NCWLIFE Evening News October 14th, 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, The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a burglary this week at a lumber store in Chelan. A Wenatchee man allegedly arranged to receive 105 grams of Ecstasy through the mail and Employees of Washington state’s executive agencies are at almost 92 percent fully vaccinated.
But first, our top story tonight. . .
Trailer Fire -A trailer used as a vacation property along the Columbia River north of Orondo burned to the ground yesterday morning. There were no injuries and the trailer was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Orondo firefighters responded to the fire at Bauer’s Landing just after 9 a.m. to find the trailer fully engulfed. They were able to get the fire under control in half an hour but by that time the trailer was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Chelan Burglary Guy -The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a burglary this week at a lumber store in Chelan. The sheriff’s office on Wednesday shared a security camera photo of a suspect who broke into the business about 2:30 a.m. Monday. They said the person may be associated with a pair of vehicles seen in the area, an extended-cab white Ford F-150 pickup and a white Pontiac G6-style car with black wheel rims. Anyone with information is asked to call the RiverCom non-emergency line at 663-9911 and ask for Deputy Ryan Moody.
Ecstasy by Mail -A Wenatchee man allegedly arranged to receive 105 grams of Ecstasy through the mail. 20-year-old Brian Rivera Martinez faces five felony counts including possession and manufacturing of MDMA. The Columbia River Drug Task Force says a package of Ecstasy, valued at about $19,000 and intended for Rivera, was intercepted in Philadelphia last year enroute from the Netherlands. Police raided Rivera’s family home on Orondo street in September 2020 and allegedly found 161 grams of Ecstasy, as well as pill-making equipment. Rivera was charged last year while he was out of the country. He was booked into the Chelan County jail this week and now faces arraignment October 25th.
State COVID Update -As we reported earlier this week, COVID-19 vaccinations among hospital workers across the state have reached about 88 percent. Employees of Washington state’s executive agencies are at almost 92 percent fully vaccinated. October 18th is the deadline for workers in both categories to achieve full vaccination. Health Secretary Umair Shah said yesterday those numbers are reason for optimism. . .
TEASE -Coming up next, The Wenatchee School District is close to revising a policy on how teachers should handle controversial issues, and the inclusion of controversial guest speakers. Haunted Museum is returning to Wenatchee this Halloween season but under new COVID-19 compliant rules, and, Also on Halloween, the Historic Downtown Chelan Association invites you to drive through a ghostly downtown Chelan to receive Halloween goody bags. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news. . .
WSD Controversy Policy -The Wenatchee School District is close to revising a policy on how teachers should handle controversial issues, and the inclusion of controversial guest speakers. The policy has been around since 1998, but proposed new language says teachers should take special care when presenting topics, QUOTE, “for which a substantial disruption to the operation of the district or school is reasonably foreseeable.” The change arose in part after staffmembers posted a sheet on gender diversity on some classroom bulletin boards last spring, which led to criticism of the school district. The new policy underwent its second reading Tuesday at the Wenatchee School Board meeting, and should receive a final vote up or down October 26th.
Haunted Museum -Haunted Museum is returning to Wenatchee this Halloween season but under new COVID-19 compliant rules. The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center is partnering with Haunted in Washington on Haunted Museum starting Friday, October 22nd. To take the scare-filled tour, people need to make reservations for a time slot in advance, which cost $30 for two people and an additional $12 at the door for each additional person. There will be a maximum of six people allowed in each party. Haunted Museum is described as a professionally created interactive haunted house with lots of jump scares and special effects-themed rooms. Reservations can be made on the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center website or by calling 888-6240.
Chelan Halloween -Also on Halloween, the Historic Downtown Chelan Association invites you to drive through a ghostly downtown Chelan to receive Halloween goody bags from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Vehicles will stage in the high school parking lot and proceed to Woodin Avenue to cross the old bridge and enter downtown. Spooky décor and haunted characters await as you drive through historic downtown. You will also have the opportunity to enter the “Car-stume” contest if you wish, and then will receive your Trick-or Treat goody bags at the end of the processional. The HDCA will host the “Car-stume” contest this year with $250-dollars in Chamber Bucks for the family with the most creative costume for their car and passengers, $100 in Chamber Bucks for second place, and $50 in Chamber Bucks for third place. The community will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite Car-stumes online.
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. . .
Paws for Pets -Time now for our weekly Paws for Pets feature from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. Tonight, we are introduced to Princess the Dog. . .

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

A week ago, the Seahawks lost starting quarterback Russell Wilson to a torn tendon in his throwing hand. They also lost a division game to their rivals, the Los Angeles Rams…
Things don’t get any easier this week as Seattle travels to Pittsburgh for a Sunday Night matchup with the Steelers. Both teams are 2-and-3 so far this season.
Geno Smith will start in Wilson’s place Sunday and for the foreseeable future. Coach Pete Carroll says he has confidence in Geno’s ability to lead the club…
Pittsburgh’s defense is ranked in the middle of the pack in the NFL so far this season, but Carroll knows they’ll try to ratchet up the pressure Sunday knowing Seattle is going with a backup quarterback…
3-Carroll on Steeler D 28-sec.
The big problem for Seattle so far this season has been its defense. Once again, the Seahawk’s D is off to a slow start. Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner says until they start stopping the big, gash passing plays over the middle, teams are going to keep doing it…
Defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. was asked about why his defense has given up big yards in the second halves of games such as last week against the Rams…
Seattle will have to find some consistency on defense if they hope to have any shot of beating Pittsburgh Sunday night.

The Seattle Kraken will be back on the ice tonight in their second NHL game in team history…
Seattle is in Nashville to take on the Predators in Bridgestone Arena at 5 o’clock. You can watch the action on Root Sports.

There were a couple volleyball matches that took place last night in North Central Washington…
Checking the Les Schwab Scoreboard, Cascade beat Omak in Caribou Trail League play 3-1 and Wilson Creek topped Entiat 3-1.
Coming up tonight, Cascade Christian hosts Riverside Christian at 5:30. The 6:30 matches have Brewster at Okanogan; Pateros hosts Bridgeport; Manson’s at Tonasket; and Liberty Bell visits Lake Roosevelt. Eastmont hosts Sunnyside tonight at 7 while the battle for the top of the Big-9 takes place in Yakima where West Valley hosts Wenatchee. Also at 7, it’s Moses Lake at Davis and Cashmere hosts Quincy.

On the soccer pitch this afternoon…
Cascade travels to Omak at 4 o’clock. The 4:30 games have Chelan at Patoers; Brewster entertains Bridgeport; and Tonasket travels to Lake Roosevelt. Liberty Bell visits Manson at 5. Then at 6 it’s Ephrata at East Valley of Yakima while Cashmere hosts Quincy.
A reminder that we’ll have a battle for supremacy in the Big-9 Saturday here on the NCWLIFE Channel when Wenatchee hosts West Valley at 1 o’clock. Sebastian Moraga and John Springer will have the call with the pregame getting underway at 12:45.

On the girls swimming and diving schedule today
Eastmont swims at Moses Lake while Wenatchee entertains Davis and Eisenhower. Both those meets get underway at 4 o’clock.
The final game of the Major League Division playoffs is set for tonight in San Francisco
Oracle Park is the setting for the Giants and the Dodgers in Game-5 of their National League Division Series. L-A has changed its starter for tonight with reliever Corey Knebel going in place of Julio Urias. Apparently Urias is expected to pitch from the second inning-on. San Francisco will counter with Logan Webb. First pitch in the winner-take-all game is set for 6:07 on TBS.

We are getting ready for homecoming tomorrow night here on the NCWLIFE Channel…
The Wenatchee Panthers will host the West Valley Rams at Lee Bofto Field at the Apple Bowl. Both programs have had issues with COVID this season and had a couple games cancelled. Grant Olson and Eric Kuntz will have the pregame beginning at 6:30.
As far as the rest of the Big-9, Eastmont has a non-league game at Hanford tomorrow night. Sunnyside visits Moses Lake for a battle of the last two remaining Big-9 unbeatens. Davis will play at Eisenhower.
The battle for upper-valley supremacy will take place in Peshastin with the Pear Bowl between Cashmere and Cascade. In other CTL action, Quincy plays at Omak. Chelan has a bye.
And in B-League football tomorrow night, Bridgeport hosts Pateros. Entiat travels to Liberty Bell. Waterville-Mansfield hosts Soap Lake. Okanogan plays at Oroville. Tonasket travels to Lake Roosevelt. And Brewster hosts Manson.

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.