake.

The Mariners have spent the last few days making some big moves during the off-season…
Seattle traded two prospects to the Padres for All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier. The 29-year old says he’s excited to become a Mariner and general manager Jerry Dipoto is excited to see what he can add to the lineup…
Seattle also signed American League Cy Young winning pitcher Robby Ray in free agency. The lefthander comes over from Tampa Bay on a 5-year deal worth 115-million dollars.
We’ll hear from new Husky coach Kalen DeBoer tomorrow

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.