NCWLIFE Evening News October 14th, 2020

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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, A woman from George and another from Yakima were injured Tuesday in a three-car crash on Highway 281 south of Quincy. Downward winds called microbursts seriously damaged Ancient Lakes Elementary school in Quincy yesterday afternoon. Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Grant County on Monday, bringing the county’s total deaths from the virus to 24, and, Winds gust Tuesday blew down two power poles on Mansfield Hill, knocking out power to about 400 Douglas County PUD customers.
But first, we begin tonight. . .
Highway 17 Collision -A 28-year-old Moses Lake woman and her 8-year-old daughter were injured this morning when their vehicle collided with a potato truck on Highway 17 about eight miles south of Moses Lake. Isable Marie Ramirez was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake and her daughter Annabell Ramirez was taken by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol said the daughter’s injuries were serious but did not appear to be life-threatening. The accident happened about 9:10 a.m. at the junction of Highway 17 and Road 4 Southeast about eight moles south of Moses Lake. Bryant said the cause of the accident, which happened about 9:10 a.m., has not yet been determined but the 1993 Nissan Sentra being driven by Ramirez struck the rear left of the potato truck being driven by 68-year-old Rosalio Garza-Perez of Othello. Garza-Perez was not injured.
SR 281 Collision -A woman from George and another from Yakima were injured Tuesday in a three-car crash on Highway 281 south of Quincy. 49-year-old Lidia Rodriguez was taken to Quincy Valley Medical Center and transferred to Central Washington Hospital after the crash at 6:37 p.m., in which she was struck head-on. State Patrol troopers say Patricia Milanes Moreno of Yakima crossed the centerline, and her Honda Accord struck Rodriguez’s southbound Ford Mustang. A third vehicle was also struck, but the driver was not injured. Troopers say Milanes will likely face charges.
Quincy Gym -Downward winds called microbursts seriously damaged Ancient Lakes Elementary school in Quincy yesterday afternoon. The Quincy School District has closed off the building for the remainder of the week as workers assess the damage. The microbursts, powerful isolated gusts, hit the gym about 4:30 p.m. Nobody was injured.
Grant COVID Deaths -Three more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Grant County on Monday, bringing the county’s total deaths from the virus to 24. The Grant County Health District said three deaths included a Mattawa woman in her 30s with no underlying health conditions. The other two were a Quincy man in his 60s and a Moses Lake man, also in his 60s. The health district said both men had underlying health issues.
Douglas Power Poles -Winds gust Tuesday blew down two power poles on Mansfield Hill, knocking out power to about 400 Douglas County PUD customers. The power went out at 3:15 p.m. and was finally restored about 9:30 last night. Another pole went down on the east side of Douglas County along Highway 17, causing power to go out for another 180 customers until about 11:30 p.m.
Coming up next, With yesterday’s surprise announcement from the Governor upgrading Chelan and Douglas counties’ COVID-19 status, libraries in the Wenatchee Valley can now reopen to the public. The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center said today it will reopen to the public in phases, starting next Tuesday, and, If a food bank donation is a little too much for your budget, the nonprofit Community Harvest has a better way for you to contribute, we will tell you about it. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

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Chelan-Douglas Libraries -With yesterday’s surprise announcement from the Governor upgrading Chelan and Douglas counties’ COVID-19 status, libraries in the Wenatchee Valley can now reopen to the public. And they plan to do so starting November 2nd. Like others in the NCW Libraries system, local branches will only be able to host visitors at a 25 percent occupancy rate, and facial masks will be required. The libraries plan to continue services they’ve offered during the pandemic, like online ordering, curbside pickup, and virtual public programs.
Museum Reopening -The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center said today it will reopen to the public in phases, starting next Tuesday. Enrolled museum members can return to view the main exhibit and gift shop beginning that day, and on November 3rd all galleries throughout the Museum will open to the general public. Like other centers, the museum can only offer 25 percent capacity with pandemic safety measures in place, but it will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays. The new featured exhibit starting this month is called “Raising Our Voice,” celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States.
Apple Glean -If a food bank donation is a little too much for your budget, the nonprofit Community Harvest has a better way for you to contribute. The Upper Valley charity is hosting an apple glean this Saturday in Cashmere. That’s a harvest party that collects otherwise neglected fruit for those in need. Community Harvest has conducted similar produce gleans in the past. This one starts at 10 a.m. on Ringsrud Lane in Cashmere. You can sign up for the Big Apple Glean through the group’s Facebook page.
-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.

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DNR Air Force -With so many big wildfires burning across Washington this summer it was easy to miss a relatively small fire outside Spokane in August. But that fire came close to destroying a key survival training facility at Fairchild Air Force Base. In tonight’s feature story, Allison Morrow of the state Department of Natural Resources says Air Force brass recently dropped in at DNR’s Deer Park work center to thank those involved in saving the compound, including inmate fire crews. . .
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.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are a game away from its first World Series appearance since 2008 after a 5-2 win over Houston last night…
The Rays continued to use a recipe that has worked this postseason: stellar defense combined with timely hitting and great pitching. The result Tuesday night was a win in Game 3 to go up 3-0 on Houston in the ALCS.
The Astros led 1-nothing on Jose Altuve’s 1st inning home run when the Rays struck in the 6th. Joey Wendle drove in two runs to put Tampa on top with a bases-loaded single. Willy Adames was hit by a pitch to score another run and then Hunter Renfroe capped the 5-run inning with a two-run double.
Ryan Yarbrough pitched 5-innings for the victory, allowing 2-runs on 3-hits with 5-strikeouts. Tampa Bay’s bullpen took care of it the rest of the way, using 5-pitchers to hold Houston scoreless on 4-hits with 4-strikeouts.
The Rays go for the sweep tonight when Tyler Glasnow faces Zach Greinke on TBS.

Atlanta owns a 2-0 lead in the NLCS with last night’s 8-7 win over Los Angeles, despite a furious comeback attempt by the Dodgers in the bottom of the 9th…
Trailing 9-3, the Dodgers scored 4-runs in its final frame on an RBI double by Corey Seager; Max Muncy 2-run home run; and RBI triple by Cody Bellinger. With the tying run 90-feet away and winning run at the plate, Braves reliever Mark Melancon finally got AJ Pollock to ground out for the final out and preserve the victory.
Ozzie Albies was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the 9th for Atlanta. Corey Seager ended the night 2-for-4 with 2-runs, 4-RBI’s and a 3-run home run.
Game 3 is today on FS1 and features Julio Urias for the Dodgers and Kyle Wright for Atlanta.

Some of the teams north of the border in the BCHL have already played 6-exhibition games during an extended training camp. Wenatchee just started practice Monday. While teams in British Columbia will play 12 exhibition games against one-another by November 12th, the Wild still don’t have any games scheduled.
Such is life for the lone American team in the British Columbia Hockey League when the Canadian border is closed because of COVID-19. Wenatchee head coach Chris Clark says he can’t worry about things out of his control…
As the Wild embark on a 7-week training camp this week, coach Clark says they are working on a plan to find some competition south of the border…
23-players were scheduled to suit up and hit the ice this week in Wenatchee at the Town Toyota Center. And while some may say a heavy exhibition schedule for teams north of the border is a competitive advantage, coach Clark looks at it differently…
As “Clarky” mentioned, the BCHL regular season is set to begin December 4th. He says while border closures and COVID restrictions are out of his control, the organization is still developing young players and are still in need of host families…
That number to call if you can help as a billet family is 509-888-7825.

Speaking of the Wild, Hockey Night kicks off our sports week on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow night…
Tomorrow night’s game features the Penticton Vees and Wenatchee Wild from November 9th of last year. Arch Ecker has the play-by-play at 7 o’clock.
We’re switching things up on Friday night. Instead of sports, we’ll be featuring the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra’s first performance of the season at 7 o’clock. Then at 9, we’ll re-air the dramatic story of the rescue efforts to save a girl who fell through the ice in Rock Island called Saving RaeAna.
We’ll be back to sports on Saturday with Wenatchee and Moses Lake volleyball at 2 o’clock. Then at 6, we’ll re-air a race from July at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval sponsored by North Valley Mechanical. It’s all right here on your LOCAL TV station, the NCWLIFE Channel.

Thanks Eric.
Ohme Tour -As we leave you tonight, if you ever wanted to know the names of plants at Ohme Gardens County Park, now is your chance. This Saturday, October 17th, Ohme Garden Director Jason Browning, along with the Dirt Diva, Bonnie Orr, will host a plant-identification tour of the grounds. Browning and Orr will also give a short history on the gardens, which were created by the Ohme family, starting in 1929. The plant-identification event will begin at 10 a.m. and should take about two hours. Entrance to the gardens will be free for the event, which will begin at the garden entrance. The gardens have been closed this past season, due to construction of a new ticket office and meeting center, and because of the coronavirus pandemic. Browning says he expects the gardens to open April 15, 2021.
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.