NCWLIFE Evening News October 17

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Good evening and welcome to NCWLIFE News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

 

For those watching on our Facebook, tune in to LocalTel channel 12 or Charter channel 19, or stream us live at NCWLIFE.com for the full evening newscast tonight. And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight…School was closed for a second day at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary after E. coli bacteria was detected in the Peshastin Water District’s water system and Washington State Patrol begins new emphasis patrols tomorrow. Later on, we’ll have sports, your weather forecast and our feature story today. But first:

Douglas County Deputies responded to a hit and run involving a pedestrian in Rock Island Monday just before 7 p.m. According to a press release from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, a 57-year-old Rock Island woman was walking her dogs at the intersection of Saunders and N. Garden Avenue when a vehicle drove through the intersection and onto the sidewalk. The woman rolled up onto the hood of the vehicle and fell off the passenger side. The suspect vehicle pulled into a small trailer park, according to the woman, who was able to give deputies a good description of the vehicle and the driver. Deputies located the driver, who appeared to be intoxicated. According to the press release, deputies arrested 63-year-old Miguel R. Isidro of Rock Island for Driving Under the Influence and hit and run. He was booked into the Chelan County Jail without incident. The victim was taken to Confluence Hospital, and according to Gjesdal her condition is unknown but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Chelan Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to a possible structure fire this morning around 4:30 a.m. after a neighbor spotted the fire on South Lakeshore

The cause of the fire was determined to be from an electrical cord used to provide power to a camper located on the property.

School was closed for a second day at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary after E. coli bacteria was detected in the Peshastin Water District’s water system. The district is expected to determine this afternoon whether or not school will be held Wednesday. Classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday after the water district detected the bacteria on Friday and Saturday, issuing a boil advisory for its water customers until further notice. Bottled water is available for customers at the Peshastin Fire Station.

 

The water district posted to its Facebook page yesterday, thanking the residents for their patience and apologizing for any inconveniences. Quote: We are following all Department of Health procedures and are working closely with them to make sure our system gets back to normal as soon as possible.” End Quote. For more updates, continue to follow the water district on Facebook.

Washington State Patrol will start safety emphasis patrols tomorrow. This is a continuation of the “Move Over Law” which requires motorist to slow down and move over when coming up on a State Trooper with a pulled over vehicle. An Average of two patrol cars are struck every month in Washington state due to drivers failing to provide safe space for the officers. Over the weekend the State Patrol released this video to spread the word about the emphasis patrols. . .

Coming up, for the sixth straight year, Chelan PUD Commissioners decide their will be no rate increase for 2018 and two Wenatchee School District teachers were named national GLAD Team of the year. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching NCWLIFE News.

At their board meeting yesterday, Chelan County PUD Commissioners focused on finance, specifically the budget, and decided for the sixth straight year there would be no electric rate increase to its customers.

 

Since 2000, district rates have increased 9-percent while consumer rates went up 39-percent. Chelan PUD has taken advantage of a favorable wholesale market to reduce debt, avoid increases and maintain reliable service to meet a growing power load.

 

Commissioners also reviewed refinements to the strategic facilities plan and decided to move ahead with design plans at Rocky Reach and Rock Island dams. The PUD will also begin a detailed outreach effort to engage the public about the planned development of a consolidated administrative and operations facility in the North Wenatchee area, which would replace the current downtown headquarters. Other strategic priorities in next year’s budget include, paying down the districts debt by at least 24-million dollars and to continue its fiber expansion. A first public look at the specific draft budget is set for November 6th followed by more discussion on November 20th. Commissioners will be asked to approve the 2018 budget on December 4th.

The Manson High School Ag/Shop Program held their semi-annual Cardboard Boat Races recently at Manson Bay Park. Every few years, students in Kevin Amsden’s shop class spend about two weeks creating a boat entirely out of cardboard and duct tape. Before they begin to construct their boat, they must first learn the science, physics and buoyance in creating their card board boats. They begin by make small prototypes of their boat and floating them in a small pool as they add golf balls to simulate weight. Then, the students go full scale, culminating at the races in Manson Bay.

Two Wenatchee School District teachers were named National Guided Language Acquisition Design or GLAD Team of the Year for 2017. Terri Goveia and Kathryn Anderson were named for the award at a conference in California earlier this week. This is the third consecutive year that the Wenatchee School District has won a national GLAD award. Goveia and Anderson are certified GLAD trainers, two of 1,800 nationwide. GLAD is a program that helps students who may have low levels of language or have adverse childhood experiences, by giving them strategies to help them learn higher levels of curriculum.

The Wenatchee area has participated in the national Make A Difference Day for 25 years with the tradition of “see a need, do a good deed.” With the Oct. 28th holiday approaching, we’ll highlight several local projects that you can participate in this Make A Difference Day. For today, the Foster Creek Conservation District is looking for help restoring habitat in the Waterville Plateau. . .

 

For more projects you could help with this Make A Difference day search Wenatchee Valley Make A Difference Day on Facebook.

You’re watching NCWLIFE news. Coming up next, your sports update followed by today’s feature story. That and much more still to come on NCWLIFE News, stay with us.

 

 

On the Prep Schedule for today…

 

In Soccer…
Manson (1-8, 1-11) at Bridgeport (2-6, 3-9), 4:30pm
Chelan (1-3-1, 2-7-1) at Cashmere (4-2, 8-4), 6:30pm
West Valley (6-3, 7-4-2) at Eastmont (4-4, 5-5), 7pm on NCWLIFE w/ Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen

In volleyball tonight…

 

Cascade Christian (1-7, 1-7) at Entiat (8-0, 10-), 5:30pm
Bridgeport (0-4, 4-7) at Manson (1-2, 2-8), 6:30pm
Soap Lake (2-2, 5-6) at Waterville-Mansfield (2-4, 3-10), 6:30pm
Chelan (3-1, 8-2) at Cashmere (2-4, 4-8), 6:30pm
Eastmont (5-3, 5-5) at West Valley (9-0, 10-1), 7pm
Wenatchee (7-2, 8-3) at Sunnyside (1-7, 1-9), 7pm

In other Prep action today…

 

Slow Pitch Softball
Wenatchee tries to bounce back from its only losses of the season with a doubleheader at West Valley at 4 o’clock

Cross Country
The Big 9 has a meet today at Walla Walla Point Park at 3:30pm
Cashmere travels to Cascade for the Enchantment Dual at 4pm

Coming up this week on the NCWLIFE Sports Broadcast Schedule…

 

As we mentioned, it begins tonight with West Valley at Eastmont Soccer at 7.  Thursday is Hockey Night starting at 7 with Call of the Wild and Clarky’s Corner, followed by the Wenatchee and Vernon from October 11th.  On Friday, it’s homecoming for the Wenatchee Panthers as they host Moses Lake LIVE at 7.  Saturday and Sunday feature a bunch of great games from back in September and October.  Check out website at NCWLIFE.com for more information.

The Wenatchee Wild will try to bounce back on the road at Salmon Arm tonight in BCHL action…

 

Wenatchee dropped a 3-2 decision to Merritt Saturday at the Town Toyota Center and make the 6-hour, 288-mile journey to Salmon Arm, B.C. tonight to take on the Silverbacks.  The Wild are 7-4-1 on the young season, good enough for 5th in the Interior Division with 15-points.  Salmon Arm is 6-and-6 and currently 6th with 12 points.

Former Cashmere tennis Phenom Paiton Wagner is now playing for the University of Oregon as a freshman and won three matches last weekend at the prestigious University of Washington Invite…

 

Paiton, younger sister of our own Tucker Wagner, took home her first collegiate match with an 8-3 victory against Peyton Jennings of Arkansas.

 

Paiton then dispatched her University of Portland opponent 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.  Wagner then dropped Agela Li of Washington 6-4, 6-1 to complete her tournament as Oregon went 22-and-4 for the Invite.

Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge each hit 3-run home runs to back CC Sabathia on the mound and the Yankees bombed Houston 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series…

 

We’ll have a Game 4 recap tomorrow morning with Dan on Wake Up Wenatchee Valley.

The National League Championships Series shifts to Wrigley Field for tonight’s Game 3…

 

Yu Darvis will take the ball for the Dodgers, who lead the series 2-0, while Kyle Hendricks will go for the Cubs.  Dan will also provide the totals from that game tomorrow morning beginning at 7 o’clock.

 

Thanks Eric…

The most recent episode of the TV series, Washington Grown, features a trip to Wenatchee where the hosts visited a local orchard, the museum and the Apple We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of today’s stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

Douglas County Deputies responded to a hit and run involving a pedestrian in Rock Island Monday just before 7 p.m. According to a press release from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, a 57-year-old Rock Island woman was walking her dogs at the intersection of Saunders and N. Garden Avenue when a vehicle drove through the intersection and onto the sidewalk. The woman rolled up onto the hood of the vehicle and fell off the passenger side. The suspect vehicle pulled into a small trailer park, according to the woman, who was able to give deputies a good description of the vehicle and the driver. Deputies located the driver, who appeared to be intoxicated. According to the press release, deputies arrested 63-year-old Miguel R. Isidro of Rock Island for Driving Under the Influence and hit and run. He was booked into the Chelan County Jail without incident. The victim was taken to Confluence Hospital, and according to Gjesdal her condition is unknown but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Chelan Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to a possible structure fire this morning around 4:30 a.m. after a neighbor spotted the fire on South Lakeshore

The cause of the fire was determined to be from an electrical cord used to provide power to a camper located on the property.

School was closed for a second day at Peshastin-Dryden Elementary after E. coli bacteria was detected in the Peshastin Water District’s water system. The district is expected to determine this afternoon whether or not school will be held Wednesday. Classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday after the water district detected the bacteria on Friday and Saturday, issuing a boil advisory for its water customers until further notice. Bottled water is available for customers at the Peshastin Fire Station.

 

The water district posted to its Facebook page yesterday, thanking the residents for their patience and apologizing for any inconveniences. Quote: We are following all Department of Health procedures and are working closely with them to make sure our system gets back to normal as soon as possible.” End Quote. For more updates, continue to follow the water And now, your weather forecast for North Central Washington.

A vigorous cold front can be seen on water vapor imagery dropping southwest out of the eastern Pacific and headed into the Pacific Northwest. The front moved across the northern Cascades around noon and is now over our area. The weather system is strong and moving fast and may produce some light rain which could make it as far south as highway 2, but any precipitation today will be light. Of more importance are the winds this afternoon across the region. Sustained southwest winds of 20-30 mph with gusts 40-50 mph will be highly possible. This fits the criteria for a Wind Advisory for the time period between 1:00PM and 8:00PM tonight. Tomorrow and into Thursday night, the westerly flow will tap into much deeper pacific moisture as an atmospheric river of precipitation noses into the area giving us about a 40-50% chance of rain in the Wenatchee Valley. We will continue to see blustery, wet weather through Friday before another large and moisture-laden frontal wave moves through the area this weekend when our chance of rain goes up to 70-80%.

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). Also, tune in to NCWLife Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and all the latest news with Steve Hair. I’m Grant Olson, thanks for joining us and have a great night.